Delaware County teens are invited to attend the 2011 STAND UP Leadership Training Camp.


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Delaware County teens are invited to attend the 2011 STAND UP Leadership Training Camp.

During the camp, the teens will receive information about alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention, violence prevention strategies, healthy relationships, healthy eating and physical fitness.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 13, at Greenwood Lake Camp in Delaware. Up to 100 teenagers may attend the program, which will be led by 10 to 15 youth staff leaders and 10 to 15 adult leaders from the community.

Skits, workshops and bonding activities will be included during the weekend. A dance will be held Saturday evening. Meals and T-shirts will be provided.

For more information or to register, contact Katie Steinbrunner at (740) 368-1700 or e-mail

Organist to play

for Asbury series

Asbury United Methodist Church will host organist Sara Seidel at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 3.

The program is part of Asbury's Noontime Recital Series.

Seidel is director of music at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Bexley and dean of the Columbus chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She is a College of Wooster graduate who did her master's work at Indiana University.

The Asbury Noontime Recitals are free. Tables are set and coffee and tea are provided for those who wish to have lunch during the program.

For more information, call (740) 363-3611.

Church accepting

grant proposals

The William Street United Methodist Church Foundation is accepting grant applications for its October distribution of funds.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 2, 2011.

Proposals must be submitted on the foundation's proposal form, which is available in the church office at 28 W. William St.

The foundation is interested in funding organizations that can demonstrate that their projects have an emphasis on human needs.

For more information, call (740) 363-4741.

Irish journalist

to speak March 1

Irish political journalist Elaine Byrne will discuss "The Economic Crisis in Europe: How Corruption Led to the Rise, and Fall, of Ireland" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in Benes Rooms A and B of Ohio Wesleyan University's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

The free public event is the eighth annual Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies.

For more information about the lecture, visit

Dinner guests pick

soup and bowl

Ceramic bowls of all colors, sizes, shapes and designs will be available for the choosing at Delaware County Habitat for Humanity's Thursday, March 10 fundraising dinner, "Soups for Shelter."

The ninth annual event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic School, 66 E. William St.

For the first time, students at the Columbus College of Art & Design created some of the bowls. Others were made by students at Buckeye Valley, Delaware Hayes, Olentangy, Olentangy Liberty and Olentangy Orange high schools, Village Academy, Heritage Middle School and Cheshire Elementary's fourth-grade Girl Scout troop.

Guests who buy a complete meal ticket for $15 may choose one bowl from the collection. Meal tickets without a bowl are $10. Additional bowls are $10.

Soups for Shelter planners say the popular dinner has become a tradition for some families.

"Many guests look forward to adding to their bowl collection while helping Habitat at the same time. It's a win-win for everyone." Soups for Shelter chairwoman Eileen Watts said in a news release.

Tickets are available at the door. Group tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Habitat at (740) 363-9950 or by e-mailing Habitat office manager Kathy Crosbie at

Tickets also may be purchased at Habitat's ReStore, 305 Curtis St Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

All proceeds will benefit Delaware County Habitat for Humanity's building, renovating and repairs.

City to fill

civil service seat

The city of Delaware hopes to fill an open seat on the Civil Service Commission.

The six-year term begins immediately upon appointment. The commission meets in City Hall council chambers at 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month as needed.

Candidates must be city residents.

Send a letter of interest and background information to the City of Delaware, care of Michele Kohler, 1 S. Sandusky St., Delaware 43015.

For more information, call (740) 203-1010 or e-mail