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 89g...@gmail.com.
Newspapers for dogs
The Franklin County Dog Shelter is asking for help from the community. The shelter is running very low on newspaper.
The shelter uses approximately a pallet load of newspapers each day to line the dog cages. It relies on donations of recycled newspaper from groups and individuals, as well as any surplus newspapers from daily and suburban newspapers whenever they are available.
The shelter needs full-size papers only, no tabloids or ad circulars, please. If you have surplus newspapers or recycled newspapers you can donate, please take them to the shelter located at 1731 Alum Creek Dr. You can drop them at the backdoor during business hours. After hours please deposit newspapers in the bins located behind the shelter, they are accessible 24-hours daily.
FHHS class of 64
The Franklin Heights High School class of 1964 will hold its 45-year class reunion Sept. 25-27. The weekend events will include a football game, dinner at China Bell and picnic at Gantz Park in Grove City. For additional information, contact Donna Dean at 882-9369 or 499-5560.
Mud volleyball returns to Grove City
Teamwork, skill and duct tape for your shoes will be the keys to success at the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department’s 20th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.
This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8 at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd. After a hiatus in 2008, the 2009 event will provide all the muddy fun that past tournament participants remember with a new location and the addition of food and beer sales (no coolers permitted).
All proceeds benefit LifeCare Alliance’s Meals-on-Wheels program. Teams of six can register for $150 per team at City Hall until Aug. 3. All team members must be 18 and older with a minimum of two women on each team. The tournament is single elimination; each team is guaranteed at least three matches.
Rules and registration forms are available on the Grove City Web site. For more information, contact Grove City Parks and Recreation at 277-3050 or visit www.grovecityohio.gov.
Cinema under the stars
Enjoy entertaining evenings in the parks this summer with Grove City’s free outdoor summer movie series. The Parks and Recreation Department will present four movies on an inflatable screen in different community parks throughout the summer.
The 2009 outdoor movie series schedule is:
•Aug. 6, "The Sons of Katie Elder" Windsor Park, 4330 Dudley Ave.
Pack a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy these classics with family and friends. All movies begin at dusk, and there are no rain dates. Participants may bring snacks (no glass); ice cream and popcorn will be sold.
For more information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 277-3050 or visit www.grovecityohio.gov.
Chamber’s basketball tourney
The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Aug. 1. They are seeking parties to participate and event volunteers. If interested or for more information, contact the chamber at 875-9762.
The sixth annual purple door cruise-in is scheduled for Aug. 8. Registration is at 3:30 p.m. with judging between 5 and 7:15 p.m., followed by awards.
The event is open to any make or model of vehicle manufactured earlier than the 2000 year models. Day of show registration will be $10 per vehicle.
For information or to register, contact Darrell Saunders at 214-6299 or by e-mail at darr...@msn.com. The Grove City United Methodist Church is located at 2684 Columbus St.
Adoption drive at CHA
You can now receive "Twice the Love" at CHA Animal Shelter. During July, families can adopt two cats or kittens for the adoption fee of one. The event will run throughout the month at CHA Animal Shelter, located at 3765 Corporate Drive in northeast Columbus.
Regular adoption fees are $100 for kittens (6 months and under) and $70 for cats. Adoption fees include spay and neuter, current vaccinations, microchip and more. The shelter is also offering a $20 discount for single cat and kitten adoptions.
CHA Animal Shelter is opened Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Service for military
The Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road in Grove City, will host a military prayer service on Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 875-1028 or visit www.alkirechurchofchrist.com.
Concert at First Baptist
On Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., the Down East Boys Gospel Quartet from North Carolina will be returning this year, along with Soul Purpose, for an evening of southern gospel music. The concert will be held at First Baptist Church of Grove City at their new location, 3301 Orders Road, with parking available for 500 cars. For more information, call the church at 991-0205.
Audrey II returns to LTOB
The Little Theatre Off Broadway presents "Little Shop Of Horrors," directed by Lisa Napier-Garcia.
A down-and-out floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination.
Performances run on weekends through Aug. 16. Tickets are $12 for general admission. Discounts are available for students and senior citizens.
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.
Cops and Kids
The Harrisburg Police Department will host its second annual Cops & Kids day on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. at Harrisburg Elementary School.
This event will involve several different public safety agencies with the purpose to interact with kids in a positive setting and also provide some educational opportunities as well. There will be a smokehouse, compliments of the Jackson Township Fire Department, to teach children how to escape a building in the event of a fire. Med Flight will also be landing a helicopter and various police agencies will be handing out literature on bicycle safety, stranger danger, etc.
Lions Duck Dash
The Grove City Noon Lions Club will host its second annual Duck Dash and picnic on Aug. 1 near Trapper John’s Canoe Livery near Darbydale on the Big Darby Creek. The winners need not be present for the Duck Dash tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. The menu for the noon to 3 p.m. picnic includes hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, chips, pop and bottled water. The cost for the picnic is $5 per person. Lunch for children 2 and under is free. For more information or to buy a duck, contact Marilee at 975-8632 or Stephanie at 404-9976.
Balloons and Tunes event seeks volunteers, vendors and bands
The city of Grove City’s Balloons and Tunes Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival is extended to a three-day event beginning Aug. 21 at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd., Grove City. The event hours are Friday, Aug. 21, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to handle general duties, hospitality, event clean-up and balloon chases. Event volunteers are essential to making this event a success. Vendors, exhibitors and sponsors, including commercial and non-profit participants, should contact the Grove City Community Relations office at 277-3040 to sell consumer products, services, career opportunities and/or demonstrate such products and services.
Are you in a band that’s looking to get your name out to the central Ohio community? Local bands will be showcased in 30-45 minute sets on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Information and applications are available online. For more information, visit www.grovecityohio.gov/events or call 277-3050.
Event for single parents
The Grove City Church of the Nazarene will host the Revolutionary Single Parent Fun Day on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church is located at 4770 Hoover Road.
The event will provide free backpacks, school supplies (must pre-register for school supplies), haircuts, door prizes, motorcycle rides, games, a cookout, gently used clothing and much more. Patrons can also visit fire trucks, the DARE police officer child identification booth, kid’s craft tables, cake walk, inflatable games and more.
To register online go to www.gccn.org and click on the events tab. To register by phone, call 875-2551.
The 2009 Harrisburg Homecoming is scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 1 and is sponsored by the Harrisburg VFW Memorial Post 11208.
There will be live music and entertainment, rides, games and plenty of food. The annual parade will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 1 and will feature the Westfall marching band. For more information or for a list of homecoming events, contact the Harrisburg Library at 877-4065.
Baking in Harrisburg
The Harrisburg Library Association will host its annual baking contest, with the Harrisburg Homecoming activities.
The kid contest will be held July 31 from 9-10 a.m. The adult contest will be Aug. 1 from 8:30-10 a.m. There is no entry fee, but entries become a donation to the library. For more information, contact the library at 877-4065 or Jeanne Sheets at 877-0264.
The Harrisburg Library Association will host its annual Homecoming Quilt Show. Those interested in displaying a quilt should drop them off at the library, 1036 High St., between 4-6 p.m. on July 30. The quilts will then be viewed until Aug. 1. The quilts will be be judged, but there will be a People’s Choice Award. For more information, contact the library at 877-4065 or Patty Collins at 877-9201.
Scramble for Kusan
The third annual Marge Kusan Memorial Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 1 at the Upper Lansdowne Golf Course in Ashville. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. It is $65 per person for golf, a cart and dinner. Those just wanting dinner would pay $10. The deadline to register is July 20. For more information, e-mail John Taylor at john...@aol.com or visit marg...@yahoo.com.
Grove City Preschool is now registering for the 2009/10 school year. The school is located at 4850 Haughn Road in the Trinity United Methodist Church. Classes are available for children who will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by Sept. 20. Parents can choose two of three half-day sessions. For additional information, contact the school at 875-4432.
Skate Park to host skateboarding competition
The Grove City Friends of the Skate Park will hold a skateboarding competition on Aug. 29 at the Grove City Skate Park. Proceeds from the competition will help pay for skate park maintenance and improvements as well as provide funds for future events.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $10. The competition begins at 11 a.m. Participants will compete in one of four divisions: beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert. The street and bowl divisions will be judged by a panel of experienced skateboarders and prizes will be awarded to the top three places in these divisions. Skaters of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The event is expected to attract skaters from across Ohio.
The skate park will be closed to non-participants for the duration of the competition.
In case of inclement weather, the contest will be held Aug. 30. Information about event cancellations can be accessed on the Parks and Recreation information line at 277-3060.
For additional information, visit myspace.com/gcfriendsoftheskatepark or call 586-6691.
Flag football in GC
Grove City Parks and Recreation will register teams for adult flag football through Aug. 31. Sign up from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall, 4035 Broadway. The four-on-four league will play eight games on Sunday afternoons at Grove City Christian School, 4750 Hoover Road, beginning on Sept. 13. The season also includes a league playoff. For more information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 277-3050 or visit www.grovecityohio.gov.
A Day with Miss Ohio
On Aug. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the newly crowned Miss Ohio will visit Grove City’s Summerville at Pinnacle for A Day with Miss Ohio event. Miss Ohio Erica Gelhaus, will be on hand to sign autographs and visit with Summerville residents, family members and the public. She will perform a few classical and opera pieces for everyone during this time. For more information, contact Roberta Camp-Albert at 277-1200 or call Julie Camp at 735-1458.
Back to School Bash
The Abundant Life Assembly of God, 4747 Harrisburg Pike in Grove City, will host its fifth annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free school supplies and clothes will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. Other activities are planned. For more information, call the church at 875-6221.