• At Mortals Key Brewing Co. in Jamestown: Today, Ruby, 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Double Shot, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Terry Dach and Charlie Fisher, 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Candy Apple Black, 6 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Max Schang and Charlie Barath, 3 to 6 p.m.

• At Toss’d Italian Bar and Grill in Hermitage: Saturday, Ruby, 7 to 10 p.m.

• At Big Rail Brewing in Grove City: Sunday, Ruby, 4 to 7 p.m.

• At Nick’s Inn 62 in Hermitage: Saturday, Tim Dye, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

• At The Keg in Sharon: Today, Max Schang’s Trio of Blues, 7 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Double Shot, 7 to 10 p.m.; June 17, Reissue, 7 to 10 p.m.; June 20, Bishop Road, 7 to 10 p.m.

• There will be a polka jam session at the Sharon Slovenian Home from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, featuring button box and piano accordion music. $5 admission; food and beverages available; face masks required.


• Farrell VFW will have Moonlight Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.


• The Butler County Symphony Orchestra summer concert series will take place at noon every Friday, June through September. These concerts are free and are available via Facebook livestream or the speakers in Diamond Park, S. Main St., downtown Butler. Due to limited seating capacity within the Butler County Symphony Association Office, there is currently no seating available inside to watch the performances. Stay tuned as this may change as the summer progresses.

• The Unity Spiritual Centre Girard will sponsor a Community Concert between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Centre, located at 1226  Naylor Lloyd Road, Girard, Ohio. The outdoor concert will feature Nina and Rick Miller performing songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair, listen, dance or are also welcome to picnic with family and friends. The performance will be moved inside in event of rain. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations or Love offerings will be accepted.

For additional information, call the Centre at 330-539-0122.

• Soundbite’s summer schedule is as follows:

June 19: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Beachcomber, 5591 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover, Ohio

June 26: 8 p.m. to midnight, JR’z Pub, 1722 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, Ohio

July 24: 8:30 to 11 p.m., Vacationland, 867 Georgetown Road, Sandy Lake

Aug. 1: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Buhl Park, 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage

Aug. 7: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Beachcomber, 5591 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover, Ohio

Sept. 7: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Austintown Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown, Ohio

Dates are subject to change; new ones may be added, existing ones may be rescheduled. For confirmation or more information on Soundbite, call 724-347-2508 or 724- 301-4595.


• The fourth annual Vets for Vets, featuring a night of comedy and dinner, will be at 5:30 p.m. on June 19, with Josh Winters, Shane Herman, Tim Wolfe, Jason Delfosse, Eric Lewis and Aaron Scardina. Ticket includes a steak dinner, comedy show, beer and wine.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.; comedy show at 7:30 p.m.

Donation: $20. Proceeds benefit Veterans in need in Mercer County.

For tickets, please contact Farrell VFW at 724-981-1020. The VFW is located at 1233 Idaho St., Farrell.


• Black Sheep Players of Sharon, the theater branch of Random Acts of Artists announces six weeks of acting classes for children ages 6 to 9. Registration; meeting the teacher, Stephanie Chavara; and the first class will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on June 30 in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St., Sharon. Stephanie has a wealth of teaching experience in theater. Classes will run the following four consecutive Wednesdays in July at the same time. Tuition is $50.

Subject to any changes; CDC guidelines will be followed. Please email maria@blacksheepplayers.com with any questions.


• The speaker series presented by the Grove City Historical Society and Museum in Grove City will finally resume its schedule beginning in June this year.

Over the years, this series has maintained its focus on the history of local businesses, service organizations and local personalities of interest. The venue at 112 College Ave. is clean and safe and will observe state COVID guidelines in place on the dates of the event.

« June 21, 6:30 p.m.: Brad McGill and Rod Paul will tell about the history of the 4th generation Grove City business, Bashlin Industries. Housed on a side street, this 90 year old business has been keeping workers around the world safe when they perform their jobs. Did you know that the company was founded by the local inventor? Come and find out what most of “us locals” never knew.

« July 12, 6:30 p.m.: Mary ‘Skip’ Sample, a long-time Rotarian, will share the mission of Rotary both internationally but also within the Grove City community. You will surely be surprised at the far-reaching, fascinating story of one of the oldest local service organizations. Rotary has been instrumental in the initial formation and continued success of the Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum.

The events each last about 45 minutes and close with a question/ answer session and refreshments.


• The Hermitage Arts Festival is accepting applications. The festival will take place on July 31 and Aug. 1.

Applications are available at www.hermitage.net.

Info: Mary Ellen McKendry at 724-981-0800 ext. 1210 or mmckendry@hermitage.net

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