THINGS TO DO 

CONFERENCE

• Westminster College’s Model United Nations organization will host its 11th annual Model United Nations Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the college’s McKelvey Campus Center.

The conference will host local junior and senior high school students to represent United Nations members. The Westminster MUN Committee will call different committees into session throughout the day.

Each committee will debate topics selected by students in Westminster’s MUN organization. This year’s topics will be relevant to issues that currently exist in the international environment.

MUN at Westminster College is entrenched in its principles and manifested in all of its activities. Main goals are of an educational nature, particularly with regards to learning about the world, its numerous cultures, social and political systems and fostering understanding and active cooperation among people of all backgrounds. The organization takes upon itself the responsibility for preparing its members to be leaders of the greater global community, whether at the local or international level.

This event is open to the public. For more information on the MUN Conference or how to register, contact Barbara Carr, academic administrative assistant in the School of Education, at 724-946-7180 or carrba@westminster.edu 

FUNDRAISERS

• A braised steak dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today, 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 Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) chapter at Westminster College will host the annual Westminster College Relay for Life from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Burry Stadium, and members of the community are invited to participate.

A survivors ceremony, honoring those who have fought and won the battle against cancer, will be held at 12:30 p.m. A survivors lap will follow and any cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate. The opening ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

There will also be performances, face painting, crafts, vendors, food, games and other activities. The special luminaria ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m., with each light representing a life taken by cancer, a survivor or one still fighting the disease. A closing ceremony will follow.

Anyone interested in making a donation can visit the Relay for Life of Westminster College page at relayforlife.org/pawestminstercollege. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society for providing detection and treatment options, patient services and educational programming.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside Westminster’s Old 77 gymnasium. For more information, contact Jessica Booher, CAC president, at 330-235-3125 or boohjr22@wclive.westminster.edu

• Tower Presbyterian Church will hold its Annual Deacon’s Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The church is located at 248 S. Broad St. in Grove City.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Hurlbert Hardware’s 37th annual “Peep Show” will be held through Saturday, 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, will host an Easter egg hunt for kids 10 and under from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, April 13. The Easter Bunny will be there along with crafts, face painting, and a snack. Cost is $7 a person. Children under 3 are free. Info and registration: Contact Chloe Thomas at c-chlthoma@pa.gov or at 724-266-4500.

• Nazarene Church, 520 N. Center St., Grove City, holds an after-dark Easter egg hunt at 8 p.m. today, April 13. Parents must register their children in advance by contacting the church between noon and 6 p.m. April 8 through 12. Participants will hunt for eggs with flashlights. Info and registration: Call the Rev. Sue Kuehne at 386-690-3447.

• Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, will host an indoor Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, for kids through 12 years old. Info: Call 724-458-8660.

• The annual Grove City Community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Farmers National Bank will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, 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 Lakeview Area Methodists United in Faith will hold an Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 21, at Lake Wilhelm Marina.

•  The Lakeview Area Ministerium at Stoneboro Presbyterian Church will host a community service at 6:30 p.m., Good Friday, April 19.

• Easter Sunday, Pastor Sally Bell speaks at Mt. Hope U.M. Church 8:45 a.m. and Hendersonville U.M. Church at 10 a.m. while Pastor Janet Pratt speaks at Vincent U.M. Church, 8:45 a.m., Stoneboro U.M. Church at 10 a.m. and Lakeview U.M. Church at 11:15 a.m.

LIBRARY EVENTS

• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:

» The Mystery Lovers’ Book Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, for ages 18 and up. This month’s book is “The Cabin” by Natasha Preston. Copies are available at the front desk.

» The Graphic Novel Book Club for grades four through seven meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. This month’s book is “Amulet” by Kazu Kibuishi.

» Lunch with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, 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.

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.

Info: Call 724-458-7320, visit www.grovecitypalibrary.org or check out “Grove City Community Library, PA” on Facebook, or email gccl@grovecitypalibrary.org

MEETING

• Mercer High School class of 1966 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Kings Family Restaurant in Springfield Township near Grove City Premium Outlets. All classmates, spouses, guests, and friends are welcome.

PROGRAM

• The Mercer County Historical Society will host its History in the Making group on Tuesday, April 16, at the society, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer. David James will discuss U.S. presidents from 1885 through 1913. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Info: Call 724-662-3490, email info@mchspa.org, or visit www.mchspa.org

• Grove City College will host “Can Journalism Be Saved?” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Stitch Lecture Hall in the Hall of Arts and Letters. Two veteran journalists will address that question and discuss what can be done to salvage the press, an institution so key to the American experience that founder Thomas Jefferson said “were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

Combat and international journalist Charles Wiley and retired Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor and former Wall Street Journal correspondent Tom O’Boyle bring decades of experience and insight to the issue. It is free and open to the public. 

STAGE AND THEATER

• Grove City College’s Theatre Program will present the Hilda Adams Kring Children’s Theater production of “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. The show is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Based on the popular DreamWorks animated movie, “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” follows a group of animal friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo. Through fun musical numbers that will delight audiences, the show tells an exciting story of their journey into the wild world of Madagascar.