BTE's TreeFest is in full swing again this year, running through December 7 at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. More than 130 live decorated trees are on display, with live entertainment, drawings and events. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under. Open days are Fridays through Sundays November 28, 29, 30, and December 5, 6, 7. Special needs tours are available Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3rd & 4th. Pre-school tours are available Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4th and 5th. For more information, visit TreeFest under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Experience the magic of Christmas with Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's presentation of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, running through December 28. The show is fun for the whole family filled with adventure, mystery, and a mouse named Amos. The annual Food Preview is this afternoon at 2PM. For show times and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Visit downtown Bloomsburg this holiday season for the annual Home-based Business Expo, at 36 and 40 East Main Street. Find locally-made jewelry, artwork, baked goods and more. It all starts today, Small Business Saturday, and runs every Saturday through December 19th from 10 AM – 3 PM.
Stop by the Children's Museum on 7th Street in Bloomsburg during the North Pole Express train rides this weekend for special holiday crafts and activities, a look a the museum's model railroad display, and an exhibition of railroad photography by the Moose Exchange's Oren Helbok.
The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge is holding a singles dance for ages 21 and older tonight from 8-11 PM featuring Power House Sound. Doors open at 7PM. Cover charge is $8. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.
Join AGAPE for a special Advent program this Sunday afternoon at Wesley United Methodist Church, on Market Street in Bloomsburg. The program will run from 2-4 PM. A collection will be taken up to benefit AGAPE's Heating Assistance Fund.
There are 167 Division II college football teams, but only 16 remain with a chance at a national championship. Bloomsburg University is one of those 16. This afternoon at Danny Hale Field in Redman Stadium, the Huskies play Virginia State in a regional semifinal. The game starts at noon. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at 10 O'clock with the Sunbury Motors Tailgate Show.
The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team travels to Philadelphia on Sunday to play the University of the Sciences. That game begins at 1 O'clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 12:40. Monday night, the Men are at home to play PSU-Lehigh Valley. That game starts at 7PM. Coverage starts with the pregame at 6:40.
Katy's Church near Muncy is holding a Hungry Hunter's Lunch on Monday, December 1st from 11AM – 5PM. There will be hot soups, sandwiches, drinks and dessert. The historic church is at 440 Katy's Church Road in Madison Township next to the State Game Lands.
Dec 3 – 19
Teachers - it's time to reserve your seats for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's student matinée performances of Twas The Night Before Christmas, coming up December 3rd through the 19th at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Student shows start at 10AM, cost is $9 for all audience members. For more information on student matinées for your school, check out the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The second-annual Christmas craft show will be held this Saturday at Saint Joseph's School in Danville from 9 AM – 4 PM. There will be gift baskets, Tricky Trays, home-baked goods and more. The school I at 511 Ferry Street in Danville.
Come to the Twin Bridges, Route 487 in Forks, Sunday afternoon, December 7th, for a covered bridge winter festival from 1-3 PM. There will be live music, ham and bean soup, hot drinks, a bake sale, and Santa Claus will be giving hayrides between the Twin Bridges and the Josiah Hess Bridge. The Columbia County Covered Bridge association will be on hand with collectors merchandise including the Rupert Bridge Collectors' Crock.
Come to the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg Sunday, December 14th for the 5th annual free community Christmas dinner, in memory of Janis Labour. Doors open at Noon, activities start at 12:30, and dinner will be served at 1PM. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 570-764-7985.
The Community Singers present A Rhapsody of Christmas, Monday evening December 15th. Showtime is at 7PM at St Peter's United Methodist Church on 240 Sunbury Road in Riverside.
Dec 18 – 21
Crumpet is back – and crankier than ever! It's the return of The Santaland Diaries, presented by BTE at the Capitol Restaurant in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtime is at 8PM December 18, 19, 20, and 21. This show is intended for mature audiences. A select dinner and bar menu will be available. For more information, visit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Thru Dec 21
Starting Black Friday at 9AM, Southside Fire Company in Riverside will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths in their pavilion through Sunday, December 21. Choose from Douglas Fir, Frazier Fir, and Blue Spruce and others. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4-7:30 PM, Saturdays 9 AM - 7:30 PM, and Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM.
Thru Dec 30
Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out the Cash and Carry Community Art Exhibition. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. Artists are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the show. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.
Thru Dec 31
All Occasion Rentals in Buckhorn is holding a Multiple Myeloma Awareness and Benefit Raffle for John Yoder through the end of the year. Tickets are $10 each with a grand prize of $2,000 in rental credit from All Occasion. Drawing will be held January 3rd. Call 570-441-1101 for more information.
Thru Dec 31
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.
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 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.