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Lisa Calle

Chandlers Valley Cemetery meeting

The Chandlers Valley Cemetery, which is located on Brown Hill Road outside of Chandlers Valley, is holding a business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the community center in Chandlers Valley. All families that have relatives or own lots in this cemetery are invited to attend this meeting.

National Public Lands Day

Calling all volunteers! Bring friends, co-workers, scout groups to help clean up the shoreline, trails, and campground at Chapman State Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, rain or shine.

Any individuals or organized groups are asked to meet at the Environmental Learning Center. Bring gloves, shovels, rakes, and gardening tools. Bring your own water and snacks. Garbage bags will be provided. Volunteer must wear closed-toe shoes or boots and long pants, long sleeve shirts, hats, and rain gear recommended.

NPLD volunteers are invited to attend a volunteer appreciation luncheon that afternoon. Contact Jen Moore if you plan to attend at (814) 723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov.

Hospice donations

Hospice of Warren County received contributions during the month of August in memory of Richard Morrison, Ronald Wertz, Mary Beth Galletta, Lloyd J. Paul, Fred Venal, Clair Gage, Judith Casey, Paul Downey, Dave Sabat, Mike Phillips, Sandy Brian, Beverly Ralston, Joseph Tutaro, Paul Waterman, Jack Donovan, and Sherman Irwin.

Those wishing to make a donation may do so to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365, or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com/donations. Your donations support a comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Palliative Care Services, and The Schorman Center — A Place for Healing Grief and Loss.

Antique Study Club

The Warren Antique Study Club is having its opening luncheon at noon Monday, Sept. 30, at Jackson Valley Golf Club. Members are reminded to return their reservation forms by Sept. 13. Any questions, call Kim at 757-5784.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease committee meeting

The final planning meeting for the 2019 Warren Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the meeting room of Targeted Pets Treats in the Struthers Building at 1003 PA Ave. W. Use the back entrance. A light lunch will be provided.

Prospective teams and individual walkers may sign up at this meeting. Registration materials and fundraising information will be available. Sponsors, former committee members, team captains, volunteers, and any other interested persons are invited to attend. The Walk is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Betts Park.

Join the Fight for Alzheimer’s First Survivor. To date, there are 21 teams registered with more than 65 walkers signed up. Register to walk, volunteer, or donate — there is still plenty of time– online at any time at act.alz.org/warren2019.

For more information about the Walk, registration, or the planning meeting, contact Jennifer Brownlee, Walk Manager, at (814) 456-9200, extension 1809, or jbbrownlee@alz.org.

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, on Friday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. — unless sold out earlier The menu will include the famous FUMC salad bar, spaghetti and meatballs, and dessert. Takeouts will be available.

All of this for a donation to the Carillon Restoration Fund.

The Hinckley Carillon Chime Tower was built in 1926 and currently needs some major restoration work.

For the past 93 years, the carillon has tolled the time and music over the City of Warren. It has rung on 9/11, New Year’s Eve activities, and in remembrance of the Columbine massacre.

Currently, it marks the hour and half-hour between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. with the Westminster Chimes.

Jupiter Movie

Wednesday, Sept. 11, is a movie night at the Martz-Kohl Observatory. At 7:30 p.m., the observatory will be showing a movie about Jupiter. The public is welcome to join members of the observatory in viewing this presentation on Jupiter. After the movie presentation, all will have an opportunity to tour the observatory as well as view Jupiter and other celestial objects in the night sky, weather permitting. Jupiter has been highly visible through various telescopes located throughout the observatory. 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, is not heated. Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the solar system behind the sun, the moon, and the planet Venus.

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 website, martzobservatory.org.

Quilt workshop

The Warren Quilters’ Night Out quilt guild is excited to bring Lisa Calle to Warren. Come spend a little time with Lisa, the Bernina Ambassador, and award-winning quilter, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hampton Inn.

With her humor and down-to-Earth attitude, she will share with you her personal and professional journey of quilting. Lisa illustrates how she has earned renowned success from her initial piece using a 3/8-inch seam allowance, to her latest quilt that won awards at the Houston International Quilt Festival. As you gain insight on Lisa’s amazing craft and her three-step divide and design method, any hesitation you have regarding the patience and talent for quilting will quickly disappear.

So, if you doubt whether or not you can quilt with pride, Lisa will give you the confidence and knowledge needed to start. The world of quilting can be yours, too.

Anyone not yet registered for the workshop can contact Carol Torrance for materials and information at 726-0819.

A trunk show will be Friday, Sept. 13, at the Hampton Inn. The cost to nonmembers is $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

AARP Fall 2019 Smart Driver Courses

The Allegheny Community Center (ACC) will be hosting three AARP Smart Driver Classes this fall at 42 Clark Street. All the classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The first 4-hour refresher class will be given for Pennsylvania drivers who have taken the course before, less than 3-years 3-months ago. The refresher course at the ACC will be Wednesday, Sept. 18, taught by Larry Jackson.

An 8-hour course will be taught by Jackson in two 4-hour sessions, Wednesday, Oct. 16 and 23. This course is for those Pennsylvania drivers who have not taken the course before or took it over 3-years 3-months ago.

The third class will be a 4-hour refresher class on Nov. 20, taught by Charles Merroth for Pennsylvania drivers who have taken the course before, less than 3-years 3-months ago. AARP just recognized Merroth for teaching the AARP driver safety courses for 25-years.

These courses are intended to increase your personal safety by covering the basics of defensive driving. Just as important, the course is designed to make you aware of how changes in vision, hearing and physical reflexes due to aging can impact your driving. New vehicle and roadway features and new laws of the road will also be discussed. For example, AARP is encouraging new tires when the tread is 4/32-inch or less instead of the State inspection requirement for 2/32-inch, so you have more traction to stop on wet pavement and do not hydroplane at speeds as low as 45 mph.

If you are over 55 years old, you may be eligible for an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount of 5 percent for three years (ask your insurance agent – all drivers in the household may have to take the course), and there are no tests (written or driving).

Each class is $20 per person, ($15 for AARP members), paid by check to AARP or cash to the instructor on the first day of class. You do not have to be a member of AARP to take the course.

In addition, there is an additional charge of $2 per person/course to help defray the ACC’s operating costs – bring cash for the ACC. Advanced registration is recommended as the class is limited to 20 attendees.

For these courses at the ACC, call 723-3237 for registration.

The next AARP Driver Safety Classes will start in late March 2020.

For more information on the course, see the AARP Web site at http://www.aarpdriversafety.org/.

URC retired women to lunch

Retired Women of United Refining Company will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. at the Draft House, 707 Pennsylvania Ave. East, Warren.

Project Bundle-Up sign-ups

The Salvation Army has changed the date that applications for Project Bundle-Up and Christmas programs will begin.

Applications for both will be accepted from Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 27, and the following week from Monday, Sept. 30, to Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. those days. The Salvation Army is located at 311 Beech St., Warren.

Class lunch

The women of the Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Pizza Hut.

Benefit dinner

A spaghetti and meatball benefit dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church. All of the money collected will be donated to Lori and Ron Benson for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Lori Benson was diagnosed earlier this year with HeR positive breast cancer after a routine mammogram and follow up tests. She started chemotherapy in June and surgery and radiation will take place this fall and winter.

The cost is a donation and checks may be made payable to Hessel Valley Lutheran Church with “Lori” written in the memo. Anyone looking to make a donation can send to the church at 166 Hessel Valley Rd., Box 54, Chandlers Valley, Pa., 16350.

Creek clean sign-ups

There is still time to sign up to participate in the 2019 Conewango Creek Cleanup. Registration can be handled at www.conewangocreek.org. The deadline is midnight, Friday, Sept. 6. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Front Street boat launch off of Conewango Avenue, north of Warren in Glade Township, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Chicken barbecue fundraiser

St. Luke Catholic Church in Youngsville, sponsored by the Youngsville Knights of Columbus, will hold its fall chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or sold out) on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Each meal includes a half-chicken, seasoned potatoes, coleslaw, a roll, homemade dessert, and a beverage.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Take-outs are available.

Vets’ meeting canceled

The Warren County Veterans Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, has been canceled due to the 9/11 services at Warren County Memorial Park. The next meeting of the council will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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