Community Calendar

Tyrone History Museum closed for winter
The Tyrone History Museum is closed for the winter. The museum will reopen Sunday, April 1, 2007.
For more information, contact the Tyrone Area Historical Society at 684-5141 or visit the website at www.tyronehistory.org.
Gift shop items can be purchased on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Society’s office/research library in the Tyrone Shopping Center, Washington Avenue.

Warriors Mark luminaries
Donations are currently being accepted for the Christmas Eve luminaries in Warriors Mark. There is a donation can located at Uni-Mart in Warriors Mark. Interested individuals can also send donations to the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church at PO Box 134, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877.
Also, anyone wishing to help set up the luminaries may contact the church office at 632-6906.

Chicago Rivet retirees
The Chicago Rivet retirees will hold their monthly breakfast at Joe’s Place at 8:30 a.m. The final meeting this year is scheduled for December 14.

Class of 1943
All members and guests of the Tyrone High School class of 1943 are invited to meet for lunch on Thursday, December 14 at noon at Joe’s Place. Please plan to attend.

Special services
Bible Baptist Church of Tyrone (behind Bressler’s Food Mart) will host a special service on Sunday, December 17 during the morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
“The True Light of Christmas” will be the theme of the day with special music by Bill and Judy Jones of About Him Ministries.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. there will be a special service on the Feast of Dedication found in John chapter 10 and its significance to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
All are invited; refreshments will follow both services.
For more information, call the church office at 684-1455.
Presbyterians to feature Norm Huff and Civil War Christmas carol
At 10:30 a.m. worship on December 17, Tyrone Presbyterians will host Methodist Minister Norman Huff in an Advent Peace service with a theme from Zechariah 9:10 – “He will proclaim peace to the nations.”
The church choir will perform poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s miraculous peace carol entitled, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”.
How miraculous that on Christmas day 1863, Longfellow could compose this carol after his wife died in a house fire, his eldest son suffered a bullet wound to the spine and nearly 50,000 soldiers already had died at Gettysburg.
Today, as American soldiers still die and Americans still feel depressed, Tyrone Presbyterians, along with Reverend Huff, invite folks to join them at 10:30 a.m. on December 17 as they offer the uplifting message of peace on earth, good-will to men.

Tyrone Sportsman officer elections
The Tyrone Sportsmans Association will be conducting its annual election of officers on Tuesday, December 19 at 8 p.m. Any member seeking an office should contact Kevin Swartz at 684-3675.

Class of 1946
The Tyrone High School class of 1946 will hold their monthly meeting at the Ramada Inn, Altoona on Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m.
All classmates and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Class of 1955
The Tyrone Area High School Class of 1955 will hold its Christmas get together on Wednesday

Food Bank distribution
The Tyrone Area Food Bank will hold Christmas distribution for one day, Thursday, December 21 with the hours of 8 to 11 a.m. Clients will please note that the Food Bank will then be closed until January 4, 2007.

Christmas Eve candlelight service
Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of candlelight, music and an uplifting message to help focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The Steinbeiser Gospel Band will provide special music.
Weather permitting, the streets of Warriors Mark will be lined with Luminaries, a custom that started in Mexico many years ago as a symbol of light that would lead the Wisemen to baby Jesus’ manger.
The WMUMC is handicapped accessible.

History Museum hours
The Tyrone History Museum is currently open on Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Interested individuals can also visit the website, www.tyronehistory.org for more information.

Public walking
Public walking at the Tyrone High School has once again started for the winter season. Walkers are invited to walk Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no walking when school is not in session. Running is not permitted. Children must be supervised. Rubber-tired strollers only.

Master Beekeeper
Master Beekeeper will make educational and informative presentations to a class or group on honeybees and beekeeping. For more information, call 684-1783.
Bible study class
The Tyrone Church of the Brethren has added a Saturday morning Bible study to its educational opportunities. The class is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Preschool openings
A Child’s Garden Preschool, located at the Tyrone Church of the Brethren, has a few openings for children ages three to five-years-old, for the 2006-07 school year.
There is available extended hours before and after preschool. For more information, call Mrs. Deihl at 946-1886 or Mrs. Kobuck at 684-2509.

Singles 45 Plus
Singles 45 Plus meets every third Tuesday of the month. Interested individuals are invited to come for a meal and to socialize. Those attending would be responsible for their dinner, drinks or desserts.
Meetings are held at King’s Restaurant, 6th Avenue and 31st Street.