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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
PERSONAL CARE Home Training workshop, Wednesday, March 26, 8:30 a.m. at Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale. Meets DPW requirements for PCH Administrator Training. For info, call the Cooperative Extension, 8363196.
WELCOME BACK DOWNTOWN seminar, Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m. at the Peoples National Bank administrative office, 50 Main St., Hallstead. For info call the Dept. of Economic Development, 2784600, ext. 558. All are welcome.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 86 August meeting, Wednesday, March 26. Covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting at 7 p.m.
HEPATITIS C: The Silent Epidemic conference, Thursday, March 27, 8 a.m. at the Binghamton Regency Hotel. For info or to register, call 800-333-0892.
SERVICE OF PRAYER and mediation in time of war, Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. All are welcome.
RAIL-TRAIL monthly meeting, Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m. at The Beacon, Union Dale. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Call 785-7245 for info. All are welcome.
PACT, Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Girl Scout Troop 283 will perform "Nursery Rhyme Diet." Dairy Maid Abbey Hewitt will present Milk Nutrition. For info call 278-9027 or 465-2880. All are welcome.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, spontaneous live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee, Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Call 278-3352 for info. Free. All are welcome.
RURAL FOCUS GROUP, hosted by the Small Business Administration, Thursday, March 27, 10 a.m. at the Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission, 312 Main St., Towanda. For info, call Ana Gallardo, (215) 5802707.
ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti and meatball dinner, Friday, March 28, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
BLUEBIRDS in the Back Yard workshop, Saturday, March 29, 1:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park, Franklin Forks, PA. Slide show on the natural history and plight of the once common Eastern Bluebird, and how to encourage them to nest in your yard. Fee. Call 967-7275 to pre-register by March 28.
RECYCLING DRIVE, Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. Bring returnable aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles. Sponsored by the Montrose Spanish Club. All are welcome.
SUMO WRESTLING fund-raiser, Saturday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School. Admission. For info, call the Literacy office, 278-9027.
GREEN PARTY formation meeting, Saturday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. at Montrose Episcopal Church parish hall. For info, call 278-4539. All are welcome.
FASHION SHOW, Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m. at St. Johns Parish Hall, Jackson Ave., Susquehanna. Fashions for all ages, door prizes, refreshments. Sponsored by the Altar and Rosary Society. Tickets available at the door. All are welcome.
PARENT CHAT Book Club, Monday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Guest speaker, storyteller Judy Decker. Book title, "Where the Heart Is." Call 278-9027 or 465-2880 for info. All are welcome.
SUSQUEHANNA FOOTBALL BOOSTER Club meeting, Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m. in Mr. Zabielskis room at the high school.
THURSDAY NITE LIFELIKE, spontaneous live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee, Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.
April 4 & 5
CHURCH GROWTH SEMINAR featuring Pastor Don Pfleger, Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, at Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278-1001.
COUNTRY STYLE pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday, April 5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Children under 6 free (with adult). All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 5, beginning at 4 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
DAMARIS CARBAUGH dinner concert, Saturday, April 5 at Montrose Bible Conference. For reservations (required) or info, call 278-1001.
RECYCLE DRIVE, Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to noon at Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. Bring returnable aluminum cans, glass, plastic bottles. Proceeds benefit Montrose Spanish Club. All are welcome.
HOPE CAFE, Saturday, April 5, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Coffeehouse, snacks, beverages, music. All are welcome.
April 5 & 6
HUNTER-TRAPPER Education, Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmens Club, New Milford. Pre-registration mandatory, call 879-2483, 879-4307 or 465-3792.
SPRING CRAFT SHOW, Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Area High School. Admission; children under 12 free (with adult). All are welcome.
CABARET & FASHION fund-raiser, Sunday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Lost Dog Coffeehouse, Binghamton. Proceeds benefit Southern Tier AIDS program. For reservations, call (607) 771-6063.
TRAIN & TOY SHOW, Sunday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. Admission. For info call Bob, 853-4710 or Joe, 853-4536. All are welcome.
PARENT EDUCATION Night, Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community School elementary cafeteria. Program presented by NEIU 19; topics, procedural safeguards, least restrictive environment, transition planning. All are welcome.
LADIES CRAFT & COOKIE, Tuesday, April 8, 9 a.m. at Montrose Bible Conference. Fee. Call 278-1001 for info or to register.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE for EMTCs Ed Camp. Students in grades 5 -12 will attend workshops and clinics the week of July 21-25 at Blue Ridge School, New Milford. Call 434-2422 or visit www.4emtc.org for info.
Monday, March 31: Swedish meatballs in mushroom soup, noodles, French green beans, wheat bread, cherries.
Tuesday, April 1: beef stew, cranberry juice, biscuit, pineapple tidbits.
Wednesday, April 2: sliced turkey in gravy, mashed potato, spinach, dinner roll, peaches.
Thursday, April 3: stuffed pepper, apricot nectar, Italian bread, banana cream pie/banana.
Friday, April 4: macaroni and cheese, green beans, cran-grape juice, rye bread, tropical fruit.
The Susquehanna County Civil War Monument Restoration Committee and the Susquehanna County Historical Society will present "Voices of the Civil War" on Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. This living history program will present glimpses of the Civil War through the experiences of regimental field musicians, a Confederate wife living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and a Union mother who, years after the war, continues to mourn the loss of her son.
"We are pleased to be offering this wonderful opportunity to see the Civil War in a different light," says project manager Ellen OMalley. "Our presenters skilled reenactments provide a window to the history of the Civil War, from not only a soldiers point of view but also from the home front."
Re-enactors Joshua Phillips, a fifer, and Michael Boris, a drummer, will portray young field musicians who played an important role in communication between troops on the field of battle. Both boys are active members of the 137th NY Field Music, a local Civil War fife and drum corps. Joshua Phillips, who is a resident of New Milford and a 7th grade student at Blue Ridge School, appeared as a fifer in the recently released movie Gods and Generals. Re-enactor First Sgt. Pete Boris of the 137th NY Field Music will also perform.
Melody Phillips provides an interpretation of the struggles of a Confederate wife living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1863. Using period diaries, letters and newspaper accounts, Melody has created the character of Charmaine Morgan, who is striving to keep her farm and her family together in the absence of her husband. Melody is a living historian and a member of the Civil War Society of Binghamton, NY.
Eileen Patch offers a poignant portrayal of a mothers enduring grief at the loss of her son. Appearing as her great-grandmother, Sarah Leach Englis, Eileen reflects on the loss of her son, Sgt. George Englis who served in the 89th NY Infantry Volunteers. Mrs. Patch recently published a book, This From George, which contains the transcribed and annotated letters of Sgt. Englis.
Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the performance or in advance from members of the Monument Restoration Committee. All proceeds will benefit the Civil War Monument Restoration Fund.
Susquehanna County Farm Bureau is joined by Pomona Grange and the Susquehanna Conservation District in honoring Clifford Tinklepaugh at a dinner Friday, April 11, at the Lake Avenue Dining Room, Montrose Bible Conference in Montrose. A 7:15 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner at 7:45 p.m. Barney Wilkins will provide dinner music. Secretary or Agriculture designee Dennis Wolff will attend and speak. Speakers will celebrate the honorees many decades of service to agriculture and to the community.
A commemorative dinner book is being published, for further information, call Kathie Shelly 7562429. Proceeds from the dinner and dinner book will benefit the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation.
Tickets are available from Farm Bureau directors. Deadline for reservations is March 29. The public is invited to attend.
The Northern Wayne Community Library, located on Route 370 in Lakewood, announces its Easter activities schedule for children. These activities are free of charge, open to the public and require pre-registration.
The preschool program (ages 0-5) will be held on Friday, April 4, 10:0011:30. The kids will color eggs, have an Easter egg hunt and read a holiday story.
The school age program will be held on Saturday, April 5, and will be scheduled as follows:
K, and grades 1 and 2 (10:00-11:30): Easter bulletin board project, an Easter egg hunt and read a story.
Grades 3, 4 and 5 (12:00-1:30): Easter craft and egg hunt.
Grades 6, 7 and 8 (2:00-3:30): trivia contest, with prizes, and an egg hunt.
Please register early at 798-2444 to help library staff and volunteers determine the amount of supplies and assistance that will be needed.
The yearbook staff of Susquehanna Community High School announces that they will be having an Easter Expo for all children ages 2-10 on Saturday, March 30. This "eggstravaganza" will include egg races, a bunny hop contest, a coloring contest, games snacks, music and two Easter egg hunts. The Expo will be held from 1:00 - 3:30 P.M. in the Susquehanna Community High School gymnasium. The cost will be $3.00 for adults and children. Children may have their pictures taken with the Easter bunny, from 1:00 -2:00.
Come Sumo wrestle on Saturday, March 29 at the Blue Ridge High School gym to raise funds for the Susquehanna County Literacy Program. This exciting event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be just as fun for spectators as wrestling participants. All proceeds will help provide Susquehanna County residents with free and confidential services to reach their educational goals.
In teams of two, participants weighing at least 100 pounds, will wrestle each other. Teams can register in advance by calling the Literacy Program or at the door; however, spaces will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. In addition to wrestling, the concession stand will be selling pizza, popcorn, candy, and drinks.
If you would like more information on the event or would like to register in advance, call 278-9027.
On March 29, the Susquehanna County Literacy Program will hold a Sumo Wrestling fund-raiser at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
"Sumo wrestling" suits will be provided for a team of two participants (ninth grade - adult). Each team will register, either in advance or participants can register the night of the fund-raiser for a small fee. If you would like to register to participate in this fun-filled event, please call (570) 278-9027.
Parents often think teens must speak a different language, because they just dont seem to understand what theyre told. The sixth session of the "Parent to Parent" series explores communication methods that may be more effective when trying to reach adolescents. Communication involves both sending and receiving messages, and it should go both ways for all parties involved.
"Parent to Parent" is an eight-week series of video-based programs being offered to the public each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 to 7:30 at the TREHAB Page House in Great Bend, from now through April 15. Next Tuesday, April 1 will be the sixth session of the series.
This session will help parents to realize that adults and adolescents do indeed communicate differently, but the good news is that adults can learn how to "speak their kids language." Even more importantly, teens who feel like theyre being heard, and understood, are much less likely to use alcohol or other drugs a payoff that many parents feel is worth learning that "second language."
For more information about the "Parent to Parent" program, contact D&A Prevention Supervisor Roselyn Hibbard at TREHAB in Montrose, 278-5229, or visit the Page House in Great Bend on Tuesday evenings through April 15.
Woodland Resources Adventure is a great summer environmental and forestry experience for students ages 12-15. Students learn about trees, wildlife, aquatic life, logging, streams, soils, urban forestry and their relation to the environment.
This sixteen-year old program is held on the campus of Keystone College, LaPlume, PA. The students stay in college dorm rooms for the five days of activities. Woodland Resources Adventure begins on Sunday, July 27 at noon and runs through Thursday, July 31 at noon. This year, they are limited to 40 students.
For more information on the Woodland Resources Adventure, contact your local Conservation District or the Endless Mountains RC&D office at (570) 265-3409, ext. 5. The local Conservation District can be reached by calling the County Courthouse at 278-4600.
The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Johns Church, Susquehanna is planning a Spring Fashion Show for Sunday, March 30. With fashions by R&A Boutique, the 3 p.m. show, to be held in the Parish Hall, will feature local models. The members of the society are planning a full afternoon of door prizes and refreshments. Tickets are available from members of the Altar and Rosary Society, R&A Boutique or at the door the day of the show. Proceeds will be used for church renovations.
All are welcome to come to an open house at the Great Bend Borough Building in celebration of Goldie Smalls 95th birthday.
There will be a party honoring Goldie, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Senior Center, Great Bend. No gifts please.
On Saturday, March 29, 13 p.m., the Friends of Salt Springs State Park will offer a slide show and workshop on the Eastern Bluebird. As little as 50 years ago, the bluebird was a common sight on farms and in back yards throughout the region. Due to pesticides, habitat loss, predation and nesting competition with non-native species, their numbers dwindled dramatically until they were rarely if ever seen. In recent years, however, and thanks to numerous conservation efforts, the bluebirds population has increased to the point that they are one of wildlife conservations best success stories. Nesting boxes erected in appropriate habitats have contributed greatly to the renewed nesting success of this species. Bluebirds, often referred to as Harbingers of Spring, are easy to attract to your property and their melodious songs are a pleasure to hear.
This workshop, limited to 20, will feature an informative slide show and talk on the bluebirds natural history and how best to attract them to your property. Participants will also receive a pre-cut bluebird box kit to assemble at the workshop. Call 967-7275 for information and to pre-register, by March 28.
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