The 33rd Annual Christmas Bird Count will be conducted by the Bedford County Bird and Nature Club on January 1. Participants do not need to be club members to participate in the census. The activity is open to anyone living within the circle represented. The National Audubon Society sponsors the bird count. Local bird enthusiasts will scan the fields, forests and feeders to study bird species and the number of birds that can be found in the County of Bedford Circle. Residents of Bedford County residing in the counting circle are urged to keep their feeders full, especially on counting day. The counts are needed at the feeders so that anyone living in the circle can count the birds at their feeders on January 1. Those wishing to help with the count are asked to call 814-652-9268 or send an email to [email protected]
Cove Lions will be serving an all-you-can-eat brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 9. The menu will include sausage, bacon, ham, scrambled eggs, homemade fries (with or without onion), sausage sauce and cookies, pudding, toast, juice, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The cost will be $ 12 for anyone 11 years of age and over and $ 5 for children 4 to 10 years old.
The Bedford County Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting an open trap shooting on January 2, starting at noon, weather permitting. All shooters are invited; junior shooters shoot at half price. The first event consists of 10 targets for each shooter, followed by 100 16-yard and handicap targets. Food and refreshments are available. The club house phone number is 814-847-2700.
The Bedford County chapter of the National Association of Federal Active and Retired Employees (NARFE) will not meet in January. Meetings will resume on February 9. The section will meet at Hoss’s Restaurant near the Bedford Turnpike on the second Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified. Current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more information, call 784-3345.
The Hometown Hero Banner apps are now available for the 2022-2023 program in Schellsburg. The program honors individuals who have served or served in the military, an emergency responder or auxiliary member, teacher, pastor, or any member of the community who serves or has served and who deserves recognition. The banners will be hung along Pitt Street in Schellsburg from June 2022 to December 2023 and will honor residents of Schellsburg and surrounding areas. People can pay tribute to veterans, loved ones, teachers, group leaders, or someone who has made a positive impact on the school district. Text or call 443-618-4756 for more information or a request or email [email protected] The banners cost $ 200 and will be returned to the sponsor in December 2023. The submission deadline is January 15th.
The deadline for submitting new original one-act plays for the 6th Annual Off Pitt Street Theater Drama Writing Competition has been extended to January 15. For more information or to register for any event, visit: www.OffPittStreet.com, call or text 814-310-1987 or email [email protected] The co-op is located at 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2.
Pennsylvania State Retired Employees Association (PARSE) Blair, Bedford, Chapter 1-10 of Huntingdon will meet for a catered meal on January 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Social Hall, Hollidaysburg. The cost is $ 5. All members will receive further information and a reservation form by mail. Guest speakers are Victor and Deb LaValla, co-directors of the American Rescue Workers, Hollidaysburg. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable items. Additional meetings for 2022 will take place on March 15, May 17, July 19 and September 20, and the holiday lunch will be held on November 15. Questions can be directed by calling 814-793-0060 or emailing [email protected]
The Bedford County Historical Society is calling for nominations for “Historian of the Year” for 2021. The award will be presented at the annual banquet on Saturday April 23 at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob. The prize is open to any resident of Bedford County or a member of the Bedford County Historical Society who, during the past year, has been involved in the past year in the history of Bedford County by through research, restoration, writing, collection, preservation, etc. This may be cumulative work over several years, but it must have been completed, completed or completed in 2021. Applications should be submitted in the form of a letter or essay stating why the candidate deserves the price. Nominations should be submitted by January 31 to the Historian of the Year Committee, Bedford County Historical Society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522.
The Chess Club will reconvene at 10:30 am on January 8 at Founders Crossing. Organizers suggest that participants be vaccinated and boosted or wear masks. For more information, call 814-310-5111.
The Free Everett Library hosts story time every Friday at 11 a.m. There are stories, songs, and craft projects to take away. Crafting kits can be picked up from the loan desk throughout the week, if you can’t attend story time. For more information, call 814-652-5922 or visit the library’s Facebook page.
The Bedford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday at Station 3721 US 220 Business, Bedford. All auxiliary members are welcome to attend. Applications for new members can be obtained by mail.
The Fort Bedford Auto Club meets on the second Thursday, September through May, on the lower level of the Bedford American Legion with a meal at 6:30 p.m. and a meeting at 7:30 p.m. The dates and times of the June to August meetings will be determined. Participants do not need to own vintage cars. For more information, send an email to [email protected]
Chestnut Ridge Walkers meet for marching sessions from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, when school is in progress, at Chestnut Ridge Middle School. For more information, call 814-839-2765.
Everett High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at 11:30 am on the second Thursday at Kelly Restaurant, Everett.
The Southampton Historical Society meets on the third Monday at 3 p.m. at the Southampton Township Building.
The Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Landmark Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursday and for a meeting at 5 p.m. on the last Thursday.
Everett Borough Recreation Board is looking for new members and volunteers. For more information call 814-652-9202, email [email protected] or call 814-652-2533.
The Bedford Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at the Bedford American Legion.
Everett VFW Post 2088 will host bingo nights every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 pm The games are open to the public, but people must register. The cost will be $ 1 per card for regular games and $ 5 per card for blackouts.
TOPS 0487 The Schellsburg Weight Loss Group meets every Tuesday at the United Church of Christ Church. Weigh-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. For more information visit tops.org.
Bedford VFW Post 7527 is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday and the Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday.
Overeaters Anonymous meets in person from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at Personal Solutions Inc., 145 Clark Building Road, Suite 5, Bedford. For more information, call 814-623-1557.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Tuesday at noon at the Bedford Presbyterian Church Annex, 115 E. Penn St.
Employees at the former Howard Johnson’s restaurant in Breezewood will meet at 11 a.m. on the second Monday at Mandy Jo’s Country Corral restaurant in Everett.
Family Hospice offers free monthly bereavement support group meetings on the last Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Rd., Bedford. Registration is required by emailing [email protected] or calling 814-947-7060.
The deadline for submitting information for the club’s news page is Monday at 5 p.m.