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Come Rock the 'Ville Aug. 9


All ages are invited to celebrate art and music in Uptown Westerville at Rock the 'Ville on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 3 to 9 p.m.

In addition to music and entertainment on three stages, there will be an expanded children's activity area. Kids will have opportunities to draw, enjoy bubble play and help create a sculpture.

On College Avenue, professional artists will show their magic with chalk and compete for prizes. Thanks to Amish Originals Furniture, families can receive a free box of chalk (50 boxes available) for expressing their creativity in the sidewalk area near U.S. Bank. Chalk and block assignments will be available at the registration tent.

On the City Hall stage, professional bands from around central Ohio will perform country, bluegrass and rock music. High school and college bands will play on the stage located behind My Cousin's Closet, and musicians and dancers will entertain in an acoustic area near Captivating Canines on Main Street.

Uptown merchants will offer activities within their stores. This celebration of arts and music in Uptown is sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville and the Uptown Merchants.


August Arts Events

Through Aug. 15 -- Cyanotypes: Printing with Sunlight, David Stichweh, Professor Emeritus, Fisher Gallery Exhibit at Otterbein University, Roush Hall (first and second floors), 27 S. Grove St., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, 614-823-1792.

Through end of August -- Watercolors by artist Darlene Erickson. Shows in Ohio and Del Ray Beach, Fla. Java Central Gallery, 20 S. State St. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through end of August -- Exhibit by the Fine Arts Society from Marion, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277, ext. 2158.

Aug. 1-3 -- The Music Man, presented by the Westerville CIVIC Theatre, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.. Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave. Tickets $10 in advance at Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., 614-901-6500.

Aug. 2 -- Contagious Tunes with Jim Gill, interactive family concert by award-winning children's author and musician, performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Registration required. 614-882-7277, ext. 5, or online at westervillelibrary.org.

Aug. 3 -- Sounds of Summer Concert: Singing Buckeyes, 6:30 p.m., Alum Creek Park Amphitheater, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org.

Aug. 3 -- Script Review, The Cemetery Club, Curtain Players, 6:30 p.m. Play Synopsis: Three Jewish widows meet every month to mourn their deceased husbands. When Sam "the butcher" shows up, will it strengthen their friendship or ruin it? Auditions, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.. Casting for roles: four women, mid-late 50s-late 60s and one man, mid-late 50s-late 60s. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, curtainplayers.org.

Aug. 5 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30 p.m., Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. First Tuesdays. $20 fee includes wine tasting, art supplies and instruction. Advance registration is required by contacting Meza at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

Aug. 6 -- Family Concert: Storytelling with Candace, 6:30 p.m., Alum Creek Park Amphitheater, 221 W. Main St. Free, westerville.org.

Aug. 8 -- Uptown Friday Night: "Arts In Uptown," 6 to 8 p.m., Visit Westerville shops and discover the arts of winemaking, cooking, brewing beer, fashion, decorating, gardening, painting, jewelry making, sculpting, chocolate, and laughter. All events take place in the stores.

Aug. 9 -- Country singer/songwriter Luke Mossburg, 7 to 10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 9 -- Rock the 'Ville, 3 to 9 p.m., Uptown Westerville. A music and arts celebration featuring live music and dance, professional and amateur chalk artists. For more information call 614-599-0308.

Aug. 10, 17 -- Film Festival Contest Screenings. Showing of short film contest entries in all age categories and genres. Recognition for filmmakers and prizes awarded. Aug. 10, 3 p.m. at Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277, ext. 4. westervillelibrary.org. Special screening at the Gateway Film Center, Aug. 17, 2 p.m., 1550 N. High St, Columbus, gatewayfilmcenter.com.

Aug. 10 -- Sounds of Summer Concert: Westerville Symphony, 6:30 p.m., light classics from Chabrier, Strauss, Copland, Smetana, and Tchaikovsky. Picnickers are welcome. Alum Creek Park Amphitheater, 221 W. Main St., westervillesymphony.org.

Aug. 14 -- Senior Center Photography Exhibit Reception. Westerville Community Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.. Light snacks and announcement of the best in show from 400 images. Free. On display through Sept. 4.

Aug. 15 -- Uptown Friday Night: "Unplugged Uptown", 6 to 8 p.m., Browse Uptown and enjoy the sights and sounds of music and dance. Performers will be on the sidewalks and inside stores.

Aug. 15 -- Classic Movie Series: Ghostbusters, dusk, Everal Barn at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Free, westerville.org.

Aug. 16 -- The Folk Ramblers, early '60s folk music of the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary and Dylan, 7 to 10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 17 -- Music in the Gardens: Yumbambe, 3 to 5 p.m., Latin jazz with vibrant rhythms of Afro-Cuban drumming. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road, Education Pavilion, inniswood.org.

Aug. 17 -- Meet the Artist, 2 to 4 p.m., Meet Roger Neff and view his acrylic artwork. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road, Innis House, inniswood.org.

Aug. 22 -- OhioHealth 4th Friday: Dog Days of Summer, 6-9 p.m., Uptown Westerville. Arts Alley, 100-plus street vendors, food carts, live entertainment, activities for kids, Annual Uptown Bow Wow Dog Show and Yip-Yap parade. visitwesterville.org 614-794-0401.

Aug. 22 -- 4th Friday Arts Alley, Arts Council of Westerville, 6 to 9 p.m., north sidewalk, Hanby Magnet School, 53 S. State St. Presenting Artist: Ana Underman creates a dog park for kids and adults to stop by and decorate. Original art, prints, jewelry cards and stained glass by Westerville Art League artists.

Aug. 23 -- "Return to Woodstock" -- '60s and '70s rock with The Bead People, 7 to 10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 29 -- Uptown Friday Night: "Fifth Friday," 6 to 8 p.m., Fred Astaire Studios of Westerville and other area studios will host a special dance event in Uptown.

Aug. 30 -- Shane Wilson, powerhouse New Orleans-style singer, 7 to 10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.