Library recognizes young artist
The Altoona Area Public Library welcomes Anthony Forlina of Altoona as the Young Adult Artist for July.
"Anthony has an extremely cubistic influence in almost every aspect of his artistic works. This makes for an extremely outlandish style of art, yet displays absolutely jaw-dropping pieces," said Matthew Savino. "Some of his most notable works to me, as a close friend and business partner, are his surrealism pieces. He takes much of his influence from the masterpieces of Alex Grey and the works of Salvadore Dali. This creates a mad scientist approach to art that I believe the artistic community has lost over the years. Using cubism, and many flashy colours Anthony Forlina can come up with some of most unique and questionable pieces you may ever see. I ... hope everyone else who ever comes across his art can appreciate it for what it is."
Works by?Anthony?Forlina are on display at Altoona Area Public Library through?July 31.
Anthony's work may be viewed during regular library hours on the first floor through July 31.
Tots & Trucks set for July 19
DUNCANSVILLE - Blair Hope for Families will hold a Tots & Trucks event from noon to 4 p.m. July 19 on Theater Drive, between Imler's Poultry and Lamar Advertising on Route 764.
The event is hosted by FedEx, Imler's Poultry, Better Batter and Always A Party. It will include food, a touch-a-truck event, corn hole tournament, a bounce house, Jaffa clowns, a petting zoo, face painting, a bake sale and basket fundraisers.
Proceeds will benefit Blair Hope for Families and Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania.
Blair Hope for Families works with foster families and helps provide backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, folders and other supplies, as well as gear and equipment needed to participate in fall sports and other school programs. Call 932-3736 for information about Blair Hope for Families or visit Blair Hope for Families on Facebook.
Easter Seals, Altoona Division, offers physical, occupational and speech therapies to children and adults with disabilities, regardless of their ability to pay. Easter Seals has been in Altoona for more than 50 years.
Baskets for the raffle can be taken to FedEx Ground at 231 Theater Drive, Duncansville.
Cavanaugh School coming to Cambria
The Kenny Cavanaugh School of Irish Dance is celebrating its second anniversary this fall by coming to Cambria County.
The school, located in Milford, Pa., Andover, N.J., and Pond Eddy, N.Y., is celebrating its second anniversary this September.
Expansion of the school with new instructors to the Portage/Summerhill/Ebensburg area of Cambria County is in the planning stages, and enrollment will start in August.
Since 2012, Brigid Robine has been providing Irish Step and Ceili Dance instruction for all ages and ability levels. Dancers have performed in almost 50 events in the course of these past two years, including dancers who competed and won at the regional and national levels.
In its third year, instruction will move onto overall physical fitness and health, along with more intensive Irish dance training for existing students and continued performances in the area.
New students can benefit from the school's anniversary promotional offer.
New students registering during open enrollment for our full fall semester, will receive 10 percent off a month's tuition and a free introductory lesson.
Fall classes will begin after Labor Day.
For more information, visit www.kennycavanaughirishdance.webs.com or contact Robine at 570-604-2568.
Dealers lining up for antique show
SOMERSET - The 44th Annual Somerset Antique Show, sponsored by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Trust Co., is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 on the streets of uptown Somerset.
This event draws more than 100 vendors and an estimated 5,000 visitors to the region. It features furniture, sports memorabilia, jewelry, quilts, glassware, books, paintings, toys, coins and more.
The event also includes an antique and classic car show from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Somerset Trust Co. parking lot on West Main Street, as well as various food and drink vendors.
Admission is free, and free parking is available in the Somerset County parking garage along East Catherine Street. The event will be held rain or shine, and those attending are asked to leave their pets at home.
Vendor space is still available. For details, call 445-6431 or email email@example.com.
For more information on the car show, contact Somerset Trust Co. at 443-9200.