The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance is holding a public discussion and presentation this Monday evening at the McBride Memorial Library. Discussion will center on how to develop a valuable infrastructure for the community. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.
If you are interested in the truck driving industry, you are invited to the Sunbury CareerLink for Transportation Tuesday, from 9:30 – 11:30AM. There will be representatives on hand from several area transportation companies, and programs for getting introduced to the industry. The CareerLink offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. Call 988-7300 to reserve a seat.
The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech alumni will meet this Tuesday evening at Bandit's Road House on Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.
Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.
Homeschooling families are invited to the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg this Wednesday for the next Homeschool Hangout for kids K-12. The program includes activities with math, science, the arts, and social studies. Reduced admission for homeschooling students and their families is just $5 each. For more information, call 389-9206.
The Washies Fire Hall in Danville will host an addiction awareness and educational program this Thursday evening at 6PM. The program helps individuals and families to understand the nature of addiction, and its effects on the addicted and their families and friends. The fire hall is at 400 Railroad Street in Danville.
Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg opens their 2014 holiday show this Thursday, at the gallery on Center Street. There will be works in many different mediums. A reception will be held Saturday, November 29 at 6PM. The show will be open through January 11.
It's Pajamatime this Thursday night at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Good listeners ages 3 and up are invited for an evening of “Turkey Tales” and a project. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in Bloomsburg.
This Thursday night at 7PM, a public meeting will be held at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall to discuss the proposed Columbia County pipeline. Everyone is invited. The fire hall is at 911 Market Street in Bloomsburg.
The Columbia-Montour Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International will meet this Saturday 10 AM at Spirit Life Church, 1338 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. The guest speaker will be Susan Hoke. There will be free coffee and snacks. Everyone is welcome.
The 10th annual holiday craft and food fair will be held at St Columba Catholic Church on 3rd Street in Bloomsburg this Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM. There will be over 30 vendors to shop from, as well as live music, lots of food, and the famous Dollar Tree.
The Montour-DeLong Fair Association is holding another great all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinner this Saturday evening from 3-7 PM at the fairgrounds on Broadway Road in Danville. Cost is $12 for a full meal, or just $8 for a small portion. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will receive their meal for free. Take-out is available. Call 570-437-2178 for more information.
The Moose Exchange Antler Gallery is hosting an album release show this Saturday evening by local folk musician Paul Loomis, and his new CD, World-Famous In Bloomsburg. Paul will be playing songs from the album as well as old favorites. The release party runs from 6-8 PM Saturday at the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg.
Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues this Saturday with The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, the world's best-selling magic show, featuring a lineup of seven astounding magicians all in one show. Showtime is 8PM at the Haas Center for the Arts on BU's main campus. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for kids and BU students. Visit the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The Anthony Township Municipal Building will be hosting a blood drive this Wednesday from 1-6 PM. The building is at 1295 White Hall Road in Turbotville.
An international Berwick tradition – the Run for the Diamonds gets under way once again this Thanksgiving morning in downtown Berwick. Hundreds of runners from around the world will compete in one of the oldest footraces in the country. The race starts promptly at 10:30 AM. WHLM's Jim Doyle and Larry Hopper will be bringing us the action live from the finish line starting at 10 AM.
Nov 28 – Dec 7
BTE's TreeFest is in full swing again this year, running November 28 – December 7 at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. More than 130 live decorated trees are on display, with live entertainment, drawings and events. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under. Open days are Fridays through Sundays November 28, 29, 30, and December 5, 6, 7. Special needs tours are available Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3rd & 4th. Pre-school tours are available Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4th and 5th. For more information, visit TreeFest under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Nov 28 – Dec 28
Experience the magic of Christmas with Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's presentation of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, running November 28 through December 28. The show is fun for the whole family filled with adventure, mystery, and a mouse named Amos. The annual Food Preview is Saturday November 29th at 2PM. For show times and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Nov 28 (Dec 1)
It's time to save your seat for TeaFest 2014, a High Scottish Tea being held at the Caldwell Consistory Monday, December 1st at 1PM. Enjoy an afternoon among the trees of TreeFest, and special guest Elanor Roosevelt, portrayed by Meg Geffken. Tickets are $25 each. RSVP by Friday, November 28. Call 784-5530 for more information.
Nov 28 – Dec 21
Starting Black Friday at 9AM, Southside Fire Company in Riverside will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths in their pavilion through Sunday, December 21. Choose from Douglas Fir, Frazier Fir, and Blue Spruce and others. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4-7:30 PM, Saturdays 9 AM - 7:30 PM, and Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM.
Nov 28 / Dec 30
Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out the Cash and Carry Community Art Exhibition. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. Artists are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the show. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.
Santa Claus is coming to town in the 5th annual WHLM Parade of Lights, Powered by PPL. Black Friday, November 28th at 6PM, the parade will illuminate downtown Bloomsburg with thousands of lights. Top prizes of $250, $500, and $1,000 will be awarded to the best displays of the night. The parade forms at the hospital lot on Lightstreet Road at 4:45 PM. Register online by clicking the button at the top left of the page or stop by the WHLM studios at 124 East Main Street – you must be registered to be eligible for the grand prizes.
Visit downtown Bloomsburg this holiday season for the annual Home-based Business Expo, at 36 and 40 East Main Street. Find locally-made jewelry, artwork, baked goods and more. It all starts on Small Business Saturday, November 29th and runs every Saturday through December 19th from 10 AM – 3 PM.
Nov 29 & 30
Stop by the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg during the North Pole Express train rides November 29 & 30 for special holiday crafts and activities, a look a the museum's model railroad display, and an exhibition of railroad photography by the Moose Exchange's Oren Helbok.
The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge is holding a singles dance for ages 21 and older Saturday, November 29th from 8-11 PM featuring Power House Sound. Doors open at 7PM. Cover charge is $8. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.
Join AGAPE for a special Advent program this Sunday afternoon at Wesley United Methodist Church, on Market Street in Bloomsburg. The program will run from 2-4 PM. A collection will be taken up to benefit AGAPE's Heating Assistance Fund.
Katy's Church near Muncy is holding a Hungry Hunter's Lunch on Monday, December 1st from 11AM – 5PM. There will be hot soups, sandwiches, drinks and dessert. The historic church is at 440 Katy's Church Road in Madison Township next to the State Game Lands.
Dec 3 – 19
Teachers - it's time to reserve your seats for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's student matinée performances of Twas The Night Before Christmas, coming up December 3rd through the 19th at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Student shows start at 10AM, cost is $9 for all audience members. For more information on student matinées for your school, check out the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The second-annual Christmas craft show will be held this Saturday at Saint Joseph's School in Danville from 9 AM – 4 PM. There will be gift baskets, Tricky Trays, home-baked goods and more. The school I at 511 Ferry Street in Danville.
Come to the Twin Bridges, Route 487 in Forks, Sunday afternoon, December 7th, for a covered bridge winter festival from 1-3 PM. There will be live music, ham and bean soup, hot drinks, a bake sale, and Santa Claus will be giving hayrides between the Twin Bridges and the Josiah Hess Bridge. The Columbia County Covered Bridge association will be on hand with collectors merchandise including the Rupert Bridge Collectors' Crock.
Come to the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg Sunday, December 14th for the 5th annual free community Christmas dinner, in memory of Janis Labour. Doors open at Noon, activities start at 12:30, and dinner will be served at 1PM. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 570-764-7985.
The Community Singers present A Rhapsody of Christmas, Monday evening December 15th. Showtime is at 7PM at St Peter's United Methodist Church on 240 Sunbury Road in Riverside.
Dec 18 – 21
Crumpet is back – and crankier than ever! It's the return of The Santaland Diaries, presented by BTE at the Capitol Restaurant in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtime is at 8PM December 18, 19, 20, and 21. This show is intended for mature audiences. A select dinner and bar menu will be available. For more information, visit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Thru Dec 31
All Occasion Rentals in Buckhorn is holding a Multiple Myeloma Awareness and Benefit Raffle for John Yoder through the end of the year. Tickets are $10 each with a grand prize of $2,000 in rental credit from All Occasion. Drawing will be held January 3rd. Call 570-441-1101 for more information.
Thru Dec 31
The Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are offering the third in their series of ceramic crocks commemorating Bloomsburg's iconic sites. This year's crock features the 1892 Town Fountain. The 1/2 gallon crock is hand-made by a local Pennsylvania potter. You can see one at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Order forms are available at the Library front desk.
Volunteers are needed to help the Lycoming Animal Protection Society no-kill cat shelter in South Williamsport. Help is needed in many areas, from basic shelter maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
Bloomsburg Christian Church's free library will be open every Saturday from 9:30 AM til 3:30 PM. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.
The free Saturday Trains program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church will be open every Saturday from 10 AM – Noon. Check out the "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," and dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that both children and adults can play with. The church is at the corner of Pine and East Market Streets in Danville.
The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open from Noon - 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.