THINGS TO DO
• The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type.
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:
» 1:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Sandy Lake borough building, 3271 S. Main St.
» 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Sharpsville Middle School, 301 Blue Devil Way.
• Johnnyswim performs at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Wolverine Arena, Grove City College. Pre-sale tickets are $25 online at www.gcc.edu/johnnyswimtix
The all-ages show includes Nathan Colberg, a rising star from Charlottesville, Va., who will open for Johnnyswim, a husband-and-wife duo who meld folk, soul and rock into music that is both spiritual and emotional.
Johnnyswim consists of Amanda Sudano – the daughter of disco and R&B icon Donna Summer – and Abner Ramirez. They began making music together after meeting at church in 2005. The Los Angeles based duo has released two studio albums, as well as three EPs, and will be releasing a third album – “Moonlight” – next month.
They have been described in the press as a “mix of Lauryn Hill and John Mayer” and they have garnered positive reviews from mainstream outlets and been featured on national media platforms including NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
The concert is being presented by Stonebridge Concerts, a Grove City College student organization that works to bring successful and popular musicians and bands to campus.
• The Crawford County Historical Society will host “Treasures From the Collection: A Gala and Special Exhibit” from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum, 639 Terrace St., Meadville.
The gala includes a special exhibit of treasures from the group’s collection that are rarely displayed, like a NASA Mercury Mission Spacesuit, original paintings by a Saturday Evening Post cover artist, orders from General George Washington, and letters from Andrew Jackson.
There will be beer, wine and hors-d’oeuvres, and a short operatic performance by nationally recognized singer Diane Kalinowski. Cost is $40 per person. Proceeds will be used to preserve, acquire, and share these and countless other treasures with and for the people of Crawford County.
Those unable to attend the gala may visit the museum for a two-day special exhibit on March 30 and 31 from noon to 4 p.m. each afternoon. Admission to the exhibit is $30 per person for non-members, or $15 per person for members of the Society.
• Grove City Area Pet Rescue hosts a kitten shower and donation drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the adoption center, 300 Oak St., Grove City. This event will help the nonprofit prepare for kitten season. There will be refreshments, activities, prizes, and visits with kittens that need homes.
These are some of the donations that are needed along with monetary contributions for veterinary care: dry kitten food (Rachael Ray or 4health), canned pate, wood or horse bedding pellets, paper towels, laundry soap, dryer sheets, garbage bags (at least 30 gallons), pet-friendly cleaning supplies, stamps, chicken or turkey baby food, gift cards, and more. For more information, visit “Grove City Area Pet Rescue” on Facebook.
• A spaghetti dinner benefitting Pine Township Engine Company will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Center EPC Church, 333 Center Church Road, Grove City. Cost is by donation. The dinner is sponsored by Jim and Rachel Richardson.
• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» Registration is open for the American Girl Tea Party has started. The event will be held Friday, April 26, for grades one through five.
» The Graphic Novel Book Club for grades four through seven meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. This month’s book is “Mighty Jack” by Ben Hatke.
» The Kindred Spirits Book Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28. This month’s book is “Tallgrass” by Sandra Dallas. 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.
» Pub Trivia Night for ages 21 and up is 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28. BYOB, and bring a snack to share. The lightning round is “Harry Potter.”
» The Brown Bag Book Club for grades three through six meets at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29. This month’s book is “Escape from Mr. Limoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein. Bring your own supper, and be prepared to discuss the book. Contact Miss Heather for a copy of the book.
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.
• Lakeview Area Public Library hosts these events and programs:
» 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 group time.
» Now through April 1, you can help raise money for the library by eating at Primanti Bros. in Springfield Township through the restaurant’s Hometown Edge Program. They will donate 10 percent of the cost of meal purchased by customers with Hometown Edge cards, which are free from the library or its volunteers. If you forget your card, tell your server that you’re you’re supporting Team C.
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 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library closes when Lakeview schools close for inclement weather. Saturday.
Info: Call 724-376-4217, visit lakeviewarealibrary.org or check out “Lakeview Area Public Library” on Facebook.
• Mercer Area Library hosts these programs and events:
» The fiction book group meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, to discuss “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan. Copies are available at the circulation desk.
» The Friends of the Library host the spring used book sale April 9 to 13. Their annual spring luncheon will be held May 1. Volunteers are needed for both events. Contact the library for more information.
» 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.