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Book sale

The Harrisburg Library, 1036 High St., sponsors an ongoing book sale Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Some books sell for $5 a bag, others range from $10 cents to $1. The library accepts donations of all books and movies but they ask you not send magazines. All items must be clean and in good condition.

All proceeds benefit the Harrisburg Library Association. Donations are tax deductible.

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: April 6, April 20, June 1 and June 22.  

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.

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 gantzedu@wideopenwest.com for additional details and applications.

GC jazz dinner

The Grove City High School will hold their annual jazz dinner and dance on March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Confluence Park Restaurant. For tickets or more information, call Kathie at 875-4100.

Herb symposium

The Gardens at Gantz Farm presents their 10th annual Spring Garden Symposium on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Guest speakers for the day will be Anya Syrkin, an herbal medicine practitioner, wellness consultant and educator, who will teach participants about what herbs and plants hold promise for detoxification, anti-aging and wellness, and will help understand why cultures around the world have always incorporated culinary herbs as their first source of healing; former First Lady Of Ohio, Hope Taft, will be speaking on the Heritage Garden at the Governor’s Residence and about incorporating Ohio native plants into your own garden; Ron Demmy, district preserve manager at Stage’s Pond Nature Reserve in Ashville, will be talking to us about invasive plants, what they are and possible plant substitutions; and the "Bug Doc," Dr. David Shetlar, professor of landscape entomology at The Ohio State University, will be discussing integrated pest management – is it a good bug or a bad bug?

The cost for the day is $45 and includes a continental breakfast, sessions and lunch. There will also be several vendors selling a variety of gardening products for you to purchase, including native plants.

If you have any questions, would like some brochures or want to register for this event, contact Jodee or Gloria at The Gardens at Gantz Farm, 871-6323.

Local authors need old photos

Local authors Janet Shailer and Laura Lanese are seeking photographs to be incorporated into a regional history book about Grove City to be published by Arcadia Publishing in fall 2008 as part of Arcadia’s "Images of America" series.

This project is also part of the local Attics to Archives program and the scanned copies will become part of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society’s permanent collection. All originals will be returned as promptly as possible to the owners.

The historical society is looking for old photographs (pre-1952) larger than 3 inches by 3 inches in size and smaller than 11 inches by 14 inches. Pictures of landscapes and buildings are most important. Selected photos may be included in the Arcadia book.

For information, call Janet Shailer at 871-1972 or Laura Lanese at 537-3816.

FHHS jazz band dinner

The annual Franklin Heights High School jazz band’s jazz dinner and dance will be held April 18 from 6-11 p.m., at the Berwick Manor Restaurant.

Following the dinner, the jazz band will perform. Tickets are $25 per person for adults and $15 for children 11 and under. Contact Brenda Lenihan at 871-0645 or Cyd Ball at 278-7847 for more information or to by tickets. Tickets should be purchased in advance. All profits from this event will benefit the Franklin Heights High School band.

Spring carnival

Buckeye Woods Elementary School is planning a spring carnival on May 2.

Funds generated from the event will be used for new playground equipment and student supplies. If you would like additional information or wish to donate, contact the school at 801-8025.

Art classes

Local artist Sandy Reddig is offering charcoal drawing and painting classes this spring in Grove City. Classes runs for seven weeks. For more information, contact Reddig at 875-4900 or streddig@sbcglobal.net.

Aging workshop

The Grove City United Methodist Church is offering a new six week series for those who want to plan ahead for themselves or their aging parents.  

The sessions begin on April 10 and begin at 7 p.m. in the church’s worship center. The series "Taking Care of Tomorrow" is free. No reservations are necessary. Contact Erma Clark, minister of pastoral care at 875-5612.

Chicken noodle dinner

The United Methodist Women of the Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St., will serve an annual chicken noodle dinner on April 12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the family life center. Adult tickets are $7; children 4-10 are $3; children under 3 eat for free. Call 875-4570 for reservations.

SWCS community meeting

The South-Western City School District will host a community meeting on March 26 at Central Crossing High School at 7 p.m. The meeting will be regarding future facilities. Meet in the school cafeteria.

Harrisburg dinner

The Harrisburg United Methodist Church, 1160 High St., will serve a chicken noodle dinner on March 29 from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 12; children under 4 eat for free. For tickets, call Becky Conley at 877-4810, Carol Wolford at 877-4218 or the church at 877-4733.

Pierce comes to Nazarene

Comedienne Chonda Pierce is making a stop in Grove City for her 2008 spring tour "Stayin’ Alive… Laughing!"

The multiple gold-selling comedienne will perform at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene on April 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and can be purchased at the Eternity Bookstore in the church or online at iTickets.com.  


PVHS reunion

The Pleasant View High School class of 1968 will hold their 40th class reunion on Aug. 9 at the Marriott Columbus, 5605 Blazer Pkwy. in Dublin. For additional information, contact Deb (Bennett) Price at 876-8038 or go to pvhs@googlepages.com.

Kids resale

The Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road, will sponsor a kids clothing resale on April 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. For resale will be gently used kids clothing, toys and baby items. To participate as a seller or for more information, call Sharese Read at 539-8272.

Spring revival

The Harrisburg Pilgrim Holiness Church, 1150 Columbus St., will hold a spring revival April 1-6. Service times are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 877-3380.

Pancake breakfast

The Grove City Lions Club has rescheduled their pancake breakfast for April 5 from 6 a.m. to noon at the Grove City United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will be donated to Pilot Dogs Inc. For additional information, contact Duane Shaul at 875-0708.


Richard Ave. celebrates 50 years

Richard Avenue Elementary School will be hosting an evening of great food and fun in celebration of its 50th anniversary.  

The event will take place on March 29 at Richard Avenue Elementary School in Grove City. Dinner will be from 6-8 p.m. and will be followed by an auction benefiting the school. Dinner prices are $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under.  

"The Richard Avenue spaghetti dinner is always a great and entertaining evening," said PTA President Laurie Fomboy. "It’s an opportunity for people to come out and show pride in their community by supporting our students, while enjoying great food and a wonderful time."   

The staff and students would especially like to invite any Richard Avenue alumni or former staff to come out and be part of the festivities.  

The after dinner program will feature the Theme Basket Auction as well as a display of photos and art work celebrating the 50 year history of the Richard Avenue Roadrunners.

The school was built in 1958; the same year that Grove City was incorporated. It currently serves around 500 students from kindergarten through fourth grade.


Chamber Singers spring performance

The Grove City Chamber Singers will present their spring performance, "Music Among Friends," on April 5 at 7:30 pm, in the contemporary worship center at the Grove City United Methodist Church, located at 2684 Columbus St.

The performance will include mostly Broadway tunes – old and new, familiar and forgotten, performed by soloists, small groups, and the choir. Admission is free. Call 277-1614 for additional information.

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