Things to do

Fundraisers

ä The American Heart Association’s “Here’s to Your Heart” Gala 2006 Wine Tasting and Dinner Dance is set for 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at Tiffany’s banquet center, Brookfield. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 8 and dancing to music of Carmen Mico’s 17 Piece Orchestra is from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

There will be silent and live auctions and a chance to win a Diamond Bar, plus many other auction items like a condo stay in the Bahamas, a fishing charter, golf packages and more.

The event is sponsored by Daffin’s Candies and Winner International Corp.

Reservations: 724-983-1055

ä West Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is having a kolachi (nut roll) sale April 10-11. Customers will be called when rolls are ready for pickup.

Order by April 8 with Kathy, 724-588-6446, or Bernice, 724-588-8538. If you get an answering machine, leave your order with your name and phone number.

ä Sharon High School Band holds its annual Chinese auction April 2 at Sharon American Legion, East State Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and drawings start at 2:30.

Admission is $3. Extra tickets will be sold three for $2. There will be 50-50 and grand raffles and food will be available.

ä The Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St., Sharon, are having a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22.

Food and baked goods will also be for sale.

ä A gigantic garage sale, featuring contributions from more than 80 families, is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 in the cafeteria of Delahunty Middle School, off Highland Road or North Hermitage Road in Hermitage. Noon to 1 p.m. is fill a bag for $1.

Items will be priced to sell. Items are clean and organized according to specific groups: clothing/shoes, glassware/dishes, holiday items, furniture, toys, exercise equipment, frames and more.

Proceeds benefit the school district’s track and field program.

ä Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department holds a spring bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 at Harrisville firehall.

There will be a Chinese auction.

Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be available.

Info: 724-735-4646

ä Mercer Area Library, 143 N. Pitt St., will hold a used book sale from April 3-8 during regular library hours. A variety of books for children and adults will be available. Books will be regular sale prices on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is half-price day and Thursday is $1-per-bag day. All remaining books will be free on Friday and Saturday. Beginning Wednesday, patrons may donate good used books, videos and compact discs. No textbooks or Reader’s Digest condensed books will be accepted.



Kids stuff

ä The Neshannock Chapter of Trout Unlimited is one of the sponsors of a free fishing derby from 9 a.m. to noon April 22 at the Wolf Creek Project Area, Greenwood Drive, Grove City. The event is geared toward children younger than age 12 and handicapped individuals.

Free hats, lunch, and lots of prizes will be awarded. Fish stocking begins at 9 a.m.

The derby is co-sponsored by the borough of Grove City, Armstrong Utilities and the Grove City Sportsmen’s Club.

ä The Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon, affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, will offer Girls on Track, a program for seventh- and eighth-grade girls based on the Girls on the Run program. The eight-week program begins April 4, and will meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sharon High.

Girls on Track, an advanced version of Girls on the Run, is designed to support the transition from girlhood to the teenage years and covers topics such as drug and alcohol awareness, physical and emotional development, relationships, self-esteem and social development, and eating disorders, while focusing on running, exercise and healthy nutritional habits.

Registration forms are available for Sharon High School students. Info: Leann Martin, Girls on the Run/Girls on Track coordinator, 724-347-7700.



Meetings

ä Farrell High School class of 1941 gathers for lunch at 11:30 a.m. April 6 at Murcko’s Restaurant, 3601 E. State St., Hermitage.

ä The Auxiliary of Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County meets at 10 a.m. April 4 at the Neighborhood-based Family Intervention Center, 912 E. State St., Sharon.

ä Penn State Shenango Advisory Board meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the community room of McDowell Hall, 147 Shenango Ave., Sharon.

A continental breakfast will be served.

ä Farrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286 will hold nominations at 7 p.m. April 12 and nominations and elections will be at 7 p.m. May 10 at the post home, 1233 Idaho St., Farrell.



Dance

ä A benefit square and round dance is set for 8 to 11 p.m. April 8 at East Lawrence Elementary School in Plain Grove.

All proceeds will go to the family of Chase Wagner of Volant, who has been battling cancer and is undergoing a bone marrow transplant at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.



Special events

ä Golden Agers Luncheon is scheduled for noon April 19 at West Middlesex United Methodist Church, state Route 318.

A program on Myths of Hospice will be presented.

Reservations are due by April 17 to Betty Anderson, 724-342-3483, or Betty Weiser, 724-528-9709.

ä “A Day at the Hatchery” will be held Saturday at Linesville Fish Hatchery. The event is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors will see methods used in fertilizing walleye and musky eggs, sorting fish from trap nets, determining age of fish and much more. Demonstrations on cleaning, filleting and cooking fish, electro-shocking, casting and angling techniques, boating and water safety will also be presented.



Support group

ä AWARE, Mercer County’s Center against Domestic and Sexual Violence, offers Sister-to-Sister, a peer support group for abused and formerly abused women. The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 5, May 3 and June 7 at the Womancare Center, North Hermitage Road, Hermitage.



health

ä The Parish Nurse’s program of the Minority Health Center will be sponsoring the third annual “Take Action Health Fair” from 8 a.m. to noon April 6 at -Second Baptist Church, 1140 Spearman Ave., Farrell.

Door prizes will be given and there will also be knee and glaucoma screenings, as well as available information on HIV and AIDS. 

Space is still available for vendors. For further information, contact Minority Health Center, 724-981-3856.

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