Park to hold 3D archery course today

TROY — To commemorate National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day, the Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park will sponsor a 3D archery shoot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the park, 28 Entrance Road.

Archers will find 24 targets along the course and can hone their skills in preparation for the upcoming archery season.

The suggested donation is $10, but ages 12 and under are free. Bring your own recurve or compound bow.

For more information, contact the park office at 570-297-2734, email mtpisgahsp@pa.gov or visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us.

History comes to life at military museum

BOALSBURG — Visitors to the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County will encounter more than 250 years of uniform and weapons evolution today at the “Time Line of Military History.”

Reenactors from the Colonial Period to 21st-century active duty army will exhibit their gear and discuss life in the field at this annual fall event starting at 10 a.m.

“This type of hands-on history education really brings the books, stories, and artifacts to life,”museum educator Joe Horvath said. “Events such as these living history encampments are, sometimes, a child’s first exposure to understanding the past.”

The encampments will be arranged chronologically along the walkway leading to the museum. A weapons demonstration is scheduled for 1 p.m. Admission is free.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Division Shrine, 51 Boal Ave., is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information on activities, visit www.pamilmuseum.org; call 814-466-6263 and like us on Facebook.

Hunter education class planned

JERSEY SHORE — A hunter-trapper education class will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the state Game Commission’s Northcentral Regional office, 2 miles south of here on Route 44.

Students must attend both evenings and pass an exam to be certified. Drinks and food are permitted during the class; no break will be held for a meal.

For more information, call Max Farley at 570-337-8750.

Southern Cali. birds, nature topic of program

The Lycoming Audubon Society will present a free public program on “Birding and Nature in Southern California” on Wednesday, following its 6 p.m. meeting, in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St.

Mike Fialkovich, who is president of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology, an eBird reviewer, editor and compiler for the journal Pennsylvania Birds, and a founding member of the Three Rivers Birding Club, will present the program. He will highlight the variety of nature that southern California has to offer, even in the midst of a historic drought. The landscape varies from 234 feet below sea level at the Salton Sea to over 8,000 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains and from the Channel Islands to the deserts.

Talk centers on flag preservation

SUNBURY — Jason Wilson, historian with the Capitol Preservation Committee in Harrisburg, will discuss “Civil War Flag Preservation” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Degenstein Library, 40 S. Fifth St.

His visit is in conjunction with the Susquehanna Civil War Roundtable and a brief business meeting precedes the presentation.

Wilson is the lead expert on the Capitol Flag Preservation project and will discuss the preservation and care of regimental flags and how they can be viewed by the public.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Greg Kline at 717-571-6877.

Bloomsburg University plans events

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University is planning the following events:

• 6 p.m. Thursday — Kareem L. Williams, uplift advocate, entrepreneur, and author, will present “Trials, Tribulations & Triumph” in the Multicultural Center. It focuses on encouraging young people to redefine themselves and his mantra “positive vibes only.”

Williams, a north Philadelphia native, encourages students that no matter how bad the situation, they can turn their life around in a positive way. As a young person, he took the wrong path and found himself in a juvenile placement facility. But he chose to redefine himself and now holds an undergraduate degree in business management from Cheyney University, a master’s in business administration from Strayer University and has spoken internationally and published a self-help book called “Step Aside: A Simple and Effective Guide for Helping You Get Out of Your Own Way.” He preaches that it is not “where you come from that matters, but where you’re going.”

• 6 p.m. Oct. 9 — Alina Fernandez, daughter of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, will speak in Carver Hall’s Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Fernandez will share her first-person account of growing up in Cuba; the many, broad-sweeping changes affecting Cuba today and into the future because of Obama-era politics and social and political reforms. Fernandez, who fled Cuba in 1993, believes it has an uncertain future but there is tremendous potential for a better life in the country.

The talk by Fernandez is the first in a series of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the university’s Una Semana de Orgullo, or “a week of pride.” Also planned are:

• 6 p.m. Oct. 10 — Querida Lugo, a lifestyle coach, who lead a workshop titled “LatinX Leadership: Do It for the Culture” in the Kehr Union Building, Multicultural Center. It will cover the importance of LatinX leadership in current culture, provide principles of LatinX leadership, show how to connect purpose and culture, make culture contributions and create pathways.

• 6 p.m. Oct. 11 — Elizabeth Acevedo, a poet and writer, will present a program in the Kehr Union Building ballroom.

• The finale of Una Semana de Orgullo is the Latino Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Kehr Union Building ballroom. It includes a performance by BombaYo. Single tickets are $20 and tables of eight are available for $120. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. To make reservations, contact Madelyn Rodriguez at 570-389-4937, or at mrodrig2@bloomu.edu.

View the night sky

COUDERSPORT — Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, will offer its telescopes for people to check out a lunar viewing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Night Sky Viewing Area.

Take a journey to the moon and explore some of its fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains. Join park staff on a laser-guided tour and discover where lunar landings took place.

Online registration is required to use the telescopes. Visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry–springs–state–park or call 814-435-1037 or 814-435-5010.

Rail trail group to hold pig roast

MOSHANNON — The fifth annual Carns Equipment/Snow Shoe Rails to Trails’ pig roast will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and is open to the public

The $9 meal will be served at the Gillentown Trailhead, 1145 W. Sycamore Road. Takeouts are available. Snow Shoe Rails to Trails clothing and raffle tickets will be sold.

Visit www.ssrt.org for more details and directions to the trailhead.

Master Gardeners plan host of programs

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County are planning several educational programs for the public this year.

Unless otherwise noted, the programs will be held in the Chapel Room of the Lysock Complex, 542 County Farm Road in Loyalsock Township.

Registration is required by the date listed and may be made by calling the Cooperative Extension Office at 570-433-3040 or going online to http://extension.psu.edu/lycoming/events and clicking on the event.

Programs include:

• Saturday — Composting, 9 to 11 a.m. Composting is nature’s original recycling program. Reduce household waste by up to 50 percent and create healthy soil by making and using compost. Join us to learn about the benefits of composting, as well as how and what to compost to ensure success.

• Oct. 6 — First Friday, 5 p.m. to dark. Stop by the Master Gardeners’ table in downtown Williamsport. Materials and topics will vary monthly.

• Oct. 14 — What’s ‘Growing’ on in the Garden, 10 to 11 a.m. at the demonstration gardens outside the Lysock Complex; free. Join the Master Gardeners for an informal walk-and-talk on what’s growing — or not — in the gardens and how to handle problems. Learn what pests, practices and produce are in the garden and discover tips and tricks to get the most from your gardens. Bring a sample of mystery weeds, bugs or plant disease. Come and go anytime during the hour. Meet in the gardens, rain or shine.

• Oct. 21 — Outdoor Grower’s Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by the Master Gardeners’ table at the market on the corner of Hepburn Street and Little League Boulevard.

Picnic in the Park scheduled in Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — The Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corp. and its River Town Team will hold a picnic in the park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. next Sunday at Soldiers Memorial Park along North Water Street.

The corporation will provide food and ensure bathroom access and a welcoming, neighborly atmosphere. All are invited. Bring a blanket and either bring a picnic or enjoy the food provided by community chefs.

On-street parking is available along Water Street, Market Street and in the neighborhood. The crosswalk at St. John Street is the easiest way to access the park on foot. Restrooms will be available at the First Presbyterian Church, half a block away along Cherry Alley.

In the event of rain, the event will not take place. Watch the On the River-Lewisburg Facebook page for updates if the weather looks questionable.

For more information, call 570-523-0114.

Military museum hosts lecturer

BOALSBURG — The Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., will host lecturer Charles Greifenstein and his military biography of a doughboy-volunteer named Henry Howard Houston II at 7 p.m. Oct. 4.

The lecture is titled “One Death Among Many: The Short Life of Philadelphian Henry Howard Houston II.”

Hailing from one of the wealthiest Philadelphia families at the turn of the century, Houston volunteered for service as an ambulance driver in France before the U.S. declared war and was an artillery staff officer there with the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1918.

Take a hike under the full moon

TUNKHANNOCK — The Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, will hold a series of full moon hikes this year at its grounds in Wyoming County.

The center’s naturalist will lead each 90-minute hike on trails in the area. All ages are welcome.

Hikes are planned to begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 p.m. Dec. 3.

For more information, contact the center at EMNCinfo@yahoo.com or 570-836-3835.

Audubon chapter to hold free field trip

LEWISBURG — Seven Mountains Audubon will hold a free local field trip at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 7.

Anyone who is interested should meet at the north side of the Weis/Panera parking lot, 6901 Westbranch Highway.

For more information, see www.sevenmountainsaudubon.org.

Store seeks vendors for farmers market

PENNSDALE — The Tractor Supply store in Williamsport is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its Farmers Market on Oct. 7.

Crafters and growers with an interest in everything from homemade crafts and candles to baked goods, art and gardening may sign up. To register, vendors can visit TSCEventPartners.com or the local store. Nonprofit organizations and food trucks also may register.

“The Farmers Market will be a celebration of the talent and expertise in our community,” said Phil Reiter, vice president of national and local store marketing at Tractor Supply.

By registering, participants will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their goods and services, free of charge, in tented areas near the storefront.

High Knob Trail Run planned for October

LAPORTE — The last day to register in advance for the third annual Sullivan County High Knob Trail Run is Oct. 13. The first 75 people who register will receive a T-shirt, and early registrations save $5 on the event fee.

The trail run, which is sponsored by the Sullivan County Recreational Association, will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at the High Knob overlook parking lot in Hillsgrove Township. It is an 8.2-mile run and 5-mile fun walk on parts of the Loyalsock Trail, bridle trails and pavement. A few steep hills on the course make it very challenging. Race markers will be placed along the trail, and there will be two water stations on the course.

Trophies will be awarded to the overall first-place finisher in the run. Medals will be awarded for top finishers in each age division, male and female — 13 under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60.

For more information, contact Sue Mullen at jsmullen@epix.net or Brandy Walker at brandybrion@hotmail.com or 570-924-4028.

Sensory walk planned at Montour Preserve

DANVILLE — A guide trained in shinrin-yoku, a Japanese healing therapy that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing,”will lead a public walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at the Montour Preservce, 700 Preserve Road.

The guide will invite participants to experience the forest through a slow walk in a natural setting, interspersed with various invitations that will help walkers experience nature using all their senses.

To register, or for more information, call 570-578-2311 or email bjones@susumc.org.

Apple dumpling riverboat cruise planned

Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan will host a cruise aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat at 6 p.m. Oct. 14. The one-hour cruise also will feature fresh apple dumplings from Bissinger’s Apple Dumplings, of Bloomsburg, and homemade cinnamon ice cream.

Don Shappelle and The Pickups will perform “Songs of the Susquehanna,” Parenzan said, and she will “share information about the work being done to make the Susquehanna River swimmable, drinkable and fishable.”

Reservations are required and may be made online at www.middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org/dumplings-at-dusk or by calling 570-768-6300. A discount for groups of 10 or more is available.

Register for Ives Run Trail Challenge

TIOGA — The 10th annual Ives Run Trail Challenge will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Ives Run Recreation Area on Hammond Lake, 710 Ives Run Lane.

The 4-mile course includes portions of the Lynn Keller, Stephenhouse and Archery Range trails and has varying terrain.

Registrations may be made now via mail, email or online.

Visit www.facebook.com/thclakes to download course maps and registration forms or to register online. Forms also are available by emailing Molly.A.Wilson@usace.army.mil or by stopping in at the Ives Run Visitor Information Center, 710 Ives Run Lane, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Through Friday, mail completed registration forms with the entry fee to Attention: Ives Run Trail Challenge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 710 Ives Run Lane, Tioga, PA 16946 or email them to Molly.A.Wilson@usace.army.mil. Call 570-835-5281 for information on entry fees.

There is no entry fee for children 12 and under; they participate free.

On race day, registration and check-in will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Stephenhouse Pavilion. Participants will ride a bus to the Ives Run South Pavilion for a pre-race meeting at 9:45 a.m.

Awards will be presented at 11 a.m. Participants may enjoy free hot dogs, chips and water.

Apple Butter Festival returns to Waterville

WATERVILLE — The Waterville Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual Apple Butter Festival on Oct. 14-15 at its headquarters, 11009 N. Route 44.

Members will make apple butter the old-fashioned way in copper kettles over a wood fire, then sell it.

The ladies auxiliary will sell food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and craft vendors will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bruster’s will sell ice cream.

Entertainment will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. A Touch of the Past will perform Oct. 14 and The Bald Ones will perform Oct. 15.