Things to do
• Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, has canceled it’s Taizé Prayer scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today because of a wake service.
Future Taizé Prayer dates are Dec. 5, March 12 and May 7.
• Sharon First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, holds Trunk or Treat from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.
Kids can dress up in their costumes and join in for trunk or treating in the church parking lot.
There will also be free games, food, prizes and fun at the carnival inside.
All children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
• First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, holds a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (bake sale also) and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday ($1 a bag day).
There will be good used clothing, jewelry, toys, small appliances, linens, antiques and collectibles and miscellaneous items; no computers, televisions or large furniture.
• Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Water Street, Fredonia, holds a braised steak dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the church.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
• Irwin Presbyterian Church, Georgetown Road, Stoneboro, holds a buckwheat and pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19.
Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children age 6 to 10; and children ages 5 and younger are free.
• 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. Drop off 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.
» Jefferson at the Lake, 7271 W. Market St., Mercer.
• Twin City Elks, 301 Staunton St., Farrell, serves fish and chicken dinners beginning at noon Friday.
Meals include fries and cole slaw. Fish dinners are $7, and chicken dinner, $6.
Spaghetti and meatball dinners will be served beginning at noon Saturday. Cost is $7.
Information, call Linda at 724-704-1916.
• Just Older Youth (JOY) group at New Life Community Church, 504 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna, Ohio, will host a coffee house and basket raffles fundraiser for Young Life of Mahoning Valley. The event will be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Admission is $5 and includes dessert, beverage, five raffle tickets and entertainment. Additional raffle tickets, six for $5 will be available. Winners need not be present.
Rachael Spak, a folk musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will perform.
There will be a wide choice of desserts and a large array of baskets available.
• Sharon Tube retirees meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sharpsville American Legion.
• Hermitage Historical Society membership meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, and election of officers will be held. A brief business meeting will open the meeting with the presentation of a slate of officers and board members for 2020.
Updates on the completed and ongoing projects at the Stewart House will be presented.
Speakers for the evening meeting will be Mr. and Mrs. Stroyer of Beds for Little Heads, a non-profit that provides beds for children who previously did not have a bed.
Details of the upcoming Christmas Tree Tours will be discussed and the schedule for cleaning and decoration, with members and friends invited to help.
• West Middlesex High School class of 1959 gathers for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Middlesex Diner.
All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.
• Grove City Chapter 3423 AARP meets today at the VFW Hall on Blair Street. A potluck tureen lunch will be at noon.
Speaker will be Rep. Tedd Nesbit. His topic will be “Programs for Seniors.”
• Mercer High School class of 1958 gathers at noon Wednesday at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Route 208, Grove City.
All classmates are welcome.
• Hermitage Democrats meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Hermitage Municipal Building.
• The American Red Cross urges people to give blood or platelets to help increase the diversity of the blood supply.
Donors of all blood types are needed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. Make appointments by downloading the free 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.
Those who come to give blood or platelets during October will be entered for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants, courtesy of Tango Card. Terms apply; see rcblood.org/game.
Upcoming blood drives:
» Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
» New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 229 S. Market St., New Wilmington, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
» Sharpsville Middle School, 301 Blue Devil Way, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31.
ARTS & CRAFTS
• Sharpsville Elementary PTO holds its Fall Craft Show and Basket Auction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the elementary school.
Admission is $2 and lunch available.
All proceeds benefits Sharpsville Elementary PTO.
• Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St., holds a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. There will be handmade crafts, candy, baked goods and lunch.
Kinsman Businesses will host a “Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt.” Start at Market Square anytime after 9 a.m. “on the square” to pick up instruction forms. Visit the participating businesses and receive a sticker. Turn your completed forms in at the Presbyterian Church before 2:30 p.m. to be eligible to win prizes.
The Kinsman Public Library, Church Street, opens at 9 a.m. and will be having a “Monster Mayhem” from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
• Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 3480 Shenango Valley Freeway (between Red Lobster and J.D. Byrider) holds a free community spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The church entrance is on Sunset Boulevard.
• St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church, 65 S. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage, holds Autumn Serbfest from noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 20.
There will be roasted lamb, stuffed cabbages, pogach, strudels, pastries and more. The public is welcome.
BREAST CANCER EVENTS
• Minority Health Center presents a free Breast Cancer Awareness Pink luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Avenue Church of God, 1045 Cedar Ave., Sharon.
Dr. Maryann Payne from Sharon Regional Medical Center will be the guest speaker.
Survivor testimonies will be given by by Tamika Wellesley, Cheryl Hendricks, Karen Lindsey and Crystal Johnson.
Everyone is asked to wear pink. Men are welcome.
The event is sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania.