Applications are being accepted for the garden volunteer training program at the Gardens at Gantz Farm in Grove City.

Applications are being accepted for the garden volunteer training program at the Gardens at Gantz Farm in Grove City.

Opportunities are available for novice to advanced gardeners. Volunteers support the gardens through their participation in the herb and perennial sale in May, staffing a table at the Grove City Farmers Market in July and conducting an educational horticultural symposium in March. Other volunteer responsibilities include leading garden tours, teaching workshops for the public and hosting garden-related events.

A four-class series for prospective volunteers will be held at the Gantz Farmhouse, 2255 Home Road. Classes will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Volunteers will learn the history of the Gantz family, the development of the gardens and an overview of the various garden themes on the property. ΚΚΚ

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, contact Gloria Hartung at (614) 871-6323.

Cub Scout Pack 82, chartered at Our Lady of Perpetual Hope in Grove City, will hold two orientation and registration sessions for prospective members and their parents.

Sessions will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in the cafeteria, 3752 Broadway.

Boys in the first through fifth grades (ages 7 to 10) are eligible to participate. Scouts do not need to be affiliated with Our Lady to join the pack.

Scouting strives to build character, foster good citizenship and develop physical fitness. The Tiger Cub program (first grade) has an emphasis on family involvement, with an adult family member attending meetings each week.

For more information, call Monte Nommay at 288-1770, Cecelia Wilson at 801-1915 or Chris Ragusa at 877-1140.

Jason Thomas, a former Marine Corps sergeant, who led the rescue of the last two survivors in the World Trade Center wreckage on Sept. 11, 2001, is sponsoring a race to benefit Heroes for Humanity, a nonprofit organization in its inaugural year.

Proceeds will benefit soldiers and students in need.

Thomas hopes to gather 3,000 participants for the race, in homage to the 3,000 Americans who died on Sept. 11. Participants can run 9.11 miles; run or walk a 5K; or walk one mile.

The Columbus race will begin in front of the Ohio Judicial Center, 65 S. Front St.

Race day registration and packet pickup will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

The pre-race rally begins at 7:30 a.m., with the race to follow at 8 a.m.

To register, visit