THINGS TO DO
• The P.E.O. Annual Indoor Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Center Presbyterian Church, 333 Center Church Road, Grove City. There will be a large variety of items plus breakfast, lunch and dessert. Proceeds benefit scholarship.
Info: Visit www.peointernational.org
• The Sharpsville Middle School Spring Craft Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the middle school, 301 Blue Devil Way, Sharpsville. Admission is $2 for adults, and free for kids under 12.
There will be more than 100 vendors, kids’ crafts, Chinese auction, bake sale, refreshments, and more. Proceeds benefit the school for expenses like class trips, author visits, field day, and more.
• Grace United Methodist Church in Grove City hosts its annual rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Lunch will be sold. Fill a bag for $2 starting at 1 p.m.
Info: Call the church office at 724-458-8660.
• The fourth annual Fantastic Sandy Lake Comic Council, benefiting the Lakeview Area Public Library, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Lakeview High School, Stoneboro. The event includes the Ghost Base-Rebel Legion and 501st Legion, raffles, vendors, and refreshments plus free comic book trivia and cosplay contests, prizes, game demos, arts and crafts, and games.
Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students; and free for ages 5 and under.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SANDYLAKECON
• The “Wurst Bingo Night Ever” fundraiser dinner will be held at 6 p.m. today at Center Presbyterian Church, 333 Center Church Road, Grove City. Cost is $10 a person, or $20 per family, which includes dinner and bingo card and supplies. Sign-up sheets will be placed in the narthex for attendance and donations for supplies and prizes.
• Grove City College hosts the fourth annual Edible Book Festival from noon to 2 p.m. Monday in the Great Room of the Breen Student Union. The event celebrates literature and the arts by inviting participants to create a book made entirely from edible materials. Inspiration comes from recognizable features of a favorite book or character, a creative pun based on the title of a book, or an entry that looks like a book cover.
The festival functions as a contest and a fundraiser with members of the campus community – groups and individuals – creating the edible books and others “voting” for their favorites with spare change donations.
Proceeds support Grove City Area United Way’s Imagination Library, a chapter of the nationwide Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which gives free books to children up to 5 years old in the Grove City Area School District.
The entry that raises the most money wins a pizza party and gift basket courtesy of the College Bookstore and Bon Appetit, the campus’ food vendor.
• A braised steak dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 13, at Grace Harvest (Church of God of Prophecy), 2396 Leesburg Grove City Road, Springfield Township. Cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for ages 5 to 12. Meal includes braised steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, drink, and dessert.
For take-out or delivery orders, call 724-734-1171.
• The Mercer County 4-H Teen Council will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mercer County 4-H Park on Route 19 north of Mercer. Children ages 2 to 11 are invited. There is no admission fee.
• Hurlbert Hardware’s 37th annual “Peep Show” will be held April 12 through April 20 at the store, 183 Main St., Greenville. There will be baby chicks, ducks, lambs, and other baby animals to “peep” at just in time for Easter. Kids will have a chance to touch some of the animals.
Info: Call 724-588-4960.
• Old Economy Village, 270 16th St., Ambridge, hosts and Easter egg hunt for kids 10 and under from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. The Easter Bunny will be there along with crafts, face painting, and a snack. Admission is $5 a person if you register by Tuesday; cost is $7 a person if you don’t pre-register. Children under 3 are free.
Info and registration: Contact Chloe Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 724-266-4500.
• Nazarene Church, 520 N. Center St., Grove City, holds an after-dark Easter egg hunt at 8 p.m. April 13. Parents must register their children in advance by contacting the church between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through April 12. Participants will hunt for eggs with flashlights.
Info and registration: Call the Rev. Sue Kuehne at 386-690-3447.
• The annual Grove City Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Farmers National Bank, will be held at 1 p.m. April 20 at Grove City Memorial Park, rain or shine. Kids 10 and under are invited to this free event to gather thousands of candy-filled eggs. Some eggs contain special prizes in each age group. The Easter Bunny will be visiting for free photos.
• The Slippery Rock Community Library hosts its book sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 12, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13, at the Slippery Rock Township community building, 155 Branchton Road. Debit and credit cards will be accepted.
• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» These informal writing club meetings are scheduled: for grades four through six at 3:30 p.m. Monday; and grades seven through nine at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. All materials are provided.
» The Monday Night Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday for ages 18 and up. This month’s book is “The Vanishing Act” by Esme Lennox. Copies are available at the front desk.
» Lunch with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. April 19, for ages five to kids in third grade. The menu includes pizza, chips, fresh fruit, veggies, and dessert. There will also be a story and activities.
» The Pokémon Club meets at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for first grade and up. Bring your cards and a friend.
» The Chess Club meets at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays for kids in first grade and up. Bring your own chess board or borrow one from the library.
Grove City Community Library is at 125 W. Main St. It is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
• The Mercer County Democratic Party meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ruth AME Zion Church, 95 E. Connelly Blvd., Sharon. All Democrats and Independents in the community are invited to attend.
Info: Visit www.facebook.com/MercerCountyPADemocraticParty
• Tri-County Country Music Association hosts its first Spring Fling on Tuesday at the Slippery Rock Township community building, 155 Branchton Road. This includes the first meeting of the year, along with with fellowship, tureen, music and dancing. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Bring a favorite casserole, salad, or dessert for the potluck. Beverages will be provided. Musicians and singers are welcome. The evening is hosted by Pete Watt, president, and Carol Young, secretary.
The Shalico Band and guests will play oldies and country. Ladies are encouraged to decorate an Easter bonnet and wear it to the dance. Gentlemen can also decorate their hats.
There will also be a cake walk and door prizes. Admission is $5. Membership dues are payable now. The event is open to the public, and the building is handicap accessible and smoke free. If you’re looking for a band for an event, call Pete at 724-352-3836.
• M.K. Goddard State Park, Sandy Lake, hosts a free family program about the American woodcock, also known at the timberdoodle, at 6 p.m. Monday. Meet at the boat launch 3 pavilion on Park Road off of Lake Wilhelm Road, and wear warm clothes and field footwear, and bring binoculars.
Attendees will learn about recent efforts to benefit the bird and other wildlife species.
Info: Call the park office at 724-253-4833.
• The Bartramian Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Jennings Environmental Education Center, Route 528, Brady Township. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
This month’s guest is Dr. Becky Thomas, an assistant professor of parks and conservation and co-director of programming at the Slippery Rock University Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research.
Her research has taken her to Hawaii, Belize, the western U.S., and back home to western Pennsylvania. She will discuss relationships with birds through the lens of cultural anthropology and share lessons learned working with communities and natural resource management agencies to address conservation challenges.
• The Mercer County Historical Society’s Civil War Roundtable meets on Tuesday at the society, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer. James Carnes will discuss the Irish Brigades at Gettysburg — both North and South. It is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program runs from 7 to 9 p.m.
STAGE AND THEATER
• Grove City Area High School, 511 Highland Ave., Grove City, presents “Mamma Mia!” at 7 p.m. Thursday through April 13. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults. They’ll be sold at the door. Pre-sale discount packages are available at the high school office.