The August calendar is loaded with opportunities to experience the arts in Westerville.

Some of the things one can do include: admiring exhibits of watercolors and fiber art, jamming with a fingerstyle guitarist, eating lunch outdoors to the sound of live music and enjoying painting and wine.

It's also possible to audition for a play; get tips on songwriting, poetry or storytelling; and spend a day listening to jazz performances. Check out the listings below.

Linda Wilkins is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville.

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August calendar of exhibits and events

The Westerville ArtsLine column and calendar is provided by the Arts Council of Westerville and printed as a public service by ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion. Email listings to artscouncilwesterville@gmail.com.

Throughout August -- Ohio Pastels Artists League at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

Throughout August -- Fiber Art Exhibit by Jean Weissman at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road. Meet the Artist event: 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at Innis House. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 614-895-6216.

Throughout August -- Watercolors by Kevin Buckland and charcoals by Don Slobodien. Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Open to all levels. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Every Tuesday -- Lunchbox Concerts, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., City Hall Civic Green, 21 S. State St. Free live music including oldies, pop/rock, jazz, country, folk, blues. Bring a lunch. Hosted by Westerville Parks and Recreation, Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Uptown Inc.

Every Friday -- Acoustic Open Mic, 7 to 10 p.m., featuring 12 or more diverse, talented performers every week. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 1 -- Family Concert, 6:30 p.m. Mousetrap presents children's songs. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

Aug. 2 and 5 -- Curtain Players Script Review and Audition: "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring. Script Review, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, with auditions, 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. In this comedy, two sweet aunts cheerfully poison elderly men with elderberry wine. Performances will be Oct. 19-20, 26-28 and Nov. 2-4 at Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, curtain-players.org/auditions.

Aug. 2 -- Writer's Circle, 7 to 9 p.m. Writers of all genres meet and discuss their work, creative/technical issues and writing as an art. All levels of writers welcome. Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 3 -- 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 at 310 W. Main St.

Aug. 4 -- Jazz at the Amp, all-day entertainment scheduled as follows: noon, Copecetic; 1:30 p.m., Brandy and the Jazz Alliance; 3 p.m., Four 80 East with NexLevel; 4:40 p.m., Jackiem Joyner with Urban Jazz Coalition; 6 p.m., Brian Simpson; and 7:30 p.m., Paul Taylor Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

Aug. 4 -- Grassahol, 7 to 10 p.m. Java favorite presents bluegrass music. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 5 -- Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30 p.m., ARK FOO presents pop rock. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

Aug. 7 -- Sip and Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., "Summer Nights." Inspired by the Aurora Borealis, participants will paint images of the summer night sky using acrylics on canvas. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

Aug. 7 -- Lunchbox Concert: Blues and more with Charles Sealey, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Civic Green. Free. Hosted by Westerville Parks and Rec, the Arts Council of Westerville and Uptown Inc.

Aug. 8 -- JC Songwriters' Circle hosted by Dick Plunk, 7 to 9 p.m. Share an original song or come to meet this music community. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 8 -- Family Concert, 6:30 p.m., Storytelling with Candace. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

Aug. 10 -- Uptown Friday Night: Arts in Uptown, 6 to 7:30 p.m., pop-up locations of free art activities for children in Uptown Westerville; artsinuptown.com.

Aug. 10 -- Classic Movie Series, "Cool Runnings," shown at dusk on the side of Everal Barn at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Bring blanket and snacks. Rain location will be inside the barn.

Aug. 11 -- Jazz with Byron Stripling, 7 to 10 p.m. International trumpeter and leader of Columbus Jazz Orchestra will entertain. He is usually accompanied by pianist Bobby Floyd. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 12 -- Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30 p.m., Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

Aug. 13 -- Art Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 126 S. State St. No experience needed as a guest artist guides adults in replicating the feature piece. Registration at westervillelibrary.org.

Aug. 14 -- Lunchbox Concert: Uke and Vocalist Brady Fulton, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Civic Green at City Hall Courtyard. Free. Hosted by Westerville Parks and Rec, the Arts Council of Westerville and Uptown Inc.

Aug. 16 -- The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling and Poetry, 7 to 9 p.m. Regional poets and professional "tellers" from the Storytellers of Central Ohio perform and discuss their works with a question-and-answer session. Featuring poet in residence Julia Baker from California, hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 17 -- Uptown Friday Night: Rockn' Uptown, 6 to 8 p.m., multiple Uptown businesses present live music.

Aug. 18 -- R. J. Cowdery, 7 to 10 p.m. National singer/songwriter returns to Westerville. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Aug. 19 -- Sunday Family Funday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free crafts for children of all ages from Arts in Uptown and beer specials for the adults. No registration necessary. The Draft Room, 570 W. Schrock Road.

Aug. 19 -- Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30 p.m. Westerville Symphony celebrates the music of Leonard Bernstein by marking the centennial of his birth. Otterbein faculty members Lori Kay Harvey and Robert Bux will sing selections from "West Side Story." Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

Aug. 20 -- 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 at 310 W. Main St.

Aug. 20 -- Arts Council of Westerville meeting, 5:30 p.m. Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L.

Aug. 21 -- Lunchbox Concert: Oldies and Harmonies by Caroline and Dad, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Civic Green at City Hall Courtyard. Free. Hosted by Westerville Parks and Rec, the Arts Council of Westerville and Uptown Inc.

Aug. 21 -- 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. The public is invited. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Aug. 22 -- Sip and Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., "Bountiful Bouquets." Painters will use acrylics on canvas to create bouquets of their favorite flowers or be inspired by ones they've received in the past. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

Aug. 24 -- Arts Alley at Mount Carmel St. Ann's 4th Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Hands-on art activities for children. Westerville Art League members will offer original art work, prints, photography, cards, fused and stained glass and jewelry. Union Savings Bank parking lot and north sidewalk at Hanby Magnet School, artscouncilofwesterville.org.

Aug. 25 -- Auditions for "Uptown Scrooge," 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performers are sought for this high-energy walking tour adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," performed on the streets and in the businesses of Uptown Westerville. Information at https://bit.ly/2NzI90e.

Aug. 25 -- String Theory, 7 to 10 p.m., musicians with vocal harmonies perform classic '50s-'80s rock including Jefferson Airplane, Beatles, CCR and Eagles. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.