DIVERSIONS

LOCAL BANDS

• At Thelma’s Sports Nook in Sharpsville: Saturday, EPIC, 7:30 p.m. EPIC is a high energy dance rock band. This is an outdoor event.

• At Mortals Key Brewing Company in Jamestown: Friday, The Tyler Jenkins Trio, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Go For Broke Acoustic, 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Max Schang’s Trio of Blues, 6 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Take Solo, 3 to 6 p.m.; Monday, Steve Vuich, 2 to 5 p.m.

• At The Keg in Sharon: Today, Reissue, 7 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Mike Adams and Common Ground; June 3, Leather and Lace; June 6, The Wait, 7 to 10 p.m.

• At Nancy’s Tavern, 2453 Sharon Road, West Middlesex: Saturday, The FX Project, 8 to 11 p.m.

CONCERTS

• Whispering Pines Golf Course, located in Meadville, will host a summer concert series beginning tomorrow from 7 to 10 p.m. called “Party @ the Pines.” The golf course, owned by the Kingzett family for 29 years, will host a total of seven concerts throughout the summer. This first concert will also include a fireworks display after the show. There will be food trucks and refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.golfwhisperingpines.com. Tickets will include plots or “pods” laid out on the concert venue grass hill which will allow for social distancing while those mandates are in place.

• Due to constructions delays at The Kent State, “An Evening With Carbon Leaf” has moved to June 10 at the Robins Theatre. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. with two long sets. Tickets are on sale now at www.robinstheatre.com. Kent Stage tickets will be honored.

Please email wrfaa@yahoo.com with questions.

SPEAKER SERIES

• 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. Choose your date below or come to every one of them. Each is certain to be a worthwhile experience. 

« June 6, 6:30 p.m.: George Rogers and family, Grove City Agway, will tell about the roots and history of his family business and how and why he and his family have been serving the needs of the community for over 35 years with agricultural, gardening, water treatment and pet supplies.

« 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.

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