THINGS TO DO

BUS TRIP

• The Volant Lions Club is hosting a bus trip to The Meadows Racetrack and Casino on May 21. Cost is $35 per seat, which includes $25 of free play. The Butler Motor Coach leaves the Grove City Aldi at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Info and reservations: Call Larry Warner at 724-699-4375.

 

ETC.

• The Harmony Museum has teamed up with Butler County 4-H to sponsor a Small Farm Animals Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Harmonist Barn, 303 Mercer Road, Harmony. It’s a chance for kids and their families to meet baby farm animals and the 4-H youths who care for them.

There will be lambs, goats, rabbits, alpacas, and a calf. The 1805 Harmonist barn, one of the oldest existing barns west of the Allegheny Mountains, also contains some of the museum’s collection of early farm tools and equipment.

Antique farm tractors will be on display, and vendors of farm products and crafts will have their products for sale. The event is free with parking available at the barn. Donations to the Harmony Museum will be accepted. Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be available. The Harmonist Barn is adjacent to the Harmony walking trail, and just a short walk from the Harmony’s shops and restaurants.

• The Moonflower Market Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. today at North Country Canning Company, 111 Arrowhead Drive, Slippery Rock Township. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres start at 5 p.m., and there will be a pop-up shop after the show.

• 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 Wednesday. For complete details or to contribute to the scholarship fund, visit grovecityac.org or email grovecityac@gmail.com

 

FUNDRAISERS

• An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 573, 5242 Lake St., Sandy Lake. Tickets are $10; kids 10 and under are $5. Proceeds will benefit the Venango Area Riding for the Handicapped Association, which provides therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs. Modern Woodmen Fraternal will match the proceeds.

• Grace Harvest (Church of God of Prophecy), 2396 Leesburg Grove City Road, Springfield Township, hosts a stuffed pork chop dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Adults are $10, and kids 5 to 12 are $5. Meal includes stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, drink, and dessert.

For take-out or delivery orders, call 724-734-1171.

• Barkeyville United Methodist Church hosts a dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday. Cost is by donation. The meal includes pulled pork, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert, and beverage.

• Alpha Omega Center will hold a Fun Run and Walk for Life on Saturday, May 18, at Grove City Memorial Park, and at Pearson Park in New Castle. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the event begins at 10 a.m. Participants can help raise money for the center by collecting funds from sponsors. The event will be held rain or shine.

After the event, there will be food, fellowship and activities at Memorial Park, weather permitting.

Info and registration: Visit aocpartners.org

 

MUSIC

• The Tri-County Country Music Association holds its monthly meeting, fellowship, tureen, music and dancing on Tuesday at the Slippery Rock Township Community Building, 155 Branchton Road. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The May menu is potluck. Bring a salad, casserole or dessert to share. Coffee, pop, tea and water will be available. Musicians and singers are welcome.

The hosts for the evening are Pete Watt, president, and Carol Young, secretary/treasurer. The Shalico Family Band and guests will provide the music, playing oldies and country.

Donations at the door are $5. This year’s membership dues are payable now. Door prize items would be appreciated.

This event is open to the public, handicap accessible, and smoke free.

For more information to book a band for an event, call Pete at 724-352-3836.

 

OUTDOORS

• Celebrate the arrival of spring with a wildflower walk at Jennings Environmental Education Center, Brady Township, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12. The staff will describe the unique history, uses and folklore of the season’s first blossoms. The program includes a very brief indoor introduction, followed by an outdoor walk through the forest.

 

PROGRAMS

• The Bartramian Audubon Society will honor institutions, organizations, and individuals for their contributions to conservation during its annual awards night at 7 p.m. Monday at Jennings Environmental Education Center, Brady Township. Also, an educator and local high school and college students will receive scholarships to college and attend Audubon camps.

Refreshments will be served after the program. There is no charge and the public is welcome. Bartramian Audubon Society is the chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango counties.

• The Mercer County Historical Society, 119 S. Pitt Street, Mercer, will present its final Civil War Roundtable until September on John Singleton Mosby – Confederate Calvary and Raider. This program will be presented by James Carnes on Tuesday. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

It is free and open to the public.

Info: Call 724-662-3490, email info@mchspa.org, or visit www.mchspa.org 

 

VOLUNTEER

• BeLoved Mercy Ministries is planning its third annual Grove City College Move-Out Day Collection. Volunteers are needed to help collect donations from students when they move out of their dorm rooms.

The ministry will be on campus with its box truck from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18. Volunteers are needed for at least two hours to help lift and sort items and place them in the truck. You must be at least 18 and able to get in and out of the truck and talk with students and their families in a pleasant manner.

For more information, including a waiver that must be signed, contact Marty Pottinger at 724-761-1221 or marty@belovedmercyministries.org

• The Pymatuning Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter will be holding a clean-up and stone restoration at 10:30 a.m. May 18 at Grove City Memorial Park to mark Armed Forces Day.

Volunteers are needed to help clean and restore the borough’s honor roll and war memorials that honor those who have served in U.S. wars. Bring a pair of work gloves and dress for the weather. Residents are also welcome to observe the project.

A war memorial was created by the General Hugh Mercer Chapter (Grove City) of the DAR and dedicated in the 1930s or 1940s. DAR information will be available for anyone interested in learning more.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook at “Grove City Memorial Park & DAR Stone Restoration.”