Briefs…

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The regular monthly meeting of Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at noon on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Parlor, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren.

These meetings are open to any caregivers in the area, as well as those interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and services offered locally. Upcoming programs will be outlined including those to be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Educational and Outreach Coordinator Jill Curtis at the Hi-Ed Council Offices this fall. There will be a time for discussion and sharing of concerns. Several new books have been added to the Group’s library and are now available to borrow. Additionally, information about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for Sept. 30 will be available. The support group has been registered as a team and would welcome walkers to join, either in person or via email, at www.alz.org/walk. Volunteers for the day of the Walk are needed.

Those attending Monday’s meeting are asked to enter the building via the elevator entrance from the church parking lot. Bring a bag lunch and beverage, if desired. For more information about the meeting or the Walk, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda Knapp at 726-1199.

Road closing/Conewango Twp.

Logan Road in the Conewango Township will be closed for approximately three weeks starting on Wednesday, August 23. The road will be closed to all thru traffic during this time, with exception of Logan Road residents, accessible by way of Jackson Run Road (SR69) only. The maintenance to the road is being made possible by a Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Grant received from the Warren County Conservation District to improve the drainage and overall road condition. Any questions may be directed to the township secretary at (814) 723-6410.

Monday Night Movies

Monday Night Movies at the Warren Public Library will continue on August 21. This event is free of charge and begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Slater Room on the third floor of the library. Complimentary popcorn will be available. This week’s PG-13 rated 99 minute film Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Felicity Jones, and Marwan Kenzari. A man must protect his girlfriend from mobsters following a robbery gone awry. Call the library at 723-4650 for the exact title of this and other movies in this series as the library’s movie license does not permit listing the titles of movies outside the library.

3D archery tourney

The Chappy’s Outdoor Group will be conducting a benefit 3D archery tournament Saturday, Aug. 19.

Chappy’s Outdoor Group, since its humble beginning, has sent over 1,300 wounded veterans on hunting and fishing trips. These outdoor retreats are proven therapy for veterans. There is an estimated 2.9 million wounded, ill and injured servicemen/women living in the United States. Locally, each fall, a retreat has occurred in Clymer, N.Y., and this spring an event was held in Batavia, N.Y. Monies raised locally goes to the national organization. This event will take place at the Bear Lake Rod and Gun Club at 4391 Stockton-Cassadaga Road, Stockton, N.Y. The cost for this event is $25, which includes a meal at the conclusion of the shooting. An optional $10 money pot is offered. Shooters with hunter type pin sights and or single pin hunter set-ups will participate in ranges out to 35 known yardage 3D animal settings. Open class shooters will participate out to 45 known yardage targets. The event will be 30 McKenzie life size targets with a 5-target shoot-off for the top five scores from both classes competing for the top prizes supplied by tournament sponsor Ravlin Hill Archery.

Shooter registration is from 7 to 8:45 a.m. with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. If you only plan to attend one local 3D archery shoot this year, this is one not to miss, all skill levels are encouraged to attend for this very special event.

For further information, contact Shane Wassink at 716-237-0291, or Bob Johnson at 716-485-3598. For club information, contact Rudy Abersold at 716-397-9717.

Dems meet Thursday

The Warren County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Joseph DeFrees Center, 207 Second Avenue, Warren. All are welcome.

Kallie’s Krusade

Kallie’s Krusade, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families with a serious illness, would like to invite the public to attend their 5th annual “Kallie’s Krusade Fundraiser” on September 4th, 2017 at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club located at 433 E. Terrace Ave. in Lakewood, NY.

The day will kick off at 10 a.m. with a motorcycle ride around Chautauqua Lake with a stop in Bemus Point, followed by a 5K color run, where participants will get sprayed by different colored powder throughout the course. There will also be a corn hole tournament as well as events for the whole family including kids games and activities, meet and greet with princesses and superheroes. DJ Payne and the band “Smokin 45” will also be performing, along with a special performance by Relly Rell. Unyts will be on site collecting blood for our local hospitals’ patients. “Be The Match” will also be available for those interested in becoming a bone marrow donor. Raffle items will be available for those who participate in the blood drive and/or bone marrow donor drive, along with other raffle items. Italian sausage and hot dogs will be available and the Veterans of Modern Warfare will be hosting a chicken barbeque during the event. Bring your lawn chair, family and friends and enjoy the day while we celebrate all of the families we have been honored to help and those we continue to raise funds for and support.

Last year, Kallie’s Krusade donated over $10,000 to families and local hospitals.

More information and registration forms for the motorcycle ride, color run, and cornhole tournament can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram as well as on the web at www.kallieskrusade.org. Anyone interested in donating prizes, raffle items or sponsoring an event can email kallieskrusade@outlook.com for further information.

Joy of Coloring

The Joy of Coloring will be held between 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Slater Room at Warren Public Library.

All materials will be provided as will light refreshments. Mark your calendar for the fourth Tuesday of each month to join friends for an afternoon of coloring and conversation.

Here are the top 7 benefits of coloring for adults.

*Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state;

*Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered;

*Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity;

*Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness;

*Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption;

*Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types;

*It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go.

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1953 will gather at the Marine Corps League, 2355 Jackson Ave., on Saturday, August 26. A social time will begin at noon with lunch being served at 2 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. Snacks, coffee, table service, and hot dogs will be provided.

For reservations or further information, call 723-1922 or 723-7103.

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