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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
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.
BREAK THE CYCLE OF ILLITERACY program, Thursday, April 10 at the Lawton Social Hall. Two sessions will be offered, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Call the Literacy office for more info, 278-9027. All are welcome.
BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Main St., New Milford. All types are needed. For an appointment call 879-2907 or the Red Cross, 278-1427. 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).
WILDLIFE RESCUE, Saturday, April 12, 1:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Carol Shilling, director of the wildlife rehabilitation center in Friendsville, will present a program about local wildlife. Bring a donation of old towels, blankets or paper towels as your admission fee. Call 967-7275 for info.
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.
JUNIOR SABER monthly meeting, Monday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Susquehanna. All are welcome.
SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT Area Historical Society meeting, Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. at the museum under the water tower in Susquehanna. All are welcome.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, an Easter musical, Friday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 312 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna. All are welcome.
SESQUICENTENNIAL CEREMONY, to celebrate the 150th birthday of Susquehanna Depot Boro, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. at the boro building. All are welcome.
RECYCLE DRIVE, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. Proceeds benefit the Montrose Spanish Club. All are welcome to bring returnable aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles.
EASTER SERVICE, Sunday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Susquehanna. Breakfast following service. No Sunday school; morning worship will begin at 10:30. All are welcome.
3-D ARCHERY SHOOT, Sunday, April 20, at the Blue Ridge Sportsmens Club. Breakfast at 7 a.m., shoot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. all are welcome.
GROUP MEETING of the Martins Creek Watershed Association and the Upper Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Hop Bottom. Call 278-4600, ext. 289 for info. All are welcome.
CANDIDATES DEBATE for the office of county commissioner, Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Montrose. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County. All are welcome.
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 14: Easter dinner (except Lenoxville); crangrape juice, chicken cordon bleu, sweet potatoes, French green beans, coleslaw, strawberry cake, dinner roll with butter.
Tuesday, April 15: chipped beef gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, biscuit, pumpkin pie.
Wednesday, April 16: breaded chicken, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, hamburger bun, fig Newton.
Thursday, April 17: Easter dinner for Lenoxville only; Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Italian blend, bran muffin, Boston cream pie/peaches.
Friday, April 18: centers closed; holiday.
Dinner To Honor Clifford Tinklepaugh
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 Susquehanna Community High School yearbook staff will once again be holding an Easter Expo for children ages 2 to 10. It will be held at 11:00 a.m., in the high school gymnasium on April 19. There will be egg races, a bunny hop contest, a coloring contest, games, snacks and two egg hunts. The admission fee will be $3.00 for children and adults. Attendees are encouraged to bring cameras, as the Easter Bunny will be there for a picture taking session from 11:00 to 1:00.
Marketing For Small Business Training
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.
Four Programs At Montrose Library
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.
PENNDOT Seeks K P B Volunteers
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.
Traps For Parents, Teens To Avoid
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.
Explore Communicating With Your Teens
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.
Summer Adventure Applications Available
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 American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Thursday, April 10, 2:30- 6:00 p.m. at St Marks Episcopal Church, Main St., New Milford. All types are needed, with a goal of 35 pints. For an appointment call 879-2907, or the Red Cross at 278-1427.
Quilters Guild At Wallenpaupack H.S.
Pike County, PA "Quilts by the Lake 2003" will be held Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 at the Wallenpaupack High School located on Route 6 in Hawley, PA. "Quilts by the Lake 2003" is sponsored by the Milford Valley Quilters guild and will showcase hundreds of hand-crafted quilts by local, as well as national quilters.
The show hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. There will also be free lectures on Saturday and Sunday.
If you are a quilter and interested in exhibiting your quilts, please send your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Sharon L. Williams, Registrar, 600 Avenue C, Matamoras, PA 18336. The entry deadline to display your quilts is May 1, 2003.
For more information on the Quilts by the Lake 2003 show, you can visit their website at: www.geocities.com/mvqg/guild.html.
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