Daily Item Features Editor John Zaktansky takes a look at some of the local events scheduled for this weekend around the Central Susquehanna Valley.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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."

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.

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