Events slated at historic hotel

Merwinsviille Hotel Restoration in Gaylordsville has announced its upcoming programs.

An invitation-only preservation party will be offered Aug. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tours will be offered Sundays through Aug. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

A fall potluck meeting will be held Sept. 8.

The program will include snacks from 6 to 6:30 p.m., dinner from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., a meeting from 7:15 to 7:30 p.m. and a guest speaker to be announced from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Guests are asked to bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided.

The 30th annual Columbus weekend arts and fine crafts show will open with a gala preview Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The preview will feature hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music, and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry and glassware.

The show will also be open Oct. 7-9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the gala is $20 for hotel members via Pay Pal and $25 for nonmembers.

Admission to the show Oct. 7-9 is $2.

The Christmas/holiday show will be open Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Storytime will be offered Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.

For more information, call 860-350-4443 or visit