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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rosebriar Shakespeare Company will hold auditions for "Pyramus and Thisbe" on May 19 from 7-9 p.m. at Go Groveport! 607 Main Street, Groveport. Bring monologues, your favorite joke, and a resume, and be 17 years of age or older. Be prepared to do cold readings. For information call (614) 899-2387
Frye to be honored
John Frye of Groveport, who is noted for his work with the Groveport Fighting Fish swim team, will be inducted into the Groveport Hall of Honor, located in the Groveport Recreation Center, on May 28 at 6 p.m.
Hess to manage library
Jennifer Hess has been named the new manager at the Southeast Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3980 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport. She has worked in the Columbus Metropolitan Library system for 15 years, most recently as the Youth Services Team Leader at the Reynoldsburg Branch. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from The Ohio State University and a master of library and information science from Kent State University. She lives in Pickerington with her husband and three children.
Voice lessons for kids
A four week series of voice lessons for kids ages 7-15 will be offered June 2 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Cost is $40 for or $45 for non-residents. Registration and payment is required by May 28. To register call (614) 836-3333.
A handwriting analysis seminar will be offered June 3 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Come find out what your handwriting says about you. Cost is $5. Register at (614) 836-3333.
Kids photography class
A three week series of kids photography classes for ages 9-13 will be offered June 4 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents. To register (614) 836-3333.
Father’s Day craft
Kids ages 3-12 may come to Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. on June 7 at 10 a.m. and design a baseball cap for dad or anyone special in their life for Father’s Day. Event is free. Register at (614) 836-3333.