Briefs

Retirees to breakfast

Breakfast for all retirees of National Forge will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Perkins Restaurant, Ludlow St., Warren. Spouses are welcome.

VBS at Cherry Grove Church

Vacation Bible School will be held July 7-11 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly at Cherry Grove Church. This year they will be “going” to the beach. Included will be Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and a Luau on Friday night.

Based on a book

Books Made into Movies is a movie series that is being held in conjunction with the Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program. Adults are also welcome to attend. The film for Monday, July 7, is based on the book “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. This animated PG rated, 100 minute film stars Dakota Fanning, Dawn French, Ian McShane, Jennifer Saunders, Keith David and Teri Hatcher. A young girl walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows, yet deeply unsettling in a number of ways, in director Henry Selick’s animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s international best-seller. Eleven-year-old Coraline Jones (voice of Dakota Fanning) is fearlessly courageous, and perhaps far too adventurous for her own good. Coraline and her parents (Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) have recently relocated to Oregon from Michigan. Bored in her new home since her parents are distracted by work and she has yet to make any new friends, Coraline passes the time by exploring her new neighborhood with an annoying local boy named Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.). But after paying a visit to her eccentric neighbors Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), a pair of aging British actresses, and crossing paths with the outright weird Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane), the precocious young girl becomes convinced that her new surroundings are just as dull as she’d initially suspected. Shortly thereafter, Coraline discovers a hidden door in her new house, and decides to investigate. Venturing into the eerie passageway inside, Coraline emerges into an alternate version of her own reality. At first glance, this strange new world seems even better than the real thing; there her parents aren’t distracted by work, and Coraline is always the center of attention. There’s even a mysterious Cat (Keith David) that’s fascinated by her every move. But when Coraline’s button-eyed Other Mother (also Hatcher) attempts to make her stay permanent, the frightened young girl must summon her resourcefulness and bravery in order to find her way back home and save her real family. The movie will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Slater Room. Either snacks or pizza will be served.

Picnic and ice cream at ACC

Allegheny Community Center will have a Fourth of July celebration today, an old-fashioned picnic and ice cream social. Enjoy baked beans and hamburgers and pie for lunch then many ice cream flavors to choose from, two scoops for $1.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will dance from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Ridgway Moose Club. The Mikey Dee Band of McKeesport will provide music for all types of dancing. For information, call Paul Leofsky at 563-7516.

Reunion planned

Warren High School Class of 1954 will have a reunion Aug. 12-13. Classmates who have not received an announcement and would like to attend should call Nancy Clark at 723-2750 . Friday evening will be at the Holiday Inn and Saturday will be at the Jackson Valley Country Club.

Wilder at Rouse

The Wilder Museum of Warren County History will participate in the second annual Rouse SummerFest on July 12. Located at the Rouse in Youngsville, SummerFest will features a variety of events including food and vendors, live music, a chicken barbecue, children’s activities, and hot air balloon rides. The Wilder Museum will set up space to provide refreshments as a fundraiser for the museum. The museum, a holding of the Warren County Historical Society, has 14 unique exhibit rooms featuring military, the Seneca Nation of Indians, a WWII periscope, the Irvine-Newbold Estate, local oil industry, and more, including a new exhibit room featuring the work of the late Clyde Farnsworth, a local historian, and the Thomas T. Taber III Collection. The musaum is located at 51 Erie Ave., Irvine, and is open seasonally on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m., and for special events. For more information, call 723-1795 or 563-7773, visit www.warrenhistory.org, or like the Warren County Historical Society on Facebook.