Walk-in registration for residents for the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department's fall and winter programs begins Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the parks department's office, 1515 Goodale Blvd.

Walk-in registration for residents for the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department's fall and winter programs begins Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the parks department's office, 1515 Goodale Blvd.

Mail-in registration must be postmarked Wednesday, Sept. 7 or later.

Non-resident registration begins on Sept. 8.

Along with annual seasonal events such as the Taste of Grandview on Oct. 2, the Great Pumpkin Run and Tiny Tot Pumpkin Trot on Oct. 22 and the holiday tree lighting on Dec. 6, the department will be offering a variety of new and interesting programs.

Following on the heels of the successful summer community theater production of "Pride and Prejudice," another original musical will be produced this fall.

Open auditions for "Cinderella The Musical" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Grandview Center. Auditions will also be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Carriage Place.

"Our summer theater program was so amazing," recreation supervisor Marta Durban said. "We had such a great response from our community and other participating communities. It was wonderful."

As with "Pride and Prejudice," the music and script for "Cinderella" will be adapted and written by director John Heidsel of Carriage Place and assistant director Laura Jewell of Grandview.

The show will be performed Dec. 2-4 at the Davis Performing Art Center.

"We encourage people of all ages to come to the auditions," Durban said. "We had people from age 5 up to 65 who participated in "Pride and Prejudice."

A new boot camp fitness program focusing on intense muscular and cardiovascular activities will be offered beginning Sept. 13 at the Grandview Center. The sessions, led by instructor Christine Szabo, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in two sessions, first from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6 and again Oct. 11 through Nov. 3.

The cost is $80 per session. Checks should be made payable to Christine Szabo.

"This will be a really intense workout designed for 20-somethings, 30-somethings, people up into their early 40s," Durban said. "It's an age group we haven't really addressed yet with our fitness programs."

Two relatively new programs will continue this fall, she said, and both have been popular additions to the slate of parks and recreation activities.

A women's book club, led by Barbara Pamalee, meets at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in the Grandview Center lobby.

A women's sociable singles group, led by Mary Seipel, meets at 11 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the center.

"The singles group does a lot of fun activities, going to movies, museums, shopping or eating out at great restaurants," Durban said.

An AARP driver's safety program for those age 50 and over will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 at the center. The cost is $12 for center members and $14 for non-members.

To sign up for the driver's safety program, call 231-7119.

A set of new programs for youngsters will be presented Oct. 20 and 21.

The Fall Break Fun program includes a bowl-a-rama for 8- to 15-year-olds at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace and Battle at the Ballfield kickball activity for grades 1-8 at McKinley Field, both on Oct. 20.

The following day, a Friday Fish-Off will be held at Prairie Oaks Metro Park and a trip to the Movie Tavern in Hilliard for "food and a flick" will both be held for youngsters 8 to 15 years old.

The cost for the bowling and fishing activities is $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents. The kickball program costs $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents and the trip to the movie theater costs $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents.

More information about these and other fall and winter programs are available in the parks and recreation department's community program or by calling the department at 488-3111.

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