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Major

scouting event

set for

Saturday at SUNY

The Allegheny Highlands BSA Council will host a major regional scouting event, the daylong University of Scouting on Saturday at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Some 400 people are expected to attend from eight scout councils hailing from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

More than 100 training sessions will be offered throughout the day that include 60 geared toward adult volunteers and 30 merit badge sessions for both male and female youth scouts. There will also be a day camp program geared toward younger Cub Scouts.

A dozen of the merit badge sessions will be taught by SUNY Fredonia professors who are experts in those fields. Adult sessions will focus on the latest hiking & camping gear, leadership development and even share recipes for future troop meetings.

The 2022 University of Scouting program is the first, major scouting to be held post-pandemic. The event’s overwhelming, pre-registration response and community support demonstrates scouting’s continued growth in Western New York. For more information, visit https://www.scoutinguniversity.org

Library gears

for book sale

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library’s annual book sale will be on Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a bag sale Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. The library is accepting donations of new and gently used books, audio books and DVD’s in good condition.

Please donate clean books in good condition that have not been stored where mildew, cigarette smoke or musty odors have affected the books. The library is not accepting encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines or Reader’s Digest condensed novels.

Donations can be brought to the library at 15 Main St. during regular business hours. All proceeds from the book sale are used for the benefit of the library and to enhance collections and programs. For more information, call 716-962-5885 or visit the library’s website at www.sinclairvillelibrary.org. The library will be closed on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day.

Scrapbooking events slated in Gowanda

GOWANDA — Gowanda High School’s Spanish Club is facilitating three Scrapbooking Crop events Saturdays on Nov. 12 and Feb. 11 and March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Door prizes featured. Share large tables with friends, participate in make-and-takes. Cricut available for use. Snacks, drinks, lunch and dinner provided.

Registration required. Cost is $40 per event ($30 for the event, $10 toward food.) Print & fill out a registration form: https://bit.ly/3E7aqIT and return to Heather Rydzik, Gowanda High School, 10674 Prospect St., Gowanda, N.Y. 14070. Make checks payable to Gowanda Spanish Club. Questions? Contact Ms. Rydzik at 716-532-3325, ext. 6106 or msrydzik@gcslearn.org.

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