Events: Dream week, food packing, cat yoga

Dream Week in Lycoming County kicks off with an Alternatives to Violence workshop, food packing and community outreach. The week will start off cold. Dipping down to the 20s at first but then by the end of the week rising to the low 40s again. 

Sunday, Jan. 19 

AVP Mini-Workshop

In this AVP mini-workshop, a team of trained facilitators will lead participants through a series of fun interactive exercises to build a sense of community and then to look deeply at the roots of violence and nonviolence. AVP is an international nonprofit begun in 1975, which offers experiential workshops in personal growth and creative conflict resolution. Those interested may pursue further training to join the Northcentral PA AVP chapter as a facilitator for future workshops in the community and in their new program at USP Allenwood.

  • When: 1:30 to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Pancake Breakfast

The Bloomsburg Masonic Lodge 265, located in the Caldwell Consistory at 150 Market St., Bloomsburg; is holding an “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” with sausage, bacon, juice and coffee. 

  • When: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Where: Bloomsburg Masonic Lodge 265, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg 
  • Cost: Adults: $10; Children 6 to 12: $5 

For more information click here. 

Sarah Nguyen: Gathering the Names

Sarah Nguyen uses a balance of abstract and representational forms to sever the connection between shape and meaning, connecting the viewer instead to the cut of the knife, so that s/he becomes complicit in the art. Folklore, reverence, refinement of nature, and observance of daily life are the concepts behind her work. Using folklore as the source of artistic inspiration, Nguyen attempts to temporarily return the viewer to a state of childhood: dwelling in the senses, immersed in the images of stories, experiencing the primacy of the physical. Whether the viewer seeks mental liberation or sensory indulgence is a matter of significance for them. She is less interested in directing their conclusions as she is in revealing them. The desired effect of this body of work upon the viewer is self-investigation. Nguyen is a multimedia artist. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibits and publications nationally and internationally. She received her BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in painting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

  • When: Jan. 19 to Jan. 23 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Where: Lycoming College Art Gallery
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Williamsport Chamber Players Series: Mozart and Dvorak Serenades

Unless a performance is canceled or rescheduled by the Community Arts Center or the performer, there are no refunds or exchanges. In case of inclement weather, should the performance occur, there are no refunds or exchanges. Should you be unable to use your tickets for any show, you may wish to consider donating them back to the Community Arts Center at least 24 hours before a performance as a tax-deductible gift. All ticket sales are final. 

  • When: 4 to 7 p.m. 
  • Where: Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: $20 for adults, $5 for children/students 

For more information, click here. 

Monday, Jan. 20 

Food packing at Lycoming College 

Hundreds of Lycoming County residents will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday as part of National Day of Service. STEP AmeriCorps has planned a day of service to pack nutritious meal kits in partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Lycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, and the Beloved Community Council that will leverage the strength of volunteers to help tackle local problems and advance Dr. King’s dream of opportunity for all. The meal kits will be given to area families who struggle with hunger through the Food Bank’s partner agencies and programs. 

  • When: 9 a.m. to noon 
  • Where: Lycoming College Recreation Center, 700 College Place, Williamsport
  • Cost: Free 

Call to Community Open House

Join the Williamsport Ministerium for a Call to Community Open. Dinner will be provided by different church congregations. During dinner, there will be socializing/networking and displays of social service organizations connected to the church; including but not limited to Family Promise, ARW, Salvation Army, Shepherd of the Street, the WECC Center, Journey House, UC Food Pantry and other Church Food Pantries, NGA, Children’s Close Closet, Fuel Bank, Expectations for Women. The dinner will be followed by a call to community action. 

  • When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Castello Center for Community Outreach, 320 Park Ave., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Suits and Sneakers Week

During Suits and Sneakers week, basketball coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screen and early detection. People are able to see this campaign in action from middle schools teams to Division 1 schools.

  • When: All week during games
  • Where: School games 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

The Classics Never Go Out of Style Book Club – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Join us for a discussion about classic and modern classic books. Books will be available for checkout at a display in the main circulation area.

Books are:

  • Jan. 20 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Feb. 17 – 1984
  • March 16 – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • April 20 – Slaughterhouse-Five

The group will meet at 10:30 a.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Third Floor Meeting Area (accessible from the Welch entrance by taking the elevator to 3 and then crossing over to the Vintage building). 

Books are available for checkout from the display in main circulation or via Inter-Library Loan from libraries in the Lycoming County Library System. 

  • When: 10:30 a.m. 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Community Dinner

First Church offers a free community dinner that is open to the public. It’s mission is to provide food and build community to make the world a better place.

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

For more information, click here. 

Tuesday, Jan. 21 

Good Morning Yoga Family Story Time

Come wake-up with us at the library!  Good Morning Yoga will be a time for caregiver and child interaction, learning some fun and easy yoga poses.  This class is designed to energize the body and mind to jump start you and your child’s day. Yoga mats are not required…just borrow one from us.  

No registration is required.

  • When: 9:30 a.m. 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth st., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here. 

Census informational table – Welch atrium

Visit with Tracey Green of the Census Bureau to learn about Census job opportunities and the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.

  • When: 9:15 a.m. 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 

Harriet the Movie!

Join us at Lycoming College to have a free showing of “Harriet” the movie! Seating is limited; first come, first serve!

  • When: Doors open at 5 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. 
  • Where: Lycoming College Krapf Gateway Center, 1 College Place, Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Heroes Helping Horses | Horses Healing Heroes

Elysian Fields Equestrian Center has chosen the 22nd of every month, from 6pm until complete to hold a simple get together for Veterans, First Responders and Law Enforcement.  All Vets, LEO and 1st Responders are welcome, FREE of charge. The 22nd is chosen for a very simple reason, not as a celebration, but in remembrance. The stigma is, on average, 22 Veterans a day succumb to their battles at home, after the battles abroad.  Come home, feel unfocused, unappreciated or for whatever other reason decide those around them would be better off without them. This is the WRONG answer! No doubt, Law Enforcement and First Responders see disheartening scenes as well and we welcome them. 

We are here to get together and remind one another that we do matter and that we are here for one another.  And, to show how equine therapy can also help us to release and reconnect while we share the experience with one another. 

All Veterans, Law Enforcement and First Responders are welcome to attend.  FREE of charge!! Feel free to bring your families and children, they are your support network after all!

  • When: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Where: Elysian Fields Equestrian Center, 1345 Tallman Hollow Road, Montoursville 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Saturday, Jan. 25 

Cat Yoga with Julie

If you love cats and love yoga or would like to try yoga then this event is for you.   It has been very popular in the past and the cats and participants seem to really enjoy it.

Julie Kennedy will lead the session.    No experience needed. Some mats are available if you don’t have one, but please bring one if you have one.

  • When: 9 to 10 a.m. 
  • Where: Beckoning Cat Project, 1417 E. Third St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: $15/hour

For more information, click here. 

2020 Shape Up Cooking Class Session 1

Our first shape up cooking class will be the 25th at 10 am.  We will be preparing breakfast bars, a healthy twist to a tasty treat! 

Please RSVP so I know how much to buy!  

  • When: 10 to 11 a.m. 
  • Where: Williamsport Branch YMCA, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Membership Price 

For more information, click here. 

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