The Encores The Lycoming County Historical Society will conclude its 2017 Lecture Series on Thursday, December 14, at a Coffee Hour held at 10am in the Community Room of its Taber Museum. The morning will feature the musical group, the New Horizons (the Encores). The musical interlude is free and open to the public.

Comprised of senior members of the community, the group will perform band repertoire, including a number of holiday songs with opportunity for some singing along! Light refreshments will be served.

Started by Carol Sides and Albert Nacinovich, the band is also directed by Lucy Henry, Judy Shellenberger and Theo Lentz. The goal of the New Horizon’s groups is to create a comfortable re-entry point for adults who played music in school and would like to resume playing. The band is open for anyone over 50 years of age wanting to learn to play an instrument, relearn to play or play something different from what they already play. The Encores are the local answer to the nationwide New Horizons.

The Historical Society’s Lecture Series focused on ‘Communities’ for the 2017 season, combining Coffee Hours (Thursday mornings, March through June, September through December) with Society Programs (Sunday afternoons, May through October). A total of fourteen lectures were presented throughout the year.