What’s in store for your weekend? Maybe the first steps of preparing Thanksgiving meals are on your to-do list? There are holiday gift lists to build and fill, concerts and bands to listen to, and the outdoors to enjoy.
Here are the events, activities and destinations that we have come across and want to share with you. Also visit our Calendar for things to do in the area.
Holiday Gift Gala: Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a day of shopping and food at our annual Holiday Giveaway Gala! Dozens of local vendors will help you cross names off your Christmas list! Crafts, clothing, accessories and more, plus raffles to win your favorite items! St. Agnes Elementary School, 102 Third St., Towanda.
Christmas in the village: Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A gathering of local artisans and small businesses in the village of Stonyfork: 50 local artisans, bakeries, food vendors, live music, chainsaw carving demonstrations, and more Again. 2937 Stonyfork Road, Wellsboro.
Pennsylvania Elk: 100 years of conservation: November 19, 1 p.m. Join Jeremy Banfield, elk biologist for the Deer and Elk Section of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, for an engaging insight into the Commonwealth’s elk management program. Topics will include a brief history, estimated current population, disease management, current research projects, and frequently asked questions about elk hunting in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, 5660 US Rt. 6 West Ulysses
41st Annual Galeton Christmas Craft Bazaar: Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Galeton’s artisanal Christmas bazaar celebrates its 41st year. Many vendors will display and sell their wares. Admission is $2.00. Galeton Secondary School 27 Bridge Street, Galeton
6th Annual Christmas Open House: Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The elves are starting to transform the shop into a Christmas paradise! We look forward to seeing you all! Light refreshments will be served. A walk down memory lane, 27 West Main Street, Galeton
Free Thanksgiving dinner: Nov. 19, 5-6:30 p.m. The turkey and trimmings meal is free for all members of the community. If you can, please bring a box of cereal for the pantry. Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St., Howard.
Winter Reflections Craft Show: Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find something for everyone on your gift list or treat yourself to something special. Handmade arts and crafts, gifts, home decor, jewelry, ornaments, home-cooked meals and much more! The event has free parking and free admission. South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College.
Old School Market: Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Former township of Lamar. Elementary School, 34 East End Mountain Rd., Mill Hall. A weekly farm and flea market featuring artisan items, baked goods, seasonal produce, bulk foods, fresh meats, cheeses and more. 570-660-1231
($) rock toy party: Nov. 18, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Lock Haven Moose Family Center, 150 South Hanna St., Lock Haven.
An evening of live music with three fun bands – Mixtape, Rize and Last Rebels. Cash bar and food, basket raffles and giveaways throughout the evening. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. A 21+ event. Proceeds benefit the 29th Annual Mark the Shark Toy Drive held Dec. 11 in conjunction with Clinton County Toys for Tots. 570-748-4038
Semi-Annual Lock Haven Dance Consort Showcase: November 18, 7 p.m. and November 19, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. LHU Sloan Center for Fine Arts Auditorium, Fairview Street, Lock Haven.
The University Dance Consort hosts this recital, showcasing the talents of the dancers. Open to the public. Tickets are free and are available at the University box office by emailing [email protected]
cash bingo: Nov. 20, 1-5 p.m. Red-Eye Center, 516 Canal St., Lock Haven.
A cash bingo to benefit the Clinton County Reach Out mentorship program. Basket raffle, 50/50 and food available for purchase. Tickets are $25. Sponsored by the Clinton County Child and Youth Advisory Council.
Bingo PrimitivesNov. 20, 1-5 p.m. Avis Fire Station, 1 E. Central Ave., Avis.
With prices from Loganton’s Sunday Primitives. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Door prizes, raffles and refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds will be used to purchase new Christmas lights for Avis Borough.
drag queen bingo: Nov. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. Come have fun at this crowd-favorite bingo! $20 for 20 games with $100 cash prizes plus 4 special games, 50/50, raffle, lottery tree, ripoffs and silent auction.
Fire department food will also be available for purchase on bingo day. Doors open at noon, bingo starts at 2 p.m. Bloomsburg Fire Station, 911 Market St., Bloomsburg.
Large fair of crafts and Christmas vendors: Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, crafts, free family photo and arts and crafts corner for children. Columbia County Christian School, 123 Schoolhouse Road, Bloomsburg.
Benton Firefighters Breakfast: Nov. 20, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-you-can-eat buckwheat pancakes with buttermilk or sourdough, sausage, bacon, homemade fries, scrambled eggs and sausage sauce. Benton Fire Station, 150 Colley Street, Benton.
Elks Hoop Shoot: Nov. 20, 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Contact Sam Haynes for more information at 570-594-4721. Bloomsburg Area Middle School, 1100 Railroad St., Bloomsburg.
children’s friends: Nov. 19, noon to 2 p.m. Calling all children! Join Trinity UMC for its first Friendsgiving. The church will serve the traditional Thanksgiving holiday. Each child is encouraged to bring a canned food for the Harvest Home donation. Espy’s Trinity UMC, 2351 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg.
Saint Columba Winter Festival: Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 30 vendors, as well as homemade baked goods, soups, pierogies, haluski, subs and barbecue, will be at the festival. There will be raffles for crafts, jewelry, gift baskets and more, as well as the popular “Dollar Tree” and Build-A-Bear fun. Saint Columbia Church, Third and Iron Streets, Bloomsburg.
Children’s Magical Christmas Parade: November 18, 6:00 p.m. Parade along West Fourth Street between Market and Elmira.
Billtown Brass Band of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market Street, Williamsport. Tickets are required, available at the door. $10 adults / $5 students and Victorian Christmas ticket holders.
Will Huffman Toy Train Exhibit: Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Park Place, 800 W. 4th St. Williamsport.
County of Montour
fish dinner: November 19, 2-6 p.m. This is the last fish dinner of 2022. The meal is a platter – not all you can eat. On site or to take away. Montour DeLong Community Fairgrounds, 5848 Broadway, Danville.
All-you-can-eat breakfast: Nov. 20, 9 a.m. The menu includes pancakes (fruit, sprinkles, and chocolate chip toppings available), made-to-order eggs, bacon, sausage, chunks, ham, and house fries. Milton Masonic Lodge, 117 N. Front St., Milton.
Jolly Jamboree: November 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The jamboree begins at 10:30 a.m. at All Home Days Park on E. Center Street. The arrival of Santa Claus, the lighting of the tree and Christmas carols will take place at the entrance to the park. The event continues with a short parade at Elysburg Fire Company where the festivities will begin at 11am.
There will be food trucks, crafts and vendors, dancing, raffles and selfies with Santa.
Share the loveNov. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. W&L Subaru is hosting a day of fun, food and festivities, including horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and a visit from Santa. W&L Subaru, 535 Point Township Drive, Northumberland.
Susquehanna Valley Youth Choir Fall Concert: Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Rd., Lewisburg.
Holiday Craft Fair: November 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Odd Fellows Barn, 10491 River Road, New Columbia.
Do you know of an event we should add? E-mail [email protected] and let us know.