finding support


r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302.


r GriefShare — 7 p.m. Thursdays, Susque-View Home’s Conference Room B. Information: Bob Lannan, 570-295-5839.

r GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) for families who have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction — 7-8 p.m. Thursday (third Thursday of the month), St. John’s Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport. Local chapter sponsored by West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission. Information: David G. Bower II, Ph.D. at or 570-220-4554 or visit the website at


r Food pantry at Salvation Army, Lock Haven — 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday.

r Howard Area Lions Food Bank — Open 2-4:30 p.m. in former Beech Creek Elementary School to Clinton County residents Aug. 21 (third Monday of the month) and to Centre County residents Sept. 11 (a different date due to the Labor Day holiday).

r New Love Center Food Pantry — 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 25 (second and fourth Fridays of the month) at St. John Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, for residents of Jersey Shore, Linden, Avis, McElhattan and Woolrich areas. For emergency food assistance call Pastor Kerry Aucker at 570-916-1317.


r “Second Sunday Supper” — Noon tomorrow, Trinity Episcopal Church, Jersey Shore, featuring a cook-out menu this month.

r New Love Center Cafe — 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. weekdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore (enter on Glover Street side). Doors open at 8 a.m. for coffee.

r More Than Bread lunch program — 11:30 a.m. weekdays (except Wednesdays when it opens at noon), Salvation Army, East Church Street, Lock Haven.

r Evening of Blessings, a walk-away meal for people who need one — 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lock Haven First Church of Christ parking lot, East Water Street at Vesper Street, a partnership with Hands and Feet Ministry of Flemington First Church of Christ.

r Free luncheon for Sugar Valley senior citizens — Noon on Aug. 23 (fourth Wednesday of the month) at Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren at Eastville; donations appreciated.


r Shoes for Shore — Free pair of school-worthy sneakers, socks and a book, for wee ones through 17-year-olds with Access, CHIP or similar insurance cards or referrals, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 19 (third Saturday of the month) at Tiadaghton Mall, Jersey Shore.

r Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank — Free pair of school-worthy sneakers, socks and a book, for wee ones through 17-year-olds with Access, CHIP or similar insurance cards or referrals — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 19 (third Saturday of the month) at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven.


r Backpack give-away — 8 a.m.-noon today, Lamar United Methodist Church.

r Blessing of Backpacks give-away — Free backpacks and school supplies for the first 75 children entering kindergarten through eighth grade, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Porter Township Community Building, sponsored by Clintondale and Mackeyville United Methodist churches.

r Tenth Annual Blessing of the Backpacks and free community picnic — 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Faith Church, 512 Hughes St., behind Bellefonte Area High School, with free school supplies, free haircuts, health screenings (vision, dental, hearing, and speech), bounce house, games, fire trucks. Blessing for the students and the school year at 4 p.m.

r Helping Hands, free hygiene and cleaning supplies — United Evangelical Lutheran Church, First and West Church streets, Lock Haven, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (third Wednesday of the month) and 9-11 a.m. Sept. 6 (first Wednesday).


r Pass-It-On Community Outreach free clothing program — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20 in the house at 610 Frederick St., Flemington, next to Seventh-Day Adventist Church which sponsors the program.

r Free clothing swap — 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 26 with presentation on labor slavery 11-11:30 a.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven, sponsored by Covenant United Methodist Women. Used clothes in good shape may be donated at the church through Aug. 19 only. Information: Tara Mitchell at


r GED and Adult Basic Education classes — 9-11:30 a.m. or 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, CIU #10 Development Center for Adults, 8 N. Grove St., Suite G, Lock Haven. No pre-registration necessary. Information: 570-893-4038.