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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
CONG. SHERWOODS District Field Rep. will meet with residents, Wednesday, August 20, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Commissioners office, Montrose. For info or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-366-7210.
HARRY POTTER meeting, Friday, August 22, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the childrens room, county library, Montrose. Discussion topic will be book 5. Adults welcome, too.
4 X 4 POLARIS Sportsman 500 ATV raffle drawing, Saturday, August 23, 6 p.m. at the Harford Fair. For info, call the Susquehanna County Chamber of Commerce, 2787222.
CLASS OF 1993 REUNION, Susquehanna Community High School, Saturday, August 23 at the former Briars Olde Colonial Inn. For reservations or info contact Lloyd Kitchner, 8535013.
A DAY IN THE LIFE of a mid 1800s farm family program, Saturday, August 23, 1:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park, Franklin Forks. Join historian Melody Phillips for a reenactment. All are welcome.
RAILROAD DAYS ride, Saturday, August 23 on the Stourbridge Line. Departure 10 a.m. from Honesdale. For ticket info, contact the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 2531960. All are welcome.
MAGIC CLASS, Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Magician John Carlson will teach simple magic tricks to children ages 712. Free, but registration is required, call 7982444.
YARD SALE, Saturday, August 23, dawn till dusk at Montefortes barn, New Milford. For info, call Habitat for Humanity, 278-3223. All are welcome.
August 23 & 24
GARLIC FESTIVAL, Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Civic Association, 131 Front St., Binghamton. Admission. For info call (607) 7239419. All are welcome.
GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY RUN on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, August 24. Departure 1:30 from Honesdale. For ticket info, contact the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 2531960. All are welcome.
LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, August 28 at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving, 5 p.m. All are welcome.
August 29 & 30
FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE, Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lockwoods field, one mile north of Lenox Corners, Rte. 92. Proceeds benefit South Gibson United Methodist Church scholarship fund. All are welcome.
August 29 - 31
BLUEGRASS ROUNDUP, August 29 through 31 at the Wrench Wranch, Bainbridge, NY. Admission. For info call (607) 6391141. All are welcome.
CRAFT SHOW and Bazaar, Saturday, August 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson Methodist Church, rain or shine. Food, bake sale, attic treasures, more. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, August 30, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
SALT SPRING CELEBRATION, Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park, Franklin Forks. Displays, entertainment, workshops, walks, childrens activities, more. Rain or shine. All are welcome.
FRIENDS OF TINA PICKETT barbecue, Saturday, August 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tom and Diane Elliott farm, SR 1029, Wysox. For ticket info, call 2655310.
August 30 - September 1
LA FESTA ITALIANA, Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. Food, live entertainment, more. Free admission. All are welcome.
TURKEY DINNER, family style, Monday, September 1, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Takeouts available. Booths, games, prizes, country store. All are welcome.
BULL ROAST, Monday, September 1, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, Church St., Waverly. All are welcome.
Monday, August 25: roast turkey with gravy, Italian blend, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, apple strudel cake/applesauce.
Tuesday, August 26: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.
Wednesday, August 27: Caesar chicken, potato salad, red beets, tomato juice, pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, August 28: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/pears.
Friday, August 29: baked white fish, AuGratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, cherry pie/cherries.
The ancient virgin hemlock grove is a work of art, as is the Fall Brook Gorge with its three waterfalls. Swiftly-flowing Silver Creek is another masterpiece, and the many hiking trails that crisscross the land. Salt Spring Park, Susquehanna Countys only state park, is also a paradise for artists who want to capture, in their own unique ways, all the beauty that it contains.
This year, the park will be host to its first "Artist in Residence," Rodrica Tilley. "Roddy" will begin her tenure with a demonstration of landscape painting during Salt Spring Celebration, the parks annual fund-raiser. The celebration is set for Saturday, August 30, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A landscape at Salt Springs Park by Montrose area artist Rodrica Tilley, who will be acting as "artist in residence" at the park during the coming year.
"I began sketching here as a teenager," says Ms. Tilley, adding that she has been back sketching and painting at the park for the last several years. "I keep finding new places," she notes, pointing to vistas along Silver Creek and around the campground area. As "Artist in Residence" she will be visiting the park throughout the year, in all seasons, and plans to hold an exhibition in Salt Springs historic Wheaton House at the end of her year.
For her demonstration at the celebration, Ms. Tilley says, she will be "working and talking" about her work in progress. But, she adds, "anyone who wants to is welcome to come and paint along with me."
Ms. Tilley is well known for her botanical paintings and her landscapes. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northeast, and her full color horticultural illustrations have appeared in Horticulture, Womans Day, Gardener, and Garden Style magazines. She resides in Montrose.
Although Ms. Tilley is the featured artist, other area artists and craftspeople have also been invited to display and sell their work at the event, and a silent auction will feature donated artwork as well as local goods and services.
Besides art, the Salt Spring Celebration will feature many workshops and displays, including an opportunity to meet some llamas and learn about raising them and using them as pack animals. Also, Extension Master Gardeners will discuss composting, turning kitchen scraps and yard waste into "black gold." Finally, members of the host organization, Friends of Salt Spring Park, will offer interpretive guided tours through the parks spectacular gorge rimmed by old-growth forest.
Besides these events, celebration day visitors will enjoy childrens activities, lots of entertainment from singers to dancers to drama, and displays from regional organizations with an environmental or historic preservation focus. Of course, the Friends will also provide food and drink for sale throughout the day.
In the northeastern United States, fall is harvest time. In northeastern Pennsylvania, harvest time means apples. In Montrose, apples mean the Apple Festival.
The ninth annual Apple Festival will be held Saturday, September 13, on the Green in Montrose. Susquehanna County Literacy Program sponsors the event which provides books and programs for students, adult reading programs, tutoring and GED certification.
An addition this year to the Apple Festival will be a Standard Flower Show presented by The Garden Club of Montrose. Titled "A Is For Apple", the show will be staged in the Montrose Fire Hall on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13. It is open to the public and free of charge. Hours on Friday are 2:00 7:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Horticulture and design classes are open to the public in both adult and youth categories. For more information and/or to enter the show, contact show chairmen Shirley Andre at 570-278-1814 and Carol Lake at 570-278-9448.
The "Endless Mountains Folk Festival" at Old Mill Village (one mile south of New Milford, PA Rt. 848) will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24. Everyone-from children to senior citizens will find up-lifting and interactive events. There will be opportunity for music, old-time dancing, discussion and workshops designed to educate and stimulate interest in the historical music of the county. Call (570) 4653448 for more info.
The smell of chocolate will fill the air as the Harford Fair conducts its Hershey "Cocoa Classic Chocolate Contests" at the 2003 Fair. The contests are co-sponsored by Hershey Foods Corporation, the worlds largest producer of chocolate and cocoa.
This year over 100 fairs across Pennsylvania are offering cash prizes for the best "Hersheys Baking Chips Cookies/Brownies/Bars" made from scratch. Harford Fairs contests are preliminary competitions that lead to the selection of the Commonwealths cocoa cake and baking chips cookies/brownies/bars at the 2004 Pennsylvania Farm Show, which will be awarded a grand prize of $500 and $250, respectively.
All Hersheys baked good entries are judged on shape, flavor, appearance, tenderness and crumb.
So dig out that favorite chocolate recipe and give it a try. You could be this years winner of the blue ribbon and a chance to compete for a grand prize of $500 or $250. For more information on entry requirements, call the Harford Fair office at (570) 434-4300.
Montrose, in the heart of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, will again be host to the (re)named "Quilts of the Endless Mountains Show," Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11. The show committee's goal is to display 300 quilts from the Endless Mountains - but that's just the beginning!
As in 2001, the show will be housed in several buildings, most within easy walking distance of each other. Each building will feature a unique aspect of the show - in addition to quilted items of all sizes on display. Although there is no fee to enter any quilted item in the show, there will be a slight fee ($3.00 per person) to attend the show. One ticket will admit the holder to all of the sites and will be available at each site.
The United Methodist Church on Church Street, probably your first stop, will house antique quilts in the sanctuary. A vendor's mall in the main Social Room will feature local and national vendors. A quilt made by the Show Committee and a Janome sewing machine (compliments of Sister's Choice Quilt & Fabric Shop, Great Bend), both to be raffled by the close of the show on Saturday, will also be located here. A light lunch will be served by the United Methodist Women in the downstairs Wesleyan Room. Parking is available and fire police will be on hand to direct traffic at that busy intersection.
The next stop on Church Street is at The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies, headquartered at 75 Church Street, location of the oldest building in Montrose. Built in 1816 as the first bank in Susquehanna County, it was later home to one of the members of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1840 to the 1880's. Enjoy the ambiance while you view the Challenge Projects, a new feature at the show this year. Fifty-some kits have been sold with a few still available. This project challenges a quilter to produce a finished quilt of 24 x 24 inches from a specific choice of fabrics. P & B Fabrics, a favorite line with many quilters, generously provided QEM with two bolts of fabric, "A Garden Plan" being the fabric which every challenge project must contain. Challenge Project 2005 kits will be available at this site to provide quilters the opportunity to begin creating their submissions for the next QEM Challenge immediately. Visitors to the show will enter and exit through the wide side porch off the drive; however, parking is at the Presbyterian Church next door.
The next stop, as already mentioned, is the First Presbyterian Church, at 71 Church Street. Pedestrians may walk through the back yard of 75 Church Street to reach the entrance off the church parking lot. A borrowed exhibit from the American Quilter's Society entitled "United We Quilt" will be shown in the Westminster Dining Hall. These works were produced in response to the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center by internationally known quilters, a truly one-of-a-kind exhibition. The Show Committee is pleased to present this to the public. Thirty-three unique pieces are included in this exhibit.
Further along and on the opposite side of Church Street is St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Using the center front entrance will bring the viewer to the quilts in the Parish Hall. With its high ceiling and large windows, this space offers perfection in displaying the larger quilts. From the side entry on Chestnut Street, pre-registrants will have opportunity to participate in a lecture and a class with well known author and quilt teacher, Anna Marie Tucker, of Milford, Pennsylvania. A limited number of openings will be available for each of the sessions, one to be held Friday afternoon; the other, Saturday morning, both in the Meeting Room below the Parish Hall.
Another event limited to pre-registrants will be held on Saturday afternoon at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, the pink Victorian gingerbread on South Main Street. This will be a combination slide-lecture and tea, limited to 35. Gloria Driscoll, of Endicott, and her sister present a fabulous program called "Stadell Mountain Quilts." These are antique quilts found in an old family-owned farm house. The tea will precede the program so that nothing sticky gets near the quilts. Sign up early. There is plenty of parking space next to this site.
The QEM Show Committee welcomes inquiries regarding any of its planned activities. Those wishing to display one (or more!) quilted items may request a registration form. Those interested in the classes or the lecture/tea may request a show brochure. All participants in the 2001 show have received preliminary information and registration forms regarding the 2003 event, and will automatically receive the show brochure with schedules, classes and lecture/tea registration information. Call Cindy Applegate, Show Chair, at (570) 934-2297.
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