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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.

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 Municipal Building, Huntington Bank in Canal Winchester, Curves in Canal Winchester, Groveport Kroger, 1st Service Federal Credit Union; Huntington Bank in Groveport, Huntington Bank on South High Street in Columbus, Village Hair Shoppe, Groveport Municipal Building, Groveport Town Hall, Groveport Giant Eagle, Groveport Senior Center & Groveport Recreation Center.

LEGOMania exhibit

The world’s most popular building blocks return to the Groveport Town Hall Art Gallery, 648 Main St., through 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.

Holiday Getaway

The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, will host a "Holiday Getaway" for children ages 6-12 from Dec. 29-31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a three day, all camp where children will enjoy playing traditional board games, athletic/sports games, swimming, and making crafts. Children will need to bring a packed lunch each day, swimsuit, change of clothes, and tennis shoes. Cost is $40 for residents/members and $45 for non-residents. 

Hometown Holiday

Horse drawn carriage rides, Santa and his reindeer, and a live Nativity will be featured at the village of Groveport and Groveport Heritage and Preservation Society’s second annual "Hometown Holiday" on Dec. 21 from 1-5 p.m.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event and are available at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., and Bierberg Mercantile, 607 Main St. (Kids age 5 and under are free.)
Featured events include:
•LEGOMania on display in Groveport Town Hall.
•Groveport Heritage Museum in Groveport Town Hall.
•A musical program and guided tour of Groveport Zion Lutheran Church’s stained glass windows.
•A live Nativity at Groveport United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
•Horse drawn carriage rides and Santa and his reindeer at Front and Main streets.
•Tour of historic homes.
• "Dickens Village" display at the Miles home on Tallman Street.
•A tour of historic traces of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the Groveport Municipal Building.
•Shopping available at LangWeil Studios, Hansen House, and Go Groveport’s Bierberg Mercantile.
For information call Carla Cramer at 836-9113 or Groveport Town Hall at 836-3333.

Ghost Hunting 101

Ghost Research and Verification Experiment (GRAVE) will discuss the various tools used during paranormal investigations, such as: digital voice recorders, cameras, Ghost Box, The Ovilus, and KII Meter, at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. on Jan. 31. This free event will be held in two sessions limited to 20 people at each session at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. You must register in advance at www.g-r-a-v-e.com. Due to certain restrictions GRAVE will not be able to actually demonstrate the equipment inside Town Hall.  This event is for entertainment and educational purposes only.

Decorate holiday cookies

Decorate holiday cookies on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  Supplies are provided. Register at (614) 836-3333.  

Get fit for the holidays

Low-impact aerobics are offered every Monday and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road. Cost is $5/$6 per class or save with a freedom pass purchased at the Recreation Center. No membership necessary. Call Kathy Frank at 614-836-5800.

Card game fun

Kids ages 5-14 can enjoy playing Pokemon card games where no cards are lost nor traded on Dec. 20 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Admission is $5. For information call 836-3333.
 
Marshmallow sculptures

Kids, design your own sculpture using marshmallows and pretzel rods, on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Program is free. Register at (614) 836-3333.

Kids’ art
Do you know what happens when you paint with shaving cream onto fabric? Come find out at this art class for kids, ages 3-12  on Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.Event is free. Register at (614) 836-3333.

"Longest Night"

Groveport United Methodist Church, 512 Main St., will offer "Longest Night: A Service of Remembrance and Hope" on Dec. 22, at 7 p.m.  Acknowledging that, for many people, Christmas can be a time of loneliness, sorrow and sadness, this service offers a quiet, meditative opportunity for remembering and sharing.
 

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