CANCELLATIONS

• The Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum has canceled its seventh annual picnic that was set for Aug. 10 at Grove City Memorial Park. The museum remains open to visitors noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

• WaterFire Sharon set for Sept. 19 has been canceled.

• In-person events at Grove City College have been canceled for this year’s homecoming weekend, Oct. 2 to 4. This does not include the commencement exercises for the class of 2020, which remain scheduled for Oct. 3. Details on the commencement events of that weekend will be forthcoming.

Student homecoming events will still be in-person but modified to meet current guidelines. Homecoming in 2021 is planned for Oct. 8 to 10.

FUNDRAISER

• Grove City VFW Post 519, 220 Blair St., Grove City, is hosting a fair food truck fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 24. There will be an auxiliary bake sale. Proceeds benefit local veterans.

MEETING

• The Mercer County Amateur Radio Club, a news source for amateur radio activities in the county, holds a picnic and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, in shelter 4 at Buhl Park, Hermitage. Those attending should bring a side dish, dessert or snacks. The club will provide burgers, hot dogs, buns and drinks via Guy Gibbs.

Those interested in the club can also attend the meeting virtually via Zoom. Practice Zoom sessions are held at 8 p.m. Thursdays. Info: Visit the club’s website at w3lif.org

OUTDOORS

• Moraine State Park in Portersville hosts Bats in Action from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 24. Meet with the park naturalist at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Route 528 to see a bat condo and explore the nighttime insectivores.

Learn about the trouble that bats are facing and how to help scientists by reporting bat activity. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights and bug protection, plus a face mask or covering. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Call the park office at 724-368-8811 to register.

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

» Bird Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 25, next to the Kildoo Pavilion. Join local bird club members of the Bartramian Audubon Society and a park naturalist in search of our feathery friends. All skill levels are welcome.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars if possible, plus a face mask or covering. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Call the park office at 724-368-8811 to register.

» Glaciers and the Ice Age from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Those attending will meet at the Point parking lot. Join a park naturalist to learn about how glaciers and the Ice Age changed the landscape at the park.

Participants will hike the Alpha Pass Trail to the historic grist mill. All ages are welcome, but the trail is moderately difficult. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, dress for the weather, and bring a snack and water, plus a face mask or covering. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Call the park office at 724-368-8811 to register.

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