THINGS TO DO from November 24, 2021 | Lifestyles




• Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, 3096 Sandy Lake-Grove City Road, Sandy Lake, hosts Music by the lake with gospel, country and contemporary performances at 6:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.

On December 4th, enjoy a performance by Heather Morris and The One Voice gospel quartet from Ravenna, Ohio. Free entry. Info: Call Jim Hanna at 814-673-4371 or Harold Surrena at 814-786-9038.

• The Butler County Symphony Orchestra presents “Holiday Traditions” at 7:30 p.m. on December 4 at Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Road, Butler.

Presale tickets cost $ 25 for adults and $ 8 for students. Tickets at the door are $ 30 for adults and $ 10 for students. Info and tickets: Call 724-283-1402 or visit

• A holiday bells concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 6 at the Presbyterian Tower Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City. The shows are: the Celebration Ringers, a community choir; the Revelation Ringers, a church-sponsored college choir; and the Glenn Memorial Ringers, the church bell choir.

Free entry. A goodwill offering will be collected.


• Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is hosting a Christmas coloring contest for kids. Coloring pages can be picked up at the office, 120 B S. Broad St., Grove City, 9:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Prizes will be awarded in five age groups. Judging will take place on December 10 and the prizes will be awarded on December 17.


• Libations Winery partners with Grove City Community Food Pantry to organize a Christmas food collection From November 29 to December 15 at the winery, 130 American Way, Springfield Township.

Non-perishable food will be accepted. The cellar will provide a matching contribution. Info: Contact the winery at [email protected] or 724-533-2500.


• The Stoneboro Presbyterian Church will be preparing Helen’s Heavenly Donuts on December 1st. They can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

The flavors are vanilla, iced chocolate or maple, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or mixed. Walk-in people are welcome, or pre-order by calling 724-376-2206 before 7 p.m. on November 30.


Grove Town College hosts several Christmas events starting with a weeklong concert series in the Colonnade of the Carnegie Alumni Center. The concerts will take place daily at noon from November 29 to December 3.

Light Up Night will take place on November 30 at 5:30 p.m. on the patio of the Mary Anderson Pew South Residence. It includes refreshments, music, chanting, scripture reading, recitation of JM Lowrie’s verse “Star in the East,” followed by star lighting atop Rockwell Hall.

The third “Musical Christmas at Grove City College” is set for 7:30 pm on December 3 at the Ketler Auditorium at the Pew Fine Arts Center.

The festivities will end on December 5 in the Harbison Chapel with candlelight services at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the Savior’s birth. All Christmas events and celebrations will be broadcast live on

• Hosts of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mercer region Light up the night at 6 p.m. on December 3 in the courthouse plaza in Mercer. Enjoy a tour with Santa, tree lighting, crafts, snacks, and performances by TADA and the Mercer High School Choir.


• The Grove City Community Library announces the following:

Watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” with the traditional meal of pretzels, jelly beans, popcorn and buttered toast at 1:30 pm today, November 24th. Registration is required.

Bookworm Babies for children 18 months to 3 years old meets from 10:30 am to 11 am on Wednesdays until December 22; there are no classes on november 24th. This program develops important social and literacy skills. An adult must be present with each child and registration is mandatory.

Adults are invited to a 1 pm craft event on November 26 to make a toilet paper roll Advent calendar. Bring your own Advent Calendar prizes that will fit in a half roll of toilet paper, along with any special wrapping or decorations you would like to add. Other materials will be provided. Registration is compulsory.

The American Girl Doll Tea Party for girls and men in grades 1 through 8 will be held at 11:30 am on December 4 at the Grove City Masonic Lodge.

Girls must wear a dress, hat and gloves. Boys must wear a suit and tie. Bring a doll or stuffed animal, a teacup and a saucer. Registration is compulsory.

Kindergarten children and up are invited to have lunch with Santa from 11 am to 12:20 pm on December 11. Registration is compulsory.

The Polar Express Sleepover will take place at 4 pm on December 17th. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket. Enjoy popcorn and a hot chocolate bar as well as a visit with Santa Claus. Registration is compulsory.

The fifth annual New Year’s Eve party will take place at 11 am on December 31st. Guests are asked to bring a snack to share and a donation for Grove City Area Pet Rescue.

Celebrate the New Year with a disco dance, crafts, activities, photo booth, noisemakers and a midday balloon drop. Registration is compulsory.

Virtual cooking lessons for kids in grades one and up meet monthly through a private Facebook group. Learn to cook at home while watching Miss Heather demonstrate a cooking or baking challenge with the recipe.

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

The Lego Club meets at 3.30pm on Tuesday.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Club meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm; the club does not meet on november 24. It is recommended for ages 7 and up.

Preschool Story Time for ages 3 to 6 will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Adults are invited to join in the craft part of story time.


• The Stoneboro Celebration Committee is holding a planning meeting at 7:00 pm on December 29 at the Stoneboro Fire Hall. Volunteers and ideas are needed to help plan the event.


• The Mercer County Reptile Show takes place every two months at the Pine Township Social Hall, 1252 S. Center St. Ext. The next show will be on November 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come discover more than 20 local reptile and amphibian breeders as well as wholesalers, pens, food and supplies.

Admission is $ 6; children $ 10 and under are free. Receive $ 1 off admission with a donation of food, cleaning supplies, or health and wellness supplies to the Grove City Community Food Pantry. Info: Visit “Mercer County Reptile Show” on Facebook.


• Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, hosts a Thanksgiving Community Dinner from noon Thursday. Meals are take out and local delivery only. There is no charge but reservations are required by calling 724-458-8660.


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