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Fall rummage sale

The Clarendon Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its fall rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon, sponosred by the Trinity Women.

Dinner fundraiser

Russell United Methodist Church is hosting a BBQ Chicken Dinner from 4 p.m. until gone on Saturday, Oct. 14. There is a $9 minimum donation. Eat-in or take out.

For information, call 757-9282.

Class lunch

The WHS Class of 1959 will meet for lunch at Cable Hollow Golf Course at12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Spouses and guests are always welcome. Cable Hollow is handicapped accessible.

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WAHS class of 1967 is having a class luncheon at noon on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Christie’s downtown Pub, 229 Pennsylvania Ave., Warren. All classmates are welcome.

Benefit fundraiser

ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals staff and agents invite the community to a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chautauqua Fire Department, 2 Royal Way, Mayville, N.Y., to benefit Dave and Anne Walters of Mayville. Anne Walters, a 15-year employee of ERA Team VP, learned her husband Dave was battling ALS in 2016.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, eventually leading to difficulties in moving, swallowing or talking. Patients in later stages of the disease can become totally paralyzed and breakdowns of brain cells can lead to death, according to the ALS Association.

The event will feature a pasta dinner, a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle, and a bake sale. All proceeds will go to help offset the Walters’ expenses due to this devastating disease.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 per person, children 5 and under are free. Takeout’s will also be available.

For more questions or to make a monetary or auction donation, please contact Rachael Wiley-Steffen of ERA Team VP at (716) 413-0200 or by email at rachael.wiley-steffen@teamvp.com. Donations can be made to: Agents of Hope, PO Box 51, Chautauqua, NY 14722 and/or can be made online at: https://www.gofundme.com/annies-army.

Flu clinics

Family Medicine of Warren, 143 Pleasant Dr., Warren, will host a flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Family Medicine of Pine Grove, 1 Timberview Lane, Russell, hosts a flu clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6. No appointments are necessary.

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Warren General Hospital will hold flu clinics in Conference Room B for the public on the following dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Friday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Alcohol awareness poster contest

In an effort to continue the dialogue about the dangers of underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is encouraging students from across the commonwealth to participate in the 26th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest.

The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who are home-schooled or in private or parochial schools. Students may enter through their schools, clubs, scout troops or individually.

Entries must feature a clear no-use message about underage drinking and may be created using any artistic medium.

Students are encouraged to use positive messages and images, such as the benefits of being alcohol free or alternatives to underage drinking.

Each year, approximately 50 posters are selected by a panel of judges for recognition. Each artist who creates a selected poster will be notified of his or her accomplishment and invited to attend a recognition ceremony in Harrisburg in April 2018, which is Alcohol Awareness Month.

Several students will receive $100, and one student from each grade (K-12) will receive $50. Some of the winning designs may be reproduced in various formats and distributed across Pennsylvania.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. For additional information about submission dates, guidelines and prizes, review the contest guidelines and entry form available at lcb.pa.gov under “Education,” then “Poster Contest.”

New this year, the PLCB is also providing a sample lesson plan, which educators are encouraged to use in guiding and teaching students about the dangers of underage drinking.

Questions about the contest may be directed to RA-LBEducation@pa.gov.

Friday events

¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

¯ Warren Public Library, Market St., Warren, open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

¯ Community lunch, free to the public, The Salvation Army, 311 Beech St., noon.

¯ Those who grew up on the west end of Warren get-together at the Bullpen, 6 p.m.

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