Both Delaware city and county marked bicentennials in 2008 with a yearlong slate of activities that began with a February Founder's Day program and ended with the Delaware County Fair.

Both Delaware city and county marked bicentennials in 2008 with a yearlong slate of activities that began with a February Founder's Day program and ended with the Delaware County Fair.

On hand to capture each event were local photographers Sheldon Ross and Wendy Caldwell, who donated time, money and resources to record the celebration with the recently published book "A Look Through Our Lens at the Delaware County Bicentennial."

Their photographs commemorate such events as a Civil War re-enactment, an "old time" baseball game in Sunbury and a ceremony noting the May 1890 football game that pitted Ohio Wesleyan University against Ohio State University. (Among those present to mark that historical match-up were OSU football coach Jim Tressel, legendary two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin and OSU president Gordon Gee.)

Beehive Books will host a book signing for Ross and Caldwell from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.

Beehive Books co-owner Mel Corroto said in an e-mail message that Caldwell and Ross want the book to be available locally, and also arranged for a majority of the proceeds to be donated to local charities, organizations and businesses. Those recipients are Andrews House, Friends for Life, the Delaware County Arts Castle, Main Street Delaware, the Strand Theatre and the Delaware County Historical Society and the Delaware County Genealogical Society.

The book signing is free and open to the public. Beehive Books is at 25 N. Sandusky St. in Delaware.

For more information, call (740) 363-2337.

Asbury United Methodist Church's Nov. 5 First Thursday Noontime Recital Series will feature cellist Jonalyn Snyder.

Snyder and pianist Sally Casto will play works by Bach, Pachelbel, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.

The program will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Snyder, a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Music, did graduate study at Miami University.

In addition to performing, she instructs more than 25 cello students.

First Thursday programs are free. Coffee and tea are provided and tables are set for those who wish to eat lunch while listening.

Asbury UMC is at 55 W. Lincoln Ave. in Delaware.