October 5 - 14
The United Way of Columbia County will be holding a series of community forums in October, to get your feedback on the needs of Columbia County. Meetings will be held starting at 7PM at The Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Monday October 5, the Jerseytown Community Center on Wednesday October 7, the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center in Benton Thursday October 8, the Locust Township Building in Catawissa Tuesday October 13, and at the Catawissa Fire Hall Wednesday October 14. For more information, visit the Columbia County United Way under our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will hold their 16th annual High School Theater Workshop Day Tuesday October 6 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Schools can sign up for the hands-on acting, singing, and technical workshops taught by professional actors and instructors. For more information, visit BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The Socrates Cafe will be back at the Bloomsburg Public Library Tuesday October 6 for their regular discussion. The topic of the evening will be "What does it mean to live well?" Bring your opinions. The discussion starts at 6:30PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
October 7, 8, & 12
The Bloomsburg Salvation Army Service Center will be taking signups for Thanksgiving and Christmas aid on Wednesday and Thursday October 7 & 8, and on Monday October 12 at First Presbyterian Church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Signups will be open from 10AM - 1PM and from 5-7 PM each day. Don't forget to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, and household income information with you. You can find the Bloomsburg Service Unit on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
Candidates for Bloomsburg Town Council will hold a moderated candidate forum Wednesday October 7 in the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. A limited number of questions will be taken from the audience. The forum starts at 6:30PM at the school on Railroad Street in Bloomsburg.
October 8 - 11
The J & D Relay for Life team will be selling apple dumplings Thursday October 8 through Sunday October 11 at the J & D Cree Mee Freeze on Route 487, North of Knoebels Grove in Elysburg. Regular and sugar-free dumplings will both be available for $3.50 each from 10AM - 3PM.
Thursday October 8 is family LEGO night at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Bring your own blocks or use the library's collection and bring your imagination to life. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
October 8 - November 15
Come to Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and see their latest member exhibition, Jewel In The Rough, featuring works by Sara Baker and Joan Lentczner. The showing opens Thursday October 8 and will run through Sunday November 15. A reception will be held Saturday October 17 at 6:30 at the gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
The Berwick Elks will hold a fish fry Friday October 9 from 11AM - 7PM. There will be fried and baked fish, chicken fingers, shrimp, and more. Cost is $8 each. The lodge is on West 2nd Street in Berwick.
The Shalefield Organizing Committee and the Clean Air Council will present a pipeline double-feature Friday October 9 at 6:30PM at Villa Sacred Heart in Danville. The End Of The Line explores the effort to stop a controversial pipeline in Kentucky, while the local short film Atlantic Sunrise Surprise looks at the use of eminent domain in the proposed pipeline through Columbia County. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds benefit Columbia County Against the Pipeline.
The Mainville Sportsmens Club will host another firearms familiarization and personal protection course Friday and Saturday October 9 & 10. The 3-hour seminar on Friday will cover safe handling of firearms, legal concerns, building confidence, and more. Cost is $35 for the course and includes lunch on Saturday. You must attend Friday's seminar to take part in the live-fire exercises on Saturday. For more information call 570-951-7105.
October 9 & 10
The Crusaders Sunday School class at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will hold their annual Fall rummage sale Friday October 8 from 8AM - 4PM, and Saturday October 10 from 8AM - 1PM. The church is at Market and Third streets in downtown Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-275-0730.
October 9 - 11
The 5th annual Berwick Riverfest will be held the weekend of October 9, 10, & 11 at Test Track Park in Berwick. There's food and craft vendors, rides, games, and more. Air boat rides, cruise-ins, and a fireworks show Saturday night. Admission, parking, and entertainment are free. Friday hear Licker'd Up from 5-9. Saturday it's Young And Reckless from 3-5 and the Tommy Guns band from 6-8. Sunday Memory Lane plays from 4-6. Please, no pets or alcohol allowed. For more information, visit the Berwick Borough under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The first annual Mikey Mash 18 and over memorial bash is happening Saturday October 10 at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Market Street. There will be costume prizes, door prizes, raffles & giveaways donated by local business, and live entertainment from 5PM - Midnight. BYOB - you must be 21 and older with ID to drink. Non-alcoholic drinks and food will be provided. Cover charge is $15. Proceeds benefit the Mikey Strickland memorial stone fund.
The 7th annual Bi-planes, trains, and antique autos festival in Eagles Mere is happening Saturday October 10 from 10AM - 4PM. There will be live music, model railroad displays, vendors in the village, and vintage cars and planes at the Air and Car Museum.
Fort McClure Fest is happening Sunday October 11 from 10AM - 5PM at the historic McClure House on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. There will be colonial crafting displays and vendors, handmade items for sale, displays of colonial life and more. Admission and parking is free. Everyone is invited.
Cruise for a Cause Sunday October 11 with the Carl "Doc" Poust motorcycle and car cruise headstone fundraiser. Registration opens at 10AM at the Benton Fire Hall on Colley Street. The cruise moves at Noon. Entry is $10 per person, and includes a meal. There will be a Chinese auction as well.
The Bloomsburg University Celebrity Artist Series presents Grammy-winning cellist Matt Haimovitz Sunday afternoon October 11 at 3, at Carver Hall on BU's lower campus. His performance of Bach's suites for unaccompanied cello will be preceded by several appearances in downtown Bloomsburg Saturday October 10. For more information, visit the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Through October 11
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble kicks of their 38th season with One Slight Hitch at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Written by actor and comedian Lewis Black, the play takes a humorous and heartwarming look at the Greatest Generation and their Yuppie children in the early 1980s. The show runs through Sunday October 11. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Dine to Donate to AGAPE when you eat at Applebees in Bloomsburg Monday October 12. Present the dine to donate coupon when you order and 10% of your purchase will go to AGAPE. Coupons can be picked up at AGAPE on 7th Street in Bloomsburg, or can be printed off from their website. Follow the link on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library Tuesday night October 13. The Buddies are certified therapy dogs who love to listen to your kids practice reading aloud to them. Bring a book, or choose one from the library collection. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
PA CareerLink will hold a job fair Wednesday October 14 from 3-6 PM at the Silver Moon Banquet Complex in Lewisburg. Meet with area employers and find out about local job opportunities and training. Make sure to bring copies of your resume and dress for success.
October 14 - 21
Dine to Donate to the Columbia County United Way. During the 2015 United Way campaign, several local restaurants will be donating a portion of your bill to the United Way. Dine to Donate events will be held at Quaker Steak and Lube in Buckhorn Wednesday October 14, OIP in Millville Wednesday October 21, and at Balzano's in downtown Bloomsburg Thursday October 29 from 5-11PM.
Come to the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday night October 15 for an evening of terrifying ghost stories told by Hal Pratt. These tales are frightening, and are explicitly not suitable for children. The stories start at 6:30 at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
October 16 & 17
The Greater Shenandoah Historical Society will hold a rummage sale October 16 & 17 at the history center on South Main Street in Shenandoah. The sale will be open Saturday 8AM-3PM and Sunday 8AM-1PM. Items for donation can be dropped off from 10-4 on Friday October 15. Please no computers or televisions.
Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will host a ham loaf dinner Saturday October 17 from 4-7 PM. Tickets are $9 each. Walk-ins and takeout will be welcome. Proceeds benefit the Gate House Transitional Housing Center. The church is on Market and Third Streets in downtown Bloomsburg. Tickets can be bought at the Gate House in Danville, or by calling 570-275-6766.
The 2nd annual Camp Lavigne Wine Festival is coming up Saturday October 17 from 11AM - 5PM. Come sample local wineries and breweries, check out the vendors, artists and crafters, and enjoy some music and food. Advance tickets are just $15 each, or $20 at the gate. Entry for a designated driver is just $10. Get the VIP treatment with a buffet lunch and commemorative glass for $75. The campground is at 35 Camp Lavigne Road, just off Route 487, North of Benton. For more information call 570-204-5809 or find them on LocalWineEvents.com
Straub's Lutheran Church in Danville will hold a family style roast beef dinner Saturday October 17 from 3-6 PM. There will be baked goods and quarts of homemade ice cream available as well. The church is at 60 Frosty Valley Road in Danville. Take out is available. For more information call 570-452-3837.
The Shenandoah Sesquicentennial Committee will hold a fundraising yard sale Sunday October 18 from 10:30AM - 4PM at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community on East Washington Street. Donations of items for sale are being accepted - please no computers. For more information call 570-900-1540.
Christ The King Church in Benton will hold a Taste of the Parish event Sunday October 18 from 1-4 PM. More than 25 cooks will present their dishes for tasting. The $10 ticket includes a cookbook with all the participating recipes. The Church is on Mendenhall Lane in Benton.
The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday October 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Now that growing season is over, don't forget about your garden tools. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.
Through October 23
Grab a Dagwood sandwich and support the Animal Resource Center with the Danville VFW Auxiliary sandwich sale fundraiser. Each sandwich is just $4. Orders and payment are due by Friday October 23. The sandwiches will be delivered Wednesday October 28 at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street. Proceeds benefit ARC. Volunteers are needed to help make the sandwiches. For more information call 570-784-3669.
Celebrate Halloween during BOO!-burg Friday October 23 starting at 5PM. Join in the Main Street scavenger hunt, solve puzzles and riddles from downtown Bloomsburg shops, and finish with a Trunk-or-Treat and the second-annual pumpkin drop at the Bloomsburg YMCA on 7th Street. For more information, visit Downtown Bloomsburg under Our Partners at the top of the page.
Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech will hold their annual Fall craft show Saturday October 24. Check out over 100 crafters, grab some food, and maybe get a start on on Christmas shopping. The craft show runs from 9AM - 3PM at the school off Route 11 between Bloomsburg and Berwick.
Join the Moose Exchange for a special photography workshop on Sunday October 25 taught by photographer and Columbia County native Glenn Brogan. The two hour workshop will be held on the South bank of the Susquehanna river, across from the Bloomsburg Town Park. Cost for the class is $40 - a portion of which will be donated to the Exchange. For more information call 570-317-2596.
Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series continues Sunday October 25 with Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. The hilarious musical comedy about making a Broadway show in the 1920's will be performed in the Haas Center for the arts starting at 7:30PM. For more information visit the Celebrity Artist Series under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The 54th annual Danville Halloween Parade is happening Thursday night October 29 starting at 7PM. Entry forms can be picked up at Beiter's Department Store on Mill Street or at Cole's Hardware on Ferry Street in Danville. For more information call 570-275-4863.
Downtown Bloomsburg Inc presents the 4th annual Brewsburg beer, wine, food, and music festival Saturday October 31 at the Caldwell Consistory on Market Square in Bloomsburg. The Halloween-night 80's party at the festival runs from 7-11 PM. All-inclusive tickets are $45, non-alcoholic tickets are just $25. For more information, visit Downtown Bloomsburg under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The Bloomsburg Farmer's market is back for the summer. Come to Market Square from 7AM - 1PM every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for fresh and locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers,eggs, meat and more. The market will run through October. For more information call 570-784-7123 extension 117.
Come enjoy a benefit Wine and Beer tasting Friday November 6 at Rolling Pines in Berwick. Support Columbia County Volunteers In Medicine and sample the products from area wineries and breweries, and enjoy fine food, desserts, art, and jewelry. There will be 50/50s and silent auctions too. Tickets are $30 each. The event runs from 5-9 PM. For more information call 570-752-1780.
Support AGAPE when you shop at Bon Ton in the Columbia Mall during Bon Ton Community Days, Wednesday through Saturday November 11-14. Coupon books can be bought for just $5 each at the AGAPE center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg, or online at AGAPE's website, under Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
The Columbia County 4-H will hold a movieland carnival Saturday November 21 at the Industrial Arts Building on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Stop by from 3-8 PM for carnival games, pizza, silent auctions, and to see all the programs that the Columbia County 4-H has to offer. For more information find the Columbia County 4-H on Facebook.
The Ferry Street Growers Market will be open every Saturday 8AM - 1PM through November 21, rain or shine. Find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, baked goods and more, along with weekly activities for the whole family. The market sets up in the Coles parking lot at 330 Ferry Street in Danville.
The Shenandoah Open-Air Farmer's Market will be open through the end of November Tuesdays and Fridays from 8AM-Noon. There's fruits, vegetables, and other plants and produce, as well as baked goods, all from local growers and sellers. The market sets up along South Main and East Center Streets in downtown Shenandoah.
December 2 - 22
Sign up your class today for one of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Student Matinee performances of A Christmas Story at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. The matinees include a full performance of this year's holiday show, as well as a behind-the scenes look with a Meet The Cast session after the show. The nine student matinees run December 2-22. For more information visit BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
The 2015 Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library Historic Collectors Crock is now available. This year's design features the dome of Bloomsburg University's iconic Carver Hall. Limited numbers of the first three crocks in the series are still available as well. Each crock is handmade by Bunjo Pottery in Lancaster and is individually numbered. Price is $40 each. 100% of profits benefit the Bloomsburg Public Library. You can pick up an order form at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg or online at BloomsburgPL.org
Experience Shenandoah in the summer of 1966 through the eyes of a 9-year-old and the ramblings of a 59-year old in the new memoir by WHLM's own Andy Ulicny. My Shenandoah, 1966 takes a nostalgic look at the 1960's in a small Coal Region town. Copies can be purchased for $31.95 each at the WHLM studios on Main Street in Bloomsburg. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
Clear Brook Foundation invites all who are affected by Alcoholism and Drug Addiction to a program to promote awareness and education of Chemical Dependency. This free program will meet at St Matthew Lutheran Church at 123 Market St in Bloomsburg on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM. For more information, contact Trish Colangelo at 570-823-1171.
The Danville Community Band is looking for new members. Whether you've played for years or are just starting out, they invite you to join the band. No audition is needed. Rehearsals start at 7PM Thursdays in the Kirkbride building on the Danville State Hospital campus. For more information visit DanvilleCommunityBand.org or call 570-275-3520.
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 till 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," 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.