Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio, Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 1, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall on the campus of Otterbein University, 30 S. Grove St. in Westerville.

Events, programs

Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio, Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 1, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall on the campus of Otterbein University, 30 S. Grove St. in Westerville. The concert will feature selections from Les Miserables and Pirates of the Caribbean. Also on the program is a string piece written by one of the musicians with arrangements for winds by another musician. Graduating seniors from the orchestra will be honored. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Ohio State University Alumni Club of Delaware County, BuckeyeBlast! 2013 scholarship fundraiser, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 14, at the Brookshire. Cost is $35 for club members, $40 nonmembers and free for children ages 10 and younger. The program will feature speakers and a silent auction of OSU items. Reservations and payment are due April 19, with only 200 seats available. Send reservations and payment to OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County, 4999 Hawthorne Valley Drive, Westerville, Ohio 43082. For more information, visit Those interested in donating items for the auction can send an email to

Little Brown Jug Singles (and Couples) Square Dance, 7:30 to 10:15 p.m. on the third and fifth Fridays of each month from September through May at the Mingo Park Recreation Center, 500 E. Lincoln Ave. in Delaware.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.


Public Employees Retirees Inc., Delaware County Chapter, 1:30 p.m. April 1, at the Council for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. The program will focus on planning and growing. For more information, contact John McDavid at 740-625-5979 or

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Pathway Church of God, 201 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware. This is a weekly, interactive experience that includes an hour of scheduled videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. It is part of a national network that offers a variety of topics that change weekly and focus on popular life issues. The program is free with no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, email

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

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

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 or email

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

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

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

Support groups

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 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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