THINGS TO DO
• Grove City Medical Center and Vitalant host a community blood drive from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the hospital’s education center. Vitalant is the supplier of all blood products for the hospital.
The demand for blood in our region continues to grow. More than 200,000 units of blood must be collected each year to meet the transfusion needs of local patients. Each donation can save up to three lives.
Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Most medications are acceptable, and blood donations can be made every 56 days.
Pre-registration is preferred by calling the hospital’s public relations department at 724-450-7191 or by registering online at www.vitalant.org. Walk-ins are welcome until 3 p.m. on the day of the drive.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
• The fourth annual Donut DAZE festival will be held Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, in New Wilmington in honor of National Donut Day. The donut crawl and festival is 5 to 8 p.m. June 7 with music, games, donuts and more. On June 8, the Tour de Donut bike tour starts at 8 a.m., and participants can ride up to 60 miles with stops for a donut-eating challenge.
• Reaching Up and Reaching Out hosts a line dancing party from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Rudy’s Restaurant and Lounge, Findley Township; no experience necessary. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Manna House and Grove City Community Food Pantry.
Info and tickets: Call 724-496-3777.
• Grace Harvest (Church of God of Prophecy), 2396 Leesburg Grove City Road, Springfield Township, hosts a braised steak dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Adults are $10, and kids 5 to 12 are $5. Meal includes braised steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, drink and dessert.
For take-out and delivery orders, call 724-734-1171.
• The Oil Region Alliance and Oil Region Coalition of Artists host four public teas celebrating the work of local female artists. Each artist will give a presentation to guests. The teas will be held at the Tarbell House, 324 E. Main St., Titusville.
The dates are June 15, July 13, Aug. 7, and Sept. 7. Guests are asked to arrive at 12:30 p.m. for a tour of the historic house followed by the three-course tea. The artists will be selling their works.
For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Juliet Hilburn, house manager, at 814-677-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Slippery Rock Community Library hosts these programs and events:
» A plant sale is being held at the library through today, May 29.
» Geri-Fit Senior Strength Training Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Pre-registration is required.
Slippery Rock Community Library is at 465 N. Main St., Slippery Rock. New expanded hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Info: Call 724-738-9179 or visit www.slipperyrocklibrary.com
• Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, 3096 Sandy Lake-Grove City Road, Sandy Lake, hosts Music by the Lake at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the Family Life Center. There will be gospel, country and contemporary music. Admission is free. This event is held the first Saturday of every month.
Info: Call Jim Hanna at 814-673-4371 or Harold Surrena at 724-636-1549.
• Harrisville United Methodist Church presents Music on Main with Barry and Debbie Wiles at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Admission is free; a love offering will be received. A reception follows the concert.
Info: Email email@example.com
• The Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey is coming to Munnell Run Farm, Coolspring Township, for a “HerpBlitz” event at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the red Education Building. “Herptile” refers to any reptile or amphibian.
Bring waterproof footwear, bug spray, a water bottle and flashlight. All ages are welcome, and kids must be accompanied by adults.
Register by Friday, May 31, by calling 724-662-2242.
• Join Presque Isle State Park staff and volunteers for pontoon rides along the lagoons at Presque Isle in Erie. The rides are offered daily 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. The rides are held on a first-come, first-served basis.
Info: Call 814-833-7424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org