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Oct 28 / Nov 29 & 30

Get your tickets now for the annual North Pole Express train rides, coming up November 29 & 30 at the Market Street crossing in Bloomsburg. Rides are on Saturday at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM, and on Sunday at Noon, 2PM, and 4PM. Tickets are just $10 each and go on sale this Tuesday - they sell out quickly! You can purchase tickets at the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street or at EventBrite.com

 

Oct 28

There will be several Halloween parades this Tuesday night around the area. The Berwick Elks Halloween parade forms at 5:30PM on West Third Street and moves at 6PM, The Benton Halloween parade forms at 6PM and moves at 7, and the Espy Fire Company Halloween parade forms at 6PM and moves at 6:30 with Trick-or-Treating to follow from 6-9PM.

 

Oct 29

Southern Columbia Area School District is offering free developmental screening for preschoolers on Wednesday, October 29, from 9AM – 1:45PM at the G.C. Hartman Elementary Center. The screening will cover hearing, vision, motor skills, height, weight, cognitive skills, adaptive behavior, and personal and social skills. To sign up or for more information, call 570-357-3503. The school is on Route 487 South of Catawissa.

 

Oct 29

The Lime Ridge Halloween parade forms at 6PM Wednesday night, and moves at 6:30. Trick-or-Treating will be held from 6-9PM.

 

Oct 30

Get ready for Halloween this Thursday at the Bloomsburg Public Library with some fun Halloween stories and a craft project for kids ages three and up, starting at 6:30PM. Come in costume. The library is on Market Street in Bloomsburg.

 

Oct 30

Trick-or-Treating will be held Thursday night in several townships: In Berwick from 6-8PM, Locust Township from 6-9PM, Mifflin Township from 6-9PM, and in Salem Township from 6-9PM.

 

Oct 30

The 53rd Danville Halloween Parade will be held Thursday night, October 30th at 7PM. WHLM will be bringing you all the spooky action live from downtown Danville. To register or for more information, stop by Beiter's or Cole' Hardware in Danville, or call 570-275-4863.

 

Oct 31

It's Halloween this Friday! Trick-or-Treating will be held in Benton and Berwick Borough from 6-8PM, and in Bloomsburg, Mifflin Township, Nescopeck, Orangeville, Salem Township, Scott Township, and South Centre Township from 6-9PM.

 

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.

 

Nov 1

Come to First Reformed UCC in Berwick at 10AM, Saturday, November 1st for a free coupon class presented by Amanda Jarski. Learn how to find the best deals and maximize your purchases – without having to buy in bulk. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Food Cupboard, or box tops for local schools. The church is at 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.

 

Nov 1

The Veterans Memorial Committee of Columbia County cordially invite you their benefit Veterans Gala Saturday November 1st, at the Berwick Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres start at 6PM, dinner starts at 7PM. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and live music by Into The Spin. Tickets are $100 for couples, $60 for singles, or $350 for a table of eight. Call 570-594-5549 for tickets and more information.

 

Nov 1

Bloomsburg Christian Church, at 107 Deussen Drive, presents His Hands Puppetfest, Saturday November 1st. The family fun night starts with a puppet show at 6:30PM. For more information call 570-784-3740.

 

Nov 1

Roaring Creek Valley UMC presents The Skyline Boys gospel quartet in concert this Saturday night at 6:30 PM. The show is free and everyone is invited. The church is at 6 Orchard Drive in Catawissa.

 

Nov 1

The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents Mr. Music, a salute to Irving Berlin, Saturday, November 1st at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. Come hear the Susquehanna Valley Chorus, the BHS Fusion choir, and featured guests Razzmatazz. Tickets are $10 each, and can be reserved by calling 570-387-7918. Showtime is at 7:29 PM.

 

Nov 1 / 7

Celebrate 125 years of the Bloomsburg Public Library with Wine, Cheese, and More, on Friday, November 7th from 7-9PM at the library on Market Street. There will be selections of wine and cheese, soups, sandwiches, dips and more. Space is limited – you must sign up by Saturday, November 1st. Cost is $15 or just $10 for Friends of the Library members. Tickets can be bought at the library in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 3

The Socates Cafe will meet this Monday evening at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street. The topic this month will be "how does perception affect our view of reality? Can anyone truly be objective? Can anyone truly change?" Bring your opinions. Discussion starts at 6:30 PM.

 

Nov 4

The Catawissa American Legion Post 541 will be holding a chicken and waffle dinner on Tuesday, November 4 from 4-7PM. Cost is $7 each or just $3 for kids 12 and under. Take-out will be availible. The Legion Post is just off Route 42 near the bridge in Catawissa.

 

Nov 4

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.

 

Nov 5 – 9

The Bloomsburg University Players present William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 5 – 9 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes art 7:30PM Wednesday – Saturday, and a 3PM matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. BU students get in free. For ticket sales call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409.

 

Nov 6

Game Night returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library this Thursday, with three new games designed for teens and adults. Come and test your skill. The games begin at 6:30PM.

 

Nov 8

The Bloomsburg Veterans Parade gets under way Saturday morning, November 8th. The parade forms at 9AM in the Hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves at 10AM, ending at the Fire Department on Market Street. For more information or to sign up, call 570-784-5272.

 

Nov 8

The Danville Area Community Center's 19th annual 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, November 8, starting at 9AM – rain or shine – at the Community Center parking lot. There will be trophies awarded and a $100 top prize to the first place male and female finishers. For more information or to register call 570-275-3001.

 

Nov 8

St Cyril Pre-school and kindergarten is holding a basket bonanza Saturday, November 8th at the Gym at 580 Railroad Street in Danville. Doors open at 11AM - drawings start at 1PM. Tickets are $7 for a pack of 25. For more information, call 570-275-1505.

 

Nov 9

The BU Celebrity Artist Series continues Sunday, November 9 with Shaping Sound, a performance of explosive dance, dynamic rhythm, speed, and strength by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, from TV's Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Showtime is at 9PM in the Haas Center for the Arts on the BU main campus. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for kids and BU strudents. Call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409 or go to CAS.buzz

 

Nov 15

It's Turkey Day at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg, Saturday November 15, from 11AM-1PM. Celebrate all things turkey with turkey crafts, storytelling, and get your picture taken with live turkeys. Wear a turkey for $1 off regular admission to the museum on 7th street in Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 18

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. 

 

Thru Nov 22 / Dec 30

The Moose Exchange is putting out another call for your art with the Cash and Carry community art exhibition. Stop by the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg and pick up a free blank art board – create your own work of art, and return it by November 22nd for a showing in the Antler gallery though the end of the year. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. You are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the show. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.

 

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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 maintenece to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org

 

TFN

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.

 

TFN

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.

 

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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.

 

What's Happening?


Oct 20

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.

 

Oct 21

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.

 

Oct 23

The second annual Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce Community expo will be held this Thursday from 4-7PM in the Industrial building at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Come talk to representatives from healthcare, finance, community and business services and maybe even win a helicopter ride! The expo is free, and family-friendly.

 

Oct 24

Egyptologist Dr. Stephen R. Phillips is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Friday night with a new lecture on life in the ancient world. Learn all about the foods of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. The lecture is free, and starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in Bloomsburg

 

Oct 24 & 25

The Columbia County Traveling Library is holding their Fall used book sale this weekend, at the county complex at 702 Sawmill Road near Lightstreet. Friday from 3-7PM and Saturday from 10AM-4PM. For more information call 570-387-8782.

 

Oct 24

Kids, get an early start on Trick-Or-Treating in Downtown Bloomsburg this Friday from 5-7PM. Look for the pumpkin signs in the store windows. There will also be games, Halloween activites and more at the Bloomsburg YMCA and the Children's Museum on 7th street until 9PM. The BTE theatre school will be teaching you how to do gruesome Halloween makeup. Busses will be running between 7th Street and the Bloomsburg Town Fountain in Market Square. Costume contest at the Y starts at 7PM.

 

Oct 25

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.

 

Oct 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 $18, or just $8 for pre-entry witout a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Berwick YMCA. Check out RunForDiamonds.com for more information.

 

Oct 25

Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg this Saturday and learn all about bats during their Bat-tacular event, from 11AM-1PM at the Museum on 7th street. Learn what are the facts and what are the myths surrounding our spooky winged friends of the night.

 

Oct 25

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 ten 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 25

Come to St Mary's Grove on Fowler Avenue in Berwick this Saturday, for a Boy Scout open house with the Scouts of the Columbia-Montour Council. Come check out the local scouting program and work on some skills. The open house runs from 1-3PM.

 

Oct 25

The Montour-DeLong Fair association is holding another all-you-can-eat fish dinner this Saturday, from 3-7 PM at the fairgrounds on Broadway Road in Danville. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids, 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. Take-out is available. Call 570-437-2178 for more information.

 

Oct 25

Come to Katy's Church this Saturday from 4-7 PM for the Kandy for Kids Pumpkin Fest. Come explore the Bales of Hay maze, visit the 1869 historical church, enjoy a fall cookout and a costume party. The church is at 440 Katy's Church Road in Madison Township near Millville, Columbia County next to the State Game Lands.

 

Oct 25

The 107th Catawissa Halloween Parade will be held this Saturday evening. It's the oldest and largest Halloween parade in the area. The parade forms at 6PM and moves at 7:30PM. WHLM's Bobby Gale will be bringing us live updates from the heart of the parade. Rain date is Sunday the 26th.

 

Oct 25

Come on out for an interactive showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Berwick Theater and Community Arts Center on Front Street, this Saturday night. Doors open at 9PM, and the film rolls at 10PM. Tickets are $13 each or 5 for $50. Come in costume – there will be a costume contest and live skits. Prop kits will be available for $5. Please no outside food or props.

 

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.

 

Thru Oct 26

The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale is wrapping up thie weekend. The doors will be open for shopping Saturday and Sunday 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 always needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.

 

Oct 26

Sweet Valley Church of Christ is holding a Trunk-or-Treat event this Sunday from 5:30-7:30PM, rain or shine. Come in costume and safely Trick-or-Treat from festively decorated vehicles at the church. There will be games, food, and a hayride and campfire (weather permitting). The church is at 5439 Main Road in Sweet Valley.

 

Oct 28

Get your tickets now for the annual North Pole Express train rides, coming up November 29 & 30 at the Market Street crossing in Bloomsburg. Rides are on Saturday at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM, and on Sunday at Noon, 2PM, and 4PM. Tickets are just $10 each and go on sale Tuesday October 28th - they sell out quickly! You can purchase tickets at the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street or at EventBrite.com

 

Oct 29

Southern Columbia Area School District is offering free developmental screening for preschoolers on Wednesday, October 29, from 9AM – 1:45PM at the G.C. Hartman Elementary Center. The screening will cover hearing, vision, motor skills, height, weight, cognitive skills, adaptive behavior, and personal and social skills. To sign up or for more information, call 570-357-3503. The school is on Route 487 South of Catawissa.

 

Oct 30

The 53rd Danville Halloween Parade will be held Thursday night, October 30th at 7PM. WHLM will be bringing you all the spooky action live from downtown Danville. To register or for more information, stop by Beiter's or Cole' Hardware in Danville, or call 570-275-4863.

 

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.

 

Nov 1

Come to First Reformed UCC in Berwick at 10AM, Saturday, November 1st for a free coupon class presented by Amanda Jarski. Learn how to find the best deals and maximize your purchases – without having to buy in bulk. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Food Cupboard, or box tops for local schools. The church is at 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.

 

Nov 1

The Veterans Memorial Committee of Columbia County cordially invite you their benefit Veterans Gala Saturday November 1st, at the Berwick Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres start at 6PM, dinner starts at 7PM. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and live music by Into The Spin. Tickets are $100 for couples, $60 for singles, or $350 for a table of eight. Call 570-594-5549 for tickets and more information.

 

Nov 1

Bloomsburg Christian Church, at 107 Deussen Drive, presents His Hands Puppetfest, Saturday November 1st. The family fun night starts with a puppet show at 6:30PM. For more information call 570-784-3740.

 

Nov 1

The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents Mr. Music, a salute to Irving Berlin, Saturday, November 1st at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. Come hear the Susquehanna Valley Chorus, the BHS Fusion choir, and featured guests Razzmatazz. Tickets are $10 each, and can be reserved by calling 570-387-7918. Showtime is at 7:29 PM.

 

Nov 1 / 7

Celebrate 125 years of the Bloomsburg Public Library with Wine, Cheese, and More, on Friday, November 7th from 7-9PM at the library on Market Street. There will be selections of wine and cheese, soups, sandwiches, dips and more. Space is limited – you must sign up by Saturday, November 1st. Cost is $15 or just $10 for Friends of the Library members. Tickets can be bought at the library in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 4

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.

 

Nov 5 – 9

The Bloomsburg University Players present William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 5 – 9 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes art 7:30PM Wednesday – Saturday, and a 3PM matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. BU students get in free. For ticket sales call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409.

 

Nov 8

The Bloomsburg Veterans Parade gets under way Saturday morning, November 8th. The parade forms at 9AM in the Hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves at 10AM, ending at the Fire Department on Market Street. For more information or to sign up, call 570-784-5272.

 

Nov 8

The Danville Area Community Center's 19th annual 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, November 8, starting at 9AM – rain or shine – at the Community Center parking lot. There will be trophies awarded and a $100 top prize to the first place male and female finishers. For more information or to register call 570-275-3001.

 

Nov 15

It's Turkey Day at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg, Saturday November 15, from 11AM-1PM. Celebrate all things turkey with turkey crafts, storytelling, and get your picture taken with live turkeys. Wear a turkey for $1 off regular admission to the museum on 7th street in Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 18

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. 

 

Thru Nov 22 / Dec 30

The Moose Exchange is putting out another call for your art with the Cash and Carry community art exhibition. Stop by the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg and pick up a free blank art board – create your own work of art, and return it by November 22nd for a showing in the Antler gallery though the end of the year. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. You are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the showing. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.

 

TFN

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 maintenece to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org

 

TFN

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.

 

TFN

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.

 

TFN
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.

 

 

What's Happening?


Oct 14

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.

 

Oct 15

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.

 

Oct 15-17

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.

 

Oct 17

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 20

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.

 

Oct 21

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.

 

Oct 25

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.

 

Oct 25

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.

 

Nov 4

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.

 

Nov 18

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. 

 

TFN

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

 

TFN

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

What's Happening?


 

Oct 6-9

The Montour Area Recreation Commission is looking for your help on the North Branch Canal Trail, as they make one last push before the end of the season. Crews will be working on the trail in Mahoning Township starting this week. For details on times and locations call 570-336-2060.

 

Oct 7

Celebrate Recovery this Tuesday at the Lightstreet Event Center at 1700 Main Street. The faith-based support group meets starting at 6:30PM. Doors open at 6PM.

 

Oct 7

Join Cos Curry and the Bloomsburg Area School District for a drug awareness program Tuesday October 7, from 6 - 8 PM at the High School on Railroad Street. Various speakers will discuss the rising drug activity in our area. Doors open at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-389-5608.

 

Oct 7

The Socrates Cafe will meet again this Tuesday night at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street. The topic will be "What is a friend? What defines friendship, and why do we need friends?" Bring your opinions. Discussion starts at 6:30 PM.

 

Oct 8-29

S.M.I.L.E. is holding parenting classes this October Wednesdays from 11AM - 1:30 PM at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. At the end of the series, there will be certificates for completion and a drawing for a $50 gift card. For more information, call 570-752-1354. Classes run from the 8th - the 29th. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.

 

Oct 9 - 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. It opens Thursday, October 9, and runs through Saturday, November 15. An Artist's Reception will be held October 25, from 6-8PM.

 

Oct 9

It's games night at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Thursday night. Bring your gamesters ages three and up to check out co-operative games in the Children's Library. Game time is at 6:30 PM. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Oct 10

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series opens the 2014-15 season with 9-time Grammy award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Friday October 10 at 8PM in Mitrani Hall on the campus of Bloomsburg University. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22 for children and BU students. Follow the link to the Haas center box office under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Oct 10-12

It's Tioga County Early Days this weekend at the faigrounds in Whitneyville. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8AM til dark. Antique tractors and engines, tractor and mower pulls, a wild west show, square dancing, great food and much more.

 

Oct 10-12

Berwick's annual Riverfest is this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Test Track Park behind Kmart off Route 11. There will be a cruise-in Saturday and Sunday, food, games, vendors, rides, music, and a fireworks display Saturday night starting at 9:15PM.

 

Oct 11

Come out to the craft and vendor show at the Orangeville Oriental Lodge on Route 487 this Saturday morning. There are no lot fees. Breakfast will be served starting at 7AM and the barbecue chicken lunch starts at Noon.

 

Oct 11

Christ United Lutheran Church in Catawissa is holding a fall clothing give-away this Saturday morning from 8AM - Noon. There will be a special children's activity center open during the give-away. The church os at 116 Church Street in Catawissa.

 

Oct 11

Bethany United Methodist Church in Berwick is holding a clothing give-away this Saturday from 9AM - Noon. There will be clothing for all ages. The church is at 116 Summerhill Avenue in Berwick.

 

Oct 11

Come to Eagles Mere this Saturday from 10AM - 4PM for antique Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. See the vintage bi-planes, antique cars, and the train display, as well as live folk music and lots of vendors.

 

Oct 11

It's Homecoming Week in the only Town in Pennsylvania. The Bloomsburg University and Bloomsburg High School combined Homecoming Parade is this Saturday morning. The parade forms at the hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves down Main Street at 11AM.

 

Oct 11

Stillwater Christian Church is holding a spaghetti dinner this Saturday to benefit the Carol English family following the recent loss of their home to a fire. Dinner starts at 4PM. Cost is $10. The church is at 42 Wesley Street in Stillwater.

 

Thru Oct 12

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble opens their 37th season with Anton Chekhov's classic dramedy, Seagull, re-set in 1960's Eagle's Mere, PA. The show runs Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, October 12 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. For details on showtimes and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Oct 12

The Benton British Car Club will meet again this Sunday at 3PM at Strevig's Family Restaurant on Route 487 in Benton. They meet the 2nd Sunday of every month. Anyone who owns a British-made vehicle is invited to attend.

 

Oct 12

The Fort McClure Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are holding Fort McClure Fest on Sunday from 10AM - 5PM at the McClure House on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations, a flock of live sheep, quilting displays, vendors, baked goods and more. 

 

Oct 12

Grab dinner at the Turkey Hill Brewing Company this Sunday and help support the Columbia County Traveling Library. Between 4PM and 9PM a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the traveling library. Turkey Hill is on Central Road, just off Route 80 in Bloolmsburg.

 

Oct 15

Bloomsburg University presents Bryan Anderson, Wednesday October 15 at 6:30 PM in Mitrani Hall at the Hass Center for the Arts. Bryan served as an MP Sergeant in the US Army in Iraq, and lost both legs and a hand to a roadside explosive. Since then, he has returned to snow boarding, rock climbing, and water skiing despite his injuries, and now works to inspire others. The program is free and open to the public.

 

Oct 14

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.

 

Oct 15

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.

 

Oct 15-17

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.

 

Oct 17

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 18

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.

 

Oct 20

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.

 

Oct 21

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.

 

Oct 25

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.

 

Oct 25

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 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 1892Town 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.

 

Nov 4

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scintific 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.

 

Nov 18

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. An artists' reception will be held Friday, October 10th at 6PM at the gallery on Main Street.

 

Thru Nov 22

The Moose Exchange is putting out the call for your submission for Cover of a Comic, a community comic book art-inspired show, running October 6 through November 22. Come to the Antler gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg Saturday, October 4 from 11AM - 1PM to sumbit your entry. A reception will be held on Friday, October 10, from 6-8PM.

 

TFN

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

 

TFN

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.

 

TFN

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.

 

TFN
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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