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.
 
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 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.

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.

"King Lear"

Don’t miss the classic tale of  "King Lear" performed by Rosebriar Shakespeare Company at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. The play then runs Nov. 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

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.

Make holiday cards
Make four different holiday cards on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Instructors will teach participants how to make four different designs of cards. The cost is $15 for residents and $16 for non-residents. All supplies are provided. This class is for adults. To register call (614) 836-3333.

LEGOMania exhibit
The world’s most popular building blocks return to the Groveport Town Hall Art Gallery, 648 Main St., from Nov. 3 – Dec. 30. Admission is free. Hours are Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 6 p.m. 
LEGOMania, a massive display of intricately designed buildings and settings, all created by adult LEGO designers, demonstrates that the multicolored plastic blocks aren’t just for children. 
LEGOMania 2008, created by the Central Ohio Lego Train Club, features LEGO-inspired settings – from the downtown Columbus skyline to farm scenes, all made of LEGO bricks. The concept is similar to that of model railroading, except that every element in the layout is an original LEGO product. The display features skyscrapers, running trains, little people, a big bridge, water area with boats, farm with animals and crops, all made of LEGO.
The first 1,400 children touring  the  exhibit will receive a complimentary packet of LEGO fruit snacks, generously donated by Kellogg’s Snacks.  Plus, you can create your own LEGO masterpiece using the bricks provided and display your creation in the Kids’ LEGO Art Gallery.
Volunteer monitors are needed for LEGOMania. Dozens of visitors can be in the art gallery at any time, so help is needed to monitor the exhibit. Daytime, evening and weekend hours available. For information contact Chelle Coleman at 836-3333 or ccoleman@groveport.org.

 

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