Community Calendar: Local Events | Lifestyles


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.

KINGS KIDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace United Methodist Ministry, Croton. Children from kindergarten to 6th grade and a program for students from 7th to 12th grade. Fun, fellowship, crafts, Bible stories and food. Special events include game nights, movie nights and excursions. For more information, call Sally at (724) 730-6688.

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. to 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.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Thursday 1 p.m. to March 10, McGill Library on the Westminster College campus. Hosted by students from the School of Education who will share a book about animals and their habitats and lead a learning activity. Sessions will last one hour. From 4 to 6 years old. Masks must be worn at all times inside the library. For more information, contact the library at (724) 946-6000.


LENT LUNCH: Wednesdays at noon until April 12, First United Brethren Church, 1900 Eastbrook Road. Participants should bring a takeaway to share. Drinks and table service will be provided. Pastor Marc Stephenson will have a devotional time. (724) 654-9653.

FISH FRY: 5-8 p.m. every Friday during Lent, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1820 E. Washington St. Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary. Fish sandwich, $10; fish dinner with a side, $11; fish dinner with two sides, $11. Fish can replace shrimp. A five-piece order is also available. Take-out orders available by calling (724) 658-8257.

BUCKWHEAT CAKES AND ALL-YOU-SEE SAUSAGES DAY: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5, Voluntary Fire Brigade Company. Adults, $10; children 6-12, $6; children 5 and under, free. Wheelchair access available. Regular pancakes also served. For more information, send an email to [email protected] or visit the Facebook page.

PROJECT LEARNING TREE EDUCATORS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 5, State Parks Region 2 Office, 195 Park Road, Prospect. Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for educators working with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. This workshop is open to all educators, from formal teachers to naturalists, scout leaders and others. Earn 6.5 Act 48 hours between completing in-home pre-workshop activities and completing hands-on activities near the shore of Lake Arthur. Participants explore and receive the PreK-8 environmental education activity guide. Dress for the outdoors. Registration is mandatory. Cost: $20. For more information or to register, contact Moraine State Park at [email protected] or (724) 368-8811.

FRUIT OF LENT FISH: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11, 18, 25, April 1 and 8, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul church, 1, promenade Lucymont. No fry on Good Friday. Call (724) 652-5538 Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to place take-out orders. Welcome without appointment. Baked or fried fish sandwiches, baked fish, fried fish, shrimp dinners. Also available: pasta e fagioli, $6 a pint, haluski $8 a pint. See for details.

LENTEN FISH FRY LUNCH TO GO: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 and 8, St. James Church, 4019 Route 422, Pulaski. No fry on Good Friday. Call (724) 652-3498 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday to order. Shipping available for orders of 10 or more. Fish sandwich, fries, coleslaw, cookies, all for $10. Also available: pasta e fagioli, $6 a pint, and haluski, $8 a pint. See for details.

FISH FRY: 4-7 p.m. Friday through April 15, Mahoning Township Volunteer Fire Department. Possibility of on-site catering and take-away meals. Meals and sandwiches served. For more information, call (724) 667-8431.

•FISH FRY: 11 a.m. Friday through April 8, New Jerusalem Church, 1701 Moravia Street. (624) 656-6833.

HOLY SPIRIT PARISH BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 6, Holy Spirit Parish Center, 117 N. Beaver St. Adults, $10; children, $5; 2 years and under, free. Bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, French toast, juice, milk, coffee and tea. See for details.

HOLY SPIRIT PARISH LENT LUNCH: 12-1 p.m. March 9, Holy Spirit Parish Center, 117 N. Beaver St. Guest speaker Rick Thompson. $6 per person at the door, exact change appreciated. To register by phone, call Cathy Frank at (724) 654-9371, ext. 1, or Bonnie Williams at (724) 698-7453. See for details.

KEG & EGGS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12, Hop Asylum Brewing, 138 S. Market St., New Wilmington. Music, Irish food, green beer and more. Food specialties include hangover fries and Irish fries, as well as green eggs and lager with ham. No ticket required.

ALL YOU CAN USE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 12, Savannah United Methodist Church, 84 Savannah Gardner Road. Adults, $8; children 4-10, $5; and children 3 and under, free.

SHAM-ROCK CANCER BREWS, BITES AND BANDS: 6-10 p.m. March 12 at The New Englander, 3009 Wilmington Road. Benefits from the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Music by Grandview Soul and The Wait, beer tasting, snacks. For more information,

PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12, Galbreath Dining Room, Westminster College. Adults, $8; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by the New Wilmington Kiwanis Club. All proceeds benefit the New Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department.

SOUP SALE: 10 a.m. to noon, March 18-19, Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road. Chicken noodles, chilli, stuffed pepper, beef with vegetables. $6 per litre. Call the church office anytime by March 14 at (724) 654-2322 to place an order. Social distancing and masks are mandatory during pick-up.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: March 23, organizational meeting to discuss plans for new ministry, First Presbyterian Church 125 N. Jefferson St. Open to knitters of all skill levels, beginner to expert.

WESTMINSTER CELEBRITY SERIES CONCERT: Straight No Chaser, “Back in the High Life,” 7:30 p.m. March 26, Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington. Man a cappella group with more than 2 million albums sold worldwide. (724) 946-7354.

BLOOD COLLECTION: 1-6 p.m. March 31, First Alliance Church, 111 Mission Meade Drive. Project Eagle Scout for Christian Golub of Neshannock Troop 743. People with O+, O-, A- and B- blood types especially need to consider donating as Power Red donors. To register, call (800) 733-2767 or visit and enter FIRSTALLIANCENC to schedule.

WESTMINSTER CELEBRITY SERIES FOR KIDS: “Mutts Gone Nuts,” 6:30 p.m. March 31, Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington. Spectacular friendly and family comedy dog. (724) 946-7354.


SPRING CLEANING IN THE BOROUGH OF NEW BEAVER: April 23. Residents must have items to pick up curbside on the evening of April 22. Each house is limited to 300 pounds of trash. Magazines and newspapers should be securely fastened. Items must not exceed 5 feet in width. Items not eligible for pickup include computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, building materials (drywall, toilets, etc.), mattresses, box springs, daybeds, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, hazardous materials, televisions, cell phones, carpets and tires. Dried paint cans will be accepted.

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