CORE awareness event set for Friday
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education is joining the organ donation community once again this April by celebrating National Donate Life Month.
Throughout the month, CORE is encouraging people to register to become organ, tissue and cornea donors.
The Altoona Area Public Library has named Cheyann Feather of Roaring Spring as its Young Adult Artist of the Month for April.
Cheyann is in her junior year as a homeschooled student. She is also a student of Mrs. Lowther at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. Cheyann said she particularly enjoys printing with a silk screen and using the Adobe Photoshop digital imaging program. Her favorite drawing mediums are colored pencils, pen and ink and pencil. Her exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours through April 30 on the library’s first floor.
As part of this monthlong observance, Friday is National Blue and Green Day, a national initiative to get people talking about organ donation, why it is important and how easy it is to sign up and become a donor.
From 6 p.m. to midnight, CORE's Altoona Area Task Force will have an organ donation awareness information table at Family Pizza, 200 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, to encourage donor sign ups. CORE encourages individuals to wear blue and green to show their support.
Individuals are encouraged to talk with family members and friends about making the pledge to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor. Each person that signs up to become a donor can help up to 50 people.
For more information about organ, tissue and cornea donation, visit www.core.org.
It only takes 30 seconds to become a registered donor by visiting www.donatelifepa.org.
Singles dance set for Saturday
TYRONE -?SinglesMakingConnections.com will hold a dance/social from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tyrone Elks, 5496 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.
Admission is $8, which includes snacks and music by a DJ. Participants must be at least 21 years old. ID will be required.
For more information, call 867-7771 or email SinglesMakingConnections@yahoo.com.
Seltzer, Mirror team up for program
Steve Seltzer Powersports, 433 Sabbath Road, Altoona, is co-sponsoring the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program in Blair County, in conjunction with the Altoona Mirror.
The Motorcycle Safety Program was established to teach riders of all skill levels the basic fundamentals needed in order to safely operate a motorcycle. The MSP was created from legislation in 1984 and began one year later. The Motorcycle Safety Program is free to all Pennsylvania license holders.
There are 24 Basic Rider Course sections held on Wednesdays and Sundays from April to October. Each section consists of four classes, Wednesday classes at Steve Seltzer Powersports and riding classes on Sundays in the Altoona Mirror back parking lot.
There are also four Basic Rider Course 2 sections offered, for those who want to improve their riding skills - May 25, July 6, Sept. 7 and Oct. 26. The riding sessions are held in the Altoona Mirror parking lot.
A valid Pennsylvania motorcycle license or permit is required in order to register and participate in this program. Name, address, telephone number, Pennsylvania driver's license number and birth date will be needed for registration.
For more information, schedules and registration, visit www.pamsp.com.
Program focuses on proper footwear
TYRONE - The Tyrone Fitness and Wellness Center will provide a free educational program titled "Shoe 101: Proper Footwear for Fitness" from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the main lobby at the Tyrone Health & Wellness Building, which is on the Tyrone Hospital campus at 154 Hospital Drive.
Attendees will learn how to select proper footwear for their activity and foot type and learn about common foot injuries and treatment and therapeutic footwear options that can be fun and fashionable.
All program attendees will also receive a free iStep digital foot scan. The iStep digital foot scan accurately measures your foot size and determines your arch type and pressure points, providing information to help select footwear to meet your unique needs.
The program will be presented by Marcy Chichester of The Shoe Fly Stores/New Balance in Altoona. She is a certified athletic trainer and a certified pedorthist.
The program is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested as seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, call the wellness center at 684-2117.
The center offers monthly health and wellness classes that are free and open to the public.