Christmas in Downtown Delaware, First Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6. Carolers, visits to the Santa House, free wagon rides and a tree lighting ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at William and Sandusky streets. The Santa House will be open at 24 N. Sandusky St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays Dec. 6-21. For more information call 740-362-6050.

Events and programs

Christmas in Downtown Delaware, First Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6. Carolers, visits to the Santa House, free wagon rides and a tree lighting ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at William and Sandusky streets. The Santa House will be open at 24 N. Sandusky St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays Dec. 6-21. For more information call 740-362-6050.

Christmas on the Square in Sunbury, 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. The event includes a parade, Santa, music, food and festivities around the Sunbury Square.

Village of Galena, tree lighting ceremony, 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Village Square. Additional holiday activities include a visit from Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at the Galena Village Hall.

Health

Delaware General Health District, Quick Flu Clinic, 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 3 W. Winter St., Delaware. For information call 740-368-1700.

Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at 100 W. Cherry St., Sunbury. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767.

Meetings

SilverSneakers FLEX Senior Stretch, indoor women-only class, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. SilverSneakers FLEX classes are free for SilverSneakers members. Fee is $5 for non-members. For more information call 614-271-7230.

Delaware County Board of Health, meeting, 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Delaware General Health District. There is no meeting Nov. 26.

Delaware County Retired Teachers Association, meeting, noon Dec. 6 at Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way, Delaware. The Holiday Extravaganza includes games, carols and entertainment provided by a local high school musical group. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Cost for lunch is $11. For reservations, due Dec. 1, call Daryl Bateman at 614-776-1339 or email pbateman7075@ hotmail.com.

Delaware County Bird Club, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, at Ohio Wesleyan University's Schimmel-Conrades Science Center, Room 163. The topic will be Delaware Christmas Bird Count, with Rich Bradley, professor emeritus, Ohio State University. Parking next to Selby Stadium on the east side of Henry Street and in the lot south of the Science Center next to Branch Rickey Arena.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. No program Nov. 27 due to Thanksgiving. December programs include: Dec. 4, "The Art of Listening: An Act of Love," featuring an exclusive film of NPR's StoryCorps founder, David Isay; Dec. 11, "What People Really Think of Christians ... and Why," with an exclusive filmed interview with Gabe Lyons, author of the book: UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters; and Dec. 18, "Overcoming Hardship -- A father and son beat the odds," featuring an exclusive film of Patrick Henry Hughes, born without eyes or the ability to extend his limbs, and his father. Free, no registration required. Snacks and beverages available. For more information go to lifetreecafe.com.

Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Gold Star Referral Club, 7:30 a.m. Mondays at Sunbury Town Hall, 51 E. Cherry St. Business networking group meets every Monday except holidays. Bring business cards, coupons, pamphlets, etc. Visitors invited. Call Hal Holland at 740-972-8293 or email hal@theqbguy.com.

Delaware Toastmasters, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Moeller Hall 112 at Columbus State Community College's Dela-ware campus, 5100 Cornerstone Drive. For more information, visit delaware.toastmastersclubs.org.

American Legion Col. Benson Hough Post 457 meets the fourth Thursday of the month, except November and December when meetings are on the second Thursday, at the post, 230 Otis St. Guests are invited. Call vice commander Scott Bloch at 614-806-6738.

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.

Harlem Township Zoning Commission, 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Harlem Township Firehouse, 3883 state Route 605 S.

Harlem Township Zoning Commission workshop meeting, 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Harlem Township Firehouse, 3883 state Route 605 S.

Support groups

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware and Morrow Counties, NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 301, Delaware. Support group for people living with a mental illness is facilitated by trained volunteers who also live with a mental illness. The group helps people learn from shared experiences while offering an opportunity to share coping strategies and encouragement. Free. For information call 740-815-1767.

Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. This group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required to attend. For more information call 614-501-6264(NAMI).

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Delaware and Reynoldsburg. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/ centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups, 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Bernie Sanders at 740-363-1365 to verify. A second group meets at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W. Call Heidi Reed at 740-201-5640.

Family Support Group, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 301. This group is for the families of those with a serious mental illness.

Delaware Area Parkinson Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Delaware Township Hall, 2590 Liberty Road. Contact Al and Barb at 740-363-3841.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weigh-in from 5:45 to 6:10 p.m. with meeting starting at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road. Call Loretta Smiley at 740-965-3416.

Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 Sunbury Road.