Bunkertown Church of the Brethren of McAlisterville will be holding Vacation Bible School on July 17-21 from 5:45 – 8:30 p.m.  The theme is “Answers VBS, Operation Arctic.”  VBS is for children ages 3 – 12 years old.  Pre-register at  www.bunkertownchurch.org/vbs for a FREE t-shirt or call Stephanie at717-694-3901.  Need a ride?  Call the church office at 717-463-3572. (5/25)

"Magnifying Christ and Discovering Meadow Mysteries" is the theme of the VBS at Faith Baptist Church at 647 Valley Vista Drive in State College. July 17-21 from 6-8PM. This is for 3 year olds through those who have completed the 6th grade. There will also be an Adult Class with focus on Restored Friendship with God, Monday-Thursday from 6:30 to 7:45. For information and to preregister visit:www.growingatfaith.org     


The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona will be holding their daily Vacation Bible School, classes for the whole family, beginning on Monday, July 17th and going until Friday, July 21st.  Classes will range from nursery for the infants, through adults. Everyone is welcome! Children and teen classes will be held from 6:30-8:30pm each evening with this year’s theme, “Operation Arctic.”   We’ll study that the Bible is God’s Word written to us and that it is full of treasure and thrilling to explore. The Adult class will conduct “A Study on Christian Evidences: What We Believe and Why” taught by Pastor Gary G. Dull in the Sanctuary each evening from 7-8:15pm. For transportation, more information or to pre-register, please contact the church office at 944-2894 or visit our website at www.fbcaltoona.org. The Faith Baptist Church is located on the corner of 4th Avenue and 40th Street in the Highland Park section of Altoona.(7/5)


Cave Quest VBS takes place at Mill Creek Baptist Church located on Route 655, July 17- 21 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Come learn about Jesus, our light of the world. There will lbe classes for all ages- toddler thru adult. Questions, Email: dbliss1119@gmail.com (7/10)


There will be a VBS at The New Life Center in Philipsburg July 17-21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm  For ages 4-12th grade. The program consists of Bible lessons, games, snacks, singing and lots of fun.  The theme this year is “Over the Moat ~ Drawbridge to the King!” Call the Church (814) 342-5301 for more information. The New Life Center is at 111 South Second Street in Philipsburg. For more information Email: thenewlifecenter@hotmail.com  (7/10)

The Altoona Chapter of Aglow International will meet on July 18th at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant on Pleasant Valley Blvd. and 7th Street in Altoona. Lunch will be served at 12 noon, followed by the meeting. Questions, call 814-515-2059 or 814-410-7843. (7/10)

State College Assembly of God at 2201 University Drive Extension invites your kids to KidzFest July 19-21st 6pm-8:30pm. It’s a FREE glow-in-the-dark mini camp adventure complete with exciting games, hands on activities, and over the top science experiements all pointing to the creator of the universe! Kids will enjoy interactive music, wacky dramas, snacks, prizes, and so much more as they learn their role in God's ultimate design! Friday night's conclusion will be followed by a moon bounce party from 8:30pm to 10pm where kids can jump for the stars on inflateables of all sorts and sizes!  KidzFest is open to all children entering grades kindergarten through 6th grade. Register today by clicking on FIND TICKETS or at scassembly.org. (7/6)

Join in the fun and fellowship at Mahaffey Family Camp 2017!  This annual, 10-day camp meeting and Bible conference takes place in Mahaffey, from July 21st  to 30th and includes activities for people of all ages.  Daily worship services are offered for children, teens, and adults.  This year’s services will feature speakers Rev. Syke Jethani, Dr. David Smith and Rev. Dick LaFountain.  International Workers who will share about their ministries around the world.  Seminars will be held  Monday – Friday both in the morning and afternoon.  Other events include children’s crafts and recreation, teen sports tournaments, a golf tournament, 5K race, motorcycle rally, seminars, missionary day, baptismal service, and more!  Dorm rooms, RV sites, and tent sites are available for part time or full time stay.  Call the camp office at (814) 277-5544 to reserve your room or site.  Visit mahaffeycamp.com to see the brochure and a full list of events.  Once again, that’s mahaffeycamp.com.

Pulled pork sandwich & bake sale will take place Saturday July 22nd from 10 to 1 at Schlegel’s Grocery & Hardware at 24015 Route 333 in Thompsontown. Proceeds will benefit JMS Athletics.

Alloutpraise will be taking place Saturday July 22. Come and enjoy this annual outdoor contemporary Christian music festival hosted by the Christian Family & Children's Center. The event is a fundraiser and is held on Harr Soccer Field (1076 King's Way Donegal, PA. Come out and enjoy contemporary Christian artists, information booths, concessions, kid's activities, and fireworks to end the evening!  For more information, contact info@champion.org  or by phone at 724-455-2122 or - 724-593-9200 (6/23)

All Out Praise will be taking place Saturday July 22. Come and enjoy this annual outdoor contemporary Christian music festival hosted by the Christian Family & Children's Center. The event is a fundraiser and is held on Harr Soccer Field (1076 King's Way in Donegal, PA.  Come out and enjoy contemporary Christian artists, information booths, concessions, kid's activities, and fireworks to end the evening!  Adult tickets are $5 if purchased previous  to the event.  price at the gate is $10. Ages 12 & under are free! If you would like to purchase tickets please call 724-455-2122 ext. 101


You are invited to a Community Picnic/Sing on Saturday, July 22nd.  This Picnic/Sing is

located at 642 Lower Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills.  (behind the Fellowship Bible Church)

Picnic meal starts at 5 pm and singing start at 6 pm.  All are welcome.  Food and drinks are provided.  Singers will be The Covalts and Jeremy Garner. Come on out with your lawn chairs for an evening of Food, Fun and Fellowship! (7/5)

Great Commission Schools, a non-profit, private school in Altoona will hold an "all school" reunion on Saturday, July 22nd, 6:30pm at Hoss's in Altoona. All alumni, faculty, former faculty, and friends of GCS are invited. All school year books will be on display. Families are welcome! For more information call 931-3040.





Get Ready to Rock & Roll and Twist & Shout! At the 50’s FREEZE, with Splits, Shakes, Sundaes* and Rock & Roll - SATURDAY, JULY 22, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Fairbrook UMC, 4201 W. Whitehall Road,in  Penna Furnace. For more information call 814-238-5870. (7/12)

FREE Family Fun Day July 22nd, from 4:00pm - 8:30 pm, rain or shine! 4:00pm Kids Activities Begin 5:00 pm BBQ Dinner 6:30pm Movie-Big Hero 6 . This takes place at 1107 William St State College, Email: yevi.aseyev@gmail.com (7/18)

Basket Party to Benefit Chrissy Gergely’s fight against Lung Cancer is Saturday, July 22nd, from 1:00PM - 4:00PM. Spaghetti dinner and basket raffle to Benefit Chrissy. Basket drawing will begin at 3:00PM. Please bring a chair for outside seating. For more info or donations please call Jean 814-736-3740 or Sue 814-749-3144. Any donations are welcome. Location is the Crossroads Alliance Church at 1296 North Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931.

Christian and gospel singer Nick Biddle is hosting a worship concert on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Mahaffey Family Camp, located at 1559 Mahaffey-Grampian Hwy. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call the Mahaffey Camp office at 814-277-5544 or www.mahaffeycamp.com (6/21)

"The Armour of God" is the theme for the Vacation Bible School at the Curtin United Methodist Church at 305 Curtin Village Road ( 3 miles north of Milesburg near historid Curtin Village) July 23-27 from 6:30 – 8:30PM. On the 23rd it begins at 6PM. Also, on the 27th the evening includes at program and picnic. For more information contact Marty Lucas @ 814-880-6654 (6/21)


Vacation Bible School will be held at First Lutheran Church 906 Caldwell Ave. in Portage, July 23 - 27 from 6pm - 8:30pm. Questions Jennybsherbine@yahoo.com (6/21)


Lewistown Assembly of God at 160 Summit Drive will have their “Finding Jesus”  VBS July 23-27 from 6:30-8:30, with a Family Fun Night July 28 beginning at 6. The VBS is for ages 3 to just completed 6th grade. pre register at 248-8441 or 513-6866. (7/6)

This world can be a complicated place! Join us as we get "Back to Basics" with this year's VBS program: "Tell Me The Stories of Jesus!"  at Mardof United Methodist Church 3429 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona.  We'll spend 5 nights July 24-28th from 6-8PM revisiting the basics: Jesus' Life, Jesus' Teachings, & Jesus' Sacrifice. What does it mean and how does it affect our lives? All this while we relearn some of our old favorite songs!  Our closing performance will be during our Annual 11:00am Outdoor Service on July 30th, followed by a delicious picnic (bring a dish to share, if you'd like!) Nightly activities include: Lesson, craft, snack, game, and music.Grades K-6. Cost is Free, and registration is NOT required, but if you think you'll be coming, please let us know so that we can plan ahead! (944-1911).(6/22)

A summer kids' event called Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at Treasure Lake Church from July 24 - 28.  At Maker Fun Factory, kids will discover that God made them and for a purpose!  Kids at Maker Fun Factory VBS join a missions effort to fund the digging of effective clean water wells for remote villages in Peru. Maker Fun Factory is for kids ages 3 years (must be potty trained) thru grade 6 and will run from 9 am to Noon each day.  For more information and to register please go to www.treasurelakechurch.org or call 814-371-1376.


God's heros have Heart, Wisdom, Courage, and Power. Discover your Strength in God at the Holy Hero VBS taking place July 24-28 from 6:30-8:30PM at Christ's United Methodist Church in Julian. Questions krybalib@gmail.com


We invite and encourage everyone to be apart of our Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory here at Treasure Lake Church.  The Week of July 24th from 9AM - Noon. Children Ages 3 - 5th grade (children MUST be Potty Trained) will be making New Friends, doing Amazing Experiments, playing Creative Games, eating Lip-Smacking Snacks, going on Surprising Adventures, and listening to Incredible Music, all while Learning about Jesus.  Don't miss out on the Fun, register online at www.treasurelakechurch.org.(7/12)

Punxsutawney Alliance Church, 1307 S Main St  Ext,  is sponsoring a Child Evangelism Fellowship 5-Day Club July 24-28 from 1PM to 3PM.  The CEF summer missionaries, Caleb and Levi Thompson will present exciting Bible lessons, fast-paced songs, fun games, crafts and snacks.  The Club is open to all children ages 5 - 12.  If you would like to pre-register, contact the church office at 814-938-8505 or Nancy Knarr at 814-938-3729.  Bring a friend! (7/12)

Join in for stories, music, games, crafts and snacks! July 24 – 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At Continental Courts Ministry Center 126 Apple Street in Bellefonte, (located off Route 550 (Buffalo Run Road). Watch for the signs. For more information call 814 355-2208. Sponsored by the Greater Buffalo Run Valley United Methodist Church with current locations at Buffalo Run, Fillmore and Valley View. (7/17)


Church of the Good Shepherd, Wesley UMC, and Christ UMC will sponsor “CAMP OUT” Vacation Bible School which will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1650 Clay Avenue, Tyrone, July 24 - 28.  Activities will take place from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for ages 3 through 12.   Throughout the week, kids will be “Getting S’More of Jesus” through music, skits, and storytelling based on the key theme: “Jesus is the Light.”  They will also enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and a closing campfire each evening.  Please join in for this week of fun, Bible-learning activities.  To save time on opening night, please consider pre-registration.   For more information or to pre-register, contact Church of the Good Shepherd (684-2472), Wesley UMC (684-3341), or Christ UMC (684-3561).  Registration on Monday, July 24, will begin at 5:30 p.m.   (7/17)

The Extreme Action Kidz Camp will take place July 26-28 from 6-8:30pm at First Baptist Church of Philipsburg and they would like to invite elementary aged (K-6) kids to join us for snacks, prizes, a ton of fun and games, and Bible lessons. We will have kickball, an obstacle course, water games, and on Friday we encourage families to stay and join us for field events. Parents can drop their kids off and pick them up at Project 70 (the local soccer fields by Cold Stream). You can call the church at 814-342-3103, or email us at philipsburgfbc@gmail.com for more information.(6/28)

Ready for an exciting exploration into the coolest book on the planet?  Please join us for Nittany Bible Church’s Operation Arctic VBS, where we’ll plunge into learning about this one-of-a-kind treasure that God wrote for us.  At Operation Arctic, explorers (from 4-years old to 6th grade) will enjoy an epic journey into God’s wonderful Word where we “learn it, love it, and live it”!  Our nightly expedition starts with registration at 6pm and concludes at 8:30pm from Sunday, July 30th – Wednesday, August 2nd.  Pre-register by Friday, July 28th when we have a Kick-Off Carnival to receive a free CD and a mini plush arctic stuffed animal!  Please call 814-889-8663 or visit nittanybible.com for more information.  Get ready for a flurry of fun and excitement at Operation Arctic VBS at Nittany Bible!  


FAMILY LIFE OF PENNS VALLEY  is holding Revive '17 beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday July 28th until Sunday July 30th at 2:00 p.m. Location: the corner of Route 192 and Ridge Road, in Centre Hall.  Registration is required for camping and Saturday dinner. Visit our website at www.flpv.org and click on the "REVIVE" link for a schedule of events or call Tammie at 814-531-4199 for more information. (6/21)

Liberty Bible Church will sponsor A Summer Bible Conference July 28-30. at the Church. Liberty Bible Church is located approximately 30 miles south of Altoona, in Cessna off I-99 on Business Route 220. Turn off Business Route 220 at the sign for Liberty Bible Church.

Speakers include, Dan Gross, Tracy Plessinger, and Galen Bloom. Meeting time on Friday is 7:00pm. Saturday meetings are 9:30, 11:00, 1:30, and 3:00pm. The church provides lunch on Saturday at 12:30pm. Meetings are held at 9:45am and 11:00am on Sunday. The congregation of Liberty Bible Church invites everyone in the area for a time of study and fellowship around the Word of God. For further information, call 931-3040. (7/17)

The 97th Annual Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be held  July 30th - August 4th.Services will be held on Sunday, July 30th at 6:00pm at the Faith Baptist Church of Altoona located at 315 40th Street in Altoona and Monday through Friday at the Casino in Lakemont Park at 4:00pm and 7:00pm with a dinner provided at 5:30pm for those who attend the Conference sessions. The theme of the Conference will be: “Knowing What We Believe and Why” For further information please call 814/944-2894. (7/11)


McConellstown Church of the Nazarene at 5851 Newtown Ave, in  Huntingdon for their VBS will be doing Centershot Ministry! Centershot Ministries (CsM) is a nondenominational outreach program that shares the Gospel of Jesus using the life-skill of archery. Invite your friends to come learn archery while also Keeping your Eye on Jesus! VBS is July 31st - August 4th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday night will be our Shoot Out will food and fun, invite your family and friends! Email: mcconnellstownnazarene@comcast.net. For additional information call Phone: (814) 627-0817. (7/18)

Civil War Round Table will have a presentation at the PA Military Museum Auditorium in  Boalsburg on August 1st at 7 p.m. Dr. Bruce Venter, President of America's History, will speak on "Kill Jeff Davis.” Dr. Venter has a major interest in the career of Union General Judson Kilpatrick. His presentation will focus on the infamous 1864 Kilpatrick-Ulric Dahlgren raid on Richmond. (3/28)


On August 2nd at 6:30 PM the Summer RockFest will be at the Wagon Wheel in Philipsburg.  This concert consists of five Christian rock bands.  Seventh Day Slumber, Random Hero, Scarlet White, The Protest, and Gold Frankincense and Myrrh. We hope that you will join us in worshiping our Lord and Savior this summer!  You can purchase tickets by visiting itickets.com or by calling 1-800-965-9324.


Treasure Lake Church will be hosting a Southern Gospel Concert featuring Legacy 5 on Friday, August 4th at 7 pm.  The doors will open at 6 pm and Tickets will be sold at the door.  Tickets for adults will be $15 and children (10 years old and younger) will be $10.  There is Limited Seating. (7/18)

On Saturday, August 5, there will be a Community Christian Concert in Brockway, PA called Awaken.  This event will be held at the American Legion Stage from 5 - 9 pm.  This concert will be featuring Still Waiting, Reach the Masses, and A Day Awaits. Please come and enjoy the worship and fellowship of the community. (7/12)


Community Yard Sale is August 5th, from 8:00am-1:00pm. This is at 1107 William Street in State College. Community wide yard & bake sale. 8:00am-1:00pm. All proceeds will benefit the CDFC (Child Development & Family Council- a non profit after school program). FREE Kids Activities! (7/18)

The 80th Annual Harpster family reunion will be held on Saturday, August 5 at the Warriors Mark Fire Hall. This year’s reunion is a “homecoming” reunion, and will feature special events, including home movies from past years. For the meal beginning at 12:00 noon, each family is asked to bring their favorite dish. There will be door prizes and opportunities to win other prizes. For more information, call 931-7238. (7/20)

The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg, PA will be presenting a concert of Southern gospel music on Sunday, August 6 at 10:45 a.m. at the Christ Bible Fellowship church in Indiana, PA. The church is located at 178 Old HWY route 119 South. The public is invited to attend. Questions, Email: pgroomes@auxmail.iup.edu (7/20)


The Port Matilda Fire Company will serve a choice of Turkey or Ham Dinner with all of the trimmings, dessert and drinks on Sunday August 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fire Station at 101 E. Plank Road.  Adults, $10.00, children 6 to 12 years $5.00, children 5 and under EAT FREE.  Please come out and support the Volunteer Fire Company.  Any questions please call Lorrie at 814-692- 4074. (7/20)


The Tyrone area community is invited to a summer tent revival August 6-10, to be held at the field next to the Dollar General and Colonial Courtyard in Tyrone. The tent services will begin at 6:30 pm nightly. Evangelist Rick Coram from Jacksonville, FL is the guest speaker for the revival. Bring a lawn chair or seating will be provided. The Grace Worship band from Grace Church, Tyrone and special music will also lead the revival in music each night. There is also a nursery for infants and toddlers as well as a children’s program for children 3 years old to 5th grade each night. There is easily accessible for the handicapped. For questions call 684-5016


Women's Mid Day Connection Luncheon...Mountain View Country Club, Boalsburg, Tuesday August 8, at 11:45 a.m.  "Sacks Fifth" "Regifting ...Great Fun!"  Music:  Rick Alderton will sing and play guitar.  Speaker: Charlotte Stewart of Gainesville, VA "Having Coffee with Royalty" changed her life. Reservations & cancellations are necessary by Friday morning prior to Tuesday Luncheon, call Barb 814-404-3704. (7/17)


Altoona Women’s Connection invites all ladies to lunch at the Blairmont Club, 242 Larch St., Hollidaysburg, Wednesday, August 9, at 12 noon.“Special Greetings” is our theme, featuring greeting cards by Brenda Dodson.  Our soloist is Jessie Waters, and our speaker is Liz Bryant from Virginia. Call Mary Lou at 944-5438 for reservations.  The cost for lunch and the program is $19. (7/20)


Centre County Aglow welcomes bible teacher and speaker Gwen Mouliert, for a breakfast at Sunset West Restaurant, 521 E. College Ave, in Pleasant Gap, on August 11th, breakfast will be at 9AM, with meeting beginning at 10 Cost: $10.00, which includes tip. For Required Reservations by August 3, call Carol at tel # 814-861-2753 or email Carol at carolwcamargo@yahoo.com (7/11)


Bible teacher Gwen Mouliert will be speaking at Curtin United Methodist Church

305 Curtin Village Rd. in Howard Friday, August 11at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. and  7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 9:00 a.m A free luncheon will be provided

on Saturday after the first session. For more information please call Priscilla Beahm @ 814-355-9588 (7/21)

Community Yard & Craft sale and Barbecue is Saturday, August 12th, from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This will be at 6436 Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64), Mill Hall, you can rent a space to display your wares and creations; $10 for an approximate 10'X12' space. Barbecue sandwiches, meals, desserts, and beverages available for purchase. Kids Corner for the little ones with activities and face painting. All proceeds help support Missions both local and global. Contact #'s: 301-875-8020 or 570-660-5291 (7/18)

St. John’s UCC, 218 N. Church Street in Boalsburg, is sponsoring a FREE Community Picnic on Sunday, August 13 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  The picnic will feature hot dogs, watermelon and other summertime favorites plus a cake walk. At 1pm we will be giving out, for free, backpacks with school supplies to at least the first 30 children or youth of our community in attendance at the picnic. Child or youth must be present to receive a backpack. Contact St. John's office for more information or to donate supplies (814-466 7162, joyousucc@comcast.net, stjohnsucc.info). (7/17)

The Soldier Community Church, 846 Reynoldsville Sykesville road, in Reynoldsville, will hold it's VBS, Maker Fun Factory. August 15-17 from 6-8 pm any questions please call Pastor Kevin at 814-591-0999 or Jerry at 814-427-5048. (6/21)


If you need a healthy dose of laughter, then come to the Oasis of Love Church at 10991 Station Road in Huntingdon on August 20th at 6:00PM, to hear Christian comedian Scott Davis. He will also be sharing from God’s Word that Sunday morning at the 10AM service. For more information call 627-3819. (7/21)

Treasure Lake Church will be hosting the southern gospel group, Greater Vision on Friday, August 25th at 7 pm.  The doors will open at 6 pm.  Tickets will be sold at the door, Adults will be $15 and children 10 years old and younger will be $10. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy one of the best southern gospel groups in the world!  (7/17)

Treasure Lake Church at 1427 Bay Road in DuBois will be hosting a Haven House Shelter Fundraiser called Paint and Pastries. Friday, August 25th from 6-8 pm & Saturday, August 26th from 10am - Noon Friday evening will be for children (5 years and older) and then Saturday will be for adults. Tickets will be $15 for children and $25 for adults and will only be sold in advance by calling the church at 814-371-1376. Questions,  Email: brittany@treasurelakechurch.org (7/20)

Civil War Round Table will have a Pot Luck Picnic at the PA Military Museum Picnic Pavilion in  Boalsburg on September 5th beginning at 6:00 p.m.  In first person period dress, Thomas Aaron will appear as Reverend Leonard Marsden Gardner on - "A Minister, a War, and a Community." Reverend Gardner will tell of his own experience during the Civil War, those of his Curwensville parishioners, and his reflection on that time. (3/28)


The Soldier Community Church, 846 Reynoldsville Sykesville road, in Reynoldsville, will hold it's annual drive your tractor to church on Sunday September 17th. All are welcome, Church starts at 10:30 AM. Any questions please see our face book page or call Pastor Kevin at 814-591-0999 or Jerry at 814-427-5048. (6/21)

Civil War Round Table will have a presentation at the PA Military Museum Auditorium in Boalsburg on October 3rd beginning at 7:00 p.m. Lynn and Julianne Herman will speak on “The New Mexico Campaign and Battle of Glorietta Pass, the Gettysburg of the West." The Confederate aim was to capture the gold and silver mines of California and Colorado. CSA Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley vs. Union forces led by Colonels Edward Canby and John Slough and Major John Chivington, February - March 1862. (3/28)


Civil War Round Table will have a Turkey Dinner Meeting at the Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road in State College, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. The featured speaker, Gene Barr speaking on "What I Thought I Knew About the Civil War." Mr. Barr is a long time Civil War reenactor and past President of the National Civil War Museum. His presentation will reflect what he learned about the Civil War while researching information for his book "A Civil War Captain and His Lady." (3/28)


Civil War Round Table will have a joint meeting with Centre County Historical Society on December 12th at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Avenue in State College beginning at 7:00 p.m.  In first person period dress, professional actress, Emily Lapisardi, will appear as Confederate Spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow. (3/28)