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Current Events

Delaware County Bird Club: Christmas Bird Count Preview, Monday, December 10, 6:30pm - 8pm, Deer Haven Park - Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend the Delaware County Bird Club meetings. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the speaker starts at 7 p.m. There also is time for socializing and to share bird sightings. Explore the rich history of the Christmas Bird Count, focusing on our count here in Delaware. This year the count itself takes place on December 16th and will be the 31st annual count for our circle. Our meeting on the 10th is a great opportunity for birders new to our area to learn about the Christmas Bird Count and how to participate. We will discuss counting techniques as well as have some fun estimating flock size from photographs. We will also challenge you to identify some mystery photos and/or sounds. LEARN MORE

Ebenezer Duke: A Musical Retelling of "A Christmas Carol", Tuesday, December 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Ages 6 - 11. Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer from Madison, Wisconsin. Recommended for children ages 6-11, "Ebenezer Duke" is a mini-musical, a 45-minute re-telling of "A Christmas Carol" told through original songs, storytelling/acting, tap dance, and audience participation. LEARN MORE

Second Look Day, Wednesday, December 12, 7:55am - 10:47am, Delaware Area Career Center - Second Look Day is a great time for students who are interested in attending the Delaware Area Career Center to see teachers and current students in action. Visiting students will come to DACC in the morning and visit the two labs of their choice. If you want to know what it’s like to be a student at DACC, go ahead and ask! Our students are happy to talk to you about the experiences they have here, both in academic classes and in their labs. Visit to download and fill out a permission form and be sure to turn it in to your school counselor no later than three days before the visit. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 740-201-3216. Other dates include January 16 and 30, and February 13. LEARN MORE

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Township Hall on December 12. Visit to schedule an appointment. LEARN MORE

Preschoolers: Darling Deer, Wednesday, December 12, 11am- 12pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Ages 3 - 5. Learn about Ohio’s state mammal through a variety of crafts, games and stories.  LEARN MORE


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The Orange Branch is located in Orange Township just north of the township's fire station, park and pool. At 33,000 square feet, this branch has a drive-up book drop and drive through pick-up window, along with many other special green building features. The building also houses our Outreach Services Department and Imagination Garden. Find out about our Winter Readers Club!  Also, cardholders have free access to online educational courses from Access to this learning tool was announced earlier this summer via a statewide partnership between the Ohio Library Council, the Ohio Public Library Information Network, and LinkedIn.  Add the library to your holiday plans!



Christmas Open Houses(s) at Evans Farms, Wednesday, December 12, 4pm - 7pm, Evans Farm - Come join us at Evans Farms Christmas Party and tour homes from many of our builders. Hors D' Oeuvres and Drinks will be provided.  LEARN MORE

Orange Branch Cookbook, Wednesday, December 12, 7pm - 8pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Adult Program. Please join us for our December cookbook club here at the Orange branch. We’ll have a cookie exchange featuring recipes from Sally's Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney. Grab a copy of the cookbook, try out a recipe or two, and join us for cookies conversation. Have a family recipe you’d like to share? That’s ok too!  LEARN MORE

Bubble Storytime, Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Ages Birth - 6. Enjoy a combination of books, songs, rhymes, and more centered around a different theme each month. We include activities that appeal to a wider age range so the whole family can join in the fun!  December 13 - Dr. Seuss LEARN MORE

Metro Five-O Level 1: Indoor Bird Watching, Friday, December 14, 11am - 12pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Ages 50+.  Come learn about Ohio’s wintering birds and then look for some from the comfort of our warm and cozy Nature Center. LEARN MORE

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Friday, December 14, 6pm, The Strand Theatre, Main Street Delaware - Leading up to Christmas, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Delaware. Cozy up with your family and enjoy the festive sights of downtown. Carriage pick-up location will be in front of The Strand Theatre. LEARN MORE

Christmas Bird Count, Saturday, December 15, 9am - 10am, Highbanks Metro Park - Search for winter birds as part of the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Enjoy hot chocolate while we tally our results.  LEARN MORE

Olentangy High School Jazz Band Annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, December 16, 8am - 11am, Glenross Golf Club - Cost is $7 per ticket. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, hash browns, orange drink and coffee. Come and enjoy a fine selection of holiday and jazz music, a silent auction and a visit from Santa. For tickets or more information email:  

Pet Pics with Santa, Sunday, December 16, 6pm - 8pm, Polaris Fashion Place - A special time for families to bring their furry friend to meet Santa. Photos and activities available for pets. Pet Pics will be located on the Lower Level near the Santa Set. LEARN MORE

Storytime: Bears, Monday, December 17, 10am - 11am, Highbanks Metro Park - Listen to tales of this winter hibernator through songs and stories. LEARN MORE

Delaware Toastmasters Club, Tuesday, December 18, 7pm - 8pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Adult Program. Delaware Toastmasters club meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Orange Branch Library and typically run about 70-90 minutes. All meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome.  LEARN MORE

Adults: Off-Trail Wander, Tuesday, December 18, 1pm - 3pm, Highbanks Oak Coves Picnic Area, Highbanks Metro Park - Come enjoy winter at Highbanks on this exclusive, rugged 4-mile off trail hike in the Edward F. Hutchins Nature Preserve.  LEARN MORE

Howl at the Moon, Thursday, December 20, 6pm - 8pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Bring your canine friend on a 3.5-mile hike. Dogs must be leashed.  LEARN MORE

Movie Matinee: Nature Cat & Winter Solstice, Friday, December 21, 11am - 12pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Learn about the winter solstice and watch Nature Cat “Winter Dance Party”.  LEARN MORE

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Friday, December 21, 6pm, The Strand Theatre, Main Street Delaware - Leading up to Christmas, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Delaware. Cozy up with your family and enjoy the festive sights of downtown. Carriage pick-up location will be in front of The Strand Theatre. LEARN MORE

Winter Pitching and Catching Skills Camp, December 28 - December 29, 12pm, Olentangy Berlin High School - Skills Featured - Hitting, Throwing, Infield Drills, Outfield Drills and Base Running.  LEARN MORE

For Kids: Outdoor Winter Games, Thursday, January 3, 1pm - 2pm, Highbanks Big Meadow Picinic Area, Highbanks Metro Park - Ages 3 -15. Come play games in our open field and learn all the ways that you can have fun in the cold.  LEARN MORE

For Families: Lantern Stroll, Saturday, January 5, 6:30pm - 8pm, Highbanks Metro Park - All ages. Carry lanterns to light the way on a 1-mile hike on the Dripping Rock Trail.  LEARN MORE

Daddy-Daughter Dance - City of Delaware, Friday, January 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Ohio Wesleyan University - The City of Delaware invites you to join us Friday, January 11, 6:30-8:30PM at the OWU Student Center! Recommended ages 4-17!  An Ice Cream Bar will be available at 6:30PM, followed by games and dancing. A professional digital photo is included in price. Formal dress is encouraged. New DJ this year! Registration is going on now! LEARN MORE 

Bone Tapping Qi Gong Workshop. Strengthen your body and your bones. Saturday, January 12, 11am - 1pm, Elite Physiques - $25 includes a Batik Bean Bag for tapping. In Chinese Medicine, the Bone Marrow is related to the kidneys and the immune system. By strengthening Bone Marrow through tapping and Breathing Qigong, you will have a stronger immune system to ward off sickness and disease.  Benefits of Bone Marrow Qigong From a Western Perspective: Both red and white blood cells are produced in the marrow of the bones. They are vital to the body’s defense system. Through doing Bone Qigong you are increasing the number of blood cells by increasing deep circulation, deep into the bones. There has been modern scientific research that has proven you can increase the density of the bones by putting pressure on the skeletal structure. Bone Qigong is a great solution to disease like Osteoporosis, when the bones become more fragile they are easier to break. Let’s keep them strong! LEARN MORE

Owl Hike, Saturday, January 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Highbanks Oak Coves Picnic Area, Highbanks Metro Park - Hike 2-miles to search for both Great Horned and Barred owls.  LEARN MORE

Wandering Ohio- an Author Visit, Sunday, January 13, 2pm - 3:30pm, Shale Hollow Park - Join Chuck and Beth Hewett as they share their book “Wandering Ohio – A Buckeye Trail Thru Hike” and their 76-day journey hiking the 1444-mile trail around Ohio. Books will be available for purchase. Free, ages 10+.  LEARN MORE

Zoo School Open House, Thursday, January 24, 6pm - 8pm, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Hosted by Delaware Area Career Center - The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Zoo School will hold a Open House January 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Conservation Education Building at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. This special open house is your chance to get a sneak peek of the program, meet the teacher, and ask questions.  LEARN MORE

Engineering Preview Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, South Campus, 8am - 10:45am, Delaware Area Career Center - Engineering Preview Day is a great time for students who are interested in attending the Delaware Area Career Center to see teachers and current students in action. Visiting students will come to DACC in the morning and visit the Engineering lab. If you want to know what it’s like to be a student at DACC, go ahead and ask! Our students are happy to talk to you about the experiences they have here, both in academic classes and in their labs.  If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 740-201-3216 or email at  LEARN MORE

Parent Teacher Conferences, Thursday, April 25, 4:30pm - 8pm, Delaware Area Career Center - It's not too late to meet with your child's teacher! The last round of parent teacher conferences will be held April 25th. Check out what your child has been working on this school year at DACC!  LEARN MORE

Delaware Arts Festival, May 18-19, 2019, Downtown Delaware, OH - LEARN MORE  

O N G O I N G  E V E N T S

DACC Fall Schedule. The Delaware Area Career Center, in partnership with community, is an innovative model for developing lifelong learners, quality leaders, and critical thinkers for the dynamic and global environment.  FALL SCHEDULE & EVENTS

CLOSED UNTIL NEXT SEASON. Main Street Delawares Farmers Market, Now thru end of October, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, On the shady side of Sandusky Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Delaware - Main Street Farmers’ Markets offer an enticing array of seasonal fresh produce, baked goods, live and cut flowers and plants, and craft items including homemade soap and pottery. Income-eligible senior citizens can get vouchers for farmers’ market foods from SourcePoint.  LEARN MORE

Walk with a Doc, Every Saturday, 8:30am, Polaris Mall - Every Saturday we walk, talk, and exercise our way to a healthier you! - Learn with a high yield health discussion given by a local expert healthcare provider - Exercise with new friends, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. What's better than a walking opportunity with others, healthy tips for smart living, and way to talk to your doctors and nurses without any copays!? Come... Walk with a Doc! Ask questions, get to know your doctors, and have a great time improving your life! Join Us at the next one! We'll check blood pressures, give away lots of free stuff, and get you to use exercise as medicine to improve your life!  Be green and bring a reusable water bottle from home to stay hydrated!  LEARN MORE 

Hike Ohio! - Novices of the outdoors - This group is for anyone who likes to hike and walk on nature trails, backpacking trails and just about anywhere in the great outdoors. All those who are dedicated to hiking excursions in Ohio, with a focus on leaving no trace of litter on our lands can join us! We will get together for evening hikes on metro parks trails, gather for day hikes in the Ohio State park and forest system and maybe even do overnight trips if anyone is interested. Lace up your hikers and hit the trail with us! And don't forget to check out the Polls section to vote on when/where to go on the next hike. We are trying to get some dog friendly hikes in for you and your canine companions. Check out the calendar for upcoming meet ups.  LEARN MORE

Your Neighborhood Clinic, 1st Wednesday of each month, 10am - 11:30am, Delaware General Health District - Call 740-203-2040. LEARN MORE

Olentangy Area Seniors, 1st Wednesday of each month, 10am - 11:45am, Orange Township Moffett Room - Join us for lunch and activities. Call 740-203-2040 for more information.  LEARN MORE

Do you have a local event in the Orange Township area you would like for us to promote for free? - Here is a great opportunity to get the word out about your upcoming events. We will promote it for free! Seminars, fundraisers, grand openings, or something else, email the info to us and we'll post it for free! LEARN MORE

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Previous Major Orange Celebration Events

This includes events where was the organizer, partner, sponsor or attended to provide an overview. 

2017 Orange Township Parade

2017 Little Bear Summer Fair

2017 Halloween Decoration Contest

2017 LC FallFest

2017 Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser  Promotional Video

2017 Holiday Shop

2017 Little Bear Holiday Shop

2016 Orange Township Parade

2016 LC Holiday Market

200 Year Bicentennial Celebration

2016 Halloween Decoration Contest

2016 FallFest Event

2016 Orange Township Holiday Lights Contest

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