Howard Happenings


To get you in the mood for warmer weather, there will be an indoor yard and bake sale at Curtin United Methodist Church today, Feb. 18, from 8-4 and tomorrow from 8-2. Donations of clothes, books and many household items have been collected for the yard sale. There will be pies, cakes, cookies, breads and other baked goods available and the church members will also be selling soup and hotdogs, too. For more info call Marty at 814-880-6654.

Curtin UMC is located near the historic Curtin Mansion that sits off Route 150 near Milesburg.


Howard Borough Water Authority is asking the residents in Howard to do some careful listening for them. The water authority wants all residents to turn off your water and then go to your basement at the water entry point to listen to see if you can hear any sounds of water trickling. The water authority wants to make sure that there aren’t any leaks in their water supply to the homes.

Residents are asked to do this careful listening technique frequently and to report any sounds of water trickling to the Howard Borough office by calling 814-625-2853.


Erica Schenck and Whitney Merrill will be at Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek on Saturday afternoon, (Feb. 18), from 1-4 to collect donations for their senior class project to benefit the Women’s Center in Lock Haven. Donations of cans of Ravoli’s, packs of cookies, hot dogs, hamburger and cleaning supplies will be accepted.

Please bring your donations to FCC to help these girls have a successful senior project venture.


Liberty Curtin Elementary PTO will host a Vera Bradley Bingo on March 5 at the Beech Creek fire company social hall. Doors and the kitchen open at 11:30 with bingo games from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Basket Chinese auction prizes, special games and raffles will also be offered.

For tickets or more info call Michelle at 570-962-2225 ext. 2503 or Cassie at 570-660-0956.

Proceeds from this bingo supports the end of the year field trips and transportation, picnics and related events for the elementary school students.


The Yarnell United Methodist Church will be making Easter eggs that can be purchased by calling George Shawley at 814-355-5896. The flavors are peanut butter, coconut, cherry and black walnut. Each egg is 90 cents and will be ready for pick-up at the Yarnell Community Center in mid-March. Volunteers who would like to help sell, make, package or deliver the eggs should contact George for more info.


Friendship Community Library in Beech Creek will be offering two events that are free to the public. A movie night is planned for Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5-7 p.m. The movie title is being kept a secret for now, but I’ll give you a hint and say that the movie is about a dog. Refreshments will be provided.

On March 2, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, there will be a story time at the library from 5-6 p.m. Youth and their families are invited to bring your favorite Dr. Seuss story book or choose one from the library to read during the annual Read Across America Day. The library is looking for teens or adults to volunteer as readers for the event.

The Friendship Community Library is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and can be reached by calling 570-962-2048.


Howard Area Lions Club Food Bank distribution will be on Feb. 20 from 2-4 at the former Beech Creek Elementary School.

Lions Bingo will be held on Feb. 23 at the Beech Creek Fire Company Social Hall. Doors open at 5:30 with games starting at 6:30. This could be the week that a lucky winner collects the growing jackpot!

A Fly Tying for Beginners Workshop will be held beginning on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bald Eagle State Park. Participants will meet once each month through May to learn the basics of tying your own flies and even doing some fly fishing. Registration is required for each class by calling the park at 814-625-2775 or 625-9369.

Country Music Jam will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1-6 at the Howard Fire Hall. Bring a snack to share and enjoy the afternoon of toe-tapping music. Bring your instrument to join in the music jam with others from our community! It’s a nice afternoon of fellowship, music and a 50/50 raffle to benefit the fire company.

The movie, “Before the Flood” will be shown at the Howard United Methodist Church on Feb. 27 beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to the free screening of the 2016 documentary on climate change debuted on the National Geographic Channel that has become one of the most-watched documentaries of all time. Pastor Craig Rose can be reached at 814-933-7333 for more info.

Liberty Township Sportsmen’s Club will have a coyote hunt and flea market at the club house on March 3-5. Table space for the flea market can be reserved by calling Dwight at 814-574-5020 or Butch at 814-280-3015. Gun raffle tickets for a Glock Model 43 9mm and a Kimber 7mm-08 rifle are on sale, too.

Howard Civic Club Bingo will be held at the Howard fire hall on March 5. Kitchen and doors open at noon and bingo starts at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling Dorothy at 814-482-8018 or stop by the Insurance Office, Inc. in Howard during daytime office hours to buy yours. Prizes can be viewed on Facebook at Howard Area Civic Club Bingo page for March 5.

Bingo to benefit the Central PA Yeti Travel Baseball Team will be held on March 19 at the Red Eye Center. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be reserved by calling Lisa at 814-571-0219 or Wendy at 570-660-6651. Prizes of gift cards, Vera Bradley, American Girl Doll, Michael Kors handbag, Alex and Ani, LuLaRoe and many others will be offered along with food, 50/50 raffles and more.


Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by email at or by telephone at 814-625-2684.