Freedom From Smoking classes will be held every Tuesdays, Jan, 5 through Feb. 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Building, 203 S. Juliana St., Bedford. An extra class will be held during “quit week” on Thursday, Jan. 28. The classes will be hosted by the Lung Disease Foundation of Central Pennsylvania. There is no fee to attend, and participants can receive free nicotine replacement therapy in the form of patches or gum and mints. Due to social distancing guidelines, class size is limited and wearing a mask is required. Registration is required. Call 814-977-4455 to register or for more information.
Breezewood Trucker Traveler Ministry will host its third Facebook online auction, featuring Christmas decor, gift cards and more, from 8 a.m. Dec. 10 to 5 p.m. Dec. 12. Visit the ministry’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Breezewood-TruckerTraveler-Ministry-832853173425566 to bid on items. Click “all comments” for each bid item to see all previous bids.
Egolf Park will not hold its annual wreath and swag sale due to COVID-19. To make a donation to the park, mail a check payable to Egolf Park and send it to Egolf Park Associates Inc., 2923 Centennial Road, Bedford, PA 15522.
Shawnee Valley Fire Company’s soup and gob sale on Dec. 19 has been canceled.
Quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Dec. 12 at Hoss’s, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. CDC guidelines will be followed. The chapter includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon. All current members are encouraged to attend, as well as any male who may be interested in joining the Sons of the American Revolution. Any male who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served during the Revolutionary War or to an ancestor who gave aid to the American Colonists during the Revolution is eligible for membership.
Bedford County Christmas for Children, a local organization collecting toys for Bedford County families in need, will accept donations of unwrapped toys for children ages birth to 18. Items can be dropped off at Thomas Chevrolet in Bedford through Dec. 12. All donations go to local families.
Kennametal retirees’ breakfast and Christmas party will not be held this year because of COVID-19.
Saxton Community Library board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9.
“Everett in Pen and Ink” books and calendars of historic Everett are now available for pre-order at the Everett Free Library. The pre-order prices are $10 for books and $15 for calendars; both can be shipped anywhere for an additional charge. The illustrations for the items were done by local artists.
Everett Free Library is working to find solutions for students learning virtually during school closures. The library has take-home packs for a variety of educational and entertaining topics and adventure packs to encourage outdoor exploration and can link students with Tutor.com, an online resource providing homework help from live tutors free of charge. Visit everettlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page for more information.
The Take a Coat, Leave a Coat program is up and running at the Everett Free Library. There is a coat rack located inside the library filled with hats and coats in a variety of sizes. Anyone in need of a warm winter coat is invited to take whatever is needed, no questions asked. People with clean, gently-used coats or new hats and gloves are asked to donate them to the rack.
.22 rimfire sporters payout matches will be hosted by the Hopewell Sportsmen’s Club, 2673 Plank Road, Hopewell, each Monday, Jan. 4 through March. Sight-in will begin at 6 p.m., and the match will start at 7 p.m. Cost is $2 for juniors 16 and younger and $10 for adults. New shooters participate free for the first time. There is a 10-pound gun/optics limit. The 50-foot indoor range is heated. Bring ammunition. Combo off hand and bench rests provided by the club.
Everett Railroad and Community Museum has closed for the season and reopens in April. Anyone needing to contact the museum is asked to call 623-8850 or 623-6397.
Bedford Lions meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at the Bedford American Legion.
Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will not meet in December. The group is the Altoona Region of the PA Lyme Resource Network. www.palyme.org. For more information, call 934-7403 or visit the group or network’s Facebook pages.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. People who think they have a problem with food are welcome to attend. For more information, call 623-1557.
Fundraisers to benefit Hope Christian Academy in McConnellsburg have been planned. A meat fundraiser will be held through Dec. 18. People can order at www.countrymeats.com. For more information, call 717-375-5078, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the school’s Facebook page.
Sestercentennial Celebrations Committee has created a website that contains information about the upcoming 250th Anniversary of Bedford County celebrations planned for next year. The website, bedford250.com, also contains a calendar of events that are planned throughout 2021.
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.
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. The post will have a limited menu and only allow 115 people will be admitted. People may make reservations at 652-2144. Cost will be $1 per card for regular games and $5 per card for black outs. The club will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The new hours for the club will be from noon until 10 p.m.
Employees of the former Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in Breezewood will meet at 11 a.m. on the second Monday at the Country Corral Restaurant, Everett.
Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Landmark Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday and for a meeting at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday.
Family Hospice, part of UPMC, is continuing to offer a free monthly Bereavement Support Group meetings on the last Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Road, Bedford. Registration is required. Contact Charlene Ebersole, bereavement secretary, at email@example.com or 814-947-7060 to register. Facilitated by Family Hospice Spiritual Counselor John Bennett, the support group is free and open to all members of the community grieving the loss of a loved one.
Summit Quest will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays until Dec. 31 and will be open 24 hours per day every day beginning in January. For more information, call 585-2249.
Deadline to submit information for the Club News Page is Monday at 5 p.m.