Downtown Christmas Dec. 7, not Dec. 1

SHAMOKIN - The Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities' annual Downtown Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, not Sunday, Dec. 1, as reported in Wednesday's edition. The council had mailed a flyer that had the wrong date to a select group of recipients.

The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. in the area of the Fun Shop at Independence and North Eighth streets, and starts with the annual Santa Claus parade in the downtown. There will be craft and food vendors, visits with Santa, Victorian carolers, Christmas tree displays, carriage rides and more. Hand-dipped wax wreaths will be available for sale.

At 7 p.m., the movie "Polar Express" will be shown at the career and arts center, and children and others attending are encouraged to wear their pajamas for this Christmas season community get-together.

For more information, e-mail NCCAH director Jeanne Shaffer at

Making the most of life discussed

ELYSBURG - How to make the most out of life will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, titled "Make the Most of Your Life: A Perspective That Will Change Your Life... Forever," features the filmed story of professional guitarist Tony Melendez, who was born without arms. Melendez describes how his attitude has affected his ability to live a normal life-and make a career in performing music.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

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