This month's OhioHealth Fourth Friday, sponsored by the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, will focus on summer fun in the great outdoors.

This month's OhioHealth Fourth Friday, sponsored by the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, will focus on summer fun in the great outdoors.

The 4th Friday celebration, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m. May 25 in Uptown, is themed "Back to Nature."

In addition to the customary lineup of entertainment and vendors, there will be displays by the Westerville Shade Tree Commission, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Central Ohio Geocachers and the Emerson Magnet School Safe Drinking Water Project.

In keeping with the theme, some vendors will offer environmentally friendly lighting options and cleaning products. MAD Scientist & Associates will have information on environmental volunteer opportunities, and Columbus Wild Ones will explain environmentally sound landscaping practices.

"The weather has been beautiful, so it's time to get outside and explore," said Jeff Hartnell, executive director of the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau . "We're a city within a park. Our community's outdoor opportunities are endless."

OhioHealth 4th Fridays are community block parties held on the fourth Friday of each month, April through September, in the city's historic Uptown business district.

Uptown's shops and restaurants extend their hours, and more than 100 vendors will line the streets with food, products and services.

The Arts Council of Westerville will provide live musical performances during the evening in two locations.

Sheri Dean will perform a mix of bluegrass, classic country, gospel, mountain music, rock, pop and easy listening tunes on East College Avenue. Rock band TENK will be on the City Hall Stage, 21 S. State St., from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and bluegrass band Grassahol will perform on the WVCB music stage at North State and East Home streets from 6 to 9 p.m.

There also will be performances by students from Generations Performing Art Center, Xcel Martial Arts and Profencing.

For children, the Westerville Public Library will host story times from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Edward Jones, 39 N. State St., and the Westerville Puppet Posse will perform in front of the Westerville Municipal Building.

The Westerville Division of Police will offer free digital fingerprinting in the Municipal Building courtyard, and the Westerville Division of Fire will have its rescue vehicles on display in the parking lot of Union Savings Bank, 44 S. State St.