Tomorrow's Fourth Friday celebration in Uptown Westerville may be the only one of the year where kids can walk away with information that might save their lives.

Tomorrow's Fourth Friday celebration in Uptown Westerville may be the only one of the year where kids can walk away with information that might save their lives.

The annual Safety Fest Fourth Friday will take over Uptown from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 27. Representatives from eight central Ohio agencies will discuss issues such as fire safety, crime prevention, bike helmet safety and tornado safety.

"This event gives us an opportunity to bring many safety agencies into our city to educate our citizens in family safety," Westerville Fire Chief Bernie Ingles said.

Central Ohio agencies that will participate in the Fourth Friday celebration include the Westerville divisions of police and fire, the American Red Cross, Franklin County Board of Health, Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, the Chemical and Emergency Preparedness Council, Westerville Animal Control, Franklin County Children Services, Westerville Animal Control and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Children will be able to sit inside a fire truck and police cruiser, said Battalion Chief John Bokros, learn other safety tips with a puppet show, and stop by an inflatable play area. Story times will also be held at the Westerville Public Library.

"This is the one time of the year at Fourth Friday that you can learn something that might save your life," Bokros said.

As part of Safety Fest, the Arts Council of Westerville will present the bluegrass group Tyler an' Mary from 7-8:30 p.m. in the City Hall courtyard. Other music throughout the evening includes a jazz duo and euphonium trio, and the band Mind's Eye performing at 6 p.m.

This marks the second year that the Arts Council of Westerville will present live music at the festival. According to member Ralph Denick, the arts council considers the performances "an opportunity to help create more of a festival atmosphere at Fourth Fridays, thereby drawing even more attendance and making it a signature event of Westerville."

Safety Fest is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. June 27, in Uptown Westerville. Other Fourth Friday events in 2008 include World Bazaar in July; the Dog Days of Summer in August and School Daze in September.

More information about Fourth Fridays can be found online at www.visitwesterville.org.