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Safety In and Around the Pool Beating the heat in a pool is one of the most popular warm-weather activities. Swimming attracts people of all ages because of its various benefits. In addition to being an enjoyable recreational activity, swimming also is a low-impact way to exercise. Having a backyard pool makes swimming and outdoor fun that much easier. Although exact numbers are difficult to come by, various sources indicate there are approximately 4.5 million residential swimming pools across the United States. Pools can be enjoyable places to gather and make for the focal points of yards, but they require careful use so fun is not overshadowed by tragedy. Unfortunately, young children have the highest risk of pool injury or drowning, with more than 200 youngsters drowning in swimming pools each year. The American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation® have partnered to educate home pool users. The following guidelines are important when adults and children are enjoying the pool.

Create barriers

Preventing accidental drowning means removing easy access to pools. Pools should be surrounded by secure fencing with an automatically latching gate. Fences should not be accessible by climbing. Extra precautions like installing a safety cover on inground pools and removing or securing ladders when the pool is not in use can help as well.

establish rules

of rules for the pool. These can include “no running around the pool,” “no diving in a shallow pool” and “no riding toys at poolside.” Pool owners can customize rules as they pertain to safety issues in their yards.

Maintain Constant supervision

People of any age can drown. That is why it’s always safest for swimmers to swim with a buddy or with someone watching. The American Academy of Pediatrics says an adult should be in the water and within arm’s reach when infants and toddlers are swimming. This is known as “touch supervision.” For older children, an adult should be paying constant attention and remain free from distractions, like talking on the phone, socializing, tending to household chores, or drinking alcohol.

use approved flotation deviCes

Individuals who do not know how to swim should rely on a Coast Guard-approved flotation device. Water wings and general pool floats are not adequate, especially in situations that requires someone to be saved.

take swiMMing lessons

Knowing how to swim will not entirely remove the risk of drowning, but it certainly can reduce it. Many swim programs teach water survival skills as well as general swimming techniques. Fun around the pool is par for the course come summer. But fun must be balanced with safety when swimming.

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May Thursday, May 25 - Saturday, June 3: Cresson Lake Playhouse will premiere “Crimes of the Heart.” For more information or to acquire tickets, call 814-472-4333 or visit cressonlake.com. Saturday, May 27: Run for the Books 5K Run/Walk, Prince Galltizin State Park marina, 197 Gibbons Road. Race begins at 8 a.m. near Plessinger Trail. Please be registered by 7:45 a.m. the day of the race. Cost is $25. Benefits the Patton Public Library. Saturday, May 27: The Johnstown Flood National Memorial is offering guided tours of the clubhouse to commemorate the 128th annversary of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Reservations are required. Call 814-886-6170 for more information.

Saturday, May 27: Memorial Day service at Prince Gallitzin State Park’s amphitheater at 10 a.m. A veterans’ prize drawing will be held after the service. Sunday, May 28: Walking tours of Cottage Row to commemorate the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Reservations are required. Call 814886-6170 for more information. Sunday, May 28: Children’s decorated bicycle parade. Children are invited to decorate their bicycles and go on a bike parade through the Prince Gallitzin State Park campground from 11 a.m. to noon. The parade starts near the main host site. Sunday, May 28: The Annual Great Hastings Duck Race will take place at noon. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. Food, refreshments, and basket auction. Sponsored by the Hastings Volunteer Fire Company. Sunday, May 28: Moss Creek Rod and Gun Club Kid’s Fishing Derby,

8 a.m. to noon. Open to kids ages 15 and under. For more information, call Tom 814-743-9051 or the club 814-948-8590. Sunday, May 28: Glendale Sportsman’s Club Kids’ Fishing Derby from 2-4 p.m. at the club. Free to enter. Registration from noon to 1 p.m. For more information or questions, call Jack Keith at 814-672-5903. Sunday, May 28: The “Kick Off to Summer Splash Party” starts at 1 p.m. at the Hastings Pool. There will be a disc jockey during the event. Admission is $1, or free if you have a seasonal pool pass. Monday, May 29: Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, Adams Avenue, Vinco. Monday, May 29: Memorial Day ceremony, 9 a.m., Blacklick Township. Wednesday, May 31: The continued on page 3

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Mainline newspapers - thursday, May 25, 2017 continued from page 2 ed prior to the class. For more inforJohnstown Flood National mation, call Mike Finui at 814-948Memorial will hold children’s 6295 or Larry Olsavsky at 814-247activites in the picnic area from 6-8 8968. Saturday, June 3: Starting at 8 p.m. and from 7-10 p.m. Luminarias will be placed along the South Fork p.m., guest speaker Jim Snyder, of Dam for each of the Johnstown Blair County Genealogical Society, Flood victims. The visitor center is will talk about The U.S. Hotel at the Portage Railroad open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call Allegheny 814-886-6170 for more informa- National Historic Site as part of the “Evening on the Summit.” For more tion. information, call 814-886-6150. Saturday, June 3: The summer dance with the PT Cruisers band will take place at the Hastings Thursday, June 1: Car and truck Moose. A $5 donation is requested cruise-in held by Portage Area that benefits the Hastings Pool. All Cruisers from 6-8 p.m. at 3592 are welcome. Sunday, June 4: Mountain Top Portage Street in Portage. Friday, June 2: Holy Name Family Fun Day, noon to 5 p.m., Church Festival, Ebensburg. Fish Cresson Township Veteran’s Park. Sunday, June 4: Salix bicentennial dinner, 4-7 p.m. Adult dinners are $10; dinners for children under 12 celebration, Salix Log Cabin are $5. Musical entertainment, bas- Community Center, 1050 Forest ket raffle, giant flea market, deli- Hills Drive. Fun and food for all cious food and baked goods, family ages from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 4: Holy Name fun and games, and spectacular Church Festival, Ebensburg. amusements. Friday, June 2: Northern Cambria Musical entertainment, delicious Rotary Club’s annual golf classic, food and baked goods, giant flea 11 a.m. at the Cambrian Hills Golf market, basket raffle, family fun and Course. Golf ticket is $60, and games, and spectacular amuseincludes green fees, cart, and food ments. Pittsburgh pro sports specand refreshments (served all day). tacular drawing at 10 p.m. Tickets Tournament is a four-person scram- are $5. Turkey dinner from 11:30 ble. You may enter a team to play a.m. to 6 p.m. Adult dinners are $9; together with friends, or you may dinners for children under 12 are $5. Sunday, June 4: Vale Wood Farms wish to be assigned to a team. In any event, the format and prizes will be Summertime Jubilee, 11 a.m. to 6 distributed fairly. Prizes include low p.m., 517 Vale Wood Rd., Loretto. Sunday, June 4: A festival of basteam score, longest drive, longest putt, and closest to hole. Chance to kets will be held at St. Mary’s win a new Jeep Renegade 4-by-4 Immaculate Conception Ukrainian donated by Freedom Chrysler Jeep Catholic Church, 3711 Campbell Dodge for a hole in one on a desig- Ave. Northern Cambria from 10 nated hole. PGA cardholders not eli- a.m. to 3 p.m., with the drawing at gible for car contest. All proceeds 2:30 p.m. 26 tickets for $5. benefit local Rotary high school Complimentary refreshments, bingo scholarships. For information, call ripoffs, and 50/50 chances available. Sunday, June 4: St. Bernard Chuck at 814-948-6363. Saturday, June 3: Holy Name Church BBQ Chicken Dinner, Church Festival, Ebensburg. served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eat in Musical entertainment, delicious or take out. Call 814-247-6558. Sunday, June 4: Forest Hills food and baked goods, giant flea market, basket raffle, family fun and Community Band will hold a congames, and spectacular amuse- cert from 6-8 p.m. at the South Fork United Methodist Church, 500 ments. Saturday, June 3: The Allegheny Maple St. in South Fork. Friday, June 9: Summerhill Portage Railroad National Historic Site is presenting “A Day in the Borough’s 125th anniversity celeLife: Working on the Railroad” for bration. Music, food, and activites two sessions. The first session starts for children and adults all weekend. Saturday, June 10: Hastings at 10 a.m. and ends at noon, and the second begins at 2 p.m. and runs Townwide Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 until 4 p.m. The event is free. For p.m. Vendor/flea market tables and more information, call 814-886- food will be setup on 5th and Coleman streets, which are located 6150. Saturday, June 3: The 25th annual by the borough building and fire Great Patton Yard Sale, 8-4 p.m., hall. Stop in the Hastings Borough will take place all over town and at Office to reserve a space or call the Patton Park. To be placed on the Melanie at 814-935-0578 or email yard sale map, call the borough hastingsborough@hotmail.com. Saturday, June 10: Summerhill office at 814-674-3641. All proShuffle 5k race 9.a.m. ceeds benefit Patton Park. Saturday, June 10: Summerhill Saturday, June 3: Hunter safety course, Moss Creek Rod and Gun Borough’s 125th anniversity celeClub, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Must be 11 bration. Music, food, and activites years old. 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Summer Fun Guide 3 dinner at Harmony Grange 1201 starting at 4 p.m. Cost is $9. Eat in and take-out available. For more information, call 814-659-0450. Saturday, June 10: Full Kilt and Twist Yer Kilt will put on a show at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 8 p.m. as part of the “Evening on the Summit.” For more information, call 814-886-6150. Saturday, June 10: Prince of Peace Church Festival on church grounds, 811 Chestnut Ave., Northern Cambria. Call 814-948-6842 for more details. Saturday, June 10: Flea market and basket raffle from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club, 487 Dogwood Rd., Cherry Tree (on Route 240). Saturday, June 10: The Great Portage Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps at sponsor locations and the Station Museum on Lee Street in Portage. Sunday, June 11: The Cresson Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival and basket auction will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11: Flea market and basket raffle from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club, 487 Dogwood Rd., Cherry Tree (on Route 240). Sunday, June 11: Summerhill Borough’s 125th anniversity celebration. Music, food, and activites for children and adults all weekend. A car show opens up the events at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 11: Prince of Peace Church Festival on church grounds, 811 Chestnut Ave., Northern Cambria. Turkey dinner served from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Call 814-948-6842 for more details. Sunday, June 11: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Lilly is hosting its “Money-rama” event. Admission includes a chance to win $2,000 in prizes, a meal, and refreshments. The event is held at the church grounds pavillion. Sunday, June 11: Adult fishing derby from 2-4 p.m. at the Glendale Sportsman’s Club. Participants are asked to give a $10 donation to enter the derby. For more information or questions, call Jack Keith at 814672-5903. Thursday, June 15: Dead Irish Blues will put on a show at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 8 p.m. as part of the “Evening on the Summit.” For more information, call 814-886-6150. Thursday, June 15: South Fork Heritage Days begins with a dinner and a program at the First United Methodist Church, with live music in the park gazebo. Museum memorabilia in the library’s community room. Friday, June 16: South Fork Heritage Days. Live music throughout the day, food vendors, and beverage tent. Museum memorabilia in continued on page 4

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the library’s community room. Saturday, June 17: South Fork Heritage Days. Saturday, June 17: The Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is hosting a “Living History Day,” which includes historic demonstrations and children’s games. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For information, call 814-886-6150. Sunday, June 18: Hope Fire Company’s annual bass tournament at Glendale Lake (Prince Gallitzin State Park). Launch is at Beaver Valley Launch Area. Boat check-in starts at 4 a.m., tournament begins at first safe light in 20-minute intervals. First place winners receive $1,000 guaranteed, with top 20 places payed out. Entry fee is $51 per team. Weigh-in will be eight hours from your starting time. For more information, contact Mike at 814-659-9563. Tuesday, June 20 - Saturday, July 1: Cresson Lake Playhouse will premiere “Ring of Fire.” For information or tickets, call 814-472-4333 or visit cressonlake.com. Thursday, June 22: Park ranger Doug Bosley will talk about accidents on the Portage Railroad at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 8 p.m. as part of the “Evening on the Summit.” For more information, call 814-886-6150. Thursday, June 22: 13th Annual Wheels and Wings from 5-10 p.m. in downtown Ebensburg. There is a car, truck, and motorcycle show, a wing-off, and live music. Friday, June 23: Patton Fire Company Firemen’s Weekend. Entertainment, food, basket auction, and more. Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25: Cookport Antique Machinery Show at Cookport Fairgrounds. Featured tractor is Oliver tractor. Saturday, June 24: Paul Galko Memorial Bulldog Crawl 5K, 9 a.m., Nanty Glo Fire Department, Nanty Glo. Saturday, June 24: Patton Fire Company Firemen’s Weekend. Entertainment, food, basket auction, and more. Sunday, June 25: Hunter safety course, Northern Cambria Civil Defense, from noon to 7 p.m. Must be 11 years old. Pre-registration for all classes must be completed online at www.pgc.state.pa.us. A four-hour online course must also be completed prior to the class. For more information, call Mike Finui at 814-948-6295 or Larry Olsavsky at 814-247-8968. Sunday, June 25: Patton Fire Company Firemen’s Weekend. Entertainment, food, basket auction, and more. Tuesday, June 27: The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company carnival will take place behind the firehall. For more information, call 814886-2259. Tuesday, June 27: The Carrolltown Public Library summer

reading program begins on June 27 and runs every week for six weeks at the library. Children in kindergarten through fourth grade will explore the this year’s theme of “Build a Better Reader.” For more information, call the library at 814344-6300. Wednesday, June 28: The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company carnival will take place behind the firehall. For more information, call 814886-2259. Thursday, June 29: Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Revloc is hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Thursday, June 29: Guest speaker Joe DeFrancesco of the Blair County Historical Society will talk about the wreck of the Red Arrow at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 8 p.m. as part of the “Evening on the Summit.” For more information, call 814-886-6150. Thursday, June 29: The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company carnival will take place behind the firehall. Friday, June 30: The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company carnival will take place behind the firehall.

july Saturday, July 1: The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company carnival will take place behind the firehall. Saturday, July 1: Big Truck Pull starting at 7 p.m., weather permitting, at Cookport Fairgrounds. Vendors available. Saturday, July 1: Northern Cambria Townwide Yard Sale. Individuals interested in participating can contact the Northern Cambria Borough Office at 814948-8230 to be placed on the map. Deadline to be included on the map is June 22. Sunday, July 2: Hope Fire Company’s 33rd annual Car, Truck, Bike Show/Cruise. Registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards at 4 p.m. in Northern Cambria. The event features judged vehicle classes, a full turkey dinner sponsored by Hope Fire Company, live fire rescue demonstrations, a basket auction, cash prizes, emergency services and fire company displays, food vendors, and more. This is the largest car show in the tri-county area. For information, call Matt Barczak at 814-948-4952 or visit www.hopefireco.org. Sunday, July 2: Northern Cambria’s 14th annual craft show held in conjunction with the Hope Fire Company’s car show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a space, call Mary Ellen at 814-948-8066. First-come, first-served basis. Sunday, July 2: St. Monica’s Church Festival on the church grounds, Chest Springs. Turkey dinner served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 814-674-3712 for more information. Monday, July 3: Big Kahuna Golf

Tournament. Tee-off starts at 1 p.m. at the Cambria Hills Country Club. Package available for teams. Refreshments and roast pork dinner will be served for players. Prizes awarded on every hole. Monday, July 3: The Cresson Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its carnival. There will be live entertainment every night starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 814-886-4485. Tuesday, July 4: Immaculate Conception Church festival, New Germany Grove. Ethnic food, live music, and games. Tuesday, July 4: The Cresson Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its carnival. There will be live entertainment every night starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 814-886-4485. Wednesday, July 5: The Cresson Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its carnival. There will be live entertainment every night starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6: Car and truck cruise-in held by Portage Area Cruisers from 6-8 p.m. at 3592 Portage Street in Portage. Thursday, July 6: The Cresson Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its carnival. There will be live entertainment every night starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 7: Movie in Veterans Park, Ebensburg. Friday, July 7: The Cresson Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its carnival. There will be live entertainment every night starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8: Tom Chernisky 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, Young Peoples Community Center, Ebensburg, at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 8: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies. Saturday, July 8: Second Northern Cambria County Regional Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the downtown area of Northern Cambria. Vendors and crafters will be located on Route 219 North from Dogwood Street to St. Stan’s Avenue, with additional activities occurring on other streets. Vendors, crafters, and organization booths open at 10 a.m. Fireworks will be held to end the evening. Saturday, July 8: The “Summer Pool Party” at the Hastings Pool will take place from 6-10 p.m. This is an event for all ages with a $5 cover. Music by the band Cruzin, and there will also be a beer tent for those ages 21 and older. Saturday, July 8: The Cresson Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its carnival. There will be live entertainment every night starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 814-886-4485. Sunday, July 9: Party in the Park held at Susquehanna Park in Allport from 3-6 p.m. Music by Sunset continued on page 8


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Strip. Hot food and drinks available. Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. Bring chair, canopy tent, or cooler. Playground and bouncy house for children. Proceeds benefit functions at Allport Park and Emeigh Ballfields. Visit Facebook or www.susqtwp.com., or call 814-948-5735. Sunday, July 9: St. Peter and Paul Church Festival, 143 Church St., Portage. Ethnic food, live music, and games. Tuesday, July 11: Revloc Presbyterian Church is hosting a mini Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 814-472-6920. Wednesday, July 12: Revloc Presbyterian Church is hosting a mini Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 14: Revloc centennial, Revloc. Festival opens at 6 p.m. Centennial court will be announced at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. Mug night sponsored by the fire company begins around 8 p.m. Live music, food, basket raffle, church activities. Friday, July 14: Jackson Township Heritage Festival, 5-10:30 p.m., car cruise, Living Treasurers Animal Park petting zoo, and The House Band. Food and crafts at Veterans Park, Adams Avenue, Vinco. Saturday, July 15: Jackson Heritage 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m. at Veterans Park, Adams Aveue, Vinco. Saturday, July 15: Jackson Township Heritage Festival, noon-11 p.m. Gary Gongloff and Aaron Rusin Memorial Poker Run at noon, David Lawrence Magic Show from 5-7 p.m., and fireworks at 9:40 p.m. Food and crafts at Veterans Park, Adams Avenue, Vinco. Saturday, July 15: Free youth basketball camp, 9 a.m., Mitchell Park, Vinco. Saturday, July 15: Revloc centennial, Revloc. Festival opens with yard sale at 8 a.m. Mug night sponsored by the centennial committee begins around 8 p.m. Live music, food, basket raffle, church activities. Saturday, July 15: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies. Saturday, July 15: Ride until midnight from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Rock Run Recreation Area. This is the only night you can ride after dark at Rock Run each year outside of guided rides. Saturday, July 15: BBQ chicken dinner at Harmony Grange 1201 starting at 4 p.m. Cost is $9. Eat in or take out. For more information, call 814-659-0450. Sunday, July 16: St. Joan of Arc Parish Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the church grounds, Frugality. For details, call 814-9435437. Sunday, July 16: Revloc centennial, Revloc. Festival opens at 8 a.m. with live music, food, basket raffle, church activities. Car show registration begins at 9 a.m., judging is at 1 p.m., and trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 16: Jackson Township Heritage Festival. Community church service at 10:30 a.m. Food and crafts at Veterans Park, Adams Avenue, Vinco. Monday, July 17: A community appreciation picnic will be held at the Cresson Alliance Church in Cresson from 1-6 p.m. 814 Party will be in attendance for entertainment. For more information, call 814-886-2257. Saturday, July 22: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies.

Mainline newspapers - thursday, May 25, 2017 Sunday, July 23: Kids Fish Day starting at 9 a.m. at Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club, 487 Dogwood Rd., Cherry Tree (on Route 240). Tuesday, July 25 - Saturday, Aug. 5: Cresson Lake Playhouse is premiering Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” For more information or to acquire tickets, call 814-472-4333 or visit cressonlake.com. Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, Aug. 5: Portage Volunteer Fire Company is hosting the annual Cambria County Firemen’s Convention. Josh Gallagher performs Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Friday, July 28: Downtown Shutdown, Ebensburg. A street concert will take place from 7-11 p.m. in the center of town to kick off the Homecoming celebration the following day. Friday, July 28: Annual St. Benedict Church Festival, Main Street, Carrolltown. Call 814344-6548 for details. Saturday, July 29: Ebensburg Homecoming. All day throughout Ebensburg and Lake Rowena. Community yard sale, book sale, 5K, live music, fireworks, and so much more. Saturday, July 29: Annual St. Benedict Church Festival, Main Street, Carrolltown. Call 814-344-6548 for details. Saturday, July 29: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies. Saturday, July 30: Annual St. Benedict Church Festival, Main Street, Carrolltown. Call 814-344-6548 for details. Saturday, July 30: Berwind-Wayside Park Flood City Corvette club will hold a car show beginning at 1 p.m.

auGust Thursday, Aug 3: Car and truck cruise-in held by Portage Area Cruisers from 6-8 p.m. at 3592 Portage Street in Portage. Friday, Aug. 4: Concert in the park, corner of West High and Julian streets in Ebensburg. 69 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4: Music Fest, Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club, 487 Dogwood Rd., Cherry Tree (on Route 240). Kitchen open. Saturday, Aug. 5: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies. Saturday, Aug. 5: The Rock Run Crawl from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Rock Run Recreation in Patton. The event starts at 11 a.m. on the rock courses. Team entry fee is $50; spectator entry fee is $5. The office is open to competitors at 7:30 a.m. for registration and to sign the waiver and get wristbands. A drivers’ meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Vehicle tech inspection is 810 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5: Music Fest, Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club, 487 Dogwood Rd., Cherry Tree (on Route 240). Kitchen open. Sunday, Aug. 6: St. Augustine Church Festival on the church grounds, 803 St. Augustine Road, Dysart. For more information, call 814-674-8550. Sunday, Aug. 6: Third Fraternal Order of Police Day at Carrolltown American Legion Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Hemlock Lodge No. 101. Monday, Aug. 7 - Friday, Aug. 11: Vacation Bible School at Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Revloc, 6-8 p.m. Open

to all school-age children. This year’s theme is “the family of Jesus.” Call 814-472-9396 to register. Thursday, Aug. 10: Rock Run ATV Summer Blast beginning at 8 a.m. Children 12 and under are always free. Camping passes are now available for purchase. Camping will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. All camping sites are first come, first serve. Friday, Aug. 11: Concert in the park, corner of West High and Julian streets in Ebensburg. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11: Rock Run ATV Summer Blast beginning at 8 a.m. Children 12 and under are always free. Camping passes are now available for purchase. Camping will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. All camping sites are first come, first serve. Friday, Aug. 11: Portage SummerFest. Family fun events, entertainment, and activities including live music, food, a large handmade craft area with more than 75 vendor booths, parade, 5K race, bingo, kids’ activities, golf tournament, community booths, commercial vendors, an antique and classic car and motorcycle show, magician, juggler, and inflatable rides. Friday, Aug. 11: Annual Carrolltown Fire Company Jubilee will take place at the fireman’s social hall and grounds. Rides, games, and refreshments. Music nightly. Kuzie Night is from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies. Saturday, Aug. 12: Portage SummerFest. Family fun events, entertainment, and activities including live music, food, a large handmade craft area with more than 75 vendor booths, parade, 5K race, bingo, kids’ activities, golf tournament, community booths, commercial vendors, an antique and classic car and motorcycle show, magician, juggler, and inflatable rides. Saturday, Aug. 12: Annual Carrolltown Fire Company Jubilee will take place at the fireman’s social hall and grounds. Rides, games, and refreshments. Music nightly. Tractor parade at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12: Rock Run ATV Summer Blast beginning at 8 a.m. Children 12 and under are always free. Camping passes are now available for purchase. Camping will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. All camping sites are first come, first serve. Saturday, Aug. 12: The Michael O’Brian Band will put on a show at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 8 p.m. as part of the “Evening on the Summit.” For more information, call 814-886-6150. Sunday, Aug. 13: Rock Run ATV Summer Blast beginning at 8 a.m. Children 12 and under are always free. Event concludes at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13: Portage SummerFest. Family fun events, entertainment, and activities including live music, food, a large handmade craft area with more than 75 vendor booths, parade, 5K race, bingo, kids’ activities, golf tournament, community booths, commercial vendors, an antique and classic car and motorcycle show, magician, and inflatable rides. Sunday, Aug. 13: Annual Carrolltown Fire Company Jubilee will take place at the fireman’s social hall and grounds. Rides, games, and refreshments. Music nightly. A turkey dinner will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the parade at 3 p.m. Grand prize drawing at 11 p.m. for an all-wheel drive

Chevy Trax. Friday, Aug. 18: Third annual Loretto Picnic, McGuire Park at 4 p.m. Celebrating all things Loretto. Food, live music, and games. Friday, Aug. 18: Concert in the park, corner of West High and Julian streets in Ebensburg. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18: St. Bernard Church Homecomming and Picnic on the church grounds. Beaver St., Hastings. Great food, refreshments, games, nightly entertainment, and more. Call 814-247-6558 for details. Saturday, Aug. 19: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies. Saturday, Aug. 19: Community yard sale, gobfest, and craft fair, Nanty Glo Fire Department and town. Saturday, Aug. 19: Tim Dabbs will put on a show at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 8 p.m. as part of the “Evening on the Summit.” For more information, call 814-886-6150. Saturday, Aug. 19: St. Bernard Church Homecomming and Picnic on the church grounds. Beaver St., Hastings. Great food, refreshments, games, nightly entertainment, and more. Call 814-247-6558 for details. Sunday, Aug. 20: Annual Polish Picnic on Our Lady of Mount Carmel grounds from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with picnic food (halupki, haluski, hot sausage sandwiches, kielbasa sandwiches, homemade hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, funnel cakes), drinks, games of chance, basket raffle, three bands, etc. For more information, call 814-886-4485. Sunday, Aug. 20: Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Revloc is hosting a Marian Pilgrimage beginning at 11 a.m. There will be confessions and various services throughout the day. The Most Rev. Bohdam Danylo will preside at the divine liturgy. Sunday, Aug. 20: St. Bernard Church Homecomming and Picnic on the church grounds. Beaver St., Hastings. Great food, refreshments, games, nightly entertainment, and more. Call 814-247-6558 for details. Monday, Aug. 21 - Saturday, Sept. 9: Cresson Lake Playhouse will premiere “Cheat Sheets.” For more information or to acquire tickets, call 814-472-4333 or visit cressonlake.com. Friday, Aug. 25: Concert in the park, corner of West High and Julian streets in Ebensburg. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn Eben Park in downtown Ebensburg. Local growers sell produce and other goodies. Sunday, Aug. 27: St John’s Church of Summerhill festival, New Germany Grove. Ethnic food, live music, and games.

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Prince Gallitzin State Park Events Rachel Carson Hike We celebrate the birthday of Rachel Carson on Saturday, May 27. Join us for this special Hiking Week hike to learn who she was and why she is important to parks and the natural environment. We will be hiking the 2.2 mile Campground Trail. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. Sunset Photography Join us on Saturday, May 27, for some sunset photography. Some park cameras are available for the program or bring your own. Meet at 7:30 p.m. behind the park office. Fish for Free Day Sunday, May 28 is Fish for Free Day! This special day is sponsored by the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, and it allows you and your family to fish without a license. Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All you need to bring is bait and a valid ID to borrow equipment. The park naturalist will be stationed with the loaner equipment near the restroom at Pickerel Pond from 1-4 p.m. Nature Learning Stop by the nature table at Muskrat Beach 2 any time from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, for some hands-on learning. Check out animal pelts and skulls, and learn how teeth and fur help animals survive.

children must bring an adult. Meet on Friday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please register for this program by contacting Beth Garner at 814-674-1000, extension 105 or princeprogramssp@pa. gov by June 9. Birds and Blossoms Walk Join the park naturalist on a stroll to see what’s blooming, flying, or singing this morning, June 17! Some binoculars will be available to borrow, or feel free to bring your own. Meet at 9:30 a.m. the Muskrat Beach 1 parking lot. Storybook Walk Join in this gentle walk with the park naturalist on Sunday, June 18, as we read a story, one page at a time. At the end of the book, children are invited to make a cute nature craft. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the amphitheater. Dad’s Day Hike Bring your dad to the park this afternoon, June 18, for a walk in the woods! Our route will take us along Turkey Ridge Trail, one of the park naturalist’s favorites. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles long. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the large wooden trailhead sign at Muskrat Beach 3.

Family DiscoverE: Bug Hunt! Come learn about incredible insects in this program for the whole family! Meet on Sunday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the amphitheater. Nature at the Pond Stop by the nature table at Pickerel Pond any time from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, for some hands-on learning. Discover what aliens may be living in your backyard and why they might be bad for your natural neighbors! Morning Nature Stroll Come join the park naturalist on a stroll around the Muskrat Beach area on Thursday, June 8. This walk is designed for anyone who would like to enjoy the park at a gentle pace. Meet near the Muskrat Beach 3 pavilion at 10 a.m. Outdoors 4 Everyone Day Come enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities as we celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 10! Try your hand at geocaching, disc golf, or archery, fishing rod casting skills, kayaking, and more. All activities will take place at the Muskrat Beach 2 area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family DiscoverE: Go Fly a Kite! Bring your kids and their kites to Headache Hill at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, to learn about the wind. Then make a simple wind-catching craft. Family Fishing Event Families are invited to learn about fishing in this fun, hands-on program. Learn what it means to be a SMART angler and practice some basic fishing skills, then fish — no license required! Equipment and bait will be provided. What’s the “catch”? Adults must bring a child and

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Family DiscoverE: Searchin’ for Sally! Go on the hunt for Sally — sallymanders, that is! Find out about how salamanders live and why they are tied to cool, damp places. Then go on a quick search to find a few sallies. Meet on Sunday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the amphitheater. Nature at the Beach Stop by the nature table at Muskrat Beach 2 any time from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, for some hands-on learning. Discover why our forests are so important and find out what kinds of things that we use every day come from trees. Children can make a forest bracelet. Family DiscoverE: Mud Bugs! On Thursday, June 29, celebrate International Mud Day as we examine the tiny critters that live in the underwater crud along the shores of Glendale Lake. Meet at 10 a.m. at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond.

Mainline newspapers - thursday, May 25, 2017 park naturalist will be stationed with the loaner equipment near the restroom at Pickerel Pond from noon to 3 p.m. Bat Count Learn about our gentle nighttime bug zappers on Friday, July 7, in this program suitable for all ages. Then join the park naturalist to get a count of some resident park bats! Meet at 8 p.m. at the old barn on Long Road (the road to Headache Hill and Killbuck Boat Launch). Follow signs for parking. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Please bring a flashlight. Survival Series: Front Yard Foraging Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater on Saturday, July 8, at 3 p.m. for a short walk to identify some common edible and medicinal plants. Find out what you can use and what to avoid.

amphitheater. Fireflies for Kids Children ages 4-12 and their families are invited to learn about fireflies with the park naturalist on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Meet at the amphitheater. Firefly Watch Come to the amphitheater on Saturday, July 15, at 8:30 p.m. for a fabulous display of insect illumination! Learn about these interesting little insects, then sit back and enjoy the light show. Picnic Walk Meet the park naturalist near the boat launch at the Prince Gallitzin Marina area on Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a.m. to go on a picnic walk! Enjoy the sights and sounds of Lakeshore Trail as we make our way to Muskrat Beach. Once there, we will find a shady spot for a picnic lunch. Please bring a lunch and drink.

Mud Painting Continue the International Mud Day fun on Thursday, June 29, by creating some artwork made with earth paints. This activity is suitable for all ages. Meet at 1 p.m. at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. *Allergy note: these paints are made with a base of powdered milk.

Morning Nature Stroll Come join the park naturalist on a stroll around the Muskrat Beach area on Thursday, July 20. This walk is designed for anyone who would like to enjoy the park at a gentle pace. Meet at 10 a.m. near the Muskrat Beach 3 pavilion.

Frog Craft for Kids Bring your children to make a cute frog craft on Friday, June 30, before the evening’s Fabulous Frogs program. The craft is designed for ages 4-12, but all ages are welcome. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond.

Family DiscoverE: Forest Explorers Families with children ages 4-12 are invited to join the park naturalist on Thursday, July 20, as we explore the forest! Our explorations will take us along Deer Trail, which is just under one mile. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Point Trailhead parking lot.

Fabulous Frogs of Pennsylvania Learn about the handsome hoppers of Pennsylvania on Friday, June 20! Please bring a flashlight. Meet at 8 p.m. at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. Bats for Kids Children ages 4-12 and their families are invited to learn about bats with the park naturalist on Saturday, July 1. Meet at 6 p.m. at the amphitheater. Bat Count Learn about our gentle nighttime bug zappers on Saturday, July 1, in this program suitable for all ages. Then, join the park naturalist to get a count of some resident park bats! Meet at 8 p.m. at the old barn on Long Road (the road to Headache Hill and Killbuck Boat Launch). Follow signs for parking. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Please bring a flashlight. Storybook Walk Join in this gentle walk with the park naturalist as we read a story, one page at a time. At the end of the book, children are invited to make a cute nature craft. Meet on Sunday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the amphitheater. Pioneer Scavenger Hunt Did you ever wonder how our ancestors solved everyday problems? Bring your friends and family to participate in this scavenger hunt on Sunday, July 2. Teams will be given everyday pioneer tasks, and it will be up to you to figure out what our forefathers and mothers would have done to accomplish the job! Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. Family DiscoverE: Nature Backpacks Explore nature with your children on Monday, July 3! The park naturalist will be at Pickerel Pond from 9 a.m. to noon with nature adventure backpacks that you may borrow. They will be loaned out on a first come first serve basis, one backpack per family. Participants must provide a valid ID to borrow a backpack. Survival Series: Reading the Skies Learn about how examining the clouds can tell us what weather to expect, and how that knowledge can help us be better prepared on our outdoor adventures. This program is best suited for ages 8 and up. Meet the park naturalist at Pickerel Pond, near the restroom building, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Fishing Tackle Loaners Tuesday, July 4, is Fish for Free Day! This special day is sponsored by the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, and it allows you and your family to fish without a license. Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All you need to bring is bait and a valid ID to borrow equipment. The

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Moon Madness for Kids Children ages 4-12 and their families are invited to come learn about the moon on Saturday, July 8! Enjoy a story, participate in some activities, and sample a moon snack. Meet at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater. Full Moon Hike Meet at 8:30 p.m. near the Beaver Valley Marina restroom to go on a full moon walk on Saturday, July 8. The park naturalist will guide participants along Bollinger Trail to Pickerel Pond, where we can enjoy a lovely view of the full Buck Moon. Fish Frenzy Learn about the things that make fish special, create a fish print, and pick up information to help you identify the fish you might catch at Glendale Lake! Meet on Sunday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the amphitheater.

Youth Outdoor Challenge Youth ages 14 and up are invited to join the park naturalist on Friday, July 21, for an evening of outdoor challenges! Meet at 7 p.m. at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. Military Family Fishing Event Veterans and active military families are invited to learn about fishing in this fun, handson program on Saturday, July 22. Learn what it means to be a SMART angler and practice some basic fishing skills, then fish – no license required! Equipment and bait will be provided. What’s the “catch”? Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. Meet the park naturalist at 9:30 a.m. at Pickerel Pond. This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please register for this program by contacting Beth Garner at 814-674-1000, extension 105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov by July 19.

Family DiscoverE: Wonders of Water Families with children ages 4-12 are invited to join the park naturalist at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond on Thursday, July 13, at 1:30 p.m. as we learn about water. Find out about some of the unique properties of water, and discover how water moves around our planet. Weather Lore Humans have used animals, plants, clouds, and other signs to predict weather for centuries. Come learn about some of these interesting forecasting methods, and find out if they can really be used to tell what the weather will bring. Meet on Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. Survival Series: Packing Your Bags Come learn what to pack for your day trip so you’ll be ready for just about anything! We’ll also check out some neat ways of starting an emergency fire. This program will be held on Saturday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at the small pavilion between the campground office and the

Finding Fibonacci Scavenger Hunt What do an apple, an artichoke, and a sunflower all have in common? Fibonacci! Join us on Thursday, July 27, at 1 p.m. as we learn about Fibonacci numbers in nature. Once you know what you’re looking for, go on a Fibonacci hunt. Meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. This program is suitable for most ages, but especially ages 8 and up. Tracks on the Beach On Friday, July 28, come learn about what tracks can tell! Discover how to identify some common animal tracks, learn how to read track tales, and make a plaster print casting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the campground beach. Backyard Bass Fishing Learn the basics of fishing by casting at targets and catching backyard bass. Great fun for the kids! Check it out on Friday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the campground beach. Alien Invaders Tour Come along on this tour of alien invaders of Prince Gallitzin State Park on Friday, July 28. This program is a driving tour with several stops at key locations along the way. Participants must provide their own transportation. The tour features areas around Headache Hill and nearby, and begins at the Killbuck Boat Launch parking lot at 1 p.m. Meet Mrs. McGuire Ever wonder what life was like for the first pioneers in Cambria County? Ask Mrs. McGuire! Enjoy hearing her tale, from her arrival at the McGuire Settlement in the 1790s, to the appearance of a young priest, Father Smith, and the influence he had on the settling of this area. Please join Mrs. McGuire at the amphitheater on Saturday, July 29, at 6 p.m. Storybook Walk Join in this gentle walk with the park naturalist as we read a story, one page at a time. At the end of the book, children are invited to make a cute nature craft. Meet on Sunday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the amphitheater. Military Families’ Hike Veterans and active military families are invited to join the park naturalist on this approximately 2-mile walk in the woods on Westrick, Reed, and Herman Fields trails on Sunday, July 30. The walk is moderately challenging with some inclines and non-level surfaces. Meet at 2 p.m. near the restroom building at Pickerel Pond. For questions about this program, please contact Beth Garner at 814674-1000, extension 105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov.

Nature at the Pond Stop by the nature table at Pickerel Pond any time from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, for some hands-on learning. Find out how to identify some common wild animal tracks, and make some tracks of your own! Family DiscoverE: Nature Backpacks The park naturalist will be at the amphitheater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 13, with nature adventure backpacks that you may borrow. They will be loaned out on a first come first serve basis, one backpack per family. Participants must provide a valid ID to borrow a backpack.

Family DiscoverE: Wild About Weather Families with children ages 4-12 are invited to join the park naturalist as we explore weather on Thursday, July 27! Learn about how weather is different from climate, how people predict the weather, and the kinds of scientific instruments they use. Then make a weather instrument of your own. Meet at 10 a.m. at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond.

“Immergrun”, the summer home of Charles M. Schwab, can be seen from the Sunken Gardens at Mount Assisi in Loretto. Photo by Amber Stich. Survival Series: Outdoor Safety Hike Come along on this easy 1-mile walk on Forest and Deer trails where we’ll examine some common outdoor hazards, including ticks, weather, and dangerous plants and animals. Meet on Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m. at the Point Trailhead parking lot. Sunday Stroll Come join the park naturalist on a stroll near the campground on Sunday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the amphitheater. This walk covers approximately 1 mile of fairly easy terrain, and ends at the camp store. Nature at the Beach Stop by the nature table at Muskrat Beach 2 any time from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, for some hands-on learning. Discover what aliens may be living in your backyard and why they might be bad for your natural neighbors!

Insects After Dark Discover the hidden world of nighttime insects on this fun, family-friendly walk on Friday, Aug. 4. Meet at 8 p.m. at the amphitheater. Disc Golf 101 Learn how to play disc golf in a beginner’s activity at Muskrat Beach 2 on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate in this fun program. Survival Series: How to Use a Compass Learn how to use a compass in this program for beginners on Saturday, Aug. 5. This activity is best suited for ages 10 and up. Meet the park naturalist at 2 p.m. at Muskrat Beach 3. Storybook Walk Join in this gentle walk with the park naturalist as we read a story, one page at a time. At the end of the book, children are invited to make a cute nature craft. Meet on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the amphitheater. Nature at the Beach Stop by the nature table at Muskrat Beach 2 any time from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, for some hands-on learning. Find out what to stick in your day pack so you’ll be prepared for just continued on page 11


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Family DiscoverE: Field Explorers Families with children ages 4-12 are invited to join the park naturalist as we explore a field on Thursday, Aug. 10. Meet at 10 a.m. at the small parking lot at the base of Headache Hill.

Snake Stations Learn about what it takes to be a snake in this fun, self-guided activity. All ages are welcome! Meet on Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater.

Family DiscoverE: Nature Scavenger Hunt Families with children ages 4-12 are invited to go on a nature scavenger hunt on Sunday, Aug. 13. Meet the park naturalist at the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m. and examine some of the interesting things you might find in nature.

Backyard Bass Fishing Learn the basics of fishing by casting at targets and catching backyard bass. Great fun for the kids! Check it out on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. at the campground beach. Meet the Planets Come learn about the eight planets in our solar system on Saturday, Aug. 12. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at Headache Hill.

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Meet Mrs. McGuire Ever wonder what life was like for the first pioneers in Cambria County? Ask Mrs. McGuire! Enjoy hearing her tale, from her arrival at the McGuire Settlement in the 1790s, to the appearance of a young priest, Father Smith, and the influence he had on the settling of this area. Please join Mrs. McGuire on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at the amphitheater.

Finding Fibonacci Scavenger Hunt What do an apple, an artichoke, and a sunflower all have in common? Fibonacci! Join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, as we learn about Fibonacci numbers in nature. Once you know what you’re looking for, go on a Fibonacci hunt. Meet the park naturalist at Pickerel Pond. This program is suitable for most ages, but especially ages 8 and up.

Snakes of Pennsylvania Slideshow Find out about the snakes of Pennsylvania in this slideshow presentation at the amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 18, at 7:45 p.m. Learn how to identify common species, and find out what snakes you’re most likely to encounter in the park.

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Sunday Stroll Come join the park naturalist on a stroll near the campground at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20. Meet at the amphitheater. This walk covers approximately one mile of fairly easy terrain, and ends at the camp store.

Family Geocaching Join guest instructors Lynn and Rosemary Haselhoff on Saturday, Aug. 19, as they show you how to use a handheld GPS unit to find hidden treasures. GPS units will be available to borrow on a first-come, firstserved basis. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the amphitheater.

Sunday, Aug. 13, for some hands-on learning. Discover why our forests are so important and find out what kinds of things that we use every day come from trees. Children can make a forest bracelet to take home.

Sky Watch Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies as we enjoy a nighttime view of the heavens! Participants may bring binoculars and a blanket or lawn chair. Meet on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. at Headache Hill. In case of cloudy or inclement weather this program will be canceled.

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this hike on Friday, Aug. 25. Meet at 1 p.m. at Muskrat Beach 3 to walk Turkey Ridge Trail with the park naturalist. This walk is about 1.5 miles long and has some moderate inclines and possible muddy areas. Survival Series: Map Reading Skills Discover the art of map reading in this hands-on activity designed for ages 8 and up. Meet the park naturalist at 2 p.m. at Pickerel Pond on Saturday, Aug. 26. Animal Myths Animal myths are everywhere, and it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. Come to the amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. to learn the truth about some of Pennsylvania’s animal inhabitants. Storybook Walk Join in this gentle walk with the park naturalist as we read a story, one page at a time. At the end of the book, children are invited to make a cute nature craft. Meet at the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. Archery 101 Come learn the basics of archery on Sunday, Aug. 27. How-to and safety instruction will be given first, and then participants will be given an opportunity to try it for themselves. This activity is suitable for beginners of most ages, children through adult. Meet at Muskrat Beach 1 at 1 p.m. Disc Golf 101 Learn how to play disc golf in a beginner’s activity at Muskrat Beach 2 on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate in this fun program. Turtles of Pennsylvania Slideshow Come learn about the turtles that

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hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Dancing from 7-11 p.m. Contact Mary Ellen Tibbot at 814948-8066. Saturday, Sept. 2: Forest Hills Festival, Berwind-Wayside Wayside Park, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Annual family-friendly event held Labor Day weekend with live music, arts and crafts, ethnic and American food, games, bingo, children’s activities, duck race, fireworks, all-you-can-eat breakfast daily, and much more. Sunday, Sept. 3 - Saturday, Sept. 9: The 126th annual Cambria County Fair. Visit www.cambriacofair.com for details. Sunday, Sept. 3: St. Nicholas Church Festival on the church grounds, Nicktown. Chicken dinner including soup with homemade noodles. Call 814-948-9614 for more information Sunday, Sept. 3: Dr. Martin Rice will give a presentation about enjoying the night sky at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 8 p.m. For more information, call 814-886-6150. Sunday, Sept. 3: Forest Hills Festival, Berwind-Wayside Wayside Park, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Annual family-friendly event held Labor Day weekend with live music, arts and crafts, ethnic and American food, games, bingo, children’s activities, duck race, fireworks, all-you-can-eat breakfast daily, and much more. Monday, Sept. 4: Forest Hills Festival continues, BerwindWayside Wayside Park, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4: Cambria County native Josh Gallagher performs at the 126th annual Cambria County Fair. Tickets are available the day of the show.

Mainline newspapers - thursday, May 25, 2017 call Pennsylvania home! This slideshow program will be held at the amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. Family DiscoverE: Shoreline Explorers Families with children ages 4-12 are invited to join the park naturalist on Sunday, Sept. 3, as we explore the shore! Examine the plants that prefer wet areas, and search for insects and other animals that live in and around the shoreline. Meet at the campground beach at 10:30 a.m. Pioneer Scavenger Hunt Did you ever wonder how our ancestors solved everyday problems? Bring your friends and family to participate in this scavenger hunt. Teams will be given everyday pioneer tasks, and it will be up to you to figure out what our forefathers and mothers would have done to accomplish the job! Meet at the amphitheater on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 1:30 p.m. McDermott Trail Hike Join the park naturalist for a walk on McDermott Trail on Monday, Sept. 4. Meet at 9 a.m. at the McDermott Trail parking lot. This walk is just over 1.5 miles with fairly easy terrain and moderate inclines. Nature at the Beach Stop by the nature table at Muskrat Beach 2 any time from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, for some hands-on learning. Find out about turtles and what kinds live at Prince Gallitzin!

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