Events: Soup in a Bowl, book sale, Evening with a Star

The coming week’s temperatures will rise up to the mid 40s again, but by the end of the week will dip back down to the low to mid 30s. There are plenty of indoor events to keep you out of the cold this week. 

Sunday, Feb. 16 

Table to Community Williamsport Community Kitchen Fundraising Brunch

Table to Community is a pop-up brunch that benefits the Williamsport Community Kitchen! This fundraiser is catered by Colleen Masteller, the local chef behind the In Whites dinners. All of the profit goes to purchasing new equipment for the WCK! The Williamsport Community Kitchen is a non-profit kitchen incubator space that provides local food industry entrepreneurs with access to a low-cost commercial kitchen. One of the biggest barriers to starting any food business is the price of building or leasing commercial kitchen facilities. The WCK removes this obstacle, reducing startup and operating costs for our members. Our mission is to support food and beverage entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses. We believe that good food supports our local economy and enriches our entire community!

  • When: 10 to noon 
  • Where: Clearstory at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., Williamsport 
  • Cost: $18/person 

For more information, click here. 

Monday, Feb. 17 

Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten).

Adult participation and registration is required. Please note that registration for this program is ongoing and remains open until the class is full.

Did you know that your child’s brain is 90% developed by age 5?

Preschool story time is a wonderful tradition to continue to build upon your nurturing a love of reading with your child. Sharing books and reading together is the best way to raise a reader. Don’t forget to take lots of books home to enjoy after story time.

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

For more information, click here. 

FREE President’s Day Show! – Eric Ian Farmer Trio (Family Discovery – Roots)

President’s Day – school holiday Weis Center FREE! Tickets not required. Come early – The Exchange’s Art Cart will be on-site from 1-2 p.m. with special all-ages activities related to this performance. Born in State College, PA and raised in North Carolina, Eric Ian Farmer has returned to his birthplace sharing his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one’s path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Marley. Eric learned how to become one with a song from Bonnie Carter and David Williams, singers in the church of his childhood just across the North Carolina state line in Danville, Virginia. Eric also draws inspiration as a singer from popular artists like Bobby McFerrin, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. And his guitar playing is inspired by the percussive stylings of rock legend Bo Diddley. As an educator and a 2016 graduate of Penn State’s educational leadership program, Eric also uses music with high school students to facilitate both songwriting and conversation related to identity and social issues.

  • When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Weiss Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Moore Ave., Lewisburg 
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here. 

Community Dinner

Free community dinner is open to the public every Monday! First United Methodist Church’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, Feb. 18 

Chair yoga with Alicia Koch

Alicia Koch has been using natural healing modalities for herself and family since 2000. She studied Western Herbalism at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and received her Yoga teacher training certification in 2006. She has incorporated natural remedies, mindfulness exercises and yoga in her daily living and enjoys sharing her practices with the community.

Some of the benefits of chair yoga include: Improved strength, flexibility, and concentration. An overall feeling of positivity, including stress reduction and pain management.

  • When: 11:45 a.m. 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Cookbook Club

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for the James V. Brown Library Cookbook Club!

We pick a theme and select several cookbooks, you pick and make a recipe, then we all get together to share the finished products.

  • When: Noon 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Wednesday, Feb. 19 

Baby Rhyme Time

This program is for infants ages birth to 12 months. We will explore music and movement, book sharing, and nursery rhymes all in a relaxed atmosphere.

Please note that this intended to be a lapsit program for the very young, but as we understand each child’s development is individual, mobile infants and active young toddlers may join us.

Adult participation and registration is requested.

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

For more information, click here. 

Free Bone Density Screening for Osteoporosis

Free bone density screenings are offered to determine your risk for osteoporosis, & help reduce future risk for broken bones and fracture.

  • When: 8:30 to noon 
  • Where: The Life Center, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Thursday, Feb. 20 

Art Smarts

Join us in the fostering of creative minds and aspiring young artists, as we design colorful and unique pieces of art from our imagination.

We will be painting, designing, drawing and much more. Enjoy this opportunity to grow as a young artist and create original pieces of art!

All art materials will be provided. You don’t have to be “good” or have experience; just take joy in expressing yourself!

  • When: 4:30 p.m. 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Concert at Noon: Dick Adams Quartet

Music faculty Dick Adams (saxophone), along with Bruce Bozyk (bass), Dave Miller (piano), and Bob Leidhecker (drums), will present an afternoon concert of jazz standards for your enjoyment. The concert is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served.

  • When: Noon to 1 p.m. 
  • Where: Lycoming College Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, Fourth and Basin streets, Williamsport
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Friday, Feb. 21 

Soup and a Bowl – Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s annual fundraiser

Please join us in the fight to end hunger by attending the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s annual Soup and a Bowl! Today, 1 in 10 of our neighbors struggle to put enough food on their table. The Soup & a Bowl event is intended to serve as a reminder of the numerous unfilled bowls of those who struggle with hunger in our community. Ticket price includes a meal of soup and bread, and your choice of one locally handcrafted pottery bowl to take home. Join us to warm your body and soul. 

  • When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St., Williamsport
  • Cost: $35 per ticket 

For more information, click here. 

Rockin’ It Science

Our community experts in science are presenting their most exciting and engaging workshops for local science-minded 8-12 year olds’. Join us each month as we explore a new and different subject: Anatomy, Physics, National Science Foundation Explorations, Paramedics experiences, Native American Indians and more. No registration is required, but this program is open to the first 12 students that sign up on the day of the workshop, at the library. 

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

For more information, click here. 

Used book and home-made baked goods

Used paperback & hardback book sale along with home-made baked goods.

Browse through books while drinking a cup of coffee, tea or bottle water.

  • When: 4 to 7 p.m. 
  • Where: Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove, Road, Balls Mills
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Saturday, Feb. 22 

Evening with a Star 2020

Santino Fontana has cemented himself as one of Broadway’s foremost leading men as well as a formidable screen talent. In 2019, Santino won the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his groundbreaking performance as “Michael Dorsey”/”Dorothy Michaels” in TOOTSIE. His dual-role also garnered him a Drama Desk and an Outer Critics Circle Award. He is widely known for lending his voice to the villainous ‘Prince Hans’ in Disney’s Academy Award winning animated feature, FROZEN. He was also seen in Universal Studio’s SISTERS, opposite Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. On television, Santino starred on The CW’s critically acclaimed hour-long musical comedy series, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, as ‘Greg.’

  • When: 7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: The Community Theatre, 100 W. Third St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: $40 to $80

For more information, click here. 

Native Americans of Central Pennsylvania

Historian Bruce Teeple will discuss the changing perspectives on Native Americans in this program hosted by the Union County Historical Society. “Many of the ideas we have about the people called “Indians” or “Native Americans” come from movies, television, or books loaded with obsolete information. Over the past fifty years, historians have questioned everything we think we know about the Original People,” according to Teeple. The program is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 570-523-1172 to reserve seats.

  • When: 11 a.m. 
  • Where: Public Library of Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

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