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Therapy information available

TYRONE — To celebrate National Physical Thera-py Month, Apex Rehab Solutions at Tyrone Hospital will provide an information table in the hospital’s main lobby throughout the month of October.

Information about various health topics will be available, including fibromyalgia, low back pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis and how therapy can help with pain alleviation.

Giveaways will also be available, while supplies last, along with information about the hospital’s therapy services. Postings with information related to therapy will also be incorporated into Tyrone Regional Health Network’s Facebook page at For more information, call Andrew Hostler at 684-2133.

Hope Glows run/walk Saturday

SCHELLSBURG — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bedford County will kick off its new fundraising season on Saturday with the annual Hope Glows 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Shawnee State Park beach area.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m., with the event beginning at approximately 6 p.m. Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger and $5 for dogs. Participants will receive complimentary glow sticks, and doggy participants will receive a special bandana.

Participants should take a flashlight, and are welcome to bring any additional “glow bling.”

There will be a DJ, bonfires on the beach and lots of food available for purchase.

Registration forms are available at Stoneham’s Motor Sports in Everett, on the BedfordRelayforlife Facebook page or by emailing

Bowling event set for Sunday

The Altoona District Bowling Association will host a “Blind As A Bat” fun tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holiday Bowl, Altoona. The cost is $10 per bowler.

The tournament is an individual-based no-tap tournament and is open to all ages (sanctioned and non-sanctioned bowlers).

There will also be a costume contest for those who would like to dress up for Halloween.

Early registration is welcome, but not required. Walk-in registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Terri Turiano at 931-6861.

NARFE to meet Friday at King’s

Altoona/Blair Chapter 0328 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Friday at King’s 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 at 1 p.m.

Representatives from Highmark and Aetna will discuss open season insurance options.

For more information, contact Mike Grove at 329-8274 or

Penn Highlands plans trick-or-treat

JOHNSTOWN — Penn Highlands Community College will hold its annual family-friendly Commun-ity Trick-or-Treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the college’s Richland campus.

This event is intended for families with children who are 12 years old and younger. Faculty, staff and current students will give out free treats and candy.

The event will have special areas dedicated to creating Halloween crafts and for the “Haunted Asylum.” The “Haunted Asylum” is intended for those looking for a scare, and it will have different levels of scariness so children of all ages can get in on the fun.

For the first time, the Starkiller Garrison will participate. The Starkiller Garrison is a part of the 501st Legion, the largest Star Wars costuming club in the world. Last year, there were more than 700 visitors.

For more information, call 262-6463 or email