Briefs

Class breakfast

The men who graduated with the class of 1951 at Warren High School will meet for breakfast at Perkins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

The WAHS Class of 1962 will meet for breakfast on Wednesday, August 31, at 9 a.m. at Perkins. All classmates are welcome.

AARP Fall Driver Courses

The Allegheny Community Center (ACC) will be hosting four AARP Smart Driver Classes this fall at 42 Clark Street. All the classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Three 4-hour classes will be given for Pennsylvania drivers who have taken the course before, less than 3-years 3-months ago. The 3-refresher courses at the ACC will be:

Friday, September 12, taught by Larry Jackson

Wednesday, November 2, taught by Larry Jackson

Friday, November 18, taught by Charles Merroth

In addition, an 8-hour course will be taught by Larry Jackson on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4 and 5. This course is for those Pennsylvania drivers who have not taken the course before or took it over 3-years 3-months ago.

These courses, revised in 2014, are intended to increase your personal safety by covering the basics of defensive driving. Just as important, the course is designed to make you aware of how changes in vision, hearing and physical reflexes due to aging can impact your driving. New vehicle and roadway features and new laws of the road will also be discussed. If you are over 55- years old you may be eligible for an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount of 5% for 3-years (ask your insurance agent all drivers in the household may have to take the course) and there are no tests (written or driving).

Each class is $20 per person, ($15 for AARP members) paid by check to AARP or cash to the instructor on the first day of class. You do not have to be a member of AARP to take the course. In addition, this year, there will be an additional charge of $2 per person to help defray the ACC’s operating costs please bring cash for the ACC. Advanced registration is recommended as class is limited to 25 attendees. For courses at the ACC please call 723-3237 for registration.

The Sheffield Senior Center (SCC) at 511 South Main Street, in Sheffield, has agreed to sponsor the AARP refresher course from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30. Again, this course is for those Pennsylvania drivers that have taken the course previously within the last 3-years 3-months. The cost for this course is $20.00 per person, ($15 for AARP members) paid by check to AARP or cash to the instructor, Larry Jackson. There is no additional fee for this course.

For more information on the course see the AARP Web site: www.aarpdriversafety.org/

Scrub Sale

A Scrub Sale will be held in the Warren General Hospital Outpatient Lobby Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

Uniforms, shoes and accessory items will be available. Special orders are welcome.

Proceeds benefit the community hospital through Auxiliary programs.

Medicare class

Is Medicare enrollment looming in your future or in the future of a family member or loved one? Elaine Krill of Experience, Inc. in Warren will be in the Beckley Computer Lab at the Warren Public Library on Wednesday, September 21st to teach those needing to make Medicare decisions how to navigate the Medicare Website. Through this two-hour program that begins at 1:00 p.m. attendees will have all their questions answered and will learn about which plans would be best for them. Because this program is a “hands-on” computer activity, attendees must already be able to operate a computer and be familiar with being “online.” Because space is limited, pre-registration is MANDATORY along with a $5.00 deposit to hold your space in the class. The deposit will be refunded only to those who attend the class. Please call the Library at 723-4650 to pre-register.

Friday events

Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Warren Public Library, Market St., Warren, open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Community lunch, free to the public, The Salvation Army, 311 Beech St., noon.

Briefs

ACA winners

The Allegheny Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the winners for the Aug page of the ACA/WCCBI “Warren County Wonders” calendar. We again had 8 photographers submit photos. Our judges again were challenged and voting was tight. The Aug winner was Monica Garami for “Let’s Go.” Second place goes to Mark Evans for ” Dragonfly”. Third place goes to Carl Leichtenberger for “Great Blue Heron Taking Flight”. All the months for the calendar have been chosen. Judges will be using Sept. to vote for the cover. Meanwhile, check our website to see the winners for the July and Aug. pages. There is a slideshow of this and last year’s winning photos. www.alleghenycenterforthearts.com.

Fall classes will be starting in Sept. We have some new classes this year and many return classes. They are posted with details on our website. And look for details about the Allegheny River fesT sponsored by Allegheny Center for the Arts and the Warren County Historical Society.

Church concert

There will be a Western Pennsylvania Conference United Methodist Ministers’ Chorus concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Youngsville First United Methodist Church.

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner

The Lander United Methodist Church will host a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. The price is a donation that will benefit the Warren County Bible Club.

Warren native releases pop single

Barbara Marino-Williams, recording as “Barbara J.,” will release “Words Don’t Come Easy,” a single from her upcoming album, “A Box Full of Records.” The pre-release will be available after August 26, 2016.

Barbara J.’s first album, “Sundown: A Gordon Lightfoot Retrospective,” a compilation of some of the Canadian music legend’s greatest songs, was released in late 2014. Her cover of “Song for a Winter’s Night,” was featured on Women of Substance Radio’s Holiday Playlist in December 2015, and “All the Lovely Ladies” won Song of the Month in November 2015, from The Akademia Music Awards. The song, “Shadows” was featured, again on Women of Substance Radio, in an April 2016 episode of “What’s On My iPod New Music Show,” hosted by network founder and owner, Bree Noble.

Musicians for the pre-release, as well as on the first and upcoming album, include Jim Reilley, also originally from Warren. Reilley is the co-founder of The New Dylans, a folk rock band formed in Warren in 1986, whose latest album, “Meta,” was released in 2015.

“Words Don’t Come Easy” was recorded at San Vicente Studios in Santa Monica, CA, and Eastwood Studios, Nashville, TN. “A Box Full of Records” will also be recorded in Nashville with a release date anticipated before the first of the year.

Salapek Reunion

The annual Salapek reunion will be held on Sunday, September 4 at 3 p.m. at Betts Park. Participants should bring a tureen, table service, and a white elephant gift if you wish. Family history books will be available and updates for the past two years.

WASU garage sale

WASU will host a garage sale at 79 Kamp Street in Pleasant Township on Saturday, August 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all proceeds going to benefit the Warren Area Student Union Student Board. Left to right: Larissa and Skyla Urig, who will be helping with the sale.

Freedom Walk

The Sugar Grove 15th anniversary Patriot Day Freedom Walk will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Sugar Grove Town Park.

Class lunch

The Warren High School class of 1958 will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Docksiders. Those planning to attend must call Betty Hill at 723-4530 for reservations.