Hydrant flushing underway

The Plain Township Fire Department will conduct its fall hydrant flushing and testing program throughout September and October.

The program will include inspecting, soft flushing and pumping all hydrants in the district. Twenty-five percent of hydrants will be subject to flow testing and readings.

For details, contact firefighter and paramedic Joe Herren at 614-855-7370.

New Albany slates Oktoberfest

New Albany's Oktoberfest event is slated from 3:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 27 and noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 28 on Market Street behind CVS, 175 W. Main St., New Albany.

The event will feature a beer garden, food vendors, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch, a climbing wall, a screening of the Ohio State University football game and live entertainment by Martini Affair, A.. Angelo and the Reaganomics.

Admission is free.

For details, go to newalbanyohioevents.com or email hans@hansschell.com.

Orchestra opens season in October

The New Albany Symphony Orchestra's 2019-20 season concerts will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 6, Dec. 2, March 15 and April 26 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany.

The concerts will include "Mahler 2: The Resurrection" on Oct. 6; "Holiday Spectacular" on Dec. 2; "O-H-I-O" on March 15; and "Joanna Frankel Plays Higdon" on April 26.

Tickets are $15.50 to $23.50 for the Oct. 6 concert; $17.50 to $25.50 for the Dec. 22 concert; and $11.50 to $19.50 for the March 15 and April 26 concerts.

For details and to purchase tickets, go to ticketmaster.com or call the CAPA box office at 614-469-0939.

Sensory-friendly performances set

The New Albany Symphony Orchestra will present sensory-friendly performances for people with dementia, Alzheimer's or those on the autism spectrum at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21, March 14 and April 25 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany.

The concerts will feature dim lighting, family restrooms, "chill-out zones" with hands-on activities, an instrument petting zoo, snacks and communication cards.

Attendees may bring their own reinforcements and motivational systems and will be welcome to talk and move around during the performances.

Musicians, ushers and volunteers also will receive specific training in sensory accommodation.

The concerts will include "Santa and the Symphony" at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21; "O-H-I-O: Sensory Friendly" at 11:30 a.m. March 14; and "Meet Joanna Frankel: Sensory Friendly" at 11:30 a.m. April 25.

Tickets cost $8 and may be purchased at the door.