Across the area

Cresson Lions plan pancake breakfast

CRESSON — The Cresson Area Lions Club will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cresson American Legion

on Ashcroft Avenue.

Advance tickets are $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children.

Tickets at the door will be $6 for adults and $5 for children.

Craft show, soup sale set for Nov. 3

The Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company will host a fall craft and vendor show with soup sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Pinecroft Fire Department, 2134 Old Sixth Avenue Road, Altoona.

Admission is free

Soup is $6 per quart. There is a choice of chicken noodle, ham pot pie and stuffed pepper soup.

Ballroom dance set for Nov. 3

STATE COLLEGE — A ballroom dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 at Centre Hills Country Club, 153 Country Club Road.

It will include prerecorded dance music, hors d’oeuvres, nonalcoholic beverages and a cash bar.

Tickets are $24 per person.

RSVP is necessary by Sunday. To register, email mckayjm@yahoo.com.

The next dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

Loysburg Art Gallery plans show

LOYSBURG — Loysburg Art Gallery will present a group exhibition featuring various artists from the surrounding areas. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2.

Six artists will be featured in the show. The artwork includes a wide range of media, such as illustration, painting, metalworking, sculpture, collage and photography.

Most of the young artists have built their careers and lifestyles around an artistic passion.

They include:

n Jarrod Bunk owns a bicycle shop, Hope Cyclery in downtown Johnstown. Along with donating bikes to those in need, Jarrod also travels around the country as a photographer and journalist for a cycling magazine, The Radavist.

n Patrick Quinn is the executive director at the Center for Metal Arts in Johnstown, where he teaches the resident blacksmithing classes and coordinates the visiting artist workshops. Patrick was a 2015 Niche award winner and has exhibited work internationally.

n Erin Codey is a public school teacher of small children whose work can get even tinier, with precise detail.

n Ben Lusk is a self-taught illustrator. He puts more miles on his bicycle than most do on their cars, drawing on his phone or paper, the people and places he encounters.

n Jordan Rhoat is the director of the Loysburg Art Gallery, where he has a studio. Rhoat received his bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008.

n Sawyer Eberhart, a promising young 8-year-old artist in Pittsburgh. Sawyer has won art awards at her school two years in a row.

All are invited to attend the free opening reception for art, food and refreshments.

Loysburg Art Gallery, formerly the Loysburg Post Office, is at 1630 Woodbury Pike, Loysburg.

For more information, call the gallery at 317-9034.