THINGS TO DO
• Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, 3096 Sandy Lake Grove City Road, Sandy Lake, will host 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.
On July 6, the Jim Frank Combo, Jeff McCall, Gene Harris, and the Allegheny Boys Quartet will perform.
• The Titusville Folk and Bluegrass Festival will be held through Monday, July 1, in historic Titusville, featuring music, vendors, art workshops and more.
Info: Visit www.facebook.com/TitusvilleFolkFest
• The Grove City Community Food Pantry currently serves 517 families in the area. In order to continue to fulfill its mission throughout the summer months, the pantry will host a craft and bake sale on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, in front of its location at 114 S. Center St., Grove City.
Crafters and bakers are needed to contribute to the fundraiser, and donations must be dropped of by Thursday, July 11.
Info: Call Traci Gerard, the pantry’s executive director, at 724-458-5208.
• The Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire and Rescue Team will host its annual Tiny Davis Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Oakview Golf Club, 160 Ralston Road, Slippery Rock. Registration starts at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Registration and payment deadline is July 26. Participants must wear golf attire.
A four-player scramble is $300 and includes 18 holes, carts, snacks, refreshments, catered dinner and T-shirt. Save $20 if you register by July 6. There will be cash prizes for the top teams, and a $10,000 hole-in-one contest.
• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» Each year, Marcel Ferrere awards the Anna M. Ferrere Award in honor of his mother Anna, who was a great lover of art. It is given to a Grove City High School senior. This year’s award has gone to Estelle Graham, whose artwork is on display at the library.
» The Junior Writers’ Club for kids in grades four through six will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, July 1. All materials are provided; attendees are asked to bring notebooks.
» The Grove City Writers’ Group for ages 18 and up meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1.
» Kids’ Cooking Club for grades three through six meets at 6 p.m. Fridays July 5, and Aug. 2. Attendees will learn to make snacks, decorate cupcakes and cookies, in addition to basic kitchen rules and more. Interested participants should bring an apron.
» 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, July 8. 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. July 8. This month’s book is “Flat Broke with Two Goats” by Jennifer McGaha. Copies are available at the front desk.
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. The library will be closed on the Fourth of July.
• Lakeview Area Public Library will host these events and programs:
» Summer Quest, the library’s summer reading program, has started. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.”
» 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: July 2, outdoor spaces with Chris and Bernie Davis; July 9, STEM activities with Nancy Keeling; 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.
» A Monthly fundraiser. “Soup-er Sunday Sales,” will be held the first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic building on Main Street in Sandy Lake. Quarts of homemade soup will be sold plus desserts.
Quarts of soup are $6.50, which includes bread or rolls. Pre-order soup by visiting the library, 3265 S. Main St., Sandy Lake, during regular hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
» 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.
• Mercer Area Library will host these programs and events:
» Oh Wow! visits the library at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, for a hands-on chemistry presentation as part of the summer reading program. Don’t forget to bring your completed reading logs to receive a prize.
» Denise from Bright Star Artistry hosts a painting class at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5. Paint your own version of a patriotic design. All supplies are provided. Cost is $25. Contact 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.
» 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. It will be closed on the Fourth of July.
• Moraine State Park, Portersville, offers these programs:
» A seminar on purple martins will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today, June 29, at Pavilion 6 in the McDanel’s Launch Area. Learn about the history and current nest monitoring practices with information from Bill Wenger of the Purple Martin Society, followed by a nest check of the park’s own colony.
» An International Mud Day Celebration will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today, June 29, at Lakeview Beach on the North Shore. People all over the world are celebrating the wonders of mud. Join the park naturalists for muddy fun and activities. Wear old clothes or swim wear. Bring a towel and change of clothes; the swim area and bathhouse are nearby.
» A heron and kingfisher paddle will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Park staff will teach more about these elegant birds by kayaking into their habitat. This is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Info: Call 724-368-8811 to register.