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The Harrisburg Library, 1036 High St., sponsors an ongoing book sale Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
Some books sell for $5 a bag, others range from $10 cents to $1. The library accepts donations of all books and movies but they ask you not send magazines. All items must be clean and in good condition.
All proceeds benefit the Harrisburg Library Association. Donations are tax deductible.
Screenings at Evans
Amity Care Home Health Services provides a nurse at the E.L. Evans Senior Center in Grove City to do free diabetic screening and blood pressure testing every third Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Cholesterol testing is available for $5 per test. For more information call Amity Care Home Health at 334-6800.
GCHS class of 1989
The Grove City High School class of 1989 is planning a 20th reunion. Reunion planning is taking place for summer of 2009. Classmates interested in planning, attending, or who know contact information for other classmates should contact Tawnya (Souders) Lewis at email@example.com.
Research on old Harrisburg church
The Harrisburg Pilgrim Holiness Church is conducting research on the old Grace Episcopal United Brethren Church in Harrisburg, but they need help.
Those who have information on the church history or know names of former pastors, can send information to Pastor Rick Smith PO Box 254, Orient, 43146 or e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Smith is also looking for old photos of the church.
MOPS at Cypress Wesleyan
Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) on Monday evenings 6:30 - 8 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. For more info or to register for MOPS, go to the Web site: cypressonline.net/what we do/women/mops or call the church 878-8192.
FHHS class of 1989
Franklin Heights High School class of 1989 is searching for members for the 20th reunion, to be held May 2, at 6 p.m. at Frog Bear and Wild Boar. The cost is $35 per person. Contact Nancy Rawlins Juarez at email@example.com or 805-0004.
Adopt a choir
Members of the Grove City Christian School choir want to be adopted. Choir members will travel to Washington D.C. in April to participate in the national music program America Sings. Students will also participate in several community service projects while there. The choir is looking for support from the community to help fund the trip. Those interested can "adopt" the choir by making a donation towards the trip. The school will also hold a silent auction in March. To donate or for more information, contact Rosalie Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RecSchool will begin registration for the 2009-10 school year in February. Operated by the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department, the RecSchool preschool program is designed to support the development needs of pre-kindergarten children who are 3 years of age and older.
The program operates September through May with half-day classes offered one, two or three days per week at Gantz Barn, 2259 Home Road. Morning classes meet 9 to 11:30 a.m.; afternoon classes meet 12:30 to 3 p.m. Participants must be three years old by Sept. 30.
RecSchool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and exceeds state health and safety licensing requirements. The comprehensive curriculum and reputable staff prepare students for successful experiences in school and beyond by fostering competence, early social skills, independence, creativity and a love of learning. Cognitive, physical and social development is taught through art, literacy, music, math and science experiences.
To begin the registration process, call 871-6330 to set up an appointment. All parents interested in registering for the program must observe a class and meet with the RecSchool coordinator.
Gantz volunteers offer scholarship
The Gardens at Gantz volunteers are pleased to offer a scholarship of up to $1,000 to a student interested in studying landscaping, horticulture, sustainable living or conservation at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be residents of the South-Western City School District. The application deadline is March 31. Contact 871-6323 for additional details and applications.
Salvation Army God & Country Concert
The Salvation Army will host their 24th annual God and Country Concert, honoring God and national patriotism, on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. The free concert will feature special guests, including the Salvation Army London Citadel Band and the Brass Band of Columbus. The concert will take place at Weigel Hall at The Ohio State University, 1866 College Road, just west of the Wexner Center for the Arts.
PACE hosts Summer Opportunities Fair
Parents for Academic Challenge and Enrichment (PACE) is a volunteer group of parents, family members and community leaders with children in Columbus City Schools who are identified as gifted and talented. They will sponsor their annual Summer Opportunities Fair at Franklin Park Conservatory. The fair will feature many learning and enrichment opportunities for all children. There will also be information to assist in planning for college admission. For more information, contact fair coordinator Kathy Jackson at 246-0377 or visit the Web site at ColumbusPACE.org.
GHCS jazz dinner
The Grove City High School band boosters will host the annual Jazz Dinner Dance on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Confluence Park Restaurant. Proceeds raised will benefit the band program. For tickets or additional information, contact Kathie Haas at 875-4100.
Fund raising vendor fair
The South-Western City School District Council of PTAs is hosting its seventh annual fund raising vendor fair. The event will take place in the commons area at Westland High School, 146 Galloway Road, on March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fund raising vendors will be showcasing products and ideas available for fund raisers for spring and fall. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Diane Walker at 276-8828.
Nominations for honorary chairs
The Grove City Relay for Life is accepting nominations for its honorary chairs for 2009. The honorary chair of Relay For Life is someone who exemplifies the American Cancer Society Mission and/or supports the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. This year, the committee has decided to select two honorary chairs; a cancer survivor and a caregiver.
Deadline for nominations is Feb. 28. Applications can be found at www.relayforlife.org/grovecity.
The Grove City Relay For Life will be held at Grove City High School on June 19-20. For more information, contact Kelly Cotton at email@example.com or 871-6057.
Immunization clinic in JT
The Franklin County Board of Health will offer child and adult immunizations on Feb. 26 at the Jackson Township Administration Office, 3756 Hoover Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Prices range from $10 to $15, though no one would be turned away due to inability to pay for childhood immunizations. For more information, contact the board of health at 462-3160 or log onto franklincountyohio.gov.
Focus on marriage at St. John's
St. John's Lutheran will host "Focus On Marriage Seeing Your Marriage Through the Eyes of God" conference live via satellite on Feb. 28 at the church, 3220 Columbus St. Conference begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Guest speakers include: Gary Thomas, Beth Moore, Dr. Del Tackett, Dr. Gary Smalley and Dr. John Trent. Tickets are available through the church office at a discounted rate of $59 per couple while supply lasts or until Feb. 14. For more information or to register, contact the church office at 875-2314.
GC Preschool now registering
The Grove City Preschool is now registering for the 2009-2010 school year. Classes are available for children who will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by Sept. 30. Parents can pick between two or three half-day sessions. Registration forms are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and is open to any family. New families can enroll beginning Feb. 23. The preschool is located in the First Presbyterian Church, 4227 Broadway. For additional information, call the school at 875-4432.
ACS offers scholarships to young cancer survivors
The Ohio Division of the American Cancer Society is offering $1,000 scholarships to young Ohio cancer survivors entering college for the 2009/10 academic year.
American Cancer Society Youth Survivor College Scholarship applications are now available online at www.cancer.org/ohiogrants. All applicants must be residents of Ohio, United States citizens, diagnosed with cancer before the age 21, but under the age of 25 at the time of application, and is planning to attend an accredited university or community college in the United States.
The application deadline is Feb. 27. More information may be obtained by calling your American Cancer Society, Ohio Division toll free at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 8405 or 8409.
All scholarships will be awarded by the society's volunteer scholarship review committee and will be based on scholastic performance, community service and leadership. Due to limited funding, the American Cancer Society is not able to award scholarships to all young cancer survivors who apply. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. However, former recipients are encouraged to apply, but will not be guaranteed funding. Applicants will be notified in May of their funding status.
Trinity pancake dinner
On Feb. 24, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City, will host a pancake dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner will include pancakes, sausage, and a beverage. The public is invited to attend and contribute to a freewill offering to cover the cost of the meal. For more information, call 875-7298.
Dining with Diabetes
Monterey Care Center, 3929 Hoover Road in Grove City, will host a Dining with Diabetes event on March 5 at 11 a.m. This is an educational culinary event to keep those with diabetes in control of the disease while still enjoying food. For reservations or additional information, contact Tricia at 875-7700. Space is limited.
The 14th annual Grove City Area Handbell Ring will take place Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 3220 Columbus St., Grove City. There will be approximately 70 bell ringers from six area churches participating. There is no charge for admission, but a freewill offering will be collected with the proceeds going to a local food pantry.
The Kiwanis Club of Grove City will hold its annual pancake breakfast on Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at the United Methodist Church Family Life Center on Columbus Street in Grove City. Ticket price at the door will be $6 per person. Kids under age 5 can eat free. Tickets can be bought prior to Feb. 28 for $5 from any Kiwanis club member. For information call Karen at 539-3610.
BR fashion show
The Mother's Club at Bishop Ready High School is sponsoring "An Irish Spring" luncheon/fashion show on March 8, at 1 p.m. at the Confluence Park Restaurant. Students will model formal and casual wear. Cost is $20 per person. Proceeds benefit the Bishop Ready scholarship fund. For more information, call Michelle Kelly at Bishop Ready at 276-7827.
Briggs class of 1979
Briggs High School class of 1979 will hold its 30th reunion on Oct. 3. For more information, contact Kim Burke Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Hale Seeley at 875-5167.
Community Winds to perform
The Grove City Community Winds will perform a combined concert with Bexley High School at 7 p.m. on March 3 in the school's auditorium, 326 South Cassingham Road. The event will feature the piece "Divinum Mysterium" in dedication of retired Bexley City Schools band director Jeff Schneider. The Community Winds is under the direction of James Swearingen who is a longtime Grove City resident and composer. For more information e-mail email@example.com. The concert is free and open to the public.
FHHS jazz band dinner
The Franklin Heights High School jazz band will host its annual jazz dinner and dance on April 17 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Berwick Manor Restaurant. All proceeds from the event will benefit the band program. For tickets or additional information, contact Brenda Lenihan at 871-0645. Tickets should be purchased in advance.
Movie night at Grace
Grace Community Church, 2345 Demorest Road in Grove City, will host a movie night on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. They will show "Fire Proof" on a large screen in the youth center. The event is free. For additional information, contact 871-2348 or visit www.churchcalledgrace.com.
Open house in GC
The Hoover Haus, an assisted living center in Grove City, will host an open house for the community on March 1 from 1-6 p.m. The center is located at the corner of Hoover Road and Southwest Boulevard. For more information, call 875-7600.
"Dearly Departed" at LTOB
Little Theatre off Broadway presents "Dearly Departed."
The Turpin family proves that living and dying in the south are seldom tidy and always hilarious. The Turpin's problems threaten the solemn occasion of their father's funeral. Amidst chaos, they seek the comfort of a community of misfit friends and neighbors who pull together and help each other through their time of need.
"Dearly Departed" runs on weekends from March 6 through March 28. Tickets are $10; students and senior citizens pay $8.
The Little Theatre off Broadway is located at 3891 Broadway in Grove City. Contact the theater's Web site at ltob.org or call 875-3919 for information.
Little Theatre off Broadway will hold auditions for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a musical comedy based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip "Peanuts." The musical takes us through a day in the life of Charlie Brown, Lucy van Pelt, Schroeder, Linus van Pelt, Sally Brown and Snoopy, as Charlie Brown tries to discover what it means to be a good man.
Auditions will take place at 7 p.m., March 1 and 2 at the Grove City Christian Child Care Center, 2996 Columbus St. in Grove City. Auditioners must prepare 16 measures of an upbeat song not from "Charlie Brown." An accompanist will be available. Also prepare to dance and read from the provided script. The show calls for three to four adult males and two to three adult females. The director may cast a child, at least 10 years old, as Snoopy. Bring a calendar of rehearsal conflicts to the audition. Acting resumes and photos are helpful but not necessary.
The show will run on weekends from April 24 through May 16. For additional information, contact the theatre at 875-3919 or visit www.ltob.org.
Masons open house
The Grove City Lodge 689, Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio will host an open house on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lodge is located at 3558 Park St.
Freemasonry is the largest fraternity and welcomes men over the age of 19 who display good character. Those interested in becoming part of the group are encouraged to attend.
Every masonic lodge in the state will also host an open house. For additional information, contact Ted Heeter at 877-1234 or Bill McNicole at 875-8590.
Open house for ladies
The Buckeye Christian Church, 1528 London Groveport Road in Grove City, will host an open house for area women on March 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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