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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.

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

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  

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

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.

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.

Spaghetti dinner

The Grove City Football Mothers’ Club will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner on April 12 from 4-7 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, 4227 Broadway in Grove City.  

Tickets are $7 per dinner which includes  spaghetti with meatballs, salad, roll and drink. Carry out service will be available. Call Karen Senesac at 871-7339 or Linda Crane at 875-0313 for tickets.

Girls night out

The Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway will put on a girls night out, sponsored by the Women’s Ministry Team, on April 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Mustard Seed Cafe, 18 West Main St. in West Jefferson. For more information, contact Susan Knight at 878-8192 ext. 227.

PT bridge to close

The Lambert Road bridge, spanning the Hellbranch Run, just north of Cardinal Drive in Pleasant Township,  will be closed April 14 until late August for rehabilitation.

Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle said their goal is to repair and reopen the bridge as soon as possible. The project involves replacing the deck and superstructure beams.

The detour will follow Harrisburg Pike (U.S. Route 62) north to London-Groveport Road (S.R. 665), and west to Lambert Road. The project is estimated at $549,000 and will be funded by Franklin County, from motor vehicle registration fees and gasoline tax.  

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