Martha United Methodist Church members have a busy summer ahead of serving up both lunches and movies.
The churchs annual Summer Lunch Program started Monday, and runs daily through Aug. 8 for the Port Matilda Elementary School site and Aug. 10 for the Miles Trailer Park site, on Alternate Route 220 opposite Smith Motor Co. Lunches at both sites will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Meals will be free to all children, and after-lunch activities are planned for both locations. No lunches will be served on July 4.
Also back again this year is the Free Friday Family Movies series, with all films outdoors at the churchs Martha Pavilion.
Video licensing rules prohibit the church from advertising film titles, but based on the descriptions on its promotional flier, its not hard to guess whats being shown.
Friday kicks off the series at 9 p.m. with the tale of a group of youngsters from an impoverished Mexican city coming to play baseball in the United States. The rest of the lineup is as follows:
June 29, 9 p.m.: A badly maimed juvenile dolphin receives a new tail.
July 13, 9 p.m.: A widower buys a zoo in order to bring his family back together.
July 20, 9 p.m.: A double feature for Christmas in July pairs the traditional O. Henry classic with the story of a Virginia mountain family pursuing the best Christmas ever. A free turkey dinner precedes the films at 7 p.m.; reservations are required. Call 692- 8309 before July 17.
July 27, 8:45 p.m.: A frog and his friends learn that their theater is slated for demolition, but save it by staging a benefit show.
Aug. 3, 8:45 p.m.: A young golfer buckles under the pressure in his debut but is helped by an old rancher.
Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m.: A race car, competing in the first World Grand Prix, finds himself in a case of international intrigue.
All movies come with free popcorn, but audiences are advised to bring their own chairs and, since it can get chilly at night in the valley, warm clothing or blankets.
The pavilion is located beside Ardery Hollow Road, off Route 220 not far from the U.S. Route 322 intersection.
Howard food bank open for business
The Howard Area Food Bank will be open twice in July, but the right day for clients will depend on which side of the county line they live.
Clinton County residents in Beech Creek Township and the borough of Beech Creek should come to the former Beech Creek Elementary School on July 2.
July 16, on the other hand, will be the collection day for Centre County residents served by the food bank. The service area includes the eastern parts of Marion and Boggs townships, Yarnell, Orviston, Monument, Blanchard, Howard Township, Howard, Hublersburg and Walker Township.
Both days, the food bank will be open 2-4:30 p.m.
Chris Rosenblum writes a weekly column about happenings in the Bald Eagle area. Contact him at 231-4620. Follow him on Twitter @CRosenblumNews