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American Legion Post 251

to hold soup and bake sale

MONTGOMERY? The American Legion Post 251 ladies auxiliary will hold a soup and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251, 185 Broad St.

Soup will be available by the quart or bowl with an eat in or take-out option. The event will include raffle tickets for craft items and baskets donated by local businesses. The event is open to the public.

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Marine Corps League to hold

monthly meeting

The Williamsport Detachment Marine Corps League meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the detachment headquarters, 507 Cemetery St. The meeting is open to active duty and honorably discharged marines and navy corpsmen.

The detachment also will hold a hot dog and soft drink sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Gander Mountain, 66 Mall Parkway, Muncy.

For more information, call 570-323-9900.

DAR to hold anniversary celebration

The Lycoming Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 120th anniversary celebration will be held Oct. 22 at the Holiday Inn.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the meal will be served at noon.

Committee members are Cris Gansell-Whitcomb, regent; Ann Hess, first vice regent; Dorothy Snyder, secretary; Doris Teufel, honorary chapter regent; and Nancy Coughlin, past treasurer.

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Loyalsock Garden Club to hold meeting

The Loyalsock Garden Club will hold its October meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Faxon-Kenmar Church, 1301 Clayton Ave.

Sharon Miller, master gardener, will present the program “Gifts from and for the Garden.” Hostesses for the evening will be Sharon Hoffmann, Linda Liptak, Cathy Bierly and Nancy Holmes. New members and visitors are welcome to attend.

City Hospital Auxiliary to sponsor linen sale

Susquehanna Health Hospitals Auxiliary will hold a linen sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Divine Providence Hospital’s main lobby, 1100 Grampian Blvd. All types of linens, quilt sets, 8 piece comforter sets, sheet sets and the Bamboo Memory Foam pillows will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit breast health.

The auxiliary also will host the Nurse Family Partnership presentation for new moms from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s Walnut room, 700 High St.

Bring baby items such as diapers, blankets or wipes.

Conflict resolution workshop to be held

A two-day basic conflict resolution workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23 at the Pajama Factory.

The workshop is offered by the Alternatives to Violence Project. Lunch will be included.

There is a fee to attend. Space is limited and registration is required to attend.

To register, call Tony White at 570-971-9509 or email

Plant-Based Living to hold meeting

The Plant-Based Living meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at PMF Industries lunchroom/kitchen, rear 2601 Reach Road.

The meeting will include a pot-luck dinner and documentary viewing. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite vegan dish or snack to share.

RSVP by Oct. 17 to

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From My Shelf Books to host author for signing

Author Margaret Kroeck, of Elkland, recently released her book, “On Their Way,” the second in a trilogy. The release comes shortly following the release of the first in the trilogy, “Her and Him,” which was released in May.

In the book, Sam and Emma overcome a huge hurdle on their path to empowerment but face one dangerous roadblock that could endanger one to protect the other. Emma is stronger than she knows, and she finds that strength to save her life and the people who she has come to trust.

Kroeck, a licenced practical nurse and cancer survivor, started a Facebook support group, “Margaret Kroeck Life Survivor and Author” and also likes to share tidbits about her life on Google blog and Twitter. She also is featured on and

A book signing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, 7 East Ave., Wellsboro.

Hospital auxiliary to hold linen sale

Susquehanna Health Hospitals Auxiliary will hold a linen sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s lobby, 700 High St.

All types of linens, quilt sets, eight-piece comforter sets, sheet sets and the bamboo memory foam pillows will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit breast health.

Muncy Public Library to hold October events

The Muncy Public Library, 108 S Main St., will hold the following events and activities this month:

Kids Construction Club – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Lego and block building for ages 5 and up.

Intro to drawing: Adult Drawing Club – 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Learn the basics or improve skills.

Preschool Storytime – 10:30-11:15 a.m. Oct. 19 and 26. For ages 3-5. Join Miss Amber for stories, crafts and activities to prepare for kindergarten. Registration required.

Junior Paranormal Society – 6 p.m. Oct. 20. For ages 12 and up. A spook-tacular presentation on the art of ghost hunting. Registration required.

Toddler Tales – 10-10:45 a.m. Oct. 21 and 28. For ages 12 months to 3 years. Join Miss Amber for stories, songs and activities for toddlers. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.

Meet the author: Casey Fry – Oct. 22. Casey Fry will talk about her books and the world of self-publishing. Signed copies of her books will be available to buy. Registration required.

Open family play time – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 22. Stop by and spend some quality family time at the library.

Soul Searchers Paranormal Investigation Team – 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Learn the art of ghost hunting and hear about local haunts. Registration required.

Adult color therapy – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27.

Family Halloween costume party – noon Oct. 29. Join the library staff for a fun-filled afternoon on stories, games, crafts and pizza. Registration required.

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to hold meeting

WELLSBORO – The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center, 134 Main St.

The meeting will include a business meeting, show and tell of members’ recent quilt projects, a drawing for the raffle quilt that was made by guild members and displayed at the bi-annual quilt exhibit held last month and the awarding of prize ribbons to the winner of the Viewers’ Choice Vote that took place while the exhibit was on display.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, visit or call Kate at 570-724-4939.

Williamsport Herb Guild to hold meeting

The Williamsport Herb Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Fourth St.

Laura Barnsley will present a program on cleaning homes with natural essential oils with no need to use toxic products. The meeting is open to the public.

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Police Officer of the Year award banquet to be held

Post W. Williamsport, Travelers Protective Association of America, will host the Police Officer of the Year award banquet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Dr. Creighton Hall Grove/Little League International dining hall. The guest speaker will be Lycoming County Sheriff, Mark Lusk.

Reservations must be made by Thursday. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Marie H. McGee at 570-995-9302.

Harnessing Hope 5K run/walk to be held

HUGHESVILLE – The third annual Harnessing Hope 5K run/walk will be held Saturday at the Hughesville High School, 349 Cemetery St. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. There is a cost to participate. Proceeds benefit Paternostro Family Foundation, which supports local residents who are fighting cancer and provides memorial scholarships to selected graduates of Hughesville High School.

The run or walk is a 3.1 mile loop that includes a stadium finish inside of the Hughesville High School football stadium. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finisher in five additional age categories.

Before the race, the annual Hope Award will be presented to a deserving individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the fight against cancer.

For more information or to register, visit

Troy Fire Dept. to hold craft show

TROY – The Troy Volunteer Fire Dept. annual craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the fire department, 88 Firehouse Drive.

Vendors and food will be available at the event, which is open to the public.

Vendors who are interested in the event can contact Donna May at 570-529-0687.

Lions to hold recycling project

GILLETT – The South Creek Lions will hold an October recycling project from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Creek Lions Hall, Route 14. Magazines, cardboard and normal recyclables will be accepted. Early drop-offs are not permitted.

Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue to hold open house

LINDEN – The Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1201 Yerger Road. The event will include horse rides, food and drinks. The event is handicap accessable.

For more information, call 570-322-3260, email or visit

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Taber Museum to host

presentation on Ole Bull’s music

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Soceity, 858 W. Fourth St., will host a presentation on Ole Bull’s music at 10 a.m. Thursday in the museum’s community room. Mary Hirst, manager of the Ole Bull State Park, will lead the presentation, which is part of the Taber’s Lecture series.

The lecture series combines Thursday morning coffee hours at 10 a.m., second Thursdays from March through June and September through December, and society programs at 2 p.m., third Sundays from May through October.

The museum is free and open to the public on the third Sunday of each month.

For more information, call 570-326-3326 or visit

Duboistown Garden Club

to hold October meeting

The DuBoistown Garden Club will hold its October meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church hall, 800 W. Central Ave. The meeting will include “paper snowflakes,” a hands-on workshop by Susan Mahoney, member and vice president of the garden club. Attendees should bring scissors, stapler, tape and punch. Paper will be provided.

Hostesses for the meeting will be Gretchen Mangiardi and Saline Bischof, co-chariwoman. Committee members include Marie Ayers, Diane Cramer, Carol Bonner, Tanga Brown, Tammy Quigley and Isabel Shumbat.

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Christian Women’s Club to hold brunch

LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Christian Women’s Club will hold a Chill in the Air brunch at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Country Cupboard Restaurant, Route 15. Music will be presented by Rebecca Ward Mitchell.

The event also will feature a program by Brad Bason, of Bason’s Coffee Roasting, titled “What’s Brewing,” and a presentation by guest speaker Shirley Ryder, of Front Royal, Virginia, titled “Enjoying peace despite the difficulties of life.”

There is a cost and reservations are required.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Peggy at 570-743-2054 or email

Deane Center to host Golden Afternoons program featuring Bill Robertson

WELLSBORO – The Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., will host a Golden Afternoons program featuring author, poet and Civil War reenactor, Bill Robertson at 1 p.m. Tuesday. He will give a brief history of the 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Civil War Regiment. He also will talk about Company A of the 149th “New Bucktail” Regiment that formed in Wellsboro on Aug. 9, 1862 and read a few passages from some of the 10 historical fiction novels he has written, as well as discuss the equipment and rifles used by the Bucktails. Books also will be available to buy.

The program is free and open to adults 55 and older. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority to host Flat ‘N Fast 5k and 10k run/walk

LEWISBURG – The Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority will host the sixth annual Trail Flat ‘N Fast 5K and 10K run/walk at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race will start at 10 a.m. Parking and registration will be held at the Lewisburg Trail Head at the intersection of N. 13th St. There is a cost for registration with discounts available if registration is completed by Wednesday. Attendees who register early will receive a Buffalo Valley Recreation Area t-shirt. Shirts also will be available race day as supplies last. Registration is available at

The race will be Halloween themed and will include a costume contest. Dogs also are welcome to run with family members. All proceeds will go to trail maintenance.

For more information, contact Sarah Biddle at or call the office at 570-524-4774.

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General John Burrows Historical Society to hold meeting

The General John Burrows Historical Society will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 19 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville. Artifacts from the Sylvania plant in Montoursville will be on display and people will share memories of working at the plant. The program is free and open to the public.

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 251 to host fundraiser

MUNCY – The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 251 from Bower-Decker American Legion in Montgomery will be hosting a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Wendy’s, 40 Neidigs Drive. Wendy’s will donate 10 percent of all dine-in and drive thru sales to the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 251.

The Area Agency on Aging to hold public hearing

ELKLAND – The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. Monday at the Elkland Senior Center, 101 Forestview Ave.

The purpose of the hearing is to inform the public of the proposed aging services and program initiatives available in fiscal year 2016-17. Attendees also can offer feedback and ask questions about aging services.

For more information, contact Marlea Hoyt at 570-265-6121 or email

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Williamsport Home to hold free family and caregiver seminar

The Williamsport Home, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, will hold a free family and caregiver seminar from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Edgewood Building, 1900 Ravine Road.

Attendees will receive medical and legal advice as well as care updates.

Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. and a welcome and introductions will begin at 8:25 a.m.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

8:30 a.m. – Dr. Finney, Geisinger Medical Center, will give an update on the medical aspects of the disease including treatments.

9:25 a.m. – Robert Meacham, psychologist, will discuss caregiver stress.

10:20 a.m. – There will be a break.

10:30 a.m. – Tammy Weber Esq., of Marshall, Parker, Weber and Associates, will talk about the legal aspects of dealing with dementia.

11:25 a.m. – Randy Purdy, caregiver and author of “The Sea is Wide,” will speak.

12:20 a.m. – Hillary Harry, Alzheimer’s education and outreach coordinator, will talk about what the Alzheimer’s Association can offer your family.

Lunch will be served following Harry’s talk.

Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Attendees must RSVP by Oct. 12. For more information or to make reservations, contact Dolores Johnson at 570-323-8781 or

Ross Library to hold October events

LOCK HAVEN – The Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., will hold the following events and activities in the month of October:

Author visit with Leta Hawk – 11 a.m. Saturday. Paranormal mystery author, Leta Hawk, returns to the Ross Library to discuss her book series about paranormal investigator, Kyrie Carter.

Outdoor survival class – 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Local instructor, Art Dawes, teaches attendees about outdoor survival.

Teen paranormal meeting – 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Students ages 13 through 18 will learn about investigating the paranormal.

Film at Eleven: “Remembering School Days” – 11 a.m. Oct. 15. Watch “Remembering School Days”, a film from the Bifolkal kits.

Haunted walking tour of downtown Lock Haven – 7 p.m. Oct. 28, 29. The event will begin at the library. There is a cost. Proceeds benefit the Ross Library.

For more information, call 570-748-3321.

South Creek Lions

Club to hold dinner

GILLETT – The South Creek Lions Club, Route 14, will hold a ham and roast beef dinner at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The menu includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, homemade pies and baked bread. There is a cost.

Father’s Hope to hold

Schwan’s fundraiser

Father’s Hope will hold a Schwan’s frozen food fundraiser from Oct. 8 through Nov. 22 online at Those interested can enter campaign ID number 29463 at the website and 20 percent of the cost will be donated to Father’s Hope.

For more information on Father’s Hope, email or visit

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Recreation commission to hold fall festival

TROUT RUN – The Lewis Township Recreation Commission will hold their third annual fall festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and a car show Sunday at Trout Run Park, Lycoming Creek Road.

The event will include a variety of vendors and food both days. There will be music by Greg Steinbacher, Dirty Mojo and karaoke. Tickets will be sold for a basket raffle and 50-50.

The event also will include special visits from the Q-Rooster, games for children, face painting, photo back drops and pumpkin painting. There will be free admission and parking.

Registration for the car show will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday and the show will be held from noon-3 p.m.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of the show at 3 p.m. for first, second and third place winners. The first 150 entrants will be given a goody bag. There will be 49 classes and cash prizes.

The festival is dedicated to Nancy Ludwig, who recently passed away. She was a long-time president of the Recreation Commission.

Proceeds will benefit summer camp held at Camp Susque, Halloween treat night, Christmas party and an Easter egg hunt for the children.

For more information, contact Lisa Hall at 570-772-8782.

Democratic dinner to be held

DUSHORE – The Sullivan County fall Democratic dinner will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Colley Pub.

Mike Molesevich, write-in candidate for the 10th district, will be the keynote speaker. He has challenged the incumbent Republican to a debate, which will occur at WVIA TV Nov. 1. Democrats wanting tickets to the event should contact the Germaine Donahue, county chair.

Invocation and Benediction will be delivered by the Rev. Phyllis Pelletier of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church and Donna Ianone, Democratic commissioner will deliver the “State of the County address.”

The event will include a dinner, for an additional cost.

Reservations must be made by Saturday by mailing check payable to the Sullivan County Democratic Committee, Germaine Donahue, PO Box 264, Laporte, PA 18626.

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STEP to host

fall prevention program

LOCK HAVEN – STEP will host a fall prevention program from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 12 at the RiverWalkCenter, 423 E. Central Avenue, South Williamsport, and from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at the Clinton County Community Center, 124 E. Walnut St.

The program, Healthy Steps for older adults, includes two workshops to help older adults make their homes safer, manage their medicines and learn to improve their strength and balance. Resources to help older adults prevent falls also will be available.

For more information or to register, call the RiverWalk Center at 570-601-9592 or the Clinton County Community Center at 570-858-5828.

Montoursville Garden

Club to hold meeting

The Montoursville Garden Club will hold their meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville.

The meeting will include a presentation of “Glass in the Garden” with Deb Parsons, who will demonstrate glass flame-working techniques. She will discuss the history of glassmaking and how to integrate glass objects into a garden landscape design, floral arrangements and home decor.

The hostess is Mary Jane Kaiser with Phyllis Burdette, JoAnn Wagner and Lucille DeVore on the committee. The meeting is open to the public.

Soroptimist International

Club to hold meeting

SUNBURY – The Soroptimist International Club of the Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties Inc. will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Penns Tavern, 113 River Road. The guest speaker will discuss domestic violence.

For more information, contact Diane Savidge at 570-837-2532 or

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13th annual Fall

Fest to be held

LIBERTY – The 13th annual Fall Fest will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at C&N Bank, 4534 Williamson Trail. The event covers 10 miles from Buttonwood Old Route 15 through Liberty to the top of Bloss Mountain Road and Route 414.

There will be vendors, Kucharski pumpkins, maple syrup products, mums and gourds, straw bales, cornstalks and pulled pork and chili. There also will be Mr. Sticky’s and a Blockhouse Committee chicken barbecue available at the bank.

Maps will be available along route.

Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library to hold October events

McEWENSVILLE – The Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, 20 Church St., will hold the following events and activities during the month of October:

Adult programs

Books unmasked – today through Oct. 31. Check out a Halloween-cloaked book to find out if you’ve been tricked or treated for a prize.

Pix and treats – today through Oct. 31. Fill out a movie review form when you check out a movie and get a treat.

Quilting – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Library Board of Directors meeting – 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Book Club – 7 p.m. Oct. 11. “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande is this month’s book.

Cardmaking with Marilyn Schleppy – 6 p.m. Oct. 17.

Knitting circle – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

Presidential debate coverage – all day Oct. 4 and 19.

Children programs

Books for babies – 10 a.m. Tuesdays. For children ages 0-3.

Pre-K read and play – 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For children ages 4-6.

0-K read and play – 11 a.m. Fridays. For children ages 0-6.

Lego Club – 2 p.m. Oct. 12. For children ages 6-12.

Trick or treat stop – 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Partner events

Downtown Watsontown Breast Cancer awareness Pink Out Stroll – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. There will be free lunch items and other items to available.

Annual Watsontown Halloween parade and costume judging – 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Attendees should wear there costumes to win prizes.

For more information, call 570-538-1381 or visit the library.