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By Staff | Mar 4, 2009

The Muncy Professional and Business Association will meet at Orlie’s Deli, on Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m.

The Muncy Business and Professional Women’s Club will meet on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy. Guest speaker will be Jean Hammond, Master Gardener “Victory Gardens.” All area women are invited to attend.

The Hughesville Garden Club meeting will be held on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville. Hostesses will be Phyllis Girven, Patricia Lundy and Connie Brague.

The Muncy Creek Watershed will hold their monthly public meeting on Thursday, March 12 at the Shrewsbury Township Building on Point Bethel Road near Glen Mawr. After committee reports, Bob Webster will present a history lesson and discussion about the many grist mills on Muncy Creek and other area locations. Within the last 60 years, three such mills-two water-powered-were located between Hughesville and Picture Rocks. Anyone with pictures of these mills are urged to bring them to the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is open to the public.

Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks-Dayl McClintock, President, Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks, announced a special program for the meeting to be held on March 4, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Hughesville Fire Hall. Ms. Carey Entz will be presenting a program on insect life in the Muncy Creek Watershed and that population indication of stream health in the watershed.

Mr. McClintock also noted the stocking schedule for the 12,000 trout the club raised this year will be announced at this meeting. All the clubs announcements can be found on the club web site located at www.muncycreeks.org.

McClintock further noted that in honor of the organization’s 50th anniversary, that a commemorative turkey call, in honor of that milestone, is being offered by club members.

Make Your Own Kite Workshop will be held at the Muncy Public Library on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon for all ages. This free workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Muncy Library.

The second “Gathering Janes” Quilt Exhibition opens at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society with a reception on First Friday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Taber Museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street in Williamsport. The exhibition continues through April 25 For information concerning the museums hours and fees, contact the Taber Museum at 570-32-.3326.

Robert Webster, a retired East Lycoming School District educator, will present a program on old-fashioned gristmills for the Lycoming County Historical Society’s history coffee hour on March 12. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the community room of the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 West Fourth Street in Williamsport.

During his program, Mr. Webster, who worked in his granddad’s mill in Hughesville when he was growing up, will explain the importance of gristmills to the community. The gristmill was not only a vital business for any area but it also served as a meeting place for local farmers to catch up on current news. This program is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Taber Museum at 570-326-3326.

Celebrate the beginning of spring with delightful dulcimer music at PPL’s Montour Environmental Preserve from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Talented local musician A.J. Bashore II will lead the program, which combines Celtic, Appalachian, contemporary and original tunes on the Appalachian lap dulcimer. Chase away the winter blues while enjoying a music-filled afternoon. The program, which is free and great for all ages, will take place at the Environmental Education Center. For directions, visit www.pplweb.com/ montour+preserve. For more information and directions, contact the preserve at 570-437-3131 or e-mail jdbeam@pplweb.com.

Spring Storytime Session will begin at the Muncy Public Library on March 18, Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and will run for five weeks for ages three to six. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 546-5014 after 1 p.m. or by stopping in the library.