The Upper Arlington Women's Club has planned three special events for May and June.

The Upper Arlington Women's Club has planned three special events for May and June.

On Thursday, May 5, members will gather at the Decorators' Show House, 4125 Oxford Drive, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. In addition to a tour of the house, the group will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican food, margaritas and music. Cost of the tour is $15 when tickets are purchased in advance and $20 at the door. Cost for the party is $25.

The following week, on Friday, May 13, the club will present the annual Stefanie Spielman Humanitarian Awards at a breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Scioto Country Club.

Every year UAWC awards a $1,000 scholarship to five deserving high school seniors living in Upper Arlington who plan to attend a four-year college or university. Students are recognized for their service to others. They are nominated by a guidance counselor, administrator or teacher from their school. Chris Spielman will present the awards again this year.

And coming up on June 17 and 18 is the Golden Bear Antique Show at Tremont Elementary School. The event is held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 17, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

The event showcases high quality antiques from dealers around the country. Tickets are $4 at the door.

More information on the club and its activities is available at uawomensclub.com.


More than 175 people attended the 2011 Garden Club of Ohio Flower Show and Awards Convention April 12 in Boardman, Ohio, where they saw Upper Arlington's Serendipity Garden Club win the top award.

The honor was for a project members completed with adult day clients at Heritage Day Health Centers, the adult day affiliate of National Church Residences (NCR).

Serendipity members worked at the adult day care center to clean up a neglected garden space and develop activities for adult day care clients who attend Heritage's Olentangy Center location.

Various plants were used for smell, taste, touch and sight, with wind chimes providing sound. The goal of the group was to create a functional sensory garden.

In raised beds, adult day care clients helped plant the garden.

The awards committee at the Garden Club of Ohio convention forwarded its recommendation of the site for consideration for a top national award.

According to a news release, Heritage Day Health Centers provide comprehensive day care services to physically and/or cognitively impaired adults, regardless of their ability to pay for services, with the goal of enabling them to live as independently as possible in the community.