Across the area

Golf outing to aid Crohn’s, Colitis

ROARING SPRING — The “Guts and Glory” team will host the third annual golf outing to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. The event will be held May 13 at Iron Masters Country Club.

The outing is presented by Blair Gastroenterology and Five Star Mitsubishi and Power Sports, Altoona.

This will be a four-man “scramble “event, with registration beginning at 7:15 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $260 per team.

Participants will have a chance to win a new Mitsubishi Outlander sport or Side by Side provided by Five Star Mitsubishi and Power Sports, along with a longest drive and closet to the pin contest.

The deadline for entry is May 1. Entry forms can be picked up at Blair Gastroenterology and Five Star Mitsubishi.

For more information, contact Mark A. Scalice at 207-4320.

Civil Air Patrol sets open house

DUNCANSVILLE — Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 1504 will hold its 38th annual open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pennsylvania National Guard Readiness Center, 518 Municipal Drive, near the Meadows intersection.

CAP has three main missions: cadet programs, aerospace education and emergency services.

To find out what CAP has to offer, visit Youth can join between the ages of 12 to 18, adults 18 and older can also join.

CAP is the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA will hold a free community event on April 29 to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

The daylong event features crafts and activities to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,600 Ys across the country, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long.

“When a child is healthy, happy and motivated, something amazing is inevitably going to result,” says Joy Bell, financial development director. “A child’s development is never on vacation, and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer,” said Bell.

The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will take place at the 1111 Hewit St. location from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature fun, active play and educational activities.

Delta is the national sponsor of Healthy Kids Day. Locally, Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by Betar Dental & Associates and the Altoona Curve.

For more information, contact Bell at 695-4467 or visit

UPMC sets advanced directives program

UPMC Altoona’s Healthy Living Club will offer a program to help “start the conversation” about the importance of advanced health care planning at 11 a.m. Friday at Altoona Alliance Church.

Dr. Margaret Hallahan, a hospice and palliative medicine fellow at UPMC Altoona, will talk about factors to consider in end-of-life care planning and the importance of making wishes known in advance to loved ones and health care providers.

Lunch is served at 11 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.