THINGS TO DO

ETC.

• Shenango River Watchers holds its annual tire recycling collection at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Riverside Park, Greenville. The event ends at 1 p.m. or until the truck is full. This is free to anyone who lives within the Shenango River Watershed.

• The 19th century gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park, Portersville, opens for the season on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Regular hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; the gristmill closes after Labor Day. Admission is free, and staff or volunteers give tours at 1 and 2 p.m.

Park at the Kildoo Picnic Area and hike down the stone steps to the mill. Limited parking for people with disabilities may be available next to the mill. Group tours can be schedule by calling 724 368-8811.

OUTDOORS

• Join Presque Isle State Park staff and volunteers for pontoon rides along the lagoons at Presque Isle in Erie. The rides are offered daily May 24 through Sept. 2 at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 and 4 p.m.; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Sign up a half-hour before the ride at the pontoon station.

Info: Call 814-833-7424 or email presqueislesp@pa.gov

PROGRAMS

• Registration has started for DiscoverE summer programs at Jennings Environmental Education Center, Brady Township, for ages 4 to 12. These hands-on learning experiences will introduce children to fun and healthy outdoor activities and instill an appreciation for nature.

To register, call Jennings at 724-794-6011. Three age-specific programs will be offered, each offering a different theme. Visit events.dcnr.pa.gov for more information on themes, dates, and payment.

REUNIONS

• The 99th annual Isaac Anderson and Lydia Warner Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 22, in the Highland Shelter at Grove City Memorial Park. Coffee will be served at 11 a.m. followed by the meal at noon, reunion, games, and more.

Bring your own table settings along with casseroles and desserts. Coffee and cold drinks will be provided. After the meal, family photo and meeting, there will be games and time to visit. Bring new dates, information, family pictures, and a white elephant prized wrapped for bingo.

Info: Contact Ella and Mark O’Conner at 330-534-3896 or markella44425@yahoo.com

VOLUNTEER

• The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 1 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors.

Applicants for the volunteer position must be well-informed about wildlife conservation and restoration and be residents of the district. Commissioners receive no compensation for their services, but are reimbursed for travel expenses.

Interested individuals should mail or email a resume and detailed cover letter explaining their desire to serve by Friday, May 24, to: Robb Miller, Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, 400 Market St., 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. His email address is robmille@pa.gov

• Slippery Rock In Bloom needs volunteers from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, to help plant summer flowers. Meet at Memorial Park at South Main and East Cooper streets in Slippery Rock. And don’t forget that anyone can take the tulip bulbs at the park.

• The Mercer County Historical Society needs volunteers to help spruce up the grounds before Memorial Day weekend. Jobs include raking and bagging leaves, weeding, maintaining the Gail Habbyshaw Flower Garden, and more.

Contact Bill Philson to sign up: 724-662-3490 or email info@mchspa.org

SPECIAL EVENTS

• The Mercer Memorial Day 500 will be held Monday, May 27, in Mercer. The 17th annual event honors veterans with 500 flags around town, banners, a parade, veterans breakfast, 5K, military expo, craft and vendor show, and more.

For more information, contact Aaron at 724-977-4994 or email memorialday500@gmail.com or visit www.mercermemorialday500.org