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Contractors invited to

construction activities workshop

MILL HALL – The Clinton County Conservation District is offering a free workshop on Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon that will detail the rules, regulations and permits needed to conduct construction activities within the Commonwealth.

PA Code, Title 25, Chapter 102 and the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law require the implementation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control best management practices to minimize the potential for accelerated erosion and sedimentation. Since Clinton County is home to a high number of special protection waters these regulations in many cases require that an erosion and sediment pollution control plan be developed regardless of the amount of expected earth disturbance.

To get the construction year started in the right direction you are invited to attend a half day workshop that will go over the regulations for earth disturbance in the Commonwealth and what Best Management Practices can be used to ensure that sediment does not leave your construction site. This workshop is intended for any contractors that are involved with earth moving. The workshop would also be beneficial to any municipal officials that are involved with issuing building, or excavation permits. For more information about the workshop or to register for the event, contact the Conservation District at 570-726-3798.

Masquerade Gala planned April 15

MILL HALL – A Masquerade Gala is planned for Friday, April 15 at Haywood’s on the Green, an evening of socializing, dancing and fun.

Everyone is encouraged to come masked for the occasion. Masks will be available at the door for $5.

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a cash bar, D.J. music, and a Mardi Gras-style small plate dinner served at several stations throughout the evening.

The Masquerade Gala is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lock Haven and is open to everyone interested. The evening is designed to be a bright social time and not necessarily a fundraiser, organizer Peg Shaffer said.

Tickets are now on sale for $45 per person, and are available at Haywood’s, First Citizens Community Bank and Keller & Munro Drug Store, and by calling Shaffer at 570-748-6073.

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Trooper to present program on DUI

LOCK HAVEN – Safe Haven, the Lock Haven University student wellness club, will present “Rethink Drunk and Drugged Driving” Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m., Hall of Flags, Robinson Hall, Lock Haven University.

The event is free and open to the public. The program is an effort to reduce drinking and drugged driving risks associated with spring break. High school students are encouraged to attend.

The featured presenter is Trooper Angela Beiber, Community Services/Public Information Officer, Troop F, Pennsylvania State Police, Montoursville.

JS Library plans used book sale

JERSEY SHORE – The Friends of the Jersey Shore Public Library will be having a used book sale, March 10,11, 12.

If it snows, the sale will be March 17, 18, 19.

Prices of books range from 25 cents to $1.

There will lunch platters available for $6.

For more information, contact the library at 570-398-9891.

Bellefonte Egg Hunt is March 26

BELLEFONTE – The Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Talleyrand Park on Saturday, March 26 this year, with activities beginning at 1 p.m. and egg pickup starting at 2 p.m.

All children 12 and younger are invited to participate. Games, refreshments, a bounce house, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are planned, along with 15,000 Easter eggs to be given away to children, who will be divided in age groups. Special eggs with coupons for Easter baskets, gift certificates, and prizes from area businesses are included.

Centre Crest, local clubs, churches and fire companies supply the candy-filled plastic eggs and special prizes.

There is no charge and no registration for the event, which will be held snow, rain or shine.

The event is held in conjunction with Historic Bellefonte Inc. and is sponsored by many area businesses, individuals, churches, fire companies and other organizations.

Students who need to complete community service time for school may volunteer to help.

To make a donation, set up an activity, or obtain more information, contact Mary McMurtrie by calling 574-3240 or sending email to marym9109@yahoo.com.

Craft and vendor show slated

LOCK HAVEN – A craft and vendor show will be held March 26 at the Lock Haven Elks from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a silent auction, 50/50, a variety of food and the cash bar will be open.

For more information or to set up as a vendor, contact Amy Peterson by phone at 814-977-3375 or by email at mrspeterson16@yahoo.com.

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Teaching people to eat

better for less

BEECH CREEK – Nutrition Links, classes to teach people how to eat better for less, will be held at the Friendship Community Library on Main Street in March.

Classes begin March 3 from 4-5 p.m. and will be held each Thursday for four weeks, ending March 24. Penn State Cooperative Extension Nutritionist Leoni Georgiou will be the instructor.

Each week participants will learn how to prepare low-cost, quick meals; develop new cooking and food safety skills; try new nutritious foods and if they attend all four sessions qualify for a raffle to win an electric skillet. Each week there will be free give-a ways such as food and refrigerator thermometers, cookbook, walking DVD and other products to help make a healthier lifestyle more achievable.

Registration is required so that enough food is available for all attendees. Call to register Leoni Georgiou at 814 355-4897.

Friendship Community Library is a Centre County United Way agency.

Sportsmen’s Banquet is March 4

FLEMINGTON – The second annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at Flemington First Church of Christ will be held Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. and will feature Dr. David Samuel as the speaker.

Seating is limited to 200, and ticket information is available at the church office, phone 570-726-8009 (weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Quilt workshop offered

MILL HALL – The Clinton Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild is offering a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 20 from noon until 5 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, Cooperation Lane, Mill Hall.

For more information, call Vickie Hoover at 570-726-6504.

Relay for Life team meeting

LOCK AVEN – The Clinton County Relay for Life will be holding their team meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Sons of Italy in Lock Haven.

All teams are encouraged to attend. If you have not yet registered or are interested in learning more about Relay for Life please feel free to join us at the meeting.

This year’s Clinton County Relay for Life will be held May 20-21 at Riverview Park beginning at 4 p.m.

South Hills plans

informational day

STATE COLLEGE – South Hills School of Business and Technology will sponsor “A Day at the Hills” on Wednesday, April 6, when visitors can visit the State College, Altoona and Lewistown locations to gain knowledge on curriculums offered and other information.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at each school.

Visitors can sit in on classes, meet faculty and students, explore financial aid options, attend veteran information sessions, discover career opportunities and learn how South Hills students prepare for success.

Register online at www.southhills.edu or call 888-282-7427.

Community Services Fair slated for March 16

LOCK HAVEN – Susque-View Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a Community Services Fair Wednesday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home, 22 Cree Drive, Lock Haven.

The event will celebrate Clinton County community organizations by informing residents of services available.

Folks may register to volunteer for community services, donate pet supplies or other items, participate in raffles and bake sales, get free blood pressure screenings and more.

All non-profit organizations serving Clinton County are invited to exhibit at the event to recruit volunteers, make people aware of organizations, collect donations or conduct fundraisers. A table and two chairs will be provided for each organization and there is no charge to participate. Email Rita Foley at rfoley @susqueviewhome.com or call 570-893-5945 to register.

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Local students can enter music competition

STATE COLLEGE – Local middle and high school students are invited to enter the 32nd Phyllis Triolo Music Competition sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn State.

The event on May 14 is open to talented middle and high school students in Central Pennsylvania, including instrumentalists, vocalists and pianists who will compete in two divisions at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. Junior division is for grades 6-8; senior division is grades 9-12. Cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 are offered.

Deadline to enter is April 20. For competition rules and application forms go to CPMTA website at www.cpmta.org. For more information contact Patricia Lloyd at 814-238-2374 or prlmusic@live.com or victoriakravchuk@yahoo.com.

See Valentines at the Heisey

LOCK HAVEN – The Heisey House Museum will be open Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. for another of its Second Sunday programs. On display will be vintage Valentines from days gone by and a private collection of 155 handmade dolls representing 60 countries around the world and historical characters such as Henry VIII and his wives.

The Heisey Museum is open Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m., and other times by prior arrangement.

International Food Night set

LOCK HAVEN – The Salvation Army will sponsor International Food Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army Citadel hall, 119 E. Church St.

The cost is $6 per person, and all proceeds benefit World Services. Food from around the world as well as authentic African treasures will be available for a donation.

Tickets are available at the Salvation Army. Call 570-748-2951 for more information.

Church rummage, food sale planned

LOCK HAVEN – Great Island Presbyterian Church plans its annual rummage, soup and bread sale for Friday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Offered for sale will be lots of knick-knacks, clothes, toys, books, children’s items, housewares, decorations, holiday items, kitchen items and more.

The soups will be ham and bean, vegetable beef, chicken corn, and chicken corn with rivels. Homemade bread also will be sold.

The church is now taking orders for delivery to local downtown businesses. To order, call 570-748-2810.

Political scientist to lecture at LHU

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University’s HOPE Center will host a lecture by Kimberly S. Adams, an associate professor of political science at East Stroudsburg University and the owner of Adams Political Research & Consulting.

The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Robinson Hall.

Adams’ lecture topic is “Women and Politics: Shattering the Glass Ceiling, One Vote at a Time.” As a longtime scholar and political activist, she possesses a breadth of knowledge concerning the American political system, especially in relation to non-traditional legislators, such as women and African Americans.

Free blood pressure checks

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven Hospital representatives will be in the lobby of Ross Library from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 24 to give free blood pressure readings.

For further information, call 570-748-3321.

Chicken barbecues coming

BELLEFONTE – The Logan Fire Company No. 1 of Bellefonte will have chicken barbecue sales on Saturdays, March 5, April 2, June 4, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.

Chicken halves and meals will be sold beginning at 10 a.m., until sold out.

BC Legion plans spaghetti dinner

BEECH CREEK – Beech Creek American Legion Riders will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Feb. 19, at the post home. The dinner is from 5- 7 p.m.

The purpose of the dinner is to raise money for the American Legion Riders to promote and support programs of the American Legion, such as Wounded Warriors and Disabled American Veterans, and to support children of lost veterans, as well as children’s education.

Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert. Cost is $8 per person, children 12 and under $6.

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Chicken and waffle dinner Feb. 27

ORVISTON – The Orviston Community Club will hold a chicken and waffle dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Beech Creek Social Hall.

The cost is $7 for ages 12 and older. Under 12 by donation at the door. Takeouts are available.

For information call Brenda Frazier at 570-660-5283 or Jim Packer at 570-660-9725.

Proceeds benefit the Orviston Celebration fireworks planned July 9.

Memorial donations to Friends of Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN – The following memorial donations were made to the Friends of the Ross Library in 2015:

Marilyn Gardner from Daryl Gardner; John Johnston from Peg Johnston; June Ames from Carol Pollard; Ellie Zimmerman from Carol Pollard; John Shoemaker from Bob and Cissy Larsen and Paul Walison from Bob and Cissy Larsen.

Cyber Safety

presentation at BEA

WINGATE – Those wishing to learn how to protect their child in today’s world is invited to attend an eye-opening CYBER SAFETY presentation at the Bald Eagle Middle/High School Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Presented by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the event is free and open to the general community.

Trap, Neuter and Release to meet

LOCK HAVEN – The monthly meeting of the Clinton County SPCA Trap Neuter and Release Program will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Avenue 209 Coffee House. New members are invited to join and help with the feral cat situation in Clinton County. Volunteers are needed to help in trapping the cats and transporting them to and from Beckoning Cat in Williamsport.

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Polar Plunge Saturday at Haywood’s

MILL HALL – Citizens Hose Co. will hold a Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday in Fishing Creek behind Haywood’s on the Green. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the plunging begins at 6 p.m.

Participants can register in advance at the fire house on Bellefonte Avenue in Lock Haven or at Haywoods for $10, and prior to the plunge for $15. A commemorative beach towel will be given to the first 50 registered plungers. There will be free hot chocolate.

All proceeds benefit Citizens Hose. Sponsors are Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, K&L Auto Sales, Walker’s Hardware, Pizza House, Bald Eagle Car Wash, Hubs Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies.

For information contact Jon Plessinger at 570-660-6149.

Kash Bash is March 5

MILL HALL – The Kiwanis Club of Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys will hold its first Kash Bash fundraising event of the year on Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Haywood’s on the Green.

The event will feature cash give-aways every 15 minutes during the evening, small games of chance, rip off tickets, and additional raffles. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis of BENV member for $20 each which includes food and beverages. They may also be purchased at Miller’s Furniture or Miller Brothers Auto Sales in Mill Hall. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

All net proceeds will be used to support local youth organizations and community service events. For more information, visit the club web site at www.kiwanisofbenv.org.

Petition signing for Democrats

For Democrats who missed out on the opportunity to sign Democratic candidates’ petitions at last week’s event, two more events have been scheduled.

The first is Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Yesterday’s Restaurant, 100 Third St., Renovo.

The second event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Riverside Saloon, 309 Grove St., Lock Haven.

All petitions will be available including presidential, Senate, congressional, state attorney general, state auditor general, state treasurer and state House.

‘The 69th Annual Authentic Italian Spaghetti Dinner’

JERSEY SHORE – Saint Luke’s Catholic Church, 120 Kendall Ave., announces “The 69th Annual Authentic Italian Spaghetti Dinner.”

Spaghetti meals, all you can eat, are offered Wednesday, March 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 to 7 p.m. Takeouts are available all day.

The meal also includes two homemade meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, cake and beverage.

Tickets are available at Buttorff’s Hardware and Ramona’s Hair Styling, both in Jersey Shore, and by calling the parish office at 570-745-3301 or 570-398-2557.

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LHU sets Zumba fundraiser

LOCK HAVEN – Once again, the Criminal Justice Honors Society (Alpha Phi Sigma) and the Professional Business Fraternity (Alpha Kappa Psi) at Lock Haven University are co-sponsoring a Zumba-thon fundraiser.

The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at LHU’s Student Recreation Center. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event which benefits the Clinton County Women’s Center and the sponsoring student groups.

The cost to attend is $3 per student and $5 per community member, with free parking provided in the white-lined spaces in the parking lots around the Student Recreation Center (no decal required).

The evening will be a dance fitness party with door prizes, guest appearances, and of course, exhilarating Zumba dances. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information, contact Dr. Ely at 570-484-2203 or kje341@LHUP.edu or Dr. Myers at 570-484-2274 or cmyers@LHUP.edu.

Wayne Fire Co. plans craft show

McELHATTAN – The Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company in McElhattan will host its annual Spring Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19. The kitchen will be open and there will be a Chinese auction.

Any artisans, direct sales vendors or crafters wanting additional information may call Stacy at 570-220-2414 or go to the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company’s Facebook page.

LHU to host Regional History Day

LOCK HAVEN – Students in grades 6 to 12, with their parents and teachers, will converge at Lock Haven University on Saturday, Feb. 20 for Regional History Day.

The day centers on a contest co-sponsored by Central Intermediate Unit #10 and LHU.

Regional History Day is part of the National History Day program for middle and high school students. National History Day is a year-long academic program proven to enhance student achievement and college and career readiness.

The NHD theme for 2016 is “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History.” Throughout the school year students have researched and analyzed the topic. Students develop projects based on the theme in one of five categories: video documentaries, exhibits, historical papers, dramatic performances, and websites.

At the regional contest, students present their research to teams of judges. The winners of the regional contest will compete at the State History Day conference at Millersville University in May. State History Day is sponsored by the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle.

Tack sale, auction are Saturday

LAMAR – The Hoofbeats 4-H Horse and Pony Club will hold its annual used tack and clothing sale and new tack auction Saturday at the Nittany Valley Fire Company.

The used sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the new auction is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is welcome.

Consignors are welcome and should call to reserve a table.

Proceeds from the event support the 4-H program. Food is provided by the 4-H club. For more information, call Lea Ann at 814-574-0886.

Science fun with Exploration-U

WINGATE – Bald Eagle Area School District, in collaboration with the Penn State Eberly College of Science Outreach Office, presents Exploration-U, a community science event slated for Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at BEA High School, 751 S. Eagle Valley Road.

Participants can enjoy a night of science fun for the whole family while exploring the galaxy in the planetarium, conducting experiments, seeing exotic animals and being a scientist for fun.

Admission and parking are free and all ages are welcome.

Cash bingo offered in March, April

LOGANTON – The Sugar Valley Lions Club will sponsor cash bingo nights on March 11 and April 8 at the Lions/Sportsmen’s Club at 55 Sportsman Road.

Free food will be offered. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7.

For ticket information, call Tillie at 570-725-2936 or Bob at 570-725-3665.

Children 18 and younger must be with an adult.

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