Delaware County Notebook

Penry Road to close Thursday

The Delaware County Engineer’s office will close Penry Road between Troy Road and U.S. 23 for reconstruction. The road will be closed from Thursday, Aug. 17 to Thursday, Aug. 31. For information about projects, visit

Hike into the Night

Prservation Parks presents Hike into the Night at 8:30 p.m on Friday, Aug. 18 at Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road. While using their own senses to explore the trail at night, participants will learn how animals use sight, smell, hearing and touch to navigate the night. Admission is free. All ages welcome. For information about Preservation Parks programs, visit

Music in the Village at Shawnee Hills

Jim Cunningham and his star students will perform during the next installment of the Music in the Village series in Shawnee Hills. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 at the Village Pavilion on West Cherokee Drive behind the police station. Admission is free.

Klondike Road remains closed

The Delaware County Engineer reports that Klondike Road will remain closed through Saturday, Sept. 30. The road was closed between addresses 2515 and 2516 last December for bridge repair and was supposed to open this week, but construction is still in progress, according to the county engineer.

Horse show Saturday at fairgrounds

The Summer Ranch Horse Show Series returns to the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 19. The show opens at 9 a.m. in the main riding arena. For information, contact Duane Stutzman at 740-610-4129. Show rules and forms are available at

Jazz At The Amp series

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

Sunbury Sizzle & Sounds is Saturday

Sunbury Sizzle & Sounds is set for Saturday, Aug. 19 in Sunbury Square. The food and music festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Entertainment includes McGuffey Lane, Funky Waters, Simba Jordan Band, Fat Dog, The Reaganomics, and LDNL. The Kid Zone will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A beer garden for ages 21 and older will be open from 2:30 to 11 p.m. For information, visit

Music Under the Paper Moon

Preservation Parks is hosting Music Under the Paper Moon Saturday, Aug. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road. In the 1930s, one could pose with their special someone on a “paper moon hanging over a cardboard sea” at a carnival or fair for a nickel. Those who visit the farm will be able to get their own picture taken with our paper moon. Visitors will also be treated to live music and refreshments. Admission is free. All ages welcome. For information about Preservation Parks programs, visit

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.

All Aboard for Railroad Fun

Preservation Parks presents All Aboard for Railroad Fun on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is hosted by the Delaware County Model Railroaders Group at Sandel Legacy Trail, 168 S. Vernon Street. Visitors can watch model trains (in HO scale) travel through a miniature village while learning all about the history of railroading in America. Admission is free. All ages welcome. For information about other Preservation Parks programs, visit