Memories, Frogs, and Getting Out
The Memories Continue
Work on the Westerville Veterans Memorial began with a groundbreaking on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021. The weather has been fairly cooperative with plans to dedicate the new $1.8-million memorial set for Nov. 11, 2022.
The expanded memorial replaces a smaller memorial that stood in front of the abandoned Westerville Armory on South State Street. The armory was sold to COhatch for redevelopment.
This is the final Frog Friday of the year. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out on a great experience. Kids get to step across, over, and through the wetlands hoping to catch a frog in nets provided by MAD Scientists, the sponsor of Frog Friday and designer of the wetlands at Highlands Park. The kids will come away with a great experience, wet clothes and shoes, an expanded microbiome, and soliciting your promise that they get to come back to do it again. Take plastic to cover the seats in your car.
The Hills Are Alive
“The Sound of Music” presented by the Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre begins Thursday night and runs through Saturday at the Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.westerville.org/tickets.
Out Of The Pool!
Annual maintenance will close the aquatic area at the Westerville Community Center beginning Aug. 1. It will be closed for all of August and the first five days of September. The rest of the center will remain open but there will be maintenance activity in all parts of the building.
Links for the week
“Lords of Literature” perform Sunday at the Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater. The performance by a group of teachers begins at 6:30 p.m. Forecast predicts sunny and pleasant.
Uptown Saturday Night’s performer this week is the Will Freed Trio beginning a 7 p.m. in front of city hall.
Saturday Farmers Market opens at 9 a.m. behind city hall.
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