The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at in the Hockman Meeting Room at the O.P. Chaney elevator, located at the corner of North High and Oak streets. The speaker will be Sandi Latimer, volunteer coordinator at Green Lawn Cemetery, who will talk about the history of the cemetery. Established in 1848, historic Green Lawn Cemetery is the final resting place of many people who helped build and shape the city of Columbus. The event is free and open to the public. For information contact Joy Habegger at jhab...@wowway.com.
Election Day bake sale
Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E. Columbus St., Canal Winchester, will host an Election Day bake sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. A light lunch will be served, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Mission Fund.
Mark Thunderwalker Camden to perform in CW
Mark Thunderwalker Camden will perform at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. from 8-9 p.m. on Nov. 7. The event is sponsored by the Canal Winchester Art Guild and is free to the public. Camden unites the rich and haunting sound of the Native American style flute with styles of modern day instrumentation. For information, contact Carolyn Sittler at (614) 312-8029.
Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E. Columbus St. in Canal Winchester, sponsors a free baby clothing distribution for sizes newborn to 5T, boys and girls, known as Hopeful Hearts, from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of each month. Donations accepted. For information call (614) 837-7548.
CW history merchandise
The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society has a variety of items for sale including DVD tours of the Barber Museum, Cat’s Meows of historic Canal Winchester landmarks, postcards and Christmas cards with various historical Canal Winchester locations, and books with historical information about Madison Township and Canal Winchester. Items may be purchased at CornerSmiths, 1 S. High St., Canal Winchester.
CW leaf pick-up
The city of Canal Winchester will conduct leaf pick-up until Dec. 7. Leaf piles must be placed along the street and contain leaves only. Sticks, grass trimmings and other yard waste will not be collected due to the damage it can cause to the city equipment. Regular yard waste will continue to be picked up by Waste Management during scheduled trash collection.
Trick-or-treat in CW
Trick-or-treat in Canal Winchester will be held Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The annual VFW Halloween party starts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Frances Steube Community Center at 22 S. Trine St. Canal Winchester Human Services will help sponsor entertainment for the evening.
While trick-or-treating can provide a lot of fun, general precautions should be taken. Some basic safety tips to follow including:
•Only let children visit houses of people they know who have turned an outside light on to welcome trick-or-treaters.
•Inspect all candy before eating, and throw out any open or suspicious looking candy.
•Have an adult accompany children while they trick-or-treat.
•Tell children to walk instead of run and look both ways before crossing the street.
•Encourage children to wear reflective costumes or add light sticks to their costumes to help make them more visible to motorists.
•Be extra cautious of children crossing the street if driving during or shortly before or after trick-or-treat hours.