Around Canal Winchester

CW Sertoma meets

Canal Winchester Sertoma Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Donatos Pizza, 6310 Prentiss School Drive, Canal Winchester. Sertoma’s main sponsorship focus is speech and hearing. Sertoma exists for the noble purpose of "Service to Mankind" by communication of thoughts, ideas and concepts to accelerate human progress in health, education, freedom and democracy. Call Kim Hoffman 837-7504.

At Wagnalls Memorial

The following activities will be held at The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis (for information visit

•Gentle Yoga with Gail Sky, Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. $10 each class. Call (614) 235-7369 for information.

•Belly Dancing Exercise Class Mondays 10-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. $7 each class.

•Art Classes with Teresa Satola, $10 per class or paid monthly.   For information, or to register for either class, call 837-4765, ext 127. Adult class is 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Juvenile class (ages 8-13) is 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

•Family Story Hour Sundays from  2-3 p.m. Volunteer readers needed, call (614) 837-4765 ext, 118.

•Krafty Kids on April 5 at 11 a.m. Crafts for elementary school age children in the Children’s Programming Room.

•The Owl’s Nest Book Store, located on the first floor of the Wagnalls Library. April special:  all paperbacks for 10 cents each.

•Free beginners photography class – Thursdays April 17 & 24, May 1 &8  at  2 p.m. – call to register 614-837-4765 ext. 127. Ongoing evening class-discussion group; bring photos to share 6:30 p.m.

•Antique appraisal clinic  on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A fee of $10 for appraisal of two items must be paid in advance.  Register at Owl’s Nest bookstore at 837-4765 ext. 131 or 837-2957.  For furniture appraisals, take photos of each side, include dimensions and bring with you.

•Scholarship applications due in by April 15.

•In the Wagnalls Auditorium on April 13 at 3 p.m. the LAFAA presents "Elixir." Adults $14,seniors $12, students $10. A trio performing with guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and percussion instruments.

CW chamber events

The Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce (CWACC) announces the following events (for information call  Kim Rankin at (614) 837-1556 or visit

•Tune in every Thursday at 3:45 p.m. for The Canal Winchester Chat Chamber Radio Program on WFCO fm 90.9 Call to find out how you can be a guest. Listen live on your computer

•Business After Hours on April 3 from 5-8 p.m. at Shade on the Canal in the Pine Room, 19 S. High St.

•Relay for Life fundraiser – bake sale and coney sale on April 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Community Center, 22 S. Trine St, Canal Winchester. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For information contact

•Crop 4 the Cure on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Canal Winchester High School to benefit the CW Relay for Life.

•CWACC Monthly Networking Luncheon on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Southgate Potters Lodge, 651 Groveport Road,  RSVP by noon on April 7. Cost is $10 or walk-ins $11.

•Orchids & Ivy The Flower Post: Art In Blossom on April 10 at 6 p.m. at Canal Winchester Middle School.

•Canal Winchester Relay for Life meeting on April 17 with planning meeting at 6 p.m. and team captains meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. For information visit

•Gender Road Business Alliance Luncheon on April 24 at noon at O’Charley’s, 6224 Gender Road.

•Grand opening ribbon cutting at Meijer’s at the Hill/Diley interchange on April 30 at 10 a.m.

•May Business After Hours on May 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Historical Society Historical Complex  at North High  and Oak streets. Come tour Prentiss School, Chaney Grain Elevator & the Train Depot.

Lasagna dinner

St. John Lutheran Church will hold its annual lasagna dinner on April 5 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for kids ages 3-11 with children under 3 free. Call (614) 837-2947 for information.

Handling money

A small group study "God’s Way of Handling Money," will meet Thursdays from April 3 through May 22 at 7 p.m. at Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market St., Lithopolis. Call (614) 837-2230 to register.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

The fifth annual Canal Winchester Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held at Indian Trail Elementary School on May 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The dance is sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church. The theme is "Ready, Set, Go" and is for girls in grades K-8 and their daddy figures (dad, grandpa, uncle, special male friend, etc.)  Cost is $18 per couple and $9 for each additional daughter. The evening includes refreshments, prom-like picture, DJ and dancing. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required and will be limited to the first 150 couples.  Deadline is April 25.  For information or registration, e-mail

Mullin wins

The winner of the Lithopolis Spring Thyme Shop Hop gift basket was Emily Mullin of Gahanna.  

School levy blues

The Ohio School Boards Association has reported that, according to the Ohio Department of Education, only 46.1 percent of the school tax issues on the March 4 primary ballot passed. That passage rate is the lowest for a primary election in the last 25 years, according to the Education Tax Policy Institute. The approval rate in the last two primaries was 54.3 percent in 2007 and 58.8 percent in 2006.

Fitzwater – Bond wed

Kelly Jo Fitzwater and Jeffrey Alan Bond were wed on March 20 at New Beginnings Chapel in Grove City.

The ceremony was performed by Michael Rice. The maid of honor was Abbie Jo Fitzwater, daughter of the bride. The best man was John H. Bond, father of the groom.

The bride is a graduate of Fairless High School and is employed by Gorsuch Management.

The groom is a graduate of Canal Winchester High School and is employed by Mid-City Electric.

The couple will reside in Obetz.

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