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Five Things You Need to Know This Week

Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.

Five Things You Need to Know This Week

1. Friends of the Cranberry Library Valentine Book Sale

Buy a decorated bag with three books of your choice, a bookmark and some sweets at the library, located inside the Cranberry Township Municipal Center on Rochester Road. It's a nice gift and all proceeds go to the library!

2. Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, Feb. 12 marks the beginning of the 46-day Lent period leading up to Easter. A number of churches around the Cranberry area will hold Ash Wednesday services. For some religions, this includes the imposition of ashes—which is when the foreheads are marked with ashes. 

The ashes are typically made from the palms used at the prior year's Palm Sunday services and blessed. Check our Patch directory for a list of local churches.

3. Butler County Humane Society Valentine's Day Party & Benefit

Join Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts in Harmony from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 for the “Have a Heart for Animals” fundraiser for the Butler County Humane Society in Renfrew.

refreshments from local restaurants, door prizes, a raffle, a silent auction and a scavenger hunt. The Humane Society is bringing some of the animals looking for a new home. The gallery also will have animal-themed art on display from regional artists.

Attendees are asked to bring a toy, food, blankets, kitty litter or other items for the animals. 

4. Pancake Breakfast to benefit Project Hope

A pancake breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Cranberry Elks Lodge on Route 19. The cost is $7 per person for adults and $4 per person for children age 12 and younger. All proceeds benefit Project Hope of Zelienople, a nonprofit that helps local parents of hospitalized children. There also will be a Chinese auction.

5. Lost in Yonkers at Comtra Theatre

Directed by Tom Licker, Lost in Yonkers will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Comtra Theatre in Cranberry. The ticket cost is $12 per person. 

What's your must attend event of the week? Tell us in the comment section below!

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