Community Corner

14th annual ArtsFest in Athens

ATHENS – The 14th annual ArtsFest 2013 will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Harlan Rowe Middle School, 116 W. Pine St., just off PA Route 220.

There will be entertainment, games, food and more than 140 fine arts and crafts artisans.

There will be photography, pottery, jewelry, candles, metal sculptures, oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pencil drawings, art prints, handmade soap, wreaths, birdhouses, theme bears, woodcarvings, handcrafted hardwood gifts, garden art, hand-poured porcelain dolls, pine needle baskets, gourmet foods and more.

All work is juried and will be available for sale. Authors will be on hand for a book signing and a variety of artisans will demonstrate their craft throughout the two-day festival.

There will be three outdoor stages featuring musicians. Crooked Son will kick off the live entertainment schedule on May 4, on the South Stage. On the North Stage will be Laura Orshaw and The New Velvet Band. The Red Eyes will be on the East Stage that day.

Other Saturday entertainment includes 5 Man Trio, Gun Runnerr, The Gentlemen, J Root and The Red Eyes, The Penn York Highlanders Bagpipe Band, Royal Blues and Zydeco Po’Boys. Sunday’s musicians on the outdoor stages will be Digger Jones, The Gospel Way, Chris McCarty, Nate and Kate (children’s program), Justin Raynor, Corey Shiposh and Garrett Ulmer.

Band Fest, an event to showcase younger generation groups and open mic will be on the East Stage both days. In addition to the outdoor venues, there will be entertainment in the Rowe Auditorium featuring the Athens music department and the Sayre High School Forensics Team.

There will be a “Kids Corner” with arts and crafts projects. Adults and children alike will enjoy the petting zoo sponsored by the Athens Area School District’s agriculture science program.

There also will be a clay tent to learn to “throw” on the potter’s wheel and create a unique clay sculpture. Horse and buggy rides and pony rides will be available for adults and children.

Aktion KWEST will offer its miniature golf course, which will be held outside. More than 20 food vendors will offer meals, snacks and desserts.

Visit for more information.

Free makeover for women with cancer

Your mother. Your daughter. Your grandmother. Your wife. Women with cancer all deserve to unwrap hope this Mother’s Day.

In honor of Mother’s Day, women with cancer are invited to a free makeover for the body and spirit at the “Look Good Feel Better” workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., May 6, with “tea” served at 5:30 p.m. This session of Look Good Feel Better will be held in the Susquehanna Cancer Center at Divine Providence Hospital.

Faith Breen, licensed cosmetologist, will lead the workshop and at the close of the program and Brenda Larson, nail technician, will pamper participants with hand massages.

“Look Good Feel Better” is a free, hands-on workshop for women in active cancer treatment that provides a 12-step skin care and makeup lesson, nail care techniques and professional advice on how to deal with hair loss using wigs, scarves, hats and hairpieces.

Registration is required. Call 800-227-2345 to register.

“Look Good Feel Better” (LGFB) is a national public service program created from the concept that if someone with cancer can be helped to look good, her improved self-esteem will help her to approach the disease and treatment with greater confidence. LGFB offers suggestions and advice on dealing with the appearance-related side effects of treatment through its websites, brochures and group programs offered nationwide.

LGFB is a free, nonmedical, product-neutral program offered as a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association, National Cosmetology Association and Personal Care Products Council Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry.

For information about “Look Good Feel Better,” visit or call 800-227-2345.

Canton Kid’s Movie Club to hold end of year party

CANTON?- The final movie of the Canton Kid’s Movie Club for the 2012-13 school year will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Canton Green Free Library. The movie will be “Rise of the Guardians”

In this animated adventure, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost come together to battle Pitch, a malicious spirit determined to take over the world and destroy the innocent beliefs and dreams of children.

There will be a pizza party and prizes for attendees who bring their Movie Club membership card. For each punch on the card, attendees will receive a ticket for a prize. No reservations are required.

The Canton Kid’s Movie Club is co-sponsored by the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Canton Green Free Library.

For more information, call Jodi Wesneski at 364-2600 or Karen Robertson in the evening at 673-3194.

62nd annual Day of Prayer

MUNCY – Local observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, at Muncy High School, 200 W. Penn St., on the front lawn.

This year’s theme, “Pray of America,” is based on Matthew 12:21, which says that “In His name the nations put their trust.”

The Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775, setting aside a day of prayer, predates the founding of the United States of America.

Congress established an annual day of prayer in 1952. That law was amended in 1988 designating the first Thursday of May as the National Day of Prayer.

In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the auditorium.

Community pastors will lead intercessory prayer.

The event is free and open to the public.

Community Corner

Relay For Life teams hold events to raise funds before the big event

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an overnight celebration of life and cancer survivorship. Teams work hard throughout the year to raise money before the big event. The Sun-Gazette has compiled a list of upcoming fundraisers in support of the Relay events and the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact the local ACS office at 326-4149.Electronic recycling event

The St. Michael’s Relay For Life team will hold an electronic recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in Hoss’s Steak and Sea House parking lot. No hazardous materials or large appliances will be accepted. Team members will unload the items from vehicles. Money will be raised on a donation basis and all money will benefit the Relay For Life of Williamsport.

Master class to benefit Relay

The St. Michael’s Relay For Life team will hold a “Kick your Butt” master class from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fitness Factory gym. The cost is $7 and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The class will be an overall body workout.

Relay team to hold bowling party

Team Ralph Alberts will hold a pizza, pins and pop party at Faxon Lanes on Sunday. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. The two-hour bowling party will include shoe rental. For more information call Sherry Paul at 971-8406.

Relay yard sale

A yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at Hillside Senior Living, 2725 Four Mile Drive, Montoursville. Food will be available and the sale will be in the activity room and on the front porch.

Relay-wide yard sale

The Relay For Life of Williamsport annual yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 in the Divine Providence Hospital auditorium. Approximately 10 teams will be selling items including clothing, jewelry, toys, holiday decorations, hot dogs and baked goods. All money raised will benefit the Relay For Life of Williamsport and the American Cancer Society.

Little League yard sale

The Little League Intentional Walkers Relay For Life team will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at Little League Recreational Hall. Donations items will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3. All money raised will benefit the Relay For Life of Williamsport.

5K run to benefit Relay

The American Cancer Society 5K Hike Walk Run Trek event will be held at 10 a.m. May 4 at Rider Park off of Warrensville Road. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in seven different age groups. Registration is $25. To register, visit, call 326-4149, or register the day of the event.

Relay team to hold hot dog roast

The Sears Cancer Stompers Relay For Life team will hold a hot dog roast from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 5 at Sears at the Lycoming Mall. All money raised will benefit the Relay For Life of Tri-Town.

Relay team to hold bake sale

The Sears Cancer Stompers Relay For Life team will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 11 at Sears at the Lycoming Mall. All money raised will benefit the Relay For Life of Tri-Town.

Community Corner

Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild to hold meeting

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

Ann Diseroad will present a lecture about the efforts of women throughout the U.S. during the Civil War. Ann is a retired librarian and local historian in Bloomsburg.

She serves on the board of the Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society and works with the Barton House at the Bloomsburg Fair to provide a living history experience for visitors. Her lectures, workshops, articles and cemetery tours have a popular following.

Members are reminded to bring their BOMs for March and April.

The March BOM is Four Patch Nine and the April BOM is Prairie Queen. Instructions are on the website.

This teaching guild is always open to new members and welcomes any guests.

For more information about the guild, visit www.susqvalleyquil or call 547-1940.

Church to hold free lunch for retirees

Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., will serve a free lunch for retirees starting at noon, Friday. All retirees are welcome and free-will donations are accepted.

Notre Dame Club to sponsor prayer breakfast

The Greater Williamsport Notre Dame Club will sponsor a prayer breakfast on May 5.

Guest Speaker will be the Rev. Brian Van Fossen, pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Following the 8 a.m. mass at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, a breakfast buffet will be offered at Young Men’s Democratic Club, 230 East St. at 9:30 am. Cost is $7.50 per person.

Call 433-3751 for reservations by April 29.

Free community shredding day

A free community shredding day by Keystone Mobile Shredding will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 448 River Ave. Acceptable items to be shredded include financial statements, tax records and other sensitive documents.

Yard sale to benefit Relay For Life

Never Tucker’d Out Relay For Life team will hold a bake sale at the Nisbet yard sales from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 219 Cohick Dr. The team will be selling hot dogs, soda, water and baked goods.

Community Corner

Woolrich Little League opening day

WOOLRICH -Woolrich Little League will hold their opening day starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Baseball and softball games begin at 12:30 p.m.

Events include progressive 50/50 with drawing at 5 p.m., kid’s activities at noon, home run derby, concession stand specials and an appearance by “Dugout” at noon.

Visit woolrichlittle for information.

Ross Library to hold quilting program

LOCK?HAVEN – The Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., will hold “Inspirations in Quilting” at 7 p.m. Monday.

The event will be held in Gross Room A, on the third floor of the library.

Local quilt-shop owner Lu Ann Baskin will be teaching basic quilting techniques, showing her work and demonstrating how to make a quilt.

Lu Ann owns Inspirations Quilt Shop in Jersey Shore.

To register or ask about the event, call 748-3321 or email

Women’s Club to hold luncheon

MILL?HALL?- The theme for the April 24 luncheon of the Lock Haven Christian Women’s Club is “Easee Entertaining.”

The luncheon begins at noon at Aungst’s Banquet Facility, 3169 Eagle Valley Road.

The cost of $12 per person includes lunch, entertainment, inspirational speaker and free parking.

All area women are invited. Ladies attending the luncheon are asked to use the side parking lot.

The feature for the day will be “Entertaining Tips.”

Sue Powlus, local beautician and decorator will provide a presentation on easy entertaining with planning and decorating tips. Angi Simcox, local soloist, will perform.

Carol Ann Gleason will share “The Cheerful Message.”

Reservations may be made by Monday by calling Helma at 748-8859, Betty at 893-1673, or emailing lockhaven

Complimentary child care is available and must be requested at the time reservations are made.

Community Corner

Detachment to hold meeting

The Monthly detachment meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the detachment headquarters, 507 Cemetery St.

The meeting is open to active duty and honorably discharged Marines and Navy corpsmen.

For more information call 323-9900.

First Ward to hold indoor yard sale

First Ward Fire Co., 573 Hastings, South Williamsport, will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fire company social hall.

Today is the last day they will be accepting donation.

Proceeds will benefit the Lycoming Animal Protection Society.

For more information, call Flo Snyder at 458-0282 or 204-7003.

AC Moore to hold Make and Take event

PENNSDALE – AC Moore, 529 Lycoming Mall Circle, will hold a free Make and Take event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees will make foam Easter Seals Acts for Autism Creative Hands name signs.

Dance society to hold ballroom dance

The Susquehanna Ballroom Dance Society will sponsor their monthly ballroom dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Divine Providence Auditorium.

Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The cost for the dance is $10 per person, which includes snacks, non-alcoholic drinks. The event is BYOB?and non-smoking.

Attire is semi-formal: jacket and tie for men and dress or pant suit for women.

Each month, 50 percent of the proceeds are given to the Hospital Auxiliary Cancer Center.

For more information call 368-1119 or 220-6468 or visit www.williams

Relay to hold Bark For Life event

The Relay For Life of Jersey Shore and the American Cancer Society will hold the Bark For Life of Jersey Shore from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Antes Fort Village Park.

Dogs and their owners are invited to the event that supports the Relay for Life of Jersey Shore in an effort to stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

Bark For Life is an event that encourages activism and participation in the fight against cancer.

For more information email Danielle at dmalgi or call 326-4149.

Community Corner

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild

to hold April meeting

WELLSBORO – The April meeting of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center at 134 Main St.

After a business meeting and a show and tell of members’ recent quilt projects, longtime guild member Marjory Harris, from Armenia Mountain, will present a trunk show of the many quilts she has made. Harris is known for the hand quilting that she does on her projects.

On April 27, the guild will have a Charity Outreach Day as part of National Volunteer Month. Members will make quilts for CONCERN, a local foster care program. Interested quilters may sign up at the meeting to reserve a space. Members also may sign up for a bus trip to Quilt Odyssey in Hershey on July 26.

Next month Guild members will be treated to national lecturer, Gyleen Fitzgerald. She will present her program “Going in Circles” on May 17, and do a full-day workshop on May 18.

All meetings are open to the public. Quilters of all abilities are invited to join the guild at any time. For more information visit www.moun or call Brenda at 724-7837.

Boy Scouts of America

to hold monthly meeting

JERSEY?SHORE?- Boy Scouts of America will hold their monthly round table meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St.

The meeting is for all registered leaders. Provided is important information for the leaders to use in their units. Parents are welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information about this and other events, contact the council office at 326-5121, ext. 102.

Community Corner

Winery to hold fashion show

Bastress Mountain Winery, 5451 Route 654, will hold a fashion show at the winery presented by Maurices clothing store from noon to 4 p.m. today.

There will be shopping, wine and vendors and crafters. The runway show will begin at 1 p.m.

For more information call Jessica at 745-2332.

AC Moore to hold treat pop demo

PENNSDALE – AC Moore, 529 Lycoming Mall Circle, will hold a free Wilton Treat Pop demo from 1 to 3 p.m. today.

American Legion to hold Customer Appreciation Day

The Lock Haven American Legion Post 131, 20 S. Grove St., will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day open house Sunday.

There will be free food and door prizes from 1 to 5 p.m. and Stonehedge will provide music from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bring a new member in to sign-up or rejoin.

Herb Guild to hold meeting

“Herbs that Attract Butterflies” will be the topic at the Herb Guild’s meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, at Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Fourth St.

Presenter will be Sandy Murray, master gardener and guild member. Recipes using these herbs will also be available.

The public is welcome to attend.

Community Corner

National Library Week at Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN – For National Library Week, today through April 20, the Ross Library will be offering “Blind Date With A Book.”

Books will be placed on display and patrons may choose one and check it out. The books will be wrapped in paper so the contents are a surprise. Each book will have a few words describing it, such as “suspense” or “sci-fi,” but no indication as to the author or plot.

Patrons may check out a book, take it home and unwrap it, and see what they have. This will be a way to discover a new title or author, and try new things.

For more information, contact the library at 748-3321, email ross13@ross, or stop by the library at 232 W. Main St.

The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a member of the PA Forward Initiative and the Clinton County United Way.

Hughesville library to hold book signing

The Hughesville Area Public Library, 145 S. Fifth St., will hold a book signing with author Raymond Howlett from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Countryside Contra Dancers to hold dance

LEWISBURG – he Countryside Contra Dancers will hold a Contra Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. Fifth St.

Calling this month is Hilton Baxter, with music by Black Bear Crossing. New England Contra Dance is a traditional dance form rooted in Irish, English and Scottish jigs, reels and waltzes.

Contra dancing is easy and energetic, mostly involving a smooth walking step.

All dances are taught or called, with the basic figures taught from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Newcomers of all ages are welcome, with or without a partner. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and soft soled, non-marking shoes.

Admission is $8 for adults $5 for students with current ID and anyone under the age of 18 is free. Those under 16 must be accompanied by guardian.

For more information call Betsy or Jeff at 524-2104.

‘Drive Out Cancer’ car to appear at ACS events

The red 2002 Ford Mustang, which has been designated as the 2013 “Drive Out Cancer” car, has a full summer schedule of appearances. Donated by Selinsgrove Ford, raffle tickets are selling for $1 each with all proceeds going to American Cancer Society’s area Relay For Life events.

The following is the April schedule of appearances. Tickets will be on sale at each of these events.

8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s in Lewisburg, Dreaming of a Cure’s Pancake Breakfast.

8 to 10 a.m. April 20, Applebee’s in Selinsgrove, Survivors/Caregivers Pancake Breakfast.

4 to 7 p.m. April 20, Lickety Split in Lewisburg for Susquehanna Valley CARTS car cruise-in.

2 to 4 p.m. April 24, Volunteer Appreciation at American Cancer Society office in Selinsgrove.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, Bark For Life at Brown Ave. Park in Milton.

12:30 p.m. April 28, Southern Columbia Relay For Life Bingo at the Elysburg Fire Hall.

Community Corner

Garden club to hold meeting

Rita Bower, DuBoistown Garden Club president, will present a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

Installation of officers and a catered dinner will follow the meeting.

Hostess co-chairs are Rebecca Stark and Mary Lou Missigman.

Committee members are Barbara Barnes, Beverly Stroble, Tanga Brown, Betty Welliver, Edna Schooley, Rosalie Miller, Ida Mae Young, Susan Miller and Julie Griffiths.

DAR to hold meeting today

The Lycoming Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon meeting at noon today at the Womans’ Club of Williamsport, 414 Walnut St.

Hostesses will be Lucille Weaver and Gloria Thomas. Mr. Robert Kane will present the program about the Rowley House Museum.

The three story brick home built in 1888 and designed by Eber Culver is one of the finest Queen Anne homes in Pennsylvania.

The house was built for E. A. Rowley, one of the wealthiest men in Pennsylvania at that time.

Community Corner

Muncy library to hold kite making class

MUNCY – Kite making with Dave Bross has been rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the library.

Reservations will be taken for half-hour time slots. All ages are welcome, however parents must stay with their children if under five. The activity is sponsored by the Friends of Muncy Public Library and is free to the public. To register, call the library at 546-5014.

Relay team to hold Zumba fundraiser

Never Tucker’d Out Relay For Life team will hold a zumba event fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 at South Williamsport Area High School.

The event is $10 and will be held in memory of Helen Tucker. There also will be a silent gift basket auction.

All proceeds will benefit the Relay For Life of Williamsport and the American Cancer Society.

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Fire department to hold basket and cash bingo

Plunketts Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a basket and cash bingo on Saturday.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and early bird game starts at 12:45 p.m.

Cost is $20 for 20 games, specials and raffles are extra. Lunch will be available.

Call 478-2681 or 478-4196 for more information.

Railroad Club to hold Spring Train Meet

MILL HALL – The Clinton Central Model Railroad Club will hold their annual Spring Train Meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mill Hall Volunteer Firehall, Route 64, on Water Street.

Income raised by the event will provide future layout expansion, train station maintenance and other projects underway at the club’s home located in the former New York Central Railroad Station in Castanea.

Activities for the show include dealers providing new and used model railroad trains and equipment, repair parts and model cars, trucks, old toys, and buildings.

Complimentary door prizes will be called hourly. Club items such as hats, patches and decals will be available. Admission fee of $3 adult and $4 for a family will be charged at the door. For more information, call Jim Hill at 726-6826.

Women’s golf league at White Deer golf course

MONTGOMERY – All women interested in golfing are invited to join a league at the White Deer golf course, 352 Allenwood Camp Lane, on Tuesday mornings starting April 9.

All levels of players are welcome and a mentor program is offered for those who are not used to the 18-hole golf course.

There are tournaments with other golf courses in the area and within the league. The season runs from April 9 through the second week in October, but players may come and go as their schedule allows.

Interested players should contact wdwgapa for more information.

Valley View Nursing Center anniversary celebration

Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, invites all to attend a 20th anniversary celebration at 2 p.m. April 10.

Festivities include refreshments of hors d’oeuvres, cake and icecream, live music, door prizes and more.

Non-perishable food items will be accepted and then gifted to a food bake in the community.