The village of Canal Winchester will sponsor "Free Tree Day," from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Stradley Plaza on South High Street next to the Municipal Building.

The village of Canal Winchester will sponsor "Free Tree Day," from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Stradley Plaza on South High Street next to the Municipal Building.

A variety of trees, including a number of flowering ornamentals, will be available to residents living within the village limits. Residents must provide either a current driver's license or water bill to verify residency.

Trees are to be planted in yards and not within public rights of way because the village is responsible for the planting and maintaining trees in the tree lawn area.

Only one tree will be given per household. Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call the village urban forester, Dick Miller, at 834-5100.

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the O.P. Chaney Elevator, at North High and Oak streets in downtown Canal Winchester.

Dr. Jim Tootle and Jim Kimnach will discuss the history of baseball and the Ohio Historical Society Muffins. Meetings are open to the public. Call Carol Note at (614) 837-0928.

Two local Dignity Memorial providers are participating in a drive to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank as part of the annual Operation Feed project.

Residents can drop off food items between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St., Columbus, and at Sunset Cemetery, 6959 W. Broad St., Galloway, through May 25.

Needed items include canned pasta meals, peanut butter, canned fruit, tuna, soup, canned vegetables and canned meat. All donations go to feed hungry people in central Ohio.

Call (614) 274-7770 or e-mai l operationfeed@midohiofoodbank.org.

Bishop Hartley High School students will stage "The Song of Bernadette" April 30, May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The play, by Jean and Walter Kerr, is adapted from the novel by Franz Werfel, a Jewish writer protected from the Nazis by the people of Lourdes, France. Werfel promised St. Bernadette he would tell her story if he survived the war.

Tickets at the door are $7. The school is located at 1285 Zettler Road. Call (614) 237-5421.