Association for Blind offers programs
The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing.
All programs are at 10 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 FifthAve., Altoona.
Today - "Companionship & Home Helper Programs," Endicott Reindl, Home Instead Senior Care
Friday -?Shopping at Big Lots
May 16 -?"Senior Life Programs," Suzie Knorr
May 23 - "Choices Program," Sherry Pfister, Blair Senior Services.
For more information, call 944-2021. Programs are open to the public.
Lettercarriers food drive is Saturday
The Blair Bedford Central Labor Council, in conjunction with the National Association of Lettercarriers and the U.S. Post Office in Altoona, will conduct a food drive on Saturday.
Residents are asked to place canned goods and/or dry goods on their doorsteps or under their mailboxes, so that the carriers may pick them up and return them to their trucks.
The food will be transported to the Altoona Post Office to be sorted and sent to five local food banks in the Altoona area.
This is the 23rd year of the drive and the need is ever increasing for those in need.
Tussey Relay to meet Tuesday
SAXTON - The next Tussey Mountain Relay For Life meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Church basement, 1001 Church St.
For more information, call Jane Brown at 635-3780 or Angela DeLuca at 635-4157.
Altoona NARFE to meet Friday
Chapter 328, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, will meet Friday at King's Restaurant, 3000 Sixth Ave., Altoona.
NARFE meets for lunch at noon, with the meeting to follow at 1 p.m.
All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Michael Grove,
president, at 329-8274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blair Bassmasters plans panfish derby
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Blair Bassmasters will hold its annual panfish derby from 9 a.m. to noon June 7 near the boat rental area on the swimming side of Canoe Creek Lake. The rain date is June 8.
Prizes for casting and fish catching will be awarded in the following age groups: 3 to 5, 6 to 10 and 11 to 15.
There will be prizes for all participants. Anglers are asked to take their own fishing equipment and bait. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
Penn State Altoona plans golf event
The Penn State Altoona Advisory Board will hold the 30th annual Sheetz-Pepsi Golf Tournament on May 29 at Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring.
The event begins with registration and a breakfast buffet at 9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m.
The tournament format is a scramble with handicap. Registration is $150 per person and $600 per team, which includes breakfast, greens fee, cart, beverage and snack service, prizes, a gift, use of locker room and post-tournament reception and awards program. The entry deadline is May 22.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third-place teams overall and to the winners of six skill contests. Golfers will also participate in four hole-in-one contests sponsored by the Penn State Altoona Bookstore.
The grand prize is $10,000.
Tee sponsorships are available for $100 for one and $150 for two.
Individuals and foursomes may register for the tournament by contacting the Penn State Altoona Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 949-5091.
All proceeds benefit Advisory Board initiatives that support Penn State Altoona.
Hope Center, Darden aid hunger relief
BELLWOOD - The Hope Center, which provides food, a place to belong and other basic needs to the community of Bellwood-Antis, recently announced it has been selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants.
The grants program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs. The donation will enable The Hope Center to provide meals to elderly people who are homebound. Each week beginning in mid-September and continuing through the month of April, The Hope Center delivers an average of 70 dinners every Thursday afternoon throughout the community of Bellwood-Antis.
The Hope Center also provides a free lunch, called "Soup's On," at noon every Wednesday from September to April, which is open to the public.
Darden's Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse participated in the program.
Many restaurants and brands work together to award one nonprofit organization with a larger grant and make a greater impact in their community. Nonprofits receiving grants support one of Darden's three key focus areas: education, preservation of natural resources and hunger relief.
For more information about the Darden Foundation, visit www.dardenfoundation.com. For additional information about the center, visit bahopecenter.