Muncy Locals Nov. 15, 2017
Besides Thanksgiving, another enjoyable way to celebrate the month is with art and writing.
The Artisan Market for the weekend of Victorian Christmas will be held this Friday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the YWCA in the historic district in Williamsport. Come out and enjoy this afternoon and early evening event said Linda Campbell of Muncy who will be there with her artful pottery reasonably priced for holiday giving. Tree lighting and caroling will follow at Park Place.
On Saturday and Sunday enjoy the annual Will Hoffman train exhibits at Park Place and the Taber Museum. This is truly a fun family event. Bill Clees of Muncy gave me the heads up of an exquisite train display he has put together showing WWII and a battle that took place in 1944 France. It is a must see!
Behind Park Place take a tour of the 1949 Pullman dining car recently restored by Muncy Restoration Works which is now part of the Peter Herdic Transportation Museum in Williamsport. Check out the menu for dining!
In Pennsdale, Centered Earth offered the opportunity for fellow art educators last week to gather together to share ideas, ask questions, and most importantly, get their hands dirty said owner Kathy Gorg. “They filled the studio.” Teachers from all levels were present and ready to get creative at the 4th Annual Amaco Art Teacher In-Service Day held at Centered Earth Studio.
As for writing, notice the popularity of book signings and local authors of late. November is National Novel Writing Month. The JVBrown Libray is offering every Tuesday in November from 4:30 ro 7:30 to come and write whatever passion inspires you. The Huddy’s recently introduced their sequel to “The Sudden Death of Alvira”; two very local authors, Chantal Gadoury and Nancy Magargle, recently were featured at the Muncy Public Library; and last week David Richards and Matthew Stackhouse, natives of Picture Rocks, introduced their new history book “A Bygone Era.”
On a side note, November also is National Diabetes Awareness Month. The American Diabetes Association reports that Americans spent a staggering $200 billion last year on obesity-related health costs. Maybe we should downsize on the turkey size this year
Sat. Nov. 18 A quilt workshop with SVQG from 10 to 3 at Pennsdale UM Church. Come and participate in 1, 2, 3 or all 4 projects. Or just get ideas and patterns.
1.Irenay Weaver will show how to make a customized tote for your cutting board mat and 18″ plus ruler.
2.Lillian Pidge Foust will give ideas for baby blankets to be donated to the Geisinger NICU unit.
3.Cindy Campbell will have a casserole cover that takes a short amount of time to complete.
4.Shelly Curry will have instructions for the 4 1/2 inch sleeves required on quilt show entries that are over 45 inches. Bring along your sewing machine and sewing notions and a packed lunch.
Sat. Nov. 18 Book Club at the Muncy Public Library at 10 a.m. We will be discussing the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Mon. Nov. 20 John Moore “Storyteller” will be the featured program for the History Buffs meet at the Brass Pelican Restaurant in Sullivan County at 9 a.m.
Mon. Nov. 20 Construction Club (all ages) at 6:30 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Join your friends or challenge your family to build with our assorted construction materials. We have everything from Legos and Lincoln Logs to Play-Doh! No registration is necessary.
Weds. Nov 22 Preschool Storytime Thanksgiving for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica for stories, educational games, and activities designed to prepare your child kindergarten. Please register by calling the library at 570-546-5014. Siblings are always welcome
Nov. 24-26 Tree Fest, benefits Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, downtown Bloomsburg, featuring 130 decorated trees. www.treefest.org
Mon. Nov. 27 Special Veterans Assistance Hours – If you are a veteran or a family member of one, take advantage of free assistance at Penn Hills Plaza, Suite 1, Muncy. Dan Falls, department service officer with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be available by appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help with issues such as compensation, pension, death benefits, education, health care and general veterans’ benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the legion to participate. To schedule an appointment, call Rep. Garth Everett’s office at 570-546-2084.
Tues. Nov. 28 Make a wreath with Fred Temple at the Muncy Public Library, 6 p.m. Register early. Space is limited to ten.