The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, April 20. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation Monday April 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. The talk will discuss current drug trends, from more common examples to lesser-known substances now making an appearance. Everyone is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.
The Catawissa American Legion will hold a ham and dandelion dinner on Tuesday April 21 from 4-7 PM at the post on Legion Road - just across the bridge in Catawissa. The dinner includes their famous bacon dressing, red potatoes, choice of dandelion, lettuce and endive, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and just $4 for kids 12 and under. Take-out is available.
Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Wednseday April 22 from 3-6 PM at their offices in the Salem Elementary School building on 10th Street in Berwick. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1 2015. Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.
Through April 22
It's time to register for the 5th annual First Columbia Teen Star musical competition. Registration is open through April 22. The contest is open to all students attending high school in Columbia County. The final event will be held Sunday May 31 in Bloomsburg University's Mitrani Hall. Two top prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to the first place vocalist and instrumentalist. Forms are available from your school music department, at any branch of First Columbia Bank, or at FirstColumbiaBank.com
Celebrate Arbor Day on Friday April 24 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Members of the Bloomsburg Shade Tree Commission will meet in the library parking lot at 11AM to celebrate the planting of new trees in town. Everyone is invited. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
The 37th annual Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree is coming up Saturday April 25 in downtown Bloomsburg - rain or shine. The open-air street fair includes tons of food, crafters, vendors, free live entertainment and more. The jamboree runs from 10AM - 5PM.
Katy's Church near the State Game Lands in Millville is holding a cleanup day for the church cemetary on Saturday April 25 from 9AM - 2PM. Cemetary families are invied at help. Refreshments and food will be provided for volunteers. For more information call 764-2412.
The 12 annual Village Sampler and Wine Tasting will be held Saturday April 25 at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton. Wine tasting starts at Noon - food samples start at 2:30 and runs til 5PM. The event is only open to those 21 and older. Pre-order your food tickets for just $10 or both food and wine for $20. For more information call 570-925-0163.
Town Hill United Methodist Church is holding an Ice Cream Social on Saturday April 25 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. There will be homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes, pies, and ice cream. The church is at 417 Town Hill Road in Shickshinny.
The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance Saturday April 25 from 7-11 PM featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8 and includes snacks, door prizes, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.
Through April 30
The Women's Center of Columbia & Montour Counties is collecting used cellphones during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Cellphones can be dropped off at their offices on North Market Street in Bloomsburg or at the Columbia Mall, The Bloomsburg Salvation Army, The Bloomsburg Public Library, and several other locations from Danville to Berwick. For details on locations and more information call 570-784-6632.
April 30 - May 17
The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is inended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show opens with a Pay-what-you-wish preview on Thursday April 30 at 7:30 PM, followed by a reduced-price preview on Friday May 1 at 7:30. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The annual Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis 5K walk is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Gather your pledges and walk as an individual or as a team. The walk starts at 10AM. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information call 717-671-4000.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Summer Camp Open House is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Mitrani Production Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Stop by from 1-3 PM and meet the actors and teachers, learn more about the theater camp's programs, and enter to win a free BTE summer camp package. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The United Way of Columbia County golf classic is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Entry per person for the 4-man scramble is $60 and includes cart, greens fees, lunch and the free beer cart! Shotgun start is at 9AM. For more information call the United Way at 784-3134.
Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Tuesday May 5 from 3-6 PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park Village center just off Ferry Avenue across from the Airport. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1 2015. Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.
May 8 (13)
Get educated during National Stroke Awareness Month with a special talk on stroke in the younger population, presented by Dr. Edgar J. Kenton III, Wednesday May 13 at 4PM at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitating Hospital. The presentation is free and open to everyone. Please reserve your seat by May 8 by calling 800-232-8260.
The Bloomsburg Police Department will hold their first annul 5K run/walk on Saturday May 9th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Check-in opens at 8AM, the run starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $20 each, or just $15 before May 1. For more information call 784-4155.
The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com
The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.
Through May 16
The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.
Through May 17
Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.
Through May 31
The Central Columbia High School Marching Band is holding a gently-used used shoe drive during the month of May. Look for donation bins in locations in Bloomsburg, Berwick, and on Bloomsburg University's campus. For more information call 570-204-7254.
The annual Catawissa Teenage Battle of the Bands is coming up Friday June 19, as part of the summer concert series. First place prize is $300, 2nd place is $100. A majority of the members in each band must be teenagers to enter. For more information, call 570-356-2561.
June 25 (July 11)
The 2nd annual AGAPE golf tournament is happening Saturday July 11 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Registration opens at 7:30AM - shotgun start is at 8AM. Cost is $65 each and includes greens fees, cart, and a Southern BBQ lunch. Deadline to sign up is June 25. For more information call 317-2210.
Toddler Time is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Monday mornings at 9:15AM. The weekly 20-minute program of stories, songs, puppets, and more is perfect for kids ages 18 months to three years and their parents or guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
Columbia Sullivan Head Start is now recruiting students for the fall. Any child who is 3 or 4 years old before September 1st and meets income guidelines, as well as homeless families and children with disabilities disabilities are encouraged to apply. To set up an appointment call 784-1076.
The Danville Community Band is looking for new members. Whether you've played for years or are just starting out, they invite you to join the band. No audition is needed. Rehearsals start at 7PM Thursdays in the Kirkbride building on the Danville State Hospital campus. For more information visit DanvilleCommunityBand.org or call 570-275-3520.
Volunteers are needed to help the Lycoming Animal Protection Society no-kill cat shelter in South Williamsport. Help is needed in many areas, from basic shelter maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org
Bloomsburg Christian Church's free library will be open every Saturday from 9:30 AM till 3:30 PM. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.
The free Saturday Trains program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church will be open every Saturday from 10 AM – Noon. Check out the "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," and dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that both children and adults can play with. The church is at the corner of Pine and East Market Streets in Danville.
The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open from Noon - 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.