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Events and programs

Labor Day Ox Roast Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at Sunbury Square, 29 E. Cherry St. The community event will feature flea-market vendors, live music and beef sandwiches. An express tent will sell breakfast sandwiches at 9 a.m., and a drive-thru tent will allow patrons to buy food from their cars. Hosted by the Sunbury Lions Club of Ohio; proceeds benefit the club's community programs. For more information, visit sunburylionsclubofohio.org.

Delaware County Historical Society presentation, 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cryder Historical Center, 157 E. William St., Delaware. Jenni Salamon, coordinator of the Ohio Newspaper Project, will present "Unearthing History with Delaware Newspapers on Ohio Memory and Chronicling America." For more information, call 740-369-3831, ext. 2, or visit delawareohiohistory. org.

Big Barn Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9-10 in the barnyard of the Myers Inn Museum and Gift Shop, 45 S. Columbus St., Sunbury. The sale will feature furniture, books, antiques, jewelry, baby toys and bikes. Hosted by and benefiting the Big Walnut Area Historical Society. For more information, visit bigwalnuthistory.org.

The Importance of Being Earnest performances, 8 p.m. Sept. 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 and 2 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 at the Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. For more information, call 614-360-1000 or visit curtainplayers.org.

Veterans' Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at American Legion Post 457, 230 Otis St., Sunbury. Veterans eat free; all others require a $5 donation. For tickets, see any Post 457 member or call 740-965-2111.

Suicide Prevention Walk, 9 a.m. Sept. 10 at Bicentennial Park, 99 S. Liberty St., Delaware. The event will feature tables from local and national agencies dedicated to community well-being and activity tables to honor lost loved ones. Before the 1-mile walk through downtown Delaware, speakers will encourage participants to take action and help those who might be struggling with depression or suicidal ideation. Registration is free. For more information or to register, visit helplinedelmor.org.

Anne of Green Gables open auditions, 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. All experience levels are invited to audition. For more information, email production@curtainplayers.org, call 614-360-1000 or visit curtainplayers.org.

Friends Art Fair, 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14-15, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 at the Orange branch of the Delaware County District Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd. More than 100 pieces of art in various media will be on display during regular library hours starting Sept. 12, then sold during the fair. Hosted by the Friends of the Delaware County District Library; proceeds support the group. An online gallery of the artwork is available at tinyurl.com/DCDLfriends. For more information, visit delawarelibraryfriends.org.

OSU tailgate and game watch, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Big Walnut Grill, 175 state Route 3, Sunbury. Dinner includes barbecue chicken and ribs, or a vegetarian option, with sides and dessert. The Ohio State University Buckeyes play the Oklahoma Sooners at 7:30 p.m. The event also will feature buckets of beer and drink specials, along with a silent auction, raffle, door prizes, games and a best-dressed Buckeye contest. Cost is $15 per person; registration is required. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit delawarebuckeyes.org.

Sweet Feat 5K Walk, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W. The event will feature giveaways, free foot screenings from the podiatrists of the Foot & Ankle Wellness Center and a 1K wheelchair-accessible course. Proceeds benefit the Delaware County Diabetes Association. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 the day of the walk. To register, visit sweetfeat.org.

Delaware Community Concert Band, rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Dempsey Middle School, 599 Pennsylvania Ave. There are no auditions. Call Linda Lewis at 614-205-2053 and leave a message, or email director Anne Brandyberry at Annebrandyberry@ hotmail.com.

Delaware County Genealogical Society, free research assistance from 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. Those who are new to genealogy or have questions can receive help in their research. For more information, email genie@delaware ohiohistory.com or call 740-369-4375.

Restoration & Reflection Retreats for Helpers, 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month at All Life Integrative Center, 123 Hyatts Road, Delaware. The retreat will help professionals and family caregivers pause and renew their perspective and energy. Cost is $50 for one person, $90 for two. Registration is required. To register, visit bit.ly/ 2ayX6M2.

Classes and workshops

Invasive plants workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Road, Delaware. "Aliens on Your Land! Strategies for Controlling Invasive Plants" will include an overview of invasive plants, how the Ohio Department of Natural Resources controls them in state nature preserves and forests, and how to deal with them around the yard. The $10 registration fee includes lunch and a walk to view invasive plants. To register by the Sept. 1 deadline, visit bit.ly/ 2b8l6XX.

Worship-leading singers voice class, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May at A Higher Note LLC, 35 Tanglewood Drive, Delaware. Singing instructor and vocal performance coach Natalie Eastman will offer small-group lessons designed for singers who lead worship in their churches and ministries. Cost is $20 per class, per singer. Call 740-513-1427 or visit bit.ly/ 2bLTWsy.

Health

Wellness Initiative for Senior Education program, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. WISE is a free six-week program that will educate seniors on various health topics. The program is open to ages 55 and older. Free refreshments will be served; all participants will be eligible for gift certificates and giveaways. Sponsored by SourcePoint and the Drug-Free Delaware Coalition. Call 740-369- 6811 or email jean.bednar@ rprdm.org.

Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Dr. Ray Hershberger will present "Living to Age 100." Heart patients and caregivers will meet to learn and support one another. Call 614-580-1561 or email jadavidson@columbus. rr.com for reservations.

SilverSneakers FLEX Strength and Balance, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. These classes are free for SilverSneakers members, $5 per class for nonmembers. Call 614-271-7230.

New to Medicare class, free for Delaware County residents, 10 a.m. to noon, typically on the first Saturday and the second Wednesday of each month, and 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware. Medicare mini-workshops also are available, as well as learn more about supplements. Register at MySourcePoint.org. Call 740-203-2382.

Meetings

Amspirit Powell Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Scrambler Marie's, 3980 Presidential Parkway, Powell. For more information, visit amspiritpowell.com.

Knit Wits, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury. Participants may bring knitting or crocheting projects to work on in a group setting. For more information, call 740-965-3901 or visit community. lib.oh.us.

Tuesday evening knitters, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury. Participants may bring knitting or crocheting projects to work on in a group setting. For more information, call 740-965-3901 or visit community.lib.oh.us.

Northwest Neighborhood Association, meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St. The NNA is a nonprofit community association committed to preserving the quality of life in Delaware's historic northwest neighborhood. Proceeds go to neighborhood improvement and community programs. The Northwest Neighborhood is bounded by West William Street to the south, the Olentangy River to the east, Pennsylvania Avenue to the north, and Euclid Avenue to the west.

Raymond B. Austin American Legion Post 115, meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 485 Park Ave. in Delaware. For more information, call 740-417-3586.

Olentangy Area Senior Citizens, 11:45 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Road. Each meeting features a potluck or catered luncheon, a business meeting and entertainment. Blood-pressure checks are available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the meeting. Membership dues are $15 annually. For more information, call 614-204-5289.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:45 p.m. Thursdays at Zion United Church of Christ, 51 W. Central Ave, Delaware. The program starts with weigh-in; meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Georgeanna Mills at 740-881-4497.

Delaware County Veterans Service Commission, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Wolf Building, 149 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. For more information, call 740-833-2010.

Self Advocates of Delaware County Board, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. For more information, email Mindy Garverick at mgarverick2@columbus.rr.com.

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. the second Wednesday of the month at the Alpha Group, 1000 Alpha Drive, Delaware. For more information, email Jim Cornett at jimcornett@ alphagroup.net.

People First of Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 6 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month (except for May) at Creative Foundations, 57 N. Sandusky St. For more information, email 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 more information, call adjutant Gene Fuller at 740-965-2111 or email officers@ americanlegionsunbury.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.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. 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 that fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/ columbusareaega or Columbus Area Chapter EGA on Facebook.

Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon 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 at Towers Hall on the Otterbein University campus. All are invited. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.

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 Martha Hall at 740-666-7049.

Support groups

Addiction support group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry St. The group is facilitated by Beverly Endslow, a certified addiction counselor, and will help those struggling with all addictions, including drug, alcohol, gambling, shopping, hoarding and food. For more information, call 843-338-1471.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Connection Recovery Support Group for adults with mental illness, 6 to 7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at 560 Sunbury Road, Suites 11 and 12, Delaware. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers who also have a mental illness. The Connection Recovery Support Group offers encouragement through shared experiences. There is no fee or registration to attend. For more information, call 740-815-1767 or visit namiofdel-mor.org.

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.

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. 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. 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. Call 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.