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Photo submitted to Times Observer The K/1 class of Mrs. Donna Phelps is anxiously waiting to welcome the guests who will attend Warren County Christian School’s kindergarten visitation day on February 11. A hands-on activity session will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. that day, followed by an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The school’s Christ-centered kindergarten program runs five full days weekly. It offers a proven phonics-based reading curriculum, math, science, art, music, PE, Bible, and more. Most importantly, the learning environment is loving and family-like. The school is located at 165 Mead Run Road in Youngsville. Families may call the school office at 563-4457 for further information.

Classes to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Applebee’s.

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The Warren High School class of 1952 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Peppermill. All classes and friends are welcome.

Class to meet

The Warren High School class of 1960 will meet at noon Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Eagles Club to set up the schedule for 2020 and start making plans for its 60th class reunion. All classmates, spouses and guest are welcome.

Classes to breakfast

The Warren Area High School class of 1963 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Peppermill.

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The EHS class of ’73 will be having a breakfast at The Bucket Cafe in Sugar Grove at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Holiday closing

Experience, Inc., your local Area Agency on Aging, and all the senior centers in Warren and Forest counties will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observation of the holiday.

Library directors meeting

The Warren Public Library Board of Directors will meet the third Monday of the month at 4:15 p.m. in the Slater Room with the exception of February, July, and December. Warren Public Library Board of Directors meetings are scheduled for the following dates in 2020: January 20, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, August 17, September 21, October 19, and and November 16.

Audubon Snowflake Festival

The 38th annual Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Snowflake Festival is Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Among the opportunities, both indoors and out, are a scavenger hunt, guided hikes, trying snowshoes, creating make-and-take items, taste-testing maple syrup, and meeting live animals: owls and hawks, tarantulas and lizards, ACNC’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, and more. The Third Floor Nature Play Area is just one of the exhibits you can experience.

Activities and vendors include:

Basket Making

Chautauqua County Humane Society

Chautauqua County Master Gardeners

Conewango Creek Watershed Association

Dole Studio leather working

Evergreen Outfitters with snowshoes to try

Franklin’s Honey and Apples with kettle corn

Indoor crafts

Knitting for Wellbeing

Uncle Rick’s Sugar House with maple syrup tasting

Nest Box and Suet Feeder Building

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration with Boy Scout Troop 169

Outdoor Games

Outdoor Nature Play Area

Scavenger hunt

Scouts and others can earn a Winter Fun Patch

3 C’s Catering food truck

Trendy Wendy Handbags and winter wear

Warren County Fiber Artists

WILD Creatures – exotics including tarantulas and lizards

Wild Spirit Education – live birds of prey

Warren County Master Gardeners

While most activities are continuous, naturalist-led hikes will be at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and the meet-and-greet with Wild Spirit Education’s live owls and hawks will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The time for WILD Creatures’ exotics, including tarantulas and lizards, is still to be determined.

For outdoor activities, plan to dress for the weather. You are welcome to bring your own sled, cross-country skis, or snowshoes.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 Nature Center members and children ages 3-15, and free for ages two and under. Parking is free. Food and some activities require an extra fee. There is no ATM on site, but credit cards can be accepted for purchases in the building.

To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit AudubonCNC.org/SnowflakeFestival.

Antiques meeting

The members of the Warren Antiques Study Club will be meeting at the Woman’s Club at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. If you are unable to attend, call Sandy at 723-5107.

Brokenstraw Valley Church

The newly-planted Brokenstraw Valley Church located on Route 6 invites you to worship God and meet the team. The service opens Sunday at 11:15 a.m. and is currently located at Johnson Transportation. This a family-friendly church with an emphasis on loving God and loving people, as we connect, grow, serve, and share.

For more information, call 563-7843 and/or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/brokenstrawvalleychurch.

Eagles Club scholarships

The Fraternal Eagles of Warren, Aerie #313, is now accepting applications for the $1,000 scholarships to be awarded in 2020 to six eligible Warren County residents. Applications may be picked up at the Warren, Sheffield, Youngsville, Sugar Grove, and Tidioute libraries or at the Eagles Club of Warren.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020. Send applications to The Eagle’s Scholarship Committee, 2101 PA Ave. East, Warren, PA 16365. This scholarship is open to eligible Warren County residents that have been accepted or already attending a college, university, or technical school.

For information, email eagles313SCHOLARSHIP@gmail.com.

VFW Post 8803

Tidioute VFW/Servicemen’s Home Corp upcoming events/meetings:

Tuesday, Jan. 21 — Auxiliary meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6 — BOD meeting at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9 — Men’s meetings at 9 and 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance; spaghetti dinner with choice of homemade desserts, 5 to 6 p.m.; The Band Trixx will be playing from 7 to 10 p.m.

Chili cook-off will be March 7; more information as the date gets closer.

St. Joe’s open house

The St. Joseph Catholic School Open House is January 26 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The open house is for current and prospective new families of all faith backgrounds. Come tour the school, see the children’s work, talk to the dedicated faculty, and pick up registration paperwork. Tuition assistance and scholarships are available.

For information, call the school office at 723-2030.

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