Bloody Run Historical Society Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Community and Railroad Museum in Everett. The historical society’s historic display at the Everett Free Library highlights the 80th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and features local photos of the Clear Ridge cut and the Dallas Gap. The display, prepared by Barbara Miller, can be viewed during regular library hours until the end of August.
Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at noon Aug. 8 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. CDC guidelines will be followed. The chapter includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon. All current members are invited 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.
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. Established in 1996, WOSA’s focus has been to educate its members and the public in Bedford and Fulton counties on the value and methods of stewardship practices on private woodlands to ensure the sustainability of Pennsylvania’s forests, 70% of which are privately owned. The scholarship honors Ben and Carole Tresselt, who were dedicated WOSA members for many years until their passing. Ben was also a highly-respected arborist. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit, quality of the written essay, and career goals consistent with forest stewardship. 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 Sportsmen’s Club will host a trapshooters appreciation event at noon Aug. 2 at the club, four miles south of Route 30 and along Route 326. There will be free food and drink. A 10-target event at noon will be followed by a 100-target event. The event is being held as a way for the club to show appreciation to shooters who have weathered dire situations this year.
Annual pig roast will be hosted by the Bedford County Historical Society from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. Take-out only dinners will be sold for $15 each. Tickets can be purchased at the The Hall at Kinton’s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. The society is not open for business, but hopes to reopen the second week of August. The menu will include roasted pig, filling, gravy, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert. For more information, email email@example.com.
Juniata Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has canceled this year’s annual hunting heritage banquet due to COVID-19. The mission of the NWTF is the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of the hunting heritage and to save the habitat and the hunt initiative. In place of a banquet, the local chapter is hosting a membership and donation drive now through Aug. 30 along with an online auction from Aug. 17 to Aug. 30. Renew memberships or make donations by visiting https://events.nwtf.org/381130-2020 or call 735-3508.
Bedford High School Class of 1970 has postponed its 50th reunion until Sept. 12, 2021. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everett VFW Post 2088 will host bingo nights on the first and second Saturdays and third and fourth Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The games are open to the public, however people must sign in as required by COVID-19 regulations. The post will have a limited menu and only allow 115 people to be admitted. People may call ahead and 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.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1957 will gather for its 63rd-year reunion at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant. For reservations, call 839-2150.
Bedford High School Class of 1960’s 60th-year class reunion has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. Quarterly meetings also are canceled until further notice.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s annual banquet has been canceled for 2020. The foundation encourages people to offer support by continuing memberships. Next year’s banquet will be held on Aug. 7.
Annual Woodbush Community Center Festival, scheduled for Aug. 15, has been canceled.
Ravers Gap Sportsmen Association’s annual ice cream festival, scheduled for Aug. 1, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Kennametal retired breakfast group will not meet until further notice.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1967 will not be having its annual August picnic this year. The class plans to have one next year.
Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon Chapter 1-10 (PARSE) business meeting is scheduled for Aug. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Social Hall, Hollidaysburg. Agenda items include nominating officers and directors and future events. A business meeting will be held Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the same location when officers and directors will be elected. Refreshments will be available, and social distancing and other health measures will be followed. For information, call 793-0060 or email email@example.com.
Takeout barbecue rib dinner will be hosted by the Breezewood VFW Post 8333 Auxiliary on Sept. 5 with pickup from noon to 2 p.m. Each dinner will cost $15 and will include half rack of ribs, parslied potatoes and green beans. Preorders are accepted and may be called or texted to 977-7619 before Aug. 21.
Imler Area Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo games on the first Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and games begin at 6:30. The kitchen will be open.
Buffalo Run Rod and Gun Club will host 3D archery shoots from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9, Sept. 13. Cost will be $10. For more information, call 733-4007.
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.
Festival of Books in the Alleghenies, scheduled for Sept. 18-19, has been canceled for this year and rescheduled for 2021. The festival rotates between Bedford, Somerset and Ebensburg, which was to be this year’s host. A virtual Festival of Books, featuring local authors, will be held weekly. Visit www.festivalofbooksinthealleghenies.org for more information and the schedule.
Everett High School Class of 1960’s 60th-year reunion has been postponed. A new date for the event will be announced at a later time.
Claysburg Farm Show board of directors has canceled the show for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year would have been the 90th annual Farm Show. Normally, exhibits must be made within the past year. However, any exhibit which can be held over until next year will be accepted. So, if people spent the time during the stay at home order doing needlework or crafting, they may enter them in the show next year.
Bedford County Marine Corps League, Detachment 675, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Fort Bedford VFW, 3508 Business 220, Bedford. Memberships available to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains and all branches of the service, including active duty, reserves and discharged/retired men and women. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert P. Smith Alumni banquet has been rescheduled for Aug. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the Replogle building in New Enterprise.
Everett High School Class of 1959 meetings on the third Thursday of each month have been canceled until further notice.
Dutch Corner History Group meetings are canceled until further. Inquiries may be directed to Lora@DutchCornerPA.com or 623-6303, 977-6655 or 494-2451.
Family Hospice, part of UPMC, is continuing to offer a free monthly Bereavement Support Group meetings on the last Tuesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Rd., 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. Group meeting dates are Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29.
Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will not meet August. The group is the Altoona Region of the PA Lyme Resource Network. www.palyme.org. For more information, call 934-7403.
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.
Bedford County Historical Society has postponed its annual banquet and “Historians of the Year” recognition dinner until further notice. The society is closed until further notice.
Chess Club meetings have been canceled until further notice.
Vendor show to benefit Your Safe Haven of Bedford County will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Old Centerville School, 1033 Centerville Road, Bedford.
Bedford County Reading Group meetings on the second Fridays of each month have been canceled until further notice. For more information call 839-4260 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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