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Extension offers ‘Dining with Diabetes’

Thanks to a grant from the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, Penn State Extension is offering two series of Dining with Diabetes classes without charge to Blair County residents who want to learn how to better manage diabetes.

Both series of four weekly classes plus a follow-up will be held at the Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 FifthAve., Altoona.

There are two different time frames to choose from. A Thursday afternoon series will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27 and March 5 with the follow-up class on May 7.

A Tuesday evening series will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 10, 17, 24 and 31 with the follow-up class on June 2.

“Dining with Diabetes” is a nationally accredited diabetes education program that is geared toward anyone who has type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, has a family member with type 2 diabetes, or is at risk for developing diabetes. Extension educator Elaine Smith, a registered dietician, and PSU graduate student/dietetic intern Lynn Anderson will lead the classes.

Each class offers information on healthy food and physical activity choices, food demonstrations and tasting and guidance on important numbers to know for managing diabetes.

Participants will receive the Dining with Diabetes cookbook and other program-related materials. For $16, participants may choose to have their A1C tested at the first and follow-up classes. A1C is a non-fasting blood test obtained by a finger stick. Results show a three-month average blood glucose level.

Seating for the free courses is limited to the first 25 registrants from Blair County.

For more information or to register, visit the Penn State Extension website at extension.psu.edu

/dining-with-diabetes or call 877-345-0691.

C-K to register students for 2020-21

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School has scheduled kindergarten registration for April 2 and 3.

To be eligible for the 2020-21 kindergarten class, a child must be 5 years old before July 1.

If you have a child who is eligible for registration and do not receive a registration packet by March 20, please call the school at 239-5144.

Glendale sets kindergarten registration

FLINTON — Glendale Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year April 2 and 3.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by

Sept. 1.

To schedule an appointment, call 687-4263.

Leap Year Bash to feature Gallagher

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and the BG Golf Team will sponsor a Leap Year Bash featuring Josh Gallagher in concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and 29 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona.

Special guests will include Strings Radio Feb. 28 and Felix & The Hurricanes Feb. 29.

Tickets are $25 and $40, plus box office fees.

For tickets, visit www.mishlertheatre.org or call 944-9434 or visit the box office from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Great Commission sets open house

Great Commission Schools (GCS) will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 for families interested in enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year.

The school is accepting student applications and registrations for kindergarten through grade 12.

GCS provides a Christian education. In addition to academics, GCS also offers both a competitive athletics program, including soccer, basketball, cheerleading and track and field; and an award winning fine arts program, including a choir ensemble and a fall drama and spring musical.

At the open house, families can tour the school and see the classrooms, meet the teachers and administration, look at curriculum and learn more about the enrollment process.

For more information, to receive an application packet, or to make a reservation to the open house, contact the school office at 942-9710 or visit



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