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Photo submitted to Times Observer Recently, the officers of the Association of College Women met to arrange venues, meals, and speakers for the 2018-2019 season. The ACW is a social club for college-educated women that has been in existence for over 90 years in the Warren area. The club meets four times annually for dinner and a speaker. The ACW awards a scholarship annually to local students pursuing a college education. This scholarship is managed through the Community Foundation. The season’s first meeting will be held on September 5. For more information, email associationofcollegewomen@gmail.com. Club officers are, from left, secretary Kellie Blasco, co-presidents Julie Myler and Sharon Persing, treasurer Kathy Park, and vice-president Jen Hannaway.

Chapman programs

The following programs will be available at Chapman Dam State Park this weekend, Aug. 24-26:

¯Friday, Aug. 24: Bug Walk – go in search of insects along this short walk from 7 to 8 p.m. We will look into their habitat by searching under logs and leaf litter. Bug boxes and hand lenses will be available for use. Meet at the amphitheater at 7 p.m.

¯Friday, Aug. 24: Movie Night: Bears – from 8:30 to 8:15 p.m., discover the world of bears and experience a fascinating encounter with one of nature’s most inspiring and misunderstood creatures. Meet at the amphitheater

or pavilion four in case of rain.

¯Sunday, Aug. 26: Non-denominational chapel service starting at 10 a.m. at the amphitheater, or pavilion four in case of rain.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren County 4-H members are recognized for their accomplishments during the annual Rotary 4-H Achievement Night. During the 2017 program, 4-H horse members from the seven horse clubs were recognized for participation in the County Drill Team. Members attend practices and celebrate the opening of the county horse show and the county fair through a choreographed routine. Recognition went to Bryceton Maille of Pittsfield, Cassandra Dalrymple of Columbus, Kayann King of Spartansburg, Marissa Desin of Spartansburg, and Shelby Ordiway of Sheffield. The Drill Team is supported by 4-H Volunteer Connie Tenney. All 4-H members are reminded to submit their project books and award forms by September 17.

Suggestions for programs you’d like to see or questions about upcoming programs can be directed to the Park Naturalist Jennifer Moore by emailing jennmoore@pa.gov, or by calling (814) 723-0259. Unless otherwise noted, all games are free of charge.

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The following programs will be available at Chapman State Park during the Labor Day holiday weekend, Sept. 1-2:

¯Saturday, Sept. 1 from 7 to 7:45 p.m.: Smokey Parade – Smokey night will begin with a parade through the lower loop of the campground, led by Smokey Bear himself. All area children and campers are invited to participate in the parade either on foot or by bicycle. We will end up at pavilion four for a program on fire prevention and to celebrate Smokey’s birthday. Meet at the amphitheater at 7 p.m.

¯Saturday, Sept. 1 from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.: Smokey Night – Join Chapman State Park, Bureau of Forestry, and the Clarendon Fire Department for a night of fun. Firefighting equipment, birthday cake, and of course Smokey the Bear. The symbol of wildland fire prevention turns 74 this year. Smokey will help cut his birthday cake and meet and greet his friends during the celebration. Don’t forget your camera to remember this special day. Begins at 7:45 p.m. at pavilion four.

¯Sunday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m.: Non-denominational chapel service at the amphitheater, or pavilion four in case of rain.

¯Sunday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon: Salamander Safari – find out about salamander of Pennsylvania: where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them. We will head to Penny Run to catch and identify salamanders and newts. Wear shoes you can get wet and meet at Parking Lot 2 at 11 a.m.

¯Sunday, Sept. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.: Nature Scavenger Hunt – Grab a list and go in search of items in the park. Meet at the amphitheater at 2 p.m.

Sylvania Retired Employees Picnic

Warren and Titusville GTE and Osram Sylvania retirees, current employees, and former employees and guests are invited to the Sylvania Picnic, to be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at St. Paul Center on Route 6 in Sheffield from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and pretzels will be available starting at 1:30 p.m., with dinner at 4 p.m. The menu includes chicken, meatballs, macaroni salad, baked beans, relish tray, veggie, dessert, and drinks. The cost is $13 per person and checks can be made payable to Sylvania Retirees. Reservations must be made no later than Sept. 1. Checks can be mailed to Ann Cochran, P.O. Box 255, Sheffield, Pa., 16347. Call (814) 968-5556 or (814) 723-1264 with questions. No refunds will be given after Sept. 1.

Homeschool meeting

A Warren County homeschool meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Warren Public Library, second floor. There will be a discussion on WCSD policies for homeschoolers, diploma programs for homeschoolers, planned academic testing for this year, and end of year evaluation information.

A question-and-answer session will follow.

Examples of portfolios will be available to browse through, or sign up for any field trips that are being planned, or for the Facebook and newsletter sheet.

If you have a curriculum you would like to sell, list it on a sheet and bring it to share. Examples of goals and objectives and year-end summaries will be shared, as well as affidavits, and moral/religious exemption forms.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Connie Michell was first and Marjorie Polito was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Mary Schormann and Peggy Morgan were first and second. Connie Michell placed first Thursday evening at the library with Lynda McCollough in second.

Indivisible Warren PA

Indivisible Warren PA will hold its bimonthly meeting this Thursday, August 23, at Emanuel Church of Christ (1710 Penna. Ave, East, Warren), from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For information on Indivisible, see www.indivisibleguide.com.

YMCA Youngsville open house

The Warren County YMCA Youngsville Branch will hold an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. There will be free popcorn, balloons, water (while supplies last, and you can enter to win a year membership. There is no entry fee.

In addition, kids — ages 10 to 17, or with a parent if under 10 — can register for their free “play card” playground toy-lending program.

4-H Achievement Night

The 56th Annual Rotary 4-H Achievement Night is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, at the 4-H Center in Pittsfield. Warren County 4-H members and volunteers will be honored for their achievements. The evening will also include the annual meeting for the Penn State Extension Board in Warren County.

All members and volunteers are encouraged to apply for awards that relate to their leadership and project skill development. Many of the award applications can be found online at http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/warren/volunteers.

The deadline to submit an application is September 17. If you need applications mailed, contact the Penn State Extension office in Warren County at (814) 563-9388. The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18, without regard to ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or place of residence.

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