The Gahanna Lincoln High School Band Department will host its annual Prism Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the high school auditorium.

The Gahanna Lincoln High School Band Department will host its annual Prism Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the high school auditorium.

The concert will feature performances by the Freshman Band, Blue Band, Gold Band and several solos and chamber ensembles.

"This is a unique concert experience that started many years ago," said Rob Cebriak, director of bands. "The performing groups are located at different places in the auditorium, and as one group concludes a piece of music, the next one starts with no applause in between. It makes for an interesting and fast-moving concert. We're also pleased to feature some of our finest soloists and small groups, including every section of the band from woodwinds to brass to percussion."

Admission to the concert is free.

Gahanna Youth Council, a teen volunteer and service club, is collecting gently used formal dresses and accessories from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the Gahanna Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd. Collected items will be resold at affordable prices to help make prom more accessible to girls in central Ohio. Proceeds will be used to support Youth Council programs.

Gently used long and short formal dresses, dress shoes, jewelry, bags, clutches and other formal wear accessories will be accepted. Prom Dress Sale dates are from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26 at the Gahanna Golf Course Clubhouse.

Proceeds will help support Youth Council programs such as TeenFest, their signature teen event traditionally held in August.

The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation is offering a variety of activities, educational programming and outdoor fun at Camp Friendship this summer, when campers will take trips, complete art projects and swim in a high-energy camp environment.

The ACA-accredited summer day camp is open to children ages 5-12, and runs June 20 to August 19. Two camp locations are available Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave. and Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Rd. in Gahanna. Early Bird rates of $140 per week for residents, $160 per week for non-residents apply through April 29.

Walk-in registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 5, at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Rd. A parent or guardian must be present, all paperwork must be complete and all weeks must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Phone, drop box and mail registration will start Monday, March 7. Registration forms, hours of operation and other information are located on-line at

Call (614) 342-4250 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for more information.

The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation is now accepting youth camp scholarships through March 1 due to generous funding from the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation.

Scholarships are available for youth ages 5-12 to attend up to two weeks of Camp Friendship, Gahanna's ACA-accredited summer day camp program, held weekly at Friendship and Hannah Parks from June 20 through August 19.

Scholarships partially cover the cost of up to two weeks of camp per child for qualifying Gahanna residents. Scholarships are based on free/reduced lunch program eligibility reduced lunch recipients may apply for a 50% camp rate reduction, free lunch recipients may receive a 75% camp rate reduction. Awards are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camp, scholarship information and applications may be downloaded at

To apply, complete the summer camp registration form, health-history record and scholarship application form and submit to the Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation, 200 S. Hamilton Rd. by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

For details, call 342-4250 or email

Marla Kuhlman