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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
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 3 & 4
BLUESTONE & MINING workshop, Thursday, April 3, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday April 4, 8 a.m. to noon at the Susquehanna County office building, Montrose. For info, call the District Mining Office (Pottsville), 621-3118.
April 3, 4, & 5
WAY OUT WEST IN A DRESS, a musical melodrama, will be presented April 3 through 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. For ticket info or reservations, call 853-4692. 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.
PEOPLE FOR PEACE, Saturday, April 5, noon, at the county Courthouse, Montrose. For info call Paul, 278-2187. 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.
MAPLE FESTIVAL, Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 at Marathon, NY. Craft show, contests, train rides, zoomobile, demonstrations, food, more. For info call (607) 849-3812. All are welcome.
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.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 6, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. 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.
EASTER BIG BUCKS BINGO and pizza party, Wednesday, April 9, 6 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Easter egg prizes, free books and refreshments. For info, call 278-9027 or 465-2880.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, spontaneous live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee, April 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free. All are welcome.
April 10, 11 & 12
Mr. McFEELEY from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood will be visiting the Lackawanna County Trolley Museum, April 10 through 12. For info or an event schedule, call 963-6590.
FISHERMENS BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 12, 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit fuel fund. All are welcome.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Montrose United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Montrose Rotary to benefit Boy Scout Camping Fund. All are welcome.
FOREST MANAGEMENT and tree farm tour, Saturday, April 12 10 a.m. at Dave Clemens tree farm, Parks Valley Rd., between New Milford and Hallstead. For info, call the Bureau of Forestry, 278-4600, ext. 270.
CRUSADER CLASSIC 5K RACE, Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Jr./Sr. High School, Carbondale. DJ, expo, drawings, post-race party. For info, call 282-2790. All are welcome.
RECYCLE DRIVE, Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. All are welcome to bring returnable aluminum cans, glass, plastic bottles. Proceeds benefit the Montrose Spanish Club.
BACKYARD POULTRY Workshop, Saturday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse, Honesdale. Sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, call 253-5970 for info or to register (required).
April 12 & 13
EASTER BUNNY HOP, Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at 12:30 and 3:30 from Honesdale on the Stourbridge Line. For info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960.
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, April 7: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, wheat bread, vanilla pudding.
Tuesday, April 8: chicken breast with sweet and sour sauce, rice pilaf, cranberry juice, sliced carrots, dinner rolls, coconut cream pie.
Wednesday, April 9: stuffed cabbage, whole parslied potatoes, peas, rye bread, apricots.
Thursday, April 10: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, wheat bread, chocolate cream pie.
Friday, April 11: baked white fish, AuGratin potatoes, peas and carrots, blueberry muffin, peaches.
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.
A training critical for small business owners and managers will be held Tuesday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the County Office Building, Montrose, PA. Registration deadline is April 15.
All types of small business can learn how to: "target" their market, profile their competition; conduct market research easily; plan a marketing campaign; analyze their "marketing mix" pricing, promotion, products, positioning; develop effective marketing strategies; write a marketing plan; find value in effective trade show exhibiting.
Presented by Marketing Specialist Maria Montenegro, University of Scranton SBDC.
To register for this training, contact the University of Scranton SBDC at 1-800-829-7232 or register on-line at http://sbdc.scranton.edu. Pre-registration is required.
To celebrate National Library Week (April 6-12), the Susquehanna County Library is holding some very special programs.
Starting on Monday, April 7, the first fifty families who come to the library and sign up to be a "Family of Readers" will receive a special gift bag.
Toddlers (ages 2- 3 1/2) and their parents are invited to a special Toddler Time on Thursday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m., in the Children's Room of the Susquehanna County Library in Montrose. No registration is required.
At 10:15 a.m. on the same day, bring your baby (under one year old) for a special Lapsit Story Time. If your baby isn't part of the Babies and Books program, sign up to receive a special gift bag and have your baby's picture taken. You can sign up for Babies and Books at any county library at any time, but come on Monday, April 7 for the special Lapsit program (no registration required).
On Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m., all families are invited to a very special Family Bedtime Story Hour! Come in your pajamas (grownups too!). There will be stories, songs, and tips on how to enjoy family reading times in your own home.
Area residents are asked to show their support for our troops by displaying yellow ribbons, and/or candles in their windows.
On Saturday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. a rally will be held in the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. There will be a candlelight ceremony, guest speakers, with several local civic groups and organizations expected to participate.
Please note that this rally is not intended to be a demonstration either in support of or opposed to the war effort, but to show support for our troops, whether they be stationed overseas or stateside.
All are welcome to take part.
Now that Gov. Edward G. Rendell has issued a proclamation declaring April as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Month and Saturday, April 26, as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Day, PENNDOT's District 4-0 is joining in the massive effort to do some spring cleaning along our highways. District 4-0 includes Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties.
PENNDOT District 4-0 is looking for volunteers to help Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful. The volunteers are needed to take part in PENNDOT's 26th annual Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) Day. They'll join thousands of volunteers statewide who will pick up litter on the last Saturday of April.
Anyone interested in volunteering for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Day, or the Adopt-A-Highway program can contact the KPB/AAH coordinators in these counties: Susquehanna County - Connie Burgh or Jim Griffin- (570) 278-1171; Wayne County - Don Matthews - (570) 253-3130.
Wealth without work; entertainment without conscience; love without limits; freedom without accountability - these are just a few of the false promises promoted by the "toxic" aspects of the culture our adolescents live in each day. The seventh session of "Parent to Parent" explores strategies for avoiding some less-than-obvious traps that children, and parents, can fall into.
"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 Page House in Great Bend, from now through April 15. Next Tuesday, April 8 will be the seventh session of the series.
This session deals with values, but doesnt attempt to tell parents what values they should have. It offers ways of identifying what standards or principles are important to parents and helps them find ways to share them with their children and to foster in them the development of similar ideals.
The eighth and final session of "Parent to Parent" will be held April 15. "Its a wonderful wrap up of the program and offers parents a model for helping their children to reach their goals and dreams," asserts TREHABs D&A Prevention Supervisor Roselyn Hibbard, the program facilitator.
For more information about the "Parent to Parent" program, or to schedule the program in your community, contact Ms. Hibbard at TREHAB in Montrose, at 278-5229, or visit the Page House in Great Bend on Tuesday evenings through April 15.
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.
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