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The Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg will celebrate “Summer Nights, Greased Lighting” and all things related to Rydell High with a special showing of the movie “Grease” at 3 p.m. Sunday. The classic movie, which turned 40 years old this year, was the theme of the theater’s Heritage Days float on July 14. Tickets for the special showing of “Grease” on Sunday are $5. The theater encourages those attending to dress the part for the matinee, just like these Rowland volunteers did for the parade float. From left are Kevin Conklin, Rebecca Inlow, Drew McDowell, Korinda Corrigan, Shelda Conklin and Christine Wilson.
Water Garden Showcase is Saturday
STATE COLLEGE — Tussey Landscaping will host a Water Garden Showcase on Saturday at a backyard in State College.
The event will raise funds to provide medical care to needy refugees in Bangladesh.
Visit www.tusseylandscaping.com and enter whatever amount you wish to donate to the refugees, and you will be provided with the event location and details.
Standing Stone Coffee will serve specialty drinks, and Traditions Restaurant will serve hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.
For more information, call 204-2497.
Flight 93 series to feature media
SHANKSVILLE — Two local journalists who had first-hand experience covering the crash of United Flight 93 will give their perspectives on the Sept. 11 events and its aftermath this weekend as part of the Flight 93 National Memorial Speaker Series.
Dennis Roddy covered the Flight 93 story for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and helped oversee much of the newspaper’s award-winning coverage of the aftermath of Sept. 11. Joining Roddy will be Tim Lambert, a Harrisburg-based radio journalist who reported from the Flight 93 crash site and whose family owned part of the memorial’s now 2,200 acres, specifically the hemlock grove that has become a prominent part of the Flight 93 National Memorial story and design.
The programs are scheduled for noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in the memorial’s Learning Center. Lambert will speak both days, and Roddy on Saturday only.
Admission is free.
The final Flight 93 Speaker Series event will be held on Aug. 18-19 and feature the perspectives of two former air traffic controllers.
For more information on the series or other events, visit www.flight93friends.org/programs-events
Family fishing program set Sunday
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Canoe Creek State Park will host a free family fishing program from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the boat rental area at Canoe Creek State Park.
Directions will be available when you register at www.register-ed.com/events/view/124318.
Walk-ins are welcome, as long as space is available.
Participants can learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook and taking a fish off the hook.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission has waived the license requirement for individuals 16 and older who are registered for this event.
All equipment will be provided, including fishing rods, reels, bobbers and bait. Several volunteers will assist the families with the “how to’s” of fishing. The volunteers are members of John Kenned Trout Unlimited and/or PFBC trained instructors.
The “catch?” Adults must take a child, and children must take an adult.
Another event is scheduled for Aug. 26 at the same location. To register for that event, visit
For more information, contact Carl Reed at
email@example.com or 886-5817.
Veterans food drive this weekend
Laurel Highlands Historical Village will conduct a food drive, gathering food and paper goods, for area veterans who need help.
From Friday through Sunday at the Jackson Township Festival, LHHV will gather food items, paper goods, blankets, used kitchen tools and small kitchen appliances and other miscellaneous items at the first tent on the left in the first walkway next to the music tent.
Volunteers also will collect monetary donations to cover the damage and loss at the Laurel Highlands Veterans Memorial in Middle Taylor Township on July 7. Vandals stole the flagpole and damaged the flower pots. Donations to replace the flag pole and flag light can be sent to Laurel Highlands Historical Village, 172 Allbaugh Park Road, Johnstown, PA 15909..
There is also a food collection cart at Stagers Store in Portage and Rocky’s Tavern in Johnstown.
For more information, call 241-6123.