Civil?War headstone to be rededicated
COUPON?- A headstone rededication ceremony for Civil War Union Veteran Samuel Butterbaugh will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Cemetery, across from the small brick schoolhouse.
Butterbaugh served in the 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company G. On Sept. 17, 1963, he participated in the Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest battles in American history.
The ceremony will be arranged by the 125th Pennsylvania Volunteers Living History Descendants Union Veterans Regiment with participation from Col. Crowther Camp No. 89 Sons of Union Veterans, the Logan Guard 46th PA Band and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4325 in Ashville.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, contact Doak Marasco at 215-3914 or John Crider at 207-9123.
Shaver's Creek to hold Trails Day
PETERSBURG - Shaver's Creek Environmental Center will host Central PA Trails Day, a first-time family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Penn State environmental center in Huntingdon County.
The event is aimed at enhancing people's appreciation for the outdoors.
Central PA Trails Day will include free hikes, nature walks and demonstrations.
Shaver's Creek is partnering with two State College nonprofit organizations, Allegheny Outdoor Institute and Clearwater Conservancy, to hold Central PA Trails Day. It's the first time the environmental center has collaborated in organizing an event.
Advance registration is required for some activities.
For a schedule of activities at the event, go to shaverscreek.org/event/central-pa-trails-day.
Playgrounds seek donations, help
The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission, along with the Booker T. Washington Revitalization Corporation, is looking for donations and volunteers for the Juniata Memorial Park and Prospect Park community playground installations.
About 30 to 35 volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at each site.
Juniata Memorial Park is at 201 W. 12th Ave., and Prospect Park is at 112 S. 15th St.
In addition to volunteers, donations of food and drinks for the volunteers are also needed.
To volunteer or to donate food or drinks, contact the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission at 949-2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Astronomy club plans sky watch
HOLLIDAYSBURG -?The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at Canoe Creek State Park.
Visitors are encouraged to take binoculars or telescopes. Club members will also have telescopes available for public use.
Highlights of the evening sky will be the planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, the moon and several deep-sky objects, including many galaxies and globular and open star clusters.
The club will meet in the parking lot on the beach side of the lake. The rain date will be Saturday.
For more information, call 937-6991 or visit www.starlightastronomyclub.org.
Gun show set for this weekend
The Riggles Gap Sportsmen's Club (Blair County Game, Fish and Forestry Association), will hold a spring gun show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 301 Riggles Gap Sportsmen Road, Altoona.
Admission is $3 (16 and younger admitted free).
The ranges will be open for shooting so you can "try it after you buy it." (There is a special range fee of $5 with paid show admission).
Spring gun raffle tickets will be drawn at 4 p.m. Sunday immediately after the gun show.
For more information, visit www.blaircountygame.
com or call 946-9315.
United Way seeks Day of Caring projects
The United Way of Blair County is soliciting volunteer projects from local nonprofit and human service agencies for its 21st Annual Day of Caring.
The Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism and increases the awareness of local human service agencies, as well as demonstrates how people working together for the good of the community can accomplish great things.
The 18th Annual Day of Caring will be held on June 18. Last year, more than 250 volunteers donated their time and effort to help more than 36 local agencies.
The projects in the past have included outdoor work such as landscaping and gardening, indoor jobs such as painting and cleaning, and assisting the people nonprofits serve with activities or events. This day is a time for volunteers from all areas to come together to make a difference for agencies in the community.
If you are interested in planning a Day of Caring event at your agency or organization, contact Vicky Buda at email@example.com or 944-0884 no later than May 23.
Deadline for golf event is Friday
EVERETT -?Memorial Hospital of Bedford County Foundation's 29th annual Chili Open Golf Tournament will be held June 6 at Down River Golf Course, 134 Rivers Bend Drive.
Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the scramble begins at 11 a.m. The registration deadline is Friday.
Registration includes a picnic-style lunch, snacks, dinner, beverages and player gifts.
For more information, golf prices or to register a team, call Sandy Boyd at 623-3773.