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Genoa Township Police Department, National Night Out event, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at McNamara Park, behind the Safety Services complex, 7049 Big Walnut Road, Galena. National Night Out is designed to strengthen the community-police partnership, heighten crime awareness and generate support for Neighborhood Watch programs. Music, food, children's activities and an appearance by former Major League Soccer star Frankie Hejduk are planned, along with demonstrations including K9 units, safety service, a smoke house and child identification services. A drawing for a free giveaway of impounded bicycles will be held.

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

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, eighth annual Central Ohio Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Delaware Golf Club, 3329 Columbus Pike. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start accompanied by bagpipes at 10 a.m. The tournament is open to the public. Fee of $70 per golfer includes greens fee, cart rental, driving range, gift package, dinner, beverage tickets, awards and prizes. Keynote speaker Chief Charlie Dickinson, retired deputy administrator of the United States Fire Administration, will discuss the work of the NFFF. For more information contact Sam Parsons at 740-404-7664 or centralohioff@ gmail.com.

Special Olympics of Delaware County, Battle of the Bags Cornhole Classic, Aug. 16 at Joe's Original, 6477 Pullman Drive, Lewis Center. Registration will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 per team through midnight Aug. 15, $70 a team the day of the event, with a limit of 64 teams. Registrations include games, meal ticket and entry for door prizes. To register go to battleofthebags.com. Other activities include a 50-50 raffle, entertainment featuring local artist Woodlane and a silent auction. Proceeds will help cover Special Olympics uniforms, equipment and training expenses.

New Directions Career Center, sixth annual Golf Classic, Aug. 18 at Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club. In addition to golf, participants will be treated to box lunches and a post-play reception. Registration is $125 per person, $500 for a foursome. Proceeds support NDCC clients who receive career development services regardless of their ability to pay.To register, go to newdirectionscc.org.

Delaware County Habitat for Humanity, orientation session for new volunteers, 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Habitat office, 305 Curtis St., Delaware. The meeting will include an overview of Habitat and ways volunteers can get involved. To register, visit http://habitatdelawareco.volunteerhub.com/Events/Browse.aspx. For more information call Linda Warren at 740-363-9950, ext. 222.

Sunbury Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays on the Town Square. The market, organized by the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce, features vendors of home-grown plants and flowers, fruits and vegetables, snacks, pastries and handmade crafts. For more information, visit SunburyBigWalnutChamber.com or call 740-965-2860.

Delaware County Genea-logical Society, free research assistance, 10 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Local History/Genealogy Room at the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St. Thos who are new to genealogy or have questions can receive help in their research. Contact genie@delaware ohiohistory.com or 740-369-4375.

 

Classes and workshops

College Financial Planning, a free workshop showing parents how to plan for their children's college education and expenses, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Orange branch of the Delaware Public Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Dela-ware. Ryan Fleming, a member of the National Association of College Funding Advisors, will speak. The workshop is free, but reservations are required. To register or for more information call 614-536-0246, or register online at eaglecollegeplanning. com using the registration code PRDE.

 

Health

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 free class, taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers, helps caregivers understand and support their family members diagnosed with a serious mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. For registration, call 740-815-1767 or visit namiofdel-mor.org.

Delaware General Health District, A Matter of Balance classes, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 7 through Sept. 25 at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. These free sessions teach participants non-strenuous exercises that help improve balance. Classes are open to Delaware County residents age 60 and older. Additional sessions are set as follows: Mondays, Aug. 6 through Sept. 24. For more information, contact Mitchell Briant, DGHD adult injury prevention coordinator, at 740-203-2054 or by email at mbriant@delawarehealth.org.

 

Meetings

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

 

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 support group for people living with a mental illness is facilitated by trained volunteers who also live with a mental illness. The free group helps people learn from shared experiences. For more information call 740-815-1767 or visit 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. This 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, 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.

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