Hughesville Local column for September 4, 2019
With Labor Day behind us, many folks are happy that their favorite season has, unofficially, arrived. Autumn, with its cool mornings and warm, but not scorching, afternoons, is an invigorating time. I often find that I feel more energetic and start doing many outdoor chores that I have been neglecting and avoiding, blaming the summer’s heat and humidity for my slothfulness. Can I claim mine to be a “natural” garden?
The Annual Rotary Balloonfest will be happening next week, so get ready for a great day of fun, food, and hot air balloons! Activities that will take place at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds include balloon rides, BMX bicycle performances, ATV races, puppet shows and a magician. The festival culminates Saturday evening with an air show, and laser light show. There will be food and craft vendors, bounce houses, helicopter rides, exhibits, and much more to entertain and enlighten. Rotary clubs from around Lycoming County will be sponsoring this event.
Thur. Sept. 5 HHS Girls Varsity Tennis team plays at Home vs. Central Columbia at 4 p.m.; Jr. High Softball team plays at home vs. Bloomsburg at 4:30 p.m.; Jr. High Football teams play at Home vs. Loyalsock at 5 p.m.; Boys Varsity Soccer team plays at Home vs. Bloomsburg at 7 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. Sept. 6-7 Annual Yard Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville. Many unique items, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and household goods, plus food items will be offered for sale. This fund-raiser benefits the church’s many outreach programs and supports the facility.
Sat. Sept. 7 Community Yard Sale Day in the Hughesville area.
Kathy’s Cafe is hosting a “pop up merch shop” on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cafe is located at 21 South Main Street, Hughesville.
Sat. Sept. 7 “Family Time Book, Play, Do” program for all ages at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street, at 10:30 a.m. Participants will hear a story, do a related activity or make a craft, and enjoy and open play session with the library’s age-appropriate learning toys.
Sat. Sept. 7 HHS Girls Soccer team plays at Home vs. Line Mountain at 3:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer team plays at Home vs. Milton at 7 p.m.
Mon. Sept. 9 “Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sing along with Miss Victoria and her guitar, share books, and play with selected toys. Registration, by visiting or calling (570) 584-3762, is appreciated.
Tue. Sept. 10 “Wee Move!” program at HAPL with equipment geared for busy children from ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m.
Tue. Sept. 10 HHS Girls Varsity Tennis team plays at Home vs. Montoursville at 4:00 AND Jr. High Softball team plays at Home vs South Williamsport at 4:30 AND both Jr. High (4:15) and Varsity (4:30) Cross Country teams will hold their only Home meet, vs. Mifflinburg and Montoursville.
Wed. Sept. 11 Patriot Day and Annual 9/11 Motorcycle Ride
Wed. Sept. 11 HHS Girls Varsity Soccer team plays at Home vs. Mt. Carmel, 7 p.m.
Thur. Sept. 12 “Wee Make Music” program at HAPL, for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Children will have a great time, marching, singing, dancing, and drumming with Miss Victoria. Registration is appreciated.
Thur. Sept. 12 HHS Jr. High Football teams play at Home vs. Warrior Run, 5:00 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 13 “Wee Play” program at HAPL for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, 10:30-11:30 a.m. This station-based activity encourages free play and helps develop fine motor skills, verbal skills, and creativity. No registration required.
Sat. Sept. 14 Rotary Balloonfest at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. Balloon launches begin at 5:45 a.m. and festival events take place throughout the day, culminating in the Air Show that starts at 7 p.m.