Hughesville Local column for October 30, 2019
Halloween is here! Along with the celebrations of that holiday, the beginning of November means the clocks will be set back, (on Sunday, November 3) and we will see fewer hours of sunlight in the afternoon and evening. I’m hopeful that the first few days after the time change will be clear and sunny so the darkness won’t be too overpowering. Dreary November days can be too somber!
One good way to start off the month will be the Rotary Club’s Murder Mystery Dinner and Theater event at the Hughesville Fire Hall this Saturday. A major fund-raiser for the civic group’s many community projects, the evening will feature a meal served in courses and a theatrical production that involves the audience in solving a mystery. Besides the meal and play, there will a basket raffle and 50/50 drawing. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the HHS Boys and Girls soccer teams who have been busy extending their seasons with playoff games! There have been many exciting moments for both teams this year. Last week also saw the beginning of basketball season for the Junior High girls’ teams as they competed in an early tournament. Best wishes to them, and to all the winter sports athletes as their seasons get underway.
Thur Oct 31 Halloween. Hughesville Halloween Parade 6:00 p.m. Start at High School, proceed on Main Street and end at Fire Station – Trick or Treat 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thur Oct 31 “Wee Move” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. This program is geared for very busy children ages 1 to 5 years old and their siblings. It is designed to get kids moving! There are mats, a soft balance beam, basketball hoops, a teeter-totter, and more.
Sat Nov 1 “Art with Amber”, a new program for children at HAPL, where kids (ages 3 and up) are invited to explore age-appropriate art material with their caregivers, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Registration, by visiting or calling (570)584-3762, is appreciated.
Mon Nov 4 “Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Listen to stories, learn nursery rhymes, share books, and play with selected toys. Registration, by visiting or calling (570) 584-3762, is appreciated.
Tue Nov 5 & Thur Nov 7 “Wee Move” program at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. This program is geared for very busy children ages 1 to 5 years old and their siblings. It is designed to get kids moving! There are mats, a soft balance beam, basketball hoops, a teeter-totter, and more.
Fri Nov 8 “Wee Build Block Party” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. for kids ages 3 and up. This is a self-directed activity featuring the library’s building materials and the children’s creativity.
Sat Nov 9 “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 Nov 9 Harry Potter Movie Night at HAPL, 6 to 9 p.m.