TOSRV Bicycle Tour
The city of Canal Winchester and Destination: Canal Winchester announced that Canal Winchester will again serve as the launch and return site for the nation’s longest-running bicycle tour. The 58th annual Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) begins at the Frances Steube Community Center, (22 S. Trine St., the morning of May 18. Organizers expect over 1,000 riders to participate this year. To accommodate riders of all ages and experience levels, several route options will be offered.
Riders who complete an optional shorter route are expected to return to Canal Winchester the same day (May 18), finishing their tour at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 W. Waterloo St. Riders completing the full tour are expected to return to Canal Winchester on the afternoon of May 19, concluding the event with a post-party at Brew Dog, 96 Gender Road.
Visit www.destinationcw.org or www.tosrv.org for information.
The 16th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church, will be held May 10 from 6:30—8:30 p.m. at Winchester Trail Elementary School, 6865 Gender Road. (Note: this dance is not sponsored by Canal Winchester Schools.)
Registration forms are available at the Dairy Queen, Faith EduCare, and David’s Extended Care as well as in the main offices of all Canal Winchester schools. Cost is $20 per couple and $10 for each additional daughter. Pre-registration and payment are required by May 5. There is a late fee after this date. Each couple will receive a 5×7 picture included in the cost.
Proceeds, from the evening, will be donated to the BrockStrong Foundation Also, donations of new stuffed animals (with tags on) and new toys will be taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Burbacher Photography and Master Mix DJ are donating their time for this event.
Art on the Canal
Destination: Canal Winchester will present Art on the Canal, the 9th annual Canal Winchester Art Stroll, on May 18 from noon to 6 p.m. in historic downtown Canal Winchester.
Works from central Ohio fine artists, painters, sculptors, woodcarvers, and jewelry makers will be displayed throughout Canal Winchester’s downtown. Art on the Canal will feature a variety of live music, dancing and theatrical performances. Event-goers can take part in the action by learning to waltz or tango, attending a painting or writing workshop, or even learning the art of flower arranging.
Enjoy local food, drinks, and shopping while in town and also take a stroll through history by visiting Canal Winchester’s ‘Queen of the Line” Railroad Depot and the National Barber Museum & Hall of Fame.
For complete schedules and event information, visit destinationcw.org or call 614-270-5053.
Kris Sims Memorial
Relay for Life Dinner
Get acquainted with Canal Winchester’s elected officials as they wait tables to earn tips for Relay for Life. On May 15 from 6-8 p.m., the mayor and city council members will serve dinner at the Canal Winchester Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St. The three-course meal will include a house salad and bread, spaghetti and meatballs, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and a dessert. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child (10 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event as supplies last.
The Kris Sims Memorial Relay for Life Dinner is named in honor of the late Kristen Sims, who worked to bring Relay for Life to Canal Winchester. All tips and dinner proceeds will benefit Relay for Life, American Cancer Society.
Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be available upon request. Cash, check, or credit cards will be accepted at the fundraiser and parties will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a 50/50 raffle and tickets will be sold for items to be awarded at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event on June 22 from 4 p.m. to midnight at Canal Winchester High School.
Music in the Park
The city of Canal Winchester invites families with children of all ages and adults alike to see and explore the many fascinating public service and public safety vehicles on display at the upcoming “Touch-A-Truck” event on May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Stradley Park (36 S. High St.). From plows to police cars, fire trucks, and more, get a close-up experience with vehicles from Madison Township Fire Department, Madison Township Police Department, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Canal Winchester. Meet local first responders, enjoy classic games and activities, and enjoy musical selections from Mike Walker, MasterMix DJ.
Touch-A-Truck kicks off a series of family-friendly summer events at Stradley Park. Visit the park on June 21 and July 19 from 6:30-9 p.m. to enjoy a free outdoor summer concert. June’s Music in the Park concert will feature a display of tractors and farm equipment, a small farmers’ market, and classic country entertainment by Jack Fox & The County Line Band. July’s Music in the Park concert will feature the Gas Pump Jockeys and the 12th annual Cruise-In Car Show, hosted by C-Town Cruisers.
On July 12 and Aug. 9 at dusk, the park will become the setting for family-friendly movies. Bring a blanket and snacks to enjoy a free Movie in the Park. Screenings will begin when the sun goes down, at about 9 p.m. Movie titles will be announced soon!
Portable chairs and picnics are welcome at outdoor summer events. No alcohol is permitted.
Visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov for information.
CW Farmers’ Market
One of central Ohio’s longest running outdoor markets, the Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market opens its 21st season in historic downtown Canal Winchester on May 25.
The Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market is presented by Destination: Canal Winchester and Kelly Abbott & the “A” Team, HER Realtors, with entertainment sponsored by Diley Ridge Medical Center.
Visit the market, located near Stradley Park, 36 S. High St., each Saturday from May 25 through Sept.28 (rain or shine) from 9 a.m. to noon. Shop the market for fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, home-baked goods, and more. Take a moment to slow down and savor the sights, sounds, and tastes of an old-fashioned marketplace.
For information about the Canal Winchester Farmers Market, visit thecwfm.com, destinationcw.org, or contact Karen Stiles at 614-270-5053. The market will be closed on July 27 to accommodate the Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest.
Pool to open
The Canal Winchester Municipal Swimming Pool’s season begins May 24 at 4 p.m. and will run through Sept. 1. A complete schedule of pool hours can be found at the city’s website at canalwinchesterohio.gov
The pool features a wading pool, a waterfall feature, and the competition pool including diving boards and a climbing wall.
The pool is available to rent for parties on designated Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout the season. Dates may be booked during the season on a first come, first served basis, and must be booked two weeks in advance. Check the city’s website for complete details, including rental fees and available times.
Pool memberships and pool party sales will be available on the city’s website beginning May 1. Seasonal memberships as well as a number of other pass options can be found online. If space is available, reduced-price membership opportunities will open up after July 5. The pool is open to residents and non-residents. Daily admission will continue to be offered at the pool.
Visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov for information.
Memorial Day in CW
In remembrance of fallen veterans, VFW Post #10523 will host Canal Winchester’s annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at Union Grove Cemetery, 400 Winchester-Cemetery Road, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker John J. Pritchard, a U.S. Army veteran and current Madison Township trustee. Other ceremony participants will include the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Canal Winchester High School Band.
Following the ceremony, the National Societies, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution are expected to host a special commemorative ceremony on nearby cemetery grounds.