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Pickaway Place set to open early April; community open house scheduled for April 13

Open House Set for New Community Centric Destination 
SOUTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (March 13, 2019) – In a growing county, The Pickaway Place is a one-of-a-kind destination with the mission to provide the community with a wellspring of classes, programs and activities to support personal growth and well-being. Located at 5075 South Union Street, South Bloomfield, the Pickaway Place Community Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Place has a business model that is people-oriented and designed to meet a variety of needs within Pickaway County. “We are somewhat limited to the personal growth options within Pickaway County, particularly in the northern part of the county,” said Kim Miller, owner and executive director of The Place. “We are close enough to Columbus that we have great options, but not as convenient as having those options right in our community. The Place brings the best class offerings to our area and focuses on creating new offerings that serve the communities of Pickaway County. There isn’t anything like this in our area.”
The Place is for people of all ages and abilities. All classes are fee-based and vary from adult wine and paint nights, to exercise classes and summer camp programs for youth. Many of the current offerings are Columbus-based organizations bringing their classes and programs to The Place. There are currently more than 15 evening/weekend classes offered for April and May; as well as at least two summer camp options for each week running from June 3 through August.
In addition to classes and camps, The Place is bringing programming not traditionally offered in the area, such as Columbus Children’s Theater summer camp and productions, CATCO is Kids theater classes and productions, murder mystery dinner nights and family adventures.
“We want to create a place to which people feel they belong. A place that offers something for everyone and can create growth for our community,” continued Miller. “There are a variety of classes and programming offered, but there is also space to grow new programs. We want people who have talents to share to have a place where they can teach dance, calligraphy, flower arranging – whatever their passion may be.”
With more than 9,000 square feet, The Place also offers event space rentals. The largest space is 3,000 square feet and includes tables, chairs, access to the kitchen and other perks available through the rental fee. There are a variety of small-use rooms available for rent as well, including a soundproof room for private music lessons, a pitching/batting cage, and small group discussion and/or work rooms.
“While we are opening with limited programming, we are going to scale our offerings rather quickly to include regularly-scheduled preschool-age play and socialize time, pitching machine and pitching area for young players, guided book clubs/discussions and treadmill/bikes for parent use while kids are in classes,” stated Miller. “We tried to think holistically about what parents need and want, what our youth needs and wants, and how we can grow our people and community, and we came to the conclusion that we need a place where we all belong.”
The Place is scheduled to open in early April. Class registration is available online now at www.PickawayPlace.com. To stay up-to-date on the classes and programs offered, follow Pickaway Place on Facebook and Instagram and create a family account on the Classes & Camps page of the website.
Class/Program Schedule as of March 12, 2019
Cursive Rocks Four Weeks Thursday, April 4 – Thursday, April 25
Jumping Beans Six Weeks Tuesday, April 9 – Tuesday, May 14
Science Palooza Six Weeks Tuesday, April 9 – Tuesday, May 14
Design The Runway Six Weeks Wednesday, April 10 – Wednesday, May 15
Nerf Wars One Date Friday, April 12
Wine & Paint Night One Date Friday, April 12
Jumping Beans Six Weeks Saturday, April 13 – Saturday, May 13
Study Like a Scholar Six Weeks Saturday, April 13 – Saturday, May 18
Kidz Home Alone Two Days Wednesday, April 24, Wednesday, May 1
LEGO Robotics Robot Academy Two Days Saturday April 27, Saturday April 28
Hand Lettering Class One Date Friday, May 3
Columbus Children’s Theater Performance Saturday, May 4
Custom Summer Wreaths One Date Thursday, May 9
Mother’s Day Craft One Date Saturday, May 11
Better Baby Sitters Two Days Tuesday, May 28, Thursday, May 30
Saturday Morning Musicals Ten Weeks Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, October 13
Camp Schedule as of March 5, 2019
Rock & Roll Preschool June 3 – June 7
Community & Leadership Elementary June 3 – June 7
World of Wizards Elementary June 10 – June 14
Super Sleuths Elementary June 10 – June 14
Little Veterinarian Elementary June 10 – June 14
Enchanted Adventures Elementary June 17 – June 21
Future-Preneurs Middle School June 17 – June 21
All Terrain Tracker Elementary June 24 – June 28
Electronic Lab Elementary June 24 – June 28
So Many Ways to Be Wicked Elementary June 24 – June 28
Make It & Take It Science Elementary July 15 – July 19
Can You Dig It? Fossil Hunt Elementary July 15 – July 19
Project Greenlight: Film Creation Multi-Grade July 22 – July 26
Little Medical School Elementary July 22 – July 26
Learn To Code iPad/iPhone Multi-Grade July 29 – August 2
About Pickaway Place
The Place is a locally owned and operated community-centric destination in which people of all ages can take classes and programs to physically, mentally and emotionally grow into the best version of themself. The Place offerings are continually expanding and changing to meet the community’s needs. It is our vision that Pickaway Place is your go-to location for the best in program offerings that add value to your life. You Belong Here.
About Kim Miller
Kim Miller is an experienced communication and marketing professional with proven results in strategic communication, strategy development, event planning, and small business growth. After 20 years of cultivating successful collaborative relationships for a variety of organizations, she brought together her passion for her family, her community and her skill to create Pickaway Place. Miller has been a Pickaway County resident since 2005 and currently lives in Ashville with her husband and two kids. She is dedicated to the growth of people and loves a good party.