Red Barn Players summer season: “Here Lies Jeremy Troy,” a comedy, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Aug. 22 to 24, 279 Route 288, Franklin Township. Upcoming,"The Sunshine Boys," a comedy, Sept. 13 and 14, 19 to 21 and 26 to 28. All shows at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $15 for musicals and $13 for comedies. Information and reservations at www.redbarnplayers.com.
"Our Town": New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Aug. 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 25. Tickets are $13. Reservations at 724-654-3437 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: www.newcastleplayhouse.org or email email@example.com.
Dean Ford and The Beautiful Ones: A Prince tribute show, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at The Strand Theater, 119 North Main St., Zelienople. Admission is $25 to $35 for reserved seating. Information: www.thestrandtheater.org or call 724-742-0400.
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic: 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Butler County Community College's Succop Theater, 107 College Drive, Butler. Concert is free. Ice cream will be served afterward. Kickoff of the school's annual theater season. Information: bc3.edu/succop-theater or 724-284-8505.
Cellos in Harmony: 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14 and 10 a.m. Sept. 15 in Harmony. Sponsored by the Harmony Museum. Features local high school groups and Grammy award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and Cello Fury, a Pittsburgh cello trio. Tickets available online at www.EventBrite.com, search "Cellos in Harmony." Sunday morning concert will be free with donations accepted. Information: www.harmonymuseum.org/Cellos-In-Harmony.html.
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.
Opera Western Reserve: 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 100 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. Shakespeare's "MacBeth" to be performed. Those interested in singing for the concert should come to a chorus meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the opera auditorium. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-480-0693.
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 to November and January to May. 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. Dinner choices are stuffed chicken breast or apple bourbon salmon. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the history center or by calling 724-752-2021. The October meeting will feature Dr. Robert “Kip” Jones. New members welcome. Calendar year dues, individuals, $10; families, $25.
“It’s in the Details” exhibit: Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. Photography and architectural drawings celebrate Lawrence County’s past and present architecture. Exhibit continues through Oct. 17. Center hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Gallery admission is free. For information, call 724-652-2882 or www.hoytartcenter.org.
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.
“Thou art…Will Give” exhibit by Eric Kunsman, Tuesday through Oct. 31, Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. Collection of photographs that captures history of the Eastern State Penitenary in the Philadelphia area based on warden’s logbooks Gallery talk and reception at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Center hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Gallery admission is free. For information, call 724-652-2882 or online at www.hoytartcenter.org.
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
Westminster College Celebrity Series: Tony and Grammy award winner John Lloyd Young, Sept. 23; Cirque Mei, Oct. 9; singers Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers, Nov. 23; Texas Tenors, Dec. 17; "A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond" with Matt Vee, April 4; Michael Bolton, April 29; "Miss Nelson has a Field Day," May 21. All shows at 7:30 p.m. at Will W. Orr Auditorium on the Westminster College campus, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, unless otherwise noted. Tickets and information: 724-946-7354 or www.westminster.edu/celebrity.
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.
Story Hours: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Franklin Township Community Park. Stories, songs, crafts. Registration required; call Chippewa Branch Library at 724-847-1450.
Creative Play: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and monthly on the third Saturday, 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
Lawrence County Fair: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 64 Midway Road, Hickory Township. Agricultural Fair with horse shows, entertainment, animals, carnival rides and rodeo. Admisson: one-price, $10, includes rides and grandstands. Schedule available online at www.lawrencecountyfair.com. Information, call 724-654-7745.
Learn to SUP: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, McDanel’s Launch (North Shore) Moraine, Slippery Rock Township. Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding and explore Lake Arthur. Must have basic swimming skills and be comfortable on, in and around water. Participants will get wet; bring a towel and change of clothes. Open to adults and children older than age 15; youth younger than age 18 must be accompanied by participating adult. Paddleboats, equipment and life jackets provided. Limited space. Pre-registration required by calling 724-368-8811. Upcoming program, Venomous Snakes of PA, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Park naturalist will explain venomus and nonharmful snakes, which will be present.
Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Township Municipal Building, 897 State Route 288. For more information or to schedule a donation, call 877-258-4825 or online at www.vitalant.org
Pasta Dinner to Benefit Waylon: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the North Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 887 Mercer Road. Benefits family of Waylon DelBoverlando, who has been diagnosed with a rare enzyme dsease. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children and free for toddlers. Meal includes pasta and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, dessert and drink. There also will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and T-shirt sales.
Country Musicians Reunion: 1 p.m. Sunday at the Polish Eagles picnic grounds, 428 Oswald St., Wayne Township. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
Pizza on the Grill: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Kildoo Picnic Area, McConnells Mill, Muddycreek Township. Outdoor cooking demonstrations by Stan, the gristmill bake. Free demontration and recipes.
Beaver County Genealogy and History Center Meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, 250 East End Ave., Beaver. Tracy Antoline-Patton, Beaver County Records of Deeds & Orphans Court is guest speaker. Free. Information, call 725-775-1775.
3MJC Meeting Backyard Birding: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2591 Prospect Road, Slippery Rock. Dave Kwasnick, new owner of Birdwatcher’s Store in Slippery Rock will discuss backyard birding. Information, online at www.events.dcnr.pa.gov or call 724-794-6011.
MotoAmerica: Aug. 23-25 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Big Beaver, eighth stop of a 10-round championship series. Tickets start at $29 at www.MotoAmerica.com.
Salamander Safari: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Davis Hollow Marina Office (North Shore), Moraine State Park, Slippery Rock Township. Includes 15-minute walk to stream; wear sturdy shoes for hiking, pack water shoes and bring bug spray.
Star Party: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 157 North Shore Drive, (bike rental parking lot), Moraine State Park, Slippery Rock Township. Presented by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Powerpoint presentation and obervation with telescopes. Rain date, Aug. 24; call office, 724-368-8811 for updates by 4 p.m. Free. All welcome; bring telescopes, if available.
Sportsman's Banquet and Gun Raffle: 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24, First Christian Church, 406 Beatty St. Ellwood City. Keynote speaker is Grey Berrier II, retired U.S. Army colonel. Meals are $8. Information, 724-201-5484.
Owl Prowl: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Bear Run Launch (South Shore), Moraine, Slippery Rock Township. Park naturalist will lead search for owls. Bring flashlight; dress for weather.
Shannon Run Paddle: 9 to 11 a.m. Aug 25; Mount Zion Church, Moraine, Slippery Rock Township. Nature-based paddle includes basic kayak tipo. For age 12 and older; participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required; by calling 724-368-8811 beginning Sunday.
American Legion Picnic: 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Ellwood-Wampum Rod and Gun Club, 2406 Wampum Road, Wayne Township. Reservations, call Joseph Fisher at 724-758-6227 or Brandon Fisher at 724-971-9247.
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.
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.
Kidney Smart Classes: 1 p.m. Aug. 26 and Oct. 28, Ellwood City Medical Center, 724 Pershing St. Topics include kidney disease causes, diet, lifestyle changes, medication management, treatment options. All welcome. Information, 724-752-5552.
Adult Dance/Karaoke: 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Ewing Park pool. Sponsored by the Ellwood Borough Parks & Recreation Committee. Swimming and music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Concession stand will be open. Admission, $5. Rain date is Aug 27.
Chef, Wine & Ale Event: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9, Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub, 1495 Mercer Road, North Sewickley Township. Sponsored by the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. Auction includes area entertainment, cultural and recreation activities. Tickets, in advance, $50; at door, $65. Available at Chamber, 806 Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City. Information, online at www.ellwoodchamber.org or call 724-758-5501.
Ellwood City Storytelling Festival: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Ewing Park, Ellwood City.
ATV Poker Run: 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at Mines and Meadows ATV Park, 732 Darlington Road, New Beaver. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department. Information: 412-670-0057 or www.minesandmeadows.com.
Impact Awards Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Medure's Catering, 2500 New Butler Road, New Castle. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight. Reservations, call Kati at 724-658-1488 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
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.