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Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren Bocce held its inaugural Dick Morrison Tournament and picnic recently at Betts Park. Members of the winning team are, from left, Kay Gray, Carl Rozzelle, Paula Morrison, and Gail Wolf. The tournament will be held every year in August.

Society to meet

The Purple Majesty Chapter of the Red Hat Society will meet at Jack’s Tap House at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Warren Concert Association

Here is the Warren Concert Association’s 2019-2020 season schedule:

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Swon Brothers. Country duo and “The Voice” finalists. Tickets at Library Theatre and VirgAnn’s.

Friday, November 1, 2019 – Sultans of String. Strings, guitar, bass, and percussion offer Celtic reels, flamenco, gypsy jazz, Cuban, South Asian rhythms. Tickets at Library Theatre and VirgAnn’s.

Friday, December 13, 2019 – Dan Pugach Nonet with Nicole Zuraitis. Percussion, keyboard, brass and vocals from Grammy-nominated Pugach and Zuraitis.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Runa. Irish, Canadian, and American musicians delight with Celtic reels, jigs, and ballads.

Saturday, April 24, 2020 – Farewell Angelina. Award-winning Nashville-based female singers/songwriters offer harmonies, blazing violins, and guitars.

For details, call (814) 723-6505 or email warrenconcertassociation@gmail.com.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Patty Baker was first and Phyllis Broadbent was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Connie Michell and Bob Kellogg were first and second. Cindi Agnew placed first Thursday evening at the library with Bill Massa in second.

Silver Winds Flute Choir

The Silver Winds Flute Choir (SWFC) will begin rehearsals for its winter concert on Monday, Sept. 16.

The fall/winter concert will include both familiar and new musical selections that express the sounds of the seasons. Selections planned as part of the program include movements from “Autumn “ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Beauty of the Earth Medley, and Bizet’s Farandole as well as familiar carols and seasonal selections Carol of the Bells, Christmas Time is Here, Still, Still, Still, Holly and the Ivy and more.

SWFC is a non-auditioned ensemble that is open to interested flutists of all levels. Rehearsals are weekly for one and a half hours. The first “reading session” is open to all interested intermediate and advanced flute players.

“This is a great way to get a taste of the type of music and the level of technical proficiency that is necessary to play in a flute choir,” said Becky Darbee, choir coordinator. “We are always interested in finding new flute players in the community.”

Players have the opportunity to play in an ensemble, experiment with the different instruments (alto, bass, and piccolo), and improve and practice their skills in a supportive environment.

Contact Becky Darbee by calling or texting to (814) 688-2054 to receive information regarding the time and location of the reading session. Please leave a name, number, and email information.

The Silver Winds Flute Choir will perform this free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the First United Methodist Church on 200 Market Street, Warren.

Patriots Day Freedom Walk

The Patriots Day Freedom Walk will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Sugar Grove Town Park to remember 9/11.

Chapman Labor Day weekend programs

Here are the Chapman State Park programs for Labor Day weekend:

Friday, Aug. 30, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. (Amphitheater): Nature Scavenger Hunt — Grab a list and go in search of items in the park;

Friday, Aug. 30, from 8 to 9 p.m. (Amphitheater/Pavilion No. 4 in case of rain): Movie Night – Starry Night: Skytheater — Enjoy a movie under the stars while learning about Earth’s moon, Meteorites, Planets, and Moons of the Planets.

Saturday, Aug. 31, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Parking lot Mo. 1): Salamander Safari –Find out about salamanders of Pennsylvania; where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them. We will head to Penny Run to catch and identify salamanders and newts. Wear shoes you can get wet.

Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Amphitheater/Pavilion No. 4 in case of rain): Pennsylvania Elk –Join Dave Donachy, WCO Pennsylvania Game Commission, for a presentation on the Elk herd in PA. Learn about the history, biology, and infamous fall rut of these wild animals. Skulls, antlers, and pelts will be available for viewing.

Sunday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. (Amphitheater/Pavilion No. 4 in case of rain): Chapel Service Non-Denominational.

Sunday, Sept. 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Amphitheater): Smokey’s Birthday Celebration –Join Chapman State Park, Cornplanter State Forest District, and Clarendon Fire Department to celebrate Smokey’s 75th birthday.

All programs are free unless otherwise stated. For more information, contact Jen Moore at (814) 723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov.

Kallie’s Krusade

With community support, Kallie’s Krusade will “fight like a girl” against pediatric cancer and other childhood illnesses, bringing financial relief and community support to families stricken with childhood disease.

The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 2, at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 433 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood, N.Y., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Motorcycle Cruise for Kallie registration begins at 8 a.m. and kickstands are up at 9:30 a.m.

The Kolors for Kallie 5K Run/Walk registration is also at 8 a.m. with the first wave at 10:30 a.m. You can register online at runsignup.com.

For information, visit www.kallieskrusade.com, or email kallieskrusade@outlook.com.

Warren-Forest Pomona Grange

Kelly Van Ord, master, presided over the quarterly meeting of Warren-Forest Pomona Grange. Numerous reports were received from youth chairman Matt Irons concerning PA State Grange Youth Camp and participation in the State Grange session in October. Junior Grange leaner Van Ord stated the Juniors placed first with their exhibit at the Fair; three Juniors, Maddie Warham, Braden Thomson, and Gabby Lindsay, attended PA State Grange Junior Camp in July, and they are doing a Tupperware fundraiser and will have a Mystery Dinner Oct.5 at Pomona Grange.

Family Activity chairperson Deanna Hollabaugh gave a list of Fair winners, which appeared in the Watson Grange News in a recent Times Observer.

Jean Hollabaugh reported on the auctions, snack bar and concession held during the Fair. Two new fryers will be purchased and work to be done at the building was discussed.

John Hollabaugh and Matt Irons will serve as delegates at PA State Grange session October 25 to 27 in State College.

Irons was elected to a three-year term on the executive committee and John Hollabaugh to a three-year term on the finance committee.

Lecturer Irons presented a program on Grange Knowledge.

Upcoming events: Auctions at Pomona September 14 with Forest Grange in kitchen, Oct. 12 with Forest, Nov. 2 with Pomona members, Dec. 7 and 14 with Watson (all at 1 p.m.); Mystery Dinner October 5 at 5 p.m.(ticket required, and must be purchased in advance); Benefit Dinner at Forest Grange Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.: Pomona Meeting Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. with Forest Grange as host.

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