LOCAL BRIEFS

‘Handy Dandy’

luncheon is April 24

LOCK HAVEN — The next lunch program of Lock Haven Christian Women’s Club is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 at The Flemington Church of Christ, 714 Fairpoint Road, Allison Township.

The theme for the luncheon is “A Handy Dandy Luncheon”and a special feature will be a presentation by Bill Tilghman of Millerstown on simple home repairs. The special music for the day will be provided by male vocalist Kent Weiland. The guest speaker for the day is Pam Tilghman from Millerstown, who will talk about looking at “Snapshots of Life”.

The luncheon begins at 11:50 a.m. and the cost of $15 per person, which includes lunch, entertainment, inspirational speaker and free parking. All area women are invited. This location allows for on-site child care for young mothers. Nursery reservations must be made at the time of luncheon reservations. Mothers are asked to bring a lunch or snack for the child.

Reservations must be made by today by calling Nancy at 570-726-4305 or Jerri at 570-858-5738 or emailing lockhavencwc@aol.com. All reservations for the luncheon program must be honored.

Craig and Marilyn Willis Distinguished Lecture is April 23

LOCK HAVEN– Lock Haven University will present the third annual Craig and Marilyn Willis Distinguished Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in the Willis Health Professions Building, room 105, Greenberg Auditorium on the campus of LHU.

Kathleen M. Gillespie, chief executive officer of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging (CCAAA), will speak on the topic of, “MAGIC in Response to the Alzheimer’s Epidemic.”

The CCAAA is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit agency that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults. In her role as chief executive officer, Gillespie develops and implements programs to meet human and social services for the aging population in Clearfield County.

Museum remembers

‘The Great War’

BOALSBURG –In spring of 1916 more than a million American soldiers, sailors and Marines were deployed to France for service on the Western Front to fight in a war that raged since August 1914. Although the US declared war on Germany in April of 1917, it had taken nearly a year to recruit, enlist and train an army that began with the size of two PSU home football games. The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County remembers this event by interpreting the first industrial war with a living history bivouac and lectures on Saturday/Sunday, April 27 and 28 beginning at 10 a.m.

“World War One is the reason the museum exists,” says museum educator Joe Horvath. “We’ve been hosting this program since the centennial remembrance of the war in 2014.”

Uniformed re-enactors will talk about life on the front in a re-created trench/bunker system. Saturday programming includes a presentation of “The Stories I’ll Tell When I Get Home: The Legacy of American Nurses in WWI” by Dr. Julie Decker, PSU Nursing at 10:30 a.m., and a lecture, “Armor After the Armistice: What Do We Do With All These Tanks?” by Armor Historian, Mike Siggins at 2 p.m.

On Sunday at 2 p.m. USMC Veteran Mike Poorman will present, “The US Marines at Belleau Wood”. Admission is charged for inside programming.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Division Shrine at 51 Boal Ave, is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information on activities visit www.pamilmuseum.org; call 814-466-6263 and like us on facebook.

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