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Calendar Countdown: Area Happenings

Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (All day) - Friday, December 12, 2014 (All day)

Brookside Ministries Church is offering free Christian Counseling for marriage and family problems, life-controlling issues, PTSD, and more. To schedule an appointment, call Pastor Tom Evans at 570-743-5683.

Harvest Time Food Pantry, located at 310 Market Street in Lewisburg, offers free food to those in need.  For details, phone 570-713-1693.

Healing Rooms offers a place to pray every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6-8 pm at Brookside Ministries Church, 11 Stetler Avenue just off of Routes 11&15 next to the Hampton Inn in Shamokin Dam. Call 570-743-5683 for more information.

Fonda's Foundlings, a registered non-profit cat rescue organization, will host cat&kitten adoptions from 2:30 – 8:30 PM every Saturday at Petco in State College.  For details, call 814-238-4758.

The free Saturday Train program will be open every Saturday from 10 AM – noon at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, at Pine and  East Market Streets in Danville.  See dozens of trains.

HandUp Store in Milton accepts donations during regular hours and now pick ups are available.  Call 570-742-3000 to find out when the HandUp truck is in your area.

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.

Clinton County Christian Coalition will host their annual Candidates' Forum on September 23 from 7 – 9 PM at Big Woods Bible Church, 120 Logan Avenue in Castanea.  Congressman Glenn Thompson will be attending.

Moms of preschoolers are invited to join the MOPS group that will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday starting September 23 from 10:00 AM – noon at Kimmels Church, 179 Pine Creek Drive in Orwigsburg.  Call 570-943-2759 or email admin@kimmelschurch.org.

A women’s Bible study focusing on 1st and 2nd Thessalonians written by Beth Moore will start at First Baptist Church in Danville starting Sept. 23 and 24. Tuesday mornings at 9 AM or Wednesday evenings at 6:30.  The church is at 20 Brookside Drive, just outside of Danville on Route 642 East.  To register for the study and free childcare, call 570-275-1511.

Trinity United Methodist Church in Northumberland is hosting a Youth Fall Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, September 24 from 7 – 9 PM in the church Social Room at 6th and King Streets in Northumberland.  6th thru 12th graders are invited with their families!  For more information, call 570-490-1330.

On Friday, September 26, Danelle Cressinger will be in concert with Cory Geesaman at The Well at Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton.  The event is free, CDs will be available.

Evangelist Mark Walker will be speaking at Harvest House Christian Fellowship 310 Market Street in Lewisburg on September 26.  Visit http://hhcf4jesus.org/ or call 570-713-1693 for more information.

Larry Stegner will perform in concert at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 26 at Lairdsville Faith Church, Route 118 in Lairdsville. Call 570-584-2765 for details.

A Drug Awareness and Community Action event will take place at Ralston Fire Company on September 26 at 6:30 PM.  Learn about drug symptoms and how to keep your town safe.

The Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House at St. John's Lutheran Church, 231 State Street in Nanticoke will host an evening with Recording Artist William Doney on September 26 from 7 - 9 PM.

Free Hunter’s Health Screenings will be held Saturday, September 27 from 7-10 AM at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.  Use the Donehower-Eisenhauer Pavilion entrance and go to Cardiovascular Services.  Appointments are required and can be made at 570-768-3200.

A Chicken BBQ&Bake Sale will be held at Good Will Hose Company in Sunbury at 11 AM, September 27.  $4 for a half chicken&$8.50 for a platter.   Take outs  and local delivery are also available.  Call 570-286-2831.

Pine Grove UMC in Mifflintown will host Partners in Care on September 27 at 1 PM.  The support group is   for those caring for a loved one with a disability.  For details, call 717-436-8085.

Living Waters Church of God in,Frackville will have a church picnic in the backyard on September 27 at 3 PM. Celebrate 113 years of God's grace and favor at 155 S.Balliet Street in Frackville.  For details, phone 570-874-1585.

Three churches will sponsor an Autism Awareness Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, September 27 from 4-7 PM at Beaver Lutheran Church. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 5-12. The church is on Route 522 between Beaver Springs and Beavertown.  For more information, please call 570-658-2001.  Proceeds will benefit the Geisinger-Bucknell Autism and Development Medicine Institute (ADMI) in Lewisburg.

All are welcome to hear local recording artist, Sue Yurkanin on September 27 from 7 - 9 PM at Christian Artist Night at The Main Bean, 161 Main Street in Luzerne.

Laugh with the clean comedy show of Kenn Kington at 7 PM, September 27 at Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Drive in Montoursville.  $10 for advance tickets or $15 at the door.  Call  570-368-3262 or email lycovalley@gmail.com.  Proceeds benefit 2 Seconds or Less which develops nutrition gardens in schools and communities in Africa. http://www.2secondsorless.org/

The SUN Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a Step Back in Time World War II Style Dance in the Lewisburg area, Saturday, September 27 at 6:30 PM.  $35 tickets are available at 570-524-0400, ext. 1602.

A Men’s Breakfast and Spiritual Challenge will be hosted in the Family Center of First Baptist Church of Mifflintown at 8 AM, September 27 Please RSVP by September 21 at 717-436-9261.

On Saturday, September 27, Northumberland Christian School will host its 5K Fall Fudge Run.  Sign-in and registration will begin at 8 AM with the race 9 AM.  Register at the King Street Park in Northumberland.  Cost is $20 with an early discount.  The school is offering a Little Warrior Run for children ages one to 12 which will start at 10 AM.  Call 570-490-8748 or get a form at www.norrychristian.net.  The proceeds benefit programs at Northumberland Christian School.

Lewisburg Lion Club Fall Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, September 27 at the Pavilion behind Evangelical Community Hospital, from 11 AM – 2 PM  $8 per dinner or $5 per 1/2 chicken.

A pig roast dinner will be held at Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren on September 27, 2014 starting at 11:00 am. Cost of the meal will be on a donation basis. All proceeds to benefit the Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren Children's Ministry in memory of Jillian Rose Raup. Meal will consist of pork, baked potato, fresh corn, applesauce, T-roll and pie. Eat-in or take out. The Church is located approximately 1 1/2 miles west of Mifflinburg along Rt. 45. For more information, call Harold or Peggy Himes at 570-966-3214.

You are invited to attend this year's Jesus Fest '14 at New Life Church located at 1006 Village Road in Pennsdale. This free event will be held on Sunday, September 28th from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.  There will be food, games, prizes, pony rides. Something for everyone. Come and bring a friend!!  For more information contact 570-777-1728 or 570-546-7735.

The Selinsgrove CROP Hunger Walk will take place Sunday, September 28th, at Susquehanna University’s Weber Chapel.  All proceeds go to Church World Service, an organization committed to ending world hunger and water deprivation.  To find out more or to get you or your group involved, call 717-451-6422.

A free Concert with Men in Harmony will be held at Salem-Zion Church in Pillow on September 28 at 4PM. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information call 570-758-2509.

The 11th Annual Ride/Walk with the Y will be held on the Pine Creek Rail Trail on September 28. Registration/Check-in begins at 10 AM with four course options. Lunch provided after the event. Please call 570-398-2150 or email dereks@rvrymca.org for registration details.  Sponsored by Jersey Shore Branch YMCA.

Dream Machines Motor Club is hosting Cruise in for a Cause on Sunday, September 28 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the Columbia Mall Parking Lot across from Burger King.  Proceeds benefit the Geisinger-Bucknell Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute.  For details, visit www.thedmmc.org.

First UMC of Williamsport will host Community Worship, September 28 at 11 AM at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. 4th Street in Williamsport.  Child-care and shuttle service will be provided at Christian Life Center, located at 601 Market Street  in Williamsport.  The service will include music and a message by Rev. Matt Lake.

Gospel Bond will play at 9 AM worship on September 28 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Market street in New Berlin.

Battlefield Fitness in Middleburg is hosting a "Find Your Freedom" health and wellness information night on September 29 from 7-8pm. Admission is free. Located in Grace Covenant Community Church building behind Hotel Middleburger.

A Rummage, Soup&Bake Sale will be hosted October 2-4 starting at 9 AM at Dreisbach Church, five miles west of Lewisburg off Route 45 on Dreisbach Road.  Phone 570-922-1872 for more information.

WGRC is hosting its 1st ever "Pregame Party" on Friday, October 3 from 5:30-7PM just outside the Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium, Lewisburg.  You are invited to stop by our tents and join us for games and snacks (while supplies last)! Meet the WGRC team and listen to our play-by-play coverage of the Central Columbia Blue Jays at the Lewisburg Green Dragons (on Lewisburg's Homecoming night).

There will be a book-signing for Yes, God Can! by Caroline D. Snyder on Friday, October 3 from 7 – 9 PM at Barnes and Nobles, 421 Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes Barre.  Proceeds will go to missions.

A Golf Tournament to benefit the National MS Society will be held at Schuylkill Country Club on October 3.  Registration begins at 8 AM with a 9:30 shotgun start.  Please RSVP by September 20 at 570-573-3454.

The 38th Juniata Mennonite School Benefit Auction will be October 3 and 4 at McAlisterville Community Park and Fire Hall.  A chicken barbeque begins at 3 PM on Friday and breakfast lasts from 6 - 10 AM on Saturday.  For items and details, visit www.jmsonline.org

The 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival will be October 4 from 10 AM - 2 PM at Frack&Lehigh Streets in Frackville. Pre-festival Pumpkin Chunkin’  will be October 3 at 5:30 PM on the back parking lot of the Schuylkill Mall. Pre-register at www.shopschuylkillmall.com, or at the Frackville Library.  Call 570-874-3382 for more info.  Sponsored by the Frackville Business&Professional Business Association

Evangelical Community Hospital will hold blood pressure screenings in October.  October 3 from 9 AM – 1 PM at Mifflinburg Bank in Lewisburg;  October 16 from 10-11 AM at West End Senior Center in Laurelton; and October 28 from 10 AM – noon at the Milton YMCA.  For more information, please call 570-768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.

A Self Defense Class led by Paula Pulizzi, a 7th degree black belt, will be  Saturday, October 4 from 8 AM – noon at Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Road in Milton.  Learn to defend yourself.  $20 per person.   Call 570-742-8987 or email kyles@cwcmilton.org.

Newport Assembly of God of Newport and Thompsontown are hosting "I Still Do," a simulcast from Family Life.  This free, one-day marriage seminar is on October 4 from 9 AM – 5 PM.  You may pre-register at www.newportassembly.org or call 717-567-3333.  Walk-ins are also welcome. 

Lock Haven First Church of Christ will host its Family Fall Festival on October 4 from 11 AM – 3 PM.   The church is located at 330 North Vesper Street in Lock Haven. Rain Date will be Saturday, October 11. For more information, call 570-748-3519 or visit http://firstchurchlh.com. 

Harvest Family Festival will be hosted by Kimmels Evangelical Free Church on October 4 from 11 AM – 4 PM.  The day will include family fun, food and live music. The church is located at 179 Pine Creek Drive in Orwigsburg.  For details, call 570-943-2759.  Proceeds benefit the Orwigsburg Fire Department.

The Public Library in Lewisburg will host Math Circle at 3 PM, October 4 and 18 for students in grades 8 thru 12.  Get math help in a different and relaxed atmosphere.

Warrior Run-Fort Freeland Heritage Days will be October 4-5 at Warrior Run Church and Hower-Slote House near Warrior Run High School.  Event starts Saturday at 9:30 AM and Sunday at 11AM.  Costumed demonstrators, encampments, food, and wagon rides.  Phone 570-437-4048 for details.

The Liberty Township Fire Company in Mooresburg will serve an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast/Brunch from 7 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, October 5.  $8 for adults and $4 for children.  For information, call 570-742-4134.

There will be a 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 5 to help with scholarships at Mountain View Christian School in South Williamsport.  Runners  age 11 and up register at 9 AM.  The event will begin and end at the school, located at 305 Fleming Street in South Williamsport.  Registration Entry forms are on Facebook page mvchristianschool

Lycoming County Life Chain to support the Pro-Life Movement in America will be held in Williamsport on Sunday, October 5 from 2:30 TO 3:30 P.M.  Signs will be available at 2 PM at stations along the Golden Strip.  For details, 570-745-3328.

Nick Biddle will host a hymn concert Sunday, October 5 at 2:30 PM at Central Baptist Church, 601 7th Avenue, Williamsport. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Salvation Army of Williamsport will host Parenting with Success classes from 6-8 pm, starting Tuesday, October 7.  Topics include discipline, sibling rivalry, and more.  Call 570-326-9187 to register.

The National Christian College Fair will be held at Meadowbrook Christian School on Wednesday, October 8.  College reps from many Christian colleges will be available from noon to 2:00 PM in the school gym.  There will be seminars and financial aid workshops.  The school is located off Route 254 in Milton.  For details or directions, please call 570-742-2638.

A Lasagna Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 4 - 6:30 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth Street in Williamsport.  Take-outs are available.  Dinners are $9 for adults and $5.50 for children.  

Evangelical Community Hospital is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Cookin’ Men on October 9 from 6-8 pm at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club.  Local men will cook to raise funds for the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100 and can be purchased at 570-522-2685 or www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen.  This year’s event is generously sponsored by Weis Markets and VNA Health System. Additional supporters include the AgChoice Farm Credit and Fike Brothers Carpet One. 

Global Aid Network hosts a day to work as a family to help others.  Register by October 5 to make care kits Monday, October 13.  The group will depart from Montoursville at 7 AM and return by 9 PM.  Call 570-419-4684 for details.

Expectations Women's Center is proud to present Crossroads 180 Worship Band and Keith Deltano at a Youth Rally to be held Wednesday, October 15 from 6:30-8 PM at Crossroads Community Church. The Church is located on Route 44 S, 1 1/2 miles east of Jersey Shore. This event promises to be filled with music, worship, education and a challenge for our youth.  If you are a parent, grandparent, youth worker, or know youth in your neighborhood, please invite them to attend this event. For additional information or to pre-register, contact info@expectationswc.org.

Hummel’s U. M. Church of Middleburg will host a Mission Day on October 18 at 8 AM.  Meals will be provided while working on community projects.  Groups are encouraged.  Register by Friday, September 19.  For questions, phone 570-837-9956 or email hummelsumc@yahoo.com.

The Danville High School Alumni Association will host the 8th Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 18 at 11 AM at Danville Primary School.  The events welcomes alumni and the community.  For reservations, call 570-672-9876.  Future honorees are nominated by graduates and chosen by the Alumni Committee.  Letters for future nominees may be sent to Danville Area School District, 600 Walnut Street in Danville, PA  17821.  Proceeds from the event support the Danville Alumni Association Scholoarship Fund.

The Couple Checkup, a special night with catered dinner at State College Assembly of God on Monday, October 20 at 6:30 PM.  $30 for dinner.  Online marriage assessment available.  Register by October 6 with your email address and payment.   Call 814-422-8740.

West Branch Christian Writers will be holding a one day writing conference at First Baptist Church of Milton on October 25 starting at 8 AM. Keynote speaker will be Bonnie Calhoun, publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine. Registration is now open.   For details and to register, visit www.westbranchchristianwriters.com.

The 2nd Trick or Trot, a 5K Run/Walk, is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 at 10 AM at the Upper Dauphin High School in Elizabethville.  All trot speeds are welcome!    The ¼ mile child race will take place at 9 AM near the softball field.  Register by Oct. 1 for a discount.  For fees&details, visit elizabethville2017.org .  Hosted by the Elizabethville Bicentennial Committee, Inc.

Keystone Travelers will sponsor a bus trip to Lancaster County on Thursday, 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

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.