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6--MIFFLINBURG TELEGRAPH, March 10, 2011 CONT.. ...continued from page 5 such as fire companies, churches, and youth or sports groups are encouraged to attend an upcoming "Cooking for Crowds" workshop that includes informa- tion about food-borne illness, planning safe events, and general guidelines for food fundraisers. As part of the Union County Library System's "Libraries for Health" project, Lynn James, MS, RD, LDN, will conduct three "Cooking for Crowds" workshops. The cost is $20 per person, which includes -handouts. Workshops will be held on Tues., March 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Public Li- brary for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. in Lewisburg; On Thurs., March 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the West End Library, 45 Ball Park Rd. in Laurelton; and on Sat., April 2, from 9 to 11:30 a,m. in the Com- munity Room at Mifflinburg Bank and Trust On Route 45 (250 East Chestnut St.) in Mifflinburg. Registration forms are available at all three Union County library locations and on each of the libraries' websites: www.publibuc.org, www.westendli- brary.org, and www.herrlibrary.org. Completed forms must be mailed with payment to: Penn State Cooperative Ex- tension, Northumberland County, 443 Plum Creek Rd., Sunbury, PA 17801. For more information about the work- shops, call the extension office at 988-3953, e-mail NorthumberlandEx@psu.edu or visit http://northumberland.extension.psu.edu. D~er Brad Becker to Present American Revolution Program The military action of the American Revolution began with a drumbeat and ended with a drumbeat. The sound of the field drum was a regular part of the sol- dier's life, whether he was a militiaman or a Continental Army regular. Brad Becker, in the guise of a militia drummer, will provide the opportunity to hear and understand the various drumbeats of the American Revolution during a visit to The Public Library for Union County at 7 p.m. on Thurs., March 24. His reper- toire includes marches tunes and marches. Register to attend so that seating can be arranged by calling 523-1172 or by visiting the library at 255 Reitz Blvd. in Lewisburg. Spaghetti Dinner The Troop 600 Annual Spaghetti Din- ner will take place on Sat., March 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at United in Christ Lutheran Church on 1875 Churches Rd., Lewisburg (2-1/2 miles west of West Milton). Cost is adults $6 and children 12 and under $4. Takeouts available. Sauce available for sale by the quart. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 600. Library to Host Two Music Together Classes On Sat., March 26, at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m., Music's the Balm will present a "Music Together" program for young children (from babies through kindergartners) and those adults who love them at The Public Library for Union County. Music Together is an early-childhood music program that em- phasizes adult involvement using instru- ment play, songs, chants, and movement. Each class is limited to the first 12 people who register. For more information, call 523-1172 or visit the library at 255 Reitz Blvd. in Lewisburg. Zumbathon On Sun., March 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a Party Hearty Zumbathon Charity Event at the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church at 3rd and Market sts. Tickets are $10 with 75% of the ticket fees benefiting the American Heart Association. Go to partyhearty.org for more information. Library to Host Free Program 'All About eBay' Founded in 1995, eBay is now a multi-billion dollar online auction and shopping website. It expanded from a "set-time" auction format to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping, shop- ping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU, online classified advertisements, online event ticket trading, online money transfers and other services. Mark Mahoney, a C.O.R.E. Susque- hanna AmeriCorps member who teaches computer classes for the Union County Library System, will present a free pub- lic program, "All About eBay," on Mon., March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the West End Library. All are welcome to attend the program, which will include a Power- Point presentation and a question-and- answer session. No registration is needed. For more information, call 922-4773 or visit the library at 45 Ball Park Rd. in Laurelton. Master Gardener to Discuss 'Waking up Your Garden' A Master Gardener with the Penn State COoperative Extension will present a free public program about "Waking up Your Garden" on Tuesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County. Participants are asked to register in advance at the desk. For more information, call 523-1172 or visit the library at 255 Reitz Blvd. in Lewisburg. M.D. to Present Hip, Knee Seminar at Library As part of the Union County Library. System's "Libraries for Health" project, Charles Nelson, M.D., will give a free "Hip and Knee Seminar" at 3 p.m. on Tues., March 29, at The Public Library for Union County. Dr. Nelson, Director of Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center, w'tll discuss hip and knee conditions and therapies during the program, which will include a ques- tion-and-answer session. Dr. Nelson specializes in knee and hip procedures, including resurfacing areas of the joint that cause pain, and minimally invasive techniques for knee and hip joint replacements that preserve the original tis- sue surrounding the joint. Register to attend by calling 800-275- 6401 or by e-mailing www.geisinger.org/ events. The seminar will be held at the li- brary, 255 Reitz Blvd. in Lewisburg. West End Library to Host Basketball Youth Night Staff members at the West End Library host monthly "Teen & Tween Nights" for young people. On Thurs., March 31 at 6 p.m., the group will honing their basket- ball skills and having fun at the Hartley Township Recreation and Youth Center next to the library in Laurelton. No reg- istration is needed. For more informa- tion, call 922-4773 or visit the library at 45 Ball Park Rd. Lewisburg Library to Present Joan of Arc Program Each month, The Public Library for Union County offers special programs for children ages 6 to 11 about historical fig- ures. On Thurs., March 31, at 6:30 p.m., the focus will be on the French heroine Joan of Arc. The fun and educational pro- gram will include a reading, a 30-minute DVD showing, and an activity. Register to attend by calling 523-1172 or by visit- ing the library at 255 Reitz Blvd. in Lewis- burg. APKIL Senior Center Calendar Club 39, Mifflinburg Senior Center will hold it's regular meetings at the Gov't Services Bldg., Chestnut St., Mifflinburg each Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Sched- uled Events are: April 6: Business Meeting and PoKeNo; April 13: Bingo; April 14: Breakfast at Old Turnpike, 8:30 a.m.; April 20: Program by Keith Phelps; April 27:. Birthdays and Games; April 28: Din- ner arthe Forest House, 5 p.m. Bus trip to Allenber Resort and Dinner Theater to see Hello, DoUy also coming up. Call Glen Zimmerman for more information at 939-05O7. Native Plant Sale/Bee Presentation The Merrill W. Linn Land & Water- ways Conservancy's Native Plant Sale will be held at the Public Library for Union County on Reitz Blvd. in Brookpark on Sat., April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes a free talk, Meet the Native Bees! at 1:30 p.m. Montandon Marsh Walk Join the Linn Conservancy on Sun., April 3, at 1 p.m. for a walk through the Montandon Marsh with Tony Markunas III of Central Builders Supply and several Bucknell University professors. Partici- pants meet at the Central Builders sand plant offRte. 45, .3 miles east of Rte. 405. Go to www.linnconservancy.org for more information Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance Rain Barrel Presentation/Meeting Jason Winey, Watershed Specialist for the Snyder County Conservation District, will present a program on making your rain barrel an attractive part of your yard or garden at the annual meeting of the Buffalo Creek watershed Alliance to be held at the Union Government Center on Thurs., April 7, at 7 p.m. He will include rain barrel benefits, myths, dos and don'ts, installation and maintenance, tips and se- crets: A rain barrel ready for installation will be given as a door prize. Those who don't win will be able to order identical rain barrels at very low cost. The Union County Government Cen- ter is located at 155 N. 15th St., Lewis- burg. Light refreshments will be served.