Red Barn Players summer season: "I Hate Hamlet," a comedy, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, “The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical comedy, July 5 to 6, 11 to 13 and 18 to 20; "Here Lies Jeremy Troy," a comedy, Aug. 9 to 10, 15 to 17 and 22 to 24; and "The Sunshine Boys," a comedy, Sept. 13 to 14, 19 to 21 and 26 to 28. Tickets are $15 for the musical and $13 for the comedies. Information and reservations at www.redbarnplayers.com.
Harmony-Zelienople Community Band: 7 p.m. Saturday, Ellwood City Community Plaza, Lawrence Avenue. Should it rain, concert will be in the Lincoln High School auditorium. Part of Ellwood City’s Summer Concert Series. Free. Upcoming concert, June 22, Michael Christopher; July 3, Tim Zimmerman & the King’s Brass; July 20, Harmony-Zelienople Jazz Band; July 27, Jeff Wiley & the Coyotes; Aug. 3, 2nd Avenue Project; Aug. 10, Wrangler Band. Information, 724-758-5501.
Echo Valley Summer Worship Concert: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mountain Ministries, Fisher Road, Darlington. Gospel and bluegrass band sponsored by Mountain Ministries. Free will offering.
Independence Day concert: 7:30 p.m. July 3 at Brittain Lake on campus of Westminster College. 30th anniversary event will feature concert by River City Brass Band. Fireworks provided by Pyrotecnico. Event is free, but free will offering will be taken.
Dennis McCurdy and the Carpenter Ants: country, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Bottlebrush Gallery and Center for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. Event is free.
Ellwood City Area Historical Society History Center: 310 Fifth St. Open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Groups planning tours can reserve evening times by request; the Historical Society meeting room is available for clubs and other organizations. To schedule group tours, call 724-752-2021. Society holds public meetings at the center with a historical program at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month from September through May. On Saturday, hot fogs will be grilled in front of the building for anyone visiting the center. Barry and Judith Kline of Ohio will be donating models of all the soap box derby winners from 1936-62, which were handmade by Barry's father, Bernard "Bucky" Kline, first winner of the borough competition. The September meeting has been changed to Sept. 16 and will be a dinner at Shakespeare's restaurant with Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd as guest speaker. The October meeting will feature Dr. Robert “Kip” Jones. New members welcome. Calendar year dues, individuals, $10; families, $25.
“Grit”: Exhibition by regional painter by Rabecca Signoriello, an Edinboro University graduates, depicts people working on road crews, Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Center hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Gallery admission is free. For information, call 724-652-2882 or www.hoytartcenter.org.
Jennings Environmental Education Center: 2951 Prospect Road, Slippery Rock. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and as scheduled for events on weekends. Trails open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Merrick Art Gallery: 1100 Fifth Ave., New Brighton. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Underground Railroad Historic Markers and Walking Tour: New Brighton Historical Society has completed installation of historic markers on six homes and a church that were safe houses for slaves escaping from southern states during the Civil War. Self-guided tour pamphlets available at New Brighton Municipal Building, 610 Third Ave., or online at www.visitbeavercounty.com.
Samuel Teolis Museum: 309 Spring Ave., Ellwood City, in the basement of Samuel Teolis Funeral Home. Tours are two hours and are available by appointment seven days a week. Students must be accompanied by a teacher or adult. Museum contains various 19th century items including kitchen, dairy, farming and war items that Teolis has collected over the past 60 years. Call 724-752-5522 or 724-758-3222 to schedule an appointment.
The Andy Warhol Museum: 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh. Adults, $20; students, seniors, children, ages 3 to 18, $10; members and children younger than age 2, free; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m., half price. Information: www.warhol.org.
August Wilson Center for African American Culture: 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh. Information: www.trustarts.org.
CLASSES, LECTURES, SIGNINGS
Hoyt One-Day Summer Art Workshops: Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. June 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hoyt gardens watercolors, members, $65/others, $80; 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. Hoyt gardens oils, members, $65/others, $80. June 22 and Aug. 10, mosaic tile, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. members, $65/others, $80. June 26, 6 tp 8 p.m., felting beads and flowers, July 11, 6 to 8 p.m. felting pillows beads and flowers, and July 11, 6 to 8 p.m. felting pillows. For children age 8 and older, with an adult. June 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ceramics glazed with fire in a raku kiln. For teens and adults, limited space. ,members, $85/others, $100. July 16, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., artists’ marketing workshop, members, $50/others, $65. Three-part drawing workshops, eacg members/$30; others,$45. Other classes and scholarships available based on need. Registration and information online at www.hoytartcenter.org or call 724-652-2882.
Using LDS Sources for Genealogical Research Lecture: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Beaver County Genealogy & History Center, 250 East End Ave., Beaver. J. Ryan Henrie, Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, presents program on genealogical information gathered by the LDS (Mormon) Church. BelCenter’s monthly meeting. Free; all welcome. Inflormation, 724-775-1775.
Anger Management Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 and 27, New Castle Public Library, 207 East North St. Training addresses types of anger and management. Presented by Penn State Extension in Lawrence County. Registration, $50 per person; call 724-654-8370.
DiscoverE Summer Programs: Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road, Slippery Rock. Series of hands-on programs for children, ages 4 to 12 includes outdoor activities focused on instilling appreciation of natural world. Three age-specific programs offered. Registration ongoing; call 724-794-6011. Schedule and payment online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov.
Moraine State Park DiscoverE Summer Day Camp “Hide-n-Sneakers:” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25, 26 and 27, Lakeview North Shore, Moraine State Park, Muddycreek Township. Three-day outdoor program for children, ages 4 and 5, focused on hands-on exploration, stories and crafts. Dress for outdoors; bring a packed lunch. Cost, $10. Registration required; call 724-368-8811.
Story Hours: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays to June 20; July 11 and 18; Aug. 1 to 15, Franklin Township Community Park. Stories, songs, crafts. Registration required; call Chippewa Branch Library at 724-847-1450.
Yoga: Free class at 7 p.m. each Thursday at North Sewickley Township Municipal Building, 893 Mercer Road. Contact Jerilyn Driscoll to reserve a spot at 412-592-5440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videography Camp for Teens: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Thursday through July 30, The Hoyt Center for the Arts: 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. Erie filmmaker John Lyons’ exploratory career camp for teens, ages 13 to 17 includes screenwriting, lighting, sound, composition, movement, group writing, filming and editing to produce a 3- to 5-minute “short” to be screened July 26 at the Hoyt’s Children’s Summer Arts Festival. Registration limited to first 12 students. Cost, members, $200; others, $250. Register online at www.hoytartcenter.org. Six full-tuition scholarships available based on need; call 724-652-2882 ext. 116 for scholarship application.
Ellwood City Soap Box Derby Scale Models Donation Presentation: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Ellwood City Area Historical Society, 310 Fifth St. Barry and Judith Kline of Ohio will present scale models soap box derby winners handmade by father, Bernard “Bucky” Kline, who was the first soap box derby winner in 1936. Past soap box derby winners and the public welcome. Free refreshments.
Wampum Trail Town Yard Sale and Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Wampum Train Station, 330 Main St., and downtown Wampum. Community-wide yard sale begins at 9 a.m,; festival begins at 11 a.m. Information, email@example.com or 724-674-7208.
Drinking Water Workshop: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, New Castle Library. Focuses on proper location, testing, maintenance, protection and treatment of private drinking water supplies including wells and springs. Bring one sample per household of drinking water for onsite water testing. Sponsored by Penn State Extension in Lawrence County. The workshop is free. Space is limited; pre-registration required online at https://extension.psu.edu/safe-drinking-water-clinic or call 1-877-345-0691.
Twilight Hike in Hell’s Hollow: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Hell’s Hollow parking lot, McConnells Mill State Park, Slippery Rock Township. Explore unique geology along Hell Run, which led to iron industry and lime kiln. Wear sturdy shoes; dress for outdoors. Parking lot is on Shaffer Road, four miles south of Sheetz on Routes 422 and 388. Information, 724-368-8811.
Introduction to Kayaking: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, McDanel’s Boat Launch, north shore of Moraine State Park, Muddycreek Township. Entry-level American Canoe Association course covers basic of paddling, equipment, regulations and more. Open to adults and children older than age 12. Children younger than age 18 must be accompanied by adult. Registration required at 724-368-8811.
McConnells Mill State Park, Slippery Rock Township: The 19th century gristmill is open for four days weekly from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Free. Interpretive tours scheduled from 1 and 2 p.m. include hikes. Details available at 724-368-8811.
New Galilee Carnival: June 19-22 at carnival grounds. Kicks off with 6 p.m. June 19 parade. Events includes food, craft, raffles, games and music. Event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. June 19-21 and 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. June 22. There will be a community church service and picnic at 11 a.m. June 23. For more information, go to www.liskofamilymidway.com.
Adult Dance: 7 to 9 p.m. June 24 at Ewing Park pool. Sponsored by the Ellwood Borough Parks & Recreation Committee. Come swim, listen, and dance to music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The concession stand will be open. Entry is $5 a person. Rain date is June 25.
Summer trap shoots: Each Tuesday through Aug. 27 at the Ellwood-Wampum Rod and Gun Club. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. All participants are encouraged to bring their own ear protection and a box of 25-count shells for the each round they plan to shoot. All shoots are open to the public. For more information on club activities, go to its Facebook social media page.
Creative Play: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. Free program for children between ages 3 and 7. Preregistration required, online at www.hoytartcenter.org or call 724-652-2882.
Penn State Master Gardeners Open Garden Hotline: Master Gardeners of Lawrence County available to answer questions about growing vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, turf grass, plant identification, pruning and insect and disease problems. Plant and insect specimens may be brought to the extension office at the Lawrence County Courthouse during hotline hours. Hours are Mondays, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon; and Thursdays and Fridays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hotline number is 724-654-8370.
Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing: 10 a.m. June 24, Olde Stonewall Golf Course, 1495 Mercer Road, North Sewickley Township. Shotgun start at noon. Registration, $180 per golfer; $720 a foursome. Sponsorship information and registration email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-758-5501.
Ellwood City Ledger 10K Race: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 29, Ewing Park, Ellwood City. 9 a.m. starting time. Entry fee: $11, with T-shirt $20 before June 24; $12 after June 25 until 8:30 a.m. race day. T-shirt, $9. Registration check-in, 7 to 8:30 a.m. at swimming pool parking lot. Electronic timing. Trophies to first three finishers of each sex and each age group. Presented with Ellwood Citty Arts, Crafts and Food Festival. Information, 724-752-1583.
Ellwood City Arts, Crafts and Food Festival: June 28 to 30, Ewing Park, Ellwood City.
Antique Gun Show: Aug. 10 in Harmony.
Adult Dance: 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Ewing Park pool. Sponsored by the Ellwood Borough Parks & Recreation Committee. Come swim, listen, and dance to music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The concession stand will be open. Entry costs $5 a person.
Ellwood City Storytelling Festival: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Ewing Park, Ellwood City.
Ellwood City Fall Fest/Car Cruise: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28, Fourth to 10th streets on Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City.
Ellwood City Halloween Parade: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 on Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City.
WeihnachtsMarkt "German Christmas Market": 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in Harmony. German entertainment and food, horse-drawn wagon rides and vendors will be available.
Trombones on Ice: Nov. 23 in Harmony.
Ellwood City Christmas in the Park: Dec. 1 to 27, Ewing Park, Ellwood City.
Let There Be Lights: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Fourth to Sixth streets on Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City.
Ellwood City Christmas Parade: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 on Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City.
Silvester New Year's Celebration: Dec 31 in Harmony