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What's Happening? Sunday, January 25, 2015


 

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 today at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

 

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

 

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Yazmina Reza's "Art" running now 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.

 

The Berwick Assembly of the Knights of Columbus are inviting their fellow area members to their annual Winter Dinner this afternoon 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.

 

 

WHLM Sports:

 

High School Hoops

In boys high school basketball Friday night, Bloomsburg and Central Columbia renewed their neighborhood rivalry. Central Columbia won over Bloomsburg 43-35. 
 
BU Huskies Basketball
Saturday afternoon in Huskies College Basketball, the Men's and Women's teams were on the road at Lock Haven. The Women won over Lock Haven 59-53 and the Men lost 94-82. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Postgame Report.
 

 

 

Upcoming events:

 

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.

 

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," 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.

 

What's Happening? Saturday, January 24, 2015


 

** Operation Storm Watch **

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area effective through 1PM this afternoon. The storm could bring as much as 5-8 inches of snow by the time it is done late this morning, possibly mixed with rain and icy conditions.

 

* Briar Creek Township has put a parking ban in effect for the Avenue section of the township. The ban expires at 3PM this afternoon.

 

What's Happening?

 

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.

 

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

 

The Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International will meet this 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.

 

The Montour-DeLong fair association is holding another of their all-you-can-eat haddock fish dinners this evening 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.

 

The Peace and Social Justice Committee of Saint Joseph Church is sponsoring a Vera Bradley and Longaberger Valentines Bingo night, tonight 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.

 

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

 

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Yazmina Reza's "Art" running now 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.

 

The Berwick Assembly of the Knights of Columbus are inviting their fellow area members to their annual Winter Dinner this Sunday 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.

 

 

WHLM Sports:

 

High School Hoops

In boys high school basketball Friday night, Bloomsburg and Central Columbia renewed their neighborhood rivalry. Central Columbia won over Bloomsburg 43-35. 
 
BU Huskies Basketball
Saturday afternoon in Huskies College Basketball, the Men's and Women's teams were on the road at Lock Haven. The Women won over Lock Haven 59-53 and the Men lost 94-82. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Huskie Postgame Report.
 
 

 

Upcoming events:

 

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.

 

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," 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.

 

Friday / January 23, 2015


 

** Operation Storm Watch **

 

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA

 

.A FAST MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK UP THE EAST COAST...

BRINGING AN 8 TO 12 HOUR PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO THE

AREA TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY.

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM

EST SATURDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS

EVENING TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO

LONGER IN EFFECT.

 

* LOCATIONS... THE SOUTH-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...PORTIONS OF THE MIDDLE

AND LOWER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY...AND WESTERN POCONO MOUNTAINS.

 

* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS... 5 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW.

 

* TIMING... SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION THIS EVENING. THE SNOW

WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES EARLY SATURDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE

SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW COULD POTENTIALLY MIX WITH LIGHT RAIN

OR FREEZING RAIN SATURDAY MORNING FROM AROUND THE HARRISBURG

AND LEBANON AREA...SOUTH AND EASTWARD.

 

* IMPACTS... ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY TONIGHT

INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

 

* WINDS... EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

 

* TEMPERATURES... IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

 

 

Closings and Cancellations:

 

* Briar Creek Township has put a parking ban in effect for the Avenue section of the township effective at Midnight tonight. The ban expires at 3PM Saturday afternoon.

 

 

Columbia County Prison

Following a fire last week which destroyed the Northumberland County Prison... folks here in Columbia County are reviewing contingency plans... just in case. That word from Columbia County Commissioner... David Kovach of Berwick who says they're going over every contingency. The prison at 721 Iron Street was first built in 1877.... to accommodate 50 inmates. Since that time... the place has grown to house 250 prisoners. The last addition was built in the mid – 1990's

 

Wolf Recalls Nominations

Governor Tom Wolf has recalled all of the pending executive nominations made by former Governor Tom Corbett. Mr. Corbett made several nominations for executive positions in his final days in office... but there's a new Governor in town...and Tom Wolf has thrown out all of those nominations... and removed Eric Arneson as executive director of the Office of Open Records. Wolf named Nathan Byerly the acting director of the office and says he will conduct a national search to fill the position. In the meantime...he says Byerly knows the office inside and out. As reason for this move...Wolf says his top priority is to restore public trust in government....and Corbett's appointments were anything but open and transparent. Wolf says he will work with both parties to fill the outstanding slots.
 

Destination Blues

Checking out area waterholes by bus. It's part of this years Destination Blues event. Downtown Bloomsburg, Incorporated's Adrienne Mael says the three day event begins Friday, February 6th and through the 8th involving 11 area bars and restaurants. For information about ticket prices.... and featured restaurants and bars.... contact Adrienne Mael at the Columbia – Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street in Bloomsburg.

 

North Center Fire Investigation

The investigation continues into pin-pointing the cause of a fire which extensively damaged a North Centre Township home Thursday morning. Authorities say Frank Haubert... his wife and two kids got out of the burning Mountain Road structure safely. It's believed the fire started in the garage. Thursday's cold weather made it tough for firefighters to get to the scene due to slippery roads. They remained on scene until shortly before 11 O'clock Thursday morning.

 

State of Union React

There is mixed reaction to President's Obama's State of the Union address earlier this week. Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton says he doubts the President really wants to work with congress.

In addition... according to Mr. Barletta... the nation's voters rejected the policies and procedures of Mr. Obama during last November's general election.

 

Big Drug Bust

Law enforcement officials in Pennsylvania have made 22 arrests in connection with a major prescription drug operation. The drug of choice was the powerful pain killer Oxycodone, according to state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The operation was based in Philadelphia, but officials say its distribution network stretched into 44 of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Investigators say the members obtained more than 59-thousand pills using forged prescriptions, and made a 1.7-million-dollar profit from the operation.

 

Luzerne Co. Stabbing

Police in Plains Township... near Wilkes – Barre in Luzerne County are looking for two people wanted in a stabbing. The incident took place early Thursday morning... with the victim finding a convenience store on South Main Street in Wilkes – Barre looking for help. Cops have yet to say where exactly the attack took place.

 

Medical Society Objections

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is voicing concern about the reappearance of bills from the last legislative session. The Society says it is concerned about the re-introduction of bills that would tax healthcare services... and will oppose them if they get put back on the table. Last session... both the House and the Senate wrote bills that would have allowed school districts to lower property taxes... and create sales taxes for other services...which could have included everything from doctors visits to nursing homes. The House bill passed into the Senate last session....but neither became law.
 

Non - Profits

Legislation involving non-profit charities in Pennsylvania is now before the state Senate. The bill approved by the Senate Finance Committee would give the General Assembly the exclusive role of defining a not for profit public charity. The measure would amend the state Constitution and was also passed in the last legislative session. If it's approved by the Senate and the House this session and then signed by the Governor it would then go to the voters, and could appear as early as the May Primary election.

Executive Orders

Governor Wolf has signed two executive orders only day after his inauguration. One would ban gift taking by executive Branch employees. The other deals with the hiring of outside lawyers... and the move should curtail the state's use of them. Former Governor Tom Corbett used outside counsel to defend gay marriage, lottery privatization and the lawsuit against the NCAA.

 

 

WHLM Sports

HS Basketball

Friday night in High School Boys Basketball, Bloomsburg was at Central Columbia and lost to Central Columbia 43-35. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM High School Hoops Report.

 

 

Boys Basketball

In boys basketball Thursday night... Loyalsock defeated Southern Columbia 85 to 50...

 

Girls Basketball

In girls basketball Thursday night... Berwick downed Wyoming Valley west 56 to 45.

 

BU Basketball

The Bloomsburg University men's and women's basketball teams will play at Lock Haven Saturday afternoon starting with the women's game at 2 o'clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 1:40.

 

College Hoops

In top 20 men's basketball Thursday night... Arizona defeated Stanford 89 – 82... and Notre Dame downed Virginia Tech 85 to 60.

 


Thursday . January 22, 2015


 

 

 

Mountain Road Fire

Authorities want to know what started a blaze which destroyed a multi – story home on Mountain Road in North Center Township Thursday morning. Dispatchers first toned out Orangeville... Lightstreet and Lime Ridge firemen at 5 O'clock... and those first on the scene described the home as fully involved. Firemen had difficulty getting to the scene due to slippery roads. Other tankers were called in. No one was injured in this morning's blaze in North Center Township.

 

Northumberland Co. Jail

It appears Northumberland County is in line to settle on last weeks fire at the county jail. Published reports says the 140 – year old building is insured for a maximum of $31 – million... but it's not expected to get the full amount due to depreciation. That issue is still to be worked out. Meantime... Commission Chairman Vinny Clausi has been appointed to handle the day to day operations at the facility until the issue is resolved. A fire a week ago destroyed the building... forcing county officials to send 208 inmates to Muncy and Coal Township correctional institutes.

 

Snyder Fatal

A southeast Pennsylvania man involved in an accident in Snyder County last week... has died. Police telling us 44 – year old Kirk Olavage of Levittown died after his car crashed into a home near Selinsgrove... knocking it off it's foundation. It left a gaping hole in the home... and leaving it unlivable.

 

California Basketball

A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player likely inhaled chewing gum into her lungs while asleep before being found dead in her dormitory over the weekend. The Washington County coroner's office said 21-year-old Shanice Clark of Toronto was found unresponsive at about 3 O'clock Sunday at California University of Pennsylvania. California borough police say a preliminary report from medical personnel indicated that the death appeared to be accidental.

 

WHLM Sports

BU Basketball

The Bloomsburg University men's and women's basketball teams played Millersville Thursday night at Nelson Field House. WHLM's Jim Doyle reports the Bloomsburg Men defeated Millersville 84 to 66. Earlier... the woman defeated Millersville 69 – 47. Both Bloomsburg University basketball teams will be back in action Saturday afternoon at Lock Haven. That doubleheader starts with the women's game at 2 o'clock.

 

Bloomsburg Vs. Central

The Bloomsburg at Central Columbia boys basketball game scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed until Friday night. You can hear that game on the WHLM Stations beginning with the pregame show at 7:15.

 

Investigation

Officials from District 2 are investigating the Holy Redeemer girls basketball team to determine if that team and their coach may have violated the PIAA's code of sportsmanship and ethics in a recent game.

In that game, Holy Redeemer defeated Freeland M.M.I. 125 to 13...

 

NBA

In the National Basketball Association Wednesday night... the New York Knicks down the Philadelphia 76er's 98 – 91.

 


Wednesday / January 21, 2015


 

 

** Closings & Cancelations **

 

** The Bloomsburg Fire Department has canceled tonight Bingo

 

** Catherine Treon School of Dance in Danville - classes cancelled 

 

** Bloomsburg Christian Church Bible Study and Kids Connect - Cancelled

 

** Bloomsburg Public Library Friends of the Library preview book sale - Cancelled

 

** LCCC - Closed at 5PM, no evening classes

 

** Bloomsburg @ Central Columbia Boys' Basketball - PPD' Friday at 7:30PM

 

Tom Wolf

Democrat Tom Wolf took office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, portraying himself as a political outsider and appealing for bipartisanship in a divided state government plagued by budget deficits and partisan stalemate. Wolf outlined his goals in positive, general terms - creating good-paying jobs, equalizing educational opportunity in public schools and providing "a government that works." He did not mention a projected $2 billion - plus revenue gap for the fiscal year that starts July 1 or his proposals that include levying a new tax on the natural gas industry, overhauling the state income tax and increasing public school funding.

 

Mike Stack

Also sworn in Tuesday was Lt. Governor Mike Stack. After taking the oath, Stack spoke of cooperation - continuing a theme trumpeted by his new boss - Governor Tom Wolf. After publicly speculating that he would continue to hold his state Senate seat, Stack instead opted to resign as he becomes Pennsylvania's 33rd Lieutenant Governor.

 

Schools that Teach
in his first days in office, Governor Wolf has promised “Schools that Teach” during his administration. But, he's going to have to work with Republican leaders to increase any funding for those schools. York County's Stan Saylor in the House and Lancaster County's Lloyd Smucker in the Senate are the chairmen of their respective education committees...and they're both Republicans...but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be 100 percent against Wolf's call for more education spending. Saylor says he wants to work on a new funding formula...and Mr. Smucker says a strong public school system...will ultimately benefit the economy.

 

Federal Taxes

Federal taxes are becoming more complex each year. To file by the April 15th deadlines.... there is a new form you must have to complete you're chore... so says tax specialist Kim Schooley of Danville. Mr. Schooley says the additional form for federal Heath Insurance tacks on some additional time to get the final product back to their clients.

 

Gas Prices

The price of gas continues to fall in Pennsylvania, despite a dubious distinction of a ten cent a gallon tax hike earlier this year. Jim Lardear with the Triple A says Pennsylvania has the highest gas tax in the nation, at 68.9 cents a gallon. Despite the newly – imposed gas tax.... a gallon of self – serve, unleaded gasoline is average $2.28 a gallon in Columbia and Montour County.

 

Selenski Trial

The murder trial of 41 – year old Hugo Selenski is expected to get underway Wednesday at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes – Barre. He's charged with the 2002 murder of Michael Kerkowski... and his girlfriend Tammy Lynn Fassett. Both bodies were found buried in the back yard of Selenski's Kingston Twp. home. Once underway... the trial is expected to take four to five weeks to present.

 

Gun Lawsuit

The city of Harrisburg is one of the first municipalities to be sued under a new state law seeking to overturn local gun ordinances. Individuals and groups are now free to challenge ordinances passed by local governments, with the argument that only the state can approve these types of laws. While one court is hearing the case against Harrisburg, another court will be hearing arguments against the law itself. The Mayors of Philadelphia, Lancaster, Pittsburgh and other cities have filed a shut of their own, seeking to have the law overturned.

 

Mahanoy City Fire

A fire marshal has still not decided what started an early Tuesday morning blaze in Schuylkill County. He's trying to figure out what started a blaze in a Mahanoy City home early Tuesday morning. The fire was in a building on South D Street. It was first reported around 3:30 AM. Firemen rescuing a man from the roof of the building.

 

Chris Carney

Former northeastern PA Rep. Chris Carney says he is "weighing" a campaign for the Senate in Pennsylvania, a move that would set up a Democratic primary collision with his party's 2010 Senate nominee, Joe Sestak. Sestak... a former Navy Admiral... has already been preparing for another campaign for almost two years. Carney... a onetime House member, who represented a district in the state's conservative northeast corner from 2007 to 2011, said he would decide about a campaign "fairly soon." But Carney's entrance would nonetheless give Sestak his first credible primary challenger, at a time when many Democratic operatives in the state had started to believe Sestak would run unopposed.

 

Sullivan Fatal

A Sullivan County woman is dead following a one car crash over the weekend. Authorities say 35 – year old Jessica Pedro of Mildred was southbound on Route 497... when her car left the roadway... and slammed into a couple of trees. She was transported to a near – by hospital... where she died.

 

 

WHLM Sports

BU College Basketball

Wednesday night in Bloomsburg University Basketball, the Men and Women played Millersvillle at home. Both the Men and Women won with the Women's score being 69-47 and the Men's being 84-66. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Huskies Postgame Report.

 

 

 

College Basketball

In men's top 20 college basketball Tuesday night,.... Wisconsin downed Iowa 82 to 50... Syracuse defeating Boston College 69 to 61...

 

NHL

In the National Hockey League.... the Philadelphia Flyers just getting by the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 to 2.

 

 


Tuesday / January 20, 2015


 

Inauguration

Pennsylvania has a new Governor. Tom Wolf of York County became Pennsylvania's 47th governor during a ceremony at the state capitol. In his inaugural address, the new governor talked about the need for cooperation in Harrisburg and even acknowledged fracking protesters, telling them Pennsylvania needs to get the most out of its natural resources responsibly and he needs their support to make that happen. Protestors also tried to disrupt Wolf's election night speech November 4th...

 

 

ARC

Linda Bird and her friends at the Animal Resource Center on Boone Road in Bloomsburg continue to get animals that need forever homes. Appearing on the Monday edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz... Ms. Bird says if you're interest in dogs.... or any of the kittens and cats who also need “forever homes”... give the Animal Resource Center a call in the 300 block of Boone Road.

 

XGR Audit

An annual audit of the state Legislature could be released by the end of the month. State Representative Mark Keller of Perry County who chairs the panel that formally accepts the audit, says he was struck by the revelation that the House gives several people access to the legislative bank account. Keller says changing accounting practices would require legislation. It's not known exactly when the audit will be released, with Keller saying they're not on a deadline.

 

Bridge Repair

A bridge in Shamokin remains closed Tuesday following a Monday water main break. The 8th Street bridge in Shamokin will remain closed until crews from Aqua America repair the bridge pavement. A line broke in the area Monday.... it was fixed, but some customers may still have some discolored water. The bridge is expected to be open late Tuesday. 

 

Gift Card Legislation
Maintaining the full value of gift cards is the goal of a state Senator from Dauphin County. Gift cards are great to give and receive, but in some cases their redemption value can be chipped away by fees or even expire if you haven't used a card in time. In response, State Senator Rob Teplitz is sponsoring legislation that would retain the full value of all gift cards purchased from stores and national chains with a presence in Pennsylvania. .In the meantime it's buyer and user beware... make sure you check the fine print and expiration dates on those gift cards.

 

Police Probe

Police in Wilkes – Barre are investigating a hit and run that took place Monday night. Police say someone was hit by a car near the Sherman Hills apartment complex along Coal Street. One person was taken to the hospital.

 

Gas Prices

The price of a gallon of self – serve, unleaded regular gasoline... continues to plummet. Over the weekend... gas was averaging $2.28 a gallon in Columbia and Montour Counties. That's down ten cents a gallons from a week ago... and off 48 cents from a month ago. We have gas stations checking in at $2.25 a gallon at the Turkey Hill on West Front Street in Berwick... as well as 2-27 a gallon at the Citgo at Market and Railroad in Danville... and at the Penn Jersey location on Northumberland Street in Danville.

 

Knox Disaster

Thursday marks the 56th anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster in the Wyoming Valley. Many historians say the disaster was the one event... ending the mining industry in NEPA. The Susquehanna River came in through cracks in the roof of a shaft which went from the east to the west side of the valley... an illegal move, but ordered by the mine company. 12 people died that day. Two members of Luzerne County Historical Society... will speak on their book, “Anthracite Labor Wars,” at the Wyoming Presbyterian Church, 454 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

 

 

 


Monday / January 19, 2015


School Delays

 

We have two school districts operating with a delay this morning.

 

** Millville Area

 

** Columbia Montour Vo - tech

 

Operating on a two hour delay.

 

Wolf Tax

If you make above 70 to 90 thousand dollars a year.... you could be on the hit list for incoming governor Tom Wolf. There is a published report that Wolf will propose raising taxes in that bracket.... redistributing wealth to lower wage owners. Gov. elect Wolf campaigned with a pitch to reach into their pockets for more taxes. Wolf, a Democrat who will take office Tuesday, seeks to establish an exemption for low- and middle-income workers. But first he must get his idea through a GOP Controlled House and senate.

 

Brian Duke

The man who has headed up the state's Office of Aging in Harrisburg in the Corbett Administration the past couple of years.... will be out of a job come Tuesday at Noon time. That's when Governor – elect Tom Wolf is sworn – in and those associated with the Corbett administration will be leaving the capitol city in droves. Even through last week.... Brian Duke's concern was helping the elderly of the state. Mr. Duke will be replaced by Teresa Osborne of Lackawanna County. Her nomination will need to be okay by the state senate.

 

Hanover Accident

Police are still investigating a roll – over accident which took place Sunday Morning on Route 309 in Hanover Township. The driver of the truck was not badly hurt... and was taken to a Wilkes – Barre Area Hospital for treatment. The accident closed a portion of 309 for about an hour... while first responders cleaned up the mess.

 

Coach guilty

A former high school wrestling coach has been found guilty of having sex with a female student ten years ago. Stephen Stahl of Hunlock Creek was found guilty at the start of the weekend... and had nothing to say as he left the Luzerne County Courthouse. Stahl was found guilty on a count of corruption of a minor... for having sexual relations with a teenage girl ten years ago. Stahl remains free on bail. His sentencing date has been set for March 23rd at the Luzerne County Courthouse.

 

 

 

WHLM Sports

Loyalsock Vs Danville

Monday night in High School Boys Basketball, Loyalsock was at Danville and won 65-54 over Danville. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM High School Hoops Report.

 

 

BU Basketball

The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team defeated Kutztown Saturday afternoon and gave head coach Bill Cleary a milestone win. It was Cleary's 138th win at Bloomsburg moving him into second place in school history. He trails only Joe Bressi who had 175 wins from 1981 to 1994. Next up for the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team is a game against Millersville Wednesday at the Nelson Field House.

 

Final Playoffs

It was championship Sunday yesterday in the NFL... in the NFC Championship... Seattle Seahawks came from behind to down the Green Bay Packers 28 to 22. In the AFC final... the New England Patriots rolled over the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7. The Super Bowl will be played Sunday, February 1st in Glendale, Arizona

 


What's Happening? Sunday, January 18, 2015


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 this afternoon at 2PM. If you are interested in joining the festival choir, contact director Pat Gensemer at Wesley Church at 570-784-1407.

 

 

WHLM Sports

Saturday in Bloomsburg University College Basketball, the Men's and Women's teams faced Kutztown. The Women won 70-57 and the Men lost 89-85. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the Huskie Postgame Report.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

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'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 6-8

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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," 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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