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Rotary, Elks to name Citizen of Year

BEDFORD — The Bedford Evening and Sunrise Rotary Clubs and Bedford Elks Club are partnering to seek nominations for the 2017 Bedford County Citizen of the Year.

The award recipient will be chosen based on recent contributions to the life and welfare of the county’s citizens and whose lives exemplify both the Rotary motto of “Service above Self,” as well as the Elks motto of “Elks Share, Elks Care.”

The nominee must be a resident of Bedford County.

Nominations form are available at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, the Bedford County District Attorney’s Office, the Bedford Elks Club or submit the nomination in a letter. Be sure to include your name and contact information, the nominee’s full name and contact information, and a detailed summary of the nominee’s qualifications.

Nomination forms and letters should be submitted no later than Saturday to: Bill Higgins Jr., Rotary/Elks Citizen of the Year Committee, 228 S. Bedford St., Bedford, PA 15522

The Citizen of the Year Banquet will be held in July at the Bedford Elks Lodge. Also at the banquet, there will be recognitions of both the Elk of the Year and Rotarian of the year.

Association for the Blind sets programs

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona.

Wednesday — Shopping at Kmart.

June 21 — “Adaptive Cleaning Aids,” Sherri Hack and Amy Somers, Blindness and Visual Services.

June 28 — Annual picnic at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton.

For more information, call 944-2021. Programs are open to the public.

National Guard veterans offer info

DUNCANSVILLE — The Central Pennsylvania National Guard Veterans Association of Altoona will hold a presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Pennsylvania National Guard Readiness Center, 518 Municipal Drive.

No reservations are necessary, and all individuals who have questions concerning their military service and benefits are encouraged to attend and to bring a family member or a guest.

For more information, call Ken Hollen at 942-5391.

Rock for the Cure set for Saturday

BOALSBURG — The Cancer Care Partnership has announced its second annual Rock for a Cure Festival Charity event to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Happy Valley.

Rock for the Cure will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater.

The Clarks from Pittsburgh is this year’s Rock for a Cure featured band. The Clarks were formed in 1986 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They have toured the country, appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and recently released an album titled “Rewind.”

Opening bands include Biscuit Jam, Echoes Never Lie and Fire. Food and drinks will be available from Tussey Mountain Wingman Brew n’ Que and Funky Freezer Ice Cream truck. A bounce house, cotton candy and other treats will also be available for children.

Advance tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children ages 2 and younger.

Tickets at the event will be $25 for adults; $12 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children ages 2 and younger.

All proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Happy Valley.

For more information, contact Lynn Whittaker at lsw107@hotmail.com or 360-5298.

Energy Matrix, Tai Chi seminar topics

Health by Choice Education & Research (HBCER) will offer a free seminar on the “Energy Matrix of the Body and Benefits of Tai Chi” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 15 at the Sheetz Entrepreneurial Center, 1309 11th Ave., Altoona.

This is the last seminar before summer break. Seminars will resume in September.

Donations are welcome. Seating is limited. Participants must preregister by calling 766-2182 or emailing jen@hbcer.org and reference “Altoona seminar.”

Ballroom group plans dance Saturday

STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Ballroom Dance Association will hold a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room of the Friends School, 1900 University Drive Extension.

Music will be provided by The Headliners.

For more information, call 867-1941.

Civil War re-enactors to meet

STATE COLLEGE — The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Re-enactment Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednes-day at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 1450 N. Atherton St.

The Civil War re-enactors will discuss the Civil War program at Curtin Village near Milesburg, Centre County the weekend of June 17 and 18 and the annual Gettysburg Battle re-enactment from July 1 to 3.

The group has more than 20 active members from Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin, Juniata and Blair counties.

The regiment is actively recruiting new members. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Civil War re-enacting or the Civil War in general is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Lynn Herman at