Across the area

Courtesy photo The Juniata Elementary School Drama Club will present “The Music Man Jr.” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the school gymnasium, 418 N. Eighth Ave., Altoona. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and the cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students 12 and younger. Nearly 50 fifth- and sixth-grade students are included in the cast and crew. Among the students performing are (from left): Tysen LaRocco as Harold Hill, Tessa Ingram as Marian Paroo, Brandon Auker as Winthrop Paroo and Skylee Ochranek as Mrs. Paroo. The show is directed by drama club faculty advisers Kathy Otto and Heidi Soldner.

Longer to hold Glow-A-Thon

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Charles W. Longer Elemen­tary School is having a community event fundraiser called Glow-A-Thon from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium. Admission is $10 per person, and it is open to the public.

Activities will include basket raffles, music by a DJ, children’s games, Toon Town Klowns and Zumba.

Hollidaysburg Area High School art students will be glow-painting and the cheerleaders will be entertaining. Food vendors will be on hand, and performances will be made by the CWL Band and Chorus.

The evening will end with a “Glow-Walk” along the Tiger Paw Path. Extra glow items will be available for purchase.

Money raised will directly benefit students through PTO events, activities and field trips.

Penn State Altoona sets Kids’ College

Penn State Altoona is offering Kids’ College, weeklong fun and educational programs for kids entering kindergarten through ninth grade.

Pick from an array of camps about science, technology, engineering, art, history and more.

New camps this year include Brain Power, which will teach children mindful thinking; and New Technologies, which allows students to work with drafting software, a laser engraver and 3D printing.

There is also Railroad Engineering, where attendees will learn the scientific design of railroad tracks, wheels and freight cars, plus Fun With S.T.E.A.M., that offers hands-on activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

For Star Wars fans, there is Science of Star Wars, offering hands-on experiments, making a light saber and discovering the science behind the films.

Investment Savings Bank continues its significant commitment for an endowment and to fund scholarships in support of Kids’ College.

For more information about any of the Kids College summer activities, visit or call Continuing Education and Training at 949-5535.

Yard sale to benefit Miracle Network

CLEARFIELD — A large yard sale event featuring scratch and dent items that could not be sent to the Walmart stores will be held Friday and May 13 to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

Nearly 20 tractor-trailer loads of items have been donated by the Walmart Distribution Center in Woodland for the event. The event will start at 8 a.m. at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds Expo Building 1 on Friday and in Expo Building 2 on Saturday.

The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.