THINGS TO DO
• Crafts for a Cause will host the “Crafts for Students” craft and vendor show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Rudy’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1641 Mercer Grove City Road, Findley Township. Admission is free; food and bar items will be sold. Help raise $340 to pay off a delinquent student lunch account.
• The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 10th annual “Taste of Mercer County” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at The Lakes at Jefferson, 7271 W. Market St., Jefferson Township.
Visitors will enjoy delicious beverages and cuisine by some of Mercer County’s finest bakers, beer distributors, brew houses, organizations, restaurants and wineries. There is also a Chinese auction.
Tickets are available at these Mercer locations: the chamber office, Citizens Bank, iXL Rehab & Fitness, J. Hicks on the Square, and Tom Jones State Farm Insurance. Advance tickets are $20, two for $30, or eight for $100. Tickets at the door are $25. All Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Mercer Area Chamber.
Info: Call the chamber at 724-662-4185.
• Grove City Community Library will offer events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» “Does Not Compute” computer classes for adults will be held this month. All classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Thursdays, and they are intended for adults with little or no computer experience: April 18 – Introduction to Microsoft Publisher; and April 25 – Introduction to Microsoft Excel.
» Moms with babies and toddlers are invited to join a playgroup that meets every Friday morning. Toys will be available. Bring your own snacks.
» Miss Heather’s Charm School meets monthly for young ladies who have completed grades six through eight. Participants learn how to present themselves confidently in public, how to write a proper thank you note, personal style, grooming, tea and dining etiquette, and more.
The next gathering is set for noon to 3 p.m. Monday, April 22. Learn to cook and set a table. Bring your own lunch and apron.
» The American Girl Tea Party for young ladies and gentlemen in grades one through five will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. Girls are to wear a dress, hat and gloves, and boys are to wear a suit and tie. Bring a doll or stuffed animal of your choice.
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.
• Jennings Education Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road, Brady Township, will host a Spring Wonder Walk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 19. Join Jennings’ staff for a walk along the park’s trails to explore springtime wonders.
• Moraine State Park, Portersville, will offer these programs:
» An Earth Day Spring Cleanup will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Meet at the park office on the South Shore. Wear sturdy shoes, work clothes, and work gloves. There are projects for all ability levels. This will be held rain or shine. Bring snacks and water. Large groups can call Mike Shaffer at 724-368-8811 to discuss projects. Register by calling the park office at 724-368-8811.
» A wood duck workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday April 22, or Tuesday, April 23. Meet in pavilion 4 in the Lakeview Beach Area on the North Shore. Russ Cawthorne of Specialty Outdoors will explain how this program insures successful nesting by selecting optimal habitat, box size, location, nesting material, and predator guards. He will also discuss other aspects of the conservation of cavity nesting birds and how you can become a volunteer to help out. Register by calling 724-368-8811.
• Nearly 100 research projects, art exhibits and live performances will be presented at Slippery Rock University’s annual Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Smith Student Center. The event will showcase the very best student-faculty scholarly work SRU has to offer across all disciplines.
• East Main Presbyterian Church, 120 E. Main St., Grove City City, invites the public to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the church’s open door community dinners. The next dinner will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Fellowship Hall of the church. The entrance is on Poplar Street, and the handicap entrance is off the alley on the other side of the hall.
The menu includes tossed salad, homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fresh bread, and cupcakes. A free-will offering will be accepted.
• Join the Mercer County Conservation District, Buhl Farm Park, and the Hermitage Food Waste to Energy Facility for a day designed to celebrate Earth Day. This event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Food Waste to Energy and Wastewater Reclamation Facility, 2133 Broadway Road, Hermitage.
There will be two stations: one on how to conserve and reduce waste touching upon recycling today, how to reduce waste, and ways to re-use items. The other will be a tour of the Hermitage Food Waste to Energy Facility, which is run by the city of Hermitage; it uses food waste and the methane by-product, making it into usable energy.
The event will be held rain or shine. Some of it will be held outdoors, so dress for the weather. Register by Thursday, April 18, by calling 724-662- 2242.
STAGE AND THEATER
• Outta Theatre presents “The Cloaked Princess: A Fairy Tale Odyssey” at 7 p.m. April 25 and 26, and 3 p.m. April 27 at Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City. Tickets are $8. Ages 5 and under are free. Info: Call 724-967-2723 or visit www.outtatheatre.com