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‘Haunted Tales’ set for Saturday

Join the Railroaders Memorial Museum this Saturday for “Haunted Rails & Tales: Railroad City Horror Stories.”

While roaming the former Master Mechanics Building at night, visitors will learn about Altoona’s dark railroading past.

Inspired by true events of death, dismemberment and mayhem on the Pennsylvania Railroad, these tours will share ghost stories of Railroad City as told by local historian Jared Frederick and museum volunteer Morey Lawruk.

Come explore the haunted halls of history on these unique and chilling after-hours tours.

This event is family-friendly but recommended for ages 5 and up.

Tours occur at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m.

Adult admission is $20 and youth admission is $15. Book spots and purchase tickets at www.railroadcity.org/events.

Area native singing for scholarship prize

SLIPPERY ROCK — Twenty-six Slippery Rock University students will compete in SRU’s 29th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship competition at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Swope Music Hall.

Among the performers will be Aaron Caplea, a sophomore dual music education and music performance major from Ebensburg. He will perform “Oh, better far to live and die” and “Widmung.”

Each student will present two selections, a classical piece and a piece of their choosing, and the first-, second- and third-place winners will receive scholarships of $750, $500 and $250, respectively.

The event is free and open to the public. More information about the SRU music programs is available on the department’s webpage.

Fort to wrap up

tours this weekend

The final weekend of Fort Roberdeau’s public tour season will feature David and Anna Moore in 18th century period camp.

Tours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dave has been doing living history for 45 years. His Revolutionary War focus is on how the Continental army attempted to feed themselves on the American frontier, when issued food rations became scarce. His demonstration includes hands-on activities suitable for all ages.

Anna is a native-born Swede and specializes in Swedish migration and period handcrafts of weaving and knitting. Anna generally has numerous documented knitted and woven reproduction objects for display and discussion. She is always working on something new while in period camp.

Enjoy this final living history weekend. Discover how the Continental Army hunted for food and enemy at the same time.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children under age 12.

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