Haiti Relief Project Spaghetti Dinner

Title: Haiti Relief Project Spaghetti Dinner
Description: Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church
2620 Spruce Creek Road (Route 45)
Pennsylvania Furnace PA 16865

Haiti Relief Project Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, May 14, 2010
5 p.m. until…

Our congregation’s goal is to assemble 100+ Hygiene Kits for Haitian Disaster Relief. From now through May 14, we are collecting items to be included in the kits.

We are inviting you and your family and friends to join us in this project and to have dinner with us on May 14. Cost for dinner? One or more of the items on the list that follows!

Hygiene Kit Contents
1 – hand towel (approximately 16” x 28”; no fingertip or bath towels)
1 – wash cloth
1 – wide-tooth comb
1 – nail clipper (no metal files or emery boards)
1 – bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 – toothbrush (in original packaging)
6 – Band-Aids or other adhesive bandage strips

A monetary donation to the Haitian Disaster Relief project will be gratefully accepted, as well.

For more information about the project and the dinner, please call 814-632-8662 or
814-632-9088
Join us!!!

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2010-05-14

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Haiti Relief Project Spaghetti Dinner

Title: Haiti Relief Project Spaghetti Dinner
Description: Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church
2620 Spruce Creek Road (Route 45)
Pennsylvania Furnace PA 16865

Haiti Relief Project Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, May 14, 2010
5 p.m. until…

Our congregation’s goal is to assemble 100+ Hygiene Kits for Haitian Disaster Relief. From now through May 14, we are collecting items to be included in the kits.

We are inviting you and your family and friends to join us in this project and to have dinner with us on May 14. Cost for dinner? One or more of the items on the list that follows!

Hygiene Kit Contents
1 – hand towel (approximately 16” x 28”; no fingertip or bath towels)
1 – wash cloth
1 – wide-tooth comb
1 – nail clipper (no metal files or emery boards)
1 – bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 – toothbrush (in original packaging)
6 – Band-Aids or other adhesive bandage strips

A monetary donation to the Haitian Disaster Relief project will be gratefully accepted, as well.

For more information about the project and the dinner, please call 814-632-8662 or
814-632-9088
Join us!!!

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 05-14-2010

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Tech Savvy For Girls Camp 2010

Title: Tech Savvy For Girls Camp 2010
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Description: The College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University is giving middle school girls the opportunity to learn more about technology through creating an avatar or a video game during a free, weeklong camp this summer.
Sponsored by Deloitte, Tech Savvy Girls Camp will be held June 21-25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in room 206 and 208 IST Building at the Penn State University Park campus. The camp is open to girls entering grades six through eight who live in central Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
Applications are available online at http://ist.psu.edu/summercamp and will be accepted until May 14. For more information, e-mail: TechSavvyForGirls@ist.psu.edu or call 814-863-7548.

Web Address: http://ist.psu.edu/summercamp
Start Date: 2010-06-21
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2010-06-25
End Time: 16:00

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2nd Annual Genealogy Expo

Title: 2nd Annual Genealogy Expo
Description: 2nd ANNUAL GENEALOGY EXPO

The Blair County Genealogical Society, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, Pa. 16648 will hold it’s 2nd Annual Genealogy Expo on April 17, 2010 from the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2 P.M. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.

The following Vendors are tentative schedule to participate in this year’s EXPO are:

The Adam Holliday Chapter of the DAR
Bellwood Historical Society
Blair County Courthouse: Deeds & Wills
Blair County Historical Society
Centre County Genealogical Society
Descendants of Civil War Veterans
First Families of Blair County
Huntingdon County Historical Society
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Sinking Valley Family Project
Tyrone Historical Society

Looking for new areas of research, this day you may be able to find new paths of information in your research. Vendors from the area will have a table display set up and ready to answer any questions that you may have. Find out what records they offer to the researchers as you research to find more about your family. The history of your family comes alive in finding new information will tell you more about the individual’s life. You may find new family members as you search at these local vendors.

Come out and spend the day meeting and talking with the vendors.

Take time and tour our library and see our many areas of research also this day such as deeds, wills, marriage applications and many other resources.

Research will be limited in the library this day.

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2010-04-17
End Time: 14:00

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Out Of The Darkness Community Walk

Title: Out Of The Darkness Community Walk
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Description: WALK PLANNED AT PENN STATE ALTOONA TO
STOP THE SILENCE ABOUT SUICIDE

300 People Expected to Participate in an “Out of the Darkness Community Walk”
April 17, 2010 at Penn State Altoona starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Blair County Suicide Prevention Task Force, will host its first Out of the Darkness Walk at Penn State Altoona (www.outofthedarkness.org) on April 17, 2010 starting at 10:00 a.m. – check in time at 9:00 a.m. This signature fundraising walk is expected to draw more than 300 participants and raise over $10,000 to fund suicide prevention programs both locally and nationally. Since 2004, the first year for these walks, participants and sponsors have raised over $11 million for research and education.

“Suicide and mental illness takes an enormous toll on families, friends and neighbors leaving communities across the country devastated by this national health problem,” said Cindy Estep, Walk Chair and survivor of suicide. Cindy lost her 17 year old son, James to suicide in 1999. “Finding his lifeless body was very traumatic and life altering. Within the next 16 months, three of his friends also choose suicide. While still in shock with my son’s death, I held the hand of my son’s best friend’s mother as she identified her son’s body. I kept thinking, when will this end?” “This spring, 100 Out of the Darkness Campus Walks will unite thousands of people with common goals, preventing suicide and ending the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental illnesses”. There are 100 campus walks throughout the country.

Close to one million people make a suicide attempt each year and every 16 minutes someone dies by suicide in the U.S. In Blair County, on average nineteen people commit suicide every year with ages ranging from sixteen to over seventy-five year old. Most of our communities have been touched by suicide in one way or another. More than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness, most often depression. More than 24 million people suffer from depression or another mood disorder each year. Suicide affects people of all age groups and socio-economic backgrounds. It is the fourth leading cause of death among adults 18-65, the third leading cause of death among teens and young adults and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths.

Many of the people will be walking to raise funds and awareness because they, a friend or family member suffers with a mood disorder or have lost someone to suicide. There is no fundraising requirement for these walks, but participants are encouraged to raise at least $150 for the cause. To register, donate or to find a walk near you visit www.outofthedarkness.org and click on Blair County Walk.

About the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2010-04-17
End Time: 12:00

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