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Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren Woman’s Club members and guests met for a summer gathering Friday, Aug. 30, with the theme Romance in France. President Dr. Ruth Barnes Shaw made many of the arrangements and decorated tables with Eiffel Tower memorabilia and roses on mirrored bases. She greeted attendees with a welcome in French. Some of those attending included President Barnes Shaw, Barb and Chuck Olson, Dr. Verlynn Kleppe, Christa and Bruce Williams, and Jim Shaw. Glenn Fegely provided a piano singalong to complete the evening.

Blood drive

Community Blood Bank will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Slater Room at Warren Public Library to help replenish the blood supply following the holiday weekend.

All donors will receive $5 Sheetz gift cards. All donors who give in September will be automatically entered to win two tickets to the Nov. 23 Penn State vs. Ohio State football game, and hotel accommodations.

Community Blood Bank is the exclusive blood provider to Warren General Hospital.

Church celebration

The Lander United Methodist Church is hosting a Pulled Pork Dinner on Sept. 21, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. The price is a donation. Proceeds will benefit the “Sending kids to camp fund.”

College Fair

The Warren County College Fair, made possible by Hi-Ed Council School to Work Partnership and Warren County School District, will be held during the school day on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Warren County School District Central Office (former Russell Elementary School). Students were sent home a permission form that must be returned to school by Wednesday, Sept. 18, for your child to attend the Fair. Parents may attend the Fair with their child but must provide state ID or driver’s license at the event.

For information, contact Jesse DeLoof, School to Work coordinator, at 723-3222.

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night, made possible by Hi-Ed Council School to Work Partnership and Warren County School District, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Warren County School District Central Office (former Russell Elementary School).

A Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency presentation for parents and students starts at 6 p.m.

For information, contact Jesse DeLoof, School to Work coordinator, at 723-3222.

Vision screening canceled

The vision screening at the Allegheny Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, has been canceled.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The Caregivers’ Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Winger Room, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren. Enter the church from the PA. Ave. entrance and feel free to bring your own beverage or snack. The meeting is open to the public and all caregivers and any interested persons are welcome.

A time of sharing of concerns related to specific caregiving situations will be provided. Topics of discussion vary but may include personal care issues, behaviors, respite care and types of dementia.

Many brochures and books will be available to borrow.

Registration and signup materials will be available for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease on Sept. 28, at Betts Park.

For more information, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Pat Raub came in first and Connie Lucia was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Peggy Morgan and Connie Michell were first and second. Thursday evening at the library, Rita Mancuso was first with Donna Hickey and Dave Benedict tied for second.

Allegheny Outdoor Club

On Thursday, Sept. 5, Allegheny Outdoor Club will ride bicycles at Presque Isle with a possible tour of the lighthouse. Meet at the first parking lot on the right in Presque Isle at 1 p.m. Leaders are Bill and Jean Ferry. They can be reached at (814) 706-8927 for any questions.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, the club will hike the North Country Trail, FR 419, to Minister Road, approximately five miles. This will be a shuttle hike. Members will meet at 1:30 p.m. at True Value. Jim Houtling is the leader and can be reached at (814) 723-1654.

Christian Women luncheon

Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women, will hold its September luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren, from noon to 2 p.m. The featured guest will be writer Ann Swanson, Hickory Heights; spiritual speaker, Leah Ball, Erie; and music is by Yvonne Shook, Warren.

Call Lee Jones at 723-5952 for reservations by Sept. 5. Men, women, and new guests welcome. A $9 fee covers lunch, speaker, and program. The group is a non-denominational organization with no dues or membership. The ACC menu for Sept. 10 is Santa Fe Salad with chicken, cheese, and roasted veggies, rolls, tortilla soup, and fruit.

Chicken and biscuits dinner

Russell United Methodist Church will hold a chicken and biscuits dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, to benefit the Russell UMC Ministry Center. The cost is by donation.

Humane Society donations

Donations were made to the Paws Along the River Humane Society for the month of July and August in memory of Sally Metzgar, and in August in memory of Cindy Duke, Shirlie Jean Kauffman, Vinnie Massa, Matthew William “Bill” Eskeli IV, Mary Jane Ritchie, David LeMeur, Naomi Jeanette Walstrom, and Jean Riche.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Maple Inn on Rt. 46 in Crosby, with Larry Lewicki, of Olean, N.Y., performing. There will be music for all types of dancing, and the public is invited.

For information, contact John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Osram-Sylvania Retired Ladies

The Osram-Sylvania Retired Ladies will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at New Beginnings.

WASU Buffalo trip

Warren Area Student Union (WASU) is hosting a coach bus to Buffalo, N.Y., to visit Frightworld Scream Park, on Saturday, Oct. 19. The cost of $55 per person covers transportation and a VIP pass to Frightworld.

Adults and students interested in the trip may contact Pam Falber at 723-7674 or at WASU, 330 Hickory St., Warren, between 3:30 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students under 18 must have written permission and Frightworld is not recommended for those under age 12.

Payment must be received by Sept. 17.

Information about the park can be found at https://frightworld.com/attractions/

The bus leaves at noon, and the trip includes a stop at the Boulevard Mall, Buffalo, before Frightworld, and the expected return time is midnight.

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