Community Calendar

Joshua House yard sale
There is a scheduled yard sale at Joshua House on September 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joshua House will be open Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 31 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. to collect donations for the yard sale. For more information, call Nancy at 684-3521 or 931-1563.

Blair Co. Assoc. for the Blind health calendar
The September health calendar has been announced for the Blair County Association for the Blind, and is as follows: September 5, “Leader and Therapy Dogs” at the Tyrone Senior Center at 11 a.m., and September 25, “Leader and Therapy Dogs” at the Bellwood Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.

Members of Chapter 328, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association held its annual picnic at noon August 11 at American Legion Park, Hollidaysburg.
A picnic lunch was served by Rick Conway from the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. Members played bingo after the lunch.
The chapters next meeting will be at noon on September 8 at King’s Restaurant, 3000 Sixth Avenue, Altoona. All active and retired Federal employees and spouses are welcome.

Tyrone Community Labor Day picnic
The Tyrone Community Labor Day picnic will be held Monday, September 4 at Reservoir Park, beginning at 9 a.m.
Any non-profit organization may have a food booth to sign up. Adult prize bingo will be ran by the Tyrone Elks. Youth land and water games with cash prizes are sponsored by local businesses. Entertainment will be provided by Kip Woodring. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Rotary chicken barbecue tickets and women’s Club rib dinner tickets are available in advance from members and the chamber office. Call 684-0736 for tickets, to donate prizes, money or to sign up a group.

Soccer booster meeting
There will be a TAHS Boys Soccer Booster meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Tyrone High School. Topics to be discussed include officers, by-laws, and fundraisers.

Buffet dinner
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church will host a buffet dinner on Friday, September 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner will feature turkey, beef, noodles, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, Waldorf salad, cranberry sauce and roll. The dinner is free for children age four and under. The WMUMC is handicapped accessible. Anyone with questions can contact the church office at 632-6906.

Evangelistic crusade
Evangelistic crusade at God’s Missionary Church, Route 22, Alexandria will feature the Dan Durkee family from Penns Creek. The event will be held September 8-10. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call Pastor Shaffer at 814-669-9021.

‘Then and Now: A Living History Timeline’
The country was founded in conflict and the armed forces of the United States have answered the call to duty for over 250 years. Visit this inaugural Living History Timeline of uniforms and equipment from the Colonial Period through 21st century. Fashion show begins at 1 p.m. with a weapons demonstration at 2 p.m.
The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Business Route 322, Boalsburg, PA, three miles east of State College.

Church yard sale
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday, September 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. $1/bag begins at noon. Yard sale items will also be available on Friday during the buffet dinner. Anyone with questions can contact the church office at 632-6906.

Car wash
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship will hold a car wash on Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefits the upcoming fall and winter youth activities. Anyone with questions can contact the church office at 632-6906.

Allegheny Chorale invitation
The Allegheny Chorale is beginning its new season and are looking for men and women and Sr. High students who just love to sing.
There are no auditions. Interested individuals are invited to join in on September 12 at the chorus room at the Tyrone Area High School. Practice begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.
New members will be accepted until October 3.
For additional information, call 684-0516.

Chicago Rivet retirees
The Chicago Rivet retirees will hold their monthly breakfast at Joe’s Place at 8:30 a.m.
Meetings are scheduled for the rest of the year, including September 14, October 12, November 9 and 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, September 14 at noon at Ponderosa, Altoona. Please plan to attend.

Sight and Sound Theatre trip
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to the Sight and Sound Theaters in Lancaster for the “Miracle of Christmas” show on Tuesday, November 14.
Stirring live vocals performed by a cast of 60, live animals, magnificent staging and special effects, and a heart-soaring finale highlights this joyfully reverent tribute to the birth of “God with us”, Immanuel.
Reservations are now being accepted. Money will be due in full by September 15. Call the church office at 632-6906 to guarantee a spot.

TCP announces audition dates for A Christmas
The Tyrone Community Players will be the temporary inhabitants of the historic Mishler Theater for a creative, musical retelling of the classic Dickens’ ghost story.
With an original adaptation and score by Tyrone resident Will A. Jones, The TCP presented the premier of this seasonal spectacular in 1999.
Auditions for this wonderful holiday musical will be held in The Building, home of the TCP, located at 1019 Logan Ave., Tyrone on Sunday and Monday, September 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Please be prepared with a vocal audition. An accompanist and CD player will be available for your use. If you do not have a prepared piece of music, a song from the show will be taught for your audition.
Performance dates for A Christmas Caroled, under the direction of Cindy Bennett and Karen Mayhew, are November 24-26 in the beautiful Mishler Theater in Altoona.
If you have any further questions or would like to peruse a script, phone Nancy Sloss, stage manager, at 684-5333 or the ArtsLine at 684-ART2. Auditions are open to all persons and the cast consists of the following, all of which are singing roles: seven male principle roles, six female principle roles, one child principle role and a wide range of ensemble roles, many with speaking and singing solos and duets, for performers of all ages.

Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic Outing
The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic Outing will be held Thursday, September 21 at Sinking Valley Country Club. Four-person scramble with a noon shotgun start. There will be a beverage and snack cart all day. There will be T-shirts, prizes, contests and more. Looking for hole sponsors, door prizes and teams or individuals. Call the Chamber office at 684-0736.

Farm/City Day
Rotary Club of Tyrone’s 23rd annual Farm/City Day will be held Saturday, September 30 at Reservoir Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reservations for booths are now being accepted, including food, crafts, display or promotional. Call Bud Boom at 931-9152 for more information. There will be a live petting zoo, entertainment, food, hay wagon rides and fun. Tickets for the chicken barbecue can be purchased in advance from any Rotarian, Kelly Wike’s State Farm office or the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office.

Tyrone Business and Career Expo
The Tyrone Business and Career Expo, BAH and New Middle School tour, sponsored by the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tyrone Area High School will be held Thursday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tyrone Area High School cafeteria. Lunch will be available. Any student and/or the public may attend.
To participate, call Laurie Cowfer at 684-6025 or the Chamber office at 684-0736.
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. Currently, the class is learning from the Gospel of John.

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.

Tyrone Salvation Army now open
The Tyrone Salvation Army is now open at its new location at 908 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tyrone. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Tyrone Salvation Army always accepts clothing and food items. It also accepts appliances, bedding, etc. It is currently in need of children’s clothing.
Monetary contributions can be mailed to: Salvation Army Service Center, P.O. Box 142 Tyrone, PA 16686 and can also be dropped off at the 908 Pennsylvania Avenue location. The phone number is 684-1664.

Home Nursing Agency holds grief support group
Home Nursing Agency is holding a grief support group designed for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Join the Agency’s grief counselors as they discuss and share with others who are experiencing similar situations.
The group will meet the first Sunday of the month from 4 – 5 p.m. through December 3. The meetings will be held in Altoona at Home Nursing Agency’s office located at 215 Lakemont Blvd., by the Casino. Parking is available in ‘Lot D’. For more information or directions, contact Judy Lankes or Kim Merritts at Home Nursing Agency, 949-6784.

WMUMC Preschool
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church Preschool, located at 1840 Centre Line Rd., Warriors Mark, is now enrolling students for the 2006-07 school year. The preschool provides a loving, creative learning environment for a child’s first preschool experience.
Programs are offered for three, four and five-year-olds, which runs September through May. Three-year-olds attend class two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday and four and five-year-olds attend class three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 632-6906 for more information or to obtain a registration packet.

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.

Breaking Bread Ministry
The Church of the Good Shepherd wants those within the community and surrounding areas to know that Breaking Bread Ministry is on-going, not just during the Lenten season. One has only to inquire at the church or call 684-1955 between 9 a.m. and noon during the week to confirm Breaking Bread Ministry is open to all and eager to support those who request this service. The Church of the Good Shepherd has selected this ministry as a way to provide assistance, and is finding that Breaking Bread Ministry is becoming of growing interest throughout the area.

Presbyterian preschool
Individuals are invited to register their children now at the Presbyterian Preschool on Logan Avenue and 13th Street.
Presbyterian preschool has provided classes for the three and four-year-old children of the community since 1969. The 2006 fall term begins their 37th year. Call 684-2003 for information about the program and to schedule a visit.

Brain Injury support group
The Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, 2005 Valley View Blvd., Altoona.
Contact Brenda Williams at 941-3359 or Ann Marie Montgomery at 941-3236 for more information.