MADD to present program Thursday
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is promoting a 25-minute presentation that could make the difference between life and death for teenagers.
"MADD'S Power of Parents Can Make a Difference" will be presented from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the library at Bellwood-Antis High School. The program was canceled in February due to bad weather.
Parents of teenagers can learn helpful strategies to use to have challenging yet necessary conversations with their children. Middle school and high school parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.
The event is sponsored by the Bellwood-Antis Middle and High School SAP Teams
RSVP to Karen Miller at 742-2274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unter Uns to host Lenten fish dinners
The Altoona Almrausch Schuhplattlers will hold their Lenten fish dinners at the Unter Uns Club at Van Buren Avenue and 14th Street, Altoona. Dinners will be held on Ash Wednesday, March 5, and every Friday during Lent, including Good Friday.
This is the group's seventh year to be serving the dinners. Dinners will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and can be either eaten in or taken out. The dinners consist of baked or fried haddock, baked macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, roll and butter. Dinners are $8.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children ages 3 and younger. Desserts and coffee will also be available for a small fee.
Proceeds will help raise funds for travel expenses, costumes and other expenses. The group has been in the Altoona area for more than 75 years.
For more information regarding the dinners or the dance group, call 944-0258.
SFU to hold FAFSA competition night
LORETTO - St. Francis University will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion night from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the university's Office of Financial Aid, Padua Hall, room 228.
The event is free and open to the public. SFU?financial aid staff will help families from any high school or college that needs to complete the 2014-15 FAFSA. Students and potential students do not have to be St. Francis students.
Parents and students should bring their completed 2013 tax information to complete the FAFSA forms.
For more information, visit francis.edu/financial-aid or contact the office of financial aid at 472-3010 or email@example.com.
GriefShare to begin next session
HOLLIDAYSBURG - GriefShare, a grief support group for people experiencing the grief and loss of someone close, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, from Thursday through May 29, at The American Rescue Workers, 502 Mulberry St.
For more information, call Nicole at 695-0766.
Free Friday event is next week
HUNTINGDON - The Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association will hold its next Free Friday event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Natural Connection Wellness Center, 313 Fourth St. The workshop will take place on the first floor in the yoga studio.
This week's topic is "Pain Control Using Energy Methods" by Marty Marsh. This workshop is for people dealing with chronic pain or living with someone who deals with chronic pain.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Railroad retirees to join for breakfast
All area railroad employees and their spouses are invited to a monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Monday at Tom &?Joe's Restaurant, 1201 13th Ave., Altoona.
Meetings are held the first Monday of each month.
For more information, call Michael?Verilla at 942-7095.