Local briefs

Leaves, garden cleanup

days slated in city

LOCK HAVEN — City residents are invited to take advantage of the city’s annual spring cleanup, slated for Mondays and Tuesdays, April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2.

The city’s public works crew will pick up bagged leaves and garden waste on those dates. Leaves and garden residue must be kept separate. They must be placed in bags or containers not weighing more than 50 pounds and left at the curb or sidewalk by 7 a.m. on one of the pickup days. Brush or limbs must be tied in bundles.

The crew will not pick up trees, building materials, household garbage, ashes, appliances, furniture, or other refuse of that sort.

PRR to help clean up

Western Clinton County

RENOVO — Preserve, Renew and Revitalize Western Clinton County (PRR) will host an outdoor cleanup effort in Renovo, South Renovo, and Chapman and Noyes townships on Saturday, April 29.

It’s a free way for local residents to dispose of yard waste and related items.

Volunteers will be at Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and of course, anyone wishing to help is welcome to attend.

Dumpsters will be available for any outdoor items. Items that will NOT be accepted include electronics, computers, appliances, tires, books, household garbage and items in garbage bags.

Meanwhile, PRR is asking the elderly to call if they need assistance between 9 a.m. to noon from April 24 to April 27. Numbers to call are: Noyes Township, 570-923-1356; Chapman Township, 570-923-2044; Renovo Borough, 570-923-2612; South Renovo Borough, 570-923-2110.

Millbrook extends early-bird deal

MILL HALL — Millbrook Playhouse has extended the early-bird date to buy a flex pass (formerly called a season ticket) and get two free tickets. The new deadline is May 1.

A 2017 season flex pass offers nine tickets for the price of seven — $175 — if bought by May 1.

The tickets may be used in any way the bearer wishes. They may be used all at once or over the course of the summer season, and are good for any show that isn’t sold out ahead of time.

A 2017 patron flex pass also gives the bearer nine tickets if bought by May 1. It costs $200, and the extra $25 is tax-deductible. Patrons are listed in the season playbill all summer long, and are eligible for other patron benefits.

Season and patron passes do not guarantee seats. It is best to make seat reservations in advance by calling the box office at 570-748-8083 or visiting www.millbrookplayhouse.org.

LHU Community Health

track changes names

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Department of Health Science has announced the name change of its Community Health track to Community and Public Health Education.

According to the department, the new name better reflects the coursework taken by students. In addition, the track situates students for a growing job market. BLS.gov predicts employment of health education specialists to grow by 13 percent between 2014 and 2024.

In Pennsylvania, the annual mean salary of a health educator is $60,430.

Health education specialists work in a variety of settings. The areas of greatest employment are hospitals/clinics, state and local government (health departments), and social service organizations. The work responsibilities include assessing community needs and resources, planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs designed to improve individual and community health, and enhancing community health through advocacy and health policies. (NCHEC.org)

According to APHA, “Public health education is one of the five core discipline areas of public health. Students in the Community and Public Health Education track develop competence in the areas of health education through coursework, service-learning, and experiential learning. Students in the Community and Public Health Education track also develop foundational public health competencies in the areas of epidemiology, statistics, environmental health, and administration.”

For more information about the Community and Public Health Education track at LHU, visit www.lockhaven.edu/healthscience/community or contact Dr. Kathleen Allison at kallison@lockhaven.edu.

Susque-View’s gala is April 28

LOCK HAVEN — Susque-View announces its annual gala, “Some Enchanted Evening,” set for Friday, April 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Elks.

Today is the deadline for tickets. For tickets or information, call the Susque-View business office at 570-748-9377.

The event is being catered with appetizers by the Central Mountain High School culinary department, the entree by The Dutch Haven, and desserts by Le Jeune Chef of the Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary department.

Phil Reeder and The Keystone Cats will play live music, and there will be a cash bar.

All proceeds benefit the Resident’s Memorial Fund at Susque-View Home.