Blessing the animals
St. Francis Episcopal Church in Youngsville will celebrate St. Francis day with a blessing of the animals. It will be held outside on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. The public is invited with their animals, but dogs must be controlled on a leash.
There will be a flu shot clinic at Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 9. Medicare card is required, or self pay is $25.
Looking for a great fall getaway? Join the Area Agency on Aging for a trip to Atlantic City, N.J .,from Oct. 14 to 16. A few seats are available on bus two, so call 723-4180. The price is $270 each and includes two nights at Tropicana Casino hotel, two breakfast buffets and two dinner buffets, $25 slot bonus, show tickets (if available), bingo and cash giveaway on the bus.
Looking for a great mid winter getaway, look no further than the Sheffield Hospitality Center. The center is planning a southern Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl from Jan. 20 to Feb. 1, 2013. The cruise starts from New York harbor and on to San Juan,St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Kitt for a 13-day 12-night excursion starting at $1174. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 8. Call 968-5667 to sign up.
Win at bridge
The results of Monday's duplicate bridge game at the YMCA: Doug and Dan Megill, first with 65; Mary Conarro and Janet Templeton, second with 64; and Hal Conarro and Matt Oram, third with 58.
Auxiliary to meet
The Ladies Auxiliary to Marshall Larsen VFW Post 314 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the post home, Brown Ave., Clarendon.
Class to lunch
Warren High School Class of 1940 will have lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Bob Evans in North Warren.
Women to meet
Warren Christian Women's Connection will have lunch and a program from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Warren Holiday Inn. "One Man's Treasure" will feature the annual October auction with auctioneer Geri Fox. Jeanne Bereznicki of Pittsburgh will speak on "Accepting and Embracing the Unexpected." For reservations and information about complimentary nursery care, call Donna Carlson at 723-4098. The group is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
To dance Sunday
The Slovenian Polka Boosters will have a John Berne Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Maple Inn, Rt. 46, Crosby. Eddie Vallus of Poland, Ohio, will provide music for all kinds of dancing. For information, call Paul Leofsky at 563-7516.
Heritage day Saturday
Rouse Heritage Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Rouse Estate in Youngsville. Music will include Kenton Kovich at 11 a.m., the Victory Belles at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Celtic Creek at noon and Road Apple Ridge at 3 p.m. The day will feature a craft and vendor fair, Civil War reenactors and Civil War era fashion show, pony and carriage rides, a Hilltop Spinners demonstration, cash bingo, Granny's Ark petting zoo, costume photos, children's activity corner, a Rouse history display, a General Strong Vincent program by Tom Hanson and a play by Sonia Probst, "A Walk in His Boots." There will be no admission charged.