Youth Field Day will be held June 3 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bedford County Sportsmen’s Club. The day of outdoor learning and activities is open free of charge to youths ages 9 through 15. There will be shotgun, .22 rifle and muzzleloader shooting, archery and ATV safety, fishing and canoeing, trapping and other activities and presentations by the game commission, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and turkey federation. The first 200 boys and girls will be registered. To register, visit www.register-ed.com. For more information, call 814-847-2558.
Artemas American Legion will conduct Memorial Day military services at local cemeteries on May 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Robinsonville, 1:50 p.m. at Stevens Chapel, 2:15 p.m. at Rock Hill, 2:30 p.m. at Clearville Union, 2:45 p.m. at Pleasant Union, 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran, 3:15 p.m. at Frame, 3:45 p.m. at Chaneysville Community, 4:15 p.m. at Prosperity, 4:45 p.m. at Mt. Zion, 5 p.m. at Mt. Hope, and on May 29 at 10 a.m. at Shreves Chapel, 10:20 a.m. at Bethel Christian and 10:40 a.m. at Fairview.
Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund breast cancer support group will meet at 6 p.m. May 25 at ProCare. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloody Run Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on June 5 at the Train Station Museum, Everett. Barb Miller’s exhibit at the library in June will be a continuation of the display of photos and articles on the historic Bill’s Place. On June 10, Miller will lead an informal discussion on the subject of one-room schools in Everett and surrounding communities The discussion will be held at the Everett Free Library at 1 p.m., and visitors are asked to bring their stories and photos of one-room schools.
Basketweavers Guild of Bedford County have finalized plans for the June 10 dye party at Judy Appleby’s home at 501 W. Frick Road, Waterfall, starting at 9 a.m. Cost will be $10 if dyeing reed or $5 for members and/or guests not dyeing reed. Bring a covered dish, reed to dye, and/or a project to work on or come and socialize. If dyeing reed, bring some sort of garbage bags to transport the reed home. It will be helpful if people can bring dye, a large stainless steel or granite pot to boil water in and/or a gas burner. Donated reed and basket supplies will be available for a fee. For more information, call 814-685-3433 or 814-494-2423.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1970 will meet at 1 p.m. June 20 at Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Classmates and guests are encouraged to attend. Make reservations by calling or texting 814-327-9256.
Daughters of the American Revolution will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon June 6 to help women work on applications to the organization. The workshop will be held at the Bedford County Historical Society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. Members will be on hand to help with applications. Anyone who thinks they have a patriot, have begun the research and need help, or have a relative who is a member is welcome. For more information, call 814-243-2189.
Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at noon June 10 at the Creekside Inn, 3059 Everett Road, off Interstate 99’s Exit 23, East Freedom. The chapter include Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties. All current members are encouraged to attend, as well as any male, 18 years of age or older who would like to join the SAR. To become a member, proof is required of lineal descent from a patriot who served during the Revolutionary War, or who gave aid and support to American Colonists during the Revolution.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1967 will meet a luncheon at noon June 7 at the Jean Bonnet Restaurant.
Books, yard sale and baked goods sale will be hosted by the 4-H Swingers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25, 26, 27 at the Bedford County Fairgrounds, Bedford.
Chefs’ Tasting Feast fundraiser will be sponsored by the Bedford County Democrats on June 13 at Egolf Park from 5–7 p.m. Recipes from the new community cookbook, “Stirring the Pot,” will be featured. For tickets, call or text 814-494-3187. Tickets are $15 each. Cookbooks will be sold for $20.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1973 will meet at noon on June 8 at 9 Mile Tavern, Schellsburg, formerly Judy’s Place. Classmates and guests are encouraged to attend. Make reservations by texting or calling 814–207–8122.
Shawnee Valley Community Auxiliary will host bingo on June 4 at the Shawnee Valley Fire Hall, Schellsburg. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and games will begin at 2 p.m. Admission will be $30. There will be four special games and bonus games. There will be food available for purchase. For more information, call 814-733-4802 or 814-312-8745.
Saxton Liberty High School Alumni Association is accepting applications for a scholarship for Tussey Mountain High School graduates completing their first year of a four-year college program. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year program and have reached the end of the second year of that program. Applications may be picked up at the high school, Tussey Mountain Elementary or the Saxton Community Library or downloaded at TMSD.net. The deadline is July 18. For more information about the scholarship or donation opportunities, call 814-635-2371.
Alum Bank Community Fire Company will host a drive-thru only Memorial Day chicken barbecue on May 29, beginning at 11 a.m. Cost for one-half barbecue chicken, baked beans, applesauce, cole slaw, roll and dessert will be $12, while cost for a meal of one-half barbecue chicken only will be $8. To preorder, call 814-839-2970. If no answer, leave name, phone number and order to receive a return call to confirm the order.
Memorial Day services will be conducted by the Breezewood VFW and Everett Honor Guard on May 28 at Union Memorial, 9 a.m.; Mount Union, 9:15 a.m.; Mount Pleasant, 9:30 a.m.; Cedar Grove, 9:45 a.m.; Mount Zion Lutheran, 10 a.m.; Rays Cove Christian, 10:30 a.m.; Mountain Chapel, 11 a.m.; Whips Cove, 11:30 a.m.; Jerusalem, 11:45 a.m.; and McKendree, noon.
Claysburg Library Book Club meets on the second Monday at 5:30 p.m. The next meeting will be June 12. They will discuss “The End of Absence.”
Pavia Veterans Association will celebrate Memorial Day with a parade at 9 a.m. May 29, followed by a cemetery and church service. The parade will form at 8:30 a.m. at the Pavia Activity building. The speaker will be Eric Larson, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany from April 1966 to March 1968. In 1967, he married Norma Taylor, his high school sweetheart. They have four grown children and five grandchildren. He was a former employee, then owner, of the Clyde Deremer Painting business for 55 years. He now serves as pastor at St. John’s Christian Church, Cessna. All veterans and citizens are welcome to participate in the event.
American Legion Post 8 of Everett will host a Memorial Day Parade on May 29. The parade will start on Mechanic and Main Street, Everett, at 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will follow the parade at the Everett cemetery/GAR pavilion at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be state Rep. Jesse Topper. Anyone wanting to participate in the parade is asked to call 814-977-9902 and leave a message.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1978 reunion is planned for 5 p.m. June 17 at the Bedford American Legion. Cost is $20 per person, payable at the door. Text or call 814-977-3186 if planning to attend.
Pennsylvania’s 2023 Make It With Wool Contest will be held Oct. 7. Registrations will be accepted until Sept. 5. The contest is open to anyone ages 8 and older and features five judging categories. To request a registration form, and for more information, call 717-274-1197 or email email@example.com. The junior and senior winners will be eligible to compete at the national contest in Denver, Colo., in January.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1955 will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 15 at Hoss’s, Bedford.
Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1971 is planning a 70 years old birthday party for all class members and significant others. Classmate contact information is needed. Classmates, or anyone in contact with one of the school’s 1971 graduates, is asked to information to firstname.lastname@example.org. or text 814-761-1960 or 814-207-0019.
Bedford County Pink Ribbon fund will host a “Beer, Bubbly and Chocolate” fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. July 23 at the Bedford Brewing Company. Entertainment will be provided by Kenny Fetterman. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased from any Pink Ribbon board member or at Howard Hannah Bardell Realty and Bedford Brewing Company. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Pink Ribbon Fund that helps people battling breast cancer.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Bedford County’s seasonal garden hotline will be open through the gardening season until Sept. 25. The hotline will be staffed live by master gardener volunteers on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. to answer gardening questions by phone, email, or at the Extension office, 120 W. John St., Bedford. At other times, gardeners may send an email or call the office to leave a message. Master gardeners will return emails and phone calls to answer the questions. Soil test kits are available at the Extension office for $10. Gardeners with a disease or insect problem are advised to include digital photos, both up-close and full plant. The garden hotline number is 814-623-4800; if outside of live staffing hours, leave a message with name, phone number and question.
Bedford County Democrats will meet May 30 at Egolf Park, Route 326 south of Bedford. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., and the business meeting will start at 7 p.m.
New Paris Memorial Day parade will be held at 7 p.m. May 27. Line up will take place at the New Paris Post Office at 6 p.m. A float will be available for veterans who would like to participate. For more information or to register, call 814-839-0150 or 814-839-4547 or email email@example.com. A memorial service will be conducted at the New Paris cemetery immediately following the parade. The guest speaker will be Jonathan W. Emerick, retired command sergeant major serving 26 years with the U.S. Army. A fundraiser to benefit Freedom House will be held in the New Paris Community Building starting at 4 p.m. until the start of the parade. Hot dogs, sloppy joes, walking tacos, side dishes, baked goods and drinks will be available to purchase. A patriotic mural created by the Chestnut Ridge Middle School art students will be on display in front of the community building.
Everett Free Library has announced its upcoming activities and services. The library is creating a cookbook featuring recipes from community members. To submit a recipe, visit www.typensave.com and click on “Login”; enter the user name: everettfreelibrary and the password: lettuce177; click “Submit”; click “Add Recipes”; begin adding recipes. Alternatively, hard copies of recipes may be submitted at the Everett Free Library. All recipes must be submitted by June 30. To reserve a cookbook, email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org and include name, contact information, and the number of books desired. Newspaper Archives site is now available to anyone with a Federated Library System of Bedford County Library card. Anyone visiting one of the libraries in the county will find a link to the archives available on the computers. Anyone wishing to access the archives from home can visit https://bedfordcountylibrary.com/services and use the link under Newspaper Archives. A presentation on “Medicare 101!” will be provided by Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (MEDI) from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9 at the library. The free presentation will provide an introduction to Medicare and gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions of PA MEDI’s specially trained staff and volunteers. To register, call 814-652-5922.
Ravers Gap Sportsmen Association will host a Pennsylvania hunter-trapper education program from 6 to 10 p.m. June 16 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17. Pre-registration is required by calling 814-766-0108 or visiting pgc.pa.gov. click education, click hunter-trapper education, click in-person classes and choose Ravers Gap. Participants must attend both days to complete class. Lunch will be served Saturday; free refreshments will be available to purchase during breaks.
Chess Club meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Founders Crossing, Bedford. New members are welcome.
Everett Sportsmen’s Club will host 50 target sporting clay shoots from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Sunday, with the exception of July when the annual cancer shoot is held. Targets will cost $12 for 50 birds, while juniors will get targets at half price. Limited shotguns shells will available to purchase. Boy and girl trappers will be needed. For more information, call 814-652-5562.
Woodbush Community Center will be open through Oct. 30. Reservations for parties and reunions can be made by calling 814-784-5765 or 814-623-9408.
Bedford County 4-H Swingers square dance club offers lessons on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center at the Bedford County Fairgrounds in Bedford. Anyone ages 8 and older is invited to attend. For more information, call 814-623-4800, 814-735-3084 or 814-733-2186.
Bedford Senior Center’s upcoming activities include: Koffee Klatch, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays; takeout lunches, 11 to 11:30 a.m., weekdays; dine-in lunches, 11:45 a.m., weekdays (must sign up by 12:30 p.m. on the day before); senior fitness, 9 a.m., Monday and Friday; creative art class, 9:30 a.m., Thursday; Mah-Jongg Club, 12:30 p.m., Monday and Thursday; bingo, 10 a.m., Friday; Bible study, 12:45 p.m., Tuesday; honoring Happy Birthday members, 11:45 a.m, May 31, make lunch reservations by 12:30 p.m. May 30, special music by Dick McConnell. The center phone number is 814-623-5140.
“My Favorite Song” is the theme for the 2023 Pioneer Quilt Challenge, sponsored by the Bedford County Historical Society. Each quilt entry must feature a line or title from a favorite song and can be made in the quilter’s choice of design, pattern and colors. Include a brief summary explaining the quilt. Quilts can measure no more than 30-by-30 inches. Quilts can be registered from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30 at the society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. The quilt show will be open Oct. 7-15. For more information, call 814-623-2011 or email email@example.com.
Southhampton Historical Society meets on the third Monday at 3 p.m. at the Southampton Township Building.
TOPS 0444 Bedford weight loss group meets Thursdays at Trinity Lutheran Church. Weigh-ins begin at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 814-623-9419.
Crusaders Against Cancer meet at 6 p.m. the first Thursday at Denny’s Restaurant. For more information, call 814-839-2760. The group raises money to help local residents diagnosed with cancer.
Everett High School Class of 1960 will meet for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday at Kelly’s Restaurant, Everett.
Chestnut Ridge Wellness & Fitness offers Strong Seniors classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at the Alum Bank Fire Hall meeting room. Classes are free to most seniors and $3 per session for others. Call 814-360-2659 for more information.
Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Association meets at Kelly’s Restaurant in Everett for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursday and for a meeting at 5 p.m. on the last Thursday.
Everett VFW Post 2088 will host bingo nights Fridays 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 be open Sundays and Mondays from noon to about 7 p.m..
TOPS 0487 Schellsburg weight loss group meets Tuesdays 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.
Fort Bedford VFW Post 7527 is open 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday, and the ladies auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Personal Solutions Inc., 145 Clark Building Road, Suite 5, Bedford. For more information, call 814-623-1557.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Bedford Presbyterian Church Annex, 115 E. Penn St. Use the rear entrance to the second floor.
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.
Summit Quest offers fitness classes at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays; SilverSneaker classes at 10:15 a.m. Monday and Fridays and 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; beginner line dancing from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays; advanced line dancing classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
Deadline to submit information for the Club News page is Monday at 5 p.m. Items are published free of charge. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-310-5277.
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