Library features Altoona artist
The Altoona Area Public Library is exhibiting the oil and watercolor paintings of Rosemarie Weinzierl of Altoona.
"As a retired wife and great grandmother, I should be baking for my family and rocking babies to sleep. And I do those things with great joy," she said. "But there's a nagging inside me that says I have to paint. I still haven't painted the great American masterpiece, and most likely I never will, when you consider all of the talent out there attempting to do the same thing. But somehow I have to keep trying. What you see on exhibit are the results of some of my attempts."
Works by?Rosemarie Weinzierl of Altoona are on display at Altoona Area Public Library through?May 31.
The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours through May 31.
Association for Blind sets fundraiser
The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind will hold a Longaberger basket and "Thirty One" fundraiser at 1 p.m. June 1 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Doors will open at noon.
Admission is $25, which includes a barbecue chicken dinner. Value Packages are available for $60.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 944-2021.
Making Strides night set at the Curve
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will host its annual "Throw Breast Cancer A Curve Night" at the Altoona Curve on June 13, beginning at 7 p.m.
MSABC teams can earn $2 for every ticket sold.
For ticket information, contact the American Cancer Society office at 8695-9232.
The MSABC of Blair County walk will be held on Oct. 4 at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
Spa Day planned in?East Freedom
EAST FREEDOM - Blair Senior Services Inc. will host a Spa Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at the Southern Blair Senior Center, 15229 Dunnings Highway.
The goal of the event is to provide a day of therapeutic wellness, education, pampering and tips on staying healthy and fit.
For more information or to reserve lunch for that day, call Sondra Stacey, center coordinator, at 317-5181 by May 21.
NOTE:CORRECT DATE FOR EVENT IS SATURDAY, MAY 17:Gardening extravaganza planned
UNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County will host a Garden?Fair and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ag Progress Days site at Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs. The site is nine miles southwest of State College on state Route 45.
A map and driving directions are available at agsci.psu.edu/apd/maps/visitor-services-
The event, which is the premier fundraiser for the Centre County Master Gardener program, will offer more than 5,000 native plants, free educational garden talks and demonstrations, and a large vendors' mart with unique and useful garden products.
A special lineup of how-to talks by experts in their respective fields will cover horticulture tips, techniques and fresh ideas for every gardener - from experienced growers to the greenest thumbs.
Presentations are scheduled on the half hour beginning at 10 a.m.
A blacksmith will demonstrate how he makes 18th century gardening tools, and the Pasto Agricultural Museum will offer free tours. All talks and workshops are free thanks to the generosity of event sponsors.
A wide assortment of garden tools, decor, supplies, furniture, accessories and some unique products will make the vendor mart a must-stop place for visitors.
The environmentally conscious will find birdhouses and garden statues made from recycled materials as well as furniture made from recycled plastic milk jugs.
Attendees also can buy garden sheds and fences. A number of new food and condiment vendors will provide an opportunity to taste their food products or buy organic and heirloom plants. Breakfast and lunch items also will be available.
Other activities will include a silent auction featuring items from local merchants - such as a truckload of mulch from JRS Landscaping - and a garage sale of garden items. Free chances will be distributed for door prizes: a heavy duty wheelbarrow, a rain barrel and a garden cart all donated by Ace Hardware of State College, as well as a compost bin donated by the Master Gardeners.
Organizers suggest that visitors bring a wagon or cart to transport their plants. A cool, shady, supervised spot will be provided where wagons can be parked while attendees move about the grounds.
The Garden Fair and Plant Sale is free and open to the public, and plenty of free parking will be available. A schedule of activities and a list of event sponsors are available at extension.psu.edu/'>extension.psu.edu/garden-fair.