THINGS TO DO

MEETINGS

• The Farrell High School Class of ‘59 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Vey’s Pub and Grille, 3176 E State St., Hermitage. The group invites all classmates in the area to join them, and spouses and guests are welcome.

• The Sharon High School Class of 1960 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Vey’s Pub and Grille, Hermitage.

All classmates and spouses are welcome. Question: Bob Malsom, 342-3188.

FUNDRAISERS

• Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene is holding a free, drive-through community spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The church is at 3480 Shenango Valley Freeway (between Red Lobster and J.D. Byrider). Enter from Sunset Boulevard.

• The women of Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer-West Middlesex Road (Route 318), Mercer are having a second-chance indoor yard sale. If you missed the event last week, come from 9 a.m. till ? on Saturday. There will be no price tags, donate what you feel is fair. Proceeds benefit missions.

• The Women’s Altar and Rosary Guild of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, is holding a rummage and antique sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 16. Everything is half price on the 16th. Look for housewares, linens, home decor, purses, jewelry, tools, vintage items, toys, games and small furniture.

There will be a bake sale both days, and admission and parking are free. For $5, you can attend a pre-sale from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• The Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania’s 53rd year Fall Harvest Show starts is Saturday at the Pioneer Show Grounds, 16601 state Route 198, Saegertown, west of Interstate 79 exit 154.

Participate in or watch the antique tractor pulls open to members over the age of 16 with tractors older than 1960 starting at noon. Registration and weigh-in begins at 9 am. Enjoy a good hot dog with homemade ham and bean or a harvest vegetable soup also served with bread and apple butter in the Steam Kitchen. Watch a Cider Press operation. The pie shop has homemade pies baked by the Pioneer ladies available with ice cream.

Admission is free. Call Ed Yurcak, 814-881-1358 about the pulls; Judy Dengler, secretary, at 814-763-5053, all other inquiries. Facebook: Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society. Online: www.pioneersteamandgas.com.

HALLOWEEN

• Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce members will be handing out candy and greeting participants from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at trunk or treat, a Halloween fair for families in the Mercer area.

• Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene will hold trunk or treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the church, 3480 Shenango Valley Freeway (betweeen Red Lobster and J.D. Byrider). Enter on Sunset Boulevard.

Wear your costume and stay for crafts, games, hayrides, refreshments and bake sale.

• St. John’s Episcopal church and Sharon First United Methodist Church are joining to sponsor trunk or treat from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the church parking lots between West State Street and West Silver Street off North Irvine Avenue. There will be no indoor activites, and masks are required. A food distribution also is planned.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

• The monthly Family Days program is returning to the Butler Institute of American Art after being suspended for the pandemic.

Family Days is a free interactive, educational program that appeals to children in preschool through primary grades with their families. Family Day is at 1:30 p.m. on six Sundays at the museum, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The dates are Oct 17, Nov. 7, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, March 13, and April 3. The program encourages families to spend quality time together for an afternoon of family tours, demonstrations, and art making. Families will enjoy a gallery scavenger hunt while exploring art and creativity. Family Days is an excellent program for scouting groups and home schoolers as well as families.

Participation, admission and parking are free. Though reservations are not necessary for a family, large groups are encouraged to call the Education Department at 330-743-1107, ext. 1101.

Info: butlerart.com/inspire.

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