Charity Gump Run set for Saturday
Vets Supporting Vets will hold its annual charity motorcycle run benefit "Gump Run," which includes overnight camping, a pig roast, prizes and games, on Saturday and Sunday.
The event helps defray the expenses incurred during hospitalization, rehabilitation and recovery. This year's funds will be divided between the Van Zandt VA Medical Center for homeless veterans in Blair County and Forest County Transportation Veterans transportation.
There are two start locations: Vin-Joe's in Butler and The Monkey Wharf in Altoona. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $25 per person. The ride starts at 11 a.m. The end location is Shady Rest Farm, Marienville.
For more information or registration, call Bobby at 931-0735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beekeepers to hold auction, picnic
PATTON - The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will hold its annual auction and picnic at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prince Gallitzin State Park's Crooked Run Campground Pavilion No. 1. The auction will begin at 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call 472-7637 or visit www.ccbee.org.
Knights of Columbus plan car wash
The Knights of Columbus Council 551 will sponsor a car wash from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Advance Auto Parts, 631 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.
The cost is $5 per car. Donations also are welcome.
All proceeds will benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.
Historical society program is Monday
BELLWOOD - The Bellwood-Antis Historical Society will sponsor a program at 7 p.m. Monday at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.
Peggy Ann (Bradnick) Jackson will tell of her experiences in May 1966 at the age of 17 when she was kidnapped by an ex-convict and mental patient known locally as "the mountain man" and held captive for seven days on Tuscarora Mountain, in southern Huntingdon County near Shade Gap.
Jackson was rescued by the Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI at a farm in Burnt Cabins. Her ordeal made national headlines, and the search was the largest manhunt in U.S. history at the time.
The program is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Beatles conference to receive award
Penn State Altoona's spring conference, "It Was 50 Years Ago Today: An International Beatles Celebration," will be recognized with an Association for Continuing Higher Education's 2014 Distinguished Program award.
The award will be presented to members of the program's staff at the ACHE annual conference and meeting Oct. 28 in Las Vegas. Awards are presented based on a program's originality, including topics, content and delivery system and the program's success.
The International Beatles Celebration was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the musical group's legendary appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In addition to panels and presentations, the conference included film screenings, musical performances, art and photography exhibits and keynote addresses by leading Beatles critics and musicologists. The conference concluded with a commemorative screening of "The Ed Sullivan Show" as it was originally broadcast on Feb. 9, 1964.