What’s Happening in Delaware County?


Candidates Night forum is Tuesday

The Delaware County League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Night at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the North Orange Park Community Room, 7560 Gooding Boulevard, Delaware. Candidates for contested races have been invited. There will be discussion of local and state ballot issues.

Happy birthday, R.B. Hayes

The Delaware County Historical Society presents “100 Days in R. B. Hayes Life,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at The Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware. Celebrate the birthday of the 19th president with biographer Eric Ebinger. Free and open to the public. For information, email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org, call 740-369-3831 ext. 3, or visit delawareohiohistory.org.

Ministerial Association meets Wednesday

Delaware Police Chief Bruce Pijanowski will discuss the Delaware Coalition at the next Delaware Ministerial Association meeting. The association will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Ohio Wesleyan University Hamilton Williams Campus Center room near Chaplain office. For information, contact the group secretary at mcorroto@andrews.org.

First Friday returns this week

Main Street Delaware’s October First Friday will highlight fire safety. Local fire trucks will be displayed in downtown Delaware. Live burn and rescue demonstrations will be conducted. The Strand Theatre will host after-hours trivia competition at 9:30 p.m. The Strand will show the classic Christmas film “Die Hard” at 10 p.m. Admission to the trivia competition is free. Film tickets cost $5 each. For information, visit www.mainstreetdelaware.com.

Pumpkin Palooza at Warrensburg UMC

Pumpkin Palooza is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at Warrensburg United Methodist Church, 1025 State Route 257 between U.S. 36 and State Route 37. Entertainment will be provided by the M.E.E.K. Quartet. Refreshments that feature all things pumpkin.

Gallant Farm’s fifth anniversary

Preservation Parks is celebrating Gallant Farm’s Fifth Anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. Area residents are invited to see how the 1930s style farm has grown since opening in 2012. Visitors will be able to meet the chicken and sheep that call Gallant Farm home as well as help celebrate with cake, and ice cream. All ages welcome. For information, call 740-524-8600, ext. 5, or email contactparks@preservationparks.com. Gallant Farm is located at 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

Block party at Delaware Co. Board of DD

The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a Block Party on Sunday, Oct. 8. This event will commemorate 50 years of Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. Admission is free. The block party will run fron 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the board headquarters, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. RSVP at dcbddblockparty2017.eventbrite.com or call 740-201-5810.

Walk through Delaware’s past

The Delaware County Historical Society presents the Oak Grove Cemetery Walk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, 334 S. Sandusky St, Delaware. Guided tours to meet prominent Delawareans buried in the cemetery (as portrayed by reenactors). Tickets required, register at Eventbrite.com. For information, email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org, call 740-369-3831 extension 3, or visit delawareohiohistory.org.

Hunger Walk set for Oct. 8

The Delaware CROP Hunger Walk is planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. Last year’s walk raised $9,812 to help hungry people in the U.S. and around the world through the work of Church World Service, an interdenominational organization which has been doing walks since 1969. Twenty-five percent of proceeds remain in the local community. This year’s local recipient is People in Need Inc. For information, contact Rev. Philip Wilden at Asbury United Methodist Church, 740-363-3611.