Teachers in Westerville area schools are invited to apply for grant funding that will assist them in providing learning opportunities in the arts.

For the fourth year, the Arts Council of Westerville will award grants to educators who submit plans that incorporate arts enrichment. Learning will be shared in two ways: school performances or displays and a community exhibition or performance during Westerville Arts Month in April 2019.

To apply, visit the Arts Council website, artscouncil ofwesterville.com, and look under Partnerships. Deadline to apply is Dec. 17.

Your Mark on Community Art

Come and view the public community art activities hosted by the Arts Council of Westerville while they are on display at the Westerville Public Library during November.

Children and adults who have decorated a bird or butterfly for the 8-foot Birds of a Feather Make Art Together tree or customized a colorful handprint for one of the large Handprint Flowers will see their creativity on display. The Crossing Borders mural featuring silhouette figures embellished with ethnic-themed paper also will be exhibited.

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

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November 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 November -- Westerville Community Art provided by Arts Council of Westerville.

Throughout November -- My Very Own Blanket. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

November and December -- Best of 2018 Art Show, original art by Said Oladejo-Lawal, Cheryl Lyons, John Cameron, Kevin Buckland and Rob Mandell. Works are priced for holiday giving. Reception: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, with wine and appetizers, Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St.; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through November -- "Be Well Out Here: A Wellness Journey into The Big Go West," sabbatical exhibition by Donald T. Austin. A collection of words and images from a seven-month, 24,000-mile journey through the Northern Rockies, featured at the Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery, Otterbein Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Road. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Through November -- "The River is Life" by Alice Kohler. Brazilian photographer reveals how the Arawete people in a remote area of the Amazon, the Xingu River, live in close relationship with their environment, on display at Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Through Dec. 10 -- "Labor and Life" by Leonardo Carrizo, at Otterbein University, Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. Multimedia photojournalist and educator presents stunning images from Ecuador, arranged as intimate vignettes created through his work as a National Geographic Student Expeditions trip leader.

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 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.

Nov. 2 -- 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.

Nov. 2 -- Budding Artists, 2 to 3 p.m. Children ages 4 to 6 explore different artistic styles, mediums and techniques while focusing on art as process. Theme: crayons. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Registration required; visit westervillelibrary.org.

Nov. 3 -- Let's Wrangle Zentangle, 1 to 2 p.m. Children ages 11 to 13 will create a work using the process of shading and tangling structured patterns at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Registration required; westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.

Nov. 3 -- From Concept to Script: Turn Your Idea into a Graphic Novel, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Author and teacher Stephen Hines offers pointers in this creative writing workshop at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Registration required; westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.

Nov. 3 -- String Theory, 7 to 10 p.m. Upbeat band plays classic '50s-'80s rock by Jefferson Airplane, Beatles and Eagles. Free. Java Central, 20 S. State St.; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through Nov. 4 -- Curtain Players presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring. A drama critic must deal with two sweet aunts who cheerfully poison elderly men with elderberry wine. Tickets at curtainplayers.org. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena

Nov. 6 -- Sip & Sketch: Mandala Magic, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Create colorful circular abstract designs using colored pencils/pens. Artist: Marian Lerner. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville.

Nov. 8 -- Art Lab, 4 to 5 p.m. Children ages 6 to 8 will explore art styles and learn about various artists at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.

Nov. 10 -- Meet the Author: Alexander McCall Smith, reception and high tea at 11:30 a.m. with presentation at 2 p.m. Smith's visit marks the release of his 19th book in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Tickets and registration: westervillelibrary.org

Nov. 10 -- Grassahol, 7 to 10 p.m. High-energy band plays bluegrass and Americana covers and originals. Free. Java Central, 20 S. State St.; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 11 -- Guest Artists: Women in Music Columbus, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

Nov. 11 -- 12 Songs of Recovery, 3 to 4 p.m. Members of the Central Ohio Recovery honor the spiritual nature of the 12 Steps of Recovery with original music. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 14 -- Sip & Sketch: Fall Harvest Mixed Media, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Create images of fall's beauty by using a combination of magazines, newspaper, musical notes and more. Artist: Connie Price. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville.

Nov. 14 -- JC Songwriters' Circle hosted by Dick Plunk, 7 to 9 p.m. Share an original song or come to learn and meet this music community. Every second Wednesday, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 15 -- Writing Warfare in Fiction: From Sword Fights to Space Fleet Combat, 7 to 8 p.m. Tackle the challenge of writing action scenes with author Terry W. Ervin II at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.

Nov. 15 -- The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling and Poetry, Thanksgiving Stories, 7 to 9 p.m. Regional poets and professional "tellers" from the Storytellers of Central Ohio perform and discuss their works. Q&A. Third Thursday of the month, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 17 -- Columbus STEM & Arts Expo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Game tournaments, design challenges, illusional art competition, spelling bee and music contest at The Point, Otterbein University, 60 Collegeview Road. Register for activities at kidslinked.com.

Nov. 17 -- Music by the Anticipations, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

Nov. 17 -- Luke Mossburg, 7 to 10 p.m. Country singer/songwriter performs story songs. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 18 -- Curtain Players, auditions for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Registration: 6:30 p.m. Auditions: 7 p.m. See roles, play synopsis and more at curtainplayers.org/auditions. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena.

Nov. 19 -- Arts Council of Westerville meeting, 5:30 p.m., Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L. Get involved in the arts in Westerville; artscouncilofwesterville.com.

Nov. 19 -- Essay Writing Workshop, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Get tips, tricks and writing prompts for National Novel Writing Month from author Sandra Gurvis at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Register at westerville-library.org or 614-882-7277.

Nov. 19 -- 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.

Nov. 20 -- 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. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Nov. 20 -- Meet the Author: Kristina McMorris, 7 to 8 p.m. The true story of children sold during the Great Depression comes to life with fiction author McMorris' newest book, "Sold on a Monday." Register at westerville-library.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Beginning Nov. 24 -- "Uptown Scrooge," Saturday and Sunday afternoons through Dec. 16. Interactive walking-tour performance of "A Christmas Carol" takes audience members on Scrooge's journey in Uptown Westerville. Surprise locations and guides will be part of this year's presentation for ages 6 and up. Purchase tickets beginning Nov. 1 at GoodMedicineProductions.org.

Nov. 25 -- Music in the Library Atrium, 2 to 3 p.m. Wind & Wood quartet presents seasonal music featuring flute, violin, viola and cello. Sponsored by the Friends of the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277.

Nov. 27 -- Westerville Art League meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Nov. 28 -- Sip & Sketch: Holiday Wood Ornaments, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Using a combination of decoupage, acrylic paint and paper, attendees will create three reversible wood ornaments. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville.

Nov. 28 -- Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

Nov. 29 and 30; Dec. 1 and 2 -- Dance Concert: "Gloriously Grimm," choreography by Otterbein Theatre & Dance faculty and based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Tickets at otterbein.edu or 614-823-1109. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 1 S. Grove St.

Starting Nov. 30 -- Curtain Players presents "A Christmas Carol." Adapted to the stage by Romulus Linney, from the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Heather Schultz. Tickets at curtainplayers.org. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena.