The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. Club meetings and closed gatherings are not included. To add an event, call features editor Diana Paddock in the newsroom at 723-8200 by noon Monday.
Through Dec. 9: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. each Monday, Warren Public Library Children's Department, ages 1 to 4, stories, songs, crafts, creative play. Preregistration not required.
Sept. 27: The Golden Dragon Acrobats, the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company, sponsored by Superior Tire & Rubber Corporation, Library Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (723-7231)
Sept. 27-28: Rummage Sale sponsored by Russell Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, at fire hall.
Sept. 27-28: Fall Rummage Sale sponsored by Trinity Women, Clarendon Trinity United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Sept. 28: Poetry reading by author Mike Steffen at Authors Books & Music, 227 Liberty St., Warren. Free event and open to all, 1 p.m. (688-3009)
Sept. 28: Alzheimer's Walk, Betts Park, 9 a.m. (registration, 8 a.m.) (726-0820).
Sept. 28: Fall Festival, Lander United Methodist Church, games, hay rides, refreshments, 2 p.m.
Sept. 29: Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit Jayce Lawson (a newborn with multiple medical conditions), Youngsville Fire Hall, noon.
Sept. 29: Mortgage burning service, Cable Hollow Church, 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 3-5: Rummage Sale, St. Luke's Catholic Church, 420 N. Main St., Youngsville, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturday?(items $1 per bag Saturday).
Oct. 4: Harvest Dinner, old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner, Lottsville United Methodist Church, 4:30-7 p.m. (donation)
Oct. 4: Book signing/reading with author Reg Darling, Authors Books & Music, 227 Liberty St., Warren, 6 p.m.
Oct. 4-5: Rummage Sale, First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Oct. 5:?Blessing of the Animals, Sleepy Moon Farm, Scandia Road at Cole Hill Road, Scandia, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (757-8780).
Oct. 5-Nov. 15: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 34th Annual International Juried Exhibition. A return of this venerable show to the Crary, for the third time. Public opening reception Saturday, Oct 5, 1-4 p.m. Crary Art Gallery, 511 Market St., Warren www.crarygallery.org
Oct. 7: Book Bingo for Kids, 6:00 p.m., Warren Public Library Children's Department, ages four to seven, children under four welcome with help from parent. Children learn to listen, learn, play as they mark bingo card in conjunction with stories read. Prizes for winners. Preregistration not required.
Oct. 10-13: Warren Players presents: "Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll & Hyde Play" (8 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 13) Rated PG-13, a darkly comic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel, Library Theatre, 723-7231.
Oct. 11-13: Johnny Appleseed Festival, Sheffield.
Oct. 12: SuperKwik Challenge Marathon, 9 a.m.
Oct. 12: Elk Township Historical Society Open House, former Scandia School, 1-4 p.m.
Oct. 17: Bicentennial Program with the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Ministers' Chorus, Youngsville First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: "Dr. Zoot," Warren Concert Association, Library Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (723-6505).
Oct. 19: Open House, Rouse Home, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, 10 a.m.-noon www.rouse.org.
Oct. 19: Spooktacular Story Time, 11:30 a.m., Warren Public Library's Slater Room. Halloween stories, songs, crafts, snacks. Geared to ages three to eight, but all are welcome. Preregistration not required. Children and adults encouraged to dress in costume.
Oct. 19: Yankee Bush Productions presents "Captain Fantastic's The Magic of Elton John" by Walt Wise, Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, 8 p.m. (489-3110).
Oct. 19: Writers and Poets Open Read Night, Authors Books & Music 227 Liberty St., Warren, 6-8 p.m. (aspiring writers and poets invited to read their works for an audience; listeners also encouraged to attend).
Oct. 23: Annual Meeting and Peoples Choice Photo Contest Awards to be announced at the library day soup tureen supper, Elk Township Historical Society, 6 p.m.
Oct. 24-25: Books Are Fun Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday in the Warren General Hospital outpatient lobby. Benefits the WGH Auxiliary and its many programs
Oct 24-26: Warren Public Library Book Clearance Sale, Slater Room of the library.
Oct. 25: 2012 American Idol Finalist Colton Dixon sponsored by the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund (his song, "Never Gone," debuted #1 on the Christian Digital Songs and the Christian/Gospel Digital Songs charts). Opening Act: Good Little Giants, a musical venture with three accomplished musicians, Scott Phillips, Shane Maze, and Kira Spencer, each lending unique style and experience to the band, Library Theatre, 723-7231, 8 p.m.
Oct. 26: Rouse Make & Take Day, Rouse Home, 701 Rouse Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn to make a variety of new crafts, then take them home with you!
Oct. 27-28: Community Pumpkin Carving Contest, Rouse Home, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville. www.rouse.org.
Oct. 28: "Macbeth," Library Theatre, 7 p.m. (723-7231).
Nov. 2: Yankee Bush Productions presents "A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival" by Green River, Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, 8 p.m. (489-3110).
Nov. 2: Holiday auction, First Church of God, 1111 Madison Ave., Warren, refreshments, browsing, 10-11 a.m. and auction, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 2: Warren Players presents a Holiday Extravaganza to raise funds and awareness, TAWC bus garage, Clark St., Warren, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (726-1081).
Nov. 4: Window Box Christmas Open House at Warren General Hospital.
Nov. 4: Book Bingo for Kids, 6 p.m., Warren Public Library Children's Department, ages four to seven, children under four welcome with help from parent. Children learn to listen, learn, play as they mark bingo card in conjunction with stories read. Prizes for winners. Preregistration not required.
Nov. 5: Elk Township Historical Society Election Day Open House, former Scandia School, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov 9: Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Annual Turkey Party and Gun Raffle, 40 Fuller Ave., free admission with gun ticket, doors open, 6 p.m.; raffles start, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9: Hall of Fame speaker Jeanne Robertson, family comedy sponsored by the Holiday Inn / Hampton Inn & Suites, Library Theatre, 723-7231, 8 p.m.
Nov. 9: Craft show sponsored by Russell Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, at fire hall, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 9-22: Ninth Annual Henry Rouse Permanent Collection Juried Art Show, Suites at Rouse, 615 Rouse Ave., Youngsville. www.rouse.org.
Nov. 16: Writers and Poets Open Read Night, Authors Books & Music 227 Liberty St., Warren, 6-8 p.m. (aspiring writers and poets invited to read their works for an audience; listeners also encouraged to attend).
Nov. 18-24: Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, Pleasant Community Church, 673 Pleasant Dr., Warren. Send a shoe box gift of love to a needy child.
Nov. 23: Winter Wonderland Craft Show, Youngsville Fire Hall, sponsored by Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (563-4042).
Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Warren Players presents: "A Christmas Carol: the Musical" (Nov. 29, 30 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 30, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.) directed by Jennifer Koebley and Charmaine Check. A lonely, greedy miser confronts the ghosts of his past, present and future, Library Theatre, 723-7231.