THINGS TO DO 

BLOOD DRIVES

• The American Red Cross has launched the “Missing Types” campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer.

The letters A, B and O – the letters representing the main blood groups – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role blood donors play in helping patients. When A, B, O and AB blood types go missing from hospital shelves, patient care and medical treatments are affected.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Opportunities include:

» Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Sharon Regional Medical Center Diagnostic and Imaging Center, 2435 Garden Way, Hermitage.

» Noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Church, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex. 

 

LIBRARY EVENTS

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

» The American Girl Doll Club meets monthly for girls in grades first through fifth. Enjoy activities, crafts, food, history and more. Bring a doll and enjoy Luciana’s Space Camp at 1 p.m. Monday, and meet Addy at 1 p.m. July 17.

» The Sci-Fi Book Club for ages 18 and up meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday. This month’s book is “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman. Copies are available at the front desk.

» Cooking the Books for ages 18 and up meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Choose a recipe to make and share from one of these Mary Engelbreit cookbooks: “You’re Invited” or “Dining Out.” Copies can be made at the library.

» Searching the Sky, a program presented by Jennings Environmental Education Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Kids of all ages are invited to come and learn about the night sky, planets, constellations, the Northern Lights, new Space Corps, and more. Registration is not required.

» The Kindred Spirits Book Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. This month’s book is “The Blessing” by Wanda E. Brunstetter. 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.

» A paint workshop for kids in grades six through 12 will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The painting will be a “Doctor Who/Van Gogh Mashup.” Cost is $20; pay with cash, or make checks out to “Brandon Cowie.”

» Pub Trivia Night for ages 21 and up is at 6 p.m. Thursday. Bring a snack to share, and BYOB. The lightning round is “ancient mythology.”

» Free Family Movie Night is 5:30 p.m. Friday with “Planet 51.”

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. Summer Saturday hours of 8 a.m. to noon start today.

For more information, call 724-458-7320, visit www.grovecitypalibrary.org or check out “Grove City Community Library, PA” on Facebook, or email gccl@grovecitypalibrary.org

• Mercer Area Library hosts these programs and events:

» The Friends of the Library is holding a basket raffle fundraiser. Tickets are on sale now, and the winners will be chosen on Aug. 9.

» The Mercer Area Library Quilt Club, assisted by The Gallery, meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The club is free and open to the public and all skill levels.

» The Pinterest Hits Group meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday to make 3-D butterfly wall hangings. Supplies are donated by Always In Blossom, though participants are welcome to bring their own supplies and tools.

» Author Daisy Beiler Townsend of Sandy Lake visits the library at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss her latest book, “Sarah’s Legacy Shared.” Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for $10.

» Join the Mercer County Conservation District at 5:30 p.m. Friday to learn about “Munnell Run River Monsters.”

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 mercerarealibrary@zoominternet.net or visit mercerarealibrary.org

 

OUTDOORS

• Jennings Environmental Education Center, Brady Township, hosts Silver Sciences, a new series of programs for active senior citizens. The first event takes a look at the forest and prairie ecosystems at Jennings. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Register by Monday by visiting events.dcnr.pa.gov or calling 724-794-6011.

• Moraine State Park, Portersville, hosts summer day camps for children. DiscoverE Summer Day Camp for ages 4 and 5 meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Pavilion 4, Lakeview North Shore. The children must be accompanied by adults. Safe, playful activities with be paired with hands-on explorations, stories and crafts. Dress for the outdoors and bring a lunch. Register by calling the park office at 724-368-8811. Cost is $10.

 

PETS AND ANIMALS

• A rabies clinic for cats and dogs will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Plain Grove Township municipal building, 1029 Plain Grove Road. Cost is $10 per animal; cash only. The veterinarian will be Jeff McKissick.

 

PROGRAM

• Learn about black bears during a presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maurice K. Goddard State Park, 684 Lake Wilhelm Road, Sandy Lake, at Pavilion 3.