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2014 Events
All Events Subject to Change

 

Date

Description

September  
Through Dec. 12

Ink Mountains: Traditional Chinese Brush Paintings by C.Y. Woo, The Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St. Selections from a generous donation of C.Y. Woo’s art given by Lois and Al Augur and by T.H. Woo. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday during the University’s academic year. Closed on holidays and University breaks. For information call (614) 818-9716.
 

October  
6-Dec. 12

Images from Nowhere Artist: Nicholas Warndorf, Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.  Nicholas Warndorf, Otterbein alumnus, uses fragments to create a larger picture of place, time and narrative. Reception: Thursday, Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Closed on holidays. For information call (614) 823-1792.
 

20-Dec. 12

Beneath the Surface Artist: Jim Bowling, Miller Gallery, Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd. A sabbatical exhibition of sculpture exploring the impact of pattern and texture on narrative told through the human form. Reception: Thursday, Oct. 23, 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on holidays. For information call (614) 823-1792.
 

November  
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Live Music at Java Central, 7-10pm, 20 S. State St. Each Saturday. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698
 
18

Ross Leadership Institute Series, 7:30am, Room 114 of Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. Otterbein University is hosting this professional development opportunity that is free and open to the public. The Ross Leadership Institute​ is dedicated to raising the quality of leadership in business, education, nonprofit and government organizations. By bringing together proven leaders we provide focused responses to critical leadership needs through a variety of resources; including leadership developments programs, courses, ​consulting, coaching, and presentations, including coordinating and guiding an organization's overall leadership development efforts. One-hour sessions featuring some of central Ohio’s top leaders will also be held on January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, July 21, and August 18, 2015. Up-to-date speaker and topic information can be found at www.otterbein.edu/rossleadershipinstitute.
For more information about the series, email Debbie@RossLeadership.com.

 

19 Otterbein University Percussion Ensemble, 8pm. Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Free and open to the public.
 
20

Westerville YP Job Fair, 4-7pm, Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. Are you looking to take the next step in your professional career?  The purpose of the Westerville Young Professionals Job Fair is to match young professional candidates to local business needs. Our mission is to help attract and retain the young professional talent in Westerville and Central Ohio. The YP Job Fair will also highlight additional amenities that are important to young professionals including places to live, eat, and play! The event is free and open to the general public. The Job Fair also includes two breakout sessions: The importance of networking and networking groups as well as Resume writing & interviewing. For more information about the job fair, how to exhibit and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Glaser at eglaser@westervillechamber.com or (614) 882-8917.

 

21

Otterbein University Piano and String Chamber Ensembles, 8pm, Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Free and open to the public.
 

22

Picture An Old Fashioned Christmas, Noon to 4:30pm, Hanby House, 160 W. Main St. Start a new holiday tradition by having your photo taken in the Hanby House parlor by the Christmas tree. You can choose from available 1860s costumes too! With the sitting fee, the photos are yours to use or print however you like. Fun for families, classmates and friends. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are accepted. Hanby House will begin taking reservations in mid-October at 614-891-6289 or hanbyhouse@yahoo.com.
 

22 Adoption Event, 1-4pm, Captivating Canines, 12 E. Main St. The fourth Saturday of every month, CHA Shelter will have cats & dogs available for adoption.
 
23

Otterbein University Concert Choir, 7pm, Westerville Community United Church of Christ, 770 County Line Rd. The Otterbein University Concert Choir, under the direction of Gayle Walker, will perform repertoire to be featured on the group's upcoming tour to Ireland. Free and open to the public.
 

23

Family Craft Workshop, 2-4pm, Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd. Innis House. Create holiday gifts with family and friends.  Materials provided. Bring a bag to help carry your creations home.
 

29 Small Business Saturday: Shop small and see what locally-owned businesses have to offer. Enjoy special activities in Uptown shops.
 
December  
1-6 Snowflake Castle, 9-11am and 1-3pm each weekday, plus 5-8pm Wednesday-Friday, Saturday hours are 1-4 and 6-9pm. Everal Barn, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Stop by Santa's Workshop for this 30th annual event. Children work with elves to make their very own wooden toy, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and can enjoy trains, face-painting and a gift shop. Reservations required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 614-901-6560.
 
2 Sip & Sketch, 6pm, Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. First Tuesday of every month. $20 fee includes wine tasting, art supplies and instruction. Advance registration is required by contacting Meza at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.
 
2, 6, 7 Hanby Christmas Open House, 7-9pm Dec. 2nd, 1:30-4pm Dec. 6th and 7th. Hanby House, 160 W. Main St. Decorations, refreshments, special music and a step back in time. 614-891-6289.
 
3 Otterbein University Wind Ensemble, 8pm, Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Free and open to the public
 
5, 6 Ye Olde English Feaste, 6pm, Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State St. Royal Procession begins at 6:30 pm. The menu for the evening is roast beef, baked potato, green beans, bread, wassail and spice cake. As part of the event, the middle school and high school youth choir and handbells perform Christmas music which includes a carol sing. Tickets may be purchased from 9:15am-12:15pm on Sundays Nov. 23 and 30 on the middle floor of Church of the Messiah (near the elevator). Tickets may also be purchased Nov. 24 & 25 in the church office from 9am-2pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Senior Citizens and $12 for children age 12 and under. Please call Julie 891-0434 with questions about tickets. 
 
5 Jazz Showcase, 8pm, Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Otterbein's Jazz Ensemble and Opus One vocal ensemble will perform holiday jazz and more. $5 adults. Students, free.
 
5

Otterbein's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Feast  The tradition of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony began at Otterbein in 1961. The Tree Lighting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Towers Hall lawn, 1 S. Grove St., followed by the Holiday Feast at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St. In addition to the celebration, a canned food drive will be held Dec. 1-5 to benefit Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM), with collection locations at the tree lighting or anytime in the Campus Center. Dinner is $10 for adults, $4 for ages 4-10 and free for age 3 or younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.otterbein.edu/treelighting. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact Matthew D’Oyly at (614) 823-1250 or mdoyly@otterbein.edu.
 

5 Westerville Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7pm, Westerville City Hall, 21 S. State St. Carols, candles and family fun! 614-901-6500.
 
5,6 Westerville Christmas Spectacular, presented by Generations Performing Arts Center. For more information contact Angie at (614) 794-3298
 
5-6

The Match Girl's Gift, 8pm, Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. Christmas Eve: 1898. The streets of New York City bustle with activity as a light snow begins to fall...one almost overlooks the ragged little girl huddled by the steps of the picturesque mansion. With the help of her grandmother, Lizzie dreams of the things that might be possible were she to dare enter the majestic house and encounter the seemingly happy family within. This condensed retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic will inspire your holiday spirit with a heartwarming story of one little girl's triumph over despair. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and students. 614-360-1000 or visit their website.
 

6, 13, 20 Home For The Holidays, Historic Uptown Westerville. Extended shopping hours and
a variety of activities will take place in the Uptown shops during the weekends leading up
to Christmas.
www.ShopUptownWesterville.com
 
6

16th Annual Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show,10am - 3pm, Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave. www.gingerbreadcottage.org or contact@gingerbreadcottage.org
 

6

Choral Ensembles, 2pm, Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville; The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a choral concert featuring Camerata, Otterbein Vocal Ensemble, Women’s Chorale, and Otterbein Singers under the direction of faculty members Elizabeth Barrett, Dennis Davenport, and Karen Eckenroth. The program will feature a variety of holiday and standard choral music. Free and open to the public.
 

6-7

"Miracle on Our Street",True Meaning Christmas Production by Westerville Church of the Nazarene, 6pm, 355 Cherrington Rd. Evening includes Puppets by Mr. L, drama, Leap of Faith Dance Company and Music by 3 Days Wait. This is a FREE event for all ages. For more information visit: www.tmcp.info
 

6-13 W.A.R.M. - Rotary Holiday Food Drive, The Rotary Clubs of Westerville, Otterbein  Rotaract Club members and alumni, the High School Interact Clubs, Boy Scouts & W.A.R.M. volunteers will be collecting canned food donations for those in need again this holiday season. The service groups will be collecting in areas of the city as well as accepting donations of non-perishable food and cash at four drop-off locations: W.A.R.M. central office at 175 East Broadway, and at each of the three Westerville Area Kroger stores on Maxtown Rd, E Schrock Road and Sunbury Road locations. The drop-off locations will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information visit: www.westervillerotary.com or www.warmwesterville.org.
 
6, 13, 20, 27 Live Music at Java Central, 7-10pm, 20 S. State St. Each Saturday. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698
 
7 Westerville Sertoma's Rudolph Run 5K Run/Walk, 1:30pm, Brooksedge Blvd to Schrock Rd., to State Route 3, north to County Line Rd. Lead the way, just like Rudolph during this 6th annual event which precedes the Children's Christmas parade. 614-794-0401
 
7 Westerville Sertoma Children's Christmas Parade, 1:45pm, Brooksedge Blvd to Schrock Rd., to State Route 3, north to County Line Rd. The Westerville Sertoma invites you to welcome Santa during this annual family event, which follows immediately after the Rudolph Run. 614-794-0401
 
12 Pet Photos With Santa Paws, 5-8pm, Captivating Canines, 12 E. Main St. CHA All proceeds benefit CHA Animal Shelter. Click Here! for more information.
 
12

1.      Progressive Christmas Concert, 6:30-8:45pm, Uptown Westerville. Enjoy sights and sounds of the season as three Uptown Westerville churches each host a 25 minute concert featuring choirs and other music. Caped guides with lanterns will lead participants from one church to the next (van transportation is also available). Participating churches include First Presbyterian on W. College Ave., Church of the Master at Grove and Main Streets and Church of the Messiah on N. State St. Tickets are $10 for adults (high school-aged and younger are free) and will be available at the member churches of the Westerville Habitat Partnership, the Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau and at the door before the first concert. 614-794-0401

 

12-13

The Match Girl's Gift, 8pm, Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. Christmas Eve: 1898. The streets of New York City bustle with activity as a light snow begins to fall...one almost overlooks the ragged little girl huddled by the steps of the picturesque mansion. With the help of her grandmother, Lizzie dreams of the things that might be possible were she to dare enter the majestic house and encounter the seemingly happy family within. This condensed retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic will inspire your holiday spirit with a heartwarming story of one little girl's triumph over despair. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and students. 614-360-1000 or visit their website.
 

13 Pet Photos With Santa Paws, 11am-3pm, Captivating Canines, 12 E. Main St. CHA All proceeds benefit CHA Animal Shelter. Click Here! for more information.
 
14

The Match Girl's Gift, 2pm, Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. Christmas Eve: 1898. The streets of New York City bustle with activity as a light snow begins to fall...one almost overlooks the ragged little girl huddled by the steps of the picturesque mansion. With the help of her grandmother, Lizzie dreams of the things that might be possible were she to dare enter the majestic house and encounter the seemingly happy family within. This condensed retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic will inspire your holiday spirit with a heartwarming story of one little girl's triumph over despair. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and students. 614-360-1000 or visit their website.
 

14 Westerville Concert Band Holiday Concert, 3pm, Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave. FREE! www.westervillebands.org
 
14

Westerville Symphony Sounds of the Season, 5pm, Riley Auditorium at the Battelle
Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The Westerville Symphony’s annual “Sounds of the Season” concert is a favorite holiday tradition for hundreds of local families. Associate Conductor Dr. Jim Bates leads a smaller chamber orchestra through a rousing program of holiday-themed classical works and other Yuletide favorites including popular audience sing-a-longs.  Tickets are $25. Click Here! to order tickets or call (614) 899-9000.
 

16

A Charlie Brown Christmas, transcribed and adapted by Finn Byrhard, 7:30pm, Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave. This show will take place in conjunction with the annual orchestra/choir concert, featuring outstanding instrumental and choral music. The event is free and open to the public. The community is invited to join students in the retelling of the treasured Christmas classic seen on television every year. The wonderful story about Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and the rest of the gang is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
 

19-20

The Match Girl's Gift, 8pm, Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. Christmas Eve: 1898. The streets of New York City bustle with activity as a light snow begins to fall...one almost overlooks the ragged little girl huddled by the steps of the picturesque mansion. With the help of her grandmother, Lizzie dreams of the things that might be possible were she to dare enter the majestic house and encounter the seemingly happy family within. This condensed retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic will inspire your holiday spirit with a heartwarming story of one little girl's triumph over despair. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and students. 614-360-1000 or visit their website.
 

21

The Match Girl's Gift, 2pm, Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. Christmas Eve: 1898. The streets of New York City bustle with activity as a light snow begins to fall...one almost overlooks the ragged little girl huddled by the steps of the picturesque mansion. With the help of her grandmother, Lizzie dreams of the things that might be possible were she to dare enter the majestic house and encounter the seemingly happy family within. This condensed retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic will inspire your holiday spirit with a heartwarming story of one little girl's triumph over despair. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and students. 614-360-1000 or visit their website.
 

27 Adoption Event, 1-4pm, Captivating Canines, 12 E. Main St. The fourth Saturday of every month, CHA Shelter will have cats & dogs available for adoption.
 
   
 

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