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Civil War descendants to meet

BELLWOOD — The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.

John Crider will lead a Civil War trivia challenge.

Members and the public are welcome to attend.

Blair Garden club to meet Monday

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the American Legion Post 516 Social Hall, 1501 N. Juniata St.

The program will be on the Hypertufa process by club member Nancy Smith, a retired art teacher with much experience working with cement to create a variety of containers for planting.

Health, welfare council to meet Friday

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, in person at The Arc of Blair County and via a Zoom meeting.

Coleen Heim from the Healthy Blair County Coalition will be the guest speaker. She will be reviewing the County Health Needs Assessment.

The council provides education and information to the public on health and human service needs, services and resources.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, visit www.blairhealthandwelfare.org.

Community summer band to rehearse

HUNTINGDON — The Community Summer Band will begin rehearsals for its 31st season from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the Huntingdon High school band room.

The group will hold eight rehearsals in preparation for old-fashioned outdoor band concerts scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 at Sharrar House, Mount Union; Thursday, July 28, at Huntingdon’s Blair Park; and Friday, July 29, on the lawn of the Memorial Library in Alexandria.

The band plays a variety of music including marches, jazz, medleys and show tunes and is conducted by John Kuehl, with assistance from Rick Kane, Jordan Canner.

Those considering participating should know that they need not be present at all rehearsals or available to play all concerts to become involved and that instruments are available for loan.

Questions should be directed to 814-251-4038.

Tie Dye Party planned in Bedford

BEDFORD — A T-Shirt Tie Dye Party with Janice Keys Leppert will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Bedford Arts Cooperative, 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2.

Guests should take their own T-shirt to dye; all other materials will be provided.

Participants will learn techniques for the designs they want. Cost to attend is $20 or two for $30.

This event is BYOB for ages 21 and older.

Sign up online with a credit card at www.offpittstreet.com or pay with cash or check at the door.

For more information, call/text 814-310-1987 or email info@offpittstreet.com.

Beginner magic classes to be offered

BEDFORD — A magic class for young magicians is coming to Off Pitt Street Theater Company in June.

Beginning on Saturday, June 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., students ages 10 to 14 can learn “Foundations of Magic” with The Real McCoy — a professional magician.

Classes will be held each Saturday and meet for five weeks culminating in a student magic show for friends and family at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2.

Cost of enrollment is $100 for all five sessions, and students will get to keep their own set of four, beginner magic tricks.

This is Level I in an ongoing series, so students can advance with each new session.

All classes will be held at Off Pitt Street Theater Company, 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, in downtown Bedford.

Class size is limited to only four students, so enroll today. To enroll and pay online, visit www.offpittstreet

.com. For more information, call/text 814-310-1987 or email info@offpittstreet.com

Music in the ‘Burg concerts planned

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council will present “Music in the ‘Burg” with two concerts this summer.

Uptown Jazz features local musicians Erika Morino, Randy Rutherford, Paul Turner and Dave Villani. They will play a mix of jazz, light rock and pop. This concert will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Canal Basin Park.

R2B2 features local musicians who play music from the ’80s, ’90s and today. This concert will be held at

7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Canal Basin Park. The rain date is July 24.

Take a lawn chair and/or blanket for seating

For more information, visit www.hollidaysburgarts

council.com and on Facebook.

Allegheny Chorale to resume singing

The Allegheny Chorale Board of Directors recently met and unanimously agreed that it’s time to sing again.

After a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions and consideration of the health of not only the singers but also the audience, the Allegheny Chorale will begin weekly practices beginning Sept. 13.

If you or anyone you know has a love for singing, mark your calendars and plan to join The Allegheny Chorale.

Weekly practices will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13, at Grace Baptist Church, 2308 Adams Ave., Tyrone.

Practices will be in preparation for concert presentations on Dec. 4 and 6.

There are no auditions for participation in the chorale; just a love for singing and the ability to attend weekly rehearsals.

The chorale is under the direction of Deborah Estright and president Janet Pearson. The chorale has presented free concerts in Tyrone at the First Presbyterian Church in Tyrone as well as St. James Lutheran Church in Altoona and surrounding areas for more than 35 years and looks forward to presenting outstanding free concerts to the public once again in December.

Further questions can be directed to Allegheny

Chorale@gmail.com or by calling 814-932-1310.

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