Community Calendar

Benton’s Ninth Annual Concert in the Park will be held on August 20th at 5:30 p.m. The featured group this year is “The Nelons”, with tight family harmonies, timeless songs and a passion for worship. The Nelons have been captivating audiences for four decades, standing on the legacy of founder and patriarch Rex Nelon. A pre-concert by “Raven Creek” will be held at 4:30 p.m. They entertain with gospel-Bluegrass, once a month at the Community Center in Jerseytown.

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will be in concert, Tuesday, August 22nd, 7 p.m. At First Baptist Church, Danville. A freewill offering will be received during the concert.

Beavertown God’s Missionary Church invites Children Ages 3 through 12 to Vacation Bible School, August 15th through the 20th. It will be held weekday evening from 6 – 8, and at 10 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The theme is “Submerged – Diving Deep in God’s Word!” There will also be activities for youth ages 13 through 20. Bus transportation is available from Penn’s Creek, Middleburg, Beavertown, Beaver Springs, McClure and surrounding areas. For information call 570-658-2422.

There is an urgent need for blood donors during a chronic summer blood shortage. Upcoming blood donation opportunities are:

  • August 18th, 1 to 7 p.m. At Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Mifflinburg.
  • August 22nd, 1 to 6 p.m. At The Gardens at Orangeville.
  • August 22nd, 1 to 6 p.m. At Hope Community Church, Mount Carmel.
  • August 22nd, 1 to 6 p.m. At Buffalo Valley Village Commons, Lewisburg.
  • August 28th, 1 to 6 p.m. At Penns Creek Fire Company, 50 Troxelville Road.
  • August 29th, 1 to 6 p.m. At Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Market Street.

The American Legion Post 40, Danville, will have a Pig Roast, Saturday, August 19th from 3 to 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The Women’s Center will be presenting a puppet show as part of the “Build A Better World” Summer Reading at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, Danville. On Thursday, August 24th see The Power Of Friends, a no more bullies program. This show is free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hamline Church Fellowship, Benton, will hold its “Church Yard Sale” on Saturday, August 26th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch and all items will be by donation. Nothing has a set price tag. The church is located three miles from Benton on Route 239.

Friendship Fire Company, Ferry Street, Danville, will hold a Chicken BBQ, Saturday, August 26th beginning at 11 a.m. You can eat-in or take-out. To preorder call 570-275-1661.

The MI Charitable Foundation is holding a Summer Concert on Saturday, August 26th at the Ned Smith Center in Millersburg. The event will feature three live bands, a meal, and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s local outreach efforts and its three national partnerships – St. Jude Children’s Research Center, Four Diamonds, and Homes for Our Troops. Doors open at 4 p.m. With the meal and concerting beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 717-365-2681. Guests must be 21 or older.

You are invited to BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO CHURCH, Sunday, August 27th at Buffalo Mennonite Church on Hoffa Mill Road, Lewisburg. If you don’t have a tractor bring your SPECIAL CAR. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m., Chicken Barbeque at 12 noon and Tractor/Car Drive and Hay Rides at 1:30 p.m. For information call 570-412-0843.

The Oaklyn Independent Baptist Church, Sunbury, will host an “Ole Time Hymn Sing” on Sunday, August 27th at 6 p.m. Local musicians will also provide special music, and lite refreshments will follow. The church is located ¼ mile south of the Route 890 intersection along Route 61.

The Women’s Center of Columbia/Montour counties is holding their Fall Volunteer Training Course beginning September 7th. For more information call 570-784-6632 or

Teenage (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at the Pregnancy Care Center on Market Street, Shamokin, on the first and third Mondays at 4 p.m. All pregnant women and moms up to age 21 are invited to join for fun, fellowship, and mutual support.

Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions will present Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” dinner theatre on September 8th and 9th. Tickets are available at or CWC’s Well Read Bookstore. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Wednesday, August 23rd. All seating is reserved.

Saint Paul Calvery United Methodist Church, on Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, will hold a Fall Family Festival on Saturday, September 9th from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m.. Kingdom Kidz will be presenting two programs

A “World Hunger Food Packing Event” will be held Saturday, September 9th, 9 to 11 a.m. At First Baptist Church, Danville. 350 volunteers are needed to pack 60,000 meals of rice & lenils, and 6,000 seed packs. You can register to help by calling 570-594-6218 or online at You can also register your 0 to 3 year old for the nursery. The food and seeds will be distributed to refugees and needy people in Africa and the Middle East.

“Emmanuel’s Kettle” free lunch will be held Saturday, September 9th, 11:30, 12:30, or 1 p.m. At Emmanuel Baptist Church, Millville

“Starry Night Danville” is a fundraising run benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The event is an 8.5 run/1 mile walk at Hess Field on Saturday, September 9th from 4 to 9 p.m.. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 day of the run. There will be pony rides, puppy kissing booth, ice cream truck, auction, food, vendors and more. Highlight of the evening will be a lantern lighting ceremony. Local contact address is 483 Meadow Lane, Danville, 17821 or

Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministry will present the Worship Service at Mifflinburg United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 10th at 10 a.m. For their Rally Day event. A soup and sandwich meal will be provided for everyone after the service. The church is located at 279 Market Street, Mifflinburg.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Danville, is hosting its annual Block Party on September 10th from noon to 3 p.m. There will be activities for children, music by Woody Wolfe and all the food you can consume. The church is located at 215 East Market Street.

“Griefshare”, a special help seminar and support group will be held Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m. At the Benton Christian Church. The church is located on the corner of Church and Third Streets. Information call 570-336-4934.

Griefshare will begin sessions at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, Sunbury, on Monday, September 11th at 1:30 to 3 p.m. Griefshare is a ministry to help recover from the death of a loved one. Information call 570-286-8313.

Meadowview Christian Academy will hold its Fall Festival & Annual Fundraising Auction on Friday, September 15th from 4 to 9 p.m. And Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. To 6 p.m. The event will be held at the All Home Days Fairgrounds, Elysburg. For more information or to secure a vendor spot, call 570-644-1573. There will be Fun for all ages.

Expectations Women’s Center, Williamsport, is offering a post-abortion Bible study to encourage hurting women. The eight-week Bible study will begin Monday, September 18th. For more information call 570-321-8240.

The American Heart Association will hold the “2017 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk” on Saturday, October 7th. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg. For information or to register your team, call 614-396-3511.

Grace Reformed Church in Troxelville is seeking a local Part-Time Ordained Pastor. For more information call 570-658-7721.


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