Local briefs

Moose games to benefit

CC Special Olympics

LOCK HAVEN — The second annual “Moose Olympics” will be held Saturday at Moose Family Center No. 100 on Hanna Street. The event benefits the Clinton County Special Olympics athletes.

Two-person teams can register for a $20 fee from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with competition beginning at 11 a.m. All teams will compete in pool, darts and cornhole. Competition is open to Moose members and qualified guests.

Food will be available throughout the day, as will 50/50 and basket drawings.

First-place trophies will be awarded to individual event winners, in pool, darts and cornhole. The other prizes are:

r First place — Gold medal trophy and two $15 food vouchers.

r Second place — Silver medal trophy and two $10 food vouchers.

r Third place — Bronze medal trophy and two $5 food vouchers.

For more information, call Jim at 570-295-5044.

Big Woods Church to hold auction Saturday

CASTANEA — The auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at Big Woods Bible Church, 120 Logan Ave., is the annual fundraiser for the Guatemala Mission Team.

Doors open at 5:30.

The items up for bid include: a three-day two-night stay at The Doll House cabin and nine holes of golf at Ponderosa Lodge, 315 Simon Lane, Lock Haven (a $215 value); a three-month membership to the YMCA (a $189 value); a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 with case and charger (a $130-plus value); size 11 Sorel men’s winter boots (a $100-plus value); Flyworld Jump passes; and a number of gift cards for stores and services like a free oil change. Visit bigwoods.org for a full list of items up for bid.

Payment may be made at the time of auction by cash, check, or credit/debit card.

Each year, the church sends a team of people to serve children in The Learning Center in Cruz Blanca, Guatemala. This school provides not just education but also supplements nutrition and provides basic health care for children from impoverished families. Big Woods has assisted in many ways, from helping with building projects to giving teachers some time off to recharge and prepare for the upcoming school year.

The annual auction helps offset the mission team’s airfare.

Anyone with items to donate for the auction may contact Yuri Rosypal.

Venture Crew raising funds for big adventure

LOCK HAVEN — Venture Crew 007 offers a spaghetti and meatballs dinner to raise funds for the experience of a lifetime.

The dinner is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Elks lodge, 216 E. Main St. The cost is $7, and the menu includes salad, garlic bread and assorted desserts.

Door prizes and a Chinese auction are planned. Donations also will be accepted.

The young people in the crew have been chosen to participate in a trip from Florida Sea Base. They will spend a week living and sailing on a 50-foot sailboat and will help preserve endangered coral reefs and sea turtles. They will also focus on endangered ecosystems and learn how to preserve them for future generations.

Dinner patrons on March 18 can help them achieve this big dream.

Stages of Alzheimer’s is topic

LOCK HAVEN — Hilary Harry, the education and outreach coordinator for The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter’s State College office, will be the guest speaker at the Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View.

She will present the second session of a three-part series on “The Stages of Alzheimer’s.” Her presentation will be on the middle stage of the disease and will help caregivers and family members learn how to deal with some of the behaviors associated with that stage. She will give a presentation about late stages on April 10. Hilary will be available to answer questions from the group during and after the presentation.

The State College office provides services to six central Pennsylvania counties including Clinton County.

The support group is free and open to anyone caring for someone with memory loss and to those interested in learning more about these topics. The group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the conference room. For more information about the group, call Fran Decker, MSW, support group facilitator, at 570-748-4302 or Candy Gore, co-facilitator, at 570-748-6135.

Dosey Celebration of the Arts slated March 22 at LHU

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will host the annual Margery Krevsky Dosey Celebration of the Arts Evening at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center’s Poorman Ballroom on campus.

Those attending will have the opportunity to enjoy artwork by Zach Hommey, the Margery Krevsky Dosey Scholarship for the Arts recipient, as well as performances by the LHU Choral Ensemble, the LHU Jazz Ensemble, piano pieces by sophomore Emily Coyner, a dramatic monologue by junior Ajehiona Jones, and an interpretive reading by Lisa Riede, associate professor and director of the forensics team at LHU.

Light refreshments will follow the performances. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to make a reservation for the event, contact Katelynn Hanna at 570-484-2408 or katelynn.hanna@lhufoundation.org.

Livestock owners can learn about plans

LAMAR — A manure management planning workshop will be held Thursday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Clinton County Learning Center on Route 64 (Nittany Valley Drive). The workshop is hosted by the Clinton County Conservation District.

“Our office has assisted farmers and landowners with developing manure management plans for several years. This workshop is a great opportunity for livestock owners to write their own plan and get some one-on-one assistance from our staff,” said Lisa Blazure, agricultural resource conservationist for the Conservation District.

To be in compliance with state regulations, all landowners who have livestock or spread manure are required to have and implement a manure management plan. Workshop participants will get help with determining proper manure application rates, farm maps, best management practices, soil testing information, and record-keeping requirements.

The workshop is free, and all interested landowners must register with the Conservation District by March 23. Space is limited to 10 people. For more information or to register for the event, contact Blazure at the Clinton County Conservation District at 570-726-3798, extension 3803, or at lblazure@clintoncountypa.com.