Reservations open for SCA Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner set for Dec. 5

CATAWISSA RR - Reservations are being taken for Southern Columbia Area's seventh annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner to be held Dec. 5 at the high school.

The gospel choir will perform at 4:30 p.m. in the library where light refreshments will be served. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The dinner, sponsored by district faculty, is free to all senior citizens who reside in the school district.

Call Deb Johnson at 570-356-3415 to make reservations.

Holy Angels offers Thanksgiving meal

KULPMONT - A free Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served at Holy Angels Activity Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. All are welcome.

Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

KULPMONT - The Kulpmont-Marion Heights Joint Municipal Authority office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Historical society to meet

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Historical Society will nominate and elect officers at a meeting to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Carmel Area Public Library.

Anyone interested in the Mount Carmel area, its people and history are invited. For more information, contact David Berezovske at 570-205-4818.

SASB reorganizational meeting set

COAL TOWNSHIP - The Shamokin Area School Board will hold its annual reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the board conference room in the middle/high school.

New board members Richard Kashnoski, Matthew Losiewicz and Rosalie Smoogen and re-elected member Edward Griffiths will be sworn in during the meeting. They'll join current board members Robert Getchey, Jeff Kashner, Ronald McElwee, Charles Shuey and Bernard Sosnoskie.

Reputations of Christians considered

ELYSBURG - Storytelling and listening 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 Art of Listening: An Act of Love" features a film of NPR's StoryCorps founder, David Isay. StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants.

"It's an important moment in people's lives to have someone who matters ask who they are, what they've learned, and how they want to be remembered," says Isay.

Participants will discover practical tools for connecting deeply with others.

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