Delaware County Habitat for Humanity, orientation sessions for new volunteers, 6 p.m. Jan. 28 or 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Habitat office, 305 Curtis St., Delaware. To register visit or call Linda Warren at 740-363-9950, ext 222.

Events & programs

Delaware County Habitat for Humanity, orientation sessions for new volunteers, 6 p.m. Jan. 28 or 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Habitat office, 305 Curtis St., Delaware. To register visit or call Linda Warren at 740-363-9950, ext 222.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio Schooler Institute on Preaching, featuring Mark Kelly Tyler and Timothy Eberhart, Feb. 10 and 11 at 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Tyler is senior pastor of the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and a fully affiliated faculty member at MTSO. Eberhart recently was appointed assistant professor of theology and ecology at MTSO. The event is offered to the public without cost, however, advance registration is required. A complete schedule and online registration form are available at MTSO is offering one CEU credit for a $25 administrative processing fee.


Connections Volunteer Center, a program of HelpLine, will offer the workshop "Surviving Workplace Violence," 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 30. The training offered will help participants to recognize and assess a threat; recognize the causes of workplace violence; explore actions to take if violence occurs and personal safety tactics to become your own bodyguard. To register visit College Financial Planning Night, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury. The workshop will cover eligibility for financial aid and how to construct a plan to pay for college costs in the most tax-efficient way. Marc Ziegler, president and CEO of Midwest College Planning, will speak. An additional session is set for 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Delaware County District Library Orange branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware. The workshop is free, but reservations are required. For reservations and information, call 614-934-1515.


Delaware County chapter of the American Red Cross, blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W. Additional drives are set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Delaware County Library, 84 E. Winter St., and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 15 Rock Creek Drive. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit

SilverSneakers FLEX Senior Stretch, indoor class for women only, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. SilverSneakers FLEX classes are free for SilverSneakers members. Fee is $5 for non-members. For more information call 614-271-7230.


Delaware County Board of Health, 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Delaware General Health District board room, 1 W. Winter St. For more information call 740-368-1700.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Upcoming topics include: Jan. 29, "Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?," featuring a film about John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner suddenly attacked by a life-threatening illness. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information go to or

Delaware Chapter Public Employees Retirees Inc., 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Council for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road. Humana Health Care Rep. Shane Olson Place will speak. For more information call John McDavid at 740-615-5979.

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

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 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 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

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@

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, will be facilitated by trained volunteers who also live with a mental illness. The group helps people learn from shared experiences while offering an opportunity to share coping strategies and offer encouragement. There is no fee. For more information call 740-815-1767 or visit the NAMI website,

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 to attend. 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 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.