Briefs…

Book sale set

The Book Cellar, in the basement of the Warren Public Library, will have a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. All Christmas items will be half price.

Concert Sunday

Russell United Methodist Church, N. Main St., Russell, will host the “Glory Way Quartet” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Prior to the performance, there will be a tureen dinner at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend; bring a dish to share. The church has been challenged to fill the newly restructured balcony for this event. For further information on the quartet, go to www.glorywayquartet.com/

Movie Monday

Monday Night Movies at the Warren Public Library will continue Dec. 9. This free event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Slater Room on the third floor of the library. Complimentary popcorn will be available. This week’s PG-13 rated, 96 minute film stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, and Mary-Louise Parker. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the supernatural action-adventure as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side. Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, these two must miraculously restore the cosmic balance … or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way. Call the library at 723-4650 for the exact title of this and other movies in this series as the library’s movie license does not permit listing the titles of movies outside the library.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will have a Christmas party from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. Frank Moravcik of Cleveland, Ohio, will provide music for all types of dancing. The public is invited. For information, call John or Pat Moore at 837-9218.

Class to breakfast

Warren Area High School Class of 1966 will hold a breakfast get together at Perkins in Warren on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9:30 a.m. Participants should take a wrapped gift (minimum $10 value). After breakfast there will be an auction for these gifts with all proceeds being placed in the class treasury for the 50th reunion. For reservations, call (814) 706-8958 or email gmickle@atlanticbb.net by Dec. 12.

Calendar winner

Allegheny Center for the Arts would like to announce that Todd Cerra won the place for his photo of General Joe for the cover of the joint WCCBI/ACA calendar contest. Each page of the calendar is a photo taken in Warren County. Warren is proud of what General Joseph Warren sacrificed for his love of liberty in our fight to gain our freedom. While he was never in Warren, his good friend General Irvine wanted our town to bear his name.

Concerts planned

Beaty-Warren Middle School sixth-grade band and chorus will perform on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 a.m. at Warren Area Elementary Center. WAEC is hosting the concert for Beaty’s sixth graders because the auditorium at Beaty is not quite ready. The sixth-grade band will be conducted by Mr. Smith, and the sixth-grade chorus is directed by Ms. Bowley. WAEC’s fifth-grade band and fourth- and fifth-grade chorus will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the second graders will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m.

Fruit delivery

Citrus fruit ordered from the Warren Marching Band may be picked up at the Penelec Building on Pennsylvania Avenue West on Friday, Dec. 6, from noon to 5 p.m., or Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions, call Tawni Betts at 726-3638.

Cookie sale

Sheffield United Methodist Church will have a Christmas cookie sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the church. Some Christmas decorations also will be for sale.