Altoona Aglow International will host guest speaker Ana Dascalescu at noon Monday at Gourmet Buffet Restaurant, 520 W. Plank Road.
Participants pay for their own meal.
Dascalescu is an Assembly of God missionary to Romania with her husband Mike. They couple escaped the country in 1981.
Since the fall of communism, they have felt compelled to take the gospel to their native country.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will sponsor its back-to-school project to help students in need of new school supplies.
Financial donations may be sent to SVDP Youth Ministry, 927 Franklin St., Johnstown, PA 15905. New school supplies also will be accepted or to help, call 539-4627.
Juniata United Methodist, 808 N. Fourth St., will hold an outdoor community worship service at 7 p.m. July 27 featuring The Calvary Boys, a musical group from West Decatur.
The five men sing hymns, contemporary music, choruses, country songs and secular music. An offering will be taken.
The Oasis of Love Church, Huntingdon, will host the New Generation Singers in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. July 31. Doors open at 7 p.m. An offering will be taken.
The New Generation Singers is a group of young people who use music to spread God's message.
Fairview United Methodist Church, 2214 Fifth St. will host a dance for youths of all ages from 6 to 8 p.m Monday. The theme is patriotism.
Snacks are provided. Music will be by D.J. Azzie of DJF Productions.
Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., will hold a free community luncheon and clothing giveaway from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., will hold a free community luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The menu will include ham salad sandwiches, chilli, soup, fruit and desserts.
The Twenty-eighth Street Church of the Brethren, 2800 Union Ave., will serve free soup from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The church will serve summer lunch foods and dessert.
St. Benedict Church, 100 Main St., Carrolltown, will hold its 57th Homecoming Festival July 25-27. A bouncy house, climbing wall and dunking booth will be available all three days as well as a basket auction, garage sale, games, music, ethnic food, a bake sale and refreshments.
Daily events include:
n July 25 - Ethnic foods at 5 p.m. and wings at 6 p.m.
n July 26 - Grounds open at noon, Mass at 4 p.m., Altoona Curve mascot Steamer from 1 to 3 p.m., hula hoop and adult karaoke at 7 p.m., Shades of Leather from 7 to 10 p.m. and the Sharptones from 8 to 11 p.m.
n July 27 - Chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and younger. Entertainment will include Clay Bowser from noon to 3 p.m., and the band White Shadow from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Alleghenies in Loretto will be the site for an outdoor Mass to honor married couples to be celebrated by Bishop Mark L. Bartchak at 7 p.m. July 27.
The Mass is open to everyone and participants should bring lawn chairs. Families may come early and picnic on the grounds. In case of rain, the Mass will be held indoors.
Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., will hold a street fair from 4 to 7 p.m. July 26.
Music, games, a dunk tank and a silent auction are planned.
A backpack giveaway will be held and infant and children's clothing will be available.
Jaggard First United Methodist Church, 1801 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Spaces are available for $5 each, but yard sale vendors must bring their own tables.