The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a panel presentation and forum at the McBride Memorial Library on Monday, Oct 20. Several local officials will be on hand to discuss the Columbia Drug Court treatment program. The presentation starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.
Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore the history of the University with campus Archivist and Historian Robert Dunkelberger. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kenneth S. Gross auditorium in Carver Hall on the BU main campus.
The second annual Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce Community expo will be held this Thursday from 4-7PM in the Industrial building at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Come talk to representatives from healthcare, finance, community and business services and maybe even win a helicopter ride! The expo is free, and family-friendly.
Oct 24 & 25
The Columbia County Traveling Library is holding their Fall used book sale this weekend, at the county complex at 702 Sawmill Road near Lightstreet. Friday from 3-7PM and Saturday from 10AM-4PM. For more information call 570-387-8782.
Kids, get an early start on Trick-Or-Treating in Downtown Bloomsburg this Friday from 5-7PM. Look for the pumpkin signs in the store windows. There will also be games, Halloween activites and more at the Bloomsburg YMCA and the Children's Museum on 7th street until 9PM. The BTE theatre school will be teaching you how to do gruesome Halloween makeup. Busses will be running between 7th Street and the Bloomsburg Town Fountain in Market Square. Costume contest at the Y starts at 7PM.
The Columbia-Montour Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International will meet on Saturday October 25, 10 AM at the Spirit Life Church, Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Donald Reece. There will be free coffee and snacks. Everyone is welcome.
It's the Great Pumpkin 5K Halloween Run & Fun Walk at 10:30AM Saturday Oct 25 at the PPL Riverlands on Route 11 North of Berwick. Pumpkin Awards will be given to the top finishers in their age group. Come in costume - there will be a costume contest before the run and freebies for costumed participants. Registration opens at 8:30AM at the Riverlands Pavilion. The first 200 entrants will receive a high-quality t-shirt. Entry fee is $18, or just $8 for pre-entry witout a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Berwick YMCA. Check out RunForDiamonds.com for more information.
Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg this Saturday and learn all about bats during their Bat-tacular event, from 11AM-1PM at the Museum on 7th street. Learn what are the facts and what are the myths surrounding our spooky winged friends of the night.
Get your tickets now for the first Camp Lavigne Wine Festival, Saturday October 25, from 10AM - 5PM at the camp North of Benton just off Route 487. Taste offerings from ten area wineries and breweries and help support the Columbia-Montour BSA. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the festival. For ticket information, go to LocalWineEvents.com
Come to St Mary's Grove on Fowler Avenue in Berwick this Saturday, for a Boy Scout open house with the Scouts of the Columbia-Montour Council. Come check out the local scouting program and work on some skills. The open house runs from 1-3PM.
The Montour-DeLong Fair association is holding another all-you-can-eat fish dinner this Saturday, from 3-7 PM at the fairgrounds on Broadway Road in Danville. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids, 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. Take-out is available. Call 570-437-2178 for more information.
Come to Katy's Church this Saturday from 4-7 PM for the Kandy for Kids Pumpkin Fest. Come explore the Bales of Hay maze, visit the 1869 historical church, enjoy a fall cookout and a costume party. The church is at 440 Katy's Church Road in Madison Township near Millville, Columbia County next to the State Game Lands.
The 107th Catawissa Halloween Parade will be held this Saturday evening. It's the oldest and largest Halloween parade in the area. The parade forms at 6PM and moves at 7:30PM. WHLM's Bobby Gale will be bringing us live updates from the heart of the parade. Rain date is Sunday the 26th.
Come on out for an interactive showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Berwick Theater and Community Arts Center on Front Street, this Saturday night. Doors open at 9PM, and the film rolls at 10PM. Tickets are $13 each or 5 for $50. Come in costume – there will be a costume contest and live skits. Prop kits will be available for $5. Please no outside food or props.
Oct 25/ Nov 15
Come see Waste Not, the newest exhibition at Artspace Gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works made from discarded and re-purposed materials. The show runs through Saturday, November 15. An Artist's Reception will be held October 25, from 6-8PM.
Thru Oct 26
The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale is wrapping up thie weekend. The doors will be open for shopping Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. All items have been massively marked down. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are always needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.
Sweet Valley Church of Christ is holding a Trunk-or-Treat event this Sunday from 5:30-7:30PM, rain or shine. Come in costume and safely Trick-or-Treat from festively decorated vehicles at the church. There will be games, food, and a hayride and campfire (weather permitting). The church is at 5439 Main Road in Sweet Valley.
Get your tickets now for the annual North Pole Express train rides, coming up November 29 & 30 at the Market Street crossing in Bloomsburg. Rides are on Saturday at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM, and on Sunday at Noon, 2PM, and 4PM. Tickets are just $10 each - they sell out quickly! You can purchase tickets at the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street or at EventBrite.com
Southern Columbia Area School District is offering free developmental screening for preschoolers on Wednesday, October 29, from 9AM – 1:45PM at the G.C. Hartman Elementary Center. The screening will cover hearing, vision, motor skills, height, weight, cognitive skills, adaptive behavior, and personal and social skills. To sign up or for more information, call 570-357-3503. The school is on Route 487 South of Catawissa.
The 53rd Danville Halloween Parade will be held Thursday night, October 30th at 7PM. WHLM will be bringing you all the spooky action live from downtown Danville. To register or for more information, stop by Beiter's or Cole' Hardware in Danville, or call 570-275-4863.
Oct 31 / TFN
The Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are offering the third in their series of ceramic crocks commemorating Bloomsburg's iconic sites. This year's crock features the 1892 Town Fountain. The 1/2 gallon crock is hand-made by a local Pennsylvania potter. You can see one at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Order forms are available at the Library front desk. Order by October 31 to guarantee delivery by Christmas.
Come to First Reformed UCC in Berwick at 10AM, Saturday, November 1st for a free coupon class presented by Amanda Jarski. Learn how to find the best deals and maximize your purchases – without having to buy in bulk. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Food Cupboard, or box tops for local schools. The church is at 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.
The Veterans Memorial Committee of Columbia County cordially invite you their benefit Veterans Gala Saturday November 1st, at the Berwick Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres start at 6PM, dinner starts at 7PM. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and live music by Into The Spin. Tickets are $100 for couples, $60 for singles, or $350 for a table of eight. Call 570-594-5549 for tickets and more information.
Bloomsburg Christian Church, at 107 Deussen Drive, presents His Hands Puppetfest, Saturday November 1st. The family fun night starts with a puppet show at 6:30PM. For more information call 570-784-3740.
The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents Mr. Music, a salute to Irving Berlin, Saturday, November 1st at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. Come hear the Susquehanna Valley Chorus, the BHS Fusion choir, and featured guests Razzmatazz. Tickets are $10 each, and can be reserved by calling 570-387-7918. Showtime is at 7:29 PM.
Nov 1 / 7
Celebrate 125 years of the Bloomsburg Public Library with Wine, Cheese, and More, on Friday, November 7th from 7-9PM at the library on Market Street. There will be selections of wine and cheese, soups, sandwiches, dips and more. Space is limited – you must sign up by Saturday, November 1st. Cost is $15 or just $10 for Friends of the Library members. Tickets can be bought at the library in downtown Bloomsburg.
Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scientific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.
Nov 5 – 9
The Bloomsburg University Players present William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 5 – 9 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes art 7:30PM Wednesday – Saturday, and a 3PM matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. BU students get in free. For ticket sales call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409.
The Bloomsburg Veterans Parade gets under way Saturday morning, November 8th. The parade forms at 9AM in the Hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves at 10AM, ending at the Fire Department on Market Street. For more information or to sign up, call 570-784-5272.
The Danville Area Community Center's 19th annual 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, November 8, starting at 9AM – rain or shine – at the Community Center parking lot. There will be trophies awarded and a $100 top prize to the first place male and female finishers. For more information or to register call 570-275-3001.
It's Turkey Day at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg, Saturday November 15, from 11AM-1PM. Celebrate all things turkey with turkey crafts, storytelling, and get your picture taken with live turkeys. Wear a turkey for $1 off regular admission to the museum on 7th street in Bloomsburg.
Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.
Thru Nov 21
Come see Cover of a Comic at the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, running through November 21. The exhibition is a community project based on the theme of comic book cover art.
Thru Nov 22 / Dec 30
The Moose Exchange is putting out another call for your art with the Cash and Carry community art exhibition. Stop by the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg and pick up a free blank art board – create your own work of art, and return it by November 22nd for a showing in the Antler gallery though the end of the year. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. You are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the showing. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.
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 maintenece 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 til 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 newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.