Gone Camping will introduce children to the joys of camping in Powell, Ohio this summer. [Billy W., stock.xchng]
The Gone Camping program, put on by the Powell Parks and Recreation department
, is a great way to introduce children to the joy of camping in June.
The event is on Fridays in June and children will get introduced to the joys of the outdoors by fishing, singing, eating s’mores, singing songs, constructing a bird feeder, and much more!
All classes will be held at the Adventure Park Shelter A in Powell, Ohio. Cost for the program is $38 for residents and $47 for non-residents. Interested parents can register online or at the Powell Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street, but no registrations can be taken over phone or e-mail.
The Ohio Department of Transportation and the City of Dublin are seeking public feedback regarding the I-270/US 33 Interchange solution.
Ohio Department of Transportation recommended alternative for Phase I at the I-270 / US 33 interchange in Dublin, Ohio. [City of Dublin]
On Thursday, May 16, ODOT unveiled the $91 million Phase I solution, the first of its kind in the State of Ohio. Phase 1 will eliminate the current interchange’s weaving movements which create the majority of traffic conflicts. Phase 1 is slated to begin in late 2014 and be completed in 2016.
Comment cards and displays showing the “recommended alternative” are available for public viewing now through May 24 at the Dublin Community Recreation Center. In addition, you can participate in the online public meeting and complete the survey. Online access also is available at the Dublin Recreation Center computer lab. The powerpoint presentation with all the different phases is also available on ODOT District Six’s Web site.
For more information contact City of Dublin Community Relations at 614.410.4450. The Dublin Recreation Center is located at 5400 Post Road in Dublin, Ohio.
Memorial Day 2013 in Powell, Ohio, will include a parade and a brief presentation on May 27. [szaszlajos, stock.xchng]
Memorial Day in Powell, Ohio
, will include the traditional parade and more on Monday, May 27, at Veterans Memorial in Village Green Park.
The tribute to those that have given the ultimate while serving our Country in the line of duty, will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. and run 12:30 p.m. finishing with a brief ceremony at Veterans Memorial in Village Green Park.
The Central Ohio Symphony will conclude its 34th season with a broad look at the many cultures and nationalities that make up this country. The final concert, “Becoming American,” will take place at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Gray Chapel in historic Delaware, Ohio, on Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Ellis Island has been the welcoming point for millions of American immigrants over the years and Peter Boyer’s work of the same title will be the basis of Central Ohio Symphony’s May 25th performance. (Yvonne Stepanow, stock.xchng)
Executive Director Warren W. Hyer said the Symphony wanted to celebrate some of the diverse groups that make up the nation. The concert is built around “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” by composer Peter Boyer. The work, which includes slide projections from Ellis Island’s past and readings from the Ellis Island Oral History Project by several actors, is one of the most performed works in the United States over the last decade.
This performance by the Symphony will be the Ohio premiere of “Ellis Island,” noted Hyer. Accompanied by the Symphony, actors will portray the stories of seven individuals who came through Ellis Island in the early 20th century. Their experiences were collected through the Ellis Island Oral History project.
In addition to “Ellis Island,” the orchestra will perform “Dances of Panama,” by William Grant Still, one of the most performed African-American composers, “Aires de Mi Tierra,” by Puerto Rican composer Mariano Morales, brother of Symphony conductor Jaime Morales-Matos, and “The Plaza of the Ancient Village,” by Trevor Reed, a member of the Hopi tribe and Executive Director of the Hopi Music Repatriation Project. This will be only the second performance of Reed’s work.
“This concert presents through stories and music some of the many cultures and groups that have made this county,” explained Hyer. “We selected composers from many diverse populations to represent the broad tapestry of American music and culture. Too often we are comfortable playing and listening to music only from the mainstream classical collection, which is dominated by European influences. This concert is a chance to celebrate the contributions of other groups to the symphonic repertoire.”
Less than 300 tickets remain for the concert. Hyer noted that the Symphony has sold out both its debut and April concerts this season, a first for the organization. “We would be thrilled to sell out our final concert for the year,” he said. Tickets may be purchased at the Symphony Source at 24 East Winter Street in Delaware, Ohio, or online. Additional tickets are at Beehive Books at 25 N. Sandusky Street in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio, and at Buehler’s on 845 West Central Avenue in western Delaware, Ohio.
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