CONCERTS• Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, 3096 Sandy Lake-Grove City Road, Sandy Lake, hosts Music by the Lake with gospel, county and contemporary performances at 6 p.m. the first Saturday of the month.

Barry and Debbie Wiles and the Allegheny Boys Quartet perform this Saturday. Admission is free.

Info: Call Jim Hanna at 814-673-4371 or Harold Surrena at 814-786-9038.


• The Presbyterian Women host an indoor yard sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer West Middlesex Road, Lackawannock Township.

There are no price tags; pay by donation. Face masks are required. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

• The Friends of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley hosts a used book sale 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at the library in Sharon.

Face masks are recommended. The library will resume collecting books, magazines and audiovisual materials in good condition in November.


Mercer Area Library, offers these programs and services:

» Preschool Story Time is is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays followed by Preschool Free Play at 10:45 a.m. Call the library to register.

» Free math tutoring for junior and senior high school students resumes at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30. This homework help group provides individualized assistance and peer collaboration.

Registration is required. Students must have their own Mercer Area Library card. There is no fee, but if a student registers and does not show up, their account is subject to a $5 fine.

Mercer Area Library is at 110 E. Venango St., Mercer. It is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 724-662-4233, email or visit or “Mercer Area Library” on Facebook.

Story Time for Preschoolers hosted by Lakeview Area Public Library has changed the day to meet starting this week.

During the fall months, story time will now be on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the G. Turner Craig Park in Sandy Lake, weather permitting. Alternate location will be the Lakeview Library.


Sharon High School’s class of 1962 meets for lunch at noon today in the Havana Room at the Avalon Golf and Country Club, Hermitage.

Reunion committee members meet at 11 a.m. Volunteers are welcome.

Mercer High School class of 1956 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryder restaurant in New Wilmington.

POLITICAL EVENTS• The Mercer County Republican Party hosts Pennsylvania Superior Court judge candidate Megan Sullivan from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mercer County Republican headquarters, 124 S. Diamond St., Mercer.

This is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.


• The Sharpsville Historical Society presents ”Nightfall” by Eric Coble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6 at the Chloe Pierce Chapel, 131 N. Mercer Ave., Sharpsville. Light refreshments will be served after the performance.

Directed by Maria Ackley, the play is based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Mehler Insurance in Sharpsville, by calling 724-962-2392, or online at


The Shenango River Watchers will host a Fall Paddle Fest on Oct. 9.

The community can celebrate the Shenango as PA’s River of the Year and enjoy the fall foliage.

The cost is $15 per paddler for online registration and $20 per paddler for day-of registration.

Shuttle service and lunch are included in the registration fee.

The shuttle runs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park.

Register online

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