Office closed.

The Bedford County Veterans Affairs office will be closed Wednesday. The office also will close at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Jewelry sale opens Thursday.

The UPMC Bedford Hospital Auxiliary will host a Masquerade jewelry and accessories $5 fund-raising sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 in the hospital lobby.

Financial Aid Day program planned.

Allegany College of Maryland’s Financial Aid Day, scheduled for Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in College Center’s Hazen Art Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland, offers new and current students and parents one-on-one assistance from student financial aid counselors well-versed in the ins and outs of the FAFSA process. Attendees are asked to bring their 2017 federal taxes, W-2’s and untaxed income information, along with their FSA ID to the Financial Aid Day. Computers will be available onsite to allow for the online application process. If the college is closed due to inclement weather, Financial Aid Day will be held on the next open business day. For additional info, visit or call 301-784-5213.

Artists and artisans may submit applications to exhibit their work in Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2019.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation are holding the annual juried exhibition June 23 to Sept. 8 at the state museum in Harrisburg. Artists who are Pennsylvania residents will compete in five categories: painting, work on paper, photography, sculpture and craft. Entries can be submitted online. Information is available at Click on “2019 Art of the State Call for Entries” in the Quick Links list at the bottom of the homepage. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

Contact Will DeShong at; 623-1151, ext. 150.

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