Penn-Mont to hold open house Sunday
Penn-Mont Academy will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at both of its locations: 131 Holliday Hills Drive, Hollidaysburg, and Cypress Building, Penn State Altoona.
Staff will be available to guide parents and children through the materials and the classrooms, as well as answer questions about the curriculum. Parents and children are invited for a tour of the school and an inside look at the Montessori classroom.
Marty Reffner (left) from the Cove Lions Club presents a $1,000 check to Michelle A. McIntyre, director of the Roaring Spring Community Library from the Lions Sight Conservation Foundation of Blair County. These funds will be used to purchase large-print and audio books for the library.
Penn-Mont offers toddler, early childhood and elementary programs for students ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old. The school also offers a half-day or full day toddler or preschool program and an elementary program kindergarten through sixth grade.
Financial assistance is available for qualified families.
For more information, call the school at 696-8801 or visit www.pennmontacademy.com.
Planetarium show slated for March 28
The Neil Armstrong Planetarium at Altoona Area High School will debut its new full-dome digital sky show, "Galileo: The Power of the Telescope," at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. March 28.
Following the famous scientist's little-known but vital experiments on motion, through his discoveries made with his own early telescopes, this presentation traces the instrument itself back to its origins in the Netherlands in the 1600s, on through cutting-edge telescopes that span the entire world today.
"Galileo: The Power of the Telescope" will delight audiences of all ages.
Reservations may fill up quickly, so call the planetarium reservation hotline at 946-8300 and reserve your seats today.
Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students. Individuals attending the show should enter the planetarium via the 13th Street entrance.
Donkey basketball game is March 31
NEW PARIS -?A donkey basketball game will be held at 7 p.m. March 31 at Chestnut Ridge High School gymnasium
Advance tickets are $6, and tickets at the door will be $8. Children ages 6 and younger will be admitted for free.
Proceeds benefit the Alum Bank Fire Company and the Teagan Imler family.
The event is sponsored by the Chestnut Ridge FFA.
Juniata College sets diversity workshop
HUNTINGDON - Gene Kelly, associate dean of intercultural development/director of gender and sexuality programs at Lafayette College, will ask Juniata College students and employees to play the game of LIFE, but with a twist.
The diversity specialist will ask players to play several scenarios where life opportunities differ for different groups as part of a workshop at 7 p.m. March 26 in the ballroom of Ellis Hall on the Juniata campus.
Called "Archie Bunker's Neighborhood," after the notoriously bigoted television character from the 1970s CBS situation comedy "All in the Family," the game is highly interactive and gives students the chance to create communities in the context of differences based on race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other factors.
The workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop is part of the college's Beyond Tolerance series, in which diversity presentations are held once a month.
Free Friday event planned this week
HUNTINGDON - The upcoming Free Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 21 at The Natural Connection Wellness Center, 313 Fourth St.
Dr. Jeffery D. Hartman will present "Know Who Is Living With You," which details how your total health is affected by the microscopic friend or foes living in your mouth.
Circle of Hope to meet March 28
PORT MATILDA -?The Circle of Hope Special Abilities Connection, a meeting for special needs children and their families, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Halfmoon Christian Fellowship Church, 1776 Halfmoon Valley Road, Route 550.
For more information, contact Angie LaVanish at 386-1826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brain injury support offered for vets
The Veterans Brain Injury Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at the Station Medical Center Conference Room, 1516 Ninth Ave., Altoona.
Attendees are asked to use the K4 (former CVS Pharmacy) entrance.