The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday evening at Bandit's Roadhouse on Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:40 PM.
Witness the awe-inspiring power and beauty of Arctic glaciers during a free screening of the multi-award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, showing this Wednesday at the Gross auditorium in BU's Carver Hall. Admission is free. The film rolls at 7:30PM.
The Bloomsburg Salvation Army is still taking applications for their annual Holiday Assistance Program. Signups will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9AM-Noon at First Presbyterian Church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. You must bring identification and financial information with you. For more information, call 570-387-4112.
The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society is holding a rummage sale this Friday from 8AM – 3PM and Saturday from 8AM – 1PM at the Society Center on Main Street in Shenandoah. Donations can be dropped off Thursday from 10AM – 4PM. Please no televisions or computers.
Town Hill United Methodist Church in Shickshinny is holding a Fun Auction this Saturday morning at the church on Town Hill Road. Food and drink will be available. Doors open at 8:30 – the auction starts at 10AM.
The eleventh annual Applefest this Saturday from 11AM - 4PM in downtown Ashland. There's live entertainment, games, prizes, and delicious food including homemade apple dumplings.
The Sons of the American Legion are holding a Leaf-Peeper motorcycle run this Saturday at the Catawissa Legion post just off Route 42. Entry fee is $15 per driver and $10 per passenger. Registration opens at 11AM. Food will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the local homeless veterans' center.
It's Oktoberfest time this Saturday at the Millville American Legion post 564, on Legion Road. The festival is family-friendly and everyone is invited. The fun starts at Noon with food, drinks, games, music, dancing, and much more. Going on rain or shine – indoors and outdoors – dress for the weather.
First Presbyterian Church in Berwick is holding their 5th annual photo show and competition this Saturday, from 3-5PM at the church on Market Street. Come vote for your favorite picture. It's free and open to the public.
Strawberry Ridge Trinity UMC is holding an all-you-can-eat chicken and waffles dinner this Saturday evening at the church on Diehl Road near Washingtonville. Dinner will be served from 1-6PM. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out will be available.
Oct 18 & 19
Its' the 26th annual St Peter's and St John's Apple Festival this weekend at Heller Orchards on Route 239 in Wapwallopen. There's live entertainment, farm life demonstrations, games, competitions, food, vendors and of course, apples straight from the orchard. Saturday from 10AM - 4PM and Sunday 11AM - 4PM. Please no pets, skateboards or bicycles on the festival grounds.
The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a panel presentation and forum at the McBride Memorial Library on Monday, Oct 20. Several local officials will be on hand to discuss the Columbia Drug Court treatment program. The presentation starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.
Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore the history of the University with campus Archivist and Historian Robert Dunkelberger. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kenneth S. Gross auditorium in Carver Hall on the BU main campus.
The Columbia-Montour Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International will meet on Saturday October 25, 10 AM at the Spirit Life Church, Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Donald Reece. There will be free coffee and snacks. Everyone is welcome.
Get your tickets now for the first Camp Lavigne Wine Festival, Saturday October 25, from 10AM - 5PM at the camp North of Benton just off Route 487. Taste offerings from twelve area wineries and breweries and help support the Columbia-Montour BSA. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the festival. For ticket information, go to LocalWineEvents.com
Oct 22 / 25
It's the Great Pumpkin 5K Halloween Run & Fun Walk at 10:30AM Saturday Oct 25 at the PPL Riverlands on Route 11 North of Berwick. Pumpkin Awards will be given to the top finishers in their age group. Come in costume - there will be a costume contest before the run and freebies for costumed participants. Registration opens at 8:30AM at the Riverlands Pavilion. The first 200 entrants will receive a high-quality t-shirt. Entry fee is $15 before Oct 22 and $18 after, or just $8 for pre-entry witout a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Berwick YMCA. Check out RunForDiamonds.com for more information.
Oct 25/ Nov 15
Come see Waste Not, the newest exhibition at Artspace Gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works made from discarded and re-purposed materials. The show runs through Saturday, November 15. An Artist's Reception will be held October 25, from 6-8PM.
Oct 31 / TFN
The Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are offering the third in their series of ceramic crocks commemorating Bloomsburg's iconic sites. This year's crock features the 1892 Town Fountain. The 1/2 gallon crock is hand-made by a local Pennsylvania potter. You can see one at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Order forms are available at the Library front desk. Order by October 31 to guarantee delivery by Christmas.
Thru Late October
The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale is going on now until late October. The doors will be open for shopping Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. All items have been massively marked down. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are still needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.
Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scientific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.
Thru November 15
The Danville chapter of the American Red Cross is opening nominations for this year's Robert Pursel Distinguished Citizen of the Year award, to be presented on November 15. For nomination forms, call 570-275-1441.
Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.
Thru Nov 21
Come see Cover of a Comic at the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, running through November 21. The exhibition is a community project based on the theme of comic book cover art.
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 maintainece 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 til 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," and 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.
The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open from Noon - 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.