14th annual ArtsFest in Athens
ATHENS - The 14th annual ArtsFest 2013 will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Harlan Rowe Middle School, 116 W. Pine St., just off PA Route 220.
There will be entertainment, games, food and more than 140 fine arts and crafts artisans.
There will be photography, pottery, jewelry, candles, metal sculptures, oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pencil drawings, art prints, handmade soap, wreaths, birdhouses, theme bears, woodcarvings, handcrafted hardwood gifts, garden art, hand-poured porcelain dolls, pine needle baskets, gourmet foods and more.
All work is juried and will be available for sale. Authors will be on hand for a book signing and a variety of artisans will demonstrate their craft throughout the two-day festival.
There will be three outdoor stages featuring musicians. Crooked Son will kick off the live entertainment schedule on May 4, on the South Stage. On the North Stage will be Laura Orshaw and The New Velvet Band. The Red Eyes will be on the East Stage that day.
Other Saturday entertainment includes 5 Man Trio, Gun Runnerr, The Gentlemen, J Root and The Red Eyes, The Penn York Highlanders Bagpipe Band, Royal Blues and Zydeco Po'Boys. Sunday's musicians on the outdoor stages will be Digger Jones, The Gospel Way, Chris McCarty, Nate and Kate (children's program), Justin Raynor, Corey Shiposh and Garrett Ulmer.
Band Fest, an event to showcase younger generation groups and open mic will be on the East Stage both days. In addition to the outdoor venues, there will be entertainment in the Rowe Auditorium featuring the Athens music department and the Sayre High School Forensics Team.
There will be a "Kids Corner" with arts and crafts projects. Adults and children alike will enjoy the petting zoo sponsored by the Athens Area School District's agriculture science program.
There also will be a clay tent to learn to "throw" on the potter's wheel and create a unique clay sculpture. Horse and buggy rides and pony rides will be available for adults and children.
Aktion KWEST will offer its miniature golf course, which will be held outside. More than 20 food vendors will offer meals, snacks and desserts.
Visit www.athensartsfest.com for more information.
Free makeover for women with cancer
Your mother. Your daughter. Your grandmother. Your wife. Women with cancer all deserve to unwrap hope this Mother's Day.
In honor of Mother's Day, women with cancer are invited to a free makeover for the body and spirit at the "Look Good Feel Better" workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., May 6, with "tea" served at 5:30 p.m. This session of Look Good Feel Better will be held in the Susquehanna Cancer Center at Divine Providence Hospital.
Faith Breen, licensed cosmetologist, will lead the workshop and at the close of the program and Brenda Larson, nail technician, will pamper participants with hand massages.
"Look Good Feel Better" is a free, hands-on workshop for women in active cancer treatment that provides a 12-step skin care and makeup lesson, nail care techniques and professional advice on how to deal with hair loss using wigs, scarves, hats and hairpieces.
Registration is required. Call 800-227-2345 to register.
"Look Good Feel Better" (LGFB) is a national public service program created from the concept that if someone with cancer can be helped to look good, her improved self-esteem will help her to approach the disease and treatment with greater confidence. LGFB offers suggestions and advice on dealing with the appearance-related side effects of treatment through its websites, brochures and group programs offered nationwide.
LGFB is a free, nonmedical, product-neutral program offered as a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association, National Cosmetology Association and Personal Care Products Council Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry.
For information about "Look Good Feel Better," visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org or call 800-227-2345.
Canton Kid's Movie Club to hold end of year party
CANTON?- The final movie of the Canton Kid's Movie Club for the 2012-13 school year will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Canton Green Free Library. The movie will be "Rise of the Guardians"
In this animated adventure, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost come together to battle Pitch, a malicious spirit determined to take over the world and destroy the innocent beliefs and dreams of children.
There will be a pizza party and prizes for attendees who bring their Movie Club membership card. For each punch on the card, attendees will receive a ticket for a prize. No reservations are required.
The Canton Kid's Movie Club is co-sponsored by the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Canton Green Free Library.
For more information, call Jodi Wesneski at 364-2600 or Karen Robertson in the evening at 673-3194.
62nd annual Day of Prayer
MUNCY - Local observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, at Muncy High School, 200 W. Penn St., on the front lawn.
This year's theme, "Pray of America," is based on Matthew 12:21, which says that "In His name the nations put their trust."
The Continental Congress' proclamation in 1775, setting aside a day of prayer, predates the founding of the United States of America.
Congress established an annual day of prayer in 1952. That law was amended in 1988 designating the first Thursday of May as the National Day of Prayer.
In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the auditorium.
Community pastors will lead intercessory prayer.
The event is free and open to the public.