Bedford County Democratic Committee, along with candidates Todd Rowley and Shaun Dougherty, will host a drive-thru sign giveaway from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Bedford County Fairgrounds in Bedford.

Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Bedford Township Municipal Building, 1007 Shed Road, Bedford. Donors may call 1-800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter BTMA to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, appointments are required.

Democrats of Bedford County meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. People not on the email list and wishing to attend should send an email to valeriepawuk@gmail.com. For more information about the Bedford County Democratic Party go to www.bedfordcountydems.org or email bedfordcountydemocrats@embarqmail.com.

Southampton Historical Society will host its annual picnic and hike on Oct. 18 at Sweet Root Park. The picnic will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the hike at 2 p.m. Food will be available for a donation to the historical society. All donations will go toward the Point Pleasant Renovation Project. The school will be open for attendees to view recent progress. Call 784-3216 for more information. For the hike, people can stay at the park and learn more about the French & Indian War era in a presentation titled “Muzzleloaders and Fiddles, take the hike up the mountain to Salt Petre Cave or take a short walk to explore what remains of the CCC camp.

Soup sale will be hosted by the Alum Bank Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary at the fire hall. Cost is $7 per quart for stuffed pepper, vegetable beef or ham and bean soups, which can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 3. To pre-order, call 839-2358 by Oct. 22.

Ham pot pie dinner will be served drive-thru style by the Shawnee Valley Fire Company Community Auxiliary from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Shawnee Valley Fire Hall, Schellsburg. Cost will be $6 per pint and $10 per quart. Each meal will include applesauce and roll.

Paint party will be hosted by the Shawnee Valley Fire Company Community Auxiliary, with Dorothy Vensel as instructor, from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 at the fire hall, Schellsburg. Cost is $35. The painting will be a rustic snowman scene. Class size is limited to 20 people. Paid registrations are due by Nov. 6 by calling 733-0104. Masks will be required.

Bedford Rotary Club will serve its annual pork and sauerkraut dinner takeout and drive-thru style at the Bedford American Legion Post 113 from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, sides, roll and butter and a dessert. All meals are $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any Rotarian, at Coldwell Banker SKS Realtyalong Juniata Street in downtown Bedford or at the AT&T store in the Bedford Square Shopping Center. No tickets will be sold on site. All proceeds benefit local Rotary projects.

Schellsburg and Old Log Church Historical Society will sponsor a snowman decorating contest, “Frosty & Friends.” People interested in participating will need to purchase wooden snowmen from the society, decorate them and return them by Nov. 28 to be judged. For more information and to purchase a snowman, e-mail cehurtt@aol.com.

Fort Bedford VFW Post 7527 meetings are held on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the post. Post members in good standing may attend. The post is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. There are wings Thursdays, tacos and stomboli Sunday and daily special Fridays and Saturdays. For carryouts, call 623-9531.

Fundraisers to benefit Hope Christian Academy in McConnellsburg have been planned. A Butter Braid pastry sale is underway until Oct. 29. Orders, costing $13 each, will be delivered Nov. 6. A meat fundraiser will be held through Dec. 18. People can order at https://www.countrymeats.com/fundraiser/hope-christian-academy-pa. An online basket auction will be conducted Nov. 11-22. For more information, call 717-375-5078, email hopechristianacademy@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/HopeChristianAcademyofFultonCounty.

Chicken barbecue dinners will be served takeout-only style from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Schellsburg VFW. Cost will be $8 for a chicken thigh, two legs, macaroni salad, baked beans, roll and cake. Tickets are available at the VFW. For more information, call 483-9231.

Freedom From Smoking classes will be held every Tuesday, Oct. 27 through Dec. 8, from 3 to 4:30 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 Nov. 19. The classes are offered by the Lung Disease Foundation of Central Pennsylvania. There is no fee to attend. Free nicotine replacement therapy in the form of patches or gum and mints are offered. Class size is limited and wearing a mask is required. Registration is required. Call 814-977-4455 to register or for more information.

Spaghetti dinner will be served curbside pickup only from 4 to 6 p.m., or until sold out, Oct. 17 at the Hopewell Senior Center, 305 Mifflin St. Each meal will include spaghetti, salad, roll and dessert for $8.

Soup sale will be hosted by the Hopewell Senior Center, 305 Mifflin St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30. Soups must be picked up curbside. Orders are due Oct. 23. Soups will include ham and bean, stuffed pepper and vegetable beef. Cost will be $7 per quart.

Trunk or Treat will be held at the Breezewood Fire Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31. The raindate is Nov. 1. People who wish to provide trunks are asked to register at 1 p.m. for set up by 1:30 p.m. Masks and social distancing are suggested. Children must bring their own containers and be accompanied by an adult. The event will be sponsored by the Breezewood Fire Company and Breezewood area churches.

Imler Area Volunteer Fire Company will host a drive-thru and takeout chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17. Cost will be $9 per meal, which will include chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad and roll.

Soup and bake sale to benefit Relay For Life will be hosted by the Ridge Walkers Relay for Life team from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the East St. Clair Township building, 1445 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris. Soups will include chili, ham and bean,vegetable, stuffed pepper, ham pot pie and potato corn. A variety of baked goods will be available. There will be a small selection of craft items on display.

5K Color Run-Walk and HOPE Glows 5K Run, Walk, Crawl will be hosted by Camp Living Water, 300 Camp Living Waters Road, Schellsburg, to benefit Relay for Life on Oct. 17. Registration for the color run-walk begins at 10 a.m., while the event will start at 11 a.m. Registration for the HOPE Glows events begins at 4:30 p.m., while the events will start at 5:30 p.m. Cost for all events is $15 per adult and child. Trunk or Treat will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 814-977-0833 or 814-494-1809 or visit Relay for Life of Bedford County Facebook page.

Pig roast will be served takeout only from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Bedford County Historical Society’s Hall at Kinton’s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. Cost will be $15.

Everett Railroad Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday in October. Christmas shoppers are encouraged to check out the items for sale in the gift shop, especially children’s unusual stocking stuffers. The topic for the Bloody Run Historical Society’s October historical exhibit at the Everett Free Library is old-time Everett football.

Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is accepting applications for an educational scholarship. The grant-in-aid award of up to $700 is given to a college junior or senior woman who is majoring in education. Applications require a brief essay, current transcript and resume. The completed applications are due by Dec. 5. Further information regarding the application can be obtained by mailing: Linda McElroy, 594 Ridgewood Drive, New Paris, PA 15554.

Everett Alumni Association will gather for a regular meeting in October instead of the awards and recognition banquet. The meeting will be held Oct. 20 at Ed’s Steak House at 6:30 p.m., preceded by dinner at 5:30 p.m. The banquet will be rescheduled to a later date.

Bedford Elks have canceled the 2020 Halloween Parade.

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.

Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies (WOSA) is offering a $1,000 Ben & Carole Tresselt scholarship to Bedford and Fulton County high school seniors or college students majoring in the field of forest resources or forestry. The application is available online at www.theWOSA.org. The deadline to submit applications is Oct. 16. Recipients will be notified by mail by the end of October. Applications should be mailed to WOSA, P.O. Box 253, Everett, PA 15537. For more information, call 652-9268.

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.

Everett High School Class of 1959 meetings on the third Thursday have been canceled.

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 Rd., Bedford. Registration is required. Email ebersolec@upmc.edu or 814-947-7060 to register.

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Group meetings held at the Bedford United Methodist Church have been canceled until further notice.

Summit Quest is open limited days and hours. For more information, call 585-2249.

Bedford County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) meetings will resume at a later time. For information, call 784-3345.

Chess Club meetings have been canceled until further notice.

Bedford County Reading Group meetings on the second Friday have been canceled. For more information call 839-4260 or send an email to sjherman@centurylink.net.

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