Across the area

Courtesy photo Dave Scott, president of the Kiwanis Club of Altoona, presents Sandi Smith of Home Run Against Drugs with a check for $600. The money will be used to support the Home Run Against Drugs book program. This program teaches area second-graders the dangers of drugs and alcohol and then presents them with a personalized book to take home.

Art Walk Huntingdon set for Thursday

HUNTINGDON — Art Walk Huntingdon will take place on the third Thursday of every month with the next one being held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The event is an open house format with no defined start or end point. Each participating venue will host an art-related special event, performance or activity.

This month’s Art Walk includes:

n Juniata College Museum of Art: Pablo Picasso Art Exhibition.

n Mud Junkies Ceramics Club (Juniata College Ceramics Studio).

n Standing Stone Coffee Co.: Make-and-Take Suncatcher.

n Stone Town Gallery Cafe: Crepe Make-and-Eat.

n American Legion Post 24: Painting activity led by Mae DeArmitt and chicken noodle soup and hoagies.

n Huntingdon County Arts Council: Acrylic Painting with Artist Kelly Kozora.

n Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast: Victorian Valentine Card Making.

n A.C. Darby Studio.

Don’t forget to search for the official Art Walk Huntingdon mascot, Artie Walker. If you find him at one of the participating businesses, take a selfie with him and post it publicly on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #IFoundArtie and #ArtWalkHdon for a chance to win a prize from Artie’s Prize Basket.

Art Walk Huntingdon events are open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of participating businesses and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.

Businesses located in Huntingdon borough that are interested in participating in Art Walk Huntingdon can contact any member of the committee for information or visit for details.

Teams needed for Indoor Golf Classic

BEDFORD — The Bedford Arts Cooperative, in partnership with Off Pitt Street Theater and Locality Gallery and Workshop, are inviting team sign-us for their inaugural Indoor Golf Classic.

The tournament will be held Saturday at the Alley Sports Bar in Central City (nine miles west of Schellsburg on Route 30) with tee times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Bedford Arts Cooperative supporting the arts in downtown Bedford.

The cost is $40 per person or $120 per three-person team.

For more information or to register a team, visit or call/text 310-1987.

Parks to offer ranger talks, hike

SOUTH FORK — Johnstown Flood National Memorial and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site “Winter Warm-Up” ranger talks will be offered during January and February. Plus, there will be a special anniversary hike of the Allegheny Portage Railroad in March.

The following presentations will be offered at Johnstown Flood National Memorial:

Saturday — Victor Heiser: A Survivor’s Story (costumed character portrayal).

Feb. 17 — Johnstown and the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal.

The programs will begin at 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center Theater.

Park rangers will present the following at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site:

Jan. 27 — John Roebling and the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal.

Feb. 10 — The Allegheny Portage Railroad and the Forgotten War of the 19th Century.

The programs will be held at 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center Theater.

At 2 p.m. March 18, there will be a special hike at the Staple Bend Tunnel site in Mineral Point to commemorate the 184th anniversary of the opening of the Allegheny Portage Railroad on March 18, 1834.

All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 886-6150 or Johnstown Flood National Memorial at 886-6170.

Reservations for the March 18 hike are required and may be made by calling either 886-6150 or emailing Reservations are not needed for the speaker presentations.

‘Understanding Addiction’ set Monday

Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships is providing a free one-hour training for any community member.

“Understanding Addiction” will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships, 3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D, Altoona.

Registration is preferred by calling the Blair Drug and Alcohol Program at 381-0921 or emailing