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Aug 27, 2023

Programs on apple cider, trees and food preservation will be presented.

The programs will be presented this weekend at Blue Knob State Park. Visitors can experience the apple cider making process from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Buck Hill Amphitheater through a demonstration on an apple cider press that has been donated to the park by the Elmer and Mary Dibert family. Volunteers will be needed to help work the press. A scavenger hunt and chance to make a tree leaf booklet about common trees of the area will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the amphitheater. An introduction to canning, dehydrating and freezing food will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 3 at the Group Camp 1 dining hall. Anyone in need of accommodations due to a disability should call 814-276-3576.

“Rock and Mineral Treasures” program planned.

Shawnee State Park will present the program at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Historic & Interpretive Center at the main office. The simplicity, yet uniqueness, of rocks and minerals, along with some of the facts and stories, will be the focus of this geologic adventure. Free family packets of common rocks and minerals, plus a few treasures, will be given out, and used, throughout the program. For more information, call 814-733-4892. If needing accommodations due to a disability, call 814-733-4218.

Canner gauge testing offered.

Bedford County Extension Office is offering pressure canner gauge testing for home canners. Testing will be done on Mondays from 2-3 p.m. or people may leave their gauges at any time during office hours for testing later. Bring the canner lid with the pressure gauge still in it. The Extension office is located at 120 W. John St., Bedford. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 814-623-4800 to make an appointment for testing or for additional information.

Senior Expo is scheduled.

The event, hosted by state Rep. Jesse Topper and state Sen. Pat Stefano, will be held at the Bedford Fairgrounds on Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.-noon. It is free and open to the public. The expo will give residents the opportunity to learn about resources and programs provided by state government, as well as local nonprofit and community groups in the area.

Launch Party date set.

Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund will host its annual Launch Party on Sept. 16 at the Bedford American Legion. The event will feature the Flying Ivories dueling pianos. Doors will open at 5 p.m., while food stations will open at 6 p.m., and entertainment will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased from any Pink Ribbon board member, at Founders Crossing in Bedford or Edward Jones in Everett.

Society sets quilt theme.

“My Favorite Song” is the theme for the 2023 Pioneer Quilt Challenge, sponsored by the Bedford County Historical Society. Each quilt entry must feature a line or title from a favorite song and can be made in the quilter’s choice of design, pattern and colors. Include a brief summary explaining the quilt. Quilts can measure no more than 30-by-30 inches. Quilts can be registered from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30 at the society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. The quilt show will be open Oct. 7-15. For more information, call 814-623-2011 or email [email protected].

Gardeners answer questions.

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Bedford County’s seasonal garden hotline will be open until Sept. 25. The hotline will be staffed live by master gardener volunteers on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. to answer gardening questions by phone, email, or at the Extension office, 120 W. John St., Bedford. At other times, gardeners may send an email or call the office to leave a message. Soil test kits are available at the Extension office for $10. Gardeners with a disease or insect problem are advised to include digital photos, both up-close and full plant. The garden hotline number is 814-623-4800..

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Thunderstorms early, then variable clouds overnight with still a chance of showers. Low 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%. Locally heavy rainfall possible..

Thunderstorms early, then variable clouds overnight with still a chance of showers. Low 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.

Updated: August 29, 2023 @ 5:54 pm

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