January Community Calendar

• The January Community Calendar will be published in the Saturday, Dec. 28, edition of The Corry Journal. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 26. Items may be dropped off or mailed to The Corry Journal, 28 W. South St., Corry, PA 16407, or faxed to 814-664-2288 or emailed to jordan@thecorryjournal.com.

December food pantry distribution

• The Corry Area Food Pantry will hold its December distribution this Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. The food pantry asks people to not line up before 8:30 a.m. and to have space available in their vehicle for boxes.  

 

• Cookies with Santa

The Union City Public Library and the Union City Family Support Center will have a Milk and Cookies with Santa event at the library on Friday at 5 p.m. Attendees should bring their own camera for pictures with Santa. Each child will receive a book from Santa. 

 

• CLABA Holiday Decorating Contest

Canadohta Lake Area Business Association (CLABA) presents a Holiday Decorating Contest again. Residents are invited to decorate the exterior of their homes with lights, scenery and decorative elements to light up the Christmas season. Open to any home in Bloomfield Township. Cash prizes and trophies for first, second and third place. Judging will be held on Dec. 20 between 6 and 10 p.m. Register address and phone number on Facebook (CLABA) or email at canadohtalake@gmail.com. Scoring will be on use of lights, originality, organization of display. 

 

• UC shoe drive

Union City’s boys basketball team is holding a shoe drive to collect new and used shoes to be shipped to Third World countries. Shoe collection bins will be placed at Union City Area Middle-High School and Union City Area Elementary School gymnasiums.

 

Light Up Clymer Contest

• Area residents are invited to travel around Clymer, New York, to check out beautiful displays of Christmas lights and decorations every night throughout the month of December from 6 to 10 p.m. Maps and voting ballots are available at participating businesses. 

 

CCF accepting mini grant applications 

• Mini grant applications for the Corry Community Foundation's first competitive grant cycle of 2020 are due by Jan. 2. Mini Grants are for Corry nonprofit organization's smaller needs and are $2,000 or less. For a link to the grant application and helpful videos, visit www.corrycommunityfoundation.org/grant-seekers or call 664-3884 ext. 3.

 

• NPRC spring classes begin Jan. 22

The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College recently released its spring class schedule. Spring classes start on Jan. 22 and are available at the Corry Hi-Ed building. For more information, visit www.regionalcollegepa.org.

 

• EMT training program starts Jan. 13

EmergyCare will host an EMT training program, starting on Jan. 13 in Warren. Admission deadline is noon on Friday, Jan. 3. Visit http://bit.ly/2RoMPLx to register. 

 

Free GED and Adult Education

• Thinking of earning your high school equivalency diploma in 2020?  Looking to brush up on your basic academic skills?  Classes are currently forming for those interested in enrolling in GED/Adult Basic Education offered through IU5 Adult Education & Career Readiness.  Free adult education courses prepare students for the GED/HiSET high school equivalency tests and are also available for adults who already have a high school diploma that are considering refining their skills in math, reading or writing.  Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings and evenings at the Corry Higher Education Council.  Participants can join the program at any time, but must register and schedule their first session by calling the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit in Edinboro at 1-800-461-6711.  

 

Online courses through Corry Hi-Ed

• Are you preparing for a new career or seeking a recognized certification? Looking to gain new personal and professional skills? Ed2go online courses through the Corry Higher Education Council may be for you. Learn when it is convenient for you by enrolling in expert-developed courses offering a flexible way to learn. Advance your career training or enhance your "quick skills" fundamentals at home or in the workplace. Choose from instructor-led or self-paced courses. Open enrollment is now available for hundreds of programs and courses designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405 or visit www.corryhied.org/ed2go for more information. 

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