Old Stone Presbyterian Christmas eve service
Old Stone Presbyterian Church will hold services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24. The evening service will be a candlelight service. The church is located at 41 Hodges Road, Delaware. For information, go to www.oldstone.org, or call 740-369-3548. The public is invited to attend both services.
Christmas eve service at Radnor UCC
Radnor Congregational UCC is hosting a Christmas eve service at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. Rev. Dan Bill invites the public to attend. Radnor Congregational UCC is located at 4407 State Route 203, Radnor.
West Berlin Presbyterian Christmas eve service
West Berlin Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas eve service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. Rev. Robert Gustafson invites the public to attend. West Berlin Presbyterian Church is located at 2911 Berlin Station Road.
Winter Bird Walk at Gallant Woods
Preservation Parks presents Winter Bird Walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30 at Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware. Birding enthusiasts shouldn’t miss this early morning winter bird hike led by park district staff. All skill levels are welcome, and loaner binoculars will be available. Admission is free. Open to ages 7 and older.
Sunbury Lions Club tree sale
The Sunbury Lions Club Christmas tree sale on the Square in Sunbury will run through Dec. 24 or until they are all sold. The trees — from Timbuk Farms of Granville — range in price from $35 to $75. The trees will be freshly cut and come , Ohio. The sale is open Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Big Walnut Friends Who Share.
On screen at The Strand
Showtimes for Friday, Dec. 22 through Thursday, Dec. 28.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13): Friday, 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m.; Christmas Eve (Sunday), 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; Christmas Day (Monday), 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Ferdinand (PG): Friday, 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 2:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.; Christmas Eve (Sunday), 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Christmas Day (Monday), 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; Tuesday, 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13): Friday, 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Christmas Eve (Sunday), 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; Christmas Day (Monday), 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
For information, go to thestrandtheatre.net.
Scioto Twp. trustees meet Dec. 29
The Scioto Township trustees will hold their year-end business meeting and budget meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29. This meeting will be held at the Township Hall, 3737 Ostrander Road, Ostrander.
Oxford Twp. trustees meet Dec. 29
The Oxford Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize year-end and conduct any regular business. The meeting will be held at 5125 Shoemaker Road, Ashley.
Celebrate with the Critters at Wildlife Center
The Ohio Wildlife Center in Powell presents Celebrate with the Critters from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27. Meet some of the resident animal ambassadors up close, take home winter crafts, make bird feeders for wild birds. Admission is $5 per person for ages 5 and older. Those who bring a donation from the Ohio Wildlife Center wish list will be admitted free. For information, go to ohiowildlifecenter.org or call 614-734-9453. The Ohio Wildlife Center is located at 6131 Cook Road, Powell.
New Year’s Day hike at Gallant Woods
Preservation Parks presents a New Year’s Day Hike at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1 at Gallant Woods Park, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware. Volunteer Len Fisher leads the annual first hike of the year through woods and prairies. Finish your hike at Gallant Farm for hot soup and refreshments. For information, call 740-595-3020 or go to www.preservationparks.com.
First Friday set for Jan. 5
Main Street Delaware’s January First Friday is planned for Jan. 5. The theme for the event is FREE-ze Fest. Participating downtown Delaware businesses will be offering free events, make and take crafts, shows, entertainment, and samples. To see the list of participating vendors, go to www.mainstreetdelaware.com. For information, email [email protected] or call at 740 362-6050.
Main Street gift certificate program ends Dec. 31
The Main Street Delaware gift certificate program, a partnership between Main Street Delaware and First Commonwealth Bank, will conclude at year’s end. All certificates must be redeemed at downtown shops or restaurants on or before Dec. 31 to be valid. Main Street Delaware will continue to sell engraved bricks to help people commemorate important events with permanent, personalized bricks inlaid in downtown sidewalks. Bricks are $75 each and may be inscribed with up to three lines of text, with a maximum of 13 characters or spaces per line. For more information or to place a brick order, visit www.mainstreetdelaware.com/brick-scape.html.
New Year’s Eve at Arts Castle
The Arts Castle’s New Year’s Eve Party will feature central Ohio band Nightfall as well as tarot card readings and caricature drawings. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Activities will begin at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. Admission is $60 per person. Tickets can be purchased at artscastle.org. The Arts Castle is located at 90 W. Winter St., Delaware. For information, go to the website or call 740-369-2787.
MLK breakfast at OWU
The 25th annual Martin Luther King Breakfast Celebration is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Ohio Wesleyan University. Bishop Lawrence Reddick III of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be the guest speaker. Indivdual tickets cost $20 each. The deadline to reserve tickets is Jan. 5. The breakfast will be held in the Benes Room at the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. For ticket information, contact Susanna Long at 740-203-3084 or [email protected]
Oxford Twp. meeting Jan. 9
Oxford Township Trustees will hold an organizational/regular meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The meeting will be held at 5125 Shoemaker Road, Ashley.