Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave, will hold its annual block party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9.
A yard sale begins in the church gym at 7:30 a.m.
The block party includes food and a bake sale, games and prizes, a dunk tank and prayer booth.
St. Augustine Catholic Church, 803 St. Augustine Road, Dysart, will hold its annual church picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Homemade noodles and barbecue chicken dinners will be sold. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger. Takeout dinners will be available.
Games and activities are planned. The church is off Route 36, between Chest Springs and Patton.
St. Patrick Catholic Parish, 704 St. Patrick Lane, Newry, will hold its Festival in the Shade at 5 p.m. Aug. 8, 9 and 10. The festival will include food, games, a flea market and hayride.
Live entertainment will include Mama Corn on Aug. 8, Callanish on Aug. 9 and Chris Woodward and Shindiggin on Aug. 10.
The American Rescue Workers of Blair County, 502 Mulberry St., Hollidaysburg, will hold its monthly clothing givaway from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 5. There will be no afternoon hours.
Choices include lots of clothes for back-to-school. Participants should bring their own plastic bags to take clothing home.
Claysburg Church of God, Claysburg, will hold its annual clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.
The guest musician program at St. James Lutheran Church, 1407 Eighth Ave., is underway.
Carl Klingbeil, a senior at Hollidaysburg Area High School, will play the viola at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
Carl participates in orchestra, band and chorus. He has privately studied the viola for eight years and recently expanded his repertoire to include the violin.
Johnstown's Central Park will be the site for the Prayer in the Park event to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. The focus of the gathering will be prayer to end the violence that is occurring in schools nationwide.
Greenwood United Methodist Church, 1501 E. Walton Ave., will hold an indoor yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9.
Proceeds will benefit missions.
Household items, furniture, collectibles and small appliances will be offered.
Crosswalk Ministries, Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street, will be the site for a multi-family yard sale to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.