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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
FOP fundraising dinner
The Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Capital City No. 5 is planning its annual fund raising dinner, silent auction and presentation of the Sgt. Marc Muncy Scholarship.
Dinner will be served from 5:30-8 p.m., May 7 at the Columbus Police Academy, 1000 North Hague Ave. Dinner is provided by JP’s Barbecue and includes barbecued chicken, green beans, pasta salad, rolls with butter, drinks and dessert.
Proceeds from the event benefit the FOP Auxiliary, which supports law enforcement officers throughout Franklin County through their fund raising efforts, political involvement and support of officers and their families during a time of crisis. The auxiliary’s motto is "Never Let Them Walk Alone."
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, or $35 for a family of four or more. To purchase tickets, contact Becky Muncy at 614-580-4574 or e-mail SgtMuncyScholarship@yahoo.com.
Support the FOP
You could drive off in a brand-new car simply by supporting law enforcement officers and their families.
The Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Capital City No. 5 is raffling off a 2008 Honda Civic LX, provided by Roush Honda, in conjunction with the Sgt. Marc Muncy Memorial Scholarship Program.
The cost is $20 for one raffle ticket or $50 for three raffle tickets. A minimum of 1,500 tickets must be sold or it will become a 50/50 drawing, and a maximum of 2,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be conducted May 7, and you need not be present to win.
All proceeds benefit the Sgt. Marc Muncy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Muncy was a Columbus Police officer who died in the line of duty in 1995. The family, in conjunction with the FOP Auxiliary, established this scholarship in 2005 to recognize the 10th anniversary of his death and as a way to give back to the local law enforcement community. The fund awards a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 a year for up to four years) to the child or grandchild of a law enforcement officer from any agency within Franklin County.
Tickets will be sold at the Wednesday "bike nights" at Quaker Steak and Lube, 8500 Lyra Drive in Columbus, on April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
The FOP Auxiliary supports law enforcement officers throughout Franklin County through their fundraising efforts, political involvement and support of officers and their families during a time of crisis. The auxiliary’s motto is "Never Let Them Walk Alone."
To purchase raffle tickets, contact Becky Muncy at 614-580-4574 or e-mail SgtMuncyScholarship@yahoo.com.
CNDL4JC Furniture Ministry is holding a furniture drive on April 26 in the Grove City High School parking lot.
They are looking for people to bring their unwanted but usable furniture between noon and 4 p.m. All donations are qualified tax-deductible. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick up, call 327-2244 or e-mail Kerren@cndl4jc.com.
They are in need of beds, dressers and gas stoves and are looking for volunteers.
Romeo and Juliet
BalletMet presents David Nixon’s rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet May 1-4 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $18.50-$64.50 and can be purchased at the BalletMet Box Office at 229-4848 or balletmet.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster locations. For more information call 229-4848 or log onto balletmet.org.
Pirates invade LTOB
The Little Theatre off Broadway in Grove City presents "The Pirates of Penzance," a comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and directed by Kate Charlesworth-Miller.
Frederic, apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted pirates, rejoices in having fulfilled his indentures and prepares to return to respectable society. His plans are thwarted by a bevy of beauties, an unfortunate birthday and his own sense of duty. The merry pirates, a bumbling major general and a timid constabulary contribute to a cacophony silenced only by Queen Victoria’s name.
The show runs on Fridays and weekends from May 2-24. Little Theatre off Broadway is located at 3891 Broadway. Tickets are $12; senior tickets $10.
Contact the theater’s Web site at ltob.org or call 875-3919 for further information.
The Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St., will have a motorcycle Sunday on April 27. This will feature guest band Sons of Thunder performing at the 9:20 a.m. contemporary service.
Custom painted motorcycles will be on display. Following the service there will be a scenic ride through Hocking Hills State Lodge and a walk through Old Man’s Cave.
Custom design T-shirts are for sale in honor of the event to support the youth Christian Adventure Camp this summer. To order a shirt, contact Jason Chadwell at 554-7339. For additional information, contact Dan Ranney at 402-8234.
Lions auction and dinner
The Grove City Lions Club will hold their seventh annual auction and dinner on April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church on White Road. Dinner tickets may be purchased for $14 each. Funds raised from the event will help the visually impaired. For more information, contact Duane Shaul at 875-0708.
Cafe Comedy returns
On April 18 the stand-up and improv revue, Café Comedy, returns to Nora’s Coffee Corner, 4057 Broadway in Grove City.
The show will include audience participation with improv from the Café Comedy players, including improv aficionado, Scott Summitt and stand-up routines by Yury Khidekel, Patsy ‘B’ Batdorf and Dawn Holley. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., admission is $5.
For more information, call Nora’s Coffee Corner, 801-1622, or visit dawnholley.com.