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.

Aug
17
Sat
Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale Announces Auditions on Aug. 17 and 19
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Please contact Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or [email protected] by August 16 to schedule an audition appointment and for further information.

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/

Youth Performances

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 Jim Walton Living Memorial Golf Tournament
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am

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???

 

SPECIFICS:

EVENT:  “The Jim Walton Living Memorial Golf Tournament”

DATE:  Saturday, August 17th, 10:30 AM

LOCATION: Bucknell University Golf Club, Lewisburg, PA

Format:  Scramble

FEE: $300 per foursome or $75 individual player

 

WHAT WE NEED:

  1. Players, Players, Players
  2. Hole Sponsors — $75 per hole
  3. 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.

Aug
19
Mon
Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale Announces Auditions on Aug. 17 and 19
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Please contact Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or [email protected] by August 16 to schedule an audition appointment and for further information.

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/

Youth Performances

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.  

Aug
24
Sat
Auditions for 2019 Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Auditions for the 2019 Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker will be held Saturday, August 24 at Strictly Ballet in Lewisburg.

 

Dancers and non-dancers, kids age 5+ and adults are needed and invited to participate, regardless of your experience or usual studio affiliation. All roles are open. Wear dance clothes or other clothes you can move in and bring a short bio/resume with a list of skills and experience.

 

Auditions for 5 – 7 year olds are from 10:00 – 10:45; 8 – 10 year olds from 11:00 – 11:45; 11 – 12 year olds from noon – 12:45; and 13 year olds and older are from 1:00 – 1:45.

 

Strictly Ballet’s studio is in the Greenspace Center in Lewisburg  (Door 14, 2nd floor)

 

For more information go to www.strictlyballetarts.com or riverstagecommunitytheatre.org

Aug
29
Thu
Jazz Trio Kicks Off Weis Center’s Season with Free Performance
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

Ryan Flannery Trio will perform their unique style of jazz music on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium to kick off the Weis Center’s new 2019-20 season. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Gary and Sandy Sojka.

A native of Lewisburg, PA and a recent graduate of the College of Charleston School of Music, guitarist/composer Ryan Flannery is steadily building his name as one of the most compelling and impressive young jazz artists in the South East.

Flannery possesses a strong technique, a warm luminous tone, a natural sense of swing and distinctive chording.

This trio includes Ron Nihoff on drums and McCarthy Fitch on bass.

They will perform a memorable set of tunes including funk, ballads, and uptempo hard bop.

For more information about this free performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at570-577-3727 or by e-mail at [email protected].

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or search for the Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Sep
1
Sun
Massachusetts Quilt Guild Displays Acts of Kindness in Gallery 255
Sep 1 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.

Sep
2
Mon
Massachusetts Quilt Guild Displays Acts of Kindness in Gallery 255
Sep 2 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.

Sep
3
Tue
Massachusetts Quilt Guild Displays Acts of Kindness in Gallery 255
Sep 3 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.

Sep
4
Wed
Massachusetts Quilt Guild Displays Acts of Kindness in Gallery 255
Sep 4 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.