Final day for tree pickup

KULPMONT - The last day for Christmas tree collection in Kulpmont Borough will be Friday, Jan. 17. Residents on Chestnut Street must place their tree in the alley to be collected.

Chorale auditions set for Tuesday

LEWISBURG - The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) will hold spring session auditions for adult singers from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 42 S. Fourth St.

The chorale welcomes new singers twice each season through auditions in mid-January and late August. According to Dr. William Payne, music director and conductor, this spring's auditions will be more rigorous that usual.

Singers should be prepared to sing a selection of their choice and demonstrate knowledge of the musical score. Hymns, the national anthem and pop songs will not be considered. For information on accepted musical works, visit the "Singer Info" page at

No appointment is necessary. Singers who are accepted into the chorale should be prepared to stay after the auditions for a rehearsal from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mysteries of mental illness

ELYSBURG - The mysteries and meaning of mental illness will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, titled "Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman's Struggle to Regain Her Life," features a film of Karen McCracken. McCracken, author of "Breaking Free From OCD," describes her life while she experienced mental illness and what proved helpful in her struggle to manage her illness.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

For more information, call 570-672-2873, e-mail or go to