METRO DIGEST || Kids programs start with basket-weaving

Programs for kids

Mercer, pa.

Munnell Run Farm, 753 Greenville Road, has teamed with the Mercer County Conservation District to host informational summer programs for children age 5 to 8. A basket-weaving class from 9 a.m. to noon July 15 will explore how pioneers constructed baskets. At the completion of the program, participants will take their own baskets home. The program is appropriate for age 6 to 8. For organizers to prepare materials, registration is required by Wednesday. The cost is $5. To register, or for information, call 724- 662-2242.

Mahoning cleanup


Westside Citizens Coalition will host a cleanup event along Mahoning Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon July 20. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Strikers Bowling Alley, 2617 Mahoning Ave. Necessary supplies will be provided for cleanup. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing. A light lunch will be available for participants. The cleanup will gather members of the business community and other West Side neighborhood groups to benefit the community, while also recruiting members and bringing awareness to citywide issues.

Use of wildflowers


Mercer County Conservation District will offer the program “Myths, Legends, and Lures of Pa. Wildflowers,” teaching guests to identify and understand the uses of wildflowers. Participants will meet at the casino at Buhl Park, 730 Forker Blvd., for the 7 p.m. July 17 program.

Registration is required by July 15 by calling 724-662-2242.

Information also can be found at

Farm to Fork


The second annual Farm to Fork Dinner, presented by Covelli Enterprises, will take place at White House Fruit Farm at 5 p.m. July 28.

The evening features a complete menu of locally grown and produced items, private shopping in the White House market, wagon tours of the farm and orchard and musical entertainment by Jack Ciarniello.

The outdoor, fresh-from-the-farm dinner and desserts will feature ingredients from White House Fruit Farm and a number of other local suppliers, prepared by chefs Ross Scianna and Devlin Dunn of Antone’s Banquet Centre.

A number of tickets still are available at $100 per person. Seating is limited to 100 people. If interested, call Tara Mady of United Way at 330-746-8494.

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