Everett Lions Club will sponsor an Armchair Horserace fundraiser to support the Weicht/Hartsock Medal of Honor statue. The races will take place Sept. 18 at Down River Golf Course, beginning at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for anyone wishing to eat beforehand. There will be 10 races, previously recorded around the country, and shown on video equipment. Participants can “buy” a horse and name it for $25. Buying a horse gets one admission ticket to the event. Winners will receive $50. Participants can bet for a $2 minimum per race wager; winners will receive cash prizes. A preview of the horse in each race will be shown beforehand with time before each race to place a bet. Participants can also “hire” a jockey to ride a horse. The cost to name the jockey is $25, with $50 prize for the winner. There will be limited seating for jockey ticket holders; buying a jockey is an alternative way to support the fundraiser without attending. Program business and individual patrons are needed; cost is $10 per patron. There will be games of chance and other events. For tickets or to become a patron, call 814-652-5439 and leave a message of see a member of the Lions club. There are only 100 horse tickets available for admission.

Fishertown Ridgette Alumni from 1965-2006 can twirl or march in the Shawnee Valley Fireman’s Parade in Schellsburg on Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. Alumni wishing to participate are asked to email fishertownridgettes@gmail.com or visit the group’s Facebook page. Registrations are due by July 31.

Kennametal Men will host a breakfast for retired men at 8 a.m. July 27 at Denny’s Restaurant, Bedford.

Bedford County Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees will gather for its annual picnic at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Shawnee State Park, Pavilion 3. The Bedford chapter will furnish hot dogs, hamburgers and place settings. Special entertainment will be a magician. Bring a covered dish to share. Current and retired federal employees and their families are invited to attend. Make reservations by Aug. 6 by calling 814-842-6238.

Chicken barbecue dinner fundraiser will be hosted by Cumberland Valley Parks and Rec from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24 at the park. Dinners include one-half chicken, baked beans, and mac and cheese for $10.

Inkwell will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 via Zoom with guest speaker author Felita Daniels conducting the live-stream workshop, “The Pros and Cons of Traditional and Independent Publishing.” Daniels is an emerging author in the mystery genre and enjoys learning about the publishing field to further her author career. If interested in attending the meeting via Zoom, email jennifer.d.diamond.writer@gmail.com for more information.

250th Anniversary Race will be hosted by the Bedford County Historical Society, in partnership with Howard Hanna Bardell Realty, at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Shawnee State Park. The race will include a 10k run and a 5k walk/run. Entry fee is $35 for the 5k walk/run and $45 for the 10k run. Race entry applications can be found at the society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, and at the bedfordpahistory.com website. The first 100 signups for the race will receive swag bags. Each entrant will receive a T-shirt and a finishing medal. Prizes for the top overall finishers and top finisher for each age group will be awarded.

Breezewood VFW Post 8333 Auxiliary will serve barbecue rib dinners July 31, with order pickup from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the post. Each dinner includes one-half rack of ribs, scalloped potatoes, green beans and applesauce. Cost is $15 per dinner. Orders are due by July 24. Call or text orders to 814-977-7619.

Annual Hyndman Lions Club Cornhole Tournament will be held July 24, starting at 11 a.m. at the HOPE for Hyndman Charter School, 130 School Drive. Entry fee will be $25 per person. Bring bags; some will be available, if needed. The Lions will serve barbecue chicken, food and drinks. Prize winners will received $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $200 for third place. Alcohol will not be permitted.

Friends of NRA Bedford/Fulton 23rd Annual Banquet will be held Sept. 18 at the Everett Masonic Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with games, raffles, silent auction and refreshments. The ham and chicken dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by more games and the live auction. There will be guns, prints, hunting accessories, jewelry and more guns. Each year, the NRA Foundation allocates half of all net proceeds to fund projects within the state and uses the other half to fund similar projects with a national scope. Tickets are $45 while supply lasts. For tickets or more information, call 285-0794 or 847-2838 or online at www.friendsofnra.org.

Order forms for military banners to be dislayed on light poles or inside store fronts in Everett can be obtained at the Everett Railroad and Community Museum on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each banner honors an Everett or Breezewood service member. The project is sponsored by the Everett Area Business Association.

Off Pitt Street Shakespeare Troupe will gather for an organizational meeting at 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at the theater, 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. Actors interested in training to become a part of the troupe should plan to attend. The meeting will last about an hour with some social time and light refreshments to follow. Kindness, dedication, and commitment are the only requirements. No acting or Shakespeare experience is required. Actors ages 18 and older are strongly urged to attend. Respond with plans to attend by calling or texting 814-310-1987 or emailing info@offpittstreet.com.

Bedford County Historical Society “Historian of the Years” for 2019 and 2020 will be honored during the society’s annual history banquet at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. The 2019 winners, David and Amy Snyder, will be recognized for their renovation of the “Loy Mansion” and research on the history of the village of Loysburg as it relates to the patriarch Martin Loy. The 2020 winner, Regina Williams, will be recognized for her publications on the townships of Southampton, Mann and Monroe and being one of the leaders to form the Southampton Twp. Historical Society and preservation of the Point Pleasant School. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Robin L. Cadwallader, professor of English and communications and women’s studies at St. Francis University. In recognition of passage of the Suffrage Amendment, she will discuss instances of local patriarchal opposition. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $30 each and may be purchased by calling 814-623-2011.

Historic display by Barb Miller at the Everett Free Library for July is a photographic history of the Everett Fire Company.

Bedford High School Class of 1991 is planning a reunion for Sept. 25 and is in need of mail and email addresses. Bedford High School Class of 1991 graduates are asked to email contact information to stacybollman@gmail.com.

Woodbush Community Center will remain closed in 2021 due to COVID-19. More members are needed to stay open in coming years. If interested, call 814-784-5765.

Fundraiser for the WoodmenLife Chapter 688 Relay for Life team will be held Aug. 22 at the Bedford American Legion. There will be a Chinese auction basket raffle, 50-50 drawing and gift card tree raffle. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the drawing begins at 2 p.m. There will be snacks, sweets, soda and iced tea. More than 60 baskets will be raffled. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Cost is $20. Fore more information, call 814-239-2917.

WoodmenLife Chapter 688 upcoming dinner meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 (election of officers), Oct. 14 and Nov. 11 at the Bedford American Legion. Other events also are planned. For more information, call 814-623-9683.

Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1961 will meet for an informal reunion at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant, Osterburg. For more information, call 814-733-4296.

Southampton Historical Society meets on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Point Pleasant School.

Chicken barbecue dinners will be sold by the Schellsburg Lions Club on July 24, with pickup planned for noon to 2 p.m. at the Bison Corral Gift Shop. Dinners must be pre-ordered by calling 814-285-0491. Each meal will include one-half chicken, two sides, roll and bottle of water. Cost will be $12. Meals will be prepared by the Chicken Wagon.

Everett High School Class of 1960 will gather for its 60th+1 reunion at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at Spring House Estates.

Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Landmark Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursday and for a meeting at 5 p.m. on the last Thursday.

Farmers markets will be hosted by the Egolf Park Association from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and Sept. 9 at the park. There will be an assortment of plants, baked goods and produce. For more information or to set up as a vendor, email homenurse2269@yahoo.com.

Replogle Schools memorabilia items, such as report cards, trophies, class rings, etc., can be submitted to display at the school. The items will be accepted during Southern Cove Fire Company’s turkey dinners on Aug. 15 and Sept. 19. Someone will be available to collect items in the former third-grade room of the elementary school from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Once enough items have been received, they will be put on display for the general public. People from the Bedford area who want to contribute to the display but who cannot make it the school can call 814-624-9267 or email loysburg40@yahoo.com to donate.

Buffalo Run Rod and Gun Club will host 3-D archery shoots from 6 a.m. to noon on Aug. 8, Sept. 12.

Akersville Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14-16. Anyone wanting to reserve vendor or yard sale space should call 717-977-2953 or 814-310-1711. There will be an auction on Oct. 15. Call 717-860-1880 to donate items. There will be home cooked food, kettle fries, fresh apple cider made on site, ice cream, children’s activities, a raffle and more. Live music will be presented by the Fellowship Gospel Quartet at 11 a.m. Oct. 16, followed by music by Biscuits and Gravy. All proceeds are used for the upkeep of church, school, graveyard. Festival grounds are located at 3421 South Valley Road, Crystal Spring.

Bedford High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 60th+1 reunion on Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Ivy Stone Restaurant, Osterburg. For more information or reservations, call 814-623-8019 or email leobeumck@comcast.net.

Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1957 will meet for reunion at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Ivystone in Osterburg. For reservations, call 814-839-2150.

Storytime on the Square will be hosted by MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Bedford at 10 a.m. Fridays in July, weather permitting. The storytime is free and open to the public. There will be children’s stories and live music. Bring a chair or blanket. Storytime will take place near the gazebo.

Everett Borough Recreation Board is seeking new members and volunteers. For more information, call 814-652-9202, email EverettPA@embarqmail.com or call 814-652-2533.

Everett Free Library hosts in-person story times at 11 a.m. on Fridays, weather permitting. Story time will be held outdoors in the front yard of the library, where families will be socially distanced. Bring chairs or blankets. Each child will receive a craft kit each week. For more information, call 814-652-5922 or visit the library Facebook page.

Bedford High School Class of 1971 classmates will gather on Sept. 12 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort at 4 p.m. to celebrate their 50th year class reunion. For more information on reservations and other weekend events, call 814-285-6997 or email john-pam@comcast.net.

Bedford Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays at the Bedford American Legion.

Bedford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 meets on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the post, located along Business Route 220, Bedford. Auxiliary members are urged to attend and participate in activities. Applications to join the auxiliary can be picked up at the post. To become a member, a person must be a member of the military, or spouse, son or daughter or grandchild of a veteran. If the family member is a member of an American Legion post, the applicant must provide the post number of the member or a DD214 for the veteran. Men or women may join the unit.

Everett VFW Post 2088 will host bingo nights every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The games are open to the public, however people must sign in. Cost will be $1 per card for regular games and $5 per card for black outs. The club will open Sundays from noon to about 7 p.m. and be closed on Mondays.

Archery shoots on the Bedford County Sportsmen’s Club’s 30-station, 3D course will be held rain or shine July 25, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the days of the shoots on the right side of Route 326, by the lake. Youth, hunter and competition stations will be included. Cubs under the age of 12 will shoot free. Refreshments will be available. The club is located 4.2 miles south of the Route 30 Narrows Bridge. Parking will be available.

50 target sporting clay shoots will be held at the Everett Sportsman’s Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Due to the shortage of shotgun shells, sales will be limited. Juniors will shoot for half price. Trap boys and girls are needed. For more information, call 814-652-6464 or 814-652-2360.

TOPS 0487 Schellsburg weight loss group meets every Tuesday at the United Church of Christ Church. Weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. New members are welcome. For more information, visit tops.org.

Free virtual fitness classes are offered live on Facebook. To participate, join the private GF3 Fitness Facebook group. Classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays include cardio and strength from 9 to 9:30 a.m., strength and flexibility from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and energized chair from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Saxton Community Library board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and Nov. 9.

Bedford VFW Post 7527 is open 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 2 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The board will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesdays, and the ladies auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesdays.

Overeaters Anonymous meets in person from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Personal Solutions Inc., 145 Clark Building Road, Suite 5, Bedford. People who think they have a problem with food are welcome to attend. For more information, call 814-623-1557.

.22 rimfire sporters payout matches at the Hopewell Sportsmen’s Club are canceled until further notice.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at noon on Tuesdays at the Bedford Presbyterian Church Annex, 115 E. Penn St. Use the rear entrance to the second floor. People who think they may have a problem with alcohol are welcome to attend.

Employees of the former Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in Breezewood will meet at 11 a.m. on the second Monday at Mandy Jo’s Country Corral Restaurant, Everett.

Family Hospice offers free monthly Bereavement Support Group meetings on the last Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Rd., Bedford. Registration is required by emailing ebersolec@upmc.edu or calling 814-947-7060. The support group is free and open to all members of the community grieving the loss of a loved one.

Summit Quest is open 24 hours per day every day. For more information, call 814-585-2249.

Deadline to submit information for the Club News Page is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, email vhenry@bedfordgazette.com or call 814-310-5277.

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