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GroveCity DISCOVER

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MARCH/APRIL 2020

The official magazine of Grove City, Ohio

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GroveCity DISCOVER

Volume 2, Number 5 March/April 2020

The official magazine of Grove City, Ohio

4 Calendar

What’s Happening?

6 News and Information from the City of Grove City 8 Faces

A Shining Star Dr. Lora Thrun sets the bar high with STEM achievements and mentorship role

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Discovering Our Past and Council Briefs

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Development

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In Focus

Hop to It!

Grab your walking shoes and sleuthing gear, the Grove City Bunny Hunt celebrates one year

18 Student

Spotlight

Music to Our Ears

Katie Thrun explores music, golf, skiing and the world

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Beyond the Book Grove City Library is a growing hub for kids’ programming and events

24 Living No Horsing Around Grove City duo restores local homes to their former glory

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Around Grove City

On the cover: Dr. Lora Thrun Photo by Brent Clark Photos

Bookmarks 29 Luxury Living 30 The Source

Parks and Recreation offerings for April/May 2020

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Calendar

For more events visit www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

What’s Happening? Through March 15

Little Theatre off Broadway presents Smell the Kill

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Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. on second and third weeks Little Theatre off Broadway 3981 Broadway www.ltob.org

1-7 p.m. Kingston Center 3226 Kingston Ave. www.redcrossblood.org

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March 7

GCHS Band Craft Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Grove City High School 4665 Hoover Rd. www.gchsbands.org

March 7

A Salute to Service 6 p.m. Pinnacle Golf Club 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr. www.salute2020.givesmart.com

March 8

Night of Worship and Baptism Grove City Church of the Nazarene 4770 Hoover Rd. www.thenaz.church/nightofworship

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5-8 p.m. South-Western Career Academy 4750 Big Run South Rd. www.business.gcchamber.org Taste of Grove City

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Throughout Columbus www.arnoldsportsfestival.com

614.875.8700 VCNBfamily.com

Taste of Grove City and Business Expo

March 4

Arnold Sports Festival

2250 Stringtown Road

March 11

Calendar of Events Sponsored by Franklin County Banking Center. www.VCNBfamily.com

March 18

Parkinson’s Support Group – All Are Welcome 1-2 p.m. StoryPoint Senior Living 3717 Orders Rd. www.storypoint.com/grove-city-oh

March 23

Night of Fine Arts 7 p.m. Grove City Christian School 4700 Hoover Rd. www.grovecitychristian.org

March 24

Paint Your Pet 6-9 p.m. Grove City Brewing Company 3946 Broadway www.grovecitybrewery.com

March 26-29

Grove City High School Drama Club presents Mamma Mia! Thursday-Sunday, various times Grove City High School 4665 Hoover Rd. www.swcsd.us

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March 27-28

Central Crossing High School presents The Sound of Music Friday-Saturday, various times Central Crossing High School 4500 Big Run South Rd. www.swcsd.us

March 28

Gardens at Gantz Herb Symposium 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Evans Center 4330 Dudley Ave. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

April 1

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

April 6-10

South-Western City School District Spring Break www.swcsd.us

Little Theatre off Broadway 3981 Broadway www.ltob.org

April 18

50th Anniversary of Earth Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fryer Park 3899 Orders Rd. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

April 22

April 8

Free Lunch and Learn for Ages 55+

March 28

6:30-7:30 p.m. Gantz Farmhouse 2255 Home Rd. The Source Guide page 8

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Life Center 3730 Broadway RSVP to jjanczak@ ourladyofperpetualhelp.net

2-6 p.m. The Aladdin Shrine Center 1801 Gateway Cir. www.ohiolions.org

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April 23

March 28

6-9 p.m. The Aladdin Shrine Center 1801 Gateway Cir. www.business.gcchamber.org

Grove City Lions 9th Annual Spring Craft Beer Fest

Columbus Brew Festival 7-11 p.m. COSI 333 W. Broad St. www.cosi.org

March 31

Harlem Wizards vs. Grove City Rotary Rocks Tournament 7-9 p.m. Central Crossing High School 4500 Big Run South Rd. www.gcrotaryoh.com

April 1

Easter Peep Houses for Ages 6-9 6:30-7:30 p.m. Gantz Farmhouse 2255 Home Rd. The Source Guide page 8

Do you have an event you would like to submit? Send details and photos to lfreudenberg@ cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Shaving Cream Easter Eggs for Ages 6-9

Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Fundraiser

April 11-12

Easter at Church of the Nazarene Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Grove City Church of the Nazarene 4770 Hoover Rd. www.thenaz.church/easter

April 11-12

Easter at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 3730 Broadway www.ourladyofperpetualhelp.net

April 17-May 3

Little Theatre off Broadway presents Bonnie & Clyde

SWCS Educational Foundation Annual Fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Darby House 925 Darby Creek Rd. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

April 23

Magic of Color for Ages 5-10 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kingston Center 3266 Kingston Ave The Source Guide page 8

April 25

SBC Pasta Dinner 5-7 p.m. Central Crossing High School 4500 Big Run South Rd. www.swcsd.us

April 27

Operation Medicine Drop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department 3650 Hoover Rd. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

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The Power of Workforce Development 2050

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he dynamics of the American workplace have changed significantly over the years and it continues to evolve. There’s no doubt employers still need candidates with industryspecific knowledge. There’s also an undeniable value in retaining valued employees longterm and growing their knowledge internally.

forward to the benefits this collaboration will bring, including educational employer programs. Several local programs are successfully expanding opportunities addressing growth of experience, education and transportation. Internships offered by a local business to South-Western Career Academy students are providing valuable work/study experience. And the Grove City Higher Education Investment Program has expanded and now offers municipally funded financial assistance for skilled trade certification Recognizing these needs through and training for emerging and ongoing communications with our underemployed citizens. The local businesses, we saw a growing gap COTA Plus service, a micro between the skills of the workforce and transit solution that provides the needs of local employers. As a commore flexible access than tradimunity, we are in a timely position to tional bus service, has recently assist in bridging that gap. increased its service area. This We know, in order to continue expansion addresses the firstbuilding a community that supports and last-mile access for business associpartners with experience solving such educating and training its citizens to ates while enhancing local transportaissues. Joining the City in this endeavor meet the needs of its business partners, tion services to City and Township is a talented mix of professionals inwe must enlist our education partners. residents. cluding representatives from the Grove We acknowledge the long-used strategy This is just the beginning of an of traditional job placement should ex- City Area Chamber of Commerce, exciting and unique effort to channel South-Western City School District, pand to building on skills that advance Central Ohio resources toward Grove South-Western Career Academy, Cothe careers of our City’s working men City’ s workforce, further strengthening lumbus State Community College and and women, while enriching the workour reputation as the premier comthe Workforce Development Board of force available to our employers. munity to live, work and experience Central Ohio. Workforce Development 2050 is bountiful leisure activities. A fact-sharing meeting with the an initiative we recently introduced to team and more than 20 key business identify successes, challenges, opporstakeholders revealed enthusiastic emtunities and barriers experienced by ployer representatives who are excited Grove City employers. We formed a about the direction of workforce develteam driven to proactively implement opment in Grove City. As we cultivate solutions to workforce challenges by solid plans for future action, we look enlisting accomplished organizational Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage

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Faces

By Lydia Freudenberg

Photos by Brent Clark Photos

A Shining

Dr. Lora Thrun sets the bar high with STEM achievements and mentorship role

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t was just another day at the local Tosoh SMD, Inc. office for Lora Thrun, Ph.D. The company was meeting with COSI to discuss a potential partnership for its upcoming COSI Science Festival and Thrun was attending. Thrun, director of engineering and quality at the local plant, was surprised to see coworkers who normally don’t attend such meetings and Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage. The meeting continued as planned until the COSI staff suddenly burst into all smiles. Practically in unison, the room turned to Thrun as COSI announced that she was receiving the 2020 COSI STEM Star Award and will be one of the grand marshals at its festival on May 9. “I think COSI is an extremely important and meaningful organization that we have here in Columbus. So, to me, it was extra special (winning the award) because I think the world of that organization,” Thrun says. “I grew up going to COSI and I raised my daughter going to COSI.” Thrun was formally awarded the 3-D printed trophy from COSI’s Tech Studio during the 2019 Grove City Arts in the Alley. Although she was surprised, her dedication to the science community and helping shape the STEM leaders of tomorrow easily qualifies her for the win.

A True Science Star

Thrun was born and raised in Grove City. Aside from living in Michigan for 12 years when she worked at General Motors, she is a self-proclaimed Grove City girl. As a student at Grove City High School, she discovered her true passion for science and eventually fixated on engineering. Around the same time, GCHS www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

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offered a scholarship to future The Ohio State University students majoring in ceramic engineering, a field that works with inorganic, non-metallic materials for technologies. Thrun applied and was awarded the scholarship. “I thought, ‘I’ll start out in this and see where it takes me,’ and I loved it,” she says. “At the time, when I was in high school, that was when the space shuttle and all these new materials (were made). There was just a lot of press and hype around that … and I thought, ‘Who’s designing this stuff?’” Her OSU journey concluded with a doctorate in materials science and engineering. Thrun currently holds nine patents in areas of advanced sensors and materials. After leaving that state up north, Thrun returned to Grove City and commuted to Lewis Center for work, but later realized she’d rather work closer to home. She started at Tosoh in 2015 and quickly moved up to her current role. The job keeps Thrun very busy – traveling abroad, overseeing interns, working with research and development, managing several employees, and more. Dr. Lora Thrun accepting the 2020 COSI STEM Star award at the 2019 Arts in the Alley. Stephen White

Thrun is the director of engineering at Grove City’s Tosoh SMD, Inc. 10 March/April 2020

Recently, Thrun made a trip to Japan for work, and even though she doesn’t get to do much sightseeing, she still fully immerses herself in the culture and loves every moment. Sometimes, she’ll spare a few extra hours to see some wonders; one trip she visited the Great Wall of China. “I’ve gotten to go to some really exciting places,” Thrun says. “That’s one thing that’s really exciting about engineering; you don’t have to be in sales to travel.” When Thrun is back in Grove City, she says one of her most rewarding duties is mentoring students. Tosoh offers an internship program for STEM enthusiasts, anywhere from high school students to college graduates. The program doesn’t involve taking coffee orders or sorting the mail; interns complete a large-scale project that they own – a rare commodity since many companies retain property rights to work completed by interns, meaning they’re unable to use anything for their portfolio. “We want to, as much as possible, give them a real experience for what www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

Photos courtesy of Brent Clark Photos and the City of Grove City

with COSI and Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage presented the award.


work is going to be like. … School, sometimes, is very, very structured and real life is not,” Thrun says. “You need to learn early on if what you’re going into is the right career choice because too often you learn too late.” Thrun adds that, by giving interns the freedom to create their own project, it’s also a way to measure their risk-taking abilities. “I think the best employees are the employees that surprise you,” Thrun says. “This is what an employer wants to see out of a good employee; they want to see you not just do what you’re asked but to stretch yourself, to get out there and find new things.”

Blowing off STE(A)M

When Thrun isn’t jet setting for work or helping create the next best semi-conductors for the latest technology, she enjoys hitting the slopes with her family: Jay, her husband; Katie, her daughter at GCHS; and Anthony, her stepson. Thrun began skiing in middle school with the Grove City Ski Club, so taking on mountains at Breckenridge, Colorado, or Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, is a breeze. Katie began skiing even younger, at age 4, and is following in her mom’s footsteps by partaking in the club. (Read more about Katie on page 18!) “That kind of stuff is neat; I was in the club and now she is,” Thrun says. As Thrun watches her daughter experience many of the same activities and GCHS events as she did, it’s a reminder that even though Grove City is growing rapidly – Thrun jokes how having a Kroger nearby seems strange – it’s still a small town. “When I got this award and it went into the Grove City newspapers, people I hadn’t seen in forever reached out to me (with kind remarks),” Thrun says. “It’s cool to be in a community where it still feels small and people still know your name.” Lydia Freudenberg is an editor. Feedback welcome at lfreudenberg@ cityscenemediagroup.com.

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History of Grove City’s Roller Rink By Sheri Dunagan

Skate Town South debuted a completely remodeled interior that included replacement of the original wood rove City’s roller-skating enfloor with a fiberglass skating surface tertainment got its start on 40 and a fountain greeting patrons at feet by 80 feet hardwood maple the entrance. In the mid-1980s, Skate floor under a canvas tent on Broadway, America saw a resurgence of activMemorial Day 1952. In just five hours, Grove City Roller Rink (1955) ity from area families and continued more than 100 patrons took advantage a strong tradition of hosting special of favorable weather to experience the skating events for schools and local organizations. opening of the Greyhound Roller Rink. Standing on the same property where that first maple The turnout on following days was a clear indicator floor was placed nearly 70 years ago, Skate America still ofof positive things to come for the business that featured an fers roller skating as a mainstay of family fun in Grove City. entry fee of 35 or 50 cents (depending on the time of day) and clamp-on skates available to borrow. The following spring, construction began on a $35,000 concrete block building that housed a roller skating floor, practice area, snack bar and restrooms. With the choice of a daily entry charge or $2 annual membership, regular capacity crowds packed the new Grove City Roller Rink Club, enjoying its modern public address system that filled the building with music. Ownership changed hands multiple times over the years with most new owners bringing a new name and exciting updates to the facility. In 1980, Skate America (today)

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Council Briefs Helping the Workforce of Tomorrow

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rove City was the first central Ohio community to implement a higher education investment program in 2015, providing residents with financial assistance for continuing education. In 2019, we further enhanced the program and added the nation’s first municipally funded skilled labor award to support residents seeking to become licensed/certified in a skilled trade. Our well-rounded program now financially supports residents in all facets of higher education, from skilled trade training to associate and bachelor degree programs. Qualifying applicants seeking a skilled labor award from the investment program must be a Grove City resident and a registered apprentice in a program approved by the State of Ohio Apprenticeship Council (visit apprentice.ohio.gov). Applicants must 12 March/April 2020

Grove City Council Members, (clockwise, starting top left): Roby Shottke, Ward 4; Christine Houk, Council President, Ward 3; Ted Berry, Ward 1; Aaron Schlabach, At-Large and Randy Holt, Ward 2.

also complete 10 volunteer hours each participating term to a local non-profit organization. As of this writing, the Grove City Higher Education Investment Program has helped more than 100 residents by offering $1,000 or $500 scholarships

per semester to full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The new skilled labor award offers students up to $700 a cycle to assist with tuition, books and tools. Nationwide, there is a need to fill skilled trade positions. It’s vital to the economic health of our city that we increase the number of skilled workers, along with increasing the number of college graduates. Personally, I’d like to see us double the number over the next five years. While we’ve heard a lot of talk and promises at the national level regarding financial assistance for students, we are not a community that waits for change to come. We make the change happen! To learn more about these two investment programs, visit bit.ly/gcoHEIP. Ted Berry Council Member, Ward 1 www.DiscoverGroveCity.com


2020 Census. You Count. By Kyle Rauch, AICP, EDFP is the Development for the City of Grove City

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y April 1, every home in the United States will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, responses can be provided in one of three ways: by mail, phone or – for the first time in history – online, making it easier than ever to participate in this important civic duty. The U. S. Constitution requires that the federal government conduct a census every 10 years, and the importance does not stop with the federal government. The Census provides important data that greatly affects Grove City, so it’s important that everyone is accurately counted.

The population and demographic data collected shows where we are as a community today, as well as how it has changed over time, providing insight for forecasting growth. More than $675 billion in federal funds are distributed to states, counties

and municipalities, to support housing, education, transportation, infrastructure, employment, health care and public policy. This money is distributed based on population and demographic data provided through Census responses. Community and economic development are greatly affected by Census data. Developers determine where and how they will build based on the shared information. Decisions about opening or relocating factories, business offices, restaurants and retail stores to our community is often based on Census data. Information collected assists schools and hospitals to better determine how to continue meeting the needs of the community. These are only a few examples of how the knowledge attained through the 2020 Census will impact our community for the next 10 years. Major decisions at every level of government will be made based on information provided in Census responses. It’s more important than ever that we account for every resident. Your participation will truly help the community avoid a predicted 16 to 20 percent non-response rate for the area. Undercounted areas lead to incorrect data and underfunded program-

ming opportunities. We want the best for our community and believe every resident can help us achieve that goal. Grove City counts… YOU count! If you have questions or would like additional information about the 2020 Census, visit www.2020census.gov or contact the Grove City Development Department at 614-277-3004.

Key 2020 Census Dates • January 2020 – The 2020 Census began in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Local census takers got a head start while the frozen ground allows easier access to remote areas. • March 2020 – The public can begin responding online at 2020census. gov; by mail; or phone. • April 1, 2020 – Census Day. • June through July 2020 – A door-todoor count begins for people who have not yet responded. Census takers are Census Bureau employees and will provide proof that they are official government personnel. • December 31, 2020 – The Census Bureau reports to the president of the United States the population count and the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to each state. • 2021 – Initial 2020 Census data are made available to the public.

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By Mallory Arnold

Hop to It!

Grab your walking shoes and sleuthing gear, the Grove City Bunny Hunt celebrates one year 14 March/April 2020

Lisa Radwanski’s team hopping around Grove City during the Bunny Hunt.

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f you begin to see larger-than-life Peeps popping up around Grove City, don’t panic – you’re not experiencing sugar-induced hallucinations. Though the reason behind these adorable Easter-themed creatures is extra sweet. The Grove City Bunny Hunt challenges neighborhood sleuths to hop around historic Grove City Town Center to find 10 hidden bunny Peeps. From March 27-April 26, friends and families can scour the area with an entry card to mark the bunnies they’ve hunted down. Complete the card and you can exchange it for a prize. The event began last year with a bang. Resident Lisa Radwanski was just one of many who jumped on the opportunity – pun totally intended. After attending Grove City Library’s Storytime, she along with her friends and family went bunny hunting. “The service department did a great job making the bunny cutouts really cute,” she says. “They were hidden in really clever locations throughout the city center.” Radwanski’s hunt had all hands on deck, with a 10-year-old, 3-year-old and two 5-year-old kids. She says this scavenger quest is especially fun for younger

kids since there are a manageable number of bunnies to find. This, however, isn’t the first Grove City hunt Radwanski has embarked on. She’s also taken her family along for the Minion Hunt in the fall, the Nutcracker Hunt in the winter and the Gnome Hunt in the summer – so it’s safe to say she’s quite the expert.

Photos courtesy of Lisa Radwanski and the City of Grove City

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Karen Fahy receives Spirit of the Chamber award

Chris Wright of Wright Graphic Design, Karen Fahy with the City of Grove City, and Christie Laffin and her husband with the Farm Table on 62.

Since Discover Grove City is the official publication of the city, we work closely with some very creative, kind and passionate people at the City of Grove City. Karen Fahy, community relations specialist for the city, works tirelessly with us on each issue, providing images and story ideas and giving feedback on the publication. She’s a valued asset to the magazine. During the Grove City Chamber of Commerce 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration on Jan. 8, Fahy received the Spirit of the Chamber award, which acknowledges an individual making an impact in the community. As she’s a Discover Grove City family member, we are proud her work is highlighted with such an honor. It’s important to note that her work on Discover Grove City represents only a fraction of Fahy’s time – she volunteers and provides her expertise at local events, regularly highlights a variety of news in the area, and helps with multiple projects to better the community. The celebration also included presentations of awards to other individuals for their dedicated work. • • •

Ambassador of the Year: Brandi J. Newland with RE/MAX Revealty Heartland Bank Heart of the Chamber: Chris Wright of Wright Graphic Design 2019 Business of the Year: The Farm Table on 62 Congratulations to all nominees, finalists and winners!

“It’s always exciting to find other families on a hunt, too,” she says. “Hints are sometimes provided when other families are stuck. It’s so delightful watching children run through the city and it’s great being able to create community with other families we don’t know.” But this doesn’t answer the question: Where did these colorful, animated characters come from? 16 March/April 2020

Jodee Lowe loves all things Disney. She goes to Walt Disney World Resort so often that magic was bound to follow her back home. Lowe, City of Grove City’s urban forestry supervisor, was busy thinking of a way to get community members out and about around town when she happened upon a photo of an adorable, handcrafted Minion from the movie Dewww.DiscoverGroveCity.com


spicable Me. Inspiration struck. Lowe asked Brenda Abrahams, who designs most of the city’s holiday decorations, to make the Minions so they could host a scavenger hunt, similar to activities hosted in Disney parks. “I wanted to get more people to Town Center,” Lowe says. “We like to help the businesses get more traffic, so we placed seven Minions around the area.” The Minion Hunt is what started it all. When the community responded enthusiastically, the Nutcracker Hunt was created. With the help of Grove City Town Center business owners, more than 30 nutcrackers were hidden in city buildings and local businesses. The more you found, the higher level of prize you earned. “The merchants loved it. They said they had more traffic than any other Christmas,” Lowe says. “Plus, some residents said it got them into stores they’ve never been in before.” She’s eager for the second Bunny Hunt, and expects between 250-300 participants. So, put on your treasure hunting shoes and grab somebunny you love, it’ll be an eggcelent time.

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Student Spotlight

By Mallory Arnold

Music to Our Ears

Katie Thrun explores music, golf, skiing and the world

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Dr. Lora Thrun and Katie Thrun exploring Alaska with their family.

“It seemed like a really great thing to do,” Thurn says humbly. One would assume performing in dozens of cathedrals in foreign cities would arouse a bit of nerves, but Thrun says she’s so accustomed to music that she doesn’t really think about getting anxious anymore. “I’ve been doing it for so long,” she says. “I just go out there and do it.” While the world is her oyster and she has plenty of time to dream new aspirations and goals, she hopes to one day write soundtracks to movies. She enjoys musicals and cites Wicked as one of her favorites. Though many stereotypes suggest that musically inclined individuals have one-track minds, Thrun is www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

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atie Thrun is a polite, soft-spoken Grove City High School sophomore, but her loud actions prove she’ll make big strides in life. Thrun is music-minded, having played piano since second grade. She picked up percussion in sixth grade because it’s quite similar to piano since the keys lift hammers inside and strike strings to make music. Thrun plays percussion in the GCHS marching and symphonic bands, and participates in an honors band at Capital University called the Columbus Youth Symphonic Band. If that wasn’t enough, she plans on touring Europe with the American Music Abroad program, which takes students all around the world to perform. She was, not surprisingly, recommended for the program because of her skill and talent.


Thrun (front right) is a well-rounded musician, capable of playing piano and other percussion instruments.

Thrun is also active with the Ohio Music Education Association.

also an athlete. She’s on the GCHS varsity golf team, and began playing at a young age since she comes from a golf-loving family. “It takes a lot of focus,” she says. Quite opposite from a sunny afternoon on the par three, Thrun also loves skiing

inspires one to believe that the younger generation may have something figured out that we don’t – perhaps it begins with the sole piece of advice she offers. “I’d tell people who want to achieve their goals to just not stress out so much,” she says.

and does so with her family on adventurous vacations mostly in North America. “I’ve been skiing since I was 4,” she says nonchalantly. For a student with such a long list of accomplishments and a busy schedule, her even-keeled attitude is enviable. It

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Thrun points to her mother, Lora, as a role model for her drive and demeanor, which makes sense after reading the Faces article on page 8. With so much modern-day stress, her calm collectedness is like music to my ears. And as her travels begin, the rest of the world will hear it too. Mallory Arnold is an associate editor. Feedback welcome at marnold@ cityscenemediagroup.com.

5 Effective Stress Relievers 1. When you hug a loved one, oxytocin is released in your body, which is associated with higher levels of happiness and reduces stress signals. 2. Looking at fractals (repeating similar or identical patterns) is proven to take your mind off stress. Research shows that observing patterns such as ocean waves, snowflakes, swirls and more produces a calming effect in the brain.

Student Volunteer Opportunities By Brittany Mosley

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Designed for students grades seven through 12, the Volunteer Involvement Program includes more than 130 members from local districts, including South-Western, Teays Valley Local, and private and homeschool. These students pledge to log at least six hours of service every year and never have to look far for volunteer opportunities. Grove City Parks and Recreation offers events and volunteer programs throughout the year for VIP students. During VIP’s first year, students could volunteer at just 20 events. This past year, VIP members chose from more than 60 opportunities – school carnivals, PTA events, food drives – indicating the growth of Grove City within the past two decades. “We started VIP because there were a lot of teens who wanted to volunteer but there was nothing out there for

them,” says Linda Rosine, recreation supervisor who oversees the program. “There’s a big need out there for volunteers now.” Most importantly, Rosine appreciates how the program positively impacts the students. “VIP is something I think is critically important – it builds self-esteem,” she says, “and it’s nice to have that mentorship from older kids to younger kids.” Check out the volunteer page at www.GroveCityOhio.gov for more information.

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Focusing on high school students, GC3 started in October 2018 and unifies students from all corners of the city. Named for its unique idea of combining all three local high schools – Central Crossing, Grove City Christian and Grove City – the group forges new bonds while serving the community. “Instead of having three individual high schools, this group has become a

3. The last thing you want to do when you’re anxious is clean – but experts claim repetitive motions like ironing, sweeping or folding laundry induce a relaxing feeling in some individuals. 4. A study published in HortTechnology found that simply walking into a room filled with plants will lower your heart rate and blood pressure. The same study found that just looking at pictures of greenery for 10 minutes can increase cognitive function. 5. This one’s not so surprising – spending time with dogs can ease anxiety and depression and lower blood pressure. 20 March/April 2020

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VIP students at the Summer Sizzle Concert

GC3 students at Lifecare Alliance

VIP students at Community Environmental Day

high school in itself,” says Kelly Sutherland, Parks and Recreation superintendent. “It brings kids together that might live four or five streets apart but have never met.” The group’s largest outreach event, which is designed by students, is the October Workday. The event is unique because it’s hosted on a week day when school isn’t in session. Students could

easily decide to relax at home, but more than 100 students chose to participate in the first-ever 2019 event. The involvement interest was so high that GC3 had to limit the number of volunteers. After its success, Workday will happen again this year, so keep your eyes peeled for a date. “We might one day expand to other high schools in the South-Western

City School District, but right now we are just trying to make it work in Grove City,” Sutherland says. Brittany Mosley is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at feedback@ cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Beyond the Book

Grove City Library is a growing hub for kids’ programming and events By Lydia Freudenberg

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ate a structure based on a predetermined challenge. “Just like there’s not one type of person, we strive to have many types of programs,” Lehr says. The theory of summer learning loss is also on the minds of the library staff. Tutoring service Oxford Learning reports that two months of reading knowledge is lost during the long break, but Grove City Library is working to lower the statistic. Through the library’s Summer Reading Program, students can combat summer learning loss. The program offers fun incen22 March/April 2020

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n the 20th century, people visited libraries to snuggle up with a book, look up important information or gawk over what was then the latest invention, the desktop computer. Twenty-first century libraries are still a valuable resource for research and finding the latest bestsellers, but many are evolving into something completely new – a hub for intellectual and creative activities, especially for kids. Programs for children at the Southwest Public Libraries Grove City Branch are offered year-round and cover a wide range of interests. Lore Lehr, the youth services librarian, works with staff to create programs that support the library’s mission – to be a center for lifelong learning. “While we aren’t educators, we want to be an important partner to parents and schools in providing enriching activities for children and teens,” Lehr says. “I love my job primarily because I can make a difference in the life of a child.” It’s never too early to enjoy a good book. Storytime for babies (through 23 months), toddlers (ages 2-3 years) and preschoolers (ages 4-6 years) are offered year-round in the mornings and evenings. For science lovers, the library offers STEM programming for elementary school-aged children on a monthly basis. And LEGO Club lets kids work independently or on teams to cre-


tives for children to read during their vacation months. This year, the theme is fairy tales and fantasy, and events such as a fairy talethemed escape room and an outdoor story walk may get children turning pages. “It’s important to us to provide ample programming to keep kids active, busy and engaged during the summer,” Lehr says. “Libraries can provide information and answers, but can also be a safe place to gather and a place to relax and have some fun. I am grateful every day that I have a small part in creating that magical environment for children.” For more information about programs and events, visit www.swpl.org. Lydia Freudenberg is an editor. Feedback welcome at lfreudenberg@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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or many of us, watching Chip and Joanna Gaines remodel houses is enviable. We imagine buying a fixer-upper and turning it into a dream home, creating that gourmet kitchen and spa bathroom we’ve always wanted. For longtime Grove City residents Jim and Martha McNabb, that dream is a reality.

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After shifting from a career in real estate to insurance, Jim realized right before his retirement that he missed working with homes. He retired, but instead of settling down, Jim and Martha launched 2Teers Properties, a home restoration and building business. The couple bought their first fixerupper on Connor Street just north of Downtown Grove City and spent several months renovating it. After construction was complete, the property sold in less than a week. Martha notes that using the phrase “flipping homes” isn’t her preference, as the duo never settles for whatever is cheapest. Sometimes they’ll even build additions to the home. 24 March/April 2020

“We’re from Grove City and Martha grew up (here), so we don’t want our name associated with cheap remodeling and people coming back dissatisfied,” Jim says. “We want it done right.” The neighborhood appealed to the McNabbs for a few reasons: the attractiveness of the area due to the tax abatements on new and restored homes, the rapid growth of Grove City Town Center and the Beulah Park Living development, and the sentimental reasons for Martha. She has fond memories of visiting her grandparents and their horses at Beulah Park. Now, Martha tastefully incorporates artwork featuring horses in every house they restore. The McNabbs agree this is a dream job and they love to help with the revitalization of the Grove City neighborhood. Pretty in Yellow “It’s fun designing these together Since officially launching 2Teers and seeing the end product,” Jim says. Properties in 2017, the McNabbs have “It really makes you feel good and like successfully bought and restored three you’ve accomplished something big.” homes. Their latest project sits on Park Street near the Grove City Library and is quite the gem. www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

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Grove City duo restores local homes to their former glory


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When they bought the three-story home, it was nothing but studs. The previous owner planned to restore it but the work became too much. The McNabbs hopped to it, and after eight months with the help of John Burns Construction, the home was gleaming. Everything is new but they saved the original wooden staircase and fireplace in the dining room. The kitchen and living room are now seamless and a mudroom was added on to the back. From handmade wooden trim to granite countertops, the space showcases its 20th century roots yet features modern touches. Upstairs, the master bedroom features an add-on bathroom complete with a large shower and pocket windows. The third floor is the perfect getaway. The original skylight brings additional warmth to the uniquely shaped space, perfect for a playroom or reading nook. As for the exterior, the wraparound porch was restored and now features a kitchen side door. The yellow siding is a nod to its original shade www.DiscoverGroveCity.com

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and the horse-themed address numbers encapsulate Grove City culture. “I like the thought that someday our kids will be able to bring their kids through the neighborhood here and say, ‘Our parents restored this house,’” Martha says. As for the future, the McNabbs are working to build new homes in the same neighborhood while restoring existing ones. To see additional pictures of the Park Street project and photos of their recent and upcoming projects, visit www.discovergrovecity.com. Lydia Freudenberg is an editor. Feedback welcome at lfreudenberg@ cityscenemediagroup.com. www.DiscoverGroveCity.com


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Bookmarks

Picture Books: My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam A hilarious picture book that looks at the similarities between the family cat and the dad. Examples include things they both like to do (like taking naps and doing yoga) and ways they look the same (like having the same color eyes).

Juvenile Nonfiction: The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco Explore 100 of the world’s greatest places to visit such as the Minister’s Tree House in Tennessee and the handmade bamboo trains of Cambodia!

Recommendations from Youth Services Staff at Grove City Library

Juvenile Fiction: The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall The Penderwicks follows children who experience many extraordinary adventures during a memorable summer vacation.

Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year by Nosy Crow, illustrated by Fran Preston-Gannon Sing a Song of Seasons is beautifully illustrated and includes poems selected from around the world and throughout history. You’ll find old favorites and make new ones in this thoughtful collection.

Looking for more great reads? Check out the NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus databases available on www.swpl.org. NoveList is an online readers’ advisory for both fiction and nonfiction. 28 March/April 2020

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Aliens and ghosts and shape-shifting foxes, oh my! Lee takes traditional Korean folklore and a dash of magic and mixes it to create a science-fiction action mystery. It’s crazy, compelling and just fun to read. Follow a shape-shifting fox girl through space as she searches for her brother and a treasure that can change the fates of entire planets.

Teen Fiction: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and James Patterson Audrey Rose studies forensic medicine with her uncle, although her father – and the rest of society – doesn’t approve. When bodies start turning up, Audrey Rose uses the skills she’s learned from her uncle, as well as her powers of deduction, to track down the infamous Ripper.

The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras Set during the Middle Ages in Scotland, the plot follows a girl, Drest, who wants to be a knight. Unfortunately, she is on the run after being accused of killing Lord Faintree. Drest is inspiring and has the courage and inner strength that we all strive to have. A sequel to The Mad Wolf’s Daughter.

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe A fun story about Norris, a hockeyloving, French-Canadian teen who is thrown into the wonders of Austin, Texas, after moving to the area. He finds himself cataloging all the people he meets at his new school – jocks, loners, cheerleaders – but when will he realize that there are real people behind all those labels?

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Windsor and Gantz parks feature shelters large enough for gatherings available to the public year-round, dawn to dusk, and are open for walk-up usage if not already reserved. Reservations for the calendar year open annually the third week of January. All other shelters and gazebos are accessible on a first-come basis and are not reservable. The Eagle Pavilion in Fryer Park has separate policies from open shelters. It is available only to residents 21 and older and can be reserved 365 days before the intended rental date; there is no walk-up usage. For more information, call 614-277-3050 or visit GroveCityOhio.gov and select Park Rentals from the Parks and Recreation menu.

WINDSOR PARK LARGE SHELTER

GANTZ PARK LARGE SHELTER

GANTZ PARK SMALL SHELTER

Size Picnic Tables Electricity

Size Picnic Tables Electricity

Size Picnic Tables Electricity

1,500 square feet 18 With key ($25 deposit)

Rental Times & Fees

11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.: $45 ($60 NR) Full Day (11 a.m.-8 p.m.): $75 ($105 NR)

1,800 square feet 18 With key ($25 deposit)

Rental Times & Fees

11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.: $55 ($70 NR) Full Day (11 a.m.-8 p.m.): $95 ($125 NR)

850 square feet 6 With key ($25 deposit)

Rental Times & Fees

11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.: $45 ($60 NR) Full Day (11 a.m.-8 p.m.): $75 ($105 NR)

Outdoor Shelter Reminders:

WINDSOR PARK BASEBALL FOR ALL/DREAM FIELD SHELTER Size 1,500 square feet Picnic Tables 8 Electricity With key ($25 deposit) Rental Times & Fees 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.: $45 ($60 NR) Full Day (11 a.m.-8 p.m.): $75 ($105 NR)

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11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.: $45 ($60 NR) Full Day (11 a.m.-8 p.m.): $75 ($105 NR)

FRYER PARK EAGLE PAVILION (ALL SEASON) Size Amenities Utilities

2,500 square feet Serving kitchen, restrooms, round tables and chairs Electricity, plumbing

Rental Times & Fees

Damage deposit (refundable): $150 8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. or 6-10 p.m.: $200 Any two time blocks: $400 Full Day (8 a.m.-10 p.m.): $550 Pavilion may only be rented by residents. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

• Refunds only granted 30+ days before reservation date. • Water fountains/flushing toilets are seasonal (April 15-Oct. 15). • Electricity is available using a key; requires a $25 refundable deposit. • Reservations have priority. Shelters are first-come, first-served if not rented. • Shelters are cleaned early each morning. Be prepared in case others have left messes. • Tobacco products, alcohol use/ impairment and weapons are prohibited. • All park laws apply; see Grove City Code Chapter 903.

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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. 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

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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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Preschool RecSchool (Ages: 3-5)

Learning Together (Ages: 2.5-4)

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 must be 3 years old by Sept. 30 of the current school year. Registration for each school year begins the previous February and continues until the program is full. Gantz Barn Morning and afternoon options 2020-2021 Registration: Call Michele Demmy, 614-871-6330, for information. Friday PlaySchool (Ages: 3-5.5) Children gain independence and confidence while learning to work and play with others in a child-centered classroom setting. Each week’s activities include creative art, sensory exploration, social play and singing at circle time. Wks: 5 • Classes: 5 • Day: Fri. Gantz Barn Upstairs $35 (NR: $40) Begins: April 17 • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Activity #: 1082004_02

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: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Gantz Barn Downstairs $42 (NR: $47) Begins: April 14 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 1082004_01 Playgroup (Ages: 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 Upper Level 9:15-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. 2020-2021 Registration: Call Michele Demmy, 614-871-6330, for information. WeJoySing (Ages: 1 month-5 years)

Gymnastics: Parent & Tot (Age: 2) Toddlers develop fine and gross motor skills and coordination as they practice following direction and taking turns while spending quality time with a parent and preparing for more advanced classes. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 30 • 5-5:30 p.m. No class April 6 (Mon.) Activity #: 1012003_01 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 30 • 5:30-6 p.m. No class April 6 (Mon.) Activity #: 1012003_02 Gymnastics (Ages: 3-4) Young gymnasts learn basic skills in vault, bars, beam and floor. Practice following directions and taking turns while establishing gymnastics foundations to build upon in more advanced classes. Gymnastics (Age: 3)

Discover how your baby, toddler or preschooler learns and grows through JOY-filled musical play. Essential early childhood development is nurtured as you play together, creating bonds that last a lifetime. Visit WeJoySing.com for dates, time and costs.

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53)

Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St. Contact: WeJoySing.com and 614-868-0107

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53)

Grove City Parks and Recreation activities are canceled when SWCSD cancels classes for inclement weather and as necessary when school is not in session. Updates: 614-277-3060 GroveCityOhio.gov @GroveCityOhio

Begins: March 30 • 6-6:30 p.m. No class April 6 (Mon.) Activity #: 1012003_03

Begins: March 30 • 6:30-7 p.m. No class April 6 (Mon.) Activity #: 1012003_04 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 31 • 5-5:30 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 1012003_05

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Little Sluggers’ T-Ball (Ages: 3-5) Bally Sports introduces baseball fundamentals to young children using age-appropriate activities in a supportive, fun and encouraging atmosphere. Each week’s instructional portion introduces players to batting, base running, fielding, throwing and catching followed by a modified game. Parent participation is welcomed, but Bally Sports staff lead the program. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Fri. Windsor Park Fields 7 & 8 $75 (NR: $75) Begins: May 8 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. No class May 22 (Fri.) Register at BallySportsGroup.com Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: April 2 • 5-5:30 p.m. No class April 9, May 7 (Thu.) Activity #: 1012003_06 Gymnastics (Ages: 3-4) Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 31 • 5:30-6 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 1012003_07 Gymnastics (Age: 4)

JumpBunch (Ages: 18 months - 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: 18-24 months) Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Gym $60 (NR: $68) Begins: April 15 • 6-6:30 p.m. Activity #: 1032004_01 JumpBunch (Age: 2)

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53)

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

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Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 31 • 6-6:30 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 1012003_09 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: April 2 • 5:30-6 p.m. No class May 7 (Thu.) Activity #: 1012003_10 4 The Source

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Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Fri. Windsor Park Fields 7 & 8 $75 (NR: $75) Begins: May 8 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. No class May 22 (Fri.) Register at BallySportsGroup.com Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Fri. Windsor Park Fields 7 & 8 $75 (NR: $75) Begins: May 8 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. No class May 22 (Fri.) Register at BallySportsGroup.com Mini Soccer Stars (Ages: 3-5) Bally Sports Group leads an ageappropriate program that utilizes fun games and activities to teach the fundamentals to beginning soccer players. Coaches focus on teaching the basics of dribbling, passing, scoring and the concept of game play. Proper sportsmanship is emphasized in a positive and encouraging atmosphere enabling children to enjoy learning soccer while being physically active. Each week includes developmentally appropriate instruction and recreational, non-competitive game play. Team shirt included.

Young children develop kicking, running, throwing and teamwork skills through exciting lead-up sports activities and group games. Focus sports Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Westgrove Park may include baseball, soccer, football $70 (NR: $70) and others. Powered by JumpBunch. Begins: April 1 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Register at BallySportsGroup.com Kingston Center Gym $60 (NR: $68)

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Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Westgrove Park $70 (NR: $70) Begins: April 1 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register at BallySportsGroup.com

Youth 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 schoolNew dancers are introduced to age childcare program offers daily the fundamentals of ballet while after-school activities for children developing coordination, balance and in kindergarten through grade four grace. Children sign up according to staffed by qualified childcare providers age and ability, and must be toilet at each site. P.A.R.K. operates in the trained. Ballet shoes or slippers needed. school gymnasiums every day the Tami Kelly instructs. South-Western City School District (SWCSD) is in session. The program Wks: 7 • Classes: 7 • Day: Wed. is designed for, but not limited to, Kingston Center Room 9 children of working parents. P.A.R.K. $56 (NR: $64) provides planned cooperative games, Begins: April 1 • 5:30-6 p.m. outrageous play, fitness, indoor and No class April 8 (Wed.) outdoor activities, free art, specialActivity #: 1022003_01 interest and free-choice activities and much more. Please pack a nutritious Modern Dance snack daily. (Ages: 3-4) School Days Participants learn the jazz dance style, Buckeye Woods, Highland Park, J.C. adapting bold, dynamic movements Sommer, Monterey, Richard Avenue and techniques to later apply to a Elementaries variety of modern dances. Develop $187 per month skills to grow and enhance your Days: Mon.-Fri. • 2:30-6 p.m. journey for future dance. Experienced Follows SWCSD schedule instructor Lindsay Maynard leads. Register in person at the Kingston Center. Modern Dance (Age: 3) Before-School P.A.R.K. ES Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. (Grades: K-4) Kingston Center Room 9 Before-school P.A.R.K. creates a safe, $48 (NR: $53) fun environment in the morning Begins: March 31 • 5:30-6 p.m. hours before school starts for students No class April 7 (Tue.) of Buckeye Woods, Highland Park, Activity #: 1022003_02 J.C. Sommer, Monterey and Richard Avenue elementaries. The monthly Modern Dance tuition fee includes breakfast and (Age: 4) supervised recreational activities. This Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. program meets every day the SWCSD Kingston Center Room 9 is in session. Transportation to the $48 (NR: $53) child’s home school is provided by the SWCSD Transportation Department; J.C. Begins: March 31 • 6-6:30 p.m. Sommer elementary students walk to No class April 7 (Tue.) school with P.A.R.K. staff. Activity #: 1022003_03 School Days Kingston Center $95 per month Baby Ballet (Ages: 3-4)

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

Before-School P.A.R.K. IS (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. 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: 2020-2021 School Year (Grades: K-6) Registration for the three schoolyear P.A.R.K. programs opens to the public Wednesday, May 6; 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. Register in person at the Kingston Center.

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Gymnastics: Intro to Parkour (Ages: 8-11)

This full-day childcare program offers cooperative games, fitness, indoor and outdoor activities, free art, special interest activities, on-site mini-camps, stations, free choice activities and more. Participants take weekly field trips, including excursions to the Big Splash Family Aquatic Center. Wks: 10 • Days: Mon.-Fri. $100 registration fee due at registration; 3 payments of $395 made May through July Begins: June 8 • 7 a.m.-6 p.m. No class: July 1-3 (Wed.-Fri.) Register in person at the Kingston Center. Summer PlayZone (Ages: 6-11) Develop self esteem, independence and social skills through highly active games, outrageous play, special activities and free choice art. Also go on adventurous off-site trips during this fun, outdoor-focused program. Wks: 8 • Days: Mon.- Thu. Kingston Center Room 2 $338 (NR: $353) Begins: June 15 • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No class: July 1-2 (Wed.- Thu.) Activity #: 2982006_03 Gymnastics: Intro to Parkour (Ages: 5-7) Learn to safely navigate obstacles through running, jumping, climbing, swinging and safely landing. Strength and flexibility are incorporated into each class. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: April 2 • 6-6:30 p.m. No class April 9, May 7 (Thu.) Activity #: 2012003_01 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: April 2 • 6:30-7 p.m. No class April 9, May 7 (Thu.) Activity #: 2012003_02

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: April 2 • 7-7:30 p.m. No class April 9, May 7 (Thu.) Activity #: 2012003_03 Gymnastics: Rock-N-Roller (Ages: Girls 5-10) Learn beginner skills on vault, bar, beam and floor, then build on these foundational skills to advance through the program. Gymnastics: Rock-N-Roller (Ages: Girls 5-7) Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 30 • 7:30-8 p.m. No class April 6 (Mon.) Activity #: 2012003_05 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 31 • 6:30-7 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 2012003_06 Gymnastics: Rock-N-Roller (Ages: Girls 7-10) Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Gym $48 (NR: $53) Begins: March 31 • 7-7:30 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 2012003_07 Skating Lessons (Ages: 4-12) 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.

Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Sat. Skate America, 4357 Broadway $59 (NR $59) Begins: May 2 • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Register with Skate America 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: 7 • Classes: 7 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 9 $56 (NR: $64) Begins: April 1 • 5-5:30 p.m. No class April 8 (Wed.) Activity #: 2022003_01 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: 7 • Classes: 7 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 9 $56 (NR: $64) Begins: April 1 • 6-6:30 p.m. No class April 8 (Wed.) Activity #: 2022003_02 Modern Dance (Ages: 5-10) Participants learn the jazz dance style, adapting bold, dynamic movements and techniques to later apply to a variety of modern dances. Develop skills to grow and enhance your journey for future dance. Experienced instructor Lindsay Maynard leads. Modern Dance (Ages: 5-7)

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

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 9 $52 (NR: $57)

Begins: April 4 • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Register with Skate America

Begins: March 31 • 6:45-7:30 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 2022003_03

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Modern Dance (Ages: 8-10) Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 9 $52 (NR: $57) Begins: March 31 • 7:30-8:15 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 2022003_04 F.A.S.T.E.R. (Ages: 8-18) Looking to improve your overall speed and running technique? Become quicker and faster by focusing on flexibility, agility and speed training with extreme resistance and by using a new VERTIMAX to increase both speed and vertical jump. Led by certified instructor Mike Kusan. Wks: 3 • Classes: 6 • Days: Mon., Wed. Kingston Center Room 5 $68 (NR: $76) Begins: April 13 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Activity #: 2032004_01 Wks: 3 • Classes: 6 • Days: Tue., Thu. Kingston Center Room 5 $68 (NR: $76) Begins: April 14 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Activity #: 2032004_02 Big Amazing Art! (Ages: 6-10)

ART Fundamentals (Ages: 8-12) Learn and create artwork as we combine techniques like sketching, painting, collage, and more. Projects may continue from week to week as our work is more detailed with projects that are more complicated. Dress to get messy/bring a smock. Wks: 3 • Classes: 3 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 2 $30 (NR: $35) Begins: April 14 • 7-7:45 p.m. Activity #: 2042004_03

Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 2 Cover a variety of styles and techniques $40 (NR: $45) while focusing on the process, using Begins: May 5 • 7-7:45 p.m. quality materials and supplies found Activity #: 2042005_03 in an artist’s studio like pastels, watercolors, acrylics and more. Take Mixed Media Art home a finished piece each class. Art (Ages: 14+) supplies furnished. Dress to get messy/ Along with painting, incorporate bring a smock! collage into artwork to add interest and Wks: 3 • Classes: 3 • Day: Tue. another dimension. Some workshops Kingston Center Room 2 also incorporate stencils, gelatos, $30 (NR: $35) stamps and more for a mixed-media approach. Create on an 11x14 canvas. Begins: April 14 • 6-6:45 p.m. Activity #: 2042004_02 Wks: 1 • Class: 1 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 2 Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Tue. $32 (NR: $37) Kingston Center Room 2 $40 (NR: $45) Begins: April 20 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3042004_01 Begins: May 5 • 6-6:45 p.m. Activity #: 2042005_02 Wks: 1 • Class: 1 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 2 Some adult classes are open $32 (NR: $37)

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Begins: May 18 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3042005_01

Painted Canvas (Ages: 14+) Create a painted canvas in a fun, relaxed atmosphere! Step-by-step instruction on painting with acrylics provides you with beautiful artwork to take home! Canvas and paint provided; easels and brushes available for use! Paint a new subject with a season theme each workshop. Wks: 1 • Class: 1 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 2 $32 (NR: $37) Begins: May 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3042005_02 Bird Bath (Ages: 6-9) Decorate and glue together terra cotta pots and a large saucer to create a bird bath or bird feeder. Uses outdoor paints, so dress to get messy. Gloria Hartung instructs. Wks: 1 • Class: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $16 (NR: $18) Begins: May 13 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2042005_01 Edible Art (Ages: 5-10) Create spring-themed edible treats to take home to your family. Wks: 1 • Class: 1 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 2 $12 (NR: $14) Begins: May 14 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2042005_04

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Easter Peep Houses (Ages: 6-9) Using graham crackers, construct six houses and build nests to keep your Peep chicks and their eggs cooped up. Gloria Hartung instructs. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $10 (NR: $12) Begins: April 1 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2072004_01 Kids in the Kitchen: Spring (Ages: 6-7) Children learn to read recipes, basic kitchen safety and cooking techniques while creating delicious spring treats. Wks: 3 • Classes: 3 • Day: Thu. Gantz Farmhouse $40 (NR: $45) Begins: April 16 • 6-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2072004_03 Shaving Cream Easter Eggs (Ages: 6-9) Try a different way to color Easter eggs. Use shaving cream and food coloring to dye a dozen hard-cooked eggs to take home. Dress to get messy - you will! Gloria Hartung instructs. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $8 (NR: $10) Begins: April 8 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2072004_02 Magic of Color (Ages: 5-10) Experiment with different colorful STEM activities and learn about color mixing, chemical reactions and more. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 2 $12 (NR: $14) Begins: April 23 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2102004_02

Recycle! Let’s Make a Bird Feeder (Ages: 6-9) In honor of Earth Day, use a juice container destined for the recycling bin to make a feeder for the backyard birds. Birdseed included. Gloria Hartung instructs. Wks: 1 • Class: 1 • Day: Wed. Gantz Farmhouse $8 (NR: $10) Begins: April 22 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2042004_01 Little Veterinarian School (Ages: 5-12) Explore the exciting world of veterinarians and gain knowledge about the bodies of animals, science and medical information. Through encouraging role-play, interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn to care for a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use.

Acting Class with Showcase (Ages: 7-16) Work in groups to act out various, age-appropriate acting scenes, including some from TV, movies and plays. Improve your memory, learn to develop a character and increase self-confidence and stage presence. Great for anyone interested in working in the entertainment industry. The instructor can provide guidance to parents of children interested in pursuing professional acting. Last day is a showcase for guests to see the participants in action. Wks: 7 • Classes: 7 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 9 $132 (NR: $147) Begins: April 2 • 6-6:50 p.m. No class April 9, May 7 (Thu.) Activity #: 2052004_05

Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Kingston Center Room 4 $125 (NR: $140)

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Acting Games (Ages: 7-16) Build confidence and creativity while having fun learning to act through games and improvisational situations to help you think on your feet and explore the possibilities of your imagination. Acting games build skills in collaboration, expose participants to new experiences and foster selfreliance. Wks: 7 • Classes: 7 • Day: Thu. Kingston Center Room 9 $88 (NR: $98) Begins: April 2 • 5-5:50 p.m. No class April 9, May 7 (Thu.) Activity #: 2052004_04 Guitar Lessons Level 1 (Ages: 10+) Begin your journey to becoming a well-rounded guitarist. Learn a variety of exercises, do rhythm training, learn theory and get into the practicalities of chords and scales. Provide your own instrument. Wks: 7 • Classes: 7 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 9 $110 (NR: $125) Begins: April 14 • 6-6:45 p.m. Activity #: 2052004_01 Guitar Lessons Level 2 (Ages: 10+) If you’ve taken lessons before or have some experience playing and want to take it to the next level, this class is for you. Build upon knowledge of chords, scales and music theory, then look at modes and specific methodologies such as harmonic analysis. The 30-minute classes serve as a launching pad and motivation to find success through homework and practice. Provide your own instrument.

VIPs: Teens for Grove City (Grades 7-12) Join the Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) 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.

Modeling: The Catwalk (Ages: 7-16) Experience fashion on a make-believe catwalk stage. Learn to walk with grace and style as well as basic etiquette to help with good behavior and manners. Invite guests to see you work the stage and model your favorite outfits on the last day. Students are encouraged to model their favorite Disney character costumes/outfits. Includes in-class photo session with a professional. Photos are yours to keep! Wks: 8 • Classes: 8 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 9 $200 (NR: $215) Begins: March 31 • 5-6 p.m. No class April 7 (Tue.) Activity #: 2052004_03

Wks: 7 • Classes: 7 • Day: Tue. Kingston Center Room 9 $88 (NR: $98) Begins: April 14 • 7-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 2052004_02

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Adult Summer Cornhole (Ages: 18+) Ace Thursday evenings with other teams of two, enjoying cornhole on the patio at Grove City Brewing Company. Register in the Kingston Center during May. Wks: 6 • Day: Thu. Grove City Brewing Company $50 Begins: June 18 • 6:15 p.m. Register in the Kingston Center Mixed Media Art (Ages: 14+) Along with painting, incorporate collage into artwork to add interest and another dimension. Some workshops also incorporate stencils, gelatos, stamps and more for a mixed-media approach. Create on an 11x14 canvas. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 2 $32 (NR: $37) Begins: April 20 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3042004_01 Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 2 $32 (NR: $37) Begins: May 18 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3042005_01 Painted Canvas (Ages: 14+) Create a painted canvas in a fun, relaxed atmosphere! Step-by-step instruction on painting with acrylics provides you with beautiful artwork to take home! Canvas and paint provided; easels and brushes available for use! Paint a new subject with a season theme each workshop. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Kingston Center Room 2 $32 (NR: $37)

Easter Candy (Ages: 18+) Learn to make homemade Easter candy treats for your family and friends. The Easter Bunny will love the homemade peanut butter and chocolate eggs, mints and a fruit flavored candy. Recipes and samples provided. Arlene Crosser leads. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Gantz Farmhouse $25 (NR: $28) Begins: March 31 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3072003_01 Fresh Salad Bowl Garden (Ages: 18+) Tired of buying the same old salad greens at the store? Grow your own fresh! Sow a variety of salad greens and an herb in a planter bowl for your patio or doorstoop. Then learn to prepare fresh herbal salad dressings to enhance your salads. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Gantz Farmhouse $25 (NR: $28) Begins: May 19 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3072005_02 Tea Cozy (Ages: 18+) Love to make a pot of green, black or herbal tea, but hate that the second cup is cold? Make a cute insulated tea cozy to fit over your pot and keep your tea hot! With two simple seams, sew a custom cozy - no sewing skill needed. Choose from a variety of fabrics. Mary Jane LaLonde instructs. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Gantz Farmhouse $15 (NR: $17) Begins: April 2 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 3072005_01

Begins: May 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 3042005_02

8 Herbs You Can’t Live Without (Ages: 18+) Learn about the eight most useful herbs for the home gardener including their histories, uses, folklore and how to grow them. Receive an herb and a handout to take home. Gloria Hartung instructs. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Gantz Farmhouse $8 (NR: $10) Begins: May 18 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 3092005_01 Eco-friendly Cleaning Products (Ages: 18+) Eliminate 90% of the cleaning chemicals under your sink and rid your house of fumes from commercial cleaning products by using items like baking soda, borax and vinegar, along with herbs and essential oils, to make earth friendly and highly effective cleaning products. Make some to take home along with recipes for others. Gloria Hartung and Mary Jane LaLonde instruct. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Gantz Farmhouse $15 (NR: $18) Begins: April 21 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity #: 3092004_01 Ohio Native Plants (Ages: 18+) Native plants are more than grass and roadside weeds. April brings the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Ohio’s first Native Plant Month. Learn why native plants are so important to add to your existing flower beds and how relatively low care they are to grow. List of plants suitable for central Ohio provided. Gloria Hartung instructs. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Gantz Farmhouse $5 (NR: $7) Begins: April 28 • 7-8 p.m. Activity #: 3092004_02

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Zumba® & Strong by Zumba™ (Ages: 18+) Incorporate international music with cardio-based dance movements for dynamic workouts with easy-to-follow steps that sculpt and strengthen during $5 drop-in classes. Led by Dana Olshefski. Visit Facebook.com/ GroveCityZumbaWithDanaO or call 614-595-8130 Light Line Dance (Ages: 18+) First-time dancers learn the basic steps and techniques of line dancing and more experienced dancers can enjoy easy line dances at a gentle pace. Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Tue. Evans Center Auditorium $18 (NR: $20) Begins: April 7 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 5022004_02 Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Tue. Evans Center Auditorium $18 (NR: $20) Begins: May 5 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 5022005_02 Line Dance (Ages: 18+) Intermediate dancers learn exciting country and ballroom line dances set to fun, beautiful music in instructor-led lessons. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that slide easily across the floor. Laura Landolt instructs. Wks: 4 • Classes: 4 • Day: Tue. Evans Center Auditorium $18 (NR: $20) Begins: April 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 5022004_01

Yoga Monday (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. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Mon. Evans Center Auditorium $34 (NR: $39) Begins: April 13 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 5032004_01

Yoga Wednesday (Ages: 18+) Melt away tension and stress in a class geared for beginners but available as a second night for those enrolled in the Monday program. Toni Weeks, registered yoga instructor, leads. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $34 (NR: $39) Begins: April 15 • 6-7 p.m. Activity #: 5032004_02 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $34 (NR: $39) Begins: May 27 • 6-7 p.m. No class June 3 (Wed.) Activity #: 5032005_01

Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Evans Center Auditorium $18 (NR: $20) Begins: May 5 • 7-8:30 p.m. Activity #: 5022005_01

Some adult classes are open to teens. Check the Adult section or call 614-277-3050 for options. www.GroveCityOhio.gov

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55+ Grove City Area Seniors Club Meeting (Ages: 55+) Gather with other members for fellowship during a short business meeting followed by bingo. This is a great way to meet other members. Monthly Evans Center Free 1st Wed. • 1 p.m. Drop in Transportation Program (Ages: 55+) Transportation services are provided to Grove City and Jackson Township residents for Grove City-area destinations. Members can receive transportation to grocery stores, banks or medical appointments. The buses provide non-driving members with transportation to and from Center activities. One bus is equipped with wheelchair lifts, but all participants must be able to board the bus without assistance from the driver. Schedule an appointment at least three days in advance including for Evans Center outings: call 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Please be patient! We keep our buses busy. Transportation is canceled when SWCSD is closed for inclement weather. Drivers do not accept payments on the bus. Daily $2 per trip Mon.-Fri. • Call to schedule 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.

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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-onWheels route picked up daily at the Evans Center. Each 90-minute route visits 12 to 15 elderly or disabled persons. Training is provided. Weekend opportunities are also available. Daily Register with LifeCare Alliance

Amity Home Healthcare Blood Pressure Screening (Ages: 55+) A nurse from Amity Home Healthcare stops in monthly to conduct bloodpressure checks. Monthly Evans Center Free 3rd Wed. • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop in Conversations About Loss (Ages: 55+)

There is no normal way to experience grief. While you may be tempted to isolate yourself, it is okay (even Senior Options provides in-home healthy) to lean on others for support. services to maintain independence for Interacting with friends, family and Franklin County residents aged 60+ support groups can be helpful when not qualified for PASSPORT services. you feel low or overwhelmed. Meet Payment is based on a sliding income with others with similar experiences scale. COAAA provides in-home and join in discussions or just listen. assessments and case management for This new group is facilitated by Tami the program. Available services include: Washington of Newcomer Cremations, personal care, home-delivered meals Funerals & Receptions. and emergency-response systems. Monthly Evans Center Alzheimer’s Support Group Free (All Ages) 1st Mon. • 10-11 a.m. The everyday challenges faced by Drop in 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. Senior Options (Ages: 60+)

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Registration

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Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing is Monday, May 18: The annual outing benefits the LifeCare Alliance Meals-on-Wheels program in our area. Support by playing or sponsoring: call 614-277-3050 or visit GroveCityOhio.gov for details. www.GroveCityOhio.gov


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Managing Utility Bills (Ages: 55+) The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), Ohio’s residential utility consumer advocate, offers an educational program on a variety of utility topics including ways to save energy, choosing an energy supplier and consumer protections, rights and resources to help customers stay connected. Learn strategies to better manage increasing electric and natural gas bills, and examine choice programs, efficiency tips, utility assistance and more. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Evans Center Multipurpose Room Free Begins: May 21 • 1-2 p.m. Activity #: 4082005_03 Memory Issues: What’s Normal, What’s Not (Ages: 55+)

Guardian Angel Home Health Care Blood Pressure Screening (Ages: 55+) Guardian Angel Home Health Care representatives perform bloodpressure screenings. Monthly Evans Center Free 2nd Wed. • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop in Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) (Ages: 55+)

Certified Senior Advisor Cindy Paige helps you understand memory issues: the normal signs of aging, concerning Jackson Township Community symptoms of dementia and more. CARES Learn the latest trends in caring for (Ages: 55+) someone with dementia, caring for Join the Jackson Township Fire yourself, and what memory care is Department to learn about the new exactly. Bring your questions with a CARES community paramedic program. sense of humor to dive into a subject Engage in a Q&A session and receive that worries everyone. blood pressure and sugar checks and Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. medication reviews. Evans Center Multipurpose Room Monthly Free Evans Center Begins: April 2 • 1-2 p.m. Free Activity #: 4082004_06 1st Wed. • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop in Peace of Mind Seminar (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 Free 2nd Tue. • 1 p.m. Drop in

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Discover the benefits of taking care of family by preplanning through a presentation that shares tips and dispels myths. Led by Zac Throne of Schneider Funeral Home. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Evans Center Multipurpose Room Free

Don’t miss out! All ages of adults are welcome to participate in the offerings in the Adult section including Line Dance, art and herb classes.

Begins: April 9 • 2-3 p.m. Activity #: 4082004_08

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Evans Center Art Guild (Ages: 55+)

At Central Ohio’s Long Term Care and Advanced Planning Expo, leading companies and non-profit organizations in the support, health, long-term care, in-home care and service industries gather to share information important whether you’re already a caretaker or want to get protected and prepared for whatever lies ahead. Features short learning sessions on living benefits, financial preparedness, funeral services, estate planning and Franklin County Senior Options.

Share your talents and techniques with fellow artists, spending time with others interested in visual arts as you draw, paint or work in other media. Bring your own supplies.

Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium Free

Looking for a fun, relaxing hobby? Try wood carving! 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.

Begins: April 8 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Activity #: 4082004_05 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 Evans Center Free Mon. • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in Ceramics Class (Ages: 55+)

Weekly Evans Center Classroom Free Fri. • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in Wood Carving Group (Ages: 55+)

Weekly Evans Center Free Tue. • 2-3 p.m. Drop in Vocal Chorus (Ages: 55+) New singers always are welcome to join this group of music lovers without auditioning. Carol Barnick directs. Weekly Evans Center Free

Join Nancy Ritter for camaraderie and fine arts. Bring your greenware projects; Fri. • 9 a.m. paint and brushes are provided. Nancy Drop in provides assistance as needed in this Book Club friendly environment. (Ages: 55+) Weekly Join other avid readers to discuss Evans Center Classroom a book of your choice as the group Wed. • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. shares their literary experiences from Drop in the previous month. A great way to be introduced to books you might not discover on your own. Adrian Jahn leads. Monthly Evans Center Classroom Free

Euchre (Ages: 55+) Don’t be a loner - join friends at the Evans Center to take a few tricks in a rousing game of cards. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Multipurpose Room Free Begins: April 24 • 1-4 p.m. Activity #: 4082004_02 Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Multipurpose Room Free Begins: May 22 • 1-4 p.m. Activity #: 4082005_02 Spring Fling Celebration (Ages: 55+) The flowers are blooming and beach season is on its way. As spring approaches, celebrate the season with a spring fling party. Gather up your friends, throw on your favorite spring dress and party it up, spring fling style. Central Ohio’s favorite solo entertainer AJ Anjelo will help celebrate and get the crowd going. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: April 17 • 12-3 p.m. Activity #: 4082004_04 Friday Flicks View a variety of films on the big projector screen with friends while munching popcorn. Friday Flicks: Mary Poppins Returns (Ages: 55+) In Depression-era London, a nowgrown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited following a personal loss by the enigmatic Mary Poppins. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium Free Begins: May 1 • 12:30-3 p.m. Activity #: 4082005_01

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Chair Volleyball (Ages: 55+) Played with a beach ball while seated, this game sharpens upper-body mobility and is enjoyable for everyone. Wks: 4 • Classes: 7 • Days: Mon., Thu. Evans Center Auditorium Free Contact the Evans Center Front Desk Chair Exercise (Ages: 55+)

Friday Flicks: Overboard (Ages: 55+) After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her workingclass husband. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium Free Begins: April 3 • 12:30-3 p.m. Activity #: 4082004_01 Game Day with Staff: Cornhole (Ages: 55+) Join the Evans staff for a fun game of cornhole. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Evans Center Auditorium Free Begins: April 10 • 1-4 p.m. Activity #: 4082004_03 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 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact the Evans Center Front Desk

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Tai Chi (Ages: 55+) Fall-related injuries are serious for people age 50+. Reduce your risk: Improve balance and strengthen muscles through this martial art often described as meditation in motion. Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $22 Begins: May 27 • 2-3 p.m. No class June 3 (Wed.) Activity #: 4032005_03

Dealing with arthritis or joint pain? We lead exercises designed for seniors who find it difficult to work out while Yoga Senior standing or have trouble getting up (Ages: 55+) and down for floor exercises. Bring light Reap the benefits of yoga. Toni Weeks one or two pound weights. instructs classes designed especially for Wks: 4 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Wed. seniors. Evans Center Auditorium Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Tue. $15 Evans Center Auditorium Begins: April 1 • 9:30-10:15 a.m. No class April 8 (Wed.) Activity #: 4032004_01

Wks: 4 • Classes: 7 • Days: Mon., Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: May 4 • 9:30-10:15 a.m. No class May 25 (Mon.) Activity #: 4032005_01 Senior Exercise (Ages: 55+) Keep those joints and muscles moving following instructions for exercises designed for active seniors. Wks: 4 • Classes: 8 • Days: Mon., Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: April 1 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. No class April 8 (Wed.) Activity #: 4032004_02 Wks: 4 • Classes: 7 • Days: Mon., Wed. Evans Center Auditorium $15 Begins: May 4 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. No class May 25 (Mon.) Activity #: 4032005_02

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Begins: May 12 • 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. No class June 2 (Tue.) Activity #: 4032005_04 Wks: 6 • Classes: 6 • Day: Thu. Evans Center Auditorium $22 Begins: May 14 • 9-10 a.m. No class June 4 (Thu.) Activity #: 4032005_05 Genealogy 101: Explore & Preserve Your Ancestry (Ages: 55+) Ever glance at a box of old family photos and say, “I need to do something with those precious items”? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the basics of genealogy and explore your family history. Learn 10 steps to collect and protect family oral histories and photos, basic terms and research tools, and how to begin preserving your family’s history for future generations. Bring 1-2 older family photos, if possible. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Evans Center Multipurpose Room Free Begins: April 16 • 1-3 p.m. Activity #: 4082004_07

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Computer Class (Ages: 55+) Do you feel lost when you try to send an email, register online for classes or navigate the web, but feel you are missing out on opportunities? Becky Wollard provides basic and advanced one-on-one instruction. Sign up at the front desk. By appointment Evans Center Free 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.

Dining Trips Travel to local restaurants without the hassle of driving. Let us provide the transportation from the Center right to the restaurant door, so you can enjoy the companionship of new and old friends as you dine at central Ohio eateries for lunch (on your own). Breakfast Club: First Watch (Ages: 55+) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: April 30 • 9-11 a.m. Activity #: 4122004_05 Lunch Bunch: Deer Creek State Park Lodge (Ages: 55+)

Daily Evans Center Free with registration

Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $5

Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Drop in

Begins: May 28 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_02

LifeCare Alliance Lunch Program (Ages: 60+) Enjoy a nutritious, hot lunch five days a week at the Evans Center. The daily menu is listed in the local newspapers and at the Center. Call one day in advance to make a reservation. Van transportation is available and must be requested. Prepackaged cold, vegetarian and hot served meals are available daily. Daily Evans Center $2 Mon.-Fri. • 11:45 a.m.

Lunch Bunch: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (Ages: 55+) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: April 20 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Activity #: 4122004_02 Supper Club: Champs (Ages: 55+) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: April 22 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 4122004_04 Supper Club: Milestone 229 (Ages: 55+) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: April 6 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 4122004_03

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Supper Club: Outback Steakhouse (Ages: 55+) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: May 4 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_03 Supper Club: Villa Nova (Ages: 55+) Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: May 20 • 4-8 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_04 Grove City Brewing & Plum Run Winery Tour (Ages: 55+) Enjoy a private tour of Grove City’s own brewing company and winery! Plum Run Winery opened in 2012 and expanded to include the Grove City Brewing Company in 2016 - two names, one place to experience the best of both worlds. Don’t miss out! View the interior design that reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Grove City’s storied past, and see why Plum Run Winery was voted CityScene Magazine’s 2019 Best of the ‘Bus – ColumBUS that is! Lunch on your own following tour. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Mon. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: April 27 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Activity #: 4122004_07 BibleWalk Tour (Ages: 55+) BibleWalk in Mansfield features more than 300 wax figures in 78 scenes complemented by wall murals and costumes set to original music and narration. Embark on a journey through the Old Testament and Amazing Grace (Paul’s journey). Lunch follows at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen (on your own). Many figures are actually repurposed celebrity figures. Can you guess who they used to represent? Bring $10.25 admission fee. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: May 8 • 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_08 www.GroveCityOhio.gov


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Phoenix Bat Factory Tour (Ages: 55+) Take me out to the ballgame! But wait, you can’t score without a bat! Join us at the Phoenix Bat Factory in Plain City and discover the incredible variety of bats you can use to belt a homer. Bring $10 entry fee. Lunch at Der Dutchman (on your own) follows. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Fri. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: May 22 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_07 Caesar Creek Shopping (Ages: 55+) Enjoy some country air at the Caesar Creek Indoor and Outdoor Market. Browse dozens of shops offering boots and jeans to collectables, toys and more! Join us for a great day of treasure hunting. Lunch at the food court (on your own). Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Sat. Departs the Evans Center $7 Begins: May 2 • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_06 Snooty Fox (Ages: 55+) Whether you’re a high roller, thrifty spender, window shopper or simply love to play dress-up, we want YOU to join us at Snooty Fox! Mingle with friends as we embark on a five-stop tour of affordable luxury consignment clothing and furniture shops in the greater Cincinnati area. We’re on a hunt to find all your favorite name brands and unique designer pieces all at affordable prices. Let’s shop until we drop! Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $35 Begins: April 23 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Activity #: 4122004_08

Eldorado Casino (Ages: 55+) Hop on the minibus for to-the-door service to the racino to enjoy hours of gaming time with your center friends. Take advantage of a half-price buffet and a $20 free-play incentive. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: April 15 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Activity #: 4122004_01 Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Wed. Departs the Evans Center $5 Begins: May 13 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_01 LaComedia: The King and I (Ages: 55+) Two worlds collide in this breathtaking and exquisite musical. Set in 1860s Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. One of Rogers & Hammerstein’s finest works. Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Thu. Departs the Evans Center $50

Villa Milano: Carole King Songbook (Ages: 55+) Suzanne O. Davis skillfully transports you back to the sounds of the ‘70s through her ingenious performance of Carole King’s Grammy winning album, Tapestry. Travel down memory lane, sing along and feel the earth move under your feet! Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Departs the Evans Center $57 Begins: April 14 • 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Activity #: 4122004_06 Villa Milano: The Outlaws of Country Music (Ages: 55+) Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, also known as The Highwaymen, are three of country music’s greatest artists of all time. These legends brought to life some of the best music the country world ever produced. Tap your toes, sing along and join us for this re-creation of country music’s favorite sons! Wks: 1 • Classes: 1 • Day: Tue. Departs the Evans Center $57 Begins: May 26 • 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Activity #: 4122005_05

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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, Discover 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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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 18 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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Parks and Recreation Year in Review: 2019 2019 BY THE NUMBERS

New/Improved Amenities

Acres of Park

History

• Completed restoration of Relieffe Grant Barn on the GrantSawyer Home • Completed exterior restoration of train depot in Century Village

New Events

• STEMStar Science activity night (COSI Science Festival) • Gnome hunt in Grove City parks • GC3 high school volunteer group cleanup day

2019 Community Survey

Residents rated as good or excellent • Community Events ................................................. 93% • Parks and Recreational Facilities ........................ 90% • Parks and Recreation Programming ................. 88%

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2020 Current & Upcoming Projects

• Completion of new playground in Holton Run • Increased connectivity through new paved paths • Installation of artificial turf on two additional Windsor Park diamonds

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Total: 28.85

Participation by Age Group

Total: 15,377  Preschool (0-4)...................... 2,200  Youth (5-17) ........................... 7,628  Adult (18-54) ......................... 561  55+............................................ 3,725      

• New concessioner at The Big Splash and Fryer Park • Concept plans for Beulah and Pinnacle parks developed • Sustainability committee and partnership with Ohio State University established • Winter Cornhole league formed • Friday drop-in Pickleball at Kingston Center added • Hoover Crossing Path (Murfin Park): new bridge Connectors for Hoover Road to North Meadows Boulevard. • Stringtown Road from Buckeye Parkway to Jackson Pike • New paths and connectors along Demorest Drive and Edgarton Drive in Holton Run and Hoover Park

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Fryer Park • Replacement of southern dock at Rotary Lake • Installation of new shelter (through partnership with Grove City Rotary Club) Gantz Park • Installation of inclusive, nature-themed playground Windsor Park • Replacement of sound system • Addition of lights for Mirolo Dream Field at Mount Carmel Stadium (through partnership with Grove City Buddy Ball) • New batting cage The Big Splash • Renovations to the pool bottom • Installation of new coping stones • Plumbing system improvements

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Unreported Infant - 2 3-4 5-8 9-12 13-17

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Youth Sports Participation Total: 2,336  Basketball  Little League Baseball  Fall Baseball  Volleyball

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Adult Sports Teams

Total: 145  Spring/Summer Softball (48)  Fall Softball (30)  Volleyball (15)  Spring Cornhole (12)  Summer Cornhole (11)  Fall Cornhole (18)  Winter Cornhole (11)

The Big Splash Attendance Total: 28,128  May/June (9,993)  July (12,027)  August/September (6,108)

Shelter & Pavilion Rentals

Total: 513 (by the Public) Fryer  Eagle Pavilion Gantz  Gazebo  Large Shelter  Small Shelter Windsor  Dream Field Shelter  Large Shelter

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