Butler County

• The Big Butler Fair is open through July 8 at Big Butler Fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Rd., Prospect. Come out and enjoy fireworks, the midway, games, demolition derbies, concerts and truck pulls. Call (724) 865-2400 or visit bigbutlerfair.com.

• Zelienople’s annual Fourth of July Community Day Celebration will take place July 4 at Zelienople Community Park, 402 East Beaver St., Zelienople. The day starts with the Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. (registration at 6:30 a.m.) and will conclude with a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. Other events include a parade, food vendors, derby duck race, inflatables, swimming, live musical performances and more. Call (724)452-0231.

• Come out for Animal Tracks, an educational, interactive and entertaining experience, at 6:30 p.m. July 6 at Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. Everyone will get the opportunity at the end of the show to touch one of the animals. Call (724) 284-5383.

• Historic Foodways Cooking Class- Dining with the Founding Fathers (and Mothers) of Independence Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at Old Stone House, 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. Prepare and enjoy the foods of the patriots, using their recipes and the hearth of the Old Stone House. Cost is $35 per person. Call (724) 738-4964 or visit oldstonehousepa.org/foodways.

• Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler, presents WWII – 1940’s Era Photo Show July 12 to 22. Opening day reception will be from noon to 4 p.m. July 15. Large show from rescued negatives showing Butler County, led by Armco Steel, bringing the community together to collect scrap for the War Effort. The photo show is of Butler during WWII and the scrap drive held here with Armco Steel leading the way. Call (724) 283-6922 or visit butlerartcenter.org.

• Purses for a Purpose Party 2017 is set to take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 13 at General Butler Vagabonds, 138 Whitestown Rd., Lyndora. Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $50 per person at the door. Attendees must have a ticket to attend, no refunds or transfers. No need to be present to win one of the top purses. Tickets are on sale now at guestli.st/432696 or call (724) 285-4883.

• Cranberry Township Community Days will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. July 13 and 14 and from noon to 7 p.m. July 15 at Cranberry Township Community Park, Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. The event features car cruise, art in the park, carnival, over 200 vendors, inflatable fun zone, Broadway in the park, concerts, pancake breakfast, 5K, community bean bag toss tournament and fireworks. Call (724) 776-4806.

• Musical Theatre Guild of Butler, 100 Memorial Dr., Butler, presents Nunsense, a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Performances are July 14-16 and 21-23. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $17 per person. (724) 287-8243 or visit mtgbutler.org.

• The annual Saxonburg Fireman’s Carnival will take place July 17 to 22 at 210 Horne Ave., Saxonburg. Enjoy food, pet parade, water battle, pageant, fireman’s parade, raffle drawing, rides and more. Open each night from 6 to 11 p.m. Kiddee matinee will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Call (724) 352-3300 or visit svfc.com/SVFCCarnival.asp.

• World of Outlaw night will take place at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at Lernerville Speedway, 313 North Pike Rd., Sarver. Gates open at 5 p.m. Reserved camping only; ATV/Golf Cart pass required. Cost is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students ages 11 to 17 and free for children 10 and under. Call (724) 353-1511 or visit lernerville.com.

• Come out to Cranberry Township Community Park-Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Township, for a concert in the park. Elvis Lives, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. July 27. Bring a blanket or lawn chair as Randy Galioto’s tribute to The King of Rock and Roll captures the essence of a live ‘70s show with music ranging from Elvis’ early days to his performances in Las Vegas including costume changes, audience participation, scarves and teddy bears. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers, etc will be for sale. Call (724) 779-4386.

• Celebrate the Bloom at Jennings Environmental Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 29. Enjoy a full day of activities including walks, workshops, demonstrations and a culminating bonfire, plus local food, vendors and entertainment. Call (724) 794-6011 or visit celebratethebloom.wordpress.com.

• The Butler BlueSox fireworks night will take place at 7 p.m. July 29 at Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. Cost is $7 per person. Call (724) 256-9994 or visit butlerbluesox.net.

• Cranberry Community Waterpark, North Boundary Park, 450 North Boundary Park Dr., Cranberry Township, offers Military Appreciation Day July 30. Free admission for veterans or active military, with ID. $5 admission for dependents. Call (724) 779-4386.