Around Canal Winchester and Lithopolis

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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.

Service to Mankind award
Canal Winchester Sertoma Club is seeking nominations for its annual Service to Mankind Award. To nominate someone who gives of their time and resources to help those in the community through a single endeavor or many, send your nomination and reasons for nomination to Kim Tremains, PO Box 52, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 or email info@toatgraphics.com. Nominations due Nov. 4.

At Wagnalls Memorial
The following activities will be held at The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis (for information visit www.wagnalls.org or call (614) 837-4765):
•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.
•Gentle Yoga with Gail Sky on Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 9-10:30 a.m. Cost is $10 each class.
•Wagnalls Family Theatre Educational Series Acting Classes on Saturdays to Nov. 15.


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 www.canalwinchester.com):
•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 www.wfcofm.com
For details call the Chamber office at (614) 837-1556 or visit www.canalwinchester.com.

SEFC membership rates
The Southeastern Franklin County Chamber of Commerce (SEFC) has announced a special membership rate for businesses interested in joining the Chamber for the first time.
Now through Nov. 30, businesses may take advantage of the special rate, based on the number of full time employees: 49 or below – $125; 50 – 99 full time employees – $240 and over 300 full time employees $360. 
This rate will allow  membership for the remainder of 2008 and the entire 2009 calendar year. Membership in the Chamber entitles participation in programs that lower worker’s compensation rate and health care insurance. Free quotes are available for both prior to joining the Chamber; however membership is required to receive the discount.
Monthly luncheons, business and community events, along with advertising and sponsorship specials are also available for members only. Join our almost 200 members in the Southeast corner of Franklin County to participate in year round networking opportunities.
Contact the office at (614) 836-1138 or download the form at www.chambersefc.com.  Monthly luncheons are held the third Wednesday, contact the office for specifics and to RSVP.

Assisting combat veterans
AM VETS Post 300 is offering its assistance to returning veterans for the Iraq and Afghanistan war. Those needing help with available benefits and/or guidance for medical care may contact Administrative Assistant Barbara Megoloff at (614) 276-8083 or (614) 805-4333 or e-mail barbmegoloff@hotmail.com.

Beggars’ Night in CW
Beggar’s Night trick or treat in Canal Winchester will be held Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The local VFW will host a free community Halloween party immediately following trick-or-treat at 7:30 p.m. at the Frances Stuebe Community Center, 22 S. Trine St. Canal Winchester Human Services will support the VFW’s party by sponsoring entertainment.
 
Breast cancer awareness
Studio Fusion, 1 S. High St., Canal Winchester, is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by providing breast self exam handouts, pink ribbons, and information about breast cancer research. Studio Fusion is a "Locks of Love" salon providing free haircuts and styles with any donation of hair 10 inches or longer to benefit children with hair loss. Also, a donation box for cancer research will be located in the salon and 10 percent of all retail during October will be donated to the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For information call (614) 920-4450 or visit www.studiofusionsalonandspa.com.

Oil painting class
An oil painting class will be held Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Gender Road Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. Learn how to paint with oils in this one day seminar. The class is designed for beginners or the intermediate painter and is taught without the use of turpentine.  Call (614) 837-5303 for supply list and to register.

Flu shots
The Franklin County Board of Health is offering flu shots for $25 per shot for adults age 18 and up from 1-3 p.m. at the following locations:
•Obetz Community/Senior Center, 1611 Chillicothe St., Obetz, on Oct. 28.
•Canal Winchester Community/Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester, on Nov. 4.
•Groveport Senior Center, 7370 Groveport Road, Groveport, on Nov. 18.
For information call (614) 462-3849.

CW Relay for Life
The CW Relay For Life planning committee will meet Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. Anyone interested in the 2009 Relay For Life event is invited to attend to learn more about volunteer opportunities.  For information contact Malinda Sullivan at (614) 833-0580 or visit www.relayforlife.org.

CW chamber ham sale
The Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual "Honey Baked Ham Sale" is underway. Order forms may be picked up from area businesses or at the Chamber office, 20 N. High St., Canal Winchester. Thanksgiving orders will be taken until Nov. 17 and Christimas orders  until Dec. 14. Orders will be delivered to the Best Western at 6323 Prentiss School Road in Canal Winchester and picked up: Thanksgiving ham deliveries on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Christmas ham deliveries on Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call (614) 837-1556 or e-mail kim@canalwinchester.com.

CW seeks residents’ input

The village of Canal Winchester will mail a survey to households within its corporation limits in early November to learn what residents think about life in general in Canal Winchester, community services and future initiatives. Residents are asked to return the postage-paid survey by Nov. 19.
Sixty-four questions will seek input on area parks, community facilities, police protection, public utilities, development and a number of other areas, including how satisfied residents have been with their interactions with village staff. Residents will also be asked to share where they work, dine and shop.
Once survey responses have been received, results will be tabulated and analyzed and recommendations will be made for future planning. This review will be done by a third-party consultant to ensure results remain unbiased. The results are expected to be available to the public in early 2009.
For information contact Carrie Hoover, community affairs director for the village of Canal Winchester, at (614) 834-9727 or choover@canalwinchesterohio.gov.

CW food pantry fundraiser

A "Pampered Chef" cooking show will be held as a fundraiser for the Canal Winchester Food Pantry on Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. ast David’s United Church of Christ, 80 W. Columbus St., Canal Winchester. For information e-mail Chandra Hinkle at chandrahinkle@hotmail.com.
 

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