The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 21, 2013

Community Calendar - Tuesday Oct. 22

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The sixth annual fall senior health and lifestyle expo held 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Industrial Arts Building. Features a variety of exhibitors with products and services for ages 50 and older. A free early bird breakfast, sponsored by Weis from 7:30-9 a.m. Pig roast sandwiches and more, available for lunch. A DJ will play oldies. Miss Pennsylvania, Annie Rosellini, will attend. Several free seminars include “New Treatments for Breast Cancer,” by Dr. Victor Vogel, MD, MHS, director of Breast Medical Onocology/Research Geisinger Cancer Center, at 9:30 a.m.; a presentation by Scheib Law Offices that addresses issues that are of interest in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning and more, at 10:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a presentation by Dr. Olenginski, Geisinger rhuemotologist on “Arthritis and Other Conditions.” Flu shots available to all visitors, bring proof of insurance. Most exhibitors will have drawing for prizes at their booths. A $100 cash prize is drawn at 1 p.m. and all visitors are automatically entered. Winners must be present. Information, Deborah Verderame, (570) 374-7007.


Bingo, 5-8 p.m. at Columbia Mall. American Legion Post 564 is the host with doors opening at 5 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. Guaranteed jackpot of $500.


Music & Movement for Toddlers, 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 205 Ferry St. Call (570) 275-4180.


The Danville Tri-County After 5 Club invites area women to an “Autumn Auction Supper Party”, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Frosty Valley Country Club, 2201 Bloom Road. Containers of all kinds will be auctioned. Bring baskets, plates, jars, gently used purses and other items filled with surprises. Brian Crane, of Danville, will provide music. Guest speaker will be Linda Kristophel, of Fombell, who will discuss “Like a diamond, our lives have many beautiful facets.” Reservations should be made by calling Judy at (570) 275-6721 or at Cost is $15 inclusive.


A turkey shoot held at Kreamer Sportsmen’s Association. Sign up at 6:30 p.m.


A Discover program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the West End Library. Children from birth to age five, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this early-literacy program which focuses on letters, numbers, sounds, colors, shapes, and more through books, music and creative play. Register by calling (570) 922-4773.


West End Senior Action Center open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pastor Mark from Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church will have a time of learning and encouragement at 10:15. The group will meet for lunch at 11:45 a.m. at the Twisted Bull in Mifflinburg. Information, (570) 922-4848.

MAH JONGG/Lewisburg

Teens and adults who know how to play the American version of the ancient Chinese tile game of mah jongg are invited to participate in a free mah jongg group that meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Public Library for Union County. Register by calling (570) 523-1172, or visit the library at 255 Reitz Blvd.


Zumba offered at 9 a.m. at Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. Fifth St. Cost is $6/class. Childcare provided.


Toddler Discover begins at 9:30 a.m. at The Public Library For Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. An early literacy program featuring stories read aloud, interactive games, sing-a-longs and American Sign Language for children ages 1-2, along with a parent or caregiver. Register by calling (570) 523-1172.


Preschool Discover begins at 10 a.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. Register by calling (570) 523-1172.


SilverSneakers fitness classes offered through the Union County Branch YMCA at 11 a.m. at the Donald Heiter Community Center, Fifth Street. Designed exclusively for aging adults to increase strength, range of movement, agility, balance and coordination.  Find out if your health plan covers this program by contacting Angela Haines, Union County branch program coordinator at (570) 966-4434 or


The Lewisburg Sunset Rotary Club hosts a panel discussion and community forum on “The Importance of Ethics in the Workplace” at 6 p.m. in the community room of the East Buffalo Township Municipal Building, 589 Fairground Road. Participating professional panelists include Dr. John Bravman, president of Bucknell University, Warden Jeff Thomas of the U.S. Penitentiary, Lewisburg, and Publisher Tere Rill of The Women’s Journal. The interactive discussion will be moderated by Henry Baylor, East Buffalo Township supervisor and retired vice president of the worldwide field operations for Memorex Corporation. The forum is open to the public.


A Master Gardener presents the program, “Putting Your Garden to Bed,” at 6:30 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. A discussion will be held on ways to prepare small trees and shrubs for winter. Register by calling (570) 523-1172.

EXERCISE, LUNCH & Quarter Bingo/Lewisburg

The Lewisburg Senior Center, 116 N. Second St., features Healthy Steps with Angela Haines at 9:45 a.m., 25 cents bingo at 10:30 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m., and lunch at noon. Public invited. Information, (570) 523-6510.


Lunchtime conversation and Q & A with Sojka Poet Marilyn Hacker, noon in Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University.


A reading with Sojka Poet Marilyn Hacker begins at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell University.


The film/media studies classroom screening, “Blow-Up,” directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, U.K., 1965, begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Free; open to the public.


The film/media studies series, “Forensic Fandom and Participatory Technologies of Complex Television,” an illustrated lecture with Jason Mittell, professor of film and media culture at Middlebury College, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Admission: $2.


The lecture, “On Possession: Hindus and Muslims in India” Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, assistant professor of anthropology, Rutgers University, begins at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Interest Group; co-sponsored by the departments of geography, history, international relations, political science, religion, and sociology and anthropology.


Lapsit for Infants begins at 11 a.m. at the Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, 20 Church St. For families/caregivers with infants that are not yet walking. Simple activities improve their physical development while providing entertainment and bonding time. Call (570) 538-1381.


The Union County Branch YMCA hosts monthly sessions of Kung Fu classes at the Mifflinburg Alliance Church, Church Road, 4-5 p.m. and taught by Grand Master Larry Fletcher. Beginner and advanced level students (ages 6-12) are welcome. Information or to register, contact Angela Haines, Union County program coordinator at (570) 966-4434.

TACO NIGHT/Mifflinburg

Taco night, 5-8 p.m. at Mifflinburg Moose Family Center, 437 Chestnut St.


Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., hosts the “Special Stitches” knitting group beginning at 11 a.m. Open to all skill levels. No registration required. Call (570) 966-0831.


A jack-o-lantern contest held at Mifflinburg Community Park. Contest hours are from 7-8 p.m. with judging of everyone’s pumpkins beginning at 7:30 p.m. This is a safe family event so absolutely no candles or flames of any type. Battery lights are allowed for illuminating carved creations. Jack-o-lanterns must arrive at the competition fully cleaned and carved. Prize ribbons will be given for categories of: scariest, most creative, traditional, happiest, and best from a home grown pumpkin. There are three age groups including ages 9 and under, ages 10 through 17 and age 18 and over.


A blood pressure and blood sugar screening held 9-11 a.m. at the Milton YMCA. Sponsored by Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital. More information, (570) 768-3200.

TAI CHI/Milton

Tai chi at 10 a.m. at Milton Senior Center.


Grace Moves (Yoga), 6-7 p.m. at Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Road. Cost is $5 per class or $4 with a purchase of a $40 punch card. Information, (570) 742-8987.

BINGO/New Berlin

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. at the New Berlin American Legion, 640 Water St. Sponsored by New Berlin Recreation Association.

NATURE NUTS/Northumberland

Nature Nuts, for children and adults who enjoy spending time exploring animals, experimenting with science projects, and exploring outdoors, meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library. Children of any age are welcome. Be prepared to be outside and enjoy the area in and around the library. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver during the program time. Information (570) 473-8201.


Free chair aerobics, 10 a.m. at Selinsgrove Senior Center, 8 N. Water St. The center also has exercise equipment that is available daily. Information, (570) 374-4170.


Sonia Kreidenweis, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, presents Susquehanna University’s 2013 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences. Titled Clearing the Air: 25 Years of Visibility Observations in U.S. National Parks … and What They Tell Us About Our World, the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall, Cunningham Center for Music and Art. Kreidenweis has worked with the Visibility Branch of the National Park Service since the early 1990s. Free and open to the public. Visit

STORY TIME/Selinsgrove

Preschool story time begins at 10 a.m. the Rudy Gelnett Library.


Free Zumba, aerobic toning and stability ball classes offered at Wesley Church, 300 Rhoads Ave. All exercise equipment provided. For a copy of a class schedule, call Michele at (570) 374-8015.


Sunbury VFW features music by Spike Stamm and Smooth Country, with open mic, from 6-9 p.m. No charge. Food available.


Lunch by reservation, 11:30 a.m. for those 55 and older, at Sunbury Senior Action Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. Donations appreciated. Bingo held from 12:30-2 p.m. Cost, $.25/card, covers all games. Call (570) 286-1820.


Preschool story time begins at 10 a.m. in the community room of the Degenstein Community Library. Children ages 3 to 5 are welcome.


The free workshops, “Applications /On-Line Applications” presented 9:30 a.m.-noon, “WorkKeys Practice,” 12:30-3 p.m. and “Moving Up the Ladder No Matter What Your Job Is,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. at PA CareerLink, 225 Market St. Must preregister. Call (570) 988-7300.


Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Revival Tabernacle, 960 Susquehanna Trail. Cost, $4.


Beginner’s Ballroom Foxtrot Dance Class held 7-8:30 p.m. at Divine Providence Hospital Auditorium.