Updated phone numbers

The TImes Observer has changed its phone system. To reach staff writer Josh Cotton, call (814) 723-8200 and enter extension 61623.

Hi-Ed to offer

Alzheimer’s 101 class

The Warren Forest Higher Education Council is hosting a free educational opportunity for the community. “Alzheimer’s 101,” a discussion led by Jennifer Bliss of Warren Senior Helpers, will take place on Friday, May 17, from 10 am to noon at the Council’s facilities. The class aims to provide support, resources, and information about different forms of dementia, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Whether attendees are caregivers, family members, or individuals concerned about themselves or someone else showing early signs of the disease, this discussion offers a safe space to learn and connect. Topics covered will include quality of life, engaging activities, area resources, and support groups for further assistance. Attendees will also learn how to advocate for the individuals they care for, ensuring they receive the support and understanding they deserve. Pre-registration is required. To reserve a spot or for more information, please contact Warren Hi-Ed at (814) 723-3222, or register online at www.hi-ed.org.

Tour de Forest

set for Saturday

Federal officials say that the Marienville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its semi-annual Tour de Forest ATV ride on Allegheny National Forest roads on May 18 and May 19. The event is a scenic, leisurely, low-difficulty level ride designed to allow ATV enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the forest in a unique way. The route utilizes Forest Service roads that normally are not open to ATVs. To hold the event, the fire company operates under a special use permit issued by the Allegheny National Forest. The event route is closed to other motorized traffic from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 18th to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th. The event is only open to registered participants. Riders must stay on the designated route. Information about the event and how to register can be found on the Marienville Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. The Allegheny National Forest motorized trail system will open for the public summer riding season to permitted riders at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24.

Outdoor club

to kayak

The Allegheny Outdoor Club will kayak the Marden Cobb Waterway on Sunday, May 19. The group will meet at Musante St. at 1:30 p.m. The launch is on the Falconer Rd. in Frewsburg. The group will paddle north for an hour and then return.

Bocce picnic set for Sunday

Warren Bocce League members picnic is Sunday at the Bocce Pavilion at Betts Park. Court maintenance is at 10 a.m., tournament play at 2 p.m. and dinner at 4. Bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Even if you are not up to playing bocce, come on out and enjoy the company of friends. Call (814) 688-0063 with questions.


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