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Vendor sale/flea market set for Saturday

The H.O.P.E. Drop-in Center will host a vendor sale/flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the center, 711 Ninth Ave., Altoona.

Space rentals are available for $10. If interested in participating, call 814-414-9037.

This is a fundraiser to raise funds for programs at the center.

H.O.P.E. (Health Opportunity Purpose and Empowerment) Drop-in Center is a community support for those living with a mental illness or substance abuse disorder, and is a stigma-free place to come together and work on recovery.

The center has educational activities, as well as recreational activities. It has an art studio which is facilitated by a visual arts professor from Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

Toasty Toddler seeks referrals for coats, etc.

Toasty Toddler is accepting referrals for the 2021-22 winter season.

Toasty Toddler provides new coats, hats and gloves or mittens to children newborns through age 5. Pick-up will be in November at 208 Hollidaysburg Plaza, Duncansville.

To register, call the Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County at 814-317-5108, ext. 301. Information needed includes the parent/guardian name, address, telephone number, child’s name, gender, date of birth, age and size. Children will receive a new coat, hat and gloves or mittens.

Bellwood library announces Oct. events

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its October events.

* Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will host a recruitment event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20.

* Kids in kindergarten through third grade are invited to join Miss Sarah from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Amato Pavilion of the Bellwood-Antis Community Park for a free workshop creating autumn leaf masks. Space is limited. To register your child, Facebook message the library, email bellwoodantispubliclibrary

@gmail.com or sign up at the checkout desk. In case of heavy rain, the class will meet in the library’s Sheetz Community Room.

Craft show starts Oct. 21 in Woodbury

WOODBURY — Kathy’s Country Cricket will hold its 21st annual Christmas Show at its old log cabin at 214 Potter Creek Road, just off Route 36 on Route 868.

The show features handmade items by local crafters. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30.

Penn Highlands to host fall gala fundraiser

JOHNSTOWN — The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation will host its first gala since 2010 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Casimir Cultural Center in Cambria City.

This year’s semi-formal event follows a Scottish Highlands theme.

The gala will be the Casimir Cultural Center’s inaugural event since Stella Property Development began renovations on the venue in 2015. This year’s presenting sponsor is Somerset Trust Co.

The evening will feature a happy hour with heavy appetizers, a sit-down dinner and assorted desserts catered by Asiago’s. Attendees will be entertained by a pianist, Jazz in your Face, and a fire dancer throughout the evening. A historical scavenger hunt is planned during the gala; guests will search for unique artifacts within the venue that were preserved during the Cultural Center’s renovation.

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.pennhighlands.edu/gala or call the foundation at 814-262-6499.

Little Juniata River Association to meet

The Little Juniata River Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at Marzoni’s Restaurant, Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, or by Zoom. Send an email to bjuniata@verizon.net for the Zoom code.

The agenda includes an update on “squatter trash” along Route 453 near Tyrone, as well as discussion on the public easements status, new public water on Spruce Creek, the fall trash pick-up planned for Oct. 22 and the

Rutters development status.


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