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Cub Scouts open house set for Monday

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Cub Scout Pack 3331 will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8 pm Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Mary’s Church Social Hall, 312 Clark St., Hollidaysburg.

Boys will learn about balloon history from Balloons by Miss Choo and get a chance to make their own balloon creation.

The pack is open to boys in kindergarten through fifth grade. Pack leaders and parents keep Scouts on a path of citizen training, character development and personal fitness.

As the Scouts earn a new rank each year, they are also doing so alongside the other Scouts, developing friendships that will last a lifetime. This program of activities will teach lessons of self-worth, the importance of community and helping others.

Cub Scouts race Pinewood Derby cars and Raingutter Regatta boats, go to summer camp, visit fire stations, hike, bike and have fun.

The pack meets at 6:30 pm Mondays during the school year at St. Mary’s Church Social Hall. Potential Scouts are invited to come visit a meeting and check it out. Have questions about Cub Scouts? Call Cubmaster Randy Kline at 814-935-5926.

Civil War descendants to meet

BELLWOOD – The Descendants of the Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 pm Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.

There will be an explanation of how the annual picnic began, a short photo display on several of memorials that the group donated to and a presentation by Sondra Ursiac on how tourism has changed at Harpers Ferry in the past 40 years.

The public is invited to attend.

Apple Cider Festival set for Oct. 2

PATTON – Prince Gallitzin State Park will host its annual Apple Cider Festival and Craft Show from 9 am to 5 pm Sunday, Oct. 2, at Muskrat Beach Area 2.

The festival features more than 100 craft vendors, 20 food vendors, live entertainment from the bands Canoe Ridge and Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, hayrides, a petting zoo, chainsaw carving, apple cider demonstrations, environmental education programs and more.

Admission is free with donations accepted for parking. All donations collected by the Friends of Prince Gallitzin State Park will go toward supporting projects and events for the park.

In effort to alleviate traffic, there will be pontoon boat shuttles offered by Glendale Lake Snowmobile Club from Killbuck Boat Launch from 9 am through 4 pm This shuttle service is free, with donations being accepted. Individuals requiring ADA parking, with large strollers or pets will be instructed to park at the Muskrat Beach Area.

For more information, contact Jessica Lavelua, park manager, at 814-674-1000, ext. 103, or princegallitzinsp


Altoona Class of 1957 to hold reunion

The Altoona High School Class of 1957 will celebrate its 65th anniversary reunion Oct. 7, 8 and 9 at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg.

A buffet is planned for Friday and Saturday and a brunch on Sunday.

For more information on the reunion or have a question, contact Judy Russell at 814-941-6170 or heyjude

ahs57 @ aol. com.

Historical society sets fall programs

BELLWOOD – The Bellwood-Antis Historical Society has announced its fall presentations.

Sept. 26 – “How to Get Started in Genealogy” by Carol Adams of the Blair County Genealogy Society, followed by an introduction of genealogy and history resources at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library and elsewhere in Northern Blair.

Oct. 24 – “Tales from local Graveyards” by Bob Dollar of the Tyrone Historical Society followed by an introduction to using Find-a-Grave.

Nov. 22 – “Bellwood Bulletin: late 1800s – early 1900’s” followed by using the Bellwood Bulletin and other newspapers to research genealogy and history.

All meeting are open to the public and the first one starts at 7 pm Monday, Sept. 26 at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St.

For those who have already done some family history research, there will be time to share some of your discoveries and especially surprises.

Yard, bake sale to aid cat sanctuary

A giant indoor yard and bake sale will be held from 9 am to 5 pm Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 300 E. Wopsononock Ave., Altoona (corner of Wopsononock Avenue and Juniata Gap Road.

Proceeds will benefit Mom’s Pet Cat Rescue & Sanctuary. Donations of dry and wet cat food (Purina) are appreciated.

Blair Garden Club to meet Monday

HOLLIDAYSBURG – The Blair Garden Club will meet at 5 pm Monday, Sept. 26, at Canoe Creek State Park Education Center.

Ranger Heidi Mullendore will give a tour of the Wildlife Habitat Garden at the Education Center and will discuss the problem of invasive plants in home gardens.

The business meeting will follow the ranger’s presentation and will be held in the Education Center.

Spooktacular Science set for Oct. 29

Penn State Altoona will hold its annual Spooktacular Science Show on Saturday, Oct. 29, on Ivyside campus.

From 11 am to noon, the Lions Learning Lab will present exciting and fun science demonstrations in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

From noon to 2 pm, explore interactive activity rooms in Hawthorn where children can engage, play and learn. Recommended for grades one and up.

The event is free and open to the community.

For more information, contact Lynn Dalby at [email protected]

Area clubs and nonprofits can email articles and photos to [email protected] For more information, call Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 814-946-7459.

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