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Lyme support group to host speaker

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

Guest speaker Kelly Powers, a registered nurse, will talk about using essential oils for Lyme disease support.

For more information, call Amber Altiero at 934-7403, Lisa Worrell at 329-3863 or Jim Beauchamp at 944-2371.

Catholic Daughters to meet Wednesday

Our Lady of The Alleghenies Court No. 1755 of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will meet Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hollidaysburg. All Catholic women are invited to attend.

Members are asked to arrive before 6 p.m. to help sew fleece wraps that will be used for holiday gifts.

The group met Aug. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Members brought numerous items for the annual “Baby Shower” chaired by Thelma Daus. These gifts will be donated to Sister Paula DelGrosso at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen.

Ruth Sleeth accepted the new position of court librarian. Members are invited to bring a favorite book to each meeting to loan or borrow.

Regina Seidel was named Catholic Daughter of the Year at the Catholic Daughters’ annual picnic. Seidel serves as chairwoman of the Color Guard/Banner Carriers who participate in all ceremonials, along with all the other committees she serves on.

Darlene Harella talked about the Scriptural Rosary and led the group in praying one of the decades.

Fritzie Durbin and Helen Moyer will host bingo at St. Leonard’s Home on Sept. 16. Any others who wish to assist are invited to attend.

A special celebration was held on Sept. 8 honoring the Blessed Mother Mary’s Birthday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Duncansville. The court had an exhibit at this daylong event.

The Catholic Daughters Diocesan Committee Meeting will be held Sept. 15 in Tyrone. Reservations may be made through Secretary Helen Moyer.

For more information, call Toni Prough, regent, at 695-7033.

Patton Travel Club sets two meetings

PATTON — The Patton Travel Club met for the organizational meeting on Aug. 28 at the Patton Public Library with more than 50 people attending.

Officers were elected. They are Patricia Willett, president; Anne Berish, vice president; Nancy Lewis, secretary; and Dave O’Hara, treasurer.

A proposed statement of purpose was presented as well as a Travel Interest Questionnaire for those present to fill out.

The club agreed to meet the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Patton Public Library.

The officers will meet at 7 p.m. today at the library to report the consensus of the questionnaire and present the first possible trip by motorcoach in October and the details.

Anyone from Patton and the surrounding areas are welcome to attend today’s meeting, as well as the next meeting on Sept. 25.

For more informatikon, call Willett at 674-5490.

POW/MIA candlelight vigil is Sept. 21

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 967 will hold a candlelight ceremony at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Wall That Heals in front of the Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona.

The event will honor and remember prisoners of war and missing in action military from Pennsyl-vania.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Hollidaysburg farm show Sept. 17-20

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Commun-ity Farm Show will be held Sept. 17 to 20 at the Holli-daysburg Senior High School Sports Building, Montgomery St entrance.

The show is open to the public to enter and view exhibits and contests. There is no entry fee.

Visit or Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show Facebook page for the premium book for entries and the show hours.

Writer, learning activist to speak

HUNTINGDON — Jonathan Mooney, writer and learning activist, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in Rosenberger Auditorium, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, at Juniata College. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Mooney is a graduate of Brown University who has spent much of his professional life developing organizations, programs and initiatives to improve the lives of marginalized groups. He works to create career and college opportunities for low-income students and adults through the Los Angeles Energy pathway program, the Urban Teacher Fellowship and the Promo Pathway, what Al Gore called, “a model for moving at-risk youth into the creative economy.”

Mooney has published two books, “Learning Outside the Lines” and “The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal,” which have received positive reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and other national publications.

Mooney has also been featured on or mentioned in New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Today, HBO, NPR and ABC News.

Before the public presentation, Mooney will have dinner with students, faculty and staff from the college and host a backstage event following the presentation.

Mooney’s presentation and visit is part of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’s Series for Inclusive Excellence, which hosts events that present an opportunity to advance Juniata’s institutional goal of creating a campus community of inclusiveness from the classroom to the residence hall room to the conference room. Each event from the series is open to all members of both the Juniata and Huntingdon communities.

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