Photo submitted to Times Observer Care With Grace Daycare and Grace Promise Preschool will be holding a Fall Open House on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. Stop by and meet our teachers and tour the daycare and preschool rooms. Grace United Methodist Church is located at 501 Pennsylvania Ave. East in Warren.

Conservation workshop

The Warren County Conservation District (WCCD) will host a free stream dynamics and erosion workshop tour on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Space is limited and registration is required by contacting the WCCD at 726-1441 by Friday, Oct. 12.

The tour will begin at the WCCD office at 4000 Conewango Ave. with an introduction to Dirt and Gravel Low Volume Roads by WCCD District Manager Heather Wilcox at 8 a.m.

Attendees will board a coach bus at 9:45 a.m. to tour dirt and gravel road sites and bank stabilization sites.

Photos submitted to Times Observer Neil and Marge Himber spoke to Warren Rotary about their tour of Israel and the Holy Lands. They stated their views on Israel and the plight of the Palestinians. The Himbers are holding an Arab Kaffiyeh head dress and Palestinian flag.

Lunch is provided. The bus will return by 4:30 p.m.

“Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

What’s New For The Holidays

What’s New For The Holidays will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Warren Woman’s Club, 310 Market Street. There is a $3 admission to the vendor show. Children under 12 are admitted free.

There will be a Complete Beef on “Weck” Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. for $10 per person at the door. For information, visit

Art League fall show

The Warren Art League met Thursday, Oct. 4, at the First Lutheran Church in Warren for its monthly meeting with nine members attending.

Plans were made for the upcoming fall art show, to be held at the Lakewood Memorial Library, 12 West Summit Street, Lakewood, N.Y., from November 2 to 30, during regular library hours. This art show is free and the public is welcome.

The opening reception, with light refreshments provided in the lobby, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You are invited to attend the opening, where artists will be available to answer questions about their works and provide sales information.

New members are also encouraged to join the Warren Art League at any time for the year 2019. Contact current president Barbara Kersey at for more information.

Class meetings

The Warren High School Class of 1953 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Eagles Club.

The Warren High School Class of 1953 Reunion Committee will hold a post-reunion meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 306 Conewango Ave.

Enjoy the Season 11

Crafts, food, holiday shopping, door prizes and a silent auction are on tap for Enjoy the Season’s 11th year. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lander United Methodist Church in Lander.

Event organizers, Bobbie Muntz, Sharon Johnson and Debra Young, are working hard to plan a spectacular, enjoyable day out for all women. Bring your mother, sisters, adult daughters, cousins, aunts or friends and spend a day creating Christmas craft items that you’ll take home at the end of the day.

Classes and instructors this year are: Table Top Trees presented by Jeanette Walter; Dips and Dunkers by Wendy Bundy and Bobbie Muntz; Polish It Up taught by Deb Young; Touch of Nature led by Sharon Johnson; It’s the Bomb by Pennie Hopkins; and Chef Justin will be serving up more holiday food ideas and samples.

Many vendors will be returning for your holiday shopping and will donate items for the silent auction. A short lunchtime program features Johnson creating fresh evergreen swags.

The all-inclusive cost for the day’s event is $35 per person and includes a hot breakfast and a catered lunch.

If interested in receiving a reservation form, contact Bobbie Muntz at (814) 757-9381, Deb Young at (814) 730-8388 or Sharon Johnson at (814) 757-8491 and provide your e-mail address.

Due to class size, registration is limited to 75 women.

Register early to assure your place. Registration deadline is Oct. 25. A portion of the proceeds benefits Lander United Methodist Church.

Democrats’ fall banquet

Democrats of Warren County will again have its Annual Fall Banquet Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Hall.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a meet-and-greet social hour. From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be dinner hour. Dinner will be followed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with introductions of guests and featured speakers. The main speaker will be Democratic candidate for LT Governor John Fetterman. Susan Boser, candidate for the 15th Congressional District, will also speak in person, as will David Henderson. Bob Casey will speak via video.

There will be opportunities to make donations for election activities. There will be updates on fall election activities and attendees will be given ways to volunteer for the fall election.

Tickets are $25. If interested, call 730-2541.

Indivisible Warren PA

Indivisible Warren PA will hold its bimonthly meeting this Thursday, Oct. 11, 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

DAR meeting set

The General Joseph Warren Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its meeting at the Conewango Club at noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, for a luncheon. A new member will be welcomed.

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1955 will meet at 12:30 p.m. October 10 at Perkins.

Fire police to meet

Warren County Fire Police will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Grand Valley Fire Hall. Plan to attend.

Retired women’s luncheon

The retired women of United Refining Company will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Arbor House, 340 Pennsylvania Ave. W.

Library’s week

The week of October 8-13 brings the Friends of the Warren Library’s Annual Book Sale. Check out the updated Reference Department, new resources, and scan items to digital files during the Reference Open House on October 12 and 13.

If you haven’t already viewed the photo contest entries in the library’s Wetmore Gallery, cast your vote for People’s Choice while you are here.

Learn about Johnny Appleseed through a variety of displays throughout the library and wet your appetite to head to the 13th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Sheffield October 12 to 14.

All ages can pick up “scavenger hunt” guides in the lobby and return completed to reference for entries in prize drawings.

Photography Club meeting

Birds are one of the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:15 p.m.

You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray the subjects.

There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures.

The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30.

Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren.

For more information, contact Audubon Nature Photography Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or, or Vice President David Engstrom at (814) 688-6474 or

You can also visit the Club blog at or the Facebook page,

WASU donations

The Warren Area Student Union contributors include the following. All donations stay in the community to help youth programs. If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, send to WASU, 330 Hickory St, Warren, PA 16365.

Remember that the Community Foundation is matching all donations up to $15,000.

Glenn and Cathy Anderson

Norma Bankoske

Betts Industries Inc

Mr and Mrs Clifford Betts

John & Deborah Bevevino

Mr and Mrs Robert W Blair

Susan & Isaac Borland Jr

Diane Brant

Phyllis & George Broadbent

Ann M Buerkle

Ron & June Carlson

Lee and Laura Chew

Barbara and Clinton Couse

Mr and Mrs Jack Creek

Crescent Beer Distributor, Inc

Mr and Mrs Leo P Defabio

Mr and Mrs Dey

Jay E Endres MD

Diane Finley

First Lutheran Church

Dan and Shirley Giffin

Mr and Mrs Harold O Gnage

Father James Gutting

Ms Patricia A Harriman

John L Harrington MD

Steve & Darielle Hoden

Henry Hus

John and Barb Kersey

Donald E Lewis Funeral Home

Robert and Donna Lewis

Mr and Mrs James A Lindell

Edna MacLees

Joan Madigan

Mr and Mrs John D Mangus

Craig McKillip

Robert and Gloria Merenick

Bonnie Miller

Andrew P Moore

Richard and Janelle Moore

Patricia M O’Dea

Mr and Mrs John Weller Park

Margaret Paul

Dr and Mrs R Keith Price

Mr and Mrs Chase Putnam

Kenneth A Reiff

Jean M Riche

Mr and Mrs Thomas Scarcella

Mary R Schorman

Kathleen L Sears

John and Olivia Sechriest

Edward and Ruth Seebeck

Ed Shults of Warren

Peter and Margery Smith

Linda Steele

Sally R Steele

Cynthia M Strausser

Dr and Mrs Sunny A Thomas

United Refining Company

James E Vecellio

Donna and Duane Vicini

Mr and Mrs Lawrence Vicini

Warren Pediatric Associates

Mr and Mrs Patrick Williams

Judge and Mrs. Wolfe

Jerry & Ann Wortman

Ms Phyllis Wright

Mr and Mrs John Zawacki

World Language Competition

On Oct. 9, 20 high school students from throughout the WCSD will be competing in the 2018 World Language Competition hosted at Slippery Rock University.

There, representatives will compete with students from all over the state of Pennsylvania in their chosen language and level. The competition tests students’ ability in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the target language, as well as their understanding of the cultures of the target language countries.

Spanish learning student representatives were selected from an approximate total of 455 finalists from throughout the district, based on top performance achievements demonstrated through a rigorous program of Spanish study in WCSD.

Representing Warren Area High School from approximately 210 finalists in levels 1-4 are Riley Bickling, Seth Conarro, Lyndsey Dippold, Myah Madril, Emma McKibbin, Paige Rafalski, and Lily Striker.

Representing Eisenhower High School from approximately 125 finalists in levels 1-3 are Zane Alexander, Nevaeh Hamilton, Ally Mineweaser, William Schwanke, Eva Turner, and Riley West.

Representing Youngsville High School from approximately 85 finalists in levels 1-3 are Gage Hendrickson, Faith Johnson, Sheri Lindstrom, and Maygan Stoddard, and one other.

And, representing Sheffield High School from approximately 35 finalists in levels 1-2 are Abby Gregerson and Maureena Bailey.