The Central Ohio Symphony will perform its last concert of the 2008-2009 season at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Ohio Wesleyan University's Gray Chapel.

The Central Ohio Symphony will perform its last concert of the 2008-2009 season at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Ohio Wesleyan University's Gray Chapel.

To mark the conclusion of the orchestra's 30th anniversary season, two juried art shows will open in Delaware on Friday, May 1.

"Symphony Experience" and "Drawn to the Music" will open at (Not on the) Corner Framing, 27 N. Sandusky St. Selected pieces will be on display in Gray Chapel during the concert, and a portion of the proceeds of the art shows will benefit the orchestra.

Concertmaster Ioana Galu, on leave for the season, will return to play Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Op. 64. Also on the program are Smetana's "The Moldau," and Symphony No. 7 by Dvorak. Music director Jaime Morales-Matos will conduct.

Although the May concert is the last of the subscription series, the orchestra will present the annual Fourth of July concert on the OWU campus. The outdoor holiday program is free, though a collection will be taken during the evening.

Tickets for the May program are $20 general admission; $17 seniors; $6 students; and $4 children.

For more information, visit or call (740) 362-1799.

For more information about the art shows, call (Not on the) Corner Framing and (740) 363-1185.

The symphony also has announced its April 19 concert brought in 2,160 pounds of food and $500 in donations for People in Need.

Ohio Wesleyan University donated Branch Rickey Arena and the symphony musicians donated their time, as did conductor Jaime Morales-Matos.

OWU students volunteered at the event, at which the audience nearly filled the bleachers on one side of the gymnasium. Several dozen seats on the floor also were occupied.

The event was part of Orchestras Feeding America, a nationwide community engagement project that involved some 250 orchestras in all 50 states.

According to event organizers, the concert's expenses totaled $15 for copying.

The Delaware County Master Gardeners have scheduled a Delaware County Garden Tour for Sunday, July 12.

The group is taking recommendations on which gardens to include. Suggestions should be send to the Delaware County Extension Office at (740) 833-2030 or e-mailed to Susan Liechty at

The Master Gardeners also will award a $500 scholarship to a Delaware County resident pursuing or planning to pursue a career in horticulture, agriculture or a related field.

The student may attend any institution that offers an accredited program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED by June 15, 2009 and must be enrolled in or accepted by an accredited institution. Master Gardeners or members of their immediate families are not eligible.

Deadline for applications is May 25, 2009. The winner will be announced by June 15. Applications have been sent to all Delaware County high schools, career centers, colleges and universities, and they can be downloaded at and clicking on the link "2009 scholarship."