Briefs…

Jamestown-native Laurie Abadie, who works in NASA’s Human Research Program.

Class lunch

Warren Area High School’s class of 1964 will meet for lunch at noon Monday, July 22, at the Conewango Club. All members of the class and their spouses or significant others are welcome.

Laugh-A-Yoga

The Schorman Center is offering Laugh-A-Yoga as part of its Grief Yoga program.

Laugh-A-Yoga for grief will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren.

This special grief yoga session will focus on laughter exercises. Learn what happens to the body and mind when we laugh. Participate seated in a chair or on a yoga mat, it’s up to you. All you need is a desire to laugh and feel good.

Creative Change Facilitator Jane E. Fischer, MA, CAS, will lead the group through interactive yoga exercises. Jane’s approach supports imagination, resilience, and joy to bring out the best in people.

Registration is required; call the Schorman Center, Hospice of Warren County at 723-8060. Laugh-A-Yoga is free of charge to Warren County residents.

Halls of Ivy

Pittsfield’s Taylor Haight was named to the Jamestown Community College part-time student dean’s list during the 2018-19 academic year for both the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.

To be eligible for the part-time student dean’s list, a student must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.50 during the semester while enrolled in 6-11 degree credits.

Martz-Kohl Observatory presentation

The Martz-Kohl Observatory will host its monthly general and board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, and will welcome Laurie Abadie, deputy manager for communications, NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP).

Abadie will be presenting a program titled “Lunar Astronauts: Preparing America’s Next Moon Landing Crew.”

Mrs. Abadie and the team at HRP are working to develop the moon landing crew for the upcoming planned 2024 the United States moon landing expedition.

HRP is dedicated to discovering the best methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel.

A portion of their mission is to educate the public about the challenges involved in human space travel. You can learn more about the mission at HRP by visiting their website at https://www.nasa.gov/hrp.

At the conclusion of both the meeting and presentation, the observatory will be open for both members and the public to view the night sky, weather permitting.

The observatory is located at 176 Robbin Hill Rd., Frewsburg, N.Y. The Martz-Kohl Observatory is an all-volunteer, non-profit association and does not charge for admission. A non-member donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child or student is appreciated. The Martz-Kohl Observatory houses one of the largest public robotic telescopes in western New York. On open observatory nights, the public is welcome to come and tour the facility. If the evening sky is clear, the telescopes will be used to view the celestial sphere. The observatory can be contacted at (716) 569-3689.

More information can be accessed at the observatory website, martzobservatory.org.

Vacation Bible School

Get ready to explore ancient Athens through the eyes of Paul when you attend First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School program at the corner of Market and Second Avenue (for children ages 4 to grade 5) from 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 21 to 25.

The VBS program — Athens – Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth! — is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch and even taste. They’ll also play team-building arena games and learn cool Bible songs.

Early registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

For more information, contact Heidi at FUMC at 723-4930.

Hill & Dale meeting

The July meeting of the Hill and Dale Garden Club will be held at 11:15 a.m. July 24, with the meeting at the Sugar Grove Presbyterian Church, then carpooling to Scandia. The program will be going on a Scandia schoolhouse tour with Dr. Julia Boozer at 12:30 p.m. Bring your own picnic lunch.

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