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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.

•June 5 & 7 at 10 a.m. – "Preschoolers: Mud and Muck." Listen to a story, then wade along the edge of Palm Pond to see what animals live on the mud and muck at the bottom of the pond.

•June 8 at 2 p.m. – "’Toad’ally Awesome." Learn about toads and several other amphibians. Take a walk around Palm Pond to look for frogs.

•June 10 at 6:30 p.m. – "Finding Your Way." Play games to learn map and compass reading basics, and then test your skills with a treasure hunt. Qualifies for portions of Scout badges.

•June 14 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. "Groveport’s Annual Nature Fair." Join your friends and neighbors at a day of fun filled nature activities.Enjoy crafts, demonstrations, exhibits, shows, music, a petting zoo and even ride in a hay wagon. Pack or purchase a lunch.

•June 20 at 7 p.m. – "The Turtle Lady Visits!" Meet some really "cool" reptiles and amphibians.

•June 21 at 10 a.m. – "Summer Sun." Wear your shades to learn about our closest star and make art using the sun’s rays.

•June 28 at 10 a.m. – "Wonderful Weavers." Weave a project or two to take home.

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

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 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 smaxson911@yahoo.com or at (614) 537-6163.  

Handwriting analysis

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.

Music in the Park

The village of Groveport will hold its free annual "Music in the Park" summer concert series at 7 p.m. in Heritage Park on Wirt Road on the following dates (rain location: Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.):

•June 8 – Gas Pump Jockeys (oldies)

•June 22 – Paint It Black (Rolling Stones tribute band)

•July 13 – JuJu Bees (R&B, Motown)

•July 27 – Challengers (country, oldies, originals)

•Aug. 10 – John Schwab (Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Buffett to James Taylor to James Brown)

•Aug. 24 – Bill Foley Band (’50s, ’60s, ’70s)

For information call (614) 836-3333.

Movies in the park

The village of Groveport will present free summer movies in Heritage Park on Wirt Road at 7 p.m. every Saturday beginning June 21 with "Shrek the Third" and June 28 with "Bee Movie." For information call (614) 836-3333.

Groveport Nature Fair

Groveport’s annual nature fair will be held June 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Heritage Park on Wirt Road. The event includes crafts, shows, demonstrations, exhibits, music, a petting zoo, and a hayrides.


Art in the Park Night

A free "Art in the Park Night" for kids ages 3-12 will be held in June 9 at 7 p.m. at Groveport’s Heritage Park shelter house, 551 Wirt Road. Learn how to make cool tye-dye and snowflake designs onto linen cloth. To register call (614) 836-3333.

 

Astronomy Night

An "Astronomy Night" will be held June 13, at 9 p.m. at the Groveport Log House parking lot, 551 Wirt Road. Bring your telescope or binoculars and to view the night sky. An Ohio State University astronomer will point out attractions in the night sky and participants can view through a high powered telescope. For information call (614) 836-3333.

   
Art camp

A children’s summer art camp for ages 6-11 will be offered June 23-27, at the new Crooked Alley KidSpace, located at Oak Street and Wirt Road in Groveport. This camp is sponosored by the village of Groveport and a grant from GCAC.  Cost is $50 per child. Register by June 16. Call Jennifer at (614) 836-3333.

 
Healthy cooking

A healthy cooking class will be offered June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Register by June 5 at (614) 836-3333.

GMHS class of ’68 reunion

The Groveport Madison High School class of 1968 will hold its 40 year reunion on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. at Heimat Haus, in Grove City. All class members are being sought. Contact Gayle Brobst Lewis at (614) 582-0650 or glewis0650@yahoo.com


Groveport Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held in Groveport Park in Groveport on June 27-28 starting at 6 p.m. on June 27. Relay For life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. Teams are formed of 10-15 people who commit to have someone walking on the track during the whole event. For information call Sue Pairan at 1-888-227-6446.

New children’s book

A Christian children’s picture book, "The Wall They Could Not See," by author Karen Seelenbinder of Madison Township, is for sale at the Christian Armory in the Eastland Mall.  This breathtaking story is about a stubborn housefly, a whoosh! smack! and the power of an awesome God. To receive personalized, autographed copies, contact Karen by e-mail: karenseelenbinder@sbcglobal.net or call (614) 837-3943. The book is also available at Go Groveport, 607 Main St.; Ferne’s Attic, 24 N.High St., Canal Winchester; B. Dalton, Eastland Mall; and Moments with Majesty, Pickerington.

GMJH boosters help out

The second annual Groveport Madison Junior High School Athletic Booster garage sale will be held June 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the junior high cafeteria, 751 Main St. in Groveport. Proceeds benefit the junior high athletic programs.


Back in time  

The Groveport Heritage and Preservation Society (GHPS) recently presented local history programs to elementary students in the Groveport Madison School District

The students took field trips to Groveport Town Hall, the log house and the Groveport Cemetery

Transportation costs were covered by the GHPS  so that all students in the district could visit these sites. GHPS member Carla Cramer, a retired teacher,  organized the history programs and correlated the activites with the Social Studies Academic Content Standards.

During the cemetery tour, the second grade students related the cemetery tour with their earlier studies of Egypt. In the log house, the students tried to guess the function of a number of different 19th century tools. They were surprised to find that they were looking at a laundry plunger, a rug beater and a coffee grinder.

Jewelry making class

A jewelry making class will be held June 16 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.   Cost is $35 for residents or $37 for non-residents and tools and beads are provided. Register at (614) 836-3333.

 

The Turtle Lady

The Turtle Lady and her turtle and reptile friends will visit the Groveport Log House in Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road, on June 20 at 7 p.m. Registration not required.  For information call (614) 836-3333.

 

Oil painting class

An oil painting class will begin June 19 at 6 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Learn how to paint with oils in this two week series. This class is designed for beginners or the intermediate painter. Cost is $60 for residents or $65 for non-residents. Call (614) 836-3333 for supply list and to register.

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