Food, Art, War, and Life's Hazards
Uptown Saturday Farmers Market
First Saturday Farmers Market of the year is Saturday, May 20, 2023. The open-air market begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon behind city hall. Check the vendor list to see if your most favored farmer, baker, gardener, woodworker, salsa maker, maple syrup, soap maker, beekeeper, pie maker, dog treats, candy maker, and pickle maker is there.
I favor the horseradish sweet pickles.
Vine Street Art Walk
This is the fourth year residents on Vine Street display art in their yards! Stroll down the historic street and enjoy the art and beautiful gardens.
There’s a food truck and ice cream! Awards for Best of the Block and Most Artistic Garden.
The Vine Street Art Walk goes from Olde Town Park to the library.
Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection
If it’s hazardous and it’s in your home, toss it for free at the Spring Household Hazardous Waste Event Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Public Service Department, 350 Park Meadow Rd. Enter from Schrock Road. Make a coffee and potty break before you go. The line can be very long.
Skate Late 2023
It’s the “once-a-year, we’re going to put lights in the Westerville Skate Park turn up the music, competitions, Ollie, slide, and kick turn our way to fame” night.
With support from Old Skool Skate Shop, open skating under the lights begins at 7:00 p.m. with open skating followed by Best Trick for GROM, beginner, intermediate and advanced categories.
City Council Tuesday Night
Westerville’s criminal code will soon match the Ohio Revised Code when the council approves a change in wording “To Update and Amend Certain Ordinances of the Codified Ordinances to Be in Conformity with State Law and Current Construction Practices: and to Declare an Emergency.”
Included in this revision are the prohibitions against texting while driving. The link lists all the specific exceptions that will apply to you. Of course, it’s stupid to text and drive but people do it anyway. Don’t be that person.
In additional business, the council will hear a presentation on housing - Glennon Sweeney of the OSU Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
Native American Resistance and the War of 1812
Dr. John Bickers, an assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University and a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, presents information about the Indigenous nations' decisions leading up to the War of 1812 in a lecture at the Westerville Public Library Friday, May 19, 2023, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the main meeting rooms.
Following the Treaty of Greenville (1795), dozens of Indigenous nations across the Great Lakes region and the United States had agreed to a new peaceful alliance, which was intended to end the decades of warfare across the Ohio Country and provide space for Americans and Native peoples to live as neighbors.
Learn about the violations of this treaty and the subsequent thought process as tribal nations and individual tribal citizens had to decide how best to respond, with accommodation to maintain peace or military resistance to protect their rights.
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