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Art League

Warren Art League members may participate in the “Starving Artists’ Show and Sale” to be held in the old Blue Ribbon Rental building on Liberty St. (next to Jack’s Tap House) in time for the Christmas Walk on Dec. 1 and through Dec. 23. Hours will be limited and open Thursday and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Artists have been requested to remove their paintings from the hospital by Nov. 26 as Christmas decorating begins. Leave a list of what artwork and number of pieces are removed in Deb Gray’s mailbox slot in the Volunteer office.

Artists may bring your pieces downtown to Blue Ribbon Rentals starting Monday, Nov. 20, to Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 2-5 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m., to hang or display in the window. Sign up for a shift if you are a participant. Kim Backstrom is allowing us to use the storefront for the month. The Christmas dinner will be held at Jack’s Tap House Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

The last meeting for the year will be held at Wilma Fleming’s on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m., at 421 Conewango Ave. Contact Diane DeLarme or Marian Aranyos for more information.

Bridge results

Results of Monday night duplicate bridge (11/13/17) held at YMCA were as follows:

1st-Jill Dart and Ellen Ruffolo tied with Peggy Morgan and Marjorie Polito with a score of 41.5;

2nd-Dorothy Boekeloo and Sally Steele with 39;

3rd-Patricia Fincher and Shelley Dahlie with 38.5.

AARP last driver courses in 2017

The Allegheny Community Center (ACC) will be hosting two refresher AARP Smart Driver Classes this winter at 42 Clark Street. All the classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 4-hour 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, November 29, taught by Charles Merroth. The next refresher course will be taught by Charles Merroth on January 10, 2018.

An 8-hour course will be taught by Larry Jackson in two 4-hour sessions on Wednesday-December 6&13. This course is for those Pennsylvania drivers who have not taken the course before or took it over 3-years 3-months ago. The next 8-hour course will be taught on April 4 and 11, 2018, by Charles Merroth.

These courses, revised in 2014, 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. If you are over 55- years old you may be eligible for an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount of 5 percent for 3-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 – please bring cash for the ACC. Advanced registration is recommended as class is limited to 20 attendees. For courses at the ACC please call 723-3237 for registration.

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

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1952 is going to Perkins Restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at noon for lunch. All classmates, spouses and companions are invited.

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The Warren Area High School Class of 1964 will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Conewango Club.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The regular monthly meeting of Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at noon on Monday, Nov. 20, 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 area Senior Centers this winter. There will be a time for discussion and sharing of concerns. Final results for the various teams participating in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will be reported.

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.

WGH Auxiliary sale

The WGH Auxiliary will be sponsoring a CINNABON Sale just in time for the holiday season on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the WGH Outpatient Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-orders can be made by calling Debbie Gray at 723-4973, ext. 1835. Funds raised go to toward WGH Auxiliary projects.

Class breakfast

The Youngsville High School class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Richard’s Restaurant.

WASU donations

The Warren Area Student Union has released who have contributed to its current fundraising campaign thus far. All donations stay in the community to help youth programs.

If you wish to make a tax deductible contribution, send to WASU, 330 Hickory St, Warren, PA 16365. The Community Foundation is matching all donations up to $15,000.

Those contributing thus far include:

AR Trucking, Inc., Allegheny Enterprises, John Anderson Construction, Norma Bankoske, Dennis and Kathleen Benedict, Betts Industries, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Betts, Gary and Dixe Brumagin, Gary Candreia, Brent E. & Bonita M. Casey, Richard Confer, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Creek, Crescent Beer Distributor, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. James T. Davis, Mark and Karen Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. Defabio, Jane Dushie, Exchange Club of Warren, First Lutheran Church, Gary and Debbie Franklin, Dan and Shirley Giffin, Father James Gutting, John L Harrington, MD., Steve & Darielle Hoden, Philip R. Howard, Henry Hus, Peggy Johnson, John and Barb Kersey, Ash and Pam Khare, Mary E. Kushner, Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Robert and Donna Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Lindell, Joan R. Loree, Edna MacLees, Anne Putnam Mallinson Trust, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Mangus, Craig McKillip, Richard and Janelle Moore, Julie Myler, Patricia M. O’Dea, Mr. and Mrs. John Weller Park, Curt Wm. Penwell, CPA, Dr. and Mrs. R. Keith Price, John and Sarah Rees Foundation, Jean M. Riche, Linda Samargya, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scarcella, Kathleen L. Sears, John and Olivia Sechriest, Edward and Ruth Seebeck, Suzanne M. Shall, Peter and Margery Smith, Sally R. Steele, Marie Stewart, Cynthia M. Strausser, John and Joanne Sutton, Jim and Stephanie Tannler, Warren Pediatric Associates, West Penn Oil, Robert L. White, Roy and Betsy Williams, Judge and Mrs. Wolfe, Ms. Phyllis Wright and Mr. and Mrs. James H. Young, Jr.

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