Groveport Senior Center
The Groveport Senior Center, located in the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, offers the following:
•Mondays -play bridge at 11:30 a.m. or progressive euchre at 12:30 p.m.
•Tuesdays – double deck pinochle at 12:30 p.m.
•Wednesdays – all – noon: poker, quilting; 5 p.m.: double deck pinochle; fourth Wednesday – 10 a.m. – Super Game Day.
•Thursdays – all – 9:30 a.m. – crafts; 11:45 a.m. – lunch; first Thursday, 10 a.m. – Game Day; 12:30 p.m. – hand & foot; second Thursday – 9 a.m. to noon – county nurse; 12:30 p.m. – business meeting; 1 p.m. – hand & foot; third Thursday, 12:30 p.m. – cash bingo, hand & foot following bingo; fourth Thursday, 12:30 p.m. – euchre, hand & foot.
•Fridays offer bowling at Eastland Lanes at 9 a.m. and poker at 6 p.m.
•Saturdays progressive euchre at 6 p.m.
•Sundays are to just come in and relax.
For information call 836-4599. Annual memberships to the Senior Center are $6.
Heritage Nature Center
The following programs are offered at the Heritage Nature Center at the log house in Heritage Park on Wirt Road in Groveport. Programs are free and open to children of all ages unless otherwise specified. For information call 836-3333.
•April 10, 7 p.m. – "Let’s Go Fly a Kite." Bring your kite and join us for breezy fun.
•April 12, 10 a.m. – "Pure Fun for Young Ones." Touch a toad, create a craft, sing a song and take a little walk to learn something new. For ages 5-8.
•April 17, 7 p.m. – "National Park Week." Come for a stroll around Heritage Park, learn its history and help keep it clean.
•April 19, 10 a.m. – "Earth Day is Every Day." Hands-on Earth Day activities as well as stories, crafts, and helping a local project.
•April 24, 7 p.m. – "Arbor Day." Learn all about trees and their importance. Get a tree to take home.
•April 26, 10 a.m. – "Wet N’ Wild." Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities about the wild ways of wetlands. Take a walk and search for animals that a rely on this important habitat.
•April 29, 7 p.m. – "Hummingbird Haven." Find out how to attract hummingbirds to your feeders and create a backyard haven for them.
Groveport Garden Club
The Groveport Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Groveport Zion Lutheran Church, 6014 Groveport Road, Groveport. The club welcomes anyone interested in gardening. For information call Virginia Myers, 836-5456.
Arthritis aquatic program
Every Monday and Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. an arthritis aquatic program is offered at the Groveport Recreation Center 7370 Groveport Road. One hour classes, drop in rate $5/$6 or save money with a Fitness Freedom Pass purchased at the front desk. Need to wear bathing suit, bring towel, water bottle and carry in water shoes. Certificated instructor through the National Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program. You do not need to be a member of the Groveport Recreation Center to take classes. Call Kathy Frank at 836-5800.
Kids Night Out
The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, hosts "Kids Night Out" where kids ages 6-11 can play games, swim, and more under the supervision of the rec center staff. Cost is $8 for Groveport residents and $10 for all others. Kids Night Out is held from 6-9 p.m. on the following dates: April 11 & 25. For information call (614) 836-1000.
Stay & Play
The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, hosts "Stay & Play" from 6-8 p.m. on April 12 for kids ages 3-6. The rec center staff will provide activities and games for your child while parents gets some for themselves. Cost is $6 for Groveport residents and $8 for all others. For information call (614) 836-1000.
Photo Forum is a newly formed photography group that meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. This group is for anyone who has an interest or passion for taking photos. Learn tips from other photographers, enjoy monthly lectures and photo shoots. Group open to adults and is free. Call Jennifer at (614) 836-3333.
Every Thursday at 4 p.m. Deluxe Fitness Combo is offered at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road. From beginners to advanced, this one hour class gives you cardio, strength training and stretching. Drop in rate $5/$6 or save money with a Fitness Freedom Pass. You do not need to be a member of the Groveport Recreation Center to take classes. Call Kathy Frank at 836-5800.
GMHS alumni banquet
The 2007-08 Groveport Madison High School Alumni Committee has been meeting and planning the 115th Alumni Banquet to be held May 17 at the high school at 5 p.m. Reservations letters are being prepared. Set aside that date for a great time of renewing friendships. The classes of 1958 and 1983 will be honored.
Groveport Presbyterian Church, 275 College St., will host a spaghetti dinner on April 12 from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 12.
What constitutes a reasonable response when a police officer has to decide how much force to use when a physical situation arises?
You can weigh in by taking part in a survey regarding the proactive steps to mitigate risk and for laying a foundation for an aggressive defense by taking the Response to Resistance survey (RTR) at www.responsetoresistance.com. The research behind RTR has been used to defend officers and departments in over 260 cases nationwide.
The quick online survey includes a series of questions about what constitutes a "reasonable response" based on the actions of the subject. Subject actions range from dead weight resistance and failure to comply with commands to attempting to disarm and kill the officer. The survey taker is asked to rate the threat on a scale of 1-10 with the higher number viewed as the most serious. Over 40,000 officers and about 8,000 civilians have taken the survey.
For information contact Sherman@responsetoresistance.com or visit the Web site at www.responsetoresistance.com.
Glendening spring carnival
Glendening PTO will hold their annual "Spring Carnival" at Glendening Elementary on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, games and prizes.
Glass painting class
Learn how to paint a flower scene onto a glass window pane on April 14 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Cost is $40 for residents or $45 for non-residents. Window is provided. To register and for supply list, call (614) 836-3333.
Learn to sew
Learn how to sew at this three week class starting April 15 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Cost is $20 for residents or $22 for non-residents. Call for supply list and to register at (614) 836-3333.
History docents sought
The Groveport Heritage and Preservation Society (GHPS) is seeking docents to serve as a tour/field trip guides for tours of Groveport that may be offered to various groups. No experience is necessary, just a desire to share stories and traditions in order to keep Groveport’s heritage alive.
The program consists of a log house/one room school experience, a cemetery tour with gravestone studies and rubbings, and a walking tour of the downtown and canal areas. You can be trained in one area or you can volunteer to do all three. One hour training sessions will be held:
•Apr. 27 at 3 p.m. and May 1 at 7 p.m. for the Log House program. Meet at the log house in Heritage Park.
•Apr. 27 at 4:30 p.m. and May 1 at 6 p.m. for the cemetery program. Meet at the shelter house by the log house in Heritage Park.
•May 3 at 10 a.m. for the walking tour. Meet at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.
For information or to register call Carla Cramer at (614) 836-9113.
Fairy tale wedding
Learn how to plan your fairy tale wedding at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., on April 10 at 7 p.m. This free class is open to brides or couples. Call 836-3333.
Learn Feng Shui
A Feng Shui lecture will be held April 28 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Let Feng Shui help you to find your inner organization style and create balance and harmony in the home or work place. Register at (614) 836-3333.
Estate planning/elder law
Estate planning and elder law issues will be explaned by attorney John Mashburn on April 23 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. This seminar is free. Register at 836-3333.
Cruiser track team excels
The Groveport Madison High School girls track team excelled at the Amanda-Clearcreek Invitational on March 29.
Tabby Moore set a new varsity record in the 1600 meter run, while Delaney Rozyla earned top track honors and Andrea Murray earned top field honors.
First places finishers were:
•Andrea Murray – shot put and discus
•Tabby Moore – 3200 meter run and 4 X 800 meter relay
•Tabby Moore, Kylie Harder, Marla Moberly and Denisse Gabriel – 4 X 800 m eter relay
•Angela Etgen – 100 meter hurdles and 4 X 100 meter relay
•Jarie Smoot – 300 meter hurdles, 4 X 100 meter relay and 4 X 200 meter relay
•Delaney Rozyla – 4 X 100 meter relay, 4 X 200 meter relay and 4 X 400 meter relay.
•Charniqua Dixon -4 X 100 meter relay and 4 X 400 meter relay
•Brittany Doaks – 4 X 400 meter relay
•Tichelle Brant – 4 X 200 meter relay
•Kourtney Hahn – 4 X 400 meter relay
Zoo at Zion
The Columbus Zoo will bring animals to Zion Lutheran Church, 1080 Obetz Road Columbus, on April 26 at 2 p.m. For information contact (614) 491-3261 or www.ZLchurch.net