A grand opening for the China Bell Restaurant's newest banquet room and lounge, the latter dubbed Hole in 1, is scheduled for today (Thursday, May 29) from 5 to 8 p.m.

A grand opening for the China Bell Restaurant's newest banquet room and lounge, the latter dubbed Hole in 1, is scheduled for today (Thursday, May 29) from 5 to 8 p.m.

The restaurant at 1947 Stringtown Road now has three banquet rooms to offer the community, the Jasmine Room being the largest and newest addition.

"This room will be able to accommodate up to 130 people and is ideal for wedding receptions, large parties and business events," according to the announcement.

The Hole in 1 lounge, formerly the Post Time Lounge, features a new menu. Its hours will be the same as those of the restaurant.

Starting in June, the announcement added, the Hole in 1 will host a Summer Jazz series on Thursday evenings, featuring Mark Flugge and Randy Mather.

"After months of preparation and planning, it is a great feeling to be opening these new additions to the public!" owner Gary Shyu was quoted as saying.

This evening's grand opening, which will be open to the public, will feature entertainment, appetizers and more.

More information can be found on their web site at www.chinabell.net.

Auditions for the Little Theatre Off Broadway's production of "The Moving of Lilla Barton," a drama by John MacNicholas, will take place June 1 and 2.

The time on both days will be 7 o'clock at the theatre, 3891 Broadway. The cast calls for four men and two women.

"The Moving of Lilla Barton" tells the story of a newly widowed minister's wife who refuses to move out of the church-owned house designed and built by her and her late husband in order to make way for the new minister.

"An evil Yankee newspaper editor, a crass real estate peddler and a gaggle of Episcopal eccentrics cause trouble," according to the LTOB announcement. "A sympathetic bishop and senior warden try to help Lilla, but her resilience, vulnerability and courage are what make this heartwarming story soar."

The production, directed by Cindy "C.J." Jamison, will run from July 18 to Aug. 9

Performances on Fridays and Saturdays will be at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens.

To make reservations, call the LTOB box office at 875-3919.

Those interested in volunteer opportunities with the community theatre group may also call the box office.

Grove City will celebrate 55 years of Youth Baseball at Windsor Park on Saturday, May 31.

Originally scheduled for May 3, but canceled because of inclement weather, the event will take place at the park, 4330 Dudley Ave.

Team members from the 1953 Little League Baseball teams in Grove City will join the 2008 Grove City Parks and Recreation teams for a group photo, ice cream social and a game of old-fashioned baseball with the Ohio Village Muffins.

Roberta Camp, Miss Ohio 2007, will make a special appearance at Windsor Park to throw out the first pitch.

"Come back in time with us as the Ohio Village Muffins recreate the original style of baseball," the announcement urged. "The game will be played as it was historically without gloves using a period style baseball and uniform. Vintage baseball teams have been playing exhibition games to demonstrate how baseball was played in its earliest days."

At 11:30 a.m. the team photo will be taken followed by the ice cream social.

The game begins at noon.