The "First Thursday" concert for December at Asbury United Methodist Church will feature Joseph Musser, organist at First Presbyterian Church.

Organist to play at Asbury concert

The "First Thursday" concert for December at Asbury United Methodist Church will feature Joseph Musser, organist at First Presbyterian Church.

The program will run from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Asbury UMC, 55 W. Lincoln Ave.

Musser, who was the featured organist in the recent handbell festival at Ohio Wesleyan University's Gray Chapel, will offer several selections for the Advent season.

Coffee, tea and tables will be provided. Admission to the concert is free.

Christmas story is told by art

An exhibit of modern images of the Christmas story will be offered at St. Peter's Episcopal Church from Sunday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 9.

The exhibit will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays and from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. A guided tour will be offered at noon on Sunday, following the 10:30 p.m. worship service. The suggested donation is $3.

The church is at 45 W. Winter St. in Delaware.

To arrange for special group visits, e-mail

Choral groups set holiday concert

The Olentangy Men's Chorus and the Ohio Heartland Chapter of Sweet Adelines International will present their annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at All Shepherds Lutheran Church, 6580 U.S. Route 23.

The Del Chimers bell choir also will be featured.

Admission is free. For information, call (740) 666-3107.

DCBDD seeks award nominations

The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking nominations for two annual awards.

The Kathy VanBuskirk Outstanding Service Award is given to a direct service provider who provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities, shows dedication and reliability, advocates for persons with developmental disabilities, and provides and promotes respect and dignity.

The award recipient will receive a $250 scholarship to further his or her knowledge and skills.

For more information, call provider coordinator Cheryl Copley-Cimino at (740) 201-3605 or e-mail

The Nancy Richards Self-Advocate of the Year Award is presented annually to a Delaware County resident with a disability who demonstrates self-advocacy, advocacy for other people with disabilities or civic advocacy.

Questions may be directed to communications coordinator Susan Munday at (740) 201-5810 or via e-mail at

For more information about the board of developmental disabilities, visit

Program provides gifts for seniors citizens

Be a Santa to a Senior, a holiday campaign now entering its seventh year, is partnering with local nonprofit organizations and area retailers to provide holiday gifts for senior citizens.

A Christmas tree is up at the CVS store at 32 Troy Road. Shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the items listed and return the unwrapped gifts to the store, with the ornament attached. Volunteers will collect, wrap and deliver the gifts.

The program runs through Dec. 15. For more information, call (614) 486-6643 or visit

Pearl Harbor program is Dec. 5

The Delaware County Veterans Association will hold a Pearl Harbor ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Participants will gather on the Winter Street bridge at 12:45 p.m. Local Navy veterans will launch a wreath into the Olentangy River at 12:55 p.m. An M1 rifle volley and the playing of taps will follow.

The time of the wreath ceremony was chosen to coincide with the exact time of the start of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The time in Hawaii was 7:55 a.m.

Delaware County Veterans Association commander Gene Fuller said in a press release that the ceremony is expected to be only 15 minutes long.