Across the area

Experimental Aircraft Assn. to meet

MARTINSBURG — Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 400 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the conference room of the main terminal at the Blair County Airport.

This month’s meeting will include a short video presentation on the construction techniques utilized in building a Vans RV7, two-passenger amateur-built aircraft.

New members are welcome, and the meeting is open to all who are interested in airplanes and the people who fly them.

For more information, contact ctbecker@aol.com.

Woodland group picnic is Saturday

PATTON — The Allegheny Mountain Woodland Association (AMWA) will host its 16th annual Family Picnic and Forestry Education Event from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Jim and Sandy Yahner’s Clearview Farm, 3441 Colonel Drake Highway, on Route 36 south of Patton. The event will be held rain or shine.

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 program titled, “Charcoal: Ancient Product — Modern Applications.”

Forester and historian Gary Gilmore will talk about why charcoal was an important industry in the past and how it could be used to solve the problems that we face today. Gilmore utilizes wood from his tree farm as the raw material for making charcoal that can be used for cooking, powering an engine or as a soil amendment. A method for making charcoal will be demonstrated.

Everyone is invited to the annual meeting, which will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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.

Survivor to host Clays for a Cause

NEW PARIS — The fourth annual Clays for a Cause will be held June 22 at the Chestnut Ridge Bow & Gun Club.

Registration for the trap shoot will begin at 8 a.m. The $50 entry fee includes 50 clays, a T-shirt and lunch. Proceeds will be donated to Barbells for Boobs and Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc.

Diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer at 31, Abby Beatty Morgart of New Paris founded Clays for a Cause in 2015.

Since then, the annual event has raised nearly $10,000 for Girls Night Out Altoona Inc., an organization that helps and supports breast cancer survivors.

A new mother at the time of her diagnosis in 2013, Morgart said, “I’ve been determined to raise awareness so that my daughter and other young women never hear the words ‘you have breast cancer.'”

Co-Ed Youth Camp to begin Monday

Penn State Altoona will host a Lions Co-Ed Youth Camp for ages 7 to 14 from Monday to June 20 at the Penn State Altoona Adler Athletic Complex, 3000 Ivyside Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The camp will be led by Penn State Altoona’s head basketball coach David McGreal and members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

This day camp is designed to focus on the fundamentals and skills of basketball in an atmosphere as an individual and team player.

Camp includes lectures, demonstrations, instruction drills, etc.

The campers will be divided into age-appropriate environments. Lunch will be provided Monday through Wednesday, and the concession stand will be open for snack and drink purchases.

The cost is $150. Each participant will receive a Penn State Altoona basketball T-shirt.

NARFE to meet Friday at King’s

Altoona/Blair Chapter 0328 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Friday at Kings Restaurant 301 Sierra Drive, Altoona.

Lunch will be at noon with the meeting to follow at 1 p.m. Dr. Julie Decker will present a program on nursing during World War II.

Members are encouraged to invite an active federal employee or retiree to join them.

For more information, contact Mike Grove at

329-8274 or mgrovehealth@gmail.com.

Central PA Rodeo set this weekend

HUNTINGDON — The 15th annual Central PA Rodeo will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.

The rodeo is presented by Lee Industries and St. Matthew School in Tyrone. It is sanctioned by the American Professional Rodeo Association and the International Professional Rodeo Association, with prize money topping $18,000, which is some of the highest on the East Coast Circuit.

This old west, patriotic show is expected to draw more than 200 contestants and 3,000 spectators.

Before the show the “Kids Corral” will give children a chance to learn and interact doing crafts and playing games while pony rides are given next door.

An autograph and photograph area after the show gives the contestants a chance to mingle and talk with the fans.

Tickets are on sale at centralparodeo.com and at Ace Hardware stores in Tyrone, Huntingdon and Duncansville, along with all Reliance bank locations throughout the Central Pennsylvania region and Seven Points Bait and Grocery.

Advance tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for children. Kids 3 and under are admitted free. Tickets purchased the day of the show will be $17 and $7.

All veterans and active members of the military will be admitted free of charge for the Friday show.

This patriotic family event is held each year to benefit St. Matthew School in Tyrone.

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