Briefs…

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will be having their dance from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Eagles at Ridgway, with the Skovenski Band, of Avonmore performing. There will be music for all types of dancing, and the public is invited.

For information, call John or Pat Moore at 837-9218.

Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at St. Joseph Church.

Food donations of turkeys and pies, or monetary donations, are appreciated. Volunteers are needed to help with serving and clean-up.

For more information, call 723-8950.

“Holiday Treasure” Sale

The “Holiday Treasure” Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church’s Education Building.There will be toys, decorations, food, gift items, crafts, baked goods and more. Back again this year is the “Kids’ Korner,” with nothing over $1. Shopping at the Kids’ Korner is limited to children, with free gift wrapping.

Sanata will also be available to talk with children.

Outdoor Club

On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike five miles on the trails at the Audubon Community Nature Center. Participants will meet at the kiosk in front of the Nature Center at 2 p.m. For more information, call John Young at (814) 730-2915.

Surviving the Holidays

Divorced? Separated? When a marriage ends, the holiday season can be especially painful. DivorceCare’s Surviving the Holidays seminar (www.divorcecare.org/holidays), from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Covert Room at First United Methodist Church in Warren, helps participants face challenges and discover:

How to deal with emotions;

Helpful tips for surviving social events;

Ways to help children through the holidays;

How to find hope for the future.

There is no fee and there will be childcare available upon request.

For more information, call First United Methodist Church (Heidi Ketzko) at 723-4930.

ReStore donations

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is operating from the basement of Warren Antiques & Giftware, located at 306 Second Avenue in Warren. The store is open for donations and purchases Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donating large items such as appliances and furniture should be prearranged with Habitat for Humanity; other home improvement items may be donated during normal business hours. Habitat reserves the right to deny any item based on its potential resale value and / or usefulness to the organization. Contact Habitat at info@habitatwarrenpa.org.

Dems to meet

The Warren County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, November 16, at the DeFrees Family Center (207 Second Avenue, Warren) at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Mary Schorman was first and Susan Swab came in second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Joan Butt and Marilyn Mourer were first and second. Connie Lucia came in first Thursday evening at the library with Donna Hickey in second.

Class breakfast

The EHS Class of ’73 will be having a breakfast at The Bucket Cafe in Sugar Grove at 9:30 on Saturday, Nov. 18. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Blue Service Christmas

Are you missing the joy of Christmas?

Looking for prayer and quiet reflection?

You are not alone. Join us for a Blue Christmas service to reflect, remember, and rejuvenate. Service will be hosted at Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1710 Penna. Ave. East, 3 p.m. on December 23.

All are welcome.

Active Intruder, Emergency Planning for Houses of Worship

In today’s ever-changing world, we must be increasingly aware of our surroundings and situations. Times of worship are often a place of solace and peace in our hectic lives and should be able to remain so. The community is invited to join us at Emanuel UCC, 1710 Pennsylvania Ave., on November 30, 6 p.m., for an informational seminar regarding active intruder situations and other emergencies at houses of worship. Sgt. Brandon Deppen, City of Warren Police Dept., will be the key speaker for the evening’s program.

Class lunch

The Class of 1957, Warren High School, will have a luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant.

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