Community News

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 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.

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.

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 $30. For tickets or additional information, contact Marc Hartig at 801-2020.

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 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 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.

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.

Revival 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

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.

New Directions workshop
New Directions Career Center (NDCC), a non-profit, United Way agency, is offering a free workshop to those who are unemployed or seeking a career transition. Entitled, Achieving Financial Self-Sufficiency: How to Meet Financial Goals Through Effective Interviewing and Salary Negotiation Strategies, the two hour session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to overcome objections and effectively present skills as well as abilities to potential employers. Expert advice on salary negotiation will also be provided.  
The workshop, scheduled for Nov. 19 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., is open to the general public at no charge, but registration is required. It will be held at 199 E. Rich St. in downtown Columbus. To register, or for more information, call 849-0028, extension 100.   

City needs referees
The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department is seeking referees for the winter 2009 youth basketball season.
The season begins Jan. 10 and runs through Mar. 14; games are played on Saturdays. Leagues for children in grades three and above include a post-season tournament.
Two meetings will be held for interested applicants at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19 at City Hall. Candidates need only attend one of these mandatory meetings.
For more information on this and other programming, contact Grove City Parks and Recreation at 277-3050 or visit

Thanksgiving Kickoff Classic

The Abundant Life Assembly of God will host its second annual Thanksgiving Kickoff Classic on Nov. 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 4747 Harrisburg Pike. The classic will offer a free community Thanksgiving dinner, football highlights and prizes. There will also be a cornhole tournament before the event at 5 p.m. Call 499-5803 to register a team. To register for the Kickoff Classic, call the church at 875-6221 by Nov. 19.

LTOB audition
Grove City’s Little Theatre off Broadway will hold auditions for Rashomon on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. both nights, at the Grove City Christian Child Care Center at 2996 Columbus St. in Grove City.
The LTOB will perform Rashomon at the regional American Association of Community Theaters Festival, in Columbus Feb. 20 – 22.
Director Lisa Napier-Garcia calls for six adult men and three adult women of various ages. Participants should prepare a one to two minute dramatic monologue, and also will read from the provided script. Participants should bring calendar conflicts to the audition. Photos and acting resumes also are welcome.

Free recruiting seminar
Former Buckeye football recruiter and current ESPN analyst, Bill Conley, will host a free recruiting basics seminar at Franklin Heights High School from 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 17.
Conley served as an assistant coach at The Ohio State University for 17 years, working under Earle Bruce, John Cooper and Jim Tressel. At the seminar, which will be a two-hour program for athletes and coaches of all sports and parents/guardians and school administrators, he will share information about the college recruiting process.
For more information, call Bill Conley at 208-5463 or Jeff Phillips at 740-412-3408.

Christmas Home Tour

The Grove City 2008 Christmas Home Tour is set for Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person; $7 for senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the participating homes or at the Sommer House Gallery, 4038 Broadway. Homes included on this year’s tour are:
•4185 Orders Road (Schoolhouse and Loghouse at Century Village)
•5857 Goldstone Court (William and Wanda Burkey)
•4770 Hoover Road (Grove City Church of the Nazarene)
•3818 Mayfair Drive (Ron and Anne Dolch)
•2787 Annabelle Court (Mark and Jayne Mayers)
•4283 Haughn Road (Jon and Andrea Kochensparger)
•3219 Columbus Street (David and Becky Hook)
Proceeds from the tour will benefit Grove City Emergency Services.

Breakfast for women

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce presents a WE: LEAD seminar for women on Nov. 19.
Women Executives: Leading, Empowering and Developing invite women interested in estate planning to a breakfast at the Pinnacle from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tickets are $15. To make reservations, call the Chamber at 875-9762 by Nov. 10.

Holiday performances at UMC
The Grove City United Methodist Church is preparing for the holidays with music.
On Dec. 7 the chancel choir will be singing the Christmas cantata at both the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship service. Also the children’s chime choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. On Dec. 14 at the 9:20 and 11 a.m. contemporary services, the praise band and chorus will present "Have No Fear."    
The community is invited to share in the musical celebrations at 2684 Columbus St. in Grove City. For more information, call 875-5612.

Art exhibit at City Hall
Grove City Council will sponsor The Art Concern, which features artists throughout Grove City and central Ohio.
This month, artists from the Worthington Area Art League are represented. The exhibit, titled "Americana", features all the things one thinks of in an American scene. This includes farms, fruits and vegetables, flowers, trees and barns. One exception that should be noted is a portrait by Bob Tanner of renowned author and historian, Shelby Foote.
These works are located in City Hall, 4035 Broadway, in the Grove City Town Center. The "Americana" exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling curator Ray Kline at 875-2423. The exhibit continues through Nov. 26.

Exchange applicants sought

The Rotary Club of Grove City, in cooperation with Rotary International is seeking candidates to join a Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team slated to visit Rotary District 4815, in Argentina, April 28 to May 28, 2009. The outbound team will represent Rotary District 6690, which includes clubs in the southeastern quadrant of Ohio.
Candidates must be between 25 and 40 years of age, currently employed in a recognized business or profession, not members of a rotary club or family members of a rotarian, and willing to devote four weeks to a cultural exchange. All team expenses for the month-long program, including airfare, transportation, meals and housing are paid for by the two rotary districts.
Each year through the Group Study Exchange Program, rotary clubs throughout the world exchange cultural/vocational study groups made up of a rotarian team leader from the sending district, and four young, professional non-rotarians. The objective is to promote cultural and vocational exchange opportunities, while creating goodwill among people of different cultures.
During the visit, team members visit a variety of cultural, economic, and governmental facilities in the host district, while staying in the homes of five to six host families.
Qualified individuals who wish to apply for an interview are asked to contact Dave Roasa, at 397-4278  or e-mail him at The application deadline is Nov. 28.

"Greatness" event at GCCS

The Grove City Christian School athletic boosters will host an event entitled "Greatness: What Makes the Great Ones Great" on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the worship center at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road.
The speakers for the event are former Ohio State University quarterback, Craig Krenzel and New York Times best-selling author, Don Yaeger.
Tickets for the event are $25 per person and are available at Eternity Books. All proceeds from the event benefit the athletic programs at the Grove City Christian School.

Organ recital features GC women

The St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4686 East Walnut St. in Westerville, will host an organ recital on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Sara Montgomery, of the Grove City United Methodist Church will perform.
The concert will include works by Daquin, Corelli, Sumsion, Blumental and Christmas hymns. Kathy Clymer, traditional music director at the Grove City United Methodist Church, will also be singing a solo.

BR open house

Bishop Ready High School is holding its annual open house for prospective students and their parents/guardians on Nov. 23, with the general session beginning at 1 p.m.
Students in grades 5 through 8, as well as older students considering a transfer, are encouraged to attend this event and learn first-hand, from students, faculty, and school administration, about life at Bishop Ready. Tours and department presentations are scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with additional time to talk one-on-one with members of the Bishop Ready community.
The school is located on Salisbury Road at Mound Street; ample free parking is available. For more information, contact Joe Lang, director of admissions, at 276-5263, ext. 201.

Benefit for GC family
The Hamilton family of Grove City will hold a benefit on Dec. 6 at the Firefighter Union Hall, 379 West Broad St., from 6 to 11 p.m.
The family has been affected by a serious hereditary condition called Chiari Malformation. Brain Surgery is the only way to cure the condition. Alisa Hamilton was diagnosed and had surgery in 2003. The family recently found out that two of their three daughters have also been diagnosed with Chiari.
For those who would like to donate items for the raffle and auction, contact Pam Manering, or 571-2572. All proceeds will go to help the Hamilton family.





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