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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.

•March 27 at 7 p.m. – Spring has Sprung:  Uncover  the many aspects of spring with a stroll around the park.

•March 29 at 10 a.m. – Seed Starters: Plant some seeds to transplant into your garden.

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:

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: 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 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.

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.  

Get fit

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.  

Spaghetti dinner

Groveport Presbyterian Church, 275 College St., will host a spaghetti dinner on April 12 from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 12.

Masonic dinner

Groveport Masonic Lodge No 240, 5905 Saltzgaber Road, will hold a spaghetti dinner on March 28 from 4-7 p.m. Proceeds go to sponsor The Ohio Special Olympics on June 27-30 at the Jesse Owens Sports Complex at the Ohio State University.  The cost per athlete is over $ 120.  Last year the Masons in Ohio raised over $200,000 for the event. Costs for the dinner are $ 5 for adult and $ 2.50 for children.

Bridal show rescheduled

The free second annual Bridal & Formal Affair, held in the  banquet room at Papa Joe’s, 1005 Richardson Road, Groveport at The Links at Groveport Golf Course, has been rescheduled to March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is an intimate bridal event complete with about 25 local vendors. Looking for a prom gown? Cash and carry gowns available onsite Choose from over 60 gowns in sizes 2-24, prices starting at $40. For information call Go Groveport at (614) 836-7939 or visit

Police survey

What constitutes a reasonable response when a police officer has to decide how much force to use when a physical situation arises?

You can weigh in by taking part in a survey regarding the proactive steps to mitigate risk and for laying a  foundation for an aggressive defense by taking the Response to Resistance survey (RTR) at The research behind RTR has been used to defend officers and departments in over 260 cases nationwide.

The quick online survey includes a series of questions about what constitutes a "reasonable response" based on the actions of the subject. Subject actions range from dead weight resistance and failure to comply with commands to attempting to disarm and kill the officer. The survey taker is asked to rate the threat on a scale of 1-10 with the higher number viewed as the most serious. Over 40,000 officers and about 8,000 civilians have taken the survey.

For information contact or visit the Web site at

Make jungle cards

Join the fun designing and making jungle printed cards on March 25 from 1-3 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  This class is free and designed for kids ages 5 and up. Register at (614) 836-3333.


Recycled art

Learn what to do with two liter pop bottles at this  art class which focuses on recycled art on March 26 from 1-3 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Bring an empty, plastic two liter bottle. This is a free class for kids ages 3-15. Register at (614) 836-3333.

Zoo animals visit

The Columbus Zoo’s "animal ambassadors" visit Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., on March 27 at 1 p.m.  Learn about the characteristics and behaviors that help animals survive in their natural habitats and see amazing animals. This event is free and all ages are welcome. Call (614) 836-3333.

Health & Wellness Fair

A Health & Wellness Fair will be held at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., on March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore traditional and non-traditional health and wellness booths. This event features: Reiki, blood pressure readings, The Lantern Post, handwriting analysis, massage therapy, vitamins, life coaching, reflexology, aromatherapy, accupressure, energy drinks and more. Over 30 booths to visit at this free event. For information call Jennifer Oestreicher at (614) 836-3333.

GM kindergarten

If your child will be age five on or before Aug. 1, 2008, you need to register now for kindergarten for the 2008-09 school year.

Groveport Madison schools’ kindergarten registration will be held at each elementary school office from March 31 to April 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and April 1 from 6-8 p.m. Students registered during early registration may sign up for kindergarten roundup where they can visit a kindergarten classroom, meet the teacher and the principal. Items needed for 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 guardianissues, if applicable; and 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.

Fall school placement is on a first come basis, rank-ordered by the date on the completed registration. Priority will not be given to enrollees with siblings in the building.   

For information see

Glendening spring carnival

Glendening PTO will hold their annual "Spring Carnival" at Glendening Elementary on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, games and prizes.

Zumba dance classes

Zumba dance classes will be offered at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music dance themes that create a dynamic effective fitness system. This is a four week series for beginners. No partner is needed and the cost is $45 for residents and $48 for non-residents. Register at (614) 836-3333.

Sing with confidence

Voice lessons will be offered April 7 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  This is a four week series is designed for ages 7 to 15. Cost is $40 for residents or $45 for non-residents. Register at (614) 836-3333.

Sweet signs

Madison Christian High School’s Leah Sweet signed a letter of acceptance on March 19 to accept a soccer scholarship at Ursuline College. Sweet was senior co-captain at Madison Christian as well as a three year letter winner. She earned MOCAL honorable mention in 2007 and was named to the 2007 MOCAL all star team.

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