Photo submitted to Times Observer The Rotary Club of Warren, in partnership with Warren County Development Association, received a generous donation from CNB Bank Foundation, to be used towards the construction of the multi-sensory inclusive playground, which is the centerpiece of the City of Warren’s proposed renovations of Lacy Park on Warren’s east side. From left are Terri Swanson (ERIEBANK a Division of CNB Bank, Assistant Vice President/Community Office Manager), and Adam Meneo (Northwest Bank/Rotary Club of Warren President 2018-2019). Anyone interested in contributing to the multi-sensory playground project can contact Meneo at ameneo@outlook.com. Missing from photo is Jim Decker (WCCBI/WCDA).

Class lunch

The WHS class of 1959 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Perkins Restaurant (facility is handicap-accessible). Guests and spouses are welcome.

Pancake breakfast

Lottsville Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, for the cost of a donation. The breakfast includes pancakes with scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee, and homemade pies.

For information, call (814) 489-3408.

ACA story guild

The Allegheny Center for the Arts story guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church on the second floor. ACA will discuss the suffrage movement and about a redo for the play “Equality of Rights.” This is open to any person who might like to help tell the suffrage story or have a part in the play. ACA does need a man who could play Frederick Douglas. It is a small part, but important.

4-H Teen Council

The Warren County 4-H Teen Council invites youth between the ages of 8-18 to Drug Awareness with Warren County Sheriff Klakamp. The council is providing the free program to alert youth and adults of the serious dangers and lifetime effects of drug and alcohol abuse. The program is set for Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Warren County 4-H Center located on the Warren County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield.

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and registration is required. Reservations for the program will be taken until April 1. Interested youth and adults may register by calling (814) 563-9388.

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.

Food tasting

The 5th International Appetite for the Arts by the Allegheny Center for the Arts food and adult beverage tasting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 at Holy Redeemer Center.

There will be food and adult beverage tasting, entertainment, an art auction, and door prizes.

Tickets are $25 each or two for $40.

For information, email alleghenycenterforthearts@gmail.com.

Choral concert

The Clarion University Chamber Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren. The concert is free and open to the public.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy an evening of choral music that ranges from 16th-century madrigals to traditional spirituals, folk music, jazz, and popular music.

For more than 50 years the Clarion University Chamber Singers have been the premier vocal ensemble at Clarion University. Membership into the group, by audition, is open to all Clarion University students.

In the summer of 2016, the Chamber Singers achieved a significant milestone in the ensemble’s history by taking third place at the International Choral Competition (Eisteddfod) in Llangollen, Wales and also performed community concerts in London, England, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Denbigh, Wales, Killarney, Ireland, and Dublin, Ireland. In March 2017, the Chamber Singers were selected to perform at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC as one of four choirs to perform the Prelude during the Evensong Services during Lent.

In December of 2018, the Chamber Singers were again invited to the July 2019 Llangollen Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. With more than 100 choirs auditioning, the competition for an invitation was the most rigorous in the 72-year history of the Eisteddfod. The Clarion University Chamber Singers were one of seven choirs selected to compete in the Youth Choir Competition.

For the 2019 spring tour, the Chamber Singers will be performing community concerts in Bradford, Erie, and Warren, and school assemblies at Clarion High School, Tidioute Charter School, Bradford High School, and Warren Area High School.

The ensemble is in its fifth year under the direction of Dr. Stephen Johnson. The ensemble continues its’ long-standing musical tradition of performing renaissance motets and madrigals but the repertoire has been expanded to include works from a broad range of musical periods and genres including contemporary choral works, jazz, folk music, popular music, and spirituals. Each fall the Chamber Singers host a Benefit Dinner that raises funds for those in need in the Clarion community. The Chamber Singers has also expanded its performance schedule to include numerous special events on the Clarion University Campus, public school assemblies, and community concerts throughout Pennsylvania. Over the past four years, the Chamber Singers have presented community concerts and school assemblies in 32 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

Barnes Cemetery

The Barnes Cemetery Association requests that all old decorations be removed from lots by April 15. After that, they will be discarded.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Ridgway Eagles, with the Anthony Culkar Band, Cleveland, Ohio, performing.

There will be music for all types of dancing, and the public is invited. For more information, call John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.