Farmers market returning to Ostrander
The Ostrander Farmers Market returns for a second season with local growers, makers, and vendors lining Main and North streets in the village center from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting May 6.
The market will be held weekly through Sept. 2 and will feature home- and organic-grown produce, locally-produced meats, homemade soaps, hand-crafted items and more.
The market is independent but operates under the umbrella of the Ostrander Civic Association. It is also associated with SourcePoint, allowing seniors in Delaware County to use food vouchers for fresh, locally-grown food.
Bridges releases statement of activities
Bridges Community Action Partnership (BCAP) is announcing the availability of its statement of activities for review for the USDA Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant pursuant to 7 CFR 1944.674 (b).
Public comments are open for 15 days and must be received prior to May 20. Comments are received by mail at 232 N. Main St., Suite G, Marysville, OH 43040 (Attn: Andrew Binegar) or by emailing [email protected] with the subject line “HPG public comment.”
Alumni banquet set for May 27
This year’s edition of the Ashley-Brown-Elm Valley-Buckeye Valley High School’s Alumni Banquet is getting a facelift.
The annual event will be held at 2 p.m. on May 27 at the Kilbourne United Methodist Church. After the business meeting, alumni and guests will be served a light meal. An ice cream social will follow the meal.
There is a cost per meal, and reservations must be made. For more information, call 740-815-4800.
Delaware Christian students to perform classic
The Delaware Christian School Theater Department will present “The Wizard of Oz” at the Willis Auditorium in Delaware on May 5-6.
The three performances will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Tickets are available online at https://dcstheater.ludus.com/200435279.
On screen at the Strand
Showtimes for Friday, May 5, to Thursday, May 11.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 3 (PG-13): Friday 5 pm & 9 pm; Saturday 1 pm, 5 pm & 9 pm; Sunday 1 pm & 5 pm
School of Rock (PG-13): Tuesday 7 pm
Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. (PG-13): Friday 5:15 pm & 8:15 pm; Saturday 1:15 pm, 4:15 pm & 7:15 pm; Sunday 1:15 pm & 4:15 pm
Super Mario Brothers Movie (PG): Friday 5:30 pm & 8:30 pm; Saturday 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm; Sunday 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm
Annual banquet set for June 3
The Radnor/Radnor Area Buckeye Valley Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, June 3, at All Occasions banquet facility in Waldo.
Honored classes will be 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973 and 1978.
The honoree this year will be Guy Roberts.
There is a cost for the meal, and reservations should be made to Sharon Roberts at 740-494-2362 or email at [email protected]
Fishing event in Ashley
A youth trout fishing event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 13, at the Newman Park Reservoir, 6020 E. High St. in Ashley.
The event is free for all youth up to the age of 16. Participants must bring their own fishing poles and bait, and all youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration forms are available at the Village of Ashley Municipal Building at 3 N. Harrison St. and on the village website under the events page.
SourcePoint offering grants
Grant funding will be made available by SourcePoint for organizations and programs that serve Delaware County adults ages 55 and older. SourcePoint will release the 2024 grant applications on Friday, June 2. Applications must be electronically submitted by the end of the day Monday, July 17.
Organizations interested in applying for grant funding must submit their intent-to-apply statement to Jackie Haight, age-friendly coordinator, at [email protected] or call 740-203-2435 by Friday, May 19.
Library to showcase student projects
The Community Library in Sunbury is hosting a Student Showcase Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 6.
Drop in and celebrate local students and their creative projects at this communitywide showcase. Stay for a meet and greet with the students from 3 to 4 p.m.
No registration is required for this free event.
Students in grades 5-12 who are interested in submitting their work can email [email protected] for more info. Deadline for submissions is April 21.
Those with questions can call 740-965-3901.
SourcePoint seeking volunteers
SourcePoint will hold a volunteer orientation class on Monday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to noon at 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware.
Learn about opportunities to serve the county’s senior population in areas like Meals on Wheels, medical transportation, meal packing, community cafe hosting, fitness center monitoring, and more.
Meals on Wheels drivers are offered mileage reimbursement at a rate of 66 cents per mile and free lunch the day of delivery.
For more information, contact Jill Smith, volunteer recruiter, at 740-203-2368 or [email protected]
Camp Canopy sponsorship available
The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be sponsoring one local student to cover the full registration fee of this year’s Camp Canopy, a residential camp held at FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake near Carroll, Ohio. The camp will take place June 11-16.
All applicants must meet the following requirements: must attend a Delaware County high school; must be an entering freshman (2023-2024 school year) through 2023 graduating senior (maximum age 19); and must submit the 2023 Delaware SWCD sponsorship application by May 10.
Campers will enjoy traditional sessions such as campfires, boat float, hiking, a polar bear swim, and classes that cover waterfowl identification, dendrology, forest invasives, stream monitoring, and ecology, just to name a few.
Learn more at campcanopy.com or by visiting the Delaware SWCD’s website. Interested high schoolers can access the Delaware SWCD’s sponsorship application through its website at soilandwater.co.delaware.oh.us or by calling 740-368-1921.
Free, fresh produce at PIN
People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio (PIN) has announced the dates for its monthly Produce Markets for 2023. Upcoming events will take place the last Wednesday of the month on May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 29.
The event takes place from 2 to 4:30 pm at the PIN warehouse at 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware.
Qualified households are welcome to stop by for fresh fruit, veggies, and dairy at no cost to them.
The market is in drive-thru format, and participants must meet income guidelines and bring a photo ID.
For more information, visit DelawarePeopleInNeed.org or call 740-363-6284.
Info on local Vietnam veterans group
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095 meets on the third Thursday of each month, except in December. Meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Wendy’s location north of Delaware at 2065 U.S. Route 23 N.
Meetings generally last 30-45 minutes. The meeting are open not only to Vietnam veterans, but also the general public as the group has associates who are veterans who didn’t serve during the Vietnam era and non-veterans.
Local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
Delaware AA meetings take place at St. Peters Episcopal Church at 45 W. Winter St. in Delaware at 7 p.m. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Meetings meetings are also held at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, as well as at noon on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Food pantry open
The Eastside Mission Church in Delaware is hosting a community food pantry from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. All are welcome.
The church is located at 32 Joy Ave., Delaware.
Grief-related program available
A GriefShare Seminar Support Program will be held every Monday through May 15 from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Delaware Grace Church, 375 Hills Miller Road, Delaware.
Participants will be sharing experiences in a small group setting and watching GriefShare’s comprehensive, encouraging DVD series featuring multiple experts on grief recovery. Those who attend will also receive a resource book to take home, which provides daily support and guidance between meetings.
To register, visit GriefShare.org and under “Find a Group” type in 43015 and click on Delaware Grace Church.
Childcare is available. For more information, email [email protected] or call 740-363-3613.
Meet and greet with veterans
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095 holds a meet and greet at all three Wendy’s restaurants in Delaware from 5 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December.
During the meet and greet, information is provided about the chapter and upcoming events, and a percentage of sales during the three hours are donated to the chapter.
Alzheimer’s caregiver support group
A new Alzheimer’s caregiver support group has been started at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Delaware, and it is seeking new members.
The support group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. The group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, will be run by trained volunteers. The church is located at 55 W. Lincoln Ave.
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