THINGS TO DO
• The Butler County Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert Series is held at noon Fridays through September at 259 S. Main St., Butler. The concerts set for July 19 and 26 and Aug. 2 and 9 will be held outside at Diamond Park.
Info: Visit www.butlersymphony.org or call 724-283-1402.
• The Friendship Presbyterian Community Center, 886 New Castle Road, Slippery Rock, will host its Second Saturday Concert on June 8 with Ken Hall, singer and songwriter, and Cindy Hall, flutist and pianist, performing Christian music. 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 Harmony Museum will host its annual herb and garden fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the historic Harmonist Barn, 303 Mercer Road, Harmony. Visitors can donate and trade potted plants and shop with numerous vendors for annuals, garden tools, art and accessories. Plants in plastic bags will not be accepted. Admission is free. Lunch will be sold.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
• The fourth annual Donut DAZE festival will be held Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, in New Wilmington in honor of National Donut Day. The donut crawl and festival is 5 to 8 p.m. June 7 with music, games, donuts and more. On June 8, the Tour de Donut bike tour starts at 8 a.m., and participants can ride up to 60 miles with stops for a donut-eating challenge.
• Grace Harvest (Church of God of Prophecy), 2396 Leesburg Grove City Road, Springfield Township, will host a braised steak dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Adults are $10, and kids 5 to 12 are $5. Meal includes braised steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, drink and dessert. For take-out and delivery orders, call 724-734-1171.
• The Oil Region Alliance and Oil Region Coalition of Artists will host four 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 June 15, 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.
Info: For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Juliet Hilburn, house manager, at 814-677-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Grove City Community Library will offer events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» The Lego Build Club meets from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Bring your own Lego bricks or borrow them from the library.
» Summer reading registration has started. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” It is open to all ages for kids through 12th grade. There is also a program for adults.
» The Monday Night Book Club for ages 18 and up meets at 6:30 p.m. June 10. This month’s book is “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. Copies are available at the front desk.
» A kick-off pool party for the summer reading program will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Grove City Memorial Park. The Wieners Gone Wild food truck will be serving supper. Each family must purchase their own meals.
» Kids’ Cooking Club for grades three through six meets at 6 p.m. Fridays June 14, July 5, and Aug. 2. Learn how to make snacks, decorate cupcakes and cookies, learn basic kitchen rules, and more. Bring your own apron.
» The Pokémon Club meets at 10 a.m. on Fridays for first grade and up. Bring your cards and a friend.
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. It will close early Friday, June 7, at 5 p.m.. Summer Saturday hours of 8 a.m. to noon start June 22.
• Mercer Area Library will host these programs and events:
» Plant a seed for summer during library hours the week of June 4. Watch it grow this summer as you read. Supplies will be provided.
» The Friends of the Library needs donations of completed raffle baskets for its summer fundraiser. For more information, contact the circulation desk, or call Nancy Ollinger-Thiess at 724-662-3986. The baskets must be delivered the week of June 4. Ticket sales start June 11, and the winners will be chosen on Aug. 9.
» The Mercer County Conservation District hosts a program on mountain lions at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Call the library to register.
» The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners host a presentation about edible plants at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Call the library to register.
» Preschool Storytime is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays. There are theme-based stories and crafts followed by an hour of free play with fun and educational toys.
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 “ole” Bashline Hospital Alumni Breakfast Group Meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Eat’n Park, Springfield Township. All alumni and hospital friends are invited.
If you are planning to attend this month’s breakfast or need to cancel, please RSVP to email@example.com or call 724-992-1054 as soon as possible.
• The workshop and walk, “What’s the Plan for Your Woods?,” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, in the Pig Barn at Munnell Run Farm, 24 Avalon Court, Coolspring Township. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. There is no fee thanks to sponsorship from the Mercer County Ag Development Council and several other agricultural organizations.
Topics that will be covered include cutting practices, invasive plants, and landowner responsibilities. There will be a tour of nearby woodlots. Dress for the weather.
Info: Register by Thursday, June 6, by calling 724-662-2242 or by visiting tinyurl.com/y6rlzlaa
• The Mercer County Conservation District hosts a program about identifying wildflowers from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Munnell Run Farm, 24 Avalon Court, Coolspring Township. The program includes a walk around the farm. There is no fee, but registration is required by Friday, June 7, by calling 724-662-2242.
STAGE AND THEATER
• The Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, will present “On Golden Pond” at 7:30 p.m. June 7, 8, 14 and 15; and 2 p.m. June 16. Written by Ernest Thompson and co-directed by Regina Rees and Nick Mulichak, this love story follows Ethel and Norman Thayer as they return to their summer home. They are soon joined by their daughter and her family, and their lives are turned upside-down.
Tickets are $13 for adults, and $10 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available.
Info and tickets: Visit hopewelltheatre.org or call 330-746-5455.
• A new meeting of Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. each Friday beginning June 7 in Conference Room D at Grove City Medical Center, 631 N. Broad St. Ext., Pine Township.
If you have had long-term difficulty with weight or you feel your food cravings are controlling your life, Overeaters Anonymous welcomes you to come and see what the group has to offer. The greatest asset is a fellowship of support to help one another move to a point of abstaining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behavior.
The Twelve Steps of OA, as adapted from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, are at the heart of the recovery program. They offer a new way of life for the compulsive overeater to live without the need for excess food. They enable compulsive overeaters to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives.
Info: Visit oa.org or call Johnathan at 814-795-5201.