Bedford County Citizens Concerned for Human Life is organizing two Bollman buses to the 47th annual March for Life in Washington D.C., on Jan. 24. The buses will depart from Walmart at 9 a.m. The cost is $20 per adult and $10 per student. Participants should bring a lunch and wear or have warm clothes for the trip. The buses will stop at Golden Corral for dinner. Reservations can be made by calling 652-6755.

Central Pennsylvania National Guard and Veterans Association will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at the National Guard Readiness Center in Duncansville. The guest speaker will be “Bat Lady” Heidi Mullendore, an environmentalist. The group will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at King’s Restaurant, Plank Road, Altoona.

Bedford Business and Professional Women will meet Jan. 14 at the Bedford Elks. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $12. The speaker will be Jill Swiontek, staff attorney for Your Safe Haven. Make reservations by noon Jan. 13 by calling 623-5510.

Fort Bedford Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer fly-tying classes on Saturdays, Jan. 11 to Feb. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bedford County Conservation District, 702 W. Pitt St. Bedford. All tools and materials are included and there is no cost to attend. To register in advance or for more information, call 494-3751.

Bedford County Historical Society is seeking nominations for “Historian of the Year” for 2019. The nominee will be honored at the annual banquet on April 25 at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob. The nominee should be any resident or group of Bedford County or member of the Historical Society of Bedford County. Nominees must have been involved in 2019 with the history of Bedford County through research, restoration, writing, collection, preservation, etc. It may be a cumulative work over a period of years, but it needs to have been finished, accomplished, or completed in 2019. Submit nominations in the form of a letter or essay stating why the nominee is worthy of the honor. Send nominations no later than Jan. 31 care of “Historian of the Year” Committee, Bedford County Historical Society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522.

Shawnee Valley Fire Company Community Auxiliary will host a Social Artini Jan. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shawnee Valley Fire Hall in Schellsburg. It will be painter’s choice of a snowman on canvas or a pillow. Cost is $35 for all materials. To register, call 623-8041. Light refreshments will be served.

Welcome Home Party will be hosted by the Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Jan. 25 at the Bedford American Legion. A meeting will be held at 5 p.m., and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. Paid reservations are required by Jan. 19. Call 623-1655 for more information.

Everett Area AYSO Region 1388 online registration is now open for children ages 3-19 and volunteers. Register for spring soccer online at Registration cost is $50 for the first child and $45 for each additional child (limited scholarships available). Registration will increase to $65 per child after Feb. 28. In-person registration will take place at the Everett Free Library, 137 E. Main St., Everett, Jan. 11 from noon to 4 p.m., Jan. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m., Jan. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m., Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m., Feb. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. New jerseys will be on display for players to choose sizes. To register in-person, bring log-in information from the previous year, insurance information, doctor’s name, child’s height, weight, shirt size and a valid credit or debit card for payment. For any questions regarding registration, call 408-5701.

Bedford County Veterans Association will meet Jan. 13 at the Everett American Legion at 7 p.m. to discuss veterans’ concerns and the 2020 Veterans Day Parade.

Bedford Senior Center upcoming activities include leave center at 8:30 a.m. for shopping in Altoona, art class at 9 a.m., yoga stretch at 10 a.m. and mahjong at 1 p.m. Jan. 9; exercise at 9 a.m. and bingo at 10 a.m. Jan. 10; exercise at 9 a.m., blood pressure screenings at 9:45 a.m., $5 bingo at 10 a.m. and mahjong at 1 p.m. Jan. 13; chair dancing exercise at 9 a.m. and planning meeting for 2020 Operation Christmas Child at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14; mid-week “crazy” bingo at 10 a.m. Jan. 15; art class at 9 a.m., Bible study at 10:30 a.m. and mahjong at 1 p.m. Jan. 16; exercise at 9 a.m. and bingo at 10 a.m. Jan. 17.

UPMC Bedford Memorial Auxiliary will meet at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the hospital’s Vreeland room.

Bedford VFW is open noon to 11 p.m. with daily specials, including tacos on Tuesdays and whole wings on Thursdays.

Bedford County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will not meet in January. Meetings will resume on Feb. 12. The chapter will meet at Hoss’s Restaurant, near the Bedford turnpike interchange, on the second Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted. Current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For information, call 784-3345.

Pro-life meeting will be hosted by the Bedford County Citizens Concerned for Human Life on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the game room at Homewood at Spring House Estates between Bedford and Everett. For more information, call 623-6887.

Basketweavers Guild of Bedford County’s Jan. 11 class will be a smoke and spruce market basket, woven on an 8-by-14 inch handle with a filled base and featuring start-stop weaving and triple twining. The basket is 8-by-14-by-8 inches, excluding the handle. The class is for all levels of weavers, including beginners. Class will be held at the Tatesville United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. Class size is limited. Cost is $38 for members and $43 for non-members. Deposits of $20 should be mailed to: Beverly Geller, 937 Ponderosa Rd., Schellsburg, PA 15559. Call 733-4956 after 5 p.m. or email with questions.

Everett Alumni Association will meet Jan. 21 at Ed’s Steak House, Bedford, at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and about 6:15 p.m. for the meeting. All alumni are welcome to attend. It will be “bring-a-friend” night for regular attendees.

Winter cruise-in get-togethers will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1, March 7 and April 4 at Best Way Pizza in Pleasantville.

Tack Swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the 4-H Building, Bedford County Fairgrounds, Bedford. Tables may be reserved by calling 585-0434. Cost is $20 per table, with a limited number available. There will be news and used tack, a silent auction table and food.

Retired lunch ladies of the Chestnut Ridge School District meet for lunch on the third Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Denny’s in Bedford.

Bloody Run Historical Society membership drive is under way. Current and new members are asked to mail $15 dues for a single membership or $20 for family; donations are welcome. Make check payable to: Bloody Run Historical Society and mail to: Treasurer Karen Foor, 831 West St., Everett, PA l5537. Visit for a tour, featuring Everett’s railroading years and community history. The museum reopens in April.

Early transportation is the subject for the historical exhibit at the Everett Free Library in January. The exhibit includes photos of the horse and wagon days, from toll houses and automobiles, including Everett’s historic Karns Kar, to the impressive local trucking industry and the opening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The display is created by Everett historian Barb Miller for the Bloody Run Historical Society.

.22 rimfire sporters payout matches will be hosted by the Hopewell Sportsmen’s Club, 2673 Plank Road, Hopewell, each Monday, Jan. 13 through March 30. 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 can participate their first time for free. There is a 10-pound gun/optics limit, combo off hand and bench, with rests provided by the club; bring ammunition. In case of inclement weather, call 928-4563 or check WSKE radio.

.22 LR monthly bench rest matches, with payout, will be hosted by the Hopewell Sportsmen’s Club, 2673 Plank Road, Hopewell, the second Sunday of each month. Sight-in will begin at 1 p.m., and the match will start at 2 p.m. Cost is $2 for juniors 16 and younger and $10 for adults. New shooters can participate their first time for free. There are no gun/optics limits; rests will be provided. Bring ammunition. Only 22 LR permitted. The 50-foot indoor range is heated. In case of inclement weather, call 928-4563 or check WSKE radio.

Annual Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest will be held Jan. 18 in the Chestnut Ridge High School gymnasium, beginning promptly at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Enter the gymnasium in the front of the building. Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are welcome to participate.

Cornhole tournament will be hosted by the Breezewood VFW Post 8333 Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 29. Sign-up will be held from noon to 1 p.m., with the tournament starting immediately afterward. Cost will be $10 per person; people must have their own partner. The payout will be $150.

Habitat of Bedford County is looking for someone to serve as site coordinator for the upcoming home build at 111 Auction Drive, Bedford. Responsibilities include working with volunteers and helping to plan and manage the home build. The position will start with training in January for construction of the home to begin in March. For more information, call 624-3443 and leave a message.

Take a coat, leave a coat program will be held at the Everett Free Library will continue throughout the winter season. Anyone in need of a winter coat this season can stop by the coat rack located inside the front door of the library and take whatever they need, no questions asked. Anyone wishing to donate a winter coat in good, clean condition can leave it on the coat rack at any time.

Fix-A-Pet is looking for a back-up driver to transport cats to the Philipsburg clinic on the second Monday of the month. For more information, or to volunteer, call 761-6734 or 494-3654.

Chestnut Ridge Walkers will meet for walking sessions from 3:45 to 5 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, through April 16, at Chestnut Ridge Middle School when school is in session. For more information, call 839-2765.

Bedford County Reading Group meets in the Game Room of Homewood at Spring House Estates, 150 Victoria Ave., Everett, at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of the month. The group will discuss “Tales of A Female Nomad” by Rita Gelman on Jan. 10 and “Stable Relation” by Anna Blake on Feb. 14. For more information call 839-4260 or send an email to

Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence meet the second Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Your Safe Haven. Child care service is possible. For more information, call 623-7664.

Low-cost cat spay and neuter clinics are scheduled for cats in and around Bedford County. The clinics are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at various times and locations. For more information, call 761-6734 or 766-3705.

Captain Phillips Post 4129 VFW Auxiliary is accepting applications for new members. Anyone who would like to join in helping veterans and members of the armed forces who are currently serving is asked to contact one of the current members or call the club at 635-3709. The post is located at 603 Lower Main St., Saxton.

Chess Club will meet at HeBrews, Richard Street, Bedford, at 10 a.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 310-5111.

Bedford Lions meet at the Bedford Elks on the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Everett Lions meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays at Marteen’s Family Restaurant, Everett.

Everett American Legion Post 8 members meet on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Sons of the American Legion meet on the second Monday at 7 p.m. The ladies auxiliary meets on the second Tuesday at 6 p.m., prior to the post meeting. New members are needed for the auxiliary. For more information, call 652-9713.

Employees of the former Howard Johnson in Breezewood meet at 11 a.m. on the second Monday at Kelly’s Restaurant in Everett.

Northern Bedford Class of 1961 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the second Monday at the Kountry Kettle.

Young Shepherds and Young Stockmen 4-H Club meets the second Monday at the 4-H Building, Bedford County Fairgrounds, Bedford, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 623-6217.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania of Bedford County meets the second Tuesday at the Bedford Middle School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 317-6023.

Bedford Lioness Club meets the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Ed’s Steak House.

Everett Area High School Class of 1964 meets the second Wednesday at noon at Kelly’s Restaurant.

Egolf Park Associates meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday at Egolf Park, corner of Main and Egolf roads, Bedford. For more information, call 623-1521.

Everett High School Class of 1960 meets for a luncheon on the second Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Kelly’s Restaurant. For more information, call 623-2686.

Helen B. Hughes Federation of Democrat Women meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday at Ed’s Steak House.

VFW Post 2088 in Everett meets on the second Friday monthly at 7:30 p.m. All war veterans are invited to join the unit. For more information, call 652-2411. The canteen is open seven days a week, starting at noon.

Breezewood Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Kathy’s Store in Crystal Spring.

Bedford Men of the Moose meet at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays at the Moose Lodge, Bedford. Talk to a current member or pick up an application at the lodge.

Bedford Women of the Moose group meets at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday at the Moose Lodge in Bedford.

Hyndman Londonderry Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays at the Hornet’s Nest Restaurant. For more information, call 842-6184.

Native American Heritage group meets the third Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 265 Angel Lane, New Enterprise. Cost is $10. Door prize drawings will be held. For more information, call 766-2181 or visit

Lovely Valley 4-H Club meets the third Sunday at 2 p.m. at the East St. Clair Township Building, Fishertown. For more information, call 733-4377.

Chapmans Run 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday at the Monroe Township Building in Clearville. For more information, call 285-8169.

Ruff n’ Tuff Horse and Pony Club meets on the third Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the West Providence Township Building.

Casual quilters meet the third Monday at 4 p.m. at the Bedford Church of the Brethren, 310 Donahue Manor Road. For more information, call 839-2342.

Fort Bedford VFW Post 7527 members meet the third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the post, Route 220 north of Bedford. The auxiliary meets on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Northern Bedford County High School Class of 1958 meets for breakfast on the third Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Kountry Kettle.

Free dinners are being served at the Saxton fire hall on the third Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 635-2758.

Everett High School Class of 1959 meets the third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Kelly’s Restaurant in Everett.

Charitable quilters are making pillowcases for Ryan’s Cases for Smiles, formerly known as ConKerr Cancer, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Public Square, Bedford. For more information, call 442-7347.

Shawnee Valley Community Auxiliary meets the last Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Schellsburg fire hall.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. retirees meet at noon on the last Wednesday at Prime Buffet, Duncansville.

Tuesday Night Music and Art un-Therapy community group meets Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m. at The Bedford Tavern, 224 E. Pitt St., upstairs dining room. For more information, visit the Bedford Tavern Facebook page or call 494-6276.

Everett Do Si Dos square dance club is accepting new members. The first two lessons are free. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Everett Church of the Brethren on the first, third and fifth Friday nights. For more information, call 623-5763 or 623-8595 or attend one of the sessions.

Bingo is played at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Duncansville VFW Post 8724.

4-H Swingers square dance club is looking for new members. For more information, call 733-2186.

Role-playing games club meets at the Bedford Arts Cooperative, Off Pitt Street Theater, Locality Gallery, 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, Bedford, at 11 a.m. Sundays. The club is free; donations are appreciated.

Deadline to submit information for the Club News Page is Monday at 5 p.m.

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