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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.

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.

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.


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.

Scholarships for FC teens

Franklin County teens can attend a four-day, leadership conference for $35. Youth to Youth conference scholarships are now available and allow teens to experience youth leadership.

Any teen currently in the eighth through 12th grade and attends a Franklin County public school or Diocese of Columbus school is eligible to register for a scholarship but space is limited and scholarships will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Scholarships cover the $389 youth conference fee, but must be accompanied with a $35 processing fee.

Youth to Youth International’s conference will take place at Denison University,  in Granville, Ohio from June 15 through 18.  

The conference gives high school teens a chance to support and share with one another, to improve themselves and help others, and to participate in workshops delivered by their peers and community professionals. Participants also hear the top motivational speakers from around the nation, meet new friends from across the county and beyond, and have a great time drug-free.

Teens can get an application for a scholarship from their high school guidance counselor or by calling the Youth to Youth office at 224-4506, extension 150.

Youth to Youth International’s Summer Conference, a program of the CompDrug Corporation, is presented with support by the Franklin County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMH), The Safe and Drug-Free Schools Consortium, a program of the Educational Council and a Positive Peer grant through the Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse Project.

For more information on Youth to Youth or the scholarships to attend the Youth to Youth International’s Summer Conference, call Cheryl Campbell at 224-4506, extension 150.

Tea party

The Women’s Civic Club of Grove City will host its annual English Breakfast Tea on April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Tickets are $12 and are now available. Proceeds will support the Grove City Southwestern Public Library. For tickets or more information, contact Pat Holt at 875-4118.

First Saturday at Green Lawn

The work of Hannah Neil, founder of the first charity in Columbus, is the focus of the April 5 First Saturday at Green Lawn program.

Presenting the program at 11 a.m. in the Huntington Chapel will be Amy Reimann, director of Archives and Alumni Affairs for Starr Commonwealth, the private not-for-profit residential treatment program that is the parent organization for the Hannah Neil Center in Columbus.

In the early days of Columbus, Mrs. Neil, the wife of businessman William Neil, turned her attention to the less fortunate residents of the area, often giving them food from her own pantry and clothing from her closet.

She founded the Female Benevolent Society, the city’s first charitable organization.

Reimann will explain the work of the Hannah Neil Mission and the Home for the Friendless over the past 150 years. Visits to the Hannah Neil grave and to the Home for the Friendless section will be offered at the conclusion of the program.

First Saturday at Green Lawn is a program presented without charge every month at Green Lawn that recognizes someone interred there who had an impact on life in central Ohio. The public is invited to attend these historical and educational programs put on by the Green Lawn Volunteers in the Huntington Chapel at the cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave.

More than 150,000 people have been buried at Green Lawn since it was established in August of 1848 as a nonprofit association. The cemetery has grown to 360 acres, 80 of which are undeveloped. A prairie, pond, butterfly garden and 3,000 trees can be found on the grounds along with the outstanding art and architecture of the many monuments and markers.

More information about Green Lawn can be found on its Web site www.greenlawncolumbus.org or by calling 614-444-1123. Information about the Green Lawn Volunteers and the work they do can be found on the Web site or by calling 878-4214 or 266-5218.

Rabies immunization clinic

The Franklin County Board of Health, Columbus Public Health, the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, along with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department are holding a rabies immunizations clinic on April 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Big Run Park Shelter House, 4205 Clime Road in Columbus.

The cost is $6 per shot; cash only and no appointment is necessary. All animals must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. Animals that are between 3 months and 1 year of age will receive a one-year vaccination. Pets over 1 year with proof of current vaccination will receive a three-year vaccination.

All dogs, cats and ferrets in Franklin County are required to be vaccinated and are required to wear their rabies tags. The clinic is open to all Franklin County residents. For more information, call the Franklin County Board of Health at 462-3160.


MRDD information fair

March is Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Awareness month and the West Central Parent Group has organized an information fair with over 20 knowledgeable presenters offering very valuable information that will benefit you, your child, or someone you know with disabilities.

This event was originally scheduled for March 10, but do to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for April 7. It will be held at West Central School, located at 1481 West Town St., from 6-8 p.m. A light chili dinner will be offered free of charge. For more information, contact Ronda Gilliam at 276-8231, or Kimberly Cope at 279-8442.

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