Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer “A night of Magical Mayhem at YEMS” — Rylyn Gurdak makes the perfect magician’s assistant as she astounds the crowd by “levitating” with a little help from professional magician Cris Johnson. The YEMS PTO hosted this family-fun show. YEMS PTO needs volunteers to help with upcoming programs such as the Carnegie Science Center programs May 6 and 7 and YEMS Field Week, the week of May 27 to June 2. Interested in helping? Contact YEMS Office at 563-7207.

YHS Golf Scramble Correction

The Annual YHS Scholarship Golf Scramble, benefiting the YHS Scholarship Fund, is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 (not Sunday as printed last week). This four-person team event is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at the Jackson Valley Golf Club. The $220-per-team entry fee includes greens fees, riding cart rental, lunch, prizes, and a donation to the YHS Scholarship Fund. The team format will include both scratch and handicap divisions.

For more details and to download a registration form, go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab) or call Tournament Chairman Tim Sandberg at 723-7087.

Free Workshop at Library

On Tuesday, May 7, a free PACareerLink workshop, hosted by CareerLink staff member Rebecca Whitney, will be held at the Youngsville Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

If you are receiving unemployment benefits, attending this workshop will count towards one of your job requirement activities.

The May 7 workshop topic is “Budgeting 101.” Participants will learn to take control of their financial future with tips on how to start and maintain a budget. Rebecca will also discuss the importance of creating a budget and participants will have an opportunity to start/create a budget. Whitney will also be available to address individual questions regarding PACareerLink programs and other career-based needs.

Although walk-ins are welcome, you can register ahead by either calling Rebecca at (814) 853-5141 or if you have a PACareerLink account you can register using the “calendar of events” (under “events” tab).

If you are unable to make this workshop but are interested in meeting one-on-one with Rebecca in Youngsville, use the above cell number.

The next Free workshop date at the Youngsville Library will be May 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab).

Free Community Day

at Youngsville YMCA

A free “Community Day” at the Youngsville YMCA branch will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a time for everyone in the community to come and use the facilities at the YMCA’s Youngsville branch for free. The Youngsville YMCA branch is building at Island Park (80 Ford Street). Youngsville Y visitors must be age 12 and older. Visitors on Community Free Day just need to sign in and register at the welcome center.

There is also a non-member “Playground Lending Program” that is offered year-round through the Youngsville Y Branch: Youth (age 10 & older) may register at the Youngsville Y as a friend and borrow playground equipment. No membership is required. A parent must register with the staff at the Youngsville Y to be a YMCA Youth Friend. Youth equipment includes basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, Frisbees, hula hoops, four square, and more. Swing by on May 4th to learn about upcoming cycle classes, spring/summer hours, and much more, or call (814) 802-1618 with questions.

Mother’s Day

Chicken BBQ

On Sunday, May 12, the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Mother’s Day Chicken BBQ fundraising event from noon to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) for a $10 donation per meal. Eat in and take out are available. Each meal includes a half-chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, a roll, dessert, and drink.

Scoops for Troops

The Blue Star Mothers of Kinzua are hosting the Scoops for Troops Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, May 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis Street). This will help the Blue Star Mothers raise funds to honor local graduating seniors who have enlisted. The cost of the event is by donation.

The Blue Star Mothers of Kinzua is a new, local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers organization. The purpose of the organization is to support the military and veterans.

First UMC

Preschool Celebration

On Sunday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m., the First UMC of Youngsville (225 E. Main St) will be both recognizing and celebrating its preschool program, which was operated from 1969-2018 at the First UMC.

While the 1st UMC is disappointed that they can no longer continue this important ministry, they also feel motivated to celebrate 49 years of Christian early education that they have been able to offer the community.

Members of the public who were associated with the preschool in any way (students, teachers, parents, and/or supporters) are invited to join this day of celebration/recognition.

You can also share a memory of your experience with the preschool at http://youngsvilleeumcharg.org/preschool-memories/.

This link will also be accessible via YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab). Call 563-4201 with questions.

BVSPool info. on web

Although the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool season officially kicks off with a free community day on Saturday, June 8, you can purchase season passes now through May 31 and receive a special early bird discount ($10 savings).

For details regarding BVSPool Season Pass package options and costs, swimmercize/lap swim classes, swim lesson options for both kids and adults, daily hours, daily/evening rates, special events dates, a downloadable season pass form, and much more visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community info tab/BVSPool).

Applications for summer employment at the BVSP can also be downloaded from the YoungsvilleLibrary.org site. You can also contact the Youngsville Borough at (814) 563-4604 with questions.