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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Clarendon Veteran’s Auxiliary held a raffle to benefit the Warren County Veteran’s Emergency Fund. The Auxiliary presented $2,000 to Ed Burris, the Director of Veteran’s Affairs. From left are Sandy Hanson, Cathy Dinsmoor, Warren County Veteran’s Affairs Director Ed Burris, Jen Albaugh, Kelly Conti, and Audrey Davis.

Sheffield Cemetery

Sheffield Cemetery is requesting that all artificial flowers and planters be removed by Nov. 14.

Free movie night

North Warren Presbyterian Church will host a free movie night on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The movie will be Toy Story 4 and free refreshments will be served. Community members of all ages are welcome to come to this event. The church is located at 200 S. State Street in North Warren and the phone number is 723-5060 for further information.

Round and Square Dance

The Randolph Fire Company invites you to Round and Square Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Randolph Fire Hall, 70 Main St., Randolph, N.Y., with Paul Zittel & Pure Country performing. Food and refreshments will be served. Admission is $10, $15 per couple, or $25 per family.

Warren artists exhibit

Several Warren-area artists, members of the Chautauqua County Artists Society, will hold their fall show on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fluvanna Community Church, Jamestown, N.Y. The GPS location is 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., (on Rt 430 past the Strunk Rd. entrance to I-86.)

According to Elaine Calfish, president, there will be art creations from local Warren artists Linda Mason, Kristina Faulkner, Wilma Fleming, Marian Aranyos, and Russell beach glass artist, Christine Roessler, in addition to a dozen Jamestown artists. There will be lunch items, baked goods to purchase, and various artists’ creations, mixed media art, jewelry and handmade items for holiday giving. Part of the proceeds benefits the Fluvanna Community Church programs. Come out to browse and support the church community.

Incarceration support group

The Incarceration Support Group is for family members of current or recently released prisoners. The mission of the support group is to provide a supportive, safe, non-judging and confidential environment, in a Christ-centered program.

This group will be meeting the first and third Mondays of the month. The next meeting will be Nov. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First UM Church, 200 Market Street. Use the Watson St. entrance off from Third Avenue. The group meeting will be on the second floor. Childcare will be available.

Portraiture presentation

The many considerations of portrait photography will be the focus of the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren.

Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras, tripods, and external flash units for a hands-on demonstration that will involve portraiture of and by the members.

The main themes for the monthly member slide show are Thanks and Harvest. Members are reminded that Tuesday, November 12, is the deadline for emailing images to jasphotoclub@gmail.com.

Club members have the opportunity to display photographs at Falconer Public Library and in Audubon’s multipurpose room on a rotating basis.

Facilities or organizations that would like to exhibit photos at their locations are invited to contact John Brustrom at retiredpeasant@gmail.com.

Julie Rodriguez will provide refreshments for the social time that follows the meeting.

Anyone who has an interest in nature photography is welcome to participate in the Audubon Nature Photography Club meetings at Audubon Community Nature Center. Those with photography skill levels from beginner cell phone owners to point and shoot or digital SLR owners are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact Club Co-Presidents John Brustrom at retiredpeasant@gmail.com or Karen Christy at karen.m.christy@aol.com or visit the Club Facebook page at facebook.com/jasphotoclub789.

Allegheny Outdoor Club

Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike from Sheffield Junction to Brookston following the Tionesta Valley rail grade on Sunday, Nov. 10. The hike will require several small stream crossings. Meet at Musante Street in Pleasant Township at 1 p.m. For more information, call Greg Burkett at (814) 723-4989.

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