Horse rescue to hold open house
LINDEN - Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization who provides refuge for abandoned, neglected and abused equines, will be offering a free open house with activities from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1201 Yerger Road, to thank volunteers and donors.
There will be free hot dogs, drinks and snacks, as well as horse rides. The event is handicap accessible.
For more information, call 322-3260 or email 4horsehelp911@ gmail.com.
"Dining with Diabetes" classes offered
Penn State Extension is offering "Dining with Diabetes" classes in the Lock Haven and Muncy area this spring and summer.
"Dining with Diabetes" is a program for adults with diabetes and their families. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a three month follow-up class.
Registration is required due to space limitations and a small fee is requested.
Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to help prepare and taste each one.
Participants will learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning and exercise as well as how to understand common, diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe and handouts will be given to each participant.
Diabetes is a serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead to a healthier and more productive life.
"Dining with Diabetes" is sponsored by Penn State Extension with partial funding provided by the state Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Registration for this program can be made by calling the Centre County Extension office at 814-355-4897 or by emailing Laurie Welch at email@example.com.
Visit extension.psu .edu/health/diabetes/ events for more information.
Genealogical Society to hold workshop
The Lycoming County Genealogical Society will present a workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St.
George Holmes will give a PowerPoint presentation on the LCGS Local History and Genealogical Research Library.
Using an example, the presentation will be an introduction to genealogical research, a guide to using the LCGS Library and a demonstration of our resources.
An introduction will be made of the volunteers who staff the library, and they will be available to answer any questions.
Lions to sponsor tractor parade
The ninth annual tractor parade sponsored by the Rauchtown-Nippenose Valley Lions will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the Rauchtown Community Park on Route 880.
This year marks the ninth annual tractor parade sponsored by the Rauchtown Nippenose Valley Lions.
The event continues to grow and each year we have more tractor drivers register and participate. In last year's parade there were over 40 tractors of all makes and sizes.
Some fully restored, while others were field ready. This is one of three key fundraising events for the Lions.
Along with the parade, the Lions will also be serving breakfast and a chicken barbeque lunch. Profits from the event will benefit future Lions projects in the surrounding community.
The 20-mile tractor parade will tour Nippenose Valley. This is a rain or shine event. The first and slowest group of tractors will depart at 8:45 a.m.
A non-refundable entry fee of $25 per tractor includes a commemorative gift along with breakfast and lunch for the tractor driver.
The ride is open to any full-size tractor, new, used or restored with rubber wheels.
Farmers and tractor lovers alike are encouraged to register. While registration ahead of time is appreciated, drivers are welcome to register the day of the event.
Everyone is welcome to come see the tractors at the park and along the tour route. Both breakfast and lunch at the park are open to the public. Check the Facebook page for the proposed route and pictures.
For more information or to register, contact Virginia Lehman at 745-3505.