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Member News – September 8, 2021

United in Recovery Celebrating Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. United in Recovery, an initiative of the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties, is participating with a number of activities throughout the month. Visit to learn more. 

Central Susquehanna Opportunities Conducting Community Needs Assessment

The Community Needs Assessment is completed every three years. It provides the necessary information about the community and stakeholder needs so Central Susquehanna Opportunities can seek necessary funding, create/strengthen programs, and provide appropriate services to meet current needs.

Links to surveys for residents and service providers are on CSO’s website

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum and Forest and Field Partnering to Offer Free Cooking Class

Learn to make traditional homestyle Italian food with Chiara Menini Whitmoyer who is from the Veneto region of Italy. Italian foods are simple. Italian recipes usually involve only 4-8 ingredients at any one time. The secret to great Italian cooking is the quality of the food, not the complexity of it. Pasta, sauces, bread, learn why traditional Italian food is revered around the world. Ages 12+ and adults are welcome. The program is being offered free through the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum and will be held at Forest and Field’s demo kitchen on Alliance Park Drive in Bloomsburg.

Music and Dance from Bali Comes to the Weis Center in Free Performance, Lecture/Demo Precedes Performance

Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

The performance is free, but tickets are required by calling 570-577-1000 or online at

There will be a pre-performance lecture and demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium facilitated by Music Professor Bethany Collier.

The performance is sponsored in part by the Candland family, Remembering Mary Candland. It is co-sponsored by Bucknell University’s Department of Music in partnership with the Bucknell University Gamelan Ensemble. This engagement of Çudamani is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Service 1st Federal Credit Union’s 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $40,000

Service 1st Federal Credit Union held its 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Friday, August 27 at Frosty Valley Resort in Danville. During the tournament, Service 1st presented two local charities with donations totaling $40,000.

“Our annual charity golf outing was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic,” said Bill Lavage, President/CEO, Service 1st. “It was heartwarming to see the 150 people who golfed or volunteered at our outing this year. With their support, we raised $40,000 for two local non-profit organizations. It is a wonderful feeling to know we have all worked together to make this possible.”

Beneficiaries of the 27th Annual Service 1st Golf Outing included: Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) and Evangelical Community Hospital Children’s Health and Wellness Program.

“It is always great to see a community come together for a common cause of supporting local groups that benefit everyone,” said Jeff Balestrini, Chair, Service 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament Committee and Chief Lending Officer, Service 1st. “Since last year’s golf tournament was canceled due to COVID-19, everyone seemed even more enthusiastic to support this year’s event. We are extremely grateful for everyone that helped us raise the proceeds that in turn are donated to these very worthy causes.”

Since 1994, Service 1st’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament has raised $553,500 to benefit area charities. In 2020, Service 1st made the difficult decision to cancel the golf outing due to the pandemic. This year’s tournament included 136 golfers, numerous volunteers, sponsors, and fellow credit unions.

B.U. Film Series Open to the Public

Dr. David Heineman of Bloomsburg University’s Department of Communication Studies will host a weekly film screening in conjunction with his “Persuasion in Popular Film” course, which examines relationships between popular film and culture, highlighting the role of cinema in constructing ideology, identity, and history. Screenings will be followed by Q&A and discussion and will occasionally feature guest experts. All screenings are on Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Greenly Center Lecture rooms B and C. The screenings are free and open to the public. Masks will be required for everyone attending.

• Sept. 14 American Psycho (2000) (R)
• Sept. 21 Four Oscar-Winning Documentary Shorts (Nine From Little Rock (1964) / If You Love This Planet (1982) / Saving Face (2012) / Period. End of Sentence. (2018)) (R)
• Sept. 28 The Thing from Another World (1951) (NR)
• Oct. 5 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) (PG-13)
• Oct. 12 It Happened One Night (1934) (NR)
• Oct. 19 1917 (2019) (R)
• Oct. 26 Suspiria (1977) (R)
• Nov. 2 Do The Right Thing (1989) (R)
• Nov. 9 The 13th (2016) (NR)
• Nov. 16 The Matrix (1999) (R)
• Nov. 30 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (R)

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