Youngsville Times

The Youngsville Public Library has several events and fundraisers scheduled for the coming days.

They include a free program focused on bats from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Chapman State Park’s Pavilion 3, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon. The free program will feature a nature story, hands-on exploration, crafts and interesting information about the often-misunderstood bat. All materials will be provided, no registration required. The program is designed for homeschooled children, virtual learners and pre-school age children but all are welcome to attend.

The library’s fourth annual “Fall Bulb, Spring Bloom” fundraiser is happening through Sept. 30. There are 18 floral options to choose from and 17 of the 18 choices cost $10 each The library will receive 50% of the proceeds from a bulb purchase as a donation. Every premium bulb is guaranteed to grow or the buyer will get a free replacement from the company. The Youngsville Library website (YoungsvilleLibrary.org) has a detailed list of the 18 bulb options available, with color photos. There are four ways to order: at YPLibrary during business hours, through a board member, Friend of the Library or staff member, mail in an order form and payment to the library or download a form on the library’s website and mail it in; or order online, with a credit card, using Youngsville Library’s special-order link found on the library’s website.

A Youngsville Public Library staff member will contact the purchaser by phone if people choose the mail-in order form option or want to place an order in the library’s secure drop-box upon receipt of an order. Purchasing online requires a postage fee as bulbs will be delivered directly to one’s home. For more information and order forms go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org or call the library at 814-563-7670 from noon to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday or noon to 4 p.m. Friday.

Free job assistance with Rebecca Whitney, PA Career Link staff member, at the Youngsville Public Library. Whitney will be at the Youngsville Public Library on Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. There will be an open question-and-answer format to assist those attenidng one-on-one with job-related needs from noon to 1 p.m. No registration is required for the noon session. There will then be a Budgeting 101 workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. Those interested can attend in person at the library or virtually, though virtual meetings require those attending to contact Whitney for details and to pre-register. There will then be an in-person workshop at the Youngsville Public Library from 2 to 3 p.m. The workshop on Wednesday is “Interview Skills.”

Those who are receiving unemployment benefits can attend the 2 to 3 p.m. workshop or the Budgeting 101 workshop to have that time count towards weekly job requirement activities. Whitney will also be providing information about how to access and understand the most useful parts of Job Gateway/PA CareerLink to complete a successful job search. Whitney can also help with learning about other Career Link Services/JobGateway features and as well as providing help with registering for future workshops and events via JobGateway. Those unable to attend the workshops but are interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting at the Youngsville Library, email Rebecca Whitney at Rebecca.Whitney@NWPACareerLink.org or call 814-853-5141.


The Irvine Presbyterian Church will host a fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to raise money for mission projects. There will be soup and pie take-outs, a bake sale and an “Angel’s Attic” section which features the sale of good, unique items.


Youngsville High School Alumni Coming Home events are Oct. 1-2. Youngsville High School classes celebrating class reunions are 1970, 1971, 1976, and 1993 to 1996. A dinner dance is Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Youngsville Fire Hall. For dinner reservations only, doors open at 5 p.m. The dance is open to the public starting at 8 p.m. Dinner and dancing reservations can be made online through YHS Alumni Homecoming Weekend Facebook page or mailed to Brad Thompson, 230 College Street, Youngsville, PA 16371.

All Youngsville High School alumni are invited to attend Friday, Oct. 1, for a campfire at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church pavilion at the end of Davis Street. For detailed information about events email kirwin5@msn.com, call 814-489-3535 or email skibum4fun@gmail.com or call 814-779-8684.


On Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. there will be an antique gun display program at the Wilder Museum of Warren County, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine. Join collectors Brad Bogart and Tim Ferrie with a historic assortment of arms which includes: Revolutionary War arms, French & Indian War arms, Kentucky rifles, powder horns, knives and tomahawks. The event takes place in the Wilder Museum’s Era-Gone-By Room which houses the Joseph DeFrees Antique Gun collection. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information call 814-723-1795, visit www.warrenhistory.org or find the Wilder Museum on Facebook.


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