LOG Your Turn Your Screen OFF Week Hours!

Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Lara

April 28 – May 4
Brought to you by the GRD, Granville Public Library, Robbins Hunter Museum, Granville Historical Society, Granville Exempted Village Schools, Granville Fellowship, Denison University, Bryn Du Mansion

Eight local agencies have worked jointly to bring you 7 days of unique programming that we hope will challenge you to turn off your screens and read, play, go outdoors and get in touch with your community. Be sure to log your “unplugged” hours at the end of the week in our brief online survey (here) and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win great prizes like $150 gift card to readers garden, a family sports package, and more! Deadline for survey submissions is May 8th by 5PM. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 10th!


• 2:00-3:00PM | Bryn Du Barn
Zoo To You Kick-Off
Turn off those screens and get wild!  Drop by and get up close and personal with animals from the Columbus Zoo! Plus we’ll have fun yard games and activities for your little animals from 2:00-4:00PM! For the safety of the animals, the Zoo can only stay for one hour. So don’t miss out! Sponsored by Granville Public Library and GRD

• Noon | Granville Senior Fellowship
FREE Light Lunch (60 yrs or older)
Sponsored by Granville Fellowship

• 7:00-9:00PM | Old Academy Building
Sergeant Timothy Rose: A Revolutionary Experience 
Historian Thomas Hankins will present a portrayal of Timothy Rose. Rose was among the original founders of Granville and fought in the Revolutionary War. Sponsored by Granville Historical Society

• 7:00-8:00PM | Bryn Du Mansion
Life/Local Lecture | An Update On Solar Energy
Richard Downs will review the current science/technology involved in the growing solar industry and discuss the financial aspects of installation/operation of residential solar energy systems. Question/answer session will follow. The mansion will be open for tours and refreshments provided. Sponsored by Bryn Du Commission

• Noon | Granville Senior Fellowship
FREE Light Lunch (60 yrs or older)
Sponsored by Granville Fellowship

• 6:30-8:00PM | Granville Middle School
Middle School Book Fair
Shop the book fair while the children play in the gym with the GRD! Sponsored by Granville Schools & GRD

• 6:30-8:00PM | Granville Public Library
Photo Walk–Local Architecture
Grab your cameras (and gadgets too!) and join photographer Liz Argyle and local historian Tom Martin for a Photo Walk around the downtown. Liz will offer photography tips and Tom will share the history of the buildings. Meet at the statue in front of the Granville Public Library. Sponsored by Granville Public Library 

• 5:00PM | Granville Senior Fellowship
Evening Pot Luck (60 yrs or older)
Bring a dish to share. Sponsored by Granville Fellowship

• 7:00 & 8:00PM | DU Planetarium
DU Planetarium Shows
Learn about the stars at one of our 2 show times. Tickets required. Pick up your tickets (limit of 5/family) at the Granville Public Library, starting April 11. Sponsored by Denison University

• 9:00AM-1:00PM | Robbins Hunter Museum
Great Granville Garage Sale
Come see us for great deals on used books, furniture, and more. Plus, participate in the GRD sports equipment swap! Visit the Library Alley for fun kid activities from 9:00AM-Noon and the Museum open house from 1:00-4:00PM! Sponsored by Robbins Hunter Museum, Granville Public Library, Granville Fellowship and GRD • 9:00AM-1:00PM | Robbins Hunter Museum

• 9:00AM-Noon | Robbins Hunter Museum
Granville Recreation District Sports Equipment Swap

On May 4th, as part of the Turn Your Screen Off Week and The Great Granville Garage Sale, the GRD will be holding a sports equipment swap! The GRD is looking for donations of gently used sports equipment (like bats, lacrosse sticks, baseball pants, face masks, cleats, roller blades, ice skates, ski equipment, and anything else recreation related). We will not be accepting helmets. Each donated item will get you a ticket that will allow you to swap your donated item for something else on May 4th on the lawn of the Robbins Hunter Museum. If you don’t have an item to swap that is fine, for a nominal charge you will be able to purchase any item. All proceeds will benefit the Grace Dils Scholarship Fund.

We will have these designated Sport Equipment drop off days:
• April 27th – at the Ballpark Opening Day Ceremonies (Raccoon Valley Park), 9:00AM-NOON
• May 1st – at the GHS & GMS entrances to the school, 7:30-8:00AM
• May 1st – at the GIS & GES entrances to the school, 8:30-9:00AM

• average child watches 20,000, 30-second commercials per year
• parents spend 38.5 minutes in meaningful conversation with their children per week
• average child watches television for 1,680 minutes per week
• average American youth spends 900 hours in school per year
• average American youth spends 1,500 hours watching T.V. per year
• 66 percent of Americans regularly watch T.V. while eating dinner