Community Calendar for July 5 (2024)


•BOOK DRIVE: through Aug. 2 in preparation for The New Wilmington Kiwanis Club’s annual book sale. Donations accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Neshannock Presbyterian Church, 330 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington. Leave items with the secretary. Do not leave books in the parking lot or by the doors. No encyclopedias, magazines, VHS tapes or text books. The annual book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Sale benefits New Wilmington Kiwanis and Scout Troop 733.

•COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: 8 to 11 a.m. July 6, American Legion Post 343, 134 N. Jefferson St. $10 for adults, $7 for children, free to all veterans with ID. (724) 658-3990.

•RADIO CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT FUN FLY, EXHIBITION AND SWAP MEET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6, Shaker Woods Field, 44337 County Line Road, Columbiana Ohio. Sponsored by Mahoning County Model Aircraft Club. Food and beverages available for purchase, 50/50 drawing. No drones permitted. Free. Visit for more information.

•PRAYING IN COLOR: 7 p.m. July 7 through noon July 11, Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center. Explore praying in new ways with Paulette Kirschensteiner. No art experience required; supplies provided. Cost is $340. To register, visit or call (724) 964-8886.

SCIENCE AND NATURE CAMP: 9:30 a.m. to noon July 8-12, Apple Castle. For children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade. Learn about God’s world and scientific facts through play, crafts, literature, fun facts and farm tours. $75 per camper. To register, visit

•HOPE IS DOPE RECOVERY TRAINING SERIES WITH STEVE TREU: 6 to 8 p.m. July 9, 16 and 23, New Englander Terrance Room, 3009 Wilmington Road. The free, three-class series is for anyone who is in active recovery who who just wants to better understand addiction and its affects on the brain. For more information and to register, call Randy Crum at (724) 730-1234, Vaughn Crisci at (724) 657-7466, Dan Bailey at (724) 657-7466 or Lori Sager at (724) 699-5592.

•WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon July 10, Owlet Gift Shop, McDanel’s Launch Area, North Shore, Moraine State Park. Supplies will be available or bring your own. Open to all skill levels. Class size is limited. $2 donation. Preregistration required by calling (724) 368-9185.

•CONCERT: 7 p.m. July 11, St. Vitus Church, 910 S. Mercer St. Free Concert by The King’s Brass. See for full details or visit

•SPEED FRIENDING: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 12, New Castle Public Library. Hosted by Oneness of Lawrence County. Event is similar to speed dating, only to meet new friends. To RSVP, call the library at (724) 658-6659 and ask to speak to Carissa Neary.

•GOSPEL CONCERT: 7 p.m. July 12, New Life Baptist Church, 3414 State Route 208, New Wilmington. Featuring Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Tickets $15, available online at Proceeds benefit Bread Basket food pantry in New Castle. (724) 946-2816. Band information at

•WILMINGTON AREA HIGH SCHOOL ALL-CLASS REUNION: July 12, River Valley Community Resource Center (former Pulaski Elementary School). Social hour at 5:30 p.m.; banquet at 6:30 p.m. $35 per person, checks payable to WAHS Alumni Association. Reservations should be sent to Myrna Young, 358 Pine Spring Drive, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 or call (724) 530-2992 with reservation. The reunion is for graduates from 1934 to 1979. Honorees will be the Class of 1974. The 2024 scholarship recipients will be recognized.

•INTRO TO FLY FISHING: 5 to 8 p.m. July 12, 528 Bridge Boat Launch Area, Moraine State Park. Join park staff to dive into the basics of fly fishing such as how to set up a fly-fishing rig, cast a fly rod, tie knots, pointers on what flies to use, and what’s going on under the water. After the lesson, you’ll have a chance to use your new skills by fishing in Lake Arthur. During the program, a fishing license is not required, and all equipment is provided by the park but feel free to bring your own. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring a drink and snacks if desired. Program is for anyone 12 and up, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required at

•SLOVENEFEST: July 12-14, SNPJ, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley. Featuring the food, music and culture of Slovenia.

•”THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. July 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. July 14 and 21, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long Ave. For tickets, call (724) or visit

•WEST PITTSBURG STATIONFEST: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13, West Pittsburg Train Station, 805 9th St. Antique tractors and stationary engines, classic car cruise, Fort Pitt HiRailers, model train display, music by D.J. Jan Smith and a Scottish bagpiper, food trucks, auctions, raffles, craft vendors. Sponsored by the Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society. For more information, email

•MUDDY CREEK OIL FIELD LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATION: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13, Park Road, Moraine State Park. The Bessemer Gas Engine and Marshall-Barr No. 19 oil well equipment is restored and open for visitors to hear and see the industry that powered this region.

•BARN SALE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13 and 14, Briar Brook Barn, 330 Eastbrook Neshannock Falls Road. Home decor, antiques, handcrafted goods and more. Fresh Amish doughnuts July 13. Yo Momma’s food truck, specialty coffee both days. Farmers Market on July 13, Makers Market July 14.

•VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 6 to 8 p.m. July 15-19, Clinton United Methodist Church, 1147 Old Route 18, Wampum. For children entering preschool through sixth grade. To register, call (724) 674-9130.

•SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC FOR CATS: July 17, sponsored by Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund and Fix’N Wag’n.Cost is $90, which includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper shots, flea treatment and ear mite treatment, if needed. To sign up, call Fix’N Wag’n at (724) 201-9413 or visit

•GUIDED LABYRINTH WALK: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 17, Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center. Theme: “Listening to God Through Your Intuition.” Registration is preferred by calling (724) 964-8886.

•CREEK CRITTERS: 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 17, meet at the Hells Hollow Trail Parking Lot, McConnells Mill State Park. Explore Hell Run Creek for salamanders, crayfish, aquatic insects and all the other critters that live there. TDress for the weather, bring water and wear sturdy shoes.

•JOB FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18, PA CareerLink Lawrence County, located in the Central Building at 101 S. Mercer St., Suite 101. Twenty employers and training providers holding open interviews and providing information. Free to attend. For more information, or to pre-register, visit the job fair website at Hosted by the PA CareerLink Lawrence County. For more information, (724) 656-3165, ext. 221, or

•CARTER’S CRUISE: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20, Chewton Volunteer Fire Department, 196 Alice St., Wampum. All proceeds donated in memory of Carter Woloszyn to Lucy’s First Step. Dash plaques to first 100 vehicles. 50/50 raffle, auction, food, vendors, music. No preregistration required.

•ENON VALLEY COMMUNITY DAY: July 20, Enon Valley Community Historical Society, 1084 Main St. Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge, firefighters’ parade, vendors and crafters, food, living history and Civil War encampment, antique vehicles, historical displays, children’s activities and fireworks.

•POTTER FEST: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20, Main Street, Volant. Shopping, wand making, music and more all with a Harry Potter theme.

•FIREWORKS FESTIVAL: 4 to 10 p.m. July 20, Downtown New Castle.

•FULL MOON PADDLE: 8 to 10:30 p.m. July 20, Old 422 Launch by Region 2 Office (Prospect Exit off 422), Moraine State Park.Paddle off into the sunset, then turn around and watch the moon rise light up the night. A limited number of kayaks are available or bring your own. Life jackets required. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required by calling (724) 368-8811.

•ST. FAUSTINA PARISH FESTIVAL: 5 to 9 p.m. July 20 and 1 to 6 p.m. July 21, St. Christopher Church, Route 528, Prospect. Live music, children’s games and activities, basket raffle, flea market, bingo, food and outdoor Mass at 4 p.m. July 20.

•AN EVENING WITH MARK TWAIN: July 24, Confluence, 214 E. Washington St. Hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 7 p.m. with the performance at 7. Sponsored by the Lawrence County Historical Society and featuring Mark Dawidziak along with Sara Showman. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at Lawrence County Historical Society Annex, 408 N. Jefferson St., between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or online at

•RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26, American Legion Post 343, 134 N. Jefferson St. Donors can register by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting and enter NewCastlePA to schedule an appointment.

•GHOST NIGHT AT THE SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL: July 26. Guided tours of the building’s hot spots at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. and midnight, with the facility open until 6 a.m. Audio recording and EVP/spirit devices permitted. Concession stand available. Tickets are $20 per person, regardless of arrival time. Tickets are available in advance on the Cathedral’s website under “events,” and will also be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the Scottish Rite’s Children’s Dyslexia Center of Western PA.

•HERON AND KINGFISHER PADDLE: 1 to 3 p.m. July 28, McDanels Launch Area, Moraine State Park. Learn about the heron, kingfishers and the ecology of Lake Arthur. A limited number of kayaks are available or bring your own. Life jackets required. Ages 12 and up, nder 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required by calling (724) 368-8811.


•WAMPUM HOMECOMING WEEKEND AND CAR CRUISE: Aug. 2. Registration begins 4 p.m. with the cruise at 5. Vendors, entertainment and prizes.

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