Hughesville Local column for September 18, 2019?
Autumn festivals are a favorite activity, especially on those days when the sun is shining, but not blazing hot, and the air is crisp and cool, but still comfortable. The autumnal equinox is Monday, so I think the hot summer days are gone and we can count on good old fall weather. I am ready for the season to officially begin, and it won’t take me long to locate my jackets and check my supply of warm socks.?
A hundred years ago William Butler Yeats, the poet, wrote:
“The trees are in their autumn beauty,?The woodland paths are dry,?Under the October twilight the water?Mirrors a still sky. . .”?
The first lines of his poem, titled “The Wild Swans at Coole,” make me think that he must have lived in a place much like our central Pennsylvania. I do hope I spend several days on some dry woodland paths as this glorious season unfolds. There are many choices of things to keep us busy, including just a quiet afternoon on a porch swing with a good book, so I’m hoping for a long, mild autumn.?
Thur. Sept. 19 and 26-“Wee Make Music” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street, 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.?
Fri. Sept. 20-“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. ?
Fri. Sept. 20-HHS Varsity Football team plays at Home vs. Wellsboro, 7 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 21-HHS Girls Varsity Soccer team plays at Home vs. Muncy, 5:30 p.m. AND Boys Varsity Soccer team plays at Home vs. Muncy, 7 p.m.
Mon. Sept. 23-Autumnal Equinox occurs at 3:50 a.m. Welcome to Fall!?
Mon. Sept. 23-“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.?
Mon. Sept. 23-HHS Boys Varsity Soccer team plays at Home vs. Shamokin, 7 p.m.?
Tue. Sept. 24-“Wee Move!” program at HAPL with equipment geared for busy children from ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m.?
Thur. Sept. 26-HHS Jr. High Softball team plays at Home vs. Muncy, 4:30 p.m. AND Jr. High Football team plays at Home vs. Montoursville, 5 p.m.