Pi Day = Pie Day at the West End Library. Celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) and eat lots of pie on Tuesday, March 14 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a slice of pie and a cup of coffee for $1.00 each. Buy a whole pie for $8. A variety of yummy pies are available. Eat in or take out!
The proceeds generated from this fundraiser are used to assist with the expenses associated with the adult and children’s programs. Programming enables the community to experience and learn from knowledgeable presenters. The West End Library takes pride in the ability to bring programs of interest to the community.
Orders will NOT be taken in advance. They must be purchased the day of at the West End Library at 45 Ball Park Road in Laurelton or call 570-922-4773.
Hospice of Evangelical is introducing a new grief support program entitled “Let’s Talk About Grief.” The open-discussion-style sessions focus on defining grief, the grieving process, how to cope through the loss of a loved one, and how to be a support for those who are grieving through the lens of understanding and compassion.
The discussion will be led by Andrea Runkle, MSW, Social Worker and Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of Evangelical.
For the convenience of participants, a choice of two sessions is available on March 22, 2023, from 9-11 am or 5-7 pm at Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg.
The group sessions are for anyone age 18 and older who has experienced the loss of a loved one or is supporting someone through the grief process
Registration is required and can be completed by calling Hospice of Evangelical at 570-522-2157.
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is pleased to announce that HAK4KIDZ, the area’s only kid-friendly hacking conference, returns on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kehr Union Center on the campus of Bloomsburg University.
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum produces Hak4Kidz in conjunction with the BloomCON, an adult-hacking conference on Bloomsburg University grounds.
Children aged 7-17 are encouraged to pre-register for this FREE conference. Registration can be done at https://www.bloomconhak4kidz.com/.
Ethical hackers, information security professionals, and educators will bring the benefits of white hat hacking to children and young adults at the conference. The conference features guest speakers, workshops, and STEM workstations. Attendees can win prizes, expand their knowledge and explore the world of hacks.
Workshops include: Can U Xcape escape room, NFC Treasure Hunt, Intro to python coding, programming with Edison robots, Thrivent Financial Finance Hacks, codes and ciphers, and much more.
Can U Xcape, located in Bloomsburg on Main St., returns for this year’s event with an escape room. They describe Hak4Kidz, “This is an event we look forward to every year! It is a pleasure to see the children’s faces light up each year as they work together to solve puzzles, along with their family and friends. Everyone always has a good time, and it’s nice to see so many young ones who are actively taking an interest in technology and are ready to apply themselves to become the problem solvers of the future!”
Dr. Phil Polstra, the producer of the parent BloomCON conference, describes the program, “The BloomCON Hak4Kidz event is now in its sixth year. It features fun STEM activities for children 7-17 primarily geared toward skills needed for work in the Information Technology and Cyber Security industry.”
BloomCON HAK4KIDZ is supported in part by PPL, Martz Technologies, and The Williams Company.
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is open Monday – Saturday 10 am-4 pm.
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit overseen by a board of directors. This organization strives to offer unique, sustainable, and dynamic learning opportunities for youth through year-round interactive exhibits, programming, and community outreach. For more information, please visit https://the-childrens-museum.org/
The program is designed to expose selected citizens to training officers receive and general law enforcement concepts and responsibilities.
Sessions will be Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 PM starting March 28th, 2023 and ending May 2nd, 2023.
This American Heart Association course is for the healthcare provider in and out of hospital settings in need of CPR certification. Students will learn how to initiate the Chain of Survival, perform prompt, high quality chest compressions for adult, child, and infant victims, initiate early use of an AED and much more. $47 registration fee. Registration is required; call 570-768-3200 or register online.
View poetry and natural art created with handmade inks and papers by local artist Heather Adams in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of April.
The exhibit titled “Place Lore: Spring” features a collection of seeds and spore prints, poems, and weather notes using handmade papers and inks created from locally-foraged materials.
Adams said she focuses on a slow and natural living to produce art. “I’ve spent the last few years of my life moving further and further away from Industrial time,” said Adams. “My art reflects this far more analog pace of living. I look for small moments – through the lens, with my pen, in the crafts of ink- and papermaking to which I’ve been called – I look for them, and I sit with them.”
A Fisherman’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 1st, from 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church of Cowan. The church is located at 2599 Church Rd., Mifflinburg, just south of Rt. 192, 7 miles west of Lewisburg. Serving: pancakes, eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, hot choc, orange juice or tomato juice.
Join us for an egg hunt with great prizes like an Xbox Game System, Hoverboard, Scooter and more! Forrest Davis, a professional juggler, will be there, plus inflatables, cookie decorating, photo booth and more. This is open to children from Toddlers to 5th grade.
A community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 0 to 12 will be held at Christ’s United Lutheran Church, on Saturday, April 1, starting at 1:00 p.m.
This egg hunt is sponsored by the churches of the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Parish, Christ’s United Lutheran Church of Millmont (a.k.a. “Four Bells) and First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mifflinburg (a.k.a. “First Lutheran”). [Rain Date: Saturday, April 8.]
Join Bucknell University computer science students for this special workshop and toy giveaway. Families with children with disabilities or who would benefit from modified toys are invited to the Museum for an evening of play. During the evening, University students will adapt mainstream, battery-operated toys, allowing the toy to be operated by a variety of alternative means. These adapted toys are then provided, for free, to families. This program is free but registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/3IA6ylG
Recommended for children 2-10 years old
Barbara F. Walter ’86, a leading scholar of civil wars and the author of New York Times bestseller How Civil Wars Start (and How to Stop Them), will speak as part of The Bucknell Forum on Tuesday, April 4, in Trout Auditorium (Vaughan Literature Building, 100).
Walter is one of five nationally renowned speakers who will discuss the theme “The State of American Democracy” in this year’s Bucknell Forum — a speaker series that since 2007 has featured national leaders, scholars and commentators who have examined various issues from multidisciplinary and diverse viewpoints.
Wednesday, April 5, 6-7 pm. This month’s topic is how to decrease inflammation. Participants should meet at the Surgical Specialist of Evangelical lobby, 25 Lystra Rogers Drive, Lewisburg.
Recycle unwanted electronics safely and securely. Items accepted: Computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, servers, routers, firewalls, printers, CD players, radios and more.
Not accepted: TVs, washers, dryers, microwaves, freon-related appliances like air conditioners.
Everyone is welcome to drop off accepted items. Donations will be used by Sunbury Code Enforcement to fight blight in Sunbury.
Join the Easter Bunny at Fort Discovery on April 8th at 10 am for an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by First Reformed Church. All children 10 and under are welcome.
Millions of Americans are impacted by vascular diseases like peripheral artery disease which can increase risk of heart attack or stroke.
Evangelical Community Health and Wellness presents a panel discussion on vascular disease on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 6 pm, in the Miller Conference Center, located in the Main Entrance of Evangelical Community Hospital.
Vascular disease affects the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients through the body and remove waste from the tissues. Disorders in the vascular system can cause a range of health issues that can be severe or even fatal.
This panel discussion is presented by Benjamin Keyser, DO; Todd Stefan, MD, FACS, RPVI; and Rachel Carr, PA-C, all vascular specialists at the Heart and Vascular Center of Evangelical.
The panel discussion will focus on the vascular system, how it supports good health, the types of vascular disease that can impact health, and when it may be time to see a specialist for treatment that can range from management to surgery.
This free event is open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed online at www.evanhospital.com/calendar or by calling 570-768-3200.
The event features food, wine, beer, and spirit vendors featuring local businesses sharing samples and selling their products. The event will also feature live entertainment by The Pepper Street Band and basket raffles! Tickets are $40, 2 for $75 (pre-sale) or $50 at the door.
Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House of Danville.
New Trail Brewing Co.
Hungry Run Distillery
Wild For Salmon
Real Taste 570
5 Schmucks Winery
Sweeter Side Desserts
Iron Vines Winery
Chip LaRue Sweet BBQ
The Grill Reaper
Brandywine Branch Distillery
Shane’s Sandwich Shack and Snacks
BJ’s M Street Tavern & Oyster Bar
Country Pride Food
Cherry Hill Farm
Check the event page for more updates!
Monday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, St John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Rd., Lewisburg. This support group is for individuals following the loss of a baby. For more information or to register, call 570-522-2378
Internationally renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, with pianist Rohan De Silva, will appear in a recital Wednesday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in Susquehanna University’s Weber Chapel Auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and limited to four per customer. Tickets can be reserved in the university box office or online at https://susqu.universitytickets.com/. Located in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby, the box office is open Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. It is closed on holidays and during university breaks.
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.
The evening’s program, “Itzhak Perlman in Recital,” at Susquehanna University is made possible by the Stella Freeman Weis Cultural Endowment. Established in 1976, the endowment was funded by Patricia Weis and her late husband, Robert, for whom the recital is dedicated.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Perlman, who is one of the finest musicians of our time and one of the greatest violinists of all time,” said University President Jonathan Green. “This is the perfect event to honor the memory of Robert Weis.”
Having performed with every major orchestra and at concert halls around the globe, Perlman was granted a Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — by former President Barack Obama in 2015, a Kennedy Center Honor in 2003, a National Medal of Arts by former President Bill Clinton in 2000 and a Medal of Liberty by former President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In September 2022, President Joe Biden invited him to perform at the first-ever Jewish High Holidays reception at the White House.
Perlman has also been honored with 16 Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Genesis Prize.
In the 2022–23 season, Perlman conducts the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and the Houston Symphony on Mozart’s Requiem and is joined by an illustrious group of collaborators — Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Juilliard String Quartet — in a special “Itzhak Perlman and Friends” program appearing in only three locations: Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, UMS Ann Arbor and Carnegie Hall. He continues touring “An Evening with Itzhak Perlman,” which captures highlights of his career through narrative and multimedia elements intertwined with performance, to Boston, Philadelphia, Long Island, Akron, Austin and Naples (Florida). He plays season-opening concerts for the Colorado Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and Florida Orchestra, and recitals across the United States with longtime collaborator Rohan De Silva.
Perlman currently serves as artistic partner of the Houston Symphony in a partnership that commenced in the 2020–21 season and culminates at the end of 2023–24. He performs nine programs across three seasons that feature him in versatile appearances as conductor, soloist, recitalist and presenter.
Perlman has an exclusive series of classes with Masterclass.com, the premier online education company that enables access to the world’s most brilliant minds, including Helen Mirren, Wolfgang Puck, Martin Scorsese and Serena Williams, as the company’s first classical-music presenter.
About Rohan De Silva
De Silva was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In addition to his successful partnership with Perlman, De Silva has also collaborated with Joshua Bell, Cho-Liang Lin, Anne Akiko Meyers, Kurt Nikkanen, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham, Kyoko Takazawa and Midori. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, the 92nd St. Y, Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Philadelphia Academy of Music, Ambassador Theater, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London’s Wigmore Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Milan’s La Scala.
Among De Silva’s awards are the best accompanist special prize at the ninth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He performed at the White House in 2007 for former President George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth, and in 2012 with Perlman for former President Barack Obama and Shimon Peres. He has also appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Midori.
De Silva holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard where he studied piano with Martin Canin and chamber music with Felix Galimir. He earned an associate degree from the Royal Academy of London in 1992 and was the recipient of the first President’s Fund scholarship from his home country to study at Juilliard. He also studied piano with Hamish Milne while attending the Royal Academy of Music from 1975–81. De Silva has been on the faculty at Juilliard since 1991.
Mark your calendars for April 25th. Night of Joy and Clean Heart will be moving back inside. Doors will open at 3:30. Bingo starts at 4 and continues until dinner is served at 5pm. Take out is available but attendance is encouraged. It is a very enjoyable time for all.
Lewisburg’s beautiful Market Street provides the backdrop for the area’s premier juried-artist show. Artists’ booths featuring hand-crafted wares will delight your eye, while food vendors offering savory nibbles and tasty treats will tempt your tastebuds. Free entertainment and activities for children of all ages will enhance the fun. In Huffnagle Park, interact with regional arts groups and nonprofits offering opportunities for you to get involved. Park in the spacious lot at 101 Hafer Road, Lewisburg (the former Country Cupboard lot) and take the free Festival Shuttle into town, courtesy of the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau.
Find beauty in nature! On Sunday, April 30, our popular Plein Air Day offers a full day of outdoor activity at one of the most idyllic locales in the area, the Dale-Engle-Walker property, located 1.5 miles west of Lewisburg off Route 192. The event features a Plein Air workshop around town, two Photo Walks along Dale’s Ridge Trail, time to sketch/paint/draw/photograph, and a “Show-and-Share” reception at the end of the day. Participation in the Workshop and Nature Photo Walks is free and open to the public, but registration is required. All registered participants will be invited to submit their work to the Art Show held at the Public Library for Union County in June.
Dreisbach United Church of Christ will hold its Spring Rummage, Soup, and Bake Sale on May 4, 5, & 6. Hours are Thursday and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM and Saturday 9 AM – noon. Saturday is Bag Day – fill a garbage bag for $5.00. In addition to clothing and household items, the sale includes collectibles, books, toys, decorations, and a variety of other treasures. The proceeds are given away to support our neighbors in need in the local area and around the world. Outside sales run all week beginning on Monday, May 1. The church is located west of Lewisburg at 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, PA.