David Crone will perform ventriloquism Sept. 8 at First United Methodist Church. See Briefs...

Holiday closing

Paws Along the River Humane Society will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day and on Saturday, Sept. 7.

David Crone ventriloquism

On Sunday, Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m., David Crone (son of Shirley and John Crone) will be the special guest for a program at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, for children and adults of all ages — Rally Day in Founders Hall.

Crone has been performing on stage for more than 30 years. His unique perspective on life, incredible ventriloquism skills, and a cast of crazy characters combine to create a program like no other. From pure comedy entertainment to highly customized serious messages on leadership, service, and living life on purpose, David leaves the audience ready to take on their next big challenge with renewed energy, and best of all, joy and laughter. Everything he does is driven by his personal mission statement: Making the world a better place, one laugh at a time.

There will be a picnic in the side yard following 11 a.m. worship. Food, games, refreshments, and table service will be provided. Bring a chair for comfort.

Come join for a day filled with laughter, worship, fellowship and just plain fun.

A promotional link for the Rally Day kick-off event is at:

Players’ auditions

Auditions are set for Warren Players’ 10th-anniversary production of “Titanic, the Musical: In Concert.”

Those interested are asked to come to the Struthers Library Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 28, or Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m., not Thursday and Friday as was erroneously published in the Times Observer.

Enter through the Friends Room door to the left of the main lobby entrance.

Roles are available for 15 men and women (ages 15 and up) and seven children (ages 5 to 14).

Production dates are Oct. 24, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Musicals presented in concert version are performances with limited staging and no sets. The singers and the orchestra will be together on the stage, rather than placing the orchestra in the orchestra pit. The cast and orchestra will perform the entire show, including dialogue.

Audition packets are available online at warrenplayers.com and at the Struthers Library Theatre office, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This powerful and moving musical production follows the well-known story of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, capturing the stories of the people on board the legendary ship, spanning across all classes and decks. The production team includes Sue Spencer, director; Kelsey Angove and Adri Hunt, production managers; and Robert Pearce, vocal director.

Volunteering at Audubon

Have you been thinking about volunteering at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) and would like to know more?

ACNC is holding two orientations to present general information about volunteering along with current and upcoming volunteer needs. You are invited to participate from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 10, or Saturday, Sept. 14.

Opportunities exist inside and outside, in all departments, with tasks of varying skill levels in buildings and grounds, office work, reception desk, working with children, education for adults, outreach, and more.

If you have questions about whether this orientation session is right for you, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Schlick at (716) 569-2345 or by email at jschlick@auduboncnc.org.

Remember to dress for the weather, as the tour will include indoor and outdoor spaces. You are invited to bring a lunch and stay for more conversation. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Information and skills learned in this training are also useful in other Audubon volunteer positions.

This opportunity is free, but please register by Sunday, Sept. 8, for the Tuesday session or by Tuesday, Sept. 10, for the Saturday session. To register, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or go to auduboncnc.org/programs and click on “Current Schedule.”

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren. The three-story Nature Center building contains interactive displays, a collection of live animals, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit auduboncnc.org.

Jamestown Coin Club Show

If you are curious about the value of your old or foreign coins, you will want to visit the Jamestown Coin Club’s Fall Coin Show on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. event is at the Celoron American Legion Herman Kent Post 777 on Jackson Avenue, just off Fairmount Avenue in West Ellicott, N.Y.

Coin dealers from western New York and northwest Pennsylvania will be buying, selling, and offering free appraisals of United States, ancient, and foreign coins. Coin supplies will be available for purchase.

Admission is free. In addition to raffle prizes, door prizes will be given away hourly.

Except for December, the Jamestown Coin Club meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Erie 2 BOCES Center on Route 394 in Ashville, N.Y. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meetings begin at 7 p.m.

These monthly get-togethers include door prizes and raffles and are highlighted by an auction of coins submitted by members. Annual membership is $10. Guests are welcome to participate at no charge. March, August, and November meetings are Junior Guest Nights.

In March the Jamestown Coin Club sponsors the PenNY Coin Show in conjunction with the Corry (Pennsylvania) Coin Club, also at the Celoron Legion.

For more information, call (716) 720-1591.