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Thursday, July 24, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, August 17, 2014 (All day)

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Overcomers Freed Outreach, Inc., a Christ centered recovery group addressing addictions, meets every Tuesday at 7 PM at First Baptists Church, 51 S. Third Street in Lewisburg.

Kiddie Kapers Nursery School of Milton is now accepting enrollment applications for children who will be age three or four by September 30 during the 2014-2015 school year.  For details, call 570-742-7033. 

Crossroads Discovery Center, a state-certified daycare, located at the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Milton, is currently accepting enrollments for children age 1, 3 or 4, including pre-kindegarten. To inquire, call 570-524-4809 or send a message through facebook

Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church is accepting Nursery School Registrations for the 2014-2015 school year for children ages 3-5.  The church is located at 967 Mile Hill Road in Sunbury.  For details about the preschool curriculum with a Christian emphasis, call 570-286-8313.

Montgomery House Library in McEwensville offers summer events and programs.  For information, please call 570- 538-1381, or visit www.montgomeryhouselibrary.org.

West Branch Men's Chorus, a barbershop chorus, will perform at Slifer House Museum, Thursday, July 24 at 7 PM. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concert, followed by an ice cream social at the museum, 80 Magnolia Drive, on the campus of RiverWoods.  For more information, call 570-524-2245.

Penns Creek Camp Meeting will host speakers and music by the Dan Durkee Family  July 25 – August 3.  Services are at 10:30 AM, 2:30, and 7 PM.  For more information, call 570-837-3083.

The Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House will be hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church, 231 State Street in Nanticoke on Friday, July 25 from 7 – 9 PM.  Recording artist Cristabelle Braden will appear.  For details, call 570-735-1760 or visit www.unitybymusic.org

New Life Assembly of God of Mifflintown is hosting a talent show, Friday, July 25 at 7 PM. Prizes will be awarded thru third place. Advanced registration is required. The church is located at 1578 Cedar Springs Road in Mifflintown. Call 717-436-8174 for more information or to register.

UPC Lewisburg will show The Lego Movie for Family Movie Night on the Lawn, Friday, July 25 at 7:30 PM.  The church is located at 2822 Buffalo Road in Lewisburg.

You are invited to attend an open house at Sunset International Bible Institute Pennsylvania in Altoona from 10 AM to 2 PM, Saturday, July 26 to view the new classroom and video conferencing system.  Classes meet at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, 514 South Seventh Street in Altoona.   Visit preachnortheast.org or call 814-942-5921.

Everyone is welcome to a meeting of the Columbia-Montour Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International at 10 am, July 26 at Spirit Life Church, 1338 Old Berwick Rd. in Bloomsburg. Guest Speaker is Darren Canning. Call 570-799-0231.

Lewisburg Bible Church will sponsor  Free Family Fun Fest, Saturday, July 26 from 10 AM – 2 PM with Caz Russell and his trained dog, Chilli.  All ages are welcome.   The church is located at 311 Hospital Drive, behind Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg.  To register or for more information, call 570-523-7249.

Central Oak Heights will host Acorn Family Festival – “A World of Friendship” from 10:00 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, July 26 featuring Native American song, dance, and storytelling. At 7 PM, Black Bear Crossing will perform.  The camp is located off Route 15 South in West Milton.  Find more information at www.centraloakheights.org.

A Run, Jog, Run 5K Wheelchair Van Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, July 26 at 11 AM at the Selinsgrove School grounds. Sign up at www.parunners.com, www.active.com, or call 570-847-0718.  (River of Life Assembly of God; proceeds benefit Hernan Feliciano, Sunbury quadriplegic resident).

The Main Bean Café Coffee House will host Recording Artist David Griffin on Saturday, July 26 from 7 -9 PM at 161 Main Street in Luzerne.  For details, call 570-899-2264.
 
Barefield Development announces The Sixth Annual Charles D. Shields Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to be held at 10 AM on Saturday, July 26 (rain Date July 27st) at the Barefield Outdoor Recreation Complex, 823 Terry Reiley Way in Pottsville. For registration details, call 570-628-5079. All proceeds benefit the Pottsville Area Boys Basketball programs.

The public is welcome to Cruise for the Veteran’s Memorial Community Pool at 1 PM, Sunday, July 27.  Register from 11 AM – 1 PM at McClure Legion Post 942.  BBQ Chicken available.  For details, call 570-658-7145.               

A Chicken BBQ will be held Sunday, July 27 at McClure American Legion.  Pick-up is from 11 AM – 1 PM.  For details, call 570-765-8411.

Faith Church of Orwigsburg and the HOPE Initiative is sponsoring Joel Jakubowski speaking on the topic, "Addiction......and Restoring the Family" at 12 PM, Sunday, July 27.  For more information call the church office at 570-366-5131.

A Summer Sunday Hymn Sing is scheduled at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watsontown for Sunday, July 27 at 2 PM.  Homemade ice cream will be available. The church is at 6590 Musser Lane in Watsontown.

First Baptist Church of Mifflintown will host a Sunday School Picnic at 4 PM, Sunday, July 27 at the Mifflintown Park.  The Skyline Boys will perform.  For details about what to bring, call 717-436-9261.

Paul Pitts will present Andronicus: the Roman Soldier at the Cross at Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene, 12 Market Street in Mifflinburg on July 27 at 6 PM.  Call 570-966-0852 for more information.
 
The West End Library in Laurelton will host a What’s all the Hoopla©? Workshop, Monday, July 28 at 6:30 PM.  Learn about the digital collection containing videos, audiobooks, and music.   Register by calling 570-922-4773.

A Professional Baseball&Softball Clinic featuring Steve Sisco and Don Gordon will be held July 29 thru August 1 from  6:30 - 8:45 PM at the Sunbury Bible Church Sports Complex across from UPS on Rt. 11, North of Northumberland.  For age and registration details, call 570-473-7355. 

Mountain View Christian School of South Williamsport will sponsor Cool Cay Fun Day, Tuesday, July 29 from 9 AM – 4 PM.  Register by July 27 by calling 570-327-9238.  Registration for the school year will follow from 4 – 6 PM.

The West End Library in Laurelton will host a Kitchen Chemistry Workshop, Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 PM.  See what can be made with items from Mom's pantry.   Register by calling 570-922-4773.

The Dansbachers, Danville Community Band, will perform German Oompah and Polka music on Slifer House Museum's porch at 7 PM, Thursday, July 31 before an ice cream social. The museum is located at 80 Magnolia Drive in Lewisburg.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  For details, call 570-524-2245.   Sponsored by West Milton State Bank.

Washer Tournament in the Park will be held Friday, August 1 at 6:30 PM in Paxtonville.  Registration is at 6 PM. $10 per team. Teams of 2 people will compete to earn prizes.  Sign up on the porch at the Paxtonville Post Office or call 570-837-5374.

Saturday, August 2 is Himmel’s Country Festival at Himmel’s Church Grove in Dornsife. The all day event begins with 7 AM breakfast.  Live entertainment, parade, Miss Himmel Contest, Duck Derby, and more.  For details, call 570-425-2200. 

Summer of Celebration will be hosted by New Life Assembly of God in Mifflintown, August 2.  Festivities begin at 2 PM with food and games. Please bring a covered dish.  The Itzels concert begins at 7 PM at the church, 1578 Cedar Springs Road in Mifflintown. For more information, call 717-436-8174.

The Public Library for Union County’s amateur photography contest theme is “Spark a Reaction.” The deadline is 5 PM on Saturday, August 2.  For entry form and rules, stop by the library on Reitz Boulevard in Lewisburg or visit www.publibuc.org.

McClure Veteran's Memorial Pool will host an open golf Tournament on Saturday, August 2 at Indian Run Golf Course.  Register by July 27.  For more information, call 570-658-6942.

The 5th Annual Stephanie Spiece Memorial Golf Tournament with 4 man scramble format will take place Saturday, August 2 at 8 AM at Mill Race Golf Course in Benton.  Call 570-683-6041 for more information.

A Free Pig Roast Picnic will be hosted by Christ Community UMC on Saturday, August 2 from 11 AM – 7 PM on the Rotary Field across from Selinsgrove High School.   There will be food, live music, crafts, and inflatables. 

Paxtonville Day events are set to start at noon, Saturday, August 2 at the Paxtonville Park on Mill Street.  Food, a Chinese Auction, Duck Derby, Square Dancing and more.  Please bring lawn chairs.

The Liberty Township Fire Company in Mooresburg will serve an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast/Brunch from 7 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, August 3.  $8 for adults and $4 for children.  For information, call 570-742-4134.

Faith Church, 1168 Centre Pike in Orwigsburg, and the HOPE Initiative are sponsoring Joel Jakubowski sharing "The Five Myths of Addiction," Sunday, August 3 at noon.  The HOPE Initiative ministry is designed to help the addict, friends, and family.  For more information, call 570-366-5131.

A Chinese Auction to benefit Selinsgrove Wrestling will start at 9 AM, August 2 and 11:30 AM on August 3 at the Selinsgrove VFW.  For more information, call 570-850-4775.

Bloomsburg Children's Museum will host Summer Garden Art Camp August 4-8 from 10 AM to 1 PM.  For details, call 570-389-9206 or email chmuseum@ptd.net.

The 2nd Annual Dominican Plate with the Cutters will take place at the Genetti Hotel, Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 PM. The night includes a buffet dinner of Dominican fare served by the Williamsport Crosscutters Dominican players, live and Chinese auctions, music, and more. Tickets available at Susquehanna Bank Park, the Genetti Hotel or by calling 570-326-3389.  Proceeds benefit A.C.E.S. North America, a charity based in Williamsport working to create sustainable development projects in the Dominican Republic.

MACC Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, August 7 at Shade Mountain Golf Course. Register from 12:30-12:45 PM with a shotgun start at 1 PM.  You pick your tees for 4-Man Scramble. For details or sponsorship, please call 570-658-2276.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 285 Pond Hill Mt. Rd., Wapwallopen will host a free Community Christian Concert with "The Smith Family Revival"  on August 9 from 2-5 PM. Come and enjoy old time Gospel, country and blues.

Healing Rooms are available Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 6-8 pm at Brookside Ministries Church, 11 Stetler Avenue, just off Routes 11&15 behind the Hampton Inn in Shamokin Dam.  Call 570-743-5683 for more information.

The West Branch Susquehanna Sojourn is a 5-day educational canoe/kayak/bicycle trip along the West Branch of the Susquehanna from August 13 thru 17. Learn about the area's history, wildlife, and conservation efforts.  Join in for a few days or the whole trip.  Register by August 6 at
http://susquehannagreenway.org/west-branch-sojourn or call 570-522-7244.