Region Events

Barbershop chorus concert set for Saturday

MIFFLINBURG – The second season of entertainment at the Elias Center for the Performing Arts opens at 7 p.m. Saturday with a performance by the West Branch Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Matt Poremsky.

Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at, or at the door.

For more information, call 570-966-0888, email or go to

Vendors sought for craft show

McELHATTAN – The Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its spring craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at the fire hall, 317 Linnwood Drive.

Foods such as soup, pulled pork, hot dogs and french fries will be sold in the kitchen.

Vendor registration is due by Friday and may be done by calling Stacy at 570-220-2414 or Darcy at 570-295-2021.

Bloomsburg University plans events

BLOOMSBURG – Bloomsburg University recently announced the following events, open to the public:

Student Bryan McMasters will present a student piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. It is free.

  • The Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence is sponsoring a lecture, “Hollywhite,” featuring scholar Shirley Steinberg of the University of Calgary, at 7 p.m. Thursday in McCormick Center, Room 1303. It is free.

Middle- and high-school musicians from the region will perform in a jazz festival Friday. Two free performances will be held in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall: The BU University Jazz Ensemble at 11 a.m. and The Dave Stryker Trio at noon.

Region Events

Valley Chorus’ benefit show is today

ATHENS – The Valley Chorus will present its fourth annual Valley Chorus Capers benefit show at 2 p.m. today at Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St. Tickets will be available at the door.

“Capers” showcases individuals and small group vocal and instrumental talents, with acting performances and bits of comic relief in an effort to raise funds for the local Habitat for Humanity.

In the past, the Valley Chorus donated $3,000 to The Bridge through its annual benefit concert.

This year, the chorus once again will donate 100 percent of the show’s proceeds to Habitat for Humanity.

Student jazz concert planned

TROY – The Bradford/Sullivan County Music Educators Association will hold its second annual Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. Monday at the Troy Area Junior-Senior High School Memorial Auditorium.

It features a lineup of student jazz ensembles from area high schools, which will perform a variety of music styles, such as swing, rock, Latin, ballad and funk.

Participating ensembles include jazz groups from:

  • Athens High School;
  • Williamson High School;
  • Towanda Junior-Senior High School;
  • Sayre High School; and
  • Troy Junior-Senior High School

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.

Tickets are available through participating schools or may be purchased at the door.

Concessions will be available for purchase from the Troy Area Band Boosters.

National zoo assistant director to give talk

LEWISBURG – A talk titled “From Giant Pandas to Poison Dart Frogs: The Role of Modern Zoos in Saving Species” will be given at 7 p.m. Monday at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd.

Drew Portocarrero, an assistant director at the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, will discuss recent successes in more than 25 nations to save both iconic and lesser-known species.

Reserve a seat by calling 570-523-1172.

Professor to discuss video games

BLOOMSBURG – David S. Heineman, assistant professor of communications studies at Bloomsburg University, will talk about the cultural significance of video games at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Warren Student Services Center, Room 004.

His lecture, “Thinking about Video Games: Notes from a Researcher,” is sponsored by the Institute for Culture and Society and the College of Liberal Arts and is free and open to the public.

For more information, send an email to him at

Take a ‘trip’ on Pennsylvania’s canal system

MIDDLEBURG – Michael McWilliams will give a talk about “Local Canals and Captain Mick” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Snyder County Historical Society, 30 E. Market St.

His “Trip on the Pennsylvania Canal System” will include information about the Susquehanna Division through Snyder County through photographs, postcards and stories. Learn how the canal crew worked and how canal boats maneuvered through the locks, as well as other details.

Celebrate spring at open house

MIFFLINBURG – A spring open house is in effect through Saturday at Country Farm and Home, 7801 Old Turnpike Road, and customers can visit the area’s largest indoor flower show there.

For details, visit or call 570-966-4030.

University plan ‘Egg Hunt for Endometriosis’

BLOOMSBURG – Bloomsburg University students will hold the fourth annual Egg Hunt for Endometriosis on March 30 on Schuylkill Hall’s lawn.

The entrance fee is $2 per participant, and proceeds benefit the Endometriosis Association.

Children will search for eggs filled with chocolate, toys, stuffed animals and more. The hunt will be split into three age groups: 7- to 12-year-olds at 2 p.m., newborns to 3-year-olds at 2:20 p.m. and 4- to 6-year-olds at 2:40 p.m.

Participants may bring their own baskets or donate $1 to the Endometriosis Association to receive one that they may keep.

The goal of the association is to find a cure for the hormone and immune system disease that affects millions of girls and women worldwide.

For more information, send an email to George Kinzel, assistant director of Residence Life, at