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

•The library will be closed Mother’s Day May 11 and will be closed Sundays for the summer from May 25 through Aug. 31.

•Gentle Yoga with Gail Sky, Saturdays May 3, 17, and 31  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 May 4 & 18 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.  

•Krafty Kids May 3 at 11 a.m. Crafts for Elementary school age children in the Children’s Programming Room.

•Children’s Book Week May 12-18. Children age 14 and under can receive prizes during the week.

•Fairfield Herb Society May 5 in the Banquet Hall at 7p.m. "Planting Summer Bulbs and Hardening Off Cut Flowers." The public is invited to join the Society for meetings.

•In the Wagnalls Auditorium: May 9-26,  Friday and  Saturday at 7 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m., and  Memorial Day 2 p.m. The Wagnalls Family Theatre presents "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe." Tickets in advance or at the door. Adults $10 students/seniors $8. May 31  – acting students present a Showcase at 7 p.m.

•In the Gallery Room May 4 from 2-4 p.m.  Artist Reception.  Teresa Satola’s art class will be exhibiting their art through May.

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

•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.

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’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.  

Art in Blossom winners

The following individuals won awards at the Art in Blossom event held at the new Canal Winchester Middle School on 7155 Parkview Drive Canal Winchester on April 10: "Kiss Away the Pain" by Katie Hamill (Bloom Carroll); "Deus ex Machina" (God of the Machine) by Ethan Greenwalt (Canal Winchester); "Planet" by Rachael Catherine Anderson (Pickerington North); "Shred It" by Kim Uetrecht (Canal Winchester); "Ode to the Lotus" by Angsuma Saidee (Canal Winchester); "The Poppies" by Jennie Hanzlik (Pickerington) and "Squidhouse" by Laura Meade (Pickerington).

Pickerington/Violet and CW historical societies

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will be the guests of  the Pickerington Violet Township Historical Society, 15 E.  Columbus St. in Pickerington, on May 1. Veterinarian Kathleen McGill will speak about her experiences as a  vet for the Alaskan Dog Race.   Anyone wishing to car pool to Pickerington should meet at Prentiss School in Canal Winchester are 6:45 p.m. Vehicles will depart at 7 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Pickerington. Meetings are open to the  public. For  information call  Carol Note at (614) 837-0928.

"Maps of Our Imagination"          

"Maps of Our Imagination,"  a gallery road trip showcasing visual and performing arts in the Canal Winchester Schools, is the theme for the first annual Canal Winchester School District Arts Extravaganza to be held May 3 from 4-6 p.m. Each of the district’s four school buildings will showcase artwork created by their students. A silent auction is scheduled containing artwork from art teachers in the district. Student art work is also for sale.  A private reception from 6-7 p.m. at the high school will honor those students in the BRAVO and ENCORE gifted arts program.  Admission is free.

CW’s Carlson honored

Canal Winchester High School student Annamarie Carlson has been selected for membership in The National Honor Society of High School Scholars. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.

Music & Art in the Park

Canal Winchester’s "Music and Art in the Park" will kick off on May 16 at 6 p.m. featuring a "Viva Las Vegas" theme, with performances by Michael Lovelace, an Elvis impersonator from 6-7 p.m. and Brian Michael Smith, a Frank Sinatra tribute singer from 7-9 p.m. Additional activities will include face painting by the Canal Winchester Art Guild, a roaming magician, a caricature artist, and art displays by the Canal Winchester Art Guild.

This free concert series will be held the third Friday of every month, May through August, from 6-9 p.m. at Stradley Park, just north of the village municipal building at 36 S. High St.

This year’s schedule includes:

•"Blast From the Past," June 20, featuring Swing’s The Thing, a 16-piece big band ensemble from 7-9 p.m. and a classic car show from 6-9 p.m.  Anyone who is interested in displaying their car at the classic car cruise-in should contact Carrie Hoover at or (614) 834-9727.

•"A Touch of Country," July 18 with the Christy Angeletti Band from 6-9 p.m. as well as line dance instruction from 6-7 p.m.  As part of this theme, area residents and businesses will have the opportunity to set up tables with pre-approved products to sell, such as produce, or items to display, such as arts and crafts.

•"Island Rhythms on the Canal" will be held Aug. 15. Entertainment and activities for this event to be announced.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating at this family-friendly event. Picnics are also welcome; however, alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Canal Winchester’s community center, located at 22 S. Trine Street, will be used as a backup location in the case of inclement weather for all concerts except the June 20 "Blast From the Past" event.

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