• Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, holds auditions for “The Man with the Plastic Sandwich” at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Casting requirements are: two males who can play ages 40 to 65, and two females who can play ages 25 to 35. The comedy is about an unemployed man who encounters three provocative characters while contemplating his options on a park bench.

Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Those unable to make the announced times can call the theater at 330-746-5455 to make alternate arrangements.



• The Westminster College Trumpet Ensemble, along with the Northwest Passage Trumpet Trio, will present a free recital at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Wallace Memorial Chapel on Westminster’s campus, New Wilmington.

For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Winfield, assistant professor of music at Westminster, at 724-946-7274 or at

• Westminster College’s Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling will host two public concerts in July in the Anderson Amphitheater on Westminster’s campus, New Wilmington.

The Instructors Concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday and will feature Scottish fiddlers Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, associate professor of music and school director, and David Gardner. They will be accompanied by Dr. Daniel Perttu, associate professor of music and chair of the School of Music, on piano.

The Strathgheny Fiddlers Concert featuring student participants will be held at 8 p.m. Friday.

The concerts bookend a weeklong fiddling camp held on Westminster’s campus.

Both concerts are free. Those attending should bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held in Orr Auditorium.

• Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, 3096 Sandy Lake Grove City Road, hosts Music by the Lake at 6 p.m. the first Saturday of the month in the Family Life Center. There will be gospel, country and contemporary music. Admission is free.

Info: Call Jim Hanna at 814-673-4371 or Harold Surrena at 724-636-1549.

Today, enjoy music from the Jim Frank Combo, Jeff McCall, Gene Harris, and the Allegheny Boys Quartet.



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

» Thanks to a generous contribution, the library is hosting two traveling space programs from the Carnegie Science Center. Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to STEM-by-the-Hour “Space as Home Base” at 1 p.m. Monday. Explore space, gravity, and distance between objects in space.

» The Monday Night Book Club for ages 18 and up meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. This month’s book is “Flat Broke with Two Goats” by Jennifer McGaha. Copies are available at the front desk.

» Junior Space Camp Day for kids in grades one through five will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. There will be space-related activities and a special guest, Mrs. Krenzer.

» Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in STEM-by-the-Hour “Rockets” at 1 p.m. Thursday. Shoot off stomp rockets and Alka-Seltzer rockets.

» The Make a Difference Knitting and Crochet Group meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. This casual group is open to everyone. Members are working on afghans, washcloths, socks, and more for Mercer County AWARE and Three Rivers Hospice.

» T-shirt Night for kids in grades six through 12 will be held at 5 p.m. Friday. Bring a new, dark navy blue or black T-shirt. Other supplies will be provided.

» Girls’ Night Out: Wedding Edition for ages 21 and up will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 13. Wear a wedding or bridesmaid dress, or a headpiece or veil. Enjoy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and BYOB. Bring cookies; wedding cake will be provided.

» The second annual Charm Girls Bake Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15, featuring gourmet desserts made by members of the Charm Girls club.

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 noon Saturday.

For more information, call 724-458-7320, visit or check out “Grove City Community Library, PA” on Facebook, or email

• Mercer Area Library hosts these programs and events:

» Get a group together and come stop a jewel heist in the library’s new Escape Room. Sessions take place at scheduled times from Tuesday to Friday and July 23 to 26. Registration is required.

» The Mercer County Conservation District presents a program about raccoons at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Call the library to register.

» The Friends of the Library is holding a basket raffle fundraiser. Tickets are two for $1, or 12 for $5, and the winners will be chosen on Aug. 9.

» Join the Friends of the Library at 5 p.m. July 15 to help tidy up the landscaping around the library.

» Denise from Bright Star Artistry hosts a wood painting class for kids at 2 p.m. July 18. Make your own geode. Cost is $5, and all supplies are included. Register by Thursday by calling the library. 

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.

For more information, call 724-662-4233, email or visit 



• The Tri-County Country Music Association meets on Tuesday at the Slippery Rock Township Community Building, 155 Branchton Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tureen for July is picnic foods; bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share.

Musicians and singers are welcome. The Shalico Band will play country and oldies. Hosts are Pete Watt, president, and Carol Young, secretary/treasurer.

The building is smoke free, handicap accessible and air-conditioned. The event is open to the public.

Info or band bookings: Call Pete at 724-352-3118.



• Moraine State Park, Portersville, hosts summer day camps for children. Ages 6 to 8 can register for “Outdoor Explorers Nature at Night,” which will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. July 9 to 11. Learn about owls, fireflies and bats with activities and games.

Dress for the weather and bring a snack and water. Cost is $15. Pre-registration is required by calling 724-368-8811. Parents must accompany their child during this camp. 

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