THINGS TO DO
• In honor of Black History Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland.
In Mercer County, Holy Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage, will host a blood drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.
Blood donation appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. As a thank you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, those who come to give this February will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email, courtesy of Amazon.
• Feb. 16: Zoom presentation: “Saying no to Judicial Redistricts,” 6 p.m. For the link to the Zoom presentation, go to FairDistrictsPa.com/events and scroll, then click on the event.
• Feb. 17: Zoom presentation: “Redistricting State Legislative Boundaries: Drawing the Lines for the Next Decade.” For the link to RSVP, go to FairDistrictsPA.com/events and scroll, then click on the event.
• Feb. 23: Zoom presentation: “Countdown to 2021 – Northwest Pa. Wants Fair Districts,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. For the link to the Zoom presentation, go to FairDistrictsPa.com/events and scroll, then click on the event.