First Thursday Recital Series returns
Cellist Jonalyn Snyder, pianist Jan Swanson, and organist Sally Casto will combine their talents during the First Thursday Recital Series on Dec. 7. They will present a program based on a variety of Christmas carols from many lands. The recital begins at 12:15 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Tables will be set and beverages provided for those who wish to enjoy lunch during the 30 minute recital. Asbury United Methodist Church is handicapped accessible from its rear parking lot entrance. For information, call the church office at 740-363-3611.
Paint Night at Alpha Group
The Alpha Group is hosting its Paint Night fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 7. Tours of the facility will begin at 5:30 p.m. Painting will be conducted from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. The Alpha Group is located at 1000 Alpha Drive in Delaware. For information, go to alphagroup.net or call 740-368-5810.
OSU Alumni hosting breakfast Saturday
The OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County is hosting a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Berkshire Township Hall, 1454 Rome Corners Road, Galena. Pancakes, sausage and a beverage (coffee, tea, milk or OJ) will be served at no cost, although donations for the scholarship fund will be accepted. It is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend, but RSVP at www.delawarebuckeyes.org to ensure there’s enough food. Santa Claus will be there to visit with kids of all ages.
Christmas Bird Count on Monday
Preservation Parks presents the Delaware County Bird Club: Christmas Bird Count Preview at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware. Bird enthusiasts are encouraged to join Dr. Richard Bradley at this opportunity to learn about the Christmas Bird Count and how to participate. Rich will discuss several different counting techniques. Admission is free. All ages welcome.
Sojourner Quartet in concert
Warrensburg United Methodist Church invites the community to “A Quartet Christmas,” a concert by the Sojourner Quartet, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Sojourner Quartet is a nationally known Southern Gospel group based in Findlay. In addition, more than 100 nativities and ornaments will be on display. The church is located at 1025 State Route 257 S (at the corner of Warrensburg Road and State Route 257). Admission is free.
Explore Bethlehem at Fulton Creek Church
The Fulton Creek Friends Church invites families to explore the city of Bethlehem on the night that Jesus was born. Guests will visit booths around the city and enjoy hands-on experiences such as decorating a keepsake ornament, making bread, creating pottery using clay, building a personalized cross from wood, and learning how to write the name of Jesus in Hebrew. The tour of the village concludes with a visit to the stable where Jesus was born and lay in a manger. The event is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. Fulton Creek Friends Church is located at the corner of State Route 4 and State Route 37 near Richwood. For information, contact Judy Schultz at 740-494-2329.
Central Ohio Symphony holiday concert
Lone Raven Celtic Band will team up with the Central Ohio Symphony to present a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 10. Noah Goulet, a student from Hayes High School, will present the premiere of his latest composition. Two shows will be performed on Dec. 10, at 2 and 4:30 p.m. in Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus. For ticket information, go to www.centralohiosymphony.org or call 740-362-1799. The Central Ohio Symphony office is located at 24 E. Winter St. in Delaware.
Tree of Lights program at SourcePoint
SourcePoint’s Tree of Lights program allows people to pay tribute to loved ones while supporting services in Delaware County. Lights can be purchased for $10 each. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Gifts to the Tree of Lights support programs and services for individuals 55 and older in Delaware County. To designate lights, go to MySourcePoint.org/TreeOfLights by Sunday, Dec. 10. RSVP for the lighting ceremony by calling 740-363-6677. For information regarding tribute gifts, contact Julie Zdanowicz at 740-203-2420 or jzdanowicz@MySourcePoint.org.