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May 18

The last meeting of the season for the Paper Airplane Club is coming up Monday afternoon, May 18, in the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 18

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau's annual meeting will be held June 6 at Knoebel's Grove in Elysburg starting at 1PM. Enjoy a barbecue lunch for just $15 each. Discounts on ride tickets will be offered as well. Make your reservations by Monday May 18. For more information call 570-284-4455.

 

May 18

Support the Bloomsburg Public Library and enjoy a fine meal this Monday May 18 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.

 

May 18

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation Monday night May 18 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. "Addictions, Recovery, and Spirituality" will discuss the impact of spirituality on the recovery process, and will feature a panel of several area clergy involved in rehabilitation. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

 

May 19 - 23

The annual Southside Fire Company carnival is happening now through Saturday. Come enjoy great food, games, and rides every day starting at 5PM with live music every night. Come to the chicken BBQ on Saturday at 4 PM. The carnival grounds are at Avenue D and Third Street in Riverside.

 

May 21

The Lonely Sock Club will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday May 21 for their regular crafting session. Materials will be provided for card stitching. The meeting starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 21 - July 12

Come to Artspace Gallery for their latest exhibit: Life Is Still Beautiful, featuring works by guest artist Melanie Pacoli Eck. The showing opens Thursday May 21 and 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.

 

May 22 (June 6)

The 2015 John Sterling Devlin golf classic and silent auction is coming up Saturday June 6 at the Berwick Golf Club from Noon - 7PM. 50 different pieces of sporting memorabilia will be auctioned off. You can see some of the items up for grabs in the WHLM Main Street Studio window, including signed and framed photographs, and a Pete Rose autographed jersey. Registration opens at 11AM. Cost per golfer is $125, or $75 for non-golfers. Please register by Friday May 22. Proceeds benefit the John Devlin Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call BU Football Head Coach Paul Darragh at 570-389-4701.

 

May 22-25

The annual Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company Memorial Day Fair is happening Friday through Monday May 22-25. There will be free parking and live entertainment every night. Monday's events start at 10AM with the parade at 1:30, followed by the Fireman's Olympics at 3:30. Please no pets or alcoholic beverages. The fairground is at 5383 Main Road in Sweet Valley.

 

May 23 - October

It's almost time for the return of the Bloomsburg Farmer's market. Starting Saturday May 23rd, 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.

 

May 23 - 25

The Mifflinville Memorial Day Fair runs Saturday through Monday May 23-25 at the carnival grounds on East First Street. There's food and live music every night. Saturday come to the cruise-in from 10AM - 4PM. Sunday afternoon there's a tractor show from 10-4. On Monday the 127th Memorial Day Parade starts at 8:45AM at the German School, followed immediately by the memorial service at the cemetery.

 

May 23

Town Hill UMC is holding an ice cream social on Saturday May 23 from 4:30-6:30 PM. There will be soups, sandwiches, pies, cakes, and homemade ice cream. Take-out is available. The church is at 417 Town Hill Road in Shickshinny.

 

May 23

The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance Saturday May 23 from 7-11 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.

 

May 24

Sweet Valley Church of Christ will hold a special Veterans Memorial Service on Sunday May 24th at 9:30AM. All area veterans as well as those currently serving and their families are invited to attend. The church is at 5439 Main Road in Sweet Valley.

 

May 24

Come to St John Lutheran Church on Sunday May 24 for an organ recital by members of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The recital starts at 4PM at the church on Old Berwick Road in Espy.

 

May 26

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.

 

May 28

The Columbia-Montour Council Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual recognition dinner on Friday 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 30

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.

 

May 30

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.

 

May 30

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.

 

May 30

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 31

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.

 

May 31

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.

 

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 Stairwall 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.

 

June 6

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 Blooomsburg. For more information, visit the Bloomsburg YMCA under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

June 6

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.

 

June 7

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.

 

June 7

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.

 

June 9

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.

 

June 13

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.

 

June 13

The 5th annual Animal Resource Center golf tournament is coming up Satuday 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.

 

June 19

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.

 

June 20

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.

 

June 20

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.

 

July 1

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

TFN

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.

 

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 maintenance 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 till 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,"  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.



 

May 11

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a round of golf on Monday, May 11 at the Berwick Golf Club. Registration for the 4-person scramble opens at 8:30. Tee-off is at 10 AM. Cost is $86 and includes a steak dinner. For more information call 570-784-0791.

 

May 11

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, May 11. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 11

The Community Singers will present "Awaken The Music" on Monday May 11 at St Peter's United Methodist Church on Sunbury Road in Riverside. The concert is free and starts at 7PM.

 

May 12

The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to listen to your kid read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 12

The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will meet again this Tuesday night at Bandits Roadhouse on Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

May 13

The Anthony Township Municipal Building will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday May 13 from 1-6 PM. The building is at 1295 White Hall Road in Turbotville. For more information or to make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org

 

May 14

The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.

 

May 14

It's family LEGO night at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday night May 14. Children of all ages are invited to bring their own bricks, or use the library's collection. The library is collecting donations of new and gently-used LEGO bricks. The program starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 14

The Danville Community Band will present their free annual spring concert Thursday May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. A free-will offering will be taken up. The concert starts at 7PM.

 

May 15 & 16

The Montour County Relay for Life is happening Friday and Saturday May 15 & 16 at the Danville Middle school. Starting at 3PM Friday, stop by and cheer on the runners, and enjoy food and events for the whole family, all while supporting the fight against cancer.

 

May 16

The annual spring United Way Trash To Treasure Sale is coming up Saturday May 16 in the Kehr Union ballroom on Bloomsburg University's main campus. Find computers, electronics, furniture and more. Doors open at 9AM. The sale runs until Noon. Tickets for the 8AM early bird sale are just $5 each and can be purchased from the United Way office on Penn Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3134.

 

May 16

The 5th annual Bloomsburg Jorge's Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday May 16th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 9AM. The walk starts at 10:30. For more information check out BloomsburgWalkToDefeatALS.org

 

Through May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 16 - June 26

The Moose Exchange's next community art exhibit is looking for your submissions. "What Are You Reading?" will include works based on novels, short stories, poems, and even nonfiction that you have recently read. Submissions can be dropped off at the Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg through Saturday May 16. The show opens Monday May 18 and runs through Friday June 26. A reception will be held Thursday June 4 at 6PM in conjunction with the Gallery at the Greenly's Center's "Mark On The Wall" exhibit.

 

Through May 17

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through May 17

Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.

 

May 18

The last meeting of the season for the Paper Airplane Club is coming up Monday afternoon, May 18, in the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 18

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau's annual meeting will be held June 6 at Knoebel's Grove in Elysburg starting at 1PM. Enjoy a barbecue lunch for just $15 each. Discounts on ride tickets will be offered as well. Make your reservations by Monday May 18. For more information call 570-284-4455.

 

May 18

Support the Bloomsburg Public Library and enjoy a fine meal this Monday May 18 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.

 

May 18

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation Monday night May 18 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. "Addictions, Recovery, and Spirituality" will discuss the impact of spirituality on the recovery process, and will feature a panel of several area clergy involved in rehabilitation. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

 

May 21

The Lonely Sock Club will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday May 21 for their regular crafting session. Materials will be provided for card stitching. The meeting starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 22-25

The annual Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company Memorial Day Fair is happening Friday through Monday May 22-25. There will be free parking and live entertainment every night. Monday's events start at 10AM with the parade at 1:30, followed by the Fireman's Olympics at 3:30. Please no pets or alcoholic beverages. The fairground is at 5383 Main Road in Sweet Valley.

 

May 23 - October

It's almost time for the return of the Bloomsburg Farmer's market. Starting Saturday May 23rd, 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.

 

May 23 - 25

The Mifflinville Memorial Day Fair runs Saturday through Monday May 23-25 at the carnival grounds on East First Street. There's food and live music every night. Saturday come to the car show starting at 1PM. Sunday afternoon there's a tractor show. On Monday the 127th Memorial Day Parade starts at 9AM at the German School, followed immediately by the memorial service at the cemetery.

 

May 23

Town Hill UMC is holding an ice cream social on Saturday May 23 from 4:30-6:30 PM. There will be soups, sandwiches, pies, cakes, and homemade ice cream. Take-out is available. The church is at 417 Town Hill Road in Shickshinny.

 

May 23

The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance Saturday May 23 from 7-11 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.

 

May 24

Sweet Valley Church of Christ will hold a special Veterans Memorial Service on Sunday May 24th at 9:30AM. All area veterans as well as those currently serving and their families are invited to attend. The church is at 5439 Main Road in Sweet Valley.

 

May 24

Come to St John Lutheran Church on Sunday May 24 for an organ recital by members of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The recital starts at 4PM at the church on Old Berwick Road in Espy.

 

May 26

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.

 

May 28

The Columbia-Montour Council Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual recognition dinner on Friday 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 30

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.

 

May 30

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.

 

May 30

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.

 

May 30

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 31

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.

 

May 31

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.

 

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.

 

June 6

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 7

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.

 

June 7

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.

 

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.

 

June 13

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.

 

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.

 

June 19

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.

 

June 20

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.

 

July 1

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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,"  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.



 

May 4

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, May 4. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 5

Transportation Tuesday is back May 5 at Career Link in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The Career Link offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

 

May 5

Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Tuesday,  May 5 from 3-6 PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park Village center just off Ferry Avenue across from the Airport. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1, 2015.  Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

 

May 5

The Socrates Cafe is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. The question of the night will be, "Are our gender expectations legitimate?" Bring your opinions. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 5 (16)

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is conducting their second annual Covered Bridge Bus tour on Saturday May 16. Cost per rider is $20 and includes a picnic lunch at the Twin Bridges. The bus departs at 9:30AM from the Visitors Bureau office on Papermill Road, just off the I-80 / Route 487 interchange. Place your reservations by Tuesday, May 5.  For more information visit the Visitors Bureau under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 6-9

It's time for the annual Bloomsburg Fire Department Carnival. Come to the fire hall at 911 Market Street every evening through Saturday for food, games, carnival rides, live music and more.

 

May 7

Get ready for Mother's Day this Thursday at the Bloomsburg Public Library. There will be Mother's Day crafts and stories for children, their Mothers, and their Dads too. The fun starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in Downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 8 (13)

Get educated during National Stroke Awareness Month with a special talk on stroke in the younger population, presented by Dr. Edgar J. Kenton III, Wednesday, May 13 at 4PM at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitating Hospital. The presentation is free and open to everyone. Please reserve your seat by May 8 by calling 800-232-8260.

 

May 9

The Bloomsburg Police Department will hold their first annul 5K run/walk on Saturday May 9th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Check-in opens at 8AM, the run starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $20 each. For more information call 784-4155.

 

May 9

The Greater Columbia County Relay for Life team will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday May 9th at Bloomsburg Southern Baptist Church, Welliver Drive in Bloomsburg.  Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The sale runs from 8AM - 2PM.

 

May 9

The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com

 

May 9

Join the Montour Motorcycle Riders in support of the Animal Resource Center during the Ian's Wish benefit run on Saturday May 9. Registration is open from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at the Jerseytown Tavern on Route 44. Cost is just $10 per person, and includes lunch at the Fort Rickett's VFW post in Benton. Donations of blankets, green cleaners, paper towels, and other pet products will be collected as well. For more information, call 570-441-4520.

 

May 10

The Benton British Car Club will meet this Sunday afternoon at Strevig's Family Restaurant on Route 487 in Benton. Anyone who owns a British-made vehicle is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 3PM.

 

May 11

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a round of golf on Monday, May 11 at the Berwick Golf Club. Registration for the 4-person scramble opens at 8:30. Tee-off is at 10 AM. Cost is $86 and includes a steak dinner. For more information call 570-784-0791.

 

May 11

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, May 11. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 11

The Community Singers will present "Awaken The Music" on Monday May 11 at St Peter's United Methodist Church on Sunbury Road in Riverside. The concert is free and starts at 7PM.

 

May 12

The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to listen to your kid read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 12

The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will meet again this Tuesday night at Bandits Roadhouse on Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

May 13

The Anthony Township Municipal Building will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday May 13 from 1-6 PM. The building is at 1295 White Hall Road in Turbotville. For more information or to make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org

 

May 14

The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.

 

May 14

It's family LEGO night at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday night May 14. Children of all ages are invited to bring their own bricks, or use the library's collection. The library is collecting donations of new and gently-used LEGO bricks. The program starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 14

The Danville Community Band will present their free annual spring concert Thursday May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. A free-will offering will be taken up. The concert starts at 7PM.

 

May 15 & 16

The Montour County Relay for Life is happening Friday and Saturday May 15 & 16 at the Danville Middle school. Starting at 3PM Friday, stop by and cheer on the runners, and enjoy food and events for the whole family, all while supporting the fight against cancer.

 

May 16

The annual spring United Way Trash To Treasure Sale is coming up Saturday May 16 in the Kehr Union ballroom on Bloomsburg University's main campus. Find computers, electronics, furniture and more. Doors open at 9AM. The sale runs until Noon. Tickets for the 8AM early bird sale are just $5 each and can be purchased from the United Way office on Penn Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3134.

 

May 16

The 5th annual Bloomsburg Jorge's Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday May 16th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 9AM. The walk starts at 10:30. For more information check out BloomsburgWalkToDefeatALS.org

 

Through May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 16 - June 26

The Moose Exchange's next community art exhibit is looking for your submissions. "What Are You Reading?" will include works based on novels, short stories, poems, and even nonfiction that you have recently read. Submissions can be dropped off at the Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg through Saturday May 16. The show opens Monday May 18 and runs through Friday June 26. A reception will be held Thursday June 4 at 6PM in conjunction with the Gallery at the Greenly's Center's "Mark On The Wall" exhibit.

 

Through May 17

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through May 17

Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.

 

May 18

The last meeting of the season for the Paper Airplane Club is coming up Monday afternoon, May 18, in the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 18

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation Monday night May 18 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. "Addictions, Recovery, and Spirituality" will discuss the impact of spirituality on the recovery process, and will feature a panel of several area clergy involved in rehabilitation. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

 

May 21

The Lonely Sock Club will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday May 21 for their regular crafting session. Materials will be provided for card stitching. The meeting starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 23 - October

It's almost time for the return of the Bloomsburg Farmer's market. Starting Saturday May 23rd, 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.

 

May 30

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.

 

May 30

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.

 

May 30

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.

 

May 30

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

June 13

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.

 

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.

 

June 19

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.

 

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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,"  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.



April 28

Come to Bloomsburg University's Carver Hall this Tuesday evening for a free screening of "Gringo Trails," a documentary that examines the impact tourists have had on the most remote areas of the earth. The show starts at 7PM.

 

April 30

PA CareerLink will be holding a job fair on Thursday April 30th at Masser's Banquet Hall on Route 487 in Paxinos. Bring your resume and dress for success. The job fair runs from 11AM - 3PM. For more information call 570-988-7300.

 

Through April 30

The Women's Center of Columbia & Montour Counties is collecting used cellphones during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Cellphones can be dropped off at their offices on North Market Street in Bloomsburg or at the Columbia Mall, The Bloomsburg Salvation Army, The Bloomsburg Public Library, and several other locations from Danville to Berwick. For details on locations and more information call 570-784-6632.

 

April 30 - May 17

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show opens with a Pay-what-you-wish preview on Thursday April 30 at 7:30 PM, followed by a reduced-price preview on Friday May 1 at 7:30. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 2

Danville's annual Spring Fling gets under way this Saturday starting with the River Town Marathon and half-marathon at 7AM. From 9AM - 5PM come to downtown Danville for crafters, vendors, delicious food and more from local businesses and nonprofits.

 

May 2

The annual Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis 5K walk is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Gather your pledges and walk as an individual or as a team. The walk starts at 10AM. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information call 717-671-4000.

 

May 2

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Summer Camp Open House is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Mitrani Production Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Stop by from 1-3 PM and meet the actors and teachers, learn more about the theater camp's programs, and enter to win a free BTE summer camp package. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 2

The United Way of Columbia County golf classic is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Entry per person for the 4-man scramble is $60 and includes cart, greens fees, lunch and the free beer cart! Shotgun start is at 9AM. For more information call the United Way at 784-3134.

 

May 2

The third annual Montour Township Fire Company car & truck show is coming up Saturday May 2nd from 8AM - 2PM at the Bloomsburg Christian Church on Deussen Drive, off  Route 11 West of Bloomsburg. Registration is $15 for each car or truck. There will be 50/50s, raffles, food by Steph's Subs and ice cream from the Lightstreet Fire Company.

 

May 2

The Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society will present "A Miner's Tale," performed by Robert Thomas Hughes, Saturday May 2nd at Ridge Street UMC in Almedia. The one-man show explores the lives of child workers in Pennsylvania's coal mines in the early 1900's. The show is free, and starts at 7:45 PM.

 

May 3

Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company is holding a country breakfast buffet on Sunday May 3 from 8AM-Noon. Tickets can be bought at the door - $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. The fire hall is at 655 East County Road in Wapwallopen.

 

May 3

Come to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds on Sunday May 3rd for the first annual Bloomsburg Bites Back run/walk against Lyme disease. Registration is free and opens at 1PM, the race starts at 2PM. Run/walkers should wear a lime or green-colored shirt if possible. All donations gathered will go towards Lyme disease research. For more information call 570-784-8392.

 

May 3

The Ladies Expo at Ponduce Farms in Elysburg is going on this Sunday from 1-4 PM. Come for an afternoon of socializing, shopping, and relaxing, featuring area businesswomen, a massage therapist, handcrafted items, seminars, demonstrations, refreshments and more. Admission is free. Get entered for a door prize when you donate a heath or beauty product for the Women's Center. For more information call 570-799-5888.

 

May 4

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, May 4. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 5

Transportation Tuesday is back May 5 at Career Link in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The Career Link offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

 

May 5

Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Tuesday,  May 5 from 3-6 PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park Village center just off Ferry Avenue across from the Airport. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1, 2015.  Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

 

May 5

The Socrates Cafe is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. The question of the night will be, "Are our gender expectations legitimate?" Bring your opinions. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 5 (16)

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is conducting their second annual Covered Bridge Bus tour on Saturday May 16. Cost per rider is $20 and includes a picnic lunch at the Twin Bridges. The bus departs at 9:30AM from the Visitors Bureau office on Papermill Road, just off the I-80 / Route 487 interchange. Place your reservations by Tuesday, May 5.  For more information visit the Visitors Bureau under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 7

Get ready for Mother's Day this Thursday at the Bloomsburg Public Library. There will be Mother's Day crafts and stories for children, their Mothers, and their Dads too. The fun starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in Downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 8 (13)

Get educated during National Stroke Awareness Month with a special talk on stroke in the younger population, presented by Dr. Edgar J. Kenton III, Wednesday, May 13 at 4PM at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitating Hospital. The presentation is free and open to everyone. Please reserve your seat by May 8 by calling 800-232-8260.

 

May 9

The Bloomsburg Police Department will hold their first annul 5K run/walk on Saturday May 9th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Check-in opens at 8AM, the run starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $20 each, or just $15 before May 1. For more information call 784-4155.

 

May 9

The Greater Columbia County Relay for Life team will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday May 9th at Bloomsburg Southern Baptist Church, Welliver Drive in Bloomsburg.  Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The sale runs from 8AM - 2PM.

 

May 9

The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com

 

May 9

Join the Montour Motorcycle Riders in support of the Animal Resource Center during the Ian's Wish benefit run on Saturday May 9. Registration is open from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at the Jerseytown Tavern on Route 44. Cost is just $10 per person, and includes lunch at the Fort Rickett's VFW post in Benton. Donations of blankets, green cleaners, paper towels, and other pet products will be collected as well. For more information, call 570-441-4520.

 

May 11

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a round of golf on Monday, May 11 at the Berwick Golf Club. Registration for the 4-person scramble opens at 8:30. Tee-off is at 10 AM. Cost is $86 and includes a steak dinner. For more information call 570-784-0791.

 

May 11

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, May 11. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 12

The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to listen to your kid read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 14

The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.

 

May 14

It's family LEGO night at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday night May 14. Children of all ages are invited to bring their own bricks, or use the library's collection. The library is collecting donations of new and gently-used LEGO bricks. The program starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 14

The Danville Community Band will present their free annual spring concert Thursday May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. A free-will offering will be taken up. The concert starts at 7PM.

 

May 16

The annual spring United Way Trash To Treasure Sale is coming up Saturday May 16 in the Kehr Union ballroom on Bloomsburg University's main campus. Find computers, electronics, furniture and more. Doors open at 9AM. The sale runs until Noon. Tickets for the 8AM early bird sale are just $5 each and can be purchased from the United Way office on Penn Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3134.

 

May 16

The 5th annual Bloomsburg Jorge's Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday May 16th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 9AM. The walk starts at 10:30. For more information check out BloomsburgWalkToDefeatALS.org

 

Through May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through May 17

Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.

 

May 18

The last meeting of the season for the Paper Airplane Club is coming up Monday afternoon, May 18, in the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 21

The Lonely Sock Club will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday May 21 for their regular crafting session. Materials will be provided for card stitching. The meeting starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

May 23 - October

It's almost time for the return of the Bloomsburg Farmer's market. Starting Saturday May 23rd, 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.

 

May 30

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

June 19

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 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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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,"  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.



 

April 20

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, April 20. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 20

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation Monday April 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. The talk will discuss current drug trends, from more common examples to lesser-known substances now making an appearance. Everyone is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

 

April 21

The Catawissa American Legion will hold a ham and dandelion dinner on Tuesday April 21 from 4-7 PM at the post on Legion Road - just across the bridge in Catawissa. The dinner includes their famous bacon dressing, red potatoes, choice of dandelion, lettuce and endive, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and just $4 for kids 12 and under. Take-out is available.

 

April 22

Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Wednesday April 22 from 3-6 PM at their offices in the Salem Elementary School building on 10th Street in Berwick. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1 2015. Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

 

Through April 22

It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com

 

April 23

Welcome Spring with The Columbia County Conservation District's annual Native Plant and Seedling sale. Find beautiful and native additions to your garden or landscaping like blueberry bushes, evergreens, perennials, apple seedlings and more. Place your order by this Wednesday to guarantee availability. For more information call 570-784-1310 extension 102.

 

April 24

Celebrate Arbor Day on Friday April 24 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Members of the Bloomsburg Shade Tree Commission will meet in the library parking lot at 11AM to celebrate the planting of new trees in town. Everyone is invited. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 25

The 37th annual Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree is coming up Saturday April 25 in downtown Bloomsburg - rain or shine. The open-air street fair includes tons of food, crafters, vendors, free live entertainment and more. Stop by the WHLM booth at the corner of Main and Iron Streets and check out the latest collectors crock from the Bloomsburg Public Library, featuring Bloomsburg University's iconic Carver Hall. The Jamboree runs from 10AM - 5PM.

 

April 25

Katy's Church near the State Game Lands in Millville is holding a cleanup day for the church cemetery on Saturday April 25 from 9AM - 2PM. Cemetery families are invited at help. Refreshments and food will be provided for volunteers. For more information call 764-2412.

 

April 25

Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding two meet-and-greet events this Saturday. From 11AM - 2PM, stop by Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 in Bloomsburg and at PetCo in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Learn more about retired racing greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt one. For more information call 570-644-2358.

 

April 25

The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open for the last time this Saturday from Noon - 4 PM at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 

April 25

The 12 annual Village Sampler and Wine Tasting will be held Saturday April 25 at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton. Wine tasting starts at Noon - food samples start at 2:30 and runs til 5PM. The event is only open to those 21 and older. Pre-order your food tickets for just $10 or both food and wine for $20. For more information call 570-925-0163.

 

April 25

Town Hill United Methodist Church is holding an Ice Cream Social on Saturday April 25 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. There will be homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes, pies, and ice cream. The church is at 417 Town Hill Road in Shickshinny.

 

April 25

The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance Saturday April 25 from 7-11 PM featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.

 

April 30

PA CareerLink will be holding a job fair on Thursday April 30th at Masser's Banquet Hall on Route 487 in Paxinos. Bring your resume and dress for success. The job fair runs from 11AM - 3PM. For more information call 570-988-7300.

 

Through April 30

The Women's Center of Columbia & Montour Counties is collecting used cellphones during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Cellphones can be dropped off at their offices on North Market Street in Bloomsburg or at the Columbia Mall, The Bloomsburg Salvation Army, The Bloomsburg Public Library, and several other locations from Danville to Berwick. For details on locations and more information call 570-784-6632.

 

April 30 - May 17

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show opens with a Pay-what-you-wish preview on Thursday April 30 at 7:30 PM, followed by a reduced-price preview on Friday May 1 at 7:30. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 2

The annual Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis 5K walk is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Gather your pledges and walk as an individual or as a team. The walk starts at 10AM. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information call 717-671-4000.

 

May 2

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Summer Camp Open House is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Mitrani Production Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Stop by from 1-3 PM and meet the actors and teachers, learn more about the theater camp's programs, and enter to win a free BTE summer camp package. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 2

The United Way of Columbia County golf classic is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Entry per person for the 4-man scramble is $60 and includes cart, greens fees, lunch and the free beer cart! Shotgun start is at 9AM. For more information call the United Way at 784-3134.

 

May 2

The third annual Montour Township Fire Company car & truck show is coming up Saturday May 2nd from 8AM - 2PM at the Bloomsburg Christian Church on Deussen Drive, off Route 11 West of Bloomsburg. Registration is $15 for each car or truck. There will be 50/50s, raffles, food by Steph's Subs and ice cream from the Lightstreet Fire Company.

 

May 2

The Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society will present "A Miner's Tale," performed by Robert Thomas Hughes, Saturday May 2nd at Ridge Street UMC in Almedia. The one-man show explores the lives of child workers in Pennsylvania's coal mines in the early 1900's. The show is free, and starts at 7:45 PM.

 

May 3

Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company is holding a country breakfast buffet on Sunday May 3 from 8AM-Noon. Tickets can be bought at the door - $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. The fire hall is at 655 East County Road in Wapwallopen.

 

May 5

Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Tuesday May 5 from 3-6 PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park Village center just off Ferry Avenue across from the Airport. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1 2015. Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

 

May 5 (16)

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is conducting their second annual Covered Bridge Bus tour on Saturday May 16. Cost per rider is $20 and includes a picnic lunch at the Twin Bridges. The bus departs at 9:30AM from the Visitors Bureau office on Papermill Road, just off the I-80 / Route 487 interchange. Place your reservations by Tuesday May 5. For more information visit the Visitors Bureau under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 8 (13)

Get educated during National Stroke Awareness Month with a special talk on stroke in the younger population, presented by Dr. Edgar J. Kenton III, Wednesday May 13 at 4PM at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitating Hospital. The presentation is free and open to everyone. Please reserve your seat by May 8 by calling 800-232-8260.

 

May 9

The Bloomsburg Police Department will hold their first annul 5K run/walk on Saturday May 9th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Check-in opens at 8AM, the run starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $20 each, or just $15 before May 1. For more information call 784-4155.

 

May 9

The Greater Columbia County Relay for Life team will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday May 9th at Bloomsburg Southern Baptist Church, Welliver Drive in Bloomsburg. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The sale runs from 8AM - 2PM.

 

May 9

The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com

 

May 14

The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.

 

May 14

The Danville Community Band will present their free annual spring concert Thursday May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. A free-will offering will be taken up. The concert starts at 7PM.

 

May 16

The annual spring United Way Trash To Treasure sale is coming up Saturday May 16 in the Kehr Union ballroom on Bloomsburg University's main campus. Find computers, electronics, furniture and more. Doors open at 9AM. The sale rund until Noon. Tickets for the 8AM early bird sale are just $5 each and can be purchased from the United Way office on Penn Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3134.

 

May 16

The 5th annual Bloomsburg Jorge's Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday May 16th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 9AM. The walk starts at 10:30. For more information check out BloomsburgWalkToDefeatALS.org

 

Through May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through May 17

Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.

 

May 23 - October

It's almost time for the return of the Bloomsburg Farmer's market. Starting Saturday May 23rd, 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.

 

Through May 31

The Central Columbia High School Marching Band is holding a gently-used 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.

 

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.

 

June 19

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 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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

Thru Summer

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 disabilities are encouraged to apply. To set up an appointment call 784-1076.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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.



 

April 14

The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will hold their Monthly meeting Tuesday April 14 at the school Gymnasium's main atrium. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

April 14

The Book Buddies return to the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday night. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to sit and listen to your kids read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 16

This Thursday is the first meeting of the Lego Club at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Parents and their children are invited to come and bring their imaginations to life with the library's Lego collection. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 17

The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society will hold a community rummage sale on April 17 & 18 at their history center on Main Street in Shenandoah. The sale will be open Friday 8AM - 3PM and Saturday 8AM - 1PM. Items for donation can be dropped off on Thursday the 16th from 10-4. Please no computers.

 

April 17

Reserve your seat at the Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Author's Dinner on Friday April 17 at Monty's on BU's upper campus. The featured gust speaker will be Dr. David Minderhout, author of "Native Americans in the Susquehanna River Valley, Past and Present." Cost per person is $30 for the evening. Events start at 6PM. For more information, email drscohen@ptd.net

 

April 17

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series wraps up the season with Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Friday April 17 at 7:30PM in BU's Carver Hall. The acclaimed vocal band will present "American Spiritual," a selection of tunes drawing on 150 years of American music from Appalachian ballads to Rock & Roll.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

April 18

Join the Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library this Saturday for a Brer Rabbit Coffee House from 10 - 11:30AM. Come hear Hal Pratt share some Brer Rabbit tales for all ages, and enjoy coffee and snacks. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 18

Bring your pup or pooch to Clark's Ag & Pet on Route 11 in Bloomsburg for a Doggie Biscuit Hunt, Saturday April 18 from 11AM - 2PM. A $5 donation gets your dog in the hunt - all dogs will receive a treat bag. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information call 570-275-7896.

 

April 18

Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding an educational meet-and-greet event this Saturday at the Marketplace Petsmart in Selinsgrove from 11AM - 2PM. Learn more about retired racing greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt one. For more information call 570-644-2358.

 

April 18

Bethany United Methodist Church in Berwick is holding a free clothing giveaway on Saturday April 18 from 9AM - Noon. There will be Spring and Summer clothes for all ages. The church is on Summerhill Avenue in Berwick.

 

April 18

A community meeting to discuss the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project will be held Saturday at 2PM in the Mount Pleasant Township building on Millertown Road. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

 

April 18

The Father's Hope chili cookoff is happening this Saturday from 4-6 PM at the Revival Tabernacle on the Susquehanna Trail in Watsontown. Taste more than a dozen chilis - the winner will be decided by a cash vote. There will also be hot dogs and drinks available, as well as activities for children. All proceeds benefit the Father's Hope orphan mission.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

April 18

The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

 

April 19 (25)

St. James Luthern Church on East County Road in Hobbie will be holding a take-out roast beef dinner on Saturday April 25. Dinners are $10 each and can be picked up from 4-6 PM. Orders must be placed by Sunday April 19. For more information call 570-379-3878.

 

April 19

The Orangeville Fire Company will host a Pampered Chef Bingo on Sunday April 19 to benefit the Orangeville Public Library. Doors open at 12:30 - games start at 2 PM. For more information call 570-683-5354.

 

April 20

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, April 20. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 20

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation Monday April 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. The talk will discuss current drug trends, from more common examples to lesser-known substances now making an appearance. Everyone is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

 

April 21

The Catawissa American Legion will hold a ham and dandelion dinner on Tuesday April 21 from 4-7 PM at the post on Legion Road - just across the bridge in Catawissa. The dinner includes their famous bacon dressing, red potatoes, choice of dandelion, lettuce and endive, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and just $4 for kids 12 and under. Take-out is available.

 

April 22

Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Wednseday April 22 from 3-6 PM at their offices in the Salem Elementary School building on 10th Street in Berwick. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1 2015. Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

 

Through April 22

It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com

 

April 24

Celebrate Arbor Day on Friday April 24 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Members of the Bloomsburg Shade Tree Commission will meet in the library parking lot at 11AM to celebrate the planting of new trees in town. Everyone is invited. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 25

The 37th annual Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree is coming up Saturday April 25 in downtown Bloomsburg - rain or shine. The open-air street fair includes tons of food, crafters, vendors, free live entertainment and more. The jamboree runs from 10AM - 5PM.

 

April 25

Katy's Church near the State Game Lands in Millville is holding a cleanup day for the church cemetary on Saturday April 25 from 9AM - 2PM. Cemetary families are invied at help. Refreshments and food will be provided for volunteers. For more information call 764-2412.

 

April 25

The 12 annual Village Sampler and Wine Tasting will be held Saturday April 25 at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton. Wine tasting starts at Noon - food samples start at 2:30 and runs til 5PM. The event is only open to those 21 and older. Pre-order your food tickets for just $10 or both food and wine for $20. For more information call 570-925-0163.

 

April 25

Town Hill United Methodist Church is holding an Ice Cream Social on Saturday April 25 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. There will be homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes, pies, and ice cream. The church is at 417 Town Hill Road in Shickshinny.

 

April 25

The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance Saturday April 25 from 7-11 PM featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.

 

Through April 30

The Women's Center of Columbia & Montour Counties is collecting used cellphones during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Cellphones can be dropped off at their offices on North Market Street in Bloomsburg or at the Columbia Mall, The Bloomsburg Salvation Army, The Bloomsburg Public Library, and several other locations from Danville to Berwick. For details on locations and more information call 570-784-6632.

 

April 30 - May 17

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is inended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show opens with a Pay-what-you-wish preview on Thursday April 30 at 7:30 PM, followed by a reduced-price preview on Friday May 1 at 7:30. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 2

The annual Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis 5K walk is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Gather your pledges and walk as an individual or as a team. The walk starts at 10AM. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information call 717-671-4000.

 

May 2

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Summer Camp Open House is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Mitrani Production Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Stop by from 1-3 PM and meet the actors and teachers, learn more about the theater camp's programs, and enter to win a free BTE summer camp package. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 2

The United Way of Columbia County golf classic is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Entry per person for the 4-man scramble is $60 and includes cart, greens fees, lunch and the free beer cart! Shotgun start is at 9AM. For more information call the United Way at 784-3134.

 

May 5

Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Tuesday May 5 from 3-6 PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park Village center just off Ferry Avenue across from the Airport. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1 2015. Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

 

May 8 (13)

Get educated during National Stroke Awareness Month with a special talk on stroke in the younger population, presented by Dr. Edgar J. Kenton III, Wednesday May 13 at 4PM at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitating Hospital. The presentation is free and open to everyone. Please reserve your seat by May 8 by calling 800-232-8260.

 

May 9

The Bloomsburg Police Department will hold their first annul 5K run/walk on Saturday May 9th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Check-in opens at 8AM, the run starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $20 each, or just $15 before May 1. For more information call 784-4155.

 

May 9

The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com

 

May 14

The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.

 

Through May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through May 17

Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.

 

Through May 31

The Central Columbia High School Marching Band is holding a gently-used 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.

 

June 19

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 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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

Thru Summer

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 disabilities are encouraged to apply. To set up an appointment call 784-1076.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.



 

April 6

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, April 6. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 7

The Socrates Cafe returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday April 7. The topic of the month will be "What parenting style works best?" Bring your opinions. The meeting starts at 6:30PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through April 8

Bloomsburg University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offering free assistance in filing your taxes through April 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Market Street in Bloomsburg. If you have low to moderate income or are 60 and older, stop by the church Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 4-8PM for help in filing your taxes. For more information call 570-389-5234.

 

April 9

Come to Market Square in downtown Bloomsburg Thursday April 9 at 2:45 PM for an observation of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. At 3:15 PM local churches will toll their bells for 4 minutes in remembrance of the 4 years of the war. The program at the Civil War monument will include demonstrations of fife and drum music, live fire, and drills by the 149th PA Bucktails reenactment group.

 

April 9

Columbia County Christian School in Buckhorn will hold a Kindergarten open House on Thursday April 9 from 6-7:30 PM. Come meet the teachers, tour the facilities, and learn about the curriculum. The school is at 123 School House Road in Buckhorn.

 

April 9 - May 17

Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The show opens Thursday april 9. A 6PM artists' reception will be held Saturday April 11 in conjunction with the Moose Exchange's film festival and gallery reception.

 

April 9

The Lonely Sock Club is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday April 9 to create a transforming ornament. Materials will be provided. The program starts at 6:30PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 10 & 11

Wesley United Methodist Church's spring rummage sale is coming up Friday April 10 from 8AM - 4PM and Saturday April 11 from 8AM - 1PM at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Items can be dropped off for donation any time leading up to the sale. For more information call 570-784-1407.

 

April 11

There's still time to get your ticket to BTE's Taming of the Brew, Saturday April 1, 7-11 PM at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Come sample craft brews from ascross the country and try some local home-brewed beers as well. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

April 11

The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Registration fee is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.

 

April 11 & 12

The 4th annual Susquehanna River Arts open studio tour is happening Saturday and Sunday April 11 & 12. Several local artists' studios will be open 11AM - 5PM both days for you to browse their work, talk with the artists, and get a glimpse at the creative process. Collect all the participating artists' initials and be entered for a chance to win free art! For more information and details on participating artists visit iTourColumbiaMontour.com

 

April 12

Come to the Washingtonville Fire Hall Sunday for an afternoon of purse bingo to benefit the EOS Therapeutic Riding Center. Doors open at Noon, the early bird game starts at 1PM. Advance tickets are sut $20. The fire hall in Washingtonville is at 19 Strawberry Ridge Road. For more information call 570-437-3804.

 

April 12

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

 

April 12

Greenwood Friends School is holding an open house on Sunday April 12 from 2-4 PM. The school serves students from Preschool through 8th grade. Greenwood Friends is on State Route 254 just outside of Millville. For more information, call the school at 57- 458-5532.

 

April 14

The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will hold their Monthly meeting Tuesday April 14 at the school Gymnasium's main atrium. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

April 17

The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society will hold a community rummage sale on April 17 & 18 at their history center on Main Street in Shenandoah. The sale wil be open Friday 8AM - 3PM and Saturday 8AM - 1PM. Items for donation can be dropped off on Thursday the 16th from 10-4. Please no computers.

 

April 17

Reserve your seat at the Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Author's Dinner on Friday April 17 at Monty's on BU's upper campus. The featured gust speaker will be Dr. David Minderhout, author of "Native Americans in the Susquehanna River Valley, Past and Present." Cost per person is $30 for the evening. Events start at 6PM. For more information, email drscohen@ptd.net

 

April 17

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series wraps up the season with Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Friday April 17 at 7:30PM in BU's Carver Hall. The acclaimed vocal band will present "American Spiritual," a selection of tunes drawing on 150 years of American music from Appalachian ballads to Rock & Roll.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

April 18

Bring your pup or pooch to Clark's Ag & Pet on Route 11 in Bloomsburg for a Doggie Biscuit Hunt, Saturday April 18 from 11AM - 2PM. A $5 donation gets your dog in the hunt - all dogs will receive a treat bag. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information call 570-275-7896.

 

April 18

Bethany United Methodist Church in Berwick is holding a free clothing giveaway on Saturday April 18from 9AM - Noon. There will be Spring and Summer clothes for all ages. The church is on Summerhill Avenue in Berwick.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

April 18

The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

 

April 19

The Orangeville Fire Company will host a Pampered Chef Bingo on Sunday April 19 to benefit the Orangeville Public Library. Doors open at 12:30 - games start at 2 PM. For more information call 570-683-5354.

 

April 20

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation monday April 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. The talk will discuss current drug trends, from more common examples to lesser-known substances now making an appearance. Everyone is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

 

April 21

The Catawissa American Legion will hold a ham and dandelion dinner on Tuesday April 21 from 4-7 PM at the post on Legion Road - just across the bridge in Catawissa. The dinner includes their famous bacon dressing, red potatoes, choice of dandelion, lettuce and endive, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and just $4 for kids 12 and under. Take-out is available.

 

Through April 22

It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com

 

April 25

The 37th annual Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree is coming up Saturday April 25 in downtown Bloomsburg - rain or shine. The open-air street fair includes tons of food, crafters, vendors, free live entertainment and more. The jamboree runs from 10AM - 5PM.

 

April 25

The 12 annual Village Sampler and Wine Tasting will be held Saturday April 25 at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton. Wine tasting starts at Noon - food samples start at 2:30 and runs til 5PM. The event is only open to those 21 and older. Pre-order your food tickets for just $10 or both food and wine for $20. For more information call 570-925-0163.

 

Through April 30

The Women's Center of Columbia & Montour Counties is collecting used cellphones during April for Sexual Assualt Awareness Month. Cellphones can be dropped off at their offices on North Market Street in Bloomsburg or at the Columbia Mall, The Bloomsburg Salvation Army, The Bloomsburg Public Library, and several other locations from Danville to Berwick. For details on locations and more information call 570-784-6632.

 

May 2

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Summer Camp Open House is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Mitrani Production Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Stop by from 1-3 PM and meet the actors and teachers, learn more about the theater camp's programs, and enter to win a free BTE summer camp package. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

May 9

The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com

 

May 14

The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success.

 

Through May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. A special screening for submitted experimental films and animations will be held Saturday April 11 from 11AM - 11PM with a reception at 6PM. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

June 19

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.



 

March 30

Sweet Valley Church of Christ is hosting free ladies' exercise classes Monday mornings at 9AM starting Monday March 30. Please dress appropriately and bring an exercise mat and water bottle. The church is on Main Road in Sweet Valley. For more information call 844-782-2266.

 

March 30

Come to Bloomsburg University's Carver Hall this Monday night for a free public screening of the acclaimed documentary film on hunger in America, A Place At The Table: One Nation Underfed. The film rolls at 7PM.

 

April 2

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with Take 6 - the most awarded vocal group in history - Thursday April 6 at 8PM at the Haas Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through April 3

Reliance Fire Company #1 in Berwick is holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through April 3. Eat in or take out. Local delivery is available for businesses and factories with a minimum of 5 orders. The fire company is at 501 West 3rd Street in Berwick. Call to pre-order, 570-752-5621.

 

Through April 3

Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for their latest community exhibition - The Photographic Process - featuring works submitted by local amateur and professional photographers. The show runs through April 3.

 

April 4

Come to the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg this Saturday at Noon for a free performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream - part of BTE's theater in the classroom series. The perfromance is sponsored by the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

 

April 4

Black Creek United Methodist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday April 4 from Noon - 3PM. Children of all ages are invited to join the hunt. The church is at 158 Golf Course Road in Sugarloaf.

 

April 4 - May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery is looking for your submissions to "What Are You Watching?" the next community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. Submissions can be in any medium - physical or video - and should be submitted by April 4. A special screening for submitted experimental films and animations will be held Saturday April 11 from 11AM - 11PM with a reception at 6PM at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through April 5

Come to Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition, Vista Gradients, by local fine art photographer Danielle deLeon. The showing runs through April 5.

 

April 6

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, April 6. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 7

The Socrates Cafe returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday April 7. The topic of the month will be "What parenting style works best?" Bring your opinions. The meeting starts at 6:30PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through April 8

Bloomsburg University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offering free assistance in filing your taxes through April 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Market Street in Bloomsburg. If you have low to moderate income or are 60 and older, stop by the church Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 4-8PM for help in filing your taxes. For more information call 570-389-5234.

 

April 9

Come to Market Square in downtown Bloomsburg Thursday April 9 at 2:45 PM for an observation of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. At 3:15 PM local churches will toll their bells for 4 minutes in remembrance of the 4 years of the war. The program at the Civil War monument will include demonstrations of fife and drum music, live fire, and drills by the 149th PA Bucktails reenactment group.

 

April 9

Columbia County Christian School in Buckhorn will hold a Kindergarten open House on Thursday April 9 from 6-7:30 PM. Come meet the teachers, tour the facilities, and learn about the curriculum. The school is at 123 School House Road in Buckhorn.

 

April 9 - May 17

Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The show opens Thursday april 9. A 6PM artists' reception will be held Saturday April 11 in conjunction with the Moose Exchange's film festival and gallery reception.

 

April 9

The Lonely Sock Club is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday April 9 to create a transforming ornament. Materials will be provided. The program starts at 6:30PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

April 10 & 11

Wesley United Methodist Church's spring rummage sale is coming up Friday April 10 from 8AM - 4PM and Saturday April 11 from 8AM - 1PM at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Items can be dropped off for donation any time leading up to the sale. For more information call 570-784-1407.

 

April 11

There's still time to get your ticket to BTE's Taming of the Brew, Saturday April 1, 7-11 PM at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Come sample craft brews from ascross the country and try some local home-brewed beers as well. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

April 11

The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Registration fee is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.

 

April 11 & 12

The 4th annual Susquehanna River Arts open studio tour is happening Saturday and Sunday April 11 & 12. Several local artists' studios will be open 11AM - 5PM both days for you to browse their work, talk with the artists, and get a glimpse at the creative process. Collect all the participating artists' initials and be entered for a chance to win free art! For more information and details on participating artists visit iTourColumbiaMontour.com

 

April 12

Greenwood Friends School is holding an open house on Sunday April 12 from 2-4 PM. The school serves students from Preschool through 8th grade. Greenwood Friends is on State Route 254 just outside of Millville. For more information, call the school at 57- 458-5532.

 

April 14

The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will hold their Monthly meeting Tuesday April 14 at Bandit's on Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

April 17

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series wraps up the season with Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Friday April 17 at 7:30PM in BU's Carver Hall. The acclaimed vocal band will present "American Spiritual," a selection of tunes drawing on 150 years of American music from Appalachian ballads to Rock & Roll.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

April 18

Bring your pup or pooch to Clark's Ag & Pet on Route 11 in Bloomsburg for a Doggie Biscuit Hunt, Saturday April 18 from 11AM - 2PM. A $5 donation gets your dog in the hunt - all dogs will receive a treat bag. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information call 570-275-7896.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

April 18

The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

 

April 19

The Orangeville Fire Company will host a Pampered Chef Bingo on Sunday April 19 to benefit the Orangeville Public Library. Doors open at 12:30 - games start at 2 PM. For more information call 570-683-5354.

 

April 20

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation monday April 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. The talk will discuss current drug trends, from more common examples to lesser-known substances now making an appearance. Everyone is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

 

Through April 22

It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com

 

April 25

The 37th annual Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree is coming up Saturday April 25 in downtown Bloomsburg - rain or shine. The open-air street fair includes tons of food, crafters, vendors, free live entertainment and more. The jamboree runs from 10AM - 5PM.

 

April 25

The 12 annual Village Sampler and Wine Tasting will be held Saturday April 25 at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton. Wine tasting starts at Noon - food samples start at 2:30 and runs til 5PM. The event is only open to those 21 and older. Pre-order your food tickets for just $10 or both food and wine for $20. For more information call 570-925-0163.

 

May 2

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Summer Camp Open House is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Mitrani Production Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Stop by from 1-3 PM and meet the actors and teachers, learn more about the theater camp's programs, and enter to win a free BTE summer camp package. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

June 19

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.



March 23

The last day of the Bloomsburg University Library Association's 15th annual book sale is coming up Monday from 10AM-4PM. Stop by to find books, games, CDs, DVDs, and more. Items for the sale can be donated at the Andruss Library Circulation desk. For more information call 570-389-4210.

 

Through March 25

Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.

 

March 25, April 11

The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.

 

March 26

Folk, Blues, and Gospel singer Jay Smar returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library for two performances on Thursday March 26. Stop by at Noon or 6:30PM for an old-fashioned concert for the whole family. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Thru March 27

St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.

 

March 27, 28, 29

Millville High School's drama club presents Guys And Dolls, running this weekend. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7PM and Sunday at 2PM. Tickets can be bought at the door; $8 for adults, $5 for students, and free for kids 4 and under. The school is on East Main Street in Millville.

 

March 28

Black Creek United Methodist Church will hold a ham and dandelion dinner Saturday March 28 from 3-7 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-10 years old, and free for kids 5 and under. The church is at the corder of Methodist Church Road and Wlanut Street in Sugarloaf.

 

March 28

District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.

 

March 28

You can be a part of BTE's Summer Family Show - the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is opening community auditions for vibrant and focused young actors from 4th through 12th grade for their production of Sideways Stories From The Wayside School. Auditions will be held Saturday March 28 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. Signup is open from 9:30 - 11AM, with auditions starting at 10AM. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 28

The Montour-DeLong fair association is holding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners on Saturday, March 28 from 3-7PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. The fairgrounds are on Broadway Road, West of Danville.

 

March 28

The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.

 

March 28

Straub's Lutheran Church in Danville is holding a family style roast beef dinner Saturday March 28 from 3-6PM. Take out is available, and there will be homemade ice cream sold by the quart. The church is at 60 Frosty Valley Road in Danville.

 

March 28

Come to the Danville Borough Ballroom this Saturday night for a free concert by students of Williamsport's Uptown Music Collective. Donations will be accepted - no ticket is needed. The show runs from 6 - 8:30PM at the ballroom on Mill Street in Danville.

 

March 29

Empty Bowls 2015 is coming up Sunday March 29, 11AM - 1:30PM in Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union ballroom. Come enjoy a bottomless selection of soups from many area restaurants as well as live entertainment. Minimum donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. For more information call 389-5145.

 

March 29

Come to the Orangeville Fire Hall for a Chicken and Waffle dinner Sunday March 29 from 1-4 PM - sponsored by the Royal Order of the Raccoons of Columbia County. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 3-10. There will be games of chance available as well. For more information call 570-925-5736.

 

March 29

Bloomsburg Christian Church is holding an old-fashioned hymn sing and ice cream social Sunday March 29th at 6:30PM. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is on Deussen Drive, off Route 11 West of Bloomsburg.

 

Through March 29

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Skin & Bone at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg, running through March 29. Follow aging twin sisters Midge and Madge down the dark and dusty path of a past better left undisturbed. The show is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 29

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with the new national touring production of the Broadway smash hit Jekyll & Hyde, Sunday March 29 at 8PM. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 30

Sweet Valley Church of Christ is hosting free ladies' exercise classes Monday mornings at 9AM starting Monday March 30. Please dress appropriately and bring an exercise mat and water bottle. The church is on Main Road in Sweet Valley. For more information call 844-782-2266.

 

April 2

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Seris continues with Take 6 - the most awarded vocal group in history - Thursday April 6 at 8PM at the Haas Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through April 3

Reliance Fire Company #1 in Berwick is holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through April 3. Eat in or take out. Local delivery is available for businesses and factories with a minimum of 5 orders. The fire company is at 501 West 3rd Street in Berwick. Call to pre-order, 570-752-5621.

 

Through April 3

Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for their latest community exhibition - The Photographic Process - featuring works submitted by local amateur and professional photographers. The show runs through April 3.

 

April 4

Black Creek United Methodist Church will hold an easter egg hunt Saturday April 4 from Noon - 3PM. Children of all ages are invited to join the hunt. The church is at 158 Golf Course Road in Sugarloaf.

 

April 4 - May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery is looking for your sumbissions to "What Are You Watching?" the next community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. Submissions can be in any medium - physical or video - and should be submitted by April 4. A special screening for submitted experimental films and animations will be held Saturday April 11 from 11AM - 11PM with a reception at 6PM at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through April 5

Come to Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition, Vista Gradients, by local fine art photographer Danielle deLeon. The showing runs through April 5.

 

Through April 8

Bloomsburg University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offering free assistance in filing your taxes through April 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Market Street in Bloomsburg. If you have low to moderate income or are 60 and older, stop by the church Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 4-8PM for help in filing your taxes. For more information call 570-389-5234.

 

April 9

Come to Market Square in downtown Bloomsburg Thursday April 9 at 2:45 PM for an observation of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. At 3:15 PM local churches will toll their bells for 4 minutes in rememberace of the 4 years of the war. The program at the Civil War monument will include demonstrations of fife and drum music, live fire, and drills by the 149th PA Bucktails reenactment group.

 

April 9

Columbia County Christian School in Buckhorn will hold a Kindergarten open House on Thursday April 9 from 6-7:30 PM. Come meet the teachers, tour the facilities, and learn about the cirriculum. The school is at 123 School House Road in Buckhorn.

 

April 10 & 11

Wesley United Methodist Church's spring rummage sale is coming up Friday April 10 from 8AM - 4PM and Saturday April 11 from 8AM - 1PM at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Items can be dropped off for donation any time leading up to the sale. For more information call 570-784-1407.

 

April 11 & 12

The 4th annual Susquehanna River Arts open studio tour is happening Saturday and Sunday April 11 & 12. Several local artists' studios will be open 11AM - 5PM both days for you to browse their work, talk with the artists, and get a glimpse at the creative process. Collect all the participating artists' initials and be entered for a chance to win free art! For more information and details on participating artists visit iTourColumbiaMontour.com

 

April 17

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series wraps up the season with Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Friday April 17 at 7:30PM in BU's Carver Hall. The acclaimed vocal band will present "American Spiritual," a selection of tunes drawing on 150 years of American music from Applachian ballads to Rock & Roll.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children and Bu students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

April 18

Bring your pup or pooch to Clark's Ag & Pet on Route 11 in Bloomsburg for a Doggie Biscuit Hunt, Saturday April 18 from 11AM - 2PM. A $5 donation gets your dog in the hunt - all dogs will recieve a treat bag. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information call 570-275-7896.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

April 18

The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

 

Through April 22

It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com

 

April 25

The 37th annual Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree is coming up Saturday April 25 in downtown Bloomsburg - rain or shine. The open-air street fair includes tons of food, crafters, vendors, free live entertainment and more. The jamboree runs from 10AM - 5PM.

 

April 25

The 12 annual Villlage Sampler and Wine Tasting will be held Saturday April 25 at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton. Wine tasting starts at Noon - food samples start at 2:30 and runs til 5PM. The event is only open to those 21 and older. Pre-order your food tickets for just $10 or both food and wine for $20. For more information call 570-925-0163.

 

June 19

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.



 

March 16

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick Monday March 16 starting at 6PM. "Law And Order: Berwick True Crime" will break down the events of October 13, 2013, when heroin addict Noah Bomboy went on a desperate crime spree, attacking residents across the community. Speakers will include two of his victims and officials involved in his arrest and conviction. The program is free, and everyone is invited to attend. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.

 

March 18 (24)

The Master Gardeners of Penn State will hold their spring awards luncheon and special presentation on pollinators Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 AM at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. Cost for the luncheon is just $20 each. RSVP by March 18 by calling 988-3950.

 

March 19

The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday night March 19 at 6:30PM. This month, the club will learn how to knit - with your fingers! The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 19

Come to the Lightstreet Hotel Thursday March 19 for a night of guest bartending from 7-9PM to benefit the family of Mike Moskovich. Also check out the basket raffles, 50/50, and live music by Strawberry Ridge. For more information contact Covered Bridges Realty at 570-784-2821.

 

March 21

Catch a free preview of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 2015 Theater In The Classroom presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday March 21 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. The show starts at Noon.

 

March 21

The Spring craft, vendor, and food fair at St Joseph Church in Berwick is coming up Saturday March 21. From 9AM - 2PM enjoy Polish, German, and Italian ethnic foods, grab some baked goods and check out dozens of crafters. The church is on Monroe Street in Berwick.

 

March 21 - 23

The Bloomsburg University Library Association's 15th annual book sale is coming up the weekend of March 21. Saturday afternoon from 1-4, Sunday 1-3 and 6-9PM, and Monday 10AM-4PM stop by to find books, games, CDs, DVDs, and more. Items for the sale can be donated at the Andruss Library Circulation desk. For more information call 570-389-4210.

 

March 21

There's an all-you-can-eat homestyle chicken and waffle dinner Saturday March 21 at Strawberry Ridge United Church of Christ from 1-6 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. The church is on West Diehl Road in Danville. for more information call 570-437-9160.

 

March 22

Come to the Nelson Field House on Bloomsburg University's upper campus for "A Day In Seussville" - Sunday March 22 from 1-3 PM. The free program includes games, crafts, and entertainment for kids 12 and under.

 

March 22

The Bloomsburg University Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Mark Jelinek will present their Spring concert Sunday March 22 at 2:30PM at St Matthew Lutheran Church in downtown Bloomsburg. The concert will also feature the Jubilate Choir of Bloomsburg under the direction of Dr. Alan Hack in a performance of Schubert's Mass in G. Admission is free.

 

March 22 (28)

Town Hill United Methodist Church has extended their homemade soup and ice cream sale. Choose from Vegetable or Ham and Bean soup, and Chocolate, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter ice cream. All are just $5.50 a quart. Please place your orders by Sunday, March 22. Orders can be picked up Saturday March 28 from 10AM - 2PM at the church on Town Hill Road in Shickshinny. To place your order, call 570-864-2401.

 

March 23

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through March 25

Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.

 

March 25, April 11

The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.

 

March 26

Folk, Blues, and Gospel singer Jay Smar returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library for two performances on Thursday March 26. Stop by at Noon or 6:30PM for an old-fashioned concert for the whole family. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Thru March 27

St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.

 

March 28

Black Creek United Methodist Church will hold a ham and dandelion dinner Saturday March 28 from 3-7 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-10 years old, and free for kids 5 and under. The church is at the corder of Methodist Church Road and Wlanut Street in Sugarloaf.

 

March 28

District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.

 

March 28

You can be a part of BTE's Summer Family Show - the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is opening community auditions for vibrant and focused young actors from 4th through 12th grade for their production of Sideways Stories From The Wayside School. Auditions will be held Saturday March 28 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. Signup is open from 9:30 - 11AM, with auditions starting at 10AM. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 28

The Montour-DeLong fair association is holding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners on Saturday, March 28 from 3-7PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. The fairgrounds are on Broadway Road, West of Danville.

 

March 28

The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.

 

March 28

Straub's Lutheran Church in Danville is holding a family style roast beef dinner Saturday March 28 from 3-6PM. Take out is available, and there will be homemade ice cream sold by the quart. The church is at 60 Frosty Valley Road in Danville.

 

March 29

Empty Bowls 2015 is coming up Sunday March 29, 11AM - 1:30PM in Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union ballroom. Come enjoy a bottomless selection of soups from many area restaurants as well as live entertainment. Minimum donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. For more information call 389-5145.

 

March 29

Come to the Orangeville Fire Hall for a Chicken and Waffle dinner Sunday March 29 from 1-4 PM - sponsored by the Royal Order of the Raccoons of Columbia County. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 3-10. There will be games of chance available as well. For more information call 570-925-5736.

 

March 29

Bloomsburg Christian Church is holding an old-fashioned hymn sing and ice cream social Sunday March 29th at 6:30PM. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is on Deussen Drive, off Route 11 West of Bloomsburg.

 

Through March 29

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Skin & Bone at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg, running through March 29. Follow aging twin sisters Midge and Madge down the dark and dusty path of a past better left undisturbed. The show is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 29

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with the new national touring production of the Broadway smash hit Jekyll & Hyde, Sunday March 29 at 8PM. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 30

Sweet Valley Church of Christ is hosting free ladies' exercise classes Monday mornings at 9AM starting Monday March 30. Please dress appropriately and bring an exercise mat and water bottle. The church is on Main Road in Sweet Valley. For more information call 844-782-2266.

 

Through April 3

Reliance Fire Company #1 in Berwick is holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through April 3. Eat in or take out. Local delivery is available for businesses and factories with a minimum of 5 orders. The fire company is at 501 West 3rd Street in Berwick. Call to pre-order, 570-752-5621.

 

Through April 3

Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for their latest community exhibition - The Photographic Process - featuring works submitted by local amateur and professional photographers. The show runs through April 3.

 

April 4 - May 16

The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery is looking for your sumbissions to "What Are You Watching?" the next community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. Submissions can be in any medium - physical or video - and should be submitted by April 4. A special screening for submitted experimental films and animations will be held Saturday April 11 from 11AM - 11PM with a reception at 6PM at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Through April 5

Come to Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition, Vista Gradients, by local fine art photographer Danielle deLeon. The showing runs through April 5.

 

Through April 8

Bloomsburg University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offering free assistance in filing your taxes through April 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Market Street in Bloomsburg. If you have low to moderate income or are 60 and older, stop by the church Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 4-8PM for help in filing your taxes. For more information call 570-389-5234.

 

April 10 & 11

Wesley United Methodist Church's spring rummage sale is coming up Friday April 10 from 8AM - 4PM and Saturday April 11 from 8AM - 1PM at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Items can be dropped off for donation any time leading up to the sale. For more information call 570-784-1407.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

April 18

The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

 

Through April 22

It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com

 

June 19

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.



 

March 9

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday night, March 9. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 9 - 11

Geisinger Health South Rehabilitation will be offering free fall prevention screenings March 9 at their outpatient clinic in Milton, March 10 at the clinic in Bloomsburg, and in Berwick, Danville, and Selinsgrove on March 11. No appointment is necessary. For details on times and locations call 800-232-8260.

 

March 10

Meadowbrook Christian School in Milton is holding an open house Tuesday March 10 from 6 - 7:30 PM. Come learn about the school and see projects by the students. The school is on Stamm Road, off Route 254. For more information, call 570-742-2638.

 

March 10

The Socrates Cafe will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday night starting at 6:30PM. The question of the evening will be: Is it ever ethical to manipulate people?  Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 11

Dine to Donate to the United Way wraps up Wednesday March 11 at the Links At Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. From 5-9 PM 15% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) will go directly to the United Way of Columbia County. No coupon is needed. While you're there, check out the basket raffle, Chinese and silent auctions in honor of John Thomas' 30 years as CEO of the United Way of Columbia County. Winners will be announced at 8PM. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.

 

March 11

Come to the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg for the 6th annual Art Walk-In, Wednesday March 11 from 4-8PM. Find artwork from dozens of local artists, enjoy live music - and while you're there, enjoy a spaghetti supper from 5-7:30 PM to benefit Taming of the Brew co-founder Michelle Kessler. Tickets for the meal are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. The art walk-in is free to all.

 

March 11 & 12

The third annual Raise the Region 30-hour community fundraising event is coming up Wednesday and Thursday March 11 & 12. You can donate to many different local community organizations, and any donations you make are stretched even further by donations in kind by local businesses. For more information, visit RaiseTheRegion.org

 

March 12

The Bloomsburg Public Library's resident leprechaun expert returns Thursday night March 12 at 6:30PM for an evening of leprechaun tales for kids ages 3 years and up. Hal Pratt will present his stories of hunting for the wee men - and their gold! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 12

The Downtown Shenandoah revitalization group will hold a sausage and soup sale Thursday March 12 at their Main Street center starting at 10AM. Soup is $5 per quart or $2.50 per pint. Sausages are $3.50 each. For more information call 570-462-2080.

 

March 12 - 15

The Central Columbia High School Drama club presents Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday March 12 & 13 at 7PM, and Sunday March 15 at 2PM. Reserved seating is available. Call 570-784-2850 ex.2844 for more information.

 

March 12 - 29

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Skin & Bone, opening Thursday March 12 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg with a pay-what-you-wish preview at 7:30 PM. Friday the 13 is a reduced price preview, also at 7:30 PM. The show is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 13 (18)

The Columbia County Conservation District will host a Soil Health seminar on Wednesday March 18 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. The featured speaker will be Gabe Brown, a nationally recognized pioneer in the soil health movement. Cost is $20 to attend, and includes a hot lunch. RSVP by March 13 by calling 570-784-1310.

 

March 14

Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.

 

March 14

The 3rd annual Leprechaun Loop is coming up Saturday March 14 at St Columba Catholic School on 3rd Street in Bloomsburg. The 5K run & fun walk gets under way at 9AM. Check-in starts at 7AM. Awards will be given for the best dressed in each category, as well as a $100 cash prize for setting a new course record. Please, no animals. Pre-registration is $18 and includes a t-shirt if you pre-register by March 6. Entry fee on race day is $25. For more information, go to SaintColumbaSchool.org

 

March 14

Boy Scout Troop 51 in Benton is holding a spaghetti supper fundraiser Saturday March 14 at the Benton Fire Hall on Colley Street. Take-outs start at 3:30, or dine in from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. For more information call 570-784-1677.

 

March 14
The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance Saturday March 14 from 7-11 PM featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.

 

March 14 & 15
The Loose Ties Model Railroading club will open their huge layout at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn this weekend. Saturday from 11AM - 5PM and Sunday from 11AM - 4PM check out the more than 60 trains and 10,000 feet of track.
 

March 15 (22)

Wesley United Methodist Church is taking orders for homemade meat pasties through Sunday March 15. Each pasty is $5.50 and are served au jus for dipping. Orders will come fully cooked and can be picked up March 22 after Sunday morning worship services at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-387-8930.

 

Thru March 15

AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.

 

March 16

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick Monday March 16 starting at 6PM. "Law And Order: Berwick True Crime" will break down the events of October 13, 2013, when heroin addict Noah Bomboy went on a desperate crime spree, attacking residents across the community. Speakers will include two of his victims and officials involved in his arrest and conviction. The program is free, and everyone is invited to attend. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.

 

March 18

The Master Gardeners of Penn State will hold their spring awards luncheon and special presentation on pollinators Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 AM at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. Cost for the luncheon is just $20 each. RSVP by March 18 by calling 988-3950.

 

March 19

The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday night March 19 at 6:30PM. This month, the club will learn how to knit - with your fingers! The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 19

Come to the Lightstreet Hotel Thursday March 19 for a night of guest bartending from 7-9PM to benefit the family of Mike Moskovich. Also check out the basket raffles, 50/50, and live music by Strawberry Ridge. For more information contact Covered Bridges Realty at 570-784-2821.

 

March 21

Catch a free preview of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 2015 Theater In The Classroom presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday March 21 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. The show starts at Noon.

 

March 21

The Spring craft, vendor, and food fair at St Joseph Church in Berwick is coming up Saturday March 21. From 9AM - 2PM enjoy Polish, German, and Italian ethnic foods, grab some baked goods and check out dozens of crafters. The church is on Monroe Street in Berwick.

 

March 21 - 23

The Bloomsburg University Library Association's 15th annual book sale is coming up the weekend of March 21. Saturday afternoon from 1-4, Sunday 1-3 and 6-9PM, and Monday 10AM-4PM stop by to find books, games, CDs, DVDs, and more. Items for the sale can be donated at the Andruss Library Circulation desk. For more information call 570-389-4210.

 

March 21

There's an all-you-can-eat homestyle chicken and waffle dinner Saturday March 21 at Strawberry Ridge United Church of Christ from 1-6 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. The church is on West Diehl Road in Danville. for more information call 570-437-9160.

 

March 22

Come to the Nelson Field House on Bloomsburg University's upper campus for "A Day In Seussville" - Sunday March 22 from 1-3 PM. The free program includes games, crafts, and entertainment for kids 12 and under.

 

March 22

The Bloomsburg University Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Mark Jelinek will present their Spring concert Sunday March 22 at 2:30PM at St Matthew Lutheran Church in downtown Bloomsburg. The concert will also feature the Jubilate Choir of Bloomsburg under the direction of Dr. Alan Hack in a performance of Schubert's Mass in G. Admission is free.

 

March 22 (28)

Town Hill United Methodist Church has extended their homemade soup and ice cream sale. Choose from Vegetable or Ham and Bean soup, and Chocolate, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter ice cream. All are just $5.50 a quart. Please place your orders by Sunday, March 22. Orders can be picked up Saturday March 28 from 10AM - 2PM at the church on Town Hill Road in Shickshinny. To place your order, call 570-864-2401.

 

March 23

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through March 25

Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.

 

March 25, April 11

The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.

 

March 26

Folk, Blues, and Gospel singer Jay Smar returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library for two performances on Thursday March 26. Stop by at Noon or 6:30PM for an old-fashioned concert for the whole family. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Thru March 27

St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.

 

March 28

District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.

 

March 28

You can be a part of BTE's Summer Family Show - the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is opening community auditions for vibrant and focused young actors from 4th through 12th grade for their production of Sideways Stories From The Wayside School. Auditions will be held Saturday March 28 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. Signup is open from 9:30 - 11AM, with auditions starting at 10AM. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 28

The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.

 

March 28

Straub's Lutheran Church in Danville is holding a family style roast beef dinner Saturday March 28 from 3-6PM. Take out is available, and there will be homemade ice cream sold by the quart. The church is at 60 Frosty Valley Road in Danville.

 

March 29

Empty Bowls 2015 is coming up Sunday March 29, 11AM - 1:30PM in Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union ballroom. Come enjoy a selection of soups from many area restaurants as well as live entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. For more information call 389-5145.

 

March 29

Come to the Orangeville Fire Hall for a Chicken and Waffle dinner Sunday March 29 from 1-4 PM - sponsored by the Royal Order of the Raccoons of Columbia County. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 3-10. There will be games of chance available as well. For more information call 570-925-5736.

 

March 29

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with the new national touring production of the Broadway smash hit Jekyll & Hyde, Sunday March 29 at 8PM. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22 for children and BU students. For more information, find the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through April 3

Reliance Fire Company #1 in Berwick is holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through April 3. Eat in or take out. Local delivery is available for businesses and factories with a minimum of 5 orders. The fire company is at 501 West 3rd Street in Berwick. Call to pre-order, 570-752-5621.

 

Through April 3

Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for their latest community exhibition - The Photographic Process - featuring works submitted by local amateur and professional photographers. The show runs through April 3.

 

Through April 5

Come to Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition, Vista Gradients, by local fine art photographer Danielle deLeon. The showing runs through April 5.

 

Through April 8

Bloomsburg University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offering free assistance in filing your taxes through April 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Market Street in Bloomsburg. If you have low to moderate income or are 60 and older, stop by the church Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 4-8PM for help in filing your taxes. For more information call 570-389-5234.

 

April 10 & 11

Wesley United Methodist Church's spring rummage sale is coming up Friday and Saturday April 10 & 11 at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Items can be dropped off for donation any time leading up to the sale. For more information call 570-784-1407.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

April 18

The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

 

Through April 22

It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com

 

June 19

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.



 

March 2

Dine to Donate to the United Way this Monday at Rose Marie’s Restaurant in downtown Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 11PM 15% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) go directly the United Way of Columbia County and their 15 member agencies. Dine in or take out lunch or dinner - no coupon is needed. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.

 

March 3

Transportation Tuesday is back March 3 at Career Link in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The Career Link offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

 

March 5

Get ready for spring at the Bloomsburg Public Library with "Patty and Patrick" Thursday night starting at 6:30PM. Kids can enjoy stories, a craft project, and some St. Patrick's Day fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 5, 6, 7

The Bloomsburg High School Drama club presents Guys And Dolls, this Thursday through Saturday at the school campus on Railroad street. All tickets are just $10. Showtime is 7:30PM each night, with a 1PM matinee on Saturday. For more information, find the Bloomsburg School District under the Schools tab at the top of the page.

 

March 5, 7, 8

Meadowbrook Christian School will present "The Music Man" Thursday March 5 at 7PM, Saturday March 7 at 2PM, and on Sunday March 8 at 4PM. Tickets are just $5 for students and $8 for adults. Reserved seating is also available for $10. Meadowbrook Christian School is on Stamm Road, just off Rt. 254 in Milton. For more information, call 570-742-2638.

 

March 6, 7, 8

The Danville Drama Club presents "Bubble Boy" - a new musical from the creators of Despicable Me - Friday through Sunday March 6, 7 , & 8 at the Danville Middle School Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday, with a 2PM matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students. For more information, email DanvilleDrama@yahoo.com

 

March 7

Grace Bible Church will hold their Ladies' Spring Brunch on Saturday March 7 from 10AM - 2PM. The guest speaker will be Kelly Renno. The Church is on McIntyre Road in Catawissa. For more information, call 570-356-2644.

 

March 7

Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding two simultaneous events on Saturday March 7. From 11AM - 2PM stop by Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 East of Bloomsburg or at PetCo in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Learn more about greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt. For more information, call 570-644-2358.

 

March 7

Come to St Matthew's Lutheran Church in downtown Bloomsburg for Robin's Soup Bowl, Saturday March 7 from 11AM - 2PM. There will be 14 different soups to try - All you can eat for just $7 with dessert. Take-out is available, just $4 per pint and $6 per quart. All proceeds benefit Robin Moore's expenses for the 2015 Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia.

 

March 7

The Central Columbia Band Boosters will hold their annual Basket Bonanza fundraiser on Saturday March 7 at the Central Columbia Elementary School Gymnasium on Old Berwick Road. Doors open at 1PM, Drawings start at 3PM - you must be present to win. Donate a pair of gently-used shoes for a chance at a special door prize.

 

March 7

Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech is holding their annual Spring Craft Show on Saturday March 7 from 9AM - 3PM. This year honors the yearbook club and class of 2015. The school is on Sweppenheiser Drive, off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg.

 

March 7

Enjoy a night of music from the country's premiere Bee Gees' tribute band and support local music and drama programs this weekend. The Bee Geez U.S.A. Will be performing at the Weber Chapel Auditorium at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove Saturday night at 7PM. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information contact sunhsawards@yahoo.com

 

March 7

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Saturday March 7 from 4-7 PM. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Take-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Bundles of Blessings diaper ministry. The church is on 5th street in Bloomsburg.

 

March 8

Come to the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Sunday March 8 for an afternoon of Vera Bradley Bingo. Doors open at 12:30 - games start at 2PM. Proceeds benefit the Fabulous Felines cat and kitten rescue of Columbia and Montour Counties. The fire hall is on Market Street in Bloomsburg.

 

March 8

Dine to Donate to the United Way Sunday March 8 at Turkey Hill Brewing Company on Central Road in Bloomsburg. From 4-9 PM 10% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) go directly the United Way of Columbia County and their 15 member agencies. Enjoy dinner or appetizers - no coupon is needed. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.

 

March 9

The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday night, March 9. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 9 - 11

Geisinger Health South Rehabilitation will be offering free fall prevention screenings March 9 at their outpatient clinic in Milton, March 10 at the clinic in Bloomsburg, and in Berwick, Danville, and Selinsgrove on March 11. No appointment is necessary. For details on times and locations call 800-232-8260.

 

March 10

Meadowbrook Christian School in Milton is holding an open house Tuesday March 10 from 6 - 7:30 PM. Come learn about the school and see projects by the students. The school is on Stamm Road, off Route 254. For more information, call 570-742-2638.

 

March 10

The Socrates Cafe will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday night starting at 6:30PM. The question of the evening will be: Is it ever ethical to manipulate people?  Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 11

Dine to Donate to the United Way wraps up Wednesday March 11 at the Links At Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. From 5-9 PM 15% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) will go directly to the United Way of Columbia County. No coupon is needed. While you're there, check out the basket raffle, Chinese and silent auctions in honor of John Thomas' 30 years as CEO of the United Way of Columbia County. Winners will be announced at 8PM. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.

 

March 11

Come to the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg for the 6th annual Art Walk-In, Wednesday March 11 from 4-8PM. Find artwork from dozens of local artists, enjoy live music - and while you're there, enjoy a spaghetti supper from 5-7:30 PM to benefit Taming of the Brew co-founder Michelle Kessler. Tickets for the meal are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. The art walk-in is free to all.

 

March 11 & 12

The third annual Raise the Region 30-hour community fundraising event is coming up Wednesday and Thursday March 11 & 12. You can donate to many different local community organizations, and any donations you make are stretched even further by donations in kind by local businesses. For more information, visit RaiseTheRegion.org

 

March 12

The Bloomsburg Public Library's resident leprechaun expert returns Thursday night March 12 at 6:30PM for an evening of leprechaun tales for kids ages 3 years and up. Hal Pratt will present his stories of hunting for the wee men - and their gold! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 12

The Downtown Shenandoah revitalization group will hold a sausage and soup sale Thursday March 12 at their Main Street center starting at 10AM. Soup is $5 per quart or $2.50 per pint. Sausages are $3.50 each. For more information call 570-462-2080.

 

March 12 - 15

The Central Columbia High School Drama club presents Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday March 12 & 13 at 7PM, and Sunday March 15 at 2PM. Reserved seating is available. Call 570-784-2850 ex.2844 for more information.

 

March 12 - 29

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Skin & Bone, opening Thursday March 12 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg with a pay-what-you-wish preview at 7:30 PM. Friday the 13 is a reduced price preview, also at 7:30 PM. The show is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 13 (18)

The Columbia County Conservation District will host a Soil Health seminar on Wednesday March 18 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. The featured speaker will be Gabe Brown, a nationally recognized pioneer in the soil health movement. Cost is $20 to attend, and includes a hot lunch. RSVP by March 13 by calling 570-784-1310.

 

March 14

Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.

 

March 14

The 3rd annual Leprechaun Loop is coming up Saturday March 14 at St Columba Catholic School on 3rd Street in Bloomsburg. The 5K run & fun walk gets under way at 9AM. Check-in starts at 7AM. Awards will be given for the best dressed in each category, as well as a $100 cash prize for setting a new course record. Please, no animals. Pre-registration is $18 and includes a t-shirt if you pre-register by March 6. Entry fee on race day is $25. For more information, go to SaintColumbaSchool.org

 

March 14

It's Thanksgiving for Spring at St Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Bloomsburg, Saturday March 14. The traditional Thanksgiving meal includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. Take out from 4-5PM for $8, or dine in from 5-7PM. Cost for the sit-down meal is $9 for adults or just $5 for kids under 12. The church is at the corner of Main and Iron Streets in Bloomsburg.

 

March 14

Boy Scout Troop 51 in Benton is holding a spaghetti supper fundraiser Saturday March 14 at the Benton Fire Hall on Colley Street. Take-outs start at 3:30, or dine in from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. For more information call 570-784-1677.

 

March 14
The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance Saturday March 14 from 7-11 PM featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.

 

March 15 (22)

Wesley United Methodist Church is taking orders for homemade meat pasties through Sunday March 15. Each pasty is $5.50 and are served au jus for dipping. Orders will come fully cooked and can be picked up March 22 after Sunday morning worship services at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-387-8930.

 

Thru March 15

AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.

 

March 16

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick Monday March 16 starting at 6PM. "Law And Order: Berwick True Crime" will break down the events of October 13, 2013, when heroin addict Noah Bomboy went on a desperate crime spree, attacking residents across the community. Speakers will include two of his victims and officials involved in his arrest and conviction. The program is free, and everyone is invited to attend. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.

 

March 18

The Master Gardeners of Penn State will hold their spring awards luncheon and special presentation on pollinators Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 AM at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. Cost for the luncheon is just $20 each. RSVP by March 18 by calling 988-3950.

 

March 19

The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday night March 19 at 6:30PM. This month, the club will learn how to knit - with your fingers! The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 21

Catch a free preview of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 2015 Theater In The Classroom presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday March 21 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. The show starts at Noon.

 

March 21

The Spring craft, vendor, and food fair at St Joseph Church in Berwick is coming up Saturday March 21. From 9AM - 2PM enjoy Polish, German, and Italian ethnic foods, grab some baked goods and check out dozens of crafters. The church is on Monroe Street in Berwick.

 

March 21

There's an all-you-can-eat homestyle chicken and waffle dinner Saturday March 21 at Strawberry Ridge United Church of Christ from 1-6 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. The church is on West Diehl Road in Danville. for more information call 570-437-9160.

 

March 22

Come to the Nelson Field House on Bloomsburg University's upper campus for "A Day In Seussville" - Sunday March 22 from 1-3 PM. The free program includes games, crafts, and entertainment for kids 12 and under.

 

March 23

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Through March 25

Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.

 

March 25, April 11

The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.

 

March 26

Folk, Blues, and Gospel singer Jay Smar returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library for two performances on Thursday March 26. Stop by at Noon or 6:30PM for an old-fashioned concert for the whole family. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Thru March 27

St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.

 

March 28

District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.

 

March 28

You can be a part of BTE's Summer Family Show - the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is opening community auditions for vibrant and focused young actors from 4th through 12th grade for their production of Sideways Stories From The Wayside School. Auditions will be held Saturday March 28 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. Signup is open from 9:30 - 11AM, with auditions starting at 10AM. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 28

The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.

 

March 29

Empty Bowls 2015 is coming up Sunday March 29, 11AM - 1:30PM in Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union ballroom. Come enjoy a selection of soups from many area restaurants as well as live entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. For more information call 389-5145.

 

March 29

Come to the Orangeville Fire Hall for a Chicken and Waffle dinner Sunday March 29 from 1-4 PM - sponsored by the Royal Order of the Raccoons of Columbia County. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 3-10. There will be games of chance available as well. For more information call 570-925-5736.

 

Through April 3

Reliance Fire Company #1 in Berwick is holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through April 3. Eat in or take out. Local delivery is available for businesses and factories with a minimum of 5 orders. The fire company is at 501 West 3rd Street in Berwick. Call to pre-order, 570-752-5621.

 

Through April 3

Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for their latest community exhibition - The Photographic Process - featuring works submitted by local amateur and professional photographers. The show runs through April 3.

 

Through April 5

Come to Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition, Vista Gradients, by local fine art photographer Danielle deLeon. The showing runs through April 5.

 

Through April 8

Bloomsburg University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offering free assistance in filing your taxes through April 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Market Street in Bloomsburg. If you have low to moderate income or are 60 and older, stop by the church Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 4-8PM for help in filing your taxes. For more information call 570-389-5234.

 

April 10 & 11

Wesley United Methodist Church's spring rummage sale is coming up Friday and Saturday April 10 & 11 at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Items can be dropped off for donation any time leading up to the sale. For more information call 570-784-1407.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

April 18

The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

 

June 19

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 

 



 
Feb 23
Central Columbia school is holding an evening of donkey basketball Monday February 23 at the Elementary School gym on Old Berwick Road. Cost is $6 each. Proceeds benefit the Central Columbia football program. The games begin at 7PM.
 
Feb 25 - March 1
The BU Players present The Nosemaker's Apprentice - The Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon, at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes are this Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30PM, and Sunday March 1 at 3PM. Tickets are just $6 for adults and $4 for students and Seniors. The show is intended for mature audiences. For more information, call 570-389-4409.
 
Feb 26
Danville Head Start and Pre-K Counts are currently enrolling students for the 2015-16 school year. The program is for children 3 and 4 years old who live in the Danville School District or Montour County. Open Enrollment day is Thursday February 26 from 8AM - 6PM at the Danville Primary School. Call 271-3268 for more information.
 
Feb 26
It's Game Night at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Thursday February 26, starting at 6:30 PM. Gamesters ages 6 and up can enjoy familiar games and learn some new ones as well. Children must be accompanied by and adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 26 - April 5
Come to Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition, Vista Gradients, by local fine art photographer Danielle deLeon. A reception will be held Saturday February 28 at 6PM. The showing runs through April 5.
 
Feb 27 (March 5)
Get educated during Brain Injury Awareness Month with a special presentation about Aging After Brain Injury, Thursday March 5 at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehab in Danville. The lecture by Neuropsychologist Mike Driscoll PhD and Neurologist Scott Turner MD starts at 4PM. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday February 27 by calling 570-271-6110.
 
Feb 27 - March 1
The 28th annual CSBA Home and Outdoor Living Show returns to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds the weekend of February 27, Friday and Saturday 10AM - 8PM, and Sunday 10AM - 4PM. See exhibitors from construction and landscaping to RV's, hunting, fishing, and more.
 
Feb 28
The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International will meet Saturday morning, February 28, at Spirit Life Church on Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. There will be a guest speaker, and coffee and snacks will be provided. The meeting starts at 10 AM.
 
Feb 28
Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for their latest community exhibition - The Photographic Process - featuring works submitted by local amateur and professional photographers. The showing opens Saturday February 28 with a reception at 6PM and runs through April 3.
 
Feb 28
Learn gross science with the Bloomsburg University Biology Lab at the Bloomsburg Children's Museum's Grossology Lab this Saturday. Dissect an actual heart using real laboratory equipment. Two sessions of the 1-hour program start at 11AM and Noon at the museum on 7th street. The program is designed for kids ages 8 years and up. Call to reserve a seat, 570-389-9206.
 
Feb 28
The Millville American Legion post 564 will hold an ice cream, cake, and pie contest, Saturday February 28 starting at Noon. Entry fee for the contest is just $5 with a $50 top prize in each category. Judging starts at 1PM. Ice and salt will be provided for on-site churning. The post is at 259 Legion Road in Millville. For more information, call 570-458-4572.
 
Feb 28
The Montour-DeLong fair association is holding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners on Saturday, February 28 from 3-7PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. The fairgrounds are on Broadway Road, West of Danville.
 
Feb 28
The Bloomsburg YMCA's Bugle Boy Bash is coming up Saturday, February 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. From 6-10 PM enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and celebration featuring live music by the Statesmen Duo. Tickets can be purchased at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street for $50 each. Military uniforms, period clothing or red white and blue attire is encouraged.
 
Feb 28
It's the sixth annual Dance Your Heart Out for BTE, Saturday February 28, at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. Starting at 7PM, dance to live music by the Bedbugs, and put in your bid on the silent auction. Tickets are $55 dollars each and include food and drink. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 1 (14)
Town Hill United Methodist Church is holding a homemade soup and ice cream sale this month. Choose from Vegetable or Ham and Bean soup, and Chocolate, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter ice cream. All are just $5.50 a quart. Please place your orders by Sunday, March 1. Orders can be picked up Saturday March 14 from 10AM - 2PM at the church on Town Hill Road in Shickshinny. To place your order, call 570-864-2401.
 

March 2

The Socrates Cafe will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday night starting at 6:30PM. The question of the evening will be: Is it ever ethical to manipulate people?  Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 2

Dine to Donate to the United Way this Monday at Rose Marie’s Restaurant in downtown Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 11PM 15% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) go directly the United Way of Columbia County and their 15 member agencies. Dine in or take out lunch or dinner - no coupon is needed. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.

 

March 3

Transportation Tuesday is back March 3 at Career Link in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The Career Link offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

 

March 5

Get ready for spring at the Bloomsburg Public Library with "Patty and Patrick" Thursday night starting at 6:30PM. Kids can enjoy stories, a craft project, and some St. Patrick's Day fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

March 5, 7, 8

Meadowbrook Christian School will present "The Music Man" Thursday March 5 at 7PM, Saturday March 7 at 2PM, and on Sunday March 8 at 4PM. Tickets are just $5 for students and $8 for adults. Reserved seating is also available for $10. Meadowbrook Christian School is on Stamm Road, just off Rt. 254 in Milton. For more information, call 570-742-2638.

 

March 6, 7, 8

The Danville Drama Club presents "Bubble Boy" - a new musical from the creators of Despicable Me - Friday through Sunday March 6, 7 , & 8 at the Danville Middle School Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday, with a 2PM matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students. For more information, email DanvilleDrama@yahoo.com

 

March 7

Grace Bible Church will hold their Ladies' Spring Brunch on Saturday March 7 from 10AM - 2PM. The guest speaker will be Kelly Renno. The Church is on McIntyre Road in Catawissa. For more information, call 570-356-2644.

 

March 7

Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding two simultaneous events on Saturday March 7. From 11AM - 2PM stop by Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 East of Bloomsburg or at PetCo in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Learn more about greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt. For more information, call 570-644-2358.

 
March 7
Come to St Matthew's Lutheran Church in downtown Bloomsburg for Robin's Soup Bowl, Saturday March 7 from 11AM - 2PM. There will be 14 different soups to try - All you can eat for just $7 with dessert. Take-out is available, just $4 per pint and $6 per quart. All proceeds benefit Robin Moore's expenses for the 2015 Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia.
 
March 7
The Central Columbia Band Boosters will hold their annual Basket Bonanza fundraiser on Saturday March 7 at the Central Columbia Elementary School Gymnasium on Old Berwick Road. Doors open at 1PM, Drawings start at 3PM - you must be present to win. Donate a pair of gently-used shoes for a chance at a special door prize.
 
March 7
Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech is holding their annual Spring Craft Show on Saturday March 7 from 9AM - 3PM. This year honors the yearbook club and class of 2015. The school is on Sweppenheiser Drive, off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg.
 
March 7
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Saturday March 7 from 4-7 PM. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Take-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Bundles of Blessings diaper ministry. The church is on 5th street in Bloomsburg.
 
March 8
Come to the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Sunday March 8 for an afternoon of Vera Bradley Bingo. Doors open at 12:30 - games start at 2PM. Proceeds benefit the Fabulous Felines cat and kitten rescue of Columbia and Montour Counties. The fire hall is on Market Street in Bloomsburg.
 
March 8
Dine to Donate to the United Way Sunday March 8 at Turkey Hill Brewing Company on Central Road in Bloomsburg. From 4-9 PM 10% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) go directly the United Way of Columbia County and their 15 member agencies. Enjoy dinner or appetizers - no coupon is needed. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.
 
March 9
The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday night, March 9. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
March 9 - 11
Geisinger Health South Rehabilitation will be offering free fall prevention screenings March 9 at their outpatient clinic in Milton, March 10 at the clinic in Bloomsburg, and in Berwick, Danville, and Selinsgrove on March 11. No appointment is necessary. For details on times and locations call 800-232-8260.
 
March 10
Meadowbrook Christian School in Milton is holding an open house Tuesday March 10 from 6 - 7:30 PM. Come learn about the school and see projects by the students. The school is on Stamm Road, off Route 254. For more information, call 570-742-2638.
 
March 11
Dine to Donate to the United Way wraps up Wednesday March 11 at the Links At Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. From 5-9 PM 15% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) will go directly to the United Way of Columbia County. No coupon is needed. While you're there, check out the basket raffle, Chinese and silent auctions in honor of John Thomas' 30 years as CEO of the United Way of Columbia County. Winners will be announced at 8PM. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.
 
March 11 & 12
The third annual Raise the Region 30-hour community fundraising event is coming up Wednesday and Thursday March 11 & 12. You can donate to many different local community organizations, and any donations you make are stretched even further by donations in kind by local businesses. For more information, visit RaiseTheRegion.org
 
March 12
The Bloomsburg Public Library's resident leprechaun expert returns Thursday night March 12 at 6:30PM for an evening of leprechaun tales for kids ages 3 years and up. Hal Pratt will present his stories of hunting for the wee men - and their gold! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
March 12 - 15
The Central Columbia High School Drama club presents Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday March 12 & 13 at 7PM, and Sunday March 15 at 2PM. Reserved seating is available. Call 570-784-2850 ex.2844 for more information.
 
March 12 - 29
The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Skin & Bone, opening Thursday March 12 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg with a pay-what-you-wish preview at 7:30 PM. Friday the 13 is a reduced price preview, also at 7:30 PM. The show is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 13 (18)
The Columbia County Conservation District will host a Soil Health seminar on Wednesday March 18 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. The featured speaker will be Gabe Brown, a nationally recognized pioneer in the soil health movement. Cost is $20 to attend, and includes a hot lunch. RSVP by March 13 by calling 570-784-1310.
 
March 14
Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
 
March 14
The 3rd annual Leprechaun Loop is coming up Saturday March 14 at St Columba Catholic School on 3rd Street in Bloomsburg. The 5K run & fun walk gets under way at 9AM. Check-in starts at 7AM. Awards will be given for the best dressed in each category, as well as a $100 cash prize for setting a new course record. Please, no animals. Pre-registration is $18 and includes a t-shirt if you pre-register by March 6. Entry fee on race day is $25. For more information, go to SaintColumbaSchool.org
 
Thru March 15
AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.
 
March 18
The Master Gardeners of Penn State will hold their spring awards luncheon and special presentation on pollinators Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 AM at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. Cost for the luncheon is just $20 each. RSVP by March 18 by calling 988-3950.
 
March 19
The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday night March 19 at 6:30PM. This month, the club will learn how to knit - with your fingers! The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
March 21
Catch a free preview of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 2015 Theater In The Classroom presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday March 21 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. The show starts at Noon.
 
March 22
Come to the Nelson Field House on Bloomsburg University's upper campus for "A Day In Seussville" - Sunday March 22 from 1-3 PM. The free program includes games, crafts, and entertainment for kids 12 and under.
 
March 23
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Through March 25
Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.
 
March 25, April 11
The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.
 
March 26
Folk, Blues, and Gospel singer Jay Smar returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library for two performances on Thursday March 26. Stop by at Noon or 6:30PM for an old-fashioned concert for the whole family. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Thru March 27
St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.
 
March 28
District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.
 
March 28
The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
 
March 29
Empty Bowls 2015 is coming up Sunday March 29, 11AM - 1:30PM in Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union ballroom. Come enjoy a selection of soups from many area restaurants as well as live entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. For more information call 389-5145.
 
April 3
Reliance Fire Company #1 in Berwick is holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through April 3. Eat in or take out. Local delivery is available for businesses and factories with a minimum of 5 orders. The fire company is at 501 West 3rd Street in Berwick. Call to pre-order, 570-752-5621.
 
April 18
The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.
 
April 18
The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.
 

June 19

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.

 

Thru Summer

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.
 
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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 maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
 
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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.
 
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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.
 


 
Thru March 27
St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.
 
Feb 19
The Lonely Sock Club will meet at 6:30 PM Thursday night, February 19th, at the Bloomsburg Public Library. This month the club will learn how to craft miniature roses from ribbon. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 21
Come to the 25th Annual Columbia Montour Family Center's Children's Fair, Saturday February 21 at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn. There will be hands-on activities and guest appearances by Hal Pratt of the Bloomsburg Public Library, Kozmo from Knoebels, presentations by Appalachian Reptiles and more. The fair runs from 10AM - 2PM.
 
Feb 21
It's a Human-Powered Winter Festival on Saturday February 21 at Quest on Bloomsburg University's upper campus. Take part in Snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, kayak sledding and more. Check out their winter sports workshops on snow biking, gourmet cooking, hypothermia and many other topics. The festival runs from 10AM - 3PM. For more information call 570-389-4323.
 
Feb 21
Come to the Mifflinville United Methodist church social hall for a free community lunch on Saturday February 21 from 11AM - 2PM. The meal will include ham, beef, and chicken pot pie. The church is at 4th and Market Streets in Mifflinville.
 
Feb 21
The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold a 21-and-over singles dance Saturday February 21 from 7-11 PM featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 6:30 PM. 21 Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.
 
Feb 21
Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with Tango Buenos Aires, Saturday February 21 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Direct form Argentina, the dance and music troupe will present Song of Eva Perón, a journey through the life of Argentina's most beloved heroine. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 22
Bloom Bounce at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn is holding a free bounce night for special needs families, Sunday evening February 22 from 5 - 7 PM. All family members including siblings are included. For more information call 317-2555.
 
Feb 22
St Joseph Church in Berwick is holding a pasta dinner on Sunday, February 22 from 11:30AM - 2PM. There will be penne pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and more. Eat in or Take out. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 & under. The church is at 721 Monroe Street in Berwick.
 
Thru Feb 22
The North Mountain Art League presents their winter show at Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works by League members in many different mediums. The show runs through February 22.
 
Feb 23
Central Columbia school is holding an evening of donkey basketball Monday February 23 at the Elementary School gym on Old Berwick Road. Cost is $6 each. Proceeds benefit the Central Columbia football program. The games begin at 7PM.
 
Feb 25 - March 25
Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.
 
Feb 26
Danville Head Start and Pre-K Counts are currently enrolling students for the 2-15-16 school year. The program is for children 3 and 4 years old who live in the Danville School Dristrict or Montour County. Open Enrollment day is Thursday February 26 from 8AM - 6PM at the Danville Promary School. Call 271-3268 fore more information.
 
Feb 26
It's Game Night at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Thursday February 26, starting at 6:30 PM. Gamesters ages 6 and up can enjoy familiar games and learn some new ones as well. Children must be accompanied by and adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 27 (March 5)
Get educated during Brain Injury Awareness Month with a special presentation about Aging After Brain Injury, Thursday March 5 at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehab in Danville. The lecture by Neuropsychologist Mike Driscoll PhD and Neurologist Scott Turner MD starts at 4PM. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday February 27 by calling 570-271-6110.
 
Feb 27 - March 1
The 28th annual CSBA Home and Outdoor Living Show returns to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds the weekend of February 27, Friday and Saturday 10AM - 8PM, and Sunday 10AM - 4PM. See exhibitors from construction and landscaping to RV's, hunting, fishing, and more.
 
Feb 28
The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International will meet Saturday morning, February 28, at Spirit Life Church on Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. There will be a guest speaker, and coffee and snacks will be provided. The meeting starts at 10 AM.
 
Feb 28
The Millville American Legion post 564 will hold an ice cream, cake, and pie contest, Saturday February 28 starting at Noon. Entry fee for the contest is just $5 with a $50 top prize in each category. Judging starts at 1PM. Ice and salt will be provided for on-site churning. The post is at 259 Legion Road in Millville. For more information, call 570-458-4572.
 
Feb 28
The Montour-DeLong fair association is holding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners on Saturday, February 28 from 3-7PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. The fairgrounds are on Broadway Road, West of Danville.
 
Feb 28
The Bloomsburg YMCA's Bugle Boy Bash is coming up Saturday, February 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. From 6-10 PM enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and celebration featuring live music by the Statesmen Duo. Tickets can be purchased at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street for $50 each. Get your tickets before February 14 and be entered to win two more tickets for free. Military uniforms, period clothing or red white and blue attire is encouraged.
 
Feb 28
It's the sixth annual Dance Your Heart Out for BTE, Saturday February 28, at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. Starting at 7PM, dance to live music by the Bedbugs, and put in your bid on the silent auction. Tickets are $55 dollars each and include food and drink. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 1 (14)
Town Hill United Methodist Church is holding a homemade soup and ice cream sale this month. Choose from Vegetable or Ham and Bean soup, and Chocolate, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter ice cream. All are just $5.50 a quart. Please place your orders by Sunday, March 1. Orders can be picked up Saturday March 14 from 10AM - 2PM at the church on Town Hill Road in Shickshinny. To place your order, call 570-864-2401.
 

March 3

Transportation Tuesday is back March 3 at CareerLink in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The CareerLink offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

 

March 5, 6, 7
Meadowbrook Christian School will present "The Music Man" Thursday and Friday March 5 & 6 at 7PM, and on Saturday March 7 at 2PM. Tickets are just $5 for students and $8 for adults. Reserved seating is also available for $10. Meadowbrook Christian School is on Stamm Road, just off Rt. 254 in Milton. For more information, call 570-742-2638.
 

March 6, 7, 8

The Danville Drama Club presents "Bubble Boy" - a new musical from the creators of Despicable Me - Friday through Sunday March 6, 7 , & 8 at the Danville Middle School Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday, with a 2PM matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students. Fore more information, email DanvilleDrama@yahoo.com

 

March 7

Grace Bible Church will hold their Ladies' Spring Brunch on Saturday March 7 from 10AM - 2PM. The guest speaker will be Kelly Renno. The Church is on McIntyre Road in Catawissa. For more information, call 570-356-2644.
 
March 7
Come to St Matthew's Lutheran Church in downtown Bloomsburg for Robin's Soup Bowl, Saturday March 7 from 11AM - 2PM. There will be 14 different soups to try - All you can eat for just $7 with dessert. Take-out is available, just $4 per pint and $6 per quart. All proceeds benefit Robin Moore's expenses for the 2015 Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia.
 
March 7
The Central Columbia Band Boosters will hold their annual Basket Bonanza fundraiser on Saturday March 7 at the Central Columbia Elementary School Gymnasium on Old Berwick Road. Doors open at 1PM, Drawings start at 3PM - you must be present to win. Donate a pair of gently-used shoes for a chance at a special door prize.
 
March 7
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Saturday March 7 from 4-7 PM. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Take-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Bundles of Blessings diaper ministry. The church is on 5th street in Bloomsburg.
 
March 9 - 11
Geisinger Health South Rehabilitation will be offering free fall prevention screenings March 9 at their outpatient clinic in Milton, March 10 at the clinic in Bloomsburg, and in Berwick, Danville, and Selinsgrove on March 11. No appointment is necessary. For details on times and locations call 800-232-8260.
 
March 11 & 12
The third annual Raise the Region 30-hour community fundraising event is coming up Wednesday and Thursday March 11 & 12. You can donate to many different local community organizations, and any donations you make are stretched even further by donations in kind by local businesses. For more information, visit RaiseTheRegion.org
 
March 12 - 29
The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Skin & Bone, opening Thursday March 12 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg with a pay-what-you-wish preview at 7:30 PM. Friday the 13 is a reduced price preview, also at 7:30 PM. The show is intened for mature audiences of at least High School age. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 13 (18)
The Columbia County Conservation District will host a Soil Health seminar on Wednesday March 18 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. The featured speaker will be Gabe Brown, a nationally recognized pioneer in the soil health movement. Cost is $20 to attend, and includes a hot lunch. RSVP by March 13 by calling 570-784-1310.
 
March 14
Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
 
Thru March 15
AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.
 
March 18
The Master Gardners of Penn State will hold their spring awards luncheon and special presentation on pollinators Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 AM at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. Cost for the luncheon is just $20 each. RSVP by March 18 by calling 988-3950.
 
March 21
Catch a free preview of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 2015 Theater In The Classroom presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday March 21 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. The show starts at Noon.
 
March 22
Come to the Nelson Field House on Bloomsburg Univerity's upper campus for "A Day In Seussville" - Sunday March 22 from 1-3 PM. The free program includes games, crafts, and entertainment for kids 12 and under.
 
March 23
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 25, April 11
The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.
 
March 28
District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.
 
March 28
The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
 
March 29
Empty Bowls 2015 is coming up Sunday March 29, 11AM - 1:30PM in Bloomsburg Unversity's Kehr Union ballroom. Come enjoy a selection of soups from many area restaraunts as well as live entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. For more information call 389-5145.
 
April 18
The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.
 
April 18
The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.
 
Thru Summer
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.
 
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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 maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
 
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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.
 
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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.
 


 
Feb 9
The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday night, February 9. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 10
The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street on Tuesday February 10. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to listen to your kids read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM.
 
Feb 13 - March 27
St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent starting the week before on February 13. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.
 
Feb 13 -15
The Berwick Archery Club will hold their 10th annual Money Shoot the weekend of February 13th through the 15th. Qualifying shots will be held Friday and Saturday, with the final shoot-offs on Sunday. For more information find the Berwick Archery Club on Facebook or call 570-336-8885.
 
Feb 14 & 15
The annual Kiwanis Winterfest is coming up Presidents' Day Weekend, February 14 & 15 at Camp Brule, off route 154, North of Forksville. Take the Polar Bear Plunge or join the ice fishing tournament on Saturday, and race in the primitive biathlon and snowmobile challenges on Sunday. There's ice carving, sled dogs, hot food and much more. Gates open at 7AM both days. For more information, check out SCKiwanis.com or call 570-924-4224.
 
Feb 14 & 15
The Loose Ties Model Railroading club will open their huge layout at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn this Valentines Day weekend. Saturday from 11AM - 5PM and Sunday from Noon - 4PM check out the more than 60 trains and 10,000 feet of track.
 
Thru Feb 14
Stop by the Moose Exchange Antler in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition featuring longtime local artist Ken Conner, running through February 14.
 
Feb 16
The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial library this Monday evening, February 16, starting at 6:30 PM. The topic will be "Binge Drinking: How to Reduce the Risk." The talk is free and open to everyone. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.
 
Feb 18
Grove Presbyterian Church will hold a special Taize Ash Wednesday service on February 18th at 6:30PM. The service follows the tradition of the Taize monastery in France. Grove Presbyterian is on Bloom Street in Danville.
 
Feb 19
The Lonely Sock Club will meet at 6:30 PM Thursday night, February 19th, at the Bloomsburg Public Library. This month the club will learn how to craft miniature roses from ribbon. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 21
Come to the 25th Annual Columbia Montour Family Center's Children's Fair, Saturday February 21 at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn. There will be hands-on activities and guest appearances by Hal Pratt of the Bloomsburg Public Library, Kozmo from Knoebels, presentations by Appalachian Reptiles and more. The fair runs from 10AM - 2PM.
 
Feb 21
It's a Human-Powered Winter Festival on Saturday February 21 at Quest on Bloomsburg University's upper campus. Take part in Snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, kayak sledding and more. Check out their winter sports workshops on snow biking, gourmet cooking, hypothermia and many other topics. The festival runs from 10AM - 3PM. For more information call 570-389-4323.
 
Feb 21
Come to the Mifflinville United Methodist church social hall for a free community lunch on Saturday February 21 from 11AM - 2PM. The meal will include ham, beef, and chicken pot pie. The church is at 4th and Market Streets in Mifflinville.
 
Feb 21
The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold a 21-and-over singles dance Saturday February 21 from 7-11 PM featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 6:30 PM. 21 Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.
 
Feb 21
Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with Tango Buenos Aires, Saturday February 21 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Direct form Argentina, the dance and music troupe will present Song of Eva Perón, a journey through the life of Argentina's most beloved heroine. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 22
Bloom Bounce at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn is holding a free bounce night for special needs families, Sunday evening February 22 from 5 - 7 PM. All family members including siblings are included. For more information call 317-2555.
 
Feb 22
St Joseph Church in Berwick is holding a pasta dinner on Sunday, February 22 from 11:30AM - 2PM. There will be penne pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and more. Eat in or Take out. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 & under. The church is at 721 Monroe Street in Berwick.
 
Thru Feb 22
The North Mountain Art League presents their winter show at Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works by League members in many different mediums. The show runs through February 22.
 
Feb 25 - March 25
Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.
 
Feb 26
It's Game Night at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Thursday February 26, starting at 6:30 PM. Gamesters ages 6 and up can enjoy familiar games and learn some new ones as well. Children must be accompanied by and adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 27 (March 5)
Get educated during Brain Injury Awareness Month with a special presentation about Aging After Brain Injury, Thursday March 5 at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehab in Danville. The lecture by Neuropsychologist Mike Driscoll PhD and Neurologist Scott Turner MD starts at 4PM. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday February 27 by calling 570-271-6110.
 
Feb 27 - March 1
The 28th annual CSBA Home and Outdoor Living Show returns to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds the weekend of February 27, Friday and Saturday 10AM - 8PM, and Sunday 10AM - 4PM. See exhibitors from construction and landscaping to RV's, hunting, fishing, and more.
 
Feb 28
The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International will meet Saturday morning, February 28, at Spirit Life Church on Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. There will be a guest speaker, and coffee and snacks will be provided. The meeting starts at 10 AM.
 
Feb 28
The Millville American Legion post 564 will hold an ice cream, cake, and pie contest, Saturday February 28 starting at Noon. Entry fee for the contest is just $5 with a $50 top prize in each category. Judging starts at 1PM. Ice and salt will be provided for on-site churning. The post is at 259 Legion Road in Millville. For more information, call 570-458-4572.
 
Feb 28
The Montour-DeLong fair association is holding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners on Saturday, February 28 from 3-7PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. The fairgrounds are on Broadway Road, West of Danville.
 
Feb 28
The Bloomsburg YMCA's Bugle Boy Bash is coming up Saturday, February 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. From 6-10 PM enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and celebration featuring live music by the Statesmen Duo. Tickets can be purchased at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street for $50 each. Get your tickets before February 14 and be entered to win two more tickets for free. Military uniforms, period clothing or red white and blue attire is encouraged.
 
Feb 28
It's the sixth annual Dance Your Heart Out for BTE, Saturday February 28, at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. Starting at 7PM, dance to live music by the Bedbugs, and put in your bid on the silent auction. Tickets are $55 dollars each and include food and drink. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 1 (14)
Town Hill United Methodist Church is holding a homemade soup and ice cream sale this month. Choose from Vegetable or Ham and Bean soup, and Chocolate, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter ice cream. All are just $5.50 a quart. Please place your orders by Sunday, March 1. Orders can be picked up Saturday March 14 from 10AM - 2PM at the church on Town Hill Road in Shickshinny. To place your order, call 570-864-2401.
 
March 5, 6, 7
Meadowbrook Christian School will present "The Music Man" Thursday and Friday March 5 & 6 at 7PM, and on Saturday March 7 at 2PM. Tickets are just $5 for students and $8 for adults. Reserved seating is also available for $10. Meadowbrook Christian School is on Stamm Road, just off Rt. 254 in Milton. For more information, call 570-742-2638.
 

March 7

Grace Bible Church will hold their Ladies' Spring Brunch on Saturday March 7 from 10AM - 2PM. The guest speaker will be Kelly Renno. The Church is on McIntyre Road in Catawissa. For more information, call 570-356-2644.
 
March 7
Come to St Matthew's Lutheran Church in downtown Bloomsburg for Robin's Soup Bowl, Saturday March 7 from 11AM - 2PM. There will be 14 different soups to try - All you can eat for just $7 with dessert. Take-out is available, just $4 per pint and $6 per quart. All proceeds benefit Robin Moore's expenses for the 2015 Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia.
 
March 7
The Central Columbia Band Boosters will hold their annual Basket Bonanza fundraiser on Saturday March 7 at the Central Columbia Elementary School Gymnasium on Old Berwick Road. Doors open at 1PM, Drawings start at 3PM - you must be present to win. Donate a pair of gently-used shoes for a chance at a special door prize.
 
March 7
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Saturday March 7 from 4-7 PM. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Take-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Bundles of Blessings diaper ministry. The church is on 5th street in Bloomsburg.
 
March 11 & 12
The third annual Raise the Region 30-hour community fundraising event is coming up Wednesday and Thursday March 11 & 12. You can donate to many different local community organizations, and any donations you make are stretched even further by donations in kind by local businesses. For more information, visit RaiseTheRegion.org
 
March 13 (18)
The Columbia County Conservation District will host a Soil Health seminar on Wednesday March 18 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. The featured speaker will be Gabe Brown, a nationally recognized pioneer in the soil health movement. Cost is $20 to attend, and includes a hot lunch. RSVP by March 13 by calling 570-784-1310.
 
March 14
Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
 
Thru March 15
AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.
 
March 23
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 25, April 11
The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.
 
March 28
District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.
 
March 28
The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
 
April 18
The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.
 
April 18
The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.
 
Thru Summer
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.
 
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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 maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
 
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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.
 
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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.
 


 
Feb 5
Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Thursday February 5, with Pajamatime at 6:30 PM. Welcome the Year of the Sheep with a selection of sheep stories and a craft project. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 6
The Bloomsburg University Celebrity Artist Series continues with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, Friday February 6 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Led by Conductor and Artistic Director Enrique Batiz, the orchestra is internationally renowned for their emotional interpretations of works from both the Old and New World. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 6-8
The Destination Blues winter music festival marks its second year the weekend of February 6, 7, & 8. Friday night starts with 11 different venues to visit from Berwick to Danville. Saturday has events all day on two stages at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Sunday afternoon wraps things up with a Gospel Blues concert at 1PM at Wesley United Methodist church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. For details and ticket information visit DestinationBlues.org
 
Feb 7
Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding two simultaneous events on Saturday February 7. From 11AM - 2PM stop by Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 East of Bloomsburg or at PetCo in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Learn more about greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt. For more information, call 570-644-2358.
 
Feb 7
St Joseph Church in Danville is holding a Countdown Raffle and Wild West Dinner Dance on Saturday February 7 at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. It's a night of raffle, drawings, 5 card draw and Blackjack. Tickets are $50 each and includes a chance at the $1,000 Grand Prize. Events start at 6PM. Proceeds benefit St Joseph School in Danville. For more information, stop by the church office or call 570-275-2435.
 
Feb 7
It's a Lincoln Extravaganza on Saturday, February 7 at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 1PM, learn about the power of the penny with penny games and crafts, and learn about the star of the penny, Abraham Lincoln. The Museum is on 7th Street, next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
 
Feb 7
The Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton is hosting a Texas Dance Party on Saturday, February 7 at 6PM. Dance to live country music by Grand Junction and enjoy food and drinks. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for teens 13-17, and free for kids 12 and under. For more information, call the Center at 570-925-0163.
 
Feb 8
Columbia-Montour Vocational-Technical school is holding an open house this Sunday, February 8. High School students, Adult students, Parents, and anyone who is interested in their courses are invited to attend. The open house will run from 1-4 PM. The school is on Sweppenheiser Drive, off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 8 - March 8
Learn how to improve your singing voice and be a star on the stage at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Super Singing Sundays, starting February 8 at the BTE Mitrani production building. The five-week course for all ages 8 & up will cover both basic and advanced vocal techniques, wrapping up with a live performance on March 8. No experience is necessary. Course fee is $55 per student. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 9
The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday night, February 9. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 10
The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street on Tuesday February 10. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to listen to your kids read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM.
 
Feb 13 - March 27
St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent starting the week before on February 13. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.
 
Feb 13 -15
The Berwick Archery Club will hold their 10th annual Money Shoot the weekend of February 13th through the 15th. Qualifying shots will be held Friday and Saturday, with the final shoot-offs on Sunday. For more information find the Berwick Archery Club on Facebook or call 570-336-8885.
 
Feb 14 & 15
The annual Kiwanis Winterfest is coming up Presidents' Day Weekend, February 14 & 15 at Camp Brule, off route 154, North of Forksville. Take the Polar Bear Plunge or join the ice fishing tournament on Saturday, and race in the primitive biathlon and snowmobile challenges on Sunday. There's ice carving, sled dogs, hot food and much more. Gates open at 7AM both days. For more information, check out SCKiwanis.com or call 570-924-4224.
 
Thru Feb 14
Stop by the Moose Exchange Antler in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition featuring longtime local artist Ken Conner, running through February 14.
 
Feb 18
Grove Presbyterian Church will hold a special Taize Ash Wednesday service on February 18th at 6:30PM. The service follows the tradition of the Taize monastery in France. Grove Presbyterian is on Bloom Street in Danville.
 
Feb 19
The Lonely Sock Club will meet at 6:30 PM Thursday night, February 19th, at the Bloomsburg Public Library. This month the club will learn how to craft miniature roses from ribbon. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 21
Come to the 25th Annual Columbia Montour Family Center's Children's Fair, Saturday February 21 at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn. There will be hands-on activities and guest appearances by Hal Pratt of the Bloomsburg Public Library, Kozmo from Knoebels, presentations by Appalachian Reptiles and more. The fair runs from 10AM - 2PM.
 
Feb 21
Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with Tango Buenos Aires, Saturday February 21 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Direct form Argentina, the dance and music troupe will present Song of Eva Perón, a journey through the life of Argentina's most beloved heroine. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 22
St Joseph Church in Berwick is holding a pasta dinner on Sunday, February 22 from 11:30AM - 2PM. There will be penne pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and more. Eat in or Take out. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 & under. The church is at 721 Monroe Street in Berwick.
 
Thru Feb 22
The North Mountain Art League presents their winter show at Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works by League members in many different mediums. The show runs through February 22.
 
Feb 26
It's Game Night at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Thursday February 26, starting at 6:30 PM. Gamesters ages 6 and up can enjoy familiar games and learn some new ones as well. Children must be accompanied by and adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 27 (March 5)
Get educated during Brain Injury Awareness Month with a special presentation about Aging After Brain Injury, Thursday March 5 at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehab in Danville. The lecture by Neuropsychologist Mike Driscoll PhD and Neurologist Scott Turner MD starts at 4PM. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday February 27 by calling 570-271-6110.
 
Feb 27 - March 1
The 28th annual CSBA Home and Outdoor Living Show returns to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds the weekend of February 27, Friday and Saturday 10AM - 8PM, and Sunday 10AM - 4PM. See exhibitors from construction and landscaping to RV's, hunting, fishing, and more.
 
Feb 28
The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International will meet Saturday morning, February 28, at Spirit Life Church on Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. There will be a guest speaker, and coffee and snacks will be provided. The meeting starts at 10 AM.
 
Feb 28
The Millville American Legion post 564 will hold an ice cream, cake, and pie contest, Saturday February 28 starting at Noon. Entry fee for the contest is just $5 with a $50 top prize in each category. Judging starts at 1PM. Ice and salt will be provided for on-site churning. The post is at 259 Legion Road in Millville. For more information, call 570-458-4572.
 
Feb 28
The Bloomsburg YMCA's Bugle Boy Bash is coming up Saturday, February 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. From 6-10 PM enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and celebration featuring live music by the Statesmen Duo. Tickets can be purchased at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street for $50 each. Get your tickets before February 14 and be entered to win two more tickets for free. Military uniforms, period clothing or red white and blue attire is encouraged.
 
Feb 28
It's the sixth annual Dance Your Heart Out for BTE, Saturday February 28, at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. Starting at 7PM, dance to live music by the Bedbugs, and put in your bid on the silent auction. Tickets are $55 dollars each and include food and drink. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 7
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Saturday March 7 from 4-7 PM. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Take-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Bundles of Blessings diaper ministry. The church is on 5th street in Bloomsburg.
 
March 11 & 12
The third annual Raise the Region 30-hour community fundraising event is coming up Wednesday and Thursday March 11 & 12. You can donate to many different local community organizations, and any donations you make are stretched even further by donations in kind by local businesses. For more information, visit RaiseTheRegion.org
 
March 14
Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
 
Thru March 15
AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.
 
March 23
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 25, April 11
The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.
 
March 28
The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
 
April 18
The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.
 
Thru Summer
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.
 
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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 maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
 
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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.
 
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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.
 


 
Thru Feb 1
The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Yazmina Reza's "Art" January 22 through February 1 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Laugh out loud as three fully-grown adults fight like children over a modern art painting. For tickets and showtimes visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Thru Jan 27
The Bloomsburg Public Library's winter Book Sale has been extended through Tuesday afternoon, January 27.  Fill a bag with books for just One Dollar. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Thru Jan 27
St Joseph Church in Berwick is taking your orders for Super Sunday take-out, including soups, sandwiches, barbecue and more. Food can be picked up Saturday, January 31 from 3 - 6PM and Sunday, February 1 from 9AM - Noon. Orders must be in by Tuesday, January 27. The church is on Monroe Street in Berwick. For more information, call 570-759-8027.
 
Jan 29 - April 23
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, consider attending the Grief Share weekly grief support group program at Bloomsburg Christian Church. The 13-week program starts Thursday, January 29 at 7PM. Registration is required. The $15 registration fee covers the cost of the workbook and materials. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3740.
 
Jan 31
Benton United Methodist Church is holding a Ham Supper on Saturday, January 31 from 4 - 7PM. Dinner is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under. Take out is available. The church is on Main Street in Benton.
 
Jan 31
Come listen to Hang Drum musician Jerry Decker at The Art of Floating on Old Berwick Road during their benefit floating event, Saturday January 31 from 7-9 PM. All donations gathered during the evening will benefit the Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic.
 
Feb 2 - April 8
Sign up your curious kid today for one or both of the upcoming after-school activity courses for ages 6-12 at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. Mondays, starting February 2, there's Faces 101, which will explore drawing, painting, and sculpting faces of all kinds. Wednesdays, starting February 4, Science Club presents Pirates of Bloomsburg, with a look at navigation, meteorology, ocean science and nutrition on the High Seas. Both 10-week courses cost $100 or just $90 for museum members. For more information, call the museum at 570-389-9206.
 
Feb 3
The Socrates Cafe will meet once again at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday evening, February 3, starting at 6:30 PM. The question of the evening is "Does modern medicine delay the aging process or merely prolong the dying process?" Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 4
Enrollment is now open for Our Time Kindermusik, a musical development program for children ages 16 months to 3 years old and their parents, at Grove Presbyterian Church in Danville. Classes start Wednesday February 11 and cost $85 or just $70 for church members. Scholarships are available. Please register by Wednesday February 4. For more information, call the church office at 275-0692.
 
Feb 5 (Feb 3) - April 2
The Columbia/Montour Women's Center will host volunteer training classes Thursday evenings from 6-9PM beginning February 5. The 60-hour training class will prepare you to work directly with the Women's Center staff and clients. Registration is open until Tuesday, February 3. For more information call 570-784-6632.
 
Feb 5
Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Thursday February 5, with Pajamatime at 6:30 PM. Welcome the Year of the Sheep with a selection of sheep stories and a craft project. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 6
The Bloomsburg University Celebrity Artist Series continues with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, Friday February 6 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Led by Conductor and Artistic Director Enrique Batiz, the orchestra is internationally renowned for their emotional interpretations of works from both the Old and New World. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 6-8
The Destination Blues winter music festival marks its second year the weekend of February 6, 7, & 8. Friday night starts with 11 different venues to visit from Berwick to Danville. Saturday has events all day with the main stage at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Sunday afternoon wraps things up with a Gospel Blues concert at Wesley United Methodist on Market Street. For details and ticket information visit DestinationBlues.org
 
Feb 7
Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding two simultaneous events on Saturday February 7. From 11AM - 2PM stop by Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 East of Bloomsburg or at PetCo in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Learn more about greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt. For more information, call 570-644-2358.
 
Feb 7
St Joseph Church in Danville is holding a Countdown Raffle and Wild West Dinner Dance on Saturday February 7 at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. It's a night of raffle, drawings, 5 card draw and Blackjack. Tickets are $50 each and includes a chance at the $1,000 Grand Prize. Events start at 6PM. Proceeds benefit St Joseph School in Danville. For more information, stop by the church office or call 570-275-2435.
 
Feb 7
It's a Lincoln Extravaganza on Saturday, February 7 at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 1PM, learn about the power of the penny with penny games and crafts, and learn about the star of the penny, Abraham Lincoln. The Museum is on 7th Street, next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
 
Feb 7
The Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton is hosting a Texas Dance Party on Saturday, February 7 at 6PM. Dance to live country music by Grand Junction and enjoy food and drinks. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for teens 13-17, and free for kids 12 and under. For more information, call the Center at 570-925-0163.
 
Feb 8 - March 8
Learn how to improve your singing voice and be a star on the stage at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Super Singing Sundays, starting February 8 at the BTE Mitrani production building. The five-week course for all ages 8 & up will cover both basic and advanced vocal techniques, wrapping up with a live performance on March 8. No experience is necessary. Course fee is $55 per student. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 9
The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday night, February 9. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 10
The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street on Tuesday February 10. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to listen to your kids read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM.
 
Feb 13 -15
The Berwick Archery Club will hold their 10th annual Money Shoot the weekend of February 13th through the 15th. Qualifying shots will be held Friday and Saturday, with the final shoot-offs on Sunday. For more information find the Berwick Archery Club on Facebook or call 570-336-8885.
 
Feb 14 & 15
The annual Kiwanis Winterfest is coming up Presidents' Day Weekend, February 14 & 15 at Camp Brule, off route 154, North of Forksville. Take the Polar Bear Plunge or join the ice fishing tournament on Saturday, and race in the primitive biathlon and snowmobile challenges on Sunday. There's ice carving, sled dogs, hot food and much more. Gates open at 7AM both days. For more information, check out SCKiwanis.com or call 570-924-4224.
 
Feb 14 & 15
The Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center will hold a craft and vendor showcase Saturday and Sunday February 14 & 15. Find everything from crafts to sporting goods. Doors will be open 10AM - 4PM each day. The center is on Community Drive in Benton.
 
Thru Feb 14
Stop by the Moose Exchange Antler in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition featuring longtime local artist Ken Conner, running through February 14.
 
Feb 19
The Lonely Sock Club will meet at 6:30 PM Thursday night, February 19th, at the Bloomsburg Public Library. This month the club will learn how to craft miniature roses from ribbon. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 21
Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with Tango Buenos Aires, Saturday February 21 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Direct form Argentina, the dance and music troupe will present Song of Eva Perón, a journey through the life of Argentina's most beloved heroine. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
Feb 22
St Joseph Church in Berwick is holding a pasta dinner on Sunday, February 22 from 11:30AM - 2PM. There will be penne pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and more. Eat in or Take out. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 & under. The church is at 721 Monroe Street in Berwick.
 
Thru Feb 22
The North Mountain Art League presents their winter show at Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works by League members in many different mediums. The show runs through February 22.
 
Feb 26
It's Game Night at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Thursday February 26, starting at 6:30 PM. Gamesters ages 6 and up can enjoy familiar games and learn some new ones as well. Children must be accompanied by and adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
 
Feb 28
The Bloomsburg YMCA's Bugle Boy Bash is coming up Saturday, February 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. From 6-10 PM enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and celebration featuring live music by the Statesmen Duo. Tickets can be purchased at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street for $50 each. Get your tickets before February 14 and be entered to win two more tickets for free. Military uniforms, period clothing or red white and blue attire is encouraged.
 
Feb 28
It's the sixth annual Dance Your Heart Out for BTE, Saturday February 28, at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. Starting at 7PM, dance to live music by the Bedbugs, and put in your bid on the silent auction. Tickets are $55 dollars each and include food and drink. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 14
Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
 
Thru March 15
AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.
 
March 23
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
 
March 25, April 11
The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.
 
March 28
The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
 
April 18
The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.
 
Thru Summer
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.
 
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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 maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
 
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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.
 
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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.
 


 

Jan 19

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick, Monday January 19, at 6PM. Medical professionals from the Berwick Hospital will discuss substance abuse from the point of view of an emergency room, from bath salts to amphetamine, to an overdose of energy drinks. The talk is free and open to the public. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.

 

Jan 22 - Feb 1

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Yazmina Reza's "Art" January 22 through February 1 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Laugh out loud as three fully-grown adults fight like children over a modern art painting. The show opens with a pay-what-you-wish preview on Thursday January 22nd at 7PM. For tickets and showtimes visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Jan 22

The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday, January 22 at 6PM. Spend an evening decorating wooden beads and create beautiful and useful items with them. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 23 - 25

Come to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds for the annual Early Bird Sports Expo this weekend. There's boats, RV's & ATV's, hunting and fishing equipment, outfitters, taxidermists, artists and much more. The expo runs through Sunday at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

 

Jan 21 - 26

The Bloomsburg Public Library's winter Book Sale runs now through Monday, January 26 during regular hours.  The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 24

The Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International will meet this Saturday morning at the Spirit Life Church, 1338 Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. The guest speaker will be Peggy Jones. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome. The meeting starts at 10AM.

 

Jan 24

The Peace and Social Justice Committee of Saint Joseph Church is sponsoring a Vera Bradley and Longaberger Valentines Bingo night, Saturday January 24 at the Washies fire hall. 20 games plus door prizes and raffles are just $20. Doors open at 5PM. Games start at 6:30. There will be refreshments and dinner available as well. The fire hall is on Railroad Street in Danville. For more information call 570-275-2191.

 

Jan 24

The Montour-DeLong fair association is holding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners on Saturday, January 24 from 3-7PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. The fairgrounds are on Broadway Road, West of Danville.

 

Jan 24

Shiloh Bible Church will be hosting a night of Gospel music Saturday January 24th starting at 7PM. Shiloh Bible is at 123 Church Street in Almedia, just off Old Berwick Road.

 

Jan 25

The Berwick Assembly of the Knights of Columbus are inviting their fellow area members to their annual Winter Dinner on Sunday, January 25 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. All members and their guests are welcome. Dinner starts at 1PM. To make your reservation, call 570-441-2662.

 

Jan 26 thru Summer

Toddler Time is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library, starting Monday, January 26 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.

 

Thru Jan 27

St Joseph Church in Berwick is taking your orders for Super Sunday take-out, including soups, sandwiches, barbecue and more. Food can be picked up Saturday, January 31 from 3 - 6PM and Sunday, February 1 from 9AM - Noon. Orders must be in by Tuesday, January 27. The church is on Monroe Street in Berwick. For more information, call 570-759-8027.

 

Jan 29 - April 23

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, consider attending the Grief Share weekly grief support group program at Bloomsburg Christian Church. The 13-week program starts Thursday, January 29 at 7PM. Registration is required. The $15 registration fee covers the cost of the workbook and materials. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3740.

 

Jan 31

Benton United Methodist Church is holding a Ham Supper on Saturday, January 31 from 4 - 7PM. Dinner is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under. Take out is available. The church is on Main Street in Benton.

 

Jan 31

Come listen to Hang Drum musician Jerry Decker at The Art of Floating on Old Berwick Road during their benefit floating event, Saturday January 31 from 7-9 PM. All donations gathered during the evening will benefit the Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic.

 

Feb 2 - April 8

Sign up your curious kid today for one or both of the upcoming after-school activity courses for ages 6-12 at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. Mondays, starting February 2, there's Faces 101, which will explore drawing, painting, and sculpting faces of all kinds. Wednesdays, starting February 4, Science Club presents Pirates of Bloomsburg, with a look at navigation, meteorology, ocean science and nutrition on the High Seas. Both 10-week courses cost $100 or just $90 for museum members. For more information, call the museum at 570-389-9206.

 

Feb 5 (Feb 3) - April 2

The Columbia/Montour Women's Center will host volunteer training classes Thursday evenings from 6-9PM beginning February 5. The 60-hour training class will prepare you to work directly with the Women's Center staff and clients. Registration is open until Tuesday, February 3. For more information call 570-784-6632.

 

Feb 6

The Bloomsburg University Celebrity Artist Series continues with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, Friday February 6 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Led by Conductor and Artistic Director Enrique Batiz, the orchestra is internationally renowned for their emotional interpretations of works from both the Old and New World. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Feb 6-8

The Destination Blues winter music festival marks its second year the weekend of February 6, 7, & 8. Friday night starts with 11 different venues to visit from Berwick to Danville. Saturday has events all day with the main stage at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Sunday afternoon wraps things up with a Gospel Blues concert at Wesley United Methodist on Market Street. For details and ticket information visit DestinationBlues.org

 

Feb 7

Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding two simultaneous events on Saturday February 7. From 11AM - 2PM stop by Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 East of Bloomsburg or at PetCo in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Learn more about greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt. For more information, call 570-644-2358.

 

Feb 7

St Joseph Church in Danville is holding a Countdown Raffle and Wild West Dinner Dance on Saturday February 7 at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. It's a night of raffle, drawings, 5 card draw and Blackjack. Tickets are $50 each and includes a chance at the $1,000 Grand Prize. Events start at 6PM. Proceeds benefit St Joseph School in Danville. For more information, stop by the church office or call 570-275-2435.

 

Feb 7

It's a Lincoln Extravaganza on Saturday, February 7 at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 1PM, learn about the power of the penny with penny games and crafts, and learn about the star of the penny, Abraham Lincoln. The Museum is on 7th Street, next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.

 

Feb 8 - March 8

Learn how to improve your singing voice and be a star on the stage at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Super Singing Sundays, starting February 8 at the BTE Mitrani production building. The five-week course for all ages 8 & up will cover both basic and advanced vocal techniques, wrapping up with a live performance on March 8. No experience is necessary. Course fee is $55 per student. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Feb 13 -15

The Berwick Archery Club will hold their 10th annual Money Shoot the weekend of February 13th through the 15th. Qualifying shots will be held Friday and Saturday, with the final shoot-offs on Sunday. For more information find the Berwick Archery Club on Facebook or call 570-336-8885.

 

Feb 14 & 15

The annual Kiwanis Winterfest is coming up Presidents' Day Weekend, February 14 & 15 at Camp Brule, off route 154, North of Forksville. Take the Polar Bear Plunge or join the ice fishing tournament on Saturday, and race in the primitive biathalon and snowmobile challenges on Sunday. There's ice carving, sled dogs, hot food and much more. Gates open at 7AM both days. For more information, check out SCKiwanis.com or call 570-924-4224.

 

Thru Feb 14

Stop by the Moose Exchange Antler in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition featuring longtime local artist Ken Conner, running through February 14.

 

Feb 21

Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues with Tango Buenos Aires, Saturday February 21 at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts. Direct form Argentina, the dance and music troupe will present Song of Eva Perón, a journey through the life of Argentina's most beloved heroine. Tickets are $30 for adults or just $15 for children and BU students. For more information, check out the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Feb 22

St Joseph Church in Berwick is holding a pasta dinner on Sunday, February 22 from 11:30AM - 2PM. There will be penne pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and more. Eat in or Take out. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 & under. The church is at 721 Monroe Street in Berwick.

 

Thru Feb 22

The North Mountain Art League presents their winter show at Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works by League members in many different mediums. The show runs through February 22.

 

Feb 28

The Bloomsburg YMCA's Bugle Boy Bash is coming up Saturday, February 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. From 6-10 PM enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and celebration featuring live music by the Statesmen Duo. Tickets can be purchased at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street for $50 each. Get your tickets before February 14 and be entered to win two more tickets for free. Military uniforms, period clothing or red white and blue attire is encouraged.

 

Feb 28

It's the sixth annual Dance Your Heart Out for BTE, Saturday February 28, at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. Starting at 7PM, dance to live music by the Bedbugs, and put in your bid on the silent auction. Tickets are $55 dollars each and include food and drink. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 14

Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.

 

Thru March 15

AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.

 

March 23

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

March 25, April 11

The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 


 

Jan 12

Take to the skies in the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library this Monday with the paper airplane club. The club meets after school until 4:30PM and will cover a new airplane design each month. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 13

Transportation Tuesday is coming up January 13 at CareerLink in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The CareerLink offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

 

Jan 13

The Columbia Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday night at Bandit's on Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:30PM.

 

Jan 16

The Elysburg Fire Department is holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 16th from 4-7 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, or $6 for kids. Eat in or take out. Proceeds go toward the New Truck Fund. The fire hall is on Mill Street in Elysburg.

 

Jan 18 (Feb 8)

The Destination Blues winter music festival is coming up the weekend of February 6, 7, & 8. Sunday afternoon features a Gospel Blues concert by Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg backed by a choir drawn from the local community. Rehersals begin Sunday, January 18. If you are interested in joining the festival choir, contact director Pat Gensemer at Wesley Church at 570-784-1407.

 

Jan 17

It's a Winter Celebration this Saturday at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 1PM, there will be live music, art activities, and a  appearance by Elsa from Disney's Frozen.

 

Jan 19

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick, Monday January 19, at 6PM. Medical professionals from the Berwick Hospital will discuss substance abuse from the point of view of an emergency room, from bath salts to amphetamine, to an overdose of energy drinks. The talk is free and open to the public. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.

 

Jan 22 - Feb 1

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensembe presents Yazmina Reza's "Art" January 22 through February 1 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Laugh out loud as three fully-grown adults fight like children over a modern art painting. The show opens with a pay-what-you-wish pereview on Thursday January 22nd at 7PM. For tickets and showtimes visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Jan 22

The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday, January 22 at 6PM. Spend an evening decorating wooden beads and create beautiful and useful items with them. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 21 - 26

The Bloomsburg Public Library's winter Book Sale starts this Thursday and runs through Monday, January 26 during regualr hours. Members of the Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are invited to the members-only preview sale on Wednesday night from 5:30 - 7PM. You can find membership forms at the library front desk. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 24

The Peace and Social Justice Committee of Saint Joseph Church is sponsoring a Vera Bradley and Lonaberger Valentines Bingo night, Saturday January 24 at the Washies fire hall. 20 games plus door prizes and raffles are just $20. Doors open at 5PM. Games start at 6:30. There will be refreshments and dinner available as well. The fire hall is on Railroad Street in Danville. For more information call 570-275-2191.

 

Jan 24

The Montour-DeLong fair association is hoding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners on Saturday, January 24 from 3-7PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Take-out is available. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. The fairgrounds are on Broadway Road, West of Danville.

 

Jan 24

Shiloh Bible Church will be hosting a night of Gospel music Saturday January 24th starting at 7PM. Shiloh Bible is at 123 Church Street in Almedia, just off Old Berwick Road.

 

Jan 25

The Berwick Assembely of the Knights of Columbus are inviting their fellow area members ito their annual Winter Dinner on Sunday, January 25 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. All members and their guests are welcome. Dinner starts at 1PM. To make your reservation, call 570-441-2662.

 

Jan 26

Toddler Time is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library, starting Monday, January 26 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.

 

Thru Jan 27

St Joseph Church in Berwick is taking your orders for Super Sunday take-out, including soups, sandwichs, barbecue and more. Food can be picked up Saturday, January 31 from 3 - 6PM and Sunday, February 1 from 9AM - Noon. Orders must be in by Tuesday, January 27. The church is on Monroe Street in Berwick. For more information, call 570-759-8027.

 

Jan 29 - April 23

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, consider attending the Grief Share weekly grief support group program at Bloomsburg Christian Church. The 13-week program starts Thursday, January 29 at 7PM. Registration is required. The $15 registration fee covers the cost of the workbook and materials. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3740.

 

Jan 31

Benton United Methodist Church is holding a Ham Supper on Saturday, January 31 from 4 - 7PM. Dinner is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under. Take out is available. The church is on Main Street in Benton.

 

Feb 5 (Feb 3) - April 2

The Columbia/Montour Women'd Center will host volunteer training classes Thursday evenings from 6-9PM beginning February 5. The 60-hour training class will prepare you to work directly with the Women's Center staff and clients. Registration is open until Tuesday, February 3. For more information call 570-784-6632.

 

Feb 6-8

The Destination Blues winter music festival marks its second year the weekend of February 6, 7, & 8. Friday night starts with 11 different venues to visit from Berwick to Danville. Saturday has events all day with the main stage at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Sunday afternoon wraps things up with a Gospel Blues concert at Wesley United Methodist on Market Street. For details and ticket information visit DestinationBlues.org

 

Feb 7

It's a Lincoln Extravaganza on Saturday, February 7 at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 1PM, learn about the power of the penny with penny games and crafts, and learn about the star of the penny, Abraham Lincoln. The Museum is on 7th Street, next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.

 

Feb 8 - March 8

Learn how to improve your singing voice and be a star on the stage at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Super Singing Sundays, starting February 8 at the BTE Mitrani production building. The five-week course for all ages 8 & up will cover both basic and advanced vocal techniques, wrapping up with a live performance on March 8. No experience is necessary. Course fee is $55 per student. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Feb 13 -15

The Berwick Archery Club will hold their 10th annual Money Shoot the weekend of February 13th through the 15th. Qualifying shots will be held Friday and Saturday, with the final shoot-offs on Sunday. For more information find the Berwick Archery Club on Facebook or call 570-336-8885.

 

Thru Feb 14

Stop by the Moose Exchange Antler in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition featuring longtime local artist Ken Conner, running through February 14. A reception will be held Saturday, January 17 at 6PM at the Antler Gallery in Main Street in Bloomsburg.

 

Feb 22

St Joseph Church in Berwick is holding a pasta dinner on Sunday, February 22 from 11:30AM - 2PM. There will be penne pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and more. Eat in or Take out. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 & under. The curch is at 721 Monroe Stree in Berwick.

 

Thru Feb 22

The North Mountain Art League presents their winter show at Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works by League members in many different mediums. The show runs through February 22. A reception will be held at the gallery Saturday, January 17 at 6PM.

 

Feb 28

The Bloomsburg YMCA's Bugle Boy Bash is coming up Saturday, February 28 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. From 6-10 PM enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and celebration featuring live music by the Statesmen Duo. Tickets can be purchased at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street for $50 each. Get your tickets before February 14 and be entered to win two more tickets for free. Military uniforms, periord clothing or red white and blue attire is encouraged.

 

March 14

Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.

 

Thru March 15

AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.

 

March 23

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

April 18

The Danville Child Develpment Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 


 

Jan 6

Learn how to keep that Christmas Poinsettia fresh for more than just the holidays with the Master Gardners of Columbia County at the McBride Memorial Library this Tuesday. Mary Jo Gibson will teach you about the Care of Christmas Plants starting at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are requested. Call 570-752-2241 for more information.

 

Jan 6

The Socrates Café will hold their first meeting of the new year at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Tuesday night, January 6 at 6:30 PM. They start the year with the question, “Whatever happened to the common good? Does anybody ever do anything anymore just to benefit others?" Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 7

Wesley United Methodist Church on Market Street in Bloomsburg will host a Red Cross blood drive this Wednesday from 1-6PM in the church Gymnsasium. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or go to RedCrossBlood.org

 

Jan 10

Catawissa First United Methodist Church is offering a free pork & sauerkraut dinner for area veterans this Saturday from Noon - 2PM. Spouses and guests are welcome as well for a donation. If you are a veteran and would like to attend, RSVP by Friday the 9th by calling 570-356-2152. The church is on South Street in Catawissa.

 

Jan 10

The Bloomsburg Elks are sponsoring a youth Basketball Hoop Shoot at the Bloomsburg YMCA on Seventh Street, Saturday January 10 at 12:30 PM. The foul-shooting contest is free and open to all boys and girls eight to thirteen years old. For more information, Call 764-6772.

 

Jan 10

The Columbia County United Way's annual winter Trash-To-Treasure sale is coming up Saturday, January 10, in the Kehr Union ballroom on Bloomsburg University's lower campus. Find computers, electronics, appliances, furniture and much more. Doors open at 9AM. Get your 8AM Early Bird tickets for just $5 at the United Way office on Penn Street near the Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, or by calling 784-3134.

 

Jan 10

Start the new year with a new you at the Bloomsburg YMCA open house this Saturday from 5-7 PM. Come meet the new Chief Executive, and get a special membership discount when you sign up during the open house at the YMCA on 7th Street in Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 10

Bounce for Soul Food at Bloom Bounce at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn Saturday, January 10, 10AM - 2PM. Half of all open bounce admissions will go to support the Soul Food hunger ministry in Danville. For more information, call 570-317-2555.

 

Jan 12

Take to the skies in the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library this Monday with the paper airplane club. The club meets after school until 4:30PM and will cover a new airplane design each month. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Jan 13

Transportation Tuesday is coming up January 13 at CareerLink in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The CareerLink offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

 

Jan 13

The Columbia Montour Vo-Tech Alumni will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday night at Bandit's on Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

Jan 16

The Elysburg Fire Department is holdinga spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 16th from 4-7 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, or $6 for kids. Eat in or take out. Proceeds go toward the New Truck Fund. The fire hall is on Mill Street in Elysburg.

 

Jan 17

It's a Winter Celebration this Saturday at the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 1PM, there will be live music, art activites, and a  appearance by Elsa from Disney's Frozen.

 

Jan 19

The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick, Monday January 19, at 6PM. Medical professionals from the Berwick Hospital will discuss substance abuse from the point of view of an emergency room, from bath salts to amhpetemine, to an overdose of energy drinks. The talk is free and open to the public. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.

 

Jan 24

Shiloh Bible Church will be hosting a night of Gospel music Saturday January 24th starting at 7PM. Shiloh Bible is at 123 Church Street in Almedia, just off Old Berwick Road.

 

Feb 6-8

The Destination Blues winter music festival marks its second year the weekend of February 6, 7, & 8. Friday night starts with 11 different venues to visit from Berwick to Danville. Saturday has events all day with the main stage at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Sunday afternoon wraps things up with a Gospel Blues concert at Wesley United Methodist on Market Street. For details and ticket information visit DestinationBlues.org

 

Feb 8

The Destination Blues winter music festival is coming up the weekend of February 6, 7, & 8. Sunday afternoon features a Gospel Blues concert by Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg backed by a choir drawn from the local community. If you are interested in joining the festival choir, contact director Pat Gensemer at Wesley Church at 570-784-1407.

 

Thru Feb 14

Stop by the Moose Exchange Antler in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition featuring longtime local artist Ken Conner, running through February 14. A reception will be held Saturday, January 17 at 6PM at the Antler Gallery in Main Street in Bloomsburg.

 

Feb 8 - March 8

Learn how to improve your singing voice and be a star on the stage at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Super Singing Sundays, starting February 8 at the BTE Mitrani production building. The five-week course for all ages 8 & up will cover both basic and advanced vocal techniques, wrapping up with a live performance on March 8. No experience is necessary. Course fee is $55 per student. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Thru March 15

AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.

 

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 maintenance 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 classic 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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