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Photos submitted to Times Observer Samantha Hulings of the Kinzua Ridge Runners is pictured during the 2018 Western Grooming and Showmanship class at the Warren County 4-H Horse Show. This year’s show is set for July 19 and 20. Members have until June 24 to submit their entries for the show.

Church camp

Registration is now open for Mega Sports Camp which is returning to Warren Alliance Church this June. The camp will be June 24 to 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening and is open for all kids grades K-5. Each child has the opportunity to participate in one of four sports: Soccer, basketball, baseball, or cheerleading.

Every evening will include hands-on instruction in the chosen sport by experienced coaches and players. There will also be a time of singing, snacks, and learning about how focusing on fundamentals is important for sports and life. The first 50 kids will receive a free gift. You can register online at warrenalliance.org, or call (814) 723-2380.

Miss Star Cluster

Let the force be with you as you come to explore a Universe of Stories with Miss Star Cluster through stories, songs and a world of fun at the Warren Public Library on Tuesday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the Slater Room next to the Scholastic Fair.

Participants will play space bingo and make a flying saucer to take home. This is not a Star Wars-themed program, but feel free to wear any Star Wars or space items you may have. Preregistration mandatory due to limited space. Leave a message for Ms. Susan at 723-4650.

Pete the Cat visit

Beloved literary character Pete the Cat will join us a for a few Pete the Cat stories and songs at the Warren Public Library on Wednesday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Reading Room on the first floor.

Bring a camera to take a photo of your child with Pete at the Scholastic Book Fair afterward. Preregistration is appreciated. Leave a message for Ms. Susan at 723-4650.

Chapman State Park programs

Here are Chapman State Park programs from June to 23. For more information, contact the park naturalist Jen Moore at (814) 723-0259:

Friday, June 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. (Amphitheater) — Creepy Crawly Hunt — Go in search of minibeasts under logs and among leaf litter. Bug boxes and hand lenses will be available for use.

Friday, June 21, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Amphitheater) –Nature’s Flashlights — Join the park naturalist to learn about Pennsylvania’s fireflies and then go in search of these beetles.

Saturday, June 22, from noon to midnight –Firefly Festival — The PA Firefly Festival is a celebration of the annual displays of the “Synchronous Firefly” in the Allegheny National Forest Region. This event runs from noon to midnight with live music, educational exhibits and demonstrations, arts and crafts and food. The festival is held at the Black Caddis Ranch B&B, 13558 Route 666, Tionesta.

Sunday, June 23, at 10 a.m. — Chapel Service/non-denominational (Amphitheater).

Fire services meet

There will be a fire services meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Lander Fire Hall. Dinner is at 7 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

ServSafe Food Employee Certification Training

Preventing foodborne illness in a food establishment is the focus of the ServSafe® Training Course to be presented by the Penn State Extension on Monday, July 1, and July 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 100 Dillon Drive in Youngsville.

The ServSafe exam will be given on July 8 at noon. The registration fee is $185 per person. Those who pass the exam at the end of the training receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association and meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for food safety training. ServSafe certification is valid for five years.

Register at https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe, or by phone at 877-345-0691.

For more information about the class, call Rick Kralj, Food Safety, and Quality Extension Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Jefferson County at (814) 849-7361.

Cooking for Crowds

Penn State Extension will be offering a food safety workshop for non-profit organizations on Monday, July 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Penn State Extension – Warren County, 100 Dillon Dr., Youngsville.

The cost is $50 per organization (includes up to four registrants), $5 for each additional registrant or $25 per single registrant. Register at https://extension.psu.edu/cooking-for-crowds or by phone at 877-345-0691. Cost includes the “Cooking for Crowds” publication, thermometer, and food safety posters.

Attend a Cooking for Crowds workshop and learn what causes foodborne illness, how to prevent foodborne illness, and how to start practicing good food safety strategies for your next food fund-raiser.

Horse show entries

The Warren County 4-H horse program is accepting entries for the county qualifying show set for July 19 and 20. The deadline to submit the entry form is June 24. Entries may be mailed to the Penn State Extension Office in Warren County at 100 Dillon Drive, Suite 101, Youngsville, PA 16371.

The 4-H horse members will have the opportunity to advance to the District VIII 4-H Horse Show by participating in the local horse show at the Warren County Fair Grounds. The entries are available by contacting the office at (814) 563-9388. For questions regarding the 4-H program contact Jennifer Grooms at jag46@psu.edu.

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.

Retired state employees picnic

A picnic for retired Warren state employees will be held at noon Thursday, June 20, at Wildcat Park in Ludlow. Bring a dish to pass with a serving spoon, beverage, and table service. Coffee will be provided.

A donation will defray the cost of the pavilion, and there is a $1 gate fee per person please don’t make your donation any larger than $5.

For information, call Loren Campbell at (814) 688-7389.

A white elephant auction will be held, so bring something you want to get rid of (wrapped, please).

Republicans meet

The Warren County Republican Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Republican Headquarters at the corner of Third and Conewango.

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