Local briefs

Highland Cemetery Lantern Tour Friday and Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — Highland Cemetery has been in Lock Haven since 1862, and yet many people don’t know much about it. This year’s lantern tours will have new facts and stories, designed to appeal to the curious.

The tours are a fundraiser for the cemetery, and the public is invited to join in on Oct. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be five dollars per person. The tour is an uphill walk and will take about an hour. All proceeds benefit Highland Cemetery.

During the tour, a number of stops will detail the people buried there. Some will have actors playing the parts of historic figures and talking about their lives. These will be played by local participants, such as LHU students and members of Leadership Clinton County.

The tour will contain some old favorites, such as folklorist Henry Wharton Shoemaker and Annie Halenbake Ross, but also some new people. Buried in Highland is a private detective who had a lot of adventures, a dentist who became an important archaeologist, and a famous artist who attempted to choose his own birthplace. There are heroes from every war, and people from every era of the county’s history.

Wendy Etzel to speak to quilters

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild will host Wendy Etzel at its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The meeting is free to the public and held at the Co-operative Extension Office, 47 Co-operation Lane, Mill Hall.

Wendy is an author of quilting books, speaker and former quilt shop owner in the Williamsport area.

Anyone interested in quilting is invited to come and meet Wendy and see her beautiful quilts.

Centre County Farm-City dinner

SPRING MILLS — In celebration of Pennsylvania Farm/City Week, the 2017 Centre County Farm/City Dinner will be held Monday, Nov. 13, at New Hope Lutheran Church. The dinner highlights the importance of the relationship between our agricultural community and our urban neighbors.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a milk and cheese reception. A chicken dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will be a keystone speaker and awards will be presented. Door prizes will be given away.

Tickets may be purchased from the Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service or Centre County Conservation District. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Rhoneymeade holding pig roast

CENTRE HALL — Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden will hold its second annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Vegetarian options will be available from the Nomad Kitchen food truck.

Join us for an afternoon of live music, woodworking demonstrations by Steve Strouse, face painting, pumpkin decorating, freshly pressed cider, and tours of the Rhoneymeade grounds.

Rhoneymeade is located at 177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall. Visit our website at www.rhoneymeade.org.