Lifestyle briefs

Plant sale to be held at Lewisburg Community Garden

LEWISBURG – A plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday 3 at the Lewisburg Community Garden, at the intersection of St. Anthony and Water streets.

Plants for sale will include several varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, herb plants and flowers, organically grown in the Bucknell University Greenhouse. A complete list of plants is available on the Lewisburg Community Garden website.

There is a cost for the plants, payable by cash or check only. All proceeds benefit the Lewisburg Community Garden.

For more information about the plant sale, visit the Lewisburg Community Garden website or contact Stacey Sommerfield, assistant director of service learning at Bucknell University, by email at or by phone at 570-577-3928.

‘Mad Hatter’ tea party to be held at Children’s Museum

BLOOMSBURG – A Mad Hatter Tea Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St.

Children and their families may visit the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum to celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea party Mad Hatter style. Crafts and refreshments will be available. There will be a cost for the tea party. Wear a wild hat for $1 off admission.

For more information, visit or call 570-389-9209.

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Mayflower meeting to be held

LEWISBURG – The spring Mayflower meeting of the Susquehanna Colony will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 at La Primavera Italiano Ristorante, 2593 Olde Turnpike Road. It will include an election of officers and there will be a cost for the meeting.

For more information or to register, call 570-323-4308 or 570-323-0227.

Montgomery House Library events

McEWENSVILLE – The Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, 20 Church St., will hold the following events.

Preschool Story Time – 11 a.m. Wednesday. The theme will be Kindergarten Readiness.

Quilters – 6:30 p.m. Thursday and May 1. Local quilter will share her knowledge and experience with others.

Gadget Help – from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and May 3. Receive help using the device to connect to the Internet, manage the library account online and download free books from ebranch2go.

Knitters – 6 p.m. April 28. The knitting group will share patterns, skill and experiences with others.

Books for Babies – 11 a.m. April 29. This story time is for children ages newborn to 3 years. Children will learn to adapt to and explore new surroundings and social situations.

Preschool Story Time – 11 a.m. April 30. The theme will be Mother Goose.

Board of Directors meeting – 6:30 p.m. May 1. Meetings are held at the Watson Inn’s East Room. All meetings are open to the public.

Bank on Books – 11 a.m. May 2. This event will be presented by Turbotville Bank. A bank employee provides stories, crafts and a snack.

Herb Planter Workshop – 10 a.m. May 3. Roz Yannaccone, Vicki Egli and Lisa Aunkst will help make the patio planter. They will provide the basics: the container, soil and herbs. The attendee will receive information on how to care for the plants and tips on harvesting. The workshop will also include cooking and baking tips, as well as recipes. If a planter is not available, a black plastic pot will be provided.

For more information, contact the library at 570-538-1381, email or visit

Second Chance Animal Sanctuary to hold annual chili cook-off

WELLSBORO – The Second Chance Animal Sanctuary annual chili cook-off will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Rockwells, Shumway Hill Road. There will be a cost for the cook-off due to a taster fee. There will be vendors and music. All proceeds will benefit Second Chance.

For more information, call 888-724-6188 or visit

Montoursville Garden Club to hold afternoon spring tea

The Montoursville Garden Club will hold an afternoon spring tea at 12:30 p.m. May 1 for members and their guests of the club. The tea will be followed by a brief meeting and a program presented by Karen Ruhl, owner of Special Occasions on Washington Boulevard on the “Tips and Tricks of Judging a Flower Show.”

The hostesses for the tea are Ruth Kissell and Mary Jane Kaiser with committee members Nancy Machinski, Lillian Horn, Linda Bowersox, Ursula Hiller, Jean Beard, and Ruth Knoebel. There is a cost for the tea and attendees are asked to wear their favorite hat.

The club also will hold a tree planting and special dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. April 25 at the General John Burrows Historical Society.

Sun-Gazette Pet Photo Contest Info

Submissions for the Sun-Gazette Pet Photo Contest have ended. Thanks to all who entered!

See the?Sunday Lifestyle section on April 27 or on Facebook to vote on nominees!

Three winners who receive the most votes will be announced in the Sunday, May 4 Lifestyle section, and will be given a prize.

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Williamsport Herb Guild to hold meeting

The Williamsport Herb Guild meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 21 at Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Fourth St.

Keith Phelps of Country Farm and Home Gift and Garden Center in Mifflinburg will give a talk and demonstration on herb container gardening. There will be a fee for the “make and take” herb garden container.

Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild meeting to be held

PENNSDALE – The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 25 at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road.

Gyleen Fitzgerald will present the lecture and trunk show “Make Mine with Scraps.” Members can sign up for her workshop to be held on April 26, “Trash to Treasure Pineapples.”

Fitzgerald’s book and pineapple tool will be available for sale at the workshop. Members wishing to attend the workshop will be charged a fee.

Members can sign up by contacting Shelly Curry at 570-924-4223. For more information, call 570-547-1940 or visit

Fifth annual Eagle Trek benefit to be held

McELHATTAN – The fifth annual Eagle Trek will be held at noon May 18 at Zindel Park. The course options are 6 or 12 miles. There will be a cost to register. Proceeds will benefit the Life Center of Clinton County. Deadline for early registration at a discounted rate and to guarantee a T-Shirt is May 1.

For more information, visit

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Marine Corps League to hold meeting

The monthly meeting of the Williamsport Detachment Marine Corps League will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the detachment headquarters, 507 Cemetery St.

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

The Detachment also will be selling hot dogs and soda from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gander Mountain, 66 Mall Parkway, Pennsdale.

For more information, call 570-323-9900.

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to hold meeting

WELLSBORO – The April meeting of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will be held at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center, 134 Main St.

After a business meeting and a show and tell of members’ recent quilt projects, guild member Betty Neff will present a lecture on four-block quilts.

Neff will also present a trunk show of both vintage and new four-block quilts.

Members who own four-block quilts are asked to bring them for show and tell during the presentation.

All meetings are open to the public.

Quilters of all abilities are welcome to join. For more information, call Angie at 570-724-6372 or visit www.mountainlaurelquiltguild .org.

Crisis support team to hold Emergency Preparedness Day

The eighth annual Emergency Preparedness Day, held by the Allenwood/Lewisburg Crisis Support Team, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the FCC Allenwood Training Center, 1007 E. Third St.

Several agencies will be present to provide education on emergency situations.

This event will be held rain or shine.

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DuBoistown Garden Club to hold meeting

The DuBoistown Garden Club will hold its April meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Church Hall, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

Joyce Brobst will present the program “Scented Geraniums.” Brobst is a biologist and a member of the herb Society of America, International Geranium Society and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Hostesses for the evening will be Lee Ann Buchanan and Rosalie Miller. Their committee includes Barbara Barnes, Julie Griffiths, Mary Louise Kissell, Susan Miller, Jeanne Moulton, Tammy Rook, Joyce Schramm and Sharon Thompson.

Retired Racing Greyhound events

The Retired Racing Greyhound adoption events, all from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held at the following locations:

Saturday – Tractor Supply Co., 1399 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg.

April 19 – PETCO, 320 S. Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy.

April 26 -PETCO, 80 Plaza Drive, Bloomsburg.

For more information, call Linda at 570-644-2358 or

Muncy Public Library activities to be held

MUNCY – The Muncy Public Library, 108 S. Main St., will hold the following activities:

National Volunteer Week – April 7-12.

Author Rosemary Neidig – author of “Every Two Minutes” will visit the library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 14.

Children’s Book Day – April 30.

Walk-in family storytimes – from 10 to 10:30 a.m. April 12 and 26.

Busy hands art activity – from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 24. This program is for children ages 18 months to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers. It is hands-on, station-based and encourages children to make their own decisions.

Registration is required by calling the library at 570-546-5014.

Toddler Tales with Miss Victoria – from 10 to 10:45 a.m. April 11, 18, 25 and May 3. This activity is for children 12 months to 3 1/2 years and their caregivers. Registration is required.

Preschool Story Times with Miss Amber – from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. April 9, 16 and 23. Registration is required by calling 570-546-5014.

Kiwanis Club to hold Easter Egg hunt

An Easter Egg hunt will be held by the Kiwanis Club of Loyalsock Township at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Short Park soccer field.

Members of the Loyalsock Township High School Key Club will assist in the hunt. All township children 12 and under are invited to attend.

Parents are requested to accompany their children.

Although the event will be free of charge, families are asked to bring a can or box of food for the Kiwanis to donate to the less fortunate. No glass bottles or open containers will be allowed.

Spinners and Weavers Guild to hold meeting

MIFFLINBURG – The Susquehanna Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild meeting will be held April 13 at the Masonic Lodge, 361 Chestnut St. Social time begins at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 2 p.m.

Guests for the meeting will be Mike and Elizabeth Longstreth, owners of Lazy Meadows Alpacas. They will share their products and knowledge with the group, followed by a question and answer session.

For more information, contact Ruth Burnham at 570-523-8322, Brenda Ocker at 570-966-9489 or Joyce Howard at 814-577-7881.