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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.

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.


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.


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.


Central High class of 1973

The Central High School Class of 1973 will hold its 35-year reunion Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., at the Grove City Elks Lodge, 2140 Sonora Dr., Grove City.

Contact Naomi Johnson at 619-1846 or central1973@aol.com for more information.

GCHS class of 1983

Grove City High School, Class of 1983,  will hold their 25th reunion on Oct. 4 from  6:30  to 11:30 p.m. at the Beulah Park Clubhouse. For more information, contact either Jenny (Seebach) Lester at 875-9909, jdlester871@yahoo.com or Donna (Decker) Chalk 736-3947, dchalk@sbcglobal.com.


GCHS class of 1989

The Grove City High School class of 1989 is planning a 20th reunion. Reunion planning is taking place for summer of 2009. Classmates interested in planning, attending, or who know contact information for other classmates should contact Tawnya (Souders) Lewis at 89gchs@gmail.com.


Calling all artists

The Grove City Art Sidewalk Saturday Series invites any artist in any medium to demonstrate and sell their artwork on one or more Saturdays in one of the six locations in downtown Grove City.

The art displays are held in conjunction with Grove City’s Summer Music Program, and that spaces are available Saturdays from June 28 to Aug. 30.  

Each Saturday a different band will liven up downtown Grove City. Artists will show their talents from Grove City Road to Columbus Street on Broadway. Performers are also invited to participate.

For additional information, contact Robbie Hay at 539-5100.  


Research on old Harrisburg church

The Harrisburg Pilgrim Holiness Church is conducting research on the old Grace Episcopal United Brethren Church in Harrisburg, but they need help.

Those who have information on the church history or know names of former pastors, can send information to Pastor Rick Smith PO Box 254, Orient, 43146 or e-mail the information to r-d-s@sbcglobal.net. Smith is also looking for old photos of the church.

SWCS summer registration

The South-Western City School District will be holding summer registration for all elementary, intermediate, middle and high school students new to the district.  Students must be registered prior to attending classes in any SWCS location.

Registration will run through  Aug. 21 at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road in Grove City. Enrollment times are Mondays through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bilingual assistants will be available to assist parents/guardians who may have language challenges when enrolling their children in school.

Parents or legal guardians must present the following documents in order to enroll their child(ren) in district:  

•Lease, deed, or two current utility bills (gas, water, home phone, electric) in the parent/guardian’s name.

•The student’s original birth certificate, hospital certificate, or baptismal certificate.

In the case of divorce or change of custody, a court document signed by a judge awarding custody to the parent/guardian who is registering the child.

•The student’s immunization records.

If the student is new to the United States, proof of a negative tuberculosis (TB) test.

For registration information, call 801-8985. The summer registration center can be reached at 801-6000. Registration forms are available on the South-Western City Schools Web site at www.swcs.us. Parents can print them ahead of time and take the forms to registration fully completed.


 Football camp for autism

Ohio Auto Delivery has added to the annual golf tournament to benefit the Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will now span over two days and include an NFL football camp designed to help children with autism enhance their football skills.

The camp will be held on Sept. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Grove City High School. The camp is open to all children afflicted with autism, ages 5 and up. The deadline to register is Aug. 25.  

For more information, contact Cricket Miller at 805-3000 or Dave Stynchula at 348-4483.


GAG volunteer classes

The Gardens at Gantz Farm is currently accepting applications for anyone interested in becoming a garden volunteer. The opportunities are many and varied for beginner or advanced gardeners, or even those with no gardening experience at all. Classes will be on Thursday evenings and will be held at the Gantz Farmhouse, 2255 Home Road in Grove City at 7 p.m. The classes will give a history of the Gantz family, the development of the gardens, and an overview of the various theme gardens on the property. There are five classes in all. Call Gloria Hartung at 871-6323 for information on dates and to arrange a time to pick up a registration form.

Playgroup in GC

Through the Parks and Recreation Department, the city of Grove City operates an early childhood program for 2 year-olds and their parents. Children and parents enjoy preschool classroom experiences and activities including free play, singing, stories and art during this hour.

Members of the Playgroup staff are established professionals with varied backgrounds in early childhood development. Classrooms offer a wide range of physical and social experiences.

Playgroup operates September through May with one-hour classes on Friday morning from 9:15-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. The program is held in Gantz Barn located in Gantz Park at 2255 Home Road. Registration for the 2008-2009 school year is currently open. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 30 in order to participate.

For more details or to request registration information, call Michele Demmy at 871-6330.


Preschool registration

The Grove City Preschool is now registering for the 2008/09 school year that begins in September. The school is located at 4227 Broadway in the First Presbyterian Church. Classes are available for children who will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by Sept. 30. There is a $30 registration fee. For additional information, contact the school at 875-4432.


West High class of 1964

The West High School class of 1964 is having their 45th class reunion Oct. 3-4. Friday evening, attendees will gather at Magly Field for the West Homecoming Game followed by a casual time from 9-11 p.m. at O’Charlie’s at I-270 and Georgesville Road. No reservations needed for the Friday events. Saturday will feature dinner at the Florentine Restaurant, 907 W. Broad St., from 4-8 p.m. Reservations are needed. Contact any of the following with your current mailing and e-mail information: Lynn Fullerton Johnson, 274-4524; Annette Beatty Jefferson, drajay96@hotmail.com, 276-3160; or Carol Rood, carood@excite.com, 562-7358.


Cougar cruise-in

The Westland High School band boosters will be hosting a cruise-in on Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will benefit the marching band.  

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. for $10. Preregistration is $7 until Sept 1. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 50 cars registered. Plenty of food, door prizes, raffles and music will be available.  

Contact Kim at kimh21775@aol.com for more information or to register.


Buckeye Woods social

The Buckeye Woods Elementary Parent Teacher Association will sponsor an ice cream social on Aug. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school. Students and parents are encouraged to come and meet their new teacher, principal and see the classroom.

2008 Labor Day Telethon

American Legion Post 532, 1571 Demorest Road, will host a remote location for the 2008 Labor Day Telethon. The festivities begin with a breakfast on Sept. 1 from 8-11 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. There will also be a horseshoe tournament, children’s activities, hot food from the grill, a cornhole tournament, raffles, door prizes, and fund raising activities.

This event is open to the public. Money collected helps to send children with muscular dystrophy to summer camp and helps fund research efforts as well as assist in providing medical supplies and devices to the handicapped adults and children in central Ohio. All donations are tax deductible.

CSCC free play

Theatre Columbus State is producing "Recent Tragic Events" by Craig Wright, which opens Aug. 20 and runs through Aug. 23. Directed by Nancy Kephart, performances are at 8 p.m. with one 3 p.m. matinee on Thursday in Nestor Hall Auditorium on the Columbus State Community College campus. Admission is Free.


Rotary Cruise and Ride

The Rotary Club of Grove City will sponsor the 11th annual Cruise and Ride in Grove City’s Historic Town Center. The car show is noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 27.

More than 250 classic cars and motorcycles are expected to register for the 2008 edition of the event. Registration is noon to 2 p.m. the day of the show. There is a $10 registration fee per show vehicle. Judging begins at 3 p.m. Awards will be distributed at 6 p.m. This year includes a number of door prizes given away throughout the show, as well as gas gift card raffles.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and activities of the Rotary Club of Grove City, including student scholarships, Rotary Lake at Fryer Park, and other local and international projects.

For sponsorship opportunities or more information about the cruise-in, visit www.grovecityrotary.org.


Fill the Boot

Members of the Columbus Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 67 and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are teaming up to fight muscular dystrophy and help "Jerry’s Kid’s." Firefighters throughout Columbus and Franklin County will be asking for donations during their annual "Fill-the-Boot" street solicitation on Aug. 28-30 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For the past 55 years, members of the IAFF have been raising funds to help those with muscular dystrophy. Since then, firefighters nationwide have raised approximately $275 million for MDA’s lifesaving research and services.   

Last year, Columbus firefighters exceeded their goal of $1 million by collecting $1,116,000 since 1991. Firefighters have been raising funds for MDA, assisting kids at summer camp, and attending the MDA Telethon for many years. Firefighters donate 100 percent of the monies raised to the MDA.

Nazarene re-sale

The Grove City Church of the Nazarene will hold a kids re-sale event on Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Gently used kids clothing, toys and baby items can be found at the re-sale. To participate as a seller or for more information call Sharese Read at 539-8272.

Fast pitchers wanted

The Grove City Lady Vipers will hold fast pitch tryouts on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene. For additional information, contact Jason Garner at 206-8874.


Vintage baseball  event

The Ohio Historical Society’s Ohio Village Muffins will host the Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival, a two-day festival featuring the largest gathering of vintage base ball clubs in the nation, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ohio Historical Center and Ohio Village, I-71 and 17th Avenue in Columbus.

In the event, 23 men’s and women’s teams from seven states will play base ball on three fields on the grounds of the Ohio Historical Center and at the Ohio Village. The teams will use rules, costumes and equipment of 1860 for the games.

Admission per day to both the Ohio Cup and the center is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children (ages 6-12); free for Ohio Historical Society members and children ages five and under. Parking is $4 per vehicle and is free to members.


Schedule event for GCHS

Grove City High School will be having it’s annual schedule pick-up nights on Aug. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. for incoming freshmen, and Aug. 21 from 4-8 p.m. for all upperclassmen. At the event, students will be able to complete the following for the upcoming school year:

•Pickup their schedule

•Obtain information about clubs and boosters within the school

•Pay fees and fill out emergency medical cards

•Picture taken for yearbook and ID’s

•Obtain busing information

•Receive locker assignment

•Obtain cafeteria pin numbers

For additional information, contact Holly Gilbert at 801-3332 or  e-mail her at  holly.gilbert@swcs.us.

CCHS Tag Day

The Central Crossing band will be coming to local neighborhoods in the evening of Aug. 19 for the annual Tag Day. Band and flag corps members will be going door to door canvassing the neighborhoods in support of band programs. Additional information may be obtained by reaching the band room at 801-6556.

Comet Academy

Central Crossing High School has organized the Comet Academy, a day-long program offering the opportunity for incoming ninth graders to get acquainted with each other, their new teachers and the layout of the school before the official start of school.

The 2008 Comet Academy will take place on Aug. 20 at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road in Grove City.

Students will participate in team building exercises and will be paired with a senior volunteer who will act as their mentor for the day. This is the fifth year Central Crossing has organized the Comet Academy.

 

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