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 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.

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

•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

Main Street CW gala

Main Street Canal Winchester’s sixth annual membership and awards gala will be held April 25 from 6-9 p.m. in the Pine Room at Shade on the Canal (19 S. High Street) in historic downtown Canal Winchester. Cost is $5 per person at the door and includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar.  The public is invited.

Buggy brigade

Fitness Firm, 19 E. Waterloo St. in Canal Winchester is holding a "buggy brigade" for adults age 18 or older to get exericse while pushing a baby stroller while power walking. The buggy brigade classes will run from April 26 to May 31 from 9-10 a.m. For information on fees and registration call (614) 834-4027.

Hope UMC hosts choir

Centerville High School’s select vocal jazz group, FORTE, will perform at Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E. Columbus St., Canal Winchester, on May 4 at 10:30 a.m. The group performs vocal improvisation, gospel, and a capella. FORTE is also in the studio making a recording of four songs to submit to the Ohio Music Educators Association in hopes of performing at the state convention next year. For information call 837-7548.

CW school cuts

The Canal Winchester Board of Education could take action at its April 21 meeting on proposed cuts brought on by the failure of the district’s 8.9 mill operating levy in March. Cuts could include teacher and non-teaching employee lay offs, busing cuts, and extracurricular activity fee increases. The meeting will be held in Canal Winchester High School at 7 p.m.

CW’s Farmer’s Market

Main Street Canal Winchester will sponsor a Farmer’s Market each Saturday from May 3 through Oct. 18 in historic downtown Canal Winchester from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will offer fresh produce, flowers, hand made crafts, candy, cookies, and more. Vendors interested in participating may register on-line at the web site or call Gaynell Garrett, Market Coordinator at (614) 833-5787.

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