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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Books Are Fun fundraiser in WGH Conference Room B from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3. Pictured are Debbie Gray, WGH Volunteer Director, and Stephanie Freitag, Auxiliary Board of Directors Vice President, inviting you to check out books for all reading levels and interests. You will also see a large selection of puzzles, games, toys, stationary, and other reading related items. Proceeds will enable the Auxiliary to continue to support its many programs and projects that benefit patients and departments.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Wildwoods, St. Marys, with Frank Moravcik, of Cleveland, Ohio, performing. There will be music for all types of dancing and the picnic is invited. For information, contact John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Get ready for the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, sponsored by the LOGOS program, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at First UM Church, 200 Market Street, in Founder’s Hall on the second floor. The menu is pancakes, sausage, applesauce, and jello. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 & under. Takeouts are available.

Bridge results

Photo submitted to Times Observer A wide age-range of children enjoy creating and playing with STEM toys in the Warren Public Library Children’s Department on February 22 during the Build It Up, Take It Down program. Families can drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays now through the end of March to play. Build It Up provides ample STEM opportunities for learning by playing with large wooden blocks, LEGO, Bee-Bot coding robots, Magna Tiles, Mosaic Sticker sheets and other toys that enhance the experience. One young man commented to his father, “We need to come to the library more often,” as they were leaving the department. Preregistration isn’t required.

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Marjorie Polito was first and Connie Michell was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Alice Kellogg and Rita Mancuso were first and second. Patty Baker came in first Thursday evening at the library and Connie Lucia was second.

Class breakfast

The WAHS class of 1962 will meet for breakfast at Peppermill at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. All classmates are welcome.

‘Superstitions? Just the Luck of the Irish!’

The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board will host “Superstitions? Just the Luck of the Irish!,” a Benefit Gala Dinner Dance, Friday evening, March 13, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Conewango Club, 201 Market Street, Warren. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Friday the 13th with a dinner buffet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. followed by “The Jays” with music for your dancing and listening pleasure.

The event is “evening casual” with a cash bar. Tickets are available at the Warren General Hospital Window Box Gift Shop or by contacting Debra Gray at 723-4973, ext. 1835, and via email at gdebbie@wgh.org. Tickets are $40 if purchased presale and $45 at the door. You can also reserve a table for eight in advance ($320); tickets will be mailed upon receipt of payment.

The Benefit Gala proceeds will support Warren General Hospital’s patients, and hospital departments.

FAW backpack trip

The annual winter backpacking trip of Friends of Allegheny Wilderness will take place over the weekend of March 7 and 8 at the Morrison Run Trail into the untrammeled wilds of the nearly 7,000-acre proposed Morrison Run Wilderness Area in Warren County (http://www.pawild.org/images/maps/morrison–run.jpg).

Hikers will meet Saturday morning at the Morrison Run trailhead on Pennsylvania Route 59. They will stop overnight on Saturday evening to camp at a location along the way, likely at the Morrison Campground along the Kinzua Bay arm of the Allegheny Reservoir, unless the group decides camping in a less developed location is desirable. The full trip will be at least eight miles, maybe more than 10 miles, with the exact route to be determined (might be somewhat weather-dependent).

There is no cost to join this hike, but participants will be responsible for bringing all of their own food and water, camping equipment, and should come fully-prepared for any weather conditions that we may encounter. Depending on the depth of the snow during that weekend, snowshoes may be advisable, though probably not critical. Keep an eye on the weather forecast.

Contact FAW at info@pawild.org for more information or to sign up for the trip.

6th Annual Y Craft/Vendor Show

The Warren County YMCA’s Early Learning Center 6th Annual Craft/Vendor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 at 212 Lexington Avenue. Chinese Auction benefits the Early Learning Center.

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