• Lakeview High School class of 1964 will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday, March 12, at McCullough’s Kitchen Table, Sandy Lake. All class members and their spouses are welcome to attend.

• Hempfield Elementary teachers from Greenville will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Springfield Township. Teachers and their spouses are welcome to attend.

• The Mercer County Democratic Party meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Farrell city building, 500 Roemer Blvd. All Democrats and Independents in the community are invited to attend. For more information, visit


• 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 this winter. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type.

To celebrate the final season of “Game of Thrones,” HBO and the Red Cross have partnered to ask fans and blood donors to Bleed #ForTheThrone this March. This is the largest blood donation promotional effort by an entertainment company in Red Cross history – with six days of coordinated giving from March 7 to 12. Those who donate through March 17 will be entered for a chance to win a trip to the season 8 world premiere of “Game of Thrones.”

Those who donate through March 12 will also receive exclusive “Game of Thrones” swag including a T-shirt, stickers to unlock a unique Snapchat filter. and other items, while supplies last.

» Noon to 5 p.m. Monday, March 11, at West Middlesex Presbyterian Church, 3082 Main St.

» 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Mercer United Methodist Church, 250 E. Butler St., Mercer.

» Noon to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage.

» 1 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Jerusalem Christian Church, 560 Donation Road, Greenville.

» 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.


• Lakeview Area Public Library hosts these events and programs:

» The third annual benefit auction will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Stoneboro Firehall. There will also be a raffle and food, and the library’s former facility at 56 E. Lacock St., Sandy Lake, will be auctioned off at 3 p.m. Info: Call Darlene at 724-372-1066, or visit and search for ID number 9563.

» 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.

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.

Info: Call 724-376-4217, visit or check out “Lakeview Area Public Library” on Facebook.


• The Bartramian Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Jennings Environmental Education Center, state Route 528, Brady Township. Russ Cawthorne of Specialty Outdoors will talk about the wood duck nest boxes that the organization has placed at Moraine State Park. The program helps successful nesting by selecting optimal habitat, box size, location, nesting material, and predator guards.

Refreshments will be served after the talk. There is no charge and the public is welcome.

Bartramian Audubon Society is the chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango counties.

• The Mercer County Historical Society hosts its Civil War Roundtable with a program on the Battle of Chancellorsville on Tuesday, March 12, at 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer. It will be presented by James Carnes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Info: 724-662-3490, email, or visit


• The 20th annual Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Trade Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, March 9, in the Physical Learning Center at Grove City College. Admission is $1; kids under 18 are free.

There will be more than 100 vendors, door prizes, food, a scavenger hunt for kids, selfie station, and a chance to win $2,000 in the Money Tree raffle.