• Hickory High School class of 1960 meets for lunch at noon Saturday at Muscarella’s Cafe Italia, 500 Main St., Sharpsville.
• Mercer County Toastmasters Club gathers at 6:15 p.m. today in conference room 2 of UPMC Horizon, 2200 Memorial Drive, Farrell.
Meetings last approximately one hour and guests are welcome to attend. Toastmasters offers a proven and an enjoyable way to practice communication and leadership skills. Toastmasters is a nonprofit organization with more than 280,000 members in 13,500 clubs in 116 countries.
Details, visit the Mercer County Club’s website at http://9057.toastmastersclubs.org or call Club Treasurer Ruth Ray at 724-658-4138.
• West Middlesex High School class of 1970 gathers for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Ferrera’s Taste of Italy 869 E. State St. Sharon.
All classmates and friends are welcome.
• Primetimers, a 55 and over group, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 for fellowship at Clarks Mills United Methodist Church. At 11 a.m. Fran Bires from McKeever Environmental Center, Sandy Lake, will speak and show a video of his European trip this summer. There will be a Thanksgiving dinner at noon.
Arts & crafts
• iXL Rehab & Fitness Center sponsors a winter craft fair and Chinese auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 193 N. Erie St., Mercer.
Proceeds will benefit the Creative Learning Christian School in Mercer.
• Greenville Area Historical Society invites the public to a lecture series at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zion’s Reformed Church, Main Street.
Bill Fagley will be speaking on the history of the Lion’s Club and its role in the community.
• St. Anthony Church, Sherman Ave., is having a fall bread sale. Orders are to be picked up between 3 and 6 p.m. Nov. 26.
Order will be taken for apple and pumpkin pies, plain or raisin bread and cinnamon rolls.
To order, call 724-981-0281 or 1-330-448-4577.
• Holy Cross Church, Maple Drive, Hermitage, will be selling pumpkin rolls from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the church. Pumpkin rolls are $12.
Orders can be placced by calling 724-346-9937 on Wednesday mornings or at holycrosshermitagepa.org
• Stoneboro Lion’s Club holds its 65th Annual Pancake and Whole Hog Sausage Supper Nov. 23. Serving is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Lakeview High School.
The all-you-can-eat dinner is served with juice, coffee, tea, milk and homemade cookies, so take your best appetite and join us for a great dinner.
Cost is $8 for adults in advance or $8.50 at the door and children younger than 12 is $3.50 in advance or $4 at the door. Tickets available from any Lion’s member.
The whole hog sausage (prepared by the Lion’s) served to guests is from a 654-year-old secret recipe developed over the years from our charter Lion’s members. This well guarded recipe along with our pancake and genuine buckwheat cakes grilled to a golden perfection will please any appetite.
Also available will be packages of freezer-ready whole hog sausage at the door for $3.50 per one-pound package or two for $7 to take home for your freezer.
• Club Pet Adoption holds a fundraiser, “The Heat is On,” from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Sharon American Legion, 1395 E. State St., Sharon. There will be a Chinese auction and a bake sale. Winning tickets drawn at 6 p.m.
All proceeds will go to heating the kennels at the shelter this winter.
To donate baskets, baked goods or for more information, call Kayleen Cubbal at 724-944-3390 or email@example.com
• Jamestown Lion’s will be holding their 18th public dinner froom 3:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Jamestown Lion’s Community Center.
Dinner will be chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, beverage and dessert. Takeouts available.
• Kennedy Catholic High School’s Student Council will host a sit-down spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 in the school’s cafeteria, Hermitage.
Menu includes meatballs provided by Christopher’s at Oak Tree Country Club, salad, bread and beverage.
Dinner is $7. Takouts available. Tickets may be purchased in advance by stopping at the school between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There will also be a Chinese auction and bake sale.
All proceeds benefit student programs and events.
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Tickets go on sale March 15 for dinner theater
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Art of the unknown
The artist giveth, but sometimes the artist has to taketh away.
Susan Jacobs is working on a mask impression – made from a cast of a real person’s face – with a scarf-like appendage wrapping around it. She has painted the piece but decided it is too shiny, so she’s sanding it to cut the shine. Maybe she’ll add more paint; maybe she won’t.
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College graduate from Feb. 25, 2014
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A listing of happenings and events in the area available to the public.
High School Speech Team sends eight to state tournament
The Mercer High School Speech Team opened post-season competition Saturday by qualifying eight members to the Pennsylvania High School Speech League state tournament during District 1’s annual qualifying tournament at Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia. District 1 includes member schools in Mercer, Butler, Crawford, and Erie counties.
Dean's list from Feb. 24, 2014
A list of students who have made the dean's list at their respective schools.
Workshop to plant seeds for American chestnut
Mercer County Cooperative Extension hosts a workshop March 22 for land owners who want to help contribute to the eventual return of American chestnut.
Junior Council members seek dog park completion
Grove City Borough Council’s junior members hope to finish their last year of high school with a bang – or in this case, a bark.
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