Across the area

Friends-Raising meeting Wednesday

GALLITZIN — Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site will hold a Friends-Raising meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the park Visitor Center, 110 Federal Park Road.

Park staff will share what’s going on this year at the historic site and to explore with those in attendance the formation of a Friends Group.

The meeting is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Staff will also be seeking input on future projects and special events. Throughout the National Parks, Friends Groups partner with more than 200 National Parks and do a little bit of everything including providing guided tours, staffing historic buildings, hosting events, supporting critical research and restoration projects, enhancing educational opportunities, and raising funds to rehabilitate centuries old structures.

History presentation set in Claysburg

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg Preserving Artifacts Stories and Traditions will hold a two-hour history information program at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium.

This slide show and talk will include include information going back over 200 years to the settling of the town. It will include information on the Warrior’s Indian Path that goes through Claysburg and the archeological excavations that occurred there, Dunnings Mountain and origin of names of local areas, businesses people probably did not know existed, sports, World War II, hoboes, “Little Alaska,” ghost stories, distilleries and prohibition and more.

Admission is $5 for the show. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will be used for the Claysburg Hall of Fame, Christmas in the Park and other needs of Claysburg PAST.

For more information, visit www.claysburg.us, email claysburgpa@gmail.com or call Rich Allison at 239-2901.

Nittany Greyhounds set meet, greet

STATE COLLEGE — The Nittany Greyhounds Meet & Greet is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way. The next event is Sunday.

There will be a table with information and greyhounds to interact with, including adoptable

ex-racing greyhounds.

For more information, email ellen@nittanygreys

.org or visit www.nittanygreys.org.

SAMA Bedford plans art workshop

BEDFORD — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford will host “Draw It, Paint It” for kids ages 6 and older from 1 to 3 p.m. June 29.

Led by local artists Dorothy Vensel and Nicole Clark, participants will be asked to take a subject or picture they are interested in working with for inspiration and then will be led through the many decisions behind a finished piece of art, including the medium and the composition.

All supplies are included in the workshop fee. The cost is $45 for nonmembers and $35 for members. If kids are registered by June 24, the museum will offer a $10 discount. See the event on the SAMA Bedford Facebook page or call 589-3020 for more information.

Pig roast, auction planned Aug. 17

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will hold a pig roast and silent auction at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Highway, on the second floor.

The entrance and parking are in the rear.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the silent auction. Many of the items and gift certificates have been donated by local businesses, as well as members.

Dinner will be served from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Advance tickets for the fundraiser are $15. Tickets purchased at the door will be $20. Takeout is $15.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 623-2011, email bedfordhistory@embarqmail.com or visit www.bedfordpahistory.com.