Briefs

AOC plans

On Thursday, April 3, the Allegheny Outdoor Club (AOC) will hold its quarterly planning meet at 6:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren. The group will schedule events for April, May and June. If you would like to host an event but cannot make it to the meeting e-mail the event to john.young@eaglezip.net. All AOC events are free and open to the public. For more information, call John Young at 730-2915.

MS support offered

Warren Multiple Sclerosis Support group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Slater Room, third floor of the Warren Public Library. There will be an open discussion, and leaders will share the information on new one-a-day MS drugs. Light refreshments will be available, but everyone is asked to bring their own beverage of choice if they choose. Anyone affected by MS, their family, friends and anyone interested in learning more about MS is invited. There is no charge to attend. The library is handicapped accessible from the rear of the building by parking in the midtown lot. There is an elevator to the third floor. Parking passes are available at the meeting for the midtown so there is not a fee for parking. For more information, contact Mary Lee Jackson at the Erie Branch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at (814) 464-2900 or (800) 344-4867 or by email at Marylee.jackson@nmss.org.

Casino trip

There will be a Salamanca Casino bus trip on April 30, the last Wednesday of the month. The bingo hall is available by shuttle from the casino if interested. Everyone is welcome to sign-up for this trip organized by Allegheny Community Center. Bus pick-up locations are in Youngsville at the Edgewood Motel at 8:15 a.m. and in Warren at the CRI parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Bus will leave Warren at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Call 723-3237 to reserve a seat on the bus.

Art league to meet

Warren Art League will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at First Lutheran Church. Guest speaker Kathe Umlauf, will discuss her sculptures and lead the group in a sculpture activity.

Mother Goose to visit

In honor of National Library Week, Mother Goose will stop by the Warren Public Library Children’s Department on Wednesday, April 16, at 3:45 p.m. to share stories, songs, rhymes and a craft with children and their families. Preregistration is appreciated. Preregister in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer or leave a message for Children’s Librarian Susan Slater at 723-4650.

Flying squirrels a problem?

Do you have flying squirrels in your attic or backyard? Join the park naturalist at Chapman State Park to learn exciting information about these nocturnal critters and how installing a squirrel box can be beneficial. Conclude the program by building your own box to install at home. Meet at the environmental learning center at Chapman from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Cost is $7 and includes all supplies. Registration is required; call 723-3577.

Benefit Cancer Center

A 50-50 raffle to benefit the Warren General Hospital Cancer Care Center will be drawn on April 12. Tickets will be available today, Wednesday, April 2, at Thorne’s BiLo lobby from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Michael Sherry is sponsoring the event, “To Release Your Inner Hero,” in memory of his dad, Steve Sherry.

Scholarships available

The Penn State Alumni Association, Warren County Chapter, will award two $500 book scholarships from the Anthony Scordo Memorial Fund to students beginning studies at any Penn State campus this year. Application forms, due May 1, are available at high school guidance counselor offices or from Bruce Williams, 308 Poplar St., Warren (call 723-8555 or email bruce.christa@verizon.net).

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will dance from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Ridgway Moose Club. Frank Palumbi of Collier Township, Pa., will provide music for all types of dancing. The public is invited. For information, call Paul Leofsky at 563-7516.