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Courtesy photo Quaint Corner Children’s Museum, 2000 Union Ave., Altoona, will host a Founder’s Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday with Susan Foreman, founder of the museum.

Quaint Corner plans Founder’s Tea

The Quaint Corner Children’s Museum, 2000 Union Ave., Altoona, invites the public to join in celebrating three decades of joyful learning with a Founder’s Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Susan Foreman, the original founder of the museum, will be visiting from California.

For more information, call the museum at 944-6830.

Curve to host Toys for Tots kickoff

Toys For Tots will kick off its 2017 campaign on July 28 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.

In association with the Altoona Curve, the Marine Corps Reserve from Ebensburg and members of the Marine Corps Leagues will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and donations prior to the Altoona Curve’s baseball game against the Trenton Thunder.

Gates will open at 5:50 p.m., and the game begins at 7 p.m.

Council seeks parade participants

The Blair County War Veterans Council is seeking participants for this year’s Veterans Day Parade.

The parade will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. It will form at Eighth Avenue and 17th Street. Units will assemble at 9:15 a.m.

Organizations wishing to participate should mail the following information to Lloyd Peck, commander, 2000 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602: Name and organization, mailing address, phone number, point of contact, email address, type of unit (band, veterans group, majorettes, etc.), number of vehicles/trailers and any other relative information.

For more information, call Peck at 942-3261.

Astronomy club plans sky watch

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at Canoe Creek State Park. The rain date is July 22. Participants will meet in the parking lot on the beach side of the lake.

Visitors are encouraged to take binoculars or telescopes. Club members will also have telescopes available for public use.

There will be additional information and materials available regarding preparation for the August North American Solar Eclipse.

For further information, visit the club’s website at or call 937-6991.

Shawnee educator to present talk

EVERETT — The Bloody Run Historical Society will hold an open house at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Railroad Station Museum on Fifth Street.

Shawnee State Park educator Ron Barlick will discuss stone-age tools and weapons found in Shawnee Valley including arrowheads and scrapers. There is no admission fee, but donations are needed to maintain the facility and present such programs.

In keeping with the start of a fundraising campaign by the Everett Free Library to finance saving Everett’s historic gingko tree and its Civil War history, the Bloody Run Historical Society is continuing its historical library display telling the old tree’s history through July.