Christian's Women's Club to hold meeting
LEWISBURG - All women are invited to brunch at 9 a.m. May 14 at the Country Cupboard Restaurant. The program will feature "Right in Your Own Backyard" with Barbara Pick of Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau. The guest speaker for the morning will be Faye Ruble of Greensburg, presenting "Happily Ever After."
Cost for the morning is $12, inclusive with complimentary childcare by reservation. Call Letha at 568-1650 for a reservation or email CWCbrunch@hotmail.com.
The event is sponsored by Lewisburg Christian Women's Club, a division of Stonecroft Ministries.
1863-era picnic at Heisey Museum
LOCK HAVEN - An 1863-era picnic will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Heisey Museum, 362 E. Water St., with traditional food of the time. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Historical Society board member, the Heisey Museum, Downtown Lock Haven Inc. and Lynda's Upscale Resale. The menu was selected from recipes that would have been served at picnics in the North and the South, as picnics were a popular pastime in the 1860s.
The picnic is in conjunction with the start of a Civil War exhibit that will be on display at the Heisey from May 19 to the end of September, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. During many of the battles close to Washington, D.C., people streamed from the city with picnic hampers in hand to sit on a hill to watch the battles.
Tickets are limited and should be purchased by Wednesday.
For more information call the Heisey Museum at 748-7254 or visit www.clintoncountyhistory.com.
Boalsburg Museum honors Military moms
BOALSBURG - The Pennsylvania Military Museum will display a special selection of artifacts and letters "to Mom" in an exhibit remembering the bond of Motherhood to the military throughout the month of May.
"Souvenirs from camp and letters home help us understand and appreciate that special relationship between Mom and the soldier, sailor, airman and Marine," said museum educator, Joe Horvath. "There has always had a special place in the heart for Motherhood. We see the physical manifestation of feelings with this exhibit."
A special two for one admission rate will be offered to Military Moms of all ages on Mother's Day, May 12, beginning at noon.
The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information on the museum call 814-466-6263 or visit www.pamilmuseum.org.
DAR to hold luncheon
The Lycoming Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday, at the Womens Club, Walnut St.
The program will be presented by Robert Watson of Hummelstown. His subject will be "Life of a Civil War Soldier." He will cover the foods they ate, medicine that was used, equipment and weapons used, various camp drills and the horrors of Civil War battle.
Watson has been a reenactor for eighteen years with the 93rd and 98th PA Infantry. He has been in the movie "Gods and Generals." He also has appeared on the Discovery Channel and twice on the History Channel.
He is a member of the Gettysburg and Richmond, Va., preservation groups. He also is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Pooch Poop Problem on BV Rail Trail
As the weather improves, more people are enjoying the benefits of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail. Most trail users follow the Rail Trail Guidelines, but some users are neglecting to follow the guidelines where their pooches are concerned.
Muffy, Fluffy, Fido, or Bruiser the Bowser belong on a leash, as close to you as possible. Retractable leashes are fine, as long as dog owners retract the leashes when people are coming towards them or from behind.
It's great to take our beloved pooches on the trail. But, remember to clean up after your dog. Bring a doggie bag, do your duty after your dog does his/hers, and keep the trail clean for all users. We all share the trail and must be mindful of everyone using it. There are no trash receptacles on the trail. Keep your doggie bag with you until you get home where you can dispose of it properly. The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is meant for everyone and that means we are all part of the Rail Trail community. Do your part to keep the Trail clean and safe. Be mindful of others. Be mindful of your dog.
BVRec doesn't want to take the next step of monitoring the Rail Trail a la a "Poop Patrol." Please clean up after your dog. Contact Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (formerly LARA) for more information at Director@bvrec.org.
"Dining with Diabetes" classes offered
Penn State Extension is offering "Dining with Diabetes" classes in the Lock Haven and Muncy area this spring and summer.
"Dining with Diabetes" is a program for adults with diabetes and their families. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a three month follow-up class. Registration is required due to space limitations and a small fee is requested. Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to help prepare and taste each one. Participants will learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning and exercise as well as how to understand common, diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe and handouts will be given to each participant.
Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead to a healthier and more productive life.
"Dining with Diabetes" is sponsored by Penn State Extension with partial funding provided by the state Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Registration for this program can be made by calling the Centre County Extension Office at 814-355-4897 or by emailing Laurie Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit extension.psu.edu/health/diabetes/events for more information.