Things to do


• The Shenango River Watchers’ Fall Paddle Fest is set for Oct. 19. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Pymatuning State Park.

Enjoy the height of Western Pennsylvania’s fall foliage from the seat of a kayak or canoe. After the float, enjoy a picnic lunch with fellow paddlers and live music.

Cost is $15 per paddler.

Info: Visit the Website

• Central Christian Church, 218 Meadowbrook Road, Hermitage, holds a free community breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

No qualifying, no paperwork, just a delicious breakfast.

Info: 724-347-1703.



• Hermitage Masonic Lodge 810, Route 62 and Neshannock Road, holds a spaghetti dinner Saturday. Takeouts available from 2 to 6:45 p.m. and dining room open from 4 to 6:45 p.m.

Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, Italian bread, drinks and ice cream.

Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for ages 7 to 12 and children ages 6 and younger are free.

• Sharpsville Nazarene Church, 804 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, holds a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18-19 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 in the building behind the church.

Lunch will be available.

• St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, offers their next Second Saturday Supper, a stuffed cabbage dinner, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. this Saturday.

Homemade stuffed cabbage rolls will be served with mashed potatoes, veggie, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. 

Cost is $12 for adults and children younger than age 12, $6. Takeouts available.

• Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Water Street, Fredonia, holds a stuffed pork chop or stuffed chicken breast dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Info: 724-475-2186.



• The Widow/Widowers group at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2370 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, meets at noon Sept. 19 in the church fellowship hall.

This is a pot luck luncheon so everyone is asked to bring a favorite dish to share. All widows and widowers are welcome.

Info: 724-962-4155.

• National Association of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders (ANAD) holds a free support group meeting for all suffering or in recovery from an eating disorder at 9 a.m. Saturday and the second Saturday of each month at Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage. 

Info: Renee Zamary Wygant, 724-981-5435 or

• Mercer County Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month (March through December) at the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon, 875 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage. Entrance is at the back of the building.

There is no meeting the months of January and February.

Info: Donna Darcangelo, 724-981-3429 or



• Sharon Tube Company retirees meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sharpsville American Legion.

• Mercer High School class of 1958 meets at noon Wednesday at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Route 208, Grove City.

All classmates are welcome.

• Sharon High School class of 1956 gathers for lunch Wednesday at the Middlesex Diner, West Middlesex.

• Grove City AARP Chapter 3423 meets Thursday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 519, 220 Blair St. The meeting begins at noon with a pot luck luncheon.

Take a personal table service, beverage and a dish for sharing.

The Mercer County Lamb and Wool Queen will be the speaker.

Autumn plans will be discussed.

• Farrell High School class of 1961 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at High Street Grille, Sharpsville.

• West Middlesex High School class of 1959 gathers for lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Middlesex Diner.

All classmates and friends are welcome.

• Sharpsville High School class of 1961 meets at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at Muscarella’s Cafe, Sharpsville.



• The annual reunion of the Charleston One Room School and friends of the village of Charleston will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Denny’s Restaurant, Hermitage.

Those attending are asked to take pictures and memorabilia to share. 

Guests are welcome.

Info: Rosemarie Yarian Michal, 724-662-5438.


• As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device

Financial donations are also needed. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

The Red Cross holds the following blood drives:

» Howard Miller Student Center, 75 College Ave., Greenville, noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

» Jerusalem Christian Church, 560 Donation Road, Greenville, 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

» Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

» Mercer Methodist Church, 250 E. Butler St., Mercer, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

» Harmony Echoes School, 33 Oak St., Sandy Lake, 1 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

» West Middlesex Presbyterian Church, 3082 Main St., West Middlesex, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

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