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Photo submitted to Times Observer On Saturday, May 11, Kiwanis Club of Warren held a work bee at Werner Park in Russell. Kiwanis, Key, Builders, and K-Kids clubs in our area helped paint dugouts, fences, and benches; planted hundreds of lilies; weeded and cleaned flower beds; cleaned all the pavilions and picnic tables; painted and stained the jungle gym and swing; updated the bulletin board; and installed a border wall with landscaping stones. After all of the work was done, the groups enjoyed a picnic together to celebrate a job well done.

Check performance

The John Check Memorial Scholarship Performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Beaty-Warren Middle School auditorium.

Youth Connection will perform from its Made in the USA show and numbers from Newsies. There will be raffles and other fund-raising events. All proceeds benefit the John Check Memorial Scholarship fund, which is handled by the Community Foundation of Warren County and goes to seniors who will be pursuing degrees in education, music, or theater arts.

The public is welcome to attend the free event.

Youngsville Legion

Photo submitted to Times Observer On Saturday, May 11, Kiwanis Club of Warren held a work bee at Werner Park in Russell. Kiwanis, Key, Builders, and K-Kids clubs in our area helped paint dugouts, fences, and benches; planted hundreds of lilies; weeded and cleaned flower beds; cleaned all the pavilions and picnic tables; painted and stained the jungle gym and swing; updated the bulletin board; and installed a border wall with landscaping stones. After all of the work was done, the groups enjoyed a picnic together to celebrate a job well done.

The Youngsville American Legion is hosting bingo from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays during May and June. The events are non-smoking and the public is welcome.

Halls of Ivy

Bethany Schumann, of Warren, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Sunday, April 28. She was a Resident Advisor section leader, Student Ambassador, Senator for the Academic Advising, and Food and Dining Committees of the Student Government Association, President of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity Pledge Class, a University Scholar, Big Brothers Big Sister Mentor, Chief Justice of the Judicial Board, Senior Class Gift Commi

ttee Co-Chair, founder and captain of the trapshooting team (partnered with Bradford Gun Club), and a member of Christ in Action, Habitat for Humanity, and Colleges for a Cure. She was also inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Alpha Lambda Delta academic honor society. She was an intern in the homeless shelter at YWCA Bradford and at the United Way of the Bradford Area. Bethany is enrolled in a master’s of social work program, through Edinboro University, for the fall of 2019.

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Bella Konkle graduated with high honors from the Medical Assistant Program at Great Lakes Institute of Technology in Erie on April 23. She is the daughter of Jim and Terri Konkle of Tidioute. She is a 2018 Graduate of TCCS. Bella has accepted a position with Oil Valley Internal Medicine in Titusville.

Dan Schall concert

Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on Jackson Run Road in Chandlers Valley is hosting gospel singer Dan Schall in concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.

Also, a spaghetti dinner with salad bar, bread, beverages and cookies for dessert will be at 5 p.m. (for a donation).

All are invited to come and enjoy spaghetti dinner and then stay and enjoy a great concert by Dan Schall.

Chapman Memorial Day programs

Here are Chapman State Park’s Memorial Day Weekend Programs:

Saturday, May 25, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Amphitheater) — “Wildlife Olympics” — Learn about the animals that inhabit the park while participating in this fun family activity. Prizes will be awarded. Amphitheater

Saturday, May 25, 8:30 to 10 p.m. (Amphitheater) –Geocaching at Night –Experience this popular activity after the sun goes down. A brief introduction and hands-on instruction will be provided. A limited number of GPS units will be available for use. Bring a flashlight.

Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. — Chapel service non-denominational.

Sunday, May 26, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Environmental Learning Center) — Vernal Pool Exploration” –Join the park naturalist to observe and explore a vernal pool within the park’s recently acquired 57+ acre wooded, creekside property. Nets and observation equipment will be provided. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy.

Sunday, May 26, 8 to 9:30 a.m. (Environmental Learning Center) — “Nature’s Engineer” — Learn about beavers and their incredible building skills. Take a walk along the old railroad grade to see a beaver dam. Get a firsthand look at beaver habitat and see how the dam rehabilitation project is affecting them. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy.

Monday, May 27, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Amphitheater) — “Nature Scavenger Hunt” — Grab a list and go in search of items in the park.

Monday, May 27, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Parking Lot No. 2) — “Salamander Safari” — Find out about salamanders of Pennsylvania; where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them. We will head to Penny Run to catch and identify salamanders and newts. Wear shoes you can get wet.

Hill & Dale meeting

The next meeting of the Hill & Dale Garden Club will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Akeley United Methodist Church.

Cecilia Knapp will be the guest speaker and her topic will be: “Mosquitos — Diseases of our Area.”

Daycare summer camp

Let your child’s imagination soar at the Ruth M. Smith Daycare Summer Program.

From discovering our forest animals to checking out the local bugs or soaring high into outer space or down under the seas with pirates and mermaids, your child can have fun and adventure this summer.

There are eight different weeks of camp available.

Sign your child up for 1, 2 or all 8 of the camps.

June 17 — Discovering Forest Animals;

June 24 — Being Kind Camp;

July 1 — A Camping We Will Go;

July 8 — Mermaids and Pirates;

July 15 — All About Bugs;

July 22 — Christmas In July;

July 29 — Outer Space;

August 5 — Secret Spy School.

The campers will be visiting the Sheffield Library and Bowlaway Lanes weekly.

Camps start June 17 and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before and after camp care available.

The cost is $75 per week, per child. Age of children is 3 to kindergarten.

Preregistration starts on May 25.

For information, contact Ruth M. Smith Center, 407 S. Main St., Sheffield (814-968-3238).

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