Local Briefs

Soccer Tournament to benefit

Ben Fortescue

LOGANTON — The Sugar Valley Rural Charter School’s chapter of National Honor Society will host a 5 vs 5 soccer tournament on Nov. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Athletic Fields in Loganton.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Fortescue family as teammate and friend Ben Fortescue is fighting cancer.

Lecture and book signing by

Dr. Amy S. Greenberg

STATE COLLEGE –The Centre County Historical Society will host a lecture and book signing on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. for “Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk” by Dr. Amy S. Greenberg at the Centre Furnace Mansion.

While the Woman’s Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk stood at the head of a network of women who saw no need for women’s rights because they already exercised political power. Yet, while history remembers the women of the convention, it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk and the other elite white women whose power derived from their class position and access to male politicians.

Amy S. Greenberg, author of “Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk,” brings this story into focus, showing how a practice of deference proved empowering for a small but important cadre of women, and particularly for a First Lady who quietly manipulated elected officials, shaped foreign policy, and directed a campaign in support of America’s expansionist war against Mexico.

LHU Social Work Club to host

Graduate Fair

LOCK HAVEN–The Lock Haven University Social Work Club and faculty will host a Graduate Fair from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 in the Parsons Union Building (PUB) multipurpose room.

The fair is open to the public and all majors at Lock Haven University. Representatives from LHU and the following universities will be on hand to discuss their programs and provide information at their table: California University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Kutztown, Marywood/Central PA, Shippensburg, Millersville, Temple, University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University and Widener.

The fair will help those interested in learning more about master’s degrees in social work and clinical mental health counseling.

For more information about the graduate fair, contact Lynette Reitz at 570-484-2158 or email lreitz@lockhaven.edu.

UPMC to host Breast Cancer

Awareness event

WILLIAMSPORT – Join UPMC Health Plan for “Inspiration. Education. Awareness: Let’s talk about breast cancer,” a free wellness event at the UPMC Health Plan Connect Center, Loyal Plaza, 1925 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Speak one-on-one with Diane Sholder, CRNP from the UPMC Susquehanna Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center about breast cancer screening and prevention, and learn about the services available at UPMC Susquehanna. Attendees can also enter to win a $50 gift card for Bath & Body Works.

For additional information about this event, please visit www.upmchealthplan.com or call 570-322-9620.

Handmade Happy Hour at Potter’s Palate

LOCK HAVEN — Handmade Happy Hour will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Potter’s Palatte, 105 E. Main St., Lock Haven.

Only 20 seats available. Call or text to reserve a seat to 570-660-7692.

Price depends on project chosen.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Proceeds benefit Clinton County Democrats Kick Cancer Relay for Life team.