Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Celebrate Westerville!

The City of Westerville invites you to Celebrate Independence Week 2008 and Celebrate Westerville!:

Independence Week 2008 Full of Family Fun

To many Westerville natives, Independence Day celebrations are the event of the year. But with Westerville celebrating its 150th anniversary of incorporation this year, there are so many activities planned around July 4, 2008, that it will take an entire week to fit everything in!Aside from the normal activities, which will include Rotary's July 4th Fun Run, Independence Day Parade, Westerville Symphony Orchestra concert, and yes, the fireworks display, Celebrate Westerville will play host to the week-long 2008 Ohio Chautauqua festivities, bringing Ohio history to life through actors who impersonate historical figures.

The 2008 Chautauqua theme is "Inventions and Innovations." Independence Week activities will even include an old-time baseball game on July 5th at 2 pm, as the Ohio Village Muffins take the field against some Westerville residents for a gentlemanly day of leisure at the Sports Complex. Teams will be decked out in full baseball attire from the 1860s, allowing everyone to witness how America's Past-time used to be played.

Old-time baseball, parades, fireworks, and fun runs…Westerville Independence Week 2008 will be a premium blend of Westerville's past and present. See below for a list of Independence Week activities and visit http://www.rotaryclubofwesterville.org/ or http://www.celebratewesterville.org/ for more information.

*Location Codes:
ACPN = Alum Creek Park North, 221 West Main St.
WCC = Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. (Rec center)
WPL = Westerville Public Library, 126 South State St.
WSC = Westerville Senior Center, 310 West Main St.
Under the Tent = OHIO CHAUTAUQUA Tent at Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., across from WCC (soccer fields)

Wednesday, July 2
10:00 am Becoming Edison, Youth Program with Hank Fincken, *WPL
11:00 am Mary McLeod Bethune & the Black Women’s Movement, Adult Program with Dorothy Mains Prince, *WSC
1:00 pm Edison: The Past at Present , Adult Program with Hank Fincken, *WSC
3:00 pm A Day at the Daytona Normal and Industrial School, Youth Program with Dorothy Mains Prince, *WCC
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Dwight Lenox - Lenox Avenue Express
7:30 pm Inventor Alexander Graham Bell

Thursday, July 3
10:00 am The Plant Doctor, Youth Program with Paxton Williams, *WPL
11:00 am The Gospel of Wealth, According to Carnegie, Adult Program with George Dauler, *WSC
1:00 pm Dr. Carver’s Contemporaries, Adult Program with Paxton Williams, *WSC
3:00 pm Making and Using Steel, Youth Program with George Dauler, *WCC
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: IIdletymes Bluegrass Band
7:30 pm Educator Mary McLeod Bethune

Friday, July 4
6-7:45 am Registration for Rotary 5K Fun Run and Walk, *ACPN
8:00 am Rotary 5K Fun Run and Walk, *ACPN
9:00 am Rotary Kid Runs, *ACPN
1:30 pm Rotary Independence Day Parade, on State Street
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Brass Nickel Quintet
7:30 pm Inventor Thomas Edison
Westerville Symphony performance will follow immediately

10:00 pm Rotary Fireworks (Schrock Rd. at Park Meadow)

Saturday, July 5
10:00 am Children and Grandchildren at the Table with Mr. Bell , Youth Workshop, *WPL
1:00 pm Mothers of Invention, Adult Program with Michael Hughes, *WCC
2:00 pm Ohio Historical Society Muffins vs. Westervillians Old-time baseball game, at Sports Complex
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Dixieland Band
7:30 pm Industrialist Andrew Carnegie

Sunday, July 6
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Trinity Baptist Church Men’s Choir
7:30 pm Inventor George Washington Carver

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