Support the Bloomsburg Public Library and enjoy a fine meal on Tuesday May 26 with the Library Diner's Club at A Taste of Italy on Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Pick up a voucher at the library and present it at the restaurant for lunch or dinner to have 20% of your food bill donated to the library.
The Berwick area Middle School Drama Club will present The Money Tree, an original play by Berwick student Cajun Thivierge, this Wednesday night. Admission is free. The play starts at 6:30 PM at the Berwick High School.
The Berwick Summer Concert Series kicks off the season with an evening of music by the Berwick High School Jazz Band, the Modernnaires, and the Berwick Community Choir. The concert is free and starts at 7PM Thursday night on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.
The Columbia-Montour Council Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual recognition dinner on Thursday May 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. Events start at 5:30 PM. To reserve your seat, call the Council office at 570-784-2700.
May 28 - June 6
The annual Salem Township Fire Carnival runs Thursday May 28 through Friday June 6 at the fire company on East 5th Street in Berwick. Come enjoy local vendors, food, games, and more. Events start at 5PM every night - there will be no carnival on Sunday, May 31.
May 29 & 30
The 2015 Greater Hazleton Relay for Life gets under way this Friday night at 7PM at the track at Cougar Park on West 23rd Street in Hazleton. Come cheer on the runners, enjoy some food and entertainment, all while supporting the fight against cancer.
Moreland The Magician returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library on Saturday May 30. Admission is free. The magic starts at 10AM at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
St John's Lutheran Church in Mifflinville is hosting a 5K run/walk on Saturday May 30. The run starts at 9AM at the corner of 5th and Race streets in Mifflinville. Entry fee is $20 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the church's new building campaign. For more information call 570-784-6489.
The Quakers of Millville are holding a spring plant sale on Saturday May 30 from 9AM - 2PM on the front porch of the meeting house on Main Street in Millville. Proceeds will benefit the Greenwood Friends School.
The 5th annual Central PA Wine and Beer Festival returns to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds on Saturday May 30 from 11AM - 5PM. There will be wine and beer producers from around the region, as well as local foods and live music. Tickets are $20 at the gate, or just $15 in advance. Tickets can be bought at Marley's Brew Pub, Shade Mountain Winery, Turkey Hill Brewing Company, or online at LocalWineEvents.com
May 30, through July 12
Come to Artspace Gallery for their latest exhibit: Life Is Still Beautiful, featuring works by guest artist Melanie Pacoli Eck. The showing runs through Sunday July 12. A reception will be held on Saturday May 30th at 6PM at the gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
The Creative Dog pet salon is holding their 2nd annual adoption day on Sunday May 31 from Noon-4PM. Come enjoy some food and sweet treats, and meet some of the pets from ARC, the Danville SPCA, Monica's Heart and others. The salon is at 660 West Main Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-594-5558.
Bloom Bounce in the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn is holding a special needs night on Sunday May 31 from 5-7 PM. Admission will be free for families with special needs children, siblings are included.
Through May 31
The Central Columbia High School Marching Band is holding a gently-used shoe drive during the month of May. Look for donation bins in locations in Bloomsburg, Berwick, and on Bloomsburg University's campus. For more information call 570-204-7254.
The Socrates Cafe will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday June 2 starting at 6:30 PM. The topic of the night will be, "What price do we pay for the success of American business?" Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
June 4 & 5
Bloomsburg University will host the 25th annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Thursday and Friday June 4 & 5 in downtown Bloomsburg. Events get under way Thursday at 6PM with a gallery opening at the new Greenly Center on Main Street, followed by readings at St Paul's Episcopal Church at East Main and Iron Streets. Friday night features a theatrical reading at the Alvina Krause Theater by Ellen McLaughlin and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at 7:30 PM, followed by Mrs. Dalloway's Party. For tickets to Friday night's events and for more information, visit Woolf.BloomU.edu
(June 4) Through June 26
The Moose Exchange Stairwell Gallery presents their latest community art exhibition - What Are You Reading includes works based on books, short stories, and poems that the artists have recently read. The show runs trough June 26. A reception will be held Thursday June 4 at 6PM in conjunction with the Gallery at the Greenly Center's "Mark on the Wall" exhibit.
June 4 (18)
The annual Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce golf outing will be held Thursday June 18 at the Berwick Golf Club. Registration opens at 10AM with a shotgun start at 11AM. Cost is $85 per person, and includes lunch, greens fees, cart rental, a buffet dinner, beverages, prizes, and a voucher for a round of golf at the club. Deadline for registration is June 4. For more information call 570-784-2522.
June 5 & 6
The Southern Columbia Relay for Life is happening Friday and Saturday June 5 & 6 at Southern Columbia High School. The relay starts at 4PM Friday. Cheer on the participants, and enjoy food and events for the whole family, all while supporting the fight against cancer.
The 8th annual Bloomsburg YMCA indoor yard sale is coming up Saturday June 6 from 6:30AM - 1PM. Find household items, toys, clothes, furniture, baked goods, snacks and more. Donations can be dropped off during regular open hours at the trailer in the Y parking lot on East 7th Street in Bloomsburg. For more information, visit the Bloomsburg YMCA under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Come to Moreland Baptist Church in Muncy on Saturday June 6 for a charity auction to benefit the victims of hurricane Sandy. Travel packages, gift baskets, sporting goods, and much more will be auctioned off starting at 10AM. For more information visit MorelandBaptistChurch.org
June 6 & 7
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present their 2015 Theater In The Classroom program, Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at the Alvina Krause Theater on June 6 & 7. Saturday's performances are at 2 & 7:30PM, and Sunday's performance is at 3PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and just $8 for kids 12 and under. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The Valley of Bloomsburg American Legion post 273 will hold their 2nd annual cruise-in on Saturday June 7 from 10AM - 3PM, rain or shine. Registration is free. There will be food, prizes, raffles, and goodie bags. Proceeds benefit the Veterans' Memorial of Columbia County. The post is at 110 Juniper Street in Bloomsburg, just off Old Berwick Road.
Enjoy an afternoon of coffee, teas, treats, and live music for a good cause at Grove Presbyterian Church on Sunday June 7. Starting at 4PM, stop by the church on Bloom Street in Danville and check out the basket raffle and live music by Suzane Walzer, Brian Crane, and Zing Productions. A collection will be taken up to benefit the Carl Appleman and Leanne Segada family.
The annual Berwick Elks pet & Toy parade is coming up Tuesday night June 9. The parade forms at 6PM in the Elks Lodge parking lot, and moves at 6:30. All area children are invited to bring their pets, decorate their bikes, wear costumes, build floats, or whatever their imagination creates. Prizes will be awarded for the best in each category, and a drawing will be held for two bicycles. The lodge is on 3rd Street in Berwick.
June 12 & 13
Join the Catawissa Police Officers Benevolent Association for a weekend of personal protection and firearms training on June 12 & 13. The course will cover safe firearms handling, building confidence, legal use of force and other topics, and will include 5 hours of live-fire training. You must attend the seminar at 6PM on Friday to take part in the exercise on Saturday. For more information call the Catawissa Police Department at 570-356-7102.
Come to the Liberty Township Fire Company on Saturday June 13 for a Benefit festival for Bill Fallon. There will be classic cars, arts & craft vendors, live music, and more fun for the whole family. The fire company is on Mooresburg Road in Danville. Entries for the car show and vendors are still being accepted. For more information call 570-271-1145.
The 5th annual Animal Resource Center golf tournament is coming up Saturday June 13 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn - rain or shine. Registration opens at 7AM. Shotgun start for the 4-person scramble is at 8AM. Cost is $260 per team, and includes 18 holes, snacks at the turn, lunch at the Links, and entry for 50/50s and other prizes. For more information call 570-784-3669.
June 15 - August 7
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's annual Summer Theatre School begins on June 15 and runs through August 7. There are camp sessions tailored for young children, teens, and adults. For details on the different programs offered this summer, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Through June 17
The Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are collecting books for their Summer Book Sale, coming up June 17- 22. Donations of books can be dropped off at the circulation desk at the library on Market Street, or they can be picked up at your location. Call 570-784-8306 to arrange a pick-up.
The annual Catawissa Teenage Battle of the Bands is coming up Friday June 19, as part of the summer concert series. First place prize is $300, 2nd place is $100. A majority of the members in each band must be teenagers to enter. For more information, call 570-356-2561.
June 19 & 20
The first Greater Columbia County Relay for Life is happening Friday and Saturday June 19 & 20 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, starting at Noon Friday. There will be food and events for the whole family. Stop by and cheer on the runners, and support the fight against cancer.
The 18th annual Bloomsburg YMCA golf tournament is happening Saturday June 30 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn - rain or shine. Shotgun start for the 4-person scramble is at 8AM. Registration is $75 each or $300 for a team of four. Cost covers green fees, cart, and food - including a full lunch buffet. There will be raffles and other games, too. For more information, visit the Bloomsburg YMCA under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Come to the Bloomsburg Town Park bandshell on Saturday June 20th for a free concert by The Mahoney Brothers, starting at 7PM. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food vendors will be available as well. Rain location will be in the Bloomsburg High School.
June 25 (July 11)
The 2nd annual AGAPE golf tournament is happening Saturday July 11 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Registration opens at 7:30AM - shotgun start is at 8AM. Cost is $65 each and includes greens fees, cart, and a Southern BBQ lunch. Deadline to sign up is June 25. For more information call 317-2210.
Wesley United Methodist Church on Market Street in Bloomsburg will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday July 1 from 1-6 PM. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Toddler Time is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Monday mornings at 9:15AM. The weekly 20-minute program of stories, songs, puppets, and more is perfect for kids ages 18 months to three years and their parents or guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
Columbia Sullivan Head Start is now recruiting students for the fall. Any child who is 3 or 4 years old before September 1st and meets income guidelines, as well as homeless families and children with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To set up an appointment call 784-1076.
The Bloomsburg Farmer's market is back for the summer. Come to Market Square from 7AM - 1PM every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for fresh and locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers,eggs, meat and more. The market will run through October. For more information call 570-784-7123 extension 117.
The Danville Community Band is looking for new members. Whether you've played for years or are just starting out, they invite you to join the band. No audition is needed. Rehearsals start at 7PM Thursdays in the Kirkbride building on the Danville State Hospital campus. For more information visit DanvilleCommunityBand.org or call 570-275-3520.
Volunteers are needed to help the Lycoming Animal Protection Society no-kill cat shelter in South Williamsport. Help is needed in many areas, from basic shelter maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
Bloomsburg Christian Church's free library will be open every Saturday from 9:30 AM till 3:30 PM. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.
The free Saturday Trains program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church will be open every Saturday from 10 AM – Noon. Check out the "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that both children and adults can play with. The church is at the corner of Pine and East Market Streets in Danville.