The second annual "Amazing Grove City Race" is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.

The second annual "Amazing Grove City Race" is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.

"Teams will travel around the city, following clues and completing challenges to vie for Grove City bragging rights," according to a Parks and Recreation spokeswoman. "The 2009 event will include a variety of new challenges, both brainy and brawny, plus a few surprises."

Participants may register in teams of two to four people, ages 6 and older. Each team must include a legal driver, and provide its own transportation. One participant from each team must bring a swimsuit. The registration fee is $40 a team, which includes a T-shirt, four hours of

competition and a light lunch for each team member.

The deadline to register is Thursday, July 2, and spaces are limited.

To sign up, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 277-3050 or stop by the office in City Hall, 4035 Broadway, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An American Culinary Federation spokeswoman announced thatJames Taylor of Grove City is the organization's new treasurer.

Taylor is an associate professor at Columbus State Community College.

The American Culinary Foundation is a national organization of professionalchefs with 22,0000 members from coast to coast.

Taylor and the others elected to two-year terms on the ACF board will be installed during the President's Grand Ball at the ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., July 14.

ACF is governed by a board of directors composed of professional chefs from around the country.

The board oversees the direction of the organization and works directly with the national office staff to guide organization growth and member benefits.

Connells Maple Lee's Kids Club will help local children celebrate Independence Day with a no-cost event on Wednesday, July 1, at each of its four Columbus-area stores.

Children between the ages of 5 and 12 will have an opportunity to make a red, white and blue mug arrangement that comes with two wearable patriotic pins.

Participants also will receive a free balloon.

The event will take place at 2 p.m.

Registration is encouraged by contacting the local Connells Maple Lee store at 2033 Stringtown Road, 539-4000.

For more information about Connells Maple Lee, visit

Southwest Chiropractic will be holding a Women's Health Fair "Pampering Day on Sunday, June 28 from noon to 4 p.m.

Southwest Chiropractic is located at 3009 Columbus St., Suite 101.

This event will have various vendors to help women experience a better quality of life through proactive health care as well as assess their current health status.

Education and awareness on osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, breast cancer, heart disease, detox, nutrition, skin and beauty,CPR, and fitnesswill be provided as well as a chance to "pamper yourself withmassage therapists and a custom bra fitting," according to the announcement.

Lunch will be available for participantsand all proceeds from the lunch will be donated tothe Ohio State School for the Blind marching band, the only blind marching band in the United States.

The money will assist in funding the band's trip to the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

For more information, call 871-8400 or visit

Several athletes will represent the Franklin Grove City division of Special Olympics at the 2009 Ohio State Summer Games.

Team members are Jessie Barker, Jacob Brickwell, Justin Brown, Rebekah Eberle, Spencer Edwards, Brian Gearhart, Curtis Greczyn, Philip Herron, Sarah Hughes, Katelyn Lippert, Drew Marcum, Ryan McKendry, Duncan McKinster, Justin Moore, Christian Pernell, Stormy Point, Christopher Ross, Christina Scales, Jason Thivener, Adam Thomas, Ryan Walker, Kevin Wemlinger, Zach Wemlinger, Christopher Wernert and Caleb Williams.

These athletes will compete in the 40th annual Summer Games, to be held June 26-28 at Ohio State University. They will join nearly 2,500 competitors from across the state.

Trinity Methodist

schedules VBS

Trinity United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School each evening July 6-10.

The program, called "Crocodile Dock: Where Fearless Kids Shine God's Light," will meet from 6 to 8:30.

It is designed for children age 4 through those who completed sixth grade this year.A light dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. for those who would like to participate.

There is no charge for either the dinner or the Bible School.

On Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. there will be a light brunch and a time for family members to come and see what the children have been doing throughout the week.

Registration forms may be picked up at the north side door of the church betweenJune 29 and July 2. Completed forms can be mailed to the church at 4850 Haughn Road, Grove City 43123 or brought back the first night.

For more information call the office at 875-7298.