Act 80 dismissal at SASD

COAL TOWNSHIP - Today is an Act 80 Day early dismissal for Shamokin Area School District students.

The middle/high school will dismiss at 12:18 p.m., and the elementary school will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. K-4 afternoon students will have class.

Relay for Life bank night

SHAMOKIN - The Coal Region Relay for Life is organizing a special bank night for teams to turn in money and donations for the American Cancer Society.

For more details on the bank night, contact Melissa Katch at (610) 842-7348 or by e-mail at

Finding a way to forgive

ELYSBURG - How to heal and forgive after being wronged will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, titled "The Struggle to Forgive: Finding a Way Forward," features the filmed story of Alicia Brady, who was the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting and sustained injuries that caused her to lose the ability to dance competitively.

Brady tells about the shooting and her struggle to recover physically and emotionally. The program will offer guidance for those who find it difficult to heal and forgive after being wronged by others.

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