The Canal Winchester Times

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Tuesdays@One, a free arts and education program, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport. Programs are geared toward adults, with several also being "kid-friendly." Advance registration is required; call 614-836-3333.

Groveport Summer Movie Series, free family movies, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 28 at the Heritage Park Amphitheatre, 551 Wirt Road. Please bring blankets or seating. Concessions will be available for purchase from local nonprofits. The rain location is KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road. For information, call Groveport Town Hall at 614-836-3333.

Columbus All-Breed Training Club, Dog Daze Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at 2164 Williams Road, Obetz. This free event will feature pet-related vendors, games for children, dog agility demonstrations and games for dogs, educational presentations by veterinarians, massages for dogs and people and micro-chipping for pets. Families with well-behaved, leashed pets are invited.

Mothers of Multiples East Columbus, Children's Clothing, Toy & Equipment Sale, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. Early Bird shopping begins at 8:30 a.m. for a $2 fee. Cash or checks only will be accepted. Parking is free.

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, rain barrel workshop, 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Francis Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester. Participants will learn about urban stormwater, methods to help mitigate stormwater damage and conserve rain water. A rain barrel is included in the fee of $55. Registration is due three days prior to the event. Visit green for more information or call the conservation district at 614-486-9613.



American Red Cross, blood donation, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 3360 Toy Road, Groveport. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.



Friendly Ties Western Square Dance Club, free Western Square and Round Dance lessons, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 10 at the Pickerington Senior Center, 50 Hereford Drive. Couples, singles and families are welcome, ages 8 and up. Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. For more information call 614-836-6789.

New Directions Career Center, Aging Wisely: How Older Workers Can Survive (and Thrive) in Today's Changing Workplace, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Sept. 4 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions sponsors the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 614-849-0028, ext. 100, to register.

Art of Positive Parenting, parent education class, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, at Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave. Cost is $75 per person. To register call 614-224-0222, ext. 103, using class number TP 13-21.

Bucks & Does Singles and Orbiting Squares Western Square Dance Clubs, free introductory square dances, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 at the Whitehall Community Center, 402 N. Hamilton Road in Whitehall. Both couples and singles are welcome. Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Square dance instruction will continue at this location on Wednesday evenings and is available on other nights at other central Ohio locations. For more information, go to and click on "Not a dancer yet?" or call 614-837-6974.



Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Sept. 11 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Musician Lowell Borchers will provide entertainment. For information or reservations call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.

Canal Winchester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10523, 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Community-Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester. Membership is open to any military combat veteran, regardless of race, rank, gender, etc. This is a non-drinking post. For more information call Rick Williams at 614-735-0983 or Sam Armstead, 614-837-1315.

AmSpirit Business Connections--Canal Winchester Chapter, 8 a.m. Fridays at Re/Max One, 8233 Howe Industrial Parkway, Canal Winchester. The chapter is interested in identifying other professionals, business owners and sales professionals who wish to become involved with networking. Prospective members are invited to attend three complimentary meetings before joining and are encouraged to bring 30 business cards and to give a brief description of their businesses. For more information contact Rick Wagner, president, at 614-203-3158.

Canal Winchester Gold Star Referrals, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bob Evans, 6085 Gender Road. The group meets to exchange referrals and discuss business. Call Paul Workmaster at 614-397-0591.

The Southeast 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. For information, call Mike Lyons at 614-561-4040.

Canal Winchester Rotary Club, noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday at Shade on the Canal Restaurant, 19 S. High St. Individuals interested in learning more about Rotary are invited to attend. Visit

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. Pack is seeking new members. For information or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221.

Indians Touchdown Club, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Canal Winchester High School, Room 174, at 300 Washington St. 

Violet Grange 1949, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Violet Township Office, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington.

Destination: Canal Winchester networking group, 8 a.m. the third Friday of the month at Harvest Moon Coffee House, 7 N. High St. Visit

Networking Luncheon, sponsored by the Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. Reservations required. Cost is $12.


Support groups

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in October and December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates this group led by qualified, experienced counselors. Free. For information about Zusman Hospice's bereavement support services, call 614-559-3050.

AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.