Community Events

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Oct
22
Wed
Richfield Mennonite Church Awana Clubs
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Richfield Mennonite Church invites you to the fun at our Awana Clubs for ages 3 to 6th grade Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8:00 pm September 10th–April 8th in Richfield PA (along Rt. 35).

We also offer youth groups for 7th-12th grade and an adult Bible study. Some activities include game time, hayrides, pinewood derby, puppet shows, snacks, and much more. Any questions call the church office at 717 694-3490.

Americana/folk trio The Stray Birds Performance
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Americana/folk trio The Stray Birds will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg as part of Bucknell University’s Weis Center Series.

Australian folk artist Jordie Lane is the opening act.

The Stray Birds are known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing. Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Lancaster County, Pa., Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010. A snowy Pennsylvania winter inspired the collection of seven songs found on their first EP, Borderland.

Two years later, Charles Muench, who contributed upright bass to Borderland, joined the trio who recorded a full-length album, packed a party of seven instruments into a station wagon, and set out to sing for an endless road of towns.

Their full-length debut, The Stray Birds, was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR. Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

 

Tickets for the performance at Bucknell are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $5 for youth 18 and under, $5 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), free for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $5 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

 

The Food Police and the Future of Food Lecture
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm

Jayson Lusk, Regents professor and Willard Sparks endowed chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, will present Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis Partners Lecture on Oct. 22. The lecture, The Food Police and the Future of Food, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Faylor Hall, located in Fisher Hall, and is free and open to the public.

Lusk also serves as the Samuel Roberts Noble Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in food technology and a doctorate degree in agricultural economics.

He has been listed as one of the most-cited food and agricultural economists in a variety of outlets. In addition, he has won a number of awards for his research, and has presented lectures at more than 30 universities in the United States and overseas. His editorials have been published by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foxnews.com, TIME.com and the Huffington Post. He has also made television appearances on Fox and Friends, the John Stossel Show and Wall Street Journal Live, among others.

Each fall and spring, the Sigmund Weis Partners gather on the Susquehanna campus for a special dinner and guest speaker program. Attendees are able to meet the speaker and network with one another and members of the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Sigmund Weis Partners are regional business executives dedicated to the school’s advancement.

Oct
23
Thu
Free Watercolors and Wine Event
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A free public program on painting, called “Watercolors and Wine,” will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Common at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village.

A village resident will provide instruction in painting and participants will take their creations with them at the end of the event, says Gretchen Nash of the village staff.

For more information or to register, people should contact Nash at (570) 523-4285.

Columbia Montour Chamber Community Expo
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nearly 40 businesses and non-profit organizations will be participating in The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Community Expo on Thursday, October 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. inside the Industrial Arts Building at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

This is a free family-friendly event and the perfect opportunity to discover new ideas taking off in our community. Talk to representatives about health care and wellness, personal finance, community and business services and much more.

Don’t miss the chance to win a 30 minute helicopter ride, courtesy of the Press Enterprise.

The Grand Prize drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be given away every half hour.

Must be present to win.

This event would not be possible without our sponsors: Art of Floating, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Columbia County Industrial Development Authority, GordnerCoombs Insurance Agency, Menco Mechanical LLC, Geisinger Health Plan and Zimmer Insurance Agency.

More information on Community Expo is available at www.ColumbiaMontourChamber.com or by calling the Chamber at 570-784-2522.

Free Fellowship Meal
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A Free Fellowship Meal is scheduled at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Thursday, October 23, 4:30pm-6:30pm (or until food runs out), 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown.  The menu features baked lasagna, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage.  All are welcome.

Oct
24
Fri
Modern Dance Ensemble Perfromance
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Modern dance ensemble Mark Morris Dance Group will perform with live music on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center at Bucknell University.

The evening’s program includes five pieces: Excursions, A Wooden Tree, Words, Ten Suggestions, and Polka.

Founded in New York in 1980 by artistic director/choreographer Mark Morris, MMDG has been called “the pre-eminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma), receiving “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News).

In 1986 MMDG made its first national television program for the PBS series Dance in America. Two years later, the group was invited to become the national dance company of Belgium, and spent three years in residence at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. The company returned to the United States in 1991 as one of the world’s leading dance companies. From the company’s many London seasons, it has garnered two Laurence Olivier Awards.

The Dance Group tours domestically and internationally to great acclaim, and is distinguished as the only modern dance company with a commitment to live music at every performance, founding the MMDG Music Ensemble in 1996.

Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Special online-only discounted rate for youth who are studying dance — $5 for youth 18 and under. The code must be redeemed online at www.Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice. Enter code FANCYFEET as the special offer code.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Oct
25
Sat
6 on 6 Flag Football Tournament in Milton
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am

6 on 6 Flag Football Tournament

Saturday, October 25th- 9 a.m.

$10 per player

Click here for info

Fall Craft Fair
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Duboistown Fire Dept Fall Craft Fair

2661 Euclid Ave, Duboistown

9a-3p

Free admission, food available

call 570-323-2901

Benefit Tractor Pull
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am

Benefit Tractor Pull To Benefit Andrew Snook-due to farming accident

At Middlecreek Valley Antique Association Grounds, Selinsgrove

Call 570-765-4533 for info

 

Shikellamy Elementary Schools Fall Bike Rodeo
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shikellamy Elementary Schools Fall Bike Rodeo
Presented by: Mr. Shively, Physical Education in conjunction with Gesinger Pediatric Trauma Program
Who: Elementary Age Kids
What: BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO *Skateboards & Scooters Welcome
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 10am – Noon
Where: Sunbury Skate Park (RAIN LOCATION- Beck Elementary Gym)
Why: Bicycling is a great way to get around and to get your daily dose of physical activity. Safety should always come first!
Extras: bicycle raffles, practice course, trick demonstration, teaching tips, laws, bike registration, bike safety/ helmet information

Trick or Trot 5K
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am

The Elizabethville Bicentennial Committee, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Trick or Trot, a 5K Run/Walk, is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM at the Upper Dauphin Area High School in Elizabethville.  Attendance expected is 1,000+.  In 2013, 700 trotters and 100 Monster Mash Dashers participated from across 9 states, raising $20,610.45 with proceeds of $12,678.34 to benefit the 2017 Elizabethville Bicentennial Celebration.

All trot speeds (run, jog, walk, hop, crawl, or even stroll) are welcome!

Over $1,100 in MONETARY runner prizes will be awarded to overall male, female, master’s (40+) and 1st place finishers in 13 age categories in addition to the awards given to 2nd  – 3rd places in 13 age categories for both male and female finishers.

The Monster Mash Dash for kids will be a ¼ mile in length and will take place starting at 9:00AM at the softball field area.  All kids registered by October 1, 2014 will receive a t-shirt and treat.  A donation of $10 is required.  After October 1, 2014, no shirt is included in registration and fees increase to $15 the day of the event.

Teams are encouraged to participate with awards being presented to those with Most Trotters and Best Dressed.  Other Halloween fun the day of the Trick or Trot includes the Trick or Treats (trotter goodies and door prizes for all registrants), costume prizes, and more.

A donation of $25 by October 1, 2014, which includes a long sleeve performance shirt, is required.  No shirt is included for any registrations received after October 1, 2014.  Registration fees increase to $30 the day of the Trot.

The committee is still accepting trick or treat donations for goody bags, door prizes, and more.

For more information regarding the 2017 Elizabethville Bicentennial, please visit elizabethville2017.org

Wine Festival in Benton
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

1st Annual Wine Festival To Benefit Camp Lavigne

October 25, 2014 10am – 5pm
Camp Lavigne • 35 Camp Lavigne Rd., Benton PA
Wineries • Brewpubs • Vendors
Crafters • Artists • Music

$15 Advance • $20 Day of Event
$10* Designated Driver
Ticket includes admission to event and a complimentary wine glass.
*Complimentary tea, coffee, water and soda for designated driver.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more info call 570.925.2473

Chicken BBQ & Bake Sale
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am

Chicken BBQ & Bake Sale
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:00 a.m. – ?

$5.00 / Half Chicken
$8.50 / Platter – Includes 1/2 Chicken, baked beans, applesauce, & roll.

Baked goods will also be available to purchase.

Dine In or Take Outs Available

Free Local Delivery Available – Call 570/286-2831

Good Will Hose Company
500 Reagan Street
Sunbury, PA  17801
570/286-2831

Flat ‘N Fast 5K and 10K Run/Walk and Kids’ Costume Fun Run
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) is excited to announce the 4th Annual Flat ‘N Fast 5K and 10K Run/Walk and Kids’ Costume Fun Run to take place on Saturday, October 25th on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail. A change to the previous 4-Miler, the 5K and 10K will give runners a choice of distance and the ability to track progress from other standard distance races.

New this year, will be added attractions for the rest of the family with various kids’ activities including a bouncy house, pumpkin decorating, and more. Children 12 years and under will have the opportunity to test out their Halloween costumes – no use having it fall apart when running from the monsters on Halloween – in our Kids’ Costume Fun Run! Families and racers are encourage to warm up with a nice bowl of steaming hot chili (available for a donation) while listening to live music from the Folk Justice Band. All entertainment and kids’ activities are FREE.

The race is scheduled to start at 11am and is open to all competitors. Day of Registration and Pre-registration check-in will start at 9:45am. Parking and registration will be held at the Buffalo Valley Outfitters (parking in field at Reitz Blvd and Rt. 45).  The 5K and 10K Run/Walk will be scored and chip timed by PA Runners. Awards will be given to the overall male and female for each race as well as the top three male and female athletes in the following categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. Awards will be given to the top three kids for the kids’ race and for the top three costumes.

The pre-registration cost for the 5K is $20 ($15 without a t-shirt) if made before October 6th and $25 thereafter.  Pre-registration for the 10K is $25 ($20 without shirt) if made before October 6th and $30 thereafter. Only participants who pre-register will be able to receive a long sleeve shirt – no shirts will be available for day of. The Kids’ Costume race is free to pre-register and day of registration! Donations for the Rail Trail are being accepted at registration by choosing the “5ft of trail” or “10 more feet of trail” options. All proceeds over the registration fee will go directly to trail maintenance. “Trail” donations also will be recognized along the course on the day of the race!

 

Halloween Costume Judging and Trick-or-Treating in Selinsgrove
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am

Halloween Costume Judging and Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Selinsgrove on October 25, 2014

On Saturday, October 25th, children up to grade 5 are invited to participate in Halloween Costume Judging followed by Trick-or-Treating at downtown Selinsgrove businesses. The Snyder County Arts Council and Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce are again co-sponsoring this activity with the support of Selinsgrove Projects, Inc. and the Selinsgrove Farmers’ Market.

Children may register between 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon that day for the Halloween costume judging on the Selinsgrove Commons. A miniparade
and the costume judging will start at 12:00 Noon. All participants will receive a treat and six monetary prizes for Age 0 – Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 5 will be awarded. Selinsgrove Farmers’ Market is giving free pumpkins to the first 40 children in costumes and Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce is providing the prize money.

Snyder County Arts Council will have markers available for those who want to decorate their pumpkins. From 12:30 to 2:30 PM on October 25th, participating businesses in downtown Selinsgrove will have treats available for children in costumes. These businesses will display signs and be listed on a flyer given to trick-or-treaters.
This event is not the same as the Selinsgrove Halloween parade or the borough-wide trick-or-treating evening.
E-mail ms.denise.moy@gmail.com or call 570-374-5193 with questions or for a pdf of the costume contest registration form.

BOOKS & BEARS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BOOKS & BEARS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS — SATURDAY, OCT. 25TH, 1-4 PM

“Burke’s Tour” author Bob Derr and “In the Morning Light” author Pat Robbins will team up to do a signing at Barnes and Noble in Lewisburg from 1-4 PM on Saturday, Oct. 25th. Both authors will sign copies of their books and Derr will sign the special collector’s edition of Burke P. Bear, the Globe-Trotting Ambassador of Love teddy bear, named after Derr’s son, that raised over $535,000 for cystic fibrosis (CF) research. Robbins had twin daughters with CF who lived life to its fullest. Both authors will talk about their books at 1:00 and answer any questions prior to the signing. All proceeds benefit Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc. (PACFI) helping Pennsylvania families affected by CF and funding CF research.

BOOKS & BEARS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BOOKS & BEARS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS — SATURDAY, OCT. 25TH, 1-4 PM

“Burke’s Tour” author Bob Derr and “In the Morning Light” author Pat Robbins will team up to do a signing at Barnes and Noble in Lewisburg from 1-4 PM on Saturday, Oct. 25th. Both authors will sign copies of their books and Derr will sign the special collector’s edition of Burke P. Bear, the Globe-Trotting Ambassador of Love teddy bear, named after Derr’s son, that raised over $535,000 for cystic fibrosis (CF) research. Robbins had twin daughters with CF who lived life to its fullest. Both authors will talk about their books at 1:00 and answer any questions prior to the signing. All proceeds benefit Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc.

Fall Festival in Beaver Springs
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Midd-West Relay for Life is hosting its Fall Festival- on Saturday, October 25 at the Beaver Community Fairgrounds in Beaver Springs. The festival will begin at 4:00pm and ends at 8:00pm. You are welcome to come dressed in costume. FREE hayrides, haymaze, snacks, games & fall activities for families to enjoy. Concession and vendor stands also on-site, to purchase items. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society- Midd West Relay For Life. Any questions, please contact Ange @ 570-658-2924

Midd-West Relay For Life Fall Fest Event
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Midd-West community is invited to attend the Midd-West Relay For Life Fall Fest Event. It will be held on Saturday, Oct 25 from 4-8 pm at the Beaver Community Fairgrounds in Beaver Springs. Fall Fest features activities and food that the whole family can enjoy. Many activities and snacks are free! Bring the family for the hayride and hay maze. Decorate a pumpkin. Play at the corn table. Try your luck at the Chinese Auction. A variety of foods will tempt your taste buds such as: walking tacos, hot dogs, soup, ham & cheese sandwiches, hot sausage sandwiches, corn and apple fritters, and baked goods. Several vendor stands will also be on-site. Enjoy the musical entertainment or sit by the campfire and relax. Youngsters of all ages are welcome to come dressed in their Halloween costumes.

Fall Fest will be held rain or shine. Most activities are held indoors.

The theme of the 2015 Midd-West Relay For Life event is: “Hands and Hearts for Hope.” It will be held at the Beaver Fairgrounds on June 19-20, 2015. The honorary chairpersons are Anna Marie Carpenter, Kelly Chesney, and Wendy Trego.

It is never too late to become involved in the Relay For Life. New teams are always welcome. The Midd-West Relay For Life committee meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Vince’s Restaurant located on Rt. 522 in Beaver Springs beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information contact Ange Keiser at 570-658-2924.