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2014 Events
All Events Subject to Change

 

Date

Description

September  
Through Oct. 10

House + Wife, Artist: Evelyn Davis-Walker, Miller Gallery, Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd. A sabbatical exhibition examining the identity of housewives and the homes they cared for, as depicted through advertisements from 1930 to 1960. Reception: Thursday, Sept. 18, 4-6 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.
 

Through Sept. 26

A Narrative of Light and Shadow: Female Photographers from Taiwan, Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. A traveling exhibition sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Chicago. Reception: Thursday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Closed on holidays. For information call (614) 823-1792.
 

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.
 

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.
 
3 Pancake Breakfast, 7-10:30am, Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St. Join us for some home cooked pancakes at the Senior Center. Spend some time with friends and enjoy a great breakfast on the first Wednesday of each month except December. $3.50/person. 614-901-6560
 
3,10,17,24 Uptown Westerville Farmers Market, 3-6pm, corner of North State and East Home Streets. Seasonal produce, plants, flowers, confections, breads, meats, honey, syrup, jams, salsas and more are available. www.marketwednesday.com
 
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
 
6 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, 8am-2pm, Department of Public Service, 350 Park Meadow Rd. Click Here! for more information.
 
6 Annual Columbus Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run 5K, 9am, Alum Creek Park, 221 W. Main St. Run, Cheer, or Donate but always Honor the Fallen. https://www.facebook.com/friends/requests/?fcref=rup#!/events/206440626232447/
 
6, 13, 20, 27 Uptown Friday Nights, participating shops stay open until 8pm. Enjoy different activities each week.
 
7 Cops and Kids Day, 10:30-2:30, Hoff Woods Park, 556 McCorkle Blvd. Cops and Kids Day is designed to provide children of all ages the opportunity to interact with law enforcement officers and see, touch and learn about the equipment these agencies utilize such as helicopters, cruisers, K-9, mounted patrols, S.W.A.T., bike patrol and D.A.R.E. The event will host several competitions among the different agencies, including D.A.R.E. car and patrol cruiser competitions. We can't forget about the "Dunk-A-Cop" tank that the kids always look forward to. Of course, P.A.L.S. (the safety puppets) and the special police robots will be on hand to entertain the children. The first 1,100 children will receive a Cops & Kids Day giveaway item. Every child has an opportunity to receive donated prizes from local businesses. Lots of child safety information materials and safety items will be given away during the event. Admission and refreshments are free. 614-901-6893
 
7, 14, 21, 28 Sunny Sundays in the Herb Garden, 1:30-3:30pm, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Herb Garden, 940 S. Hempstead Rd. Herb Society members will be in the Herb Garden to answer visitors’ questions. 614-895-6216 or www.inniswood.org
 
11 "From Devastation to Hope," Westerville 911 Observance, Noon-1pm, First Responders Park, 374 W. Main St. The program will include music by Eric Gnezda, a bagpipe processional and a keynote address by retired San Francisco firefighter Mike Walsh. The three flags you will see flying are from the 10th Anniversary Service, September 11, 2011. The American Flag was flown over the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., the Ohio Flag was flown over the State house in Columbus and the Westerville Flag was flown over the Westerville Municiapl Building. These three flags are flown only on 9/11.

 
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The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest 2014, 12 - 7 pm, Nationwide Children's Close to Home Surgery Center, 455 Executive Campus Drive, visible from County Line Road and Cleveland Avenue in Westerville. Meet at the intersection of community and generosity at the second annual large-scale food truck event to benefit the work of Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM). Enjoy food truck fare while becoming aware of hunger issues within our own community and helping solve that problem by packaging nutritional meals to be distributed in Westerville. Learn more by visiting our Facebook page or by calling WARM at 614-899-0196.
 

19-20 Otterbein Homecoming activities will include the Block Party on Grove Street, band stand performances, football game, parade and much more! www.otterbein.edu
 
21

3rd Annual Steps of Faith 5K Run & Walk, 4pm, Alum Creek Park North,  221 W. Main St. Runners, walkers and wheelchair racers will celebrate all abilities during this race, inspired by a Run For God community. All race proceeds will support The Heinzerling Foundation and Bradley’s House of Hope, local and global organizations working to engage and develop individuals with disabilities. To register Click Here!  
 

25 Chamber Healthy Lifestyles Fair, 4-7pm, Eye Surgical & Medical Care, 550 S. Cleveland Ave. Admission is FREE and open to the public. All ages are encouraged! The fair will feature over 25 exhibitors focusing on key health topics such as fitness, nutrition, green living and more. The Chamber’s Young Professionals Network is partnering with Copeland Mill Dental and Eye Surgical & Medical Care for the Healthy Lifestyles Fair which will include a multitude of health screenings, hands-on educational activities and demonstrations. Activities offered at the fair include chair massages, essential oil hand massages, flu and pneumonia shots, diabetes screenings, blood pressure checks, lean body mass screenings, hearing exams and more! 
In case of uncooperative weather, the event will be moved to Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. Click Here for more information. 

 
26 OhioHealth 4th Friday: School Daze/Fall Fest, 6-9pm, Historic Uptown Westerville. Looking 4 family fun? You found it! Spend the fourth Friday of each month, April through September, in Uptown Westerville during OhioHealth 4th Fridays. Enjoy 100+ street vendors, food carts, live entertainment, kids activities, extended hours in the Uptown shops and much more. The kids are back to school and fall is here. The WVCB will showcase the diverse educational opportunities and the achievements of local students, including the students, staff and academic excellence of Westerville City Schools. 614-794-0401 www.VisitWesterville.org 
 
26 The 2nd Annual, "Artists of Parkside Village" Exhibit, 6-9pm, during OhioHealth 4th Friday: School Daze in Uptown Westerville, David Myers Art Studio and Gallery, 7 W. Main St.
  
27 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 171 Westerville, Fall Craft Bazaar, 9am-3pm, Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. For vendor space, call 614-891-0171 or email brose5@columbus.rr.com. The unit supports and advocates for veterans, active military and their families.
 
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.
 
   
October  
1 Pancake Breakfast, 7-10:30am, Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St. Join us for some home cooked pancakes at the Senior Center. Spend some time with friends and enjoy a great breakfast on the first Wednesday of each month except December. $3.50/person. 614-901-6560
 
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Uptown Westerville Farmers Market, 3-6pm, corner of North State and East Home Streets. Seasonal produce, plants, flowers, confections, breads, meats, honey, syrup, jams, salsas and more are available. www.marketwednesday.com
 
4, 11, 18, 25 Live Music at Java Central, 7-10pm, 20 S. State St. Each Saturday. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698
 
4

Westerville North Marching Band Invitational, WNHS Stadium, 950 County Line Rd.  Strike up the bands! About a dozen high school marching bands are expected to compete, and WNHS will perform its halftime show.  The public is invited to attend, and event sponsors are being sought. Sponsorships must be received by Aug. 31; contributions may be tax-deductible.  Get information on times, tickets and sponsorships at the band's website, www.westervillenorthbands.org  -- click on "Westerville North Invitational" then on "Information." The event is coordinated by Westerville North Music Boosters, which is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
 

5 6th Annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival, 1-5pm, Grounds of McVey Elementary, 270 Hempstead Rd. Sponsored by the Westerville Lions Club. Demonstrations of apple butter making and tasting as well as apple cider making will be done by the Lions near the log cabin. There will be old fashioned games and crafts for the children to enjoy. There will be free log cabin tours plus pulled Pork sandwich meals with apple sauce and cider at $8 a meal and apple butter and apple cider will be available for purchase. Donations will be accepted to help with the cost to replace the wood shutters on the windows and to do other maintence needed. Part of the proceeds will be used to fund Lion’s mission of providing services for those who need help who have issues relating to their sight. Admission to the Apple Butter Festival is free. The community is invited. Contact Debbie Bennati phone 614-599-0308 for more information.
 
5, 12, 19, 26 Sunny Sundays in the Herb Garden, 1:30-3:30pm, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Herb Garden, 940 S. Hempstead Rd. Herb Society members will be in the Herb Garden to answer visitors’ questions. 614-895-6216 or www.inniswood.org
 
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.
 

7 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.
 
16 Ham & Bean Dinner, 4;30-6:30pm, Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St. Open to the public. 614-901-6560
 
19

Inniswood Historical Tour, 2pm, Iniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd. Celebrate Inniswood's 30-year Anniversary with a historical tour of Inniswood with the Public Gardens Manager.  Learn the history of the property and gardens. Meet at the Garden Entrance.
 

17-19

Dracula Presented byWesterville South Thespians, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.; October 18 at 7:00 p.m.; and October 19 at 2:00 p.m. Westerville South Auditorium, 303 S. Otterbein Ave. Steven Dietz’ Dracula is a classic piece of theatre that restores the suspense of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances - in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire. Filled with plenty of blood and special effects, this play is sure to entertain and delight audiences 6th grade and up.
 

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.
 

23-26

Westerville Central Presents Fools, a classic comic fable by Neil Simon, 7:30 p.m. on October 23, 24, and 25; and at 2:00 p.m. on October 26.  7118 Mt. Royal Avenue. Tickets cost $6. It was first written as a jab at Simon’s ex-wife. He said, “I thought I’d write a show so bad, that when it flopped, I wouldn’t have to pay her as much.” Little did he know that in years to come, this silly fable about a town cursed with ignorance and the young man who sought to change that, would be gracing the stages of high schools, community playhouses, and regional theaters throughout the United States. Fools is intended for all audiences and runs approximately an hour and forty five minutes.
 

24 Midnight Madness, 6pm-Midnight, Uptown Westerville. Free wagon rides, music and entertainment as well as family friendly Halloween activities. Wear your costume and trick or treat in the stores. www.shopuptownwesterville.com
 
25 Fun, Funky, Fabulous Arts & Crafts Bazaar, 10am-3pm, Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave. Shop among 100 inspirational crafters that will bring you stylish, contemporary items for you, your home and your family.  Admission is $2, kids are free. Strollers welcome.  www.warhawkacademicboosters.org
 
25 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.
 
26 Inniswood Halloween Party, 2-4pm, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Education Pavilion, 940 S. Hempstead Rd. Join us at this annual event for families with live animals, crafts, and activities. 614-895-6216 or www.inniswood.org
 
   
   
   
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
 
4 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.
 
5 Pancake Breakfast, 7-10:30am, Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St. Join us for some home cooked pancakes at the Senior Center. Spend some time with friends and enjoy a great breakfast on the first Wednesday of each month except December. $3.50/person. 614-901-6560
 
8 Rotary Honors Veterans 5k Walk/Run, 9am 5k Run/Walk, Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Proceeds to benefit a Veteran's Organization to be announced and the Rotary Club of Westerville. For more information visit: www.westervillerotary.com
 
11 Veterans' Day Breakfast, 8:30am, Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. 614-901-6560
 
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Pursuits of a Modern Apothecary, 7pm, Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd. Innis House. Lily Shahar Kuning, of Boline Apothecary, discusses how to find herbal sources locally and prepare them for use in products.  Sponsored by Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit.
 

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

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
 
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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

 

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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