Events: Community festivals, comedy show, mayoral debate

The upcoming week starts with rain but soon turns to sunny days and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Perfect weather to enjoy the community festivals, comedy shows and a run for addiction awareness. 

Sunday, Sept. 15 

Afternoon Garden Tea 

Traditional refreshments and entertainment provided. * A garden-themed quilt will be offered through a silent auction (bidding will begin at $100). * Door prizes will be awarded and centerpieces will be available for purchase. * The festivities will be inside if the weather is inclement.

  • When: 2 to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: Lysock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road, Montoursville 
  • Cost: $17 

For more information, click here. 

Oktoberfest 2019

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest Hang Out & Beer Release Weekend! We will be releasing our Brewin Moon Oktoberfest Marzen Lager & Urban Abbey Pumpkin Lager on Friday, September 13th at 4:00. On Saturday we’ll be grilling up brats and serving traditional German eats during the day for our weekly Saturday Pub Hang along with Farmer Moofys Produce Stand + yard games and other beer happenings.

  • When: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday 
  • Where: Turkey Hill Brewing Co., 991 Central Road, Bloomsburg
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Lycoming College Concert Band at Brandon Park

Join the Lycoming College Concert Band at the historic bandshell in beautiful Brandon Park! The band will perform once again as part of the Williamsport Summer Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • When: 6 to 7 p.m. 
  • Where: Brandon Park 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Monday, Sept. 16 

Community Dinner

Free community dinner open to the public every Monday. Our mission is to provide food and build community to make the world a better place.

  • When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 

Williamsport Mayoral Debate

You’re invited to a debate between the two candidates in Williamsport’s mayoral race, sponsored by Penn College’s Student Government Association. Republican @[184553075816353:274:Eric Beiter For Mayor], store manager for Beiter’s Home Center, and Democrat @[1064137293654213:274:Derek Slaughter – for Mayor], a mathematics teacher at Williamsport Area High School and member of Williamsport City Council, will discuss issues and answer audience questions. The debate will be moderated by Craig A. Miller, associate professor of history/political science at the college.

  • When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Pennsylvania College of Technology, One College Ave., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here. 

Wednesday, Sept. 18 

Baby Café at The LifeCenter

Baby Café offers parents the monthly opportunity to network, exchange parenting concerns, and receive breastfeeding support in a relaxed, child-friendly environment. Free weight checks for baby are offered. Light refreshments are provided.

Call 570-321-2069, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if you have questions about the program.  

  • When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays 
  • Where: Williamsport Branch YMCA, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Thursday, Sept. 19 

“Haunt & Gather” by Anthony Cervino to visit Lycoming College Art Gallery

“Haunt & Gather” by Anthony Cervino to visit Lycoming College Art Gallery WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – (Aug. 16, 2019) – The Lycoming College Art Gallery will unveil a new exhibit this fall entitled “Haunt & Gather,” featuring new sculptures by Anthony Cervino. The show opens as part of First Friday in downtown Williamsport on Sept. 6, with an artist reception beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The gallery will remain open until 9 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 11 and is free and open to the public. The works in “Haunt & Gather” pay homage to the emotional valences and real histories found in familiar and strange things. 

  • When: 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 
  • Where: Lycoming College Art Gallery 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (Afro-Cuban Jazz)

Five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the United States and Cuba.

With Maqueque, Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene

  • When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. 
  • Where: Weiss Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Moore Ave., Lewisburg 
  • Cost: 
    • Adults $25
    • Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $20
    • Youth 18 and under: $15
    • Bucknell students (limit 2): $10
    • Non-Bucknell students (limit 2): $15

For more information, click here. 

Friday, Sept. 20 

The Road to the Billtown Comedy Festival: Competitions

The Road to the Billtown Comedy Fest Fueled by the blossoming comedy scene in Williamsport, a group of comedians (Rasheed Wesley, Chris William, Cassidy Grae Billet, Eddie Kiersnowski, & Tim Kainzbauer), and our Executive Director, John Yogodzinski have joined together to bring a full-fledged comedy fest in April of 2020. We are still in the planning stages and have a long road ahead, but we will be throwing a few mini comedy competitions in September and October to create awareness of the festival and also raise funds for the headliner and any venue rental fees and promotional costs we may incur while putting together the festival. All of the proceeds from each competition will go towards the 2020 festival.

  • When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
  • Where: Arthaus Projects, 140 W. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: $10 ($12 at the door)

For more information, click here. 

Glow Night in the Corn Maze

Join Ard’s Farm and DJ Tom Starks in the maze park for a night of GLOWING fun from 8-11pm! Your ticket includes your entrance in to our Family Fun Park, glow necklaces and the DJ!  Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

  • When: 8 to 11 p.m. 
  • Where: Ard’s Farm, 4803 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg 
  • Cost: $10

For more information, click here. 

Saturday, Sept. 21 

2019 Running Over Addiction Run/Walk

This will be our 4th year for this event! Running Over Addiction is held to raise funds and awareness for the West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission, which provides services to those who live in Lycoming & Clinton counties. The Commission provides valuable prevention services as well as treatment to those who are fighting addiction.

  • When: 7 to 11 a.m. 
  • Where: South Williamsport Park Complex, 545 E. Central Ave.
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Bloomsburg Fair

The annual Bloomsburg Fair features a number of musical guests, vendors, rides and more. 

  • When: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 to 28 
  • Where: Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St., Bloomsburg
  • Cost: $7+

For more information, click here. 

Harvest Festival at Camp Susque

The Harvest Festival is fun for the whole family. There will be food, live music, vendors and demonstrations as well as countless free children’s activities!

Bring your friends and family for a great day!

  • When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: 47 Susque Camp Road, Trout Run 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

2019 Artists from our own Backyard

Bringing together a collective gathering of respected local artisans and crafts people. Vendors include painters, baskets, jewelers, photographers, pottery. Free admission Food vendors Kids’ zone Also check out the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Foundation Raffle at

  • When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Where: Main Street, Muncy
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

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