Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer Stories, and music, and trains – oh my! Miss Casey’s Head Start students visited the Youngsville Public Library last Wednesday for stories, music, and activities. Students also had time to explore the library and play with the library’s train table and other interactive toys. Youngsville Library also offers an open to the public story time the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No registration is required. All ages are welcome. Call 563-7670 with questions or visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org.

Free tax assistance

VITA is a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that offers free tax preparation help for the elderly in our community. VITA services will be offered on Tuesdays at the Youngsville Borough, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the Allegheny Community Center at 723-4180 or 723-3237.

Free 3-day guest pass at Y-Branch

Visit the YMCA Youngsville Branch (80 Ford Street, next to Island Park) and receive a 3-day free guest pass. What a great way to learn about all the classes that are offered at the Youngsville Y branch. Now all Youngsville Branch fitness classes will be on a five-week schedule (except for spin-only classes) and you don’t have to be a Y member to take a class. 2020 Winter five-week sessions are Jan. 6 to Feb. 8 (but some spaces are still available) and Feb. 10 to March 14 (member registration begins Jan 29, open registration begins Feb 3).

It is also possible to “drop-in” for a class, but calling ahead is recommended to make sure there’s room as class size may be limited due to equipment needs (814-802-1618).

Classes offered for the 2020 Winter sessions include: Baby & Me Stretch and Flex, Suspension Training, S-I-T (Sweat w/Intentions for Transformation), Spin & Tone, Pound Fitness, Reading & Riding (targeting youth participation, ages 12-17), and more. Detailed class descriptions and dates, cost options, links, and more are offered on Youngsville Library’s webpage at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community information tab/Youngsville YMCA page) or call the Youngsville Branch at (814) 802-1618 during business hours.

BBQ planning meeting

There will be a “Smoke on the Water BBQ” planning meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the lobby of the Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis Street). The public is welcome. If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, please attend.

Youth “all-nighter” event forms available at library

Registration forms for the Youngsville Free Methodist’s youth “all-nighter event” are now available at the Youngsville Public Library or can be downloaded from the library’s website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab).

The YFMethodist Church’s FUEL group is hosting, sponsoring, and supervising this free, fun “all-nighter event” from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. January 31 to February 1. This event is open to youth from sixth grade to post high. Come and participate in fun games, including a Mario Kart tournament. There will be a taco bar, ice cream bar, and many more fun activities. Breakfast will be served, too. A permission slip is required for this event.

For more details, contact the YFMChurch at office@ybfree.org or contact Amber Evans at amberevans747@icloud.com. Return completed permission slips to the Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis Street, Youngsville).

Odd/even parking in Borough

Here is a reminder that Odd/Even Parking will continue in the Youngsville Borough through Tuesday, March 31. On odd days of the week, you must park, starting at 8 a.m., on odd house number sides of the street until 8 a.m. on even number days of the week. Regardless of the weather conditions.

Scholarship app at YPLibrary

A downloadable scholarship application for the Fraternal Eagles of Warren, Aerie #313, is now available on Youngsville Public Library’s website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab).

The Eagles Club is now accepting applications for the $1,000 scholarships to be awarded in 2020 to six eligible Warren County residents. Applications must be postmarked by March 31. Hard copy applications are also available at the Youngsville Library during business hours.


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