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

•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.

•The Owl’s Nest Book Store, located on the first floor of the Wagnalls Library.  

•Children’s Summer Reading Programs sign ups for ages 3-12 from June 23-28.

•Fairfield Herb Society meets June 2 at 7 p.m. in the banquet hall.

•Computer classes June 3, 10, & 17. Cost $30. Computer classes June 5, 12, & 19. Cost is $30.

•Summer acting classes in the Wagnalls Auditorium and children’s summer theatre classes. Call 614-837-4765 x104.

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

CW’s Farmer’s Market

Main Street Canal Winchester will sponsor a Farmer’s Market each Saturday 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.  

Music & Art in the Park

Canal Winchester’s "Music and Art in the Park" 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. 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 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.

Charity golf scramble

The Canal Winchester Sertoma will hold its annual charity golf scramble on June 21at Homestead Springs Golf course. Registration begins at 11 a.m.. Shotgun start. Tee off at noon. Entry fee is $60 per player ($240 per team). Entries need to be received by June 14. Checks should be made payable to Canal Winchester Sertoma Club, 7306 Crossett Ct., Canal Winchester, OH 43110. For information contact Anita or Jim Hippler 833-3938.

CW Relay for Life

The Canal Winchester Relay for Life will be held June 6-7 at Canal Winchester High School. Opening ceremonies start at 6 p.m. June 6 and closing ceremonies will be at noon on June 7.

Relay For life is the American Cancer Society signature fundraising event. This is Canal Winchester’s third Relay for Life. The event raised $33,000 last year and this year’s goal is $35,000.

Teams are formed of 10-15 people and they commit to have someone walking on the track during the whole event. The Survivor lap starts the event off followed by the introduction of teams. Survivor dinner held at 6:30 p.m. (To register for the survivor dinner, call the Ohio American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 2.)

The luminaria ceremony starts at 10 p.m. Luminaria are those glowing bags that to the naked eye appear to be nothing more than a paper sack filled with sand and candles.  But upon closer examination, these sacks are like people, each with a name and a story to tell. Luminaria are available for a $10 contribution to the American Cancer Society and can be bought on line at  or at the event.  

There will be concessions available and a pizza party at midnight. There are a lot of games and activities for everyone to do all night long.

Entertainment includes:

•Relay Idol Contest with a $100 prize to the winner (call Beth McCoy to register – 833-3227) on June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Register by May 31.

•Band from TS Tech.

•CWHS Steel Drum Band will play at 10 a.m. June 7.

Sponsors of the event include: village of Canal Winchester, Shade’s on the Canal, Olan Plastics, TS Tech, Wal-Mart, Rutherford Autobody, US Structures, Ohio Health, The James, Giant Eagle. Food being donated for the survivor dinner by Butch’s and O’Charleys.Midnight pizza party being sponsored by Kingy’s.

The community is invited to the event. For information contact Kris Sims 834-5609 or To join a team visit


CWHS graduation

Canal Winchester High School’s  2008 commencement ceremony will be held June 1, at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  Ticket is required. Valedictorians will speak.

Chicken BBQ

Faith United Methodist Church, 15 W. Columbus St., Canal Winchester, will host its 51st annual "Chicken BBQ" on June 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Proceeds support Faith’s Mission Team in outreach ministries in the Canal Winchester school district. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. For tickets call 837-2343.

Wagnalls Family Theatre

Wagnalls Family Theatre, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis, will stage "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," on  and May 26 at 2 p.m. Adults are $10, Students and seniors are $8.  Call (614) 837-4765 ext. 104.

Stone City 5K

The fifth annual Stone City 5K will take place June 21 at Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis.  Registration starts at 8 a.m.  Early registration fee is $20/adult; $15/seniors and children; $50/family; $15 per person for registered groups of 10 or more.  Late/onsite registration (June 21) fees are increased.

Wagnalls art exhibit

The art students of Teresa Satola will have their art on exhibit in the gallery of The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation, 150 E. Colulmbus St., Lithopolis, through May.  The students of different ages will display works done in pencil, water color, and oil.  For information on the exhibit or art classes, call (614) 837-4765 ext.127. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The exhibit also will be open Memorial Day during the Firemen’s Fish Fry in Lithopolis.

CW volleyball

Canal Winchester High School will host a girls’ volleyball camp open to all girls, from any area school the week of June 23. Sessions will be held for different age groups. Registration due by June 1 and forms may be picked up at the   high school athletic office or the Canal Winchester web site. For information on session schedules and costs, contact Colleen Ross at or Kim Dials at the high school athletic office The athletic office phone number is (614) 920-2641.

Wagnalls scholarships

The Wagnalls Memorial congratulates the following high school graduates on being awarded scholarships for the 2008-09 school year:

•$1,000 Mabel Wagnalls Jones Scholarships – Elizabeth Allen, Anne  Black, Kelsey Horton, Jeremiah Ignaszewski, Jenna Meyers, Brian Miller of Canal Winchester High School; Meredith Anderson, Robert Drodofsky, Scott Rarick, Michael Schmitz, Charles Schmitz III, Bartholomew Winkler of Bloom-Carroll High School; Allison Bartholomew and Taylor MacDonald of William V. Fisher Catholic High School; and Jason Weaver of Fairfield Christian Academy.

•$500 A. B. & Hazel Weiser Scholarship – Meredith Anderson of Bloom-Carroll High School & Alexander Peer of Canal Winchester High School.

•$500 Justin & Pauline Lamb Scholarship – Cayla Perkins of Bloom-Carroll High School.

•$500 Charles V. Moore Scholarship – Scott Rarick of Bloom-Carroll High School        

•$500 Phyllis E. Heister – Nickolas Corwin of Bloom-Carroll High School

•$500 Carl C. Heister – Kelsey Horton of Canal Winchester High School

"Put Fun Back in Funeral"

Karen Smith, of the Fairfield Heritage Association, will talk about old funeral customs with a program entitled "Putting  the Fun Back in Funeral," at the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. on June 3 in the Hockman  Meeting Room at the O.P. Chaney Elevator, located at the corner of North High and Oak streets in downtown Canal Winchester.  The public is invited For information,  call Carol Note at (614) 837-0928.

Open Doors

Congressman Dave Hobson’s (R-Ohio-7)  office will hold an "Open Doors" meeting with the public on May 27 at Canal Winchester Town Hall, 10 N. High St., Canal Winchester, from noon to 1 p.m. A member of Hobson’s staff will be present to represent him to discuss questions and concerns related to the federal government. For information call Hobson’s Lancaster District office at (740) 654-5149.

Spaghetti dinner

South Gate-Potter Lodge, 651 Groveport Road, Canal Winchester, will hold a spaghetti dinner June 6 from 4:30-7 p.m.  Cost is $5.  Carryout available at 837-8491.

Benefit dinner

A spaghetti dinner for Taylor Brown will be held May 31 from noon to 6 p.m. at Winchester Trail Elementary, 6865 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Kids under age 3 admitted free.

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