The Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund will host a “Launch Party” on September 17 at the Bedford Elks Club. The launch party takes place before the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in the fall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and food stations will open at 6 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m., the “Flying Ivories” will perform on dueling pianos that will deliver a song on demand, part music, part comedy. The cost to attend is $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Founders Crossing in Bedford, Edward Jones in Everett or from any member of the Pink Ribbon Fund Board of Directors. The Bedford County Pink Fund is a non-profit organization that supports women and men in their fight against breast cancer.
The 24th annual “Cancer Shoot” will be held July 16 at the Everett Sportsmen’s Club. This is a shot of 50 birds (clay pigeon). Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of filming is $20. There will be food and a Chinese auction. All proceeds benefit the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund. For more information, call 814-652-6591 or 814-735-4135.
Imler Area Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a final bingo session on July 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. The kitchen will be open to buy food. The cost to play will be $20 for bingo sheets and $1 for each special game.
Fishertown Ridgettes alumni and banner bearers can twirl or march during the Shawnee Valley Firefighters Parade in Schellsburg on Sept. 1. Participants must register by August 1 in order to receive an alumni shirt to walk. For more information, email [email protected] or visit the Fishertown Ridgettes Facebook page.
Bedford Area Photography Club is running an online photography contest and is accepting submissions of Planner’s Calendar photographs. The club competition has three categories: people, nature and open. Photo entries in these categories are not limited to Bedford County and can be taken from any location. Cash prizes will be awarded in each subject. All photos taken will be posted on the Bedford Area Photo Club Facebook page beginning September 1. The deadline for registration is July 31. Calendar submissions must be Bedford County landscape images. A $100 prize will be awarded for the cover photo. Visit the photography club’s Facebook page for more information.
The Truck and Dealer Show will be hosted by the Antique Truck Club of America from noon to 5 p.m. July 22 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23 at Through Inc., 139 Municipal St., East Freedom. Registration and admission will be free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Roaring Spring Library and Through Inc. Vendors will display their wares. For more information, visit www.keystonetrucks.org.
The Class of 1970 from Chestnut Ridge High School will meet at 1 p.m. on July 19 in Stooges. Reserve by July 15 by calling or texting 814-327-9256.
The Democratic Club will meet July 26 at Egolf Park for a social hour at 6 p.m. and a business meeting at 7 p.m.
Shawnee Valley Fire Company Community Helpers will be hosting a Chicken BBQ on July 30, with pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Shawnee Valley Fire Hall. Each meal will consist of half a chicken, two sides, a bun and a bottle of water. The cost will be $12. Meals will be prepared by The Chick’n Wagon. Orders can be placed by calling 814-733-2813 before July 21. There will be a limited number of additional meals available.
Everett Lions Club will be sponsoring a Night of Racing fundraiser in support of the Weicht/Hartsock Medal of Honor statue at the corner of Main and Hopewell streets. The races will take place on October 15 at the Down River Golf Course starting at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to eat in advance. There will be 10 races and a special auction race, all previously recorded across the country and shown on video screens. Participants can “buy” and name a horse for $25. Horse tickets entitle you to one entry to the event. Jockeys are also available for sale for $25, although seating is limited for the ticket. Horse and jockey ticket holders earn $50. During the event, participants can bet a minimum of $2 per race on their favorite horse or horses in the lineup, with cash prizes for the winners. The Lions are also looking for program companies and individual patrons for $10 to support the statue project, and horse and jockey sponsors are available for $50. Other games of chance will also be available. To purchase tickets or to become a patron or sponsor, call 814-652-5439 and leave a message, or see a member of the Everett Lions. There are only 100 horse tickets available for admission.
The Bedford County Garden Club will host a National Garden Club Horticultural Specialty Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at Bedford Presbyterian Church. The event is free and open to the public to attend or enter. Categories will include flowering annuals, perennials and biennials, decorative perennial foliage, bulb flowers, hostas, herbs, container grown flowering plants, foliage container grown plants, combination plantings, trees or vegetables. For more information, contact a garden club member or call 814-356-3158.
The Bloody Run Historical Society’s historical exhibit at the Everett Free Library in July will be a continuation of the June exhibit, featuring a “Where Were They Located?” quiz. plus an exhibit of photos and articles about Everett’s first graduate, S. Howard Gump, and the Gibboney family, owners of the Cottage Planing Mill. On July 17, at 2 p.m., the society will host its second annual Floyd Cornell Magic Show. Don Foor will make a special appearance. There is no admission to the show; donations are appreciated.
The Alumni Reunion Dinner for pre-1958 Smith, Replogle and Woodbury School graduates and 1958-1962 NBC classes will be held Oct. 8 at the former Replogle Elementary School in New Enterprise. Social time will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The Loysburg Theater group will entertain. Newsletters will be sent out later this summer. The alumni group is also asking for $10 donations to help get the organization off the ground. Checks can be mailed to Susan Barton, Treasurer, 113 Graham Lane, Bedford, PA 15522.
The Bedford County chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will not meet in July. Monthly meetings will resume on August 10 with the annual picnic at Shawnee State Park. For more information, call 814-784-3345.
Activities at the Everett-area senior center include exercise classes, Mondays, 10 a.m.; bingo, Monday, 12:30 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m.; board game, July 14, 10 a.m.; quiz, July 19, 11 a.m.; music, July 20, 10 a.m.; sassy flowerpot crafts, July 21, 10 a.m.; make your own day, July 26; nutrition program, July 27, 10 a.m.; flowerpot finish, July 28, 10 a.m.
The Class of 1957 from Chestnut Ridge High School will gather for their 65th reunion at 5 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Hoss’s in Bedford. Reservations are due by August 1 by calling 814-839-2150.
The Everett High School Class of 1967 will gather for their 55th reunion at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hoss in Bedford. Reservations are due by September 1 by calling or texting 301-991-3399 or 814-977-6097 with the name and number of people attending.
Kayaking programs will take place from 2-4 p.m. on July 24 and August 21, 6-8 p.m. on September 10 and 1-3 p.m. on October 1 at Shawnee State Park. Pre-registration is required. Call 814-733-4218 or email [email protected] to register or for more information.
The Woodbush Community Center can be rented for family reunions and special occasions, but not for festivals. For more information, call 814-784-5765 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Quaker Museum, located at 3140 Valley Road, Fishertown, is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. until Labor Day.
Upcoming Bedford Senior Center activities include: Koffee Klatch, 8 a.m. to close, weekdays; take-out dinners, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays; lunches on site, 11:45 a.m. on weekdays (you must register by 12:15 p.m. the day before); exercise, 9 a.m., Monday and Friday; mah-jongg club, 12:30 p.m., Monday and Thursday; Bible study, 12:45 p.m., Tuesday; creative arts class, 9:30 a.m., Thursday; bingo and 50/50 draw, 10 a.m., Monday and Friday; creative painting, 1 p.m., July 15; bingo, 10 a.m., July 20; nutrition program, 10 a.m., July 21; crafts, 12:30 p.m., July 21; blood pressure screening, 9:30 a.m., July 25; COBRA Book Club, 10:30 a.m., July 26; special music by Joanne Stiffler, 10:30 a.m., July 27; Altoona Shopping Trip, 8:30 am, July 28, register by July 22; birthday recognition, 10 a.m., July 27.
The Museum of Speed at 107 N. Richard St., Bedford, will be open from 3-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Everett Sportsman will host 50 Sports Target Clay Shooting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Sunday. Juniors shoot at half price. Limited shotgun ammo will be available. Trap boys and girls are needed. For more information, call 814-652-5562 or 814-652-2360.
Cancer Crusaders meet at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday at Denny’s Restaurant. For more information, call 814-839-2760. The group raises funds to help local residents diagnosed with cancer.
PTC retirees and spouses will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Bedford. For more information, call 814-652-6946 or 814-623-6992.
The Everett High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday at Kelly’s Restaurant, Everett.
The Southampton Historical Society will meet on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Point Pleasant School through October.
The Bedford County Veterans Association meets at the Landmark Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays and for a 5 p.m. meeting on the last Thursday.
TOPS 0487 The Schellsburg Weight Loss Group meets every Tuesday at the United Church of Christ. Weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. New members are welcome. For more information, visit tops.org.
Overeaters Anonymous meets in person from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Personal Solutions Inc., 145 Clark Building Road, Suite 5, Bedford. For more information, call 814-623-1557.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at noon on Tuesdays at the Bedford Presbyterian Church Annex, 115 E. Penn St. Use the back entrance on the second floor.
Employees of the former Howard Johnson restaurant in Breezewood will meet at 11 a.m. on the second Monday at Mandy Jo’s Country Corral restaurant in Everett.
The deadline to submit information for the Club News page is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, email [email protected]