Lifestyle Briefs

Herdic House to host evening to benefit land conservation

Local “celebrities” are digging out mixed-drink guides and practicing tray balancing talents in preparation for the annual Celebrity Waiter Night at the Peter Herdic House restaurant, 407 W. Fourth St.

During the evening of March 7, regular Herdic House staff will be replaced by local community leaders. Those community leaders donate the tips they earn to the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy.

This year, Tony Nardi, of Fish Real Estate, will mix drinks at the bar. In the dining room, Brian Brooking, of Woodlands Bank; Jerry Walls, community volunteer; Mark Shuman, of Clear Channel Radio; Judge Tom Raup, former Lycoming County judge; Mark Murawski, Lycoming County Planning; Marc Annicelli, of James Wood Co.; and Barry Stiger, of Pennsylvania College of Technology; will serve guests and provide entertainment. Rick Mason, of the state Department of Transportation, will take photographs and singing upon request.

Dinner reservations can be made by calling the Herdic House at 570-322-0165.

Packwood House to participate in ‘Raise the Region’

LEWISBURG – Packwood House Museum will participate in the second Raise the Region campaign, organized by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, to help communities in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

Raise the Region 2014 is a “unique, online giving event that provides an opportunity for people who care about their community to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.”

Last year, the campaign raised more than $800,000 for the region. This year’s campaign is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. March 12, and will run through 11:59 pm March 13.

Museum supporters interested in participating in this fundraiser can visit and select Packwood House Museum as the organization they would like to support.

Donations to the Museum also can help raise additional support for them by qualifying them for monetary prizes. All gifts are tax deductible.

For more information on Raise the Region 2014, visit or call 866-901-2372.

For more information on Packwood House Museum, its exhibits, or its programs, call the museum at 570-524-0323 or email info@packwood

Mud Bog to be held for Children’s Miracle Network

MORRIS – A Mud Bog will be held at 9 a.m. April 26 at 313 Jonnie R. Road with the proceeds benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

Jeeps, trucks, SUVs and other four-wheeled vehicles are invited to participate.

In addition, an Easter egg hunt will be held for children and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

There is a cost to participate in the event.

For more information, call 570-404-2179 or visit the event on Facebook at mudders.

The funds raised by the event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.

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Rummage sale to be held

A rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. Proceeds will benefit the MOPS group. For a donation, attendees will be able to enter at 7:30 p.m.

Hope for Hayze event to be held

LAMAR – Hope for Hayze, a fundraising effort, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown Hills Tavern, 717 Brown Hills Road. Ten percent of all food and drink orders will be donated. Two baskets will be raffled off. One basket includes spa themed items and the other outdoor items. T-shirts and wristbands will be for sale.

There will be entertainment and drink specials will span through the day.

Memorial spaghetti dinner to be held

ALLENWOOD – A spaghetti dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Warrior Run Area Fire Department Social Hall, 196 White Deer Ave. It will be all-you-can-eat dinner. There will be a cost for the dinner to benefit the family of Peyton Andricak, who died at five months old. All money raised will help pay Peyton Andricak’s medical bills. Donations can be mailed to the firehouse by making sure funds are designated for Peyton’s Memorial Fund.

Women’s self defense class to be held

A women’s self defense class will be held by Shihan Steve Hunter from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at The Total Sports and Activity Center, 310 Elmira St.

Classes will take place every Monday. Loose clothing is recommended. For more information, call Hunter at 570-651-9688.

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Notre Dame club meeting to be held

The Notre Dame Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Young Men’s Democratic Club, 230 East St. The guest speaker will be Dean Kriebel, talking about “Andrew’s Special Kids Foundation.” Meetings are open to the public.

Garden Club meeting to be held

McEWENSVILLE – The McEwensville Garden Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today at The Community Hall, 2576 Susquehanna Trail. The program will be “Wildlife Habitat” by Ken of Ken’s Cattails. Hostesses will be Edwena Eger, Julie Cahill and Kathy Foreman.

Bullying prevention event to be held

MANSFIELD – A program called “Lead the Way: Bullying and Teen Dating Violence Prevention” will be held today at Holy Child Church, 242 S. Main St.

Daisy Jeliss-Benet, outreach coordinator of HAVEN, will focus on healthy relationships. This event is open to the public.

For more information, call Mary Fahsbender at 570-724-7977.

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Garden club to hold meeting

MONTOURSVILLE – The first monthly meeting of the Montoursville Garden Club will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. The meeting will be followed by “Monet’s Garden,” an armchair tour of the famous artist’s gardens in Giverney, France, presented by Barbara Gallagher, former garden club president. Refreshments will be provided. The meeting is open to the public.

Montgomery House

Library events to be held

The Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library will hold the following events.

Preschool Story Time – 11 a.m., Wednesday and Feb. 12. The theme for the first date will be Senses. The theme for the second will be Teddy Bear Tea for Valentine’s Day.

Board of directors meeting – 6:30 p.m., Thursday. The board of directors will meet at the Watson Inn. All meetings are open to the public unless stated otherwise.

Quilters – 6:30 p.m., Thursday and Feb. 13. An experienced quilter will share her knowledge, patterns and skill with others wanting to learn this age-old craft.

Bank on Books – 11 a.m., Friday. Bank on Books is sponsored by the Turbotville National Bank. Each month an employee provides stories, creative activities and a snack for preschoolers.

Gadget Help – Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 15. The Montgomery House Library will offer help to use the device and connect to the Internet, manage the library account online and download free books from ebranch2go.

Book Discussion Group – 7 p.m., Feb. 11. The book of the night will be “A week in Winter,” by Maeve Binchy.

iPads, Kindle Fires, Androids and eBooks – 6 p.m., Feb. 13. Discover ebranch2go and learn how to manage the ebook account. Registration is required.

For more information, call 538-1381, email direc or visit

Relay team to hold bake sale

The Cancer Crushing Pants Relay For Life team will hold a bake sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Montoursville. All money raised will benefit the Relay For Life of Williamsport and the American Cancer Society.