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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
Life Line Screening will be at St. John the Evangelist Church, 101 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, on November 29, performing ultrasound screenings for stroke, abdominal aneurysms, and blockages in the arteries of the legs, as well as osteoporosis screenings. This preventative program is really worth participating in. Problems can be detected early and taken care of, before they become more serious. Your results are sent to you and you are referred to your own doctor.
Each non-invasive, completely painless screening takes about ten minutes. Discount packages are available.
You must pre-register by calling 1-800-407-4557 for your appointment or for more information.
Personal Ponies, Ltd. (PPL) is having their fourth annual Open Christmas Barn, at Elishas Home, December 2, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (snow date is December 9). The barn is located in Fairdale, three miles outside of Montrose, PA. There is no charge for the tour, and the barn is handicap accessible.
PPL is a one of a kind organization that raises their own UK miniature Shetland ponies and gives them to differently abled children to hug and brush. These ponies are called gift ponies; there is no charge. The children use the ponies for physical as well as mental therapy.
Pictured is Rocky, mascot pony for PPL, owned by Elaine and Emil Nemeckay, Regional Directors.
"We also call this our petting barn and invite everyone to visit; it will be decorated with the holiday spirit. We have miniature Shetland ponies, donkeys, llamas, pygmy goats and a potbelly pig, named Brucie. Rocky, the trick pony will be there to perform, at two intervals in the afternoon. Personal Ponies is all about making children smile," say Elaine and Emil Nemeckay, Regional Directors, from Hop Bottom, PA.
PPL has grown to be nationwide and has been placing their ponies in the homes of disabled children for over 16 years.
Plan to come and spend the day with volunteers at the barn, who will be available to answer any questions. Call (570) 278-5078 for more info.
THE GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION is looking for families to give loving homes to guide dog puppies. For info call Erin Cleary at (800) 548-4337, ext. 260.
November 23 & 24
TORREY HOME CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE will be open Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For info, call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278-1001.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, November 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Fire Company, Montrose. All are welcome.
LEGION POST 86 AUXILIARY meeting, Wednesday, November 28. Covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, November 30, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange, Rte. 29, Lawsville. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
November 30 & December 1
TORREY HOME Christmas Boutique, Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference, 5 Locust St., Montrose. Call 27801001 for info. All are welcome.
PLANNING MEETING to discuss the establishment of a Lutheran Church in the Great Bend/Hallstead area, Saturday, December 1, 4 p.m. at the Hallstead Methodist Church, Church St. Call 289-4468 or 879-5154 for info. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, December 1, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. Religious articles, crafts, clothing, raffles, white elephant table, Chinese auction, baked goods, more. For info call 278-1504. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS PARTY, Saturday, December 1, at the American Legion Post 86, Main St., Susquehanna. Gifts, candy, refreshments, entertainment. Children up to age twelve welcome.
CHRISTMAS DEPARTMENT STORE, Saturday, December 1, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Montrose United Methodist Church. Gift items, decorations, collectibles, crafts, plants, more. Free gift wrapping. Lunch available. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, December 1, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Montrose Square Apartments, 15 Church St. Arts, crafts, bake sale, refreshments available. All are welcome.
SANTA EXPRESS on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, December 1. Departures are from Honesdale, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For reservation or info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960 or visit www.waynecountycc.com.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, country style, Saturday, December 1, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS PARTY, Saturday, December 1, at American Legion Post 86, Main St., Susquehanna. Gifts, refreshments, entertainment. Children up to twelve welcome.
FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL, a 10-day trip to Greece, including Athens, Thessalonica, Corinth, Philippi, Neapolis, Delphi and Mycenae. Hosted by Rev. Craig and Barbara Mark. For information, call United Methodist Community Church, 879-4506.
Monday, November 26: chicken casserole, coleslaw, green beans, white bread, pumpkin pie or butterscotch pudding.
Tuesday, November 27: pork chops, mashed potatoes, spinach, dinner roll, applesauce.
Wednesday, November 28: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, rye bread, fruit cocktail.
Thursday, November 29: boneless barbecue chicken, baked beans, baby carrots, wheat bread, pound cake or angel food cake.
Friday, November 30: brown bag day. Meat lasagna, Italian green beans, orange juice, Italian bread, tapioca pudding or vanilla pudding.
The fifth annual Christmas Department Store will be held at the Montrose United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, on December 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This unique event has been a huge success each year, and members of the church expect that this year will be no exception. One of the reasons for such success is the low-priced attic treasure gifts; new and like-new toys, jewelry, Christmas decorations, toiletries, sporting goods, books, games, puzzles, household items and objects too many to mention. Then there are the more realistically priced crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, jams, jellies and other foods, plants, wreaths, and dried flowers and other botanicals. There is something for everyone, and gift wrapping is free.
The doors will open at the Christmas Department Store on December 1!
Coffee and donuts will be available in the morning. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
All are cordially invited to come join the fun and do some early shopping.
A special preschool story hour will be held at the Susquehanna Library on December 4, at 10 a.m.
Children will enjoy holiday stories, a craft and a special visit from Santa Claus. Register by November 30.
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