EVENTS IN ORANGE TOWNSHIP

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Current Events

Delaware Arts Castle: Let's Dance, Monday, July 23, 2pm - 3pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Ages 6 - 11. Do you love to dance? Have you never danced before, but are interested in giving it a try? Join The Arts Castle for a special jazz dance workshop at the Orange Branch! No previous dance experience is required, but kids of all experience levels are welcome to attend. Let's get moving! Please wear comfortable clothes & shoes that you can move & stretch in. LEARN MORE 


Evans Farm Corn Roast, Tuesday, July 24, 6pm - 8pm, Evans Farm Information Center - Please come and enjoy our sweetest crop of the year! Bring your family and friends for some delicious sweet corn and beverages. RSVPs are appreciated. LEARN MORE 


Mike Hemmelgarn: Comedy Juggling, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:30pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Family Program. All of Mike's shows are a whirlwind of comedy juggling and ventriloquism with a splash of magic and lots of audience participation. Wildly entertaining stage shows that emphasize the importance of reading. Fun for all ages, with an emphasis on the children. His puppets are unique and engaging. LEARN MORE

ADDITIONAL EVENT LISTED BELOW...

Orange Celebration's Featured Supporter 

This month's featured supporter is The Inn at Olentangy Trail. We are a senior assisted living facility in Delaware County, Ohio that believes in providing each senior resident an unconditional and personal experience. From senior care to memory care services our staff is caring, professional, and friendly.  We are not just an assisted living residence for seniors, but also provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and we are ardent about helping our residents have a full life by engaging them in a curriculum arranged to bring out their independence and increase their quality and enjoyment of life. 

ADDITIONAL LISTINGS...

For Kids: BioBlitz, Wednesday, July 25, 10am - 12pm, Highbanks Big Meadow Picnic Area, Highbanks Metro Park - Bring a smartphone and learn to be a scientist. Record the plants and animals you see at the park both on and off-trail with the iNaturalist phone app. Please download the iNaturalist app PRIOR to coming to the park. App is available for both Android and iphones.  Ages 8 - 12.  LEARN MORE


Ukulele 101, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Teen Program. Stop by the Orange Branch to learn the basics of playing the ukulele, OR bring your own uke to help teach and generally rock out.  LEARN MORE


Orange Book Club, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Adult Program.  Pick up a copy of the month’s selected title and give it a read, then join us the fourth Wednesday of every month for a casual, entertaining discussion. Ask at the Information Desk for additional copies of any book.  Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.  LEARN MORE


Live at Polaris, Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm - 9pm, Polaris Lifestyle Center - Featuring The McCartney Project. America's #1 tribute to Paul McCartney, Wings and The Beatles.  The McCartney Project pays tribute to Paul McCartney but is not affiliated with the awesome Sir Paul!  Concerts are open to the general public and admission is completely free. Seating for the concerts is open-lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Please note, no sporting equipment, coolers, alcoholic beverages, picnic tables, balloons, pets or smoking is permitted. Attendees can purchase adult beverages from local charities with all proceeds benefiting the charities’ causes. Ronald McDonald House Charity of Central Ohio, Columbus Inspires, and Epilepsy Foundation are the local charities for 2018. LEARN MORE


Pinterest Crafts, Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Adult Program. Do you like to visit Pinterest for craft ideas but don’t always have time to create the idea? join us at the Orange Branch Library to create a craft found on Pinterest. Supplies will be provided.  LEARN MORE 


Supplies For Scholars Main Event, Friday, July 27, 9am - 11am, United Way of Delaware County - Supplies For Scholars Main event is more than just shopping for back to school supplies. Come get haircuts, school photos, health screenings, fun activities and more. ALL FOR FREE!  LEARN MORE


Movie Under the Stars, Friday, July 27, 8pm - 9:30pm, Deer Haven Preserve, Preservation Park - Join us for a classic as we present Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (PG-13) on the outdoor big screen. Before the movie take a sunset hike and observe the nightime flying creatures. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Activities begin at 8 p.m. and the movie will begin at 9 p.m. Free, all ages. LEARN MORE


This is the Greatest KidX!  Kidx Summer Series 2018, Friday, July 27, 10:30a - 12pm, Polaris Fashion Place - The greatest show is about to start at KidX. The show must go on from P.T. Barnum’s creation! Join the circus fun with the ring leader.  LEARN MORE


FREE Event!! Ice Cream & Trucks, Friday, July 27, 4:30pm - 7pm, West Berlin Presbyterian Church - FREE event!! “Ice Cream and Trucks”.  Kids of ALL ages are invited for an evening of exploring trucks and FREE ice cream!!  No charge (free will donations accepted). LEARN MORE


BBQ at the Pool, Saturday, July 28, 7:30pm, The North Orange Park Aquatic Center -  Enjoy for only $8 per person; for those just wanting to swim and not eat, no problem, you pay $2 per person (season pass holders are free). The pool will close at 7:00pm to get ready for the event and will reopen at 7:30pm to begin the festivities!  LEARN MORE


The Fifth Annual “Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk,” presented by North Orange Family Dentistry, Saturday, July 28, 8am, North Orange Park in Lewis Center.  The proceeds from the race will benefit the Free to Smile Foundation. Free to Smile Foundation is dedicated to supporting and sustaining comprehensive, quality surgical and dental services to poor and underprivileged children and adolescents throughout the world. To this end, their volunteers and partner organizations will provide free surgical, dental and educational care for all that are served by the foundation across the globe.  KIDS FUN RUN (100 yards, recommended for kids age 7 and under) will be held at 7:50am.  Click on link for race information and registration. LEARN MORE 


Veterans and Family Event, Saturday, July 28, 10:30am - 2:30pm, Dragonfly Day Camp, Highbanks Metro Park - Veterans and their families are invited to participate in a fun day of activities including archery, fishing, hiking, a cook-out and more!  All ages. Sign-up required. MAP. Free. LEARN MORE


Smores and Scavenger Hunt, Saturday, July 28, 6pm - 8pm, Nature Center, Highbanks Metro Park - Make your own s'mores to enjoy by the campfire and complete your scavenger hunt by looking for signs of wildlife in the forest!  Limited number of roasting sticks and smores supplies will be available. You may also bring your own food to cook. Ages 3 - 10. LEARN MORE


Delaware Pacer Bands Food Truck Festival, Saturday, July 28, 4pm - 9pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds - Food Truck Festival to support the Delaware Pacer Bands. There will be face painting, several food trucks and some live music.  LEARN MORE


Annual Plant Sale, Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th, 9am - 3pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds - Hosted by the Delaware County Ohio Master Gardener Association.  In the Pig and Lamb Barn. Great prices on shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals and more! LEARN MORE


Heartfulness Meditation, Monday, July 30, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Orange Branch, Delaware Library - Adult Program. Stressed out? Looking for better balance? Learn to relax with guided meditation.  LEARN MORE


Well Beyond 60! EXPO, Tuesday, July 31, Ohio State Fair - Join the Ohio Department of Aging "Well Beyond 60!” Expo during Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Park. The event is free with fair admission, which is only $4 all day for visitors age 60 and older.  LEARN MORE 


Under the Sea! Kidx Summer Series 2018, Friday, August 3, 10:30a - 12pm, Polaris Fashion Place - Mermaid and other sea creatures are taking over KidX. Make a splash with this underwater themed event! LEARN MORE


Orange Township Summer Nights, August 4, 7pm, North Orange Park - Family friendly bands will again kick off this fun event with food trucks & local vendors on hand to keep you busy until it’s time to sit down and enjoy the movie under the stars. Residents will again be able to cast their vote & decide what movie will be played at each event. Stay tuned….more details to come! LEARN MORE


Full - Family Farm Chores, Saturday, August 11, 9am - 11am, Stratford Ecological CenterExpose your family to where their food really comes from by joining Stratford’s Farmer during morning chores. Take a turn feeding the goats and sheep, put your hand under a hen while collecting eggs and pacify the hungry hogs with homegrown grains and more!  $15 per family, limit 6 families - Registration required - Register at  http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/store/ 


Orange Color Run and 5K Race, Sunday, August 12, 9am - 1pm, Olentangy Orange High School - Join us for our first ever 5K race and the always popular family fun course! Participants will enjoy a running/walking through a course with different color stations through out and will end the race covered in color. This is a great event for serious runners, kids of all ages, and anyone looking for a fun activity in August!  This is a fundraiser for the Olentangy Orange Field Hockey program and helps support female athletes. We appreciate your support!  LEARN MORE


Columbus Weddings Summer Boutique Show, August 12, 12pm - 4pm, Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center - Whether you're just starting the planning process or checking off the final details, the Columbus Weddings Boutique Show is a great place to get inspired, find new ideas, & consult with dozens of wedding experts - all in one place.

Make your planning easy & fun all in one afternoon!  LEARN MORE


Polaris Touch A Truck, Saturday, August 18, 11am - 2pm, Polaris Fashion Place - The Columbus Ghostbusters will be on site alongside fire trucks, heavy equipment, race cars, and so much more! There will be trucks of all sizes so bring the whole family for cool trucks, cold treats, prizes, and fun--part of the KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place.  LEARN MORE


Triathlon for Hope (All Female), Saturday, August 18, 8am - 11am, Alum Creek State Park - This is the 7th annual all-female triathlon designed to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer, research into eradicating the disease, recognizing the survivors and those living with breast cancer, and remembering those who have been lost to this terrible disease. The proceeds from the event are donated to local breast cancer organizations to fund breast cancer research and awareness activities. The past six years, the event has contributed several thousand dollars to local breast cancer charitable organizations through your participation in this triathlon.  LEARN MORE


Music Under the Paper Moon, Saturday, August 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Gallant Farm Park, Preservation Park - In the 1930’s, one could pose with their special someone on a “paper moon hanging over a cardboard sea” at a carnival or fair for a nickel. Visit the farm, get your one-of-a-kind photo taken in front of our paper moon, and enjoy refreshments, games and live music.  LEARN MORE


Movie Under the Stars: The Big Year, Friday, August 31, 8pm - 11pm, Deer Haven Preserve - Laugh along with the birding comedy The Big Year (PG) on the outdoor big screen starring Jack Back and Steve Martin. Two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. Before the movie meet live birds from Ohio Nature Education and take a sunset hike to observe creatures flying overhead at night. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Free, all ages. Activities begin at 8 and the movie will begin at 9.  LEARN MORE


Little Brown Jog 5K and Kids Fun Run, Saturday, September 1, 12pm - 2pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds - Lace up your running shoes for the second annual Little Brown Jog 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 1, benefiting PEOPLE IN NEED, INC. OF DELAWARE COUNTY. Taking place on the Little Brown Jug race track at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, this family-friendly event features face painting and balloons, photos with race horses, and free muscle massages by Stretch Zone of Powell. To help our Delaware County neighbors in need, REGISTER HERE 


Labor Day Campout - Delaware, Sept 1 - Sept 2, Alum Creek State ParkJoin staff and volunteers to celebrate the last holiday of the summer!  LEARN MORE 


Grandparents Day, Saturday, September 8, 8:30am - Noon, SourcePoint - Smiles abound on Grandparents Day as hundreds of grandparents and grandchildren take over SourcePoint for a day of intergenerational games and activities. This year’s theme is all about archeology. Can you dig it?  LEARN MORE


Delaware All Horse Parade, Sunday, September 9, 3pm - 6pm, Delaware, Ohio


2018 Delaware County Fair, September 15 - 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


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 


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


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


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



O N G O I N G  E V E N T S


Dispatch seeks best growers for Backyard Garden Awards - Now until August 1st! With the growing season in full gear, At Home and the Dispatch Home & Garden Show have announced the inaugural Backyard Garden Awards Competition in central Ohio. Win prizes! LEARN MORE


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


o 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

CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION and OTHER LOCATIONS (pdf file)
CLOSED

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

CLOSED

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

July 25

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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