Photo submitted to Times Observer On March 7, Beaty-Warren Middle School’s K’nex team, “Auto Kick,” finished first at the 2019 STEM Design Challenge Featuring K’nex, a regional competition at the Northwest Tri-County IU5 in Edinboro. The team consisted of sixth-graders, from left, Madison Cornman, Laura Striker, Jadenne Fofana, and Grace Carr, and coach Meggi Brown. The team advanced to the state competition on May 19 in Harrisburg. “It was really fun and also very nerve-wracking. Car rides with the team are a lot of fun,” said Carr. Teams across Pennsylvania were tasked to create a machine solely out of K’nex pieces that would pick up three objects, move them across the table at least six inches and set them back down. They also had to consider how environmentally-friendly their machines were, create blueprints, create a budget, and present their project in front of judges.

Class lunch

The women of the Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Cable Hollow Golf Course.

Osram ladies

The Osram Sylvania retired ladies will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Double D’s in Garland.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Ridgway Eagles, with Karl Lukitsch, of Pittsburgh, performing. There will be music for all types of dancing, and the public is invited.

For information, call John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Allegheny Outdoor Club

On June 9, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will ride bicycles on the Oil Creek Trail off Route 8, east of Titusville. Anyone who would like to hike can also enjoy this trail. This trail is asphalt and flat. Members will meet at Petroleum Center at 1:30 p.m. The leader is Dennis Anderson who can be reached for any questions at (716) 969-9772. If it is raining, this activity will be canceled.

Allegheny String Quartet

At 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, the Allegheny String Quartet will present “Kaleidoscope: Color in Music” at the First United Methodist Church in Warren. The program includes three distinct works centering around soundscapes, colors, and imagery within the music.

Wolfgang Mozart’s “Divertamento in D Major” will open the performance. This piece showcases Mozart’s bright, joyous energy famous within his works.

Igor Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces for String Quartet” will be featured next. Though short, Stravinsky captures some of the most unique sounds by utilizing revolutionary instrument doublings and effects. Like a painter combining color on his palette, Stravinsky experiments with how sounds combine to create texture, light, and effect.

Closing the program will be Alexander Borodin’s “String Quartet No. 2.” This work brings the listener into warm, lush Russian romanticism, suggesting a warm and sunny summer day. In this quartet, Borodin captures the warm, sleepy days of summer and at times, morphs into the fanciful, much like Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

A free will donation will be taken at intermission to support the musicians and the church for opening its doors to local classical music.

‘The Healthy Me’

“The Healthy Me” — the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Western Region’s Growing Stronger Leaders Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Elk Country Visitors Center in Benezette.

Bus transportation is available, with stops in Spartansburg, Corry, and Warren.

The cost of registration, transportation, and lunch is $40 per person.

Those interested in registering for the event, or in more information, may contact Debby Lucks at (814) 489-3455 or (814) 730-1071. The registration deadline is June 29.

Bridge results

Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Marjorie Polito and Diane Callahan tied with Ellen Ruffolo and Jill Dart with 28;

2nd-Susan Swab and Sally Steele with 27.5;

3rd-Karen Cassin and Richard Woodruff with 26.5.

Northern Goshawk data

The USDA Forest Service/Allegheny National Forest’s wildlife biology staff are seeking data on the Northern Goshawk.

The Northern Goshawk population is declining in Pennsylvania and the Allegheny National Forest.

In order to improve the Forest Service’s understanding of the biology and what is causing the decline of goshawks, wildlife biology staff are seeking data on sightings of this uncommon hawk between April and July each summer.

The goshawk is a large gray noisy hawk. They tend to display harassing behaviors towards humans while they are conducting outdoors activities.

If you see a goshawk, contact the nearest Ranger District Office or call the Supervisor’s Office at (814) 723-5150.