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Photo submitted to Times Observer In addition to the dollars that go to the Chief Cornplanter Council BSA when people using Follett Run Bay Wash enter the organization’s four-digit code, the council won owners Kathy and Larry Lang’s annual drawing for $500. Pictured, from left, are Eagle Scout J.D. Shaw, Chief Cornplanter District Executive James Shaw, and Follett Run Bay Wash Owner Larry Lang.

Concert Association postpones events

The Warren Concert Association regretfully announces that the final two concerts of the 2019-2020 season have been postponed until the Autumn of 2020. Both scheduled bands have suspended their touring schedules due to the Corona pandemic.

Concerts for RUNA, scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, and Farewell Angelina, originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, have been postponed and will be rescheduled before the end of the year. In consultation with the staff of Struthers Library Theatre, performance dates and details will be announced when available.

Direct questions to warrenconcertassociation@gmail.com or (824) 723-6505.

Rescheduled

The Warren County Historical Society’s Murder Mystery & Dinner: Saturday will be held at 5:30 p.m. November 7 the Conewango Club, 201 Market Street, Warren.

“Death Stalks the Historical Society: USOh No!” is an all-new, 1940s-themed murder mystery benefiting the Warren County Historical Society. Tickets are available at the historical society (210 Fourth Ave., Warren) and at www.warrenhistory.org. Advanced purchase is recommended.

Cancelled this week

The Woman’s Club Thursday Bridge Group is cancelled.

‘Step Into Spring’ cancelled

The Woman’s Club of Warren will not hold “Step Into Spring” on April 4. Woman’s Club hopes to hold the event later in the year.

ANF accepting mail-in permits

In an effort to improve customer service options to the public, the Allegheny National Forest is temporarily accepting mail-in permits. Your requested permit or pass will be mailed back to you as soon as it is processed, be sure to include a good return address.

The following permits can be requested by mail or phone at any of our three offices:

ATV/UTV Annual Permits (send a check for $35, mail proof of registration, and insurance)

Annual Day Use Pass (send a check for $55 and license plate information – state and plate number)

Firewood Permits (print and fill out the application form (found online at www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE–DOCUMENTS/stelprd3836392.pdf) and send check with application to the Supervisors Office)

Annual Senior Pass, Lifetime Senior Pass, and America the Beautiful can be purchased online at https://store.usgs.gov/pass

All checks or money orders must be filled out payable to the USDA Forest Service – no cash will be accepted

Allegheny National Forest offices:

Marienville District Ranger Station

131 Smokey Lane

Marienville, PA 16239

814-927-6628

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Bradford District Ranger Station

29 Forest Service Dr

Bradford, PA 16701

814-362-4613

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Supervisors Office

4 Farm Colony Dr

Warren, PA 16365

814-723-5150

Fish and Boat Commission

“To best protect the health and safety of the public and our staff, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is cancelling all education programs and events effective immediately through April 4,” according to Chad Foster.

Genealogical Society meeting cancelled

The Warren County Genealogical Society’s meeting that was scheduled for Monday, March 23, has been cancelled.

Allegheny Outdoor

Because of the CDC recommendations, hikes with the Allegheny Outdoor Club are cancelled for March 22 and 29th. Updates will be given as soon as possible.

AARP Driver Safety Courses cancelled

The AARP Driver Safety Courses, scheduled for the Allegheny Community Center (ACC), on March 25 and April 22 and 29 have been canceled as a precaution against the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Chief Executive Officer of AARP, Jo Ann Jenkins, has informed the AARP instructors nationwide, including Lawrence Jackson and Charles Merroth, that all classes are canceled until May 1.

As May 1, approaches, AARP will reassess plans depending on the extent of the Coronavirus at that time. Currently a 4-hour refresher course is scheduled for May 13 at the ACC, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to be taught by Charles Merroth. This course is subject to the ACC being open, AARP allowing instructions to resume, and the health of our local instructors. Additional, make-up courses will be scheduled in the summer if the Coronavirus is no longer a danger.

For Smart Driver course participants who may not be able to renew their car insurance discount due to course cancellations, if you have computer access, you could take the AARP Smart Driver online course. AARP is offering a special 25% off discount for those who may have to take it online now. This offer is to keep the price in line with the classroom course price. Go to the website www.aarpdriversafety.org, and use the promo code DRIVINGSKILLS for a 25% discount, good until June 8.

SADD sports raffle

The Warren County SADD Sports Raffle scheduled for Thursday, March 19, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed date to hold the raffle is now Thursday, April 16. If school closures continue through the end of the school year, the drawing will be held with the tickets collected so far. Tickets that could not be collected would be refunded.

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