Community engagement is key to thriving neighborhoods and this week there are a variety of charity events to keep you busy.
Sunday, April 7
Cuisine & a Cause
The YWCA Northcentral PA’s cooking competition Cuisine & A Cause has 12 local restaurants and caterers that will be competing for the top prize. All guests will have a chance to sample over three dozen dishes then vote for their favorite.
- When: Noon to 2:30 p.m.
- Where: Benjamin Ballroom, 340 Hughes St.
- Cost: $50 per person
Monday, April 8
Artist Vance McCoy at Arthaus
Arthaus Projects, a community oriented non-profit art space in downtown Williamsport, will host the opening of “Expressions (Intensions)” a new exhibition showcasing the work of Associate Professor Vance McCoy.
- When: 6 to 9 p.m. Now until April 27
- Where: 140 W. Fourth St., Williamsport
Tuesday, April 9
The Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania: A Historical Exhibit
The Lock Haven University President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs invites the public to “Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania,” a traveling historical exhibit. The exhibit chronicles the efforts of activists in Pennsylvania in achieving LGBTQ equality through photographs, videos and summaries. This is the first showing of the exhibit in Northcentral Pennsylvania. It is a project of the Cental PA LGBT History Project. The collection is housed at Dickinson College.
- When: Now to April 30
- Where: Stevenson Library, Lock Haven University
- Cost Free
Wednesday, April 10
Lock Haven & Clinton County community health fair
The Lock Haven University Deptartment of Health Science Community & Public Health Education Major invites the public to the Lock Haven-Clinton County Community Health Fair. The fair will feature free health screenings, exhibits, games, and give-a-ways. The event is for anyone to learn about area health resources and major health concerns. Parking will be available behind the Rec Center.
- When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Where: Student Recreation Center on Railroad Street
- Cost: Free
Thursday, April 11
Broom making demonstration
Williamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will hold a Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 11, 2019 with a broom-making demonstration, scheduled for 10 am in the Community Room of the museum. Sisters Barbara Barrett and Deb Lutz, who grew up on a dairy farm in Columbia Cross Roads, will be the guest demonstrators. The lecture is free and open to the public.
- When: 10 to 11:30 p.m.
- Where: Thomas T. Taber Museum
PM Exchange – Larson Design Group
The Larson Design Group will host the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce’s annual PM Exchange. Register online at www.williamsport.org.
- When: 5 to 7 p.m.
- Where: Larson Design Group, 1000 Commerce Park Dr #201, Williamsport
- Cost: $10 in advance for chamber members and $12 at the door; $25 for nonchamber members
Friday, April 12
Runnin’ Down a Dream – Uptown Music Collective presents the Music of Tom Petty
Rounding out the Uptown Music Collective‘s 2018-19 performance season will be Runnin’ Down A Dream: The Music of Tom Petty at the Community Arts Center. Tom Petty’s honest and relatable songs will surely lead him to someday be recognized as one of the great American songwriters. In the final show of their performance season, the students of the Uptown Music Collective will pay tribute to the legacy of Tom Petty. Performing hits from his extensive catalog, including songs from his work with Heartbreakers, the Traveling Wilburys, and his solo career.
- When: 7:30 p.m.
- Cost: $15.00 in advance/ $20.00 at door
Saturday, April 13
6th annual Williamsport Mom Prom
A nationally-known ladies night out for charity brought to the community. Ladies 21 years of age and older gather and have fun for a charity. This year proceeds will go to Lycoming HOW (Helping Our Warriors). The theme is western.
- When: 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Genetti Hotel
- Cost: $25 prior to the event, $30 at the door.
Kids United Community Playground kick-off event
Join us to build a positive, healthy, fun environment inspiring our whole community to learn, imagine and play together.
The Kids United Community Playground is a collaborative project bringing together local community organizations to build a positive, healthy, fun environment inspiring the whole community to learn, imagine and play together. This partnership is led by the Kiwanis Club of Williamsport and the Rotary Club of Williamsport, and is in collaboration with the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation.
The estimated cost for this project is $400,000. Cost includes preparing the area, playground features, installation and landscaping.So far, a Matching Funds Hero’s Grant has been secured, leaving a balance of $275,000.
- Community cleanup: 8 to 11 .m.
- 3×3 basketball tournament: 11 to 6 p.m.
- Celebration: 12:30 to 6 p.m.
- Where: Steven’s Primary School, 1150 Louisa St., Williamsport
What’s Growing on in the Garden?
Join the Master Gardeners every second Saturday to see what pests, practices and produce are in the Gardens. Get some tips and tricks to get the most from you own garden. Bring samples of mystery weeds, bugs or diseased plants from your garden to share! Meet in the Gardens, weather permitting. No registration required.
- When: 10 to 11 a.m.
- Where: Lysock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road, Montoursville
- Cost Free
Barn fire safety event at Elysian Fields Equestrian Center
The Elysian Fields Equestrian Center is opening its barn to the Lycoming County 4-H and Montoursville Fire Department for barn fire safety demonstrations and how to protect yourself and your animals.
- When: 10 a.m. to noon
- Where: 1345 Tallman Hollow Rd. Montoursville,
- Cost: Free