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.
•May 8 at 7 p.m. – "Fishy Fun." Try your hand at fishing and get a few tips from the park staff. Limited poles and bait will be provided. For ages 6-15.
•May 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – "Keep Groveport Beautiful Day." Help clean up the village and beautify the park by planting flowers and picking up litter. Demonstrations and crafts. Free lunch. Register at 836-3333
•May 12 at 7 p.m. – "Have You Eaten Your Rocks Today?" Join Mr. Schumacher from the Department of Geological Survey for a program about rocks in our everyday life. This program will be held at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.
•May 13 at 7 p.m. – "Froggy Fun." Find out about frogs living in the area as we search for them and listen to their mating songs.
•May 18 at 2 p.m. – "Mastodons Rule." Travel through time and visit a mastodon skeleton unearthed from a dig in Ohio. Meet Dr. Gnidovec from the OSU Orton Geological Museum. Held at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.
•May 22 at 7 p.m. – "Rocks Rule!" Meet at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. for crafts, experiments and demonstrations.
•May 29 at 7 p.m. – "Coal: Old Plants in our Modern World." Join Mike Dillman from ODNR Mineral Resource Management for a program on coal mining in Ohio. Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.
•May 31 at 8:30 p.m. – "S’more Campfire Kids." Bring your family and join us at our first campfire of the season. Refreshments included.
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.
New children’s book
A children’s picture book, "The Wall They Could Not See," by author Karen Seelenbinder of Madison Township is available at Go Groveport, 607 Main St. This engaging story about three insects trapped in a dangerous, dark place sells for $8.99. To pre-order your copy, e-mail the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Glendening spring carnival
Glendening PTO will hold its annual "Spring Carnival" at Glendening Elementary on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, games and prizes.
Looking for performers
Event coordinator Chelle Coleman is now booking singers, dancers, magicians, and others of all ages are being sought to perform for 15 minutes prior to each of the village of Groveport’s outdoor concerts this summer. Non-profit groups seeking to raise funds for their organizations are also being sought to provide concessions during the concerts. For information contact Coleman at (614) 836-3333.
Groveport Arts Festival
The Groveport Arts Festival will be held May 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. along the treelined streets of historic downtown Groveport. The festival is a juried event that will highlight fine art and fine craft exhibitors from all over Ohio. Kim Pensyl and the Smooth Jazz Trio will perform from 3-5 p.m. The festival will also feature a wine garden and a kids’ area. For information go to groveportsartsfestival.org.
Flag retirement ceremony
Boy Scout Troop 71 in Groveport and the Groveport Parks and Recreation Department will hold a flag retirement ceremony on May 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport Road. The public is invited to bring any flag of the United States that needs to be properly retired. You may also drop off a flag to be retired at the Groveport Recreation Center. For information call Kyle Lund at 836-1000 or Roy Arnett at 836-8056.
The Groveport Presbyterian Women’s Association will host a "Spring Tea" on May 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Madison Township Community Center, 4575 Madison Lane, Groveport. The theme will be a "Mad Hatter" tea party. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for students, with children free. Proceeds to to local missions such as the Groveport Food Pantry, Adopt-a-Family, and others. For information call Kerma Holowitz at 567-6045 or Beulah Morgan at 836-3119.
Just for kids
Kids ages 3-12 can make a garden stepping stone for Mother’s Day for mom or anyone special in your life at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. on May 3 at 10 a.m. Free. Register at (614) 836-3333.
"Into the Woods"
Children’s Outdoor Theater begins May 4 at 3 p.m. at the Groveport Log House Stage in Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road. Imaginating Dramatics Children’s Theatre Company will perform "Into the Woods." Children can come dressed as their favorite fairytale character and join the fun. Seating is hillside, so be bring a blanket or lawn chairs. This event is free and children of all ages are welcome. For information call (614) 836-3333.
Groveport a "Tree City"
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Groveport a "Tree City USA" community. It is the 15th year Groveport has received this national recognition. Groveport met the standards for being a Tree City by having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and and Arbor Day observance.
Human Needs summit
The next Groveport Madison Human Needs committee task force meeting is April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Groveport Madison Local Schools administrative offices, 5940 Clyde Moore Drive in Groveport.
Connect with Groveport
Connect with Groveport returns May 2 from 4-7 p.m. at the Groveport Recreation Center 7370 Groveport Road. The public is invited to visit with more than 50 vendors who will be on hand to showcase their spring/summer activities and/or product lines.
Groveport Farmers Market
Groveport Farmers’ Market begins June 5 and will run every Thursday through August, from 5-7 p.m. in its new location on the front lawn of Groveport Elementary School on Main Street.
The Groveport Garden Club’s annual plant auction will be held May 6 at 6 p.m. at Groveport Zion Lutheran Church, 6014 Groveport Road in Groveport. Free admission.
Groveport village human resources assistant Brenda Lovell recently received the Pacesetter Award from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association.The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated innovative leadership to public sector labor relations and who have had a direct impact in resolving conflicts, addressing new challenges, or assisting others in their growth.
Hamilton Twp. alumni
The Hamilton Township High School alumni banquet will be held May 18. Call (614) 491-3294 for information.
Kids ages 7-13 can learn "How to Draw Dinosaurs" on May 5 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Register at (614) 836-3333.
Slate painting class
Slate painting classes will be offered May 13th at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Make an "Americana Flag Slate" for your front porch at this class for adults. Cost is $22 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Slate provided. Register at (614) 836-3333.
In the article, "Warehouse proposal to make its last stand," published in the April 21 Southeast Messenger, it was incorrectly reported that Mayor Lance Westcamp could not vote on the Schottenstein Trustees’ rezoning request because he has farmed 30 acres of the land within the rezoning request. The statement should have read that Westcamp has farmed the land for around 30 years. The Messenger regrets the error.
GMHS class of 1978
The Groveport Madison High School class of 1978 will hold its 30 year reunion on July 26 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at the Berwick Manor. Other graduating classes or former classmates are also welcome. Addresses of 1978 classmates are needed. For information about the reunion or to provide current addresses, contact Sandy Storts at email@example.com or at (614) 537-6163.