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Muncy Locals Mar. 13, 2019

March 14, 2019
By BARBARA C. BARRETT , The Luminary

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and I had a perfect opportunity to help the SuperStars on Saturday at the East Lycoming YMCA as they held their annual Beat-a-Thon. They were supported in the audience with members from Silver Sneakers, another program held at the ELYMCA. Instructor for both programs, Diana Logan keeps everything upbeat and fun. Drumming for the SuperStars is free and all donation based according to Heather Graham, executive director. She said donations can be accepted all year long, although Saturday's Beat-a-Thon was held so the public can see the how effective the program is for those with disabilities, and offer their financial support. And the thing I like best about the program, is that I always see such happy smiles on all the faces.

Last Wednesday, I spent the day at the Muncy Historical Society. I signed up for the quilting workshop with Paula Golden from Blacksburg, VA. She also was the historical society's featured artist last July. As a fiber artist, she is well known in her field and has been teaching classes for over 20 years. I learned some new techniques and am hoping to finish my "frolicking feline" quilt runner. More will be revealed in the Muncy Historical Society's annual quilt show coming this July and featuring a "star" theme. On Thursday, Paula was in Pennsdale teaching another workshop with the SVQG "Simply Stunning Sliced Stars" using large print fabrics. That evening she featured her colorful trunk show of amazing quilts. Paula said she enjoys visiting the Muncy area.

The Great American Cleanup of PA is officially underway. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, is a statewide nonprofit endeavor that provides resources to neighborhoods for community improvement projects. If anyone is planning a local event, large or small, to help with a community service project, then register with the Great American Cleanup of PA.

Tinkergarten will be offered this Spring at Muncy Heritage Park on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. starting April 5th and lasting 6 weeks. The focus skill this spring is Empathy! To check it out, you are welcome to join a free trial class on March 22 or March 29 at the same time.

And finally, the American Red Cross reminds us to check our smoke alarms and batteries this month.

Muncy Events

Fri. Mar. 15 Toddler tales for ages 1 to 3, 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica at the Muncy Public Library for a fun-filled hour of games and activities designed with your active toddler in mind. Siblings welcome.

Sat. Mar. 16 Lawn & Turf management for the homeowner, How to have a healthy lawn with the Master Gardeners, 9-11 a.m., Lysock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road.

Mon. Mar. 18 Full Circle Future Harvest interest group to meet at Muncy Public Library, 6 p.m. This year the focus is on preparation - whether it's preparing the soil, designing structures to extend the growing season, or preserving the harvest. Call 546-5014 for more information.

Weds. Mar. 20 Muncy High School PTSA Smelly Shoe Basketball Game, Seniors vs Staff at 7 p.m. Admission. Refreshments available. Elementary Girls Basketball play at half time.

Weds. Mar. 20 Preschool storytime for ages 3-5, 10 a.m., Muncy Public Library.

Thurs. Mar. 21 adult paint night at Muncy Public Library, 6 p.m. Featured artist Christina Dorward. Supplies provided

Mar. 20 & 21 distribution days at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 8:30 to noon, Thurs. 4:30-7 p.m.

Sat. Mar. 23 benefit for Melinda LeBarron who was attacked by a bear on Dec. 12 to be held at Muncy VFW from 1-6 p.m. For more information or to donate contact Lorie Btehn at 546-3820.

Sat. Mar. 23 Spring Wings Over Water, Montour Preserve, 9-11 a.m. Meet at Goose Cover Overlook to check out those migrating birds.

Sat. Mar. 23 used book fundraiser with Friends of Muncy Library, 10-1.

Thurs. Mar. 28 1st Aid/CPR/AED certification courses, ELYMCA, 4-8 p.m. Call 546-8822 to register. Please note there may be pre-course work.

 
 

 

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