Organist to perform Thursday at Asbury

The First Thursday Noontime Recital Series, sponsored by Asbury United Methodist Church, will feature organist Annie Spink on Thursday at 12:15 p.m.

A senior at Ohio Wesleyan University, Spink studies under the direction of James Hildreth.

For her program, Ms. Spink has chosen selections by Frescobaldi, Bach, Mendelssohn, Langlais, and Locklair. As always, tables will be set and beverages provided for those who wish to enjoy lunch during the recital.

Asbury is located at 55 W. Lincoln Ave., Delaware. It is handicapped accessible from its rear parking lot entrance.

Springfest coming Saturday

The 2017 Marion Popcorn Festival Springfest will be held Saturday at Tri-Rivers Career Center. This free admittance event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are a number of vendors providing fun for everyone. There will also be hourly door prizes.

Vendor spots are still available; text Tracy at 740-361-6585. Information about the three-day festival can be found at

Easter party for diabetic kids

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is sponsoring a free Easter party for children with diabetes, ages 3 to 12, on Sunday, April 9 at the Whetstone Shelter House, 3901 N. High St., inside the Whetstone Park of Roses.

The Easter party will also include an egg hunt, crafts and games. A nutritious snack and refreshments will be available.

There is no fee for this event. For information call the Central Ohio Diabetes Association office at 614-884-4400.

Columbia Gas plans work

Columbia Gas of Ohio will be in Delaware April 10-21 to inspect and clean a high-pressure gas pipeline. The work area will be the company’s maintenance yard near the intersection of Pittsburgh Drive and Section Line Road.

Passersby may notice a temporary flare — a controlled burning of natural gas — off and on during maintenance activities. Columbia Gas plans to begin this inspection on April 10 and it will take approximately two weeks to complete.

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