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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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CITY OF GROVE CITY Building Division.....................614-277-3075 City Council............................614-277-3065 City Information......................614-277-3000 Community Relations..............614-277-3040 Development..........................614-277-3004 Division of Police....................614-277-1710 Evans Center..........................614-277-1060 Finance/Tax............................614-277-3025 Human Resources...................614-277-3013 Mayor’s Court.........................614-277-1715 Mayor’s Office.........................614-277-3006 Parks & Recreation.................614-277-3050 Parks Weather Hotline.............614-277-3060 Service Department................614-277-1100 Zoning....................................614-277-3086

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

City Offices City Hall 4035 Broadway Evans Center 4330 Dudley Ave. Kingston Center 3226 Kingston Ave. Safety Complex (Police) 3360 Park St. Service Complex 3262 Ventura Blvd. 2 The Source

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)

Begins: June 24 • 10-10:40 a.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_09

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.

Toddlers develop comfort in the water and readiness for learning to swim while parents develop the skills to supervise their children’s water activities.

Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55)

Wks: 2 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. The Big Splash $50 (NR: $55)

Wks: 2 • Classes: 4 • Days: Mon., Wed. The Big Splash $35 (NR: $40)

Begins: June 24 • 8:15-8:55 p.m. No class: June 28, July 4 Activity #: 190620502_10

Begins: June 3 • 9:15-9:55 a.m. Activity #: 190620502_19

$5 (NR: $8) Swim Lessons: Parent & Child (Ages: 2-3)

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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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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)

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

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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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Ceramics Class (Ages: 55+)

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

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Registration

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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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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