A Free Fellowship Meal is scheduled at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown, PA on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The menu features chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. All are welcome. Donations accepted.
Evangelical Community Hospital is holding its annual Cookin’ Men event where local celebrity men come together to turn up the heat on breast cancer awareness by creating culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.
Weis Markets is the grand sponsor of this year’s event.
Being held Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the event space of Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg, Pa., tickets are $40 each. Join the Valley’s cookin’ men as they don aprons to create dishes ranging from appetizers, to entrees, to desserts.
Tickets can be purchased starting September 30, 2019, at 10 am by calling 570-522-4850 or by visiting www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen. Tickets are limited and may not be available at the door the night of the event.
The event includes a fan favorite contest. Prior to the event, community members can vote for their favorite chef by making a donation in his name. The chef who raises the most money will receive the honorary title of “Top Chef” at the event and be presented with the coveted Pink Whisk award. Favorite chef votes can be made in any amount– just visit www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen and click on the name of your favorite chef. The top chef contest ends at noon on October 24, 2019.
All of the fan favorite contest votes and ticket proceeds will provide funds for diagnostic and screening mammograms and other imaging technologies needed by uninsured/underinsured patients at The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.
In addition to the pre-event contest, attendees will get to vote for their favorite dish by sampling all of the options and casting their vote. An award will also be given to the chef who receives the most votes for representing the most pink enthusiasm at the event. The winners will be announced at the end of the evening.
The Center for Breast Health, located at 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg, has a dedicated team of specialists who provide comprehensive screenings, diagnosis, and treatment for women. The Center includes a navigation program for patients to aid in understanding their path of care and making sure they are following the path for the most optimal outcome. After diagnosis the Center offers survivors support through clinics, programs, and one-on-one attention with professionals trained to understand the psychological, physical, emotional, and social effects of a cancer diagnosis.
October is a special month of breast cancer focus—a time of collaboration when national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies come together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. Most importantly, the month reminds women to take control of their health by scheduling a yearly mammogram starting at the age of 40 to increase the chances of early detection of breast cancers.
The Millerstown Lions Club have finalized plans for their annual Halloween Parade for Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
The parade will form behind Greenwood High School at 6:30 p.m. and will move out promptly at 7 p.m led by the Greenwood High School Wildcat Marching Band.
Cash prizes will be awarded to individuals dressed for the holiday season in these categories: funniest, prettiest, scariest and most original. Cash prizes will also be awarded for floats and marching groups.
The parade will leave Greenwood High School and move down Sunbury Street to the Square, proceed up Market Street to Millerstown Motors, turn right up Greenwood Street to the Millerstown United Methodist Church, turn right onto High Street, and turn back on to Sunbury Street and return to the high school where it will disband.
The parade will be canceled if there is rain.
Let’s make this one of the largest parades ever and celebrate the Halloween season.
Watson Inn 2nd Annual Haunted House
110 Main Street Watsontown, PA 17777
Entrance will be on Main Street,
Oct.25, 26, & 31 2019
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
A dark walk through tour, strobe lights in use, for all ages
Proceeds will go to the Scott Snyder Memorial Fund
On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Sunbury Christian Academy will be holding its annual Race for Education 5K/FunRun event. All runners and walkers are invited to participate! Registration is available in the school office and online at sunburychristianacademy.org. Register by October 10 to guarantee receiving a 2019 race shirt. This year’s event will conclude with a chicken barbecue, with meal platters available for takeout beginning at 11:30.
Registration information is as follows:
Race Day sign-in & registration begins at 8:30am and closes at 9:45. 5K and FunRun begin at 10:00am.
5K Registration: $20 by October 10th (includes race shirt) or $30 after October 10th (race shirt guaranteed only to those registering by October 10th)
FunRun Registration: $10 by October 10th (includes race shirt); Free without race shirt.
The best defense against getting the flu is by getting a flu shot. This year, Geisinger is making it even easier to get your flu shot by offering Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Days. Geisinger community medicine and pediatric clinics are hosting the days, one each in September, October and November.
Saturday, Sept. 28 is the first Super Saturday, with additional dates set for Oct. 26 and Nov. 23. Clinics will be open 9 a.m. to noon, with no appointments necessary to get a flu shot. There will be 23 Geisinger community medicine offices and 15 Geisinger pediatric offices participating, including:
- Geisinger Bloomsburg Reichart Road, 2407 Reichart Road
- Geisinger Bloomsburg Pediatrics, 425 E. First St.
- Geisinger Woodbine Lane, 16 Woodbine Lane (Danville)
- Geisinger Elysburg, 106 S. Market St.
- Geisinger Kulpmont, 119 Nevada Drive
- Geisinger Lewisburg, 250 Reitz Blvd.
- Geisinger Selinsgrove, 201 Roosevelt Ave.
- Geisinger Susquehanna University, 620 University Ave.
“It’s recommended that everyone age 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu every year,” said Dr. Maria Kobylinski, chair of Geisinger Community Medicine. “Flu season generally begins in late October and runs through April, so getting vaccinated early in the season is best defense to keep yourself and those around you flu free.”
There are certain people who are considered most vulnerable for contracting the flu, Kobylinski said. Pregnant women, patients with asthma and other respiratory infections, heart and lung conditions, diabetes and anyone over age 65 should get the flu shot.
In addition to the Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Days, Geisinger community medicine offices offer flu shots during regular office hours, with many locations open until 7 p.m. Also, patients age 9 and older can get a flu shot at Geisinger Careworks urgent care locations any day of the week, with no appointment necessary.
For a full list of Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Day locations, as well as helpful tips on staying flu free this season, visit geisinger.org/flu.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will be hosting an Entertaining Angels training at First Lutheran Church, Mifflinburg, on October 26, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a new LIRS initiative to accompany people of faith as they hear a call to welcome and love their neighbor and extend hospitality to alien, sojourner, and stranger. Lunch will be provided and registration is $15 per person. This event is shaped by examining the biblical mandate for hospitality; the Lutheran heritage of hospitality; and social and cultural responses to migrants and refugees. To register, email [email protected].
Join us, Saturday, October 26 2019 at the Bark for Life of Susquehanna Valley
When: 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: Hufnagle Park, Lewisburg
$15 per canine
First 50 dogs will recieve a bandana & goodie bag!
Community members come together to honor and celebrate lifelong contributions of canine givers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark for Life Event October 26.
On Saturday, October 26, Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host the Free to Breathe Walk at Bloomsburg Town Park, located along Market St. in Bloomsburg, Pa. Event day registration and check-in begins at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 11 a.m.
“Lung cancer is the number-one cause of cancer death not only here in the U.S., but around the world,” says Dr. Brendon M. Stiles, Lung Cancer Research Foundation Board chairman. In the U.S., more people die of lung cancer each year than prostate, breast and pancreatic cancers combined. Yet, lung cancer remains the least funded per death, according to LCRF.
“This is the 11th year we’ve gathered in Bloomsburg to fight lung cancer as a community,” said Colette Wintersteen, co-chairwoman of Team Haney. “And together, we are making a difference by funding research that has the potential to improve outcomes for those affected by lung cancer.”
Funds raised from the Team Haney Free to Breathe Walk will benefit the Lung Cancer Research Foundation whose mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. This support directly impacts the Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s ability to fund lung cancer research through its Scientific Grant Program. To date, LCRF has provided $33 million in research grants to investigators around the world.
Team Haney was formed in honor of Stephanie Haney of Bloomsburg who has been battling Stage 4 lung cancer with grace for the past 12 years. She is a mother to two amazing girls with the hopes of continuing to fight and create many more memories for years to come.
Registration is $25 for the LCRF Team Haney Free to Breathe Walk. Anyone who raises $50 or more will earn an official event T-shirt. To register and begin fundraising, visit http://bit.ly/TeamHaney2019.
Want to go?
WHAT: Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s Free to Breathe Walk
WHERE: Bloomsburg Town Park, Pavilion 6, Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA
WHEN: Saturday, Oct 26 at 10 a.m. (walk begins at 11 a.m.) INFO: http://bit.ly/TeamHaney2019
Next month, the 11th annual Team Haney Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Bingo will be held at the Bloomsburg Fire Department in Bloomsburg, Pa. on Sunday, Nov. 24. Doors open at noon games begin at 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation for research and clinical trials for lung cancer patients. More details to follow.
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Recreation Center
3249 N Old Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
October 26, 2019
Doors open at 10:00
Drawing starts at 1:00
Food Available For Purchase
All proceeds benefit the Selinsgrove Senior Center!