The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 24-25: Kinzua Heritage Festival, top of Fox Hill, Russell (kinzuaheritage.org).
August 24: Hooktown Holidays First Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lindell’s Hatch Patch. Tickets are available at Virg-Ann Flower Shop, Ekey Florist, Lindell’s Hatch Patch
August 24: North Warren Sales Day & Chicken BBQ, North Warren VFD, 11 a.m. until gone.
August 24: Ride for Nancy Dice Run. Sign up 10 a.m. to noon at RalphE’s Pub, $20 per driver/$15 per passenger. Free dinner after the ride at the Warren Eagles Club. Prizes, 50/50, and basket raffle. All proceeds benefit the New Hope Assistance Dogs – Veterans Division. This ride is open to all vehicles: motorcycles, cars, and trucks. Contact Tracey at 688-8364 or Jimmy at 688-3997.
August 28-29: Auditions for Warren Players’ 10th-anniversary production of “Titanic, the Musical: In Concert,” 6:30 p.m. both evenings. Enter through the Friends Room door, to the left of front lobby doors. Roles are available for around 15 men and women (ages 15 and up) and 7 children/youth. Production Dates: October 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and October 27 at 2 p.m. Audition packets are available at warrenplayers.com and at the Struthers Library Theatre office.
September 1: Smokey’s Birthday Celebration, Chapman State Park Amphitheater, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join Chapman State Park, Cornplanter State Forest District, and Clarendon Fire Department to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday; parade, program, firefighting equipment, hot dogs, birthday cake.
September 6-8: REI Campout at Allegheny National Forest; 8 a.m. Sept. 6 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, Dewdrop Campgroundhttps://www.rei.com/events/93208/rei-campout-at-allegheny-national-forest/253228#event-location-details
September 7-8: 40th Annual Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival, Warren County Fairgrounds, Route 6, Pittsfield, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine; 150 juried artisans, food, live music, children’s activities, demonstrations, magician, and more.
September 10: Susan B. Anthony Alive — Suffrage Centennial Program, 6:30 p.m., Struthers Library Theatre. Living history actor Christina Rausa will portray Susan B. Anthony, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Warren County Historical Society. Provided through a Zonta Club of Warren Community Grant.
September 10: Audubon new volunteer orientation, 10 a.m. to noon; Register by Sunday, Sept. 8. Contact Jennifer Schlick (email@example.com) with questions.
September 21: Allegheny Center for The Arts presents Allegheny RiverfesT at Betts Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Arts, crafts, food vendors, music, book readings, and demonstrations plus face painting, Fairytale Troupe, Adult Paint in the Park activity at 2 p.m. Recycled art contest, “Save the Allegheny,” for ages 11-16. More details at www.alleghenycenterforthearts.com.
September 26: National Forge Exhibits & Open House, 6 to 8 p.m., Wilder Museum National Forge Exhibit Room. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.
September 28: Warren Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease, Betts Park. Registration at 9 a.m., Opening Ceremony and program 10 a.m., Walk stepping off at 10:30 a.m.
October 13: Warren County’s Got Talent, hosted by Women’s Care Center of Warren. For registration/more information, call (814) 723-4357.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: Have You Visited the Book Cellar? In the lower level of the Warren Public Library. Selection of books for children, teens, and adults, plus DVDs & puzzles; priced from $.25- $4. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or whenever you see Sherm the Book Worm flying outside.