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Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance

The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona.

Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ.

Admission is $10 per person. (Singles and couples are welcome)

This dinner-dance is usually held the third Thursday of each month. Reservations need to be made by the Monday before each event.

For reservations and more information, call Don Beatty at 946-1074.

Diabetes series to begin Monday

Geisinger Health Plan and the Blair County Area Agency on Aging are offering a six-week program for people living with diabetes.

The program will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays from June 12 to July 24 (no class July 3) at the Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave. Altoona.

This interactive group is open to the public and offered at no cost.

Participants 18 years or older will meet once a week to learn how to improve their health and manage their diabetes.

Caregivers, friends and family are welcome to attend.

Registration is required by calling the Geisinger Health Plan wellness department at 866-415-7138.

YTI to offer CPR certification training

YTI Career Institute-Altoona invites the public to register for American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification training classes.

Classes will be held every second Tuesday of the month and are taught in a classroom format by AHA instructors who administer the cognitive portion, hands-on skills practice and testing.

Participants who successfully complete the three-hour course will receive a certification.

The training will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and continuing the second Tuesday of each month at YTI Career Institute-Altoona, 2900 Fairway Drive.

The cost is $10. To register, call 944-5643.

Association sets tree ID program

The Allegheny Mountain Woodland Association (AMWA) will host its 14th annual Family Picnic and Forestry Education event from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 at Jim and Sandy Yahner’s Clearview Farm, 3441 Colonel Drake Highway, on Route 36 south of Patton. The event will be held regardless of the weather.

Forest landowners and anyone interested in learning more about trees, forests and related topics are invited to attend this free event.

This year’s picnic will feature a two-part educational program on tree identification.

It will begin with Beth Garner, environmental education specialist at Prince Gallitzin State Park, who will provide a program on tree identification. Her program will begin after lunch (approximately 12:30 p.m.). She will be followed by Bureau of Forestry service forester Chris Jones, who will provide a detailed look at identifying and evaluating potentially valuable timber trees.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the annual meeting, which will be held 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Public input will help determine future program offerings.

Food and beverages will be provided at the picnic (lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Covered dishes would be appreciated, but not required.

Call 472-8560 for directions or more information.