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Toy Train Show set for March 14

A spring model train show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. March 14 at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive.

The event is sponsored by the Alto Model Train Museum Association and offers electric trains in O , O-27, S, HO and N scale, as well as a wide variety of new and used accessories.

The venue offers the opportunity to showcase the newest products from manufacturers such as Lionel, Bachmann, American Flyer and American Models and others as well as vintage stock offered to complete older collections.

In addition, rail memorabilia and railroad books will be available.

The event benefits the Alto Model Train Museum, a registered educational and nonprofit organization. The Alto Model Train Museum is at 1117 Ninth Ave., Altoona.

This event aids the organization in providing education and wholesome family fun. The club exists in order to sustain the model train hobby for all age groups and to preserve some of Altoona’s significant railroad heritage.

Admission is $5 for adults, which includes a chance on a Lionel train set. Children under 12 will be admitted free. Parking is free.

For vendor reservations or additional information, contact John Curfman, 3332 Colonial Drive, Duncansville, PA 16635 or call 695-2938.

PARSE membership meeting is May 18

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon Chapter of the PA Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) will hold its next membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. May 18 at the American Legion Social Hall, Hollidaysburg.

A catered luncheon will be available at noon before the business session and program.

A notice with all the details will be sent to all members.

For more information, contact James Dell, secretary, at 504 Hershberger St., Martinsburg, PA 16662, call 793-0060 or email jcdell@centurylink.net.

‘Dining with Diabetes’ course online

UNIVERSITY PARK — Individuals who want to learn how to better manage diabetes now can take a webinar offered by Penn State Extension.

“Dining with Diabetes” is a diabetes education program taught by extension educators across Pennsylvania. It is geared toward anyone who has type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, has a family member with type 2 diabetes, or is at risk for developing diabetes.

It will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30, with a follow-up on June 1.

The course is divided into five sections: what is diabetes; meal planning, serving sizes and carbohydrate counting; heart-healthy eating; medications, monitoring, and goal setting; and dining out. Each section will provide participants with valuable information designed to help manage diabetes.

The sections are designed to be viewed individually, so participants can choose the order in which they move through the course. Booklets and supplementary handouts can be found in each section and can be viewed as often as needed.

For more information or to register, visit extension



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