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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Zem Zems will be performing at Lowe’s on Market Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be three units performing at different times throughout the day. Adults and children will also have a chance to sit in the actual cars and trikes for photo ops. There will also be hot dogs and drinks available throughout the day. This is a fundraiser for the Warren County Shrine Club Zem Zem Hornets in support of the Children’s Shriners Hospital. From left are Warren County Shrine Club President Mike Soliday, Lowe’s Manager Tracie Marzka, Lowe’s Associate Cherly Jordan, and Warren County Shrine Club member Al Dennis.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on September 28 at Betts Park in Warren. Hundreds of people from the Warren area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s.

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 400,000 people living with the disease and 676,000 caregivers.

Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association® mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org, or call 800-272-3900.

Class lunch

Eisenhower Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 115 Ludlow St., Warren. Spouses and friends are welcome. Hope to see you there.

Quilters’ Night Out

The Quilters’ Night Out quilt guild will be meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Paul’s Church, 306 Conewango Ave. Recently, the officers and committee chairs met to plan for the upcoming year, and they have programs planned and look forward to another great year. Meetings begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

There will be a Lisa Calle Trunk Show at 7 p.m. September 13 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Hampton Inn. The public is invited, and the cost is $5 for non-members.

Lisa Calle is an award-winning quilter, educator, and designer.

Discussion on Jupiter

For the month of September, the Martz-Kohl Observatory will be celebrating the planet Jupiter.

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, both members and non-members are invited to the observatory for a short discussion on Jupiter. After the discussion, all will have an opportunity to tour the observatory as well as view Jupiter and other celestial objects in the night sky, weather permitting. When the weather is permitting, Jupiter has been highly visible through the 20-inch Kohl telescope.

When planning a visit to the observatory, it is best to have seasonal attire on hand as the domes which house the telescopes, as well as the roll-off roof area of the observatory, are not heated.

The observatory is located at 176 Robbin Hill Rd., Frewsburg, N.Y.

The Martz-Kohl Observatory is an all-volunteer, non-profit association [501(c)3] 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 the Northeastern United States.

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 web site, martzobservatory.org.

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