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GroveCity DISCOVER

MAY/JUNE 2019

The official magazine of Grove City, Ohio

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Custom Built Justin Walls gives antique bikes new life

Wine and Arts Festival Cross-country bicycle trip GCHS senior Jack Nance


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GroveCity DISCOVER

Volume 1, Number 6 May/June 2019

The official magazine of Grove City, Ohio

Calendar

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What’s Happening?

6 News and Information from the City of Grove City 10

Faces Two Wheels and a Track Local STEM award-winning craftsman talks business and passion

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In Focus Crushing It

Wine and Arts Festival continues growth with grape stomping, hands-on art and more

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Hitting the Road Brittany Doherty had $5, the clothes on her back and a bike – and she had never felt happier

Student Spotlight Business, Baking or Both Local student contemplates future with creative ideas

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Living

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Now We’re Cookin’ Kitchen Kraft provides homeowners with brand new kitchen

Around

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Grove City Photos from the community

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29 @DiscoverGroveCity On the cover: Justin Walls Photo by Brent Clark Photos

Bookmarks 28 Luxury Living 29 The Source Parks and Recreation offerings for May/ June 2019

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Calendar

For more events visit www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

What’s Happening? May 1

Gardens at Gantz Farm 2255 Home Rd. www.grovecityohio.gov

First Wednesdays, 9 a.m. 4069 Broadway Business.gcchamber.org

May 15

May 2

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aladdin Shrine Center 1801 Gateway Cir. Business.gcchamber.org

Nancy Stoll: Certified Business Advisor

BUILDING

Relationships ACROSS GENERATIONS

Be a Scientist with Grove City Parks and Recreation 6:30-9:30 p.m. Kingston Center 3226 Kingston Ave. www.cosiscifest.org

May 3

Citywide Star Party at Scioto Grove Metro Park: Glow Up the Night 7-10 p.m. Scioto Grove Metro Park 5172 Jackson Pike www.cosiscifest.org

WE: LEAD Business Forum

May 24

Summer Sizzle Concert Series Kickoff: Grove City Community Winds 7-8:30 p.m. George Edge Music Park on Broadway www.grovecityohio.gov

May 25

The Big Splash opens for the season

2831 Southwest Blvd. Community Environmental 11 a.m.-8 p.m. www.grovecityohio.org Day

May 4

• STUDENT CHECKING • • REWARDS CHECKING • • RETIREMENT SAVINGS •

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jackson Township Administration 3765 Hoover Rd. www.grovecityyohio.gov

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May 6

2-4 p.m. Century Village at Fryer Park 4185 Orders Rd. www.grovecityohhistory.org

Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing 9 a.m. Pinnacle Golf Club 1500 Pinnacle Dr. www.grovecityohio.gov

Southwest Franklin County Historical Society Open House

May 27

May 11

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Cemetery, www.grovecityohio.gov

Herb, Perennial, Landscape 11 a.m. Town Center and Grove City Plant & Tree Sale

2250 Stringtown Road

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Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

May 31

Summer Sizzle Concert Series & Southwest Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Shazzbots 7-8:30 p.m. George Edge Music Park on Broadway www.grovecityohio.gov

June 1

Heritage Celebration 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Century Village at Fryer Park 4185 Orders Rd. www.grovecityohio.gov

June 5

American Red Cross Blood Drive First Wednesdays 1-7 p.m. Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave. www.redcrossblood.org

1 p.m. Evans Center 4330 Dudley Avenue Police.grovecityohio.gov

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June 13

9 p.m. Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Rd. www.grovecityohio.gov

Mary Poppins Returns | Fryer Flicks on the Hill Outdoor Movie Series 9 p.m. Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Rd. www.grovecityohio.gov

June 14–15

Grove City Wine and Arts Festival 11 a.m. Grove City Town Center www.grovecitytowncenter.org

June 14–16

Grove City Presents Ohio Flags of Honor Flags posted Friday morning through Sunday morning Patriotic Concert by Tom Daugherty Orchestra 7-9 p.m., Friday Grove City Town Center (Park St. east of Broadway) www.grovecityohio.gov

June 7

May 20 & 23

Photos Courtesy of the Grove City Library

Second Tuesdays www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

June 22

Southwest Franklin County Historical Society Open House 2-4 p.m. Century Village at Fryer Park 4185 Orders Rd. www.grovecityohio.gov

June 29

Relay for Life 1:30-11 p.m. Eagle Pavilion at Fryer Park www.relayforlife/grovecity

3959 Broadway | www.swpl.org

May 17

S.A.L.T. Meeting

7-8:30 p.m. George Edge Music Park on Broadway www.grovecityohio.gov

Grove City Library

9 p.m. Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Rd. www.facebook.com/GroveCityOhio

June 11

Summer Sizzle Concert Series: Ladies of Longford

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Smallfoot | Fryer Flicks on the Hill Outdoor Movie Series

7-8:30 p.m. George Edge Music Park on Broadway www.grovecityohio.gov

June 21

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Summer Sizzle Concert Series: Marquis66

Aquaman | Fryer Flicks on the Hill Outdoor Movie Series

Max the K9 Visit 4 p.m.

Finals Study Break 7 p.m.

May 23

Eyes of Freedom Touring Memorial

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News and Information from the City of Grove City

Summer Is Coming

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lthough Ohio is known for its crazy weather pattern, I can say with a degree of certainty that summer will arrive. When it does, the City is ready, with prepared plans for a full calendar of fun, entertaining events showcasing our award-winning parks and local treasures. I invite you to explore Grove City this summer and discover something or someplace new with your family and friends. Hop on your bicycles and hit the trails. Over 26 miles of paved pathways stretch to every corner of Grove City and connect historic Town Center with all neighborhoods and parks from Central Crossing High School to Fryer Park and Scioto Grove Metro Park. Have fun and set a family challenge to enjoy a picnic lunch at each of the City and neighborhood parks before the summer ends, there are 21 of them, so you had better get started. Begin your park tour with the Gardens at Gantz where you will find superbly manicured gardens, a meditative labyrinth, handicap-accessible trails and more – something for the entire family. For more family fun, take the crew to Fryer Park Thursday evenings during June and July to enjoy a free, family friendly movie under the stars or take in a baseball game under the lights at Windsor Park. Windsor Park flourishes with activity in the summer, beginning May 3 with the Friday Night Grand Slam and Grove City Wall of Fame induction ceremony, celebrating the start of the Little League® and Buddy Ball baseball seasons. From that moment on, the diamonds are filled with the joy of baseball for players of all ages and abilities. Opportunities abound for catching up with old friends or making new ones at any of our wonderful summer events. Friday evening Summer Sizzle concerts at George Edge Music Park on Broadway kick off May 24 with a performance by the Grove City Community Winds, conducted by James Swearingen. New this year

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during the concert is our very first Touch-a-Truck event, hosted by the Service Department. June 14-16 is a busy weekend in Town Center as the Heart of Grove City’s Wine and Arts Festival coincides with the Ohio Flags of Honor annual display and patriotic concert. July is also eventful beginning with our Independence Day Celebration and impressive firework display. The last weekend of the month brings droves of GCHS alumni to town as the Annual Homecoming Celebration is held in Town Center, centered on the Annual Grove City High School Alumni Softball Tournament — touted as the world’s largest alumni softball tournament. August keeps things going with National Night Out to kick off the month. Residents can take in all things green at the EcoFest, Aug. 10, and a few blocks over, the Heart of Grove City Bourbon Tasting closes out the day in Town Center. Remember to support your hometown and take your summer shopping to a new level by patronizing local vendors found throughout all of Grove City. Spice up your spree and ride your bike to Town Center then stroll the walkways during the Saturday morning Farmers’ Markets beginning May 18. Explore the unique wares of area merchants or enjoy an al fresco meal, tasty treat or soothing drink at one of Town Center’s dining establishments. The coming warm weather beckons us outdoors to explore all our community has to offer. Be safe and enjoy the many wonderful ways to spend the summer. Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage

Your guide to Grove City Parks and Recreation Programs and Activities begins on Page 29 in this Discover Grove City issue! www.DiscoverGroveCity.com


Discovering Our Past Milligan Turkey Farm on Hoover Road More than 70 years ago a local farmer and his wife launched a poultry business eventually growing to become the largest turkey farm in the state for nearly 20 years. In 1948, George and Martha Milligan began their business with approximately 2,500 turkeys on their Hoover Road farm. Two years into their venture, the extreme Ohio weather threatened business. Nov. 1, 1950, recorded a record high temperature of 80 degrees, only to be followed three weeks later by freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions. The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950 descended quickly into the area and dropped more than 15 inches of snow in two days with winds creating drifts up to three feet or more. Mr. Milligan and several friends struggled throughout

the day to herd the fowl to shelter. In all, only 150 young turkeys were lost and the business did not suffer. Finding immediate success, the following years led to the Milligans quickly amassing an annual brooding of about 15,000 birds, adding a modest processing plant for dressing services and increasing the size of the farm to 170 acres by 1955. The Milligans were generous with their success and annually donated 20 to 30 turkeys to families in need. They also welcomed scouts,

4-H clubs and future farmers, providing tours and educational lectures. One of the barns on the property became a hangout for the Milligans’ two sons and many other area youth when one end was cleared and a basketball court was installed, followed by spectator stands and a “press balcony.” In the early 1970s, the court was home to the annual Cow Palace St. Valentine’s Day Basketball Classic for Grove City High School alumni, hosted by the Milligan family. In 1967, the Milligans closed the turkey farm and retired. The land is now home to Bethel Lutheran Church, Grove City High School and the appropriately named Martha’s Wood neighborhood of homes. The Milligan farm remains a cherished memory to many in the community.

Council Briefs

Photos courtesy of the City of Grove City

Feeding the Need They say a rising tide lifts all boats, but our last economic recession left many in our community behind. Sometimes residents can use a little help. Grove City is home to three excellent assistance agencies: Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Grove City Food Pantry and MASH Pantry and Resource Center. Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Drive, distributes food across 20 counties to 680 agencies. Sourced through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that’s approximately 66 million pounds of food or 140,000 meals to hungry families each day. With the help of regional grocery chains, food producers and local farmers, fresh produce accounts for approximately half of the total food provided. The Grove City Food Pantry, www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

2710 Columbus Street, is one of the agencies supported by Mid-Ohio Foodbank and generous donations of area residents. The pantry first served the community from a small room in the basement of Grove City United Methodist Church and moved to its current location on Columbus Street as the community need increased. Four directors now coordinate more than 60 volunteers, serving an average of 230 area families a month – nearly 12,200 individuals each year. Offering multiple resources of support for veterans, military families and survivors, the MASH Pantry and Resource Center, operating out of Victorious Living Church, 2735 Columbus Street, offers monthly produce markets, personal hygiene items and clothing when donations permit. The service is run entirely

Roby Schottke, Ward 4; Christine Houk, Ward 3; Steve Robinette, President, At-Large; Jeff Davis, Ward 2 and Ted Berry, Ward 1

through volunteer efforts and community donations, with no government funding. Open two days a month, the Resource Center also provides PEER support meetings for veterans and first responders experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, check out the following information. www.midohiofoodbank.org 614-277-FOOD (3663) www.grovecityfoodpantry.org 614-871-2588 www.mashpantry.org 614-522-1555

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Development Tasteful Additions for Town Center

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asteful” growth has occurred in historic Town Center over the last several years including expanded dining options for residents and visitors – four opened within the last year. The newer dining establishments in Town Center include Transcend Coffee + Roastery, Garden Bar Café, Zassy’s Tap Room & Home Décor and Local Cantina. Each of these brings a wide variety of affordable dining options and its own unique vibe. Local Cantina is the most recent eatery welcomed to Town Center. Open since December, the restaurant greets a steady flow of patrons enjoying its unique atmosphere and delicious menu items showcasing a twist on the classic Tex-Mex flair. Taking great care to maintain the integrity of the traditional building it occupies, Local Cantina is embracing the architecture while blending modern amenities. The large windows facing Broadway and Mill Street offer a fun view of Grove City and overlook the future outdoor dining area, slated to open as warmer days approach. All the new dining options in Town Center are valued additions to the neighbors that are treasured mainstays of our hometown. Though many restaurants have come and gone, passed through multiple owners’ hands or changed names, none have been in business at the same location longer than Zamarelli’s Pizza Palace. Whether it’s Friday nights after the game or a Little League baseball party, locals loyal to their favorite hand-tossed pie from “Zam’s” and have been picking up dinner from the same small, white concrete block building on Front Street in Town Center since 1963. From the entertaining atmosphere of Plank’s on Broadway to the tasty treats at Capital City Cakes, Town Center is a charming, walkable area with plenty of affordable dining options, sure to satisfy even the most sophisticated foodie. Whether you’re seeking a traditional meal from Lilly’s Kitchen Table or meeting up with friends at Grove City Brewing Co. or Plum Run Winery, the historic streets of Grove City’s Town Center have exactly what you’re craving.

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Faces

Two E Wheels and a Track

By Mallory Grayson veryone has distinct childhood memories – moments that defined us and shaped who we became. For local Grove City resident Justin Walls, all of his memories date back to his father’s diesel shop. Watching his dad work, Walls became increasingly curious about the motors he worked on and started helping him out in any way possible.

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In the Beginning

Walls says that at 10 years old he and his brother got their first go-karts. “Soon I wanted a lot of bikes. But we were never handed anything; we had to work hard for what we wanted,” Walls says. “I helped my dad move his shop into a bigger building that summer, which was when everything escalated.” As a teenager, Walls started entering dirt bike races with his buddies. Racing came to a swift end, however, when he broke his leg during a race in high school. He then turned his attention to cars, purchasing a Chevrolet Nova with his own money when he turned 16. Cars didn’t satisfy his craving, though, and before he knew it, he was working on choppers and street bikes. This led him straight back to racing, searching for one more adrenaline rush. Walls says he was more careful the second time around, and it wasn’t long before he realized his true www.DiscoverGroveCity.com


passion was fixing up antique motorcycles. “Back in the 1920s, the guys who raced bikes really started everything,” Walls says. Around four years ago, and after a spike in TV shows featuring older bikes, Walls knew it was time to act if he wanted to make it on to the scene. He bought a pile of parts and started building his own antique bikes from scratch, not knowing the future this would provide.

Gaining Traction

Over the years, Walls has acquired more and more tools, making it possible to perfect the antique bikes. “I’m really OCD,” Walls laughs. “Everything has to be perfect for me to be satisfied.” Being able to apply modern manufacturing processes to his work, Walls has been able to improve bikes enough to get them back out on the road.

Justin and his daughter at Fuel in Cleveland with a 1948 Harley land speed racer he built for Bobby Green of Old Crow Speed Shop. This bike won Best in Show last year at Born Free motorcycle show in Los Angeles, California.

“Partnering with my dad was an important step for me in growing my business,” Walls says. “He was always into motorcycles but kind of got away from them once he had kids. … thankfully, I’ve

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a builder for the Born Free Motorcycle Show in California, where he won Best in Show, one of the most prestigious awards. He was then invited to Japan in December 2018 to showcase his 1948 Harley Davidson motorcycle. “I’m a very quiet, laid back guy. I have never asked for a lot of attention, so receiving worldwide recognition for what I’m doing in this industry has been unreal,” Walls says.

friend of Walls’ father, nominated Walls for the 2019 COSI STEM Star Award, an award given to a person in the community who shows advancement or understanding of science, technology, engineering or math. Mayor Richard L. ‘Ike’ Stage supported the nomination, ultimately helping Walls. “Local residents were blown away by what had been going on right under their nose, and people from all over the city started reachWinning the Industry ing out to me,” Walls says. “The Grove City Chief Building In- community has been so supportive spector Mike Boso, a longtime and really great to me.”

Justin’s father, Eric Walls (left) and Justin with Justin’s 1927 Harley at The Race Of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Walls’ biggest fan is his 11-yearold daughter, Kaelynn. Starting a business while becoming a father was one of Walls’ biggest challenges. “There have been a lot of ups and downs over the years, but finally landing in the antique world has been so good for me and my daughter,” says Walls. “With all of the crazy growth going on in Columbus for different industries, they could have recognized anyone. I am so grateful to represent my hometown and the developing science industry.”

Looking to the Future

The end goal for Walls is to eventually step away from the customer service aspect of his business and start building more projects. His vision includes hiring a fulltime staff, which will allow him to commit more time to multiple dream bikes. “I have all of these crazy ideas in my head, and to use my hands and tools to turn them into something I can get on and ride is what keeps me going,” Walls says. “There will always be antique motorcycles – more so in the future than now.” Mallory Grayson is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at feedback@cityscenemediagroup.com. 12 May/June 2019

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Crushing It Wine and Arts Festival continues growth with grape stomping, hands-on art and more By Garth Bishop

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t the Grove City Wine and Arts Festival, attendees are not limited to just drinking wine and viewing art. Thirty-thousand patrons typically enjoy the experience of the festival’s two titular highlights, along with a host of other entertaining aspects. But festival organizers work each year to present interactive opportunities, and this year, those opportunities are growing significantly. “Each year, we try to work on more (opportunities) for the experiential part of it,” says Andrew Furr, Heart of Grove City executive director. The 2019 festival, taking place in historic Grove City Town Center, is set for June 14 and 15. Heart of Grove City has worked with local arts organizations to offer hands-on activities. This year, possible activities include painting with a local business, as well as glass work through Glass Axis; the organization that in the past has offered patrons the chance to sit down with a hot torch and make glass beads.

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It’s not just the festival’s art component that will have handson activities – or, to coin a phrase, feet-on activities. Heart of Grove City has also been working with the Ohio Wine Producers Association to coordinate a grape-stomping activity, as well as other possible grape-related endeavors. Charting the festival’s growth is impressive. The first Wine and Arts

Festival, in 2012, had eight wineries and 14 artists. This year, the final tallies are expected to top 20 wineries and 70 artists. “Each year, it’s continued to grow, and we are reaching our maximum as far as our space allowances go,” says Furr. There are no plans to seek out other locations in the immediate future, he says. www.DiscoverGroveCity.com


a point of seeking it out. And, of course, Grove City’s own Plum Run Winery is always a big hit.

Arts

Wine

The wine component of the festival hasn’t just grown in numbers; it’s also grown in variety. “The majority of the crowd that we were (seeing at first) was primarily a sweet wine crowd, but over the years, we’ve seen that change,”

says Furr. “We are seeing more of a crowd… that likes the dry wines.” Soine Vineyards, based in Powell, has a lot of dry wines, and has seen its stock rise at the festival in more recent years. Akron-based It’s Your Winery is a popular choice as well, Furr says, with people making

The 2019 artist line-up is not yet official – it’s typically announced in late April, with applications accepted through March 31 – but, as always, the festival’s jury is working to bring in a mix of artistic media. Some of the recent favorites have included a watercolor painter and a local wrought iron worker, and the selection committee always makes sure the roster includes local artists. “There are quite a few Grove City artists who make the cut,” says Furr. The Grove City Arts Council always buys two or three vendor spaces at the festival to showcase its members’ work. The festival represents a great chance for members to get their work in front of a large and receptive audience, says Dennise Hunt, vice president of the Arts Council. Artistic media

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Organizers work to offer a variety of food vendors. This year’s dining roster includes: • The Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, featuring Columbus favorites such as Bahama Mamas and cream puffs • Sue-Terre’s Food Affair, homecooked comfort food • The Friendly Fork, a food truck operated by StoryPoint Senior Living highlighted by crab cakes and duck confit nachos www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

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Historic Grove City Town Center is filled with friends and family honoring Ohio men and women who gave their lives in service to our country, as Grove City presents Ohio Flags of Honor. Other weekend events include: Friday, June 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Park Street & Arbutus Ave. • Ceremony honoring Ohio’s fallen with the Ohio Flags of Honor Foundation • Live performance by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m.-noon, Park Street Intermediate School • The Best of the ‘Bus winner, Grove City Area Chamber Farmers’ Market

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Legacy Smokehouse, focused on barbecue • Chicky Chicky Waffle, which centers its menu on chicken and waffles but also has a variety of fried treats such as pickles, brussel sprouts and Oreos • Posh Nosh Luncheonette, a Grove City-based company with a Grandview Heightsarea brick-and-mortar location that specializes in salads, wraps and sandwiches “We have a nice mix, from comfort food to high-end,” Furr says. As the festival continues to grow in size and popularity, organizers make a point each year to find as many ways as possible to promote the businesses in Grove City’s downtown area. That’s a top priority at all Heart of Grove City events, Furr says. “We want them involved,” he says. “We want them to be in a collaborative (position) with us and take advantage of the event.”

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By Mallory Arnold

Photos by Brittany Doherty

rittany Doherty is a powerhouse woman who cannot be stopped. She grew up in Grove City and attended Central Crossing High School as an avid athlete with a competitive spirit. After graduating from the University of Akron, she sped off to New York City to work a busy, bustling corporate life. During her time there, however, life happened. Like a row of falling dominos, a series of unfortunate events sent Doherty’s idyllic lifestyle into chaos and forced her to re-evaluate how she was living and what it truly meant to be happy. She completed her yoga instructor license and spent her days teaching and dog-walking to make ends meet while still living in New York. Then, in a snap, she decided to take her passion for yoga and meditational spirit to live at an ashram – a community or place of religious or meditational retreat – in the Bahamas for three months. During her time there, she happened upon people from all walks of life. “I kept meeting people who were formerly incarcerated or had drug and alcohol addictions,” Doherty says. “And I kept thinking… of doing yoga in prisons, and trying to figure out how that would work.” As this unique idea came to surface, Doherty returned to the U.S. and began working to make something happen. The Breaking Cycles Project was created to support yoga and indoor cycling programs that worked within prison systems for rehabilitation. The project’s core belief is that everyone deserves second chances. For Doherty, the best way to get

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Doherty, her bike and supplies at a stop in Illinois.

this program across was catch the country’s attention – by biking across it totally alone. Before she tackled the crosscountry trip, she moved back to Grove City, where one of her biggest support systems resides. “My teachers, coaches, grandmother and grandfather were huge support systems growing up in Grove City,” Doherty says. “I have no idea where I’d be without them. My grandmother and grandfather are my No. 1 fans.” After trying once, turning back, and deciding to try again, her trip officially began in New York City and spanned all the way to Florence, Oregon, where she then cycled down into Mexico. She stayed wherever she could, often using an app called Warm Showers, a system of hosts around the country who welcome traveling bikers. In total, the journey was 5,200 miles. www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

“Eateries, entertainment and fitness options right outside my door!”

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“Everyone told me I was crazy,” Doherty laughs. “People thought it was impossible.” With very little preparation or endurance training, she began her trek and, as the days went on, felt more and more inspired by what she was doing. Her bike was equipped with minimal essentials

and was decorated with a Breaking Cycles sign to let everyone know the purpose of her ride. “All I have to do is make it to point B,” she told herself. “And that’s how I lived my life for those four months.” Doherty says the journey was the best thing she’s ever done. She

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felt immensely motivated by how strong she found herself becoming, pushing past obstacles that came her way and overcoming all. With two pairs of shorts, shirts, sports bras, socks and $5 in her pocket, she found herself still to be amazingly happy. She recalls a certain point in her adventure when she ended up in Wyoming on Grand Teton, the highest mountain in Grand Teton National Park. It was there Doherty felt absolute peace and self-acceptance. “I was happier in that moment than when I was in New York when I had the apartment, the boyfriend, the job, the parties,” Doherty says. While the entire experience was life changing, that doesn’t mean biking 5,200 miles alone with just the clothes on your back is always peachy-keen. There were days she physically felt exhausted, nearly passing out from dehydration at a certain point. Even when www.DiscoverGroveCity.com


The Community’s Center for Lifelong Learning Summer Reading Club begins Saturday, June 1, and runs through July 27. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. Fight off the summer slide. Join us for several fun and engaging programs for children and adults at the library. Track your reading and win fabulous prizes! Check out the library’s website for details.

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her water bottle began growing black mold, she didn’t panic and refused to be deterred. Some of the hardest spans of the trip were when she didn’t have human contact for long stretches of time, though she did end up meeting many people and creating relationships along the way. Through it all, she thrived during the journey. Not only did she raise awareness for the Breaking Cycles Project, but Doherty gained a new perspective on life. “We can overcome any obstacle or situation we’re in,” Doherty says. “We just have to believe in ourselves.” Doherty plans to continue her work with Breaking Cycles, consistently working to help people live positive, confident lives. Yes, life happens. But people like Doherty are just happy to be along for the ride. Mallory Arnold is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at marnold@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

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Business, Baking or Both? Local student contemplates future with creative ideas By Lydia Freudenberg

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epending on when you read this story, Grove City High School senior Jack Nance is either wrapping up senior year or feeling the pride as a recent graduate. Regardless, Nance is entering the next stage of his life and his future looks bright. With two career-driven passions, Nance has the opportunity to attend business school but is also considering culinary school. He even has a few entrepreneurial ideas, including a suit and tux rental shop that features funky patterns like tie-dye. With different talents and an array of interests, Nance may not be 100 percent sure on what to professionally pursue, but he has tons of options.

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During middle school, Nance realized cookie dough was never on the family grocery list. Then his sweet tooth had an idea – make the cookies from scratch. “I like doing something with my hands, like baking, because I’m not thinking about anything else. I’m

In sixth grade, Nance signed up for the school band with no particular instrument in mind. When he noticed no one was trying out for the euphonium, he decided to give it a whirl. For several years he rocked out on the brass instrument, until his teacher suggested the tuba as a better fit. Like the curious mind he is, Nance took the plunge. “The summer (before) junior year, I taught myself tuba,” Nance says. “And when auditions came around in the fall, I placed in the symphonic band, which is the top band.” His years in the band were memorable; from playing at Walt Disney World Resort and experiencing Universal Orlando Resort to hanging out with friends and marching at football games. “My friends have always had my back and we’ve always been able to laugh together,” Nance says. Nance may continue playing the tuba, but he’s currently focused on the big question: business or culinary school? 22 May/June 2019

just relaxing and listening to music or a podcast or something and just having fun,” Nance says. He’s also interested in business and already shows an impressive repertoire with the subject. During his junior and senior years, Nance participated in the local Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) chapter, an international organization that prepares students for business leadership and entrepreneurial roles. Because Nance prefers working solo, he competed in the personal financial literacy category – a role-play scenario that incorporates financial planning. “(DECA) is a place where I can learn some reallife application skills with finances or management or hospitality,” Nance says. “The age-old question is, ‘Why are we learning this in math?’ I understand that it can help, but (DECA) is something I can take out of high school right away.” www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

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During his senior year, Nance placed second in districts and within the top 10 at the state finals for DECA. It’s not just a hobby – Nance may major in business, especially since he was accepted into Bowling Green State University’s College of Business. With two strong skill sets, Nance has also considered combining his interests by possibly opening a bakery or restaurant, or helping independent restaurants succeed through financial planning and business education. No matter what he pursues, Nance knows his parents are on his side. “They tell me all the time, ‘We’re on your side. We want you to succeed,’” Nance says. “They’ll support me no matter what career path I choose.” Lydia Freudenberg is the brand loyalty specialist. Feedback welcome at lfreudenberg@ cityscenemediagroup.com.

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The homeowners wanted an area that was suitable for their lively social events. “They entertain a lot and wanted to keep the open feel of their existing kitchen, but they needed more storage and a fresher look,” says Trish Takacs, senior designer at Kitchen Kraft. The kitchen layout, along with “In the half-bath we installed a taller vanity and the recently purchased appliances, the same cabinet style and countertop as the kitchen,” says Takacs. “This allowed the spaces did not change. However, the cabi- to flow together and all have the updated look nets, flooring, backsplash, under- that the client needed.” counter lighting and countertops were all replaced. “The luxury vinyl plank flooring we chose gave them the rich look of wood but the functionality of a “The clients wanted a brighter prep area, so we added under-cabinet lighting and a reflective glass vinyl,” Takacs says. And since the backsplash throughout the kitchen,” Takacs says. laundry room is connected to the kitchen it also got a remodel: added pantry, closed “The clients wanted a lighter and brighter kitchen with an updated in sink, and deeper detailed look,” says Takacs. “We installed painted cabinets with cabinets over the paneled drawer fronts and decorative applied doors on the sides of the cabinets.” washer and dryer. Besides the kitchen and the laundry room, the homeown“The kitchen is directly off of the screened-in ers also received a new porch and pool so keeping a peninsula seating half bath. area was very important,” says Takacs. “This Takacs says all is a great space for guests to gather and to be three rooms included part of the kitchen activity without crowding the workspace.” “semi-custom cabinets, which gave us a lot of flexibility for design and cabinet sizes.” Take the homeowner’s word, Kitch- “The clients wanted to keep their newer appliances and existing en Kraft can turn any soffits so we designed around the sides of the appliances and framed in the tops of the cabinets just below the soffits for a more room into a new space built-in look,” says Takacs. fairly quickly. The entire remodel only took Bethany Schultz is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at “The large laundry room was an underused space, four weeks to complete. feedback@cityscenemediagroup.com. so we added additional storage by installing a tall pantry and deeper wall cabinets,” says Takacs. 24 May/June 2019

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now part of Discover Grove City, the official magazine of the City of Grove City! Every edition includes the activity guide detailing Grove City Parks and Recreation Department offerings. You have the opportunity to see a fresh set of classes and activities six times per year to help you select what fits best in your family’s busy schedule. To register for a class or activity, call the Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-3050 or the Evans Center at 614-277-1060, use online registration, or stop in the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., or Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. When registering for the first time, a staff member will assist you with establishing your household account in our system. To register online, customers must also have an online registration account. This simple process can be completed by phone or in person at the Kingston or Evans centers. Registration is required for all activities even if there is no fee, unless designated as a drop-in class. For more information on classes, activities and events in Grove City, visit GroveCityOhio.gov, sign up for our electronic newsletter and follow social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@GroveCityOhio).

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Big Splash/Evans 2831 Southwest Blvd. Breck Community (Dog Park) 3005 Demorest Road Concord Lakes Off Lake Mead Drive Creekside Off Holton Road Fryer (Century Village, Splash Pad) 3899 Orders Road Gantz (Gantz Barn, Gantz Farmhouse) 2255 Home Road George Edge Music Park on Broadway Park St. at Broadway Grant-Sawyer Home 4126 Haughn Road Grove City Gold Star Families Memorial Columbus St. at Broadway Grove City Museum 3378 Park St. Henceroth (Purple Heart Memorial Walk) 2075 Mallow Lane

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Hoover Park Off Haughn Road Indian Trails Off Buckeye Parkway Keller Farms Off White Road Meadowgrove Off Springhill Drive Pinnacle Area 2430 Holton Road Scioto Meadows Off Scioto Meadows Blvd. Skate Park 3728 Hoover Road Town Center Gazebo Grove City Road at Broadway Town Center Promenade Park St. to Grant Ave. (parking lot) Walden Bluff Walden Bluff Court Westgrove Park 3580 Magnolia St. Windsor (Evans Center) 4330 Dudley Ave. 4408 Broadway

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Aquatics The Big Splash Family Aquatics Center Celebrate with us as we spend our 20th summer hosting fun at Grove City’s water park. Season passes offer great value including early park entrance. To qualify for resident rates, a person must live within corporation limits or in Jackson Township (this does NOT include the entirety of 43123 ZIP code) or be able to provide proof of employment within Grove City limits (i.e., current pay stub). Bring an ID or other proof of address to establish residency. Purchase season passes at the Kingston Center; starting May 25, purchase also available at The Big Splash. Daily The Big Splash, 2831 Southwest Blvd. Season runs May 25 through Sept. 2 • Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Early The Big Splash Season Pass Sales entry for season pass holders starts at Early Bird 11 a.m. Sun.: 12-7 p.m. Facility closed when SWCSD in session: Save $10: purchase passes during Early Bird Season Pass sales at the Kingston May 28-30; Aug. 21-23, 26-30 Center. The Big Splash Season Pass Holder Days: Mon.-Fri. Appreciation Day Kingston Center (Ages: 3+) Early bird registration runs April 15-26. Season pass holders are encouraged to 8 a.m.-5 p.m. share the fun with friends! Bring a guest June 2 for half-price admission. Season Pass Sales - Early Bird (Family) Day: Sun. The Big Splash A family season pass admits up to Half price regular fee for guests of two adults and a maximum of three season pass holders. dependent children younger than 18 all living in the same household June 2 • 12-8 p.m. as the legal guardian. Additional Theme Thursdays at The Big Splash dependent children in the household may be added for $10 per child (up Visit The Big Splash on Thursdays to to three). Babysitters, grandparents, enjoy extraordinary fun based on a grandchildren, extended family different theme each week featuring members and others are not included games, decorations and special in the family season pass. Children guests like the Jackson Township Fire younger than 3 years at the time of Department during the 15-minute purchase are free. breaks. Check for themes and specific $180 (NR: $275) dates at The Big Splash and at BigSplash.GroveCityOhio.gov. Season Pass Sales - Early Bird Days: Thu. (Ages: 3-17) The Big Splash $50 (NR: $80) Free with admission Begins: June 6 • 12-5 p.m.

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Season Pass Sales - Early Bird (Ages: 18-54) $75 (NR: $140) Season Pass Sales - Early Bird (Ages: 55+) $50 (NR: $60) The Big Splash Season Pass Sales Regular Season Kingston Center & The Big Splash Purchase passes at the Kingston Center. After May 25, passes also can be purchased at The Big Splash. Season Pass Sales - Regular Season (Family) A family season pass admits up to two adults and a maximum of three dependent children younger than 18 all living in the same household as the legal guardian. Additional dependent children in the household may be added for $10 per child (up to three). Babysitters, grandparents, grandchildren, extended family members and others are not included in the family season pass. Children younger than 3 years at the time of purchase are free. $190 (NR: $285)

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Season Pass Sales - Regular Season (Ages: 3-17) $60 (NR: $90) Season Pass Sales - Regular Season (Ages: 18-54) $85 (NR: $150) Season Pass Sales - Regular Season (Ages: 55+) $60 (NR: $70) The Big Splash Day Pass Sales The Big Splash Begins: May 25 Facility closed when SWCSD in session: May 28-30; Aug. 21-23, 26-30 Day Pass Sales (Ages: 2 & younger) Free Day Pass Sales (Ages: 3-17) Non-resident day passes are available only for guests of residents or season pass holders with a maximum of five non-resident guest day passes per group per day. Call 614-277-1840 for information on birthday parties or other large groups. $6 (NR: $8) Day Pass Sales (Ages: 18-54) $6 (NR: $8) Day Pass Sales (Ages: 55+)

Wks: 2 • Classes: 4 • Days: Mon., Wed. The Big Splash $35 (NR: $40) Begins: June 3 • 8:15-8:45 p.m. Activity #: 190610502_02 Wks: 2 • Classes: 4 • Days: Mon., Wed. The Big Splash $35 (NR: $40) Begins: June 24 • 10-10:40 a.m. Activity #: 190610502_03 Wks: 2 • Classes: 4 • Days: Mon., Wed. The Big Splash $35 (NR: $40) Begins: June 24 • 8:15-8:45 p.m. Activity #: 190610502_04 Swim Lessons: Level 1 (Ages: 4-6) Learn to feel comfortable in the water and enjoy it safely. Skills include supported kicking and floating on front and back, water-adjustment skills and experiencing buoyancy. Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 10-10:40 a.m. Activity #: 190620502_07 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. Activity #: 190620502_08 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55)

Swim Lessons: Level 2 (Ages: 6-7) Learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Fundeamental skills include kicking and arm movement on back and front, water-adjustment skills, turning over and proper breathing. Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. Activity #: 190620502_13 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. Activity #: 190620502_14 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_15 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_16 Swim Lessons: Level 3 (Ages: 7-8)

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Build on Level 2 with additional guided practice. Coordinate breathing and personal safety skills with strokes like front and back crawls, elementary backstroke, treading water and safe diving.

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Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_21 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_22 Swim Lessons: Level 4 (Ages: 8-9) Improve front crawl and backstroke aptitude, learn basic breaststroke and sidestroke, and develop skills like wall turns, treading water, rescue breathing and CPR. Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 10-10:40 a.m. Activity #: 190620502_25 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. Activity #: 190620502_26 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 10-10:40 a.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_27 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_28

Swim Lessons: Level 5 (Ages: 9-10) Coordinate and refine key strokes during an introduction to the butterfly, open turns and feet-first surface dives. Develop underwater swimming, breathing control and safety skills. Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. Activity #: 190620502_31 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. Activity #: 190620502_32 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_33 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_34

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Swim Lessons: Level 6 (Ages: 10-17) Develop turns and pike and tuck surface dives, learn basic rescues and polish strokes to swim with more efficiency and power. Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. Activity #: 190620502_37 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 3 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. Activity #: 190620502_38 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_39 Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_40

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Gymnastics: 3 Year Olds (Age: 3)

RecSchool (Ages: 3-5) Grove City Parks and Recreation’s child-centered preschool fosters each child’s feelings of competence, social skills, independence, love of learning and appreciation for the wonders of nature. Curriculum is based on the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Content Standards and capitalizes on how children learn best: through play. Activities balance spontaneous and planned learning experiences including art, literacy, music, exploration, early academics, science and daily outdoor experiences. RecSchool is at Gantz Barn in Gantz Park and operates September through May with part-week, half-day classes offered morning or afternoon. Enrollees WeJoySing must be 3 years old by Sept. 30 of the (Ages: 1 month-5 years) current school year. Registration for each school year begins the previous Discover how your baby, toddler or February and continues until the preschooler learns and grows through program is full. JOY-filled musical play. Essential early childhood development is nurtured as Days: Mon., Wed. you play together, creating bonds that Gantz Barn last a lifetime. Visit WeJoySing.com for Morning and afternoon options dates, time and costs. 2019-2020 Registration: Call Michele Demmy, 614-871-6330, for Grove City United Methodist Church, information. 2684 Columbus St. Playgroup (Age: 2 with Adult) Two year olds and a parent or other caring adult enjoy preschool classroom activities including art, sensory exploration and self-directed and planned experiences. Registration for the next school year begins each May. Day: Fri. Gantz Barn 9-10:15 a.m. or 12:30-1:30 p.m. 2019-2020 Registration: Call Michele Demmy, 614-871-6330, for information.

Contact: WeJoySing.com and 614-868-0107 Gymnastics: Parent & Tot (Age: 2) Toddlers spend quality time with a parent while enhancing fine and gross motor skills and coordination as they practice following directions and taking turns to prepare for more advanced questions.

Young gymnasts learn basic skills on vault, bars, beam and floor, as they build foundational skills to advance upon, and practice following simple instructions and taking turns. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 13 • 5:30-6 p.m. Activity #: 190510106_02 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Gym $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 14 • 5-5:30 p.m. Activity #: 190510106_03 Baby Ballet (Ages: 3-4) New dancers are introduced to the fundamentals of ballet while developing coordination, balance and grace. Children sign up according to age and ability, and must be toilet trained. Ballet shoes or slippers needed. Tami Kelly instructs. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 9 $55 (NR: $63) Begins: May 8 • 5:30-6 p.m. Activity #: 190510201_01 JumpBunch (Ages: 1½-2) Toddlers build coordination, balance, teamwork and motor skills during coach-led activities. Through encouragement and success, children gain confidence, sports-readiness skills, and the foundations of fitness. JumpBunch (Ages: 18-23 months)

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $45 (NR: $50)

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Gym $60 (NR: $68)

Begins: May 13 • 5-5:30 p.m. Activity #: 190510106_01

Begins: May 8 • 6-6:30 p.m. Activity #: 190510303_01 JumpBunch (Age: 2)

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Learn to Swim: The Big Splash offers introductory swim lessons for toddlers accompanied by a parent. See page 4 for details.

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Sporties for Shorties (Ages: 3-5) Young children develop kicking, running, throwing and team skills through exciting lead-up sports activities and group games. Focus sports may include baseball, soccer, football and others. Powered by JumpBunch. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Gym $60 (NR: $68) Begins: May 8 • 7-7:45pm Activity #: 190510303_03 Soccer: Peewee (Age: 3) Run off built-up energy while playing soccer with an emphasis on building motor and socialization skills. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. All participants receive a T-shirt. Heather Younkin instructs. Wks: 3 • Classes: 3 • Day: Tue. Westgrove Park $17 (NR: $22) Begins: May 14 • 6:30-7 p.m. Activity #: 190510108_02 Soccer: Jr. Pele (Ages: 4-5) Make friends and learn soccer skills in a fun, safe environment while increasing motor and socialization skills. Wear athletic shoes, shin guards (recommended) and comfortable clothing. All players receive a T-shirt. Heather Younkin instructs. Wks: 6 • Classes: 12 • Days: Tue., Thu. Westgrove Park $50 (NR: $55) Begins: May 7 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190510108_01 Little Sluggers’ T-ball by Bally Sports (Ages: 3-4) Preschoolers get introduced to baseball fundamentals using instruction, gameplay and age-appropriate activities to learn proper batting, base running, fielding, throwing and catching. Parents are encouraged to assist. Bally Sports emphasizes sportsmanship by creating an encouraging atmosphere that helps players build self-esteem and interest in future participation. Players receive www.GroveCityOhio.gov

team shirt and cap to keep. Bring a water bottle and mitt. Bats and helmets provided. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Fri. Windsor Park $70 (NR $70) Begins May 11 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. No class: May 24 Activity #: Register at ballysportsgroup.com Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Fri. Windsor Park $70 (NR $70) Begins May 11 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. No class: May 24 Activity #: Register at ballysportsgroup.com Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Fri. Windsor Park $70 (NR $70) Begins May 11 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. No class: May 24 Activity #: Register at ballysportsgroup.com Nature Kids (Ages: 3-5) Explore one of Gantz Park’s natural areas each week. Trek through woods, climb hills, explore the creek and use natural items in a project. Dress to get messy. Nature Kids: Deep in the Dirt Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Gantz Farmhouse $5 (NR: $6) June 14 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190610902_01 Nature Kids: Rivers to the Sea Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Gantz Farmhouse $5 (NR: $6) June 21 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190610902_02 Nature Kids: Flying High Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Gantz Farmhouse $5 (NR: $6) June 28 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190610902_03

Learning Together (Ages: 2½-4) Child and a parent, or other caring adult, share hands-on learning activities promoting creative, academic and social skills as they paint, build with blocks, draw, sing and dance. Everyone should dress for play and exploration. Wks: 3 • Classes: 3 • Day: Thu. Gantz Barn - Downstairs $21 (NR: $25) Begins: June 13 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 190619904_01 RecCamp (Ages: 3-4) Preschool children build a love of learning and feelings of competence and independence in a nurturing classroom as they work and learn with others at creative, sensory, cooperative play and art activities. Each day concludes with circle time: singing, finger plays and reading. Parents are welcome to wait in the hallway or run errands while children are in class. Wks: 1 • Classes: 4 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. Gantz Barn - Downstairs $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 10 • 9-11 a.m. Activity #: 190619904_02 Wks: 1 • Classes: 4 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. Gantz Barn - Downstairs $50 (NR: $55) Begins: June 24 • 9-11 a.m. Activity #: 190619904_03 Safety Town (Ages: Pre-kindergarten) Designed to give children in Jackson Township including Grove City and Urbancrest starting kindergarten in 2019 a basic understanding of safety, each half-day class covers a different topic (e.g., school bus safety). Hosted by Jackson Township Professional Firefighters Local #2672. Wks: 1 • Classes: 7 Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Begins: June 6 • 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-3:15 p.m. Visit www.gcsafetytown.org.

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School Days Kingston Center $95 per month

Fall Youth Baseball (Ages: 5-18)

Days: Mon.-Fri. • 6-8 a.m. Follows SWCSD schedule Register in person at the Kingston Center.

Boys and girls learn basic baseball skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and enjoyment of the game with the objective of fostering a pleasurable experience for all children, parents and coaches. Register during June: weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., until 7 p.m., Tue., June 25. Provide the following at registration: parent/guardian signature on registration form, T-shirt size, proof of residence (for lower fee) and birth certificate (if first-time baseball participant). League assignment based on player age Aug. 31.

Before-School P.A.R.K. Intermediate (Grades: 5-6) Before-school P.A.R.K. creates a safe, fun environment in the morning hours before school starts for students of Hayes, Holt Crossing and Park Street intermediate schools. The monthly tuition fee includes breakfast and supervised recreational activities. This program meets every day the SWCSD is in session. Transportation to the child’s home school is provided by the SWCSD Transportation Department; Park Street Intermediate students walk to school with P.A.R.K. staff.

Days: Mon.-Sat. Windsor Park Practice starts week of July 29. Games start Aug. 17. Register in person at the Kingston Center. Fall Youth Baseball (Ages: 5-8) T-ball: Age 5 • Minor 6: Age 6 • Minor 7-8: Ages 7-8 Games: 10 $38 (NR: $48) Fall Youth Baseball (Ages: 9-18)

interest and free-choice activities and much more. Please pack a nutritious snack daily. School Days Bolton Crossing, Buckeye Woods, Highland Park, J.C. Sommer, Monterey, Richard Avenue Elementaries $187 per month

Minor 9-10: Ages 9-10 • Major: Ages 11Days: Mon.-Fri. • 2:30-6 p.m. 12 • Junior: Ages 13-14 • Big: Ages 15-18 Follows SWCSD schedule Games: 10 plus tournament Register in person at the Kingston $58 (NR: $68) Center. P.A.R.K. (Grades: K-4) Programmed After-school Recreation for Kids is committed to providing a safe, secure, enriching and affordable place to be after school. This schoolage childcare program offers daily after-school activities for children in kindergarten through grade four staffed by qualified childcare providers at each site. P.A.R.K. operates in the school gymnasiums every day the South-Western City School District (SWCSD) is in session. The program is designed for, but not limited to, children of working parents. P.A.R.K. provides planned cooperative games, outrageous play, fitness, indoor and outdoor activities, free art, special8 The Source

Before-School P.A.R.K. Elementary (Grades: K-4) Before-school P.A.R.K. creates a safe, fun environment in the morning hours before school starts for students of Bolton Crossing, Buckeye Woods, Highland Park, J.C. Sommer, Monterey and Richard Avenue elementaries. The monthly tuition fee includes breakfast and supervised recreational activities. This program meets every day the SWCSD is in session. Transportation to the child’s home school is provided by the SWCSD Transportation Department; J.C. Sommer elementary students walk to school with P.A.R.K. staff.

School Days Kingston Center $107 per month Days: Mon.-Fri. • 6-9 a.m. Follows SWCSD schedule Register in person at the Kingston Center. P.A.R.K. Registration: 2019-2020 School Year (Grades: K-6) Registration for the three schoolyear P.A.R.K. programs opens to the public in early May each year; current participants enjoy an early registration period. Register in person in the Kingston Center; a $30 non-refundable registration fee applies. Spaces are limited with openings filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Monthly fees are $187 for after-school, $95 for before-school elementary and $107 for before-school intermediate. $30 registration fee due at registration; payments made monthly August through April 8 a.m.-5 p.m. In-person registration opens to the public Wed., May 8.

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Summer P.A.R.K. (Grades K-4) Summer P.A.R.K. is a full-day childcare program offered Monday through Friday during the summer modeled on the after-school program. Kids enjoy planned cooperative games, outrageous play, fitness, indoor and outdoor activities, free art, special-interest and free-choice activities, on-site minicamps and more. Field trips and regular visits to the Big Splash are included. Completion of kindergarten is required. Wks: 9 • Classes: 45 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. $100 registration fee due at registration; four payments made May through July Register in person at the Kingston Center. Summer P.A.R.K. Highland Park Wks: 9 • Classes: 45 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Highland Park Elementary Four payments of $296 Begins: June 10 • 7 a.m.-6 p.m. No class: July 4-5 Summer P.A.R.K. Richard Avenue Wks: 9 • Classes: 45 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Richard Ave. Elementary Four payments of $296 Begins: June 10 • 7 a.m.-6 p.m. No class: July 4-5 Summer PlayZone (Grades K-4) The plan for a ton of summer fun just got better! Jump into athletic shoes, pack a lunch and enjoy this super-fun day camp with your friends. Develop self-esteem, independence and strong social skills through highly active games, outrageous play, special activities, free-choice art and adventurous off-site trips. Participants must have completed kindergarten. Wks: 8 • Classes: 31 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. Kingston Center Room 2 $338 (NR: $353) Begins: June 17 • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No class: July 4 Activity #: 190629805_01 www.GroveCityOhio.gov

Ballet: Basics (Ages: 8-12) Slightly older children just getting started are introduced to ballet fundamentals, developing coordination, balance and grace. Sign up according to age and ability. Ballet shoes or slippers needed. Tami Kelly instructs. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 9 $55 (NR: $63) Begins: May 8 • 6:30-7 p.m. Activity #: 190520201_02 Ballet: Princess (Ages: 5-7) Develop coordination, balance and grace while being introduced to the fundamentals of ballet. Soft-soled shoes or slippers needed. Tami Kelly instructs. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 9 $55 (NR: $63) Begins: May 8 • 6-6:30 p.m. Activity #: 190520201_01

Volleyball Clinics (Ages: 8-16) Improve overall skill levels in passing, setting, hitting, overhand serving and team defense to prepare for middle and high school volleyball. Beginners use Volley Lite. Instructed by college players Jordan, Karley and Annette Kusan. Volleyball Clinics: Setting & Passing (Ages: 8-11) Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Kingston Center Gym $38 (NR: $43) Begins: June 3 • 9-10 a.m. Activity #: 190620109_01 Volleyball Clinics: Hitting & Passing (Ages: 8-11) Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Kingston Center Gym $38 (NR: $43) Begins: June 10 • 9-10 a.m. Activity #: 190620109_02 Volleyball Clinic: Hitting & Overhand Serving (Ages: 8-11)

Learn to Swim: The Big Splash offers progressive swim lessons for youth. See page 4-5 for details.

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Volleyball Clinic: Setting, Passing, Hitting & Serving (Ages: 8-11) Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Kingston Center Gym $38 (NR: $43) Begins: June 24 • 9-10 a.m. Activity #: 190620109_04 Volleyball Clinics: Setting & Passing (Ages: 12-16) Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Kingston Center Gym $38 (NR: $43) Begins: June 3 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190620109_05 Volleyball Clinics: Hitting & Passing (Ages: 12-16) Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Kingston Center Gym $38 (NR: $43) Begins: June 10 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190620109_06 Volleyball Clinic: Hitting & Overhand Serving (Ages: 12-16) Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Kingston Center Gym $38 (NR: $43) Begins: June 17 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190620109_07 Volleyball Clinic: Setting, Passing, Hitting & Serving (Ages: 12-16) Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Kingston Center Gym $38 (NR: $43) Begins: June 24 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190620109_08

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F.A.S.T.E.R. (Ages: 8-18) Looking to improve your overall speed and running technique? Focus on flexibility, agility and speed training with extreme resistance to become quicker and faster. Led by certified instructor Mike Kusan. F.A.S.T.E.R. (Ages: 8-11) Wks: 4 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Wed. Kingston Center Room 5 $70 (NR: $78) Begins: June 3 • 9-10 a.m. Activity #: 190620306_01 F.A.S.T.E.R. (Ages: 8-11) Wks: 4 • Classes: 8 • Days: Tue., Thu. Kingston Center Room 5 $70 (NR: $78) Begins: June 4 • 9-10 a.m. Activity #: 190620306_02 F.A.S.T.E.R. (Ages: 12-18) Wks: 4 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Wed. Kingston Center Room 5 $70 (NR: $78) Begins: June 3 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190620306_03 F.A.S.T.E.R. (Ages: 12-18) Wks: 4 • Classes: 8 • Days: Tue., Thu. Kingston Center Room 5 $70 (NR: $78) Begins: June 4 • 10-11 a.m. Activity #: 190620306_04 Skating Lessons (Ages: 4-12)

Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Days: Sat. Skate America, 4357 Broadway $59 (NR $59) Begins: June 1 • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Register with Skate America VIPs: Teens for Grove City (Grades 7-12) Join the Volunteer Involvement Program (V.I.P.) to donate your time and expertise while gaining service hours and a great feeling of helping others. Hours are conveniently tracked through the program. Grove City offers many events and programs throughout the year, and participants in this program help make them successful. Join today to have fun and make a difference in the community. Applications are available in the Kingston Center and at GroveCityOhio.gov. Call 614-277-3058 for information. Karate: Peewee Beginner (Ages: 4-7) Learn basic karate movements, the martial arts philosophy and the importance of concentration and confidence. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 6 • 5-5:30 p.m. No class: May 27 Activity #: 190520601_01 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 7 • 6-6:30 p.m. Activity #: 190520601_02 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50)

Learn basic roller skating skills at Skate America. Students receive free roller skates and may stay after lessons to practice. Register at Skate America, 4357 Broadway, or call 614-875-7606.

Begins: May 8 • 5-5:30 p.m. Activity #: 190520601_03

Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Days: Sat. Skate America, 4357 Broadway $59 (NR $59)

Begins: May 9 • 6-6:30 p.m. Activity #: 190520601_04

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50)

Begins: May 4 • 10-11 a.m. Register with Skate America

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Karate: Beginner (Ages: 8+) Build concentration and confidence with an emphasis on marital arts philosophy while learning karate basics, movement drills, kata (forms) and non-contact sparring. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 3 $60 (NR: $65) Begins: May 6 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 190560603_01 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 3 $60 (NR: $65) Begins: May 7 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190560603_04 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 3 $60 (NR: $65)

Karate: Peewee Advanced (Ages: 4-7) Build on the basics of karate with movement drills, form (kata) and noncontact sparring with added emphasis on concentration, confidence and the martial arts philosophy. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 6 • 5:30-6 p.m. No class: May 27 Activity #: 190520602_01 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 7 • 5:30-6 p.m. Activity #: 190520602_02 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 8 • 5:30-6 p.m. Activity #: 190520602_03 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 3 $45 (NR: $50) Begins: May 9 • 5:30-6 p.m. Activity #: 190520602_04

Begins: May 8 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 190560603_03 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 3 $60 (NR: $65) Begins: May 9 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 190560603_02 Karate: Beginner, Twice per Week (Ages: 8+) Wks: 6 • Classes: 12 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. Kingston Center Room 3 $80 (NR: $85) Begins: May 6 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 190560603_05 Karate: Advanced (Ages: 8+)

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 3 $60 (NR: $65) Begins: May 8 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190560604_03 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 3 $60 (NR: $65) Begins: May 9 • 5-6 p.m. Activity #: 190560604_04 Karate: Advanced, Twice per Week (Ages: 8+) Wks: 6 • Classes: 12 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. Kingston Center Room 3 $80 (NR: $85) Begins: May 6 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190560604_05 Big Amazing Art! Painting & More (Ages: 6-12) Cover a variety of styles and techniques while focusing on the process, using quality materials and supplies found in an artist’s studio like pastels, watercolors, acrylics and more. Take home a finished piece each class. Art supplies furnished. Dress to get messy/ bring a smock! Wks: 3 • Classes: 3 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 2 $30 (NR: $35) Begins: May 7 • 7-7:45 p.m. Activity #: 190520402_01 Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 2 $40 (NR: $45) Begins: June 4 • 7-7:45 p.m. Activity #: 190620402_01

Deepen levels of concentration and confidence, while emphasizing martial Bird Feeders arts philosophy and learning more (Ages: 6-12) advanced movements drills, kata (form) Help your feathered friends this spring and non-contact sparring. by making bird feeders. Take home Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. your creation to place in your yard to Kingston Center Room 3 serve your avian guests. $60 (NR: $65) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Begins: May 6 • 7-8 p.m. Kingston Center Room 2 Activity #: 190560604_01 $10 (NR: $12) Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. May 23 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kingston Center Room 3 Activity #: 190520410_03 $60 (NR: $65) Begins: May 7 • 5-6 p.m. Activity #: 190560604_02

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Edible Art (Ages: 5-10)

Frozen Summer Treats (Ages: 9-11)

Join us to create forest-themed treats in Learn to make your own flavorful fun shapes like campfires, animals and frozen pops to keep in the freezer for more. cool, nutritious snacks on hot summer days. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 2 $12 (NR: $14)

June 27 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 190620412_01 Fairy & Dinosaur Gardens (Ages: 5-7) Choose a fairy or dinosaur theme for your garden then use thyme and other small plants to create a special bower for fairies who live in your garden or a mini-Jurassic Park for dinosaurs. Plants and decorative items provided; feel free to bring additions. Pick garden type at registration. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $25 (NR: $28) May 22 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190520410_02 Gnome House (Ages: 5-8) Make a festive home for a gnome to place in your garden. Dress to get messy; outdoor paint is used. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $12 (NR: $14) May 8 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190520410_01 Mother’s Day Planter (Ages: 6-12) Hooray, hooray for Mother’s Day! Make a succulent terrarium for your mother or other loved one. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 2 $14 (NR: $16) May 9 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 190520413_01

Wks: 2 • Classes: 2 • Day: Tue. Gantz Farmhouse $30 (NR: $34)

Begins: June 11 • 6-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 190620701_01 Muffin Tin Snacks (Ages: 9-11) Muffin tins aren’t just for baking muffins and cupcakes. Learn to make great snacks or easy meals like cheeseburger cups and mini-pizza cups by placing refrigerated dough and other ingredients in muffin tins. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Gantz Farmhouse $25 (NR: $28) May 28 • 6-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 190520701_01 No-bake Granola Bars (Ages: 5-7) Make yummy fruit-and-nut granola bars that require no baking. Gloria Hartung instructs.

Fairy Tea Midsummer’s Eve is the night the fairies come out to play. So drink some fairy punch, nibble on some fairy cakes, listen to some fairy stories and make a fairy wand and dust. Celebrate with the Gardens at Gantz Farm Volunteers and the fairies at a tea especially designed for you accompanied by a parent. A Gantz Fairy may even come by to teach you the fairy dance. Designed for children accompanied by a parent; fee is per person. Fairy Tea (Child) (Ages: 5-11) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Gantz Farmhouse $12 (NR: $15) June 20 • 7-9 p.m. Activity #: 190620903_01 Fairy Tea (Adult) (Ages: 18+) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Gantz Farmhouse $18 (NR: $22) June 20 • 7-9 p.m. Activity #: 190640903_01 Garden Sprouts (Ages: 6-11)

Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $10 (NR: $12)

Experience the basics of starting and growing your own vegetable garden. In a hands-on group garden, learn to prepare the ground for seeds, then June 5 • 7-8 p.m. plant, water and watch them grow into Activity #: 190620701_02 vegetables, reaping your harvest at the end of the program. Dress to get messy. Young Chef Cooking Camp May 13 is the informational meeting (Ages: 6-8) for parents and children to explain the Budding chefs use fresh herbs and program. Garden volunteer Amy Weber other ingredients to prepare interesting instructs. dishes while learning basic cooking Wks: 15 • Classes: 15 • Day: TBD techniques and kitchen safety. Children compile recipes into personal Gantz Farmhouse $40 (NR: $45) cookbooks to take home at session’s end. Info Meeting: May 13 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190520901_01 Wks: 1 • Classes: 3 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $40 (NR: $45) Begins: June 17 • 1-2:30 p.m. Activity #: 190620701_03

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Creek Exploration (Ages: 8-14) Uncover the secrets of the stream! Team up with an aquatic biologist to look under rocks for hidden creatures, test water quality with scientific equipment, and have fun getting a little muddy along the way. Dress to get messy including protective shoes that can get wet and dirty (no flip-flops). Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Gantz Park Large Shelter $8 (NR: $10) June 20 • 5-6 p.m. Activity #: 190620902_01 Little Medical School: Is There a Doctor in the House? (Ages: 5-12) Discover medicine, science and health while exploring the inspiring world of physicians. Use interactive demonstrations, crafts and games to learn how the body works and use instruments real doctors use including a working stethoscope you keep. Tie knots like a surgeon and make models of the spine, brain, bones, eye and so much more! Receive a diploma at end of course. Wks: 1 • Classes: 5 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Kingston Center Room 9 $375 (NR: $390) Begins: June 17 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Activity #: 190621001_01

Dealing with an aging parent or other loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease? The Evans Center hosts monthly support meetings. See page 16 for details. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

Adult Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing Enjoy a challenging round of golf in the stunning beauty of Pinnacle Golf Course while making a drive against hunger. Outing raises funds for LifeCare Alliance’s Meals on Wheels. Can’t golf, but want to help? Hole sponsorships ($200) and donations of items for the silent auction, skill and door prizes and goody bags are appreciated. Day: Mon. Pinnacle Golf Course $125 per individual $450 per team May 6 • 10 a.m. shotgun start Register by Fri., April 26 Call 614-277-3050 Adult Cornhole: Summer (Ages: 18+) Toss your cares away and take this favorite lawn game to a new level of fun and competition on the patio. Teams of two play a minimum of three games per night. Wks: 6 • Day: Thu. Grove City Brewing Co., 3946 Broadway $50 per team Begins: June 20 • 6-8 p.m. No matches: July 4 Register at the Kingston Center during May Strong by Zumba® (Ages: 18+)

Zumba® (Ages: 18+) Incorporate international music and cardio-based dance movements into dynamic workouts with easy-to-follow steps that sculpt and strengthen. Led by Dana Olshefski. Visit facebook.com/ GroveCityZumbawithDanaO or call 614-595-8130. Weekly Evans Center Auditorium $5 per class Sat. • 10:15-11:15 a.m. Drop in Line Dance (Ages: 18+)

Combine high intensity interval training (HIIT) with music, syncing moves with dance music in a way that pushes all fitness levels past perceived limits, reaching fitness goals faster using body weight to improve muscular endurance, tone and definition. Bring a mat. Led by Dana Olshefski. Visit facebook.com/ GroveCityZumbawithDanaO or call 614-595-8130.

Learn beginner and intermediate-level country and ballroom line dances 7-8 p.m., followed by a ballroom lesson 8-8:30 p.m. Meet new friends and learn exciting new dances set to beautiful music and led by an instructor Laura Landolt. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that slide easily across the floor.

Weekly Evans Center Auditorium $8 per class

Begins: May 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 190540202_01

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Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Tue. Evans Center Auditorium $18 (NR: $20) Begins: June 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 190640202_01

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Rev+Flow (Ages: 18+) Join a judgment-free class with easy-to-follow moves that work! This low-impact strength workout sculpts muscles and burns fat while increasing balance and flexibility. All fitness levels welcome! Bring a mat; light weights optional. Led by Theresa Wahl. More info at facebook.com/groups/ REFITwithTheresa. Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $20 (NR: $22) Begins: May 1 • 7:15-8:15 p.m. Activity #: 190540311_01 Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $20 (NR: $22) Begins: June 5 • 7:15-8:15 p.m. Activity #: 190640311_01 Yoga (Ages: 18+) Learn to relax the body and calm the mind. Melt away tension and stress by combining Hatha yoga posture with breathing techniques and deep relaxation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, bring a towel or mat and come with an empty stomach. Toni Weeks, registered yoga instructor, leads. Yoga Monday Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Evans Center Auditorium $34 (NR: $39) Begins: June 10 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 190640301_01 Yoga Wednesday Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $34 (NR: $39) Begins: June 12 • 6-7 p.m. No class: July 3 Activity #: 190640301_02

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Acrylic & Mixed Media Art Canvas (Ages: 15+) Learn techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces (walls, furniture and décor). Explore applying acrylic paint using collage, water, rubbing alcohol, gel gloss medium and crackle medium. No experience needed. All materials supplied to create an 11x14 abstract, mixed-media artwork. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 2 $38 (NR: $43) June 13 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 190630402_01 DIY Reusable Beeswax Bowl Covers & Food Wrappers (Ages: 18+) Want to reduce plastic waste in your kitchen? Make eco-friendly covers of beeswax-coated cloth to wrap up snacks, sandwiches, veggies, bread and cheese and to cover bowls. Reusable, washable and moldable, these cloths can be used over and over to hold and cover food in the refrigerator or take for lunch or a picnic. Make three different sizes to use in your kitchen or give as gifts. Mary Jane LaLonde instructs. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Gantz Farmhouse $12 (NR: $14) May 20 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190540410_01

Herb & Fruit Sorbets (Ages: 18+) Summer is the time for frozen treats. Blend fresh fruit and herbs for nextlevel treats like delicious, healthy lemon-rosemary, blueberry-lavender and rosehip-red berry sorbets. No ice cream maker required. Tasting, recipes and a sample to freeze at home included. Mary Jane LaLonde instructs. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Gantz Farmhouse $12 (NR: $14) June 6 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190640701_02 Salad Bowl Garden (Ages: 18+) Grow your own fresh salad greens. Plant a bowl planter with salad greens and an herb to grow on your patio or doorstep. Also learn to prepare herbal salad dressings to enhance your salads. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Sat. Gantz Farmhouse $25 (NR: $28) June 1 • 9-11 a.m. Activity #: 190640701_01

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8 Herbs You Can’t Live Without (Ages: 18+)

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Discover the eight most useful herbs for the Transportation Program (Ages: 55+) home gardener including how to cultivate them, their histories, uses and associated Transportation services are provided to folklore. Take home a plant and an Grove City/Jackson Township residents information sheet. Gloria Hartung instructs. for Grove City-area destinations. Members can receive transportation Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. to grocery stores, banks or medical Gantz Farmhouse appointments. The buses provide non$8 (NR: $9) driving members with transportation May 14 • 7-8 p.m. to and from Center activities. One bus Activity #: 190540904_01 is equipped with wheelchair lifts, but all participants must be able to board Bible Plants for American Gardens the bus without assistance from the (Ages: 18+) driver. Schedule an appointment at Learn what plants grew in the Holy least three days in advance including Land during biblical times including for Evans Center outings: call 9 a.m. the most recent historical evidence to noon, Monday through Friday. proving it and which ones can survive Please be patient! We keep our buses in Central Ohio (and how to find them busy. Transportation is canceled when online). Use this knowledge to create SWCSD is closed for inclement weather. a themed garden – use plants with a Please note: bus drivers no longer biblical history to enhance your present accept payments on the bus. garden, add them to a meditation area Daily or create a bible garden at your church. $2 per trip Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Mon.-Fri. • Call to schedule Gantz Farmhouse Schedule appointment (at least 3 $6 (NR: $7) days before): 614-277-1066 June 25 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 190640904_01 LifeCare Alliance Lunch Program (Ages: 60+) Rain Barrel Workshop Enjoy a nutritious, hot lunch five days (Residents Ages: 18+) a week at the Evans Center. The daily First-time rain barrel participants who menu is listed in the local newspapers are residents of Grove City or Jackson and at the Center. Call one day in Township learn the importance of water advance to make a reservation. Van conservation, the benefits of rain barrels transportation is available and must and how they are made and installed. Fee be requested. Prepackaged cold, includes a 50-gallon, charcoal-colored rain vegetarian and hot served meals are barrel with diverter ready to be installed. available daily. Be prepared to bring it home with you. Daily Upgrade to a more advanced, graniteEvans Center colored barrel for an additional $10. $1.50 Rain Barrel Workshop (Charcoal) Mon.-Fri. • 11:45 a.m. Call LifeCare Alliance Meals on Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Wheels (at least 1 day before): Gantz Farmhouse 614-278-3152 $55

Evans Center. Each 90-minute route visits 12 to 15 elderly or disabled persons. Training is provided. Weekend opportunities are also available.

May 15 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 190540905_01

Wks: 4 • Days: Mon.-Fri. Evans Center $15 per month

Rain Barrel Workshop (Granite) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $65 May 15 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 190540905_02 www.GroveCityOhio.gov

Meals on Wheels: Volunteer to Help a Needy Neighbor (All Ages) Share your time and visit the homebound to deliver a hot meal and a message of loving concern from the community: volunteer for a Meals on Wheels route picked up daily at the

Daily Register with LifeCare Alliance Call LifeCare Alliance Volunteer Services: 614-437-2859. Evans Center Volunteer Program (Ages: 55+) The Center owes much of its success to the dedicated patrons who contribute their time and talents. The volunteer program provides many meaningful service opportunities. Share your special talent, craft or game with others. Ask about the rewards offered to Senior Partners. Contact the Evans Center Front Desk for information. Computer Lab (Ages: 55+) The Evans Center is fully equipped with desktop computers to meet your technology needs. Services are free, but you must sign up for a user ID and password at the front desk. Daily Evans Center Free with registration Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Evans Center Fitness Room (Ages: 55+) Use this great resource to stay fit by accessing elliptical machines, treadmills, NuStep, recumbent and upright bikes, hydraulic weight machines and free weights. Wks: 4 • Days: Mon.-Fri. Evans Center $15 per month Begins May 1 • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Register with the Evans Center

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Alzheimer’s Support Group (All Ages) The everyday challenges faced by those dealing with Alzheimer’s and related diseases can be overwhelming. Caregivers get a sense of belonging by interacting with those facing similar challenges. Under the guidance of Paula Taliaferro. Monthly Evans Center 4th Tue. • 7 p.m. Drop in Parkinson’s Disease Support (All Ages) Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio offers support, sharing information about living with Parkinson’s disease, what families should know and resources available to patients and loved ones. Open to community members living with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Monthly Evans Center 3rd Wed. • 1-2 p.m. Drop in Senior Options (Ages: 60+)

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) (Ages: 55+) During S.A.L.T. meetings, representatives from Grove City Police and Jackson Township Fire share information about community services and crime and safety issues important to seniors. For information, contact the crime prevention coordinator at 614-277-1765. Monthly Evans Center 2nd Tue. • 1 p.m. Drop in Jackson Township Community CARES (Ages: 55+)

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Join Nancy Ritter for camaraderie and fine arts. Bring your greenware projects; paint and brushes are provided. Weekly Evans Center Classroom $7 materials fee Wed. • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in Bead Class (Ages: 55+) Join Linda Miller to make unique beaded decorations including fun holiday themes while building friendships. Choose your own projects and pay the instructor for materials.

Weekly Join the Jackson Township Fire Evans Center Department to learn about the new CARES community paramedic program. Mon. • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in Engage in a Q&A session and receive blood pressure and sugar checks and Vocal Chorus medication reviews. (Ages: 55+) Monthly New singers always are welcome to Evans Center join this group of music lovers without 1st Wed. • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. auditioning. Carol Barnick directs. Drop in Weekly Evans Center Amity Home Healthcare Blood Pressure Screening Fri. • 9 a.m. (Ages: 55+) Drop in A nurse from Amity Home Healthcare Evans Center Art Guild stops in monthly to conduct blood(Ages: 55+) pressure checks.

Senior Options provides in-home services to maintain independence for Franklin County residents aged 60+ not qualified for PASSPORT services. Payment is based on a sliding income scale. COAAA provides in-home assessments and case management for the program. Available services include: Monthly personal care, home-delivered meals Evans Center and emergency-response systems. 3rd Wed. • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 614-525-6200 Drop in Grove City Area Seniors Club Guardian Angel Home Health Care Meeting Blood Pressure Screening (Ages: 55+) (Ages: 55+) Gather with other members for Guardian Angel Home Health Care fellowship during a short business representatives perform bloodmeeting followed by bingo. This is a pressure screenings. great way to meet other members.

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Spend time with others who also have an interest in the visual arts while drawing, painting and working in other media. Share your talents and techniques with fellow artists. Bring your own supplies. Nancy Ritter and Jim Lawton lead. Weekly Evans Center Classroom Fri. • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in

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Wood Carving Group (Ages: 55+) Looking for a fun, relaxing hobby? Try woodcarving! Learn the basics of wood and tool selection, safety and sharpening, design and blank preparation, and some finishing. All experience levels welcome. Loaner tools and beginner projects available. Gary Gardner leads. Weekly Evans Center Tue. • 2-3 p.m. Drop in Chair Stretch (Ages: 55+)

Senior Exercise (Ages: 55+) Keep those joints and muscles moving during instructor-led exercises designed for active seniors. Wks: 5 • Classes: 9 • Days: Mon., Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: May 1 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. No class: May 27 Activity #: 190550303_01 Wks: 4 • Classes: 7 • Days: Mon., Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: June 3 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. No class: June 12 Activity #: 190650303_01

Dealing with arthritis or joint pain? We lead exercises designed for seniors Senior Yoga who find it difficult to work out while (Ages: 55+) standing or have trouble getting up and down for floor exercises. Bring light Reap the benefits of yoga in a class designed especially for seniors. Toni weights (one or two pounds). Weeks instructs. Wks: 5 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Wed. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Evans Center Auditorium Evans Center Auditorium $15 $22 Begins: May 1 • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Begins: June 11 • 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. No class: May 27 No class: July 2 Activity #: 190550302_01 Activity #: 190650301_01 Wks: 4 • Classes: 7 • Days: Mon., Wed. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Evans Center Auditorium Evans Center Auditorium $15 $22 Begins: June 3 • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Begins: June 13 • 9-10 a.m. No class: June 12 No class: July 4 Activity #: 190650302_01 Activity #: 190650301_02 Tai Chi (Ages: 55+) Improve balance and strengthen muscles through this martial art often described as meditation in motion. A great way to reduce your risk of falling, a serious health issue for those over 50. Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: May 1 • 2-3 p.m. Activity #: 190550309_01

Don’t miss out! All ages of adults are welcome to participate in the offerings in the Adult section including Line Dance classes. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: June 5 • 2-3 p.m. June 12 class meets in Kingston Center Room 3. Activity #: 190650309_01

Air Force Museum (Ages: 55+) Ace Memorial Day weekend: take an inspiring visual tour of the history of military aviation at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. Lunch on your own. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Departs the Evans Center $10 May 24 • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Activity #: 190550807_04 American Whistle Corporation Tour (Ages: 55+) Did you miss our last excursion? We heard your request for another trip! From coaches and referees to personalsafety practitioners and police officers, safety whistles straight from America’s heartland play a significant role in the lives of millions of people. Bring $5 entry fee. Lunch at Woody’s Wing House (on your own). Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Departs the Evans Center $5 May 14 • 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Activity #: 190550807_02 Grove City Historical Tour (Ages: 55+) Discover Grove City’s historical gems during private tours of the Grant-Sawyer Home, Century Village and the Grove City Museum. Followed by lunch (on your own) at the historic Planks on Broadway. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Departs the Evans Center $7 June 7 • 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Activity #: 190650807_03 Amish Tour (Ages: 55+) Harken back to a simpler time during a visit to Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio. Enjoy shopping, lunch and a stop at the popular Walnut Creek Cheese Shop. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $15 May 16 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Activity #: 190550807_03 The Source 17


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Roscoe Village (Ages: 55+) The shops and restaurants in Historic Roscoe Village keep things interesting: browse for that perfect item for you or a unique gift at shops featuring fine jewelry, handmade leather goods, antiques, kitchenware and clothing as well as plants, gourmet foods, homemade fudge and custard, coffee and wine. Lunch on your own. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $15 June 27 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Activity #: 190650807_02 The Wilds (Ages: 55) Discover the Wilds! Encounter amazing animals from an open-air vehicle as a knowledgeable guide takes you through open-range animal areas to view many rare and endangered species roaming in expansive, natural settings. Tour includes stops at Lake Trail and the Carnivore Center dedicated to the breeding and scientific study of endangered animals. A deli lunch is included at the Wilds Overlook Café. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Departs the Evans Center $55 June 21 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Activity #: 190650807_06 Eldorado Casino (Ages: 55+) Enjoy gaming fun! Hop on the minibus for at-the-door drop off at Eldorado Gaming’s Scioto Downs Racino. Includes $20 worth of free play and half-price buffet for seniors. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 May 8 • 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Activity #: 190550807_01 Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 June 12 • 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Activity #: 190650807_01

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Euchre (Ages: 55+) Gather with friends for a rousing afternoon of card playing. Bring a favorite snack to share. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium May 24 • 1-3 p.m. Activity #: 190550805_01 Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium June 28 • 1-3 p.m. Activity #: 190650805_01 Wii Bowling (Ages: 55+) Join the 12-week Wii Bowling League complete with handicapped scoring with up to (15) four-person teams that compete Tuesday and Thursday of each week. Standings are kept and an awards luncheon closes out the league. Barb and Bill Morris lead. Wks: 12 • Classes: 48 • Days: Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Evans Center

Showstoppers Production: Here Comes the Judge (Ages: 55+) Judge Judy has never been this entertaining! Uncontrollable laughs abound when the zany Judge Knott presides. Before the judge can rule, his courtroom is taken hostage by Weasel, a dog-knapper, and his girlfriend, Delores, who have fled from an adjoining courtroom. In this time of crisis, feuding factions put differences aside to defeat their zany captors, and, believe it or not, two romances blossom! Days: Tue., Wed., Thu. Evans Center Auditorium Drop in; donations to Food Pantry appreciated June 4, 5 & 6 • 1 p.m.; additional Wed. performance at 7 p.m. Drop in; please call 614-277-1060 for large groups Kentucky Derby Party (Ages: 55+)

Enjoy the history and across-the-board excitement of the Run for the Roses! Begins: May 21 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the first jewel of the Triple Activity #: 190550808_02 Crown as the Evans Center parlays Kentucky Derby traditions. Experience Friday Flicks “horse races” at Dudley Downs (Ages: 55+) complete with hors d’oeuvres while View a variety of films on the big projector wearing your elaborate Derby hat. screen with friends while enjoying popcorn. Wager on your favorite thoroughbred and enter the Winner’s Circle if you win. Friday Flick: A Dog’s Way Home Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Follow the heartwarming adventure of Evans Center Auditorium Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic $10 400-mile journey home after she is May 3 • 12-3 p.m. separated from her beloved human. Activity #: 190550808_01 Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium Lunch & Learn: Benefits of Physical May 10 • 12:30-3 p.m. Therapy Activity #: 190550804_01 (Ages: 55+) Friday Flick: The Upside Inspired by true events, this heartfelt comedy tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a recently paroled convict and a paralyzed billionaire. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium June 14 • 12:30-3 p.m. Activity #: 190650804_02

Have questions about the benefits of physical therapy or eligibility for therapy services? Join us for an informative Q&A with lunch provided by Monterey and West Park Rehabilitation Centers. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Evans Center Multipurpose Room June 20 • 1-2 p.m. Activity #: 190650810_01 www.GroveCityOhio.gov


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Lunch & Learn: Estate Planning (Ages: 55+) Learn about organizing an estate including account registration, beneficiary designation, will, trust, tax information, life insurance and transfer on death with Chris Gorley from Edward Jones. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Multipurpose Room May 17 • 1-2:30 p.m. Activity #: 190550810_02 Lunch & Learn: Social Security 101 (Ages: 55+) Join Bob Brown and Nathan Fausnaugh of Western Southern Life for an overview of Social Security. Become educated about the many decisions involved in claiming Social Security and their consequences, and strategies for maximizing your benefits. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Evans Center Auditorium May 9 • 1-2 p.m. Activity #: 190550810_01 Ice Cream & Bingo (Ages: 55+) Head to Monterey Care Center for cold ice cream and hot bingo fun. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 May 20 • 2-3:30 p.m. Activity #: 190550807_06 Lunch at StoryPoint (Ages: 55+) Join us on a trip to StoryPoint for a BBQ and ice cream in the courtyard. A representative from the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society shares Grove City history and some exciting things happening this summer in our beautiful city. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $5 June 13 • 1-3 p.m. Activity #: 190650807_04

Lunch Bunch & Supper Club Outings (Ages: 55+) Don’t eat alone! Join our gourmet diners and head to different restaurants for a variety of dining experiences on your own including door-to-door transportation via minibus. Lunch Bunch: Hickory House Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 June 17 • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Activity #: 190650802_01 Lunch Bunch: P.F. Chang’s Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $5 May 30 • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Activity #: 190550802_01 Supper Club: Cap City Diner Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 June 26 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 190650802_03 Supper Club: Carrabba’s Italian Grill Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 June 3 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 190650802_02

Showtime at Der Dutchman: Ricky Nelson Remembered (Ages: 55+) Rock superstar Ricky Nelson was a popular heartthrob from the 1950s throughout the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll. Although he died in a plane crash in 1985, Ricky’s legacy lives on as his twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, perform his greatest hits set to a heartwarming video featuring scenes from “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” and his stellar musical career. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $59 June 19 • 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Activity #: 190650807_05 Snooty Fox (Ages: 55+) These Cincinnati shops offer discounted shopping with plentiful choices of gently used designer clothing from thousands of consignors. Find stylish furniture, decorative items, jewelry, handbags and other accessories, outerwear, and women’s business, casual and special-occasion selections. Includes morning coffee and mimosas, baked goods, boxed lunches from Panera and dessert. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $35 May 9 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Activity #: 190550807_05

Supper Club: Hofbrauhaus Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 May 22 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 190550802_03 Supper Club: Tres Potrillos Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 May 6 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 190550802_02

Registration

Online, phone and office registration begins Mon., April 29 www.GroveCityOhio.gov

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Grove City Parks and Recreation offers six easy methods to register for classes. Registration forms are available for download online at GroveCityOhio.gov or pick up at the Kingston Center or the Evans Center. ONLINE registration is available at GroveCityOhio.gov for most Parks and Recreation offerings (sports excluded), providing 24-hour access to our exciting array of options for all ages.

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WALK-IN registration is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., for preschool, youth and adult classes, and at the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., for 55+ offerings.

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Registration by PHONE is accepted via Visa or MasterCard only, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the Evans Center, 614-277-1060, for 55+ classes, and the Kingston Center, 614-277-3050, for all others.

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Use the silver DROP BOX located on the parking-lot side of the Kingston Center for afterhours registration. The box is opened at 8 a.m. each business day; registrations placed in the box after 8 a.m. are processed the next business day.

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Registration by FAX is accepted via Visa or MasterCard only and is treated as a mail-in priority. Fax: 614-277-3090 MAIL your payment and completed registration form to: Grove City Parks and Recreation Department, Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., Grove City, OH 43123

Payment Methods •  Cash or Money Order •  Checks made payable to: City of Grove City. A customer with a returned check is assessed a $25 fee. Any customer with two returned checks within 12 months must pay all subsequent fees by cash or money order. •  Credit Card: MasterCard or Visa only Confirmation Once you have registered for a class, no other confirmations are made unless a change is made in the program details. It is the responsibility of the participant to be present on the date and time listed. Cancellations/Credit Registered participants may cancel from a program, but it is that participant’s responsibility to contact the Parks and Recreation Department. A credit is made to the participant’s account if a request is made in writing prior to the start of the program. To receive a full refund for sports, the request must be made before uniforms are ordered. Class/Event Cancellation All classes and events are subject to change or cancellation based on participation and instructor availability. A staff member will notify all registered class participants as changes occur. Photos and Videos The City of Grove City reserves the right to photograph or record event and program participants for publicity purposes. Images may be used in catalogs, brochures, magazines, ads or other print or electronic public relations efforts (i.e., website, social media). Residency Rates & Fair Share Policy The lower “resident rate” provides credit to those paying municipal taxes that help support the programs 20 The Source

and events offered by the City of Grove City. To qualify as a resident, a person must live or work in Grove City or Jackson Township. This does not include all of ZIP code 43123; ZIP codes are used by the U.S. Postal Service to designate the office that delivers mail to an address. Visit FranklinCountyAuditor.com to check your address. Grove City parcel IDs start with 040; unincorporated Jackson Township with 160. Through the City of Grove City Fair Share Policy, non-residents who pay income tax to the City of Grove City are eligible to participate at resident rates. To be eligible, non-residents must annually provide proof of employment on company letterhead with the signature of the personnel director or a current pay stub showing the employer’s address. Equal Opportunities and Special Populations The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department is committed to serving the whole community. All persons regardless of age, sex, race, color, national origin or religion are encouraged to participate. Our goal is also to include individuals with special needs in our existing programs based on their need and ability. Groups or individuals serving special populations are welcome to contact the department to make program arrangements. The City of Grove City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to its programs or activities. An ADA Coordinator has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Justice regulations implementing Subtitle A of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq.), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public agencies. The ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 614-277-3050. www.GroveCityOhio.gov


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2009

Nichole Brewer is named a Golden Guard by EA by impressing an auditor as an example of a “perfect lifeguard.”

Splasher becomes the new mascot as part of the 10th birthday festivities.

Attendance

The Big Splash is a popular place for the community to spend hot summer days, whether a season pass holder or just visiting for the day. But it is possible to be too popular. In response to overcrowding issues in 2012, City Administration increased the focus on Grove City citizens by limiting day pass sales to members of the Grove City community and their guests. 10-year Visit Total: 377,211

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 2014  2015

 2016  2017  2018

The addition of a stage means 2013 more access and engagement during Theme Thursday presentations.

EA International Safety Award

Two Decades of Fun in the Sun

Since opening in July 1999, The Big Splash continues to improve the visitor experience by adding new and removing ineffective features big and small, up front and behind the scenes, always with fun and safety in mind. Highlights of the past 10 years include: • New seating and shade structures • Stage and shelter house replacing the seldom-used sand areas • Technology upgrades to speed up the admission process • New signage and clocks • Water filtration systems and chemical sensors • Addition of exterior LED lighting • Higher lifeguard stands for better sight lines • A zero-waste initiative as part of a SWACO partnership • Installation of aquatic climbing walls and water-play structures • Patron engagement amenities such as Theme Thursday guests and activities, Pass Holder Appreciation Days, parties and the custom “Splash Radio” broadcasts

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Platinum  2012  2013

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Gold

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Aquatic climbing walls add a challenging venture for older youth.

Swim Lessons

Learning to swim leads to more than just fun and exercise - it can save a life. The Big Splash is committed to teaching the children of Grove City to build swimming proficiencies as they advance in skill level. 10-year Swim Lesson Total: 2,597

Responding to Changing Trends

When The Big Splash opened, it featured a sand play area and volleyball court. The areas became less popular and sand accumulated in the water and filters. In 2013, the sand areas were replaced with a shelter, a presentation stage and grassy area - all popular with our current visitors!

Safety is the main objective of The Big Splash where we consistently are recognized with high marks from Jeff Ellis and Associates (EA), the international company the City contracts with to provide safety training. The International Platinum Award for Excellence is EA’s highest honor; gold is second. In the past 10 years, The Big Splash earned a rating of Platinum or Gold every year.

New water-play features engage a wider range of ages.

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