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Adoptable cats at PetSmart

The Capital Area Humane Society will offer cats for adoption at PetSmart in Grove City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Event dates at the PetSmart in Grove City, 1743 Stringtown Road, include: Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 2, March 16, April 6, April 20, June 1 and June 22.  

Art classes in GC

Local artist Sandy Reddig is offering charcoal drawing and painting classes in Grove City.

For the advanced painters, the newest class, "Old Masters Styles of Painting" will be your creating landscape and portrait paintings in the style of painters such as Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Monet.

"We will explore color and composition in pastel, watercolor and acrylics and understand realism and impressionism better. We will learn how to marble our papers and have other fun surprises," said Reddig.

The second class, "Portraits in Charcoal" will show you proportions and shading of a portrait in a realistic style. In both classes you will have three or more paintings ready for shows, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day gifts.

Both classes run for seven weeks. The cost is $175. For additional information, contact Reddig at 875-4900 or

Quilting retreat

The sixth annual Community Sewing and Quilting Retreat is slated for Feb. 8 through Feb. 10, at the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. in Grove City.

Quilters are free to come and go as they will, but the scheduled hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Beginner sewers as well as more experienced craftspeople are free to complete their own projects or to work on planned projects such as a tote with paper-pieced pockets, a miniature quilt, a big quilt, a machine appliqué wall-hanging, two stash-bashing patterns, and two mystery projects.

The fee for the retreat is $55 for Grove City residents, $63 for non-residents, which includes all patterns and instruction as well as a snack on Friday, continental breakfast and hot lunch on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

Participants are encouraged to register early to allow time to prepare for the retreat. Complete project, equipment and material information will be mailed in January to those registered. Contact Michele Demmy at 871-6330 for details.  

For more information on this and other programming, contact the Grove City Parks and Recreation at 277-3050 or visit Online registration is available for this class for registered users.  

Screenings at Evans

Amity Care Home Health Services provides a nurse at the E.L. Evans Senior Center in Grove City to do free diabetic screening and blood pressure testing every third Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Cholesterol testing is available for $5 per test. For more information call Amity Care Home Health at 334-6800.


The South-Western City Schools District Council of PTA’s is hosting the sixth annual fund-raising vendor fair.  

The event will take place in the commons at Westland High School, located at 146 Galloway Road, in Galloway, on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Fund raising vendors will be showcasing products available for fund raisers for spring and fall. The event is open to the public. The council is inviting all PTA/PTSA’s, booster groups, trip advisors, and school staff.  

For more information, contact Diane Walker at 276-8828.

Winter storytime

The Harrisburg Library will have a story, craft, game and snack hour for children 3 to 5 years old every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. from Jan. 16 through Feb. 20.

The library is located at 1036 High St. in Harrisburg and is open Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to register or call 877-4065.

CCHS music competition

The Central Crossing High School Instrumental Music Department has announced their 6th annual "Indoor Winterguard and Drumline MEPA Competition" to be held at CCHS on February 2-3. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. -10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. This competition will host over 130 different performing units from across Ohio and adjacent states. Each day will have its own awards ceremony as there are actually two separate competitions. The contest will be open to the public with admission at the door. Adults aged 19-61 will be charged $8 all day, youths 7-18 are $7 and under 6 are free. Questions may be directed to Justin Hibbitt, assistant director of bands at CCHS, by calling 801-6543 or e-mailing or by visitng the Web site,

Sertoma V-Day dance

On Feb. 2 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., the Grove City Sertoma Club will host a Valentine’s Day-themed dinner and dance at the Columbus-Grove City BPO Elks Lodge, located at 2140 Sonora Dr. in Grove City. All profits will directly benefit the Grove City Sertoma Club’s charities.  

Tickets are $40 per person and include a buffet dinner, D.J., dancing, reasonably priced cash bar, silent auction and the chance to win a cash prize in the raffle. Raffle prizes are as follows: two prizes of $100 and four prizes of $50.

Dress code is semi-formal (men: jacket and tie; women; dress, skirt or suit). For tickets, contact Greg Mackanos at 309-8603 or 853-3458.

Financial seminar

New Directions Career Center, a non-profit, United Way agency, is offering a free workshop to support job seekers with financial concerns. The two-hour program addresses how to handle the financial challenges often prompted by unemployment.

Presenter Reggie Thomas of Huntington Bank will share how to prioritize financial goals and obligations, talk with creditors when you cannot pay bills, maintain housing and insurance, effectively employ strategies for spending less, and much more.  

The workshop, open to women and men, will be held Jan. 29 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at New Directions Career Center, 370 S. Fifth St., Suite G-1. There is no charge to attend the event but participants must register by calling 849-0028, extension 100.

Gantz scholarship

Gardens at Gantz volunteers are offering a scholarship of up to $1,000 to a student interested in studying landscaping, horticulture, sustainable living or conservation at an accredited college or university. They are also offering a $500 grant to an organization with a gardening related project.

Applicants must be residents of the South-Western City School District. The application deadline is March 31. Contact for additional details and applications.

CLC Information Sessions

The Columbus Literacy Council is holding information sessions about tutoring and other volunteer opportunities on Feb. 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The session will be held at the CLC office, 195. North Grant Ave. Register at or call Norma Wetzel at 221-5013 ext. 215.

Military prayer service

The Alkire Road Church of Christ will hold a military prayer service on Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.

The church extends a special invitation to the families of those serving. You’re aksed to bring with you the information on your family member and pictures. There will be no collections taken. The evening service will follow at 6 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at 875-1028.

WHSAB reverse raffle

The Westland High School Athletic Boosters will hold their sixth annual reverse raffle on Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 5300 Crosswinds Blvd.

Tickets are $10 and include finger food. They are available at the door or by contacting any sport liaison or Beverly Lykins at 851-0982. Tax deductible tem donations will be accepted.

WHSAB supports all 16 teams at Westland and this fund raiser helps buy equipment, uniforms and whatever else is needed to keep the teams going.

BalletMet’s Lovestruck

BalletMet Columbus will put on Lovestruck: Ravel to Sinatra Feb. 8-16 at the Capital Theatre. Tickets are $25-$44 and are available through the BalletMet Box Office (229-4848),, CAPA (469-0939) or Ticketmaster (431-3600). For more information, call 229-4848 or visit

Handbell choir concert

Five area handbell choirs will join together to present a concert on Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the St. Cecilia School gymnasium located at 440 Norton Road.  

The participating bell choirs are from St. Cecilia Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in German Village, and three Grove City churches: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. John’s Lutheran, and Trinity United Methodist.

Highlights of the concert include several pieces performed by the individual bell choirs, and 5 mass choir pieces, with brass instruments and keyboard on one of the pieces.

The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected with the proceeds going to the Westside Food Pantry.

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