The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. Club meetings and closed gatherings are not included. To add an event, call features editor Diana Paddock in the newsroom at 723-8200 by noon Monday.
Through Dec. 6: Toddler Time for ages 0-3, 10:30 a.m. each Monday, stories, songs, crafts and creative play, Children's Room at the Warren Public Library; no preregistration necessary.
Through Dec. 9: Pre-K Time for ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m. each Thursday, stories, songs, crafts and creative play, Children's Room at the Warren Public Library; no preregistration necessary.
Dec. 2: The Basket Company Holiday Sale at Warren General Hospital Outpatient Lobby, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., sponsored by the WGH Auxiliary. Proceeds benefit charitable projects of the WGH Auxiliary.
Dec. 3: Victorian Christmas Open House & Trolley Tours at the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., Warren, 6-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 3: Christmas Parade and Walk, downtown Warren.
Dec. 3-4: Allegheny Regional Theatre, "Alice in Wonderland," 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4.
Dec. 4: Benefit spaghetti dinner for missionary to Columbia, Bill Peachey, Warren Free Methodist Church, 135 Conewango Ave., Warren, 4-7 p.m.
Dec. 4: Holiday Open House and half-price book sale at the Book Cellar, basement of Warren Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 4: Christmas celebration sponsored by Revitalization of Youngsville (ROY), Main St., 3-6 p.m. Music, gingerbread house decorating, parade at 4 p.m., lighting of community Christmas tree, Santa Claus, petting zoo, arts and crafts, free wagon rides, journey to Christ at Free Methodist Church at 5 p.m. and more.
Dec. 5: Hessel Valley Lutheran Church's "Prelude to Christmas," 3 p.m. at the church in Chandlers Valley, featuring musical guests David, Patty and Erica Bush.
Dec 6-10 : Holiday Basket contest at Warren General Hospital. Over-the-top "baskets" prepared and donated by various WGH departments will compete in a Chinese auction to benefit the WGH Auxiliary programs. Tickets for $1 can be purchased in the outpatient lobby until noon Friday.
Dec. 7: Mrs. Claus and the Gingerbread Man, Warren Public Library, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Mrs. Claus will read holiday stories. Children will do holiday crafts, decorate a gingerbread cookie, drink holiday punch and watch short holiday movies. Preregistration mandatory. Registration sheet located next to staff computer in Children's Department. Or leave message for Children's Librarian at 723-4650.
Dec. 10: Sugar Grove Christmas, fun activities, Santa Claus, outside music, hayride, winter games and more, 5-7 p.m.
Dec. 10-Jan. 7: "An Architecture of Spirit," paintings by Lainard Bush, Crary Art Gallery, 511 Market Street, Warren. Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m. (Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.; evening hours Thursday only, 7-9 p.m. Closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1).
Dec. 11: Craft show and bake sale, Bollinger Enterprises (BEi), Chinese auction, free admission, 44 N. State St., North Warren, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dec. 11: Girls' Victorian Christmas Tea at the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., Warren, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (pre-registration required).
Dec. 11: Annual Christmas Cookie Sale, First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, second hand jewelry, gently used Christmas items, 9 a.m.-noon.
Dec 13: Family Services workshop, "So you want to learn about the holiday blues?" Warren First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., 6 p.m.
Dec. 14: Holiday Craft Program for children and tweens ages 8-14, Warren Public Library, 3:30-5:30. Attendees get to paint wooden ornaments; decorate a large snowflake, adorn a snowman gourd and a stuffed bear with holiday bows and ribbons. Holiday cookies and punch will be served. Registration sheet located next to staff computer in Children's Department. Or leave a message for Children's Librarian at 723-4650 (registration is mandatory; limited attendance).
Dec. 14: Warren Concert Association, "Leahy Family Christmas," Library Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (723-2348).
Dec. 15: Youngsville High School Choir & Orchestra Concert, YHS auditorium, 7 p.m. (snow date Dec. .20).
Dec. 16-17: Jewels by Park Lane Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Warren General Hospital Outpatient Lobby. Proceeds benefit charitable projects of the WGH Auxiliary.
Dec. 16-19: Warren Players Readers Theatre, "My Three Angels," Library Theatre, 8 p.m. daily, 2 p.m. on Dec. 19.
Jan 7: "Crique Le Masque" as part of Broadway Series, Library Theatre, 8 p.m.
Jan. 9: Chautauqua Chamber Singers, "Twelfth Night" program at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, 4 p.m.
Jan. 14: Warren Concert Association, pianist Alpin Hong, Library Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (723-2348).
Feb. 5: "Eagle Watch," a free public education and observation program, Kinzua Dam (visitor center and wildlife observation platform), Rt. 59, Warren, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Feb. 10-13: Warren Players, "Run for Your Wife," Library Theatre, 8 p.m. daily, 2 p.m. on Feb. 13.
Feb. 20: Warren Civic Orchestra, featuring Tine Ting Helseth, trumpet, Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Third Ave., Warren, 4 p.m. (ticket admission, 723-9110).
Feb. 22: Arts in Education, "The Song of Mulan," Library Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
March 3-12: Jack-In-The-Box Players, "The Velveteen Rabbit," Library Theatre, 8 p.m. daily, 2 p.m. on March 6.
March 19: Warren Concert Association, "Abba Mania," Library Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (723-2348).
March 31-April 2: Warren County School District All-County Musical, "Once Upon a Mattress," Library Theatre, 7 p.m. daily, 2 p.m. on April 2.
April 23: Yankee Bush Productions, "Tribute to the Eagles," Library Theatre, 8 p.m.
April 29: Allegheny Regional Theatre, "Heard It At The Movies," Library Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
May 1: Warren Civic Orchestra free spring concert, Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Third Ave., 4 p.m.
May 6: Vicki Lawrence, "Two Woman Show," as part of Broadway Series, Library Theatre, 8 p.m.