In the Schools

LHU Community Orchestra and Lock Haven Community Chorus to hold concert

LOCK HAVEN – The LHU Orchestra and the Lock Haven Community Chorus will hold a holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Lock Haven University’s Price Auditorium.

The public is invited to attend the free event. Seth Wollam, LHU director of bands and Kay Fisher-Knarr will conduct the concert.

Shuttle service will be provided from the PUB parking lot. For more information, contact Seth Wollam at 570-484-2173.

Noncredit EMT instruction to be offered at four sites in region

A noncredit Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning in mid-January, will be offered in four locations by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The course meets National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended to prepare students for National Registry cognitive and psychomotor examinations at the EMT level.

The course comprises 50 hours of lecture and 100 hours of face-to-face learning. Students will select one of four sites: the college’s main campus, Penn College at Wellsboro, Sullivan County Emergency Services in Laporte or Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. The clinical portion will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays (Evangelical), Tuesdays and Thursdays (Sullivan County and Williamsport) and Mondays and Thursdays (Wellsboro).

Seating is limited and the registration deadline is 3 p.m. Dec. 17.

For more information, contact WDCE at 570-327-4775.

In the schools

Ethical issues concerning incarceration presentation to be held at Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University invites all for a presentation by Francesco R. Campanell, program associate for the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, FRS/T4C coordinator and trainer for JusticeWorks YouthCare and former program counselor with the Community Education Centers in Philadelphia.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at LHU Robinson Hall, Hall of Flags.

Campanell has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Temple University and is a trained instructor with The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Training Institute. He also serves as a SCI Graterford volunteer and as a volunteer with the Philadelphia Prison System.

Campanell will address a number of issues including ethics and incarceration.

Montgomery’s ‘Virtuoso’ to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Virtuoso, the Montgomery Area High School music and theatre ensemble, will present their fall play, “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium.

The ensemble will be present in gray scale. All sets, props, costumes and make-up have been designed to look as if the audience were watching a black and white movie. We endeavor to pay homage to this holiday favorite that reminds us that true wealth comes from friends and family.

Tickets are available on the showtix4u website or can be bought by calling 866-967-8167. You also can access the ticket site through the school website, www.montasd.org. Tickets will be sold at the door but reserved seating is encouraged. There is a discounted ticket price for students and senior citizens (65 and older).

Rock climbing clinic to be offered at Mansfield

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University will hold a rock climbing clinic for children ages 10 and up at the Kelchner Fitness Center beginning on Dec. 9.

The clinic will offer a two-hour session of instructional climbing once a week for six weeks. Participants will learn how to use basic climbing gear, top rope skills and bouldering skills. Every participant will get their own chalk bag and chalk ball.

There will be a one to five ratio of instructors to climbers to provide the best educational experience possible.

There is a cost for the clinic. To register, visit mansfield.edu/camps.

For more information call 570-662-4851 or 662-4175.

In the schools

Lock Haven to hold Veterans Day ceremony

LOCK HAVEN – The Clinton County Veterans Affairs Office and Lock Haven University are collaborating to honor area veterans this Veterans’ Day. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center on the campus of Lock Haven University. The public is invited to attend.

Master of Ceremonies will be Bill Bechdel from Clinton County Veterans Affairs. Welcoming remarks will be given by Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., President of Lock Haven University and guest speakers will include Clinton County Commissioner Pete Smeltz; LTC David Morgan, Professor of Military Science at LHU; faculty guest speaker Dr. Erin Kennedy; and student Veteran guest speaker Kendra Yoder.

During the ceremony, several awards and presentations will also take place, including presentation of the American Flag used during the 9/11 Moving Tribute back in September.

In addition to the ceremony at Lock Haven University, the 40&8 Club on Renovo Road will be offering a free turkey dinner for any veteran and their guest from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

If you would like more information about Veterans’ Day events, please contact the Clinton County Veterans Affairs Office at 570-893-4339 or email bbechdel@clintoncountypa.com or mbarr@clintoncountypa.com.

Journalist Seamus McGraw to speak at Mansfield

MANSFIELD – “Getting Past the Fractures: Looking for the Rational Middle in Debates Over Fracking and Climate Change” will be the topic of a presentation by Seamus McGraw at 7 p.m. Thursday The HUT at Mansfield University. The presentation is free and open to the public.

McGraw will read from his book, “Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Line of Climate Change,” and lead a discussion of the ways in which debates about climate change are polarized in national media and the decline of science reporting in the mainstream press.

McGraw has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors, the Golden Quill Award, as well as honors from the Casey Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists.

McGraw’s presentation is part of the Speakers for Tomorrow series and the Great Conversations series.

For more information on the talk, contact Lilace Guignard, director of the Institute of Science and the Environment at lguignar@mansfield.edu.

Muncy High School to host holiday craft show

MUNCY – Muncy High School, 200 W. Penn St., will host a holiday craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be 70 craft vendors, a quilt raffle and food. All proceeds benefit the Muncy High School PTSA.