Five Things You Need to Know This Week: Community Days Edition

Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on for Cranberry Community Days, which takes place July 12-14 at Cranberry Community Park.

1. Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company Golf Classic

A $125 per person golf outing starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Proceeds benefit the fire company's which includes a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center. A variety of prizes and specialty foods are included in the price.

2. Martinis with Monet

A cocktail reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the pavilion kicks off Community Days with art and drinks. The $15 per person tickets includes a martini glass and two drinks. More than 50 pieces of original art will available for purchase. During Community Days, a temporary art center, located near the Playtime Palace playground, will recruit children to help create a unique 16 by 20-foot mural. A ticket also is good for $15 off the price of any original artwork by the Associated Artists of Butler County artists featured at the art exhibit or art center during Community Days.

3. Run For Your Library 5K

For the second year in a row, proceeds from this reader-friendly 5K at will benefit the runners’ library of choice. The cost is $20 per person for the 5K and $8 per person for a kids 1 mile Fun Run. Online registration ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Runners may check in for the event—and get their chip—from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the

4. Outdoor Concerts

There’s one concert Thursday, five on Friday and two on Saturday, which makes this the biggest year ever for concerts during Community Days.  All eight concerts, including Joe Grushecky and the House Rockers, are free. Other performers include Tres Lads, The Stickers and Due West.

5. Ice Skating in July, Car Cruise, Fireworks and More

Yes, you can ice skate in the summer, at least you can if the rink is made out of synthetic ice. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins and UltraSkate, an all-weather artificial rink will be built at the park's basketball courts. Admission is $6. Skate rentals will be available. A car cruise will take place from 3 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Cranberry Community Park. Throughout Community Days there will be games, rides, a carnival, vendors and more. The annual Lions Pancake Breakfast takes place Saturday morning. The cost is $7 per person. Community Days ends at dusk Saturday with a fireworks display.


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