Jun
16
Sun
Walk It! Bike It! Lewisburg’s River Road Holiday for Father’s Day
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Walk It! Bike It! Lewisburg’s signature event, the River Road Holiday, got rained out when originally scheduled for Mothers’ Day this year, so it has been rescheduled for Fathers’ Day!  That’s Sunday, June 16.  Due to popular demand, the organization is bringing the River Road Holiday back to the Lewisburg area.  On Sunday, June 16 (weather permitting!  If we hit hard rain again, we will try one more time this season for Saturday, June 22), two thirds of a mile of River Road along the Susquehanna River will be closed to cars and open to pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair riders, and non-motorized vehicles of all kinds from 1 to 5pm.  The stretch of River Road from North Water Street to Winter Farm Lane (by the main entrance to RiverWoods) will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic, allowing individuals, families, and groups to enjoy this scenic stretch of the Susquehanna River on foot or on (non-motorized) wheels.

This will be an opportunity to see the river from a different vantage, rather than speeding by at 40 mph.  It will be an occasion to enjoy a riverfront promenade without having to travel to Northumberland or Williamsport.  It’s a great way to spend time with your father, if he is around and able, to honor your father if he is not, and to show your love for the great outdoors while you’re at it.  The event is largely run and staffed by area families who love to volunteer for this event and think it’s a great way to spend part of the afternoon.  You can make of it what works best for you.  Stop by for a brief stroll.  Hang out and do laps. Include it as part of a larger looping itinerary.  Or just sit for a spell and enjoy the riverfront ambience.

The location also affords easy connections to additional walking and biking opportunities at Wolfe Field and the AYSO Soccer Complex for a total loop option of almost 2 miles.  And it reaches the street grid of downtown Lewisburg where another quarter mile walk brings you to Market Street.  So, at least on this special occasion, it will be easy to walk back and forth safely between downtown Lewisburg and RiverWoods.

Parking will be available for those approaching from the north in the medical office lot off Forestwood Dr opposite the RiverWoods main entrance.  For those arriving from the south, there is on-street parking in the Borough and of course people can walk and bike there as well.  Restrooms are available at Wolfe Field.

Walk It! Bike It! Lewisburg is only able to offer this event to the public thanks to generous support from our premier sponsor:  J.F. Kiely Construction; our partnering sponsors:  Evangelical Community Hospital, Walmart Store 1644, and Earl’s Bicycle Store; and our community sponsors:  Giant, Bucknell University Center for Sustainability and the Environment, Street of Shops, Molesevich Environmental, CrossFit Lewisburg, the Colton Point Motel, and unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley.  The two municipalities, Lewisburg Borough and Kelly Township, are also very supportive and were especially helpful to ensure a quick turnaround when the original date wound up being so soggy.

As part of the action during the event, we are holding a raffle for bike and fitness related items.  The top prize is a bicycle from Earl’s Bicycle Store.  Given that there are many possible participants of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, it’s not a specific bike, but rather the winner gets $350 toward the bike they seek – a kid’s bike, a women’s touring cycle, a cruiser, a fatbike (which refers to the size of the tires, by the way), an adult trike, a tandem…  Additional prizes include registration for up to 108 miles of unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley’s gravel ride in October, a one-night stay for two at the Colton Point Motel near the northern end of the Pine Creek Rail Trail, and a $100 CrossFit Lewisburg gift certificate.  Tickets are available in advance from Walk It! Bike It! committee members and through the LNC office.  They will also be on sale at the Bike Valet tent during the Lewisburg Festival of the Arts street fair as well as the day of the Road Holiday.  The drawing will take place at 4:30pm that day.  Tickets are one for $3, four for $10, or ten for $20.  You do not have to be present to win (but please write clearly on your ticket stub!).

Tune into WKOK 1070am and/or check On the River – Lewisburg on facebook the morning of in the event of inclement weather.  The event website is LewisburgNeighborhoods.org/river-road-holiday.

Walk It! Bike It! Lewisburg is a project of the Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation.  The group works to encourage and improve walking and biking in the Lewisburg area.  Anyone interested in this goal is welcome to attend meetings on thefirst Friday of the month (except July) at 8am in the Borough Council Chamber (55 S 5th St, Lewisburg).

For more information, visit WalkItBikeItLewisburg.org or the LNC website LewisburgNeighborhoods.org, call 570-523-0114, text 781-366-0726, or email [email protected].

Jungle Teen Center Sunday FunDay for Grades 2-5
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jun
17
Mon
Live Your Best Life with Diabetes
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Live Your Best Life with Diabetes:

Begins April 29 at Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg

The Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc. and Geisinger Health Plan will be sponsoring Live Your Best Life with Diabetes at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837.   Live Your Best Life with Diabetes is a free program that has been proven to be effective in helping people to manage their diabetes.  It is supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.   Educational materials will be provided, and are available in Spanish and audiobook.  The program will be held on Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:00 Noon; April 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3 and 17.

Live Your Best Life with Diabetes is open to adults who want to learn how to improve their quality of life while coping with diabetes.  Anyone who cares for someone who has diabetes is also welcome to attend.  Topics that will be covered during the program include: managing pain and fatigue; improving psychological well-being; nutrition and exercise; and communicating with family, friends and health professionals.

Registration is required.  Register online at the Union County Library System website (unioncountylibraries.org) or call the Geisinger health and wellness department at 866-415-7138.

Mooresburg Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vacation Bible School
June 17 – 21, 2019. 6:00 – 8:00 PM

In Deep Sea Discovery, kids dive into God’s presence by delving
deep into His Word to see how He has been with his people
every step of the way.

Mooresburg Presbyterian Church
21 Church Road, Danville, Pa.
570-275-2754

If you have any question or would like to volunteer. Contact Jody Callahan at 570-271-1145
Follow us on Facebook for more details on this and other events at the church.

A Universe of Stories, 2019 Summer Reading Program Theme
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm

The Degenstein Community Library is kicking off our summer reading program Friday, June 14 @ 6:30pm with a “You’re Out of this World” talent show.  The talent show will be hosted by radio celebrity, Kyle Alexander of 94KX.  Twelve performances ranging from singing, dancing, and a beta fish trick are scheduled to perform in Central Park, directly next to the library.

This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” where readers of all ages are encouraged to make a difference in the community and explore all things space. The Degenstein Community Library has activities planned every day.  The library is also partnering with the Greater Susquehanna YMCA to provide free lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, for anyone under the age of 18 years old.

Special guest appearances include PT Repitleman (Monday, June 17 @ 6:30pm), NASA Solar System Ambassadors (Monday, July 15 @ 6:30pm),  Bucknell University (Monday, July 29 @ 6:30pm) and the Franklin Institute (Monday, August 5 @ 6:30pm).   For families unable to attend the Monday night event, there will be a repeat performance onTuesday at 2:30pm.

The 2019 Summer Reading Program is open to all ages from babies and toddlers to teens to adults and is open to all free of charge.

For more information, visit the library, our website:  www.degensteinlibrary.org, or our facebook page.

 

Jun
18
Tue
Guthrie Good Grief Day Camp Registration
Jun 18 all-day

Guthrie Hospice is holding its annual Good Grief Day Camp on June 18, 19 and 20 for children ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

 

The bereavement support camp is held at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone in Bradford County, Pa. The focus of the camp is to help children with grief and bereavement through play, art, music and activities.

 

Good Grief Day Camp provides an atmosphere to help children understand that their feelings are normal, lets them celebrate the life of the person who has died and teaches them coping skills. “There is nothing easy about losing a loved one,” said Trudy Ventello, LSW, one of the camp leaders.

 

“Every year’s camp experience has been a great success and very rewarding,” echoes Pat Kirkowski, camp leader. “We knew we wanted to keep offering it to the community.” This is the camp’s 20th year.

 

There is no fee for the Good Grief Day Camp. The camp is supported by the efforts of Guthrie Hospice and Bradford-Sullivan Counties Office of Mental Health. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Guthrie Hospice at (570) 265-8615.

 

ACLU of PA Central Susquehanna Chapter Celebrates Sunbury Pride Month
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

June is Pride Month in the city of Sunbury, and you’re invited to celebrate with the ACLU of Pennsylvania Central Susquehanna Chapter. The ACLU has long fought for the rights of the LGBQ&T community. Join the celebration and get involved in the ACLU-PA’s local efforts.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Doors Open : 5:30 pm

Event Start Time: 6 pm

Event End Time: 8 pm

The Edison, 400 Market St, Sunbury, PA 17801

For more inforomation contact: centralsusquhannachapter@aclupa.org  or 717-238-2258

 

Mooresburg Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vacation Bible School
June 17 – 21, 2019. 6:00 – 8:00 PM

In Deep Sea Discovery, kids dive into God’s presence by delving
deep into His Word to see how He has been with his people
every step of the way.

Mooresburg Presbyterian Church
21 Church Road, Danville, Pa.
570-275-2754

If you have any question or would like to volunteer. Contact Jody Callahan at 570-271-1145
Follow us on Facebook for more details on this and other events at the church.

Jun
19
Wed
Guthrie Good Grief Day Camp Registration
Jun 19 all-day

Guthrie Hospice is holding its annual Good Grief Day Camp on June 18, 19 and 20 for children ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

 

The bereavement support camp is held at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone in Bradford County, Pa. The focus of the camp is to help children with grief and bereavement through play, art, music and activities.

 

Good Grief Day Camp provides an atmosphere to help children understand that their feelings are normal, lets them celebrate the life of the person who has died and teaches them coping skills. “There is nothing easy about losing a loved one,” said Trudy Ventello, LSW, one of the camp leaders.

 

“Every year’s camp experience has been a great success and very rewarding,” echoes Pat Kirkowski, camp leader. “We knew we wanted to keep offering it to the community.” This is the camp’s 20th year.

 

There is no fee for the Good Grief Day Camp. The camp is supported by the efforts of Guthrie Hospice and Bradford-Sullivan Counties Office of Mental Health. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Guthrie Hospice at (570) 265-8615.

 

Senior Lifestyle and Injury Prevention Classes
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

UPMC Susquehanna is offering a new educational program for older adults – Senior Lifestyle and Injury Prevention (SLIP) at The LifeCenter, Williamsport Branch YMCA, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport. Classes are a two-part series. During the first class, attendees are educated on fall prevention and home safety, and the second class is focused on driving and pedestrian safety.

Staff from UPMC Susquehanna Outpatient Physical Therapy will participate in class one of the series offering assessments and referrals to primary care providers if needed.

Why: The SLIP injury prevention program is designed to address the needs of older adults. Elderly persons are disproportionately at risk for poor outcomes following injury, and are rapidly growing in the overall population. The aging process affects visual, cognitive, and psychomotor skills, and even simple tasks of daily living can put older adults at risk for injury. These facts support the need for injury prevention programs like this one.

To register, call 570-660-6315. For more information, visit UPMCSusquehanna.org/Events.

When: Classes are the third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Two-Part Session Dates for 2019

  • Feb. 20 and March 20
  • April 17 and May 15
  • June 19 and July 17
  • Aug. 21 and Sept. 18
  • Oct. 16 and Nov. 20