things to do
• Reynolds High School class of 1961 meets for lunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Perkins in Greenville.
• PRIMETIMERS, a 55 and over group, will start its fall and winter program on Tuesday. Meetings will be every Tuesday at Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, Route 358 at 10:30 a.m. for fellowship, 11 a.m. a program and noon is lunch.
Upcoming programs: Jill Harry and Tom McClelland from PennDOT will speak on road safety, Oct. 9; Mary Sauer from Polk State School will present a talk and video on the school, Oct. 16; Bill Philson will discuss genealogy on Oct. 23 and Bingo will be Oct. 30.
The group meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, located on Rt. 358, for fellowship. The program begins at 11, followed by lunch at noon.
There will be no potluck in October.
• Mercer County Penn Power retirees meet for breakfast at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Eat n’ Park in Hermitage. Reservations are not needed.
• Farrell High School Class of 1959 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Perkins Restaurant, Hermitage. Spouses and guests are welcome.
• Tri-County Country Music Association will have its monthly meeting, fellowship, and tureen, music and dancing Tuesday 9 at Slippery Rock Township Community Building, 155 Branchton Road, Slippery Rock Township. Doors open at 5 p.m. Menu for October is soups. Bring your favorite soup to share, or dessert. Coffee, pop and water will be provided.
Musicians and singers are welcome to come and bring your talent. Music is provided by The Shalico Family Band and guests.
Cost is $5. Members can also pay their dues. This event is open to the public, handicapped-accessible and smoke free.
• Sharon High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Golden Apple Inn, Wheatland. All classmates and spouses are welcome.
The class needs addresses for the following classmates: Audrey Gozdick Conti and Geraldine Klasic Clendenning.
Info: Call Bob Malsom, 724-342-3188.
• Mercer High School class of 1955 will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stone Arch in Greenville. All classmates and guests are welcome. Members will not be seated before 1 p.m.
• The Fifth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Craft & Vendor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Michael’s Center, 2140 Highland Road, Hermitage. There will be as many as 70 vendors participating in the event. Admission is free and includes a chance at a door prize.
All proceeds will be donated to Pink Angels for use locally.
• Animal Appeal, a pet education and rescue organization, is holding its annual fall frozen pie sale fundraiser. Pies are $10 each.
Requests for form/pie lists may be made by calling 724-962-9284. Callers should provide names, phone numbers and mailing addresses. Pie buyers can also order by email at email@example.com. Put the work PIES in the subject box.
• Volant Lions will hold its ham dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Leesburg ECO Presbyterian Church, at Route 19 and 208. Dinner includes ham, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, bread and butter, coffee, tea, cold drink and dessert. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12.
• Quota International of Hermitage’s “Gutchies for Kidz” is collecting 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.
• Whole Life Services, 1565 East State Street, Hermitage, will hold its Sixth Annual Fall Fest and Rib Cookoff Fundraiser Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whole Life’s headquarters. The event will include live music, 50-50 and basket raffles, kids make-and-take, and local artisans. Vendors will include Studio C, Oh Snap Jewelry, Candles by Christine Hamilton and Mildred Snyder Vintage Jewelry.
Proceeds of the event benefit Whole Life Services. A rib dinner is $15 and includes four ribs, macaroni and cheese, greens, potato salad, corn bread and a slice of a pumpkin roll.
• Grove City Medical Center will hold a community blood drive from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the hospital’s Education Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Most medications are acceptable, and blood donations can be made every 56 days. Central Blood Bank is the supplier of all blood products for patients at Grove City Medical Center.
Participants may pre-register by calling Grove City Medical Center’s public relations department at 724-450-7191; however, walk-ins are welcome until 3 p.m. on the day of the drive.
• Greenville Senior Center, 45 Alan Ave., Greenville, will sponsor a bus trip to Presque Isle Casino on Nov. 12. The bus will depart from Anderson’s at 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino at 4:30 p.m. for return to Greenville. There will be bingo, 50/50 and treats on the bus. Cost is $30 and participants will receive $35 in free play.
Reservations, call 724-588-3155 by Nov. 5.
• Sharpsville Historical Society will hold a bus trip to Wheeling Downs Oct. 17. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from Sharon City Centre parking lot and will return at 6 p.m.
Cost is $40 and includes $25 in free slot play.