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Photo submitted to the Times Observer Tidioute Community Charter School kindergarten to fifth-grade students created Pinwheels for Peace in honor of International Day of Peace, which was Sept. 21. TCCS students hope the pinwheels will inspire people to be nicer and more peaceful to each other.

ANF winter hours

Office hours at several ANF offices will change throughout the fall and winter. The district ranger offices – Marienville and Bradford – will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until October 12 when the offices will switch to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The supervisor’s office in North Warren will remain open from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed daily from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The Caregivers’ Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 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.

A report by the committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will be given.

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

YMCA swimming pool

The swimming pool at the Warren YMCA will be closed all day Monday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 1. The other sections of the YMCA will remain open normal hours.

Telescopes

Martz-Kohl Observatory board member Richard Carlson will kick off telescope month at the observatory with a 30-minute presentation on the history of telescopes in the area at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Martz-Kohl.

The Martz-Kohl has not been the only telescope in the local area, there have been several. Carlson has been a long-time collector on the history of telescopes in the area.

Did you know, construction of the original Martz Observatory began in the 1950s? The observatory started with just one telescope and now houses several for guests to view celestial objects.

After the presentation, members and guests will be able to tour the observatory and view celestial objects through the various telescopes located at the Martz-Kohl, weather permitting. 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 observatory can be contacted at (716) 569-3689. More information can be accessed at the observatory website, martzobservatory.org.

Relay for Life ‘Let’s Glow Crazy’

The Relay for Life “Let’s Glow Crazy” 5k Race will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department, 12 State St., North Warren.

Pre-registration is available via Facebook at the Relay for Life of Warren County, PA group for $25 or $30 on race day. It can also be mailed to RFL Glow Run, c/o Lynne Goodwill, 19 N. State St., North Warren, PA 16365. Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. Registration time on race day is 5:30 p.m.

Registration includes glow necklaces and bracelets and an “After Glow” at the fire department with food and refreshments, including brats, hot dogs, kraut and beer and wine tasting. The race begins at 6:15 p.m. from the fire department.

Awards will be presented to the top male, female and child finishers.

For more information, contact Cathy Burnett at burnett17@verizon.net or (814) 723-5323.

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