Here are some of the events happening in the Central Susquehanna Valley
WEDNESDAY MARCH 11
FITNESS CLASSES/Beaver Springs
The Middlecreek Area Community Center features Zumba Gold 8-8:45 a.m., body sculpting and toning 6-7 p.m., kickboxing 6-7 p.m. and Yoga 7-8 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.
Community Lenten Services held at Peace United Church of Christ. Led by the Rev. Jim Lewis. Dinner of soup/sandwiches will be provided at 6:15 p.m.; services will begin at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is "Preachers of the Gospel," with a focus on great church writers and theologians who have personally inspired local pastors. Offerings will be given to Upper Dauphin Human Services.
Homeschool Hangouts held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today and March 25 at the Bloomsburg Children's Museum, 2 W. Seventh St. Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Topics include: Kitchen Chemistry, Lego Engineering, Healthy Hearts, Financial Fitness. Discounted admission for homeschool families. More information, 570-389-9206 or visit www.the-childrens-museum.org
BAKERS IN TRAINING/Bloomsburg
Panera Bakers in Training held at 4:30 p.m. at Panera Bakery, 60 Plaza Drive. During this fun-filled culinary experience, your child will try their hand at bread making by stretching and scoring a mini French baguette. They will also sample from Panera’s Clean Kids Menu, and decorate their own cookie with pro tips from Panera’s artisan bakers. Register online at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. Cost is $25/child, includes chef’s hat, apron, tastings, and baking activity. More information, 570-389-9206 or visit www.the-childrens-museum.org
Talking Circle: Building Community from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. What does it mean to be part of a community? How can we strengthen our communities? All are welcome to participate in the Talking Circle and share their experiences.
Play Mahjongg from 1-3 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. Beginners welcome, boards provided.
Zen Meditation, led by Ed Oberholtzer, Soto Zen Buddhist priest, begins at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317 Ferry St. Beginning instruction available. No beliefs necessary.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFO SESSION/Danville
Geisinger will host a free information session on Mako joint replacement surgery from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Danville Area Community Center, 1 Liberty St. Dr. Christopher Damsgaard, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, will discuss the benefits of Mako robotic surgery and answer questions from participants. Mako procedures allow for a faster recovery time and a shorter hospital stay following surgery. Geisinger is the exclusive provider of Mako joint replacement surgery in the area. Open to the public. To register, visit Geisinger.org/MakoEvent.
LENTEN SEASON PROGRAM/Danville
The Danville/Riverside Women's Federated Missionary Society will sponsor a series of programs for the Lenten season. The March 11 program will be at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Hubert's Hall. Program will be Casa Materna, Mission in Guatemala, presented by Allison Cotner and Erica McElroy. In case of inclement weather, listen to WPGM radio station or call Donna Kreischer at 570-951-2518.
EXERCISE & LUNCH/Herndon
The Herndon Senior Action Center features exercise at 10:45 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., bingo 12:30 p.m., cards after bingo. Lunch menu: roasted pork barbecue with sandwich roll, molasses baked beans, mixed vegetables, creamy cole slaw, or beef barley soup, chicken caesar wrap, banana, pepper slaw.
Kratzerville Volunteer Fire Company is holding Cheesesteak Night from 4-8 p.m. at 62 Firehall Rd., just off Route 204. Cheesesteaks are made to order. Cheesesteaks can also be made into salads. In addition, the regular menu is available. On Cheesesteak Night, the club is open to the public and smoking is prohibited during 4-8 p.m. to accommodate families with children. To place orders for pick up, call 570-374-8771 between 4 and 7:30 p.m.
SOUP & SCRIPTURE/Lewisburg
The Lewisburg Council of Churches and the Lewisburg Ministerium invite the public to the community’s Lenten Soup & Scripture luncheons, hosted by Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St. The luncheons, served by members of the Council of Churches, are held at noon in the lower church hall. Each week a minister from an area church leads the scripture study. Today, Psalm 32 will be led by Mother Sarah Weedon (St. Andrews Episcopal). As well, Christ’s Lutheran congregation invites members of the community to attend Lenten dinners at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Church Hall each Wednesday leading up to Lent. The meal normally consists of soups, salad, and desserts supplied by committees of the church. Following the dinner, the Holden Evening Prayer worship service is held at 7:30 p.m. A study of the Psalms, entitled “The Heart of the Matter” will be the theme of the services. More information, contact church office at 570-524-0745 or email@example.com.
OPEN MIC NIGHT/Lewisburg
Open Mic, hosted by Bill Russum, from 9 p.m.-midnight at the Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market St. More information, 570-524-2572.
Toddler Discover held 9:30-10 a.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. This weekly story time is for children 1 to 2 years-old and their parents or caregivers and includes stories, flannel boards and activities. Sign language is included in some sessions. This program is provided in partnership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way.
Preschool Discover held 10-11 a.m. at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. This weekly story time is for children 3 to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers and includes stories, flannel boards and activities along with a craft. Registration is required so that enough materials are provided. This program is provided in partnership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way. Register by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.
Evangelical Community Hospital offers a free blood pressure screening, noon-4 p.m. at the Community Health and Wellness Center, Professional Office Building, 3 Hospital Drive, Suites 116 and 120. Information, 570-768-3200.
Toddler/Preschool Discover held at 10:15 a.m. at the Herr Memorial Library. A weekly story time for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers. Crafts, games and hands-on activities are provided to reinforce the theme and engage the children in creative play and learning. Register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.
Baby Discover held at 9:30 a.m. at Herr Memorial Library. A weekly storytime for infant children and their parents/caregivers. Simple crafts, games and hands-on activities are provided to reinforce the theme and engage children in creative play and learning. Register by calling 570-966-0831.
Chair yoga classes are being held at 10:30 a.m. at the Herr Memorial Library. Wear comfortable clothing; no special props or registration necessary. Led by Paula Christy, former yoga instructor at the Yoga Center in New Berlin. For more information, call 570-966-0831.
The Special Stitches Knitting Group meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Herr Memorial Library. Group welcomes all skill levels. Registration is not required. More information, 570-966-0831.
Christ’s United Lutheran Church, also known as the “Four Bells Church,” annual non-denominational Lenten breakfast begins at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speakers have been invited for each meal. The proposed menu egg casserole, toast and home fries. Christ’s United is located 3.5 miles west of Route 45, located on 13765 Old Turnpike Rd. For additional information regarding Christ’s United’s other ministries, call 570-922-1860, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.4bellschurch.com.
Free weekly meal at First Presbyterian Church, 47 Walnut St. Arrive at 6, leave by 7 p.m. Food and brief program with music and message.
SOUP & THE WORD/Milton
First Presbyterian Church is hosting Soup and the Word for the Milton Area Ministerium. Each week a different local church will provide a free light lunch and a Lenten message. Theme this year is “Jesus’ Easter Impact Then and Now.” Community Mennonite Fellowship with speaker Tim Darling. A freewill offering is taken to defray costs. All are welcome.
BIBLE STUDY & LUNCH/Northumberland
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Third and Queen streets, will host a Lenten Bible study with soup and sandwich lunch. Bible study begins at 11 a.m. followed by a light lunch. All are invited to attend. Study will be — Journey to the Cross — Reflecting on the 24 Hours That Changed the World. Meet in the church fellowship hall located off of the parking lot. Handicap accessible.
TIME FOR TWOS/Northumberland
Time for Twos meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St. 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.
STEM Club for elementary aged children (grades K-5) held 4-5 p.m. at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St. Science, technology, engineering and math experiences, and art will be part of this weekly club. Call the library (570-473-8201) to sign up.
CARDS, EXERCISE, FREE PROGRAM/Penns Creek
Penns Creek Adult Resource Center at 3551 Richard Rd., will open at 9 a.m. Stop in and play a game or two of Rummikub, cards, work on a puzzle or just visit. Anyone interested in playing Hossie or Pinochle stop in at 9:30 a.m. to play cards. Come work out with a group of folks using stretchy bands, balls, weights, balance and aerobics. Come work out standing or sitting in your chair with the group at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 and for a donation will include roasted pork barbecue, molasses baked beans, mixed vegetables, creamy cole slaw and milk. Any questions, call 570-837-6200.
PROGRAM ON PROTECTIVE SERVICES/Penns Creek
Danielle from Union/Snyder Agency on Aging will talk about "Protective Services" at 10:30 a.m. at Penns Creek Adult Resource Center at 3551 Richard Rd. Public is welcome for this free program. Any questions, call Chris at 570-837-6200.
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.
Feeding Friends hot meal served 5-6 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 40 S. Fourth St. Info: 570-286-4131.
EXERCISE, GAMES, CENSUS INFO/Sunbury
Sunbury Adult Community Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., features chair exercises at 10 a.m., Census 2020 information at 10:30, Mind Matter video, Bingo and penny poker at 12:30 p.m.
Preschool story time, for ages 3 to 5, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room at The Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St. More information, 570-286-2461.
JUNIOR BUILDERS CREW/Sunbury
Junior Builders Crew meets at 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Degenstein Communiy Library, 40 S. Fifth St. Library has Lego building blocks, wooden blocks, Magna-Tiles, Playstixs, cardboard blocks and more. More information, 570-286-2461.
“Angel Closet," free children and adult clothing at St. Patrick's Church, 331 Shamokin St. Open every Wednesday 6-7 p.m. Use the side entrance.
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.
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.