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MT. VIEW SOCCER registration, Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the elementary lobby. Adult volunteers also needed.
DAIRY HERD HEALTH program, Wednesday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Basil Leaf Restaurant, Montrose. For reservations, call 1-800-877-6290, ext. 6015.
WATER GARDENING club forming. The first meeting will be held Thursday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. For info call 8363595. All are welcome.
PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR, Friday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Stories, snacks, crafts. Free. Children up to five years welcome. Call 7982444 to register.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 30, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church Community building, Hallstead. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, April 30, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at St. Patricks Church, 100 Main St., Nicholson. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, May 1, at the Lanesboro Community Church. Takeouts at 4:00 p.m., serving 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
CUT-A-THON & DANCE, Saturday, May 1 at the Montrose VFW. Haircuts available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chinese auction, bake sale. Dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For info call 2782200. All are welcome.
BAG SALE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church Community Building, Hallstead. All are welcome.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 1 for the Julius Prezelski Basketball School for boys and girls entering graded 4-9. Camp will be held at Montrose High School, June 23-25. For application or info call 7853913.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 1, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
EAST ARARAT CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Saturday, May 1, 5:30 p.m. at East Ararat Church.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 1, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
May 1 & 2
HOUSE & GARDEN SHOW at the Waverly Community House, Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Call 5868191 for info. All are welcome.
MS WALK, Sunday, May 2 in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. For info call the Central PA Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 1-800-227-2108. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 2, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
GARDENING in containers seminar, Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library, Rte. 370, Lakewood. Mater Horticulturist Diane Johnson will show how to organize and plant. Free. To register, call 7982444.
MEDICARE DISCOUNT CARD information sessions, Tuesday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. at the Lanesboro Senior Community Center, and 12:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Community Center. All seniors welcome.
May 4 & 5
LAND CONSERVATION seminar with Stephen Small, May 4, 5:00 p.m. (general public) and May 5, 8:30 a.m. (professional session) at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. For info or reservations (required) call the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 2263164.
MEDICARE DISCOUNT CARD information sessions, Tuesday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. at the Lanesboro Senior Community Center, and 12:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Community Center. All seniors welcome.
OPEN AUDITIONS for Endless Mts. Theatre Co.s summer/fall 2004 season, Wednesday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. Call 4342422 for info. All interested adults and teens welcome.
BUS TRIP to historic Seneca Falls, NY, Wednesday, May 5. Cost includes round trip bus fare, entrance fees to historic sites, buffet lunch. For info call Ruth Wilmarth, President, League of Women Voters at 2894226.
May 5 - 7
RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, May 5; Thursday, May 6; and Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Main St., Susquehanna. All are welcome.
RODRICA TILLEY will demonstrate pastel painting at the Hill Country Artists meeting, Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building, east of Montrose. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
TURKEY BUFFET, Thursday, May 6, 5:00 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts, 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.
BUS TRIP to Sight and Sounds production of "Behold the Lamb!" Thursday, May 6, leaving Montrose Bible Conference at 7:00 a.m. For reservations (required) or info, call 2781001. All are welcome.
SPRING RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
FLOWER SALE, Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fred Miller Pavilion, Main St., Honesdale. Proceeds to benefit the Dessin Animal Shelter. For info, call 2534037. All are welcome.
LABYRINTH WALK, Saturday, May 8 at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donation requested. Call 2789256 for information or registration. All are welcome.
SPRING BIRD WALK, Saturday, May 8, 7:00 a.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, led by Evan Mann. Identify different species by sight and by song. Bring binoculars. For info call 8794244. All are welcome.
OPEN AUDITIONS for Endless Mts. Theatre Co.s summer/fall 2004 season, Saturday, May 8, 9:30 a.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. Call 4342422 for info. All interested adults and teens welcome.
RUMMAGE BAG SALE, Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
HEART WALK, Saturday, May 8 at Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. For info call 3428374. All are welcome.
VALERIE SHOOK Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes, Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Pump-n-Pantry, Montrose. For info call 2781881. All are welcome.
RUMMAGE BAG SALE, Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the United Methodist Church, Main St., Susquehanna. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. Eat in or take out. All a
BUFFET DINNER & CONCERT, Sunday, May 9 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Dinner, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. All for One will be in concert at 2:30 p.m. For reservations or info, call 2781001.
ENDLESS MTS. CALENDAR now available, listing events held April through September in the Endless Mountains Region. For info, call 8365431.
Monday, May 3: roast turkey with gravy, Italian blend, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, apple strudel cake/applesauce.
Tuesday, May 4: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.
Wednesday, May 5: Caesar chicken, potato salad, red beets, tomato juice, pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, May 6: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/pears.
Friday, May 7: baked white fish, AuGratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, cherry pie/cherries.
"Dealing with Anger - the Childrens and Yours" is the title of a workshop being presented by Penn State Cooperative Extension. All child care providers and interested parents can participate in the workshop from 7:00 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at the County Office Building in Montrose.
Karen Thomas, Penn State Cooperative Extension family living educator, says "Everyone gets angry at times--children and adults. How we deal with our anger is the key. Some people lash out at others or become physical, hitting and kicking. Others find ways to release their anger in less damaging ways."
According to Karen Thomas, child care providers will learn how to encourage play and what their role is when children are playing. The workshop, Thomas says "will focus on skills that children and adults can learn to handle their anger in ways that are respectful and healthy for themselves and others around them."
Child care providers can receive two Department of Public Welfare training credits for participating in the workshop. For more information, call Penn State Cooperative Extension at 278-1158.
A special observance and time of prayer will be held at the Gazebo on the Green in Montrose on Thursday, May 6, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Plan to come for all or part of the time, as millions of Americans gather in their communities to pray for our nation. There will be prayer activities for children who attend.
Dr. Barry Black, Chaplain of the United States Senate, has said, "As a sign of unity, we are asking people to pray the Prayer for the Nation at noon on May 6, wherever they are. Some will be at a public prayer observance at that time, while others will be sitting in front of their desks at work. Regardless of his or her location, it is important that His people, who are called by His name, seek Him in unity. If people participate in this form of corporate prayer, it will be like a wave of prayer flowing across our country."
The National Day of Prayer tradition dates back to February 19, 1795, when President George Washington issued a proclamation setting aside a day of public thanksgiving. An annual day of prayer was established by Congress in 1952 and was specifically designated in 1988 as the first Thursday in May.
The Month of May has been proclaimed "National Arthritis Month." As with any signified day or month, the goal is to increase awareness and action. Arthritis is the nations leading cause of disability among Americans, yet half of those with arthritis believe nothing can be done. As part of the awareness campaign, the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program is sponsoring a free workshop to provide information about how arthritis can be managed effectively.
Arthritis currently affects nearly 43 million people in the United States, or one in every six Americans. It is responsible for 70 million lost workdays and about 500 million days of restricted activity each year. Arthritis is also responsible for 39 million doctor visits and more than half a million hospitalizations annually.
Staff of Endless Mountains Health Systems Wellness and PT/OT Departments will discuss identifying symptoms, management of arthritis, and provide exercises to help ease the condition.
The one-hour program will be held May 21, 9:00 a.m. at the EMHS Community Room, 78 Grow Ave, Montrose. A free continental breakfast will also be provided.
To register for the program, call the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 by May 12.
Spring has arrived at last, and the woods, meadows, and wetlands all over our region are filled with the songs of migrating birds. For dedicated birders and curious amateurs alike, spring heralds the occasion of a popular tradition at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson, PA.: the two annual bird walks. In the company of experienced and enthusiastic naturalists, walk participants identify birds by sight and song as they ramble through the nature preserve that is deservedly known as a "birders paradise."
On May 8 at 7 a.m. Evan Mann, a local birder and walk leader, conducts a leisurely walk around the preserve, providing an excellent education about birds. Besides identifying species that will be nesting in the preserves many ecological niches, he will discuss their habits and lifestyles.
On May 15 at 6:00 a.m., Ron Milliken will present his seventeenth annual walk in the preserve. Especially popular among birders, this walk often lasts the entire morning and covers a wide area of the preserve, with the result that participants can expect to locate between 60 and 65 species.
Both walks begin at the parking lot one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, where Stack Road intersects. The trails are certain to be wet, so walk participants are strongly urged to wear warm, protective footwear. Dont forget your binoculars, and come prepared to spend a morning, or mornings, exploring the fascinating world of birds. For further information, contact Carol or Dave Clemens, (570) 879-4244.
A day filled with fun, food, games and entertainment is planned to celebrate bicycle safety in New Milford.
The sixth annual "Earth Day on Wheels" will be conducted on May 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at Midtown Park, Main Street, along U.S. Route 11 in the borough. Participants include the state Department of Transportation (PENNDOT), the SAFE KIDS Coalition, several scout troops and numerous other organizations.
"Its a focus on ecology wrapped in a bicycle theme," said Stephen Bruno, owner of the New Milford Bike Shop. "Activities are aimed at our young people, to enlighten them on issues such as safety and the situation with our environment."
Featured entertainment includes the Pro Bicycle Stunt Team, NBL Racing Team, unicycling and juggling. On hand for the kids will be such special guests as Smokey the Bear, Uncle Sam, McGruff the Crime Dog, Will Straford Juggler Extraordinaire, and Ramp up the Jawn.
Bruno, the event organizer, said the main theme of the day will be fun and safety centered on bike riding. He pointed out that May is Bicycle Safety Month and events will be the kick-off to Bike to Work Week.
"Just as every day should be Earth Day, every day should be Bicycle Safety Day," Bruno said. "Be real cool, not a fool. In caring for our space, helmets will keep us safe."
In keeping with the safety theme, a Bicycle Rodeo will include safety inspection by AAA and the Pennsylvania State Police. The Susquehanna County SAFE KIDS Coalition will also conduct a car seat safety inspection to check on proper installation, correct size and fit as well as meeting all approved requirements.
Also, community youth groups will sponsor various activities, informative demonstrations and displays. Food and refreshments will be available.
Prizes for the bike contest will include awards in three categories: Race, Freestyle, and Mountain. Additionally, a brand-new bike will be chanced off, with a free raffle ticket available for children.
Local groups and organizations with displays and demos include Boy Scout Troop 89, Cub Scout Pack 91, Girl Scout Troop 177, SADD, Susquehanna County 4 H Club, Susquehanna County Recycling, Susquehanna County Conservation District and Susquehanna County Farm Bureau.
Also, state Department of Health, state Department of Forestry, Friends of Salt Springs Rescue, Wildlife Rescue, Head Start, Susquehanna County Interfaith, Family Community Center, Hallstead Great Bend Lutheran Youth Out Reach, Columbia Hose No. 1, and Z-Canoe.
Additionally, Forgetful Farms, OEM, Endless Mountain Bike Club, Hallstead BMX, Rail to Trail Council and National Bicycle League as well as other local businesses and organizations.
For more information, call New Milford Bike Shop at (570) 4652169.
From brand-new troupe in 1999 to award-winning regional group in 2004, Endless Mountains Theatre Company's roster of top-notch shows continues to grow. And, every year, part of that growth comes from people like you people who have always wanted to become a part of community theater!
May 5 and 8 are EMTC's open audition dates for their Summer/Fall 2004 Season. The season will feature Drop Dead, a hilarious mystery-comedy by Van Zandt and Milmore (to be staged June 25-27); Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the dazzling family musical (August 13-15); and a fall show (TBA) slated for October.
Auditions for all three plays will be held May 5, at 6:30 p.m. and May 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford, PA. As always, all interested adults and teens are welcome to drop by and try out! In addition, children are welcome to audition for Cinderella as long as they are at least 10 years old and will complete 5th grade this school year.
For more information on auditions, upcoming shows, Ed Camp, or other opportunities to get involved, call (570) 434-2422 or visit www.4emtc.org.
The annual Valerie (Holmes) Shook Memorial Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes (May 8) is joined this year by another set of fund-raisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Sue Rosenkrans, whose granddaughter Cambria has Juvenile Diabetes, has organized a Cut-a-Thon and Dance to be held this Saturday, May 1, at the Montrose VFW. The Cut-a-Thon, staffed by half-a-dozen professional stylists, will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For only ten dollars a head (no shampoo or blow-dry), your whole family can get an expert haircut. During the Cut-A-Thon, there will be a bake sale and Chinese auction, and hamburgers and hot-dogs will be for sale. The Chinese auction has some great prizes: a DVD player, gas grill, bike, and many more terrific items. Radio station Froggy 101 will be doing a live broadcast! Whether or not you need a haircut, please stop by and help support research for a cure.
Come back to the VFW for the Dance, held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Popular DJ Kurt Motsko will keep the dance floor hopping. There will be snacks, a cash bar, and raffles. Tickets are $5 each and should be purchased in advance (available at locations like JDE Hair Salon, Little & Nelson, and the Library, and also at the Cut-A-Thon).
The sixth annual Walk will be held on Saturday, May 8 rain or shine! All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, in memory of Valerie, who died at the age of 32 and was diagnosed with diabetes in childhood. The four-mile walk on the Rails-to-Trails path will start and end at the Pump'n'Pantry in Montrose. Walkers who will find sponsors are needed now, but you can also self-sponsor the day of the walk. A brochure is available at the Library, at JDE, or on-line at www.susqcolibrary.org/walk. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10 a.m. Please help honor Valerie's memory and raise funds to fight juvenile diabetes in our community and across the country!
Colorful paper sneakers are still on sale for $1 each, at JDE Hair Salon, the Main Library in Montrose, and at the Fashion Bug in Tunkhannock. For more information about the Cut-a-Thon and Dance, call Sue at 278-2200; for the Walk, call 278-1881.
A Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival will be held September 11 and 12, at the Harford Fairgrounds, Harford, PA.
There will be displays of raw and processed fibers, yarns, clothing, spinning and weaving, fiber arts and crafts, sheepskin products and more.
Vendors, exhibitors, animals, workshops and competitions will be available for all who attend.
For additional info, call 4653360 or 9426837.
TOWANDA PA - Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will offer its third annual grant development workshop May 27. The workshop helps participants from organizations, agencies and municipalities more effectively seek funding from a variety of sources.
The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Old Mill Village, New Milford. Workshop participants will learn how to select appropriate funding streams and coordinate them to accomplish a project. Information about what types of projects fit EMHR's granting process through the Heritage Park Program will be available.
Workshop participants will receive blank applications, instructions, and points of contact for each of the grant programs presented. Contact the EMHR office at (570) 265-1528 to register by May 14. The workshop space is limited to the first 25 people registered. Lunch will be provided and a tour of the Museum facility is included.
The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program promotes the health and well-being of older adults through various programs. PrimeTime Health will sponsor a series of programs to be presented by staff of Tri-County Human Services.
The first program will be, How to Deal With Worry and Anxiety. In some cases anxiety and panic can interrupt daily lives to the point of dysfunction. This program will discuss these issues and how to change the way we think to decrease anxiety and worry to be able to lead more productive, healthy lives.
This free, 45-minute program will be held in Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers on the following dates: Forest City, May 3, 12:30 p.m.; Great Bend, May 6, 12:15 p.m.; Lawton, May 10, 11:00 a.m.; Montrose, May 10, 1:00 p.m.; Lenoxville, May 20, 10:30 a.m.
For further information contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.
Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Services through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.
The American Cancer Society and Lourdes Regional Cancer Center will host a four-week series of educational sessions entitled "I Can Cope." I Can Cope is offered to individuals facing cancer, their family and friends.
This series will run for four consecutive Tuesdays, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., May 4, 11, 18 and 25, and will include lunch. There is no fee for this program.
Topics to be covered include: learning about cancer and cancer treatments; keeping well in mind and body; changes in appetite, nutrition and energy; understanding feelings and relationships; discovering resources and celebrating life.
Guest speakers for this series will include oncology and radiation physicians, nurses and social workers as well as those with backgrounds in nutrition and spirituality.
For questions or to register for this series, call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or (607) 7860820, ext. 306.
The May meeting of Hill Country Artists will feature local artist Rodrica Tilley demonstrating pastel painting. Rodrica is well known locally for her watercolors of flowers, some of which have appeared in Horticulture, Womans Day and Garden Style magazines. She is now working in pastels as well as watercolors and is the resident artist at Salt Springs State Park. Her landscapes are equally as appealing as the florals. Artists and those who appreciate art will enjoy the demonstration.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building on Route 706 East of Montrose. The public is invited and refreshments will be available following the meeting. Plan to attend and bring a friend.
Hill Country Artists gather each month to informally study art and art methods and exchange information and ideas with others who are interested. They are also dedicated to bringing art to the community and to encouraging young artists to pursue the arts.
For more information contact one of the members or president Rita Eddy, at 553-2500.
On Memorial Day, May 31, the VFW Ayres-Stone Post 5642 will honor area veterans with a 10:00 a.m. parade, followed by a Memorial Tribute on The Green in Montrose.
Tina Pickett, State Representative since 2000 for the 110th Legislative District, will be guest speaker. Tina resides in Towanda, and has one daughter, Lynn. She has earned a reputation as an outstanding public servant.
Before being the Representative for the 100th Legislative District, she served as Bradford County Commissioner, for five years and held many other public service positions.
Pickett currently serves on numerous House of Representative and local committees. She has extensive business experience. Pickett founded and owned the Fireplace Restaurants, in Tunkhannock and Towanda.
VFW members are honored and looking forward to having Tina Pickett as their guest speaker.
St. Johns Cemetery, Susquehanna, is asking parishioners to help get the cemetery ready for Memorial Day. The date for cleanup is Saturday, May 8 (alternate dates May 15 and 22), beginning at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring rakes, shovels, carts, etc. and meet at the vault.
Anyone having decorations they wish to keep should remove them before May 8. All decorations remaining that are beyond repair will be removed and stored at the last entrance to the cemetery on Turnpike Street. Your cooperation is appreciated.
The Susquehanna County Solid Waste Department will be holding a waste tire collection for county residents. There is a $1 charge per tire that are 16 inches or less (all non-industrial tires), and there is a $.10 per pound for tires that exceed the 16-inch diameter (all industrial tires). No tires will be accepted if they are on rims. Residents must first pre-register and pre-pay for their tires during a scheduled three-week registration period, May 3 to June 21, 2004. Residents may register in person at the Susquehanna County Recycling Center during this time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Forms will be available at the Recycling Center. Residents may also mail their registration forms, with their payment, to the Susquehanna County Recycling Center, PO Box 218, Montrose, Pa, 18801. Forms will become available in local newspapers and at your local township building or borough offices. Complete instructions on filling out the form, along with tire collection guidelines, are included with the registration form. Residents will be able to choose one of the four tire collection sites listed on the registration form. Residents can only drop-off their tires at the collection site chosen on the registration form.
The Susquehanna County Conservation District will be offering Free Well Water testing to the first 256 people to pick up kits at the Conservation District Office located in the Susquehanna County Office Building, 31 Public Avenue Montrose. The County Office building is adjacent to the Courthouse in Montrose. Kits can be picked up starting now and the deadline for picking up the kits is May 13. The sampling and drop off dates will be May 13 and May 14. The kits will include the specific time and day to draw the sample and drop them off at the Conservation District. The results of your test will be mailed to the address you provide on the kit return papers. A Wells Watershed Day will be held July 20, at the Montrose Bible Conference to help residents understand the results of their tests. Professionals will be on hand to answer questions. Springs and wells are both included in the testing. Only samples from wells and springs in Susquehanna County will be accepted. If you have any questions or concerns call Steve Fisher 278-4600 ext. 289 or stop in the office.
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