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Hughesville Locals Sept. 6, 2018

By Staff | Sep 6, 2018

It looks like our weather is going to continue the summer’s pattern, with days with showers and some sun. It makes it hard to plan for outdoor activities, but is really encouraging ripening and growth in our backyard gardens. It has been tough to find a time for serious star-gazing recently. I seem to have time on those evenings when the clouds are obscuring the whole sky, but don’t get out there when it’s clear! And, of course, there is the horde of mosquitoes waiting for me to step outside the door. Strong bug repellent doesn’t seem to completely deter them. While the days are slipping away when the planets can be seen in the summer’s dazzling line-up, this month, at dusk when the sky is clear we should be able to see the brilliant star Arcturus, Venus, low in the west, and Jupiter forming an unmistakable triangle in the southwestern sky.

Much more locally, we have many things going on. Hughesville Area Public Library has a full schedule of children’s activities, plus events for older readers and lots of great reading and listening/viewing material. If you haven’t visited in a while, dust off your library card and head over to this local gem.

Hughesville Events:

Thurs. Sept. 6 “Wee Make Music” for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers, at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street. This activity taps into children’s natural love for rhythm and music. Registration is appreciated.

Thurs. Sept. 6 HHS Varsity Girls Tennis versus Danville, home, 4 p.m. They will also play at Loyalsock on Mon. Sept. 10, and at Montoursville on Weds. Sept. 12. All matches begin at 4 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 6 HHS Junior High Softball versus Montoursville, home at 4:30 p.m.; at South Williamsport on Sat. Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.; versus Jersey Shore on Tue. Sept. 11, home at 4:30 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 6 HHS Varsity Boys Soccer team plays at Bloomsburg at 4:30; at Milton on Sat. Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.; at Sullivan County on Mon. Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. Their first home match is on Thur. Sept. 13 versus Southern Columbia at 7 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 6 HHS Junior High Football team plays at Bloomsburg beginning at 5.

Fri. Sept. 7 “Wee Play” for children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Fri. Sept. 7 HHS Varsity Football first Home game versus South Williamsport. This game will feature the Military Appreciation festivities. Junior Varsity plays on Monday evenings at 6, facing the same school that the Varsity played on the past Friday.

Sat. Sept. 8 Truck Pull at Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 2 p.m.

Tues. Sept.11 “Pre-school Story Time” at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL) has moved to a new day! This program for children ages 3 to 6 years, and their caregivers, features books and play time with craft making now and then. Please register and get more info by visiting the library at 146 S. Fifth St., or call 570-584-3762.

Tues. Sept. 11 HHS Varsity and Junior High Cross-Country teams compete at Central Mountain at 4:15 and 4:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 15 GOD FEST 2018 at Bethel United Methodist Church, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Formerly “God Stock.”

Sat. Sept. 15 Balloon Fest at Hughesville Fairgrounds