The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 2, 2013

Sunbury Area Community Calendar

The Daily Item

Friday, Oct. 4, Sunbury and Northumberland Region


A rummage sale continues 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Sunbury, 238 Market St. Benefits mission projects.

FISH FRY/Sunbury

A fish fry held from 4:30-7 p.m. at Good Will Hose Company, 500 Reagan St. Cost of $8.50 includes macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes or french fries and cole slaw. For deliveries, (570) 286-2831.


The free workshops, “WorkKeys Practice” presented 9:30 a.m.-noon, and “Intro to Computers,” 12:30-3 p.m. at PA CareerLink, 225 Market St. Must preregister. Call (570) 988-7300.


Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) hosts satellite office hours from 9-11 a.m. at the Upper Augusta Township Building, Snydertown Road. More information, (570) 286-5885.


Toddler story time begins at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Degenstein Community Library. For children one to three years old. It includes music and movement, play and book sharing.

Saturday, Oct. 5,, Sunbury and Northumberland Region

BOOK COLLECTION/Northumberland

BLESSING OF PETS/Northumberland

Blessing of Pets held noon-2 p.m. at Pineknotter Park. This event is being sponsored by the social ministry committee of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Pets should be properly restrained or caged.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT/Northumberland

Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library Fall Family Fun Night held 5-7 p.m. at the library. Free admission. Children’s author Kelly Hufnagle Miller will read her book, “The Monster and the Washer.” Activities for all ages. Fun with Science. Sponsored by Spirit Reachers and PFML Teen Paranormal Club.

5K FUDGE RUN/Northumberland

The fifth annual Pineknotter 5K Fall Fudge Run starts at 9 a.m. at King Street Park. Registration 8-8:45 a.m. at the pavilion in the middle of King Street Park. Course is 3.1 miles through the historic section of Northumberland. Entry fee is $15 by Friday or $20 thereafter. Awards include a $50 gift certificate from Elite Feet to top male and female runner. Fudge awarded to the top three competitors in each age group, one pound for first place, one-half pound for second place, one-quarter pound for third place, and a piece of fudge to every finisher. Also door prizes. Age groups are 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and older. Also Little Warriors Run with start time at 10 a.m. Age groups, 1-5 (one-quarter mile)  6-8 (one-half mile) and 9-12 (one mile). A $3 entry fee will be collected day of race. More information, (570) 490-8748. Race forms


Area Lutheran churches will host a fall festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wolfe’s Crossroads, Route 890 and Seven Points Road. Featuring apple butter, soups, baked goods, apple dumplings, free pony rides, Balloon Man, a bounce house, and kids games. Entertainment by caricaturist Victor Kocur at 1:30 p.m. and Saving Grace at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Free door prizes.


Elijah’s Bowl Community Soup Kitchen serving 11 a.m.-noon at First Presbyterian Church, 238 Market St.


Bingo, 5 p.m. at Brumbach’s Auction, two miles south along Route 147. Doors open at 4 p.m. Benefits the James Brumbach Sr. Memorial Fund. Buffet supper, $6. Call (570) 286-6431.


Northumberland and Snyder County Master Gardeners host a free “Putting Your Garden, Lawn and Pond to Bed,” workshop at 1 p.m. at the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St. Includes preparing your garden and landscape from the damaging effects of winter, and clean-up and cover cropping in the vegetable garden. To register, (570) 988-3950.

Sunday, Oct. 6,, Sunbury and Northumberland Region

 PROGRAM OF WORDS & MUSIC/Northumberland

Priestley Chapel Associates presents an informal program of words and music from 9:30-10:10 a.m. at Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel, 380 Front St. This Sunday continues a multi-year recognition of the first US Poet Laureates (first known as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress) with by reading selected poems of Joseph Auslander, whose term ran from 1937 -1941. Program features the favorite poems and songs of Tom and Jina Rosencrans from Northumberland. For more information visit:

Monday, Oct. 7,, Sunbury and Northumberland Region


Bingo, 12:15 p.m. at the Northumberland Point Township Senior Action Center, 268 Second St. Cost is $.75/card.


Babies Boogie and Toddlers ROCK program, begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library. Program is for babies and toddlers, up to 24 months and their parents, caregivers, grandparents, or other special adults. Exploring books and toys is a focus of library time for the youngest library users. Singing songs and listening to music is part of this socialization time for your little ones. Sessions held in the library’s castle room. More information, (570) 473-8201.


The free workshops, “Aptitudes & Interests/Workforce Trends” presented 9:30 a.m.-noon, “Basic Budgeting,” 9-10-a.m., “ID Theft” 10-11 a.m., “Auto Insurance,” 12:30-1:30 p.m. and “Job Search Techniques,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. at PA CareerLink, 225 Market St. Must preregister. Call (570) 988-7300.

Tuesday, Oct. 8,, Sunbury and Northumberland Region

NATURE NUTS/Northumberland

Nature Nuts, for children and adults who enjoy spending time exploring animals, experimenting with science projects, and exploring outdoors, meets from 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. More information (570) 473-8201.

Teen Paranormal Club/Northumberland

The Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library Teen Paranormal Club meets from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Andrew J. Myers Kiwanis Club Building (located next to Northumberland’s Pool-Liberty Splashland). Find out what is and what is not true in the world beyond unexplained with trained paranormal professionals. More information, (570) 473-8201.


A flu clinic held 9-11 a.m. at Sunbury Senior Action Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave.


The free workshops, “Applications /On-Line Applications” presented 9:30 a.m.-noon, “WorkKeys Practice” 12:30-3 p.m., “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.


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

Wednesday, Oct. 9,, Sunbury and Northumberland Region


Bingo, 12:15 p.m. at the Northumberland Point Township Senior Action Center, 268 Second St. Cost is 75 cents a card.

IME FOR TWOS/Northumberland

Time for Twos meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library. Time for Twos is for you and your toddler. We will have fun exploring books, toys, and music to begin your child’s library journey. Children ages 24-36 months and their caregivers, parents, or grandparents are invited. More information, (570) 473-8201.

KIDS ROCK/Northumberland

Kids ROCK! meets from 4-5 p.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library. Kindergarten and first grade girls and boys are invited to join others to explore books and launch their journey into reading. Books are selected based on children’s beginning skills and comfort level with books. The book is discussed and sent home for one week where the book is read with your child. Children then bring the book back and it is read together. This is an informal and fun reading club for your beginning reader. More information (570) 473-8201.


The free workshops, “Developing a Resume” presented 9:30 a.m.-noon,  “Resume Lab,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. and “Financial Aid for Education” 1-2:30 p.m. at PA CareerLink, 225 Market St. Must preregister. Call (570) 988-7300.


A Lego Club meets at 4:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the Degenstein Community Library.