Community Calendar: Local Events | Lifestyles
• DANCE: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Scott Township Fire Station, 3712 Harlansburg Road (Route 108). Sponsored by the New Castle Country Music Association.
• KINGS KIDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: 4-5:30 pm 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 pm 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 am-1 pm 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 BARN MONTHLY BARN SALE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second full weekend of each month, beginning April 9 and 10, 330 Eastbrook Neshannock Falls Road. Women’s Clothing, Metal Sign Maker, Handmade Soaps, Farmhouse Signs, Antiques, Vintage Items, Refurbished Furniture, Home Decor. Expanded sales area for 2022. Food and coffee vendors both days. April’s food truck will be Cousins Maine Lobster from Pittsburgh.
•LENTEN DINNERS: 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: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, April 1, 8 and 15, American Legion Post 343, 134 N. Jefferson St. Dine-in or take-out. Cod dinner including choice of side, coleslaw, roll and dessert, $15. Fish sandwich with coleslaw, $10. A side dish of zucchini fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, baked potato or fries and coleslaw, $12. Additional sides with dinner are $3.50 each. Brownies, $1. Soft drinks, coffee and bottled water will be available. To place an order by phone, call (724) 658-3990 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.
• FISH FRY: 5-8 pm 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.
•LENTEN FISH FRY: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 and 8, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Church, 1 Lucymont Drive. 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 liter. To see www.hsplc.org for all the details.
•LENTEN FISH FRY LUNCH TO GO: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 liter. To see www.hsplc.org for all the details.
•FISH FRY: 11 a.m. Friday through April 8, New Jerusalem Church, 1701 Moravia Street. (624) 656-6833.
•FISH FRY: 4-7 pm 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.
•HIRING EVENT: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., March 28, Lawrence County Offices of CareerLink PA, Central Building, 101 S. Mercer St., Suite 101. Open interviews by Vallourec Star of Youngstown. No appointment necessary. Dress for an interview and take copies of your updated resume. For more information, call (724) 656-3165.
• MUSIC CLUB PERFORMANCE: 7:30 pm March 29, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road. Local instrumentalists and singers perform. Free and open to the public. (724) 652-8969.
• BLOOD COLLECTION: 1 to 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 RedCrossBlood.org and enter FIRSTALLIANCENC.
• WESTMINSTER CELEBRITY SERIES FOR KIDS: “Mutts Gone Nuts”, 6.30pm March 31, Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington. Spectacular friendly and family comedy dog. (724) 946-7354.
• PARISH BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 3, Saint-Esprit 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. To see www.hsplc.org for all the details
•TIMBERDOODLE FLUTTER: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 7, Moraine State Park, Pavilion No. 7 McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore). Short hike and presentation on the American Woodcock, also known as Timberdoodle, Night Partridge, Bigeye, Bogsucker or Mudsnipe. Guest speaker Jeff Herrick, a habitat management biologist at the Wildlife Management Institute, who leads habitat work at Moraine, will provide information on the availability of funding for wildlife habitat practices on private land. After the presentation, take a short hike in search of woodcocks, perhaps to see the aerial acrobatics of their springtime mating ritual, the “Timberdoodle Flutter.” Participants should take binoculars, warm clothes and field shoes. Depending on the weather. Pre-registration To register, call the park office at (724) 368-8811.
•“DECLINE BY DESIGN”: Presentation by Christopher Merola, Political Consultant at Red Momentum Strategies and State Director of the Pennsylvania Faith and Freedom Coalition, 7:00 p.m. April 7, Faith Gospel Chapel, 1725 Perry Highway (Route 19), Volant . For more information, call (724) 924-2830 or (724) 856-9201.
• PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: 8 to 11 a.m. April 9, Hutchison Community Centre, Pearson Park. Adults, $8; children under 12, $5. Sponsored by the Neshannock Lions Club.
• ALL YOU CAN BREAKFAST: 8:00 am to 10:00 am, April 9, Savannah United Methodist Church, 84 Savannah Gardner Road. Adults, $8; children 4-10, $5; and under 3 years old, free.
•HOLY SPIRIT EASTERFEST: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9, Holy Spirit Parish Center, 117 N. Beaver St. Food to eat on site, plus Easter foods to take home. Shopping at Easterfest Country Store and Holy Spirit Gift Shop. Palm tree crosses, spring decor, pierogis, cabbage rolls, haluski, kielbassi, soups, walnut rolls, stuffed shellfish, rice pie, squares of pie, cookies, sweets, lamb with butter, horseradish, cinnamon buns, basket raffle. To see www.hsplc.org for all the details.
• BRIAR BROOK BARN MONTHLY BARN SALE: April 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 330 Eastbrook Road Neshannock Falls. Women’s Clothing, Metal Sign Maker, Handmade Soaps, Farmhouse Signs, Antiques, Vintage Items, Refurbished Furniture, Home Decor. Expanded vendor space for 2022. Food and coffee vendor both days. April’s food truck will be Cousins Maine Lobster from Pittsburgh.
•UNITY: Unity in the Community event, April 20, Scottish Rite Cathedral. The guest speaker is New Castle native actor, producer and author Sean Kanan. Free entrance. This year’s theme is “You can make it happen from here”. Refreshments, exhibits, family art tables, winners’ gallery featuring photos and biographies of over 100 people who “came from here”. Free New Castle High School and Washington Center parking with free shuttle to and from event by New Castle Area Transit Authority and ACTS buses. Doors open at 2 p.m.
• 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.
• SALE SALE: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30, Life Changing Ministries, 2929 Mercer Road. Proceeds are donated to the Samaritan Purse US Disaster Relief Fund. Unvaccinated people are asked to wear masks and everyone is reminded to keep social distancing.
•WWII MEMORIAL RENEWAL: 5 p.m. May 22, Eastbrook United Methodist Church, 2412 Eastbrook Road. WWII Memorial Rededication Service for Hickory and Washington Townships, which was recently restored. Picnic to follow at 6 p.m. Information is being collected on the veterans listed on the memorial. Contact Bill McKee at (724) 730-8871 or Cheryl McKee at (724) 730-4900 to provide information.