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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.

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,, 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,, 204-8309 or 227-4954.

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, or Donna (Decker) Chalk 736-3947,

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

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 Smith is also looking for old photos of the church.

Richard PTA craft sale

The Richard Avenue Elementary PTA is hosting a holiday craft fair on Dec. 6 from  8 a.m. to noon. In addition to the craft sale, there will be a Secret Santa Shop for the kids, make-and-takes, pictures with Santa, and food.

Crafters should reserve a space for this event by contacting Lisa at The cost to reserve a six foot space is $15 and the crafter will need to supply their own table. Payment is required before the event.  

The school is located at 3646 Richard Ave. in Grove City. Proceeds from the space rentals will support Richard Avenue Elementary families in need during the holidays.  

Green Lawn seeking volunteers

Central Ohioans looking for a community project for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 25 can perform volunteer service at Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave.

A variety of tasks are available for individuals and groups who will be assisting the ground crew in preparing the area’s largest cemetery for winter. Many of the tasks involve fall landscaping chores.

People looking for volunteer assignments that day, or any other day of the year, can visit the Web site, call 266-5218 or e-mail Hours for volunteering for Make A Difference Day are between 9 a.m. and noon.

A picnic is being planned for all volunteers when their assignment is completed.

Wellness clinic in Urbancrest

The Franklin County Board of Health will hold a senior wellness clinic on Sept. 30 at the Southwest Community Center, 3500 First Ave. in Urbancrest from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The clinic will be available for adults age 50 and older. Health assessments and screenings are available, along with education concerning heart disease, diabetes and other health issues. There is no charge to see the nurse, though donations will be accepted.

For additional information on the clinic or to find other clinics in the central Ohio area, contact the board of health at 462-3719 or log onto

Crafters wanted

The Franklin Heights High School band boosters will hold its annual Holiday Crafts Bazaar on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Franklin Heights High School, 1001 Demorest Road in Columbus.

 Crafters of all kinds are needed to set up tables and sell their wares. Tables are $25 each, plus a charge of $2 if electricity is needed. Those interested are asked to reserve space today. For more information call Deb Kakos at 275-4480 or Chris Irvin at 871-8612 or e-mail

The craft bazaar is an annual fund raiser for the school’s band and is sponsored by the band boosters. All proceeds from the event will benefit the marching band.

Car seat inspection

Does your child’s car seat fit correctly in your vehicle? Are your children in the correct type of seat and facing the right way for their height, weight and age? Is the harness system snug enough to prevent injury? Make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed on Oct. 18 at a free car seat safety check outside the Grove City YMCA.

Conducted by Columbus Public Health, the car seat safety inspection will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Dr.

Those performing the safety checks are certified child passenger safety technicians.

"Four out of five car seats are not used correctly," says Brandie Keys with Columbus Public Health. "This is why we encourage parents, grandparents and caregivers to take advantage of this free inspection."

The safety check, co-sponsored by the MOMS Club of Grove City and Chick-Fil-A will be held in conjunction with the annual touch-a-truck event held every year at the Grove City, YMCA.  

For more information or appointments, call 645-7748.

Commercial Point fish fry

The Commercial Point Men’s Club will hold a fish fry the first and third Friday of every month through the end of May. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. at the Commercial Point Community Center.

Story time at Harrisburg Library

The Harrisburg Library will hold a story time for children ages 3-5 beginning Sept. 27 and continuing through Oct. 22.

Each session will include reading, crafts, games and a snack. It will run from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday. To enroll call the library at 877-4065 or stop by at 1036 High St.

Cornhole and Buckeyes

The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a double-elimination cornhole tournament on Oct. 4 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd.

In addition to cornhole, the Ohio State and Wisconsin football game will be broadcast on a 30 foot inflatable screen. Food and beverages will be sold.

Park gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. and contestants will be given a half hour to practice. The tournament will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. with the OSU game set to air at 8 p.m.

Tournament participants must pre-register their team of two for $40 at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, by Sept. 30. Those interested in attending the tailgate, but not the tournament, need not pre-register; a $5 donation will be collected at the door, parking is $5 per vehicle. Parental consent forms are required for those who are under 18 years old, and can also be picked up at City Hall.

All proceeds from the event will benefit LifeCare Alliance Meals-On-Wheels. For more information on this and other programming, contact Grove City Parks and Recreation at 277-3050 or visit

K-9 Carnival

Help the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department wrap up the dog days of summer at its annual K-9 Carnival from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road.

Join dog rescues, vets and vendors as well as other dog enthusiasts for an afternoon of fun for both man and his best friend.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit area rescue and adoption groups, purchase pet care merchandise and enjoy on-site entertainment. Additionally, a dog wash station and concessions will be offered as fund raisers for Boy Scout Troop 136 and the Grove City Sertoma Club.

A temporary, fenced off-leash area, including a dog-friendly pond, will be available for all well-socialized and vaccinated dogs; an additional area will be designated for dogs that are 25 pounds or less. All dogs must be restrained when outside of the designated off-leash area.

For more information on this and other programming, contact Grove City Parks and Recreation at 277-3050 or visit

New Shoe Drive

Moose Lodge 11 is holding a new shoe drive for kids in need. Bring your new shoes to the Moose on Demorest Road, now through Sept. 30. See a lodge officer for more information or call 875-5481.

Walking for Down syndrome

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio will sponsor this year’s seventh annual Buddy Walk at the Crew Stadium.

The one-mile walk will take place Sept. 28 starting at 10 a.m. The goal of the Buddy Walk is to promote understanding and acceptance of all people with Down syndrome. Last year, the event raised over $200,000.

For more information, visit  

FHHS class of 1988

Franklin Heights High School class of 1988 will hold their 20th class reunion Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Demorest Road. RSVP to

MOPS at Cypress Wesleyan

Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) on Monday evenings 6:30 – 8 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. For more info or to register for MOPS, go to the Web site: we do/women/mops or call the church 878-8192.

A Night of Comedy

Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host A Night of Comedy with Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli on Oct. 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the east auditorium. Go to the Web site: or call the church (878-8192) for ticket information.

Immunization clinic

The Franklin County Board of Health will hold an immunization clinic on Oct. 23 at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. The clinic is for children and adults. Shots range from $10 to $15. For more information, contact the board of health at 462-3160 or log onto

Water Garden Tour

The Keep Grove City Beautiful Committee presents the inaugural Twilight on the Water Garden Tour on Sept. 28 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Participants can see some of Grove City’s finest water gardens featuring water-themed elements such as ponds, fountains and waterfalls. Enjoy a variety of exotic koi, aquatic plants and water lilies. Birds, butterflies, fish and frogs will enhance this outdoor adventure.

Advance tickets are available at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, and the Grove City Service Department, 3262 Ventura Blvd. Tickets also will be available the day of the tour at the Town Center Plaza from 3:15 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for seniors (60 years and up); children 12 and under are free.

For more information, visit or call 277-1100.

Homecoming at Homeland

Homeland Church, 2416 Home Road in Grove City, is holding an event called Cinderella’s Closet. The church will be giving away homecoming dresses, shoes, and goody bags. Girls will also have an opportunity to make an appointment to get their hair and make-up done, free of charge, on the day of their homecoming. The event will be held Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in donating a dress or shoes please e-mail the church at

Alpha program at First Presbyterian

The Alpha program returns to the First Presbyterian Church of Grove City, 4227 Broadway for an introductory brunch on Sept. 28. The Alpha course is an introduction to Christianity. People from many different backgrounds attend. The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. To register, e-mail the church at or call 875-4322.

Walk for autism

Autism Speaks will hold a walk for autism on Oct. 12 at Value City Arena. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit autism research. To register, visit

GCHS class of 1988 reunion

The Grove City High School class of 1988 will hold its 20th class reunion on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Peddler Lounge in Grove City. For more information e-mail

Choices at Trinity

The public is invited to attend a free informative talk given by a volunteer from Choices, an organization that deals with domestic violence and abuse. One of Choice’s greatest needs is for used cell phones that can be recycled for its clients; therefore, attendees are urged to bring their old cell phones to donate. These cell phones enable victims to call the police if they are being stalked by their abuser.  This event will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road, Grove City on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The church will provide light refreshments and nursery care. For those with additional questions about Choices, call 224-7200. For those in peril, the crisis hotline number is 224-4663. For questions about the evening’s event, call the church at 875-7298.

Trinity fish fry

Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City will hold its annual fall fish fry on Oct. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner will take place rain or shine. A white elephant sale will be held in conjunction with the dinner. For additional information, contact the church at 875-7298.

Harvest Market

Live alpacas, mums, shrubs, bison meat, homemade noodles by the bag, chicken salad, bean soup, jewelry, crafts and baked goods are among the items you will find at the Harvest Market.

The fifth annual Grove City Harvest Market, sponsored by the Grove City Community Club, will be at Park Street and Broadway, Oct. 4, ll and 18, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Swisher Creek Farm/Tick Ridge Alpaca are bringing two live alpacas to market, who will not be for sale, but will sell hats, purses, mittens, yarn and more made from the alpaca wool.

The Grove City Community Club will sell homemade noodles by the bag, chicken salad, bean soup and baked goods. Joe Downs, Everything Pumpkin, will offer cakes, pies and cookies and Sharon Downs will sell  decorations. Heartwood Nursery will sell mums, trees and shrubs. Robert Sexten, Ohio Bison Farm, will sell bison meat, buckeye necklaces and bracelets.

Other vendors are offering fruit based oven and grill sauces, silk floral arrangements, handmade jewelry, custom made pilows and table runners.

The Grove City Art Council will be at the Oct. 18 market only with perennials, baked goods, cut flowers, jewelry and art works.

Call Wilma Phillips, 875-7931 or Karen McNicol, 875-8590 for more information.


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