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The kitchen crew of, from left, Nancy Carlson, Carmen Ferranto, Jim Carlson, Larry Condron, and Mark Schwanke.

Library children’s programs

Children’s programs at the Warren Public Library will resume in February with Toddler Time on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This program is geared for ages one to four, but all ages are welcome.

The children’s librarian shares theme-based stories and songs; children do a craft and engage in creative play at the end of the program. This program runs February through the end of April.

Build It Up, Take It Down will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays in February and March. This program provides children ample STEM opportunities for learning by playing with large wooden blocks, LEGO, Bee-Bot coding robots, Bloco Robots, Magna Tiles and other toys that enhance the experience. Such play builds math, science, literacy, language, social and creative skills. Geared for ages three to eight but all are welcome. Both programs take place in the Children’s Department and neither require preregistration.

Phone Susan Slater at 723-4650 with any questions.

Photos submitted to Times Observer The Pine Grove Lions Club’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held this Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Russell United Church. Again this year, the dinner is being offered with the combined help of the Lions, the Lioness, and the Russell United Methodist Church. Time of the dinner is 4 to 7 p.m. at a price of $10 for adults and $5 for those under 12. From left, Linda Feeny (UMC /Lioness), Larry Condron (Lion) and Judy Rapp (UMC/Lioness) are with a selection of desserts provided.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Peggy Morgan came in first and Bill Massa was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Nan Cashman and Connie Michell were first and second. Thursday evening at the library, Connie Michell was first with Rosemary Hanson in second.

The third week of the Bridge Marathon found Nan Cashman/Mary Conarro in first place with Marcy O’Brien/Magda Fanaritis in second place.

Woman’s Club bazaar

“Step Into Spring” at the Woman’s Club of Warren, 310 Market St., Saturday, April 4, from 10 am to 3 pm. Second annual artisan/vendor bazaar with 20+ vendors offers you the chance to shed winter blahs and shop for the next special event on your calendar. Various vendor items will be raffled off. The Easter Bunny will pose for FREE photos with children. Admission $2. Children 12 and under free.

Winterfest wrap-up

The Warren County Winterfest 2020 wrap-up meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Warren County Conservation District office conference room, 4000 Conewango Ave. This meeting will also begin the planning for Winterfest 2021, as well as:

1: authorizing expenditures to pay outstanding bills for 2020 event;

2: critique of 2020 event;

3: setting date for Winterfest 2021;

4: review of donor/sponsorship recognition levels;

5: Discussion of Winterfest planning. logistics, and storage of equipment;

6: review of removal of Winterfest equipment and materials from Chapman State Park;

7: ongoing TVRR rehab project.

The public welcome to attend.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at St. Marys Moose with Vagabonds of DuBois performing. There will be music for all types of dancing, and the public is invited.

For information, contact John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Hospital reunion

There will be a reunion of retired and current employees of Warren General Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at New Beginnings restaurant in Sugar Grove.

“This will be a very happy event as it may be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion to get together at one particular time,” said Diane Underwood. “We were your nurses and other members of the medical field that looked after many of you in the past. We did this with so much love and compassion in our hearts. I have been retired now for four years and I miss all my patients and coworkers.”

Garden Club meetings

The Warren Garden Club is looking for community men and women to join their ranks to learn more about gardening and help make the City of Warren beautiful. If you like to garden, come to an informational meeting about the club and it’s activities ay 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Tybout House at 117 Market St., Warren. The club meets at St. Joseph Church in Meyer Hall the third Thursday of the month. This year, the club is having some evening meetings to make it easier for those who work to attend. If you have questions, call Sandy Ransom at (814) 723-5107.

Teenage Republicans to meet

At 7 p.m. February 20, there will be a meeting at the Warren County Republican Headquarters building at 145 Conewango Avenue. We will be discussing many topics, such as the 2020 election. There will be food and drinks. All Trump-supporting teenage Republicans are welcome.

Correction

“Immigration 101,” by Paul Jericho, is from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Warren Public Library, not Feb. 4 as published in Saturday’s D1 opener.

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