Library recognizes artist of the month
The Altoona Area Public Library welcomes Sue Lehman as its artist of the month for April.
Her works on display include mixed media, oils and computer graphic renderings. Lehman chose each piece to specifically depict how she expresses herself through her art.
Works by?Sue Lehman are on display at Altoona Area Public Library this month.
She said her works of art represent different chapters of her life, but mostly inspiration on the positive outlook she has on life and her hope is that by helping others and demonstrating how she has overcome by using her time and talents, that others will find hope.
Lehman, a Hollidaysburg resident for many years, received a dual major in equestrian science and English from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., in 1991. In 1995, she was in a car accident that resulted in an acquired brain injury, which left her unable to walk and talk.
It also left her without the use of her dominate right hand. A full recovery was not possible, but she gained incredible spirit and motivation through activities of prior passion in horses and art.
Lahman founded Dreams Go On in 2004, now a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities.
She also continued to fulfill her creative needs with works of art in writing and artistic endeavors.
Lehman said she values her art teachers, Kathy Mueller, Joan Stern and Rachel DiAndrea.
She has worked with mixed media, pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oils, and is currently working with graphic computer art with varied software programs that she learned how to utilize on her own. Recently, she started an art business gallery called, Strength.
She stated, "I have been through many trials and tribulations over the years, but art has always been my anchor - even through hurricanes. Art heals - pass it on."
Home Nursing offers grief support
Home Nursing Agency is offering "Good Grief," a six-week support group for those who have lost a loved one, on Thursday afternoons from April 24 to May 29. The group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Graystone Manor, 1929 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.
Facilitated by hospice social workers Judy Lankes and Kelly Daughenbaugh, the six-week group is based on material from Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., who is world-renowned in the field of grief and loss.
Grief can be very painful and difficult at times, so those grieving are invited to come and share their thoughts, express their feelings and discuss how to work through the grieving process.
To register, contact Lankes or Daughenbaugh at Home Nursing Agency at 800-445-6262.
UPMC Foundation sets golf classic
UPMC Altoona Foundation's Annual Golf Classic will be June 23 at Scotch Valley Country Club, Hollidaysburg.
An individual golfer fee is $150, which includes greens fees, cart and luncheon. Play is open to all golfers.
Throughout the day, prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt and more. Additionally, there will be a golf ball drop with a $300 prize for the ball that lands closest to the pin. Golf ball drop tickets will be on sale for $10, and you do not have to be present to win.
Last year, $56,000 was raised to benefit the foundation, which exists to financially support the programs and services within the health system.
Tickets are available for purchase on the UPMC Altoona website or by calling the foundation at 889-6406.
Brain injury group to meet April 21
HUNTINGDON -?The Brain Injury Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. April 21 at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center, 860 Bryan St., across from the main hospital.
The movie "A Calling of Courage" will be shown.
To request accommodation or for more information, contact Lisa Cullen, project coordinator, at 800-237-9009 or LCullen@cilscpa.org or Beth Thomas, co-leader/volunteer, at 684-0335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter egg hunt slated for April 19
The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission and the Blair County Community Action Agency will hold their fifth annual Easter egg hunt on April 19 at Vets Field, 24th Street and Maple Avenue, Altoona.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. Ages 5 and younger will begin hunting at 10 a.m., and ages 6 to 9 will begin at 11 a.m.
Participants should take their own bag or basket to collect eggs. There will also be a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, as well as the Altoona Curve baseball team mascot, Daniel the Lion, Little Caesar, McGruff the Crime Dog and Frankie the Friar from St. Francis University, Loretto.
Parking is permitted at the Jaffa Shrine Center parking lot.