The Bashline Hospital Alumni Breakfast Group will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Eat’n Park.

All alumni and hospital friends are invited.

If you are planning to attend this month’s breakfast or need to cancel, RSVP by July 7 to or call 724-992-1054.


• 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.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Shannon’s Kandy Kitchen will sell sweet treats at the concerts.


• The Big Butler Fair will be held 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 28, through Saturday, July 6, at the fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect. Considered the largest fair in western Pennsylvania, the annual event features fireworks, the midway, games, demo derbies, concerts, truck pulls, and more.

Info: Call 724-865-2400 or visit


• The City of Franklin, Franklin Fine Arts Council and the Edward & Jessie Peters Charitable Trust announce the annual week of celebrations to mark the Fourth of July. Events start today, June 26, with the Taste of Talent Vocal Competition at 7 p.m. in Bandstand Park and continue for the next week with “Grease” at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, a bicycle rodeo for kids, music, Children’s Penny Carnival, Libertyfest Day, and more. Things wrap up on Thursday, July 4, with fireworks at dusk at Riverfront Park.

Info: or call 814-437-1619.


• The Franklin Civic Operetta Association presents the musical “Grease” at 7:30 p.m. June 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. June 29 at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, 1223 Liberty St., Franklin. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and military, and $14 for students and children. There are discounts for groups, families and educators.

Before the June 28 show, Suzanne’s Restaurant in Franklin will host a ’50s-diner-inspired dinner. The Barrow is selling tickets for the dinner and show. Those attending the June 29 show are encouraged to dress in poodle skirts or leather jackets and gather around Liberty Street for Franklin’s annual Libertyfest Parade, which has the theme of “the happy days of the 1950s.”

Info and tickets: Visit the theater, call 814-437-3440 or visit


• East Main Presbyterian Church, 120 E. Main St., Grove City City, hosts free Open Door Community Dinners from 5 to 6 p.m. every other Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. Dinners will not be held when special church events are scheduled July 3 is the next dinner.

The entrance is on Poplar Street, and the handicap entrance is off the alley on the other side of the hall. A free-will offering will be accepted.

• The Mercer Art Commission is teaming up with Lugnut Customs out of Stoneboro for a flag run as part of Lugnut’s Biker Appreciation Day, Sunday, July 7. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon at Lugnut Customs, 2294 Mercer Road. The run ends at 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for drivers, and $5 for passengers.

There will be free hot dogs and hugs, a 50/50 raffle and a bike wash.

Info: Visit

• The Mercer Art Commission hosts its fifth annual Brews Bands and Bikes event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, on Courthouse Square in Mercer. Rain date is Aug. 10.

There will be a vintage bike show, a “Miss Mercer” contest with Kelvis Pinup, music from Bishop Road and FX Project, and food. The featured guest is Vicki Scheller with her 1941 WL Harley-Davidson.

Info: Visit “The Mercer Art Commission” on Facebook, or email Michael Craig at