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.
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.
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.
The Knights of Columbus, Council #11188, will hold five All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fries on 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 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.
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. March 5 & 12, for information call 614 491 3261 or www.zlchurch.net
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.
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.
Every Thursday at 4 p.m. Deluxe Fitness Combo is offered at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road. From beginners to advanced, this one hour class gives you cardio, strength training and stretching. Drop in rate $5/$6 or save money with a Fitness Freedom Pass. You do not need to be a member of the Groveport Recreation Center to take classes. Call Kathy Frank at 836-5800.
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.
In her "The Reel Deal" Oscar picks column of Feb. 25, Messenger movie maven Dedra Cordle erroneously mentioned that "The Departed" won best picture over "Brokeback Mountain" in 2007. However, it was "Crash" which won over "Brokeback Mountain" in 2006, not 2007.
"’Crash’ won the Oscar upset in the Best Picture category over ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in 2006, and ‘The Departed’ won over favored ‘Babel’ in 2007," said Dedra when made aware of her error. "Readers pointed out my mistake (practically all of Groveport!). Thank you all for reading and I’m sorry about the error."
"It’s Your Trip"
Learn about travel desitinations available at this free seminar entitled "It’s Your Trip" on March 11 at the Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. The seminar provides information on which cruise is best for you, when to book dates, what to pack and when the peak season is for travel spots. To register call (614) 836-3333.
Acting and improv class
Learn acting and improv skills at this six week series starting March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. This class is for kids, ages 10-15. Cost is $60 for residents or $65 for non-residents. To register call (614) 836-3333.
A beginning two week sewing class will be offered on March 18 at the Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Learn how to hem pants or skirts using a standard hem, shorten sleeves, take in clothing and sew on buttons/snaps. Students may bring their sewing machine but it is not necessary for the class. Cost is $20 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Call for supply list and to register at (614) 836-3333