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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.

Heritage Nature Center

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.

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.

New children’s book  

A children’s picture book, "The Wall They Could Not See," by author Karen Seelenbinder of Madison Township is available at Go Groveport, 607 Main St. This engaging story about three insects trapped in a dangerous, dark place sells for $8.99.  To pre-order your copy, e-mail the author at:

Chair caning

Learn the time honored tradition of chair caning at this four week series beginning Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  Students can bring in a chair that needs a seat repair and re-cane in this class designed for beginners.  Students need to bring the following items: chair, golf tees, ice pick and bucket. Cost is $40 for four lessons and registration is required at (614) 836-3333.

Asbury’s family library nights

Groveport Madison Schools’ Asbury Elementary will hold third grade family library nights at the Southeast Branch of the Columbus Public Library, located on S. Hamilton Road just north of U.S. 33, on Feb. 12 and March 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Students will view a brief presentation given by Chrissy Spade, children’s librarian, about the library and then select books.  Members of Asbury’s staff will also be present to help families choose books.    

Arthritis aquatic program

Every Monday and Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. an arthritis aquatic program is offered at the Groveport Recreation Center 7370 Groveport Road. One hour classes, drop in rate $5/$6 or save money with a Fitness Freedom Pass purchased at the front desk. Need to wear bathing suit, bring towel, water bottle and carry in water shoes. Certificated instructor through the National Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program. You do not need to be a member of the Groveport Recreation Center to take classes. Call Kathy Frank at 836-5800.

Puppy love

Help kick off "Puppy Love" month at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., by dropping off old blankets, dishes, leashes, food, toys or shoeboxes for the animals at Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS). This month long drive starts Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. with a continental style breakfast and a visit from CAHS adoptable animals. This event is free and participants who donate at the event can receive half-off tickets to Rosebriar’s production of "An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe" that night. For information call (614) 836-3333.

At Go Groveport!

The following are some Go Groveport, 607 Main St., Groveport, events:

•Purse Swap,  Feb. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  If you are in the market for a new purse, why not swap your old one for something new, different, and free. Door prizes too.

•Groveport Bridal & Formal Affair on  March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Papa Joe’s Banquet Room at The Links at Groveport located on Richardson Road.

Kids Night Out

The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, hosts "Kids Night Out" where kids ages 6-11 can play games, swim, and more under the supervision of the rec center staff. Cost is $8 for Groveport residents and $10 for all others. Kids Night Out is held from 6-9 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 1 & 15; March 7 & 21; and April 11 & 25. For information call (614) 836-1000.

Mile Climbers Club

The Groveport Recreation Center’s, 7370 Groveport Road, 30 foot climbing wall is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 2-5 p.m. Track your climbing for fun, fitness, and prizes. For ages 6 and up (those under 18 must have a signed waiver from their parents). For information call (614) 836-1000.

Stay & Play

The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, hosts "Stay & Play" from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 2, March 8, and April 12 for kids ages 3-6. The rec center staff will provide activities and games for your child while parents gets some for themselves. Cost is $6 for Groveport residents and $8 for all others. For information call (614) 836-1000.

Youth Fun & Fit

The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, hosts "Youth Fun & Fit" for ages 5-10 from 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 12, and 19. It features traditional exercises, games, and music to get your child moving toward a healthy lifestyle. Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for all others. Call (614) 836-1000.

Fish fry

The Knights of Columbus, Council #11188, will hold five All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fries on Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, & March 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 5225 Refugee Road, Columbus. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 3-12, with kids under age 3 free.  Proceeds will be used by the Knights to support their charity programs.  

Groveport revenues

Groveport Finance Director Ken Salak reported on Jan. 22 that the village’s income tax revenues of $9.037 million for 2007 were up nearly 11 percent over 2006.

However, he noted 2008 is off to a slow start as income tax revenues so far this year are down 2.74 percent from  the same time in 2007.

Foam art

Create a heart bouquet out of foam shapes at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. This class is designed for parent and child to enjoy. To register call (614) 836-3333.
Caligraphy class

Write your Valentine a hand written love letter this year. Calligraphy classes for beginners will be offered at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 for two weeks and all supplies, including calligraphy pen, are provided. To register, call (614) 836-3333.

Tole painting

Learn the art of tole painting at this  class for beginners or intermediate painters on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  Students will paint a sunflower motif onto a clay flowerpot. Cost is $15 and students can call (614) 836-3333 for supply list and to register.  

Photo Forum

Photo Forum is a newly formed photography group that meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.  This group is for anyone who has an interest or passion for taking photos. Learn tips from other photographers, enjoy monthly lectures and photo shoots. This group is open to adults and is free. For  information call Jennifer at (614) 836-3333.  

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