At the Pickerington Library
Activities at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way (call (614) 837-4104 or visit www.pickeringtonlibrary.org for information):
•PPL Book Club – Meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The book for April will be "March," by Geraldine Brooks, and the book for May will be "The Reader," by Bernhard Schlink.
•Stitch & Chat – Meets every third Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. Bring your art or craft – knitting, drawing, scrap booking, etc. – and share ideas with others, as you work on your project.
•Sawtooth Sisters – Join the "Sawtooth Sisters" anytime between 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Bring whatever sewing supplies and equipment you’ll need–whether needle & thread or your sewing machine.
Pickerington Community Theatre’s production of "The Velveteen Rabbit" will hold auditions on May 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call backs and casting will take place May 4 at 2 p.m. A large cast of 18 to 20 is needed and the age group will range from 7 to 19. The play will run from open Aug. 22-31 for two weekends.For information visit www.pickeringtoncommunitytheatre.org
PCHS tennis fund raiser
Pickerington Central High School’s boys and girls tennis teams will hold a "giant parking lot sale" yard sale type fund raiser on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Hill Road and Opportunity Way across from the Pickerington Library. For information about the event call Terry LeVett at (614) 837-1812 for e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedal in the Park
The Violet Township Bicentennial Celebration Commission will hold Pedal In The Park on May 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the 58 acre Sycamore Creek Park located just off of Lockville Road across from Victory Park in Pickerington.
Parents may bring their young children either to walk or ride on tricycles, wagons, scooters or bikes with training wheels. Each child will be given a passport and as they travel the creekside path and stop at stations along the way, they will receive stamps for their passport. The park itself has many points of interest including: the Zeller-Smith Covered Bridge, an arboretum, the Amphitheatre, Sycamore Creek Pond, and several playgrounds and shelter houses. This is a free event. For information go to www.violetbicentennial.com or call (614) 382-5989.
Toys and clothing
The MOMS Club South Pickerington/Canal Winchester chapter will hold its annual toy and clothing sale on May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at C3 Church, 200 Hill Road South, Pickerington. (Located between Ridgeview Junior H.S. and Pickerington Central H.S.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity. There will also be a bake sale in addition to the toy and clothing sale.
The Violet Township Bicentennial Celebration Commission will hold a quilt show on June 21-22 at Lakeview Junior High School in Pickerington. The highlight of the show will be the Commemorative Violet Township Bicentennial Quilt which was designed and sewn by 23 local quilters in the 11 months preceding the opening ceremonies for the Bicentennial. Two quilts made especially for the show by local middle school students will also be on display.
The Bicentennial Commission is looking for one-of-a-kind heirlooms with special categories for antique quilts, coverlets, quilt tops and knotted comforters. Other categories include bed quilts, small and large wall hangings, miniature quilts, and theme quilts with violets. Anyone, living anywhere, may enter. The fee for one entry is $5 and $1 for each additional entry up to six entries. Information can be found at www.violetbicentennial.com, by calling (614) 382-5989 or may be picked up at the Violet Township Trustees Office at 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington. Forms must be returned by May 5.
Visitors may also make appointments to have their quilt appraised on June 22. Appraisals will be conducted by a professional, certified appraiser and will be $20 for a verbal appraisal and $35 for a written appraisal.
A special presentation by local historian and quilt collector, Gene Hauser, will be held at 2 p.m. June 21.
Admission for the event will be $5 for adults, $2 for children 6-12.