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.

•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

•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.

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

CW Garden Club

The Canal Winchester Garden Club will meet April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. The topic will be "How to do Flower Arranging." All gardeners are invited.

CW’s community garden

The village of Canal Winchester will provide its residents with a community garden again this year. The garden will be located in the grassy area behind Bolenbaugh Hardware referred to as "Emma’s Meadow."

Any village resident can utilize the garden for free, but must first fill out an application and sign a release form. The village will supply the land, with each plot measuring 10 by 20 feet. The applicant assumes responsibility for maintenance and care of the gardening plot as well as supplying any needed water.

"There are a lot of citizens who can’t have gardens due to yard size and subdivision restrictions," said Development Director Chris Strayer. "This space is a nice way to provide these residents the ability to have a garden."

Residents may begin planting in April and the garden will last through the end of the growing season. Village citizens who are interested in taking part in the community garden may pick up an application and release form at the municipal building, 36 S. High Street.  

"A community garden is something I had seen in other communities and had heard positive comments from citizens about having one here," said Councilman Victor Paini. "Not only is it something that has very little cost to implement, it is also a great way to bring people downtown, maintain green space and encourage residents to interact with each other."

For information call Carrie Hoover at  (614) 834-9727 or e-mail

Columbus Street closure

Canal Winchester’s Columbus Street is set to close between High Street and Washington Street on April 7. The street will remain closed for 100 days while Columbus Street is reconstructed. Detours will be posted.

CWHS recycling program

The students and faculty of Canal Winchester High School have teamed up with Abitibi-Consolidated Recycling Division to bring the Abitibi Paper Retriever Program to the school for the community to use. Located in the parking lot nearest to the soccer fields, in the northeast corner of the high school’s parking lot, the paper retriever bin will be available 24 hours a day.

Paper suitable for recycling through the Abitibi program includes all clean and dry: newspapers, magazines, shopping catalogs, office and school papers, mail, and shredded papers (if it is bagged). Local involvement can help save landfill space, clean up the environment and earn money for programs at the high school media center.

For information visit or e-mail Shari Rhymer at

Gender Road traffic study

The city of Columbus and the village of Canal Winchester are joining together to conduct a study to address traffic flow and safety measures in the Gender Road corridor. An ordinance, sponsored by Columbus Public Service Committee Chair Maryellen O’Shaughnessy, will authorize the expenditure of $12,250 to conduct the Gender Road study from the U.S. 33 interchange to north of Lehman Road. Columbus and Canal Winchester are both responsible for 50 percent of the cost of this study.

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