Each year at the Upper Arlington State of the City Address, community awards are presented to individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to quality of life in UA.

Each year at the Upper Arlington State of the City Address, community awards are presented to individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to quality of life in UA.

The 2010 Community Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Business of the Year Recognizes an Upper Arlington business that is actively involved in the community through support and participation in community service projects; providing financial or in-kind support for various causes or events; or bringing other benefits to the community.

Community Enrichment Presented to an individual or group for involvement in a project or program that enhances the city's quality of life through the arts, education, recreation, cultural diversity or enhancement of the natural environment.

Community Safety Celebrates an individual or group involved in programming to raise awareness of or improve the overall health and safety of members of the community, or for a significant one-time act to help others in the community during a moment of need.

Super Senior Awarded to an individual who is actively involved in his or her community through volunteer service.

Youth Award Presented to a young person or group of young people actively involved in volunteer service, or in the participation in and development of community programs to benefit others.

The 2010 Community Award recipients will be announced at the 2011 State of the City Address, scheduled for Jan. 24. Nomination forms can be obtained at www.uaoh.net.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Upper Arlington's Cultural Arts Division is accepting applications for the 2011 Music in the Parks free summer concert series.

The series will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June through August. Performances will be held at the new UA Arts Stage at Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. Applications may be downloaded online at www.uaoh.net/culturalarts.

The Cultural Arts Division will notify applicants of their decision no later than Feb. 19.

City offices are closed on Friday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Day, and again on Friday, Dec. 31, in observance of New Year's Day.

The schedule for refuse, recycling and yard waste collection is not affected.

Additional information can be found at www.uaoh.net.