THINGS TO DO
• Harrisville American Legion Auxiliary Post 852 is teaming up with the Sons of the American Legion to host bingo starting Monday, March 18, at the Legion. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird special is 6:30 p.m., and regular bingo is 7 p.m. It is open to the general public and will be held the third Thursday of each month. This is a non-smoking venue.
• The public is welcome to play bingo every Thursday at John R. Huff American Legion Post 220, 1946 Mercer Grove City Road, Pine Township. Doors open at 5 p.m.; early birds play at 6:30 p.m.; and regular play is 7 p.m. The building is handicap-accessible and non-smoking. The kitchen will be open.
• Grove City College’s Touring Choir will perform a home concert at 4 p.m. today, March 16 in Harbison Chapel on campus. The choir, directed by Dr. Katherine Mueller, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, will be performing works by Mozart, Poulenc, Rutter, Bernstein and Moses Hogan.
• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» The Mystery Lovers’ Book Club for ages 18 and up meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. This month’s book is “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware. Copies are available at the front desk.
» The Middle School Book Club for grades six through eight meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. This month’s book is “City of Ember.” Bring a snack and be prepared to have a good time discussing the book. Copies are available at the front desk.
» The library is raffling a quilt pieced by Lynda Bortz and machine quilted by Mary Ann Snyder. The winning ticket will be drawn on April 1, and all proceeds benefit the library.
» The American Girl Doll Club meets monthly for girls in grades first through fifth. Enjoy activities, crafts, food, history and more. Bring a doll of your choice. Meet Nanea on March 20; and Kit on May 15. There is no meeting in April.
» Vader’s Little Princess Party for kids in kindergarten through third grade is 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Come and have tea with Darth Vader and a few of his friends. Dress as your favorite “Star Wars” character, and enjoy activities and prizes.
» The library hosts an Old Hollywood Adult Prom for ages 21 and up from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Admission is free. Come dressed in costume from any old Hollywood era. Prizes will be awarded. There will be a DJ. BYOB, and bring a snack to share.
» The Pokémon Club meets at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for first grade and up. Bring your cards and a friend.
• Lakeview Area Public Library hosts these events and programs:
• Local author Daisy Townsend will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the library. She’ll be sharing her latest book, “Sarah’s Legacy Shared,” the sequel to “Sarah’s Legacy,” which is set in the Sandy Lake area in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
» 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.
• Mercer Area Library hosts these programs and events:
» Join Denise from Bright Star Artistry for Paint and Go at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. Paint your pet or an animal of your choosing; bring a photograph. Cost is $40, and all supplies are provided. Registration is required.
» The Friends of the Library hosts its Second Annual Art Show from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
• Mercer High School class of 1966 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Kings Family Restaurant near Grove City Premium Outlets in Grove City. All classmates, spouses, guests, and friends welcome.
• The Mercer County Historical Society hosts its “History in the Making” group on Tuesday, March 19, at its headquarters, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. It is free and open to the public. David James will discuss U.S. presidents from 1865 to 1885.
• Lisa Story, a licensed professional counselor and certified thanatologist, will present “Hope Grows” from noon to 1:30 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center at Clarion University. Story has written programs using gardens and nature as a way to understand grief and the elements of self-care while caring for others.
Comfortable clothing is suggested. Participants will take part in a gardening activity and will take their own plant home. Seating is limited to 100 participants for each session; first come, first served. The program is free.
• Christina Irene will discuss invisible disabilities at 3 and 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Suites on Main North theater at Clarion University. Irene, formerly a comedian, travels internationally to share her story and bring awareness to the topic. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
• The Mercer County Historical Society hosts its Civil War Roundtable on Tuesdays (June, July, and August excluded) at the society, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program runs 7 to 9 p.m.