Self-Defense Class For All Ages!

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Sign up and learn how to protect/defend yourself by taking a self-defense class at The Miller Center.


WHEN: Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

COST: Individual – $20 *All participants must have the $15 Admin Fee (one-time fee).

About the instructor:

Mark Schall – Mark is a sixth degree black belt in Goshin Jutsu Karate with 30 years of experience in training and teaching martial arts and self-defense.

About the class:

This class will cover proper form for punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, simple hand releases, proper falling techniques and grappling. Most importantly, the focus will be on situational awareness and self image.

Students should be in good physical health, wear loose fitting clothing and be prepared for physical contact and ground techniques.


To sign up for the Self-Defense Class, click here.

For more information, contact Kyle Snyder at or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.

Photo by Timothy Eberly

Kids’ Night Out Friday 5/18

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Kid’s Night Out is back on Friday 5/18 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Send the kids to play some of their favorite games including dodgeball, capture the flag, basketball, soccer and more.

We are also planning on utilizing our outdoor courtyard to play some games including “campfire” charades (no actual campfire, sorry), outdoor hockey shootout and outdoor parachute. (All weather permitting, of course.)

This will be the final Kids’ Night Out of the school year before our Summer of Fun begins so don’t miss this opportunity to let the kids enjoy a great night in our state-of-the-art facility and under the stars.

$15 in advance

$20 day of event

*All participants must have sports and rec pass.

To sign up, click here.


Softball Pitching and Hitting/Fielding Camp

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Don’t stop playing after the season ends. Come to The Miller Center for our 3 day camp!

Our softball camps will work with all ages and abilities to improve mechanics through organized instruction and drill repetition. Participants will be working with former 4-year starter at Southern Connecticut State University, Samantha Sabo. Whether participants are beginners or proven all stars, this clinic will take them to the next step. Groups will be divided by ability to allow all participants to get the most out of this camp.


When:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 12, 13, 14 from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Cost: Individual – $45

Note: All pitchers must bring their own catchers (catchers must wear a mask).


When:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 12, 13, 14 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Cost: Individual – $60


To sign up for the Pitching Camp, click here.

To sign up for the Hitting/Fielding Camp, click here.

If you sign up for both camps you will receive a $15 discount. Contact Kyle Snyder ( for more details.

*All participants must have the $15 Admin Fee (one-time fee).


For additional information, contact Kyle Snyder at or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.


Music at Miller

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Looking to take music lessons? Come to The Miller Center and sign up for lessons instructed by local music professionals. Learn your favorite song and how to handle an acoustic and/or acoustic instrument.

WHEN: Starting in June. 45 minute sessions – times are available in the morning and afternoon. *Days and times vary depending on the instrument.

COST: Individual – $160 (Eight Weekly Sessions) *All participants must have the $15 Admin Fee (one-time fee).

*Instruments are not provided (excluding Taiko Drums and Hand Drums).

Class minimum – 4

Class maximum – 10-12

What lessons are offered?

Vocal Technique, Group Performance, Acoustic Guitar, Mountain Dulcimer, Penny Whistle, Mandolin, Ukulele, Tune Writing, Harmonica, Five String Bluegrass, Recorder, Flute, Taiko Drums, Hand Drums and more.


About the Instructors:

Stacia Abematha – Stacia is a local performing artist and vocal instructor at the Uptown Music Collective. This year Stacia will be attending her third Silkroad Global Musician Workshop at The DePauw University School of Music.

Lessons to be taught by Stacia include beginner Vocal Technique, Group Performance and beginner Acoustic Guitar.

Alf Bashore – Alf began his love of music at the early age of mine, which has progressed through six decades. While playing an array of instruments, he has been teaching for the past 35 years. Alf is the co-founder of Off the Wall Dulcimer Society and Frosty Valley Dulcimer Friends and founder of the Iron Ukulele Benders Club.

Lessons to be taught by Alf include Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Ukulele, Guitar, Tune Writing, beginner Guitar, beginner Harmonica and beginner Penny Whistle.

Mark Doncheski – Mark has been playing the Five Finger Guitar for more than 50 years and the Bluegrass Banjo for more than 30 years. He has been played in the local Bluegrass band “Stained Glass Window” for 25 years and now plays with the “Strawberry Ridge” band.

Lessons to be taught by Marck include the Five String Bluegrass.

Flora Eyster – Flora studied classical and modern music at Bard College. She played the Flute for over 35 years. Flora has been teaching students from the past 35 years in high school and the at the college level.

Lessons to be taught by Flora include the Recorder and Flute.

Urie Kline – Urie is an active performer serving as a drummer for several ensembles of varying sizes and styles. He is currently at Lycoming College, Jersey Shore High School, and Robert M Sides in Williamsport.

Lessons to be taught by Urie include the Taiko Drums and Hard Drums (instruments included in lessons).

Tim Breon – Tim is an active instructor of Music and Technology at Lycoming College, instructor of Fundamentals of Audio at Susquehanna University and instructor of the bass guitar at the Uptown Music Collective.

Lessons to be taught by Time include Fundamentals of Audio, Guitar, Bass Guitar and String Bass.

Mark Peterson – Mark has been playing the drum set since his childhood and is very knowledgeable of all styles of music.

Lessons to be taught by Mark include the Drums, Snare Drums, Drum Set Technique and Basic Theory.


To sign up or for more information, contact Kyle Snyder at or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.



Photo by Roberta Sorge

Autism Family Fun Night

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Autism Family Fun Night at The Miller Center will be a fun night of meeting other families and sharing experiences while playing Autism-friendly activities! We will be playing games and activities of Basketball, Soccer, Parachute, Obstacle Courses and Relay Races.

WHEN: Friday, June 1 from 6:00-8:00 PM

COST: Family (siblings included) – FREE

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to participate in this event.

For more information, contact Kyle Snyder at or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191


Member of the Month: Fred Schaeffer

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness recognizes our heroes each month with our Member of the Month feature. This month, we say “Great job!” to Fred Schaeffer of Lewisburg.

Fred is a Miller Center Member who joined through our PWRMoves! Wellness Recovery program, a focused fitness program for those challenged by Parkinson’s disease.  Fred, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in early 2008, began to have significant problems with gait, balance, muscular stiffness and fatigue. His doctor prescribed physical therapy and once he got going, he wanted more. “The PWRMoves! Wellness Recovery program was so effective at resolving my problems that I decided to work with Miller Center personal trainer Cindy Murphy one-on-one to maximize the benefits of exercise.”

Fred “highly recommends” the Parkinson’s classes and the use of a personal trainer to fight against the disease.  “I believe that I am more mobile and independent now, at 78 years old, than I was earlier in my journey thanks to Cindy and the Miller Center.”

Way to go Fred, keep up the great work!

For being our May 2018 Member of the Month, Fred will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot.

To nominate one of our members or employees to be recognized, please send an email to Robin Barth at

Female, Forties & Frustrated

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Are you female, in your 40s and frustrated?

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness has just the class for you.

If you’ve been frustrated with unwanted changes to your body and fitness level due to the natural aging process, we’re here to help. We can get your body moving the RIGHT WAY to help offset the negative effects of menopause and hormonal changes . In this small group training class led by our personal trainer, Lis Reitz, you will see increased energy, improved mental outlook, better bone health and more! This class is a safe, effective, and non-intimidating way to get together with a group of 6-8 woman and have some fun!

Every Tuesday & Thursday starting June 5th-July 12th 11am-12pm

Class is limited to the first 8 registrants, and will meet in the high performance room in the Miller Center

It’s only $99 for members and $150 for non-members for the entire 6 weeks.

For more information or to sign up for ‘Female? Forties? Frustrated?’ visit out fitness desk or contact Robin Barth at

Members, you can log into your RecDesk account and register online here.

Doubles Pickleball Tournament

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Grab your partner and sign up for a Doubles Pickleball Tournament at The Miller Center! This tournament is for anyone who wants to compete against other pickleballers. NO experience is needed to participate in this fun and competitive tournament. This pickleball tournament will be played as a Double Elimination Tournament with A and B divisions. The best part? Winners will receive a FREE month to the fitness center!

When: Saturday, June 16th starting at 8:00 AM with registration beginning at 7:30 AM

Cost: Individual – $20   Team – $30   *To receive the team discount you must sign up as a team (2 players)

For any question or more information, contact Kyle Snyder at or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.

To sign up for the Doubles Pickleball Tournament, click here.