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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 16: Valentines and Red Balloons, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Warren Public Library, Slater Room, 3rd floor. Stories, a classic 30-minute movie about a red balloon and strawberry cupcakes, followed by crafts and play with STEM toys in the Children’s Department. Each child will receive a red balloon to take home. Preregistration appreciated. Leave a message for Children’s staff at 723-4650, or register in the Children’s Department.
Feb. 16: Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman Listening Tour, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Warren Public Library. Regarding recreational marijuana and decriminalizing at the state level.
Feb. 16: Full Tilt Racing Party, 5 p.m., Garland Fire Hall. Food, fun, raffles, BYOB.
Feb. 16: Hearts to Hearts Dinner & Dessert Auction, 6 p.m. Support Hope in Recovery, all proceeds benefit House of Hope of Warren County. To purchase tickets visit the House of Hope’s Facebook page, email email@example.com, or purchase online at https://heartstohearts.eventbrite.com. The event is $35 per seat and business casual attire.
Feb. 17: Russell VFD Daytona 500 Party, noon to 6 p.m. Raffles, pull tabs, food, and beverages, plus Daytona 500. Only 250 people will be permitted! Call 814-757-5764 or 814-757-8211.
Feb. 17: Lander VFD Chicken BBQ, noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for full dinner.
Feb. 19: Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. Youngsville Free Methodist Church.
Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Build-It-Up, Take-It-Down: Warren Public Library Children’s Department, Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. Children of all ages learn STEM skills through play with large wooden blocks, LEGO, Bee-Bot coding robots, Bloco Robots and other toys that enhance the experience.
Feb. 20: A Cat And A Hat, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Warren Public Library, Slater Room, 3rd floor. Cris Johnson returns to Warren with a program centered around the wacky characters and plots of many Dr. Seuss books. This interactive, hilarious theatrical experience will have children and adults laughing, clapping and cheering. Preregistration appreciated. Leave a message for Children’s staff at 723-4650 or register in the Children’s Department.
Feb. 21, 22, 23 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.: Warren Players presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” in Struthers Library Theatre’s Library Room. For tickets, call (814) 723-7231. Adults $14, Seniors and Students $12.
Feb. 23: Special Olympics Health Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Holy Redeemer Center. There will be information on nutrition, exercise, medical check-up, and more.
Feb. 23: David LaMotte — folk singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Warren. For more details, call 814.723.6505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 23: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Beginning Beekeeping: Learn about the basic equipment and skills you need to keep your own hives of Honeybees. The owners of the Panama Bee Farm will cover everything you need to get started. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Feb. 23: Prince & Princess Family Dance, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Warren YMCA. Parents bring your special Prince or Princess for a fairytale evening of music, dancing, and fun. Call 726-0110 to register.
Feb. 24: Boy Scout Troop 22 Soup & Pie, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Irvine Presbyterian Church. Cost is a donation.
Feb. 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Toddler Time: Warren Public Library Children’s Department, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Theme-based story time, songs, craft, creative play for ages one to four.
Feb. 25: Fox Painting Class at Warren Public Library, 5:30 p.m. $30 per painter. Call (814) 779-9485 and leave a message.
Feb. 25 from 6-9 p.m. and Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m.: Auditions for Warren Players’ production of “Little Women”, seeking actors 18 and older. Struthers Library Theatre. Audition packets available at theatre office or warrenplayers.com. For more information, call (814) 723-7231.
March 2: Spaghetti dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., Russell United Methodist Church, eat in or take out. Benefits Jamestown Jackals basketball. Cost is by donation.
March 2: Benefit for Brandon “Chief” Bilske, 4 p.m., Youngsville Fire Hall.
March 2: WASU bus trip to see Miss Saigon, 9 a,n, to 9 p.m. $130. For information, call Pam Falbor at 723-7674 (bus trip, lunch, shopping).
March 3: Wild Kingdom’s Animal Expert Peter Gros, Struthers Library Theatre, 2 p.m. (814) 723-7231
March 9: John Whelan and Low Lily – Irish and American Roots, 7:30 p.m. at Struthers Library Theatre, Warren. For more details, call 814.723.6505 or email email@example.com.
March 16: “Step Into Spring” at the Woman’s Club of Warren, 310 Market St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inaugural artisan/vendor fair with 20+ vendors offers an opportunity to shed winter blahs and shop for the next special event on your calendar. The Easter Bunny will pose for free photos with children. A basket of Peterson’s Corn Crib Candies will be raffled off. Pysanky egg painting demonstrations, coffee bar, and more. Admission $2. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
March 17: Warren Philharmonic Spring Awakening, 4 pm, Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church.
March 23: The Yardbirds, Struthers Library Theatre, 8 p.m. (814) 723-7231.
April 5 and 6: Fiber Arts Conference, First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street. Register for classes at kinzuaknitaway.com from January 8 to March 10.
April 6: Fiber Market Place, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 entrance fee, door prizes.
April 6: 8 p.m., Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) Tribute by Green River, For tickets, call (814) 489-3110, or online at yankeebushproductions.com.
April 13: Gatlin Brothers, Struthers Library Theatre, 8 p.m. (814) 723-7231.
April 27: Allegheny Center for the Arts, International Appetite for the Arts, 5:45 to 8 p.m., Holy Redeemer Church, cooking competition. www.alleghenyforthearts.com for details.
May 11: 8 p.m., Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, Eagles Tribute by 7 Bridges, For tickets, call (814) 489-3110, or online at yankeebushproductions.com.
May 12: Warren Philharmonic, A Mother’s Blessing, 4:00 pm, Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
June 1: SLT Academy’s National Rural Musical Theatre Awards Show, Struthers Library Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (814) 723-7231.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: Have You Visited the Book Cellar? In the lower level of the Warren Public Library. Selection of books for children, Teens, and adults, plus DVDs & puzzles; priced from $.25- $4. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or whenever you see Sherm the Book Worm flying outside.