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Northumberland Christian School to host 5K

NORTHUMBERLAND – Northumberland Christian School will host its annual 5K Fall Fudge Run at 8 a.m. Saturday at King Street Park, 210 King St.

This year’s run will be held in memory of former Northumberland mayor Gretchen Brosius. Every runner that finishes will receive a piece of homemade fudge and door prizes. The event also will feature a Little Warrior Run for children ages 1 to 12.

To download a registration form, visit For more information, call Bethany Daku-Treas at 570-490-8748 or email bjoy

Rauchtown Lions Club to hold fall festival

RAUCHTOWN – The Rauchtown Nippenose Valley Lions Club will hold its annual fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Rauchtown Community Park, Route 880.

Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite classic and antique cars, taste the local chicken barbecue and shop a variety of crafts.

For more information, call Virginia Lehman at 570-745-3505.

Benefit dinner to be held

AVIS – Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the dinner will help buy a hand-operated car with ramp for Tom O’Dell. There is a cost for adults with a lower fee for children.

For more information, call Shirley at 570-398-1172.

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Watsontown Masonic Lodge to host pig roast

WATSONTOWN – The Watsontown Masonic Lodge No. 401., annual pig roast, car, truck and bike show will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 21, at the Eighth Street Drive Pavilion.

Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. and the pig roast, with clams, will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vehicle registration for the car, truck and bike show will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Awards will be given at 3 p.m.

Tickets can be bought at Country Tavern in Middleburg, Watson Inn, in Watsontown or through any lodge member.

For more information, call Larry at 570-412-1137, Jim at 570-538-1620 or Dan at 570-538-5738.

Ross Library to hold webinar luncheon

LOCK HAVEN – The Annie Halenbake Ross Library, 232 W. Main St. will hold a special webinar luncheon at noon. The luncheon will discuss the issue of banned books and bring guest speakers from Houston, Charleston and London, England.

Shelia Harrell-Roye, committee member from Charleston Friends of the Library, will discuss support for the critically acclaimed graphic novel, “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic,” written by Beech Creek native Alison Bechdel.

To register for the webinar and luncheon, call 570-748-3321 or email

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Muncy Garden Club to meet

MUNCY – The Muncy Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. James Episcopal Church Parrish Hall, 215 S. Main St. There will be a brief meeting followed by a “Pound Auction.”

The “Pound Auction” is new and attendees are encouraged to bring something from home that weighs a pound that will be bid on. The item should be wrapped so that it is a mystery as to what the item is.

Refreshments will be provided by Barbara Barrett and Lana Newman with devotions given by Barbara Barrett. Anyone interested in joining the Muncy Garden Club is encouraged to attend.

West End Library to hold Sept. events

LAURELTON – The West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road, will hold the following events and activities during September:

Adult programs

Needlecraft and Friendship – 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Knitting and crocheting items for babies and children to be sent to World Vision.

Children programs

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

West End Lego Club – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Bob Reynolds shares his collection of LEGO bricks. For all ages. Registration required.

For more information or to register for a program, call 570-922-4773 or visit the library.

Dinner benefit to be held

“Dine to Donate” dinner benefit will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Perkin’s Family Restaurant, 160 Via Bella St. A percentage of the bill will be donated to the “Fight for Cathy’s Cure” fund to benefit cancer patient Cathy Rhoads Caputo.

The event also will include gift basket raffles, T-shirt sale, hourly 50/50 drawings and door prizes.

Fort Antes Historical Days to hold 23rd

annual celebration, re-enactment

ANTES FORT – Fort Antes Historical Days will hold its 23rd annual celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. thursday; noon to 7 p.m. Friday; and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature, “Shadows of the Old West,” a re-enactment of an old gold mining town, including a three-day encampment with daily skits.

There will also be free events for kids and fireworks on Friday. There is a parking fee, but no admission cost.

Elimsport Fall Festival to be held

ALLENWOOD – The Elimsport Fall Festival will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 Route 44. The event will start with a parade, followed by food, vendors and live music. The McNett Country Band will perform at 3 p.m.

Benefit dinner and raffle to be held

A benefit spaghetti dinner and raffle will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, at Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Co. social hall, 715 Northway Road. All proceeds will help Mariah Moore with spinal surgery. There is a cost for the event.

‘Race for Recovery’ 5k event to be held

The Williamsport Family Medical Center LLC and West Branch Drug and Alcohol Commission will host a “Race for Recovery” 5k walk/run, at 1 p.m. Saturday, beginning and ending at 1511 Fredrick Ave.

All participants who register will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. Winners will be announced in three categories. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie ford at

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lycoming County Heroin Task Force.

Moose Riders chili cook-off to be held

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven Moose Riders Lodge 100 will host a chili cook-off from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Castenea Picnic Grounds. There is a registration fee and competitors will compete for prize money. There is an admission to attend the event with children under 12 receiving free entrance. Gates open at 9 a.m. to the public.

For more information, call Blaine at 570-660-5604, Craig at 570-962-3417 or email

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Library to collect labels for education

MIFFLINBURG – The Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., is collecting Labels for Education, participating Universal Product Codes and beverage and sauce caps through July 2015. The goal is to collect 5,000 points to build better community programs.

Visit for a full list of participating products.

For more information on the Herr Memorial Library Labels for Education collection drive, contact the program coordinator, Lorie Hernesh, at 570-966-0831.

Retired racing greyhound adoption events

Monica’s Heart Heart Greyhound Adoption will hold the following retired racing greyhound adoption events:

Selinsgrove – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at PetSmart, 270 Marketplace Blvd.

Milton – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at Milton Harvest Festival, Broadway and Bound Avenue.

Muncy – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at PetCo, 320 S. Lycoming Mall Road.

Bloomsburg – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at PetCo, 80 Plaza Drive.

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

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Salvation Army to hold fall classes

The following classes will be held at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., during the fall season. Adult Self-Esteem – 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 9-30. Instructor: Judy Hawkins.

Penn State Nutrition Links – 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 16 through Oct. 7. Making healthy decisions for you and your family. Instructor: Lori Masser.

Parenting with Success – 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 7 through Nov. 11. Topics include discipline and sibling rivalry. Instructor: Judy Hawkins.

Living Financially Healthy – 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 14 through Nov. 18. Topics include budgeting, building savings, understanding credit and making wise financial decisions.

Anger Management – 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 18 through Dec. 9. Instructor: Judy Hawkins.

To register, call 570-326-9187.

Warrior Run Library

to hold September events

McEWENSVILLE – The Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, 20 Church St., he following events will be held at the during the month of September.

Read and Play Storytime – 11 a.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26. For children ages newborn to kindergarten.

Gadget Help – noon to 2 p.m., Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Dominoes Club and Movie Matinee – 11 a.m. Sept. 17 and 24. Coffee and drinks provided.

Knitters – 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Knitting group monthly get together.

Books for Babies – 10 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30. Story time for children ages newborn to three years old.

Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30. Story time for children ages three to five years old.

For more information or to register for events, call 570-538-1381 or email director@mongomery

Annual auction to be held

MAINESBURG – An auction will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mainesburg United Methodist Church, 100 Smith Park Road.

Items to be auctioned include book cases, shelves, tables, filing cabinets, dressers, chairs, night stands, lamps, organ, blanket chest, dolls, DVDs and other household and kitchen items.

The first $1,000 raised will be donated to Mansfield food pantry.

For more information, all 570-549-5257 or 570-549-2335.

Girl Scouts sign-up nights

Girl Scouts will hold the following sign-ups:

6:30 p.m., Sept. 10, James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St.

6:30 p.m., Sept. 11, Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St., Hughesville.

Girls in kindergarten through grade five are invited to attend. Girl Scouts also are looking for adult volunteers.

For more information, visit or call 800-692-7816. To sign up, visit

Book sale to benefit LAPS

A fall book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 13 at First Ward Fire Co, 573 Hastings St., South Williamsport.

There will be a selection of hard and soft cover and children’s books. Proceeds benefit the feline residents of Lycoming Animal Protection Society.

LAPS is a volunteer run facility that survives solely on fundraisers, donations and membership dues.