Angela Renninger

Free Books’ anniversary

On Saturday, Feb. 4, Free Books for Kids Town will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary Celebration with a benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. at Woman’s Club of Warren, 310 Market St., with live music, barn dancing with live callers, food and more. Kids may attend for free. Adult admission is a donation to Free Books for Kids Town (cash, check, or credit cards will be accepted). For information, contact Free Books for Kids Town via Facebook or email kidsbooks4free@gmail.com.

SO Valentine’s Dance

The Warren County Special Olympics Valentine’s Day Dinner-Dance will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Holy Redeemer Center.

For information, email warrencountyspecialolympics@yahoo.com.

Young Artist winner

The Butler County Symphony Association has announced the 38th Annual Young Artist Competition winner is Angela Renninger, of Youngsville.

The competition this season was open to college age musicians, and was held on Sunday, Jan. 5, at Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock University. Renninger will receive $400 prize and will perform with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 8.

The competition was open to instrumentalists and vocalists who are high school graduates, not exceeding 25 years of age, and are residents within a 25-mile radius of the city of Butler, or any non-resident student currently attending Allegheny College, Clarion University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University, Thiel College or Westminster College.

Renninger is a junior at Westminster College, currently pursuing her B.M. in Music Education and Performance. She graduated from Youngsville High School, participating in numerous PMEA festivals and school ensembles. At Westminster, Angela is the principal saxophonist in the Wind Ensemble, soprano player in the Nasturtium Quartet, and founder of the Westminster Saxophone Ensemble.

Angela is also a part of PCMEA (Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association), and is the current president of the Phi Omega chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. Angela has a full studio, teaching lessons through the Music Intern Teaching Program at Westminster, and at Mark’s Music in Hermitage.

Recent awards Angela has received include: runner-up for the 2016 MTNA State Competition, selection to participate in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band, and the opportunity to play in the National Intercollegiate Band. Angela’s primary teacher is Dr. James Flowers, and she has worked with a number of other professors during her time at the 2016 American Saxophone Academy.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact the Butler Symphony Office at (724) 283-1402 or by email at butlersymphony@zoominternet.net.

150-year anniversary stories

The Warren County YMCA is looking for some Y stories to put into a book it will be developing over this 150-year celebration.

The stories could be about a lifelong friendship that was made, a new skill, a life lesson, a change in direction of one’s life or an opportunity provided. Whatever the story, the Y will be happy to receive them until October 30 of this year. At that time, they will be put into a book and make it avaialble to purchase. Three stories will be selected by the Board of Directors and read at the annual Special Ops dinner in November. The writer of those stories will win one of the books of Y stories, A 150-year anniversary T-shirt, a gas card and an invitation to the Special Ops Annual Dinner.

Stories can be sent to kim@warrenymca.org. The winners will be announced when selected.

Firefly program registration at Y

Firefly Program registration for adults with intellectual limitations, that are interested in taking an exercise class at the Warren County YMCA that will be fun, engaging and meets the needs of the participants, is now open at the YMCA.

A family member or aid is also able to attend. At the end of each class, there will be a healthy snack and social time.

For registration, stop in at the Warren Y at 212 Lexington Ave. and register. Classes begin from 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

The program coordinator is Keith Hedges, Family and Youth Coordinator at the Y. Emails can be sent to keith@warrenymca.org for information. This program is provided by the generous support of the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.

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.


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