The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 2, 2013

Lewisburg Area Community Calendar

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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

Saturday, Oct. 5, Lewisburg Region


The New Horizons for Singles Dance held 7-10:30 p.m. at the Lewisburg American Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Open to those who are single, widowed or divorced. Music provided by Power House Sound. Light snacks provided. Cost is $8. Information, (570) 742-7389 or (570) 428-4766.


The exhibition, “Abstraction Today,” opens at the Downtown Art Gallery. Features an exhibition of five prominent Pennsylvania artists curated by Bridgette Mayer (through March 2). Hours: are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


A new community group, Cradle, holds a resource fair from 10 a.m.-noon at the Campus Theatre. The Cradle Resource Fair will highlight local businesses and nonprofit organizations that provide services such as pregnancy and childbirth care, breastfeeding support, and nutrition counseling. There will be a panel discussion at 10:30 a.m. featuring local pregnancy care service providers. Cradle is hosting the event along with co-sponsors, Black Fringe Photography and Dr. Mary Beth O’Hara.


Camille A. Brown and Dancers will bring modern dance to the Weis Center stage at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored, in part, by Susquehanna Life magazine. The performance features Brown’s standout work “New Second Line” set to a jazzy New Orleans groove, as well as two poignant solo works: “The Real Cool” from her critically acclaimed work, “Mr. Tol E. RancE” and “Evolution of a Secured Feminine.” In addition, the performance will include excerpts from the soulful “City of Rain,” a fun duet “Been There Done That” and her first work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater “The Groove to Nobody’s Business.” Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors ages 62 plus, $10 for youth under 18, and $10 for all college students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Campus Box Office at (570) 577-1000.


The free monthly community meal held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. 404 Market St. Use alley entrance — elevator available. Free to anyone. Lasagna, salad, bread and homemade apple dumplings served in the church basement.

DUTCH BUFFET/Mifflinburg

Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren, will host a Pennsylvania Dutch buffet from 4-7 p.m. The all homemade menu includes chicken potpie, pickled cabbage, biscuits and applesauce plus all homemade desserts. Cost is $7/adults and $5/children 10 and younger. Take out is available for $8. Proceeds to support Operation Christmas Child. Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren is located at 45 Brethren Church Road (Route 45).


Calvary Baptist Church’s Women’s Fall Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 332 E. Chestnut St., along Route 45. Theme is “Sharing Our Faith.” Featuring Sherrie Holloway of Baptist Bible College and a concert by the Praise Singers from Penn View Bible Institute of Penns Creek. Doors open at 9 a.m. Coffee, te, fruit and fellowship. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Lunch provided. Register by calling (570) 966-1883 or (570) 374-1055.


Oktoberfest continues from 11 a.m.-10 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. No pets, except for certified service animals. There will be plenty of German food specialties. Music includes the One Man German Band from 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., Black Run Bohemian Dancers 2-3 p.m., The Pleasant Valley Dancers 4-5:30 p.m. and Musik Werke from 6-10 p.m. Oktoberfest German beers imported from Munich or the German style wines available. For designated drivers, MHRA will once again provide free birch beer. A valid driver’s license must be shown to receive a designated driver wristband. A Keg Toss (1 p.m.) and Mug Lift (3 p.m.) competitions will also be held. Hay rides will also be available. Sponsored by MHRA. For more information, directions, schedule and updates on MHRA or Oktoberfeset, go to or call (570) 966-1666 or (570) 966-0888 or email

Sunday, Oct. 6, Lewisburg Region

CROP WALK/Lewisburg

Walkers will gather at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, South Fourth Street, to support the CROP Hunger Walk. Registration for the walk will begin at 1:30 p.m., after which participants will walk a 5K route through the borough of Lewisburg. The Lewisburg Area Council of Churches will sponsor the 36th annual CROP Hunger Walk to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. More information (570) 522-0973.


The Khasma Piano Duo performs in concert at 4 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will include “Mihr” by Alan Hovhaness; “Three Preludes” by David Maki; “The Garden of Eden” by William Bolcom; “Tango” by Igor Stravinsky; “Time Seems to Pass” by James Romig; and “Halleluja Junction” by John Adams. Bucknell alumnae Ashlee Mack, a 2003 graduate, and Katherine Palumbo, who graduated in 2004, formed the Khasma Piano Duo in 2012 after they have been playing together for several years since meeting as undergraduates in 2000.


Monday, Oct. 7, Lewisburg Region


The Donald Heiter Community Center features badminton 8:30-9:30 a.m., and an after school program 3:30-6:30 p.m. and fencing classes 7-9 p.m.


Homework Help for Parents begins at 7 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. For parents of students in first through eighth grades. Databases available on POWER Library and on the library’s website featured. Reserve a seat b y calling (570) 523-1172.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, Lewisburg Region


The Common Reading Project Lecture, “The Next Tech Revolution,” presented by William Powers, best-selling author of Hamlet’s Blackberry, at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building, Bucknell University. Powers will sign copies of his book prior to the lecture at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Vaughan Literature Building.


The film/media studies classroom series, “King Kong,” directed by Ernest Schoedsack and Merian Cooper, 1933, shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Free; open to the public.


The film/media studies series, “Kinodance,” a screening and presentation with film-maker Alla Kovgan, begins at 7:30 p.m., Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Department of Theatre and Dance. Admission: $2.


The Stadler Center Writers Series features Stadler Fellow Justin Boening, poet, and Roth Resident Tennessee Jones, essay and fiction writer, at noon in the Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University. Followed by a question-and-answer session.


All women are invited to brunch at 9 a.m. at the Country Cupboard Restaurant, Route 15. Program features Chris Walter head baker at Country Cupboard. Musical selections by Natalie Sauers. Guest speaker is Marsha Hasseler from Watertown, NY, presenting “Trying to Please-Whomever Next.” Cost is $12, inclusive with complimentary childcare by reservation. Call Peggy at (570) 743-2054 for a reservation or e-mail Sponsored by Lewisburg Christian Women’s Club, a division of Stonecroft Ministries.


Tuesday After Five Stonecroft Women’s Club “Octoberfest” dinner party will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Country Cupboard restaurant. Evening includes a “Dog Days of Summer” feature with Dr. Brian Beltz of Waverly Kennels in Lewisburg. “Golden Melodies,” will be provided by music guest, Rebekah Dries, of Milton. Speaker is Marsha Hasseler of Watertown, NY. Topic is, “I didn’t know. . .  but I do now.” The price of this dinner and entertainment will be $13.75 all inclusive. Complimentary child care is available by reservation only. More information, Tracey at (570) 742-8995 or Betty at

Wednesday, Oct. 9, Lewisburg Region


Bea Heid, Christian speaker, offers biblically based lessons designed for women from 10-11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel, first floor, 18 Market St.


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.


Nancy Tedeschi, inventor of the SnapIt Screw eyeglass repair solution, will give the talk, “Turning a good idea into an invention and taking it to the marketplace,” at 2:30 p.m in Arches Lounge (third floor) of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. The talk is sponsored by the Bucknell Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The cost to attend is $35 per person; veterans may attend at no cost. The SnapIt Screw is an innovative, time-saving screw that makes eyeglass repair simple. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit, call the SBDC at (570) 577-1249 or email

FLU CLINIC/Lewisburg

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Health and Wellness holds a flu clinic from 10 a.m.-noon at the RiverWoods Senior Living Center, River Road. Vaccinations are available to individuals 3 years of age and older. Cost for a flu shot is $30 and pneumonia vaccines available for an additional $65. Bring insurance cards. In addition to the clinic appointments, can be made at the health and wellness center at 7095 W. Branch Highway, from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Fridays. To make an appointment call (570) 768-3200.


The Place Studies Initiative of the Bucknell University Environmental Center “Understanding Place,” discussion is “Headwaters” with Alf Siewers, English and affiliated faculty in environmental studies. The discussion begins at noon in Room 211 of Academic West. The series of discussions are about various concepts used to define and comprehend “place.” The talk begins with a 20-minute opening presentation about a specific concept, followed by a discussion. Attendees may bring their lunch. For more information, contact