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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.

Community Winds
Lead by James Swearingen, the Grove City Community Winds will perform its first concert of the season at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Highland Baptist Church, 3460 Hoover Road.
A longtime Grove City resident, Swearingen is a professor at Capital University and prolific composer.
The program will include: Repasz Band March by Harry Lincoln, Celebration Fanfare by Steven Reineke and Nightflight by Swearingen. Patriotic music will also be highlighted.
The concert is free and open to the public.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.
Turkey dinner
The United Methodist Women of Grove City will hold their annual turkey dinner on Nov. 1 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Grove City United Methodist Church on Columbus Street. The cost is $8.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-11; children under 3 eat for free. Carry-out is available. For tickets or more information, contact the church at 875-5612.

Military prayer service

The Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road, will hold a prayer service for the men and women serving in the military on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their family member serving in the armed forces. The regular evening service will follow at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact the church at 875-1028.

Audition at LTOB

The Little Theatre Off Broadway is looking for actors for the "Wait Until Dark" performance.
Susy Hendrix, a blind Greenwich Village housewife becomes the target of three men who seek heroin that has been stuffed inside a doll. Her husband, Sam unwittingly transported the doll as a favor for a woman who has since been murdered. Darkness becomes Susy’s only ally as she fends off three desperate thugs who will stop at nothing to retrieve their prize.
Auditions will be held Nov. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. at the theater, 3891 Broadway in Grove City. The show calls for six adult men, one adult woman, and one 10-year-old girl. Bring acting resume and schedule of possible conflicts. Be prepared to read from the provided script.
For more information, contact the theater’s Web site at ltob.org or call 875-3919.

Church celebrates 150 years

The public is invited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Grove City on Nov. 9. Worship services, including a special message by Reverend Robert Tolar, will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m.  
Following worship is an ox roast. A short program, including past ministers and local dignitaries, will follow dinner. The public is encouraged to write and share a short paragraph of church-related memories. 
For more information, contact the church at 875-4322.

Military service at Trinity
All military veterans and their families are invited to attend a special worship service in their honor on Nov. 9. The service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, call the church office at 875-7298.

Play at LTOB
The Little Theatre Off Broadway is set to perform "Blithe Spirit," by Noel Coward and directed by Bob Weesner.
A novelist invites an eccentric medium into his home in order to learn the language of the occult. Little does he or his wife realize that the séance will summon back his deceased first wife, who only he can see.
Performances run on weekends from Oct. 31 through Nov. 22. Tickets are $10; students and senior citizens pay $8.
Little Theatre off Broadway is located at 3891 Broadway in Grove City. Contact the theater’s Web site at ltob.org or call 875-3919 for information.

Career classes at NDCC

New Directions Career Center (NDCC), a non-profit, United Way agency, offers citizens assistance with professional transitions. November classes are filling up fast.   
NDCC assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Bring in this newspaper announcement and attend a class for $5. Scholarship programs are also available. 
For more information, or to register for one of the three November classes – New Directions, Advanced Career Techniques and Creating Career Options – call 849-0028, extension 100.

Bishop Ready presents "Our Town"
Bishop Ready High School’s fall theatre production of Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town" will be presented on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 9 at both 2 and 7 p.m. at the high school, 707 Salisbury Road (Salisbury at Mound), in Columbus. Cost is $8 for adults; $7 for those 65 and older; $6 for students; no charge for children 5 and under. Ample free parking is available. For more information, call 614-276-5263.

Bean dinner at Harrisburg VFW
The Harrisburg VFW Post 11208 will host a bean dinner on Nov. 15 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW, 1010 High St. in Harrisburg. The menu will include pints of navy beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. The cost of the dinner is $6. For further information, contact the VFW after 4 p.m. at 877-1941.

Chamber Singers perform
The Grove City Chamber Singers will perform a fall concert "Let There Be Music" on Nov. 16 at the Grove City United Methodist Church at 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. The concert is free to the public and will feature a piece by local composer Michael G. Martin.

Revivial at GCCOG
The Grove City Church of God, 4325 Harrisburg Pike, will hold a Fresh Fire Revival on Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The event will also be held Nov. 17-19 at 7 p.m. For additional information, log onto www.gccog.org.

PTA special education awareness night

The South-Western City School District Council of PTAs, along with the South-Western City School District Special Education Department, will present, the 2008 Parents’ Resource Fair on Nov. 18 at Holt Crossing Intermediate School, 2706 Holt Road in Grove City. 
The program is open to the public and free of charge.  It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The PTA has invited many different groups to attend the evening vendor’s fair. This is an opportunity to gather information and talk to the different organizations in attendance. Attendees are encouraged to bring children with them. 
The Columbus Zoo will be on hand from 7:15 to 8 p.m. with some animals that the children will be encouraged to pet. 
For more information, contact Kerrie Marshall at 539-1802.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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