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White Shadow to perform Saturday

PLEASANTVILLE — The Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host White Shadow from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall.

Admission is $5 per person. The kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m. It is a smoke- and alcohol-free atmosphere.

For more information, call 839-2358 or visit www.facebook.com/AlumBankFireCompanyAux.

Scouts to collect toys at parade

During the Hollidaysburg Winterfest Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Boy Scout Troop 30 of Duncansville will be collecting for the Marines Toys for Tots.

New toys and donations may be handed to the Scouts or military personnel walking with the Scout Christmas float during the parade.

Blair Concert Chorale sets concert

The Blair Concert Chorale and the Blair Concert Chorale Children’s Choir will present “A Glorious Holiday Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at First Lutheran Church, 12th Avenue and 14th Street, Altoona.

Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students.

PSU Altoona part of #GivingTuesday

On Dec. 3, Penn State Altoona will participate in #GivingTuesday by advancing the college’s Future Fund.

The Penn State Altoona Future Fund provides funding to support programs that enrich academic and cultural life both on campus and in the community, such as study abroad and student research projects and allows the administration to help students experiencing a financial crisis.

This year, thanks to the generous support of Richard and Jeane Singer, each gift goes further. When Penn State Altoona raises $5,000 during the #GivingTuesday campaign, the Singers will match it — doubling the impact. Richard is a retired faculty member at Penn State Altoona and Jeane received her doctorate degree from Penn State University. The Singers are devoted supporters of Penn State Altoona.

Gifts of $5 or more made by Penn State Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100 by the university.

Learn more about the campaign by visiting Penn State Altoona’s #GivingTuesday page.

Bishop Carroll to stage ‘Wonderful Life’

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Drama Club will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7 p.m. Dec. 5

to 7 in the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School

cafetorium.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Tickets are only available at the door on the night of each performance.

Allegheny Chorale to perform Dec. 10

The Allegheny Chorale, under the direction of Deborah Estright, will present “We Need A Little Christmas” at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, Tyrone.

This year marks the 35th year of performances of the chorale; offering free concerts to the community.

Joining the more than 60 voices and accompanists, the concert will feature Benjamin Cossitor, oboist, in several of the selections.

The public is invited to attend this free concert.

Lacue collecting for Toys For Tots

PATTON — Lacue Chevrolet Buick in Patton is conducting a Fill A Truck Event For Tots and will have an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30.

The Marines from Ebensburg and Ken Graboski, a veteran, will be present to collect the toys; refreshments, donuts and pastries will be provided.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys or books can be dropped off at anytime.

For more information, call 674-3671.

Holiday craft/vendor fair is Dec. 7

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Charles W. Longer Elementary PTO will host a Holiday Market/Craft Show/Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7.

A wide variety of vendors will be available to shop from — just in time for the holidays.

Charles W. Longer Elementary School is in the Hollidaysburg School District and is at 1320 Union St., Hollidaysburg.

Group to present deer program

BOALSBURG — Join the Friends of Rothrock State Forest for “Deer, Forest Health & Hunting in Rothrock State Forest” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Boalsburg Fire Hall, 113 E. Pine St.

Attendees will hear from a host of experts and resource professionals:

n Dr. Duane Diefenbach of Penn State and Helen Schlemmer of the Pennsylvania Game Commission will present findings from The Deer-Forest Study taking place in Rothrock State Forest. The study tracks white-tailed deer using GPS technology to investigate how deer browsing and soil conditions interact to affect the understory vegetation in our forests.

n Game Commission biologist Mark Ternent and Josh Thompson of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry will discuss the Deer Management Assistance Program in Rothrock State Forest and the important role hunters and hunting play in the overall management of deer in Penns Woods.

n Mike Steingraber of the Game Commission and Mark Potter from the Rothrock State Forest District will provide overviews of their respective conservation agency’s mission and responsibilities and how the agencies collaborate together to manage and conserve the native fauna on the Rothrock State Forest.

The evening will include Q&A with all presenters and some light refreshments and social time with the presenters and other attendees.

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