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Hollidaysburg to host district chorus

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District will host the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 6 Song Fest on Friday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium.

The guest conductor will be Jayne Glocke from Penn State University, and the accompanist will be Ellen Stuckey.

The event will be hosted by Martha Miller (Foot of Ten Elementary School), Lori Stephens (Charles W. Longer Elementary School) and Mary Villani (Frankstown Elementary School).

Approximately 170 fifth-grade students from more than 20 elementary schools in Blair, Cambria and Somerset counties will participate in the one-day choral festival.

A 7 p.m. concert will be presented that evening. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Ride heads to Flight 93 Memorial

The WarDrivers Central Pennsylvania Fallen Rider Foundation Chapter will hold a motorcycle ride to the Flight 93 Memorial on Saturday for motorcycle awareness.

Area residents are invited to join in along the route. Approximate times are 7 a.m. at the Walnut Street Mini-Mart in Lewistown; 8 a.m. at Hotel Wayne in McVeytown; 8:30 a.m. at Top’s Diner in Mill Creek; 9:30 a.m. at Sheetz on Route 22 in Hollidaysburg; 1 p.m. at Magoo’s in Cresson; 5 p.m. depart Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville; and 7 p.m. depart Mountain House in Waterfall.

A dance will be held at 9 p.m. at the Blairsville Eagles Lodge No. 1488.

For live ride updates, visit facebook.com/pafrf.

The ride is free and is open to the public.

Cancer Sucks Ride set for Saturday

VINTONDALE — East Coast SxS ATVentures, an online ATV enthusiast community group, announced the Cancer Sucks Ride will continue once again this year.

The event will be held Saturday at Mountain Ridge ATV park in Central City.

With well over $13,000 worth of giveaways this year from businesses who donated their product for the raffle, organizers are looking to surpass last year’s monetary donation to The American Cancer Society of $14,000.

The goal is to have at least 1,000 riders at this year’s event. This will be an open ride and Mountain Ridge ATV Park has trails for all skill levels.

Registration will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m., and food vendors will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The raffle for the giveaways will be held at 1 p.m., and you must be present to win. Camping will be available on site and reservations can be made by going to www.mountainridgeatvtrails.com. Hotel lodging is available in the area as well.

Everyone who registers can register for a free $10 Rocky Mountain ATV gift, and Jennerstown Speed Complex is donating two free tickets per person, as well.

Highland Polaris will offer a “Fix Em Up Station” for broken-down machines to get riders back out on the trail (fees will apply). Other vendors will include Hatfield McCoy Trail System, Ebensburg Yamaha, Anythingutv.com and Stiller Motorsports.

Sipesville Volunteer Fire Department will rinse off machines for a small fee.

For more information, contact Bobbi Jo Steffey at bsteffey1@yahoo.com and join East Coast SxS ATVentures on Facebook for updates.

White Shadow to perform Saturday

PLEASANTVILLE — The Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will present White Shadow from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $5 per person.

The kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event is smoke- and alcohol-free.

For more information, call 839-2358 or visit www


Rockin’ Red to aid heart association

ROARING SPRING — Charlotte’s Trove Boutique, 819 E. Main St., will feature a Rockin’ Red Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 10. Ten percent of all boutique and cafe purchases will benefit the American Heart Association Go Red for Women event.

As part of the day, a Rockin’ Red Reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. The reception cost is $5 per person. The reception includes appetizers and desserts by Charlotte’s Trove, wine sampling by Nawrocki Imports, live music, basket raffles and door prizes.

For more information, call 414-3700.

Money raised from this event will benefit the American Heart Association and the Blair Goes Red for Women event to be held on May 25 at the Blair County Convention Center.

Breakfast Saturday to benefit CMN

DUBOIS — A benefit breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 17 to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

Tickets are $6 per person and will be available at the door.

For more information about the breakfast, contact Vanessa Houser at 943-8887 or vkhouser@geisinger

.edu or Barbara Haas at the American Legion Post 17 at 372-4604.

The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.