Five things to do with your family this weekend: March 15-17

Mar. 14—Looking for something to do with your family this weekend? Check out these activities around the Valley:

1. Squeeze in some last minute winter fun at the Sunbury Ice Skating Rink's Public Ice Skate on Friday and Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. The rink, located at 249 Memorial Dr., Sunbury, is preparing to close at the end of the month, so your chances to share are running out. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for children younger than five. Skate rentals are $3. For more information, check out the Sunbury Ice Skating Rink's Facebook page.

2. Get hopping on Easter festivities by going to the Elysburg United Methodist Church's Drive Thru with the Easter Bunny on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located at 171 W. Center St., Elysburg. Participants can hop out, get a picture with the Easter Bunny and a goody bag. Attendees should watch for signs and helpers to guide them through the parking lot. Learn more at the Elysburg United Methodist Church's Facebook page. Or you can head over to the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, 210 Independence St., Shamokin, for the library's egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. The library's hunt is split into two groups: ages 2 to 5 and grades kindergarten through third. More information is available by calling 570-648-3202. Watsontown Alliance Church, 1165 8th St., will also hold an egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. Learn more about it by emailing

3. Get a little dirty doing some good work at R.B. Winter State Park's March Volunteer Work Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Environmental Learning Center, 17215 Buffalo Road, Mifflinburg, before heading to the campground to get the sites ready for the camping season. Likely projects include moving branches and other debris from the campground, so volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and old clothes. Get more details from the Friends of R B Winter State Park's Facebook page.

4. The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is previewing its Theatre in the Classroom Tour "Zombie Thoughts" at the Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market St., Bloomsburg, on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. BTE describes the play as being set in a live-action video game where the levels get harder and players can't quit. Children will pick their avatars and the path they take through the play, helping the actors navigate their anxiety to win the game. The production teaches techniques to help children manage their own emotions and advocate for their friends' emotional needs. The event is free and more information is available at

5. The Milton Historical Society is wrapping up its 2024 Winter Lecture Series on Sunday with a program about protest music at 2 p.m. at the Milton High School Library, 700 Mahoning St. Professor Daniel Letwin, from Penn State University's Department of History, will present "This Land Is Your Land," a brief history of the American protest music tradition. Letwin will discuss how music influences people's mood, behavior and can motivate people to action. Participants will get to hear music that inspired social protest, particularly the labor and civil rights movements. Contact John McWilliams at for more details.

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