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American Sign Language course set

HOLLIDAYSBURG — American Sign Language (ASL) is a language that serves the deaf community or those who use sign language for communication.

A six-week course of ASL will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through April 17, at the Scotch Valley Community Center, 911 D. Scotch Valley Road.

The course is free. Pre-registration is required. People of all hearing abilities can use ASL including members of the deaf community, parents of children who are deaf or who have hearing loss, educators and anyone interest in learning the language.

Call for more information or RSVP: Leslie Kelly at 201-5033 or email: Leslie-homehelpers or call 317-5080.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K is March 16

TYRONE — Joshua House’s annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K is on Saturday.

Seasoned runners, first time runners, walkers, and kids of all ages are welcome. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Armory, 926 Logan Ave. The 5K and 10K race begin at 8:30 a.m. The Go for the Gold 50 yard Kids’ Dash begins at 9:30 a.m. Age categories include: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-55, 56 plus. Trophies will go to the top overall male and female finishers in each race, medals will go to the top 3 finishers in each age category in each race and prizes will be given for the best dressed Irish themed costume.

Registration is $25 due today, March 12, race day registration is $30, youth 14 and under registration is $15 and Go for the Gold 50-yard Kids’ Dash is free for kids in elementary school and younger.

To register visit

Proceeds from Joshua House races help fund programs and services that support their mission to help youth find purpose.

Brain awareness fair set at museum

A Quaint Corner Children’s Museum & Discovery Center will hold an event with activities from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the museum.

Activities will include sheep brain and cow eye dissections, the training of live rats, mapping of taste receptors on tongues, tracing the behavior of water fleas, perceptual illusions and brain teasers, games, puzzles and more.

The event is included with regular admission of $4 per adult/child age 2 and up. The entire museum will be open to explore as well.

H-ACT to perform Friday, Saturday

Hollidaysburg Area Children’s Theatre (H-ACT) will present Disney’s Aladdin JR March 15 and 16 at the Hollidaysburg Area High School.

The musical includes a cast of 60 students in grades 4 to 6. Directors are Brooke Meadows and Kelly Hartman.

General admission tickets can be purchased at the door or can be reserved by phone at 695-4416 ext. 7525 or by emailing The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

Service Paws seeks sponsors, golfers

Service Paws of Central Pennsylvania (SPCP) is looking for tee sponsors, donations for golfers including $10 to $15 door prizes, gift certificates or cards.

SPCP is a nonprofit, non-residential, community-based organization, founded in 2011. All members of the SPCP Advisory Board are volunteers. SPCP is centrally located in Blair County and was established with the goal of helping individuals financially obtain a service dog and/or helping defray extraordinary veterinary costs for those currently using a service dog.

SPCP relies on donations and contributions to help meet its goals. SPCP is hosting the Third Annual PAWing It FOREward Golf Tournament on July 11.

It is one of the organization’s main fundraisers. Financial contributions and/or participation in the event would be greatly appreciated. Service Paws has a continual fundraiser of collecting can tabs which are then recycled and the funds are used toward helping others. For more information or to volunteer contact Joe Fagnani at 940-0270.

Group holds St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

COALPORT — The Glendale Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner from noon to 2 p.m. March 17 at the fire hall on Water St., The meal will be a choice of ham or turkey. The cost is $9 adults, $4 children 6 to 12 and free for children under 6. Tickets are available at the door and carry-outs are available. A raffle is also scheduled for the day.