The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

March 25, 2014

Things to do from March 25, 2014

Herald staff

- — Meetings

• The girls of Brookfield High School class of 1969 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Yankee Lake.

• Hubbard Junior Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in Hubbard Public Library. The program this month is on genetically modified organisms and their impact on the foods we grow and eat.

Hostesses are Laura Hassay, Donna Leet and Jan Schaller. Members are reminded to start potting transplants for the club’s plant sale on May 17.

• Sawhill Retirees will gather at 10 a.m. April 1 in American Legion Post 299, Sharon. Spouses are also welcome.

• Brookfield ‘Over the Hill’ Seniors will meet and elect officers Friday in Brookfield Fire Hall with Steve Kristan of AT&T as speaker.

• Grove City General Federation of Woman’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. April 3 in the Fellowship Hall of East Main Presbyterian Church, with Sue Garton presenting “A Handbell Tapestry.” April Outreach is Angel Bags for AWARE, to be given to victims of domestic violence when they leave a safe house. There will be updates on the upcoming luncheon fashion show, “Let’s Celebrate,” set for noon April 26 in The Legacy. Guests are welcome. Info: 724-748-6166.


• Learn to weave a basket like the pioneer women did with Lynn Croskey from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7 at the Pig Barn at Munnell Run Farm, 753 Greenville Road, Coolspring Township.

Take scissors, a pencil, and a lunch including beverage. All other materials will be provided to make an Easter basket.

Cost is $20.

Register with Jacqueline by Monday at 724-662-2242. Space is limited.

• Learn square and circle dancing and the Virginia Reel during tutorials by Delbert Coxson at 2 p.m. March 26 in Shenango Valley Senior Community Center, Hermitage. Fee: $1.

Special events

• Mercer County Master Gardeners present their annual Spring Into Gardening Seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at Leslie N. Firth Learning Center, U.S. Route 19, Coolspring Township.

Topics are: “Introduction to Lilies 101” by Joe Nemmer; “Lasagna Garden” by Yvonne Paranick, Venango County master gardener; and “Night Garden” and “Summer Flowering Shrubs” by Kathy Taylor, Lawrence County master gardener.

Free. Reservations are requested but are not required at: 724-662-3141 or online at

• Hartford-Badger Alumni Association will hold its 127th annual alumni banquet at 5:30 p.m. May 10 in the Brentford House, 737 Myron St., Hubbard. Price will be $20.

Info and reservations: Marjori Motes, president, 330-772-3413; or Helen Burns, secretary, 330-772-3051.

• Raptor Day at Goddard State Park begins at 8 a.m. April 12.

Educators from Oil Creek and Pymatuning state parks will help bird-watchers search the skies for eagles, hawks and ospreys.

Take binoculars and water and dress for the weather.

Registration is limited and required by April 7.

Contact the Pymatuning State Park Office for directions and meeting location at 724-932-3142.

• Goddard State Park will hold the first of an eight-part series, “The Park after Dark,” with “Timberdoodle Flutter,” at 7 p.m. April 11 at Launch 3 Pavilion on Lake Wilhelm Road. Participants will search the habitat for the American Woodcock to observe its magnificent aerobatics and “sky dance” during courtship and will hear about opportunities and assistance to enhance forest and shrub habitat in their backyards to attract a greater diversity of wildlife.

The event will include a tour led by a habitat biologist from the Wildlife Management Institute of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry and Bureau of State Parks, and is hosted by Mercer County Woodland Owner’s Association who will provide drinks and snacks.

Take binoculars, warm clothes and field footwear. This twilight flight is weather-dependent and free. Pre-register: 724-253-4833.


• UPMC Horizon Oncology Patient Care Fund will host its annual spaghetti dinner and raffles from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Moose Family Center, 32 Shenango St., Greenville.

Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, two meatballs, salad, rolls and butter, beverage and dessert.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and younger. Tickets available at the door. Takeouts also available.

• Shenango Valley Faith Academy holds a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 in Faith Presbyterian Church, 2370 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage.

To donate housewares, furniture, books, toys, clothing or other items call 724-815-4115 to arrange for dropoff or pickup.

• A spaghetti dinner, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, gun raffle, T-shirt and baked goods sale is set for noon to 6 p.m. April 5 in Fredonia Presbyterian Church to benefit Jason Benninghoff of Fredonia, who was seriously injured in a car crash Sept. 29.

Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at Coach Diner, Fredonia Corner Market, or from George or Jo Ellen Benninghoff at 724-475-4965; children younger than 5 eat free. Takeouts available.

Donations payable to Pray for Jay Medical Benefit Fund accepted by Jo Ellen Benninghoff, 105 Second St., Fredonia 16124 or online via PayPal or credit card at:

• Team Danielle Earth Day luncheon is set for 11 a.m. April 26 at Avalon at Squaw Creek, Vienna. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

There will be a lottery tree raffle ($250 in scratch-off tickets) and 50/50 and two basket raffles.

An informal fashion show using recycled clothing will also be held. Unique vendors will be on hand.

All proceeds benefit sarcoma cancer research and awareness.

Tickets: E-mail: or call 724-699-1475.

Bus trip

• Shenango Valley Senior Community Center sponsors a bus trip to Hard Rock Rocksino near Cleveland on May 22. Cost: $30 with $15 coin bonus and $5 food voucher. Reserve your seat at the center in Hermitage.