Lifestyle briefs

MONDAY

• Penn State Extension will hold Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to Pa classes from 6-8 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 545 County Farm Road, Suite 205, Montoursville.

There is a cost for the course. Registration is required.

For more information or a detailed, agenda, brochure or registration information, contact the Extension Office at 570-433-3040.

• WELLSBORO — The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St.

Anna Wales, director of the center, will share the story of Arthur Gmeiner and the history of the facility.

A business meeting and show and tell will precede the speaker.

All meetings are open to the public and interested parties may join the guild at any time no matter their skill level.

For more information, visit www.mountainlaurelquiltguild.org or call 570-662-3596.

THURSDAY

• Planted-Based Living (Vegan) Group will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in the PMF Industries lunch­room, 2601 Reach Road, in the rear.

The meeting will feature a potluck dinner and an ongoing review of the national bestseller, “The China Study … The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted.” Attendees may bring their favorite vegan dish or snack to share.

Future meetings will include cooking demonstrations, interesting speakers, documentary viewings and other activities.

For more information, email lmanley1418@comcast.net.

• The Williamsport Detachment 388 Marine Corps. League will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the detachment headquarters, 507 Cemetery St.

The meeting is open to active duty and honorable discharged Marines, FMF Navy corpsman and Navy chaplains.

FRIDAY

• The Montoursville Presby­terian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville, will hold a free lunch for retirees at noon.

All retirees are welcome. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted. The Lyter School’s fourth grade chorus will provide entertainment.

SATURDAY

• The Salvation Army will hold the Most Amazing Race, inspired by the television show “The Amazing Race.” Teams of two will follow clues to various locations through the city, where they will have to complete mental or physical challenges in order to get to the next check point.

Only the top 40 fundraising teams of two will be accepted into the race. There is a cost per team to qualify for the event. The top three teams will receive awards.

Registration is required by Wednesday.

Proceeds benefit the The Salvation Army.

For more information or to register, visit www.salvationarmy­ williamsport.org or call Tony Perrotta at 570-326-9187 ext. 103.

• The Montoursville Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at Indian Park Pavilion No. 5, Montoursville.

The sale will offer home grown perennial plants at a cost. Some shrubs, trees, houseplants, annual plants, lunch and snack items also will be for sale.

• PENNSDALE — The Williamsport Detachment 388 Marine Corps League will sell hot dogs and sodas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 66 Mall Parkway.

• Jane Luther and Mary Sieminski will present “The Julia Quest: Searching for Julia C. Collins in Lycoming County and Beyond,” at 1 p.m. at the Lycoming County Genealogical Society in the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Collins is the author of “The Curse of Caste; or, the Slave Bride,” the first novel published by an African American woman, written while she was a school teacher for the African American children of Williamsport in 1865.

Luther and Sieminski have discovered many links to Collins in Lycoming and Union Counties. They will discuss how they have traced these links and others in Williamsport, Lewisburg, Lock Haven, New York and Connecticut.

• The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., will host a Society Program on at 2 p. m. in its Community Room. The guest speaker will be Don King, whose talk is titled “Symbiosis: The Importance of Armstrong Township to Montoursville Through the History of This Whole Valley.” The talk is free and open to the public.

King is the author of “The Story of Montoursville: From Otstonwakin to the Present.” His book is available in the Museum Store.

The museum is open for touring 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and Sundays 1-4 p.m.

As the Society Program coincides with the third Sunday of the month, admission to the museum is free.

There is parking behind the museum and along the street.

For more information, call 570-326-3326 or visit www.taber­muse um.org.

MAY 21

• LEWISBURG — Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) will host Cupcake Wars from 1-4 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge.

Children will be paired in teams of two, racing to create cupcakes.

Participants will transform cupcakes into their representation of what other foods look like, called “Cupcake Imposters.” Creations will be judged and prizes will be awarded.

Participants also will have the opportunity to make their cupcakes gluten free, for any participants that has allergies.

For more information, visit www.bvrec.org or call 570-524-4774.

• MIFFLINBURG — The Susquehanna Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild will hold their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 361 Chestnut St. Social time begins at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 2 p.m.

Master knitter, Lily Chin will share her work as well as her journey as a fiber artist.

New members are welcome.

For more information, call Julie Richie at 570-568-5852 or Joyce Carnall at 570-541-5619.

MAY 22

• The Disabled American Veterans Mobil Office will be available to veterans from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at K-Mart, 1915 E. Third St.

The services are free and provide professional support throughout the claims and appeals process. Attendees must bring their identification, social security number and any pertinent documentation regarding their military service. DAV membership is not required.

For more information, call Jason Hassinger, NSO supervisor at 215-381-3065.

• Penn State Extension will hold Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to Pa classes from 6-8 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 545 County Farm Road, Suite 205, Montoursville.

There is a cost for the course. Registration is required.

For more information or a detailed, agenda, brochure or registration information, contact the Extension Office at 570-433-3040.

MAY 23

• Dunkin Donuts restaurants across Northeastern Pennsylvania will host a day-long fundraising event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. All Dunkin Donuts in the region will offer a free medium iced coffee to customers who make a specified cash donation.

MAY 25

• The Salvation Army, 457 Market St., will hold a Living Financially Healthy class at 5 p.m.

The class, which will be lead by Aron Carter and Jill Morrissey from Jersey Shore State Bank, covers topics such as credit, budgeting and any other financial questions you and-or your clients may have.

The class is open to the public. Those who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion and a voucher to the thrift store.

Attendees who wish to attend may sign-up by calling 570-326-9187.

• MUNCY — The new local Regional of the Model A Restorers Club, to be called the West Branch A’s, will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at the Vineyard Community Activity Center, 99 Sherman St.

The meeting will include an election of interim officers and a discussion of some proposed activities, including possible attendance at local car shows and travel to the Gettysburg National MARC meeting in late July and early August.

Attendees are encouraged to drive their restored Model A Ford or another vehicle to the event. Ownership of a Model A is not required.

For more information, contact Wayne Sager at wksager@­com cast.net or call 570-546-3921.

MAY 27

• CAMMAL — A Pine Creek Artisans show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 145 Railroad St.

Local works includes paintings, photos, jewelry, fiber art, gift baskets and more.

MAY 28

• CAMMAL — A Pine Creek Artisans show and sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at 145 Railroad St.

Local works includes paintings, photos, jewelry, fiber art, gift baskets and more.

MAY 29

• The annual Civil War soldiers Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at the Wildwood Cemetery GAR Circle.

The ceremony will be conducted by members of the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, N-SSA, in uniform.

The ceremony will last 45 minutes and include commemorative cannon firing.

Spectators may bring lawn chairs. Attendees should not park around the circle.

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