Here are some of the events happening in the Central Susquehanna Valley
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
FITNESS CLASSES/Beaver Springs
The Middlecreek Area Community Center features Zumba Gold 8-8:45 a.m., Silver Sneakers 10-11 a.m., R.I.P.P.E.D. 6-7 p.m. The classes (with the exception of Tae Kwon Do) are included in a membership to the MACC. Guest memberships are available on a daily basis, for a charge of $7/day for adults, $5/day for military personnel, $4/day for senior citizens and $4/day for youth. The center is at 67 Elm St. Information, 570-658-2276.
Pre-K Library Explorers meet at 10 a.m. at the Beavertown Library.
Discovery Time with Miss Beth held at 10:30 a.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. More information, 570-275-4180.
Free Bridge lessons from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. No experience needed.
Play Bridge from 1-4 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. No need to bring a partner. All experience levels welcome.
A Chess Club meets from 5 -7:45 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. All ages and experience level are welcome. Boards provided or bring your own.
BIBLE STUDY TRIP, LUNCH/Herndon
The Herndon Senior Action Center features Bible study at 9:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., Dutch Apple trip "Grumpy Old Men" (departure at 9:30 a.m.) Lunch: Italian hoagie, pepper slaw, pineapple tidbits or sliced turkey thigh with dressing and gravy, butternut squash, green beans, baked custard.
Mystery at the Library held 6:30-8 p.m. at the West End Library. Patrons solve a library mystery following clues in various library materials. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online. Teen program.
STEM Nite held 4-6 p.m. at the West End Library. Magna-Tiles, KEVA blocks and more. Connect to the world of coding and robotics with the user-friendly interactive robots. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by calling 570-922-4773 or online.
REJOICING SPIRITS SERVICE/Lewisburg
Rejoicing Spirits Service begins at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's UCC, 1050 Buffalo Rd. A brief Message, lively music, time of sharing followed by snacks and fellowship. Sponsored by
Zen Meditation held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Bvld. Join Zen meditation leader Ed Oberholtzer and explore the practice of zazen, which uses Koan introspection. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.
DJ Chris Elio at the Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market St., from 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Lego Night held 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. Work on your own creation or build together as a team. The library provides the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination. All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your creations, which are displayed in the library until the next Lego night. More information, 570-523-1172.
SHOPPING & LUNCH/Lewisburg
Penns Creek Adult Resource Center, 3551 Richard Rd., will not be open as regularly scheduled but will meet at 10 a.m. to shop at Wal-Mart in Lewisburg and then lunch at 11:30 a.m. at McDonald’s. Reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, March 13. Any questions, call 570-837-6200.
Game On for Teens held 4-6 p.m. at the Herr Memorial Library. For teens in grades sixth through 12th. Play board and video games provided by the library. Teens are invited to bring in games they want to share. Food and refreshments are provided. Register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or online.
TEEN READING LOUNGE/Northumberland
Teen Reading Lounge held 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St. This program is for teens age 12 and older. Teens will receive and discuss books, extend book activities and have fun. Call the library for more information at 570-473-8201.
A Lego Club meets 5:15-6:15 p.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 KIng St. Create with the library Legos or use your own. More information, 570-473-8201.
A rummage sale held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, Front and King streets. Fill-a-bag for $2 on March 14. Gently used and clean household items, kids’ items, clothing, etc.
STEM & PLAY K/Northumberland
Preschool STEM and Play K program held 1-2 p.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St. Preschoolers are invited to experience some beginning STEM learning. Focus will also be on pre-kindergarten and early literacy skills using the Play K Cruise into Kindergarten curriculum.
FREE COMMUNITY DINNER/Port Trevorton
A free community dinner held from 5-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Hope United Methodist Church Outreach & Missions Team, 1623 Main St.. Menu: Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Everyone welcome.
The Selinsgrove Senior Center, 8 N. Water St., will have free chair aerobics at the center at 10 a.m. The center also has exercise equipment that is available Monday through Thursday. Information, 570-374-4170.
LENTEN EDUCATION PROGRAMS/Selinsgrove
All Saints Episcopal Church, 129 N. Market St., presents its Lenten education programs. Setup at 5:45 p.m.; 6 p.m. meal of soups, salads, breads; 6:30 p.m. presentation; 7:30 p.m. Compline. Presentation on Ileana Hapsburg by Dena Gentner and Rachael Held Evans by Laura Keister. Information, 570-374-8289.
MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE/Selinsgrove
Mother Goose on the Loose held 10-11 a.m. at the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library, 1 N. High St An early literacy program for children.
Miss Lubow's Rock, Rhyme and Reading Time held at 6 p.m. at the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library, 1 N. High St.
The Soup Place at the First Reformed Church, 160 Chestnut St., open 4:30-5:30 p.m. This meal of soup and a little more is free. On the lower level of church. Everyone welcome.
Midnite Jam karaoke from 6-9 p.m. at The Duck In, Woodlawn Avenue.
TRIP, BREAKFAST, GAMES/Sunbury
Sunbury Adult Community Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., features a Mohegan Sun trip, breakfast at 9 a.m., Rummikub at 9:30 a.m., Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and Cards 31 at 2.
POKEMON CARD CLUB/Sunbury
Pokémon Card Club for tweens and teens ages 11-17 will meet at 4 p.m. upstairs in the Degenstein Community Library conference room to play the Pokémon card game. Beginners welcome. More information, 570-286-2461.
Ewe and I Knitting Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St. More information, 570-286-2461.
Mother Goose on the Loose story time at 6:30 p.m. at the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St. For babies to 3 year olds. Music, movement and rhymes.
Family Movie Night at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St. Come in your pajama’s and bring pillows and blankets. All ages are welcome to attend. For movie title call 570-286-2461.
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host a lecture by Dr. Christopher Pearl of Lycoming College at 10 a.m. This will be the first lecture of the Taber Museum’s 2020 Lecture Series. Program is free and open to the public and is held in the museum Community Room. Relating to this year’s theme, “Made in Pennsylvania”, the Declaration of Independence was signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, July 4, 1776. Pearl’s research and teaching interests center upon the political, religious, social and legal history of America to 1877. In his research, he addresses salient questions related to local governance, British imperial politics, and state formation during the American Revolution. During 2020, 14 lectures will be held throughout the year at Thursday morning Coffee Hours or Sunday afternoon Society programs. The lectures will focus on aspects of culture that have a close connection to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. More information regarding the museum, call 570-326-3326. The museum is at 858 W. Fourth St.
FRIDAY MARCH 13
FITNESS CLASSES/Beaver Springs
The Middlecreek Area Community Center features Cardio Circuit 9-10 a.m., Core Strengthening 10-11 a.m. The classes (with the exception of Tae Kwon Do) are included in a membership to the MACC. Guest memberships are available on a daily basis, for a charge of $7/day for adults, $5/day for military personnel, $4/day for senior citizens and $4/day for youth. The center is at 67 Elm St. Information, 570-658-2276.
Fish Fry Fridays held at Goodwill Hose Company, 537 Center St. Lunch is take out only and served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner is eat-in or take out and served from 6-9 p.m. Yuengling beer batterd fish or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries, roll and butter for $9.
Twisted Stitches meets noon-4 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. Knitting, crocheting and embroidery. All skill levels welcome.
WII BOWLING & LUNCH/Herndon
The Herndon Senior Action Center features Wii bowling/lunch 11:30 a.m., soup sale ends. Lunch: buffalo chicken wrap, macaroni salad, baby carrots, mandarin ornages or tuna noodle casserole, broccoli, glazed carrots, chocolate cake with pudding.
WEST END CRAFTERS/Laurelton
West End Crafters meet 1-3 p.m. at the West End Library. The craft group is open to everyone who enjoys doing crafts of any kind. Bring your current project, or learn how to knit or crochet. Light refreshments. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.
The census job recruiter for Union County will be on hand on Friday, March 13, from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Union County Public Library, 255 Reitz Blvd, Lewisburg. Learn more about the importance of the census, especially for Central PA counties, and how you can participate in this effort. We can help folks apply for dozens of part-time temporary jobs available in each neighborhood.
Baby Discover held 11 a.m.-noon at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. Stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays for babies up to 1 year old and their parents or caregivers. Young toddlers are also welcomed. This program is sponsored by the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way. Register by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.
The Herr Memorial Library baked potato fundraiser "Spudfest" will be held from 5-7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 417 Market St. Enjoy a baked potato bar which includes the standard potato toppers and some that are slightly unconventional, a salad, drink and an ice cream sundae for dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-10, and children 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the library, 500 Market St. For more information call 570-966-0831.
Lenten Fish or Shrimp Dinners from 4-6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center, Cemetery Road. St. Joseph Parish Center, Cemetery Road. Cost is $11 per person — includes beverage and dessert. Take outs call 570-742-4481.
Ballet Magnificat, America’s premier Christian ballet company, will present Deliver Us!, at 7 p.m. at Christ Wesleyan Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.cwtheatre.org and at the door before the performance until sold out. Set to the music of Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt, this riveting story will jump off the stage and into your life. Under the blazing Egyptian sun within the shadow of the pyramids, the enslaved Jewish people cry out for a deliverer. One man, Moses, challenges Pharaoh and leads the people to freedom — a vivid prophetic picture pointing to the Easter story of what Jesus Christ did on Calvary. Tickets are $15. All seating is general admission (first come, first served). For more information, contact: Becky Klinger, Christ Wesleyan Church, 570-742-8987 or www.balletmagnificat.com
A rummage sale continues 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, Front and King streets. Fill-a-bag for $2 on March 14. Gently used and clean household items, kids’ items, clothing, etc.
Preschool Very Ready to Read story time held 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St. For ages 3 to 5. Children will listen to stories, create crafts, and have fun while learning about authors and illustrators, old and new. More information, 570-473-8201.
CARDS, BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK & LUNCH/Penns Creek
Penns Creek Adult Resource Center, 3551 Richard Rd., opens at 9 a.m. Playing Pinochle and/or Hossie starting at 9:30 a.m. Linda Klinger, registered nurse from Union/Snyder Agency on Aging will take blood pressures — free of charge — from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come work out as much as you can at 10:30 a.m. using stretchy bands and balls, light weights and exercise in or out of your chair. Lunch will be served at 11:30 and for $5 will include ham pot pie, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. Any questions call 570-837-6200.
Friday Funday held at 10 a.m. at the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library, 1 N. High St.
A fish fry held from 4:30-7 p.m. at The Good Will Hose Company, Fifth and Reagan streets. Dinners include haddock fried or broiled, choice of macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, or french fries and cole slaw, and dessert for $10. For free local deliveries call 570-286-2831.
HOMELAND HOSPICE & GAMES/Sunbury
Sunbury Adult Community Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., features Homeland Hospice at noon, Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and Cards 31 at 2.
Chair aerobics class from 9-10 a.m. at the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St. No charge. More information, 570-286-2461.
Toddler story time for children ages 1 and 2 begins at 10 a.m. in the Degenstein Community Library Community Room. It includes music and movement, play and book sharing. More information, 570-286-2461.
Zen Again performs 7-9 p.m. at the Iron Vines Winery, 322 Raspberry Ave.
Warrior Run High School’s production of “Oliver” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the middle school auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com/event-details/37355. For more information, visit www.wrsd.org.