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Oberlin/Wellington notebook: April 29, 2009 Cindy Leise | The Chronicle-Telegram Wellington spring concert Wellington Community Chorus' spring concert "Spring's Delight" will be 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 140 S.

Main St.

The concert is free.History walks in OberlinTappan Square History Walk provides a tour of the history and stories associated with the buildings around the square every first Friday and third Saturday at 11 a.m.

now through October.Register for the walks on Friday and May 16.

The cost is $6 per person with advance paid reservation, or $8 per person on the day of the tour.

There is a $1 discount for Oberlin Heritage Center members.

The walks begins at the flagpole on the southeast corner of Tappan Square, Main and College Streets.The Underground Railroad and Abolitionist History Walk showcases Oberlin's role in abolition and the Underground Railroad.

The walks are offered 11 a.m.

the second Friday and fourth Saturday of the month now through October.

During May and June, Oberlin Heritage Center members can attend free.

Fee for nonmembers is $6 with advance reservation, or $8 per person on the day of the tour.

The first walks are May 8 and 23.

Each history walk lasts about an hour and is given by a trained docent.

Walks may be cancelled due to rain or lack of participation.

Each walk is limited to 20 people.

Call (440) 774-1700 or visit www.ober linheritage.org.Silver Wheels tours Silver Wheels Cycling Club is inviting all those interested in enjoying a tour of Lorain County to take part in four bike routes for 100 miles on May 9.Those taking part will be given up to four maps, each of a different 25-mile loop-route.

All participants must register before 8 a.m.

and wear a helmet.

For those who are not members of the Silver Wheels, there will be a day-of-the-ride-only registration fee of $2.Registration is at the Oberlin Depot, 296 S.

Main St., and parking will be across the street from the Depot.Multiple sclerosis walkOn May 9, the Lorain County National Multiple Sclerosis Society is having its annual walk fundraiser in Oberlin.

Needed are volunteers, walkers and sponsors.

To help, call (800) 344-4867) or Adrian at (440) 233-4332.Oberlin Spring Folk FestThis weekend, come to Oberlin for the 11th annual Spring Folk Fest Friday and Saturday hosted by Oberlin College's Folk Music Club.The festival will include nationally known acts Girlyman, Sean Hayes, The Duhks and the Sweetback Sisters, as well as 15 performers from the town and college.

The festival is free.It kicks off at 6 p.m.

Friday at Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, 180 W.

Lorain St., with student songwriters and bands (and free pizza, cooked from scratch by Oberlin's student-run dining co-operatives.) At 9 p.m., Girlyman will hit the stage, performing harmony-infused contemporary folk music.Noon to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, the music resumes on the Tappan Square bandstand.

The rain space is Cat in the Cream.Saturday night at Finney Chapel, three headliners will play: vintage country outfit the Sweetback Sisters at 7 p.m., with electrifying and often electric classic honky-tonk country; rustic and soulful singer-songwriter Sean Hayes at 8 p.m.; and the Duhks, whose influences range from bluegrass to soul and beyond at 9 p.m.The festival will close with a contra dance at Peters Hall following the Duhks' performance.Gazebo walkIf you like antiques, herbs and crafts, you might want to stop by Wellington's 11th annual Gazebo Garden Walk 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m.

May 9, just in time to get a last-minute gift for Mom.About 100 dealers specializing in antiques, garden furniture, hanging baskets, herbs, perennials, wood crafts, folk art, stained glass designs, bird houses and jewelry will be on hand.

The show is located in Howk Park, inside the ornate and historic Town Hall,and in the Fire Station."This show had grown to be one of the most popular events in the area," said Mike Eppley, executive director for Main Street Wellington.

"It is the perfect place to pick up a Mother's Day gift, as well as gather ideas on how to add color and variety this season to a favorite garden."This year, exhibitors are from 10 surrounding Ohio counties, as well as Pennsylvania and Michigan.

The shops and restaurants in Wellington will also be open for business.Admission is free, and a special lunch inside the Town Hall includes a menu of sandwiches, pasta, fresh fruit, salads and homemade pies.

Proceeds from the "Gazebo Garden Walk" benefit Main Street Wellington.— Cindy Leise Filed by Cindy Leise | The Chronicle-Telegram April 29th, 2009 in Local and State.

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