The Delaware General Health District will hold an open house Friday, April 1, to celebrate National Public Health Week.

Safety is theme

of DGHD event

The Delaware General Health District will hold an open house Friday, April 1, to celebrate National Public Health Week.

"Safety is No Accident: Live Injury-Free" is the theme of the event, to be held in the health district clinic at 3 W. Winter St., from 6 to 9 p.m. during Main Street Delaware's First Friday event.

Family activities and information will include a Wii driving simulation that illustrates the dangers of driving impaired; information on "pretty poisons:" inedible products that look like foods; free blood pressure screenings; and appearances by the health district mascots BAC, the giant green germ, and Chippin, the Keep Delaware County Beautiful chipmunk.

In addition, free drawings for gift baskets will be held and drivers of all ages will be challenged to forgo all cell phone use while driving for one month.

For more information about this event, or about DGHD programs, call (740) 203-2085 or visit www.delawarehealth.org.


Worksite wellness

focus of meeting

All Delaware County employers are invited to the Delaware General Health District's Worksite Wellness Conference on Thursday, April 7 at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities,

7991 U.S. Route 23 in Lewis Center.

The conference, "How WELL Is Your Workplace?," runs from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and will focus on ways employers can improve employees' health.

The $30 registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. Group rates are available. The conference is co-sponsored by the Board of Developmental Disabilities and the American Cancer Society.

For more information, contact the DGHS worksite wellness coordinator Kelsey Kuhlman at (740) 203-2077 or kkuhlman@ delawarehealth.org.

To register, call (740) 203-2025. The registration deadline is Monday, April 4.


OWU grad to speak

about Ethiopia run

Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Claire Everhart will speak at Beehive Books at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, about her participation in the fundraiser "Run Across Ethiopia."

Everhart was among 10 American runners who ran 250 miles in 10 days to raise money for school construction. "Run Across Ethiopia" was organized by On the Ground, a nonprofit branch of Higher Grounds Trading Company, which supplies coffee to Global Village Collection, a fair trade store in Delaware.

Everhart is a Global Village intern.

Each runner raised more than $15,000, and the team together brought in more than $200,000 to help build three schools in impoverished areas of Ethiopia. Everhart was the youngest runner and one of only three women.

For more information about Everhart's talk, call Mel Corroto at (740) 363-2337 or e-mail readers@beehiveat25.com. Beehive Books is at 25 N. Sandusky St. in Delaware.


SpringFest to host

rap, punk artists

Rapper Sam Adams and Reel Big Fish will perform at Ohio Wesleyan University's 2011 SpringFest.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, in Gordon Field House, inside Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

General admission tickets are $20. They may be purchased online at http://www.OWUTickets.com. Tickets at the door will be $25. OWU students may buy tickets online for $10.

Sam Adams, also known as Samuel Adams Wisner or Wiz, is a Boston native who produces rap with hip hop and electronica/ dance influences under the 1st Round Records label.

Punk-influenced Reel Big Fish plays music that fuses punk rock and aka, a Jamaican-based genre that incorporates Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. The group is known for its stage shows, juvenile humor and ironic covers of new wave pop songs.

About 2,800 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

For more information, call (740) 368-3185.


Yard waste pickup

resumes April 4

Curbside yard waste collection will begin in Delaware on regularly scheduled refuse collection days beginning on Monday, April 4.

All yard waste must be in biodegradable lawn-leaf bags, a clearly identified yard waste container or in bundles no longer than four feet or 18 inches in diameter. All bags, containers or bundles must weigh less than 50 pounds.

For more information, call the public works customer service office at (740) 203-1810.


Member sought

for authority board

The Delaware County commissioners wants to appoint a citizen member to the Concord-Scioto Community Authority board. The board has a total of seven members; citizen members serve two-year terms.The authority facilitates the financing of specific infrastructure improvements benefiting property owners within the authority's boundaries.

Individuals can obtain an application through the county human resources department at 10 Court St., Delaware, or calling (740) 833-2120. An application can be printed at www.co. dela-ware.oh.us. The deadline is 5 p.m. March 31.