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EVENTS IN ORANGE TOWNSHIP

EVENTS IN ORANGE TOWNSHIP
Click on 'Learn More' for additional information such as confirm date , time, location, availability (ie. seats still available, etc.) and any cost associated with the event.  Previous major OC Events are listed at bottom of page.  Orange Celebration is not responsible for any date/location changes or alterations/cancellations to events.  Contact us to get your event listed for free! 

Ongoing Events

Heroes Not Forgotten 5K 
Fundraiser to Honor our Veterans 

Join us November 11th for the Orange Township 2nd annual Heroes Not Forgotten 5k run/walk. This is an exciting event dedicated to honor veterans.  LEARN MORE
** OOMS will host the annual Veterans Breakfast and Celebration on Friday, November 3rd  LEARN MORE 

Into the Ice Age, Now thru Oct 31st, Shale Hollow Park

Welcome to the world of wooly mammoths, mastodons and saber-toothed cats! The Ice Age comes to Preservation Parks with amazing exhibits and activities. All activities are free; the Ice Age exhibits will be open through Oct. 31. WED-SAT: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.; SUN: Noon-5 p.m.  LEARN MORE

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. LEARN MORE

2nd Annual Orange Township Halloween Home Decoration Contest! 

Bigger and better than last year's contest! Great prizes!  This year we'll be accepting entries in both video and stil pictures.  Be sure to enter for a chance to win!  Everyone has a chance to win with special drawings from all entries. LEARN MORE

Current Events

McTeacher's Night, Monday, October 16, 5:30pm, McDonald's (50 Meadow Park Ave, Lewis Center, OH) - Oak Creek Elementary School teachers will be serving food for an OCES fundraiser. Will your teacher be there?  LEARN MORE


Small Farmers, Tuesday, October 17, 9:30am - 11am, Statford Ecological Center - Bring your little one out to discover Stratford as they become a farmer for a day. You and your child will interact with the animals as you help with morning chores. For children ages 2-5 and their adult companion.  $10 per child - Advanced registration required.  Call 740-363-2548 to register.  LEARN MORE


Oktoberfest, October Supper Club, Wednesday, October 18, 7pm, SourcePoint - Enjoy an authentic German-style menu featuring: Bavarian sausage stew, Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, caramelized sauerkraut, braised red cabbage, hot German potato salad, steamed fresh green beans, Spätzle with brown butter sauce, hot pretzel sticks with horseradish and hot German mustard, apple strudel, and coconut cream pie. Plus. . . live music by QHC Brass! LEARN MORE


Seuss on the Loose 2017 CES Walk-a-Thon, Wednesday, October 18, 11am - 2pm, Cheshire Elementary School - WHAT: This year our theme for the walk-a-thon goes along with our schoolwide theme. “Seuss on the Loose” Walk-A-Thon is an active and healthy fundraiser with many fun activities planned. We are not selling any products, just collecting donations. We are promoting health and wellness!  Help raise funds for: Author Visits, Biz Town, Cultural Connection, Wild Ways prizes, Field Day, Field Trips, Technology, School assemblies and much more!   LEARN MORE


Zassy's Fall Vendor Market, October 19 - 21, Delaware County Fair Grounds - Please join us for our annual Fall Vendor Market! This year our event will be held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio and we are super excited about what all the grounds has to offer! LOTS of super close easy access parking and much much more! 

Experience one of a kind shopping with 90+ handpicked vendors, including food and live music from all over the midwest! And... We are adding something NEW this year! DIY Seminars!   Join us during our VIP Night! THURSDAY, October 19th 5pm-9pm. VIP Night is the BEST Night to come! 1. You get first dibs on ALL the goods... 2. We only release so many tickets to control the crowd that comes thru. 3. Live music, yummy food and more!  LEARN MORE 


The Great GeekFest 2017, Saturday, October 21, 10am - 5pm, Delaware County District Library - 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


Boo 'N Brew, Saturday, October 21, 2pm - 6pm, Polaris Lifestyle Center - Join us on October 21st from 2 PM to 6 PM for Boo 'N Brew! This fall festival will feature a beer garden benefiting the Ronald McDonald House and lots of family-friendly activities throughout the lifestyle center. Highlights of the event include live music by Fortune, trick-or-treating, silly safari animal shows, food trucks, face painting, balloon artists, costume contest, parade and more!  Children ages 10 & under will be able to trick-or-treat in the designated area in the Polaris Lifestyle Center from 2 PM to 3 PM.  Free, LEARN MORE


Freeman's Farm Fall Festival, October 21 - 22, 10am - 5pm, Freeman's Farm - With the aroma of 'apple butter a stirrin' and kettle corn a poppin', Freemans Farm visitors enjoy hayrides through scenic woods, campfire concessions (hotdogs, chili, chips, beverages), a farm animals petting area, delicious fresh popped kettle corn, scarecrow making, and apple butter making demonstrations over an open fire on select days. Fall treats and decorations include pumpkins, fall squash, gourds, decorations, jelly, jams, apple butter, candy, apples, cider and fall gifts. Admission is free. There is a charge for food, some activities, and items purchased in the fall market. Festival hours will be Saturdays (10 AM - 5 PM) and Sundays (11 AM - 5 PM).  LEARN MORE 


Second Annual Girls Night Out, Saturday, October 21, 6pm - 9pm, Animal Hospital Center of Polaris - Ladies, it’s that time again! Animal Medical Center and Help Save Pets are hosting their Second Annual Girls Night Out! Saturday October 21st, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, at Animal Care Center of Polaris. Shopping, rescue, and food! What more could a lady ask for! Last year we raised over $500, and everyone had a great time! 10% of the proceeds made that night are donated to Help Save Pets. Every year we take in animals that are either abandoned or homeless. We take in severe medical cases: heartworm disease, parvo positive puppies, ringworm puppies, broken legs, and severe dental disease just to name a few. Our rescue saves more than 1,000 animals every year. Our goal this year at our Ohio locations is to save over 200 animals. We have had 137 adoptions this year alone! Please come support and amazing cause. Make sure to do all your Christmas shopping, while support local rescue!!  Free. LEARN MORE


Hike to the Giants, Saturday, October 21, 9am, Oak Coves Picnic Area, Highbanks Metro Park - Hike 4-miles off-trail to the 300-year-old giant sycamores along the Olentangy River. Oak Coves bulletin board.  Hiking will be over rough terrain. Sturdy shoes, snack, and water bottles recommended. The route may be changed if weather does not permit access to site.  Free for all ages. LEARN MORE


OCES Trunk or Treat, Friday, October 27, 6:45pm - 7:45pm, Oak Creek Elementary School - Kids dress in their costumes and go from trunk to trunk gathering goodies. It is a fun-filled evening for the whole family but we need your help. Here is how you can make Trunk or Treat spook-tacular:  -Decorate your trunk and pass out treats! Get creative...hang decorations on your car with your family or get your team or troop together to do a fun theme. The most creative car will win a prize!  -Donate treats. Bags of candy, stickers, pencils, glow sticks, etc. We will be having trunks with edible and non-edible items. Send in unopened bags of candy or other items to school with your child and place in collection box in the lobby. You can also bring a bag of candy to the event.  -Come dressed to impress. There will be photo opportunities to snap festive pics with friends or family.  For more information: LEARN MORE


I Love the 70's -- the 1870's, Sunday, October 22, 2pm, Nature Center, Highbanks Metro Park - Enjoy a presentation about the 1870 settlers to the park.  Free for all ages. LEARN MORE


Thankful Sign Painting Event, Tuesday, October 24, 7pm - 9pm, Tarantos Pizzeria of Polaris - Join us in a class learning how to paint a Thankful Word sign on Repurposed wood. Each particpant will take home one completed thankful sign. Just in time for fall and all we are thankful for!  LEARN MORE


3rd Annual Business Appreciate Day, Tuesday, October 24, 7:30am - 9:30am, Orange Township Hall - Orange Township is excited to announce we have finalized plans for our 3rd Annual event with Delaware County Ohio & the Economic Development Department.  Registration is open, reserve your spot now for this FREE event!  Jointly hosted through the collaborative efforts of Orange Township Outreach & Communications Committee and Delaware County Economic Development.  LEARN MORE


Homeschoolers: Web it Out, Tuesday, October 24, 10am, Nature Center, Highbanks Metro Park - Explore food webs, producers, consumers and decomposers as we learn what animals eat and how they find their food through activities and a hike. Age 6-12. Free. LEARN MORE


Scary-Oke with Anne!, Saturday, October 28, 9pm - 2am, Caribbean Jerks - Join us for Scary-Oke with Anne on Saturday October 28th from 9pm - 2am. Costume contest with prizes for best Male, Female, and Couples costume.  LEARN MORE


Fall Bird Walk, Saturday, October 28, 8am - 9am, Deer Haven Park - Every season brings us something new in the world of birds! Don’t miss these this early morning hike led by park district staff. All skill levels are welcome. Loaner binoculars will be provided as needed, or you can bring your own. Free, ages 7+, no reservations necessary.  LEARN MORE


2017 Pumpkin Run 5K & Sweet Feat 5K Walk, Saturday, October 28, 3pm- 4pm, Mingo Park - This year the city of Delaware and the Delaware County Diabetes Association are teaming up to bring you one big event – the 2017 Pumpkin Run 5k and the Sweet Feat 5k Walk!  Choose between a 5K Run, 5K Walk or even a 1 Mile walk! 

Plus kid's races, costume contests! Be sure to join us for our annual Trunk or Treat after the race at 4pm!  All proceeds go towards healthy weight and your child, a year long program available at the Delaware YMCA to help families focus on nutrition education and physical activity to encourage healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle.  For Registration and more information: LEARN MORE


How to Kill a Tree, Saturday, October 28, 8:30am - 11:30am, Statford Ecological Center - Come join us for a fun filled morning to learn How to Kill a Tree and how NOT to kill yourself while doing it!  Starting at 8:30 a.m. Laura Ann Bergman, Physical Therapist Assistant, will show participants a warm up and stretching activity teaching proper techniques and how to avoid injury during raking and shoveling. Be prepared to move!

At 10 am. Participants will have a short break with light refreshments.  OSU Extension educator Amy Stone will begin her presentation at 10:30 a.m. discussing common tree practices, their impacts, successful tree selections, proper installation and maintenance of trees while adding value to your property. Participants are encouraged to bring samples and questions.  Cost is $10 and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Cindy at the Extension office at 740-833-2030 or email kaelber.1@osu.edu.  LEARN MORE


The Biggest Baddest Halloween Party, Saturday, October 28, 8pm - 2am, The Brass Tap - Polaris - Columbus' favorite Halloween destination is going even bigger this year.  Bigger prizes, bigger costume contests, free welcome shots and great music.  * "Blood bag" & other themed drinks. * $150 first prize for scariest costume. * $150 first prize for sexiest costume. * 2nd & 3rd place prizes as well. * Approx $500 in prizes. * Free "Halloween" welcome shot from 8-10p. * Live Music. Bigger. Badder. Better. Halloween. LEARN MORE


2017 Lewis Center Fall Fest,  October 29th, 1pm - 5pm, Little Bear Golf Club  - The Third Annual Lewis Center Fall Fest is excited to welcome everyone back to another event that supports local business owners, non-profits, booster clubs and school PTO's with entertainment for the whole family. After checking in at the Welcome Center at the top level of Little Bear Golf Club, the FIRST 200 PEOPLE will be receiving welcome bags containing amazing promotional materials donated by our sponsors and vendors. The upper level of the clubhouse and the veranda will feature booths promoting local vendors and their products/services. Relax outside in the patio area or inside the Grille after your visit with the selection of food truck and sweet treat vendors available.

 

The fire department will be located outside from 2-4 pm for a meet and greet next to the bounce houses. TV's will be on for must-see football games. Balloon twisting, face painting, and craft tables will be setup in the grille to entertain the little ones. There will also be an amazing magician performing tricks and make sure to visit with Elsa! Paulette's Princee Parties will be set-up in the Grille from 1-3:30 pm with FREE picture opportunities with the Snow Princess! Stroll around the ballroom with your kiddos to Trick or Treat with the Vendors. Vendors will be located on the first floor passing out items for kiddos dressed up in costumes! Columbus For Kids will also have a special craft set-up as well as games for the little ones to enjoy. Tiger Woo's World Class Tae Kwon Do will be joining us to display a special performance for everyone to view and make sure to enter the Festive Raffle Giveaway for an opportunity to go home with some amazing products from local businesses!

 

Admission: please bring a canned food item for each guest to give back to the local food pantry.

 

$1 for 1 bounce at one of the two bounce houses. All day passes will be available. LEARN MORE


Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 29, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Lewis Center United Methodist Church -  This FREE event includes live entertainment, trick or treating, trunk decorating and costume contests, pumpkin decorating, a selfie photo booth, and a light meal. We will have teal pumpkin options available for children with food allergies.   LEARN MORE


Computer Training, Tuesday, October 31, 9:00am - 10:30am, Orange Branch, Delaware County Library - Adult Program. Learn basic of Social Media. Register by calling (740) 549-2665. LEARN MORE


Oak Creek PTO Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen, Thursday, November 2, 11am - 9:30pm, California Pizza Kitchen - Take a night off from cooking and join your Oak Creek friends at the Polaris California Pizza Kitchen! 20% of all proceeds from dining, catering, and take out orders will benefit the Oak Creek PTO!  Watch backpacks for the OCPTO flyer, which must be presented for the PTO to receive credit. If you don't have the flyer, email OCPTO@hotmail.com for a copy. LEARN MORE


Oak Creek PTO Fundraiser at Pizza Cucinova, Sunday, November 12, 11am - 9pm, Pizzia Cucinova - Take the night off from cooking and join your Oak Creek friends at Pizza Cucinova for Oak Creek night, benefitting the OCES PTO.   Watch backpacks for a flyer to present at Pizza Cucinova and the PTO will receive 20% back from your order! 

Email OCPTO@hotmail.com or message us here if you need a copy of the flyer.  LEARN MORE


CES Cultural Connection, Thursday, November 16, 6pm - 8pm, Cheshire Elementary School PTO - The CES Cultural Connection is a wonderful chance to celebrate the many cultures and traditions that are are a part of our CES family. Sample food, listen to music and see performances from around the world.  LEARN MORE


Cheshire Holiday Market, Saturday, December 2, 10am - 2pm, Cheshire Elementary School - Come and shop a variety of handmade arts and crafts. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open as well. A one stop shop for all of your holiday gift giving needs!  LEARN MORE

Flashlight Cave Tour, Every Saturday through October, 6pm - 6:45pm, Olentangy Indian Caverns - Join us for a very special "flashlight only" tour of the caverns. We will turn the main lights off and explore the caverns with flashlights (flashlights will be provided). This tour will be offered every Saturday in September and October at 6 pm. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate. Click on the button below to register, spaces are limited and will fill up fast.  LEARN MORE


Main Street Delawares Farmers Market, Now thru October 28, 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.


OAOHN 2017 Fall Conference. Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses (OAOHN), Nov 2 - Nov 4 - Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 12:30 PM - Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:00 PM, Lewis Center (Columbus), OH - The Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses is an organization of approximately 250 nurses who practice occupational health nursing. OAOHN works together with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) to promote and advance the field of occupational health nursing. Location: Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities Conference Center, 151 East Orange Road, Lewis Center (Columbus), OH 43035 LEARN MORE


Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update Public Meeting, November 2, December 5 - The Township was recently awarded the opportunity to partner with students from The Ohio State University’s Master of City & Regional Planning (MCRP) program to help update our current 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. A comprehensive plan creates a long range vision of a community’s future. The plan facilitates in building relationships among leaders, residents and businesses. The plan is essentially a strategic guide to any new development or redevelopment proposed in the Township. Due to the Township’s exponential growth the time is right to being working on this update to sustain the continued growth in our community. Through this course, the Zoning Department and MCRP students will collaborate to complete the Plan’s update. A crucial component of this process will be reaching out to the public for comments, ideas and input. The intent of the process is to create a plan that is influenced and supported by our community. We encourage all community members to attend. If you would like to share your thoughts or ideas please contact Michele Boni, Planning & Zoning Director at 740-548-5430 or mboni@orangetwp.org. LEARN MORE


Annual Veterans Breakfast and Celebration, November 3, 8am, Olentangy Orange Middle School - Students in any grade at OOMS are encouraged to invite a family member or close friend who is a Veteran or an active duty service member to join them for breakfast at 8:00 AM in the gym. Breakfast will be followed by a ceremony put on by the students and staff of OOMS.  Following the ceremony, Veterans and active duty service members are invited into the 8th grade classrooms to speak to the 8th grade students. For those Veterans and active duty service members who stay to speak with the students, lunch is also being provided.  LEARN MORE


Delectable Desserts 2017, Delaware, Ohio's dessert tasting! Sunday, November 5, 1pm - 4pm, Andrews House - We're back for the second year! Who doesn't like dessert? Restaurants and bakers from around town will pull out all the stops with their best desserts at Andrew’s House on November 5th in downtown Delaware. The restaurants will be sampling their best desserts for you to try- vote on the best one! There will be live music, raffle prizes, and coffee, all helping to raise money for charity!  All proceeds benefit Delaware County’s Ecumenical Youth Group, a unique group for highschool students that creates a safe place for open thoughtful conversation, community, growth, and service. The students will be making their own desserts for you to take home.  LEARN MORE


Hometown Hereos Event, November 9 - November 12, 9am - 7pm, Cabela's - LEARN MORE


JDRF Central Ohio Research Update, Tuesday, November 14, 6pm - 8pm, Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center - Join JDRF Central Ohio as we welcome Patrick McFeeley for a JDRF Research Update. Patrick McFeeley became involved with JDRF in 1999, shortly after his twin daughters, Ashley and Maddie, were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at ages one and two. Come learn more about the latest T1D research advances funded by JDRF.  Free.  LEARN MORE


Paint night at Tarantos, Wednesday, November 15, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Tarantos Pizzeria of Polaris - Join is for Pizza and Painting at Tarantos!  LEARN MORE


Homeschool Adventures: Getting Ready for Winter, Thursday, November 16, Shale Hollow Park - People, plants, and animals; we all prepare for winter in our own way. Learn about the ways animals survive in winter using hibernation, migration, and adaption. Hands on activities and a short hike included. Free, ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required and can be completed at https://www.preservationparks.com/events/.


A Caregiver Recognition Event, Saturday, November 18, 11:30am – 1:30pm, SourcePoint - As a family caregiver, you know how rewarding—and stressful—the experience can be. Join us for a free event in November! Cheryl Rapose, M.Ed., LISW will discuss mindfulness and its effectiveness on stress. Learn the importance of self-care, how to incorporate meditation into your everyday routine, and other ways to improve your well-being in the midst of life’s challenges. Bring a friend!  This free event* includes lunch and a special gift for attendees.  RSVP by Nov. 6 by calling 740-203-2399 or online.  LEARN MORE


Kidx Club Cookies with Claus, Sunday, November 19, 10:30am - 12pm, Polaris Lifestyle Center - Enjoy cookies with Santa Claus at this KidX Club! Decorate your own cookie, write letters to Santa and enjoy storytime. Aquatot's Swim School, face painters and Matt the Balloon Guy will be there too!  KidX Club is our NEW club where kids get to come together with FREE activities that inspire them to explore their world. With KidX, “X” marks the spot for members to have fun, playful and educational experiences. Whether it’s expression through art, exploration of a kids safety fair, or the exhilaration of fun fitness activities, KidX brings enriching experiences to members and their families. KidX Club meets monthly with a new theme each event throughout the school year.  Kids are invited to bring a book that will be donated to the Columbus Metropolitan Library! Children will receive a prize for donating.  Free.  LEARN MORE


Computer Training, Tuesday, November 28, 9:00am - 10:30am, Orange Branch, Delaware County Library - Adult Program. Learn basic of Microsoft Office skills. Register by calling (740) 549-2665.  LEARN MORE


Cheshire Holiday Market, Saturday, December 2, 10am - 2pm, Cheshire Elementary School - Come and shop a variety of handmade arts and crafts. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open as well. A one stop shop for all of your holiday gift giving needs!  LEARN MORE


CRP TRAINING, December 9th, Orange Township Fire Department - Did you know your Orange Township Fire Department provides CPR & AED as well as Basic First-Aid training? Check out our website for more information, signing up is easy. Private classes are also available, contact cpr@orangetwp.org. Check out the 2017 schedule: December 9th. CPR & AED classes run 9:00am - 11:30am. First Aid classes run 12:30pm - 3:30pm. LEARN MORE


2nd annual Craft Fest-Delaware, Sunday, November 19, 10am - 4pm, Delaware County Fair - Join lots of local crafters and artists to kick off your holiday shopping! Over 50 different LOCAL crafters/artists to shop from!  Admission is FREE- However, we will have donation boxes for P.I.N. (people in need) So please bring a non parishable item- or 5!  Last year was a huge success- and we are hoping to have an even bigger year this year!  **We are NOT accepting any Direct Sales Companies- this is a local hand made show only! Thanks for understanding!***  LEARN MORE


SourcePoint Offers Free, Six-Week Program to Empower Caregivers, Sept 18 through Oct 23. Free. SourcePoint - This free, six-week workshop helps caregivers to develop a wealth of self-care tools and strategies to face the challenges of caregiving, such as how to identify and reduce personal stress, communicate in a challenging situation, and make tough caregiving decisions.  Workshops will be Mondays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each participant will receive a copy of “The Caregiver Helpbook,” and a $25 gift card at the completion of the program. Light refreshments will be provided. The deadline for registration is Sept. 11. To sign up, call (740) 203-2399. Registration is required as seating is limited. 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

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3rd Annual Business Appreciate Day

3rd Annual Business Appreciate Day, Tuesday, October 24, 7:30am - 9:30am, Orange Township Hall - Orange Township is excited to announce we have finalized plans for our 3rd Annual event with Delaware County Ohio & the Economic Development Department. Registration is open, reserve your spot now for this FREE event! Jointly hosted through the collaborative efforts of Orange Township Outreach & Communications Committee and Delaware County Economic Development. LEARN MORE.

2017 Lewis Center Fall Fest

October 29th, 2017 from 1-5 pm
Little Bear Golf Club
1940 Little Bear Loop. Lewis Center, Oh 43035

Local event supports local business owners, non-profits, booster clubs, and school PTO's with entertainment for the whole family. Many great vendors, food trucks, treats, entertainment, free pictures, crafts,   raffles plus much more!  

Heroes Not Forgotten 5K 
Fundraiser to Honor our Veterans

Join us November 11th for the Orange Township 2nd 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.

Flag Teams and Call to Veterans

Flag Teams
We are looking for teams of a minimum of 5 to carry a flag during the run (walk distance does not apply). Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and POW MIA.

Call to Veterans
If you’re a veteran or family member of a veteran and just want to cheer the runners along, please join us.

Donations

If you are unable to attend the run and would like to donate, you may in any increment you would like with the following options. Donate on the registration site or through the Delaware County Foundation (click on the “Click to Give” button, then scroll down to select Orange Township Veterans Memorial.)  A special fund has been established with the Delaware County Foundation, a non-profit community foundation that will manage all donations.   You may also send a check, payable to the Delaware County Foundation: EIN #31-1450786. Please note Orange Township Veterans Memorial in the memo line of the check. Gifts should be mailed to Delaware County Foundation, 3954 N. Hampton Dr. Powell, OH 43065.

Veterans Memorial

The goal is to make the memorial unique with local input. The memorial itself was designed by a former Olentangy Orange High School Student, Amelia Dewey. Matt Croghar and Kyle Benecke, also local Olentangy Orange High School Students, came up with the theme “Heroes Not Forgotten.”

Ways to Participate & Register

You can select from different particiation levels.  There is the 1 Mile Walk, 5K Run/Walk, 5K Flag Carry Team, or purchase a T-Short only. For more inforation, CLICK HERE

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Book Drive to help kids affected by Hurricane Harvey  
October 1st - 31st

Eagle Project Book Drive led by Heber Fuller, Troop 696. He is helping an elementary school near Houston, TX replace their library of 12,000 books lost due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Looking for new or gently used pre-k through 6th grade. There are already drop-off boxes at the following locations:


-Delaware County District Library, Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd.
-Delaware County District Library, Powell Branch, 460 Liberty Street
-Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State Street
-Walnut Creek Elementary School, 5600 Grand Oak Blvd.
-Berkshire Middle School, 2869, 3 B's & K Road
-Orange High School, 2840 E. Orange Road.

Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update Public Meeting for Orange Township

Public Meetings! November 2 and December 5, 2017. Due to the Township’s exponential growth the time is right to being working on this update to sustain the continued growth in our community. Through this course, the Zoning Department and MCRP students will collaborate to complete the Plan’s update.  All community members are encouraged to attend this free meeting. 

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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! 

2017 Aquatic Center Season Pass Application Available! 

Download the 2017 Aquatic Center Season Pass Application.  Orange Township resident only (see online application form for exceptions & guidelines.) North Orange Park Aquatic Center will open for the 2017 season Wednesday, May 24, and close September 4, 2017 (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.)

 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. 

Additional Resources & Points of Interest


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 their Event Calendar for updates. Or call 614-522-1555 (8am - 4pm) or email: info@mashpantry.org


Our Winter Edition of "Check It Out" Newsletter and Event Calendar features Youth Services Specialist Bridget on the cover, promoting the new Winter Reading Club at DCDL. You'll also read more about our DCDL Audio Booths, discover a post-Katrina New Orleans during DelawaREADS, and see why we're open on Martin Luther King Day for 2017.  Thank you for taking the time to "Check It Out." . LEARN MORE

Pictures from the 2017 Little Bear Summer Fair

Over 30 pictures from the event now available for viewing.

PICTURES ARE HERE! Orange Township Parade was held on July 4th at Orange High School

Did you miss this year's parade or like to review your favorite floats? We've captured over 100 pictures! And be sure to check out the special full length video of the Orange High School Marching Band! 

Previous Major Orange Celebration Event Listings

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

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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