The Susquehanna River's Dining and Learning Series announced its theme for 2013: The Susquehanna River: Do You Know?

The 2013 series will present a set of unusual facts about the river, and speakers will explore the answers to these mysteries that make the Susquehanna River such a valuable resource.

Programs take place in Shank's Mare's banquet room, The Rookery, and include a dinner, with the program presented over dessert and coffee. BYOB is welcome. Reservations are required and can be made by phone at (717) 252-1616. Tickets are $41 per person.

* "Do You Know: Who built the first dam on the Susquehanna in 1779?" - 6 p.m. Friday, with speaker Stephen Runkle. Runkle, a Susquehanna River historian, explores the causes of and chronicles the events of the American Revolution in our area. All along the Susquehanna, the Revolution forced the early European settlers and Native Americans to choose sides, often splitting families and resulting in a bloody civil war.

* "Do You Know: What brought the Continental Congress to York when Philadelphia was taken over by the British in 1777-1778?" - 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, with speaker Stephen Runkle. Our area played a crucial role during the most critical year of the American Revolution, from July 1777 through June 1778. Most of us know that York hosted the Continental Congress, but why did the founding fathers pick this area as our young government fled from the British in Philadelphia.