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Myers Elementary to hold spring concert
The Myers Elementary School choruses will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Muncy High School auditorium.
The groups performing will be the fourth, fifth and sixth grade choruses and the Myers Honors Chorus.
Selections for the program will include the Fourth Grade Chorus singing the traditional patriotic selection “Yankee Doodle” and “This Land is Your Land,” by Guthrie.
The Fifth Grade Chorus will sing “A New Tomorrow,” by Strommen and “Swingin’ on a Star,” arranged by Gilpin. A Jill Gallina selection entitled “Hands ‘Cross the Ocean” and “Good Friends,” by Dunbar will be sung by the Sixth Grade Chorus.
The Myers Honors Chorus will sing “When I Close My Eyes,” by Papoulis and “Ragtime Town,” by Estes.
The Elementary Choruses are under the direction of George A. Henry. Lucille Buck is the accompanist for the choruses. The public is invited to attend this concert.
Muncy High School to hold spring concert
The Muncy Junior-Senior High band and chorus will present their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Muncy High School auditorium.
The program will open with the band performing selections including “Call of the Champions,” by John Williams; “The Song of The Blacksmith,” arranged by Loest; “A Nation’s Prayer,” arranged by Ployharand; and “Song for the Young,” by Mitchell.
The instrumental portion of the program will feature three ensembles, including the Saxophone Ensemble, playing “The Muppet Show Theme,” arranged by BoCook; the Clarinet Ensemble, performing “Colors of The Windarranged,” by Del Borgo; and the Flute Ensemble playing “My Heart Will Go On,” arranged by Moore.
The chorus selections for the program will include “Gloria In Excelsis,” by Althouse; “Sing Every Morning, Noon and Night,” by Robinson and “I’d Do Anything,” from the musical “Oliver” arranged by Huff.
The Senior High Chorus will perform “I Am a Small Part of the World,” by Albrecht and Althouse; and the Senior Ensemble will sing “For Just a Little While,” by Albrecht. The concert will conclude with the band and chorus performing the Muncy High School Alma Mater.
The band is under the direction of Sherri Doebler and the chorus is under the direction of George A. Henry. Richard Cummings is the extra-curricular vocal and instrumental teacher. Lucille Buck is the accompanist for the choruses. The public is invited to attend this concert.
Bloomsburg to hold dance concert
BLOOMSBURG – Bloomsburg University’s third annual Repertory/Ensemble Dance Minor concert will feature six world premiere choreographic works in performances at 3 p.m. May 5 and 7:30 p.m. May 6 in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Performances are free and open to the public.
The program will feature two works created by Julie Petry, assistant professor of theater and dance, and four created by students, as well as a dance reconstruction by visiting guest artist Teena Marie Custer of Slippery Rock University.
The audience can expect adult themes and language throughout the concert, Petry said. Topics range from the trauma of losing a young child to the life of prostitutes. The shows include an homage to a Detroit disc jockey, a tribute to recording artist Michael Jackson, a comedy about comic actor Charlie Chaplin and a duet depicting a spiritual and soulful interpretation of struggle.
Most of the students in the concert are minoring in dance and have completed either a technique class or choreography class to be in the performance, according to Petry.
Costume, make-up, lighting, sound and film design are contributed by BU faculty, staff, students and guest costume designer Jenny Kenyon.
For information, contact Petry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 389-4981.
Zumbathon at Lock Haven University
Lock Haven University will hold a Zumbathon at Hubert Jack Stadium, LHU’s football field, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
It is $5 to enter or $3 if with purchase of a Zumbathon T-shirt. The proceeds will go to the Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk taking place in Washington, D.C., on June 1.
Lock haven to hold QuickBooks workshop
LOCK HAVEN – The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University will hold an “Introduction to QuickBooks” workshop 1 to 4 p.m. May 8, at the SBDC Office, located at 301 West Church St. Get the details on how to use this small business accounting software for business needs. QuickBooks Pro 2012 software will be used for this training program.
The hands-on introductory class will cover chart of accounts, adding new accounts, items, customers and vendors. Attendees will learn how to track accounts receivable and accounts payable, record sales and expenses, and how to maintain a check register. Producing reports and backing-up data also will be introduced.
For more information and to register for the workshop, call the SBDC at 484-2589 or visit www.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm. The registration fee for this Introduction to QuickBooks workshop is $50. Reserving a spot in this class is required; walk-ins will not be accepted due to limited space and computer equipment.
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Gay Iraq War veteran to speak at Lock Haven
LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University President’s Commission on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) Affairs will present Rob Smith, a decorated gay Iraq War veteran and activist against the military’s previously enforced “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
He will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Greenberg Auditorium, at the Health Professions Building, Railroad Street.
His presentation will be “The War Against Homophobia.” The event is free and open to the public.
Due to limited seating in the auditorium, guests are encouraged to arrive early.
For further information, contact Dr. Rick Schulze, email@example.com.
Montgomery Virtuoso to present Disney’s ‘Tarzan’
The Montgomery Area High School Vocal and Drama ensemble, Virtuoso, will present the musical “Tarzan” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens (65).
Tickets will be available at the door for both shows.
Senior project to benefit Habitat through bingo
Montoursville Area High School will open its doors for an afternoon of bingo to benefit Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity.
Tori Garman, of Cogan Station, a senior at the school is doing her senior project with Habitat and has organized a fundraiser to support the non-profit organization.
The event will be held on Saturday in the Montoursville Area High School cafeteria. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the play will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission is $5 at the door and each game ticket is $2.
Hot dogs and baked goods will be sold. All proceeds will benefit Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity.
Prizes include gift cards, certificates and various donations from local businesses.
Zumbathon at Lock Haven University
Lock Haven University will hold a Zumbathon from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 at Hubert Jack Stadium, LHU’s football field.
The event is $5 to enter or $3 with a purchase of a Zumbathon T-shirt. The proceeds will go to the “Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk” taking place in Washington, D.C., on June 1.
Lock Haven to hold QuickBooks workshop
LOCK HAVEN – The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University will be holding an “Introduction to QuickBooks” workshop 1 to 4 p.m. May 8, at the SBDC office, 301 West Church St. Get the details on how to use this small business accounting software for business needs. QuickBooks Pro 2012 software will be used for this training program.
The hands-on introductory class will cover chart of accounts, adding new accounts, items, customers and vendors.
Attendees will learn how to track accounts receivable and accounts payable, record sales and expenses, and how to maintain a check register. Producing reports and backing-up data also will be introduced.
For more information and register for the workshop, call the SBDC at 484-2589 or visit www.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm.
The registration fee for this Introduction to QuickBooks workshop is $50. Reserving a spot in this class is required; walk-ins will not be accepted due to limited space and computer equipment.
“Showcase of Student Scholarship” set at MU
MANSFIELD – Mansfield University will hold the third annual “Showcase of Student Scholarship” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Alumni Hall, third floor.
The day-long series of activities will feature a wide variety of visual and oral presentations, ranging from poetry to technology, demonstrating MU student research, achievements and scholarly activities.
All activities and presentations are free and open to the public.
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Natural gas presentation at MU
MANSFIELD – Paula Ballaron of Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) will present overview of the SRBC’s involvement within the natural gas industry from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in Mansfield University’s Allen Hall, Room 104.
This is the April installment of the Shale Speaker Series sponsored by The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University.
Light refreshments will be provided at the presentation.
For more information on the Shale Series Speakers and The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University, visit mansfield.edu/marcellus-institute.
40 and eight nurses scholarships available
Students enrolled in an accredited Nurses Training program contact Jim Powell at 265-2251 for an application for financial assistance to help pay for their program costs.
Powell is chairman of the Bradford/Sullivan County Nurses Training Program for Voiture 549 of the veteran’s organization, The Forty and Eight. To date they have awarded more than $90,000 to students who have chosen nursing as a profession in our local area. Second, third or fourth year nursing students are eligible for the scholarship. After the application is returned, with supportive documentation, a personal interview will be scheduled with you , Powell and his committee. At a general meeting of Voiture 549 he will present the successful candidates name and their “credentials” to the membership for final approval and selection. Students chosen to receive the scholarship will be invited to a dinner along with their family members and be presented with the check.
Student’s work published
SELINSGROVE – Abigail Hess, Hughesville, recently had her piece “The Hive” published in Essay, a campus literary magazine at Susquehanna University.
Launched in 2000 and published annually, Essay includes creative nonfiction pieces such as memoirs, personal essays and literary journalism contributed, selected and edited by Susquehanna students.
Hess is a senior creative writing major at Susquehanna. She is a 2009 graduate of Hughesville High School and the daughter of Thomas and Jean Hess.
BILL Lunch and Learn
series: ‘Thebes Excavation’
LEWISBURG – The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning’s Lunch and Learn program will host the presentation, “The Thebes Excavation Project: The First Two Seasons,” at noon Tuesday at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common, 6 Tressler Blvd.
Kevin Daly and Stephanie Larson, associate professors of classics at Bucknell, will present some of the results of their excavation in Greece from 2001 and 2012. They also will present the history and mythology of the city of Thebes.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; beverages and a light dessert will be provided. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch (lentil soup with ham salad on croissant) for $5 by contacting the BILL office at 522-0105 or lifelonglearn firstname.lastname@example.org by noon the day prior to the program; payment can be made at the door.
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) has provided adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities since its inauguration during the fall of 2009.
Spring term classes began Feb. 25 and will run through April 2. Fall term classes will run Sept. 23 through Nov. 1; information for the fall class schedule will be available in August.
For more information about BILL events, call 522-0105.
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Rich Ramm Scholarship applications being accepted
Applications are now being accepted for the Rich Ramm Memorial Scholarship until May 3rd. A scholarship in the amount of $1,200 will be given to a graduating senior from any Clinton County School or Jersey Shore Area School District (must be a Clinton County Resident). The scholarship is also available for present full-time college students. The student must be entered in or have been accepted into an accredited program in the field of agriculture. The scholarship will be awarded in whole, or in the event of a tie, the amount will be split between the winners.
Primary consideration will be given to those students who have continued to successfully challenge themselves throughout their academic years as indicated by course choice, grades, leadership, outside extracurricular activities and work experience. The essay required for the application will carry high importance in determining the recipient of this scholarship. Activities, awards and recognitions listed on the application also will be considered.
This scholarship fund has been established in memory of a local farmer, Rich Ramm, who died in 1992. Ramm was an agronomy graduate and a strong supporter of conservation. His friends have donated money for this perpetual fund, administered through the Clinton County Conservation District and the Clinton County Community Foundation.
Applications are available from the Clinton County Conservation District and from school guidance counselors. Deadline for applications is May 3. The award will be announced the first week of June.
Completed applications must be submitted to: Clinton County Conservation District, 45 Cooperation Lane, Mill Hall, PA 17751.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Bower at 726-3798.
West Branch School to hold open house
West Branch School will host a series of open houses in which the public is invited to tour the school and to talk to parents, teachers, and students.
The dates for the events are April 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 17th from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is not necessary for any of the open house dates.
“From the flexible curriculum that bends to each student’s needs, to the field trips and community outreach programs, West Branch truly is about developing the whole child. More than anything, as an involved parent, I sincerely appreciate being able to approach any of the teachers for any reason, any time,” said Beth McKelvey, parent.
West Branch School is a private, state-licensed, non-sectarian school serving grades K-6, located in Newberry at 755 Moore Ave. The school maintains a low student-teacher ratio to ensure success in academic, social and emotional development. High standards, multiple and varied settings and parental involvement are hallmarks of a West Branch education. Children are challenged and succeed at their skill level, regardless of age. Come discover why West Branch School is right for your family.
For more information, call 323-5498 or email email@example.com.
Mansfield to Hold ‘Visit Day’
MANSFIELD – Prospective students and their parents are invited to Mansfield University for “Visit Day” on Friday.
Participants also will be able to tour campus, including the North Hall Library and the new residence halls.
Admissions counselors, faculty members and current students will be available to talk about MU’s undergraduate programs, financial aid, club activities and campus life.
For more information, or to register, visit admis sions.mansfield.edu, call 800-577-6826 or 662-4243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lycoming College education students participate in science fair
Lycoming College education students recently participated in a Title I science fair at Central Elementary School in South Williamsport.
The students were Esther Brennan, Williamsport; Caitlin DeAngelo, Reading; Sara Griggs, Downey, Calif.; Breann Grzankowski, Lebanon, N.J.; Olivia Hanner, Montoursville; Jennifer Harbora, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Kat Hennessy, Sussex, N.J.; Taylor Kendra, Sellersville; Jessy Lepper, Canton; Katie Lord, Kingston; Casey Maguire, Egg Harbor, N.J.; Erin McKernan, Williamsport; Alexis Naugle, Selinsgrove; Melanie Shepheard, Williamsport; Karissa Stoops, Orangeburg, N.Y.; Audrey Thomas, Curwensville; Kasey Uppling, Montoursville; Jessika Van Sciver, Riverside, N.J.
Together, the students came up with science experiments to help the elementary school students and their families see and explore science in new and exciting ways.
“The night proved to be an enjoyable and mind-opening experience,” Stoops said.
Kelchner Fitness Center hosting yoga instructor classes
MANSFIELD – The Kelchner Fitness Center (KFC) at Mansfield University will host yoga instructor certification classes April 19, 20 and 21.
The April 19 class is for YogaFit level one certification.
Classes on April 20 and 21 are for YogaFit level two certification.
For more information and to register, email email@example.com or call 888-786-3111.
For more information on the KFC, go to mans field.edu/kfc.