Briefs

Free breakfast

A free pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at The Crossing, Hickory St. at Pennsylvania Ave. W., Warren. All are welcome.

Sundae Sunday

Come in and enjoy a sundae at The Crossing, Hickory St. at Pennsylvania Ave. W., Warren, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27. Donations will be accepted but are not required.

Parkinson support offered

The Warren Parkinson Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St., Warren. Individuals with Parkinson Disease and their families are invited. For information, call 757-8795. The group will resume meeting at CTI in North Warren in September.

VBS at Pittsfield

Pittsfield Wesleyan Methodist Church on Rt. 27 (at the point) will have a Vacation Bible School July 28 through Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. All children ages 4-12 are welcome to attend. The VBS program will be on Sunday morning, Aug. 3, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Pastor Overdorff at 563-7763.

Movie Monday

Monday Night Movies at the Warren Public Library will continue July 28. 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, 129 minute film stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman. A brilliant innovator in the field of Artificial Intelligence becomes the bridge in the gap between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp. His entire career, Dr. Will Caster (Depp) has been working toward one goal – to create a machine possessing the entire spectrum of human emotions, and the collective intelligence of every person who has ever lived. But while Dr. Caster’s unorthodox experiments have made him famous in scientific circles, a radical anti-tech group known as Rift is determined to stop him at all costs. In the midst of an attack on A.I. labs across the United States, one Rift agent manages to shoot Dr. Caster with a radioactive bullet, ensuring his death. Little did Rift realize that their efforts to destroy Dr. Caster would only make him stronger than they ever could have imagined, because before he dies, his wife Evelyn and best friend Max successfully transfer Dr. Caster’s consciousness into a computer, where his hunger for knowledge and power transforms him into an unstoppable force of sentient energy inhabiting every computer and electrical system on the planet. 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.

Movie of a book

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 movie. The film for Monday, July 28, is based on the book “National Velvet” by Enid Bagnold., This G-rated, 125 minute film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury and Jackie ‘Butch’ Jenkins. Although National Velvet was the first starring role for 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor, the early part of the film belongs to Mickey Rooney in the showier role of Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey. Soured on life by a serious accident, Mike plans to steal from the country family that has taken him in, but his resolve is weakened by the kindness of young Velvet (Taylor). The two find a common bond in their love of horses. Velvet wins an “unbreakable” horse in a raffle, and enters the animal in the Grand National Sweepstakes. Though Mike is unable to ride the horse, he aids Velvet in her plan to disguise herself as a jockey; she wins the race … but the story isn’t over quite yet. Co-starring as Velvet’s mother is Anne Revere, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. The movie will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Slater Room. Either snacks or pizza will be served.

Basics of Home Food Preservation

Have you thought about growing your own garden produce, or purchasing fruits or vegetables from a local farm this summer? What about finding a pick-your-own fruit and/or vegetable farm and then freezing or canning the fresh produce or fruit for later use in family meals? Would you like to know more about how to use a pressure canner? You can learn the basics and how-tos of home food preservation by attending the upcoming class being offered by Penn State Extension, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Pre-registration is required. Registration fee for the class is $20 per person. The class will be held at the Penn State Extension office, 100 Dillon Dr., Youngsville. Call 563-9388 for registration or information.