Residents may begin registering for the Grandview Parks and Recreation department's spring and summer programs Tuesday, March 6.

Residents may begin registering for the Grandview Parks and Recreation department's spring and summer programs Tuesday, March 6.

The spring-summer program guide has been sent to area homes. Copies are also available at the parks office, 1515 Goodale Blvd., and at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave.

"We've got a lot of new programs," said recreation supervisor Marta Durban, "and all the traditional favorites are returning."

The annual slate of special events will include the Easter Egg Hunt on April 7; Grandview's Great Garage Sale, May 5; Memorial Day Service, May 24; Memorial Day parade and pool opening, May 26; Tour de Grandview, July 1; Lazy Daze of Summer Crafts Festival, July 28; and the Ox Roast, Sept. 6-8.

The annual Mayor's Cookout is moving to a later date, with a new party and rechristened as the Mayor's Community Party/Youth Advocate Services Auto Show.

The event will be held Sept. 23 at Wyman Woods and on Goodale Boulevard in front of the park.

The Grandview Center and Carriage Place Recreation are planning three more community play productions over the spring and summer.

Auditions for "Man of La Mancha," will be held April 3 at the Grandview Center and April 4 at Carriage Place. Auditions for the original musical version of "Three Musketeeers," are scheduled for May 22 in Grandview and May 23 at Carriage Place.

The auditions for "Peter Pan" will take place Sept. 18 at the Grandview Center and Sept. 19 at Carriage Place.

Each audition session will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

"These community plays have really been popular," Durban said. "We've had so many talented adults and children from our community take part in the plays."

The annual Safetyview Heights program will be held in one two-week session rather than two separate one-week sessions.

"Our instructors requested that because they just didn't have the time to teach our youngsters everything they wanted," Durban said.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays from June 11-22. Safetyview Heights teaches students entering kindergarten or first grade how to be safe at home, school and play.

A variety of new programs will be offered for youngsters this year, recreation supervisor Mike Patterson said.

In addition to another Kids at Wallace Gardens program, an at-home gardening series will be offered for children.

The sessions will include planning on April 21; garden maintenance and weeding techniques on July 28; and harvesting on Aug. 25.

"It's a program that will give some basic lessons in gardening for kids who may not want or be able to commit to the weekly Kids at Wallace Gardens program," Patterson said.

The at-home gardening classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the McKinley shelter house. The fee is $5 per class.

JumpBunch will hold a week-long camp with summer Olympic-themed sports and fitness activities. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at Wyman Woods.

The program is open to youngsters 3-8 years old and costs $79 per participant. Registration must be made with Grandview Parks and Recreation, with checks payable to JumpBunch.

Explore the 614 will be a weeklong series of trips to locations throughout the central Ohio area, including COSI, SkyZone Trampoline Park, Splatter Park, Liberty Farms (horseback riding) and Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay.

The program is open to youngsters ages 8-14. The daily fees will vary, depending on the activity.

"Grandview's a great place, but there are also a lot of fun places to go outside our community," Patterson said.

A new Junior Bobcat Golf Camp will be led June 4-8 by Grandview Heights High School golf coach Kevin Richards.

Youngsters ages 8-14 will be able to learn the finer points of golf in the program, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program will depart from the Grandview Center to various golf sites. Cost is $60 for residents and $73 for non-residents.

Walk-in registration for all parks and recreation spring and summer programs begins Tuesday for Grandview and Marble Cliff residents.

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

Non-resident registration will begin Wednesday, March 21.

For more information about and parks and recreation program, call 488-3111.