The Update | Scrappers Announce Giveaways, Promotional Games

NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ 2024 season will feature seven post-game fireworks shows, four giveaways, seven specialty jersey nights and six Buck Nights.

The giveaways are:

  • June 7: Margaritaville Night Scrappy bobblehead.
  • June 8: Youth batting practice jersey.
  • July 20: Former Scrapper and Guardians’ top prospect Brayan Rocchio bobblehead.
  • Aug. 3: Former Scrapper Jose Ramirez wearing a puffy shirt bobblehead.

The Scrappers specialty jersey series includes the following jersey nights, with auction proceeds going to local charities:

  • June 7: Margaritaville Night. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the Suns of Beaches Band performing from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • June 8: Autism Awareness Night.
  • June 29: Developmental DisABILITIES Awareness Night.
  • Aug. 3: Seinfeld Night.

The food specialty jersey series will start with Scrappers fan favorite Peppers in Oil night, when the Scrappers change their name for one night only to Peppers in Oil, on July 29.

The second food specialty jersey will be worn Aug. 12 when the Scrappers become the Mahoning Valley Cookie Tables. The game will feature a wedding expo with cookie samples and displays from wedding vendors. Brides have a chance to win wedding day prizes.

The final jersey night, July 19, is Star Wars Night, with specialty Boba Fett Star Wars jerseys and fireworks after the game.

Also on the schedule are an 11 a.m. game June 26, with a petting zoo; princess and superhero night June 28; and bobblehead buy and trade June 30.

Tuesday games are Senior Discount days ($5 upper box seats for age 55 and up). Wednesdays are Military Appreciation Nights (two free upper box seat tickets with military ID). Thursdays are Buck Nights ($1 general admission tickets, $1 hot dogs and fountain drinks and $2 domestic beers).

Single-game tickets are on sale now at, by calling 330 505 0000 or at the Eastwood Field box office. Single-game ticket prices start at $7.

‘Mister Rogers’ Character at Peace Day

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – It will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood Saturday, May 4, when actor David Newel – best known as Speedy Delivery man Mr. McFeely from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – takes part in Peace in Our Community Day, sponsored by Westminster College and the New Wilmington Rotary Club.

Newell’s visit is just one of the several peace-oriented events and activities planned to take place throughout the day in New Wilmington Borough Park and on the Westminster College campus.

The following events will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the park:

  • Meet and greet with actor David Newell.
  • Meet and greet with local children’s authors Christine Telesz Sidell, Diane Heaney Bell, Deb Sanchez and Jenna Copper.
  • Caillou parade balloon.
  • Reading stations with Westminster College students.
  • Twelve stations of arts and crafts.
  • T-shirt and kite decorating.
  • New Wilmington Fire Department truck.
  • Children’s book and peace necklace giveaways (while supplies last).
  • Peace presentation at the amphitheater at 11:30 a.m.

The following events will take place from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Westminster’s campus.

  • Kite flying and decorating from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., near Patterson Hall.
  • Reader’s Theater 25-minute performance on peace from 1:30 to 1:55 p.m., in Mueller Theater.
  • Peace in Our Schools and Community from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Mueller Theater.
  • New Wilmington Rotary Club’s High School Oratory Competition “We Speak for Peace” from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Visitors will be able to purchase food from the Haitian Sensation food truck on Westminster’s campus, as well as Peace Day cookies, and also bid on raffle baskets.

Lawrence County Coffee Trail Returns

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Lawrence County Coffee Club is returning, with cup sleeves decorated by local elementary school students.

The seven participating coffee shops are 3 Thirty-Three Apothecary, The Confluence, Joseph’s Coffee Shop, Mohawk Coffee House, National Grind Coffee & Tea Shop, Papa Gelateria and Pulse Coffee Co. 

Pick up a passport at participating locations; place an order at all seven and win a coffee mug.

Grove City College Symphony, Orchestra Concert

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The final concert of the year by the Grove City College Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Ketler Auditorium at the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will be livestreamed at

Film Festival Features Works by Students

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College’s Lux Mea Film Festival, the annual celebration of student filmmakers’ work, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the auditorium of Crawford Hall.

Seventeen short films written by, directed by and starring Grove City College students will premiere during the festival, which is in its fourth year.

Tickets are available in advance in the Breen Student Union on campus from noon to 5 p.m. daily and online HERE. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the festival.

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