Altoona library features young artist
The Altoona Area Public Library is displaying the art of Young Adult Artist Valerie Chamberlin.
Valerie is a 2013 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and a current student of Sue Lowther at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center.
Valerie Chamberlin is the Young Adult Artist of the Month at Altoona Area Public Library.
She is also enrolled as a student at the New York Institute of Photography in the professional photography course.
As a child, she attended dozens of craft shows with her family, where they were vendors. She said she was deeply influenced by her mother and sister who both do crafts of every variety.
Her favorite mediums are colored pencil and photography. She said she prefers to shoot without any filters and likes to keep her images as realistic as possible.
After graduating from GACTC, Valerie plans to start her own photography business, specializing in portraiture, in the Bellwood area.
Valerie's art will be on display on the library's first floor through March 31.
Beekeepers to meet in Hollidaysburg
The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Geeseytown Fire Hall.
The topics will be spring management and nutrition.
There is no fee to attend, and participants don't have to be beekeepers.
Basket event to aid Project SOAR
"Daubers, Door Prizes and Desserts," a basket fundraiser to benefit the Altoona Area School District's Project SOAR, will be held at 2 p.m. March 30 at Father Kelley Hall, Altoona. Doors will open at 1 p.m.
The Project SOAR program (Study, Overcome, Achieve, Reward) was launched in 2008 at the Altoona Area Junior High School.
The SOAR program is a five-year program designed to provide a structured orientation and mentoring program to assist students toward their goal of a post-secondary education.
Students participating in the program are required to maintain very strict requirements in regard to attendance, behavior, grade point average, participation in events and activities and the identification of career and life goals.
Those students who complete the program will be eligible for financial assistance with post-high school education.
Tickets for the event are $25 which includes 15 games, appetizers, desserts and drinks. A Value Pack also is available for $60. Tickets may be purchased at Thompson Pharmacy on Chestnut Avenue in Altoona or by calling Patricia Labriola at 942-2177.
Smiles for Miles plans activities
Smiles for Miles has announced some of its upcoming activities.
n Smiles for Miles has been invited to participate in the Logan Valley Mall Kid's Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29. The group will have information and prizes for children.
n The group also has been invited by Irvin's on Main in Bellwood to sell the Smiles for Miles International Cookbook from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 and 30.
n A wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. April 5 at Oak Spring Winery,?East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, (Pinecroft Exit of I-99). The event will be hosted by Oak Spring Winery, Sandi Stever-DelGrosso and Penny Brunner. There will be door prizes.
Psychology professor to present talk
HUNTINGDON - David Widman of Huntingdon, a psychology professor at Juniata College, will give a lecture on "Religion, Reproduction and Evolution" at 4:30 p.m. March 19 in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Widman's talk is part of the Bookend Seminar Lecture Series, which offers monthly lectures from Juniata faculty during the school year.
Widman, who teaches many of the college's behavioral psychology courses, will outline how evolutionary psychologists have theorized that religion may be an evolved human behavior and in fact may still have an influence in shaping human evolution today.
Scrappin' for a Cure set for April 5
The Greater Altoona Career and?Technology Center will host its "Scrappin' For a Cure" annual scrapbooking event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5 to benefit Relay For Life.
Tickets are $25. For each additional guest you bring, your name will be placed in a drawing for a gift basket.