Gala to be held to benefit AIDS research
LEWISBURG - The North Central District AIDS Coalition will hold a fundraising Gala, "An Evening to ... Care, Share and Remember," from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall, 150 Silvermoon Lane.
Tickets are available online and at the door the night of the event.
There will be featured wines from Spyglass Ridge Winery and a silent auction.
The volunteer-run fundraiser benefits the planning, coordination and delivery of HIV-AIDS care, prevention and education in the communities of northcentral Pennsylvania.
Gala co-chairmen are Bob Black and Joseph Parrish.
For more information, call 847-4660 or visit www.careshareremember.com.
Breakfast with Santa planned at area lodge
JERSEY SHORE - The Order of the Amaranth No. 136 will hold a fundraising Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jersey Shore Masonic Lodge, 201 S. Main St.
The event will feature a fresh wreath sale and bake sale to help fight diabetes.
Historical Society to hold holiday reading
MUNCY - A flannel nightgown-clad Bob Dunkelberger will seat himself in front of Muncy Historical Society's fireplace to read Clement Clarke Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" classic at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The annual event is designed to entertain both young and old alike, and as in past years, Santa Claus is expected to make a guest appearance.
The meeting room will be decorated for the holidays and there will be opportunities for picture-taking. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras.
The society's meetings and events are open to the public and light refreshments will be served immediately following the reading.
The one-hour WVIA-produced documentary, "Our Town Muncy," compiled from the efforts of Muncy residents who volunteered their time to become videographers and storytellers, is now available in the society's gift shop.
While the society generally closes after the holiday reading, this year the society's 40 N. Main St. address will be open for holiday shopping from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21.
Writing, creativity retreat set in area
MILL HALL - A writing-creativity retreat, "The Living Can Be Easy: Turning Your Pain Into Your Passion," will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Two Sisters Healing Arts and Wellness Center, 146 Fairpoint Road.
The retreat will be presented by Dr. Laurie Cannady, associate professor of English at Lock Haven University. She is working on a memoir about her childhood in Portsmouth, Va.
There is a fee for the meal and lunch is included. Space is limited, and registration is required and may be made by calling 660-1219.
Cannady will lead participants on a journey of revisiting past pains and turning them into passion.
Regardless of the genre, participants will leave this session with tools to discover a creative outlet that allows them to turn pain into the passion that fuels their purpose.