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. 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. Proceeds benefit the Harrisburg Library Association.
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 first and third Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Amity Care Home Health at 334-6800.
RecSchool is currently registering new families for the 2010-11 school year.
Operated by the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department and licensed by the state of Ohio, the RecSchool preschool program is designed to support the developmental needs of pre-kindergarten children who are three 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, in Gantz Park. Morning classes meet 9-11:30 a.m.; afternoon classes meet 12:30-3 p.m. Participants must be three years old by Sept. 30, 2010.
The RecSchool philosophy recognizes that children learn best through meaningful play. Experienced teachers plan a curriculum that supports cognitive, physical and social development through art, literacy, music, math and science experiences. This environment prepares students for successful experiences in school and beyond by fostering competence, social skills, independence, creativity and a love of learning.
To receive registration information, contact RecSchool Coordinator Michele Demmy at 871-6330 or mde...@grovecityohio.gov. The registration process includes a classroom observation and a meeting with the RecSchool Coordinator to discuss questions.
For more information on RecSchool, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.
The Pleasant View High School class of 1945 will celebrate their 45th reunion on July 30 at Ricardo’s Banquet Facility at Mentel Memorial Golf Course. For more information, contact Sue (Evans) Havice at 895-3077, sjh_...@hotmail.com or Sharon (Hayes) Fala at 878-6469, sfa...@yahoo.com.
Prayer box at UMC
The Grove City United Methodist Church has installed a purple mailbox for anyone wishing to ask for prayers. A person can drive up with a written request or use a prayer card provided in the shelf above the prayer opening spot. Pencils are also available.
The Grove City High School class of 1965 will hold a 45th reunion on July 24 at 6 p.m. at the Pinnacle with a reservation There will also be a class gathering for the classes of 1962-1965 on July 23 at the Peddler Lounge on Jackpot Road. For more information, call 875-5007.
Grove City Preschool registering
The Grove City Preschool is now registering for the 2010/11 school year that begins in September. Classes are available for children who will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by Sept. 30. Parents can choose two or three half-day sessions. There is a $30 registration fee and forms are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The school is located in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road. For additional information, call the school at 875-4432.
GCHS class of 75
The Grove City High School class of 75 will hold its 35th reunion on July 31 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 2886 Airport Dr. in Columbus. For more information, contact Bev Riley Babbert at 875-9787 or babb...@att.net.
Military prayer service
The Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road, will hold a military prayer service on July 11 at 5 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 875-1028 or visit www.alkirechurchofchrist.com.
GCHS class of 1970
The Grove City High School class of 1970 will hold its 40th class reunion on July 24 at the Grove City Elks Lodge, 2140 Sonora Dr. in Grove City. The event will begin at 6 p.m. To register or for more information, e-mail clas...@aol.com or call Debbie Reeves at 875-6613.
Amazing "Grove City" Race
Gather a team, put on your running shoes and sample a variety of Grove City experiences while competing in the third annual Amazing "Grove City" Race.
Teams will travel around the city, following clues and completing challenges to vie for Grove City bragging rights. This friendly competition will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 17. The 2010 event will include a variety of new challenges, both brainy and brawny. Past tasks have included making a homemade pizza, canoeing at Rotary Lake and completing mind-boggling puzzles.
Register a team of two to four people, ages 12 or older. Each team must include a legal driver, and provide its own transportation. One participant from each team must bring a swimsuit and one must bring a bicycle helmet. The registration fee is $45 per team and includes a T-shirt, four hours of competition and a light lunch for each team member. The deadline to register is July 6, and spaces are limited.
To sign up, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 277-3050 or stop by the office in City Hall, 4035 Broadway, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
School supplies for Eagle Scout project
Matt Tolliver of Boy Scout Troop 136, Grove City, will be working on his Eagle Scout project during the month of July. His project is a school supply drive for the Tom Fennessy Back-to-School Project. Needed items include pencils, pens, highlighters, filler paper, spiral notebooks, washable markers, scissors, rulers, glue sticks, three-ring binders, erasers and more. Drop boxes will be placed at the Grove City Library, City Hall, Jackson Township Building, and Jackson Township Fire Stations through July 23. For additional information or to donate, contact Tolliver at matt...@att.net.
New display at Welcome Center
The Welcome Center Museum, 3378 Park St., has rotated four of its display cases to showcase military items for the upcoming Independence Day celebration. The display will remain until September.
Museum hours are Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum will open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon beginning July 10 during Farmers Market.
Some of the items on display include Civil War rifle and saber, World War II Japanese and American army helmets, military rifles from Japan and the United States, uniforms, flags including a Christian Church Pennant used in military services and Japanese currency to mention a few.
Visitors can also look for friends and relatives in a 1,175 page book titled "Young American Patriots." The book is a listing of names and photographs of World War II military veterans from Ohio. It is kept in the Grove City Area Visitors and Convention Bureau office and can be viewed on request.
Summer Scribbles Writing Contest
Seventh and eighth grade students are invited to enter the Summer Scribbles Writing Contest being held at Southwest Public Libraries. The contest, sponsored by the Grove City Writer’s Group and Friends of the Library, is open to any incoming seventh and eighth grade student who lives within the boundaries of South-Western City Schools. Visit either the Grove City or Westland Library for rules and entry forms. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners in each of two categories: fiction and essay/poetry. Submissions are due by Aug. 2.
Adult fall sports
Grove City Parks and Recreation will register teams for adult fall softball, Wiffle(r)ball and cornhole from July 1 through July 30. Team registration may be completed in person from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, or by dropping off payment and a downloadable application and roster in the City’s 24-hour drop box outside City Hall. For more information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 614-277-3050 or visit www.grovecityohio.gov.
The Franklin County Board of Health will offer child and adult immunizations at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road, on July 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and 1 to 3 p.m.
Required immunizations are available for a $10 fee per shot for children ages 1 month to 18 years of age. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay for childhood immunizations. The board of health is waiving the $15 assessment fee for childhood immunizations through Sept. 30 to help assure all children have the opportunity to be vaccinated.
Be sure to bring your child’s shot record with you to the clinic. A completed consent form is required if a parent or legal guardian is not present at the clinic. Adult immunizations are available and vary in price according to the vaccine; and there is a $15 assessment fee.
For more information, contact the board of health at 462-3160 or www.franklincountyohio.gov/health.
Mud volleyball at Beulah
The 25th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament will be held July 31 at Beulah Park at 9 a.m. The event aims to raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio.
Mud volleyball organizers are looking for players, referees and volunteers. Teams of eight to 12 people can register online at www.epilepsy-ohio.org. The cost is $300 per team. Those wishing to volunteer or referee can do so at the same website. Volunteers and referees received lunch, beverages and a mud volleyball T-shirt. For details, call 358-0874.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio is the only agency providing services free of charge specifically for people of all ages with epilepsy in central Ohio.
GCHS class of 1995 reunion
The Grove City High School class of 1995 will hold its 15-year reunion on Aug. 21 at Victory’s, located at 543 S. High St. in German Village at 7 p.m. Appetizers, drink specials and live music will be provided. The cost is $15 per person pre sale/$20 per person at the door. Mail your checks to Missy Hodgden Hogan at 3884 Pinto Ct., Columbus, Ohio 43221 by July 31. You can also pay via paypal by going to Missy Hodgden Hogan’s page and clicking on the buy now feature. There is an additional $1 paypal charge to use this option.
Rabies vaccine at Evans
The Franklin County Board of Health and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine will hold a low-cost rabies immunization clinic on July 16 for dogs, cats and ferrets. The clinic will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Windsor Park, 4330 Dudley Ave., Grove City. The cost is $5 per shot, cash only and no appointment is necessary. All pets must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. Pets between 3 months and 1 year of age will receive a vaccine good for one year. Pets 1 year or older with a current rabies vaccination will receive a vaccine good for three years. Current rabies vaccination certificates and rabies tags must be presented at the time of vaccination in order for your pet to receive a three-year vaccination. All dogs, cats and ferrets in Franklin County are required to be vaccinated against rabies and are required to wear their rabies tag. For more information, call the Franklin County Board of Health at 462-3160.
Pleasant View Reunion
Pleasant View High School will hold its annual all school reunion on July 31 at 7 p.m. at the Georgesville Community Center. For more information, call Tad Lamb at 875-9691 or e-mail tadl...@live.com.
Comedy at LTOB
The Little Theatre Off Broadway presents "Move Over Mrs. Markham," by Ray Cooney and John Roy Chapman.
Chaos and confusion ensue when several attempted romantic liaisons cross paths in the bedroom of a London publisher. Who will get there first: the publisher’s partner and his latest conquest, the interior designer and the maid, the housewife and her wild fling? Who knows? Cooney and Chapman’s British bedroom farce promises fast paced mayhem and plenty of laughter.
Performances run on Fridays and weekends from July 16 through Aug. 7. Tickets are $10; students, senior citizens pay $8.
Little Theatre Off Broadway is located at 3981 Broadway in Grove City. Contact the theatre’s website at ltob.org or call 875-3919 for more information.
Casting call at LTOB
The Little Theatre Off Broadway will hold open auditions for "Forever Plaid," by Stuart Ross.
"Forever Plaid" is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony ‘guy groups’ of the 1950s. This quartet of high-school chums, and their earnest dreams of recording an album, ended in death, when their ’54 Mercury collided with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles’ The Ed Sullivan Show debut. The girls were fine. As the Plaids tell the stories of their lives, they perform some of the greatest hits of the 1950s.
Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. July 19 and 20 at the theater, 3981 Broadway, Grove City. The script calls for four male singers. Please bring 16 prepared bars of vocal and instrumental music, acting resume and photograph if available.
Contact the theater’s website at ltob.org or call 875-3919 for additional information.
Ride for shelties
The Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue group will host a charity bike run on Aug. 1 at the Rude Dog Bar and Grill, 8711 Sancus Blvd. in Columbus. The Rock n’ Ride for Rescue will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door or $10 ahead of time, which includes an entry into a grand prize drawing. For more information, call 578-0921 or go to www.centralohiosheltierescue.org.
Picnic with the Pups
The CHA Animal Shelter is gearing up for its annual Picnic with the Pups summer fundraiser and celebration. The event will be held on July 17 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the CHA Animal Shelter, located at 3765 Corporate Dr. in Columbus. A complete list of activities can be found on the event website www.PicnicWithThePups.com. The shelter will be open for adoptions from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 17. More information about the shelter and its adoptable animals can be found at www.CHAAnimalShelter.org.