2019-01-09 / Communities


Annual roast pork dinner on Saturday, Jan. 19 starting at 4:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Listen to Bluegrass music as you dine on boneless roast pork, homemade applesauce, whipped mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, sauerkraut, gravy, dinner rolls, homemade apple raisin cake with fresh whipped cream and choice of coffee, tea, milk. Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to Walton Food Bank. Take outs will be available by calling 865- 5765 on the day of the dinner - no deliveries.

The second country music and comedy show presented by the Townsend school staff and students will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at the Townsend office. The show will include live music and comedy in “Hee Haw” style. The cast will be a mix of staff, students, and PTA members.

Hamden Hill Ridge Riders will offer a snowmobile safety course on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. - lunch will be provided. The course is free, participants must be 10 years old by the course date. Pre-registration is required; to register, call Delaware

Sports Center at 607-865- 8888.

The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders (HHRR) will host its annual winter drag races on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Maple Shade Farm, 2066 county route 18, Delhi. Raindate Sunday, Feb. 24. Registration from 9-10 a.m. Chest protectors and tether switches are required. HHRR classes and rules dependent on number of racers.

There will be Tai Chai for seniors at Zen Rest Yoga, West Street; beginners class is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., advanced class is Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. The Delaware County Office for the Aging sponsors the programs for seniors 60 and above. Call 607-832-5750 to be put on the wait list or to hear about other programs.

The free suicide prevention peer-support group for adults, led by trained facilitators who have experienced loss, held at 103 North Street - is postponed this week because of illness - but this is a place in the community for people who have lost a loved one to suicide to express themselves and find support, comfort and resources in a judgmentfree environment. For more information, call 607-832-5888, Delaware County Mental Health (non-crisis only).

The village hopes the weather stays cold to keep the water frozen in the ice skating rink at Austin Lincoln. Look for an ‘open’ sign on the fence. There are skates in various sizes for people to borrow while skating.

Zach Coviello, Clayton Quinn and Celestina Mingle qualify for the Section IV all-star soccer team. They will host a painting night on Friday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, Stockton Avenue to raise funds to support team’s trip to Ireland. Reservations can be made to Zach, Clayton or Celestine with cash or check or under Linda’s events on with credit/debit card or PayPal.

DVH volunteers will host Hare and Feather in the DVH lobby from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, offering jams, jellies, cheese, and baked goods.

The Walton Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Chamber hosts various events throughout the year and are always looking for volunteers.

The William B. Ogden Library, 42 Griswold Street, will host book club potluck dinners every fourth Thursday of the month beginning Jan. 24. The library will provide plates, plastic ware, and napkins.

The Trout Creek Community Committee will hold a craft day on Saturday, Jan. 19 to make a craft, enjoy snacks, and spend time at the renovated schoolhouse.

Contact Pam Lakin on Facebook by Jan. 12 to reserve a spot.

Religious release time will start next Wednesday for elementary children enrolled in the New Hope Community Church program. Children will be bused to the church on Wednesday afternoons and returned to the school for dismissal. Green sheets went home with students before break and must be returned to participate. Call the school office for questions, 607-865-5220.

Walkers can now exercise on the first floors at both Townsend and the high schools, Monday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Follow through on resolutions for the new year and take advantage of the warm hallways.

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