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Christmas concert

The Warren Alliance Church will host Chiz Rider for a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. The community is invited to attend this free concert.

Rider performs over 250 concerts annually throughout North America as well as several international tours. He has performed with such popular Christian artists as Carman, Margaret Becker, DC Talk, Newsboys, Cindy Morgan, Larnell Harris, and Michael W. Smith. He has also performed at a Billy Graham Crusade and numerous times at the Crystal Cathedral. He played for President Bush’s Central Pennsylvania presidential campaign and for the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Special Olympics opening ceremonies.

Ninety percent self-taught, he began by imitating songs he heard on the radio. He later studied for a short time under the direction of Don Smith, then assistant Penn State University Blue Band director, and David O’Neill of Nashville. Chiz’ fresh musical style embodies a jazz/pop sound that has been influenced by such versatile jazz musicians as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Louis Armstrong and Jon Faddis.

The Warren Alliance Church is located at 278 Kinzua Rd.

Veterans’ issues

A department service officer from the American Legion will be at Rep. Kathy Rapp’s office at 404 Market St., Warren, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, to answer questions regarding VA and state benefits.

No appointment is necessary. Simply bring proof of veteran status.

For information, call 1-800-274-8387, ext. 2037.

Christian Women luncheon

Warren Christian Women will host a “Happy Holidays” luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark Street in Warren. The event is $9 per person and includes a surprise feature, speaker Jon Meyer of the Scandia Covenant Church, and music by Vi Birchard of Waren. For reservations and information about complimentary nursery services call Lee Jones at (814) 723-5952 by Dec. 2. Warren Christian Women is associated with Village Missions/Country Partners.

Christmas at ACC

Christmas activities at the Allegheny Community Center:

The Youth Connection will be performing in the dining room at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12;

Cookie Walk from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Price, $7. a dozen;

Christmas lunch served at noon Thursday, Dec. 14. Menu, roasted pork loin/gravy, seasoned redskins, green beans, dinner roll and Christmas dessert. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 723-4180 by 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Cost, $3 for over age 60, and $4 for under age 60;

Bus trip to view Christmas decorations (View the Lights), then to the Plaza Restaurant, at 4 p.m.

To sign up and for more information, call 723-4180;

The Fiscus sisters will be singing Christmas hymns in the dining room from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Class to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at noon at the Eagles Club in Warren.

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Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at Jack’s Tap House on Wedmesday, Dec. 13 at 12:30 p.m.

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.

Correction

An Open House Retirement Party for Earl Wilcox will be held at Youngsville Borough Building, 40 Railroad Street, Youngsville, from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, not Dec. 16 as was published in Thursday’s Times Observer. Wilcox’s retirement is from Youngsville Borough after 40 years. Cake and coffee will be served at the event.

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