THINGS TO DO

ART

• The Red Brick Gallery, 17 Main St., Foxburg, hosts “Piercing the Veil — Appalachian Visions” with Greg Clary, photographer, and Bryon Hoot, poet, through Sept. 19.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: Visit alleghenyriverstone.org

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT

• The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Trade Show and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Grove City Memorial Park. This event is being held in place of the annual trade show that is typically held earlier in the year.

The event includes a 5K, vendors, prizes, health screenings and more. Info: Call the chamber at 724-458-6410, email info@shopgrovecity.com, or visit www.shopgrovecity.com or “Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce” on Facebook.

FAMILY FUN

• Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 819 Columbia Ave., Grove City, holds a weekly movie night starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 with season one of “The Chosen.” Refreshments will be provided.

FUNDRAISERS

• The Harmony Museum, 218 Mercer St., Harmony, hosts a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Stewart Hall, which will be transformed into a candlelit 18th century tavern with historic music, food and beverages.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Harmony Museum at 724-452-7341, or visiting www.harmonymuseum.org

• Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Water Street, holds a braised steak dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Meals are to-go only and can be picked up via drive-thru.

Cost is a donation of $10; no advanced sales. Info: Call 724-475-2189.

LIBRARY EVENTS

• Friends of the Greenville Area Public Library host the annual used book sale 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at First United Methodist Church, 73 Clinton St., Greenville.

Admission is free, and dealers are welcome from 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Sept. 25 is Bag Day – pay one price for as many books you can fit in a grocery bag.

• The Grove City Community Library announces the following:

» The library is collecting houseplant clippings for a propagation exchange. Participants can drop off their clippings during the library’s regular hours. When there are enough clippings collected, the exchange will begin.

» Paws to Read will be held starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Children are invited to come to the library to read to foster cats and kittens from Grove City Area Pet Rescue, which welcomes donations of supplies and monetary contributions.

Call the library to sign up for a time slot. The interaction will help prepare the cats for adoption and help the kids with their reading skills. There will be activities and snacks, and kids can make their own cat toy.

» Drive-in Movie Night is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 with “Hotel Transylvania.” Kids should bring their own homemade car to sit in while they watch the movie. Snacks and drinks provided.

» The fourth annual Halloween Bash is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the library. Bring a snack to share and a donation for Grove City Area Pet Rescue.

There will be crafts, games, food, costume contest, monster bash disco party and more.

Grove City Community Library is at 125 W. Main St., Grove City. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For more information, call 724-458-7320, visit www.grovecitypalibrary.org or check out “Grove City Community Library, PA” on Facebook, or email gccl@grovecitypalibrary.org

• Lakeview Area Public Library hosts these events and programs:

» Outdoor story time for preschool-aged kids is held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays in the pavilion at G. Turner Craig Park, Sandy Lake.

» The library has partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Stoneboro Lions Club and the United Way of Mercer County to provide free books for Lakeview-area children ages birth to 5 years old. Parents can visit imaginationlibrary.com to register, or they can contact the library for more details.

Lakeview Area Public Library is at 3265 S. Main St., Sandy Lake. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Info: Call 724-376-4217, visit lakeviewarealibrary.org or check out “Lakeview Area Public Library” on Facebook. Call the library to register for events and programs.

• Mercer Area Library, offers these programs and services:

» The annual used book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Brandy Springs Park Community Building.

» Preschool Story Time is is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays followed by Preschool Free Play at 10:45 a.m. Call the library to register.

» Free math tutoring for junior and senior high school students resumes at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30. This homework help group provides individualized assistance and peer collaboration.

Registration is required. Students must have their own Mercer Area Library card. There is no fee, but if a student registers and does not show up, their account is subject to a $5 fine.

Mercer Area Library is located at 110 E. Venango St., Mercer. It is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 724-662-4233, email mercerarealibrary@zoominternet.net or visit mercerarealibrary.org or “Mercer Area Library” on Facebook.

OUTDOORS

• McConnells Mill State Park, Portersville, hosts these events:

» Waterfall Hiking Series: Hell’s Hollow Falls, 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 16; meet the park naturalist in the Hell’s Hollow parking lot for a one-mile hike to learn about local geology, lime kiln and waterfall safety.

Wear sturdy hiking boots, dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. Current health guidelines will be followed.

» Slippery Rock Gorge Trail Hike, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22; meet park staff and members of the North Country Trail Association in the Hell’s Hollow parking lot for a 6.5-mile hike through the gorge to help celebrate North Country National Scenic Trail Day on the nation’s longest trail.

The gorge is a National Natural Landmark that includes huge boulders and waterfalls. Hikers should be in good physical shape and be prepared for steep, rocky and uneven terrain.

Bring a lunch, water and snacks. Register by calling 724-368-8811.

• Moraine State Park, Portersville, hosts these programs:

» Discover Porter Cove Paddle, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21; meet at Porters Cove Boat Launch to join park staff on a guided ecotour of Porters Cove. Kayaks and gear will be provided, or bring your own.

This is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are required. Dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. Current health guidelines will be followed. Register by calling 724-368-8811.

» Sunset Tea Cruise, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23; meet next to the Owlet Gift Shop in McDanel’s Area on the North Shore to join the park naturalists on Lake Arthur aboard the Preston’s Pearl cruise boat, which is run by the Moraine Preservation Fund.

» Learn about the history of tea while checking out the sights and sounds of the park and lake and enjoying Wild Teas and cookies. Current health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for children. Register by calling 724-368-9185.

PROGRAMS

• The Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum hosts its Fall Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. Mondays:

» Sept. 20 – Meet at the Old Presbyterian Cemetery on Greenwood Drive in Grove City to learn about notables in the town’s early development. Rain date is Sept. 21.

» Oct. 11 – Local resident Grant McKnight will speak at the museum, 111 College Ave., Grove City, about his business, which is the leading supplier of infield playing surfaces for Major League Baseball teams and their affiliates.

» Oct. 25 – Historical society volunteers will provide a “show and tell” experience at the museum, sharing favorite exhibits and little-seen pieces.

STAGE AND THEATER

• The 2021-22 Clarion University Theatre season will open Sept. 22 with “Laughing Wild,” a comedy by Christopher Durang that focuses on two strangers trying to deal with the complexities of life in the city, and are brought together during a traumatic moment in a supermarket.

The production runs 8 p.m. Sept. 22 to 25, and 2 p.m. Sept. 26 with a 2 p.m. in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. It is not recommended for younger audiences. Face masks are required in all CU buildings. Info and tickets: Visit www.clarionuniversitytickets.com or call 814-393-2787.

VETERANS

• The 475th Quartermaster Group invites all veterans and their families and friends who served in Operation Desert Shield or Operation Desert Storm to a 30th anniversary reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Elks Lodge 103, 260 E. Connelly Blvd., Sharon. Veterans from other wars and conflicts are also invited.

There will be a brief military ceremony and a catered buffet meal; cost is $11 per meal. A cash bar will be open. Reserve your spot by Sept. 18 by contacting Larry Scheetz at thescheetz@gmail.com or 724-977-1200.

Provide your name, military unit, branch of service and the names of reunion attendees. Checks can be made out to “Larry Scheetz” and mailed to him at 500 Buhl Blvd., Sharon, PA 16146.

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