Grange lecturer receives first-place award in state
Allegheny Grange 1843 lecturer Elizabeth Downey was awarded a first-place certificate and plaque for the 2007-08 year for winning the Pennsylvania State Grange award for Community Night-Day Program for a Grange with less than 90 members.
Allegheny Grange, with a membership of 37 members, has several committees involved in which community service is a priority. The grange holds an annual dairy supper in June and an Easter dinner in which neighboring granges and members of the community are invited.
The grange co-hosted candidate forums before elections. A state Department of Agriculture grant was obtained and the group also sponsored its third annual all-terrain vehicle safety expo during the Lycoming County Fair that was attended by about 300 children and adults.
The grange also hosted its annual festival, served dinners for other organizations, hosted monthly health fairs and honored a Family of the Year.
As lecturer, Downey participates in the planning and assisting of the various committees in order for everything to be accomplished in a timely and orderly manner.
Downey also is a member of the executive committee for Pennsylvania State Grange. She resides in Muncy with her husband and son.
Turbotville Lions Club event a 'success'
TURBOTVILLE - Turbotville Area Lions Club president C. James Yost has announced the annual Christmas Distribution Program for the Turbotville area was a success.
The club presented 13 families with food baskets and 31 children with presents and gift certificates.
Mountain Laurel Quilt guild to hold meeting
WELLSBORO - Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St.
A business meeting will begin the evening, which will include the discussion of plans for a spring retreat and also a special guest meeting that will feature Ami Simms, quilter, will be discussed.
Show-and-tell of members' recent projects will be held, as well as the regular door prize drawing for a fat quarter package.
Vice President Sylvia Loveland will lead a short program following the business meeting.
For more information, visit www.mountainlaurelquiltguild.org.
Brown Library announces events
The following events will be held in the new children's wing of the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Third St.
B.A.B.Y. Storytime, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18.
B.A.B.Y. SIGNS Storytime, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 16.
Twilight B.A.B.Y. Storytime, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17.
Totally Toddler Tales, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Jan. 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29 and Feb. 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27 and Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17.
Pre-School Storytime, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 19, 21, 26, 28 and Feb. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18; 1:15 to 2 p.m. Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 16; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20.
Evening Family Storytime, 7 to 7:45 p.m. Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17; 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18.
Gaming at the Library for teens, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and Feb. 13, 27.
1,2,3 Play With Me, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18.
Four and More, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 12, 19.
Playgroups, 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20.
Grams and Paps as Caregivers program, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 26.
A Child's Eye View of Art with Aleta Wynn Yarrow, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
A Child's Eye View of Art: Natural Storytellers, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
Teen Movie Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20.
Teen advisory board, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 29.
Bead weaving class slated
A bead weaving class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCall Middle School, Montoursville.
The cost for the class is $5, which will be used as the member's tax-deductable donation to the Providence House.
For more information, call 368-1393.
Fundraising dinner set in Avis
AVIS - A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Avis Fire Co.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 12. Children younger than 3 may eat for free.
Hot sausages will be on sale Jan. 22 and 23.
Spinners and Weavers Guild to meet
LEWISBURG - The Susquehanna Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Lewisburg Senior Center, N. Second Street.
Member Linda Doucette, artist, will present the program at 2 p.m.
Singles group to hold dance
The Social Organization for Singles will hold a Snowflake Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.
The cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Uptown to hold open house
The Uptown Music Collective will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Uptown Music Collective, 848 W. Fourth St., and at Site: B, 1307 Park Ave.
Basket bingo fundraiser slated
PICTURE ROCKS - A Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held at noon next Sunday at the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Co., 181 N Main St.
Games will begin at 1 p.m. There will be 20 games for a $20 donation.
All proceeds benefit the Ferrell Elementary School PTAC Association.
Chinese auction scheduled
LEWISBURG - Lewisburg's Flock of Friends Relay for Life team will hold a Longaberger Chinese auction at 1 p.m. next Sunday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall, 100 S. Third St.
The cost is $25 for 25 tickets.
Christian women to hold party
The After 5 Club of Williamsport invites all area women to the "Image Under Construction" dinner party from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 100 Pine St.
"Building a New Look" will be the program.
Jean Hartman from Northumberland will share how "Laying the Foundation" has changed her life.
The cost is $16, inclusive. Reservations must be made by calling 323-1477 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 19.
Effective parenting class scheduled
MUNCY - An effective parenting class will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Muncy Public Library.
Amy Cotner-Klinger of Susquehanna Health Family Center will discuss ways to communicate effectively with children of any age.
Registration is required by calling the library at 546-5014 after 1 p.m.
Visitors bureau announces events
The following events have been announced by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com:
Spring Forward Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 at The Children's Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg,
Maple Sugaring open house, noon to 4 p.m. March 8 at PPL Montour Preserve, 700 Preserve Road, Danville.
Delightful Dulcimer afternoon, 2 to 3 p.m. March 15 at PPL Montour Preserve, 700 Preserve Road, Danville.
Spring concert, 2:30 p.m. March 15 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 N. Market St., Bloomsburg.
Sports collectible show, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 20 to 22 at Columbia Mall, 225 Columbia Drive Bloomsburg.
Spring Fling fun-raiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 at The Children's Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg.
WNEP Sports Expo, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 26 at Columbia Mall, 225 Columbia Drive, Bloomsburg.
Woodcock Watch, 7 to 8:15 p.m. March 27 at PPL Montour Preserve, 700 Preserve Road, Danville.
Antique show and appraisal, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 at Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive, Benton.
Spring concert, 2:30 p.m. March 29 at Berwick Senior High School Auditorium, 1100 Fowler Ave., Berwick.