calendar of events

HEALTH

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.

GRIEF

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 dbower@wbdaac.org or 570-220-4554 or visit the website at www.grasphelp.org.

FOOD BANKS

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

r New Love Center Food Pantry — 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27 (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 570-772-3275.

r Howard Area Lions Food Bank — Open 2-4:30 p.m. in former Beech Creek Elementary School to Clinton County residents Monday (third Monday of the month) and to Centre County residents Nov. 7 (first Monday of the month).

FREE MEALS

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 Free community luncheon — 11:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte.

r Free Community Lunch — Noon on Thursday (third Thursday of the month) at Lamar United Methodist Church, featuring chicken this month; donations accepted. The food pantry opens at 1 p.m.

r Free luncheon for Sugar Valley senior citizens — Noon on Oct. 25 (fourth Wednesday of the month) at Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren at Eastville; donations appreciated.

FREE SHOES

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 Oct. 21 (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. Oct. 21 (third Saturday of the month) at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven.

FREE CLOTHING

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

FREE COATS

r Knights of Columbus free coat distribution — 3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 and 9 a.m.-12 noon Saturday, Oct. 21, Holy Spirit Parish Center, East Walnut Street, Lock Haven. One coat per person, and the person must be present.

FREE SUPPLIES

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. Nov. 1 (first Wednesday of the month).

FREE CLASSES

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.

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