THINGS TO DO
• An orchestral piece composed by Dr. Daniel Perttu, a Westminster College music professor, will be performed by the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky, Ohio.
“Romance of the Stage and Screen” will feature Perttu’s overture “To Spring.” The orchestra is under the direction of conductor Carl Topilow.
Inspired by William Blake’s poem, Perttu’s “To Spring” has been hailed as a “majestic” and “lyrical” piece that blends “mystery, action and excitement.”
Tickets can be purchased by calling 419-621-4800, visiting www.firelandssymphony.com/tickets, or in the theater lobby an hour prior to the show. Contact Perttu at 724-946-7024 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• High school students interested in studying communication-related fields in college are invited to attend Westminster College’s School of Communication Visit Day on Friday, March 1. Check-in will begin at noon at the McKelvey Campus Center. After a complimentary lunch in Duff Dining Hall, prospective students interested in the disciplines of broadcasting and media production, public relations, communication studies and multimedia journalism will attend panel sessions featuring faculty and students from Westminster’s School of Communication. The day will wrap with an optional tour of Westminster’s campus and facilities.
• Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Water Street, will host a braised steak dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Cost is $9 for adults, and $5 for children.
Info: Call 724-475-2186.
• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» The library is raffling off a quilt pieced by Lynda Bortz and machine quilted by Mary Ann Snyder. It measures 51 by 52 inches. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn on April 1, and all proceeds benefit the library.
» Moms with babies and toddlers are invited to join a playgroup that meets every Friday morning. Toys will be available. Attendees are asked to bring their own snacks.
» The Sci-Fi Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, for ages 18 and up. This month’s book is “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson. Copies are available at the front desk.
» Cooking the Books will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. This month’s cookbook is “The Pioneer Woman Cooks Come and Get It!” by Ree Drummond. Pick a recipe to share with the group; participants can get a copy of the cookbook at the library.
» The Graphic Novel Book Club for kids in grades four through seven will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. This month’s book is “Tommysaurus Rex.” Club activities include creating and drawing graphic novel stories.
» The Kindred Spirits Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. This month’s book is “The Broken Road” by Richard Paul Evans. This club selects novels that incorporate religious and inspirational themes and Christian characters into stories that cover a variety of genres. The stories do not contain profanity, strong violence, or explicit sexual content.
» Pub Trivia Night is 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, for ages 21 and up. BYOB, and bring a snack to share. The lightning round is “Monty Python.”
» The Kids’ Cooking Club for kids in grades three through six will meet March 1, and April 5. Learn how to make different snacks, decorate cupcakes and cookies, and learn basic kitchen rules. Bring an apron.
» The library hosts an Old Hollywood Adult Prom for ages 21 and up from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Admission is free. Come dressed in costume from any old Hollywood era. Prizes will be awarded. There will be a DJ. BYOB, and bring a snack to share.
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.
• Mercer Area Library hosts these programs and events:
» February is Library Lovers’ Month. Library Lovers’ Bingo is for all ages, and participants could win a $20 gift card; help with the community puzzle; have a heart displayed in their honor when they make a donation to the library; and have their late fees waived when they return overdue books the week of Feb. 18.
» Join the Mercer Area Quilt Club and The Gallery at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. The club is free and open to the public and all skill levels. Come and share a current project, get new ideas, and enjoy a quiet place to work.
» The nonfiction book group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. This month’s book is “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. Contact the library to register or get a copy of the book.
» The Friends of the Library is looking for artists for the Second Annual Art Show, which will be held on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. Contact the library to sign up.
Mercer Area Library is at 110 E. Venango St., Mercer. It is open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Isaac Eaton Camp 504, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the social hall of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel next to the Mercer County Historical Society headquarters in Mercer. The new commander will be sworn in.
• Jennings Environmental Education Center, Brady Township, will host “Maple Sugaring Day for Scouts” for scouts ages 7 to 11 from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Learn how a tree works and study the art of maple sugaring. The event has indoor and outdoor portions. Each scout will receive an embroidered patch. Cost is $2 a person. Scout leaders are free.
For more information or to register, visit www.events.dcnr.pa.gov