The Socrates Cafe is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. The group will meet for their regular lively discussion at 6:30 PM. The topic this month is: what will be the impact of the Hobby Lobby court decision? Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Square in downtown Bloomsburg.
Summer concerts at the Jackson Mansion wrap up this Thursday night, with the annual Berwick free Cake and Ice Cream Social. Music will be provided by Memory Lane at 7PM. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the mansion lawn on Market Street in Berwick.
Come to the Bloomsburg Pubilc Library this Thursday, and learn about 18th-century Columbia County with a visit by local author Patsy Van Dyke, as she discusses her research into the historical setting for her recent young-adult novel, "Freedom For Kate." The talk starts at 6:30 PM in the Fireplace Lounge.
The 7th annual BU Track and Field Market Street Mile is coming up at 6:30 PM this Friday evening in downtown Bloomsburg. The course takes runners on a path to "Discover Downtown." There will be prizes for the top finishers in each category. Registration is $20 for the mile-long course, or just $15 for the children's 1/2 mile and 1/4 mile courses at the park. Registration will be open at the Town Park Pavilion from 4:30-6PM the day of the race.
Celebrate National Yoga Month this Friday with an evening of free and open yoga instruction at the Bloomsburg town park bandshell from 5-7PM. Please bring your own mat and water. If you don't have a yoga mat, a beach towel can be used.
The Columbia County Historical and Geneaological Society celebrates their 100th birthday this Saturday with an open house from 9 - 11:30 AM at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street. There will be food, contests, prizes, a historical scavenger hunt, and a special showing of vintage film of Bloomsbug from the 1940s.
The second annual Holly McAnall Walk for the Heart will be held this Saturday at 10 AM at the Bloomsburg Town Park. The 2 mile walk benefits Geisinger's Heart and Vascular Institute's Women's Hearth Health fund. Registration starts at 9 AM - cost to register is $10.
The Washies Fire Company in Danville is holding a Vera Bradley and Coach Bingo this Saturday at the hall on Railroad Street. Doors open at Noon, bingo starts at 1:30PM. Tickets are $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Come to Market Square in downtown Bloomsburg Saturday evening for a National Rally Against Police Brutality. There will be a vigil and other observances starting at 7 PM.
Sept 6 & 7
Cruise-in to the Mifflinville Fire Hall on Market Street this Saturday and Sunday for the Pennsylvania Summer Car, Truck, and Bike show. It starts with a cruise-in at 4PM on Saturday. Registration for the show on Sunday is open from 9AM - Noon. Fee for the show is $10 per car, or just $2 per spectator. There will be a swap meet, and kids activities, too. For more information, call 570-764-2315.
The 123rd McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair is going on Sunday Sept 7 through Saturday Sept 13. There's free live music, horse shows, dog and pig races, parades, games, rides, and bean soup from Noon till closing each day. Other concessions open at 4PM. The festival is on Route 522 between Selinsgrove and Lewistown.
Come to Camp Victory's Open House this Sunday ftom Noon-3PM. Take a tour of the camp, and enjoy free swimming, wall climbing, zip line rides, ice cream, hot dogs and a moon bounce.
Celebrate recovery this Sunday afternoon and and rally against addiction with the third annual Anti-Heroin Rally at the Berwick Elks. Come to the Elks parking lot on West 3rd Street from 2-6PM for live music, speakers, information, and some great food - everyone is welcome.
It's Sundae Sunday - this Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg. Come to the church steps on Market Street from 6-8PM for live music and free ice cream.
The Numidia Dragway in Catawissa will hold a horseshoe mud bog this Sunday. Gates open at 8AM, the bog starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $10 per spectator, Kids under 10 get in free.
Get your tickets now to the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 2nd annual Women's Solo Performance Festival, running Thursday through Sunday, September 11 - 14. The festival covers four days of original solo works by women artists presented on the Alvina Krause Theatre Stage. Tickets are $15 per show, or $50 for a full pass. And don't miss the first Women Artisans' Street Fair on Saturday the 13th, Center Street, just off Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Booth fee for the Fair is $25. For more information, check out the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 13 from Noon-3PM at Knoebels in Elysburg. Team up with family, friends or co-workers and take strides to fight heart disease and stroke. The Heart Walk is family and pet-friendly. The events feature a 1 mile or 3 mile fitness walk, entertainment, activities for kids and health information. For more information visit Heart.org/CSVwalk
Come out to Hetlerville United Methodist Church for a hot dog, barbecue, and corn roast, Saturday Sept. 13, from 4-7PM. The church is at 626 Hetlerville Road in Nescopeck.
Saint Luke's Lutheran Church on Lighstreet Road in Bloomsburg is hosting a Chili Cook-off this Saturday from 5-7PM to benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. Bring food items to donate and get tickets to vote for your favorite chili. To enter your chili, call Robert at 570-317-2111.
Sept 13 & 14
The annual Old Mill Village Fall Festival and Pumpkintown celebration is happening Saturday and Sunday Sept. 13 & 14 from Noon-5PM in New Milford. There's games, vendors, toys and candy, crafters, and harvest activites for the whole family. Please, no pets or alcohol. For more information, go to OldMillVillage.org
The Berwick Anti-Drig Alliance will hold a panel discussion and presentation on Monday, September 15 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. The topic of the evening will be "The Deadly Trend of Methamphetamine: What Can We Do?" The program starts at 6PM. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.
Thru Sept 28
Donations are being accepted for the Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale going on now until late September. The doors will be open for shopping Thursdays through Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. Donations of appliances, clothing, and other items can be dropped off 7 days a week - please no Televisions, Computers, Mattresses, Box Springs, or Exercise Equipment. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are still needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.
Thru November 15
The Danville chapter of the American Red Cross is opening nominations for this year's Robert Pursel Distinguished Citizen of the Year award, to be presented on November 15. For nomination forms, call 570-275-1441.
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 maintainece 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.