The fall season ushers in an excellent selection of musical performances.
The Westerville Symphony celebrates its 35th anniversary year in October with not only its Pairings event, an evening of wine, food and music, on Oct. 17, but also the Masterpiece I concert on Oct. 22.
Listeners also can enjoy recitals, ensemble presentations and an Uptown jazz gig courtesy of Otterbein University. Keep an eye on the Otterbein calendar at otterbein.edu/public/About/ Calendars/Events.aspx.
Watch for the kick-off of the Westerville Community Bands' 2017-18 concert season at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 with the Fall Concert at Westerville Central High School. See the full schedule at westervillebands.org.
Autumn in Westerville is truly a treat for your ears!
Linda Wilkins is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville.
October calendar of exhibits and events
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Through Oct.19 -- Fifth annual "Artists of Parkside Village" exhibit, featuring original works by Parkside Village residents. David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. weekdays, davidmyersart.com.
Oct. 25 through Dec. 24 -- Annual Studio Artists Exhibit and Sale, with artwork by Tina Watman, Missy Fast, Mira Rathman, Marty Tucker, Brian Morrissey, Heidi Gum, Katherine Benalcazar, Jan Poland, Allen Diego, Jeff Capers, Alexis Sabatino and young Studio Artists ages 6-17. Originals and prints for purchase. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, davidmyersart.com.
Throughout October -- Vivid Paintings by Said Oladejo Lawal at Java Gallery. Nigerian-born and trained, Westerville resident displays his award-winning art. Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Through Oct. 31 -- Innis House Exhibit: Photography by Karen English. Meet the artist reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road, 614-895-6216.
Through Oct. 31 -- Paintings by Goetz Nickel, on exhibit at Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
Through Nov. 21 -- "The Journey of Hope: Stories from Sudan to Columbus." Painting on both canvas and rocks, Bol Aweng describes his journey from the Darfur region of Sudan to Ohio. Miller Gallery exterior, 33 Collegeview Road, otterbein.edu.
Through Dec. 1 -- "Home: Contemporary African Artists Consider Place & Identity in Our Connected World," works of five artists. Guest curator Carol Boram-Hays. Miller Gallery, 33 Collegeview Road, otterbein.edu.
Through Dec. 2 -- "South Africa at Liberty: Photography and Films by Yasser Booley," works begun on the eve of abolition of apartheid and spanning two decades. Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St., otterbein.edu.
Through Dec. 3 -- "Extra Ordinary Lives: Portraits from a Divided Land," photos of the remote South African village Paulshoek presented by Sophia Klaase. Fisher Gallery, 27 S. Grove St., otterbein.edu.
Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Every Friday -- Acoustic Open Mic, 7 to 10 p.m., featuring 12 or more diverse performers every week, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 1 -- Guest artist Emily Chua on piano, 2 p.m., Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 1 -- Otterbein University Faculty Recital: Helen Allen, soprano, and Carolyn Redman, mezzo-soprano, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.
Oct. 1 -- Harvest Blues Vespers, 4 to 6 p.m., a spiritual flow of music and poetic thought presented by Joe Kovitch of St. Mathews Pray.Think.Love. Featuring blues singer Charles Sealey and poet Linda Hancock, founder of Poetry and Praise Inc. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 3 and 18 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., casual art session with instruction in personalized works of art. Oct. 3, "Gorgeous Gourds," still life acrylic painting with Tiffany Arnold. Oct. 18, "Autumn Trees," watercolor with Jan Fedorenko. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.
Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 -- Movie Makers: Homeschool Edition, 2 to 3 p.m. Ages 7 to 12 will plan, film and edit a mini-movie. The final week will feature a movie showcase for families. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277, ext. 5, or westervillelibrary.org.
Oct. 6 -- Color Me Calm for Seniors, 1 to 2 p.m., relax while listening to calming music and coloring. Materials provided. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff for members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location: 310 W. Main St.
Oct. 6 -- Budding Artists, 2 to 3 p.m. Ages 4-6 will focus on art as process rather than finished product and explore a different medium each month. October theme: paper. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277, ext. 5, or westervillelibrary.org.
Oct. 7 -- String Theory, 7 to 10 p.m. Acoustic rock band with remarkable vocals does '50s-'80s. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 8 -- Listen & Learn: Music from the Romantic Era, 3 to 5 p.m. James Bates, Otterbein Department of Music, will give the history and impact. Pianist Anna Ringold will perform. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277, ext. 4, or westervillelibrary.org.
Oct. 9 -- Writers' Circle, 7 to 9 p.m. A group of diverse writers are led each month by a rotating group of moderators. Every second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 11 -- JC Songwriters' Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 14 -- John Morgan, 7 to 10 p.m. Fingerstyle guitarist and singer is joined by bassist Don Smith and pianist Craig Allen. Morgan's CD, "Quiet World" is a staple on NPR. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 16 -- Creative Writing for Seniors, 1:30 to 3 p.m., develop writing skills through life experiences. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff for members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location: 310 W. Main St.
Oct. 17 -- Arts Council of Westerville meeting, 5:30 p.m. Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L.
Oct. 17 -- Poetry Discussion and Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m. Share work with the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Optional open mic. Public invited, westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Oct. 17 -- Pairings: An Evening of Wine and Music, 6:30 p.m. Westerville Symphony celebrates 35 years and 25th anniversary of conductor Peter Stafford Wilson with an evening of wine, food and music. Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center. Tickets at westervillesymphony.org.
Oct. 18 -- Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m. Otterbein University, Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Oct. 19 -- The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling, 7 to 9 p.m. Five professional "tellers" from the Storytellers of Central Ohio. Hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch. Third Thursday of the month. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, Nov. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. -- Curtain Players production: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Award-winning play set during an evening of mind games, attempted seductions and shattering revelations. For mature audiences. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Tickets at curtainplayers.org.
Oct. 21 -- Avalon Nine Trio, 7 to 10 p.m. Trio version of classic rock/folk/roots group. Linda Blaine (lead vocal, percussion), Dave Clutter (vocals and guitar) and Brian Such (lead guitar, mandolin) perform Dylan, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Eagles. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 22 -- Westerville Symphony: Masterpiece I, 5 p.m. Gustav Holst's "The Planets" and "Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind" by John Williams. Peter Stafford Wilson will conduct. Fritsche Theater at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets at westervillesymphony.org.
Oct. 22 -- Lil' Red and the Rooster, 3 to 5 p.m. Award-winning duo performs '40s-50s and original blues and jazz. Vocalist Westerville native Jennifer Milligan and Pascal Fouquet, one of France's best blues guitarists. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 24 -- Westerville Art League meeting, 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Alison Colman, founder and executive director of the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab. Open to the public. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., westervilleartleague.com.
Oct. 25 -- Westerville Public Library Meet the Author Series: Erik Larson, 7 p.m. at Westerville South High School. The master of narrative nonfiction will discuss his writing and book "Dead Wake." Tickets at eriklarson.eventbrite.com.
Oct. 25 -- Love to Color: Adult Coloring Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Use intricately detailed coloring books to de-stress. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277, ext. 4, or westervillelibrary.org.
Oct. 26 -- Jazz@OBN, 8 p.m. Free Otterbein performance that is open to the public. Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St.
Oct. 27 -- Pumpkin Painting for Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 to 10 can create a spooky, silly pumpkin to celebrate autumn while supplies last. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Oct. 28 -- Chris and Rose, 7 to 10 p.m. Vocal stylings of Rose includes fluent French and blends with vocals of Christopher. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 29 -- Otterbein University Faculty Recital: Wedell, Peersen, Newcomb, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.