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. 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 groveportclassof1979.com for information or call Travel Partners Travel Agency/Debbie Anderson (614) 792-6208.

SE Chamber offers 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 www.ChamberSEFC.com 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.

Flu shots in Madison Twp.
Flu shots will be available at the Madison Township Community Center, 4575 Madison Lane, Groveport, on Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m. and Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 per shot. Medicare Part B, MediGold, or Medicaid will be accepted. For an appointment, call 836-5308.

Troop 71 celebrates
Boy Scout Troop 71, Groveport, will  hold an open house at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4760 Winchester Pike, on Nov. 2 from 2-5 p.m. to celebrate their 80th anniversary. All former members of the troop and adult leaders are invited to attend and bring any memorabilia they wish to display.  Call Pete Gerardi at (614) 836-3929 and leave a message if you plan to attend.

Fireproof your marriage

On Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Madison Christian Church, 3565 Bixby Road, Groveport, will join churches throughout North America in a movement to help married couples of all ages to "fireproof" their marriages – live via satellite on Church Communication Network (CCN). 
This special simulcast event offers couples the practical training and necessary tools to apply these concepts to real life marital challenges. The public is invited. For more information, call 491-3232 or visit www.madisonchristian.org.

College fair

The guidance department at Madison Christian School, 3575 Bixby Road, Groveport, will host a college fair for area students on Nov. 6  from 6-7:30 p.m.
College representatives from over 40 public and private institutions will be available to provide students and parents with college information. For information contact college fair coordinator: Joseph Waters, at waters@madisonchristianschool.com.

History Comes Alive

An historic cemetery tour that is merry, not scary, will be held at the Groveport Cemetery on Wirt Road on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Meet at the log house in Heritage Park. Costumed docents will play some of Groveport’s most famous residents at this evening tour of the cemetery. Afterwards, cider and donuts are served in at the log house. The event is free and for all ages.

"Crossroads of Liberty"
Rob Stroup, author of the book "The Crossroads of Liberty," and Senior Project Advisor Pops Porter will give a lecture and book signing on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  Learn the history of the Rickenbacher AFB/ANGB. Refreshments served. This event is free and all are welcome. 

"King Lear"
Don’t miss the classic tale of  "King Lear" performed by Rosebriar Shakespeare Company at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Opening night is Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The play then runs Nov. 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For information call (614) 836-3333.

"As the River Run"
The play "As the River Run," by Dominic Brown, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11-13 at Marion-Franklin High School, 1265 Koebel Road. and Nov. 14 at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at either Marion-Franklin, Groveport Town Hall, or by emailing: dominic_brown_911@yahoo.com
The play is about the chronicles of a slave family during the 19th century and one family’s desperate attempt to leave a plantation as newly freed slaves.

Improv classes

A four week improv series for kids ages 9-13 will be offered Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Groveport KidSpace Building, 630 Wirt Road. Cost is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Register at (614) 836-3333.

Little Van Goghs
Little Van Goghs art series will begin a new session, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.. This three week series will focus on making puppets, and is geared for ages 6-11. Cost is $35 for residents and $40 for non-residents. Register at (614) 836-3333.
 
Learn about Alaska

A big screen showing about cruises to Alaska will be shown at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. as part of a free travel logue night. Register at (614) 836-3333.

Financing Your Future

"Financing Your Future – Preparing NOW for 2009" will be presented and sponsored by the financial members of Go Groveport. This three series of workshops cover subjects like preparing financially now for your first home, protecting your financial investments from liability, and financial/tax planning for 2009. Workshop dates are on Wednesdays, Nov 5-Nov 19, 6:30-8 p.m. at Summerville at Lakeview, 4000 Lakeview Court. Workshops are free but registration is requested and is limited to the first 15. To register, call Go Groveport at 836-7939.
 

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