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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.

•Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. – "Three Creeks Past." Discover the history of Three Creeks Park and the surrounding area with a slideshow.

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:

Asbury’s family library night

Groveport Madison Schools’ Asbury Elementary will hold third grade family library night at the Southeast Branch of the Columbus Public Library, located on S. Hamilton Road just north of U.S. 33, on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. Students will view a brief presentation given by Chrissy Spade, children’s librarian, about the library and then select books.  Members of Asbury’s staff will also be present to help families choose books.    

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: March 7 & 21; and 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 March 8, and 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.

Fish fry

The Knights of Columbus, Council #11188, will hold five All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fries on Feb. 29 & March 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 5225 Refugee Road, Columbus. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 3-12, with kids under age 3 free.  Proceeds will be used to support their charity programs.   

Photo Forum

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.  

GM community human needs summit

On Feb. 26, Groveport Madison Schools will facilitate a "Human Needs Summit" for the Groveport village and Madison Township community at the Groveport Madison Schools Central Office, 5940 Clyde Moore Drive, Groveport at 6:30 p.m.

The need for such a summit became apparent with the number of families who were referred to or requested help from the Groveport Madison Adopt-a-Family this year – 107 families with over 350 students received gifts of toys, clothes and food.    Realizing that this need for assistance goes beyond the holiday season, Go Groveport’s Christine Boucher approached Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent Scott McKenzie, and others with a proposal for the GoGroveport organization to expand services to provide leadership to align services with many agencies and churches in the area that offer emergency relief.   

The objectives of the summit would be:

•To accumulate information on what current structure(s) are doing and what is viewed as necessary and beneficial going forward.

•To introduce a social services option to and for the Groveport Madison community that can align services currently offered from area agencies and organizations.

Lenten dinners

Obetz Zion Lutheran Church, 1080 Obetz Road, will host dinner and worship on Wednesdays during Lent. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with worship at  7 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 5 & 12, for information call 614 491 3261 or

Love to dance?

Hip Hop dance classes for kids will be offered at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., March 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Four week series is $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. To register call (614) 836-3333.

Slate painting classes

Learn to paint a lighthouse at this Slate painting class on March 3 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. This two week series will focus on the lighthouses of Lake Erie and the cost is $22 for residents and $25 for non-residents. For information and to register, call (614) 836-3333.

Groveport Madison seeks new board member

The Groveport Madison Board of Education is looking for candidates to fill an open position due to the resignation of board member Steven A. Slyh.  

Persons wishing to apply should send their letter of interest postmarked no later Feb. 29 to: Board of Education President, Dr. Naomi Sealey, 6740 Bennell Drive, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.

Indicate reasons for your interest in the position and your qualifications. Only persons residing in the Groveport Madison School District may apply.

Groveport Heritage Society

The Groveport Heritage and Preservation Society will meet Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. There will be a game to find out what people know about the special days in February followed by the regular business meeting and committee reports.

GMHS testing dates

Groveport Madison High School students will take the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) the Terra Nova test, and the ASVAB test on the following dates:

•The Ohio Graduation Test for  grades 10, 11 and 12 for those who still need to pass one or more test(s) to graduate will be given during the week of March 3-7 (reading, math, writing, science, social studies). School will run on a late start schedule with only testing students arriving at the regular start time. Non-testing students will ride the second bus route and school will start for them at 10:15 a.m.

•The Terra Nova test will be given to grade 9 students on March 3-5 on the late start schedule as well. This test is given to predict how well students will perform on the OGT. These students will start school at 10:15 a.m. Thursday and Friday that week.

•The ASVAB test will be given to juniors who have already passed the OGT on March 3 and March 5.  When not in a testing situation, these students will come to school at the late start time as well.

Madison Twp. egg hunt

Madison Township Firefighters Local 2507 will sponsor Madison Township’s 2008 "Egg Hunt" for ages 10 and under on March 22 at 11 a.m. in Brobst Park, 5355 Winchester Pike, Canal Winchester. For information call Ed Dildine at (614) 837-7883 or (614) 837-5488.

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