News stories of refugees fleeing strife are never-ending, and we in Northwestern Pennsylvania are often touched by them. Paul Jericho, associate director of the Multicultural Community Resource Center of Erie, will address this issue and its impact on our state and region in a talk entitled “Immigration 101” at the Warren Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The program, free to the public, will be held in the Slater Room and refreshments will be available.
Jericho has accompanied groups of refugees, who now reside in Erie, to Warren County for outdoor recreation over the past two years.
The Chautauqua Chamber singers will present their annual Twelfth Night concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Warren First Lutheran Church and again in Jamestown, N.Y., at the First Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.
The theme of this traditional concert revolves around the Epiphany, which is the story of the birth of Jesus and the journey of the wise men to greet and honor Him.
This year’s concert, entitled “Sure On This Shining Night,” features new arrangements of familiar carols, I Wonder As I Wander, Lully, Lullay, What Child Is This, and Silent Night. In addition, there will be new songs of the season featuring men’s, women’s and full ensemble vocal arrangements. Seasonal readings will be interspersed between the musical pieces.
The concert is directed by Susan Huther and accompanied by Charles Johnson. Also featured will be local piper, Wes Bossman.
This concert is presented free of charge, however, a freewill offering will be taken. A pie and coffee reception will be held following the Jamestown concert.
Halls of Ivy
Liberty University recently announced that Joseph Wiler has qualified for the Dean’s List for the 2019 fall academic semester, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Joseph is a 1988 graduate Youngsville High School and currently a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Religion program at the Rawlings School of Divinity.
Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women, will hold its “Welcome the New Year” luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren. The featured guest will be Peter Ferry, Warren, with watercolor techniques. The spiritual speaker is Linda Dingeldein, Calvary Baptist Church, Warren. Musical guest is David Ford of Jamestown, N.Y.
The ACC lunch menu that day is chicken caesar club sandwich, broccoli soup, and pears.
Warren Christian Women is non-denominational and there are no dues.
For reservations, call Lee Jones at (814) 723-5952 by January 9. Men, women, and new guests welcome. A $9 donation covers lunch and program speakers.
Camera Club reception
The Warren Camera Club has an ongoing photographic show at the Warren Public Library, running through February 1. It overlaps, by intention, the Mid Winter Library Benefit; 13 of the club’s photographers are exhibited in the 60+ images now installed in the Wetmore Gallery. Topics include people, landscapes, animals, birds, abstracts, and travel. The images are in both color
An opening reception will be held in the Wetmore Gallery this Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Club president Kathe Frank will talk briefly at 6:30 p.m. There will be cookies and punch on hand.
The Youngsville High School class of 1961 will meet at Richard’s Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Russell United Methodist Church. The meal includes sides, desserts, and beverages. There is a $10 minimum donation benefitting the Ministry Center. Takeouts are available.
National Forge retirees
The National Forge retiree breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville. All are invited.