The Genoa Township Parks Advisory Board is offering a series of free educational workshops for township residents. The programs are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through September.

Free workshops set in Genoa Township

The Genoa Township Parks Advisory Board is offering a series of free educational workshops for township residents. The programs are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through September.

The June 14 program, to be held at the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Highway in Westerville, is an Invasive Species Clinic. Stephen McGinnis of the U.S. Forestry Office will discuss invasive plant species, including how to identify and remove them. Residents with wooded or vegetative lots are encouraged to attend.

The July 12 program, again at the township hall, is a Blue Bird Box Building Clinic. The workshop will teach participants how to build, locate and maintain a blue bird box. Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend. For a small fee, participants will receive materials to construct a bird box for their own property.

On Aug. 9, a Canning and Freezing Vegetables Clinic will be held at the Genoa Township Safety Complex, 7049 Big Walnut Road in Galena. This hands-on workshop will teach both experienced and novice gardeners and/or cooks how to water-bathe or pressure-can their produce to extend its useful life.

A Fishing and Boating Clinic will be held at the township hall on Sept. 13. Officers of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will teach the proper techniques of fishing and boating, from baiting a hook to operating a boat.

To register or for more information about these programs, call parks manager Ron Keil at (614) 568-2029, e-mail rkeil@genoatwp.com. or visit www.genoatwp.com.


SUMC to offer VBS June 26-June 30

Vacation Bible School is coming to Sunbury United Methodist Church.

The event will run from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. each day from June 26-30. This year's theme is "The Greatest Superhero of All!"

Vacation Bible School at SUMC is free and open to families and children in the Big Walnut community and surrounding area. It is not necessary to be a church member to attend VBS. The program is open to children from age 3 (and potty trained) through those who will enter fifth grade in the fall.

Registration forms and parental consent forms may be found online at www.sunburyumc.org.

Completed forms may be dropped off at the church office or mailed to 100 W. Cherry St., Sunbury 43074.

For more information about Vacation Bible School, call (740) 965-3813 or visit www.sunburyumc.org.


DCV announces June Bible school

The Delaware City Vineyard (DCV) will offer Vacation Bible School from June 20-23.

Delaware families are invited to bring children from age 3 through those who will enter fifth grade in the fall to the free program, titled "Chase the Light."

VBS will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. Parents are invited to stay at the Parents Place Caf. The nursery will be open for infants up to 2-year-olds. Membership at Delaware City Vineyard is not required to attend VBS.

To register or for more information, visit www.DelawareCityVineyard.org and click on "Between Sundays," then "Vacation Bible School," e-mail vbs@DelawareCityVineyard or call (740) 362-6383.