Preservation Parks to celebrate nature, moms on Mother’s Day


By Brandon Klein - bklein@aimmedianetwork.com



A family walks down the trail of one of Preservation Parks of Delaware County’s natural trails. The organization will have a Mother’s Day event at Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, in Powell, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Families will have the chance to hike through 72-acre park’s forest, explore its wetland areas and do craft projects. Snacks and a photo opportunity will be provided.

A family walks down the trail of one of Preservation Parks of Delaware County’s natural trails. The organization will have a Mother’s Day event at Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, in Powell, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Families will have the chance to hike through 72-acre park’s forest, explore its wetland areas and do craft projects. Snacks and a photo opportunity will be provided.


Courtesy Photo | Preservation Parks of Delaware County

WEEKEND GUIDE May 12-14

• Baccalaureate, Ohio Wesleyan University’ Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 7 p.m. Friday. Unlike more traditional Baccalaureate services, which function as Christian church services, OWU’s is a student-planned, student-led, interfaith celebration of the spiritual journeys of the senior class. The theme of this year’s baccalaureate is “Metamorphosis,” representing the opportunities the seniors have had to step outside of comfort zones, explore new cultures, relate to new people, and to reflect on personal beliefs during their four years at Ohio Wesleyan. Learn more at www.owu.edu/chaplain.

• Ohio Wesleyan’s 173rd commencement ceremony, in front of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 1 p.m. Saturday. The keynote speaker is Andres Duarte, from the OWU Class of 1965. Duarte is the managing director of Caracas, Venezuela-based Duarte Vivas & Associates, C.A., an idea incubator that seeks to serve as an engine of economic growth for America. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be indoors and, because of limit seating, tickets will be required. The commencement ceremony, including Duarte’s remarks, will be streamed live online at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.owu.edu/commencement.

• The High Definitions, Roops Bar, 17 N. Union St., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. The free show is the rock, blues and soul band’s first appearance at Roops.

Email your event to bklein@civitasmedia.com.

STRAND SHOW TIMES

Friday & Saturday

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13): [2 p.m.], 5 p.m., 8 p.m.,

Gifted (PG-13): [2:15 p.m.], 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

Snatched (R): [2:30 p.m.], 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Note: Times in [brackets] are Saturday ONLY.

Sunday

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13): 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

Gifted (PG-13): 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

Snatched (R): 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Preservation Parks of Delaware County invite the community to celebrate all moms, including Mother Nature, this weekend.

Families can celebrate Mother’s Day at Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, in Powell, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

“There will be activities celebrating mom and nature,” said Saundra McBrearty, Preservation Parks’ volunteer and special events coordinator.

Families will have the chance to hike through the 72-acre park’s forest, explore its wetland areas and do craft projects. Snacks and a photo opportunity will be provided.

“It’s a great opportunity to do something outside with mom,” McBrearty said.

“We encourage families to bring mom out and there are activities for everyone,” she added.

The park was originally a preserve named after Donald Traphagen’s wife, according to Preservation Parks’ website. He wanted to memorialize his wife through the preservation of the property she loved. The park has been open to the public since 2003.

Here are some other Mother’s Day events in Delaware County this weekend:

• Downtown restaurants such as Bun’s Restaurant, 14 W. Winter St., will have a special menu for the day. Also, specialty shops such as the Greater Gouda, 12 N. Sandusky St., and Choffey’s Coffee & Confection, 17 W. Winter St., offer special gift baskets, while Gibson the Florist, 19 W. Winter St., is accepting delivery orders.

• Arena Fair Theatre’s A Mother’s Day Musical Revue, Blend of Seven Winery, 1400 Stratford Road, Delaware, 7 p.m. Friday with dinner seating from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday with lunch seating at noon and 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the performance only. For information go to www.arenafair.eventbrite.com.

• Delaware Christian Church, 2280 W. William St., will have its 3rd annual breakfast 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All women are invited and childcare is provided.

• Charlie’s Kettle Corn will have a Mother’s Day event at Miller’s Country Garden, 2488 State Route 37 W., in Delaware, 9 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

• All Occasions, 6989 Waldo-Delaware Road, will have its annual brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Reservations can be made at 740-726-2008.

• Local Roots, 15 E. Olentangy St., Powell, will have a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

• The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Road, will offer free admission for mothers and grandmothers with the paid admission of a child from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

• Dynamic Single Moms will be hosting a lunch gathering for single mothers at North Orange Park, 7560 Gooding Blvd., 12:15 p.m. Monday and 2 p.m. Tuesday. Moms are encouraged to bring a lunch and their kids to play in the park.

A family walks down the trail of one of Preservation Parks of Delaware County’s natural trails. The organization will have a Mother’s Day event at Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, in Powell, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Families will have the chance to hike through 72-acre park’s forest, explore its wetland areas and do craft projects. Snacks and a photo opportunity will be provided.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/05/web1_DSCF3758-22.jpgA family walks down the trail of one of Preservation Parks of Delaware County’s natural trails. The organization will have a Mother’s Day event at Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, in Powell, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Families will have the chance to hike through 72-acre park’s forest, explore its wetland areas and do craft projects. Snacks and a photo opportunity will be provided. Courtesy Photo | Preservation Parks of Delaware County

By Brandon Klein

bklein@aimmedianetwork.com

WEEKEND GUIDE May 12-14

• Baccalaureate, Ohio Wesleyan University’ Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 7 p.m. Friday. Unlike more traditional Baccalaureate services, which function as Christian church services, OWU’s is a student-planned, student-led, interfaith celebration of the spiritual journeys of the senior class. The theme of this year’s baccalaureate is “Metamorphosis,” representing the opportunities the seniors have had to step outside of comfort zones, explore new cultures, relate to new people, and to reflect on personal beliefs during their four years at Ohio Wesleyan. Learn more at www.owu.edu/chaplain.

• Ohio Wesleyan’s 173rd commencement ceremony, in front of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 1 p.m. Saturday. The keynote speaker is Andres Duarte, from the OWU Class of 1965. Duarte is the managing director of Caracas, Venezuela-based Duarte Vivas & Associates, C.A., an idea incubator that seeks to serve as an engine of economic growth for America. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be indoors and, because of limit seating, tickets will be required. The commencement ceremony, including Duarte’s remarks, will be streamed live online at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.owu.edu/commencement.

• The High Definitions, Roops Bar, 17 N. Union St., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. The free show is the rock, blues and soul band’s first appearance at Roops.

Email your event to bklein@civitasmedia.com.

STRAND SHOW TIMES

Friday & Saturday

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13): [2 p.m.], 5 p.m., 8 p.m.,

Gifted (PG-13): [2:15 p.m.], 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

Snatched (R): [2:30 p.m.], 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Note: Times in [brackets] are Saturday ONLY.

Sunday

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13): 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

Gifted (PG-13): 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

Snatched (R): 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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