Lifestyle briefs

Garden Club to

hold plant sale

The DuBoistown Garden Club will hold their annual plant and bulb sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Williamsport Grower’s Market. Chairladies for the event are Nancy Henningan and Bernadette Servey.

Herr Memorial Library

to hold June events

MIFFLINBURG – The following events will take place at the Herr Memorial Library during the month of June.

Special Stitches Knitting Group, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, for knitters of all skill levels. Registration is not required.

Thursday’s Threads Cross-Stitch Class, 10 a.m. Thursdays. Kathleen Flynn Irion will lead an informative class for cross-stitchers of all skill levels. Registration is not required.

Baby Discover, 9:30 a.m. June 11 through Aug 6. This free class offers a fun, safe and educational learning environment which includes weekly themes, stories read aloud, an introduction to sign language, free play time, sensory exploration and music and movement activities. Space is limited and registration is required.

Summer Discover, 10 a.m. June 12 through Aug 7. A fun, safe and educational learning environment which includes stories read aloud, arts and crafts projects, games and activity stations. There will be a variety of educational themes with a focus on science throughout the summer. Registration for this program is required.

Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration, 7:15 p.m. June 12.

Food Science Fun, 7:15 p.m. June 19.

Let’s Make a Spark, 7:15 p.m., June 26

For more information call 570-966-0831 or visit

Blooming Grove Historical Society

spring meeting to be held

COGAN STATION – The board of directors of the Blooming Grove Historical Society will host the spring meeting at 2 p.m. June 1, at the Meetinghouse, 297 Dunkard Church Road. Preservation contractors will be the guest speakers and will share their understanding of historic log structures.

The meeting is open to the public. The museum will be open until 5 p.m. The Meetinghouse and museum are open from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday from June through September. This summer a special display will highlight World War I and World War II memorabilia.

Beckoning Cat Project to hold open house

Beckoning Cat Project will host an open house at their spay neuter clinic for cats from 1 to 5 p.m June 4, at their facility, 1417 E. Third St. Beckoning Cat Project opened their clinic in January and have spayed or neutered more than 800 cats. The veterinarian performs surgeries Monday-Friday, and also provides wellness services for cats in need of vaccines, nail clipping or parasite control.

They also lent traps and assist with TNR (trap, neuter, return) of colonies.

Staff veterinarian, Dr. Welch, will be on hand to answer questions, tours of the facility will be given, there will be door prizes, including a free spay or neuter. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 570-971-4592 or visit

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Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Fun Fest to be held

SAYRE – Animal Care Sanctuary will host its fourth annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Riverfront Park.

The day includes food, entertainment, agility and sled dog demonstrations, a pledge dog walk, canine contests such as the tail-wagging and owner pet look alike, live band, bounce house and contests for children.

‘Caring for Collections’ presentation to be held

Scott Sagar, curator of collections at the Thomas T. Taber Museum and Lycoming County Historical Society, will give a presentation on “Caring for Collections” at 7 p.m. May 20, at the Montgomery Area Historical Society’s Adam Room.

He will give an overview of the techniques and procedures for properly cataloging, handling, storing and exhibiting artifacts of many different types, including archival material, textiles, glass, metal and wooden objects, and archaeological items.

Topics to be covered will include, when it is most important to wear gloves, what the best environment is for artifacts and how to deal with pests.

Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains

to host 27th annual arts and crafts festival

DUSHORE – The craftsmen of the Endless Mountains will host the 27th annual Country Arts and Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 and 25, at the Dushore Railroad Station on Railroad St.

Among the artists in attendance will be Jan and Tom Behrend who make jewelry from polished stone. David and Doris Hatch will have their woodwork on display. David turns wooden works of art from many different kinds of hard wood, including maple, cherry and birch. There also will be Shoemaker pottery, photography by Dennis Keefer, fragrances by Sassy Alberts and paintings by Pat Arcaro, of Lopez.

Victorian Tea Party to be held

DANVILLE – Katy’s Church will hold a Victorian Tea Party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 24.

Traditional sandwiches, desserts and tea will be served, and guests are encouraged to come dressed in Victorian attire. Reservations are requested. The fundraiser promotes the continued restoration of the 145-year-old church, located on the corner of Wolf Hollow and Katys Church Roads.

For more information and to make reservations, call 570-764-2412.

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Monthly Detachment meeting to be held

Monthly Detachment meeting 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 Corpsmen.

Call 323-9900 with questions.

Christian Women’s Club to hold brunch

The Christian Women’s Club of Williamsport, will host For the Love of Shoes Brunch at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 22. Reservations must be made no later than Friday and those not canceled must be honored.

For more information call Linda Gordner at 570-546-2406, or Janice Sunderland at 570-368-1078.

Women’s retreat to be held

HUGHESVILLE – “The Joy of Living, Women’s Retreat” will be held from 5 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. May 18 at Crystal Lake Camps.

For more information or to register, visit, Facebook “The Joy of Living, Women’s Retreat” or call Tonya Anderson at 570-435-7970 or Angela Kaiser at 570-447-0295.

Salvation Army to hold classes

The Salvation Army will hold the following classes for the spring and summer:

6 to 8 p.m. Mondays starting May 19 through July 14 – Financial management, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University with instructor Charles Stutzman. There will be a fee for materials.

6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 27 through June 17 – Anger management, recognizing and dealing effectively with anger. Instructor is Judy Hawkins.

10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays starting June 5-19 – Penn State Nutrition Links, making healthy eating decisions. Instructor is Lori Masser.

6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting July 8 through Aug. 12 – Parenting with Success, topics include: discipline, sibling rivalry and raising children of value. Instructor is Judy Hawkins.

All classes are held at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St. Scholarships are available for any class with a fee.

For more information or to register for classes, call 570-326-9187.

Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild upcoming meetings

The next meeting for the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will be held May 22. This will be the guild’s annual Mother’s Day travel meeting. Members will meet at OIP Restaurant in Hughesville at 5 p.m. Following dinner, the group will travel to Ben Franklin, in Clarkstown, where member, Patsy Charles, will be hostess.

The June workshop will be “The Carpenter’s Star,” presented by Teri Snyder, on June 21, at the Pennsdale United Methodist Church. A fee will be charged.

June 26 is the guild’s Summer Picnic. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. followed by a regular meeting. All members are asked to bring a dish to share. The guild will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, paper products and a beverage. The guild welcomes new members and guests.

For more information on the guild, visit or call 570-547-1940.

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Christian Women’s Club to hold brunch

LEWISBURG – Christian Women’s Club will hold a brunch at 9 a.m. Tuesday, at the Country Cupboard Restaurant, Route 15. Music will be provided by Christina Edmunds.

The program will feature “Pick Up and Go” with Barbara Pick of Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau. The guest speaker will be Carol Reese, of Erie, presenting “Life’s Sudden Wake Up Calls.”

There is a cost for the brunch. and program.

For more information or to register, contact Peggy at 570-743-2054 or email CWCbrunch@hot

Clio Club to hold luncheon

The Clio Club will complete its current season with a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, at LeJeune Chef restaurant on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus.

Allegria, a musical ensemble from State College, will perform a variety of selections, including pieces from classical to light jazz.

Any non-members who would like to attend, contact Barbara Weaver at 570-398-2785.

Family Promise open house to be held

Family Promise of Lycoming County is hosting an Open House from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at their new day center location at 635 Hepburn St.

The community is invited to come tour the new facility. There will be a ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m., food and beverages and door prizes.

For more information, please call Melissa Magargle at 570-567-7103.

Crosscutters to hold community yard sale

The Williamsport Crosscutters will host the annual spring community yard sale at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17.

Dozens of vendors will be set up in the parking lot of Susquehanna Bank Park at Bowman Field selling crafts, antiques and collectibles, new items, household goods, flea market items and food at great prices.

Vending spaces are still available and forms can be downloaded at or reserve a space by calling the Crosscutters at 570-326-3389.

Montoursville Garden Club Plant Sale to be held

The annual plant sale for the Montoursville Garden Club will be held at No. 5 pavilion in Indian Park, in Montoursville, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The sale, featuring annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, trees and vegetables, also has garden crafts and specialty items

The fundraiser enables the club members to continue local garden beatification efforts, provide education for youth through the butterfly garden at Loyalsock Valley elementary, donate garden books to the library, stage Arbor Day ceremonies, present an annual flower show and support many community gardening needs.

To become a member of the Montoursville Garden Club, contact Sylvia Davis at 570-601-4423.

Miracles in Motion event to be held

SELINSGROVE- The annual Miracles in Motion event will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. May 17 at Susquehanna University’s Degenstein Center, 514 University Ave. The event will feature a strolling dinner, a silent auction and live music and cocktails.

Funds raised will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System. There will be a cost for the event. For more information, call 800-322-5437 or register online at

Vera Bradley Bingo to be held

COGAN STATION – Vera Bradley Bingo will be held at 11 a.m. May 18 at the Hepburn Lycoming Fire Hall, 615 Route 973. There will be a cost for the tickets.

Concessions will be available.

Tickets can also be purchased at Newberry Sub Shop, Gustonian Gifts or Willards.

For more information about buying tickets, call 570-419-4129 or 570-419-9054.

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DuBoistown Garden Club to hold meeting

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

Wayne Laubscher will present the program “Owls of the Eastern United States and Canada.”

It will include the recent visit and banding of the snowy owls in the Mifflinburg area.

Laubscher is a member of the Lycoming Audubon Society, its board of directors, the Christmas Bird Count and is a certified owl and hummingbird bander.

Hostesses for the evening will be Lisa Bock and Patricia Kaczmarek. Their committee includes Marie Ayers, Jennifer Ayers, Cynthia Belles, Lee Bryan, Barbara Irvin, Ruth Lamade and Tammy Quigley.

West Branch School to hold fair and music festival

The West Branch School’s annual fair and music festival will be held noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the school, 755 Moore Ave.

There will be live music all day inside and outside, including Rubber Soul, The Uptown Music Collective’s Urban Souls, Mallory Scoppa, Steve Mitchell’s Drum Circle and more.

A petting zoo will be featured, and horse and carriage rides around Newberry will be available. The children’s area will be filled with games and activities, and craft vendors will be on site selling their wares.

Bicycle and River Fest to be held

The Susquehanna Greenway Bicycle and River Fest will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the South Williamsport Park Complex.

The festival will have live music from Pepper Street band, food and vendor booths to answer questions and teach new skills, like bike maintenance and healthy living habits.

The signature activities of the day include a kid’s bike derby and bicycle scavenger hunt.

Registration is required for these activities.

Williamsport Bike Share bicycles will be free to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid photo ID.

For more information and to register, visit www.SusquehannaGree

Women’s Center to hold volunteer training

LOCK HAVEN – The Clinton County Women’s Center volunteer training will be held May 12 at the center, 34 W. Main St. There is a 65 hour training twice a year.

The training will teach the attendee everything needed to know about working with victims of domestic and sexual violence.

For more information, call the shelter at 570-748-9539.

Muncy Public Library events to be held

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

Local author, Rod Knier – from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 12. He will discuss “New Wine” and “How Not to Be a Babbling Hypocrite, A Prayer Study on the Lord’s Prayer.” Walk-in Family Storytimes with Miss Victoria – from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and May 24.

Toddler Tales with Miss Victoria – from 10 to 10:45 a.m. May 16, 23, 30 and June 6. Live music, movement, book sharing and open play with our developmentally appropriate toys.

The event includes American Sign Language.

The program is for children 12 months to 3 and a half years old and their caregivers. Registration is required.

Preschool Storytime with Miss Amber – from 10:30-11:15 a.m. May 14, 21, 28, 4. Children ages 3-6 will hear stories, play games and create make and take crafts. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 570-546-5014.

West End Library announces May events

LAURELTON – The West End Library, 45 Ballpark Road, will hold the following events.

Learn Sudoku – 6:30 p.m. May 12. A basic introduction to Sudoku. Registration is required.

Needlecraft and Friends – 1 p.m. May 16. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting and other needlecraft projects.

Discover – 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Story time for infants, toddlers and preschoolers along with their parents or caregivers.

A weekly theme incorporates read-aloud stories, finger plays, music and musical instruments, crafts and activities to foster the early literacy skills of number and letter recognition, color and shape identification and socialization.

Kids Can Do It – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. A program for elementary and intermediate school-age children to explore everything from science to sports and crafts to cooking.

Each week will focus on a different area of science. Parents are welcome to stay.