Museum open Saturdays

SHAMOKIN - The Anthracite Heritage Museum, in the American Legion Building next to the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

The public is welcome to visit during those times and view the collection of local memorabilia that has been collected and donated to the museum.

Food pantry distribution set

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Borough Food Pantry will hold its monthly distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Notary Shop, 215 S. Oak St., for borough residents who had previously signed up; bring a bag. Residents of the Mount Carmel Mid Rise are asked to meet in the lobby at 8:45 a.m.

Mid-Penn Band festival at Knoebels

ELYSBURG - The 26th Mid-Penn Band Festival, which brings together musicians from community bands across central Pennsylvania, will be held Sunday at Knoebels Amusement Resort with public concerts at 3 and 5:30 p.m. presented at the park bandshell or a nearby covered site in case of inclement weather.

The host band for 2014 is the Catawissa Military Band with director Jessica Martz serving as the host conductor. Other participating bands include the Danville Community Band, Milton Area Community Band, Sunbury City Band and the Repasz Band of Williamsport, along with members from other organizations. Each group furnishes from five to 20 players and a conductor who will directs a portion of the concerts. Between 60 and 75 players will perform in the two concerts, which will feature a variety of popular selections and traditional band music.

Area musicians not affiliated with any of the member bands are invited to participate by attending registration and rehearsal beginning at noon. Dress will be white shirts and black slacks.