EVENTS IN ORANGE TOWNSHIP

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Current Events

Senior Showcase: Art After 55, Now until October 12, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Delaware County District Library (Main Branch): Senior Showcase Exhibit will be on display during Arts Castle hours - In 2016, the Delaware County District Library paired up with several organizations in the county that support the arts and support senior services. The result of this collaboration was the county’s first-ever juried art exhibit and competition specifically for individuals ages 55 and older. It was called the Senior Showcase: Art After 55. This year, we are proud to announce that through a partnership between DCDL, Willow Brook Christian Communities, and The Arts Castle, the second Senior Showcase will debut this fall! LEARN MORE 


2018 Delaware County Fair, Now until September 22, 2018 - The 2018 Delaware County Fair will be held September 15-22. Come join the fun! LEARN MORE 


Harvest Fair, Saturday, September 22, 10am - 4pm, Stratford Ecological Center - Help us celebrate the harvest at one of Stratford’s biggest events of the year! Kids of all ages can discover their inner farmer at this family friendly event. Climb a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a horse drawn wagon, and hike the trails. It is a great opportunity to get the kids outside to have fun with the Stratford family! $5 per person. No registration needed. LEARN MORE


Succulent and Sand, Sunday, September 23, 12pm - 1pm, Taranto's Pizzeria - You ask.... we listen! Join us for a Succulent and Sand craft event at Tarantos! $20/person for all your supplies and a succulent cactus to take home!! Ages 5+ LEARN MORE 


Free Yoga, Sunday, September 23, 10:30am - 11:30am, Polaris Fashion Place - We are partnering with Lululemon for FREE YOGA every Sunday in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. BYOM - Bring Your Own Mat. (We will have a few mats, to be given on a first come, first serve basis). This week's instructor: Mariah Konrath from The Fitness Loft Columbus LEARN MORE

ADDITIONAL EVENT LISTED BELOW...

Taranto's Pizzeria Polaris

Orange Celebration's Featured Supporter

Taranto's Pizzeria was founded on Super Bowl Sunday in the winter of 2000.  Even after all these years, we still make our own fresh dough and special pizza sauce daily. We received the honor of "best in the Midwest", and the "international pizza award" in Las Vegas, and even voted "best pizza" at Olentangy Orange High School.  

I grew up in the area and my family made Orange Township our home.  I have strong ties and love for the Orange community and hope you love my "hometown pizzeria" as much as I do bring it to you.  Be sure to try our new cauliflower and gluten free crusts!  You'll love it!

ADDITIONAL LISTINGS...

Nature Explorers: Fall, Thursday, September 27, 1pm - 4pm, Stratford Ecological Center - Does your child love playing outdoors and learning through exploration? This program will immerse participants in a world of hands-on learning, guided by their own curiosity, imagination, and the joy of discovery. Stratford, with its farm animals, fields, and gardens surrounded by beautiful meadows and forest, provides a perfect backdrop for exploration. Children will have hands-on interactions with animals, help tend and harvest from the garden, and let their imaginations guide them through the surrounding meadows, creek, and forest. Through meaningful interactions with each other and the natural world, they may begin to develop an understanding of how interconnected our world is, and the value of caring for our natural world and each other. Every weekly meeting (with the possible exception of unsafe weather) will include outdoor play, so please dress your child accordingly in clothing that can get dirty and won’t restrict movement. Limited Spots.  Fee: $240 per child for series, with 2:8 adult to child ratio. 

Advanced registration required.  LEARN MORE 


Let's Go Batty, Saturday, September 29, 1pm - 2:30pm, Gallant Farm Park - Bats often are misunderstood creatures that do more than we know to help people and our food sources. Come to the farm to learn more about these mysterious nocturnal visitors and why they are so important, not only at the farm but everywhere. Free, all ages.  LEARN MORE


Sunset Cinema, Friday, September 28, Polaris Lifestyle Center (by the foundtain) - Enjoy FREE family-friendly and date night outdoor movies every Friday night in September! So bring your lawn chairs and blankets to claim your spot then enjoy free fun activities! Activities begin at 7:30 PM, movies begin at 8 PM. Movie: The Lion King - LEARN MORE


Olentangy Education Foundation Golf Outing, Monday, October 1, The Lakes Golf & Country Club - LEARN MORE


Ivory Barn at Zassy’s Fall Vendor Market, Thursday, October 4 - Saturday, October 6, Delaware County Fairgrounds - If you love everything pumpkin, farmhouse, vintage and those one of a kind handmade or up cycled pieces, you are not going to want to miss Zassy’s Treasures annual Fall Vendor Market!  Experience one of a kind shopping with 90+ handpicked vendors, including food and live music from all over the midwest!  Shop crowd free and join us during our VIP Shopping Night! First dibs on all the treasures, no crowds and GIVEAWAYS! LIVE Music, yummy food and more!  LEARN MORE


Casino Night Fundraiser with North Orange Family Dentistry, Friday, October 5 at 7pm - 11pm, Safari Golf Club - North Orange Family Dentistry is hosting our first annual Casino Night Fundraiser! All are welcome! Join us on Friday, October 5th from 7pm-11pm at Safari Golf Club for drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, casino games, a simulated horse race experience, a silent auction and more! All proceeds from this event will go towards our North Orange Family Dentistry Scholarship, awarded to one Delaware County graduating high school senior planning on pursuing an education in a medical profession. This scholarship is renewable with annual application and is managed by the Delaware County Foundation. Each ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, two (2) drink tickets and $500 play money. There will be a cash bar as well. Come and enjoy a fabulous night out! YOU CAN BUY TICKETS DIRECTLY THROUGH FACEBOOK!  LEARN MORE


Olentangy TOY and EOY Recognition, Friday, October 5, 7pm - 10pm, Olentangy Orange High School - You're invited! The 2018 Olentangy Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year employees will be celebrated at four upcoming high school football games. This is a wonderful opportunity for students, staff, and community members to say well done! Each location will celebrate winners from the home high school and feeder schools.  LEARN MORE


Alum Creek State Park Fall Fest, October 5 and 6, Alum Creek State Park - You are invited to join us at Alum Creek State Park for are annual fall fest activities. We will be having a scavenger hunt, night hikes, seasonal movies at our amphitheater and the wonderfully scary VIP "Haunted Trail" and this is all just on Friday night.  We will have wagon rides, a disc golf tournament on the 9 hole Ft Cheshire course, fishing, tye dye plus a lot of other activities for all ages.  LEARN MORE 


Introduction to Land Art, Saturday, October 6, 2pm - 3:30pm, Shale Hollow Park - Join us in making art using only the natural elements around you. Learn more about this ancient and beautiful art form and how it can help us look at nature with a new perspective! Free; ages 7 +. No registration required.  LEARN MORE


BOO 'n BREW, Saturday, October 6, 11am - 3pm, Polaris Fashion Place - Come celebtate all things Halloween at Boo 'n Brew. Families can stroll up and down the Lifestyle Center collecting goodies from merchants and take part in fun, kid-friendly activites including crafts, a costume parade, entertainers and more. Over 21? Parents and beer lovers can enjoy the beer garden as well as live music.  LEARN MORE


Muffins & Mimosas Fall 2018, Saturday, October 6, 9:30am, Mimi's Cafe - Join us for food, friends, and fun while giving back in style. Bring a business card and/or friend and win a prize.  So many awesome, new things will be shared: *Thirty-One Gives updates, 

*Fall Fun, *NEW Holiday Gift Club, *Exclusive Monthly Specials, *Fundraising in Style, 

*Holiday Cookie Exchange, *Give a Heart Caddy Drive LEARN MORE


Cheer with a Bear Night, Friday, October 12, 4:30pm, Olentangy Berlin High School - Come Cheer with the Berlin Cheerleaders and the Bear Mascot at Berlin High School Football game on October 12th.  LEARN MORE


Orange Township Fire Department Open House 2018, Sunday, October 14, 1pm - 4pm, 7700 Gooding Blvd - Tour the station, climb aboard the trucks & meet our firefighters. We will have home safety displays, safety videos, fire safety house demonstrations, firefighter demonstrations & fire safety materials available. Stop by for refreshments, a fire helmet & stickers before you leave.  The OTFD will be collecting non-perishable food, toiletry items & new unwrapped toys for People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County for their food pantry and holiday toy drive.  LEARN MORE


Marching Pioneer Mistletoe Market, Sunday, October 14, 12pm - 4pm, Olentangy Orange High School - On October 14th from noon till 4pm the Olentangy Orange High School Marching Pioneers, we will host their first annual Mistletoe Market! A variety of mid-Ohio artisans will have their items for sale just in time to begin your holiday shopping. With more than 40 vendors producing the finest handcrafted items in Ohio you won't want to miss this family friendly event that benefits the OOHS Marching Band. OOHS is located at 2840 East Orange Road in Lewis Center.  LEARN MORE


Momster Ball, Thursday, October 16, 6pm - 9pm, Olentangy Berline High School - Join the Berlin Lacrosse Team fo our inaugural Halloween costume and dance party for mothers and their little "monsters".   LEARN MORE


Great Greekfest, Saturday, October 20, 10am - 5pm, Delaware County District Library, Main Branch - THIS EVENT IS FREE!  The Great GeekFest is a celebration of all the things people geek out over. Come and share what you’re geeky for in the home of all geekdoms: the Library. Whether you’re a die-hard cosplayer, a video game nut or a casual fan there’s something to entertain you all day. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome to attend. We've even got an area for the littlest of "geeks."  LEARN MORE 


Fall on the Farm, Sunday, October 21, 1pm - 4pm, Gallant Farm Park - Join us for some fall work and fun at the farm! See how corn was picked and shocked by hand, and then help us press apples. You’ll sample the delicious apple juice, and join in with other farm activities. Visitors can also head across the road to Gallant Woods Park for the popular Trick or Treat Trail, also 1-4 p.m. It’s all free and for all ages!  LEARN MORE


3rd annual Craft Fest-Delaware, Sunday, October 21, 10am - 4pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds  - Join lots of local crafters and artists to kick off your holiday shopping! Over 100 different LOCAL crafters/artists to shop from!  Admission is FREE- However, we will have donation boxes for Safe Harbor. So please bring a non parishable item- or 5!  Tthe last 2 years have been a huge success- and we are hoping to have an even bigger year this year! LEARN MORE 


Evening of Generosity, Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris - Evening of Generosity at the new Renaissance Hotel, Westerville Join us as we honor the outstanding givers in our community.  LEARN MORE


Igniting Souls Conference, Friday, October 26, 2:30pm - 8:30pm, Hilton Columbus Polaris - Everything you want awaits you—just on the other side. But before you can do your dream, you must first CLOSE THE GAP.  Also see Author Academy Awards.   LEARN MORE


Highbanks Harvest Fest, Saturday, October 27, 1pm - 4pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Wear your favorite costume and enjoy a fall celebration. Enjoy hayrides, jump in a giant leaf pile, make Halloween crafts, play games and roast marshmallows over a campfire. Meet at Big Meadow Picnic Area.  LEARN MORE


TRICK OR TREAT IN ORANGE TOWNSHIP.  Trick or Treat will be held Wednesday, October 31st from 6-8pm. - Orange Township adopted to follow the recommended Trick or Treat schedule as set forth by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission between the hours of 6pm-8pm. Communities are not required to follow the recommended Trick or Treat schedule as approved by MORPC and may hold their Trick or Treat on a different schedule; however, Orange Township has adopted to follow the schedule set forth by MORPC including holding the event rain or shine.  READ MORE


Orange Township Heroes Not Forgotten 5k, November 10, 9am - 12pm, Olentangy Orange High School - Join us November 10th for the Orange Township 3rd annual Heroes Not Forgotten 5k run/walk. This is an exciting event dedicated to honor veterans. The money raised for this event will go towards the planned Orange Township Veterans Memorial that will be erected on the corner of Orange Rd and South Old State behind the old Town Hall.  LEARN MORE & REGISTER


Oak Creek Holiday Market, Saturday, November 17, 10am - 2pm, Oak Creek Elementary School - Shop small for the holidays with 50 local makers and support the Oak Creek Elementary School PTO. While you shop, the kiddos can look for gifts on their own at our Secret Santa shop!  LEARN MORE 


Fall Bird Walk, Saturday, November 24, 8am - 9:30am, Shale Hollow Park - See what birds are flittng about in the parks during fall migration, as you take a walk with staff. All skill levels are welcome, and loaner binoculars will be available. Free, ages 7+.  LEARN MORE


Holiday Market, Saturday, December 1, Cheshire Elementary School - Shop from over 40 unique handcrafted vendors for that perfect gift! The Scholastic Book Fair will be open to satisfy all of your reading needs as well.  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

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


Saturday Morning Run Through Highbanks Metro Park Trails! - EVERY SATURDAY: NEW TIME! 8:00 a.m. Highbanks Metro Park. We meet at the third parking lot of the Oak Coves Picnic Area—near the restrooms. We’ll plan on running one or two loops (7-14 miles) but we can help you with a route if you want to do a different distance. Just get out here and RUN! It's beautiful here! 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, 11:45am, Orange Township Moffett Room - Join us for lunch and activities. Call 740-591-8077.  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

2018 Car & Booster Seat Inspection Schedule for Orange Township

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Saturday, February 24, 9am - noon
Orange Township Fire Station #361
7700 Gooding Blvd, Delaware, 43015.

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Wednesday, May 2, 4pm - 7pm
Orange Township Fire Station #361
7700 Gooding Blvd, Delaware, 43015

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Wednesday, July 25, 4pm - 7pm
Orange Township Fire Station #361
7700 Gooding Blvd, Delaware, 43015

October 17

Wednesday, October 17, 4pm - 7pm
Orange Township Fire Station #361
7700 Gooding Blvd, Delaware, 43015

RESOURCES & POINTS OF INTEREST

OHGO
Real time traffic updates. Access on computer or device. 

Your source for real time traffic updates. Access up-to-the minute details on current traffic speeds, incidents, road construction, and weather-related conditions affecting travel from your desktop, tablet or mobile device. Making Demonstrations (Selected Days)

How to receive severe weather text or Twitter alerts from Delaware County EMA

Don't be caught off guard! Be warned of severe weather in our area! You can be alerted either by phone or Twitter? Click on the link below to view the PDF file with instructions and additional information.

ATTENTION STARGAZERS!
Perkins Observatory
Family Night -
Fridays at 8pm

Our public nights are fun for the whole family! Individuals, families, and groups of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. We have limited openings for our Friday night programs throughout the remainder of the year. To guarantee spot in one of our programs... buy your tickets now for the next available date.

The Orange Township Veterans Memorial

The Orange Township Veterans Memorial is moving forward. There will be several ways that individuals and families, clubs, organizations and businesses can donate to help make it a reality! The memorial's cost will be paid for through donations, not township funds. Help recognize and celebrate those who have served our country! 

2018 Aquatic Center Season Pass Application Available! 

Download the 2018 Aquatic Center Season Pass Application.  Orange Township resident only.  2018 season will open for the 2018 season Wednesday, May 23, and close September 3, 2018 (Labor Day). Hours typically 11am - 8:00pm, 7 days a week, but may vary on special occasions. Contact pool for details. Ph: 740-657-8881 (answered during pool hours only.)  To access Pool Rules & Regulations, click here.

 Habitat ReStores
New Fall & Winter Hours!

The ReStore will be shifting its hours beginning Oct 1st. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers whose proceeds are used to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world, helping to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Every Wed - 15% Military Discount with ID; Every Thurs - 15% Senior Discount, 60+ with ID. 

Previous Major Orange Celebration Events

This includes events where OrangeCelebration.com 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

Additional Resources & Points of Interest


Home Safety Checks - Any home can be made safer which is even more important as we age. Home safety checks can help you make your home safer, allowing you to continue living independently. The appointments generally last between 1 and 1.5 hours and include a health screening with our registered nurse and a home assessment. (see Home Safety Checks on right hand column) LEARN MORE


Delaware County District Library - Find out the complete schedule of events at the Orange Branch!  LEARN MORE 


Local Air Quality Conditions - Find out what the air quality is in our area. Air pollution data, ozone forecasting, information about public health and environmental effects of air pollution, and actions you can take to reduce pollution.  AIR NOW


MASH Military and Service Heroes Pantry - To reduce hunger throughout the Veteran and Active Duty communities of Franklin, Pickaway, and Delaware County, Ohio through our Outreach Program. In addition, we will concentrate on our low income and homeless Veteran population and promote self-sufficiency by making the best possible use of all available resources. M.A.S.H. Pantry is a non-profit 501(3)c charitable food pantry serving veterans, military families and survivors in the Greater Columbus Area. To find out about the Local Schedule for Delaware, access the Event Calendar for updates. Or call 614-522-1555 (8am - 4pm) or email: info@mashpantry.org


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