What's happening on the Westside (updated June 22)
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Westside Sportsman’s League hosts fishing tourney
The Westside Sportsman’s League will hold it’s 29th annual fishing tournament and family fun day July 25 at Brooks Park Buckeye Lake. Activities include a fishing tournament, games, door prizes, a tykes tournament and trophies. For sign up information, contact Greg Williams at 272-5195 or 314-1839. The deadline for registration is July 18.
Hundreds of local dog and cat lovers are going to be on the lookout for their new best friends at “Adoption on the Lawn,” a community pet adoption event held at Mars Petcare US in Columbus, 5115 Fisher Road, on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than 50 dogs and cats from 14 area shelters and breed rescues will be gathered in one place to help increase awareness of the growing need for adoption of great companion animals often abandoned through no fault of their own. The event features discounted adoption fees, free admission and parking, free food and drink, a live DJ, product giveaways and a live raffle. Organizations in attendance will include Animal Rescuer’s Friend, Central Ohio Greyhound Rescue, Citizens for Humane Action, Columbus Cocker Rescue, Forgotten 4-Paws, Franklin County Dog Shelter, Humane Society of Delaware County, Humane Society of Madison County, Humane Society Serving Clark County, Ohio Pug Rescue, Ohio Rottweiler Rescue, Stop the Suffering, Colony Cats and Cozy Cat Cottage.
Ready class of 1984
Bishop Ready class of 1984 is having their 25 year reunion Aug. 8. Invitations have been sent out. To update your information or for questions, contact Angie Warner (DiSabato) at email@example.com, or Mike Crawford at Crawford6768@sbcglobal.net.
Stars of Hope benefit
Regal Entertainment Group’s Georgesville Square 16, 1800 Georgesville Square Drive, in Columbus, will host a Stars of Hope benefit concert on July 4 at 2 p.m. in the theatre’s parking lot. The featured band will be Fever Fever. Games and movie prizes from “Star Trek,” “Imagine That,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” and “Up” will be offered. Admission is $2 and all proceeds will benefit the Stars of Hope campaign that supports numerous national and local charities including Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club of America, Make A Wish Foundation, Toys For Tots, and The United Way.
For information visit www.REGmovies.com/Corporate/CommunityAffairs or call (614) 853-0860.
The Westland High School class of 1999 will hold its 10 year reunion at the Arena Grand Movie Theater in Columbus on Aug. 22 from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. RSVP by July 1 to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include: your payment preference (paypal or check); your full name (including maiden name); number of people attending; and phone number. For other information e-mail Megan (Mahoney) Reinhart at email@example.com.
Green Lawn book sale
A silent auction book sale will be offered in July with proceeds going to the Green Lawn Volunteers.
More than a dozen books and a pair of tickets to the fall 2009 Evening with the Authors series at the Thurber House are being offered for bidding throughout the month of July. Bids will be updated every morning and posted on the Green Lawn Web site at www.greenlawncolumbus.org .
Bidding will close July 31 and winners revealed Aug. 1.
Successful bidders can pay for their books and pick them up Aug. 1 at Green Lawn, 1000 Greenlawn Avenue. Besides placing bids online, people can bid by phone or in person at the Green Lawn office.
For information call the volunteer coordinator at (614) 266-5218.
Free clothing and lunch
New Hope Church, 3060 W. Broad St., will provide free women’s, men’s, and some children’s clothing on June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free lunch will be provided. All are welcome. This is a monthly event.
BR Summer Social
The annual Bishop Ready Summer Social will be held June 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight in the school’s gymnasium. A minimum donation of $5 is requested and all proceeds benefit the school’s athletic department. Parents, alums and friends of Bishop Ready (who are 21 or older) are invited to attend. There will be food, refreshments, a silent auction and karaoke. Bishop Ready is located at Mound Street and Salisbury Road in Columbus. For more information, call Ralph Locke at 276-5263, ext. 211.
Cougars looking for 1979 classmates
The Westland High School class of 1979 30-year class reunion committee is looking for graduates. Contact Lorri Seedle Varney at 740-739-0677 or Vicki Baumgardner Clifford at 614-205-0469. Those interested can also e-mail Michele Wegman-Stinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Holy Family Alumni Association will hold its annual homecoming June 28. An 11 a.m. alumni mass will be held at Holy Family Church, West Broad at Skidmore, followed by brunch in the Jubilee Museum Auditorium at 57 S. Grubb St. The festivities will include a raffle in addition to the brunch. For information call Genny (Welker) Temple, (614) 539-4815.
Bean Dinner volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to help the Hilltop Business Association at the annual Bean Dinner on June 27, in Westgate Park.
Area residents will be asked to work in two-hour shifts at the festival, said HBA member Karen Whitman. Among the tasks these volunteers will be doing is assisting the HBA in getting the park ready for the one-day event, helping exhibitors get set up and helping to serve the food.
Anyone interested in helping the HBA for that day should contact Whitman at 274-1275.
West High class of 1969
The West High School class of 1969 will hold its 40th class reunion on Aug. 29 at JP’s Barbeque at Bolton Field. For more information, contact Robin (McMillen) Gray at 870-8905 or Bea (Dodson) Bailey at 871-0335.
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.
West High class of 1979
The West High School class of 1979 will hold its 30 year reunion on June 20 at The Aladdin Shrine Center (across from Easton.) from 6 p.m. to midnight. Come as you are. Tickets are $35 per person. Contact Dino Melfi at 276-5927 for information and reservations.
West High class of 1959
The West High School class of 1959 will hold its 50 year class reunion on July 10-12 at the Marriott at Tuttle Place. Members of the January class should call Joyce Pickens Fridley at (614) 836-5134; members of the June class should call Bill Clark at (740) 745-5010 or e-mail email@example.com; or Nancy Graham Boehm at (614) 875-5141.
Friends Worship Center hosts senior group
Senior citizens are invited to a seniors group at Friends Worship Center, 3030 Clime Road, on the second Tuesday of each month from 12-2:30 p.m. The event will feature a light lunch, games and fellowship. There is no cost, but registration is required. Contact Martha at 875-8297, Juanita at 279-2382 or Debbie at 274-6505.
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.
PTSC exercise programs
The Prairie Township Senior Center hosts the following exercise programs that are free and open to the public:
•Mondays - 10:30 a.m., aerobics; 2 p.m., line dance
•Tuesdays - 10 a.m., gentle stretchers
•Wednesdays - 10:30 a.m., body conditioning
•Fridays - 10 a.m., gentle stretchers
For additional information, call the center at 878-5110.
Free meals offered
The Church of the Lamb of God, 2216 Sullivant Ave., offers free meals on the fourth Saturday of each month.
American Legion Post 799
American Legion Post 799 holds their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Township Fire Station, 123 Inah Ave. The Post is actively focusing on fund raising activities, family activities for the younger generation, setting up a Sons of the Legion auxiliary and increasing the ladies auxiliary.
The American legion is dedicated to supporting veterans and our country and is a non-profit organization. For more information, call Commander Ben Aycock at 878-0069.
Awana Clubs for boys and girls, from three-years-old to sixth grade, will be held Wednesdays, from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at Briggs Road Baptist Church, 3231 Briggs Road. Call 272-7430 for more information.
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: www.cypressonline.net/what we do/women/mops or call the church 614-878-8192.
Golden Age Center
The Salvation Army Golden Age Center, 2300 W. Mound St., invites anyone aged 60 or over to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for lunch, crafts, movies, BINGO, games, health and fitness, and fun. Call Ellen Marvin, senior director, at 274-7600, ext. 108, one day in advance to reserve lunch for $1.25 per day. Fee for expenses is $9 per month.
VFW Post 6065
VFW Post 6065 will hold their meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings last about one hour and are held at the Prairie Township Senior Center, 4616 West Broad St. Those interested in getting involved or volunteering time should attend a meeting. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. The motivations of the VFW are patriotic, historical, and educational. They strive to perpetuate the memory and history of their dead, and to assist their widows and orphans. Call Will Davis at 309-0171 for further information.
Exercise for seniors
Seniors are invited to exercise on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 55 Pasadena Ave. Men and women aged 50 to 90 and up have exercised at the facility since 2001. The instructor leads each session with warm-ups, play balls, resistance bands, hand weights, some low-impact aerobics and balance activities. Each participant can adapt the routine to his/her comfort level. The cost is $35 for each eight-week session. Call the instructor, Lori Vazquez, at 989-4595 with questiions.
Paper recycling at Parkview
Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin Ave., is providing the community with recycling bins for paper products. Bring newspapers, magazines, junk mail, etc., to the green and yellow bins in the church parking lot. No cardboard or phone books will be accepted. Questions, call 875-7231.
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