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Mount Aloysius to hold open house

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday by inviting prospective students and their families to tour the college campus.

Attendees will learn how to start preparing for their future careers. The open house will be offered in two sessions — the first starting at 10 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. Both sessions will last approximately two hours.

Prospective students will meet admissions and financial aid staff members, explore the 193-acre campus accompanied by current students and have an optional one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor. All attendees will receive a fee-waived application and free MAC gear.

Register through email at, online at or call (814) 886-6383.

SAMA to offer Alcohol Inks Class

LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art series of adult art classes returns in April with an Alcohol Inks Class at the Loretto museum.

Led by Martha Murphy, the class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2.

The cost is $60 per person, which includes all materials. The class is designed for beginners and accomplished artists alike. Class size is limited in order to ensure maximum instructor interaction for all participants. Preregistration and deposits are required by contacting the museum at 472-3920 or loretto

Alcohol ink is an acid-free, highly pigmented and fast-drying medium to be used on nonporous surfaces.

Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the inks on paper as well as tile pieces. Basic design elements will be used as well as ideas on custom color mixing. Participants are encouraged to take images for inspiration.

Beekeepers to meet Sunday

WILLIAMSBURG — The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Williamsburg Farm Show building on Recreation Drive.

The topic will be “Honeybee Startup Season.”

There is no charge to attend, and participants don’t have to be beekeepers.

For more information, call 472-7637, email or visit

Exercise programs expand at centers

Blair Senior Services Inc. is expanding its exercise programming and offering additional free classes for individuals aged 60 and older at the Central Blair, Northern Blair and Williamsburg senior centers:

n Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., Altoona, will offer Senior Hip Hop from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

n Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone will offer Senior Hip Hop from 8 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

n The Crossroad, 413 W. Second St., Williamsburg, will offer Senior Hip Hop from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

n Williamsburg Senior Center, 423 W. Second St., Williamsburg, will offer Light Aerobics from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, call Aubrey Lidwell, community services program coordinator, at 946-1235.

Ostomy society to meet Sunday

The Central Pennsylvania Ostomy Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the rotunda on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center at UPMC Altoona, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona.

The meeting dates for 2017 are May 21, Sept. 17, Oct 15 and Nov. 19.

The group offers information and support to new ostomy patients, including those who have undergone a colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy. One of the members is a certified ostomy nurse and has ideas for helping new members. In addition, members of the group have shared many tips for easier ostomy care.

There is no cost to attend.

For information, call Russ Ellenberger at 943-3782.