November 30, December 5
Katy's Church will hold their annual Hungry Hunters Lunches Monday November 30 & Saturday November 5 from 10AM - 5PM. There will be hot soups, sandwiches, and deserts. The historic church is on Katy's Church Road near the state game lands in Muncy.
The Ferry Street Growers Market will be open every Saturday 8AM - 1PM through November 21, rain or shine. Find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, baked goods and more, along with weekly activities for the whole family. The market sets up in the Coles parking lot at 330 Ferry Street in Danville.
The Shenandoah Open-Air Farmer's Market will be open through the end of November Tuesdays and Fridays from 8AM-Noon. There's fruits, vegetables, and other plants and produce, as well as baked goods, all from local growers and sellers. The market sets up along South Main and East Center Streets in downtown Shenandoah.
Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding a Winter coat drive through November. New and gently used coats, hats, and other cold-weather clothes can be dropped off in the gymnasium in the basement of the church at the corner of Market & Third Streets in Bloomsburg.
Come to Tree Fest at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg Wednesday December 2 for an evening of gift card bingo to support the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Doors open at 4PM, the games start at 6. Tickets are $20 for 20 games. While you're there, grab a bite to eat and tour the decorations at TreeFest. Seating is limited so get your tickets soon. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
December 2 - 6
BTE's TreeFest is happening the weekend of December 4 at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Hours are Friday 5-9, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5. Cost is $6 for adults and free for kids 12 & under. Special needs tours will be given Wednesday and Thursday December 2 & 3. For more information visit TreeFest under Our Partners at the top of the page.
December 2 - 22
Sign up your class today for one of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Student Matinee performances of A Christmas Story at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. The matinees include a full performance of this year's holiday show, as well as a behind-the scenes look with a Meet The Cast session after the show. The nine student matinees run December 2-22. For more information visit BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The River Poets present Melanie Simms & Jesse Waters at the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday December 3. The authors will be giving a public reading of their works from 7:30 - 9PM, followed by a book signing. The library is on Market Square in downtown Bloomsburg.
The 11th annual Animal Resource Center dinner and auction is coming up Friday December 4 at the Washies Fire Hall in Danville. Doors open at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30. Tickets are $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information call 570-204-2491.
December 5 - January 1
The 69th annual Berwick Christmas Boulevard will open for the season Saturday night December 5. Come and see the lighted holiday displays from many community organizations set up on the Market Street boulevard in Berwick. The Boulevard will be on display through New Year's Day.
Come to American Legion Post 792 on Main Street in Shenandoah Saturday December 5 from 10AM - 2PM for a community meeting to develop a plan for the 2016 improvement of Bicentennial Park. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Please call ahead to reserve a seat. For more information call 570-622-6097.
Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues Saturday December 5 with the internationally-renowned Parsons Dance Company. The show starts at 8PM in BU's Haas Center for the Arts. For more information visit the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Join the Bloomsburg University Global Awareness Society at their 25th annual international conference in Budapest, Hungary in May & June of 2016. Participation in the conference and cultural activities is open to all. Deadline to sign up is Sunday December 6. For more information call 570-389-5177.
December 6 & 13
The annual Mission Mall alternative gift-giving fair will be held at St John's Lutheran Church on Race and Fifth Streets in Mifflinville December 6 & 13. Doors will be open from Noon - 3PM for you to find a charity to donate to this holiday season.
December 7 & 8
The PA Department of Health will hold two influenza and shingles vaccination clinics for uninsured and underinsured individuals in the Danville area Monday and Tuesday December 7 & 8. On Monday come to the Montour County Health Center on Church Street in Danville from 9-11 and 1-3. On Tuesday the clinic will be held at First Baptist Church on Brookside Drive from 9-1. For more information and to make an appointment call 570-275-7092.
The last Berwick Elks Fish Fry of the year will be held Friday December 11 from 11AM - 7PM. Cost is $8 each. The lodge is at 117 West 2nd Street in Berwick.
December 12 & 13
The Jubilate Choir and Orchestra will present their 2015 Christmas concert, Sing We Now Of Christmas, at St Matthew Lutheran Church on upper Market Street in Bloomsburg. Showtimes are Saturday December 12 at 7PM, and Sunday December 13 at 3PM. Admission is free, tickets are not required. For more information call 570-784-4515.
Journeymate Ministries will hold their 6th annual free community day and Christmas dinner Sunday December 13 at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Doors open at Noon. Music and activities start at 12:30, followed by a full Christmas dinner. For more information call 570-764-7985.
Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will hold their annual holiday youth dinner theater Sunday December 13 at 5PM. Bring a covered dish and sing along with some holiday favorites. The church is at 3rd & Market Streets in Bloomsburg.
The Danville Community Singers will present their annual Christmas concert, Come And Sing Of Christmas, Monday December 14 at St Peter's United Methodist Church in Riverside. The concert starts at 7PM at the Church at 240 Sunbury Road.
Berwick Girl Scout Troop 32455 will hold a pasta dinner fundraiser Saturday December 19 at Berwick First Presbyterian Church on North Market Street. Dinner will be served at 6:15 PM. Cost is $7.50 a plate. Proceeds benefit the troop's upcoming trips to Washington DC and Wildwood NJ.
The annual Manger In The Park living Nativity and pageant will be held Sunday December 20 at 6PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park. The live Nativity will include real animals and free refreshments will be available for the audience.
Through December 20
The Columbia County Guide Company will be holding a Paws & Wags pet supply drive for the Danville SPCA through December 20. Donations can be dropped off at the Danville SPCA on Bloom Road. For more information call 570-387-5098.
Through December 24
Southside Fire Company in Riverside will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths through Christmas Eve. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4-7 PM, Saturdays 9AM - 7:30PM, and Sundays 11AM - 5PM. The station is at 200 Avenue D in Riverside.
The second annual Cash And Carry community art exhibition will be open at the Exchange Antler in downtown Bloomsburg though Christmas Eve. Each piece on display can be bought for $25, with the majority of the cost going directly to the artist. New pieces are welcome to be submitted during the run of the show at the gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg.
Through December 27
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents their annual holiday show: A Christmas Story, at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Adapted from the classic 1983 comedy film, the play will feature young actors from the local area. The show runs through December 27. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The 2015 Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library Historic Collectors Crock is now available. This year's design features the dome of Bloomsburg University's iconic Carver Hall. Limited numbers of the first three crocks in the series are still available as well. Each crock is handmade by Bunjo Pottery in Lancaster and is individually numbered. Price is $40 each. 100% of profits benefit the Bloomsburg Public Library. You can pick up an order form at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg or online at BloomsburgPL.org
The annual Winter Trash-To-Treasure sale will be held Saturday January 9 in Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union ballroom. Doors open 9AM - Noon. Tickets for the 8AM early bird sale are just $5 and can be bought at the United Way office on Penn Street, next to Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital. Proceeds benefit the Columbia County United Way. For more information call 570-784-3134.
Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will present Art for the Holidays, a collection of works by gallery members. The show will run through January 10 at the gallery on Center Street in Bloomsburg.
Through March 6
SMILE, the single mothers group, is holding their annual Kozy Kidz children's hat and glove drive all Winter through March 6. Donation boxes can be found at the Berwick and Bloomsburg libraries, AGAPE, and the Berwick YMCA. For more information call 570-752-1354.
Experience Shenandoah in the summer of 1966 through the eyes of a 9-year-old and the ramblings of a 59-year old in the new memoir by WHLM's own Andy Ulicny. My Shenandoah, 1966 takes a nostalgic look at the 1960's in a small Coal Region town. Copies can be purchased for $31.95 each at the WHLM studios on Main Street in Bloomsburg. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
Clear Brook Foundation invites all who are affected by Alcoholism and Drug Addiction to a program to promote awareness and education of Chemical Dependency. This free program will meet at St Matthew Lutheran Church at 123 Market St in Bloomsburg on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM. For more information, contact Trish Colangelo at 570-823-1171.
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," 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.