This month's Fourth Friday will carry a "Back to Nature" theme, sharing information on animals, outdoor hobbies and sustainability.

This month's Fourth Friday will carry a "Back to Nature" theme, sharing information on animals, outdoor hobbies and sustainability.

May's Fourth Friday will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 27 in Uptown.

Representatives from Inniswood Metro Gardens and Sharon Woods Metro Park will share information on their nature programs for all ages, the Central Ohio Geocachers will share tips using a hand-held GPS that can translate information to be used to explore the outdoors and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission will present a display with information about greenways, sustainable growth, energy efficiency and air quality.

The Ohio Wildlife Center will bring live animals and the Westerville Puppet Posse will perform nature-themed puppet shows.

Other children's activities planned for this month's Fourth Friday include story times at the Amish Originals north store, 38 N. State St., sponsored by the Westerville Public Library; a street carnival on West College Avenue with games and inflatables sponsored by Generations Performing Arts Center; fitness activities with Cardinal Fitness; and activities sponsored by the Westerville Youth Baseball & Softball League's 60th anniversary committee.

Westerville police will offer free fingerprinting for kids and the Fire Division will have its emergency vehicles on display.

David Myers Arts Studio and Gallery, 7 W. Main St., will host an artists' reception for its High School Graduation Show, highlighting the works of studio artists Jennifer Murray, Stephanie Zimmerman, Mira Rathman and Amelia Bindofer.

Live music will include performances by bluegrass band Grassahol on the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau Music Stage, country band The Phillip Fox Band in Emerald Square on West Main Street, acoustic rock and country band LIME and rock-and-roll band Voltage, which comprises a group of 10-year-olds.

Students from ProFencing will perform demonstrations on East College Avenue, and the Taoist Tai Chi Society will perform demonstrations at the corner of State and Home streets at 6:45 p.m.

As always, Uptown businesses will remain open late during Fourth Friday and street vendors will be set up throughout Uptown.

Fourth Fridays are sponsored by the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau with support from OhioHealth, the city of Westerville, the Arts Council of Westerville, the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association and other local merchants.