Community corner

MLK Day of Service volunteers needed

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be held Monday and will empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

Service to others is the purpose of the MLK Day of Service, and the American Cancer Society offers many opportunities to make a difference in your community.

Volunteers have a chance to honor King’s legacy of service by offering a few hours a week or a year to help the American Cancer Society save more lives.

As a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization; volunteers are the backbone of the American Cancer Society.

The ACS is in need of volunteers to help with Daffodil Days and other income events, drive cancer patients to their treatment appointments, or to attend Lobby Days as an advocate for cancer patients at the state capitol in May.

Call toll free 888-227-5445, visit www.cancer. org/volunteer or email Theresa.miller@cancer. org.

Law firm addresses concerns of seniors

A local elder law firm, Steinbacher & Stahl, will be responding to what has been called a notable increase in concerns by seniors relative to economic uncertainty, as well as implications of the Affordable Care Act.

The firm will conduct free seminars to provide answers and clarity to these and other key issues confronting seniors in their retirement years.

The seminars, called “Nine Things You Must Know in these Economic Times,” will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Elder and Special Needs Resource Center, 401 Washington Blvd.

Seating is limited and attendees are asked to make reservations to Laurie by 4 p.m. the day before the seminar at 322-2077.

Quilt Guild to hold meeting

The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will hold its next meeting 7 p.m., Jan. 24 at United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, Pennsdale.

The program is “Quilters Yard Sale.” Anyone wanting to set up a table with their unwanted quilting items may do so by contacting Kay Rhinehart or Dawn Pugh.

All attendees should bring cash or checks to make a purchase.

The meeting also will be the “Brown Bag” exchange. For more details, contact Dawn Pugh at 265-8475 or

Members also are reminded to bring their BOM, “Austin’s Star,” a block using blue florals for the star, the guild’s white muslin for the four corners and the star points should be solid co-ordinating color. Instructions are on the website.

This teaching guild is open to new members and welcomes guests. For more information, visit www.susqvalleyquilters. org or call 547-1940.

Women’s Center to hold comedy show

LOCK?HAVEN – The Clinton County Women’s Center will hold a “Wise Crackers” comedy show fundraiser Jan. 26 at the Lock Haven Elks Club, 216 E. Main St..

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

There will be a cash bar and guests are asked to bring food.

There also will be a Chinese auction and 50-50 drawings.

Tickets are $15 and should be bought in advance by calling 748-9509.

Reserved seating available for groups of 10 or more.

Community Corner

The Christian Women’s Club of Williamsport will hold a Winter’s Frosty Spell Brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 24 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87 North, Montoursville.

The event will feature John Hettinger from the Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Lauchle Sisters and Jennifer Ebaugh giving the talk “Running to Win.”

Reservations are due by Jan. 18; those not canceled must be honored.

For more information call Linda Gordner at 546-2406 or Janice Sunderland at 368-1078.

Cub Scouts plan Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 41 will hold a Pinewood Derby from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport.

The event will include refreshments for fundraising for the boys.