Cancellations

• The Lakeview High School reunion for the classes of 1955 through 2020 has been rescheduled for July 9, 2021. The reunion for the class of 1961 has been rescheduled for July 10, 2021. 

• Olde Town Grove City has canceled its annual Wine Walk because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was initially set for March 28, and had been rescheduled for July 18. Organizers expect to host the event in 2021. 

• The annual Sandy Lake Community Fun Days scheduled for July 10 to 12 has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vendor fees and donations will be returned.

Organizers are looking at alternate plans, which will be updated on the event’s Facebook page. The 2021 event is set for July 9 to 11. Info: Call committee members Andy Morris at 814-592-8954 or Patty Adamson at 724-992-0829.

Concert

• Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts presents Nathan Carterette with “Piano: A Beethoven Birthday Celebration” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Lincoln Hall, Foxburg. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for ARCA members, and $5 for students. All performances will observe Pennsylvania guidellines on occupancy limits, social distancing and masks. Info and tickets: Call 724-659-3153 or visit www.alleghenyriverstone.org

Farm markets

• The Olde Town Grove City Farmers’ Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through October at the Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park on South Broad Street in Grove City. Info: Visit “Olde Town Grove City Farmers’ Market” on Facebook or oldetowngrovecity.com or call 724-458-0301.

• The Slippery Rock Farmers Market is held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through October at Gateway Park in Slippery Rock. Info: Visit “Slippery Rock Farmers Market” on Facebook or www.srfarmers.market or call 724-374-3276.

Fundraiser

• The annual Guernsey Ice Cream Supper will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the Mercer County 4-H Park in Coolspring Township, rain or shine. Because of COVID-19, the food will not be consumed on-site. Orders will be to-go only with drive-thru and curbside service.

Half-gallon containers are $7. Pints are available for $4 and must be pre-ordered. Pre-ordering is strongly recommended for all ice cream sales.

The deadline for pre-orders is 9 p.m. June 26. Send an email to guernseyicecream@gmail.com with your full name, phone number, and order, and you’ll receive details about how to make a payment.

Proceeds benefit youth members and the local 4-H program. Info: Visit “Guernsey Ice Cream Supper” on Facebook.

Reunion

• The 100th annual Isaac Anderson and Lydia Warner Reunion will be held at noon Aug. 15 in the Highland Shelter at Grove City Memorial Park. The reunion was initially planned for June.

Library events

• Grove City Community Library offers events, programs and services. Registration is required for all programs and events. The upcoming calendar includes:

» Lynda Bortz has made and donated a quilt to raffle off for the library. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn on Oct. 1.

» The Monday Night Virtual Book Club is 6:30 p.m. July 13. This month’s book is “The Collector’s Apprentice” by B.A. Shapiro. The meeting will be held via Zoom video. Contact the library to receive an invitation.

» The summer reading virtual STEM/Maker Club with Mrs. Krenzer is for children and youth served by the library and surrounding communities. New material is posted online weekly. Contact the library to sign up.

» Register now for the library’s virtual summer reading program for kids up to age 17. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.” The program ends Aug. 15. Visit the website or Facebook page for more details.

» Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo runs through Aug. 31. Participants must read books in the categories listed on bingo cards to earn a win. Turn in the cards by Aug. 31 to be entered into a prize drawing. Bingo cards can be downloaded on the library’s website.

» A virtual book fair is being held through Sept. 4. Visit https://bit.ly/3e4UR4i for more information.

» Social distancing outdoor storytime for ages 3 to 5 is held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Hunter Farm Park on Greenwood Drive in Grove City, weather permitting. Space is limited to 15 children and registration is required.

» All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they’re available again. This is in line with measures recommended by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Patrons will not be assessed overdue fines for the 72 hours.

Grove City Community Library is at 125 W. Main St. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Toys and games will not be available, seating is limited, appointments must be made for computer use, and the number of patrons will be limited.

Curbside pickup is available 3 to 6 p.m. Monday; 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

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:

» The library has resumed in-person operations; hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Patrons must wear masks and use hand sanitizer upon entry. Curbside service will still be available. Call the library or visit the website to reserve materials.

» The Summer Quest reading program is online this year, and there will be prizes. All ages are welcome to sign up by visiting lakeviewreads.readsquared.com or calling the library. The program ends Aug. 15.

» The library’s benefit auction is set for 5 p.m. July 10 at the Stoneborbo Fire Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Auctioneer is Darlene Bullock of Bullock’s Bid ‘N Buy. A list of items can be found online at auctionzip.com

» 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. Info: Call 724-376-4217, visit lakeviewarealibrary.org or check out “Lakeview Area Public Library” on Facebook.

• Mercer Area Library, 110 E. Venango St., Mercer, has reopened to the public for limited services.

Adjusted hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays for in-person browsing only. The first hour Tuesday through Saturday is reserved for those who have a high risk of contracting COVID-19.

Occupancy is limited to 15 people. Wearing a mask in the library is required. Curbside pickup is available for those who are unable or do not wish to wear a mask.

All library materials must be returned in the outside book drop. Contact the circulation desk to renew an item.

For more information, call 724-662-4233, email mercerarealibrary@zoominternet.net or visit mercerarealibrary.org

• Slippery Rock Community Library hosts has reopened for in-person services. Adjusted hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Thursday. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. is reserved for the elderly and immunocompromised patrons.

Maximum occupancy is 10 patrons. Call the library to schedule an appointment for extended hours. These programs and events are offered:

» The library is setting up “story walks” at Slippery Rock Community Park. A book is deconstructed – pages are placed on signs that are displayed along the walking trail for people to follow along.

The book for July is “Little Red Riding Hood.” August’s book is “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes.”

» A kayak is being raffled off to benefit the library. The winner will be drawn July 30, and tickets are $5 each.

» Discount cards are being sold for $10 each. They are good through the end of the year and include special deals from local restaurants and businesses.

» The library has hidden its rubber duck collection around town. Queen Karen has lost her ducks, and Princess Tiffany needs help finding them. With help from a grownup, kids can walk around Slippery Rock to find the ducks, and complete several fun activities.

» The summer reading program runs through July 24.

Slippery Rock Community Library is located at 465 N. Main St., Slippery Rock. Info: Call 724-738-9179 or visit www.slipperyrocklibrary.com or “Slippery Rock Community Library” on Facebook.

Outdoors

• Events at Moraine State Park in Portersville will follow COVID-19 restrictions. Participants are limited to 25 people, bring a face mask or covering, and practice social distancing. These programs are scheduled:

» 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11: Bats in Action at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at exit 528 off of Route 422; there are no bathrooms. Check out a bat condo and explore these nighttime insectivores. Learn how you can help scientists by reporting bat activity. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights and bug protection. Register by calling 724-368-8811.

» 1 p.m. Sunday, July 12: Salamander Safari at the Davis Hollow Marina Office on the North Shore. Wear a sturdy pair of walking shoes for hiking to and from the stream. Pack water shoes for the stream, and bring bug spray. Register by calling 724-368-8811.

Stage and theater

• The Lakeview High School Theatre Department is bringing back “Newsies” for two more performances at 7 p.m. July 9 and 10 in the auditorium at the high school, 2482 Mercer St., Stoneboro.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, audiences are limited to 200 people. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors over 65 and students. Tickets must be reserved in advance by emailing Becki Williams, producer, at b_williams@docs.lakeview.k12.pa.us

Attendees will be asked screening questions before entering the school and must agree to have their temperature taken.

Professional recordings of the musical will be sold for $20 for DVD and $25 for Blu-ray; contact Williams to place an order. 

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