Across the area

Deaf gathering set for Friday

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College’s Department of American Sign Language and English Interpreting will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a deaf gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Bertschi Center and Technology Commons on campus.

There is no cost for attending. Participants enjoy food, fun, conversation and an educational presentation.

Former coach to speak at Juniata

HUNTINGDON — Bill Curry, a former college football head coach and professional player, will speak on the importance of discovering individual greatness at 7 p.m. Sunday in Rosenberger Auditorium, in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at Juniata College.

Curry’s talk, “Magnanimitas of the 21st Century,” will be the third installment of the “Beyond Tolerance Series,” during the spring semester. The purpose of these workshops is to help Juniata better understand diversity issues on college campuses.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Penn State Altoona sets open house

Penn State Altoona will hold an open house for prospective students at 9:30 a.m. March 25.

Those attending can tour Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside campus, attend the Academic Information Fair and visit with faculty to discuss major choice options at both Penn State’s Altoona and University Park campuses, stop by the Housing and Student Life Fair to visit with both on- and off-campus housing staff, learn about student life and activities and find out about varsity athletics and intramural and club sports, plus meet with current students and alumni.

Visit to learn more and to register.

Historian to speak on Cold War

HUNTINGDON — Sergey Radchenko, professor of law and politics at Cardiff University, in Cardiff, Wales, will speak on “Bullies: A Psychohistory Of The Cold War — from Truman & Stalin to Trump & Putin” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science at Juniata College.

The talk is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of the Delbert McQuaide Lectureship in history and is sponsored by the history department.

Easter egg hunt to benefit CMN

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Easter egg hunt to benefit Children’s Miracle Network will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 1 at Canal Basin Park.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased the day of the event.

There will dozens of eggs filled with chocolate, door prizes and coupons to restaurants for free kids meals.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Geisinger Hospital.

Fire company to host 200 Club

PLEASANTVILLE — A 200 Club Drawing with more than $1,500 in cash prizes will be held April 22 at the Alum Bank Fire Hall. The drawing begins at 6 p.m., and the doors will open at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20, which includes a roast beef dinner serving from 5 to 7 p.m.

There will be various raffles, tear-offs and door prizes available throughout the evening.

Those attending must be at least 18 years old to play. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees.

The event is sponsored by the Alum Bank Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

For tickets or more information, call 839-2358 or visit

Yard, book, bake sale set March 25

NICKTOWN — An Indoor Yard Sale and Book and Bake Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25 at St. Nicholas Church Hall, 203 St. Henry’s St.

The proceeds will benefit Northern Cambria Catholic School.

For more information, call 948-8900.

Vendor, craft fair set for April 1

The Newburg Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a Spring Vendor and Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at the Newburg Firehall, 2808 Washington Ave., Altoona.

The auxiliary is a nonprofit organization and is trying to raise money to help purchase new equipment for the company’s volunteer emergency and fire personnel.

The auxiliary also will be selling homemade ham pot pie on the day of the event.

For a list of vendors, visit the auxiliary on Facebook.

Educator workshop set for April 21

PATTON — Prince Gallitzin State Park will host a “Growing Up WILD” Educator Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 21. Meet in the park office conference room, which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

“Growing Up WILD” is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, “Growing Up WILD” provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Any formal or informal educators of children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the workshop, including day care providers, Scout leaders, homeschoolers and youth group teachers.

Participants receive the activity guide “Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children,” other related teaching materials, refreshments and four ACT 48 hours.

Take a lunch, and dress to be indoors and outdoors. Please note that the workshop is for grownups only.

The cost for this workshop is $10. To register, contact Beth Garner at 674-1000, ext. 105, or

Registrations must be received by April 14.