THINGS TO DO
• The Grove City Education Center for Adults, 118 S. Center St., Grove City, will offer a free, eight-week computer class for beginners starting May 3. Classes will be held 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Info and registration: Call 724-458-7270 or email email@example.com
• Westminster College’s Celebrity Series at Home present its second streamed event at 8 p.m. April 30. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Who’s album, “Who’s Next,” with The Rock Project performing some of the band’s greatest hits.
The performance will be streamed live from the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Long Island, N.Y. The concert will include songs from other albums by The Who.
The stream will be available for 48 hours, and tickets are $20. To buy tickets, visit WatchLiveNow.com, where you will be directed to create an account. When asked for a venue code, enter “ORRWN” and then hit “submit.” Info: Visit www.westminster.edu/celebrity
• Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts presents “The Many Worlds of Tom Roberts” at 2 p.m. May 2 at Lincoln Hall, Foxburg. Tickets for adults are $25; $20 for members; and $5 for studnts.
Info and tickets: Call 724-659-3153 or visit www.alleghenyriverstone.org
• The Franklin Fine Arts Council sponsors the 11th annual Taste of Talent Vocal Competition this summer at Bandstand Park in downtown Franklin. It is open to individuals 16 and older. Registration packets must be submitted by May 12.
Competitions will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays June 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Semi-finals will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, and the finals are set for 4 p.m. Aug. 8 immediately following the Taste of Franklin.
The winner will take home $1,000. Three semi-finalists will receive $100 cash and $100 in Franklin retail gift certificates.
• Upcoming events at the Guthrie Theatre, 232 S. Broad St., Grove City, include the Grove City College “Lux Mea” Student Film Festival on April 30 and May 1; and “Rampage” on May 7.
The inaugural Lux Mea Film Festival will showcase the work of GCC student auteurs. Sponsored by the Department of Communication and Visual Arts, the festival will present a series of short student films.
Within a runtime of about two hours, viewers will see students’ cinematic entries in a number of categories. Festival passes are on sale at Breen Student Union and are available online at luxmeafilmfestival.com
Students in the Special Events and Promotions class planned and organized the festival. Lux Mea, which means “my light,” is the motto of Grove City College and the guiding ideal of the festival.
• The Olde Town Grove City Farmers’ Market is looking for vendors for the upcoming season, which runs 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays June through October at the Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park on South Broad Street in Grove City.
• Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Water Street, holds a ham loaf dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. today, April 28. The meal is drive-through, to-go only. The cost: is $10.
Info: Call 724-475-2189.
• The Cpl. Claire L. Van Eman VFW Post 519, 220 Blair St., Grove City, hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon May 2. Tickets are $7 in advance, or $9 at the door.
The meal includes eggs, pancakes, ham, sausage gravy and biscuits, juice, milk and coffee.
Info: Call 724-458-7880.
• The Harmony Museum is holding a restaurant raffle through May 3. Proceeds benefit the museum and local businesses, and the winners will be drawn May 5. The grand prize is 10, $50 gift certificates to restaurants in Harmony and Zelienople.
Other prizes are two, $50 gift certificates; and $50 gift certificates to the Strand Theater and Kaufman Tavern. Tickets are $5 each, or five for $20.
Info and tickets: Visit the museum shop at 222 Mercer St., Harmony, or HarmonyMuseum.org
• The Shenango Valley Gardeners annual plant sale will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at East State Street and South Water Avenue in downtown Sharon.
Annuals, perennials, houseplants and more will be available. Proceeds will help fund the community gardens that the organization oversees.
• Westminster College Sports Management students are hosting a virtual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event through May 8 to support the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County and call for an end to sexual assault and violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Students in the Sports and Event Planning and Management capstone course have teamed up with Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international campaign encouraging men to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes as a symbol of standing up against sexual assault violence.
Participants can register online and walk their mile whenever and wherever they prefer: their treadmills, yards, neighborhoods or towns. Proceeds benefit the shelter, which provides leadership initiatives to help end physical, sexual and emotional violence.
The students are also selling $5 calendars that show Westminster’s male faculty, staff and students wearing the iconic red high heels associated with “Walk a Mile.”
Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt and digital race bib.
Register by visiting www.runsignup.com and clicking on “Find a Race” and searching for “Westminster College.”
• Grove City Education Foundation is hosting #ImpactRun 5K at 7:30 a.m. May 8 in the parking area behind Grove City Premium Outlets, 1911 Leesburg Grove City Road, Springfield Township. Proceeds benefit the foundation, which supports local students.
Info and registration: Visit www.grovecityeducationfoundation.org
• Pennsylvania CareerLink Lawrence County, 101 S. Mercer St., Suite 101, New Castle, hosts these job fairs:
» 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 28; veterans will be admitted from 10 to 10:15 a.m. followed by the general public. Universal Refractories will be conducting open interviews. Face masks and social distancing are required. Pre-registration is suggested by visiting www.pacareerlink.pa.gov
» 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5; veterans will be admitted from 10 to 10:15 a.m. followed by the general public. Dairy Farmers of America will be conducting open interviews. Face masks and social distancing are required. Pre-registration is suggested by visiting www.pacareerlink.pa.gov
• Pennsylvania CareerLink Mercer County is hosting food service job fairs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at Hickory VFW Normandy Banquet Center, 5550 E. State St., Hermitage, and the Grove City American Legion, 1956 Mercer-Grove City Road, Pine Township.
Veterans will be admitted at 10 a.m., and the general public can enter at 10:30 a.m. Interviews will be done on-site.
• Slippery Rock Community Library offers these programs and events:
» Register your toddlers and preschoolers for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” This program helps develop early literacy skills.
» Free tutors for school-aged students are available through tutor.com
» Support the library when you shop on Amazon Smile. Select “Slippery Rock Community Library” as your designated charity, and the library will receive a portion of your purchase.
Slippery Rock Community Library is at 465 N. Main St., Slippery Rock. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Info: Call 724-738-9179 or visit www.slipperyrocklibrary.com or “Slippery Rock Community Library” on Facebook.
• The Grove City Community Library announces the following:
» The library has reopened for in-patron browsing. Face coverings and social distancing will be required.
» Tickets can be purchased through July 30 for the American Girl Doll Raffle. This year’s prize package includes Kira, the 2021 Girl of the Year; a stuffed koala and kangaroo with rescue pouches; both Kira books; and a crystal koala pendant. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5.
Buy tickets at the library during regular hours, or through curbside pickup. The winning ticket will be announced July 30.
» The library hosts Looks 4 Books by hiding book at Grove City Memorial Park and in downtown Grove City. Each book is sanitized and placed into a plastic bag. Find a book, take it home and read it, then hide it again for someone else to discover.
Share photos with the library of you finding, hiding or reading the books. You can also hide your own books along with a message that says the book has been cleaned with sanitizing wipes before being placed in a bag.
» During the month of April, shop at Ace Hardware, 816 W. Main St., Grove City, to help support the library. The Friends of the Library group has organized a round-up fundraiser; if you “round up” your purchase to the nearest dollar upon checkout, the difference will be donated to the library.
» Students in kindergarten through 12th grade, early college students and adult learners can get free live and video homework help through Tutor.com with a current library card.
Provided by the New Castle District Library Center, Tutor.com provides on-demand academic tutoring, homework help and test prep. Live tutors are available on a variety of subjects and test prep areas 3 to 10 p.m. daily, 361 days a year.
There’s also expert writing help, test prep resources from the Princeton Review for ACT and SAT, AP course videos, and more. Many resources are available 24/7. Info: Visit lhh.tutor.com/Landing.aspx
Grove City Community Library is at 125 W. Main St., Grove City. The staff can be reached 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 724-458-7320, visit www.grovecitypalibrary.org or check out “Grove City Community Library, PA” on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Moraine State Park, Portersville, hosts Woodcock Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. April 30 at pavilion 7 at McDanel’s Launch Area on the North Shore. Join park naturalists and members of the Bartramian Audubon Society to learn about the woodcock, also known as the timberdoodle, night partridge, big-eye, bogsucker and mudsnipe.
Pre-registration is required by calling 724-368-8811. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Bring a face mask or covering.
• Jennings Environmental Education Center, Brady Township, hosts “Family Science Outside: Bird Engineering” on May 2 and May 4 to 6. Time slots are available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for groups of up to 12 people.
At-home learners and their grownups will learn all about birds with help from Jennings staff, an investigation guide, and a loaner kit of materials. This program is designed for grades two through six, but siblings are welcome.
Register by April 30 by calling 724-794-6011 or visiting events.dcnr.pa.gov
• Slippery Rock in Bloom invites volunteers of all ages to help plant flowers from 9 a.m. to noon May 29 starting at Memorial Park on South Main Street. Wear face masks, and bring work gloves and garden tools if you have them.