Community

Car club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org.BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 p.m. every Sunday ...

Across the area

'Life with Diabetes' series begins Oct. 6STATE COLLEGE -?Mount Nittany Medical Center will offer a "Life with Diabetes" class series from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 27 at Mount Nittany Health Diabetes Network's Outpatient Office, 120 Radnor Road.The series is aimed to teach diabetics and ...

AAHS to host opportunity fair for area schools

The 2016 Post High School Opportunity Fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse.The fair is part of the AAHS Counseling Department's effort to provide accurate and up-to-date educational information to all students and their ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005Apple Cider Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Muskrat Beach 2. The festival features more than 100 craft vendors, 25 food vendors, live music, pony and hayrides, a petting zoo, demonstrations and education programs. Admission is free with donations ...

AHS class of 1950 planning a get-together

Courtesy photosThe Altoona High?School class of 1950 has been active since its first 10-year reunion (held one year late in 1961) and had three-day gatherings every five years until the final large affair, which was a "Birthday Bash" in 2012, when most class members turned 80. Since then, the ...

Across the area

BCAF Bravo Basket Bingo set for Oct. 9The Blair County Arts Foundation will hold its first Longaberger/Thirty-One Bravo Basket Bingo at1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Father Kelley Hall, Fifth?Street and 25th Avenue, Altoona, to benefit the ongoing restoration of the Mishler Theatre. Doors will open at ...

Bellwood library sets Oct. programs

BELLWOOD -?The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., has announced its programs through October. For more information, call 742-8234.n The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz Room.n A "Paint Party FUN-Raiser by Sarah" will be held at 6 p.m. ...

Signature Chefs Auction set for Nov. 21

One of the area's most popular charity food events, the March of Dimes Altoona Signature Chefs Auction presented by Wall Financial Group, will return for its 16th year on Nov. 21. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona.Area chefs will prepare their signature ...

Club notes

Cloggers to hold 'Try-It Night' MondayNEWRY -?The Horseshoe Cloggers offer a free "Try-It-Night" from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Newry Lions Club, directly behind Leighty's Farm Market.No previous experience is needed. The 10-week course, taught by Tracie Madden, will teach participants all of ...

Service notes

STEPHANIE R. PARKU.S. Air Force Airman Stephanie R. Park graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Reunion

Former employees of the A&P Grocery chain will hold their 36th reunion on Oct. 7 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.Social time will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.The cost is $15 per person. Guests are welcome.All interested employees ...

Doctorates

Michael M. BenderMIAMI, Fla. - Michael M. Bender of Bethesda, Md., formerly of Altoona, was awarded the doctor of philosophy in international relations from Florida International University on May 7.Bender is a 2005 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and received a ...

Scholarship available for nurse practitioners

JOHNSTOWN -?Applications are being accepted for the seventh annual Marjorie Farabaugh Nurse Practitioner Student Scholarship.This year, a $1,000 and a $500 scholarship will be presented.In 2006, the Laurel Highlands Nurse Practitioner Association, along with family, friends and colleagues ...

Yesteryear

Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older and should be sent to Yesteryear, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, or ...

Helping others

Courtesy photosMatt Stuckey, president of Stuckey Ford and Subaru, Hollidaysburg, donated $6,000 to the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers' football team prior to the Sept. 9 game against State College. The donation was made possible by the players, parents and members of the community who ...

Jake’s Gym reunion

Courtesy photoOn Aug. 27, former members of Jake's Gym held their annual reunion to show appreciation to Jake and Barb Webb. This year, Jake endorsed the return of the Altoona Barbell?Club to Progressive Martial Arts and Fitness Center.

C-K homecoming celebration next weekend

CLAYSBURG -?The 47th anniversary celebration of the Claysburg-Kimmel Alumni Homecoming will be held Friday and Oct. 1.On Friday evening, the doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the homecoming dance at the C-K gymnasium. There is a $6 admission charge.The adult and student dance is from 7 to 9 p.m.C-K ...

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Newburg vendor fair set for Oct. 2The Newburg Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a vendor fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the fire hall at 2808 Washington Ave., Altoona.More than 30 vendors will be available.Admission is free and open to the public.The auxiliary also will have ...

Black Moshannon to hold Monster Hunt Race Oct. 1

PHILIPSBURG - Monsters and race participants will be found at Black Moshannon State Park for the fifth annual Monster Hunt Race on Oct. 1.The race is a 5K run or hike, in which all proceeds will benefit Leslie Mersinger of Millheim, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in late 2015. She has had ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photos

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Altoona, PA 16603, as soon as possible.Please print the king's and queen's ...