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Photo submitted to Times Observer Recently, the Knights of Columbus councils of Sheffield, Youngsville, and Warren donated 50 coats to the Warren Salvation Army through the K of C Coats for Kids Program. The coats are available to the public at the Warren Salvation Army from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Coats were also donated to Eisenhower and Youngsville schools and are also available at the Sheffield Thrift Shop. A total of 246 coats were distributed in the Warren County area this season through the Coats for Kids Program and are made possible through the generous support of local community and industry donations. From left are Jerry Nuhfer, Sheffield K of C, Youngsville K of C Grand Knight Rick Nuhfer, Captain Keith Jache of The Salvation Army, Warren K of C Grand Knight Bob McGinn, and Ken Pillar Warren K of C.

Craft fair

A craft fair will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lander United Methodist Church, 5582 Route 957, Russell. Crafters and vendors will be on site. Food will be available for purchase.

Class breakfast

The men of the Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Peppermill.

Stress Management Workshop

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren Mayor Maurice Cashman was the guest speaker at a Pack 6 meeting of Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Scouts. He shared a brief history of his career in public service and then answered questions from the scouts ranging from what does he know of Warren county history to why did he choose to be the mayor. From left, in front, are Scouts Edward Sokolski, Carson Creek, Jayden Fry, Bill Bennett, Lenox Olson, brother Maddox Wilcox, Scouts Lily White, Joseph Blasco, Weylin Hohman, and family members Mary Bennett, Maggie Bennett, and Kaylee Arnold; and, in back, Kellie Blasco, Cubmaster, Mayor Cashman, and Den Leader Bill Bennett.

There will be a Stress Management for Home & Work Workshop at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Tidioute Public Library.

Come and learn short-term and long-term techniques to deal with stress, create more peaceful environments, and calm your life. This workshop will be presented by CareerLink Staff; it is free and open to the public.

For more information or to register for the workshop, stop by the library, or call (814) 484-3581.

Hometown Christmas

Join the Russell and Akeley communities in celebrating a Hometown Christmas beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Larimer Park and Russell United Methodist Church.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Tidioute Community Charter School kicked off its annual “Christmas Collection for the Troops” on November 18. TCCS is looking to collect personal items, entertainment items, and snacks. Please do not send chocolate, canned goods, or open/used items. TCCS’s Elementary Honor Society wrapped boxes to put in each classroom to collect donations. The collection will run until December 20. TCCS partners with Tidioute’s Ladies Auxiliary to support our troops.

Schedule of events:

4 p.m. — Community Tree of Lights lit by Pine Grove Lioness at Larimer Park;

4:15 p.m. — Santa arrives in town by RVFD Fire Truck;

4:30 p.m. — RUMC serves soup, R.O.A.R. provides cider and hot chocolate and Lioness provides cookies;

4:30 p.m. — Chautauqua Belles perform at RUMC;

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. — Free framed pictures with Santa, compliments of R.O.A.R.;

5 p.m. — Conewango Clippers perform at RUMC.

Hayrides will be available as well.

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