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Events, programs

Delaware General Health District, car seat inspections by appointment, 6 to 8 p.m. July 24 at the Concord Township Fire Station 7943 Dublin Road, Delaware. For information or appointments call 740-368-1700.

Village of Sunbury, Movies on the Square, 9 p.m. July 26, Here Comes the Boom; Aug. 16, Little Giants; and Sept. 27, Hotel Transylvania.

Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory, "Celebration of the Sun" event, at 4 p.m. July 26 at the observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Perkins staff and volunteers will help guests observe sunspots and solar prominences -- explosions on the sun's surface. Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets purchased in advance are $8 general admission; $6 for children age 17 and younger; and $6 for senior citizens (age 62 and older). At the door, tickets are $2 more. To reserve tickets or determine at-the-door availability, call 740-363-1257.

St. John Neumann Community Festival, 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 1 and 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 2 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E. state Route 37, Sunbury. The event will feature a midway for children of all ages, festival food, a raffle with cash prizes and a silent auction. Friday night will be headlined by Phil Dirt and the Dozers at 9 p.m. with Andy Wallace and Two Bricks Shy earlier that evening. Saturday features the John Schwab Party Band at 9 p.m. preceded by the Usual Suspects and Repeat Offenders.

Health

Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 in the lower level of the barn at Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Road, Delaware. An additional drive is set for 1 to 7 p.m. July 28 at the Kroger in Delaware Community Plaza, 1840 Columbus Pike, Delaware. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Delaware General Health District, childhood immunization clinic, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. July 24 and 31 at the DGHD, 3 W. Winter St. For more information call 740-368-1700.

Delaware General Health District, neighborhood clinic, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 21 at the Georgetown Village Retirement Center, 100 Georgetown Drive, Delaware. An additional clinic is set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 23 at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road. For more information call 740-368-1700.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI of Delaware/ Morrow Counties, Family to Family Education Class, 9 to 11:30 a.m. for 12 weeks starting Aug. 16 at Safe Harbor, 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 305, Delaware. The class helps caregivers understand and support family members diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The free course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers. For registration and more information call 740-815-1767 or visit www.namiofdel-mor. org.

Meetings

Tobacco-Free Delaware County, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. July 22 at Old Bag of Nails, 66 N. Sandusky Street, Delaware. For more information call 740-368-1700.

Delaware County Board of Health, 7 to 8 p.m. July 29 in the basement at the Delaware General Health District, 1 W. Winter St. For more information call 740-368-1700.

Delaware County Veterans Service Commission, 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Wolf Building, 149 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. For more information call 740-833-2010.

Delaware Toastmasters, 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Columbus State Community College Delaware Campus, Moeller Hall 112, 5100 Cornerstone Drive. Those interested in improving their public speaking, presentation, or leadership skills are welcome. For more information, visit delaware.toastmastersclubs.org.

Self Advocates of Delaware County Board, 6 to 7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. For more information email Mindy Garverick at mgarverick2@columbus.rr.com.

Ohio Aktion Club, a service organization for adults with disabilities in Ohio, in relationship to the Kiwanis Club of Delaware, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Alpha Group, 1000 Alpha Drive, Delaware. For more information contact Jim Cornett at jimcornett@alphagroup.net.

People First of Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 6 to 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month (except for May) at Creative Foundations, 57 N. Sandusky St. For more information contact Tiffany Bowen at Tiffany@PFO54.com.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information go to meadowpark.org or lifetreecafe.com.

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. For information call adjutant Gene Fuller at 740-965-2111 or email officers@americanlegionsunbury.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 are invited. Call Hal Holland at 740-972-8293 or email hal@theqbguy.com.

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.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, go to sites.google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For more information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.

The Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All are invited. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.

Delaware County Home Economists, open to the county's practicing and retired home economics or family consumer sciences professionals, meets monthly, September through May. Membership dues are $10. To apply or for program information, call President Dee Allenspach at 614-436-9358 or email deespach@ msn.com.

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. This group for people living with a mental illness is facilitated by trained volunteers who also live with mental illness. Free. For more information call 740-815-1767 or visit the NAMI website, www.wix.com/lauerhouse/namiofdel-mor.

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. The group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required. 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, for the families of those with a serious mental illness. 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.

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.

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