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.

•Computer classes June 17. Cost $30. Computer classes June 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.  Other activities include children and adult hula hoop contests and art displays by the Canal Winchester Art Guild. Anyone who is interested in displaying their car at the classic car cruise-in should contact Carrie Hoover at or (614) 834-9727. Provide the make, model and year of your car as well as your name and city of residency.

•"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 with Spirit of the Pacific Island hula dancers from 6-7 p.m. and the Tropics Island Quartet from 7-9 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating at this family-friendly event. Food and drink is available for purchase through event concessionaire Roman’s Pizza. 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.

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.

CWACC golf outing

The Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf outing on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at  Pine Hill Golf Course, 4382 Kauffman Road, Carroll. Registration at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $65 per golfer and $260 per team. After July 4 cost is $80 per golfer and $320 per team. For information contact the chamber office at (614) 837-1556  or e-mail

CW cross country meeting

Boys and girls in the Canal Winchester School District who like to run are encouraged to attend a cross country meeting for runners and their parents on June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Canal Winchester High School stadium. Students who will be entering grades 5-12 are welcome to attend.  Conditioning will follow the brief meeting. Conditioning will occur on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. usually at the high school track and on Saturday mornings at the nearby Metro Parks.  Call Coach John Bender at 833-4230 for information.

"Marblehead Light"

Join local Artist, Patty Sykes, a certified Robert Warren Instructor at Gender Road Christian Church on July 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. as she guides you to paint "Marblehead Light" on canvas in oils.  Cost is $60. To register and for information, call 837-5303 or visit A supply list will be given upon registration.

Youth to Youth

Canal Winchester students Clayton Crosby, Jordan Ferguson, Quianna Lige, Imani Crosby, Robin Calhoun, and Zach Luft will attend the Youth to Youth summer leadership conference at Denison University in Granville from June 15-18. Clayton Crosby and Lige were selected as youth staff leaders. During the conference nationally known speakers will speak to the students and workshops will be held to teach innovative skills. Youth to Youth supports teens making the choice to be tobacco, alcohol, and drug free.

Flower baskets adorn CW

Approximately 130 hanging flower baskets now line the streets of Canal Winchester.

The 14 inch baskets, which will remain up until after Labor Day, can be found on Waterloo Street between Pfeifer Drive and Trine Street; and on High Street between Columbus Street and the railroad. There are also hanging baskets in other areas throughout the village as well as nearly two dozen standing containers that have been elevated off the ground.

"Having hanging flower baskets along the streets has been a long standing tradition in the village that we continue to carry out because of its aesthetic beauty," said Dick Miller, urban forester for the village of Canal Winchester. "We spend approximately 30 man hours per week maintaining the baskets but it is well worth the work when you see the final product."

If you’ve ever wondered how the village keeps all of its flower baskets in such great condition, the secret is now out. Ingredients and instructions on how the village puts together and maintains each hanging basket are:

•14 inch compressed peat basket with four wire hangers;

•professional mix potting soil;

•one pint composted cow manure;

•one teaspoon soil moist wetting gel;

•one tablespoon osmocote time release fertilizer;

•two wave petunias and either one lantana or one angel-wing begonia;

•water soluble fertilizer; and

•leaf infusion twice monthly (any dilution).

The village uses a hanging luggage scale to weigh hanging flower baskets and waters them when they weigh less than 28 pounds. All items for the baskets were purchased at Dill’s Greenhouse. Floral arrangements for this year were designed by master gardener Carol Note of the village’s street tree advisory board.

For information about the flower baskets, contact the village’s urban forester at (614) 834-5100.

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