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.

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.  

•Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. – Build a Birdhouse: Make homemade birdhouses and help turn your yard into a bird’s paradise. Materials provided.  Bring a screwdriver.

•Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. – Apple Butter Stirrin’: Help make apple butter in large copper kettles over wood fires. Then make an apple craft or two.

•Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. – Especially for Preschoolers – Fall Colors:  Listen to a story, make a craft, and walk around the Palm Pond in search of autumn’s many colors.

•Oct. 18 at noon – Track It:  Study animal tracks and make plaster molds and prints to take home.  Meet at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.

•Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. –  Not So Scary Movie:  Bring the family to Heritage Park for a movie. Bring non-perishable food items and participate in Make A Difference Day. In case of  inclement  weather, meet at KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road.

•Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. – History Comes Alive:  Learn fascinating facts and folklore from costumed docents and tour Groveport Cemetery.  Refreshments provided.

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.

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.

Slate art

Create a beautiful flower motif onto slate, during this two week series starting Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  Slate is provided. Cost is $20 for residents or $22 for non-residents and participants can register and receive supply list, at (614) 836-3333.  


Halloween celebration

The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, will host a "Halloween Celebration" on Oct. 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. for ages four and up. Cost is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, and a talk about trick-or-treat safety. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Oct. 22. Refreshments and snack will be provided. Bring a "pumpkin guts" scooping spoon, a bag for your seeds. A  safety carving knife, pumpkin, and design will be provided. For information call (614) 836-1000 or visit

Groveport Parks and Rec fall photography contest

The Groveport Parks and Recreation Department is offering a fall photography contest for ages: 17 and under (amateur); 18-54 (amateur/professional); and 55+ (amateur professional). Entry fee is $5 (one entry per person.) Registration deadline is Oct. 15. All eligible photos will be on display at the Groveport Recreation & Senior Center through Nov. 15. Winning entries will be kept to be part of the Groveport Recreation Center’s permanent collection. For information call (614) 836-1000 or visit

Halloween sand candles

Make a Halloween sand candle at Groveport Log House, 551 Wirt Road, on Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Bring a baby food size jar. For kids of all ages. This event is free and participants can register by calling (614) 836-3333.


Learn how to knit

Learn how to knit on Oct. 7 at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. at 7 p.m. This 2 week series will teach basic knitting and yarn is provided. Bring knitting needles, number 8 or 10 in size. Cost is $40 for residents and $43 for non-residents. Register (614) 836-3333.

Health fair

Summerville at Lakeview Assisted Living, 4000 Lakeview Crossing in Groveport, will hold a health fair on Oct. 15,  from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  to focus on the positive aspects of growing older, and also to inspire seniors to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. For information or directions contact Lisa Wallace at (614) 836-5990.

Flu shots

Summerville at Lakeview, 4000 Lakeview Crossing in Groveport, has  teamed up with Maxim Health Systems to offer flu shots on-site on Oct. 15 from noon – 2 p.m.  If you are at high-risk of complications from the flu, live or work with high-risk individuals, or just want to reduce your chances of contracting the flue, getting a flu shot is your best protection.  Be the first in your neighborhood to take the initiative to protect yourself and your loved ones today.

For information or directions contact Lisa Wallace at (614) 836-5990.

Meet the candidates

Go Groveport!, the Southeast Franklin County Democratic Club, and the Southeast Franklin County Republican Club, will host a "Meet the Candidates" event on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport. Congressional, state, and county candidates are invited. Talk one-on-one with the candidates.

Fatal motorcycle crash

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred on Sept. 22 at around 5:30 p.m. on Pontius Road in Madison Township. Terry Hill, 45, of Carey, Ohio, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Madison Township medic. Hill was southbound on Ponitus Road when he apparently ran off the road on a curve, over a hill, and into a small stream.

Trunk or Treat

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4760 Winchester Pike, will host a free "Trunk or Treat" for kids on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Cider and donuts will be available. Come in costume or just as you are.

Fall harvest wreath

Decorate your door for Halloween with a fall harvest wreath, on Oct. 13 at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. at 7 p.m.  For ages 3 to 12. Free. Register at (614) 836-3333.


Halloween tote bag

Learn how to sew a Halloween tote bag  on Oct. 14, at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Instructor Vernita Francis will provide the material, students should bring their machine, dark color thread and sewing supplies.  Cost is $25 for residents and $27 for non-residents. To register call (614) 836-3333.


Ghoul-friends night out

Do you need a night out with your ghoul-friends? Then come to this fun-filled fall event featuring fortune telling, tea leaf readings and (temporary) henna tattoos, at the Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. on  Oct. 15. This event is first come, first served and begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments provided. Cost is $5 to $20.   Registration helpful at (614) 836-3333.

Flag retirement ceremony

The village of Groveport and Boy Scout Troop 71 will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport Road. The public is invited to bring any flag of the United States that may need properly retired. Flags to be retired may also be dropped off at the Groveport Recreation Center. For information call Kyle Lund at 836-1000 or Roy Arnett at 836-8056.

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