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The CommUnity Zone is always looking for different types of office supplies and equipment to help keep us running smoothly.

We have lent out our projector and it is now missing.  If anyone knows of its whereabouts could you please bring it back to us? 
If not... do you have a projector that you are looking to pass on to someone who might use it more?  We are looking for one!

Do you have something you think we need?  Please give us a call 570-238-1818

Donations are much appreciated!
 
Show off what you can do!

You're invited to a FREE! All-Access Family Fun Event!
The Family Sock Hop
Sponsored by the CommUnity Zone
Saturday, March 21st
4:15 - 6:15 pm
Sunset Rink
2755 N Susquehanna Trail
Shamokin Dam

Please join us for a special afternoon under the disco lights --- a chance for families of all kinds to come together and celebrate, dance, and have lots of fun!

This is a Sock Hop - NO Roller Skating...just a giant dance party for all!

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!
Interested in Helping? PM Gretchen Croteau or Brianne Croteau for more details.
The Concession Stand will be open during this event
More Details to Come...Stay Tuned for Updates!

 

www.sunsetrink.com/main.html
www.communityzonelewisburg.org/

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Girls Got Tech

We are proud to begin working with three outstanding Girl Scouts Cadettes who are working toward completing their Silver Award of their Cadette Award. Through their relationship with the CommUnity Zone, they will offer tech-tutoring sessions both individually and for small groups at the Riverwoods Senior Living Community here in Lewisburg from March through April 2020. 

Our Tech Tutoring program will give these students an opportunity to develop their leadership, communication, and teaching skills.

Each student will easily be able to teach important aspects of computing to a segment of the population who is not as familiar with technology. The tutors assist seniors in learning how to use technology and to overcome apprehension about technology.

Lessons might include how to e-mail, use an iPhone or iPad and internet search engines, as well as help with photos. Sharing these learning skills that come easily to young adults with older folks help enable seniors to stay connected with family members and the world around them.

This inter-generational program will help these students to strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, improve communication abilities, and interact and share information with a population different from them. 

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Welcome Lewisburg's Strike Circle
from left to right:  (back row): Julia Kaszuba, Taija Figard, Maddie Redding, Maddy Downs (front row): Lilly Kelly, Hanna Aboueid, Suzie Vo, Paige Kaszuba, Aley Zimmerman-Comas.

We were first introduced to the concept of a strike circle during one of the Lewisburg Sunrise Hub's launch parties, during which leaders of the chapter discussed with us the terrifying reality of climate change, the growing movement behind the Green New Deal, and what we, as high school students, could do to aid said movement. Recognizing that the creation of a resilient and sustainable future is critical (as well as incredibly time sensitive), we excitedly decided to give the program a shot.
Members within the Lewisburg Sunrise Hub have since been providing necessary support throughout the process of establishing our Strike Circle, remaining in constant contact with our host, Paige Kaszuba. As of now, we are learning as much as we can about the Green New Deal and its impact on the effects of climate change - why it's necessary and how to present it as such - in an attempt to become truly informed advocates of a livable future. Our goal is to get at least 25% of the Lewisburg Area High School students we canvass to join us in our strike on Earth Day, April 22nd. Together, we're viewing the big picture - a survivable, sustainable future - as it steadily becomes more necessary, more clear, and more attainable.

Overall, our strike circle is proving beneficial not only through its provision of a mechanism through which to push for necessary change, but also through its strengthening of key leadership, communication, persuasion, and comprehension skills.


The Team
Paige Kaszuba: Host and Recruitment Lead
Hanna Aboueid: Communications Lead (press-related)
Taija Figard: Communications Lead (social media)
Suzie Vo: Actions Lead

Aley Zimmerman-Comas: Pledge Tracker
 


The 100th Anniversary Celebration
Join the League of Women voters to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of their organization and the ratification of the 19th Amendment
March 8th, 2020
the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg
1:00pm
*FREE ADMISSION*
*OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
 
Enjoy refreshments, songs by Kj, a presentation by the Union County Historical Society, and more!

Speaker Forum

Speaker Scott Meinke, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Political Science Department at Bucknell University presents, What Works and What Doesn't? The Political Science of Election Reforms. 
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 11:30
LaPrimavera
2593 Old Turnpike Rd., Lewisburg, PA 17837
Lunch is served at 11:30am at a cost of $13.00. The speaker begins at 12 noon.


The League of Women Voters presents Union County Commissioners Preston Boop, Jeff Reber, and Stacy Richards at their Speaker Forum.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
East Buffalo Township Building, 57 Reitz Blvd, in Lewisburg
7-8:30pm

Following the presentation there will be a Q & A session with the commissioners.

Please note: this forum replaces their usual lunch forum for April.

Women Suffragists and Leaders. 
Historic Cemetery Tour 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 11:00am
Free one-hour walking tour of the historic Lewisburg Cemetery highlighting women leaders in the community. In 1920 the XIX Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing the right to vote for women.

Information: Bert Dunkerly bd1754@yahoo.com or Nancy Neuman neuman.nancy@gmail.com


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Senior Bucknellian Coffee Hour
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:30am
Weis Center Lobby

Raquel Meyer Alexander is the inaugural Kenneth W. Freeman Professor & Dean of the Freeman College of Management. Alexander was previously at Washington and Lee University, where she was Associate Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. In that role, she successfully managed the Williams School's Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reaccreditation, oversaw enrollment activities, and managed curriculum initiatives and learning assessment for multiple departments.

Alexander is passionate about undergraduate management education and about grounding management education in the liberal arts.

Come hear all about the new Management College and meet this dynamic lady.

All are welcome.

Cynthia Peltier
Chair


ACLUPA Central Susquehanna chapter Annual Dinner
March 29th, 2020 at 4pm
at the Front Street Station, 2 Front Street, Northumberland

Join us for dinner and conversation as we honor these community standouts:  Dr. Pat Bruno, Susan Jordan, Amy Moyer, and Rev. Mark Reisinger for their leadership and advocacy for children, justice, and journalism. We will also hear from the ACLUPA's Nyssa Taylor on Pennsylvania's Campaign for Smart Justice.


Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) invites the community to:

Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 @ 11:30
Village Commons of Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, 6 Tressler Blvd, Lewisburg.

Topic:  The Electoral College and Presidential Politics: Past, Present, and Future
Scott R. Meinke, Bucknell University professor of political science will discuss controversies about the Electoral College as old as the republic itself, their particular relevance after 2016, and as we approach the 2020 election. Why do we use this process? What effects does it have on campaigns and results? And what are the arguments and prospects for change?

The doors open at 11:30 a.m. so that you may eat lunch ($7 cash for reserved meals prepared by the BVLV chef or bring your own). If you want only to attend the program, it starts at noon.
 
The event is free and open to the public RSVP to BILL (570-522-0105 or lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu) by April 9

Tea & Talk
Thursday, April 23, 2002 @ 3:00pm
Village Commons of Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, 6 Tressler Blvd, Lewisburg.
 
Topic:  Is There Anyone Out There?
Katelyn Allers, Bucknell University associate professor of physics & astronomy discusses the question, how can one approach the subject of aliens through a scientific lens? In this talk, we’ll discuss recent research on planets outside of our solar system. We’ll consider the conditions necessary for extraterrestrial life to exist and for us to detect it.

The doors open at 3:00p.m. so that you may enjoy tea and dessert before the program begins at 3:30p.m.

Free and open to the public, please RSVP to BILL (570-522-0105 or lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu) by April 18
 
Visit www.bucknell.edu/lifelonglearning for more announcements
 
 
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417 Market St, Lewisburg, PA 17837
570-238-1818

Advisory Committee:
Mary Beth Clark, Scotta Magnelli, Elise Nicol, Helen Nunn, Elayne Sobel, Patti Urosevich

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