The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Union County

October 2, 2013

Lewisburg Area Community Calendar

Thursday Oct. 3, Lewisburg Region


The Samek Art Gallery Event, “Drag Show in the Samek,” begins at 8 p.m. in the Samek Art Gallery. Featuring performers from CC’s Bar in Sunbury. Held in conjunction with the Samek Art Gallery exhibition, “Strange Bedfellows,” curated by Amy Cancelmo.


The League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area invites community members interested in finding out more about the organization and its activities to attend a new and prospective members’ social from 5-7 p.m. at 5 Market St. The home is at the corner of Water and Market streets. For more information, contact Marilyn Brill, (570) 522-9254 or


Young Reader’s Theater presented at 6:30 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. A reading and acting program for children in second through sixth grades to enhance reading fluency and boost confidence. No acting experience or memorization is necessary. Group meets the first and third Thursday of the month with a final performance of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on Dec. 5. Register by calling (570) 523-1172.


Union County — My Memories Writing Workshop: Editing presented at 7 p.m. at The Public Library for Union county. Before submitting your essay for the “Union County — My Memories: Stories in Celebration of the Union County Bicentennial” project check out this final workshop on editing. Topics include confirming final effectiveness, checking grammar and punctuation, putting on the final touches and submitting your essay. Register by calling the library at (570) 523-1172.

Friday, Oct. 4, Lewisburg Region


Oct. 4.The film/media studies classroom screening, “La Jetee,” directed by Chris Marker, France, 1962, playing with “Twelve Monkeys,” directed by Terry Gilliam, 1995, begins at 2 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Free; open to the public.


The Hilltop Film Series, “Marcel Proust’s ‘Time Regained’,” directed by Raoul Ruiz, France, 1999, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University.


Oktoberfest held from 1-11 p.m. at the VFW carnival grounds just west of town on Route 45. Parking is free. Admission is free unless a wristband for beer and wine is purchased. Wear an item of German clothing and receive $1 off your wristband. No pets, except for certified service animals. The Volksmarch will be the “event” before the “event.” Anyone wishing to participate in this traditional noncompetitive walk should meet at 10:45 a.m. at carnival grounds. From there, a bus takes participants to Vicksburg at 11 a.m. to begin the walk. The “people’s march” should get walkers back to the carnival grounds in time for the tapping of the first keg at 1 p.m. by Mayor David Cooney. There will be plenty of German food specialties. Music includes the One Man German Band 2-4:30 p.m., The Pleasant Valley Dancers from 5-6:30 p.m., and the John Stevens Doubleshot polka band at 7 p.m. Oktoberfest German beers imported from Munich or the German style wines available. For designated drivers, MHRA, once again provides free birch beer. A valid driver’s license must be shown to receive a designated driver wristband. Sponsored by MHRA. More information, go to or call (570) 966-1666 or (570) 966-0888 or email

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