Events in the Susquehanna River Valley
Arts & Museum Exhibits
This solo exhibition by Scottish artist Ben McLaughlin features paintings of the overlooked spaces of travel – motels, rest stops, and farms seen from the road – inviting viewers to imagine an American road trip at twilight
“The Flair and Fashion of Edith Fetherston Through the Decades”
Demonstrations, Lectures, Workshops
Join gardening experts for informative and fun workshops and Make & Take classes at Country Cupboard.
Monthly series of canning and preserving workshops at Dancing Bear Farm.
Create boxes to hold secrets, to enclose gifts, or to display as objets d’arte. After doodling on cardstock, with a few folds and snips, we will form two boxes: a square and a rectangle as pretty or whimsical on the inside as on the outside.
Festivals & Fairs
This year's Ned Smith Center's Nature and Arts Festival will feature 70-plus programs on owls, native plants, honeybees and butterflies, as well as many more nature and environmental topics. There are many activities and programs aimed especially for children, making the festival a great outing for the whole family. The main stage will feature musical performances from singer-songwriter Jay Smar, and Americana indie outfit Vulcans, as well as a live wild animal program by ZooAmerica.
Food & Drink
Join us for an evening of NOSTALGIA in our fully restored 1949 Pullman dining car as we re-create an original railcar menu and visit the transportation museum!
History & Heritage
The Museum complex will be open for the season. There will be two temporary exhibits in the Visitor Center, and new displays in the historic buildings. Guided tours are offered of the original buggy factory, family home and showroom.
Mifflinburg and Lewisburg Historic Carriage rides are now available by appointment. Local writer and historian, Karl Purnell combines his passion for horses and history to produce unique history tours in a restored six passenger surrey.
View artifacts from the Taber Museum’s permanent collection including weapons, ration books, cookbooks suggesting the use of ‘substitutes’ for items that were rationed, uniforms, propaganda posters, and personal accounts by soldiers from Lycoming County.
With your paid admission to the Peter Herdic Transportation Museum you get: The First Class Pass good for free admission throughout the 2015 season Two half price admissions to the Peter Herdic Transportation Museum Two free admissions to the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat good for any public cruise in the 2015 season As a bonus get a free ride on our historic trolley tour during our 2015 season in June, July, or August
History will come alive for this 10 am to 5 pm event on July 11. Over 40 local artisans and craftsmen will demonstrate skills of our Central Pennsylvania past. Farm animals to pet, activities and games for children, and delicious food are all featured. Quilting, spinning and weaving, split oak basket making. blacksmithing and many more heritage skills will be demonstrated and explained. Step back in time at Union County Historical Society's Rural Heritage Day!
In-Store Promotions and Sales
Local crafters and artists will be showing and selling their handmade items alongside retailers' sidewalk sales in downtown Selinsgrove. They'll be set up until 8PM on Friday, July 17th and until 3PM on Saturday the 18th.
Just for Kids
Whether catching and sketching tadpoles from the pond in West Field, designing and building a water run in our Children’s Play Garden, riding bikes on the Rail Trail, having swim lessons in the Lewisburg Pool, learning Parkour at the Gymnastics Center or playing tennis on the newly resurfaced tennis courts, or having free time at the Warming House, the campers will be immersed in a summer of playing, learning, recreating, relaxing, and having loads of FUN!!
The Campus Theatre invites you to their free family film series on Tuesdays at 2pm. Each film will be introduced by a speaker who is an expert in their field and will discuss a topic that pertains to the film.
Packwood House Museum is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Programs for Kids. Each session will be held 10:30 a.m. until noon on Tuesday mornings from June 16th through August 11th at the museum’s Tour Center. Programming includes a Drum Circle, The Great Renaldo, Origami, Flower and Leaf Hammering, Creating Dioramas, Fairy/Hobbit Gardens, Solar Printing, Creating with Sharpies, Folktales, with Fiona Powell.
Registration is open for summer camps at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg. Camps include School Age Painting & Drawing Camp, Printing & Carving Camp, Science Camp: Camp MAKE Believe, Sculpture Camp: Recycled Art, American Girl Camp.
Every Thursday in July from 11 a.m. - noon, join Pat Stryker for a fun intro class learning graceful belly dance movements. You're never too old to enjoy this beautiful art. Hear & feel the rhythm as you try on a beaded belly dance scarf and try your hand at finger cymbals!
Hands-on activities at Elias Center for the performing Arts and the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum. Participants will be exploring three centuries of communications and music, Morse Code and the telegraph, letters to soldiers and the jitterbug.
The Susquehanna Kids’ College Summer Camp experience challenges campers to think critically, work collaboratively, and solve problems creatively through their involvement in a variety of dynamic, hands-on activities that encourage communication and cooperation in a nurturing, engaging educational environment.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs- There are two sides to every story. Now the long-suppressed account of the Big Bad Wolf is finally brought to light in Piggsylvania's Trial of the Century, where the audience acts as the jury to decide the Wolf's fate.
Meet and take pictures with Star Wars characters. Enjoy games, storytime, crafts, lightsabers, and food vendors. Participate in a best Chewbacca Imitation and best Star Wars t-shirt contests. Come dressed as a Star Wars character and get $1 off museum entrance.
The Junior Writers’ Workshop is designed for students who enjoy writing and would thrive on a full immersion in the writing process.
On the third Tuesday of the month, admission is only $2 all day long. A special guest will be with us for our summer $2 Tuesdays... The Exchange's brand new ART CART will be rolling into the museum with fun art activities for all ages!
First through sixth graders may now register for Summer Camp at the Joseph Priestley House. The theme is “Priestley House Childhood memories” and camp will include crafts, games, stories, and visits with special guest presenters.
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society's summer History Day Camp will focus on the American Civil War and life in the 19th century.
Music in the Park Summer is the season for enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley...What better way than to join with family and friends in your local park for a fun evening of great music and fellowship. Bring your lawn chairs, some summery snacks and drinks, and get ready for some toe-tapping summer fun.
The Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival is a four-day Bluegrass Festival featuring over 20 acts including Grammy Award winning Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Little Roy Lewis, Ralph Stanley II, Goldwing Express, Nothin Fancy, Spinney Brothers, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Jr. Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Larry Gillis Band, Hillbilly Gypsies, Remington Ryde, and many more.
Throughout the Endless Mountain Music Festival concert season, experience a 60 piece orchestra on the weekends with chamber music during the week. Free concerts for children make the festival a family destination. Visit our website for more details.
Free admission, free parking, free picnicing, and free entertainment. Two world class, wooden roller coasters. Catch the Brass Ring on one of the largest and oldest Carousels in the world! Prepare to go Vertical in 2015, with IMPULSE! Knoebels ALL NEW STEEL COASTER!
“Escape the Ordinary” is the theme for the 4th Annual PLUC Photo Contest!
Visit more than 300 rescued animals including more than 60 felines (lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, bobcats, servals). Bears, lemurs, fox, and more. Stroll through 35 acres to view the animals in spacious enclosures.
This programming requires no previous water polo experience, this club team is for all levels. The focus of training's will be to learn the fundamentals, enhance skill development, learn team tactics, and above all have fun while working hard!
Is there a triathlon in your future? Or are you looking for a great way to get in shape?
Bucknell Water Polo Coach, John McBride will be providing swim workouts every day along with stroke instruction and dry land training. This program is for adults over the age of 18. Everyone is welcome! D&J Sports will be donating a water bottle to each participant!
Fishing Poles, GPS Units, Mountain Bikes, and Snowshoes (we hope you won't need those this summer!) are available to borrow. Call the park office to schedule. (570) 966-1455
Join in the FUN in a Red, White, and Blue Scavenger Hunt, an Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, a hummingbird tea and talk, and watch a charming video called My Life as a Turkey!
Find out about the endangered and threatened animals in PA and the efforts to help their recovery, including Fishers, PA Elk, Otters, and Eagles.
Theatre, Cinema & Dance Events
Millbrook Playhouse is proud to present Guys and Dolls. Performances at 7:30 or 2:00pm.
BTE's Annual Summer Family Show: Sideways Stories from Wayside School
“What a piece of work is a man?” Hamlet is one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Gamut Theatre’s brand new interpretation deals with the most compelling of the plays themes: philosophy, revenge, morality, psychosis, and suicide through the eye of the adolescent.
Millbrook Playhouse will heat up the summer with the music of the legendary Johnny Cash.
Millbrook Playhouse is proud to present My Vaudeville Man:“Just when you think the fate of the musical theatre is doomed…along comes a refreshing and delightful two-character show called, My Vaudeville Man.”
Grab your friends & food and head on over to the Shade Mountain Winery for wine and fun entertainment with Runaway Stroller.
Stop by the winery for our another of our Open Deck Nights with Scott Bachman & Greg Snyder.