Lifestyle briefs

• Rebekah Dohl, of Lovelock, Nevada, formerly of Hughesville, was named the 4-H Club Youth Coordinator in Pershing County, Nevada. She was selected by a committee after three candidates were interviewed in September.

Dohl was previously involved with the 4-H Club as a volunteer leader in Tuscarora, Nevada. Last year, one of her daughters raised a heifer calf as a member of the Lander County 4-H Club. Dohl said her daughter will continue to raise livestock as a member of the Pershing County 4-H. “The best thing about 4-H is the kids have the opportunity to learn whatever they have a passion in,” she said. “They can continually develop their skills and learn so much about animals. My son, the first two years, did a sheep project. We didn’t know anything about sheep so we learned a lot that year.”

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• CASTANEA — The Clinton Central Model Railroad Club will hold its annual open house season on the following dates and times: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9; 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19; 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 30; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 6; noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 14; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27, at the New York Central railroad station, 15 Logan Ave. The freight room will contain continuously growing HO scale model railroad layouts. An adjacent room has been converted into the computerized dispatcher’s office. New updates to the layout include additional signalling, a lumber yard and track modifications on the third island. The open house will include a collection of railroad artifacts, including an extensive railroad library.

Donations of railroad and model railroad items are appreciated.

For more information, visit or find the club on Facebook.

• LEWISBURG — The Packwood House Museum will host a gingerbread competition exhibit until 5 p.m. Dec. 22.

For more information, call the museum at 570-524-0323.


• A visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Bernard the Elf will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the World of Little League Museum, 525 U.S. 15, South Williamsport.

• The Lycoming County Special Olympics will host the 37th annual Frosbite 5 mile run and the 16th annual Penguin 5K walk at 1 p.m.. at the Duboistown Fire Hall, 2651 Euclid Ave., Duboistown. Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m. Early registration is available online at or by calling 570-279-0440. There is a cost, which includes a goodie bag and a long sleeve tech race shirt for the first 150 people to sign up. Trophies and medals will be awarded to top finishers and door prizes and food also will be available.


• WELLSBORO — The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Deane Center Lobby, 104 Main St.

Attendees should bring a dish to share, place setting and a donation for the Tioga County Homeless Initiative in Whitneyville. Suggestions of donation items include cleaning supplies, toiletries and personal hygiene products, paper products such as bathroom tissue and paper towels, office supplies such as tablets and folders or other miscellaneous non-perishable products. Checks can be made to the Tioga County Homeless Initiative and are tax deductible.

The meeting will be the last meeting that Debbie Smith will be receiving the used dried tea bags and boxes. Email to donate tea bags and boxes if unable to attend the meeting. The tea bags will be used for Original T Bag Designs in Cape Town, South Africa and provide employment for women to support their families.

The meeting will include a time of show and share of recently completed quilt projects.

Quilters from beginners to experienced may attend.

For more information, call 570-662-3596 or visit


• LEWISBURG — The Lewisburg Christian Women’s Club will host a holiday brunch at 9 a.m. at Country Cupboard restaurant, Route 15.

The Country Cupboard will present the perfect gift fashion show. Music will be provided by Madelon Herrold and Pamela Wagner. Joyce Hondru will present “A Business Woman who Sometimes Gets Lost.”

There is a cost. Reservations are required.

For more information or to register, call Peggy at 570-743-2054 or email


• The Lycoming County Historical Society will conclude its 2017 Lecture Series at 10 a.m. at a Coffee Hour held in the Community Room of its Taber Museum. The morning will feature the musical group, the New Horizons (the Encores). The musical interlude is free and open to the public.

Comprised of senior members of the community, the group will perform band repertoire, including a number of holiday songs with opportunity for some singing along. Light refreshments will be served.

Started by Carol Sides and Albert Nacinovich, the band also is directed by Lucy Henry, Judy Shellenberger and Theo Lentz. The goal of the New Horizon’s groups is to create a comfortable re-entry point for adults who played music in school and would like to resume playing. The band is open for anyone over 50 years of age wanting to learn to play an instrument, relearn to play or play something different from what they already play. The Encores are the local answer to the nationwide New Horizons.