Mini grant applications due

• Mini grant applications for funds through the Corry Community Foundation are due May 1. A link for an online application and helpful videos can be found at

Have a great idea for a positive event or project that will make an impact on our community?  There are 20th anniversary grant applications available now by emailing Shelby Scouten at CCF 20th anniversary grants are geared toward projects that will permeate positivity and optimism throughout Corry.  

Self defense class

• A new self defense class is being offered through the YMCA for ages 12 and up. Master Gary Hicks will be instructing the three classes set for April 13, April 27 and May 4 from  1 to 2:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Rex Building, 29 W. South St., across from The Corry Journal. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 664-7757 or stop at the Y to register. 

Card party

• A Swing Into Spring Card Party will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at St. Teresa’s Church, 3rd Ave., Union City. Doors open at 6 p.m. and party starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Chances will also be sold to win a linen basket, gift auction, bake sale, extra raffles and 50/50. Light refreshments will be sold. For a reservation, call Kelly at 438-3386.

QuickBooks: Level I

• If you are new to QuickBooks and ready to learn foundations of the bookkeeping software, this course is for you. Instructor Bonnie Dundon will introduce you to today’s essential accounting software for small business covering topics such as: menu functions, general ledger, chart of accounts creation, invoicing and payments, making deposits, writing checks, and more. This 12-hour course will also include one hour of individual instruction to cover your specific questions and needs.  This course will be held on Monday, May 6 & 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Individual one-hour sessions will be scheduled on Monday, May 20. The cost is $189.  Partial scholarships available. Registration and payment is required by noon Thursday, May 2. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.

The Whiskey Rebellion

• The Whiskey Rebellion, considered Pennsylvania’s original tax protest, tested the newly formed government of America shortly after it adopted its Constitution. The objected tax fell hardest on the poor pioneers of our state. The event that unfolded was the result of miscalculation, short tempers and disrespect of people who lived in the still-wild wilderness. Presenter Dick Arthur is a graduate of Allegheny College and George Washington University, and a retired military officer. This free historical lecture will be given on Tuesday, May 7, from 7-9 p.m. Registration is required by noon Thursday, May 2. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.  

ServSafe Food Safety               Program for Managers

• Penn State Extension is offering a ServSafe Food Safety Program for Managers for those looking to obtain their PDA requirement for food safety certification.  Topics will include: providing safe food, forms of contamination, the safe food handler, preparation and management systems, cleaning and sanitation, as well as safe facilities and pest management. After attending the ServSafe courses and upon successful completion of a multiple-choice exam, participants will receive their Food Protection Manager Certificate. This two-day training will be offered on Monday, May 6 & 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Corry Higher Education Council. The cost is $185. Registration can be completed online at or by phone at 1-877-345-0691. 

On-lot Sewage Disposal Systems

• Wondering how best to maintain your on-lot septic system? Thinking about installing a system and are curious to which type might work best for you? Presenter Ron Salisbury, environmental protection specialist for the Erie County Department of Health, will address on-lot septic topics such as types of systems, treatment technology, as well as maintenance and preventative measures to protect your drinking water supply. This free seminar will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required by noon on Tuesday, April 23. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.

Is Online Learning for You?

• Have you ever considered taking courses online to obtain credits, certification or a degree? This information session will provide an overview of the online learning environment and what to consider when researching online academic programs. Participants will learn about readiness and preparedness through self-inventory, to identify strengths and limitations that will aid/hinder success. The workshop will provide guidance and resources for time management, SMART goal setting and accountability best practices. Instructor Brody Howard is the executive director of the Corry Higher Education Council and a former faculty member of the online Western Governors University. This free session will be offered on Wednesday, May 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required by noon Monday, April 29.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.

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