Briefly

Thrift Shop

Lowers Prices

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop 409 Pine St., Jamestown, has marked down quality summer items throughout all the departments. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Donated items are received on those days as well as 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. Proceeds from the shop, which is run by volunteers from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, RSVP and the community, are donated to local outreach programs.

Outdoor Club

To Trim Trails

Allegheny Outdoor Club volunteers will meet today at 9 a.m. at the Jackson Run Bridge on the North Warren Bike Trail to do trim work. The club has the tools so volunteers need to provide their own work gloves. For more information call John Young at 814-730-2915 or Linda or Earl Ross at 814-726-3920. On Thursday, the AOC will ride bikes in the Frewsburg area. Participants will meet at the Jamestown Audubon Center at 5:30 p.m., ride to Frewsburg for ice cream then return to the center. For more information call Pat Spicer at 814-757-8331, evenings. On Sunday, the AOC will hike a 6.5-mile section of the North Country Trail beginning at Forest Road 116. Participants will meet at Howe’s True at 1:30 p.m. For more information call Jim Houghtling at 814-723-1654. On Monday, the AOC will ride bikes 34 miles from Warren to Frewsburg and back. Participants will meet at the southern terminus of the North Warren Bike Path at the East Street Trailhead at 9 a.m. For more information call Earl Ross at 814-726-3920.

Christmas In July Begins Thursday

CELORON – Celoron United Methodist Church will host a “Christmas in July” sale on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is selling many Christmas decorations and items and reduced prices. Everything must go.

Blood Drive Set For Thursday

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the BPU Education Room, 92 Steele St., Jamestown. Lunch for blood donors will be provided. Donors may access the BPU Blood Drive by entering the “D” driveway at 92 Steele St. to the BPU parking lot. Facing the building from the parking lot, one should enter the right door labeled “Visitor Entrance” under the green awning, sign in at the window and take the elevator to the first floor. Donors must be at least 17 years old, in good health and will need picture identification. Walk-ins are welcome. To arrange an advance appointment, call Becky Robbins, BPU communications coordinator, at 661-1680.

4-H To Present Projects Thursday

Chautauqua County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program has a variety of exhibits attend The Chautauqua county fair each year. This week Chautauqua County 4-H members are preparing for the 2013 county fair to present over 700 animals, 1,600 non-animal projects and to compete in several knowledge skills contests. 4-H provides a variety of youth development opportunities. One popular project is the food and nutrition program. On Thursday, youth will present 174 food projects to volunteer judges, hoping to receive the coveted Special Judges Award in the Foods Category. Stop by the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Chautauqua County Fair to see more than 1,600 youth projects on display.