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Calendar Countdown: Area Happenings

Date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, September 14, 2014 (All day)

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Community Baptist Church of Montoursville will host GriefShare every Thursday for those experiencing loss.  Doors open at 5:45 PM.  The church is located 2 miles north of Montoursville on Route 87.  Call 570-433-3002 for more details.

First Baptist Church of Milton will hold AWANA for ages 3 years thru 6th grade on Mondays from 6-7:30 PM starting September 8.  There will be scripture memorization and games.  Find more information at www.fbcmiltonpa.com.

Belleville Mennonite School is currently enrolling students for Pre-K through grade 12 for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Kindergarten Choice program offers a ½ day or full day option and transportation and tuition assistance may be available.  Get details and tour info by callingt 717-935-2184 or visit www.bmsprek12.org.

Point Man Ministries will be hosting a Free Breakfast for Veterans at the American Legion Post 1, located at 3rd and Market St. in Willliamsport. The breakfast is held the 1st Saturday of the month from 8-11 AM. The breakfast is free to Veterans only, for all others there will be a charge. Donations are welcomed. Visit http://www.ourchurch.com/member/v/VeteranOutreach/ for more information.

A night of music and fellowship will be held at from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on August 28 at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden Street in Scranton.  Ben Horrevent and Kendall Mosley will sing.  Visit www.unitybymusic.org or call 570-899-2264.

A MOPS Open House and Vender Blender will be hosted by Pine Street UMC from 10 AM – 4 PM on August 30.  MOPS is for mothers of children age newborn thru kindergarten.  For more information, call 570-428-9033 or visit www.PineStreetMops.weebly.com.

A Family Feud-Type Fun Day Event will be held Saturday, August 30 starting at 2 pm at McVeytown United Methodist Church.  Please check the Facebook page for updates.

An Instructional Basketball League for children ages 5 and 6 in the Schuylkill Haven School District will be hosted at Schuylkill Haven Recreation Center starting September 3 at 5 PM.  Or cost and details, visit www.havenrec.org.

The Friendy Holiness Church of Helfenstein invites you to join its interchurch convention service, Thursday, September 4 at 7 PM.  The church is located at 6908 Upper Road in Shamokin.  Call 570-850-2700 for details.   
                             
A Spaghetti Dinner will be hosted in Sunbury at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on September 5 from 4 – 6:30 PM.  Donations will be accepted.  The church is located at 501 Catawissa Avenue in Sunbury.

A Crab Cake Dinner will be held at Good Will Hose Company in Sunbury on Friday, September 5 starting at 4:30 PM.  Platters are $15.  For details or directions, call 570-286-2831.

The men’s ministry of Christ Wesleyan Church will sponsor a Breaking the Chains event for men on Friday, September 5 at 7 PM.  The church is at 363 Stamm Road in Milton.  For details, please call 570-742-8987.

A Roast Turkey Dinner will be held by Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10275 State Route 44, Watsontown, between McEwensville and Turbotville on Route 44. The dinner will be Saturday, September 6,  4-6 PM. Proceeds will help support the work of Rev. John Lunn, ELCA Missionary in Liberia. The menu is Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, filling and gravy with Red Velvet Cake for dessert, take-out is available.  For more information contact Pastor Dan May 570-490-9788.

Buffalo Valley UMC in Lewisburg will host a Fall Fair on September 6 from 11 AM - 3 PM.  There will be games, food, music by the "Melody Makers" and a silent auction.  The church is located on Johnson Mill Road in the former elementary school.   Phone 570-966-1653 for details. 

A bingo fundraiser will be held September 6 at noon at Washies Fire Company, 400 Railroad Street in Danville.  Brands include Longaberger, Vera Bradley, and Coach. Bingo starts at 1:30 PM.  Tickets are $25 at the door.  Donations to be distributed equally to local charities. 

As the Summer Winds Down, Calley UMC will host a Christian Family Fun Night, September 6 from 5:30 - 9 PM.  There will be a petting zoo, games, food, three-on-three basketball, and a sing-a-long. The church is at 1874 Route 220 in Muncy Valley.  For details or to register a team, email clivermore@susumc.org. 

A Scott Michael Bennet concert will be held September 6 at 7 PM at Wyoming Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17 Martin Street in Hudson.  All are welcome. Doors open at 6:15 P.M.  For more information call 570-852-3942.  A love offering will be graciously accepted with all proceeds going to Scott Micheal Bennett.

The Liberty Township Fire Company in Mooresburg will serve an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast/Brunch from 7 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, September 7.  $8 for adults and $4 for children.  For information, call 570-742-4134.

Christ Lutheran Church of Milton will host food and worship starting at 8 AM, Sunday, September 7.  Join the pancake breakfast, puppets, outdoor worship, and potluck picnic.  Visit http://christlutheranmpa.org.

Ventriloquist, Bruce Weaver and his cast of characters will present “Good News” on September 7 at the 10:15 AM worship service of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Avenue in Williamsport.

On Sunday, September 7 at 10:30 AM, Todd Zike, Evangelist, and missionary will be ministering at Brookside Ministries Church, 11 Stetler Ave., Shamokin Dam, next to Hampton Inn.  Children’s church provided. For more information, call 570- 743-5683.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Middleburg will host an outdoor gospel concert on September 7.  Barry Boney with “Saving Grace” at 2 PM and “His Servants” at 4.  Call 570-374-5535 for information.

A Day of Remembrance for 9/11 will be held at Wilkes-Barre Public Square, September 7 from 4 - 5 PM.  Special Guest will be Scott Micheal Bennett.

Mountain Top’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host a free Scott Michael Bennet concert at 6:30 PM,  September 7.  The church is located on Route 309 in Mountain Top.  For details, call 570-899-2264 or visit www.unitybymusic.org.  A love offering will be accepted for Scott Micheal Bennett.

DivorceCare and DivorceCare For Kids will begin at 6 :30 PM, Sunday, September 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Williamsport. Call 570-323-5146 to register or visit www.divorcecare.org.

“True Heart”, the Christian Country music duo, Joe Kantz and Scott Border, will be singing at Richfield Mennonite Church, on Sunday night, September 7 at 6:30 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call the church office at (717) 694-3490.

McVeytown United Methodist Church  will offer Open Coffee Time Mondays and Tuesdays starting September 8 from 8:30-11:30 AM.  For details, phone 717-899-7793.

Author Beverly Lewis will promote her novel The River, on Monday, September 8 at 3 PM at the Lewisburg Public Library.   To attend the book signing, call 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

GriefShare, a ministry designed to help a person recover from the death of a loved one, will meet at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church on Mondays at 6:30 PM starting September 8.  Gather on the upper level at 967 Mile Hill Road in Sunbury.   Pre-registration recommended.  Phone 570-286-8313, or email ccole.ebfc@verizon.net

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi will present an update on the climate change/global warming debate at the next Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting, at 7 PM, Monday, September 8 at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn of Lewisburg. 

All women are invited to Brunch at the Country Cupboard Restaurant, Rt. 15, Lewisburg, on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 A.M. Music will include Relaxing Melodies. The program will feature “ Getting into Fall Fitness with Joanne Yoder of LaEsperanza and Inner Balance Massage, Mifflinburg, PA. The Guest Speaker will be Jacqueline Kulp of Ambler, PA sharing how to Soar Over Rejection in Life. Cost for the morning is $13.00, inclusive with complimentary childcare by reservation.  Call Peggy at (570) 743-2054 for a reservation or e-mail us at CWCbrunch@hotmail.com. This event is sponsored by Lewisburg Christian Women’s Club, a division of Stonecroft Ministries.

Lewisburg After Five's Christian Women's "Where Do You Want to Go From Here?" dinner will be on Tuesday, September 9 the Country Cupboard Restaurant in Lewisburg at 6:30 PM.  For reservations, call 570-742-8995.

Richfield Mennonite Church hosts Awana Clubs for ages 3 thru 6th grade Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 PM starting September 10 in Richfield.  Youth Group and adult Bible Study also available.  Call 717-694-3490 for more information.

The Sunbury YMCA is currently organizing a Semi-Power Volleyball League on Thursday nights starting September 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.  Register by September 4 Please call 570-286-5636 or visit www.gsvymca.org to register your team.                         

Crossroads Pregnancy Center of Lewistown will host a formal Father/Daughter Purity Ball September 12 at Lewistown Country Club.   Girls age 12 and up and their father or other male mentor are invited.  The $60 ticket deadline is August 29. For details, call 717-242-4800 or visit ww.cpcforlife.org/support.

A “FREE OUTSIDE MOVIE NIGHT” will be sponsored by Sanctuary of Praise and Revival Tabernacle Youth Groups on September 13. The movie "God's Not Dead" will be shown  at 8:15 PM at  Sanctuary of Praise located at 4284 West Branch Hwy, Lewisburg.  A concession stand d will be available opening at 7 PM with Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Candy and Drinks. Concession stand funds will go to the youth departments for future events.  Bring your chairs or blankets or both! In case of rain the event will be rescheduled. Contact Sanctuary of Praise Office at 570-523-1888 for more information.

Local women are invited to take part in Camp Mount Luther’s Fall Women’s Retreat led by Rev. Leah Schade on Saturday, September 13 from 9:30 AM – 3 PM.  Cost is $18.50 per person.  Please register by September 5.  The retreat will be held at Camp Mt. Luther, near Mifflinburg.  For details, call 570-922-1587 or e-mail cml@campmountluther.org. 

A Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore will be held at Lewisburg Alliance Church on September 13 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  For tickets or information, call 570-524-2937 or visit www.lewisburgalliance.com.

Sunday, September 14, the Lock Haven First Church of Christ invites the community to Meal and More, an informal book discussion featuring the classic Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Beginning at noon a light lunch will be provided in the church’s fellowship hall. The discussion will continue for 6 weeks and will be led by Pastor Steve Salmon. The church is located at 330 North Vesper Street, Lock Haven. Please call the church office at 570-748-3519 to indicate your plan to attend.