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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: 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.

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, Deb (Bennett) Price at 876-8038, Diana (Wharton) Good at 851-1046 or Debbie (Barber) Vance at 878-9868.

Teen OVI watch

The Columbus Division of Police will be conducting an enforcement operation now through May 31 for the prom season. The division will have additional traffic officers on Columbus freeways looking for impaired drivers, safety belt violators and aggressive drivers.  

Officers from the Traffic Bureau will be stepping up their enforcement of drivers operating vehicles while intoxicated by maintaining a high profile and concentrating their efforts on identifying and stopping OVI offenders, especially juveniles suspected of drinking.

Parents are encouraged to talk to their children and warn them about the dangers and consequences associated with drinking and driving.

FHHS 1966 reunion

Franklin Heights High School, class of 1966, will be holding a 60th birthday party reunion on Aug. 2, from 12-6 p.m. at Heimat Haus, 4555 Jackson Pike (Route 104). Contact Becky (Sweazy) Malone for details and to RSVP by calling 801-9059 or e-mail bmalone@columbus.rr.com.

Central High 1948 reunion

The Central High School class of 1948 will hold its 60th class reunion on July 13 at COSI from noon to 4 p.m. For more information contact John Allen at 875-4359, Bill Rector at 889-5608, Ardie Schirtzinger at 272-0295, Florance (Voss) McCarty at 876-2181 or Susan (Jones) Metzger at 901-2678.

Harrisburg fish fry

The Sherman Lodge 470 in Harrisburg started its annual fish fry. The event will run every Saturday, except for holiday weekends, until the last weekend in August from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Youth tennis program

A youth tennis program will be held at Grove City High School for South-Western City School students in grades 5-9, June 16-20 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program will emphasize learning the fundamentals of tennis. Ann Grossman Wunderlich, Grove City native and former state champion, will be a guest speaker. There is no cost. Tennis rackets will be provided. For more information, contact Dan Witteman at 875-1444 or 270-6728.

Chef comes to UMC

The Grove City United Methodist Church youth group will sponsor a six week cooking class to raise funds for summer programs.

Every Friday at 7:30 p.m. the youth group will provide a professional chef to teach participants the joys and pains of the kitchen. Chef Phil Campbell will be featuring classes such as Gourmet at the Campsite, How to Soufflé, Graduation Party Prep and more. Each session will be $20 per person or $30 per couple.  

For more information or registration,  contact Rob at youthdir@gcumc.org.

Bowling for charity

Saxton Real Estate is sponsoring a Bowling for Relay for Life event, for all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be held at Western Lanes, 500 Georgesville Road, on June 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $9 for each child, and includes, pizza, soda and a maximum of three games of bowling. Shoe rental is free. To register or for more information, call Kim Sothard at 883-1401, or Jerry Hunt at 883-1421. Lanes are limited.

Charity golf at Pinnacle

First Service Federal Credit Union will hold its’ fifth annual charity golf outing on  June 24 at the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City.

Teams of four will have the opportunity to participate in a golf scramble to help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network with proceeds to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. During this year’s event, participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart, a boxed lunch, skill contests, a hole-in-one prize, door prizes, a dinner buffet, and a silent auction.

Anyone interested in participating in the event or making a donation, contact Catherine Roebuck at 920-6351 or visit www.firstcu.com.

GCHS class of 1968

The Grove City High School class of  1968 is planning their 40th class reunion on Oct. 4 at the Pinnacle Golf Club. The committee is in the process of gathering contact  information and asks that classmates contact Jama (Freshcorn) Lykins, jamadarlene@aol.com, 447-8565 or Cheryl (Cimin) Grossman at 875-7775.

GCHS class of 1973

The Grove City High School class of 1973 is planning their 35th class reunion on Oct. 4 at the Pinnacle Golf Club. The committee is in the process of gathering contact information and asks that classmates contact Kathy (Durham) Copas, kcopas@bricker.com, 204-8309 or 227-4954.

Educational Foundation golf outing

The South-Western Schools Educational Foundation is hosting its annual golf outing on June 9 at Oakhurst Country Club.

The cost for the shotgun start, four-person scramble is $75 per person or $300 for a group of four. The package includes lunch, golf cart, door prizes and trophies for the winners.

The outing is open to the public. All proceeds provide scholarships to graduating students of South-Western City Schools. For more information, contact Greg Burke at 851-7006 or visit swcseducationalfoundation.org.

GCHS basketball camp

Grove City High School will host a girls basketball summer camp for students entering grades 3-9. The camp runs from June 23-26 from 8:30 am to noon and the cost is $50. Applications can be downloaded at grovecitygreyhounds.com or you can call 801-3313.

Memorial Day Parade

The American Legion post 164 in Grove City will sponsor the Memorial Day Parade on May 26 in downtown Grove City.

The parade will start on Broadway at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and will end at the Grove City Cemetery on Grove City Road. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

The post will also hold services at Greenhill Cemetery at 8 a.m. and Concord Cemetery at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Jack Reber at 875-7228.


Survivor’s dinner

The Grove City Relay for Life is looking for cancer survivors to join them for their Survivor Dinner which kicks off the Relay for Life June 20-21 at Grove City High School.  

The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 20 in the Grove City High School commons area where the program will include a featured speaker that will update the guests on the latest in cancer treatment and prevention. Each survivor can bring a guest to the dinner, which is being provided at no cost, thanks to the generosity of the Grove City Rotary and Larry and Sue Corbin who donate the food.

After the dinner, the survivors are welcomed to the track to take the ceremonial first lap of the 2008 Relay for Life.  

To register, contact Jason Ellis at 801-0259 by June 6. For more information on forming a team, volunteering or becoming a sponsor, contact Kelly Cotton at 871-6057 or visit www.grovecityrelayforlife.com.

Central 77th reunion

The Central High School class of 1931 will hold its 77th class reunion on June 14 at Phillips Coney Island on West Broad Street. For additional information, contact Pauly Pence at 523-0772.

Mud volleyball tourney

The 23rd annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio, will take place on July 26 at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd. in Grove City.

Gates open at 7 a.m.  Play begins at 9 a.m. Players, referees and volunteers are needed. The cost to participate is $300 per a team of 8-12 players.

Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Epilepsy Foundation.

For additional information, visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org or call 261-1100.

Community Winds to perform

The Grove City Community Winds, under the direction of James Swearingen, will perform at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Whetstone Park of Roses, 3923 N. High St. in Clintonville. The program will highlight patriotic music in honor of Memorial Day. The concert is free and open to the public.

LTOB casting call

The Little Theatre Off Broadway will hold auditions for "The Moving of Lilla Barton," a drama by John MacNicholas on June 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. at the theater, 3891Broadway in Grove City. The cast calls for four men and two women.

The show is about a newly widowed minister’s wife refuses to move out of the church-owned house designed and built by her and her late husband in order to make way for the new minister. An evil Yankee newspaper editor, a crass realestate peddler and a gaggle of Episcopal eccentrics cause trouble. A sympathetic bishop and senior warden try tohelp Lilla, but her resilience, vulnerability and courage are what makes this story soar.

Contact the theater’s Web site atltob.org or call 875-3919 for information about the show audition or other volunteer opportunities.

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