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Calendar Countdown: Area Happenings

Date: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (All day) - Friday, December 12, 2014 (All day)

Zion Student Center in Sunbury, licensed by PA Dept. of Public Welfare, will provide after school care including homework tutoring and social building skills.  For details, call 570-259-0252.

First Baptist Church of Milton Upward Basketball and Cheerleading registration is now open.  Play with purpose,build competitive athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit.  Practices start the week of December 8th.  More information can be found at www.fbcmiltonpa.com.

At the Columbia Mall near Bloomsburg, the free Wheelchair Engineers program, with handicapped-accessible model train layouts, will be open from noon to 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall.

Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5 will be hosted every Tuesday at 10 AM at Gelnett Library in Selinsgrove. Join Alphabet Show and Tell; every week children can bring in something to share that starts with the focus letter.  

The Beavertown Community Library Story Time will be held every Thursday at 10 AM.  Join Miss Sherri as she explores works by her favorite authors and illustrators, many of which are Caldecott Honor books. 
                         
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

Volunteers provide needed repairs to neighbors who want to stay in their homes but are unable to make repairs due to income or disability.  Buggytown Group Workcamp provides the repairs at no cost to the owner.  Those in need are requested to apply for repairs.  Applications are available by emailing kksawyer@dejazzd.com or calling 570-966-0727.  The deadline is November 30.

The Public Library for Union County is accepting items to recycle including used ink and toner cartridges, cell phones, tablets and other small electronics.   Items may be dropped off at the circulation desk.  For more information, visit the library on Reitz Boulevard in Lewisburg.

The public is invited to Trunk of Treat at First Baptist Church of Danville on October 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  For more information, please phone the church at 570-275-1511.

A Trunk ‘n Treat event will happen October 29 from 6 – 8 PM at Augustaville Wesleyan Church, Route 890, about 5 miles south of Sunbury.  Call 570-286-8051 for details.

Radiant Light Assembly of God will host Trunk or Treat from 6 – 8 PM, October 29.  The church is on Route 442 in Muncy.  For further information, phone 570-458-6255.
 
Grace Chapel, 126 Airport Road in Shamokin will hold a Trunk or Treat night in the church parking lot from 6 - 8 PM on October 30.  Everyone is Welcome! 

The Trinity United Methodist Church in Winfield is holding a Light the Night event on October 30 from 6 - 8 PM.  All ages are invited for a night with the whole family. 

A Trunk or Treat Community Event by Community Baptist Church of Montoursville will be on October 30 from 6 – 8 PM.  The church is located at 1853 State Route 87 in Montoursville. For more information, call the office at 570-433-3002.

First Stop Treat will be held at Lewisburg Bible Church, October 31 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  The whole family is welcome.  Make a candied apple treat and see puppets every half hour.  The church is located approximately 1 mile behind Evangelical Hospital.  All are welcome. 

Harvest House Christian Fellowship 310 Market Street Lewisburg is hosting Truth and Treat, a family friendly, faith-filled alternative to Halloween, on October 31 from 6-8 PM.  Visit www.hhcf4jesus.org for more information.

Light the Night Festival will be hosted by River of Life Assembly of God Church in Sunbury from 6-9 PM, October 31 at Cameron Park on Market Street in Sunbury.  This family event is free.  For details, call 570-286-5329.

A Youth Retreat will be held October 31 – November 2 at Blue Mountain Christian Retreat.  Open to all ages for a time of Praise and Worship, Ministry in the Word, and lots of Saturday activities.  For information and reservations, call 570-386-2154 or visit www.BMCR.org.

Jeff Steinberg will perform in concert on October 31 at 7:30 PM at Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118 in Lairdsville.  Please phone 570-584-2765 for more information.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 6th and King Sts, Northumberland is hosting an Annual Bazaar November 1, 8:30-7:30 PM. Lunch will be available. There will be many booths available to shop including Christmas booth, Basket booth, Jewelry counter, Bake sale and more. Dinner will be available,adults $10 and children $5.

The Juniata Wildland Firefighters, Inc. will hold a Soup, BBQ Chicken, and Bake Sale on November 1 starting at 8 am at W.E. Schlegel's Store in Thompsontown and Juniata Valley Bank in McAlisterville.  No tickets required. 

Annual Holiday at Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church on November 1, from 9 AM – 2 PM.  The church is at 10275 State Route 44 in Watsontown, between McEwensville and Turbotville on Route 44.  For details, phone 570-966-3675.

Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus will be held November 1 from 9:30 AM – 2 PM at Faith Lutheran Church, Route west of Lewisburg. The group will be making fleece blankets and quilts. No skill is needed to knot the prepared fleece blankets. Quilters are also needed.

The Watsontown Lioness Home Party Show will be held November 1 from 11–3 PM at Warrior Run Fire Dept.’s Social Hall in Allenwood. There will be refreshments, vendors, and a raffle.

Redeemed Ministry and Partner’s in Christ invite the public to be a part of a worship outreach event on November 1 with the theme ‘Healing Our Land Through Unity’ held from noon – 6 PM at Newberry  Church of Christ (Christian Center) located at 2100 Linn Street in Williamsport.

Partners in Care, a support group for caregivers, will meet at 1 PM, November 1 at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, on Cuba Mills Road in Mifflintown.  Call 717-436-8085 for more information.

The Salvation Army Milton Corps will host a Harvest Praise Concert November 1 at 3 PM at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 101 Lower Market Street in Milton.  For details, call 570-742-4231.

Christ’s United Lutheran Church, known as the “Four Bells Church,” will serve beef, ham ,and chicken pot pie on November 1 starting at 3:30 PM. Patrons may eat in or take out.  Pot pie quarts available. The church is located three miles west of Mifflinburg on Route 45.  For details, call 570-922-1860.

A benefit dinner featuring international food will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Williamsport November 1 at 6 PM.  Proceeds benefit Thrive International Programs.  $10 for adults and $6 for children age 3-8, payable at the door.  Reservations are required.  To attend, call 570-337-2898.

McVeytown United Methodist Church hosts Contemporary music and worship services Saturday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Appearing November 1 is the worship team called Know Mercy.  The church is on Queen Street in McVeytown.

His Hands Puppetfest, a free family event, will be held November 1 at 6:30 PM at Bloomsburg Christian Church, 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.  For more information, call 570-784-3740 or visit www.bloomsburgchristianchurch.org

Mifflinburg United Methodist Church of Mifflinburg, PA is starting a new clothing ministry called Agape Ministry.  We will be handing out free clothing in the community of Mifflinburg on November 1.  We will be at two locations in Mifflinburg.  We will be at the VFW Fairgrounds on Rt. 45 from 9-9:45am and at the Carriage Corner Restaurant from 10-10:45am.  All are welcome to choose from men's, women's, and children's clothing, shoes, and accessories.  For more information please call the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church at 570-966-2746.  

Good News Lutheran Brethren Church in Cocolamus, PA will be holding an outdoor concert event on November 1 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.  There will be a bonfire, music by "3 Shades of Blue", a speaker, and games.  The church is located on Route 35 across from East Juniata High School in Cocolamus.

The Liberty Township Fire Company in Mooresburg will serve an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast/Brunch from 7 AM to 1 PM, November 2. $8 for adults and $4 for children.  For information, call 570-742-4134.

Nick Biddle will host a free hymn concert November 2 at 8 and 10:15 AM at First Baptist Church of Mifflintown, located at 23964 Route 35 N. in Mifflintown.  For details, phone 814-329-0405.

Forward Progress Foundation will host a Coach and Thirty-One bingo event on November 2 at Potts Grove Fire Hall. Doors open at 1 PM and bingo starts at 2. Proceeds support a family going through cancer. For more information, phone 570-765-8829.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milton will host an Organ Recital on November 2 at 2:30 PM.  The church is at 1125 Mahoning Street in Milton.

Shiloh Bible Church of Almedia will have its Bible and Missions Conference November 2-4.  Key note message by Dr. Bob Decker is “Making a Difference.”  The church is located at 123 Church Street in Bloomsburg.  For times and details, phone 570-784-3456.        

Port Matilda EMS Election Day Hoagie Sale. 12” Italian Hoagies,12” Turkey/Ham Hoagies $5.50 each. Call (814) 692-1035 to order or email portmatildaems@gmail.com. Available for Pick-Up November 4 at the PMEMS Station, 402 South High Street, Port Matilda.

The Annual Gospel Echoes Banquet will be held at Country Cupboard Restaurant on November 4 at 6:30PM.The public is invited to join for a family style dinner andevening of inspiration.  Music provided by the Gospel Echoes Harvest&Mercy Road Teams as well as a ministry report. The Guest Speaker will be  Jack Murphy "Murf the Surf"/the Jewel Thief. Jack was saved while in prison and his life was radically changed! A moving account of God's power to change livest. For ticket information call Ken and Dawn Martin 570-966-0003. A freewill offering will be received for prison ministry to provide literature and ministry teams to prisons and chaplains throughout the U.S, free of charge.

Sacred Heart of Jesus School,  located at 110 N. Dorcas Street, Lewistown is holding a fall open house on November 6 from 6–7PM. This is a great opportunity for parents and grandparents of preschoolers to learn about our Kindergarten program.  Sacred Heart School offers a strong faith foundation, excellence in academics, and a friendly, safe environment in which to grow and learn.  For more information, call the school office at 717-248-5351 or visit www.sacredheartschool.com.

Northumberland County’s Adoption Day events begin at 10 AM, November 7 at the courthouse in Sunbury.  Information will be shared about foster care and adoption.  For details, call Sara at 570-495-2058.

Union County Library at Lewisburg will host an Environmental Allergies Workshop on November 7 at noon.  Dr. Nathan Hare with Allergy Partners of Lewisburg will discuss effects and some treatment options.  To register,  call 570-523-1172.

A Spaghetti Dinner will be hosted November 7 from 4-6:30 PM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, at 501 Catawissa Avenue in Sunbury.  Take outs are available.

There will be a Fish Dinner on November 7 starting at 4:30 PM at Good Will Hose Company, 500 Reagan Street in Sunbury.  Cost is $8.50 with take outs available.  For details, phone 570-286-2831.

Slifer House Museum will host an intergenerational performance "Abe for All Ages" by historian and reenactor James Getty at 7 PM, November 7 at the Elias Center for Performing Arts, 212 S. 5th Street in Mifflinburg.  Tickets may purchased by calling 570-524-2245.

Family Promise is hosting their 2nd Annual Cardboard City... A Homeless Experience event on November 7.  Support homeless families in Lycoming County and sleep out in a box.  The event will include food, entertainment and a movie.  Registration is $10 or $8 for groups of 5 or more.  Registration can be done at http://familypromise.donordrive.com/event/fplcboxcity/.

Christ Community United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove is having its Annual Breakfast Buffet on  November 8 from 7-10 AM.  Proceeds benefit missions.  For details, phone 570-743-1715. 

A Christmas Craft Show and Lunch Stand will be hosted November 8 from 9 -2PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 300 Rhodes Avenue, next to the high school football field in Selinsgrove.  Craft vendors may call 570-374-6966.

Walk on Foundation will sponsor a Christmas Extravaganza vendors and entertainment from 9-3 PM, November 8 at Mifflinburg Intermediate School, 250 Mabel Street in Mifflinburg.  Call 570-428-5140 for more information.

The public library in Lewisburg will host a Buying Tech Gadget Workshop on November 8 at 11 AM and Tuesday, November 25 at 6 PM.  Jeff Seebold will provide tips and buying guidelines for laptops, smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems. Register by calling 570- 922-4773.

The Children’s Museum in Bloomsburg will host American Girl®  Club on November 8 from 2-3 PM.  Book reading by children’s book illustrator, Laura Knorr, with make-and-take craft and games.  The museum is located 2 West 7th Street in Bloomsburg.  Please phone 570-389-9206 for details.

Salladasburg Charge Thanksgiving Dinner will be held November 8 from 4-7 PM at Salladasburg UMC.  Take outs available from 2:30-3:30 PM.  For more information, call 570-971-6912.

The First Presbyterian Church of Milton will host a pasta dinner on November 8 from 4-7 PM in the fellowship hall.  $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12.  The wheelchair accessible church is at 47 Walnut Street in Milton with rear parking.  For information or advanced reservations, phone 570-742-4491.  Proceeds will benefit Faith In Action mission projects. 

It's Girls Night Out November 8 from 4-8:30 PM at Christ United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove.  Vendors include Silpada, Thirty-One, Origami Owl, local photography, and more.  Door prizes and $1 admission.  The church is located at 429 8th Street in Selinsgrove.  Proceeds benefit Agapeland Preschool.

There will be a Spaghetti Fundraiser on November 8 from 5-8 PM at Fayette Fire Hall in McAlisterville to benefit Kelly Yorks, local Mom of 2 diagnosed with cancer.  Walk-ins welcome with Take-outs available. $8 adults,  $5 children.  Live music. Call 717-497-3665 with questions.

Historian and reenactor James Getty will present "An Evening with Lincoln" program at 8 PM, November 8 at Slifer House Museum, 80 Magnolia Drive in Lewisburg.  A reception and refreshments will follow. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 570-524-2245.

The Milton Historical Society is hosting a Civil War Era meal on November 8 at 6 PM at Cameron House, on Route 405 south of Milton.  $50 per person.  Reservations can be made by November 1st by mailing a check payable to the Milton Historical Society to Deb Owens, 515 High Street, West Milton, PA 17886.  Costumes are optional and seating is limited.  570-568-5603.

The annual banquet for Heartbeat Community Services of Perry and Juniata Counties will be on November 8 at Newport Life Center on Shortcut Road starting at 5:30 PM. The program features Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Institute.  Reservations must be mailed by October 28.  For details, visit www.heartbeatcs.org  and click coming events. 

"Harvesting Hope" a community outreach developed by Center of Hope Christian Counseling and Mentoring Center will hold an Open House at Knight's of Columbus, 400 East Independence St., Shamokin on November 8 at 6PM.  Come check out the amazing classes being offered and are "FREE" to the public.  Classes to be determined by sign-up sheet, so come down and vote for the class you'd like to see offered.

The McVeytown United Methodist Church is holding a holiday bazaar on November 8 from 9-2 PM in the Fellowship Hall on Queen Street in McVeytown.  There will be food and an area for children to shop at reduced prices for family and friends. 

The Nottingham Four will perform November 9 at 10:30 AM at New Hope Bible Church, 310 Raven Lane in Mifflinburg.  For details, call 570-922-4142. 

A Chinese Auction will be held November 9 at St. Michael’s Hall in Shenandoah.  Doors open at noon with an auction start at 1:30 PM.  Admission $4.00 or 3 for $10.   Light Lunch Available.  The hall is at 300 West Oak Street in Shenandoah.  For information call 570-462-0809.

To benefit the family of Corporal Bryon Dickson, the trooper that was killed at Blooming Grove, there will be a Chinese Auction November 9 from 1-5 PM at the Warrior Run Social Hall in Allenwood.  Over 100 gift baskets and other items will be available to win!! All are invited to attend. Admission is free.

Nick Biddle will host a free hymn concert on November 9 at 2 PM at Faxon-Kenmar UMC, 1301 Clayton Avenue in Williamsport.  David Koskey will accompany a few selections on piano and organ. All are welcome.

Care Net of Schuylkill County will help to host Silver Ring Thing, the national event that speaks honestly to teens about making healthy choices in relationships, on November 9  at 6 PM at Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill Haven.  All teens and parents are welcome. For tickets, call 570- 624-7244 or visit www.silverringthing.com.

An annual Patriotic Service to honor the military will be held  November 9 at 9:30 AM at First Baptist Church of Juniata County, one mile north of Mifflintown on Route 35.  Speaker will be Retired USAF Major Jeffrey Davis.

Jeremy Goodling Music Ministries of McAlisterville is hosting its annual concert at 7 PM, November 9 at Niemond’s Independent Church in Richfield. Goodling’s family and friends will join him.   A love offering will be taken. More information, call 717-463-2063, or visit www.jeremygoodling.com.  

The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will meet  November 10 at 7 PM in Lewisburg at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn. 

Women are invited to brunch at the Country Cupboard Restaurant, Rt. 15, Lewisburg on November 11 at 9 AM with Guest Speaker Liz Bryant.  Cost is $13.00 with complimentary childcare by reservation.  Call 570-743-2054 for a reservation or e-mail CWCbrunch@hotmail.com.

The Union County Library will host an Understanding the Affordable Care Act Workshop on November 11 at 11 AM.  Join Dr. Cathy Faulcon Bowen from Penn State Extension to learn more.  Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

A luncheon will take place on November 11 from 11-2 PM at the United Presbyterian Church in Pottsville.  Foods options are Vegetable Soup, Beef BBQ or Pulled Pork plus chips, dessert, and hot drink for $6. Take outs are available.  To reach the church office, call 570-622-1760.

A Talk with the Doc discussion about total joint replacement will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on November 11 in the Apple Conference Rooms to the rear of the Dining Room. A free meal will be offered at 5:30 pm with the talk at 6:30 pm.  The free event requires registration by calling 570-768-3200.

Ladies are invited to join the "Multiplying the Bounty" roast turkey dinner party at the Country Cupboard Restaurant on November 11 at 6:30 PM.  Cost will be $15.50.  For details or to make a reservation, call 570-742-8995 or email blyler@dejazzd.com. 

West Branch Human Resources Society, local affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Managers is hosting a professional development session on November 12 from  8-10 AM to construct a Wellness Plan.  The session is approved for HRCI credit.  Cost is $ 25, or $15 for members and $5 for students.    To register, visit www.wbhrs.org or call 570-323-8711

Keystone Travelers will sponsor a bus trip to Lancaster County on November 13.  Visit the National Christmas Center and see Dutch Apple Theatre’s performance of It’s a Wonderful Life.  Contact Barb at 717-694-3001 for details

Rejoicing Spirits, worship focused on welcoming those with mental or physical disabilities, will be hosted November 13 from 6:30-7:15PM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 42 S. 4th Street in Lewisburg.  For more information call 570-524-5011, or email spumc@dejazzd.com. 

Pathways Retreat Day will be November 15 from 10-3PM at St. Cyril Spiritual Center in Danville.  Reflect on your journey with God.  $45 includes lunch, or $35 if you bring your own.  Registration may be made at 570-275-3581 or www.sscm.org by November 7.  For details, phone 570-742-1838.

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Snyder and Union Counties, Inc. will host its annual Ministry Banquet at Christ Community UMC in Selinsgrove.  Free tickets are available until October 29.  Doors will open at 6 PM, November 15 with the meal and program at 6:30.  Speaker: Major Jeffrey Davis with music by True Heart.  For tickets or details, call or 570-837-6985, or email cefsu@verizon.net.

The Generoo Organization invites performers to participate in their upcoming Winter Extravaganza to be held the evening of December 12 at West Snyder Elementary.  For performance details or registration, call 570-658-5300 or email: michbix@gmail.com by October 31.