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Claysburg library sets summer learning
CLAYSBURG — The Summer Learning Program (formerly Summer Reading Program) will begin June 19 at Claysburg Area Public Library.
The library will hold two sessions per week, one for students entering kindergarten through third grade and one for those in fourth grade and higher.
The younger group will learn STEM concept through the Leap into STEM program. This program includes four separate classes: “Balancing Act,” “Air is Everywhere,” “Do you See What I See?” and “Design It Build It.” These will be followed by two special building workshops including stories and building activities. They will meet at 10 a.m. Mondays from June 19 through July 24.
The older children will meet at 3 p.m. Thursdays from June 22 through July 27. The classes will be titled “Build a Better Mousetrap,” “Build a Better Ship” (about the Titanic), “Build a Better Community,” “Bridge a Generation Gap,” “Build a Better Environment” and “Build a Better Future” (computer coding).
The following adult programs also will be offered. Contact the library if you are interested in any of these activities.
n Gelli Plate T-shirt Designs at 6 p.m. Thursday. Check the library’s Facebook page for a picture of a T-shirt. Participants may pick from several designs. A $5 donation to the library is requested for the class. Take your own 100 percent cotton T-shirt, washed (no fabric softener) and ironed. The rest will be supplied.
n Have you recently purchased a new tablet and don’t know how to use it? An Android tablet class will be held at 6 p.m. June 29.
n A flip flop welcome sign class will be held July 13.
The library also has a good selection of books to read. If the library doesn’t have what you want, a staff member can order it from any library in Blair County to be sent to the library for you to pick up.
Emerson to garrison Fort Roberdeau
Bob Emerson, executive director of Old Fort Niagara, will garrison Fort Roberdeau from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 and 1 to 5 p.m. June 18.
Emerson, a storyteller who shares local history from the heart, grew up in Blair County.
Fresh out of college in 1977, Emerson started working at Fort Roberdeau as a tour guide providing guided tours and musket demonstrations for visitors.
In 1979, Emerson and some friends formed Cluggage’s Ranging Company, a living history group dedicated to portraying the lives of those soldiers who occupied Fort Roberdeau during the Revolutionary War.
The first battle re-enactment, which took place in 1980, evolved into Fort Roberdeau’s annual Revolu-tionary War Days event. Emerson serves as event coordinator to this day.
Admission is $5 for adults $5, $4 for seniors and $2 for children ages 11 and younger.
Area beekeepers to meet Sunday
The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holidaysburg Area Public Library, 1 Furnace Road.
The topic will be “Summer Splits When to Make Next Year’s Bees.”
Participants do not have to be beekeepers to attend.
For more information, call 472-7637 or visit www.ccbee.org.
War veterans council to meet
The Blair County War Veterans Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
Ward to speak at NARFE meeting
Altoona/Blair Chapter 0328 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet on Friday at King’s Restaurant, 301 Sierra Drive, Altoona. Lunch will be at noon, with the meeting at 1 p.m.
Judy Ward, 80th District representative, will discuss legislative initiatives that will affect retirees and seniors.
Members are encouraged to invite an active federal employee or retiree to join them.
For more information, contact Michael Grove at 329-8274 or email@example.com.