THINGS TO DO from March 30, 2022 | lifestyles



• The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations until April 15 for its annual Community Service Awardwhich will be presented at the organization’s dinner in May.

This award reflects activities and projects from 2021. Nominated individuals give back to the community and make the area a better place to live, work and play.

For more information or to obtain a copy of the nomination form, call the Chamber at 724-458-6410 or email


Transformation Church1605 S. Center St. Ext., Grove City, hosts these programs:

» Prayer walk training, 7 to 9 pm April 1, and 9 am to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm April. Admission is free; a love offering will be accepted.

Pastor Mark Geppert will discuss prayer-walking principles from his book, “The Attack Lambs.” This seminar teaches the bold strategies to combat forces of darkness and essential disciplines to do effective spiritual warfare. Info: Call 724-992-9668.

» Youth with a Mission Boston presents its Encounter Tour at 6 pm April 6 at the Guthrie Theatre, 232 S. Broad St., Grove City. Admission is free; a love offering will be accepted.

Experience the story of God through a multi-faceted stage production involving theater, music, dance and art. Info: Call 724-992-9668.

» Trip to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter June 24 and 25 with Anderson Coach and Travel. The event includes transportation, hotel, entry fee, one dinner and one breakfast.

Info: Contact Kayleen at 724-992-9668.


• The Slippery Rock Rotary Club is accepting donations as part of a global grant program that will aid maternal and child health in Lukaya, Uganda.

The goal is to reduce infant mortality by building a new maternity clinic and securing transportation, medical equipment, education, training and more.

Checks can be sent to: Slippery Rock Rotary Foundation, Box 505, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. For more information about the program or to invite the club to speak to your group, contact Ken Bennett at 724-290-9062 or keb66@aol .com

Donations, which are tax-deductible, can also be made online through the Anglican Church, which is matching funds, at


• The Institute for Faith & Freedom at Grove City College will welcome leading conservative thought leaders to campus for the 2022 Faith & Freedom Conference on April 7 and 8.

“The Limits of Government” conference brings together like-minded scholars, media figures, activists, students and the public to explore not only what government shouldn’t do, but its proper role as understood by America’s founders.

The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles will deliver the keynote address at 7 pm April 7 in Crawford Hall Auditorium. His focus on him is on regulations and restrictions on free speechthe subject of his bestselling book “Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds.

The lecture is free but seating is limited and tickets are required. Register for the conference at


• Lakeview Area Public Library hosts is holding a benefit auction at 5 pm April 1 at the Sandy Lake borough building, 3271 S. Main St.

There will be new household items, decor, Easter and spring items, collectibles, gift cards and more. Info: Call Pam Slatcoff at 814-282-2345.

• VFW Post 519, 220 Blair St., Grove City, sells breakfast from 9 am to noon the first Saturday of each month. Advanced orders are $8, or pay $10 at the door.

The meal includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham, biscuit, sausage gravy, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds benefit veterans. Info: Call 724-458-7880.

• Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Team hosts fish and chicken dinners from 4 to 7 pm Fridays during Lent through April 15, at the fire hall, 162 Elm St., Slippery Rock.

Meals include fried fish or fried chicken with cheesy potatoes or French fries, cole slaw, dinner roll and dessert. Indoor dining is limited, and take-out will be available along with delivery in a three-mile radius.

Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids under eight. For delivery, call 724-794-3817.


Slippery Rock Community Library offers these programs and events:

» Movie Monday is held at 4 pm in the community room. The movies are rated “PG” to “R.”

» A career counselor for veterans will be at the library from noon to 4 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Veterans can get help with resumes, interviewing and other resources.

Call or text 724-496-6910 to set up an appointment with a representative from Pennsylvania CareerLink at the library.

» Seniors are invited to come to the library at 11 am Wednesdays for socialization, games and lunch.

» Book club meets at 2 pm the second Thursday of the month. The Books and Brews club meets at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday at area restaurants.

» Story time is held at 5:30 pm Mondays and 10:15 am Tuesdays at the library; and at 10 am Wednesdays at Harmony Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 234 N. Main St., Harrisville.

» Lego Club meets at 4 pm Tuesdays.

» Toddlers and preschool-aged kids can participate in Play to Learn at 10 am Thursdays. There are educational toys and they’ll learn about socializing and sharing.

» C ommunity Game Day for all ages is 4 pm Thursdays. Use the library’s board games and cards or bring your own.

» Girls Who Code meets at 5 pm Thursdays. The organization aims to empower girls to have confidence in science.

» Geri Fit – senior fitness classes intended to improve balance and build strength – is held from 11 am to noon on Mondays and Thursdays.

Slippery Rock Community Library is located at 465 N. Main St., Slippery Rock. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Info: Call 724-738-9179 or visit or “Slippery Rock Community Library” on Facebook.

• The Grove City Community Library announces the following:

» The Board Game Club for kids of all ages meets at 3 pm March 31. Snacks will be provided.

» Patrons can borrow more than books from the library. Check out other collections including cake pans, magazines and board games.

» Do you have a collection you’d like to share with other patrons? Contact Sean at the library to learn more about displaying your collection in the locked display case near the main entrance. Past collections have included teapots, coins and stuffed animals.

» The library is collecting houseplant clippings for a propagation exchange. Participants can drop off their clippings or plants during the library’s regular hours, and bring a bag or container to take new clippings or plants home.

Those who don’t have clippings to share are welcome to take home one clipping per month or one potted plant every four months.

» Virtual kids’ cooking classes for kids in first grade and up meets monthly via a private Facebook group. Learn to cook from home while watching Miss Heather demonstrate a cooking or baking challenge along with the recipe.

Each participant will have a certain amount of time to complete the recipe. Participants will have a chance to win a prize. Contact Miss Heather to sign up.

» The Lego Club meets at 3:30 pm Tuesdays.

» The Pokémon Trading Card Game Club meets at 3:30 pm Wednesdays. It is recommended for ages 7 and up.

» Preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 will be held from 10 to 10:30 am Tuesdays. Adults are welcome to join the craft portion of story time.

Grove City Community Library is at 125 W. Main St., Grove City. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 am to noon Saturday.

For more information, call 724-458-7320, visit or check out “Grove City Community Library, PA” on Facebook, or email

Mercer Area Libraryoffers these programs and services:

» A free chair yoga class will be held at 10:30 am Mondays. Help improve your strength, joint mobility and balance. Instructor is Susan Lanigan, owner of Shiloh Ayurveda in Mercer. Chairs and mats are provided.

» Free sessions are being offered to show patrons how to use the digital collection to browse and borrow items. Contact the library to make an appointment.

» The spring used book sale will be held 9 am to 6 pm March 31 and April 1, and 9 am to 4 pm April 2 at the community building at Brandy Springs Park, William T. Wardle Drive, Mercer.

» Free professional math tutoring for junior and senior high school students is held at 5:30 Thursdays. This homework help group provides one-on-one assistance and peer collaboration.

Register by calling the library the Friday before the session you plan on attending. Students must have their own Mercer library card. There is no cost, but if a student registers and doesn’t show up, their library account will be charged a $5 fine to help offset the cost of the program.

» Preschool Story Time is held at 10 am Thursdays followed by Preschool Free Play. Call the library to register.

Mercer Area Library is located 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.


• Community members are invited to join the Shenango Valley Gardeners at their next meeting, 6 pm April 5 at First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St., Sharon.

Horticulturalist Ellen Speicher, formerly of Phipps conservatory and Riverside Gardens, will present “What’s in a Name?” to share common names of plants and botanical nomenclature.

Info: Email


• East Main Presbyterian Church, 120 E. Main St., Grove City, hosts ”Forging Freedom: Fighting Human Trafficking in Our Backyard” at 6 pm April 8 in Fellowship Hall.

Learn about human trafficking and how community members can work together to fight it. Guest speakers will represent regional and international organizations including Living in Liberty, The Asservo Project, Shared Hope International and Children’s Rescue Initiative.

Adults and teens are welcome. There is no admission fee, but donations to support those groups will be accepted.


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