Delaware County Notebook

Monarch Magic at Deer Haven Park

Monarch Magic Weekend is Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware. The event is open from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Activities include games, a movie, crafts, and refreshments. Park district staff also will tag and release live monarchs at 2 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For information, visit

Harvest Fair at Stratford Eco Center

The Stratford Ecological Center Harvest Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to climb on a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a horse-drawn wagon, and hike the trails. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family. Stratford Ecological Center is located at 3083 Liberty St., Delaware. For information, visit or call 740-363-2548.

Cruise-in with Sunbury Lions

The 28th annual Sunbury Lions Country Cruise-In is planned for Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Kroger Plaza in Sunbury. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A church service will be held at 10 a.m. Vehicle judging begins at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Sunbury Lions Club. For information, visit

Artists Guild meets Monday

The first meeting of the new season for the Delaware Artists Guild will be Monday, Sept. 25 at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky Street. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The speaker is Erin Fletcher, the new director of the Ross Art Museum.

Hound Hike at Shale Hollow Park

Preservation Parks is hosting Hound Hike on Monday, Sept. 25 at Shale Hollow Park, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center. It starts at 6 p.m. Dog lovers are invited to bring their canine companions for a walk with a naturalist. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and have county tags. Admission is free. For information, visit

Getting batty at Deer Haven Park

“Bats: What You Didn’t Learn Watching Batman” is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25 at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware. During the monthly meeting of the Delaware County Bird Club, guest speaker Marne Titchenell, a wildlife program specialist, will dispel the myths surrounding bats and explain how to help them as they face white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal condition. Admission is free. For information, visit

Voter registration day is Tuesday

The League of Women Voters of Delaware County will host a voter registration day on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Columbus State Community College’s Delaware Campus, 5100 Cornerstone Drive. League members will assist with registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deadline to register is Oct. 10. Early voting in Ohio begins Oct. 11. Election Day is Nov. 7.

Powell Oktoberfest is coming

Powell Oktoberfest is planned for Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street. The festival is open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 29, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sept. 30. Friday night activities feature an Ohio craft beer, wine and cheese tasting event. German food, beer, wine, cornhole tournaments, and live music can be enjoyed on Saturday. Powell Oktoberfest is hosted by the Olentangy Rotary Club. For information, visit

Fall festival at Delaware State Park

The Delaware State Park Fall Festival and Campout is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. Activities include movies, costume judging, site decoration contest, hay rides, and trick-or-treat. For information, visit or call 740-363-4561. The park is located at 5202 U.S. 23 North, Delaware.

Book sale at the library

The Friends of the Delaware County District Library Bargain Book Sale is scheduled for Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the Delaware Main Branch, 88 Winter St., Delaware. The sale will be held in the garage behind the library. Following is the schedule: Friday, Sept. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 1, noon to 3 p.m. Bring a Friends of the Library bag and fill it with books for $8. Buy a Friends bag and fill it with books for $12. Credit cards will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the Delaware County Library.