The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at

Sept. 1: Smokey the Bear Parade/Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Chapman State Park. Smokey the Bear Night will begin with a parade through the lower loop campground led by Smokey. All area children and campers are invited to participate in the parade, either on foot or bicycle, ending up at Pavilion #4 for a program on fire prevention and to celebrate Smokey’s birthday.

Sept. 2: Salamander Safari, 11 a.m. to noon, Chapman State Park. Find out about salamanders of Pennsylvania; where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them; heading to Penny Run to catch and identify salamanders and newts. Wear shoes you can get wet.

Sept. 2: Nature Scavenger Hunt, Chapman State Park, 2-3 p.m.

Sept. 3: Bingo, 4 to 9 p.m., Garland Fire Hall.

Sept. 8: Public Safety Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe’s parking lot

Sept. 8-9: 39th Annual Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine, Warren County Fairgrounds, Route 6, Pittsfield; 150 Juried artisans, food, live music, children’s activities, and more.

Sept. 10: Stand Up to Support Suicide Prevention, 5 to 7 p.m., Soldiers and Sailors Park, Warren.

Sept. 11: 9/11 Memorial Service, 6 to 7 p.m., Warren County Memorial Park; to remember this tragic day of 2001, and those who responded and our military. Refreshments will follow service. Cookie donations are appreciated. Lighted on-site parking, shuttle services start at 5 p.m., restroom facilities available, ample seating or feel free to bring your own lawn chair.

Sept. 13: Benefit for Poppy, 4 to 6 p.m., Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, Chandlers Valley. Benefit spaghetti dinner benefit for local child Poppy Retterer. Poppy is the 22-month-old daughter of Katie Schuyler and Tyler Retterer of Warren. Shortly after birth, Poppy was diagnosed with Semilobar Holoprosencephaly, a rare diagnosis in which the two hemispheres of the brain are not completely separated.

Sept. 15: Allegheny RiverfesT, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors and entertainment will be located along the Allegheny River Trail in scenic Crescent Park, Warren, for this community festival. Vendors may register at or at the Warren County Historical Society by September 4. If you have any questions, call (814) 723-1795 or email The Allegheny RiverfesT is brought to you by the Allegheny Center for the Arts and Warren County Historical Society.

Sept. 15: Ladies Only Gun Safety Course, noon to 3 p.m. Pine Grove Sportsman Association is hosting a Ladies Only Gun Safety Course. Instructors are all NRA-certified. Door prizes, gifts, food and beverages. Free event. For more information, call Dean Spiridon at 730-7902.

Sept. 15: Chicken barbecue, noon to 5 p.m., Garland Fire Hall.

Sept. 15: PA Watercolor Society’s 39th International Juried Exhibition, noon to 6 p.m., Crary Art Gallery. Opening reception, noon to 4 p.m. with awards at 3 p.m.Exhibition until Oct. 20, 2018.

Sept. 15-16: Kinzua Bridge State Park Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be arts/crafts, food vendors, live music, and more. For further information, call Debbie Lunden at (814) 331-7331 or Mary Ann Burggraf at (814) 598-5265.

Sept. 16: The Church at Bear Lake will host local indie folk band Jo&I at 2 p.m. The concert is called “Songs from the Sorrowing Place,” and admission to the event is free. For more information, check out

Sept. 21: WCCBI’s Eggs & Issues, 7:30 a.m., Conewango Club. The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, host.

Sept. 22: Multiphasic Blood Screening, 6 to 10 a.m., St. Joseph Recreational Center.

Sept. 22: Woman’s Club of Warren presents Pet Expo 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 310 Market St., Warren. LEARN: 4 presentations to choose from: 1. Monica Haritan –holistic animal health, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.; 2. Marnee Booth — pet masseuse, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; 3. Ed Bennett — Therapeutic Farrier of Horses, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.; 4. Amy Bennett — Service Dog Training for Kids with Special Needs, 2 to 2:45 p.m.; $5 each or all four for $15, plus free vendor entry. Call to register and pre-pay at 723-5910; SHOP: Pet-related vendors in ballroom, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($3 admission). Coffee/tea bar and sweets for sale.

Sept. 22: CASA Superhero 5K, 9 to 11 a.m., Pleasant Township VFD.

Sept. 22: Life is GLOW;RIOUS Glow Run/Walk, 6 to 10 p.m., War Memorial Field. Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness event. Register on Facebook at CORE-suicidepreventionproject, or call 706-2761.

Sept. 22: Designer Bag Bundo, 5 to 10 p.m., Garland Fire Hall. For tickets, 563-7575.

Sept. 27: Wilder Museum’s Open House & National Forge Exhibits, 6 to 8 p.m., Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided; or 723-1795.

Sept. 27-30: Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 28-29: Jakes Witch Project mountain bike festival (20 plus miles of trails). Live music, food, drinks. Kinzua Beach.

Sept. 29: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 9 a.m. to noon, Betts Park. Register at, or 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m opening ceremony, 10 a.m. Walk begins. For questions, call 723-1199.

Oct. 5-6: Haunted House & Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Warren County Historical Society, 210 4th Ave., Warren. Trolley tickets for sale at historical society and at ($9 in advance, $10 at the door). First come, first serve. Advance purchase recommended. Haunted house is free. 723-1795.

Nov. 12-19: Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19, at Pleasant Community Church, 673 Pleasant Drive, Warren. For more information, call (814) 723-7730.