What’s Happening in Delaware County?


Taway Road closing for festival

Calvin Access Controls, Inc. will be hosting an annual fall harvest festival on Taway Road between State Route 257 and Mooney Road in Thompson Township. The road closure for the event will begin Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. and open Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. There will be an increase in pedestrians and vehicle traffic in the area during the festival. For emergency response, the festival is located between 7515 Taway (Calvin Access Controls, Inc.) and 7683. Anyone with questions concerning this matter should contact Tim Calvin at 740-949-4200.

Friends of the Library anniversary

Friends of the Delaware County District Library is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Celebrations will be held at all library branches this month. Following is the schedule: Saturday, Oct. 14, Ostrander, 2 to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 15, Orange, 2 to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 22, Powell, 2 to 4 p.m. There will be refreshments, games, and face painting. The public is welcome. For information, visit delawarelibraryfriends.org.

Concord Township Fall Festival

Concord Township is holding a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 7990 Dublin Road. The Fire Department will also celebrate Fire Prevention Day and an open house of the new fire station.

Board of Health meets Saturday

The Delaware General Health District Board of Health will hold a special meeting beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 in the basement training room of 1 W. Winter St., Delaware. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and update the Strategic Plan, develop recommendations for Core Values, and review the Opiate Action Plan.

Celebrate Sunbury’s heritage

The Sunbury Heritage Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15 on the village square. Activities include carnival games, food court, blacksmith at the forge, haunted house and trail, Civil War camp, and special appearance by President Abraham Lincoln. Myers Inn will be open and local author Karen Meyer will be signing books. The festival is open from 3 to 7 p.m. For information, visit bigwalnuthistory.org.

Animals of the Ice Age

Preservation Parks presents Animals of the Ice Age at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware. Dale Gnivodec, curator of OSU’s Orton Geological Museum, will lead a discussion on the animals that lived during the Ice Age. There will be real fossils that were found in Ohio left behind by prehistoric megafauna. Free admission. For information, call 740-524-8600, ext. 5, or email contactparks@preservationparks.com.

Spy spiders at Traphagen Park

Preservation Parks presents “I Spy … a Spider” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, Powell. Arachnid enthusiasts are invited to discover the wondrous web of spectacular spiders that creep along the nature trails. Spider expert Dr. Richard Bradley will lead guests on the hunt throughout the park. Free admission. For information, call 740-524-8600, ext. 5, or email contactparks@preservationparks.com.

Story Time at Gallant Woods Park

Story Time in the Park is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road. Children ages 3 and younger are invited to join us as we read “In My Backyard,” take part in an activity or craft, and enjoy a short nature walk afterward. Free admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program provided in partnership with the Delaware County District Library. Free admission. For information, call 740-524-8600, ext. 5, or email contactparks@preservationparks.com.

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