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Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Tiger Den Cub Scouts of local Pack 30 visited the Youngsville Public Library to earn their “Stories in Shapes” badge. Den Leader Nathan Hornstrom engaged the scouts’ imaginations and creativity as they looked at a variety of pictures and artistic styles by various artists and discussed with one another what types of art they enjoyed from the pictures in the reference books. The Cub Scouts also had the opportunity to create their own artistic drawings and share/discuss their work with one another.

BVSPool Fundraiser

Support the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool and attend the 6th Annual “Night at the Races” fundraising event this Saturday, March 14, at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Doors will be open at 6 p.m. with races beginning at 7 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool and the Youngsville Recreation Commission.

Entrance into the event is free but all attendees must be 21 years of age; BYOB, and light snacks are provided.

Wager on action-packed, heart-pounding, videotaped horse racing with a $2 minimum and paying Win, Place, and Show. Payouts will be determined by the number of winning tickets.

Photos submitted to Times Observer Basket Bonanza Raffle is on Sunday, March 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Irvine Presbyterian Church Fellowship building (National Forge Road, Irvine). Bring a friend and join in for fellowship, fun, and food. Seated near some of the many unique raffle baskets are LeeAnn Himes (left) and Lilly Anthony. Baskets range in value from $40 to $200. Tickets are available from church members and will be on sale at the event. There will be a door prize drawing of $50 that you must be present to win. Basket drawings and door prize drawings will take place at 5:30 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 22 will be selling homemade food and drinks. For more information, call Sandy at (814) 563-3489 or (814) 706-8975.

Don’t forget to don your best Kentucky Derby attire and win a prize. Pull tabs, a 50/50, and raffle prizes will also be available.

Lenten Service

and Luncheon

Brokenstraw Valley Lenten Service will begin at noon on Wednesday, March 18, at Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis Street) with a luncheon to follow at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Rick Hamrick will be speaking on the topic of perseverance.

Lenten fish fry meals will continue to be offered every Friday during Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church. The cost is a $10 donation per meal. Takeout is available. The meal includes fish, choice of baked potato or french fries, choice of coleslaw or applesauce, roll, dessert, and drink. Donations are used to help support the church’s Missions Outreach. Call (814) 563-9009 with questions.

Free Stress

Management Workshop

On Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., a free workshop will be held at the Youngsville Public Library on “Stress Management.”

Career Link staff member Rebecca Whitney (TEF) will be providing information and tips to help you learn short term and long term techniques to deal with stress, how to create more peaceful environments, and ways to calm your life. You do not have to pre-register to attend and walk-ins are encouraged.

Whitney can also assist you with learning about other Career Link Services/JobGateway features and as well as providing help with registering for future workshops and events via JobGateway. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, attending this workshop will count towards one of your job requirement activities. If you are unable to attend this particular workshop but are interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting at the Youngsville Library, contact Whitney at Rebecca.Whitney@NWPACareerLink.org or call (814) 853-5141.

Whitney will be at the Youngsville Public Library a minimum of the first and third Tuesday of each month. Go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org/reference tab (free workshops) to see what free upcoming workshops will be available at Youngsville Library.

“Walk-in” iPhone

and iPad help

Free “walk-in” help with your iPhone, iPad, or other electronic device is each Tuesday at the Youngsville Public Library (100 Broad Street); no appointments are necessary. Tech Tuesdays are open to everyone and provide you with a chance to get one-on-one answers/help to questions you might have about your cell phone, tablet, laptop, email, and any other IT needs. Be sure to bring your own device with you.

Tech help will be available Tuesday, March 17 (1 to 3 p.m.), and Tuesday, March 24 (2:30 to 4:30 p.m.). Visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab) to see the listing for dates and times in April, May, and June, or call the Youngsville Library at (814) 563-7670 with questions.

2nd Street Food Pantry

The 2nd Street Food Pantry is located in the EUM Church of Youngsville (18 Second Street) and is an outreach of the Youngsville Area Ministerium, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Western PA.

The pantry is set up to be a “walk-in” friendly service; however, new participants will need to complete the initial paperwork for income qualification. There are household income limits based on the number of people per household.

Participants may visit the pantry twice per month plus the one Saturday each month. The 2nd Street Food Pantry is limited to serving those in the Brokenstraw region. For more information, call (814) 563-4351.

Free Gospel Concert

The “GloryWay Quartet” will be performing at the Evangelical UMC (18 Second Street) on Sunday, March 15, beginning at 4 p.m. This free concert is part of church’s MainStreet Gospel concert series and is open to the public. The next MainStreet Gospel concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 3.

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