THINGS TO DO
• Outta Theatre in Grove City hosts these programs:
» Adult acting workshop, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 8. New and experienced participants are welcome to explore improvisation, character development, voice technique, and more. Cost is $35.
» Kids acting workshop for ages 7 to 12, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 8. Cost is $35.
» Radio theatre workshop for ages 10 to 18, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays starting May 9. Cost is $40.
For more information, visit Outtatheatre.com or call 724-967-2723.
• Grove City College’s Family Weekend runs through Sunday, May 5, and includes student performances, an awards ceremony, plays, concerts, exhibits and more. Visit gcc.edu for more information. Most of the performances will be livestreamed at gcc.edu/livestream
• The Grove City Athletics Club has announced a new athletic scholarship for boys and girls. Applicants must have participated in high school cross country or track and field, be a high school senior with the intention of participating in cross country or track and field in college, and have good moral character. The deadline is May 15.
• The Stoneboro Garden Club is holding a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. today, May 4, at the Stoneboro Firehall. Adults are $8; kids ages 3 to 12 are $4; and ages 2 and under are free. Dine in or take out. There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the caboose that the club is restoring. Info: Visit “Stoneboro Garden Club” on Facebook.
• The 22nd annual Mercer County 4-H Benefit Auction will be today, May 4, at the 4-H Park Show Arena, 463 N. Perry Highway, Coolspring Township. The kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Mercer County 4-H program and the 4-H Park.
• Lakeview United Methodist Church, 1 mile south of Sandy Lake on Route 173, is having a rummage and bake sale 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9; and 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 10, when items will cost $2 a bag. Lunch will be sold. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Info: Call 724-376-2646.
• A used curriculum sale for homeschoolers will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at New Lebanon Community Church, 4166 Mercer St., Sandy Lake. Proceeds will help make homeschooling affordable, and keep more books and school supplies out of landfills.
There will be items for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade including books, games, art supplies, school supplies, classroom furniture, and teacher tools. There is no entry fee. A donation jar will be provided for those who wish to thank the church for the use of the space.
If you have items to sell or donate, contact Rebecca Devine at Rebecca.Devine40@gmail.com
• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:
» The Grove City Writers’ Group for ages 18 and up meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6.
» The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be May 6 through 11 during regular library hours. Volunteers are needed; contact Miss Heather if you’d like to help.
» A fundraiser concert featuring Treebeard Brown will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Grove City Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $5 at the door. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, and refreshments. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a new carpet for the children’s area of the library.
» Moms with babies and toddlers are invited to join a playgroup that meets every Friday morning. Toys will be available. Bring your own snacks.
» The Pokémon Club meets at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for first grade and up. Bring your cards and a friend.
» The Chess Club meets at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays for kids in first grade and up. Bring your own chess board or borrow one from the library.
» Storytime for kids ages 3 to 6 is at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Each half-hour session has a special theme and sometimes a craft and snack. There are also costume events and holiday parties. Kids will be introduced to group participation and new books and authors, and will gain some independence before going to preschool or kindergarten.
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 and desserts will be sold.
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.
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:
» Mercer Night Out will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6. This relaxing evening includes food, refreshments, door prizes, and a presentation by Steve Mihaly, who collects political memorabilia. A free ticket is required to attend and to enter to win a door prize. Tickets are available at the circulation desk while supplies last.
» Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, to learn about planting and cultivating vegetables. Call the library to register.
» Come to the library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, for a live video chat with Amy Clipston, a bestselling Amish fiction author. She will be discussing her new release, “A Welcome at Our Door,” and her writing.
» Free professional math tutoring for junior and senior high school students will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Register by the Thursday before each session. Students must have their own library card. If a students registers and does not show up, their account will be charged $5 to offset the cost of tutoring.
» 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. For more information, call 724-662-4233, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mercerarealibrary.org
• The Mercer County Democratic Party meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Hermitage City Building, 800 N. Hermitage Road. All Democrats and Independents in the community are invited to attend. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MercerCountyPADemocraticParty
• The GeniusCorps program hosts an open house from 10 a.m. to noon today, May 4, in the atrium of the STEM building at Grove City College. Students will present posters about their lab work, and guests will be able to try out some experiments.
• The Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum, 111 College Ave., Grove City, continues its guest speaker series, which is free and open to the public:
» 7 p.m. Monday, May 6: Tim Bennett, an active participant in Civil War reenactments, will present the history of Gen. Norman J. Maxwell, a Grove City native. He will also discuss the Camp Maxwell Reenactment, named for him.
» 7 p.m. Monday, May 20: Dan Delligatti will discuss the creation of the Big Mac by Jim Delligatti, a McDonald’s franchisee in the Pittsburgh area, and how he’s kept the business in the family with his local franchises.
• East Main Presbyterian Church, 120 E. Main St., Grove City City, hosts free Open Door Community Dinners from 5 to 6 p.m. every other Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. Dinners will not be held when special church events are scheduled. The next dinner is May 8.
The entrance is on Poplar Street, and the handicap entrance is off the alley on the other side of the hall. The menu includes tossed salad, homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fresh bread, and cupcakes. A free-will offering will be accepted.