The communities of Lewisburg, Miton, Selinsgrove, and all surrounding communities are invited to the 2019 Block Party for Survivors and Caregivers on Friday, June 14, 2019, 6:00 pm – midnight, at the Pawling Athletic Field on Fairground Road in Lewisburg.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event held in communities around the world to raise funds to support programs in their communities for cancer survivors and caregivers. Funds also go towards research for a cure to cancer and educational programs for our communities in the fight against cancer.
The RFLSV2019 has been chosen to be a #GoldCommunityTeam with funds going towards childhood cancer awareness.
And, on Saturday, June 15, at Pawling Athletic Complex on Fairground Road in Lewisburg, there is a run to remember Brendan Fisher who lost his battle with cancer 4 years ago. The 5K fun run walk has registration at 8:00 am and the run starts at 8:30 am.
Thank you for your support of our community event in the fight against cancer.
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).
LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Arts Council is pleased to announce the second concert in the 23rd season of the summer concert series Music in the Park – a family concert with KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner and Eric Sundberg. KJ and Eric have been entertaining audiences of all ages at Music in the Park for many years. They have impressive individual bios – and are terrific together!
KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner is a singer, songwriter and guitar player, but also has been seen performing with a banjo, mandolin, lap dulcimer, autoharp, keyboard or djembe drum. KJ has seven albums for both adult and family friendly audiences. In recent years, KJ has been the keynote speaker/entertainer for many conferences. She began her non-profit in 2001 called “KJSmile, Inc” to assist with music in hospitals and special-needs camps, among other venues. KJ also performs at churches, schools, festivals, parties and more.
Eric Sundberg has been sharing his music for over five decades. While known around the region as a family music performer, Eric has also gained a reputation for giving a fine performance for adult audiences. He plays 6 and 12 string guitar as well as other instruments. Eric has recorded five family albums, is a retired elementary school teacher of 33 years, and an educational consultant.
In the event of rain the concert will be held at the Lewisburg Hotel at 136 Market Street. Rain information will be announced on the Arts Council’s Facebook page and on local radio.
The 2019 season of Lewisburg’s Music in the Park runs 12 weeks through August 28 – plus a bonus Saturday music festival, Lewistock, on August 24. All Wednesday concerts will begin at 7:00 pm in Hufnagle Park (Market Street, between 5th and 6th Streets) in downtown Lewisburg and are free. Come early, bring your blanket or chairs, and enjoy a wonderful summer evening!
The Lewisburg Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts to support this year’s Music in the Park.
For more information about each week’s performers, how to contribute to the upkeep of the music series, or the Lewisburg Arts Council, please visit our website: www.lewisburgartscouncil.com.