June 23 Community Calendar | Lifestyles

IN PROGRESS

DANCE: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Scott Township Fire Station, 3712 Harlansburg Road (Highway 108). Sponsored by the New Castle Country Music Association.

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, The Confluence, 214 E. Washington St. Lunch available for purchase. One chapter per week in the Gospel of John. Bring the Bible or call with a Bible app. Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church.

GLORY GRILLE: Free lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., first and third Saturdays of each month, First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson St. Meals are partially funded by the Carolyn Knox Foundation.

BRIAR BROOK GRANGE MONTHLY BARN SALE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. second full weekend of each month, 330 Eastbrook Neshannock Falls Road. Women’s Clothing, Metal Sign Maker, Handmade Soaps, Farmhouse Signs, Antiques, Vintage Items, Refurbished Furniture, Home Decor. Food and coffee vendors both days. Amish donuts on Saturday. The coffee vendor is Homeschool Coffee Roasters.

JUNE

WILDLIFE PADDLE: 9:30 a.m. to noon June 23, meet at Upper 528 boat launch, Moraine State Park. Join the park naturalist for an interpretive kayak tour. Bring binoculars. A limited number of kayaks are available. From 12 years old, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Kayak and equipment provided, or bring your own. Life jackets and prior registration are mandatory. To register, call the park office at (724) 368-8811.

SOUTH NEW CASTLE BOROUGH COMMUNITY YARD SALE: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. June 24 and 25, South New Castle Borough. A flyer with a map of participants will be available. Any borough resident who would like their address included in the flyer can text or call (724) 651-7040 by June 21.

BIRD DAY CAMP: For ages 6-8 only, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 24, meet at Lakeview Pavilion 4, North Shore, Moraine State Park. Learn all about birds through hands-on activities, games, sightings, examining bird mounts and more. All equipment and materials provided by the park. Pre-registration required. $15. To register, call the park office at (724) 368-8811.

PARANORMAL WOMEN: 6-3 p.m. June 25, Haunted Hill View Manor, 2801 Ellwood Road. Meeting with Heather Taddy and Kristin Lee, followed by a conference and tours of the building. (724) 657-6934.

FREE SHREDDING EVENT: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. June 25, Scott Township Fire Department, 3712 Harlansburg Rd. Sponsored by State Representative Aaron Bernstine. (724) 652-2120.

SPRING TEA: Sponsored by the Ellwood City Area Public Library, 1-3 p.m., June 25, Calvin Presbyterian Church, Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City. The menu includes sandwiches, spanakopita, kebabs and homemade cookies. Basket raffle. Wear a hat. Best Hat Award. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available in person at the library or by phone at (724) 758-6458.

AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY: June 25, 2-7 p.m., June 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 911 Lawrence County Center, 1451 Countyline Road. Watch for signs indicating the rear of the garages. Learn more about amateur radio and its operations during civil emergencies. Four stations will be in operation, including one that will attempt to contact the International Space Station and other satellites in orbit.

PURPLE MARTIN SEMINAR: 10-11:30 a.m. June 28, Pavilion 7, McDanel Launch Area, North Shore, Moraine State Park. Bill Wenger, a volunteer with the Purple Martin Conservation Association, will offer a personal, up-close look at these birds. Wenger takes care of many colonies of purple swallows on the east side of the Pymatuning Reservoir. After the talk, participants will perform a real nest check at the Moraine swallow colony.

“HOVERING HUMMINGBIRDS”: 6-7:30 p.m. June 29, Pavilion 7, McDanel Launch Area, North Shore, Moraine State Park. Join the park naturalist to learn more about these amazing birds and how to feed them in your own backyard. At the end of the program, participants will take a short hike and observe their favorite native plants. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring a drink or snack.

“MAGIC METEORS”: 8:30-10:30 p.m. June 30, Lakeview Beach Area, Pavilion 4, North Shore, Moraine State Park. Celebrate National Meteor Watching Day and learn what in space is defined as a meteor and other objects you may see in the night sky. Bring a chair or blanket and binoculars if you have them. Dress according to the weather.

JULY

PARISH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRST FRIDAY: 5:01 p.m. July, St. Vitus Church, 910 S. Mercer Street. Exhibition of the Blessed Sacrament, adoration and confessions, blessing, mass. Sponsored by men of faith of the Holy Spirit.

ELLWOOD CITY ARTS, CRAFTS AND FOOD FESTIVAL: July 2-4, Ewing Park, Ellwood City. More than 200 arts and crafts kiosks, gastronomic and musical events.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: 7:30pm-10pm July 3, Brittain Lake, Westminster College. River City Brass Band concert followed by fireworks over Lake Brittain. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on, as well as picnic baskets and refreshments. Food vendors will be on site. (724) 946-7226.

SLOVENEFEST: July 8-10, SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley. Three-day event celebrating Slovenian food, music, culture and fun.

RED BARN PLAYERS: “Bye, Bye Birdie,” 8 p.m. July 14-16 and July 21-23, Red Barn Theater, 1279 Route 288, Fombell.

MONTHLY BRIAR BROOK BARN SALE: July 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 330 Eastbrook Road Neshannock Falls. Vendors will include a women’s clothing boutique, handmade soaps, farmhouse signs, antiques, vintage items, refurbished furniture, home decor and more. Amish donuts will be available on Saturday, and a food and coffee vendor will be on site on Saturday and Sunday. This month’s food vendor is The Whole Sh’Bang – Michonda Weber Whiting Catering.

CONCERTS AT THE NEW WILMINGTON AMPHITHEATER: 8 p.m. July 11, New Wilmington Borough Park. The Strathgheny Scottish Fiddlers, Melinda Crawford and David Gardner.

“THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG” BY NEIL SIMON: July 15-17 and 21-24, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long Ave. For tickets and information, visit newcastleplayhouse.org or call (724) 654-3437.

CONCERTS AT THE NEW WILMINGTON AMPHITHEATER: 8:15 p.m. July, New Wilmington Borough Park. The Strathgheny Scottish Fiddlers, Melinda Crawford and David Gardner.

OUTDOOR CINEMA: 7:00 p.m., July 15, Grace United Methodist Ministry’s Decker Drive location. Bring chairs. Refreshments will be offered.

BEATLEMANIA AT THE NEW WILMINGTON AMPHITHEATER: 6 p.m. July 16, New Wilmington Borough Park. Food provided by Big Mike’s Food Shack. Performance: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Beatlemania with the Liverpool Lads.

ARISE GOLF SCRAMBLE: 9 a.m. July 16, Sylvan Heights Golf Course, 2661 Ellwood Road. $80 per person. The deadline for registration is July 13. Call (724) 652-9206 or visit https://tinyurl.com/3kw4vw89.

ENON VALLEY COMMUNITY DAY AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 16, 95 Cass St., Enon Valley. Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.; opening ceremonies at Memorial Park, 9 a.m.; parade at 10 a.m.; vendors and artisans, Amish donuts, carnival bingo, historical exhibits, Civil War encampment, children’s activities, bluegrass festival, fireworks.

10TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC: Arise Benefits, 9:00 a.m. tee time, July 16, Sylvan Heights Golf Course, 2661 Ellwood Rd. $80 per person or $320 per team. Call (724) 652-9206 for information and sponsorships or visit www.ariselc.org.

CONCERTS AT THE NEW WILMINGTON AMPHITHEATER: 6 p.m. July 19, New Wilmington Borough Park. Food Vendor: Pizza Joe’s. Performance by the USAF Heritage Brass Band.

SPAY/NEUTER CAT CLINIC: July 20, sponsored by the Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund. The cost is $75, which includes rabies and distemper shots, flea treatment, and ear mite treatment if needed. Visit LACRF.com to print an application. Submit the completed application along with a $75 check or money order to schedule an appointment. For more information, call (724) 510-4952.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: “Encanto,” 8:30 p.m. July 23, New Wilmington Borough Park. Bring a blanket or chairs.

FIREWORKS FESTIVAL: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. July 30, New Castle Town Center.

INVESTIGATE HAUNTED HILL VIEW: 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. July 30, Haunted Hill View Manor, 2801 Ellwood Road. Ghost Hunting 101 class with Dave Juliano 1-4 p.m., tour 7-8 p.m., explore 8-3 p.m. Prices range from $40 to $95. (724) 657-6934.

AUGUST

WESTERN PA BALLOON QUEST: August 3-7, Scotland Meadows Park, Union Township. Preview night for the rides, August 3; Balloon Glow (dusk) and rides, August 4; 6-7 p.m. balloon launch (weather permitting), rides, crafts, August 5; morning (6 a.m. to 7 a.m.) and evening (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) balloon launches (weather permitting), entertainment, rides, crafts, August 6; 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Balloon launch (weather permitting), August 7. Food and shows every day.

PARISH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRST FRIDAY: 5:00 p.m. August 5, St. Vitus Church, 910 S. Mercer St. Exhibition of the Blessed Sacrament, adoration and confessions, blessing, mass. Sponsored by men of faith of the Holy Spirit.

HOLY SPIRIT PARISH BEST OF FESTIVAL: 4-9 p.m. Aug. 5-6, St. Vitus Church, 910 S. Mercer St.

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