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 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.
Photo Forum is a photography group that meets the first Thursday each month at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. 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 115th annual Groveport Madison High School alumni banquet will be held May 17 at 5 p.m. at the high school at 4475 S. Hamilton Road. The class of 1958 will be celebrating their 50th anniversary, and the class of 1983 will be celebrating their 25th. The graduates of the Class of 2008 will be welcomed as alumni. Recipients of the 2008 GMHS Hall of Fame and the Rarey Community Award will be recognized and honored. All GMHS graduates are invited. If you have not sent in your reservations please do so. If you did not receive your invitation in the mail, call the Alumni Committee Reservation Secretary Virginia Myers at 836-5456 for information or to make dinner reservations. Dinners are $12.50 per person.
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. The games and rides will shut down at 2 p.m. and there will be a raffle from 2-3 p.m.
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 groveportartsfestival.org.
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.
Hamilton Twp. alumni
The Hamilton Township High School alumni banquet will be held May 18. Call (614) 491-3294 for information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (614) 537-6163.
Groveport pool to open
The Groveport Aquatic Center will open May 24. The facility features two giant water slides, zero depth entry pool, 450 foot lazy river, in water playground, tots sprayground, lap pool, diving boards, sun umbrellas, party packages and more. For information on membership and daily rates and pool operating hours, call (614) 836-1000 or visit www.groveportrec.com
SE Republicans to meet
The Southeast Franklin County Republican Club will meet May 27 at the Madison Township Community Center at 7 p.m.
David Brobst was named a "Melvin Jones Fellow" by the Groveport Madison Lions Club on May 1. The recognition is the highest bestowed by the Lions Club and marks humanitarian work in areas of eye care for disadvantaged children and care for the elderly of the community.
The Groveport Madison Lions Club, a community service group, meets the first and third Thursday each month. For information call Ed Myers at 836-5456 or Dick Match at 836-7117.
Jewelry making class
A jewelry making class will be held May 14 at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. at 7 p.m. Learn the art of making a copper or silver chain necklace with glass or crystal beads. Cost is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Register at 836-3333.
Learn stone carving
Learn the time-honored art of stone carving from master carver Dan Roth, beginning May 21 at the Groveport Log House, 551 Wirt Road. Tools are provided but bring goggles. Cost is $50 for residents or $55 for non-residents and an additional $25 for the cost of the stone. Register by May 16 at (614) 836-3333.
GM kindergarten register
If your child will be 5-years-old on or before Aug. 1, 2008, you need to register them for kindergarten now for Groveport Madison’s 2008-09 school year.
Registration will be held at each elementary school office from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Items needed for kindergarten registration are: birth certificate (not a hospital birth record); immunization records; proof of residence – mortgage or lease agreement and two utility bills; current custody papers, court copy, for parent or guardian issues, if applicable; Social Security card or number.
Completed registrations received by May 30 will be entered in a raffle. Ten tickets will be drawn from each school. Prizes are family passes to the Groveport Recreation Center and $25 Kroger gift cards.