Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Four Flags ceremony at Heritage Point in Crescent Park is set for Saturday, May 26, with music beginning at 10:45 and the program at 11 a.m. The speaker this year will be Steve Applebee, director of the World War II Museum in Eldred. Invocation will be given by Capt. Keith Jache of The Salvation Army, and music will be provided by the Elks Club Band, the Conewango Clippers, Mark Davis and Garry Campbell.

Newtown Cemetery meeting

the Newtown Cemetery meeting will be held on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Call (814) 563-9051 with any questions.

Red Hat meeting

The Red Hat Society Purple Majesties chapter will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Draft House.

Class to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1960 will golf and have lunch at Blueberry. To golf, come at 8 am. and for lunch come at 12:30 p.m. on May 23. Any questions call Jim at (814) 484-5095. All classmates, spouses, and friends are invited.

Elk Township open house

Elk Township Historical Society and Museum will hold an Open House on Saturday, June 9, from 1-4 p.m. Tour guides will be available to answer questions. The museum is located at the four corners in Scandia. Everyone is welcome.

Fire Police Convention

Warren County Fire Police will be hosting the PA Fire Police Convention on Sunday, May 20, at Starbrick Fire Hall. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon with the memorial service at 1 p.m. and the meeting will follow. Members of the Warren County Fire Police are asked to attend in full dress uniform.

Warren Garden Club

Here are upcoming June events for the Warren Garden Club:

June 14 — Warren Garden Club Board Meeting, Warren Public Library, 10:15 a.m.;

June 21 — “We Gather Together” flower show, Wilder Museum of Warren County History, 51 Erie Avenue, Irvine. Open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 21-23, 1 to 5 p.m.;

June 26 — Bus trip to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, Ohio. The cost is $55 per person. This includes entry to Stan Hywet Garden, Tour & Bus; lunch is on your own at Molly’s Shop. Make checks payable to the Warren Garden Club. The deadline for registration is June 20. Bus departure time is 7 a.m. from the Tops Market parking lot in Warren. Return time should be about 7 p.m. Mail registration form and check to: Margaret Sleeman, 3710 Jackson Run Road, Warren, PA 16365.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

A program, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Warren Hi-Ed Building.

During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia.

To help caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond, the Alzheimer’s Association offers the Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

Identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia.

Explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors.

List strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.

The program is presented by Jill Curtis, Education and Outreach Coordinator from the Greater PA Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Erie. The event is free, but registration is requested for seating purposes.

Call Higher Ed Office at 723-3222 or, for more information, call Linda Knapp at 726-1199.

Republican Committee reorganization meeting

The Warren County Republican Committee will hold a reorganizational meeting at the Republican HQ at 145 Conewango Avenue at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24. The only business to be settled at the meeting is the election of the chairman. All elected members of the committee should attend.

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