Evans Center will reopen with renovations

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After more than a year, the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. in Grove City, reopens to the public July 6. Visitors will experience a variety of facility upgrades, including a new welcome area, bathrooms with improved accessibility, new counters and cabinets, and more.

Initially, a number of group activities will be offered. Drop-in activities include cards, tabletop games and Wii bowling. The Monday morning drop-in Walking Club treks through Windsor Park will continue to step off at 9 a.m. Free activities that require registration include the art studio, wood carving, computer lab and movies. The fitness room will also be available for those paying the $15 per month fee. July activity information will be posted online and registration begins June 28.

Register for programs online at Recreation.GroveCityOhio.gov or by phone at 614-277-1060.

A complete slate of activities available for August and September will appear in the July-August edition of the Evans Center Newsletter available at the Evans Center, Kingston Center, City Hall, Grove City Library and, Welcome Center and Museum. Registration for these programs opens 8 a.m., July 12. Evans Center offerings will return to Discover Grove City magazine mailed to city residences and posted online starting with October and November programs.

“We are pleased to welcome back our Evans Center family,” said Grove City Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage. “We were able to take an unfortunate situation, closing the center to protect the health of members, and use the time to enhance the facility to better serve our community’s seniors.”

Evans Center staff are working with partners to safely return to regular programs including the LifeCare Alliance daily lunches and Grove City Division of Police Seniors and Law Enforcement (S.A.L.T.) meetings.

A temperature check is required upon entry, and visitors are asked to employ social distancing when possible. Face coverings are not required for those who are fully vaccinated by being two weeks past the final dose. Non-vaccinated visitors should wear face coverings. Anyone feeling ill should not enter a city facility.

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