Local briefs

Covenant Cafe to

celebrate Valentine’s Day

LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will be meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St, Lock Haven.

The group will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with Valentine-themed activities and refreshments.

Volunteer Carol Poorman will assist the group in decorating paper Valentine candy boxes. Lock Haven University student volunteer Erica Berkowitz will conduct a Valentine match game and Kitty Oechler will lead the group in a word game and physical exercise. The meeting will culminate with a Valentine party.

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.

Photographer to speak

at Lycoming Audubon

WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming Audubon program “Fall Birding in Southern States”, will be presented by birder and photographer Lauri Shaffer at the group’s February meeting.

Shaffer will share her recently-completed visit to the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Texas, as well as her trip to the Yellow Rails & Rice Festival in Louisiana.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 28 in the Lowry Room, on the third floor of the Welch Wing in the J. V. Brown Library, 19 E Fourth St, Williamsport.

LHU to host Bit of

Fit-A-Thon fundraiser

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will host a Bit of Fit-A-Thon fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Student Recreation Center on the LHU campus.

LHU students, faculty, and alumni will lead the fitness segments including the Lock Haven ROTC cadets; Katie Ely, associate professor of Criminal Justice; Cori Myers, ’91 alumna and professor of management; Lori Hoy, ’01 alumna; and other local instructors.

The event will include door prizes and 15-minutes segments of popular fitness classes like HITT, Core Fitness, Zumba, UrbanKick, Dance Fitness, ROTC-led exercises, and others.

The cost for the event is $3 for students and $5 for community members. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Proceeds will benefit the Clinton County Women’s Center and the sponsoring student groups, LHU’s Criminal Justice Honor Society – Alpha Phi Sigma, and Professional Business Fraternity – Alpha Kappa Psi.

Free parking on the LHU campus will be available in the white-lined spaces in the parking lots around the Student Recreation Center.

For information, call Katie Ely, 570-484-2203, kje341@lockhaven.edu or Cori Myers, 570-484-2274, cmyers@lockhaven.edu.