Daily Item Features Editor John Zaktansky takes a look at some of the local events scheduled for this weekend around the Central Susquehanna Valley.
There’s live entertainment, games and home-cooked meals, but perhaps the biggest draw in this little carnival is the sense of community.
Blending retro entertainment with state-of-the-art technology might be tough to pull off for some people, but not when you’ve been engaging crowds for 30 years.
Paintings, sculptures and pottery of all varieties and by all ages of artists, are now on display at the Degenstein Library for the Annual Judged Art Show, hosted by the Susquehanna Art Society.
Legacy Five has been a popular and award-winning southern gospel music group for many years all across North America, as well as more locally at Country Cupboard, in Lewisburg, where they will return to perform once again on Friday evening.
The Bloomsburg Nationals, with proceeds going to charities, returns for the fourth year this year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.
The Union County West End Fair and the Middleburg Fireman’s Carnival will both continue through Saturday with plenty of food, entertainment, and activities to keep the summer celebration momentum going.
For nearly three decades, Hillbilly Fever Days in Beavertown has continued to grow and offer quality entertainment, and lots of great food, games, vendors and various other activities.
Bob Randall has embraced his role as an “outlaw” country musician, following in the footsteps of the genre’s founders, such as Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.
As much as we love kids, we also appreciate the time-honored adult swim with no splashing, shouting youngsters. The same concept can apply to a zoo.
The American Legion formed in 1919, and Danville American Legion Post 40 formed the same year. Both are celebrating their centennial this year, but only Danville is doing so with a mix of live music and family fun.
The Middleburg Fireman’s Carnival is a long-held tradition for many people in the region. It also happens to be the biggest fundraiser of the year for the all-volunteer fire department at Reliance Hose Company No. 1.
As the Union County West End Fair nears an impressive 100-year milestone anniversary, it continues to provide visitors with top-notch entertainment as well as education about agriculture, which the west end of Union County knows well.
Multi-instrumentalist and chart-topping contemporary Christian music singer Josh Wilson will headline the stage once again at the annual WGRC Day at Knoebel’s Amusement Resort.
A tub in the Post Office accepts donations for the Chinese auction. People donate baked goods and other items for the Prize Wheel. Residents share a potluck lunch with free roast pork sandwiches … this is “community” at its finest.
Employees at Service 1st Federal Credit Union have been keeping a close eye on the speed and depth of the Susquehanna River lately. They’re not worried about floods … they’re just keeping all their ducks in a row.
The Gaspipe Theatre Company and Riverstage Community Theatre present the 20th chapter of the Shakespeare in the Park series this weekend, this year titled “Shakespearience”
ELYSBURG — It seems like, of all places to celebrate Christmas, Santa Claus himself would approve of Knoebels Amusement Resort, where “Fun, Food and Fantasy” are as important in the park as in the holiday.
You might know the first T-rail made in America was rolled in Danville in 1845. But have you ever gone on an iron ore mine hike? Can you guess how the Danville Ironmen got their school colors of purple and orange?
It’s not the size of the town but the quality of the organization that makes for a top-notch brew festival, and the Hops, Vines and Wines Brewfestival in Selinsgrove is top-notch, according to Jim Weber, columnist for the Mid-Atlantic Brewing News.
Bring your lawn chairs and your appetite to the Mifflinburg Community Park on Friday evening, where you can enjoy bluegrass music while trying out a variety of blueberry desserts.
The 100th God’s Holiness Grove Camp Meeting will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday with a concert by Rejoicing Praise, a local trio.
Wrap your big hair in a scrunchie, pull on some high waisted jeans or leg warmers and let that ripped T-shirt casually fall off one shoulder … it’s time to step back a few decades.
Kids’ Theatre Experience (KTE), a local summer theatre program for youth, is one of the first groups in the nation to present the new production of “Frozen Jr.”, with performances scheduled for tonight and Friday night.
Eighteen years ago, the city of Sunbury decided to offer a fireworks show for the public. It was just going to be a one-time event for the Fourth of July holiday. But a group of city leaders saw how much the people loved it and made efforts to offer them again the following year.
In a great example of town organizations pulling together to support one another, the Snyder County Arts Council will augment Selinsgrove Area Chamber of Commerce’s sidewalk sales with local crafters and art shows in downtown businesses.
Bloomsburg-area resident Jason Starr has fond memories of watching his uncle build trucks out of his grandfather’s shop. It was the 1980s, and he was one of the first in the area to put 44-inch tires on a truck. It was the beginning of Starr becoming what he calls a “motorhead."
Nine flavors of homemade ice cream will be enjoyed at the Strawberry Ridge United Church of Christ on July 13 From 4-7 p.m. with entertainment provided by the Joe Murray Band.
Revel in the melodic world of the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the mayor of Whoville and other Dr. Seuss characters in an enchanting story of imagination and caring.
Inspired by Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and David Allan Coe, a 14-year-old Bob Randall first joined his musician father on the stage.
Looking for Fourth of July fun in the Valley? Watch for ponies in pet parades, turtles in training and Old Glory being passed from person to person.
The 47th Annual Pineknotters’ Days started officially on Monday, but continues all day today and tomorrow evening with plenty of activities, entertainment and food.
Three-legged races, watermelon eating contests and peanut hunts are just a few of the traditional activities on tap for the R.B. Winter State Park’s annual “Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration” on Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m.
There are few places where you can find 25 national, award-winning acts of any genre performing in one location within less than a week. The Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival, which began Wednesday and will continue through Sunday, is one of them.