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Member News – April 20, 2022

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Will Host 7th Annual Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 23.

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum will host the 7th Annual Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10 am-4 pm. Crafters, inventors, hobbyists, and artisans will be able to showcase their skills and talents in a family-friendly environment. As usual, it is free to attend.

The event will be held on the grounds of the Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, in Bloomsburg. This event brings together amateur and professional artists, crafters, engineers and performers in a combination of large spectacles and communal interactive experiences. We like to call it the greatest show and tell on earth, where families will get to experience inventions, creativity, and resourcefulness.

The day features live entertainment, hands-on activities for children, over 60 vendors selling one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, and great food. The event will be sponsored by UGI, MAKE: Community, and PPL Foundation.

Jen Zarko, from Zarko Hill Craftery, will be demonstrating the process of soapmaking. She says she’s looking forward to doing a cold process soap-making demonstration, while looking at the science behind the suds. Zarko said, “Kids are naturally born artists and it’s so amazing to see their imaginations kick in when introduced to soap as a medium,”

Caeley Looney, the CEO of Reinvented Magazines, says Reinvented is excited to bring their “princess with power tools activity” to the Mini Maker Faire. Looney said, “Our princesses can’t wait to help students learn how to use their first power tool and show everyone that #brilliantisbeautiful!”

For more information about Mini Maker Faire visit the events website. https://bloomsburg.makerfaire.com/


Town of Bloomsburg Community Yard Sale Date is Set

The yard sale will be held on Saturday, August 13, and will be held rain or shine. Bloomsburg Police Department/Parking will not be enforcing residential permit parking that day.


Identify Opportunities for Collaborative Solutions with “Conflict to Collaboration” Webinar

McKonly & Asbury is teaming up with its partner, Dale Carnegie Mid-Atlantic, to host a webinar entitled, “Conflict to Collaboration.” Conflict situations are frequently complicated and difficult to resolve. By ourselves, we may have limited capacity for dealing with the many issues that might be involved. By collaborating with others within and outside of our organization, we can access the experience, expertise, creativity, and values of other professionals to bring the situation to a successful conclusion.

Collaborative solutions to conflict situations enable everyone involved to feel that everything was done to resolve the situation professionally. It takes the pressure off of us to have all the answers in these situations and brings many expert viewpoints to bear on a successful outcome.

This webinar will be led by David Osborne, Executive Organizational Development Consultant and F2F Trainer / Digital Team Facilitator & Producer with Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. In 2017, he won Digital Trainer of the Year as voted by Carnegie’s global clients. He has facilitated and produced over 10,000  hours of online training.

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for collaborative solutions
  • Enlist the skills and abilities of others to provide support and direction
  • Collaborate with others to reduce conflict and create synergy

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Thursday, April 28 at 2 PM EST

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“A Star is Born” Join Columbia Montour County United Way for this Award-Winning Film

In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, join United in Recovery for “A Star is Born”, brought to you in partnership with the Berwick Theater & Center for Community Arts. This 2018 award-winning film is an American musical romantic drama that follows an alcoholic musician (Bradley Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Lady Gaga). Tickets are FREE and includes one free popcorn and a small drink. The showing will take place at the BTCCA, 110 E. Front Street in Berwick on April 24, 2022. There will be two showings with the first starting at 2 p.m., while the second one will begin at 7 p.m.