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What's Happening? Saturday, May 10, 2014


Come Celebrate Berwick with the Front Street Festival today from 11 AM - 5 PM. There will be sidewalk sales, wine tastings, food and craft vendors, a car show, family games and much more going on across town. For a full schedule of events, check out the Celebrate Berwick page on Facebook.

 

Don't forget to stop by Reliance Fire Company on Third Street in Berwick during the Celebrate Berwick Festival for their fish fry. $8 gets you a choice of baked or fried fish, and plenty of fries and coleslaw. Take-out is available.

 

Don't miss the annual Bloomsburg YMCA indoor yard sale this morning from 6:30 AM - 1 PM. Find lots of items from appliances, to furniture, to clothing. The Y is on West 7th Street, in Bloomsburg.

 

The annual Bloomsburg Fireman's Carnival wraps up this evening at the Department headquarters at 911 Market Street. There will be rides, games, plenty of food and live music. 

 

Fill a bag and feed families this Saturday. The US Post Office is holding a Stamp Out Hunger food drive this weekend. All you have to do is fill a bag with non-perishable food items and leave it by your mailbox for your carrier to pick up on Saturday. Please, no glass containers. 

 

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents "Good People," running through May 25. The show is full of humor, pathos, and suspense, takes a look at the class system still present in today's America, and will make you ask yourself, "what makes some people Good People?" For tickets and showtimes call the box office at 570-784-8181 or visit BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

The Boondockers 4x4 club is holding a mud bog today at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds starting at 11 AM. Registration will be open from 7 - 10 AM. Cost is $20 per run. All proceeds go to local charities. There will be plenty of food on hand. Please do not bring any alcohol, grills, or pets.

 

The Town of Bloomsburg will be honoring Florence Thompson this morning with an official plaque unveiling at the Patterson Drive Recycling Center. Florence was the driving force in making Bloomsburg the first community in Pennsylvania to set up a curbside recycling program. Ceremonies get under way at 11 AM.

 

The Legion Riders of the Bloomsburg American Legion will hold their second annual Flapjack Breakfast at Applebee's on Route 11 from 8 - 10 this morning. Tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12.  All proceeds will benefit Legion programs for veterans and current members of the armed services.

 

Good Wil's Restaurant on Route 11 in Northumberland is hosting a classic car cruise-in this evening. There will be live music from 3 - 6 PM and plenty of food and home made ice cream.

 

The Benton British Car Club will meet this Sunday afternoon  at 3 PM at Strevig's Family Restaurant on Route 487 in Benton. Anyone who owns a British-made car is invited to attend.

 

The Community Singers will present a salute to American composers on Monday, May 12. The concert starts at 7 PM at St. Peter's UMC at 240 Sunbury Road in Riverside.

 

The Book Buddies - Bella, Chloe, and Reilly - are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday night at 6:30 PM. They're therapy dogs who love to listen to your kids practice their read-aloud skills. Bring a favorite book, or pick one from the Library collection. The Library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Catch an encore performance of the original student production, "We Are Berwick" this Tuesday at 6 PM in the Berwick Middle School cafeteria. The play is written and performed by Berwick area students, and takes a look at the city's reputation in light of the growing methamphetamine problem in the region. 

 

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Upcoming Events

 

May 17

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is organizing a covered bridge bus tour of more than a dozen of the county's historic covered bridges coming up on Saturday, May 17. Cost per rider is $20, and includes a special picnic lunch at the Twin Bridges. For more information check out iTourColumbiaMontour.com

 

May 17

The Bloomsburg Girls Soccer team is hosting their 2nd annual gift card bingo at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Market Street on Saturday the 17th. Doors open at noon, the games start at 2 PM. There will be 20 games for $20. Prizes include $100 gift cards and a special raffle for Coach purses. For tickets, call Penny at 570-394-1922.

 

May 17

The Mifflinburg Heritage and Revitalization Association presents the 2014 MayFest and WineFest on Saturday, May 17. Come check out the food, entertainment, craft and art vendors, historical demonstrations and much more - including a traditional May Pole dance - from 10 AM - 5 PM at MayFest. The WineFest tasting runs from 11 AM - 5 PM. Admission to the tasting is $12 in advance or $15 at the gate. For more information and tickets call 570-966-1166 or visit MifflinburgPA.com

 

May 17

The 2014 Spring United Way Trash-To-Treasure Sale is coming up on Saturday May 17 in the Kehr Union ballroom on the campus of Bloomsburg University from 9 AM - Noon. Get in on the early bird sale at 8 AM for just $5 a ticket. Pick up tickets at the United Way office on North Penn Street. Call 570-784-3134 for more information.

 

May 17

The Fort McClure chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are organizing a bus tour to historic Fort Stanwix in Rome, NY on Saturday May 17. The tour is $45 per person. The bus will depart at 7:30 AM and return at 9 PM. For more information call 570-854-4355.

 

May 17

Bring your dogs and cats to the Locust Township Police Station on Saturday the 17th for a Rabies clinic sponsored by the Locust Township Police and the Ringown Valley Veterinary Hospital. Cost for the Rabies shot is only $10 per pet, and there will be other vaccines on hand by request. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a pet carrier. Call 570-799-5806 for more information. 

 

May 17. 18

Come check out the multi-school collaboration "Plain Gold Ring," a musical comedy by local musician and 2013 Teen Star winner Dante Green, running next Saturday and Sunday at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes are 7:30 PM on Saturday night, and a 3:30 PM Matinee on Sunday. Tickets can be bought in advance at Fog & Flame and Yo Choice on Main Street or by calling 570-394-1220.

 

May 18

The New Brush Arbor Choir will present "Welcome Home - a patriotic musical" on Sunday May 18 at 10 AM at Derrs Christian Church in Benton. All veterans are invited to attend. A free picnic will follow the program. For more information, call 570-864-3835.

 

May 19

Registration opens on Monday the 19th for summer programs at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Children up to age 14 are invited to sign up for the summer reading club and the Great 8 - a program designed to combat academic slide during the summer. The programs both start in June at the library on Market Street. 

 

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Musicians are Wanted to join the Danville Community Band. The band includes players of all ages - and you don't have to be from Danville to join in. For more information, call 570-275-3520, or visit DanvilleCommunityBand.org

 

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MC Federal Credit Union is accepting donations on behalf of the Dissinger family, who tragically lost three young boys in a house fire on April 4th. If you would like to help, donations came be made to the Dissinger Family Loss Donation Fund at any branch of MC Federal Credit Union, mailed to their main branch at 230 Walnut Street in Danville, or made by phone, by calling 570-275-6155. 

 

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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.

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