Hughesville Locals Aug. 8, 2018
It seems we were just talking about graduation and now it’s time to get those backpacks loaded with new supplies! Thursday, August 23 is the first day of school for students, and I know that many high school students are already rehearsing and practicing for band and athletic teams. Just as January 1st brings us a new calendar and a “clean slate” on which we can plan for improvement or renewal, the first day of school holds such promise for every student, and for the teachers as well!
Last week we had a second round of persistent rainfall that filled the local streams and creeks to their banks, and some areas experienced flooding. Even a few inches of water can make a huge mess, but I hope recovery will be swift for anyone who had water issues. We can all hope that the weather patterns will return to the dry conditions that we usually expect in August.
During these “dog days” of summer there are many fun ways to spend time. Our local library has a few programs remaining on its summer schedule and there are some other local events that always provide a good time. I hope to have some fun, but relaxing, sunny and warm days!
Thurs. Aug. 9 “Wee Make Music” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St. (HAPL), 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Thurs. Aug. 9 “Basic Car Maintenance,” a program for tweens and teens at HAPL. This program takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 10 “Pre-school Story Time” for children ages 3 to 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m. This activity features stories and songs, with some craft time, too.
Sat. Aug. 10 “Garden Fest 2018” hosted by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County. There will be educational displays, door prizes, refreshments, items for sale, garden tours, and children’s activities. Located at the Penn State Cooperative Extension at the Lysock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road, Suite 206, Montoursville, PA.
Sat. Aug. 11 Second session of “Make Clay Wind Chimes” at HAPL, for those who attended the first one on July 25.
Sat. & Sun. Aug. 11 & 12 visit the 48th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on the Village Green in Eagles Mere. This much-anticipated event features juried fine arts and crafts. There is an admission fee for those older than 12 years of age. Sat. 10 to 5, Sun. 10 to 4.
Sun. Aug. 12 Danny V’s 52nd Street Band performs at the DeWire Center, 891 Laporte Ave. in Eagles Mere. This 6-piece band is the longest-running tribute to Billy Joel. Tickets available at the door, information at www.EMFOA.org.
Mon. Aug. 13 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 mo. to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m. This features sing-along time, stories, and specially-selected toys, and is designed to enhance school-readiness.
Tues. Aug. 14 “Wee Explore Rain Forests,” a special fun program all about the mysterious rain forest and its creatures. For children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers, at HAPL at 10:30 11:15 a.m.
Weds. Aug. 15 The Christian Ladies Group will meet at Tivoli U.M. Church at 1 p.m. and will host Rev. Beth Jones, a certified nature and forest guide, who will present a program on Shinrinyoku (“forest bathing”). This activity uses gentle walking and guided activities to focus the mind and relax the body while using the senses to experience nature. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 9598 Route 220, Hughesville.