• Olde Town Grove City hosts a winter market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 19 at 150 S. Broad St., Grove City. Local vendors will sell crafts, gifts, food, produce and decor. Face masks and social distancing are required.

Info: Call 724-992-2434 or visit


• Vitalant, the supplier of all blood products for AHN Grove City, and the hospital are hosting a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the hospital’s Education Center.

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.

Those who donate that day will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies for free. Pre-registration is required by calling Mona Philson at AHN Grove City at 724-450-7191 or by registering online at

• The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to band together to or and help ensure a stable blood supply for patients this holiday season.

The traditional slump in blood donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s comes as the blood supply already faces challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Those who donate between Nov. 25 and 28 will receive a Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt courtesy of Suburban Propane, while supplies last.

Also, the Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Those who test positive for the antibodies may have never had the virus, but their plasma might be able to help COVID-19 patients. The test results will be available in one to two weeks.

The Red Cross reminds donors to stay home if they don’t feel well, and they must wear a face mask while donating.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Opportunities include:

» 12:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Mercer United Methodist Church, 250 E. Butler St., Mercer.

» Noon to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage.


• The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 13th annual Christmas in the Park. Businesses, organizations, individuals and families are invited to set up lighted holiday displays at Grove City Memorial Park.

The displays will be lit 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 27 through Jan. 2. Visitors can view the displays from the safety of their vehicles. Admission is free.

Info: Call the chamber at 724-458-6410, email, or visit or “Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce” on Facebook.


• Keith Mann, historian and Harmony Society expert, will lead history walks through Harmony at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 14. The outdoor tours are limited to 15 people. Wear face masks and comfortable shoes.

Cost is $10. To reserve a spot, visit or call 724-452-7341. Proceeds benefit the Harmony Museum, and the tours start the Main Street side of the museum.

• The 33rd annual Gobble Wobble at will be held virtually this year. Registration is $10, and proceeds benefit the Shenango River Watchers. Register before Nov. 25 at


• The Harmony Christmas Kickoff cosponsored by the Harmony Museum and Harmony Business Association will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in Harmony. Admission for this outdoor is free, and there will be nearly 20 vendors and artisans.

The Harmony Museum will open the Gluhwein Hut to sell apple cider and traditional German Gluhwein in commemorative mugs; there will be no refills because of the pandemic.

Info: Visit


• Slippery Rock University is hosting a virtual Veterans Day ceremony starting at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 11, on SRU’s Facebook page. A few people will be in attendance for the ceremony, like senior Steven Pancoast, who will recite “My Name is Old Glory” as the flag is raised at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

Pancoast is president of the Student Veterans of America at SRU and a former petty officer first class, having served in the Navy before enrolling at SRU.

The ceremony is organized by the Office of Alumni Engagement and will include the SRU Army ROTC, and a military appreciation video from the school’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, which houses the Veterans Center.

The OIE is also encouraging the campus community to wear red clothing Nov. 13 for SRU Wears R.E.D. – “Remember Everyone Deployed.”

Info: Call 724-738-2018 or email

• Black Funeral Home hosts the third annual Stockings for Veterans Drive. Filled stockings can be dropped off through Dec. 11 at the funeral home, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro, and they will be donated to a homeless shelter for veterans in Pittsburgh.

These items are requested: deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hats, gloves, socks, scarves, hand sanitizer, crossword and word search books, playing cards, stamps, stationery, pens and pencils.


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