THINGS TO DO
• Penn State Extension hosts “Farm Safety Twilight” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Irishtown Acres, 902 Springfield Church Road, Findley Township. Visit the Paxton family’s dairy farm to learn about farm safety in relation to chemicals, ATVs and UTVs, grain bins, silos, and more.
Farm accident survivors will share their stories. An ice cream social will follow.
The program is free but pre-registration is required by visiting extension.psu.edu/farm-safety-twilight-meeting or by calling 1-877-345-0691 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• The Volant Lions hosts a bus trip to The Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Wednesday, July 24. The Butler Motor Coach leaves the Pine Township Aldi at 8:30 a.m., and returns at 6 p.m. Cost is $35, which includes $25 of free play. Info and reservations: Call Larry Warner at 724-699-4375.
• The Mercer Community Band hosts its annual summer concert series on Friday nights through Aug. 9 at the Mercer Courthouse Square. Warmup music and ice cream social starts at 6 p.m. followed by the main act at 7:30 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Mercer High School auditorium, 545 W. Butler St., Mercer.
Info: Visit “Mercer Community Band” on Facebook or call 724-699-9124.
• Grove City Realty presents the 2019 Downtown Sounds Concert Series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month through August at the Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park on South Broad Street in Grove City. The rain location is Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Shannon’s Kandy Kitchen will sell sweet treats at the concerts.
• The Friendship Presbyterian Community Center, 886 New Castle Road, Slippery Rock, hosts its Second Saturday Concerts. Snacks and dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by music at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
The next event: Enjoy gospel music with Tom and Gina Toth on Saturday, July 13.
• The Olde Town Grove City Farmers’ Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through October at the Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park on South Broad Street in downtown Grove City. Info: Visit oldetowngrovecity.com or “Olde Town Grove City Farmers’ Market” on Facebook, or call 724-458-0301.
• The Slippery Rock Farmers Market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October at Gateway Park in downtown Slippery Rock. Info: Visit “Slippery Rock Farmers Market” on Facebook, call 724-374-3276, or email email@example.com
• Grace Harvest (Church of God of Prophecy), 2396 Leesburg Grove City Road, Springfield Township, hosts a stuffed pork chop dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Adults are $10, and kids 5 to 12 are $5. Meal includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, drink and dessert.
For take-out or delivery orders, call 724-734-1171.
• The Oil Region Alliance and Oil Region Coalition of Artists host public teas celebrating the work of local female artists. Each artist will give a presentation to guests. The teas will be held at the Tarbell House, 324 E. Main St., Titusville.
The dates are July 13, Aug. 7, and Sept. 7. Guests are asked to arrive at 12:30 p.m. for a tour of the historic house followed by the three-course tea. The artists will be selling their works.
For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Juliet Hilburn, house manager, at 814-677-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• An auction and dinner to benefit an accident victim will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Brenneman Farm, 967 Hamburg Road, Fredonia, about a quarter-mile east of Route 58. New item donations are needed for the auction and can include furniture, quilts, tacks, toys, and more.
Items can be dropped off at the farm during evenings in August or the day of the sale. Auction items can be purchased with cash, or check with positive ID.
Info: Call Henry Brenneman at 724-475-3717 or 724-967-6511, or Enos Brenneman at 724-475-2655.
• Slippery Rock Community Library hosts these programs and events:
» The library’s book club meets at 2 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. On July 11, members will discuss “Stormy Weather” by Carl Hiaasen.
» The Books and Brews group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. The group meets today, July 10, at Ginger Hill Tavern to discuss “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly.
» Therapy dogs visit the library from 11 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month for Paws to Read. The program gives children ages 5 and up a chance to read to dogs, which helps improve reading skills.
» Story time is held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the library, and Thursday at the Harrisville borough building.
» Digital skills workshops on various topics are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
» Movie Monday Madness is held at 2 p.m. Mondays.
» Geri-Fit Senior Strength Training Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Pre-registration is required.
Slippery Rock Community Library is located at 465 N. Main St., Slippery Rock. New expanded hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Info: Call 724-738-9179 or visit www.slipperyrocklibrary.com
• Lakeview Area Public Library hosts these events and programs:
» Free programs for children and their families will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the park in Sandy Lake, unless otherwise noted. It is geared for elementary school students, but all ages are welcome. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
These sessions have been set:
2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Adam Swartz puppet show at Community Days in Sandy Lake;
July 16, crafting with Katie Engstrom at the McQuiston Center;
July 23, searching the sky with Jennings Environmental Education Center; and
July 30, Erie Traveling Zoo.
» Explore the adventures of Artemis Fowl with Pat Reash at 1 p.m. Fridays July 12, 19 and 26 and Aug. 2 at the library. This is for kids in grades six through 12. The program concludes with a free movie night when the film premieres later this summer.
Registration is required.
» Preschoolers’ Story Time is 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the library. Kids can enjoy playtime, story time with Marilyn Snyder and Gloria McQuaid, and group time.
Lakeview Area Public Library is at 3265 S. Main St., Sandy Lake. It is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Saturday. Info: Call 724-376-4217, visit lakeviewarealibrary.org or check out “Lakeview Area Public Library” on Facebook.
• The Mercer County Democratic Party meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Farrell city building, 500 Roemer Ave. All Democrats and Independents in the community are invited to attend.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MercerCountyPADemocraticParty
• Join the staff at Jennings Environmental Education, Brady Township, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13, for a workshop on wildflower identification. This is for ages 16 and up. Learn the meaning of botanical terms, dissect flowers, and use field guides, then head out onto the prairie trails to practice your new skills.
Register by today, July 10, by calling 724-794-6011 or visiting events.dcnr.pa.gov
• The annual Guernsey Ice Cream Supper will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Mercer County 4-H Park, 463 Perry Highway, Coolspring Township. Ice cream is all-you-can-eat, and tickets are $7 for adults; $4 for ages 5 to 10; and free for ages 4 and under.
• The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce and Munnell Run Farm Foundation host the Mercer Summer Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, on Courthouse Square in Mercer. There will be games, children’s activities, vendors, food, and more.