Across the area

Art walk set in Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council will sponsor a self-guided Art Walk from

6 to 8 p.m. June 13.

Stop by 321 Art Gallery at 321 Allegheny St., to pick up the Art Walk map for the evening. On the walk, participants will see architecture, paintings, murals, a mosaic, sculptures and a garden, plus an opportunity to “meet and greet” the featured artist at the gallery. There will be an Arts Council member at each location to share information and answer questions.

Light refreshments will be served at the gallery.

In case of inclement weather, the walk will be postponed until the fall.

NARFE to meet Friday at King’s

Altoona/Blair Chapter 0328 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet on Friday at Kings Restaurant 301 Sierra Drive, Altoona.

Members are encouraged to invite an active federal employee or retiree to join them.

Lunch will be at noon with the meeting to follow at 1 p.m.

Joe DeFrancesco will present a program on “The Railroad Museum.”

For more information, contact Mike Grove at

329-8274 or

Master gardeners plan garden tea

EBENSBURG — The Master Gardeners of Cambria County will hold a Summer Garden Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. July 15 at the Cambria County Historical Society, 615 N. Center St.

Topics will include “Care for Patio Citrus Plants” and “Lemon-Flavored Herbs.”

The cost is $25 per person.

Register at or by calling: 1-877-345-0691. The registration deadline is July 9.

Checks, credit and debit cards accepted for registration payment. Registration fees are nonrefundable.

ASO fundraising gala set for Saturday

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra will host a gala fundraising event, “Carnaval,” on Saturday at the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, 2400 Veterans Memorial Highway, Altoona. The rain location is the Railroaders Memorial Museum.

This is a fun-filled evening for everyone featuring a Brazilian Carnaval-style street market atmosphere, music, dancing, silent auction, cash bar and a Brazilian-inspired menu.

Stroll the Brazilian marketplace and try the flavors of Carnaval while enjoying an evening at the historic Horseshoe Curve National Landmark.

Attendees can ride the funicular to and from rail side, check out the museum or relax and enjoy an evening with friends and symphony lovers in the fresh air.

The cost is $75/person and includes the following:

n Entry into door prize drawing

n One free adult beverage

n Cocktail hour, dinner and dessert

n Music and dancing

n Silent auction

n Shuttle service from Blair Candy Parking Lot (first shuttle leaves at 5:55 p.m. and continues every 10 to 15 minutes with the final “pre-gala” shuttle leaving the parking lot at 6:50 p.m.. Shuttle service will be offered from the Horseshoe Curve as needed from 7:45 p.m. until the evening’s end.

Tickets can be purchased at www.altoona or by calling 943-2500.

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 90th season of providing Blair County and the surrounding region with the highest level in music entertainment.

The ASO also places a large focus on education and community outreach all while remaining fiscally aware and responsible.

For further information on this concert and other programs, visit

Baker reschedules dog fashion show

The Blair County Historical Society will host a “Haute Dog Fashion Show” on Oct. 7 outdoors at Baker Mansion. The event was originally scheduled for June. The rain date is Oct. 14.

There will be food, fun, games and contests to select the best costume, cleverest character and most dynamic duo (dog and owner). The grand prize drawing, FREE dog food for a year (a $450.00 value) will be awarded by a celebrity guest host.

Door prizes will be raffled off every half hour.

The cost is $25 to register for the event. Registration includes admission for one dog, one meal ticket (hotdog, drink and pretzels), three door prize raffle tickets and entry in all dog games and contests on-site. Additional purchases include: $5 for an extra meal (hotdog, drink and pretzels) and $5 for 10 extra door prize raffle tickets.

For more information, visit Register by Oct 1.

Proceeds benefit the Blair County Historical Society and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Central PA Humane Society.

Fort offers free beekeeping workshop

A free beekeeping workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13 in White Oak Hall at Fort Roberdeau, Altoona.

The workshop is for people just thinking of becoming a beekeeper or those who already have hives. They will learn about the srt and dcience of beekeeping, including bee biology, equipment, disease, safety, bee education and more.

Also included is a free lunch that features bee products.

The workshop will be presented by experienced beekeepers and educators Ken Hoover and Regis Nale of the 3Cs and a Bee Beekeeping Association. Act 48 credit hours available for teachers, who must register for credit by email to kmorrow@fortroberdeau


For all others who wish to attend, no registration is necessary.