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.
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 nanc...@hotmail.com or 805-0004.
Cancer Ray fund raiser
The Florence Grossman Cancer Ray will host a luncheon and card party fund raiser for the Columbus Cancer Clinic on June 10 at the E.L. Evans Senior Center. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every other month at the Grove City Library. Anyone interested in becoming a member should call 875-7030 for more information.
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.
Jazz lunch to benefit GC Library
The Women’s Civic Club of Grove City will partner with Longhorn Steakhouse to host a fund raising jazz luncheon on May 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grove City beginning at noon. The Central Crossing High School jazz band will perform. Tickets are $13 and proceeds will benefit the Grove City Library. For tickets or more information, contact Judy Hannigan at 875-9499.
JT hydrant flushing
The Jackson Township Fire Department will begin its annual hydrant-flushing program on May 4. The program will be conducted Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is expected that the flushing will take two to four weeks.
Hydrant flushing may cause water to become rusty and to appear discolored. Although the water is not harmful to drink, it can cause discoloration of laundry. There are products on the market, available at most area pharmacies and grocery stores, which should remove the rust from clothing if discolored when washed in the rusty water.
City launches new Web site
A newly redesigned Web site for the city of Grove City is available to the public beginning this month.
The city’s goal is to present more comprehensive information on the city’s programs and services to businesses, residents and visitors. The new design features expanded content, incorporates meetings, events and activities for all areas of the city with completely new navigational tools. The site is organized to provide quick and direct access to resources. If a user is not sure where to look for specific information, the site-wide search engine and expanded frequently asked questions will help.
With the addition of economic development information on the site, new businesses looking to move or businesses that want to research incentives in Grove City have the information at their fingertips. News stories have been added to each city department, and will be updated on a monthly basis. A more extensive listing of permits, applications and registration forms are available to residents and businesses – for building projects, parks and recreation programs, planning and more.
Visit the redesigned site at www.grovecityohio.gov.
Military prayer service
The Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road in Grove City will hold a prayer service for military families on May 3 at 5 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 875-1028.
Charlie Brown at LTOB
The Little Theatre off Broadway will present "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown," a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and a book by John Gordon, 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.
Performances run on weekends through May 16. Tickets are $12.
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.
Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing
Enjoy a day of golf with friends or colleagues, and support a local cause at the 2009 Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing.
This year’s event will tee off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on May 18 at Oakhurst Golf Course, 3223 Norton Road in Grove City. Hosted by Grove City mayor, Richard "Ike" Stage, all proceeds from the event will benefit the LifeCare Alliance Meals-on-Wheels program.
Participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf with a cart, a box lunch and prizes. The winning team will receive a free round of golf at the Oakhurst Golf Course. The four-person scramble costs $360 for a team of four or $100 per individual. Companies and individuals can also help by sponsoring holes, prizes or insurance.
For registration or sponsorship information, call 277-3050, stop by City Hall, 4035 Broadway, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or download the forms at www.grovecityohio.gov. The deadline to register is May 13.
Empowerment for girls
Girl Scout Troop 2390 is sponsoring a day of empowerment for girls ages 7-13. The theme for this event is "Becoming a Powerful Girl." Girls will attend and participate in sessions that will help them make healthful food choices; they will learn the importance and benefit of physical fitness, and how to be safe online. The event will be May 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 3452 First Ave. in Urbancrest. There is no cost for the event, however, registration is required and on site registrations will be accepted. For more information call Alicia Wiggins 539-9095 or Jevelyn Smith 277-0175.
Gantz herb and plant sale
Visit the 16th Annual Herb, Perennial, Plant and Tree Sale for a unique Mother’s Day gift or to spruce up your own yard.
More than 200 varieties of plants will be available for purchase from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 9 at Gantz Park, 2255 Home Road. The event will be held rain or shine.
Only cash or personal checks will be accepted. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Gardens at Gantz volunteers. This group supports improvements to the gardens, donates books to area schools and presents an annual scholarship to a student majoring in horticulture.
The Grove City Tree Commission will also conduct its annual sale of trees, grasses and woody plants on the west lawn. Gardens and Tree Commission volunteers will be available to answer your gardening and tree care questions.
For more information, call 277-1103 about trees and 871-6323 about herbs and perennials or visit www.grovecityohio.gov.
Folk Festival at Darby
The Central Ohio Folk Festival will be held May 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. and May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park.
Enjoy free concerts, jam sessions and kids’ activities including the instrument petting zoo. Bring acoustic instruments and join in jams and song circles. A nominal fee is required to participate in musical workshops and to hear a concert by Matt Watroba, host of the national radio program "The Sing Out! Radio Magazine" and Kitty Donohoe, singer, performer and writer who merges her Irish and American roots in her work. The event is sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society and Metro Parks.
For more information visit www.cfms-inc.org.
Trinity fish fry
The Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City, will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner.
The event will take place on May 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. and May 9 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. A white elephant sale will be held in conjunction with the dinner. For additional information, call the church office at 875-7298.
The Rotary Club of Grove City will host its first annual Rotary Rush membership initiative on May 7 in the grand ballroom at the Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr. Anyone interesting in knowing more about this service organization is welcome to attend. The event begins at 7 a.m. with a one-hour meeting beginning at 7:30 a.m. For additional information, visit www.grovecityrotary.org.
Dinner for food pantry
Bethel Lutheran Church will hold a fund raiser to benefit the Grove City Food Pantry on May16 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner will include gourmet creamed chicken and biscuits, green beans, cranberry Jell-o salad, homemade pies and cakes and beverages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and are available in advance by calling Melanie Bradley at 875-0510. Carry-out is available. The church is located at 4501 Hoover Road.
Bowling for Relay for Life
The Grove City Relay for Life will host a bowling fund raiser at Western Lanes on May 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Participants can bowl three games for a minimum donation of $20. Western Lanes is located at 500 Georgesville Road. To register, contact Kim Sothard at 883-1401 or Jerry Hunt at 875-2327. Lanes are limited.
Suds for Relay
The Mitchell Insurance Agency will sponsor a car wash fund raiser on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the car wash at 2204 Stringtown Road in Grove City. All proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society/Grove City Relay for Life. There will also be a bake sale along with hot dogs and soda for purchase.
Charity ride for Dawgs
The first annual Dawgs Football Charity Ride (poker run) will be at Grove City High School on May 16. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $10 per participant via motorcycle, car, truck or van. Proceeds benefit the Grove City football program. For more information, visit Event www.grovecityfootball.org.
GC Preschool moves to Trinity
On May 30 the Grove City Preschool will relocate to Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City where classes will begin in September. Registrations are now being accepted for the 2009/10 school year. Classes are available for 3, 4, and 5 year old children with two day and three day classes still open for all ages. For registration forms and more information, call 875-4432.