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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, 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.


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.


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.


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 racraftfair@sbcglobal.net. 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 www.greenlawncolumbus.org, call 266-5218 or e-mail sandlot17@juno.com. 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.


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 alamarr@aol.com.

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 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 grovecityohio.gov.


 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 falcons1988.com.


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: cypressonline.net/what 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: www.cypressonline.net 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 franklincountyohio.gov.

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 walknowforautism.org.


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 mdamron@gioffreco.com.


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. 11 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 pillows 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.


Lions host tailgate party

The Grove City Noon Lions will hold their 13th annual OSU/Michigan tailgate party on Nov. 21 from 6-10 p.m. The event will be held at St. Charles Preparatory School Atrium, 2010 East Broad St. in Columbus. Tickets are $25 through Nov. 10. After that date, tickets will be $30. For tickets or additional information, contact Marc Hartig at 801-2020.


Car show and chili for charity

There will be a Halloween car show and chili cook off on Oct. 12 in the Discount Drug Mart parking lot, off Stringtown Road. Vehicle registration begins at 11 and awards will be given around 3 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mid Ohio Food Bank. For more information, contact Time Templeton at 539-5336.


Gantz celebrates Herb Day

The Volunteers of The Gardens at Gantz Farm will celebrate National Herb Day on Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m. with an afternoon tea.

Participants can learn how to make a perfect cup of tea and about the Camellia sinensis plant. This plant is responsible for the three types of tea and more than 3,000 varieties. Share in the flavors and delightful aroma of herbal tea with a friend. Bring a favorite tea cup with you and share the story behind your cup.

Reservations may be made with Mary Jane LaLonde, P.O. Box 86, Harrisburg, Ohio. Reservation questions may be directed to Mary Jane at 877-3967. The cost is $10. This tea will be held in the historic Gantz Farmhouse and seating is limited. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 5.


Candidate’s Night

Grove City Tomorrow will host a candidate’s night on Oct. 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 3005 Holt Road in Grove City. The forum will feature representatives for and against the South-Western City School District levy as well as candidates for congress and state representative.

Only major party candidates vying to represent Grove City have been invited to the event. Candidates for the 15th Congressional District, 16th state Senate district, 23rd Ohio House district and Franklin County Commissioner will be on hand.

The event is free to the public. For more information, visit grovecitytomorrow.org.


GCHS cadet dinner

The Grove City High School NJROTC program will host a spaghetti dinner on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 3363 McDowell Road. The cost of the dinner is $6; children ages 3 to 8 eat for $3 and children under 2 eat for free. Proceeds benefit the school’s cadet program.

Chicken and noodles at HUM

The Harrisburg United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and noodle dinner on Oct. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1160 High St. Adult prices are $7; children ages 4 to 12 eat for $3.50 and kids under 4 eat for free. Dinner includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. For tickets, call Becky Conley at 877-4810, Carol Wolford at 877-4218 or the church office at 877-4733.

Lasagna dinner

The Women’s Civic Club in Grove City will host a lasagna dinner and silent auction on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Adults eat for $7 and children for $4. Music will be provided by the Grove City band’s string quartet. For tickets, contact Judy Hannigan at 875-9499.


BR homecoming

This year’s annual Spirit Week Breakfast, a part of Bishop Ready High School’s Homecoming/Spirit Week activities, will be held on Oct. 9, at 7:30 a.m. at the high school, and will feature Bishop Ready and OSU alum, champion wrestler Tommy Rowlands.

The cost for the full buffet breakfast is $15 per person and reservations are required.

Rowlands was the most decorated wrestler in the OSU program and is also a gold medalist in the World University Games and a silver medalist in the Pan American Games. He is a four-time All American and a two-time NCAA Champion at OSU and a four-time NCAA Division I All American at Ready and a National High School Champion.

Other homecoming activities at Bishop Ready include a carnival and bonfire on Oct. 8, and the homecoming football game against Notre Dame of Toronto on Oct. 10.

For more information about Bishop Ready homecoming activities or to make a reservation for the Spirit Breakfast, call the Bishop Ready Alumni Office at 276-7827 or e-mail mkelly@cdeducation.org.

All proceeds from the Spirit Breakfast benefit the Bishop Ready athletic programs.


Bazaar and craft show

A bazaar and craft show will be held Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Galloway Presbyterian Church, 6191 Hall Road. Lunch will be served. Crafters are needed – tables are $18. Call 878-3726 or 878-5149.


Clean-up in city

The city of Grove City storm clean-up crews have worked overtime to clear the storm debris. They are identifying the areas with the largest amount of remaining debris and are clearing those areas first. It is anticipated that the clean-up will take another three weeks.

The service department will post a tentative schedule every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at www.grovecityohio.gov as the crews make their way through the city.

For more information, contact the Grove City Service Department at 277-1100.


PT clean-up

Pleasant Township has scheduled its annual fall clean-up for Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dumpsters will be located behind the fire station at 5373 Norton Road for disposal of refuse, appliances and tires (limit five per household). Yard waste and hazardous materials are prohibited. The event if for residential disposal only; businesses are prohibited.

For more information, contact Jeff Karn at 877-4338 or Paula Wilkins at 877-3511.

 

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