Candidate for governorto speak in Grove City
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Rendell of Philadelphia will speak Friday at a program sponsored by the Shenango Valley Initiative. Rendell is slated to address a gathering at 3:30 p.m. in Church of the Beloved Disciple, 321 N. Broad St., on the topics of school equity funding and community consolidation. Shenango Valley Initiative is a church congregation-based community action group.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Hospice of St. Francis is offering a five-week volunteer training class Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 17.
Volunteers enhance the care offered by the hospice staff by sitting with patients, helping with household chores and giving support and comfort to families and patients. There are also fund-raising opportunities available for interested volunteers. For more information, or to register, call Marlene Gruey at (724) 658-3511, Ext. 8877.
Tutor training offered
MONACA, Pa. -- Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action will offer a workshop in tutor training twice this fall. The sessions will be held in the Adult Literacy Action Offices, Professional Arts Building, College Avenue, Beaver, Pa.
These workshops provide training to teach reading, writing and daily survival skills to adult learners. Upon completion of the 12-hour workshop, trainees will be awarded tutoring certificates.
The first workshop will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9, 11, 16, and 18.
In October the workshops will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22, 24, 29, and 31.
For more information about tutor training workshops or any aspect of the Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action program, contact the ALA offices at (724) 773-7810.
MetroParks fall festival
CANFIELD -- Mill Creek MetroParks' fall festival, Sunset at the Farm, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the MetroParks Farm. This free program sponsored by Farmers National Bank will be fun for the entire family.
Visitors will be treated to hayrides on wagons pulled by draft horses, campfire entertainment and freshly made apple butter. Kids will enjoy a visit with farm animals, a marshmallow roast, a search for toys in a haystack and a trip through a cornfield maze. The festivities include a sack race and an egg toss. The Agventure Barn will be open, and the Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club will stage a giant train display. Back by popular demand is the feature Stargazing with YSU at 8 p.m.
Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on at the campfire. The MetroParks Farm is on U.S. Route 46 across from the Canfield Fairgrounds. Call (330) 702-3000 for more information.