Biologist to speak about sabbaticals
HUNTINGDON - Douglas Glazier, professor of biology at Juniata College, will give a talk on how his sabbatical leaves during a 30-year career have improved his teaching, as well as his research interests at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.
Glazier's talk, "A Tale of Four Sabbaticals: Or, Why Sabbaticals are so Important," will cover each of Glazier's four leaves to study at other institutions. He will detail research experiences in England, Tasmania and South Africa and explain how each sabbatical built on the skills and knowledge gained during the previous sabbatical.
He also will explain how each sabbatical contributed to his ecology, evolution and mammalogy courses. Finally, he will cover how taking a sabbatical can open up research opportunities for students and other faculty.
The lecture is free and open to the public. The talk is part of the Bookend Seminar Lecture Series, a series of lectures on various topics given each month during the school year.
CAST book sale starts Friday
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre Inc. will hold its "Great Semi-Annual CAST Book Sale" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
All the nonfiction books are categorized by subject, and all the fiction books alphabetized by the author.
Hardback fiction books are $1, paperback fiction books are 50 cents and larger paperback fiction are 75 cents. The Harlequin, Love Inspired and Silhouette books are 25 cents.
In addition to the thousands of fiction books, there are biographies, political, history, self-help, health, religion, art and literature, nature, hunting, animal, home improvement, Star Trek, Readers Digest Condensed Books and classics, plus a children's section.
CAST welcomes book donations year-round. Almost any kind of books are welcome with the exception of encyclopedias or X-rated books. CAST is delighted to get yearbooks from any of the schools in the county and from any year. Books can be dropped off at the side (alley) door anytime.
CAST is at 112 E. Locust St., downtown Clearfield. The website is www.castbuilding.com.
Lunch offered for first day of trout
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Canoe Creek Brethren In Christ Church will have its annual food booth set up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.?Saturday in the church parking lot (or inside the church in the case of rain) on the opening day of trout season.
The church is a short distance away from Canoe Creek State Park Entrance 3, on Beaver Dam Road, on the east side of Canoe Creek.
There will be hot dogs, sloppy joes, homemade soups, beverages and lots of desserts. Donations received will go toward the youth group's mission trip this summer. For more information, call Tammy Carnicella at 695-7162.
Easter Bunny Brunch is Saturday
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA is offering an Easter Bunny Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for all ages.
Come join in on a fun-filled family event with the Easter Bunny and Chef Doug.
Kids can make crafts and participate in Easter egg activities. Brunch will be served by Chef Doug and YMCA volunteers.
The cost for YMCA?members is $6 per person or $24 per family. The nonmember rate is $8 per person or $30 per family. The registration deadline is Thursday.
For more information, call 695-4467.