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Photo submitted to Times Observer The annual St. Joseph’s Spaghetti Dinner to benefit St. Joseph’s Catholic School will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Joseph’s Educational Center. Dining Room seating will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and take-outs are available from 4 to 8 p.m. Cost will be $8 for adults, $4 for children age 5-12, and free for children age 4 and younger. All take-out meals will be $8. For tickets, call 723-2030 or 723-2090. St. Joseph’s School students, from left, are Adon Maier, Morgan Alexander, Emily Grosch, Lillian Stanley, Jayden Wilson and Caitlyn Ahl.

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October meetings include:

Wednesday, Oct. 10 — board meeting at 5 p.m.;

Sunday, Oct. 14 — Men’s Meetings at 9 and 9:30 a.m.

Social dues for 2019 are now being accepted. Pay and pick up your right at the same time.

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Rotary Club of Warren, in partnership with Warren County Development Association, received a commitment of $10,000 from Betts Foundation, to be used towards the construction of the multi-sensory inclusive playground, which is included in the City of Warren’s proposed renovations of Lacy Park on Warren’s East Side. From left are Dr. Bill Clark (Bollinger Enterprises/Rotary Club), Todd Betts (Betts Foundation trustee), and Adam Meneo (Rotary Club of Warren president 2018-2019). Anyone interested in contributing to the multi-sensory playground project can contact Mr. Meneo at ameneo@outlook.com. Missing from the picture is Jim Decker (WCCBI/WCDA).

The bartenders will host their first annual Soup Fest at noon Saturday, Oct. 13. There is no entry fee for participants. Enter as many soups as you would like to. You can be a judge. Just donate $1 to get a voting chip. Then pick your favorite and see if they win.

There are a few other ideas that you should come check out, including Fall Drink Flights, Pumpkin Pudding Shots, Warm Pumpkin Latte, and Caramel Apple Spirit.

Benefit supper

The Annual Pork and Sauerkraut Supper will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The cost is a donation and takeouts are available.

Bridge results

Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA:

1st-Gerry Africa and Emily Birgel with 39.5;

2nd-Karen Cassin and Richard Woodruff with 37;

3rd-Sally Steele and Marjorie Polito with 36.

4-H enrollment

The new 4-H year has arrived as of October 1. Many 4-H clubs are preparing to meet for the very first time in the new year. The Warren County 4-H program will offer an array of clubs for the 2018-2019. Four clubs will be holding meetings during the first week of October.

Youth between the ages of 5-18 as of January 1 are eligible to join.

For those interested in learning about equine science, the Sugar Grove Ruff Riders held their first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Mission Covenant Church located at 7205 Matthews Run Road in Sugar Grove.

The Scandia Trail Blazers 4-H Horse Club will hold their first meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the North Warren Fire Hall located at 12 S State St. in Warren.

Members participating in the 4-H equine science projects have a variety of opportunities to learn about horsemanship skills, animal care/nutrition, safety, and more. You do not have to own a horse to participate. Many members lease animals or select the horseless project to learn about the breeds, management, and riding skills.

The All About Art Club will hold their first meeting on Thursday, October 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mission Covenant Church located at 7205 Matthews Run Road in Sugar Grove. For those interested in expanding their artistic ability, the club is geared to support the youth of non-traditional education. The club uses a variety of media and techniques to support learning.

For youth interested in raising beef projects, the Kinzua Cowpokes will hold their first meeting on Sunday, October 7 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Youngsville. The club focuses on two types of projects: Raising steer (castrated male cattle) for meat consumption and raising heifers (female cattle) for breeding quality beef animals. You may choose to show your animal and/or sell your animal. These are long-term and dedicated projects. You don’t have to have your own beef animal to participate in the Warren 4-H Beef Project. You can lease an animal and/or participate in a variety of the activities and events that the 4-H Beef Project has to offer.

Parents and youth are encouraged to attend the upcoming meetings to learn details of the monthly club requirements or call the Penn State Extension office at (814) 563-9388 for additional details.

Overuse of Antibiotics

Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Aseracare Hospice are presenting a community education event on Wednesday at Kinzua Healthcare and Rehab Center at 205 Water Street in Warren. The topic is the overuse of antibiotics presented by Dr. William Sonnenberg. There will be a reception with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The Thursday meeting of the Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Grace United Methodist Church, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren. Please enter via the elevator entrance at the rear of the parking lot and proceed to the Wesley Parlor. The Support Group 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 programs/services offered locally. A time for sharing of concerns will be included. You may bring a snack and/or beverage if desired. Information will be available about the upcoming educational program to be presented at the Higher Ed Council Office on October 18. Also, results of the 2018 Warren Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease (to date) will be shared.

Donations for the 2018 Walk will continue to be received through the end of the year via US Mail at Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, 1600 Peninsula Dr., Ste. 15, Erie, PA 16505 or online at alz.org/pa, specifying “Warren Walk.”

The next Monday Caregivers’ Support Group will meet on October 15 at noon at Grace United Methodist Church.

For more information about the meetings new programs, or the Walk, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

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