Photo submitted to Times Observer There will be free books on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Jefferson Defrees Family Center from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jefferson Defrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue, is participating in Halloween Read and Treat, a national event to get kids excited about reading and books by giving away free books on Halloween. Pictured are Lincoln, Paiton, Willow, Lukas, Sophia, Weston, Talon and Alex.

Bridge results

Results of the Monday 10/23/17 duplicate bridge game held at YMCA were:

1st-Carol Stone and Donna Holding with 36.5;

2nd-Connie Michell and Joann Hultquist with 34.5;

3rd-Peggy Morgan and Marjorie Polito with 34.


Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Peggy Morgan and Connie Michell were first and second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Rosemary Hanson was first followed by Nan Cashman. Patty Baker and Bill Massa were first and second Thursday evening at the library.

Art League to meet

The Warren Art League will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the First Lutheran Church, E. Third Ave. and East St., at 6:30 p.m., for its monthly business meeting. Members will vote on the venue for the Christmas dinner and future direction of the league into 2018.

Following the business meeting, at 7 p.m., there will be a program by Heidi Jimerson, a spiritual artist, who will give a demonstration on meditational drawing with pastels. Pastels and paper will be provided to share, and members may bring his/her own art supplies. The general public and any interested artists are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served.

PowerHouse Kids

PowerHouse Kids, for children ages 4-12, meets on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St., Youngsville. Register at, or in person.

Community dinner

Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis Street, will hold a community dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the JoyFull Cafe. The menu will be open-faced roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a veggie. A donation is accepted but not expected.

Youth breakfast

A weekly youth breakfast is held every Wednesday at Youngsville Evangelical United Methodist Church, 18 Second Street, Youngsville. The free breakfast is for youth in grades beginning at 7:15 a.m. Food is served at 7:30 a.m. and everyone is dismissed around 7:45 a.m. so they can get to school. No transportation is provided, but it is an easy walk from church to school.

Harvest Worship

Harvest of Worship and Praise at the Torpedo Community Church will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with Rex and Priscilla White. Refreshments will follow. A free will offering will be taken.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will be dancing from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Marys Moose, with Bill Bevec Band, of Warren, Ohio, performing. There will be music for all types of dancing and the public is invited.

For information, call Paul Leofsky at 563-7516.

Fire police to meet

Warren County Fire Police will meet Sunday, Nov. 5, at North Warren Fire Hall. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. There will also be nominations for officers.

ReStore donations

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is operating from the basement of Warren Antiques & Giftware, located at 306 Second Avenue in Warren. The store is open for donations and purchases Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

Donating large items such as appliances and furniture should be prearranged with Habitat for Humanity; other home improvement items may be donated during normal business hours. Habitat reserves the right to deny any item based on its potential resale value and / or usefulness to the organization. Contact Habitat at (814) 688-8671 or

Beach Glass Jewelry Class

A Beach Glass Jewelry Class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Slater Room at the Warren Public Library

Instructor Christine French will lead participants in the creation of wire wrapped beach glass jewelry with thin and thick gauged wire that is wrapped around beach glass. Attendees will take their time and work on a number of the glass pieces while they learn and practice several techniques. They will begin wrapping the practice glass using thin wire and then thick.

Each participant will then make a piece with real beach glass and beads and or a charm. Chains will be provided in order for attendees to wear their creations home. All the materials will be provided with the $20.00 class fee. A $10.00 non-refundable deposit is due when registering. The additional $10.00 will be paid at the class. This class is limited to the first 10 paid registrants. A waiting list will be developed if necessary.

Outdoor Club

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike the Kinzua Valley Trail. Participants will meet at the trailhead in Westline at 2 p.m.

For more information, call Jim Eberly at (814) 723-7888.

MS support

The Warren Multiple Sclerosis Support group will be having our monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Warren Public Library on the third floor in the Slater Room.

This will be our annual Friends and Family meeting where everyone is encouraged to bring their family, friends, caregivers & any loved ones that are involved in their lives. We will be dividing into two separate rooms so that we can have separate meetings. We will be discussing issues that we would not normally feel comfortable talking about in front of our loved ones in both groups. It is always our most popular and well attended meeting.

Light refreshments will be available but everyone is asked to bring their own beverage of choice if they choose.

As always, anyone affected by M.S., their family, friends and anyone interested in learning more about Multiple Sclerosis is invited to attend. Also, as always, there in not a charge for anyone to attend.

The library is handicap accessible from the rear of the building by parking in the midtown lot. There is an elevator to the third floor.