Across the area

Courtesy photo Mackenzie Shuke, a senior at Altoona Area High School, sponsored a hoagie fundraiser for her senior project and donated the $500 proceeds to the residents of the Van Zandt VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center. Proceeds will be used for recreational and personal needs of 40 veterans. Mackenzie delivered a check in April, accompanied by members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association who helped her deliver hoagies. Shown are (from left): Chad Williams, Terry Dewitt, Mackenzie Shuke and Tim Winkelman.

Free Zumba class set for Saturday

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Groove Fitness Studio LLC will host a free outdoor Zumba class from

6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Legion Park.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to come and dance.

For more information, contact Jen Burgmeier at 329-3091 or visit

Tractor pulls set for July 22

NEW ENTERPRISE — The Southern Cove Power Reunion Truck Pull will be held at 4 p.m. July 22 at 145 Cave Road.

Weigh-in starts at 3 p.m., followed by a drivers meeting at 3:45 p.m.

The cost is $20 per hook to participate in the pulls.

Spectator admission is free. No alcoholic beverages or pets are permitted at the event.

For more information, call Jerry Hershberger at 766-2424.

Wine, beer tasting to be held July 21

HOLLIDAYSBURG — HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona will present “A Summer Taste of the Red, White and Brew Wine and Beer Tasting” from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 at the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern.

Proceeds will benefit the Mountain Lion BackPack Program.

Participants can visit beer and wine tasting stations to enjoy hors d’oeurves and free tastings. From 6 to 10 p.m. there will be live entertainment that includes Raining Blue and The McCaulley Project.

Tickets are $40 per person and $75 per couple. Participants must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Amber Smith at 946-3651.

Overdose prevention topic of meeting

The Blair Drug and Alcohol Program, 3001 Fairway Drive, Altoona, will host a presentation on overdose prevention at 1 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is preferred.

Participants can find out more about opioid overdose risks and the opioid antidote naloxone at this free training. Free naloxone kits will be available at this training.

To register, contact the Blair Drug and Alcohol Program at 381-0921 or