Around Groveport and Madison Township

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.


Get fit

Water aerobics every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road. Work at your own pace, all are welcome.  Cost is $5/$6 per class or save money with a freedom pass purchased at the Recreation Center. Classes offered year round. Call Kathy Frank at 836-5800.

Be strong

A strength and tone class is held every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road.  Strengthen with weights,toning the core on mats and plenty of stretching. Cost is $5/$6 per class. Call Kathy Frank at 836-5800.

Community sale

The village of Groveport will hold its annual "community garage sale" on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents may register for the community garage sale at a cost of $5 per household. Registrations must be received by Sept. 5. All registered households will receive a garage sale permit, sale tips, and three balloons and string to be tied to the mailbox, signifying that you are holding a garage sale. Garage sale maps, including a general list of items to be sold, will be available at the Groveport Recreation Center for $1 on Sept. 12-13.

For information call the Groveport Parks & Recreation Department at (614) 836-1000.

Homeschool gym

Homeschool gym classes will be held at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, beginning Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 and covers nine weeks.  An optional open swim time will follow the classes. For ages 5-10 and 11 and up.  

The Homeschool Swim Team will begin Sept. 26 as well.  Evaluations will be held Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the recreation center’s indoor pool. Call 836-1000 for information.

Adopt-a-Family fundraiser

Groveport Madison Adopt-A-Family (GMAAF) is hosting a fundraiser golf outing and OSU tailgate dinner on Sept. 13 at The Links at Groveport Golf Course, 1005 Richardson Road. Tailgate dinner is all-you-can-eat buffet for $12.95 from 7-9 p.m. with a portion of the dinner proceeds to GMAAF.  Reservations are not necessary. Football game begins at 8 p.m. on a big screen TV.  Golf outing begins at 2:30 p.m. A team of four can play for $260 which includes dinner.  Golf teams must register by calling 836-7939.  

GM alumni cruise

The Groveport Madison High School class of 1979 is planning a 30th reunion cruise for Oct. 15, 2009. All alumni of Groveport Madison High School are welcome. Visit for information or call Travel Partners Travel Agency/Debbie Anderson (614) 792-6208.

SE Chamber is offering Entertainment Books

The 2009 Entertainment Books are here and packed with coupons. The books are $20 each and include Southeastern Franklin County Chamber merchants and area businesses. Books are available until Dec. 25 at the following locations (or visit for more details): Smith Farm Market, Kroger (Gender & Refugee), Obetz Hardware, Obetz Government Office, Huntington Bank in Canal Winchester, Curves, Groveport Kroger, 1st Service Federal Credit Union; Huntington Bank in Groveport, Village Hair Shoppe, Groveport Municipal Building, Groveport Town Hall, Groveport Giant Eagle, Groveport Senior Center & Groveport Recreation Center.

Learn your family tree

A free genealogy class will be offered  Sept. 10 & 24 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Learn how to trace your family roots and how to begin researching. Register at (614) 836-3333.


Improv class

Improv Classes for kids ages 9-13 begin Sept. 16 from 6-7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Cost is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Register at (614) 836-3333.  


Oil painting class

Oil painting classes will be offered Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Cost is $30 for residents and $33 for non-residents.  This is a two week series. Call for supply list at (614) 836-3333.

Homecoming changed

According to the Groveport Madison High School Athletic Department, the date of this year’s homecoming football game has been changed to Sept. 26 vs. Newark.

Square dancing

The Friendly Ties Western Square Dance Club will offer lessons beginning Sept. 17 from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Whitehall Community Park, 402 N Hamilton Road. Sept. 17 and 24 lessons will be free.  After that lessons will be $3 each. For information call Bev at (614) 866-1816 or Mary and Bill at (614) 834-8701.

Remember POWs & MIAs

Westland High School’s Jr. Air Force ROTC will conduct a ceremony on Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Road in Groveport, to honor MIAs and former POWs from all wars.   Honored guests include former POWs from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. There will also be a number of other veterans present from all branches of service. The event is sponsored by the Eddie Rickenbacker Chapter of the Air Force Association. There is no charge to attend the ceremony. Attendees wishing to tour the museum and talk to the POWs and other participants will be asked to pay normal museum admission: adults $5,   students $3, and seniors $4. For information visit   or call (614) 836-1500.

Health clinics

Franklin County Board of Health Senior Wellness Clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

•Groveport Senior Center, 7370 Groveport Road, on Sept. 11.

•Obetz Community Center, 1611 Chillicothe St., on Sept. 23.

For information call (614) 462-3719 or visit

A Franklin County Board of Health child and adult immunization clinic will be held at the Groveport Senior Center, 7370 Groveport Road on Sept. 18 from 1-3:30 p.m. For information call (614) 462-3160.

Astronomy Night

Groveport Town Hall will offer a free "Astronomy Night" for all ages on Sept. 19 at dark  at Palm Pond in Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road. (The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 12.) In the event of overcast or rain, a moon lecture will be presented, inside the Log House. Bring your telescope if you have one and a roasting stick to make s’mores around the campfire.  Call (614) 836-3333.

Pioneer breakfast

Whether you call it Johnny Cake, Journey Cake, or Corn Pone, corn bread was a staple of the early American diet.  Learn how to make a pioneer breakfast over a campfire with the Groveport naturalist on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Park Log House, 551 Wirt Road in Groveport.  Juice and coffee will be provided.  Reservations are required at 836-3333.

Shadowing Day

The second Groveport Madison/Southeastern Franklin County Chamber of Commerce "Shadowing Day,"  where residents and business people "shadow" a Groveport Madison educator, will be held Sept. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning and ending at the Madison Township Community Center, 4575 Madison Lane (across from Groveport Madison High School).

Up to six community residents and/or chamber participants will be placed in each Groveport Madison school. The visit includes a tour of the building and a meeting with the principal. Then the participant will either spend time in a classroom or follow a staff/management team member through their normal routine.

Following the visit, participants will be asked to share their observations.

According to the Chamber, "The goal of this event is to allow those participating to get a front line view of both the challenges facing the students and staff at Groveport Madison schools and allow them to see a positive side of the district as well."

Reservations are due by Sept. 22. For information contact the Chamber office at (614) 836-1138 or e-mail

Spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus, Miraculous Medal Council #11188 will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sept. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 5225 Refugee Road. in Columbus.   Cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for youngsters 3-12, and kids under 3 eat free.  Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the council in its charity, church, family, youth, and community service programs.

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