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LOcal Briefs

Covenant Cafe to

celebrate Valentine’s Day

LOCK HAVEN –The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 1-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St.

The group will decorate a Valentine vase and participate in some Valentine trivia games. Professional storyteller Patricia will entertain the group during the second part of the session. She will use a Talking Stick, which is a Native American tradition, to involve the group in her storytelling. Exercise, including Tai Chi and light refreshments will close the session.

The Covenant Cafe is a joint venture between the Outreach and Witness Committee of Covenant United Methodist, the Alzheimer’s Support Group and the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants in this group are given an opportunity to be involved in socially and physically stimulating programs which will help them remain as active as possible.

New members are always welcome. Individuals and families who are interested in being involved in this special program are invited to call Fran Decker, MSW, LSW at (570) 748-4302 or (570) 263-2084 for more information.

Workshop on starting

a small business

LOCK HAVEN — Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The presenters/discussion leaders for this workshop are the members of the SBDC staff and a local commercial lender.

Attendees will learn:

– Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business

– How to assess the feasibility of their business idea

– Differences between business organization structures

– How to develop a business plan

– How to obtain financing

– How to market their product or service

– The applications and licenses needed to start their company

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 22 at 1127 W. Fourth St., Willilamsport.

To register: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/25645 or by calling 570-484-2848. Walk-ins will be accepted if available seating. Cost is $20. Make checks payable to Lock Haven University and mail to Kristine Meeker, Education Program Coordinator at 301 W. Church St, Lock Haven, PA 17701.

Payment is required on or before 7 days after registering for the workshop. Cancellation policy – 5 or more business days refunds are available or may reschedule to another course. – Less than a 5-day notice, no refunds but you may reschedule to another course.

Next class will be offered on Wednesday, March 20, at the SBDC Main Office, 301 W. Church St., Lock Haven.

JS Historical Society

meeting Feb. 9

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Historical Society is holding their winter meeting on Saturday Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Samuel Moss House, 200 S. Main St.

The agenda includes designs for a new sign, upcoming programs and committee reports.

This meeting is open to the public, so please join us and share your ideas for programs.

‘Birding by Ear’

Audubon program

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming Audubon program “Birding By Ear” will be presented by Lauri Shaffer on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the J.V. Brown Library in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch wing, 19 E. Fourth St.

Designed for beginning and intermediate birders, Lauri’s presentation will include many bird songs, photos, and mnemonics, as well as a handout with additional resources.

The program is free and open to the public.

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