Machinery show

CENTRE HALL – The Nittany Antique Machinery Show will be held Friday through Sunday on the grounds of Penns Cave.

The 41st Annual Spring Show features 15-year-old and older Minneapolis-Moline Company equipment, honoring the Model “U.”

The event also includes a consignment auction at 9 a.m. daily and many, many flea market vendors.

Admission is free all three days, with limited activities on Sunday. Scooter rentals re available at the east end of the flea market near Gate 7, by the stone road. Scooters are the only handicap vehicle allowed in the flea market areas between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Sculpture exhibit

WILLIAMSPORT – The Gallery at Penn College opens an exhibit of sculpture by Ed Smith with a meet-the-artist reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. A gallery talk will is scheduled for 5:30. The exhibit will be on view through June 26.

CD release party

MILLHEIM – The Jay Vonada Quartet will hold a CD release concert and party at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at The Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, 101 W. Main St. Quartet members Jay Vonada on trombone, Mac Himes on guitar, Bob Hart on bass and Kevin Lowe on drums will be playing tunes from their new album, “Expressions.”

Billtown Blues

HUGHESVILLE – The Billtown Blues Organization has scheduled the 26th annual Billtown Blues Festival for Saturday, June 20 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds, open from noon to 10 p.m., rain or shine.

The festival features 10 hours of non-stop music on two stages.

Tickets are now on sale at a discount. Kids under 16 are admitted to the festival free with a parent.

Kids’ workshops will be held in the Acoustic Tent where young people can learn about opening tuning, chord fingerings and progressions, all leading to performance of a blues song.


Free concert Sunday

BELLEFONTE – The Allegria Ensemble will perform a Sunday Afternoon in the Library concert this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Centre County Library Historical Museum, 203 N. Allegheny St.

Ensemble members are Debbie Trudeau, violin; Jonathan Dexter, cello; Cathy Herrera, flute; and Diane Gold Toulson, piano.

The free program will include selections by Stamitz, Meyebeer, Daetwyler, Mendelssohn and Gershwin.

The concerts are sponsored by the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association. For more information, visit www.bellefontearts.org/library-concerts.htm.

Artist reception

WILLIAMSPORT – A reception for artist Ellen Rich and her exhibit “Good News” will be held Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St. The artist will give a talk at 6:30 p.m.

Ellen McNerney Rich grew up in Williamsport and earned a Master of Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. She explores relationships and connections, the places we meet, and the spaces between us, in a variety of media.

The exhibit is on view through July 18.

The gallery’s summer hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays (until 9 p.m. on First Fridays), and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 272-202-3104.

Youth auditions

WILLIAMSPORT – The Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for new members Saturday, May 23 from noon to 5 p.m. at Lycoming College’s Clarke Chapel.

To schedule an audition, email your request to Rebecca Ciabattari at rciab@williamsportsymphony.org or call the WSO office at 570-322-0227. Include name, age, email address or phone number, and instrument.

Alternative dates are also possible.

Those auditioning should plan a solo of their choice (one movement of a standard work for their instrument) and will be asked to demonstrate their sight-reading skill.

They also should download the audition packet. For more information, contact Dr. Ciabattari at ciabatta@lycoming.edu or visit www.williamsportsymphony.org/youthorchestra.


ATVs on TV

RENOVO – The 2015 Renovo ATV Cruise for a Cure, an outdoor adventure sponsored by the Bucktail Medical Center Relay for Life Team, will be on television.

TomBob Outdoors LLC of Ridgway will bring its TV show, “Friends in Wild Places,” to the cruise which is set for June 6. The event will be filmed “end to end” that Friday and Saturday, for an upcoming episode of the show.

“Friends in Wild Places” is seen on Destination America, The Pursuit Channel, and ABC23.

Rays of Light

WILLIAMSPORT – The 2015 Ray of Light Awards for Excellence in High School Theatre will be presented at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Ray of Light Awards is an annual program to develop and promote the efforts of area high school music theatre and drama programs. A year-long adjudication process culminates in the formal awards ceremony honoring the best and brightest performers in high schools within 40 miles of Williamsport.

The ceremony is open to the public who want to support the young people of Central Pennsylvania. Red carpet festivities begin at 12:30 p.m.

Old-time radio

WILLIAMSPORT – The Radio-Active Players will return to the Community Theatre League with a night of comedic readings of old-time radio scripts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Take a nostalgic trip back to the days of live radio broadcast with some of the greats – Fibber McGee & Molly, The Stan Freberg Hour, My Favorite Husband, Campbell’s Short Short Stories, and classic commercials.

Directed by Jacquie Engel and sponsored by Scott Knyrim, the performance will include complimentary refreshments. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted.

Book sale

UNIVERSITY PARK – The 54th Annual Used Book Sale by State College AAUW will be held Saturday through Tuesday at Penn State’s Snider Agricultural Arena, opening at 9 a.m. May 9. This is one of the largest book sales held on the East Coast, attracting dealers and patrons from as far away as Maine, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, New York and Ohio. In 2014, the four-day sale drew a crowd of almost 9,000 people.

Monday is half-price day and Tuesday is bag day when customers will be able to buy a bag of books for a price to be determined.