Delaware County Notebook

Parks & rec board to meet

The City of Delaware Parks & Recreation Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The board will meet in city council chambers at 1 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

Hound Hike with Preservation Parks

Preservation Parks presents A Hound Hike at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14 at Gallant Woods Park. Dog lovers can bring their canine friends on a walk with a naturalist. Dogs must have tags and be up to date on vaccinations. For information about other Preservation Parks programs, visit

Get ready for ‘Turtle Time’

Little Adventurers “Turtle Time” will be presented at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road. Children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers can learn all about turtles at this free program. The program is designed to introduce very young children to the outdoors and to basic nature concepts. A short hike will be held at the end of the program for those interested. For information about other Preservation Parks programs, visit

Benefit in the Barn is back

Benefit in the Barn is a celebration of agriculture and music with proceeds benefitting partners of the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. It’s scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Dawson Farms, 2831 Bowtown Road, Delaware. It includes a special performance by the Central Ohio Symphony plus dinner catered by City Barbeque and a cash bar. To purchase your tickets, visit or call the United Way of Delaware County at 614-436-8929. For information, call the Delaware County Farm Bureau at 740-363-1613.

Gospel sing at Mingo Park

A gospel sing is planned for Saturday, Aug. 19 at Mingo Park. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 3 Season Shelter. Admission is free. Seating will be available at picnic tables. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Summer Splash & Cookout

Sunbury United Methodist Church will host Summer Splash & Cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 20 at its shelterhouse. The free event includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, watermelon and snow cones, and games like croquet, horseshoes, and badminton. Music by Contact. In the case of inclement weather all food and dry activities will be moved inside, but all water activities will be canceled.

Retired teachers to meet

The Delaware County Retired Teachers Association Summer Luncheon will be held at noon on Friday, Sept. 8 in the Terrace Room, Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way, Delaware. Program on Home Container Gardening. Cost for lunch will be $15. Call Carolyn Tarantine at 614-895-9861 or email to make a reservation. Deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 30. For information, visit

Farm Pesticide Disposal day

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds (entrance off U.S. 23), 236 Pennsylvania Ave.

The pesticide collection and disposal service is free. Only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

Pesticide collections are sponsored by the department in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987.

Jazz At The Amp continues

Jazz at the Amp, a free jazz series, runs Saturdays in July and August in the Westerville Amphitheater, Alum Creek Park, 221 W. Main St., Westerville.

Remaining concerts in the series are Aug. 12, saxophonist Deon Yates at 6:30 p.m., trumpeter Cindy Bradley at 7:15 p.m.; Aug. 19, Nini Love’s JazzySide Quintet at noon, Tim Dvorkin Quartet at 1:15 p.m., Rendition at 2:30 p.m., vocalist Nichole Davis at 3:45 p.m., Deeptones at 5 p.m., saxophonist Paul Taylor at 6:30 p.m.