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.  

•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

"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.

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 Harman (2003), sports announcer.

The induction will take place at the varsity football game on Aug. 29 and the banquet on Aug. 30. The community is invited. For information contact Sue Edwards at (614) 837-5004.

Grist Mill presentation

The Pickerington Garden Club will present "The Restoration of Historic Rock Mill Grist Mill," featuring Fairfield County Historical Parks Commission Director David Fey, on July 16 at 1 p.m. in the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way. For information call Barbara Kochick at 837-3951 or Anna Weber at 833-2358.

Rosary reunion

The Holy Rosary class of 1953 will hold its 55 year class reunion at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum on Sept. 7. For information call Mary Jane (Pumphrey) Ritter at (740) 929-2942.

CW schools on the move

•The Canal Winchester Local Schools administration offices have moved from the trailer at 300 Washington St. to the Canal Winchester Education Center, located in the former middle school at 100 Washington St. Contact numbers are phone: (614) 837-4533; and fax: (614) 833-2165.

•The Canal Winchester Board of Education meets regularly on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Canal Winchester Education Center, Room 204/206 (second floor) 100 Washington St.

Cross Country Classic

The Canal Winchester Indians Cross Country Boosters are holding three cross country races on July 19.  Starting at 8 a.m. there will be a 1.5K (approximately 1 mile) race for elementary age runners. This will be followed at 8:30 a.m. with a 2 mile race for middle school age runners. The final race of the day will be a 5K open race for runners of all ages starting at 9 a.m. The races will be conducted on the Canal Winchester High School cross country course located at 300 Washington St.

The races are dedicated to long-time Canal Winchester cross country coach, Dr. John Bender. Bender resurrected the cross country program in 1991 and has been the coach for both the high school and middle school boys and girls cross country programs ever since. Bender has coached teams and individuals to numerous league, district, and regional championships. Several years his teams finished 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 12th, and 16th at the state meet.

Cost of the races are  $20 for individuals, or $50 for a family.  All proceeds from the races go directly to the Canal Winchester Schools’ cross country programs.

Registration forms and  information on the races can be found at or by calling ICCB President Mike Browning at (614) 833-9293.

Buckeye Girls State

Two Canal Winchester High School juniors attended the 62nd annual Buckeye Girls State, held June 15-21 at Ashland University, where students learn about how government functions. Andrae Dysart ran for Supreme Court chief justice and served as a board of health director as well as a school board member. Arielle Harris served as a school board member. Both students were sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary 220.

CW Garden Club to meet

The Canal Winchester Garden Club will meet at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. at 6:30 p.m. on July 8 to travel to Nama’s Greenhouse and Gardens, located between State Route 674 and Cedar Hill Road south of Lithopolis. For information call Tammy Hartman at 833-1757.

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