Community Calendar

TASD opens doors to public for
American Education Week
In recognition of American Education Week, the Tyrone Area School District is opening its doors to the community and offering citizens a chance to visit and view contemporary public education.
Visitation for the elementary, middle, and high schools is scheduled for Friday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Parents, guardians and other community members who are interested in seeing what an average day is like at the Tyrone Area Schools are welcome to visit. Individuals do not need to know a student, teacher or faculty member who is present during this time.
Those interested may enter the school’s main office on November 17. Individuals will be asked to sign in and will be given a visitor’s pass. If visitors know the teacher of a particular student, they may visit that classroom. Visitors may also choose to go to a classroom based on a certain subject or activity that is being taught at that time.

BCHWC meeting
The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 17 in the Trzeciak Suite in the Education Center of the Altoona Regional Health System, Bon Secours Hospital Campus. The purpose of the Blair County Health and Welfare Council is to advocate for and promote the general health and welfare of Blair County residents.
The focus of our November meeting will be the implementation of the Blair County community needs assessment, council restructuring and various agency updates. The Health and Welfare Council would also like to remind previous members that membership dues must be submitted to the Blair County Human Services office by the end of November. Membership is open to any individual or organization interested in participating in the activities of the council. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information about the Blair County Health and Welfare Council please contact Randy Potter at the Blair County Human Services Office, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg PA 16648 or call 693-3112.
Thrive! is a radical praise and worship gathering for youth and young adults in Tyrone and the region. Thrive! is scheduled for November 18 at 7 p.m. at Joshua House with Ron DePriest ministering. Thrive! is also scheduled for December 15 at 7 p.m. at Joshua House with Tony Barboza ministering.

Special music
The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg will appear at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bellwood on November 18 at 7 p.m. The Jacobs Brothers, veterans of gospel music, are dedicated to the ministry of spreading the Gospel through music. Since 1962 the group has traveled millions of miles, produced more than 50 albums and hosted many international tours.

Grace Christmas bazaar
Grace Baptist Church will hold its Christmas bazaar on November 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church’s multi-purpose room.

Scouting for food pickup this weekend
The Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Tyrone canvassed the neighborhoods of Tyrone last weekend hanging reminder tags of the food collection drive this weekend. Some leaders reported that they ran short of the door hangers and not all houses got a reminder. All streets in the borough will be covered this Saturday to pick up groceries and transport them to the food bank.
If you live in the rural areas or your groceries are not picked up, they can be dropped off all day Saturday in the Kopp Drug parking lot until 3 p.m. Groceries can also be dropped off at Kopp Drug on the following Monday and Tuesday.
The Food Bank at Wesley United Methodist church will be the distribution site for all the groceries accumulated by this food drive. Monetary contributions can also be made directly to the Food Bank c/o Levonne Angelo, 1200 Logan Ave. Tyrone, Pa. 16686
Please have all groceries in a paper or plastic bag on the front porch by 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 18.

Cheese balls
The United Methodist Women of the Bald Eagle United Methodist Church are currently taking orders for cheeseballs. Orders are due by November 19.
Pick up will be at the Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, November 30 after 4 p.m.
Order by calling: Dot Spanelli at 684-2510; Betty Cowfer at 684-3767; Pat DeArment at 684-4548 or Eleanor O’Brien at 686-0562.

Olde Fashioned Hymn sing
First Assembly of God Church, 12th St. and Blair Avenue, will be putting on another one of its very popular Olde Fashioned Hymn Sings on Sunday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. As always, it’s free and the public is welcome to come and hear the great Gospel music.

Hymn sing
The Grazierville UMC will host a Hymn Sing on Sunday, November 19 at 7 p.m.
Sunday worship is held at 9:15 a.m. All are welcome. For more information call the pastor at the church office at 684-5801 or 684-0179.

Tyrone Salvation Army
The Tyrone Salvation Army Service Center will be closed November 20, 21, 22 and 23 due to Thanksgiving activities they will be involved in. The center will be open November 27 during regular hours.
Thanksgiving food bank distributions
The Tyrone Area Food Bank will hold Thanksgiving distributions for two days, Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21. Distribution will be the same as last year. Those individuals whose last name begins with A through M are scheduled for Monday and those whose last name begins with N through Z are scheduled for pick up on Tuesday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days. Anyone with questions can contact the church at 684-3341.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by Joshua House and the Salvation Army will be held at Joshua House, 123 West 10th St., November 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Take-outs are available. For more information, call Joshua House at 684-2032.

Thanksgiving eve service at WMUMC
Crisp blue sky days. The faintly sweet smell of wood smoke. Choosing the perfect pumpkin. The greatest joy is noticing the small things, and giving thanks. This season, bring the family and join in at the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church for a time of thanksgiving. Rediscover the contentment that only comes through a grateful heart. WMUMC is celebrating Thanksgiving with a Community Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker for the evening will be Vance Hart from the Spruce Creek UM Church. Anyone with questions can contact the church office at 632-6906. The WMUMC is handicapped accessible.

Thanksgiving dinner
Once again, DJ’s Cafe in Tyrone will provide the community with a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day. Staff and volunteers prepare all the meals on-site and then deliver them free of charge to families. Families are also welcome to join the staff at DJ’s for a sit down, home-cooked meal.
The Thanksgiving meal includes: roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, corn, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, dessert and milk. Those interested in ordering a meal should call 684-7851 or visit DJ’s at 2068 Columbia Ave. in Tyrone.

B-A Historical Society
A meeting of the Bellwood Antis Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 27 at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. A descendant of Tommy Coleman will be speaking. The public is invited.

Meet the Eagles
The Tyrone Basketball Booster Club is sponsoring a Meet the Eagles event on Tuesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. Individuals will get a chance to meet the Tyrone basketball players, grades seven through 12, and their coaches. Come out and show support for these athletes. There will also be order forms for the Tyrone basketball apparel.