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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
FAMILY LITERACY Information Night, Wednesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. at the New Milford Family Community Center. For info or to register, call 2789027 or 4652880. All are welcome.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP, Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 p.m. in the County Office Building, Montrose. For info call the Area Agency on Aging, 1-800-982-4346.
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RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, October 1, Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
NE PA TRAIL SYMPOSIUM, Thursday, October 2, in Dunmore. For info or to register (required) call PENNDOT District 4 Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Richard Cochrane, 2967193.
TIMELESS ROMANCES concert, Friday, October 3, 8:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 4578301. All are welcome.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, October 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Pine St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
TUTOR TRAINING, Saturday, October 4 and Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the New Milford Family Community Center. For info, call the Susquehanna County Literacy Program, 2789027 or 4652880.
TIMELESS ROMANCES concert, Saturday, October 4, 8:00 p.m. at the F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 4578301. All are welcome.
HARVEST DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, October 4, starting at 4 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts start at 3 p.m. All are welcome.
FALL FOLIAGE excursion on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, October 4, departing from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 2531960.
FALL FOLIAGE WALK, Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Forester Jim Kessler will lead. For info call 9677275. All are welcome.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. to noon at the First Presbyterian Church, Pine St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 4, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
PORK & DRESSING SUPPER, Saturday, October 4, 5:00 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts, 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.
BAG SALE, Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
FALL FOLIAGE RIDE on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, October 4. Departures from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for ticket info, 800-433-9008. All are welcome.
FALL FOLIAGE excursion on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, October 5, departing from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 2531960.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 5, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
FIELD DAY, Sunday, October 5, starting at 10 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. Shotgun trap, lucky X, etc. Rifle 22, running and standing deer. Prizes at shoot. All are welcome.
FALL FOLIAGE RIDE on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, October 5. Departures from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for ticket info, 800-433-9008. All are welcome.
NORTH JACKSON CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. at the North Jackson United Methodist Church.
FUNNY COOK NIGHT, Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m. at the Family community Center, New Milford. Free books and refreshments. For info call the Literacy office, 2789027 or 4652880. All are welcome.
October 9 & 10
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, October 9, and Friday, October 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, West Main St., Susquehanna. Lunch available. All are welcome.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. Lunch available. All are welcome.
October 10 & 11
ENDLESS MTS. QUILT SHOW, Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, First Presbyterian Church, and St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Montrose. Admission. All are welcome.
THE WAFFLE TRUTH, a comedy by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford. For info call 5534240. All are welcome.
PUMPKIN FEST Saturday, October 11, 10 - 4, Schneiders Plaza, Susquehanna. Hay rides, pumpkins, sweets & treats, games, etc.For info on booths, etc. Contact 570-853-3956 or 853-4715.
HAM & SCALLOPED POTATO DINNER, Saturday, October 11, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Methodist Church. All are welcome.
FALL FOLIAGE RIDE on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, October 11. Departures from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for ticket info, 800-433-9008. All are welcome.
BROWN BAG DAY, Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, West Main St., Susquehanna. Lunch available. All are welcome.
RAYMOND SAMPSONS ORIGINAL Starrucca Slide Show, Saturday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. in the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. For admission, bring a covered dish to share. All are welcome.
BAG SALE, Saturday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. Lunch available. All are welcome.
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ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE Weekend, October 11 through 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Begin the free, self-guided tour at any studio. For information and map call 2782479 or visit www.tpgd.com/artists. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 12, beginning at noon until gone, at the Masonic Hall, Thompson. All are welcome.
FALL FOLIAGE RIDE on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, October 12. Departures from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for ticket info, 800-433-9008. All are welcome.
OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, October 12, noon to 4 p.m. at the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society Museum, under the water tower in Susquehanna. Many new exhibits. Local author Dixie Russell will be available to sign her book, Then and Now of Great Bend/Hallstead. Free admission. All are welcome.
THE WAFFLE TRUTH, a comedy by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Sunday, October 12, 4:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford. For info call 5534240. All are welcome.
FLIGHT OF THE FAT MAN, a theatrical reading, Sunday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free, courtesy of the North East Theatre. All are welcome.
MARTIN HEFFRON, artist and sculptor, will present a program Sunday, October 12, 2 p.m. at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, Scranton. For info call 9634804. All are welcome.
FALL FOLIAGE BUS TRIP to Grey Towers National Historic site, Monday, October 13. For info, call Jim Kessler, 2784600, ext. 270. To register, call the Extension Office, 2781158. All are welcome.
October 14 & 15
AARP SAFE DRIVER CLASS (formerly 55 Alive), Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend. Reservations necessary, call 4657375.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, October 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
Monday, October 6: roast turkey with gravy, Italian blend, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, apple strudel cake/applesauce.
Tuesday, October 7: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.
Wednesday, October 8: Caesar chicken, potato salad, red beets, tomato juice, pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, October 9: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/pears.
Friday, October 10: baked white fish, AuGratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, cherry pie/cherries.
A new comedy created for the EMTC stage by Friendsville playwright Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, "The Waffle Truth" is a classic-style farce, full of wholesome nonsense, that involves us in one family's attempt to sell the world a better waffle machine. As the ridiculous action unfolds, the home of inventor Maxine Manx and her three daughters becomes a crossroads for dithering business executives, an eccentric professor, and a couple of overly-helpful friends and relatives.
"The Waffle Truth" will be performed October 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. and October 12, at 4:00 p.m., at Blue Ridge High School auditorium in New Milford.
For more information about EMTC activities, call (570) 434-2422, or visit www.4emtc.org .
The seventh annual Susquehanna County Studio Tour will return Columbus Day Weekend, October 11, 12 and 13. This years tour will feature the work of 24 artists across this scenic, northeastern Pennsylvania county. Begin the free self-guided tour at any studio (look for the pink arrows), and follow the map to any or all of the 18 studios for a rare look behind the scenes. Tour hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
For information and map, call (570) 2782479.
In addition to exciting fall foliage, you will enjoy paintings, wood-fired stoneware, museum quality historical dioramas, mixed media constructions, pottery, bent willow furniture, wood carvings, jewelry, pressed flower pieces, stone walls and much more. Each studio will again donate a percentage of their sales to Woodbourne Preserve, Florence Shelly Preserve, and Salt Springs State Park, all located in Susquehanna County.
District Eight Business and Professional Womens Clubs will host an afternoon of political satire with the popular parody group, Capitol Steps. The performance is being planned for Sunday, November 16, 2 p.m. at the Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton. This performance will benefit ten womens centers and shelters throughout the ten Northeastern Pennsylvania counties which comprise the PA/BPWs District Eight.
The Washington, D.C. based group known for its song parodies about political personalities and topics, will perform as part of District Eights special project to help women.
Nationally the BPW has long been known for its advocacy of womens equality and advancement in the workplace, at home and in every facet of life. For the past several years District Eight has chosen to raise money for the womens shelters throughout the district. The Nellie Jane DeWitt Club in Susquehanna, Forest City Club and Montrose Club are the three BPW Clubs in Susquehanna County donating yearly to the womens centers in the district.
District Eight Director Melinda Ghilardi said, "Our goal is to fill the house so that everyone can enjoy and afternoon of great politically-inspired entertainment for a wonderful cause. These womens centers and shelters are in great financial need and through this event we can make a great contribution to help them continue their valuable services."
Described by the Washington Post as a show with "All the News That Fits, With Wit", most cast members have worked on Capital Hill, some for Democrats, some for Republicans. The material is updated constantly and the Capital Steps are equal opportunity offenders.
Tickets are available by calling (570) 346-1650.
Since its beginning in 1955, the Pennsylvania Farm-City program continues to celebrate the cooperation and partnership between farms and urban dwellers. This tradition is played out again this year in Susquehanna County as the 37th Annual Farm City Feast is held at Mountain View High School on Saturday, November 22, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Farm City Feast is planned and put together by a committee of volunteers who work in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County. This year plans include a welcome by Ted Place, the Master of Ceremonies for the 2003 program, followed by a roast beef dinner served by the Harford Willing Workers. After dessert the program moves to the auditorium for the evenings entertainment, Farmer Joe Peck, who will have you "laughing until the cows come home." Peck is a dairy farmer and storyteller who enjoys rural life on his farm in Saratoga County, New York. His delightful tales of life on the farm touch every aspect of the business and leave you wanting more. Peck has gathered some of his favorite columns written over the years in a book, "A Cow in the Pool & Udder Humorous Farm Stories." There are door prizes available as well, so youre sure to leave with a treasure of some sort.
In conjunction with the Farm City Feast, Cooperative Extension will hold their annual meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school. Any resident of Susquehanna County who has an interest or stake in the work of Cooperative Extension is welcome to attend this meeting. Extension Board member Jack Moulton will tell a story in pictures about his work with farmers in several African countries who are striving to pool their resources into a meaningful economic base. The story will bring a new appreciation for our own bounty and fortune.
Tickets for the event are available from Farm City Feast committee members (call the Extension office at 278-1158 for names) or directly from the office at 31 Public Avenue, Montrose. Priority parking and seating will be available for those requiring special assistance.
All are welcome to join for this evening of celebration of the vital link between farms and cities to create bonds of friendship and get a first hand look at each others way of life.
Meetings of the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society (SDAHS) continue on the third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at the museum. All are welcome. A highlight of each meeting is "show and tell" by members. One never knows what "finds" will be shown.
SDAHS enjoyed a busy summer and hosted many visitors at the museum. Many interested persons explored museum exhibits during Sesquicentennial week.
A new set of area post cards is now available, either individually or by the set.
SDAHS museum is closed for the season, except by special appointment, or on Open House, October 12.
They appreciate the support of the community for all their fund-raisers and encourage area residents to attend meetings.
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.
Need For Drug-Free Communities
"Halloween can be scary, but compared to the frightening aspects of drugs in the community, Halloween is a simple walk in the park," says Roselyn Hibbard in announcing the 2003 "Drugs are Scary" Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by TREHABs Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program to celebrate national "Red Ribbon Week." The event focuses on drug prevention and education for children of every age.
About three million US teens have an alcohol problem, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and more than half of school-age children will have tried illegal drugs by the time they finish high school. In the face of these alarming statistics more than 100,000 US schools and other community organizations will celebrate the 16th annual Red Ribbon Week this year.
Studies show that young people who learn to say no to alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana are less likely to get involved with crime, delinquency and other destructive behavior. Therefore, it is in every communitys best interest to take an active stance against drugs, and the Department sees Red Ribbon Week as a perfect opportunity.
Two divisions, one for youth and another for adults, should make it easy for everyone to enter this county-wide event, designed to show local desire for a drug-free community.
Youth division is for any school-age student or group of students (elementary classrooms, Key Clubs, SADD, Sunday school classes, 4-H clubs, Scout groups or others) in Susquehanna County. The adult division can be any adult or group of adults (coworkers, friends, parents, volunteers, neighbors, civic and service clubs or others) in Susquehanna County.
From Sunday, October 26 through Saturday, November 1, entries must display a scarecrow that delivers an anti-drug message using at least one red ribbon and any other medium of choice.
"Besides the satisfaction of showing spirited desire for a drug-free community," adds Ms. Hibbard, TREHAB D&A prevention supervisor, "each contest participant will receive a free gift, and awards will be presented to those entries designated most creative, most informative message, or best use of red ribbons." Winners, one for each of the three categories in both youth and adult divisions, will receive a free movie (loan) along with soft drinks and popcorn.
For more information, or a registration form, interested individuals may contact Roselyn Hibbard, Prevention Supervisor at TREHAB, at 278-5229. Registration deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2003.
The Northern Wayne Community Library, on Route 370 in Lakewood, will be having preschool activities on Friday, October 10 and Friday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The first session will consist of story times, snack and a seasonal bulletin board project and the second session will be a Halloween craft, story and treat; costumes are desired for this session.
All children, ages 0-5, are welcome to attend one or both sessions; there is no charge for these activities but children must register by calling the library at 7982444.
What is it? How old is it? What is it worth? You can find out at the Antiques Appraisal Night on Thursday, October 16 at 7 P.M. Sponsored by the Susquehanna County Historical Society, it will be held in the Parish House of St. Paul Episcopal Church, Montrose.
The appraiser will be Mr. Richard Axtell of Deposit, New York. He is tops in his field, noted for both his integrity and his knowledge.
Tickets, each ticket good for the appraisal of one item, may be purchased at the Historical Society, Two Monument Square, Montrose, between the hours of 9 to 5. Other arrangements for the purchase of tickets can be made by calling 278-1881. Sales are limited to 120 tickets; the first 100 tickets sold entitle the holder to bring one item for appraisal. No tickets will be sold at the door and everyone attending must have a ticket, as seating is limited. Please bring in antiques between 5:45 and 6:45 P.M. Items for appraisal will be selected at random.
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