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The Susquehanna County Historical Society will host the "Freedom Quilts" exhibit from October 18 through November 30. The "Freedom Quilts" project surfaced after the September 11 tragedy. "Out of the disbelief and pain, I felt I needed to do something," said Maria Rocio OBrien, of Montrose, the project originator. "I wanted to capture a message that would make a statement for the future. I want our children to know peace without fear."
Rocio has quilting friends around the world and asked them if they would like to provide ten-inch quilted blocks with a message of freedom, peace and harmony. Rocios friend, Marty Kishiro, from Intec, Japan, posted a message on his website. A month later he received blocks from Japanese quilters, and in October of 2001 the blocks were sent to Rocio. The blocks contained messages of love, sorrow and most of all, support. Rocio, Stephanie Stopka, Catherine Probasco, Eileen Sickler, Annette Kennedy, Sheila Weidner, Ada Hess, and Marie McAvoy completed eight quilts in a few months time.
One of the "Freedom Quilts."
Rocio feels the quilts symbolize a hope for a better tomorrow and are a reminder of how we triumphed over lifes adversities. "As I view these beautiful quilts and I read their inspiring messages it comforts me. It tells me that good does triumph over evil."
The quilts will be on display during normal museum hours, Monday, Thursday and Friday, from 9-5 and Tuesday and Wednesday, 12-5. They will then travel to other Pennsylvania and New York museums.
Exhibits at the Susquehanna County Historical Society are partially funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) workshop, Starting and Managing a Small Business, Wednesday, October 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Genettis, Wilkes-Barre. For info, call 826-6502.
LEGION AUXILIARY meeting, Wednesday, October 23. Covered dish at 6:30 p.m., meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Thursday, October 24, at the Springville United Methodist Church. Serving from 4:30 until ? Takeouts available. Preschool children free (with adult). All are welcome.
CRAFT FAIR, Thursday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Montrose. Handmade craft items, bake sale, lunch available, raffle. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Chapter, American Red Cross. All are welcome.
NATURAL RESOURCES workshop, Thursday, October 24, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Torrey Lodge, Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose. For info or to register, call the Cooperative Extension, 278-1158.
TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION meeting, Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. at the New Milford Boro building. For info, call 289-4181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.
GAME OF LOGGING, Level II, Friday, October 25, at the Shelly Tree Farm, Ararat Township. For info or to register, call the Cooperative Extension, 278-1158.
CRAFT FAIR, Friday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Montrose. Handmade craft items, bake sale, lunch available, raffle. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Chapter, American Red Cross. All are welcome.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE, Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakland Boro building. Admission. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, October 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
GOV. MARK SCHWEIKER will be honored at a breakfast, Friday, October 25, 7:30 a.m. at the Green Gables Restaurant, New Milford. Tickets by reservation only, call 756-2406 for info.
HARRY POTTER Halloween party, Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the childrens room of the Susquehanna County Library, Montrose. Adults and children welcome.
October 25 & 26
GHOST WALKS, Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Old Mill Village, New Milford. Guided tours with ghostly tales, alternate activities, refreshment. Admission. Call 434-3353 for info.
HAUNTED HOLLOW, Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at the Soldiers Orphan School, off Rte. 547, Harford. Refreshments available. Admission. All are welcome.
STATE 4-H HORSE SHOW, Friday, October 25, through Sunday, October 27, beginning at 8 a.m. each day at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. For info, call Tammy Clark Eichstadt at (724) 588-5260.
HALLOWEEN FUN RUN, Saturday, October 26, on the Stourbridge Line. Departures at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Honesdale. Reservations required. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960 or visit www.stourbridgerail.com.
TURKEY HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 26, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Joseph St. Augustines Neumann Center, Rte. 267, Choconut. All are welcome.
HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 26 at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. Serving 4:30 p.m. til ? Preschool children free (with adult). All are welcome.
GAME OF LOGGING, Level II, Saturday, October 26, at Endless Mt. Stone, Brushville. For info or to register, call the Cooperative Extension, 278-1158.
CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Montrose. Handmade craft items, bake sale, lunch available, raffle. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Chapter, American Red Cross. All are welcome.
SINGIN IN THE BARN, Saturday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. at Sears Melody Mountain, Kingsley. Gospel groups, childrens choir, audience singing. All are welcome.
NEW MILFORD CEMETERY cleanup, Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. Bring rakes. Pick up flowers and plants you wish to keep. Rain date, November 2. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, October 26, at Thompson United Methodist Church. Serving begins at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
BEAR PROGRAM, Saturday, October 26, 8 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Community Center. Speaker will be Dr. Gary Alt, of the PA Game Commission. Admission. All are welcome.
HAM DINNER, Saturday, October 26, at the Welsh Hill Church, Rte. 374 at Lake Idlewild. Takeouts starting at 3 p.m., dine in starting at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Dept. Pre-sale tickets available from the Susquehanna Sesquicentennial committee. All are welcome.
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW, Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tunkhannock Area High School. Lunch available. Free admission and parking. Call 836-5869 for info. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, October 27, noon to ? at the Thompson Fire Co. on Water St. Proceeds benefit Adrian "Stubby" Baldwin family. All are welcome.
HALLOWEEN PARADE, Sunday, October 27, 2:00 p.m. in Susquehanna. Line up at the Veterans Memorial Board, Shops Plaza. All children welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, October 27, at the Moose Lodge 794, Main St., Susquehanna. Serving begins at 1 p.m. call 853-3929 for reservations. All are welcome.
GAME OF LOGGING, Level II, Sunday, October 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Endless Mountains Stone. For info or to register, call 278-1011, ext. 101.
TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF: members of the First Presbyterian Church of Hallstead and the United Methodist Community Church will be dressed in costume and collecting throughout the community on Sunday, October 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION, Monday, October 28, 6 p.m. at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Hosted by Make-A-Wish Foundation. To register or for info, call 1-800-480-9474.
PUBLIC MEETING towards development of a Tunkhannock Creek Watershed association, Tuesday, October 29, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Keystone College Water Discovery Center. For info, call Mike Villanella, 278-4600, ext. 289.
WATERCOLOR CLASSES, Tuesday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Claverack building, 706E, Montrose. For info, call the Hill Country Artists, 553-2500. All are welcome.
October 29 & 30
AARP 55 ALIVE Driver Training Class, Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. For info or to register, call Irene Messinger, 798-2938.
PUBLIC MEETING to discuss the development of a Tunkhannock Creek Watershed association, Wednesday, October 30, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Fire Hall. Call 278-4600, ext. 289 for info. All are welcome.
TRICK OR TREAT will be held in Susquehanna Boro on Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
TRICK OR TREAT time will be in Thompson Boro on Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
TRICK OR TREAT will be held in Oakland Boro on Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
HALLOWEEN TREAT WALK for children, Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Movies, snacks, treats. Registration required, call 879-4506.
TURKEY PARTY, Friday, November 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Co. Refreshments, drawings, door prize. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, November 2 at the Elk Lake School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Craft vendors, quilt show, refreshments available. Sponsored by the Springville Area Womens Club. All are welcome.
HAM DINNER, Saturday, November 2, 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Children under 6 free (with adult). All are welcome.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, November 2, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
November 2 & 3
HEAVEN PSYCHIC FAIR, Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre. Admission. All are welcome.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Area Jr./Sr. High School. Crafts, bake sale, door prizes. refreshments available. Admission; children under 12 free (with adult). All are welcome.
LUCKY "X" TRAP & RUNNING, STANDING DEER SHOOT, Sunday, November 3, following monthly pancake breakfast at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 3, 8 a.m. to noon at the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Station. All you can eat! Children under 6 free (with adult). Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 190. All are welcome.
ROBERT BATEMAN TECHNIQUES, presented by Linda Truman, Tuesday, November 5, 7 p.m., Claverack Building, 706E, Montrose. For information call 553-2500. All are welcome.
Monday, October 28: sloppy Joes, AuGratin potatoes, coleslaw, hamburger bun, cream puff, diet chocolate pudding.
Tuesday, October 29: sliced turkey with gravy, sweet potato, Italian blend vegetables, wheat, diet applesauce.
Wednesday, October 30: chicken fricassee, green beans, biscuit, mandarin oranges.
Thursday, October 31: sweet and sour chicken, rice pilaf, peas and carrots, crangrape juice, orange cranberry muffin, coconut cream pie, diet fig Newton.
Friday, November 1: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, rye bread, tropical fruit.
On October 25, Governor Mark Schweiker will be honored at a breakfast to be held at Green Gables Restaurant, Rt. 11 in New Milford, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. This will be a unique opportunity for the people of our region to meet Governor Schweiker. Susquehanna County GOP Chairman Ivan Burman extends a cordial invitation to anyone that would like to attend. Tickets will not be sold at the door and seating will be limited. Reservations can be made by calling 570-756-2406.
Things that go "Bump" in the night and events that cannot be explained in the state of Pennsylvania will be the content of the evening "Village Ghost Walks" to occur at Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford, Pennsylvania. Co-Chairs Tim and Christina Button, avid collectors of historic ghostly tales, will share their enthusiasm as tour guides and tale tellers the four evenings scheduled for the walks Fridays and Saturdays, October 18, 19, and 25 and 26. The tours will take place each night between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Upon arrival at the gate, you will be greeted by Old Mill Villagers in historic dress to tour the Village by candle light. As you visit the buildings, the guides will tell stories of ghosts and spirits that haunt the hills, valleys and villages of Pennsylvania. Perhaps you will meet the Village ghost itself.
For those not particularly interested in such tales, but not wishing to spoil the family fun, or for those not able to endure the walk, a special area will be set aside for children and/or adults complete with alternate activities. Everyone will be treated to a cup of cider (hot or cold) and a tasty treat at the end of the tour. Dave Ingerson will be on hand to entertain with his music and to keep your mind off the things that go "Bump" in the night.
Christina Button encourages anyone who can relate a true local (Susquehanna County) ghost story, or wishes more information, to call her prior to October 18. Her number is (570) 434-3353. For large groups planning to enjoy the evening, she urges a call to the Village in advance at (570) 465-3448 in order to better accommodate your party.
Thompson Hose Company is hosting a benefit for the family of Adrian "Stubby" Baldwin on Sunday, October 27, at the new fire station on Water Street in Thompson Borough, starting at noon with a chicken barbecue and lasting throughout the afternoon.
Stubby was a life member of the Thompson Hose Company and lost his fight with cancer on September 17, 2002.
Activities planned for the day include a motorcycle ride with the "Stinky Boys," beginning at 1:00 p.m. from the Viaduct Inn in Lanesboro. Anyone with a cycle who wishes to participate in the ride should be there at 12:30 p.m. The ride will proceed from Lanesboro, onto Route 171 and end at the fire hall in Thompson.
There will be music, games, food and fun. The "Main Street" band and "Aces N Hights" band will be on hand to entertain. Games include regular bingo, instant bingo, big six and a hay ride if weather permits. Food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, pie and soda or BYOB.
Advance chicken barbecue tickets are available at this time from any fire or ambulance person, or by calling (570) 727-2651 or (570) 756-3764.
Please come out and support the Baldwin family.
On Saturday, November 2, the Hallstead-Great Bend Civic Club is once again sponsoring its AMBA Blood Screening program at the American Legion Post on New York Avenue, Hallstead, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The blood screen runs more than 30 tests, which serve as an early warning system to red-flag current or potential health problems, such as coronary disease, kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease and other conditions.
For more information or to make an appointment, call AMBA toll-free at 1-800-234-8888.
There will be a Halloween celebration for area children, ages 2-12, at the Susquehanna Community High School gymnasium on October 26. The event, to be sponsored by the yearbook staff, will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will feature costume contests, coloring contests, treats, spooky stories, games, snacks, music, and more. The cost will be $3.00 per person and the staff encourages parents and friends to attend and bring their cameras to capture photos of the youngsters in front of a special Halloween backdrop.
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services theyve earned. Theres so much to know, and so many changes from one year to the next. Thats why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the DAV Chapter Home, Saint Michael's Hall, 280 Clinton Street, Binghamton, New York from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 23, to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families.
Linda Truman will give a presentation of painting techniques used by Robert Bateman, well known wildlife artist. Having attended a recent seminar and viewed many of his exhibits, she will present ideas that are evident in his paintings. She will discuss different techniques, such as composition. Even though he paints in acrylics the information will be useful for whatever media an artist uses.
The program will be presented at the monthly meeting of Hill Country Artists, November 5, 7 p.m. at the Claverack building on 706E Montrose. The public is always invited to attend.
Many of the Artists were part of the Artists' Open House Weekend during the Columbus Day weekend. Hill Country Artists had a free drawing of a Jane Neyhard painting during the show. Megan Kelley of Harford was the lucky winner.
Watercolor painting classes are being offered by Hill Country Artists on Tuesday evenings, from 5-8 p.m. at the Claverack Building. For information call 553-2500.
The Susquehanna County Taxpayers Association will have an open meeting on October 25, 7:30 p.m., at the New Milford Borough Building on RT. 11 in New Milford Borough. Discussion will be held on current events and the directions the association will take in the future. The meeting is open to the public. The contact person is James Jennings, 289-4181, email@example.com.
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