Community corner

Roads to Freedom fundraiser at Five Below

MUNCY – A fundraising event to benefit Roads to Freedom will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Five Below, at the Lycoming Crossing Plaza.

Ten percent of all purchases made during the event will be donated to Independent Living Services when an event flyer is presented at the register.

Free lacrosse clinic to be held

JERSEY SHORE – The Lycoming County Youth Lacrosse Association will sponsor a free lacrosse clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Gym of Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St.

The clinic will be for youths age 7 through 14.

For more information, visit the Lycoming Lumberjax Facebook page or email

“Pedestrian on Wheels” safety event to be held

The “Pedestrian on Wheels” safety event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Center for Independent Living, 24 E. Third St.

The event will feature demonstrations and safety information in a bingo format to educate power chair uses on safety. Light refreshments, safety items and door prizes will be offered.

Participation is free. Those interested are asked to register at the Center for Independent Living by calling 327-9070.

Strobels Sewing Center to hold events

The Strobels Sewing Center, 201 Basin St., will hold the following events in the month of October:

6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 – Basic Quilting Skills Block 3 class.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 12 – Toes in the Sand Block of the Month.

1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 – Mill Girls Block of the Month.

6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 – Basic Quilting Skills attaching borders class.

1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 – Basic Quilting Skills attaching borders class.

6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 – Hand piecing group meeting.

6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 – Introduction to machine quilting class

1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 – Introduction to machine quilting class.

For more information or to register for classes, call 322-7774.

Country Terrace Personal Care to hold open house

WELLSBORO – Country Terrace Personal Care will hold an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at its facility at 1919 Shumway Hill Road to commemorate its 20th Anniversary.

Facility tours will be offered during the event, featuring model rooms and the opportunity to meet with residents and staff.

Heritage Society to hold 32nd Heritage Days

TURBOTVILLE – The Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society will hold its 32nd annual Heritage Days from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, at 246 Warrior Run Blvd behind the Warrior Run High School Complex.

The event will feature hundreds of period costumed crafters, tradesmen and demonstrators explaining the skills used in central Pa. daily life from 1770 to 1870. There will also be wagon rides, music, crafts and foods prepared on open hearths and antique cook stoves. The Battle of Fort Freeland will be reenacted.

There will be an admission fee.

Octoberfest to be held in Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE – The 2nd annual Octoberfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Gazebo Park, S. Main St.

The event will feature craft and food vendors, a hay ride, a hot dog eating contest, chinese auction, 50/50 drawings and children’s events. Fair Play Brass will play music and the YMCA will host a pumpkin carving contest. Jersey Shore Culinary Arts will be serving food.

Any businesses or clubs interested in participating should contact Christine Brown at 398-1513.

Autumn Fest at Woodridge Farm

The first Autumn Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Woodridge Farm, 545 Biddle Rd.

The event will feature food, games, music, hayrides, pumpkin painting and other children’s activities. There will be free equine demonstrations on braiding, tack cleaning, show prep, farrier, equine massage, and more.

There will be a used tack sale, silent auction and country style living vendors. Proceeds will benefit “I Ride 4 Life” at Woodridge Farm in affiliation with “Partners to a Promise,” a program designed to offer horse experience to youth going through hardships, at-risk youth and low income families.

For more information, call 435-2105.

Community corner

Round and square dance to be held

A round and square dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd.

Fall festival celebration

The Masonic Family of Jersey Shore will host a fall festival celebration 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 29, behind the Lodge building at 201 S. Main St.

Activities will include, two days of food, entertainment, craft booths, a variety of vendors, games and much more.

For more information, visit or contact Tom Cusick at 337-3529.

Hospital car show and Autumn Fest

The Divine Providence Hospital will hold an auxiliary car show and Autumn Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the parking lot in front of the hospital.

A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. in the hospital cafeteria.

The event will feature cars, awards, food, DJ and live entertainment, kid’s corner, Hunter’s Screening and a special visit by “Towmater,” a tow truck fashioned after a tomato.

Historical Society to hold meeting

BLOOMING GROVE – The Blooming Grove Historical Society fall meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Dunkard Meeting House in Hepburn Township.

The program for the meeting will be “The Waltz Heritage of Blooming Grove.”

The program will highlight one of the first families of the Blooming Grove Settlement.

The meeting is open and free to the public.

Montgomery senior citizens to hold dinner

MONTGOMERY – Montgomery area senior citizens will meet for a catered dinner at 12 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road.

Reservations are required and should be made before Sept. 27 by calling 547-1953.

Guests should bring tableservice and an item to support the local food bank.

A blood pressure clinic will be available. Entertainment for the dinner will be The Popcorn Man.

Military Museum to hold lecture

BOALSBURG – The Pennsylvania Military Museum will host Penn State professor Dr. Carol Reardon for a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 51 Boal Ave.

Dr. Reardon will present “After Gettysburg The Battle Dead and the Families they Left Behind.”

Fall Fest and 10 mile yard sale

The Fall Fest and 10 mile yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 from Buttonwood exit to Sebring exit and 414 East and West.

The event will feature over 60 yard sales, food including apple dumplings, Mr. Sticky’s and chicken barbecue.

Maps for the event will be available the week before the yard sale at Sammy’s Market in Liberty and also in Buttonwood and the bank in dowtown Liberty the day of the event.

Community Corner

Canton Kid’s Movie Club to hold meeting

CANTON – The first meeting of the Canton Kid’s Movie Club will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Canton Green Free Library, 38 N. Center St. The club will be screening “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Membership is free, and members will receive a membership card after they attend their first movie. No reservations are required and children of all ages can participate. Movie snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Jodi Wesneski at 673-4651 or in the evening call Karen Robertson at 673-3194.

Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild to meet

PENNSDALE – The next meeting for the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Villiage Road.

The program for the evening will be a presentation by Jill Shaw from 118 Fabrics on what to do with accumulated scraps.

Members should bring their BOM’s for both the months of August and September.

Patterns and guidelines are available on the guild’s website.

For more information, visit www.susqvalley or call 547-1940.

Relay For Life team to hold fall yard sale

COGAN STATION – St. Michael’s Angels Relay For Life team will hold their fall yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 28 at the Quiggleville Community Hall, Route 973.

Donations in good condition will be accepted at the hall from 6 to 8 p.m. through Thursday.

All proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society.

Yard sale to be held at Bowman Field

The Williamsport Crosscutters will be hosting the annual fall community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bowman Field.

More than 40 vendors will be set up in the parking lot of Bowman Field selling crafts, antiques and collectibles, new items, household goods, flea market items and food.

Vending space is availble for a fee.

Vendors forms can be downloaded at or space can be reserved by calling 326-3389.

Society to host Civil War historian

The Lycoming County Genealogical Society will host Civil War historian and re-enactor Barry Stocker at their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room of the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St.

Stocker will present The History of the Repasz Band. The program is free and open to the public.

Trout Run UMC to hold barbecue

TROUT RUN – A chicken barbecue will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Trout Run United Methodist Church, Route 14.

There will be a fee for the meal that will include half chicken, a baked potato, cole slaw, dinner roll, beverage and homemade desserts.

Community Corner

Kiwanis to sponsor chicken barbecue

MILL HALL – The Mill Hall Kiwanis will sponsor a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Mill Hall Park.

There will be a fee for a meal that will include half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and a roll and butter. The meal will be take out only. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Salvation Army.

For more information, call the Salvation Army at 748-2951.

Doll, bear and miniature show to be held

LAWRENCEVILLE?- A doll, bear and miniature show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Lawrenceville Fire Department on Route 15.

A donation is requested and children under 12 are free. There will be a door prize, informal appraisals and lunch will be available.

For more information call 537-2253.

Masons car show

WATSONTOWN – The Watsontown Masonic Lodge 410 will hold a pig roast and car/bike show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the masonic pavilion, Eighth Street Drive.

A lunch buffet will be held from noon to 3 p.m. There is a fee to register each vehicle and for tickets.

There will be new classification categories, which will be judged by attendees.

For more information, call 428-3635.

Historical Society to hold event

MONTGOMERY – The Montgomery Area Historical Society will hold an event related to the history of the McNett family and the Radio Corral with doors opening at 12 p.m. Sunday at the Clinton Township Fire Co. Social Hall. The band will play at 2 p.m.

For more information contact Dot McNett at 547-6928.

Couples ballroom dance class to be held

St. John’s School of the Arts will offer a ballroom dance class for couples on Monday nights this fall. Beginner East Coast swing is offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Samba is offered from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Remaining class dates are Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25 at St. John’s School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St.

Instructors are Gary and Bonnie Glidewell. To register or for more information, contact the School of Arts office at 327-5575.

Cub and Boy Scouts to hold open house

JERSEY SHORE – Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop 31 will hold an open house for boys in first grade to age 17 at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Jersey Shore YMCA, 826 Allegheny St.

For more information, contact scoutmaster Ben Zinck at 398-4027 or Kelly Schweikart at 398-3543.

Library to hold events

McEWENSVILLE – The Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library will host the following events.

– 1 p.m. Thursday – Free e-books workshop.

– 11 a.m. Sept. 25 – Preschool story time on poison prevention.

– 6 p.m. Sept. 25 – Teen program on healthy eating.

– 6 p.m. Sept. 26 – Free eBooks workshop.

– 11 a.m. Oct. 2 – Preschool story time on fire safety.

– 6:20 p.m. Oct. 3 – Quilters group.

For more information contact the library at 538-1381.

Fall rummage sale fundraiser to be held

DuBOISTOWN – The women of the DuBoistown United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St.

All proceeds will go to missions. Lunch will be available.

Free lunch for retirees to be served

A free lunch for retirees will be served at 12 p.m. Sept. 27 at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. All retirees are welcome.

Community Corner

Corps League to hold monthly meeting and sale

The monthly Williamsport Detachment Marine Corps League meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Detachment Headquarters, 507 Cemetery St.

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

Call 323-9900 with any questions.

The league also will hold a hot dog and soda sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gander Mountain, 66 Mall Parkway, Muncy.

SOS dance to be held

ALLENWOOD – The September SOS dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at Warrior Run Social Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. for meet and greet.

There is a fee for admission. Food and drinks will be provided at the dance.

For more information, call Dottie Blanchard at 323-1513 or Judie McLaughlin at 745-3655.

Fish supper to be held

LAIRDSVILLE – A fish supper will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lairdsville Fire Hall, 143 School Ln.

Elimsport Community Fall Festival

ALLENWOOD – The seventh Annual Elimsport Community Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Elimsport United Methodist Church grounds, Route 44.

The festival will kick off with a parade and feature food, free kids games and vendors.

The McNett Country Band will perform from 2 to 4 p.m.

Susquehanna Ballroom Dance Society to hold dance

The Susquehanna Ballroom Dance Society is holding their monthly ballroom dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Divine Providence Hospital in the auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The recorded music provided is suitable for ballroom dancers of all levels. There will be a fee which includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

The event is non-smoking and attire is semi-formal. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the Hospital Auxiliary Cancer Center.

For more information, call 368-1119 or 220-6468 or visit

Community Corner

LAPS to hold

book sale

A book sale to benefit the Lycoming Animal Protection Society will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Ward Fire Co., 573 Hastings Street. A large selection of both hardback and paperback books will be available.

Handicap parking, drop off and pick up will be available at the door.

Additional parking will be available in the Fire Co. parking lot behind the Fire Co. and across the street in the AAA parking lot.

Slifer House Museum

to hold events

LEWISBURG – The Slifer House Museum, 80 Magnolia Dr., will host the following events for the month of September:

10 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday – Rummage Sale. Sale will include china, silver, books, games, jewelry, artwork, collectibles, small appliances, home decor, athletic equipment and more.

All proceeds will benefit the museum.

2 p.m. Sept. 29 – Multimedia Civil War presentation.

“Leaves Driven Before the Storm: The Civil War Service of the Seven Kline Brothers of the West” will be presented by local historian and reenactor Stan Zellers.

Call 524-2245 for reservations.

Countryside Contra

Dancers dance

LEWISBURG – There will be a Countryside Contra Dancers dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday at Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. Fifth St.

There is a cost for the dance. Basic figures will be taught from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

UCT to hold trip to

wildlife park

The United Commercial Travelers Williamsport Chapter will be going on a wildlife trip on Saturday to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Halifax.

There is a cost for the trip.

For more information, call Frank Sherman 326-2916 or Susan Villella at 971-1172.

Milton Model Train Museum to open

MILTON – The Milton Model Train Museum will be open for viewing during the Milton Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 21 at 139 S. Front St.

All-you-can-eat breakfast to be held

LAIRDSVILLE – An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lairdsville Fire Hall, 143 School Ln.

Garden Club

to hold meeting

The Loyalsock Garden Club with hold its September meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Faxon-Kenmar Church, 1225 Clayton Ave.

Sharon Miller of S.M. Miller Greenhouse will do a demonstration of a dish garden.

She will also have plants from her greenhouse for sale.

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to hold meeting

WELLSBORO – The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its September meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center, 134 Main St.

The meeting will focus on the transfer of duties to new officers.

The guild will celebrate its 15th birthday party with activities focusing on getting to know the members of the guild. Birthday cake will be served.

For more information, visit the guild website at or call Brenda at 724-7837.

Williamsport Herb Guild to hold meeting

The Williamsport Herb Guild will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Monday at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Fourth St.

The topic will be growing garlic and alliums. Herb Guild member Trudy Stryker will be the presenter.

The public is invited to attend.

Community Corner

Library to hold events

McEWENSVILLE – The Warrior Run Library will hold the following events:

11 a.m. Sept. 11 – Preschool story time.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 – “Reach Out and Touch Someone” skype program. Call to sign up.

6 p.m. Sept. 12 – eBook workshop for iPads and Androids.

6 p.m. Sept. 16 – Worldwide Knitters meeting.

1 p.m. Sept. 24 – eBook workshop for Kindle.

2 p.m. Sept. 24 – eBook workshop for Kindle Fire.

6 p.m. Sept. 25 – Teen Program on healthy eating

6 p.m. Sept. 26 – eBook workshop for Kindle.

7 p.m. Sept. 26 – eBook workshop for Kindle Fire.

10 a.m. Oct. 12 – Fall decorating workshop. Registration required.

For more information, call 538-1381.

Diabetes class offered

JERSEY SHORE – Penn State Extension will hold a Dining with Diabetes class from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning on Sept. 12 at the Jersey Shore Hospital, 1020 Thompson St. The group will meet once a week for five weeks. To register call at 433-3040 or visit

DuBoistown Garden Club meeting

DUBOISTOWN – The Duboistown Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the St. Lawrence Church Hall, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

The program will feature guest speaker Bill Bower, a retired Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer. Hostesses for the evening will be Irene Coolidge and Kitty Hofer. The committee includes Cindy Belles, Rita Bower, Diane Cramer, Julie Griffith, Bonita Hulin, Mary Lou Missigman, Beverly Stroble and Elizabeth Strotter.

Wyoming Civil War Roundtable to meet

DALLAS, Pa. – The Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway.

William Kashatus, a local historian, educator and writer, will present his program on “A Trial of Principle and Faith; Lincoln, the Quakers and Civil War”. Kashatus spent 15 years as a history teacher in Philadelphia’s Quaker schools before teaching at Penn and West Chester Universities. He currently teaches at Luzerne County Community College.

All are welcome to attend. The Roundtable is accepting new members with a donation.

For more information, call John at 675-8936.