Things to do

PROGRAMS

•  Join the Mercer County Conservation District in conjunction with Munnell Run Farm for a day designed to get scouts outside highlighting hands-on, interactive learning through 4 stations showcasing: Dutch-Oven Cooking, Knot-Tying, Orienteering, and Animal Tracks ID. This fun-filled day will take place on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Munnell Run Farm, 753 Greenville Road, Mercer.

The Mercer Boy Scouts Troop 083, Mercer Girl Scouts, a Mercer Eagle Scout, and Trail Life USA Troop 0002 have volunteered to make this day possible by leading one of the engaging stations.

A child does not have to be a scout or in a group to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult. If scout troops are interested in coming, please abide by the standard scout to leader ratio. The general fee is $3, but if the participant is interested in a fun patch, the fee is $6.

This event will be held rain or shine, so dress for the outdoors. Also bring a sack lunch.

Pre-registration is required by May 9 by calling 724-662-2242.

 

MEETINGS

• Farrell High School class of 1960 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. today at D’Lorenzos in Sharpsville.

Spouses and guests are welcomed.

Info: 724-981-0388.

• Mercer County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the fourth Tuesday of each month at in conference room 121 at Butler Community College (BC3) Linden Point, Hermitage. The ELMER pre-meeting begins at 6 p.m. 

All members and guests are invited.

 

FUNDRAISERS

• Stompin’ 4 a Cure, a Relay for Life Greenville Chapter team event to fight cancer, is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. May 5 at Sharon American Legion, 1395 E. State St., Sharon. Drawings for the Chinese auction will begin at 3:30 p.m.

A variety of crafters and vendors will be on hand selling handmade gifts, baked goods and more. There will be a Chinese auction basket raffle donated from the crafters and vendors.

Admission and parking are free.

• The Farrell Court 120 Order of the Amaranth is sponsoring a Paint ‘n Sip at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Kedron Masonic Hall, Erie and Walnut streets, West Middlesex.

Cost is $35. If interested, contact Beth Griffin, 724-347-2666 or 724-699-9897 after 5 p.m. Reservation deadline is May 1.

Proceeds will benefit the pursuit of a cure for Diabetes and will help send kids to Diabetes Camp in July.

• Third Annual Vets for Pets will be held April 27 at Farrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286, 1233 Idaho St., Farrell. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and entertainment will be provided from 6 to 11 p.m.

Food will be provided by Hickory Grille, Farrell Italian Home, Hilltop Tavern and The Nittany.

There will be beverages, a basket raffle and a 50/50.

Tickets are $20.

The event is sponsored by Erme’s Distributing, M&G Gaming and the New Deal Club. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society, Shenango Valley Animal Shelter and Tails of Hope.

Info: 724-981-1020.

• Quota International of Hermitage’s “Gutchies for Kidz” is collecting all types of underwear, socks and pajamas for school children, including adult sizes for high school students. Dropoff tubs are in Hermitage at:

» Knott’s Interiors, 1505 N. Hermitage Road.

» Greenville Savings Bank, 550 N. Hermitage Road.

» Dr. Michelle Thompson, 705 Brookshire Drive, Suite 2.

• Hermitage Historical Society holds a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at the Whispering Pines Park, adjacent to the Stewart House, 5465 E. State St., Hermitage. 

Vendor’s welcome and donations accepted by the society for sale. Benefits the roofing and painting of the Stewart House, the home of the Hermitage Historical Society. 

Vendors space is $10; bring your own table and set up is 7 a.m.

Info: 724-877-7996.

• All Paws Matter hold a Paws-ta Dinner and Basket Auction April 27 at the Mercer County Shrine Hall, 4201 Lamor Road, Hermitage. Dinner will be served from 2 to 6 p.m. with the auction drawing immediately following.

There will be more than 150 baskets and gift certificates in the auction. New this year is a silent auction, and some items to bid on all day include gas grills, a Black and Decker tool set, jewelry, original artwork and more. Specialty items include a lottery board with more than $150 in scratch off tickets, patio ensemble which includes a gas grill donated by Lowes, patio chairs, fire pit and more and breakfast in bed collection consisting of a television donated by Eckley’s, a Keurig donated by Copper the Rescued Beagle, pillows and mattress cover donated by Mattress Firm and more. Bring spare change for “Dogs vs. Cats” contest.

Tickets for dinner are $8 for adults; $5 for children ages 5-12, and children younger than age 5 eat free.

Proceeds benefit numerous rescues, helping dogs, horses, pigs, rabbits and more.

Info: Kim at 724-815-8217.

• All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Venango Area Riding for the Handicapped Association (VARAHA), will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at I.O.O.F. Lodge 573, 5242 Lake St., Sandy Lake.

Cost is $10 and $5 for children ages 10 and younger.

VARAHA provides therapeutic horseback riding for children, adolescents and adults with special needs. They serve more than 150 riders each year in a variety of programs.

Modern Woodmen Fraternal will match proceeds by 100 percent.

• The 22nd Annual Mercer County 4-H Benefit Auction will be May 4 at Mercer County 4-H Park Show Arena, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer.

Past auction items included gift certificates to area restaurants and stores, hand and power tools, children’s toys and bicycles, livestock and pet supplies and flowers and gardening supplies.

To donate items, call the Mercer Extension Office at 724-662-3141. 

Proceeds benefit the Mercer County 4-H Program and 4-H Park.

• The Mental Health Association of Mercer County holds a Chinese auction May 19 at the Sharon American Legion, East State Street, Sharon. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 3:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Pre-sale tickets are $5 and includes an extra sheet of general Chinese auction tickets. For tickets, call Dorothy at 724-866-2788 or Gene, 724-866-3891.

There will be a 50/50 raffle and larger prizes.

 

RECYCLING

• Jamestown recycling is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and the third Saturday of each month at the Lion’s Community Center behind Jamestown High School.

Please note that glass will no longer be accepted at the recycling center.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• St. Joseph’s Church is sponsoring a Spring High Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. May 19 in the church social hall. Doors will open 12:30 p.m.

There will be appetizers, sweets and entertainment.

Donation is $25 with all proceeds going to St. Joseph Church. Gentlemen are welcome, and ladies, hats are encouraged.

Tickets: Call Mary Chris Rubano at 330-881-6590 or Ann U’Halie at 724-331-7161.