The Woodward reopens
The Woodward Opera House, said to be America’s Oldest Authentic 19th Century Theater still standing, is reopening after a multi-million dollar renovation project at 107 South Main Street in Mount Vernon. The grand opening event is a concert by singer Kathy Mattea at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Other shows are Fathers Daze on Feb. 23; Livingston Taylor on March 16; and Suzy Boggus on April 16. Tours are also available by call 740-39206102. For tickets or more information, visit www.thewoodward.org or call 740-263-6737.
Rep. Crawley to Host District Community Conversation
State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) will hold a community conversation, Saturday, February 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Residences at Career Gateway, Columbus.
Community Conversations give constituents the opportunity to meet Rep. Crawley, learn about important programs and initiatives, ask questions about pending legislation, and voice their concerns about the issues that matter most to them and their families. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 10 — Saturday, February 16, 2019
Buckeye State applications
American Legion Post 457 in Sunbury is accepting applications for Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State through next Thursday, February 14th. Buckeye Boys State will be held June 9-16 at Miami University and Buckeye Girls State will be held June 16-22 at Mount Union. Applications are due February 14th. Students can get more info and/or download the applications at:
Antique Valentine Display Through February
Valentines from the collections of Essa Willison, Lyall and Joan Rodgers and Polly Horn are on display in the Myers Inn Museum through February. The display is open during regular museum hours of 12-3 on Sundays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10-3 on Saturdays at 45 South Columbus Street across from the southwest corner of Sunbury Square.
Admission to the museum is by donation.
Network with like-minded professionals in the Big Walnut area! Jon Scowden, Chief Deputy of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office will be the guest speaker. He will share tips on how to stay safe in your business – in your office during or after hours! Takes place from 7:45-9 a.m. Tuesday, 2/12/19, in the chamber meeting room, 39 East Granville St. To register, visit: https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/business-won-4102
Historical Society Program
Voices of the Underground Railroad, 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St, Delaware. Free, donations accepted. Reenactors will present a series of 10 vignettes about local people during the pre-Civil War era. For more information, email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org, or call 740-369-3831 ext. 3, or visit delawareohiohistory.org.
Bishop Backers day
Bishop Backers Winter Community Day and Delaware Expo 2019 from Noon-4:30 p.m. Feb. 16, featuring children’s activities from the Delaware Community Center YMCA; an opportunity to meet Ohio Wesleyan varsity athletes; a visit from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium animal ambassadors (2:15-3:15 p.m.); a chance to pet and adopt dogs from the Humane Society of Delaware County; an expo of area nonprofit organizations and businesses; free raffle drawings for a big-screen TV, gift cards, and other items; and an OWU men’s and women’s basketball double-header vs. Denison University. Admission to all activities is free with a canned food donation to benefit the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. Parking is free and available in all OWU lots. The expo runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The women’s basketball game tips off at 1 p.m. and the men’s game at 3 p.m. in the adjacent Branch Rickey Arena. Learn more or register for an expo exhibitor’s table at www.owu.edu/BishopBackers.
Sunday, February 17 — Saturday, February 23, 2019
Otterbein University String Orchestra and Combined Choirs present Haydn’s Te Deum
Gahanna, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a joint performance of the Otterbein University String Orchestra and Combined Choirs (Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Men’s Chorus) at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clark State Road, Gahanna. This event is free and open to the public.
The centerpiece of the program is Haydn’s Te Deum in C major Hob. XXIIIc:2 written for Maria Therese. Other pieces on the program are Across the Vast, Eternal Sky and The Ground by Ola Gjeilo, Paul Creston’s Gregorian Chant, Things that Never Die by Lee Dengler, Georg Muffat’s Sonata da Camera No. 5, and Kevin Memley’s arrangement of Shenandoah.
More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/582251785552620/.
Little-known aspect of WWII
Historian and author Pete Kakel, Ph.D., discusses the origins, context, and content of the Holocaust when he presents “Hitler’s ‘Indian Wars’ 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the ‘Wild East’: The Holocaust as Colonial Genocide,” in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. A 1969 Ohio Wesleyan alumnus, Kakel is a research historian and lecturer in modern history at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Liberal Arts. He is the author of “The American West and the Nazi East: A Comparative and Interpretive Perspective” and “The Holocaust as Colonial Genocide: Hitler’s ‘Indian Wars’ in the ‘Wild East.’” His presentation represents Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019 Robert Kragalott Lecture on Genocide, Mass Atrocity, and Human Rights. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.
Hot Chicken Takeover
Joe DeLoss, founder and head fryer of Columbus, Ohio-based Hot Chicken Takeover, discusses his company’s business model, which seeks to provide supportive jobs to men and women who need a fair chance at work to overcome barriers such as homelessness or previous incarceration. His presentation will be a fireside-style chat moderated by 2006 OWU alumnus Dan Sharpe, vice president for community research and grants management for The Columbus Foundation. The chat will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Benes Room B of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. It represents OWU’s 2019 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture organized by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Admission is free. Learn more about the center and lecture series at www.owu.edu/woltemade.
Be advised the Delaware Area Career Center Board of Education meeting schedule for February is as follows: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Regular Meeting 6:30 p.m. North Campus. Meetings will be held at the: North Campus location at 1610 State Route 521, Delaware OH. Meeting agendas are posted to the DACC website prior to each meeting.
Comedy and Music
“Just One Step,” a twin bill of comedy and music at 8 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24, 2019. Ohio Wesleyan’s Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance present two acts exploring people on the verge of making big choices. This event will feature short comic plays by American playwright David Ives and music from “Songs for a New World” by American composer Jason Robert Brown. Directed by faculty members D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., Jason Hiester, and Jennifer Whitehead, “Just One Step” will be performed in the Studio Theatre inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/music or www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
The 15th Annual OWU Documentary Film Festival, featuring five short films created by Ohio Wesleyan students enrolled in the university’s Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking Class, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Brief discussions with the student-filmmakers will be held after the screenings. Some films contain adult language and content intended for mature audiences. This event is sponsored by the OWU Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the OWU Media Center. Admission is free. Learn more about the department at www.owu.edu/soan.
Sunday, February 24 — Saturday, March 2, 2019
March First Friday breakfast
Enjoy a light breakfast & network! Guest speaker is Bill Geraci, Magic Health Insurance Solutions. This month’s topic of discussion: Health insurance costs – where the dollars go & how you can get the same benefits for less. Takes place from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, 3/1/19, in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/first-friday-march-building-business-over-breakfast-4111
Kristen Radtke, M.F.A., reads and shows slides from her acclaimed graphic memoir, “Imagine Wanting Only This,” 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Bayley Room of OWU’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Of Radtke’s 2017 book, Newsweek states: “The most beautiful graphic novel you’ll read all year, Kristen Radtke’s memoir is an absolutely stunning look at what it is to recover from grief, and is so haunting you’ll be thinking about it for days after reading it.” Learn more at http://kristenradtke.com. Her reading is part of the Ohio Wesleyan Department of English’s Poets and Writers Series. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.
Global Climate Change
Nobel Prize winner Jonathan T. Overpeck, Ph.D., presents “Global Climate Change, Water Security and Ecosystem Disruption: Higher Scientific Confidence than You Might Think,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Overpeck is an interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. He has published more than 210 works on climate and the environmental sciences and was a Working Group 1 coordinating lead author for the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment in 2007. Learn more about Overpeck at https://seas.umich.edu/research/faculty/jonathan_overpeck. His presentation represents Ohio Wesleyan’s 30th Annual John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics sponsored by the International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies.
Apply for SourcePoint’s Voucher Program
SourcePoint invites vendors and other local markets to participate in the nonprofit organization’s farmers market voucher program. This program provides Delaware County residents ages 55 and older with vouchers to purchase fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The 2019 season runs from June 1 through Oct. 31.
Interested vendors must submit a vendor agreement and W-9 to Lia Crosby, nutrition services coordinator, at lcrosby@MySourcePoint.org or mailed to Crosby’s attention at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Markets may contact Crosby at 740-203-2362 with questions. New markets are encouraged to apply by March 15 in order to be included in all promotional materials.
Mighty Morton Organ Free Concert & Singalong
Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus. Celebrate the 91st birthday of the Ohio Theatre with a free concert and singalong showcasing the Ohio’s original “Mighty Morton” theatre pipe organ. CAPA featured organist Clark Wilson will replicate the audience singalong performed by former resident organist Roger Garrett on February 16, 1969, as part of the “final performance” at the Ohio Theatre. This will be followed by a concert from world-renowned organist Simon Gledhill featuring music from Broadway, Hollywood, and the Great American Songbook. Generous support provided by The Tom E. Dailey Foundation and Leo Klise.
MVNU invites community to hear stories of Tragedy into Triumph
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Tragedy is “an event causing great suffering, destruction and distress.” Triumph is “joy or satisfaction resulting from a success or victory.” It is in the space between tragedy and triumph where many find their path and the voice to tell their story. Three such stories will come to life as Mount Vernon Nazarene University hosts Tragedy into Triumph, March 18-20.
Tragedy into Triumph, now in its 11th year, is a three-part experience that will connect the audience with three unique people who will share their personal stories of tragedy and how a common thread — God — helped them rise from the pits of despair to soar like an eagle.
• Monday, March 18 — Rifqa Bary will share her journey through fear and cancer and describe how she found strength in her faith. Bary made national headlines at the age of 16 when she left her family in Ohio after announcing she had converted from Islam to Christianity four years earlier.
• Tuesday, March 19 — Former Oklahoma Sooner and Seattle Seahawk Brian Bosworth will detail how drug addiction, defiance and demise nearly ruined his life. It was not until he found God that he found true success.
• Wednesday, March 20 — Siran Stacy was handed unimaginable tragedy when he lost his wife and four children when a drunk driver hit their vehicle. He credits God for the “victory” that resulted and for carrying him over the struggles of loss, confusion and depression. Stacy is a former University of Alabama and Philadelphia Eagles running back.
Rev. Wendell Brown, superintendent for the North Central Ohio District and founder of Tragedy into Triumph, believes in the power of testimonies and community worship as a means to either introduce people to God or reinvigorate one’s faith through real life stories of transformation. He purposefully designed the experience to focus on the stories and leave “preaching” for the church service.
“The story is most important. The reality is the story really resonates with people,” Brown said. “Guests will get great worship and no one is going to preach at you. You are simply going to hear a story and you are going to have an opportunity to decide whether that story is for you, whether you believe it or not.”
The event, which begins each night at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Doors of the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium open at 6 p.m.
The event is simulcast nationally to churches around the nation with a reach of over 100,000 people.
For more information, visit http://tragedyintotriumph.com/
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.
Otterbein University and Westerville Public Library look at “The Necessity and Threats of Alcohol: A History of Holland”
Westerville, OH— Otterbein University and Westerville Public Library are teaming up to present a lecture by Otterbein Associate Professor Richard Yntema, titled, “The Necessity and Threats of Alcohol: A History of Holland, ” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in Meeting Room A at the library, 126 S. State Street.
Delve into the history of alcohol from excess to temperance through the lens of a city in Holland called Leiden. Between 1575 to 1920, explore the policies and strategies employed by the city to police the harms associated with alcohol while balancing the well-being of its citizens with the necessary profits of alcohol sales through taxes.
Yntema is an associate professor of early modern European history at Otterbein University and received his doctorate degree from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the social and economic history of the pre-industrial era. He is specifically interested in the early development of capitalism in Holland, in guild regulation and industrial change, and in long-term changes in patterns of alcohol and food consumption. He was Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands in 2010 and taught at Utrecht University.
First Friday breakfast!
Our guest speaker will be Patrick Hartory, internationally acclaimed speaker and marketing influencer. His topic: what customers love — standing out in a noisy world! Registration is open. Takes place from 7:30-9 a.m., Friday, 4/5/19, in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. To register, visit https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/april-first-friday-building-business-over-breakfast-4113
2019 Community Expo & Job Fair!
Register for a table at the Expo and spend three hours networking with other businesses and interacting with hundreds of local residents from the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area! Thursday, 4/25/19, 5-8 p.m., Big Walnut HS Gym & Auditorium, 555 S Old 3C Rd, Sunbury, OH 43074. https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/community-expo-job-fair-2628
Gaps in Memory at OWU
“Gaps In Memory,” featuring archival digital prints created by artist and Ohio Wesleyan alumna Barbara Jenkins, on view from Jan. 16-April 25 in the Mowry Alumni Gallery inside Mowry Hall, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Jenkins, Class of 1972, works to break preconceptions by making linkages and disruptions between photographs in triptychs. Mowry Alumni Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday when the university’s administrative offices are open. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum and its satellite galleries at www.owu.edu/ross.
Community euchre game!
Last Saturday of each month at Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury – beginners welcome.
Genoa Holiday Recycling/Trash Collection
Due to the holiday, recycling and trash should be set out for collection on Friday evening for collection on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. 2019 holidays impacting collection schedule: Memorial Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, June 1; Independence Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, July 6; Labor Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, September 7; Thanksgiving – Collection delayed until Saturday, November 30; Christmas Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, December 28.