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.
Millerstown’s popular Annual Outdoor Flea Market and Craft Show will be held at the Millerstown Community Park, 110 W. Juniata Parkway near the Millerstown Swimming Pool from 7 a.m until 1 p.m. Flea Market and collectibles vendors, Yard Sale individuals, Craft Vendors, Antique vendors, farm market and produce vendors, organizations and Businesses are all welcome to set up for the day with a nominal fee of just $10. Over 100 vendors are expected. No prior registration is required. Set up after 5:30 a.m. on the morning of the show. Rain date is August 31. Food and beverage sales are reserved by the sponsoring organization, Millerstown Community Success, Inc. For additional information, telephone 717 589-3598.
The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC) has been serving the region’s young singers with artistic excellence since 1993. The program is an educational outreach of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale.
Youth Auditions and Rehearsals
Auditions for the SVYC will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and Monday, August 19 from 5-8 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Rd. in Lewisburg.
New singers and singers who want to be considered to move into Camerata or Valley Singers, should contact Coleen Renshaw to schedule an audition.
SVYC is open to students in grades 3-12:
- Preparatory Chorus, grades 2 – 5/6
Rehearsals on Monday nights starting August 26 from 5-6 p.m.
- Camerata, 5/6-8/9 (treble/unchanged voices)
Rehearsals on Monday nights starting August 26 from 6:15-7:15 p.m.
- Valley Singers, high school age
Rehearsals on Monday nights starting August 26 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Rehearsals for all three groups take place at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road in Lewisburg.
Returning singers from last year do not need to audition, but do need to contact Coleen to be put on the Fall list.
Audition information can be found online to let parents and children know what is required and what to expect:http://www.svcmusic.org/sv-youth-chorale/auditions-rehearsals/
The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale will present their Fall Concert, featuring patriotic music and several selections to honor our veterans. The concert will take place on November 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Rd. in Lewisburg.
The Youth Chorale will perform with the Susquehanna Valley Chorale at Candlelight Christmas on December 14at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury.
The free Saturday Trains program, now in its fourteenth year at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church at the corner of Pine and East Market streets in Danville, Montour County, will be open as usual for everyone Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, with its new puffing steam engine and garden-size train running continuously on a 100-foot track hung from the ceiling. We’ve just added a 1931 blimp, the USS Macon, using a clock motor to fly around and around our Christmas tree. All of our other features and layouts are also there for children to enjoy, including our very realistic sound and light show of fiberoptic fireworks over our 22-foot-long O-Gauge model railroad display. The program is open on Saturday and every Saturday with dozens of trains, a model merry-go-round that children and adults can play with, a classic American Flyer layout, a new barrel loader, an elevating bascule bridge, a working model sawmill, and 30 push buttons that activate the exhibit’s operating attractions. More than 1,000 icicle lights decorate the display.
The non-profit Loose Ties Model Railroad Club shows its electric trains in a free display every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Silver Moon Flea Market on Route 15, two miles north of Lewisburg in Union County.
The free Saturday Trains program, now in its fourteenth year at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church at the corner of Pine and East Market streets in Danville, Montour County, will be open as usual for everyon eSaturday from 10 a.m. to noon, with its new puffing steam engine and garden-size train running continuously on a 100-foot track hung from the ceiling. We’ve just added a 1931 blimp, the USS Macon, using a clock motor to fly around and around our Christmas tree. All of our other features and layouts are also there for children to enjoy, including our very realistic sound and light show of fiberoptic fireworks over our 22-foot-long O-Gauge model railroad display. The program is open on Saturday and every Saturday with dozens of trains, a model merry-go-round that children and adults can play with, a classic American Flyer layout, a new barrel loader, an elevating bascule bridge, a working model sawmill, and 30 pushbuttons that activate the exhibit’s operating attractions. More than 1,000 icicle lights decorate the display.
The non-profit Loose Ties Model Railroad Club shows its electric trains in a free display every Sundayfrom 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Silver Moon Flea Market on Route 15, two miles north of Lewisburg in Union County.
This past Memorial Day, Jim Walton, 44 years old and an 11 year Marine veteran and National Guard member, took his life leaving behind his wife and 13 year old son, Talen. He served in the Persian Gulf War; saw duty on my other occasions, was a devoted family man; coached Talen’s football and baseball school teams, and was an avid bowler. Simply put — Jim was a good man — but like many other veteran’s he struggled with issues that most of us will never understand or encounter.
My very close and dear friend, Joe Cardello, Director of Operations, Swartz Ultimate Collision Repair, for whom Jim Walton worked, asked me to help organize a Living Memorial Golf Tournament in order to establish an educational scholarship fund for Talen and, of course, I immediately agreed. Joe offered to pay me out of his own pocket for helping but I told him I was already overpaid simply by being asked to become involved. So, just like the Andy and Cindy Russell Charitable Foundation All Inclusive Playground project, we have another totally volunteer endeavor with 100% of the proceeds going to the Talen Walton Educational Scholarship fund.
EXCITING NEWS! On the same day I was asked to become involved I immediately contacted another wonderful and close friend, Rear Admiral Tom Lynch, (Ret. Navy) Executive Chairman of NewDay USA, and asked if NewDay USA might consider being Corporate Sponsor of the Tournament; if he (Tom) would serve as Honorary Chairman of the event and, holding my breath, would he consider actually playing and participating in the outing. Without hesitation he said yes with the caveat that playing would depend upon his travel schedule and availability.
My next call was, not surprisingly, to Andy and Cindy Russell. They, too, agreed to serve with Admiral Lynch as Honorary Co-Chairs of the tournament and will play. How fortunate am I to have friends like Admiral Lynch, Andy and Cindy Russell???
EVENT: “The Jim Walton Living Memorial Golf Tournament”
DATE: Saturday, August 17th, 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Bucknell University Golf Club, Lewisburg, PA
FEE: $300 per foursome or $75 individual player
WHAT WE NEED:
- Players, Players, Players
- Hole Sponsors — $75 per hole
- Cart Sponsor(s) — single sponsor, $800 — two sponsors, $400 each
TO BE ANNOUNCED:
Official informational brochures and registration forms will be sent this coming week.
Prizes and awards will be announced this week
Other specific details will also be announced (on course contests/drawings and special “give-aways”)
PLEASE NOTE: This golf tournament is in no way connected to or affiliated with the Andy Russell Charitable Foundation. Andy and Cindy are simply lending their names as Honorary Co-Chairs and playing in order to support the purpose and cause. However, I can be reached using the signature information below and if you’re interested in helping, playing or supporting in any way … please contact me directly.
This is a wonderful tribute to Jim Walton and a meaningful and living memorial event that will directly benefit his son, Talen. Please consider supporting in any and every possible way in which you may be able. Many thanks.
The Good Will Hose Co. 5th and Reagan Street Sunbury will be having a Chicken Bar-B-Q on August 17th from 11am- till sold out. Rain or Shine. Platters include 1/2 of chicken, apple sauce, baked beans, and a roll for $8.50 or you can purchase a 1/2 of Chicken for $5.00. For free local deliveries call 570-286-2831
Saint Peter Lutheran Church 235 Schwaben Creek RD Dornsife is having a chicken and corn roast on Saturday August 17 from 11 am until sold out. Platters Cost $10.00. Includes leg quarter, corn, baked beans, Cole slaw, bun and desert. Take out or eat in. Funds we raise will go towards our community outreach fund, and building fund to fix our parking lot.
The VFW Post 6631 will be having their Cash Back event Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Tickets are $10
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Drawings start at 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Food and drinks will be provided at 1:30 p.m.
Kratzerville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding its annual carnival a week earlier than usual on August 15, 16, and 17, 2019 – starting at 5 pm each night in the church grove of the village of Kratzerville, just outside of Selinsgrove. Games, food, and entertainment will be held nightly at the gazebo. The line-up for each night of the community festival is as follows:
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Chicken N’ Waffles
Entertainment by Pepper Street Band – plays an eclectic mix of 50s, 60s, 70s and some 80s classic rock, and a bit of country. All danceable, toe tapping music you know and love.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Soup & Sandwiches
Entertainment by True Heart – Christian Country music with tight harmonies and a heartfelt message.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Roast Beef Platter
Entertainment by Memory Lane – great oldies but goodies played live taking everyone on a trip down memory lane!
Meals will be served nightly at the Schoolhouse rain or shine beginning at 5 pm. In addition to the specials, there will be homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts served every night.
Don’t miss out on BINGO, cake-wheel, dunk tank, and food stands including fresh cut fries, fish sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, hand-dipped ice cream, funnel cakes, and more. Also come out and support the local churches, the girl and boy scouts, and more.
Great community fun in Kratzerville!