Jun
5
Wed
Quilt show opens at Packwood House Museum
Jun 5 – Oct 5 all-day

More than 50 one-of-a-kind quilts – many never publicly viewed – are now on display at the Packwood House Museum. The 2019 show, Made in Union County, opened June 5 and continues through October 5. This exhibit features more than 50 hand-crafted quilts, ranging from small wall hangings to bed quilts, with many dating back to the second half of the 19th century.

“We are excited to share these beautiful and historic fiber arts from the Museum’s collection with the public,” said Christine Sperling, PhD., exhibit chair.  “Visitors from around the region are encouraged to come to the Packwood House Museum to view this outstanding display of regional craftsmanship.”

Included in the show is also a display of vintage clothing and artifacts from the museum’s collection.

Admission is $10 for a self-guided gallery tour of 30 quilts and an additional $5 for the guided once daily (at 1 pm) tour of the Packwood House which is filled with original furnishings and another 20+ quilts.

The Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St., Lewisburg is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, last minute schedule changes, private events or to arrange a tour at a different time, go to packwoodhousemusuem.com or call 570-524-0323.

Sep
16
Mon
Massachusetts Quilt Guild Displays Acts of Kindness in Gallery 255
Sep 16 all-day

Inspired by the award-winning children’s book, The Quiltmaker’s Gift, the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild of Mendon, Massachusetts crafted twenty full-size quilts to give to charities. To commemorate the service project, the guild made miniature versions of each of the 20 quilts. This traveling exhibit is on display at the Public Library for Union County in Gallery 255 throughout the month of September.

 

“In the fable, The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau, the quiltmaker gained enormous pleasure and gratification through her acts of charity,” said guild member Rhonda Edmison. “Likewise, the once greedy king learns to give up his vast wealth, and live a life of community service.”

 

Using the companion book, Quilts from the Quiltmaker’s Gift, the guild recreated the quilts in the book by holding free community workshops with groups of people of all ages.

 

The group which consists of 80 women, aims to promote interest in quilt making, to help members develop their skills and to share their gifts with those in need. Over the years, quilts and handmade items have been donated to many around the country, including families, hurricane victims, seniors and hospitals.  “These acts of kindness and charity fill our hearts with love and keep our hands doing what they love – quilting,” said Edmison.

 

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit http://unioncountylibraries.org/home-page/info/displays.

Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA hosts an Open House
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA is hosting an
open house for potential members from 9am-7pm on Monday, September 16th at the branch
facilities in Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg, and Lewisburg. Everyone in the community is welcome
to come and have a tour of the facilities and enjoy the Y FREE for the day.

FREE Group Exercise classes will be offered. Attendees can enjoy a variety of classes at all
locations. The Sunbury & Milton locations will offer Aquatic classes. Babysitting will be
available at most locations. Guests are encouraged to check the schedule for each location on
the website for a full schedule and times of events. For a complete listing of classes, visit
www.gsvymca.org

As part of the Open House event, all locations will offer a FREE Week membership and a
$0 Joiner’s Fee special. The Free Week Membership is in valid Monday, September 16th through
Sunday, September 22nd. The $0 Joiner’s Fee will be valid Monday, September 16th through
Monday, September 23rd
. Upon arrival, non-members must check in at the Front Desk with a
valid form of ID.

The GSV YMCA cause is to strengthen communities and that all starts with making sure
everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential. With programs and services from A to Z,
the Y is a nonprofit helping kids, adults and families grow.

“This is a great opportunity for people in the community to come and find out what the Y is all
about,” said Bonnie McDowell, Chief Executive Officer of the GSV YMCA. “We have fantastic
facilities in the Susquehanna Valley, but we really run much deeper than that. We offer all kinds
of support programs for youth, teens, families and active older adults that help everyone grow
in spirit, mind and body.”

Introduce yourself and others to all that we have to offer at this during this special event!
For more information, please contact your local YMCA.

The Y.™ For a better us. Every day, the Y is focused on strengthening communities for kids,
adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and
encourage

GSVUW Afterschool Program Job Fair
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Job Fair

For Afterschool Program Staff, Need to Hire 50 New Staff

Monday, 9/16/19
10am – 6pm

228 Arch Street
Sunbury, PA 17801

Job Description:

Program staff is needed at: Priestley Elementary, Chief Shikellamy Elementary,
Beck Elementary, and Oaklyn Elementary

Program staff duties and responsibilities: Lead students in group activities; offer a fun and relaxed learning environment with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum, report any student concerns and discipline infractions to the site coordinator.

Site Coordinator duties and responsibilities: Help develop and supervise staff  led activity groups, monitor and report daily student attendance and discipline, contact parents to report any discipline infractions, communicate any program concerns to the afterschool directors.

Programs will operate: Monday – Thursday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm. Programs will begin September 9, 2019 and conclude June 4, 2020. The position will be 12 hours/week.
Candidates may apply to work a two or four day/week schedule.

Quilt show opens at Packwood House Museum
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

More than 50 one-of-a-kind quilts – many never publicly viewed – are now on display at the Packwood House Museum. The 2019 show, Made in Union County, opened June 5and continues through October 5. This exhibit features more than 50 hand-crafted quilts, ranging from small wall hangings to bed quilts, with many dating back to the second half of the 19th century.

“We are excited to share these beautiful and historic fiber arts from the Museum’s collection with the public,” said Christine Sperling, PhD., exhibit chair.  “Visitors from around the region are encouraged to come to the Packwood House Museum to view this outstanding display of regional craftsmanship.”

Included in the show is also a display of vintage clothing and artifacts from the museum’s collection.

Admission is $10 for a self-guided gallery tour of 30 quilts and an additional $5 for the guided once daily (at 1 pm) tour of the Packwood House which is filled with original furnishings and another 20+ quilts.

The Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St., Lewisburg is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, last minute schedule changes, private events or to arrange a tour at a different time, go to packwoodhousemusuem.com or call 570-524-0323.

Sep
17
Tue
Massachusetts Quilt Guild Displays Acts of Kindness in Gallery 255
Sep 17 all-day

Inspired by the award-winning children’s book, The Quiltmaker’s Gift, the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild of Mendon, Massachusetts crafted twenty full-size quilts to give to charities. To commemorate the service project, the guild made miniature versions of each of the 20 quilts. This traveling exhibit is on display at the Public Library for Union County in Gallery 255 throughout the month of September.

 

“In the fable, The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau, the quiltmaker gained enormous pleasure and gratification through her acts of charity,” said guild member Rhonda Edmison. “Likewise, the once greedy king learns to give up his vast wealth, and live a life of community service.”

 

Using the companion book, Quilts from the Quiltmaker’s Gift, the guild recreated the quilts in the book by holding free community workshops with groups of people of all ages.

 

The group which consists of 80 women, aims to promote interest in quilt making, to help members develop their skills and to share their gifts with those in need. Over the years, quilts and handmade items have been donated to many around the country, including families, hurricane victims, seniors and hospitals.  “These acts of kindness and charity fill our hearts with love and keep our hands doing what they love – quilting,” said Edmison.

 

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit http://unioncountylibraries.org/home-page/info/displays.

Quilt show opens at Packwood House Museum
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

More than 50 one-of-a-kind quilts – many never publicly viewed – are now on display at the Packwood House Museum. The 2019 show, Made in Union County, opened June 5and continues through October 5. This exhibit features more than 50 hand-crafted quilts, ranging from small wall hangings to bed quilts, with many dating back to the second half of the 19th century.

“We are excited to share these beautiful and historic fiber arts from the Museum’s collection with the public,” said Christine Sperling, PhD., exhibit chair.  “Visitors from around the region are encouraged to come to the Packwood House Museum to view this outstanding display of regional craftsmanship.”

Included in the show is also a display of vintage clothing and artifacts from the museum’s collection.

Admission is $10 for a self-guided gallery tour of 30 quilts and an additional $5 for the guided once daily (at 1 pm) tour of the Packwood House which is filled with original furnishings and another 20+ quilts.

The Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St., Lewisburg is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, last minute schedule changes, private events or to arrange a tour at a different time, go to packwoodhousemusuem.com or call 570-524-0323.

Susquehanna Valley Chorale Auditions and Announces 2019-20 Concert Season
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) is pleased to announce its 2019-20 concert season of four performances. Community members wishing to audition for the Chorale may do so on September 10 or September 17 from 6-6:45 p.m. at 100 S. Third Street, in Lewisburg.

The season will begin on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 with Serenade to Music, the Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury. A celebration of three superb works by the masterful Romantic Era composer, this concert will feature a soprano and baritone soloist. In addition to the title piece, the SVC will also perform Toward the Unknown Region and Dona Nobis Pacem. This unique program pulls inspiration from an iconic poet, playwright, and other poignant scribes.

The SVC will once again continue its popular holiday performance, Candlelight Christmas, on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury. Candlelight Christmas, with special guest the Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale, follows the 100-year-old tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols, originated at Kings College, Cambridge. This concert is consistently a standing room only success.

In spring 2020, the SVC will present a newly commissioned work, The Times They Are A-Changin’, a Dylan Oratorioon Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 at Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg. The Chorale is excited to perform in this new venue. The piece premiered in 2018 and features the music of Bob Dylan with a twist. Paired with other well-known songs stylistically, and accompanied by a chamber ensemble, this concert will certainly leave you knockin’ on heaven’s door.

As always, the final performance of the season will be the SVC’s Pops Concert and will feature the music of Queen and other classic rock hits of the ‘70s on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Weber Auditorium, Susquehanna University, in Selinsgrove. This annual season closer is frequently one of SVC’s most POPular each year with a different theme and surprises, but always showcasing some extremely talented SVC members.

SVC Music Director and Conductor Bill Payn says of the season, “Our coming season is going to be brilliant. We know there’s always a big crowd for our December concert and I encourage you to try something new. We have such an experience waiting you with our spring concert, A Dylan Oratorio, based on words and music from Bob Dylan’s works. We are especially excited to present this work at a new venue, Rusty Rail Brewing Company.”

Tickets

A season subscription costs $70 and consists of four “freestyle” tickets that can be used at any SVC concert in any combination. Individual tickets range from $20-22 depending on the performance and $8 for a student ticket for all performances. Youth under the age of 12 are always free.

For more information about the SVC and to purchase performance tickets, please visit www.SVCMusic.org.

Adult Singer Auditions and Open Rehearsal
SVC singers represent a wide range of musical backgrounds and walks of life. New singers are welcomed twice every season through auditions with Conductor William Payn.

Regular auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 10 from 6-6:45 p.m. (rehearsal to follow 7-9 p.m.) at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third Street in Lewisburg.

Once again, the Chorale will host an Open Rehearsal on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. This allows prospective singers to experience a typical SVC rehearsal before committing to auditioning.

Come early to meet the conductor, current singers, Board members, and follow along with the music provided. Then, you can schedule an audition for the following week on Tuesday, September 17.

The SVC has developed a mock audition video on their website, SVCMusic.org, to give prospective singers a sense of what the audition is like and who will actually be in the room.

Appointments are required. To schedule an audition, please contact Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or[email protected]. Singers can also find samples of suggested selections for each vocal part on that webpage.

Cooking Scary Veggies – Cooking Workshop
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00-8:30PM

All Saints Episcopal Church
129 N. Market Street,  Selinsgrove

Ever wonder what to do with all that kale growing in your garden? Or that Swiss chard that keeps producing and producing? What about those beet greens – should you toss them or try to eat them? You know these greens are good for you, but does finding a way to eat them (or convincing the rest of your family to eat them) make you a little leery?

Join Naomi Niskala as she demonstrates how to make a kale pesto and a delicious pasta dish that will take care of a mountain of chard and beet greens. You will be able to taste each dish and take the recipes home with you so you can try them out on your family!

Because seating is limited, reservations are required.  
Click here to sign up for this free workshop.
Sep
18
Wed
Massachusetts Quilt Guild Displays Acts of Kindness in Gallery 255
Sep 18 all-day

Inspired by the award-winning children’s book, The Quiltmaker’s Gift, the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild of Mendon, Massachusetts crafted twenty full-size quilts to give to charities. To commemorate the service project, the guild made miniature versions of each of the 20 quilts. This traveling exhibit is on display at the Public Library for Union County in Gallery 255 throughout the month of September.

 

“In the fable, The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau, the quiltmaker gained enormous pleasure and gratification through her acts of charity,” said guild member Rhonda Edmison. “Likewise, the once greedy king learns to give up his vast wealth, and live a life of community service.”

 

Using the companion book, Quilts from the Quiltmaker’s Gift, the guild recreated the quilts in the book by holding free community workshops with groups of people of all ages.

 

The group which consists of 80 women, aims to promote interest in quilt making, to help members develop their skills and to share their gifts with those in need. Over the years, quilts and handmade items have been donated to many around the country, including families, hurricane victims, seniors and hospitals.  “These acts of kindness and charity fill our hearts with love and keep our hands doing what they love – quilting,” said Edmison.

 

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit http://unioncountylibraries.org/home-page/info/displays.