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Planetariam show is today

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The new Hollidaysburg Planetarium Show “Earth, Sun and Moon” will be held today with shows at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Planetarium.

Only 60 seats are available for each time slot. Reservations are required at astroprof.com.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students. Pay at the door.

Second Blessings plans festival

EVERETT — An End of Summer Community Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Second Blessings, 14275 Lincoln Highway (formerly the Traveler’s Rest Motel).

It will feature food, music all day, free inflatables and games for the kids, a flea market and craft vendors, Cruise In for Hope ($10 registration), silent auction and a bake sale.

For more information, contact ReNewing Hope Ministries at renewinghopeministries@gmail.com or 717-860-3782 or visit www.renewinghopeministries


Ballroom dance set for Sept. 29

STATE COLLEGE — A ballroom dance event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at Centre Hills Country Club, 153 Country Club Road.

There will be prerecorded dance music.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

Cost is $24 per person. RSVP is necessary by Sept. 22. To register, fill out and submit a RSVP form at https://goo.gl/forms/1RDnJKbFpgawSYHO2.

You’ll receive a confirmation email from Google Forms upon submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact mckayjm@yahoo.com.

Future dances will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 with Zupe, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

Safe driving class set in Portage

State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, will again offer a PennDOT-approved class where participating seniors will receive a 5% discount on their automobile insurance.

The $16 class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Portage Senior Center, 5050 Farren St.

The course is specifically geared toward mature drivers 55 or older and allows them to refresh driving techniques and develop a positive driving attitude. This will be classroom instruction only; no on-the-road driving or classroom testing will occur. Lunch is available for a donation to the senior center.

Interested participants must register by Wednesday by calling Burns’ Portage office at 736-7339 and providing their driver’s license.

Fall festival planned in Everett

EVERETT — Homewood at Spring House Estates will host its Family Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28.

Attendees will enjoy free lunch of clam chowder, vegetable beef soup, big dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and Bree’s famous house coleslaw. Homemade peach and apple turnovers and gobs will be available for purchase.

Country Praise will perform from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Hickory Bottom Band will play from 1 to 3:30 p.m. There will be free face painting as well. Local craft vendors will be onsite for the day.

For more information or to inquire about vendor space, contact Helen Sickle, marketing director, at 623-0349 or hrsickle@hmwd.org.

Torrance Trot 5K set for Sept. 28

TORRANCE — Torrance State Hospital will host the third annual Torrance Trot 5K at 9 a.m. Sept. 28.

The race welcomes walkers and runners. There is a kid’s run for children 8 and younger starting at 8:30 a.m. The course is set on the grounds and spans 3.1 miles, beginning in The Grove.

Live music, snacks for purchase, raffle prizes and an award ceremony will commence after the race.

There are also children’s events, such as face painting and carnival games.

Community members, patients and staff are all included in the event as one of the goals of the race is to increase community awareness and community/hospital cooperation.

The proceeds of the race are donated to the Indigent Patient Fund.

Overall the race seeks to decrease the negative stigma of having a mental health diagnosis by increasing education and understanding through community involvement and collaboration.

Register at www.runsignup.com and search for Torrance Trot.