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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
NE VEGETABLE GROWERS MEETING, Thursday, February 10, starting at 8:45 a.m. at RT’s Restaurant, Clarks Summit. For info or reservations call the Lackawanna County Extension office, 963–6842.
TODDLER TIME, songs, stories and rhymes for children ages 2 to 3 1/2, 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month beginning February 10 at the Montrose Library. Free, no registration required. For info call 278–1881.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
THE BEST OF WEBBER & FRIENDS, Friday, February 11, 8:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Broadway performers and the NEPA Philharmonic will present the music of Andrew Lloyd Weber and other legends. For ticket info call 457–8301.
DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, February 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
BAKE & SOUP SALE, Friday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Peoples National Bank, Hop Bottom. Hosted by the Hop Bottom Methodist Church. All are welcome.
February 11 & 12
PETALS FOR PAWS Valentine carnation sale, Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 at the Dessin Animal Shelter. For order forms call 253–4037.
THE BEST OF WEBBER & FRIENDS, Saturday, February 12, 8:00 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center. Broadway performers and the NEPA Philharmonic will present the music of Andrew Lloyd Weber and other legends. For ticket info call 457–8301.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, February 12, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Kilrow St., Great Bend. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SUPPER, Saturday, February 12, at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Tsunami Relief Fund. All are welcome.
DINNER CONCERT, Saturday, February 12, at the Community Bible Church, Rte. 107 near Heart Lake Corners. All you can eat dinner at 5:30, Barney Wilkins Band concert at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
CAREGIVER FRIENDS Support Group meeting, Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging office, 35 Spruce St., Montrose. For info call 1-800-982-4346.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
FRUIT GROWERS meeting, Thursday, February 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, Avoca. For info or to register, call the Lackawanna County Cooperative Extension, 963–6842.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, February 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, February 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
BINGO, Saturday, February 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
YARN & MATERIAL Sale, Saturday, February 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 226 Clinton St., Binghamton. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the First Ward Seniors.
WHEELS FOR CHRIST Christian Motorcyclist Association meeting, Saturday, February 19, at McDonald’s, Montrose. Breakfast at 9:30, meeting at 10. For info call 836–5030.
February 19 & 20
PSYCHIC FAIR, Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Wilkes-Barre. For info call 472–2267.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, February 20, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the United Fire Hall, Montrose. All you can eat! All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, February 20, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, February 20, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 22, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, February 23, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
Monday, February 7: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad, ten grain bread, apricots, graham crackers.
Tuesday, February 8: brown bag day; stuffed cabbage roll, buttered noodles, apple juice, cooked California blend, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding/diet butterscotch pudding.
Wednesday, February 9: char broiled beef patty, home style beans, pickled beets, hamburg bun, tropical fruit and chocolate chip granola bar.
Thursday, February 10: sweet and sour chicken with long grain brown rice, cooked broccoli, wheat bread, fresh orange.
Friday, February 11: baked white fish, mashed potatoes, orange juice, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, graham crackers, Boston cream pie/diabetic chocolate pudding.
AARP’s Tax-Aide Program will be providing free tax assistance to low- or moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older in the Susquehanna County area. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the following locations on the days indicated from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Appointments may be made at the sites, or by calling the number listed.
Monday - Wednesday, February 7 - 9: Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose, 1-800-634-3746.
Monday, February 28: Lawton Senior Center, Lawton, 1-800-763-8925.
Monday - Wednesday, March 7 - 9: Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose, 1-800-634-3746.
Every Friday in March: Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend, 1-800-763-8925.
Monday - Wednesday, April 4 - 6: Susquehanna County Office building, Montrose, 1-800-634-3746.
Susquehanna County Republican Chairman Donna Cosmello has announced the annual Lincoln Day dinner will be held on Saturday, February 19, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mountain View School, Kingsley. The traditional roast beef dinner will be served.
This year’s guest speaker will be former Lt. Governor William Scranton. The event will also give people a chance to “Meet The Candidates”. The Lincoln Day dinner will be the 2005 election kick-off with local elections being held for Prothonotary, Sheriff and the Montrose Area District Magistrate.
The event committee is Janet Haulton and Sue Eddleston. For information call Janet at 879-1031 or Sue at 879-4794.
All Susquehanna County students in grades K-12 are invited to enter the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's Eleventh "Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest." The final deadline is Saturday, February 26, so now is the time to get started if you haven't already! An entry form must be submitted with each manuscript. Rules and forms are available at the libraries, or on-line at www.susqcolibrary.org/wiobc.htm.
The contest is one of the most popular library programs. First place entries from previous years can be checked out at the county libraries, and are a wonderful addition to the libraries' collections.
The winners of this year's contest will be announced on March 23. All contestants will receive a Certificate of Recognition and personal comments on their books.
On the second Thursday of every month, at 9:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their parents are invited to the Children's Room of the Main Library in Montrose for songs, stories, and rhymes. No registration is required and there's no fee – just come and enjoy some time with your little one! The next sessions of Toddler Time will be February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9.
Exposing your child to the joys of words and stories as early as possible is one of the best things you can do for him or her, and the library is the ideal place to do it. The Susquehanna County Libraries (Montrose, Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, and Susquehanna) are open evenings and Saturdays, and library cards are free. From Babies and Books for infants, to Teen Summer Reading, there's something for your children at the library.
Caregivers and family members of long term care facility residents are cordially invited to attend monthly meetings of Caregiver Friends which will be held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Area Agency Office at 35 Spruce Street in Montrose. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The group is co-sponsored by the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging and the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. There are no fees associated with the group and caregivers of loved ones who suffer with any type of medical condition are welcome to attend.
Caregiver Friends offers caregivers and family members of long term care facility residents an opportunity to share experiences, feelings, and concerns in a comfortable, confidential setting. Resource materials about a variety of topics related to caregiving are available and educational programs are featured on topics of interest to participants of the group. Previous educational programs have included Stress Management for Caregivers and Caregiving Strategies for Loved Ones Suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease.
For more information, about Caregiver Friends and other resources for Caregivers, contact the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.
Harrisburg – Rep. Sandra Major (R-Wayne/Susquehanna/Wyoming) will conduct office hours at the Preston Township Building in Lakewood from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, February 10.
“I encourage citizens who may be encountering problems with state government or want to discuss legislative issues to visit the township building at that time,” said Major. “I was forced to cancel the Wayne County office hours in January because it would have been dangerous to travel in the heavy fog.”
The township building is on the Crosstown Highway (Route 370).
Major’s legislative district includes Buckingham, Lebanon, Manchester, Mount Pleasant, Oregon, Scott and Preston townships, part of Clinton Township and the Borough of Starrucca in Wayne County.
Constituents in Wayne County also are encouraged to contact her district office on Route 706, Lake Montrose, RR 7 Box 7186, Montrose, PA 18801. The telephone number is (570) 278–3374. The toll-free number is 1-800-418-5048.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in February, to give Susquehanna County residents a chance to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.
“Constituents are invited to stop by and discuss any problems or questions they might have about state issues or state programs,” Madigan said.
The senator said on Friday, February 18, a staff member will be available to speak with constituents from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Offices Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose.
They are then available to meet with constituents from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Great Bend/Hallstead Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead.
No appointment is necessary.
The senator added that constituents who are unable to attend but would like to speak with him or a staff member should feel free to call either of his district offices, located at One Progress Plaza, Suite 13, Towanda, telephone (570) 265–7448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone (570) 322–6457, or 1–800–443–5772.
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