Band boosters meet today

COAL TOWNSHIP - The monthly meeting of the Shamokin Area Band and Orchestra Boosters is scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the high school band room.

Use the side steps by the business office. All parents, guardians and booster members are invited.

PTSD topic at Lifetree Cafe

ELYSBURG - The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, "Wounded Warriors: When War Comes Home," will explore PTSD in the lives of military veterans and provide helpful resources and strategies for coping with the disorder. It features the filmed story of a veteran who saw his buddy killed in combat. His return to civilian life was disrupted by lingering mental distress, violent tendencies and relationship problems. He eventually found hope and stability.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. For more information, contact Alexis Spade at 570-672-2873 or