Registration is under way for Upper Arlington's 2010 Safety Town, a safety awareness and education program for kindergartners and first-graders, sponsored by the UA Police Division.

Registration is under way for Upper Arlington's 2010 Safety Town, a safety awareness and education program for kindergartners and first-graders, sponsored by the UA Police Division.

The program takes place in a realistic miniature town. Children ride tricycles through the town to practice the safety lessons they learn throughout the program. They discover the ins and outs of pedestrian and traffic safety, fire prevention, school bus safety, poison substance avoidance, animal safety, water safety and personal safety.

Safety Town is held at Greensview Elementary School, 4301 Greensview Drive. Morning and afternoon sessions will run June 21 through July 2 and July 12-23.

For more information, visit www.uaoh.net., or call 583-5197.

The 2010 outdoor tennis season in Upper Arlington kicks off on Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. with the annual Northam Park Tennis Courts open house.

All tennis enthusiasts are invited to an afternoon of free play and an opportunity to meet head tennis pro Mike Haddow and his staff.

The highlight of the open house will be the induction of former Northam tennis pro Dick Klitch into the Wall of Fame at 1:30 p.m. Klitch is much respected in central Ohio tennis, having served as head pro at Swim and Racquet, Winding Hollow, Rocky Fork, Windsong and the Columbus Indoor Tennis Club. He was also the tennis coach at Upper Arlington High School and the Columbus Academy.

Open house participants will enjoy light refreshment and have an opportunity to win a free tennis lesson with a Northam tennis pro. Staff will also be available to allow participants to purchase their 2010 Northam tennis membership.

The rain date for the open house will be Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Upper Arlington's Cultural Arts Division is hosting two exhibits as part of the Art in Work Spaces program.

Both exhibits will run through June.

The first exhibit is located at Caspan II, 3518 Riverside Drive, and features the work of nine students majoring in photography at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

Processes used by the artists range from digital photography to traditional and alternative methods.

The second exhibit features the work of Upper Arlington resident Robert Wagner, and is on view at three locations: National Church Residences, 2335 North Bank Drive; Nurtur the Salon, 1581 W. Lane Ave.; and the Ohio Orthopedic Center, 4605 Sawmill Road.

"Portrait of an American Town" is a collection of photographs that document the events and everyday details that have created Upper Arlington's unique history. This collection was developed by Wagner over a 20-year period.

The exhibits, which are free, are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Upper Arlington is reminding residents of its free yard waste drop-off facility.

Acceptable yard waste including brush, yard trimmings, sod and grass may be taken to the SWACO Bill Holbrook Regional Composting Facility, 4100 Roberts Road.

Spring hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The facility does not accept plastic, treated or painted wood, railroad ties, lawn furniture, pallets, rocks, stones or any paper other than recyclable yard waste bags.

Call 583-5370 for more information.