Across the area
Martin’s supports Rescue Workers
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The American Rescue Workers has been selected as the recipient of the Martin’s Bags 4 My Cause Program for October.
The program, which launched in March, is a reusable bag program that promotes community support to make a difference in the communities where shoppers work and live.
The American Rescue Workers was selected as the October recipient of the program at the Martin’s located at 1000 Logan Blvd. in Altoona.
The American Rescue Workers will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Bags 4 My Cause Bag is bought at that location during October, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.
“We are so excited to be chosen as the recipient for the Bags 4 My Cause Program in October,” said Emma Catalano, community impact assistant for the American Rescue Workers. “We are so thankful for this community and their continued support of our ministry so that we can continue serving those in need.”
The American Rescue Workers is a nonprofit food pantry based in Hollidaysburg.
Trick or treat set at PSU Altoona
Penn State Altoona will hold trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 on the Stewart Athletic Fields.
The Campus Activities Board and other student organizations are sponsoring the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Those attending are asked to take a box of cereal to donate to the St. Vincent DePaul-Assumption Chapel Food Pantry.
Pa. Highlands open house is Oct. 21
JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at each of its locations in Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland and Somerset.
The locations include:
Blair — Logan Valley Mall (next to Macy’s).
Ebensburg — 881 Hills Plaza Drive, Suite 450.
Huntingdon — 6311 Margy Drive.
Richland — 101 Community College Way, Johnstown.
Somerset — Somerset County Education Center, 6024 Glades Pike, Suite 210.
Individuals will learn about Penn Highlands and its opportunities, including degree programs and coursework, transfer options and more. Information on student life, including clubs and activities, and financial assistance will also be presented by representatives. Faculty and alumni will be on hand.
Prospective students will be eligible to win a 2020-21 tuition voucher, good for a $250 discount, if they complete a survey while in attendance.
For more information, contact the location directly, call 1-888-385-PEAK or visit www.pennhighlands.edu.
Cove Relay plans Halloween bingo
MARTINSBURG — The Relay For Life of the Cove will host a Halloween-themed Multi-Vendor Bingo at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Banquet Hall. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
Admission includes 12 regular games of bingo and three special games. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained through any Relay For Life team or at Altoona First Savings Bank in Martinsburg and Little Rock Natural Remedies in Roaring Spring.
Tickets will be available at the door. There will also be special games, basket raffles, food, vendors and more.
Luminary Bags in honor/memory of loved ones or recognition of a caregiver will be available for a donation. Bags can be decorated by the donor and will be displayed at the Relay For Life of the Cove June 27 at the Spring Cove Athletic Field in Roaring Spring.
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Canoe Creek park plans Halloween fun
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Halloween Family Fun is planned from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Canoe Creek State Park’s Beach Area.
Come in costume and see the park dressed for Halloween. There will be hayrides, crafts, hot chocolate, a marshmallow roast and photo opportunities.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contra dance set for Oct. 18
STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Country Dance Association will hold a Contra Dance and Old Time Country Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive.
Bruce Young will call the dances to music by Strath Hanna. All dances are taught and easy to learn. No partner is needed. The steps are similar to square dancing. First-time dancers receive a coupon for a free dance.
For more information, call 880-0338 or visit cpcdc.org.
Greyhound meet and greet is Oct. 27
STATE COLLEGE — The Nittany Greyhounds meet and greet is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way. The next event is Oct. 27.
Greyhounds will be there for interaction, including adoptable retired racing greyhounds, and an information table.
For more information, email ellen@nittanygreys
.org or visit www.nittanygreys.org.