Calendar of events


r Free screening of “Shaun the Sheep Movie” (PG), 1 p.m., Centre County Library, Bellefonte.

r Meet the Winter Wildcats, doors open at 6 p.m., events start at 7 p.m., Central Mountain High School gym, with a performance by CMHS Drama Club, games, prizes, raffle baskets, a D.J., food, chance to meet with athletes, coaches, clubs, faculty, students and organizations. (In case of inclement weather and school closing, the event will be cancelled.)

r Haven Holidays tree-lighting ceremony, 7 p.m., Triangle Park, sponsored by Downtown Lock Haven Inc., with music by Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble and refreshments.

r LHU Choir’s winter concert, 7 p.m., Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, with special guest artists The Kim Trio.

r Leona Palski signing and selling her Dimples the Snowman books, 3:50 p.m., Shore Diner, Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.


r Porter Township Activity Center breakfast, 7-10 a.m. at the community center.

r Haven Holidays sponsored by Downtown Lock Haven Inc.: Kids’ fun 10 a.m.-12 noon, Triangle Park; “The Christmouse Story” with Santa, 11 a.m.-noon, Ross Library’s third-floor community room; Santa at Candy Cane Lane for photo-taking, 12 noon-2 p.m., Avenue 209 Coffee House; Lock Haven Christmas Parade at 6 p.m.; Santa’s Hut open after the parade. To reserve a spot in the parade, call 570-748-1576 or email

r Breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m., Beech Creek-Blanchard Fire Company Social Hall, with kids’ crafts and photos with Santa; Raine Smith’s senior class project. Bring non-perishable food items for Howard Area Lions Food Bank.

r Woolrich Community United Methodist Church Holiday Craft Fair with vendors, baked goods, sandwiches, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendor information: 570-769-6152 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon).

r Santa Jump Jamboree with Santa and elves parachuting onto the ballfield at Beech Creek at 1 p.m., followed by visiting with Santa, food, vendors, and bike give-aways at Friendship Community Center.

r Free public tour of LHU campus, 1 p.m., starting on main floor of Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center; free tour of the conference center also starts at 1 p.m. Information:

r Jersey Shore Christmas Parade, 2 p.m., from near the Little League ball fields to Santa’s House across from Jersey Shore State Bank.

r Free public screening of movie “Elf,” 2 p.m., LHU’s newly renovated Price Auditorium. Information:

r Christmas open house, 3-5 p.m., Samuel Moss House and Museum, Jersey Shore.

r “Down Home Country Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., Lock Haven Elks lodge, with food and a cash bar; benefits Elks and the Clinton County Historical Society. Tickets: and Downtown Lock Haven Inc. office, 205 E. Main St. Tables of eight include a discount.


r Toy Bingo with toy prizes for all age groups and raffles, 12 noon, doors open at 11 a.m., Red Eye Center, Flemington, sponsored by Road Hawgs Inc. to benefit the needy. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate or pay extra for a special game card. For advance tickets at a discount: 570-601-7213.

r Free opening reception for upcoming exhibits, 12 noon-4:30 p.m., Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., 814-355-4280,

r “The Twelve Days of Christmas at Santa’s Workshop,” 1-4 p.m., Central Mountain Middle School, with 12 activity stations, free cookies, and photos with Santa.

r Silent auction and open house, 2-3:30 p.m., Jersey Shore Public Library. Information: 570-398-9891.

r Joyful Noise Christmas concert, 3 p.m., Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Road, Howard; refreshments. Information: Larry Beahm, 814-355-9588.


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