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Civil War re-enactors to meet

STATE COLLEGE — The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Re-enactment Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 1450 N. Atherton St.

The re-enactors will discuss the Civil War Days weekend at Greenwood Furnace State Park, Hunting-don County, the weekend of Aug. 18 and 19, as well as an event at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. Tipton, in September, and Remembrance Day in Gettysburg on Nov. 17.

The group has more than 20 active members from Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin, Juniata and Blair counties. The regiment is recruiting new members.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about Civil War re-enacting or the Civil War in general is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Lynn Herman at 861-0770.

Veterans food drive is Friday

JOHNSTOWN — A food drive to benefit veterans will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Johnstown Walmart.

Laurel Highlands Historical Village will be collecting food, drinks, paper goods, hygiene products, small kitchen tools, kitchen and bath towels, etc.

The group also is accepting cash donations to help replace the damaged and stolen flag pole and other items at the veterans memorial at Hinckston Dam.

Civil War Round Table to meet

BOALSBURG — The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Pennsylvania Military Museum auditorium, 602 Boalsburg Road.

Jared Frederick will speak on “For the People: A Photographic History of the Gettysburg Military Park.” Frederick is author of “Images of Modern America: Gettysburg National Military Park.”

All members and anyone interested in joining the Central PA Civil War Round Table are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Central PA CWRT President, Lynn Herman, at 861-0770.

Hollidaysburg sets testing, orientation

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area Junior High will conduct testing and orientation for students new to the district at 8 a.m. Aug. 14 in the junior high school library.

This event is for students new to the district, entering grades seven, eight or nine in the fall.

The session will include counselor discussion of curriculum, a brief tour and testing. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend with their child. Please bring current report cards and standardized testing results if available and call 695-4426, ext. 6520 with any questions.

Master gardeners seek applicants

The Penn State Extension in Blair County is accepting applications for the 2018-19 class of master gardeners.

The volunteer training course is designed to provide the applicant, a home gardener, with the skills and knowledge necessary to volunteer and share researched gardening practices to county residents.

Weekly training classes will start on October 4, and continue for approximately 40 weeks.

A meet-and-greet is scheduled for Aug. 25. All applications must be received by Sept. 6.

For more information, contact Cathy Schwartz, master gardener coordinator, at crs80@psu.edu or blairmg@psu.edu or the Penn State Extension Office, 266 Aviation Way, Martinsburg, or 940-5989.

Torrance Trot to aid patients

TORRANCE — Torrance State Hospital will hold its second annual Torrance Trot, a 5K race to benefit its Indigent Patient Fund.

This fund provides small monthly stipends to Torrance patients who, because of their mental illness, have no means of income to purchase personal items. The hospital provides residential care to those with serious mental illness in southwestern Pennsyl-vania, including Blair and Cambria counties.

The Torrance Trot will be held on Sept. 15 on the hospital grounds, beginning at 9 a.m.

It is open to both runners and walkers. Children ages 9 and younger are invited to participate in a free quarter-mile Fun Run beginning at 8:30 a.m. All Fun Run participants will receive an award, and there will be face painting and other activities after the race.

To register, go to www.runsignup.com and search “Torrance Trot.” For those who register before Aug. 31, registration is $15, and a T-shirt is guaranteed.

Registration after Aug. 31 is $20.

Participants for the Fun Run must register, but there is no cost.

For more information about the race or to obtain a mail-in registration form, call Lenore Meketa, volunteer services coordinator, at 724-459-4464.

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