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.

•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:

 •"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.

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.

Festival of Friends

Friends for Life Animal Haven will host its ninth annual Festival of Friends on June 28 at the Canal Winchester High School, 300 Washington St.,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Leashed pets are welcome with their people and their kids. There will be plenty of food, games for the kids, clown, shopping, rescue groups, raffles, pet contest and more. Admission is free.

Friends for Life Animal Haven rescues abandoned and neglected companion pets from Canal Winchester and the central Ohio area. It a no-kill, 501 c (3), all volunteer group, and all proceeds from the Festival of Friends go directly to cover medical expenses for rescued animals.  Friends for Life Animal Haven promotes pediatric spay and neuter programs and strives to help solve the problem of pet over population.  For information call (614) 837-6260.  

Teens Culinary Club

Super Suppers, 460 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, will offer "Summer Teens Culinary Club" classes this summer from 4-6 p.m. for teens age 12 and up. The classes will offer basic cooking methods and techniques. For class schedule information, call 837-9216.

"Open Doors"

U.S. Congressman Dave Hobson (R-7) and his staff will hold "Open Doors" hours for Franklin County residents with questions and concerns related to the federal government on June 24 in the 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. For information call Hobson’s Lancaster District office at (740) 654-5149.

Woodcarving presentation

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will  present a program about  woodcarving on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. 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. Bob Roshon will discuss the various types of  woodcarving and he will demonstrate his technique.  Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to  attend. For information call Carol Note at (614) 837-0928.

CW Hall of Fame

The Canal Winchester High School Athletic Hall of Fame recently announced its 16th class of inductees. Hall of Fame inductees are:

•Bill Allen (1976) – basketball, baseball, football;

•John Bender (1960) – football, basketball, baseball, track;

•Jermaine Ward (1991) – baseball, basketball, football, track.

The Award of Merit recipient is Paul Hartman (2003), sports announcer.

The induction will take place at the varsity football game on Aug. 29.

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