Visit Downtown Bloomsburg and Santa Claus at Santa's Cottage through December 22nd. Santa's Cottage is located on the corner of Main Street and Lightstreet at the Bloomsburg Diner and will be open on Thursdays and Fridays 6 til 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays 2 til 4pm.
BTE's annual holiday family show, A Very Special Christmas Special, runs through December 28th. For more information about the show or Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, go to BTE.org
Christain Gospel Fellowship Church on Route 42 in Iola wil host their annual Living Christmas Tree this weekend. Show times are Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. Admission is free.
Stillwater Christian Church presents, “A Journey to Bethlehem" Live Nativity Hay-ride. Step back in time as you experience for yourself that very first Christmas. Pet live animals. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate! The rides run between 6 pm and 8 pm. Stillwater Christian Church is at 42 Wesley Street in Stillwater.
The loose ties model railroad club will be having its public display at the Columbia Mall this holiday season this weekend. Operating times are 11 am - 4 pm. There will be a drawing for two free train sets during the holiday season, open to children 14 years old and younger. The winner does not need to be present to win.
The Berwick Boys' Basketball Team is having a flapjack fundraiser breakfast this morning from 8 am - 10 am at the Bloomsburg Applebee's. All-you-can-eat for just $7. Walk-ins are welcome. For advance tickets call 759-6400 ext. 3507.
BU Library Archivist Robert Dunkelberger will be giving a presentation on the life of BU Professor and Wild Animal Trainer George Keller this afternoon, in the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall at the church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. The talk wich runs from 2pm - 3:30pm will include an overview of Keller's life and exploits as well as rare film never before seen in public.
The 4th annual free Christmas Dinner at the Caldwell Consistory will be held today starting at 12:30 pm. There will be music and children's activities followed by dinner. The Consistory is on Market Square in Bloomsburg.
Come add your voice in a Godspell Sing-Along this evening at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg. A carry-in dinner will start at 5 pm, followed by the program. Everyone is welcome! For more information call 570-784-1407. The church is at 3rd and Market Streets in Bloomsburg.
The Kozy Kids winter wear donation drive is under way. Donations of hats, gloves and scarves will be distributed to children in our local commuinity this winter. Donation boxes can be found at AGAPE, New Covenant Christian Church, the Berwick United Way, the Hope Center, First Columbia Bank in the Buckhorn Wal-Mart, and at My Town in the Columbia Mall.
MC Federal Credit Union in Bloomsburg is hosting a holiday candle fundraiser this season to benefit the re-building of Kidsburg in the Bloomsburg Town Park. The fundraiser will continue into the spring.
Don't forget to place your order for the 2013 Historic Bloomsburg Collector's Crock, featuring the Columbia County Courthouse. You can print out an order form from BloomsburgPL.org, or stop by the Library on Market Street. There are still some of the 2012 crocks left too! Crocks are $40 each - 100% of the proceeds from the Collectors Crocks goes to the Bloomsburg Public Library.
The Moose Exchange in downtown Bloomsburg is looking for your suppourt this holiday season. The non-profit arts and cultural center is running a fund-raising drive for maintainace and improvements through the end of the year. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, check out their homepage at MooseExchange.org
High School Basketball
It was rivalry night in Girls' High School Basketball on Friday, as Central Columbia was at Bloomsburg. The Jays led early and took the Panthers to a 50-35 Central win. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM High School Hoops Report:
Coming up on Tuesday evening, the Huskies of Bloomsburg University will travel to Edinboro for a brace of games. Coverage on the WHLM stations starts with the Women's pregame after the 5 PM news.
Bloomsburg University's senior defensive end Larry Webster has been named a finalist for the Cliff Harris award which goes to the small college defensive player of the year.