Local Briefs

YMCA hosting Lock Haven View Run 5k/10

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Area YMCA will host the Lock Haven View Run 5k/10 on Saturday, Oct. 26 . Start time for the 10K is 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. for the 5k.

Registration is now open online on the Y’s website at www.ymca.org, or in-house at the Y. Pre-registration is open until 9/30 and those who pre-register will be guaranteed a t-shirt and swag bag. Late-registration starts 10/1.

Cost is $25 for pre-registrationon and before Sept. 30 and $30 after Oct. 1.

All race proceeds go to support the YMCA’s mission driven programming. Mission Driven Programming for the YMCA includes programs that support the Y’s three pillars of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Some of the programs offered are the LiveSTRONG® at the YMCA program for cancer survivors, the Backpack Program which feeds children in need over the weekend, and a Scholarship Program which allows children and families to benefit from using our facility that need it most.

Both the 5K and 10K courses give runners a unique view of the Lock Haven area with a mix of paved and dirt paths. Starting on the YMCA beach at the dike-levee, runners get to run through Lock Haven University’s campus, including the wooded ropes course and Nature Trail, and up to Highland Cemetery. At the top of the cemetery, get ready for an amazing view of Lock Haven at peak fall foliage.

For information call Sara Galbraith, program coordinator at the Y, at 570-748-6727 ext 102.

Keskunhaka Fest is coming

LAMAR — Keskunhaka (Pumpkin) Fest is coming to Lamar beginning Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 on Stone House Road, Lamar off of Nittany Valley Drive.

The events will kick off at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and go until dusk. Sunday’s events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be chainsaw wood carvers, a pick your own pumpkin patch, corn maze, craft and food vendors, kids activities, pumpkin carving for all ages and Amish vendors Friday and Saturday only.

An Amish chicken barbeque will also take place on Saturday.

Parking is free and the event will be held rain or shine.

LHU to host a Mental Health Awareness Night

LOCK HAVEN– Lock Haven University will host a Mental Health Awareness Night from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Ulmer Hall Planetarium room 211 on the campus of LHU.

Suicide prevention and mental health advocates, suicide attempt and loss survivors and mental health professionals will discuss ways to help prevent suicide and bring awareness to mental health issues in the state and on college campuses.

Presenters at the event will be Govan Martan, chair and executive director of Prevent Suicide PA; Tulare Park, director of disability services for students at LHU; Laura Gardner, instructor in the social work and counseling department at LHU; Matthew Barkley, instructor in the health science department at LHU; and Elina Lure, LHU student.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tiffany Bowman at 717-701-2774 or email txb9797@lockhaven.edu.