Sunbury United Methodist Church (SUMC) will kick off its Sunday school and church programs on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Sunbury United Methodist Church (SUMC) will kick off its Sunday school and church programs on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Sunday school, called Crossroads, will begin at 9:45 a.m., and junior church, called Camp Kingdom Come, will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Crossroads, for (potty-trained) 3-year-olds through fifth-graders, is a Christian education program in which children learn through art, food, fun, music, games and more. Classes meet in designated rooms for four Sundays. On the fifth Sunday, children are encouraged to join their parents for family worship.

Camp Kingdom Come, for children in first through fifth grade, includes group time with youth and adult leaders, time to discuss joys and concerns and Scripture lessons.

It is a junior worship service to be attended after or instead of Crossroads Sunday school. Lessons are given through Scripture-based sermons, skits and activities.

For more information on these or other children's programs at SUMC, call (740) 965-3813 or visit www.sunburyumc.org.


Senior Repertory of Ohio will stage "Stars and Stripes," a musical tribute to America's veterans and military service personnel, in September.

Shows are planned for 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd, and for 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.

This patriotic show celebrates the bravery and commitment of America's military men and women, and also celebrates the USO, which has entertained the country's military for 70 years.

Tickets range from $10 to $20, with a special $15 price for veterans and those who are currently serving in the military.

For more information, visit (614) 410-1137 or visit www. tiktz.com/sro2011.


The Columbus Museum of Art will present its second annual Art, Design and Antiques event Sept. 16-18.

The show features traditional and mid-century antiques, contemporary art and design, vintage clothing and estate jewelry in a premier market setting. More than 30 national dealers will offer outstanding collections of distinctive antiques, well-designed objects for the home and outstanding art.

Tickets at $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for a three-day pass and may be purchased online at www.columbusmuseum.org

In addition to the market, visitors may purchase tickets for and participate in tours of private homes in Columbus and Cincinnati, a preview cocktail party, silent auction, fashion show of wearable art and luncheon, guest speaker will be Robert K. Wittman, author of "Priceless - How I Went Undercover To Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures," and a display of classic automobiles.

All proceeds benefit the Columbus Museum of Art.


Deaf Services Center officials in Worthington recently announced they will be holding a "Ride Deaf" Bike Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Glacier Ridge Metro Park in Dublin.

Proceeds of the race will go back to Deaf Services Center's programs and services to benefit the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities and their families.

Registration for three different routes will begin at 7:30 a.m. The routes will include a 10-mile "Family Fun" ride and more challenging ones of 32 and 62 miles.

Bruegger's Bagels will provide bagels and drinks before the ride and Texas Roadhouse will serve lunch afterwards.

"DSC helps bridge the gaps in providing the critical and life-changing programs as we assist our consumers on a daily basis," according to spokeswoman Marsha Moore. "DSC is where communication happens every day with American Sign Language interpreting, community education, case management, advocacy, ADA technical assistance and other accessible services we provide to the deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind communities."

Deaf Services Center serves a 24-county region including Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Union, Fairfield and Muskingum counties.

For more information about the Ride Deaf Bike Challenge event, go to www.dsc.org and click on the banner for more details and to register for the ride, or e-mail Moore, director of public relations and marketing, at Marsha@dsc.org.