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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 9, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Tuesday, August 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
THE CONTINENTALS, Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. in the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Rain location will be the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 11, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
August 11 – 13
RUMMAGE SALE, Thursday, August 11, Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna. Lunch available. All are welcome.
August 8 – 12
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. to noon at St. John the Evangelist, Susquehanna. For info or to register, call 278–3286.
SUMMER SKIES and the Persiades, Friday, August 12, 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. See the meteor show and summer constellations with Kopernik Observatory astronomer Tony Pilato. All are welcome.
DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, August 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
NUNSENSE, presented by St. Martin’s Players, Friday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. Tickets available at the door. All are welcome.
August 12 – 14
SOUTHERN FRIED MURDER, a dinner theater mystery, Friday, August 12 through Monday, August 14 at William’s at the Ritz, Scranton. Presented by the Endless Mts. Theater Co. for info or reservations (required) call 344–8057. All are welcome.
STONE WALL BUILDING hands-on workshop with Rusty Ely, Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Fee. Bring bag lunch. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, August 13, noon until gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
BIRCHARDVILLE SCHOOL and Historical Association picnic, Saturday, August 13, noon at the Grange Hall, Birchardville. Bring a dish to pass, dessert, table service. Chicken halves available, call 934–2256. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, August 13 at the Ararat United Methodist Church. Serving 5:00 p.m. until all are served. All are welcome.
NUNSENSE, presented by St. Martin’s Players, Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. Tickets available at the door. All are welcome.
DOO-WOP DINER Car Hop, Sunday, August 14, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Elk Lake School. Come for lunch and free soda. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. All are welcome.
QUILT & CRAFT SHOW, Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Preston School, Lakewood. Hosted by the Northern Wayne Community Library. Free. All are welcome.
STREAM ECOLOGY WALK led by biologist Stuart Slocum, Sunday, August 14, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. For info call 879–4244 or 727–3362. All are welcome.
NUNSENSE, presented by St. Martin’s Players, Sunday, August 14, 2:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. Tickets available at the door. All are welcome.
AL-ANON Family Group meeting, Monday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 16, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Tuesday, August 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, August 17, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Boro building. All are welcome.
LAWN SUPPER and bake sale, Thursday, August 18, at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving 5 p.m. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 18, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
HAM/FISH dinner, Friday, August 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CONCERT, Friday, August 19, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. The Hall Family Orchestra will perform. Refreshments available. All are welcome.
August 19 & 20
SOUTHERN FRIED MURDER dinner theater, August 19 and 20, 6:30 p.m. at Williams at the Ritz, Scranton. For ticket info or reservations (required) call 344–8057.
YARD SALE & PIE SALE, Saturday, August 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colonial Brick Motel, Great Bend. Hosted by Gill Chapter No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star. All are welcome.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, August 20 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY CARNIVAL, Saturday, August 20 at the Trinity Worship Center grounds, Franklin Forks. For info call 504–5801 for info. All are welcome.
DOO-WOP DINER Car Hop, Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hop Bottom. Sponsored by Hop Bottom United Methodist and Grace Lutheran Churches. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. All are welcome.
SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, August 20, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. Music by Just Us. Refreshments available. All are welcome.
CIVIL WAR program, Saturday, August 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School. Hosted by the Wyoming County Historical Society. For info call 836–5303. All are welcome.
BINGO, Saturday, August 20, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 21, 7:00 a.m. to noon at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit the Northern Wayne Community Library. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 21, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 21, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 23, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
Monday, August 15: sliced roast turkey with gravy, French style string beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, bread, graham crackers and peanut butter.
Tuesday, August 16: Salisbury steak with gravy, noodles, tossed green salad, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.
Wednesday, August 17: stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, butterscotch pudding or diet butterscotch pudding.
Thursday, August 18: chicken marsala with long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, pears.
Friday, August 19: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.
Area veterans are invited to help celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II at Montrose on Sunday, August 14, 2:00 p.m.
Members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct services at the WWII monument at the court house triangle.
Frank A. Kwader will act as Master of Ceremonies. Rev. Chase Page will give the offertory and Prayers of Remembrance.
Retired U. S. Navy Commander Bill Morgan will be the main speaker. Commander Morgan served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
Anyone interested in participating in the observance are requested to make prior arrangements with Mr. Kwader at 278–2030.
It is hoped that the community will turn out to show their appreciation of the sacrifices made by veterans who served during this period. Many refer to these veterans as our “Greatest Generation”!
The Continentals will be presenting what is planned to be an outdoor concert this Wednesday, August 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna, PA. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the nearby Susquehanna United Methodist Church.
Sponsored locally by the churches of the Tri-Boro Ministerium, the group of 25-plus vocalists who will appear in Susquehanna is one of a dozen touring nationally, and in many cases, overseas. Presenting the very best of contemporary Christian music, energizing choreography, and personal testimony, people of all ages will be impacted with an unforgettable, and perhaps, life-changing evening on August 10.
The concert itself is free, with an offering to be received. Bringing lawn chairs is encouraged. For more information call (570) 853–4805.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in August 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 stated that a staff member will be available to speak with constituents on August 12 and August 26, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose and from 2 p.m. until 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 1-800-443-5772.
a part of the St. Martin of Tours and St. Paul's Parish Arts Council, is in final preparation for their production of Nunsense, a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. Performances are slated for August 12 and 13, 7:30 p.m. and August 14, 2:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School.
Directed by Christopher Lake, the cast consists of Martina Lingobardo, Pat Stewart, Sharon Panasevich, Sue Lee, Ellen Reavey, Deb McNamee, Shirley Masters, Eileen Hartman, Becky Lewis, Katherine Kempa, and Dolores Goodger.
Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling 756-3305 or at the door. Come share an evening of laughs!
The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health Program strives to maintain health and wellness in the older adult (age 60+) population through various programs. The AAA PrimeTime Health program is sponsoring a series of Medication Management programs, in cooperation with Endless Mountains Health Systems, in the Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers.
Medication Management continues to be a priority topic to ensure that patients are getting the maximum benefits they need from their medications. The topic for the next series, presented by Jessica Dibble, Medical Care Coordinator, Endless Mountains Health Systems, will be Medications that Treat Various Illnesses.
The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is: Lenoxville (222-9550), July 21, 10:30 a.m.; Forest City (785-3386), July 27, 12:30 p.m.; Susquehanna (853-3967), August 18, 12:20 p.m.; Great Bend (879-2896), July 21, 12:15 p.m.; Montrose (278-4370), July 20, Noon.
Registration for this free program is not necessary. However, if you would also like to enjoy lunch at the Senior Community Center, call that location at least one day in advance to make a meal reservation.
Barnes-Kasson Senior Services operates Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.
The Northern Wayne Community Library is pleased to announce that Art Classes For Kids will be held in July and the Summer Reading Program, entitled Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds, will take place in August.
There is no cost for participation in these programs, but children must be registered with the library. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please call 798–2444 to register your child.
Art Classes will be held on three consecutive days, Tuesday, July 19; Wednesday, July 20; and Thursday, July 21. Times vary according to grade level: 10:00-11:15 a.m. for K, 1, 2; 11:45-1:00 p.m. for grades 3, 4, 5; and 1:30-2:45 for students in grade 6 and above. Come out to the classes and see if you can get some of your artwork entered in the Harford Fair.
Summer Reading Program will take place every Friday in the month of August from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The dates are August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26.
Kids ages 4 through 12 years are invited to come out for lots of fun reading activities, including games and crafts. Children may attend for one of the Fridays, or all four, but don’t miss the kickoff in August 5; there may be a real dragon visiting!
All programs will be held at the library on Route 370 in Lakewood, next to the Preston School.
On Thursday evening, August 25, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Susquehanna Community High School will have an open house for all incoming seventh grade students and their parents.
At this time seventh grade students will receive a copy of their schedule for the 2005-2006 school year and locker combinations.
Parents and students will be introduced to various student activities for the year including an over view of schedule information, student handbooks, homework policy, grading and class requirements.
Students and parents are asked to meet in the auditorium at 5:00 p.m.
Students will be able to tour the school before leaving to locate classrooms and their lockers.
Christ Church, West Main Street in Susquehanna, will host its annual rummage and bake sale August 11 and 12 (hours 9-5) with a $2 "bag sale" on Saturday, August 13 (hours 9-2). This always popular sale includes new high-quality apparel from "Fabulous Finds" in Binghamton. Shoppers will find a large selection of attractive clothing at bargain prices, including great apparel for children. Baked goods will be for sale and lunch will be available. Christ Church uses the proceeds of this sale to support its community outreach efforts and maintain its historic building.
Municipalities and non-profit organizations are invited to learn about the application process for three transportation improvement programs funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT): Home Town Streets, Safe Routes to Schools, and Transportation Enhancement. The Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC) is sponsoring an information session on August 22, from 4 to 6 pm.
The Home Town Streets program has been established by PENNDOT to prioritize the repair, redesign, and reconstruction of main streets, commercial corridors and major boulevards in older communities, and to support local revitalization plans. Eligible projects may include sidewalk improvements, planters, benches, street lighting, pedestrian crossings, traffic calming, bicycle amenities, signage and other visual elements. The program is not intended to cover street paving, storm water management and traffic signals.
The Safe Routes to Schools Program is designed to work with both school districts and pedestrian and bicycle safety advocates to make physical improvements that promote safe walking and biking passages to our schools. Eligible project examples include sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes or trails, traffic diversion improvements, curb extensions, traffic circles, raised median islands, and walking paths.
The Transportation Enhancement Program is designed to help preserve historic transportation facilities and make them more environmentally friendly. A good project example is the conversion of abandoned railway corridors into recreational trails. Other examples may include the rehabilitation of historic transportation buildings, which would also include archeological planning and research and the acquisition of historic easements or sites.
Applications must be submitted on-line to PENNDOT through their website at www.dot.state.pa.us. After an initial review, they will be forwarded to the Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission for evaluation and possible inclusion in the program.
Any government agency, school district or non-profit organization in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, or Wyoming Counties is eligible to apply as a project sponsor.
The information session is being held on August 22, from 4-6 p.m. in the NTRPDC conference room, 312 Main Street, Towanda, PA. There is no registration fee. To register and for more information, please contact Brian Baker, Transportation Program Assistant, toll-free at 888-868-8800 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
The Northern Wayne Community Library will be hosting a Quilt and Craft Show on Sunday, August 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Preston School in Lakewood.
Many quilts will be displayed including those in historical, traditional and contemporary styles. There will be assorted handicrafts available for purchase.
The show is an educational and cultural community event with no admittance fee and free refreshments.
A pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, August 21 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Lake Como from 7:00 a.m. until noon. The breakfast will benefit the Northern Wayne Community Library and is all you can eat with pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee.
Come out to both events in support of the library.
The St. Martin of Tours and St. Paul's Parish Arts Council proudly announces its production of NUNSENSE, a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. Under the direction of Christopher Lake, the cast of ten "dedicated sisters" and a five piece band will entertain the young at heart on August 12 and 13, at 7:30 p.m. and on August 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School.
In order to raise some much needed cash due to a misfortunate at the convent, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are presenting a variety show with the "best talent they have left," after 52 of their sisters have died unexpectedly. The sisters would have been fine if Reverend Mother (played by Martina Lingobardo) had not over spent the monthly budget, so Sister Hubert (Pat Stewart), Sister Robert Anne (Sue Lee), Sister Leo (Sharon Panasevich), and Sister Amnesia (Ellen Reavey) have volunteered to help by performing some of their favorite songs. Completing the cast are Dolores Goodger, Eileen Hartman, Katherine Kempa, Shirley Masters, and Deb McNamee.
Audience members will tap their feet to "Tackle that Temptation," clap to "Holier than Thou," and reminisce with "Growing up Catholic." Melissa Leet, Ben Frye, Jeffrey Keyes, Connie Panasevich, Allen Weakland, and Holly Snitzer will bring the tunes alive.
Come share a laugh at one of the funniest Off-Broadway shows. For advanced tickets call 756-3305. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
The 101st Annual Reunion of the Descendants of Daniel Q. and Rachel (Owens) Price will be held August 13 at the Union Dale Firemen's Grounds. This year the business meeting at 11 a.m. will begin the events. All are asked to attend to discuss and decide reunion plans. Covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m., followed by the trap shoot, children's games with prizes, auction and entertainment. Last year 354 family members signed the registration book and they hope to draw as many again. Last year's best shot award will be presented, delivery of the family group picture and Centennial T-shirts, Welsh memorabilia and family lineage booklets will be available if you did not get one last year.
St. John the Evangelist in Susquehanna is planning a week of fun at Vacation Bible School. They invite all of the children in the area to come and join Kingdom of the Son. Have your children come and enjoy a week of fun, with Father Robert Simon and staff on an exciting safari. Kingdom of the Son creates a fun and exciting safari atmosphere where children will have a great time singing, watching skits, creating crafts, playing games and bible stories.
Kingdom of the Son begins Monday, August 8 and continues through Friday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. to noon each day at St. John the Evangelist Church, 101 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna. For more information or to register please call Vickie Mulligan at 278–3286.
The 29th annual, Ben Stone Old-Time Country Music Contest will be featured at Old Mill Village, New Milford, PA on Sunday afternoon, August 28. The gates will open at noon with the contest set to begin at 1 p.m. sharp.
The contest is open to all musicians of acoustic (non-electric) guitar, banjo, fiddle, miscellaneous instruments, and to vocalists and groups. Each year hundreds of spectators watch as a field of about 40 musicians compete for ribbons and $500.00 in cash prizes that are awarded to the winning contestants. A special $150.00 donation has been contributed for cash prizes for young people sixteen and under who compete in the youth category. In past years, the variety of miscellaneous instruments has included autoharps, hammered dulcimers, mandolins, and such oddities as cow bells and musical saws! Spectators may want to bring lawn chairs.
For more information, call the Village at (570) 465–3448 or the Stones at (570) 278–4494.
Would you like to have fun learning about a stream and the critters that live there? At 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, retired Mountain View High School biology teacher Stuart Slocum will lead a walk through the Shelly Preserve, investigating what is in and around the stream connecting Plew’s Swamp with Weir's Pond.
This small stream is an important part of the system of wetlands at the nearly 400-acre preserve. Mr. Slocum will discuss the role it plays in the Susquehanna River watershed, which he describes as "a kind of highway map of water" moving over this bioregion. The group will look for mayflies, dragonflies and other insects that are indicators of water quality. The larvae of these, and other insects, are also great food for fish. Anyone wishing to make a closer inspection of the stream will be invited to get wet feet, turn over rocks and look behind logs to find out what lives there.
Participants will also be on the lookout for signs of animals that depend on the stream. There should be some clear animal tracks, including deer, fox and bear. Mr. Slocum will help identify these, so watch where you walk.
In the past this walk has been popular with kids of all ages, anyone who wants to come close to nature. This is one of the favorite walks of the summer season. Try it!
The Florence Shelly Preserve is located one mile north of Thompson on Route 171. Parking is available in the lot just opposite Stack Road. For further information call Carol or Dave Clemens at (570) 879–4244 or Andy Gardner, (570) 727–3362. The hike is easy but the trail may be damp, so participants are urged to wear shoes appropriate for walking in wetlands.
Harford – Calling all bakers for the 2005 Hershey’s Cocoa Classic baking contest to be held on Monday, August 22 at the Harford Fair. The contest is co-sponsored by Hershey Foods Corporation and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.
Over 100 fairs across Pennsylvania will offer cash prizes for the best cake and tastiest cookies, brownies, or bars in the youth category. The Harford Fair’s contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final Hershey’s Cocoa Classic blue ribbon winner held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. First place winners at the Farm Show will be awarded a cash grand prize of $500 for the winning cake recipe and $250 for the winning cookie, brownie, or bar recipe.
For rules on the Harford Fair’s contest or for more information on entry requirements, obtain a Harford Fair Premium Book at the fair office, or contact Heidi Page at (570) 434–4300.
The Thompson United Methodist Charge will be holding their annual Craft Fair and Bazaar on Saturday, September 3 at the Thompson United Methodist Church on Route 171 in Thompson, PA. Festivities will run 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
As in past years, a large variety of craft items made by local artisans will be available both outdoors and in the church. A bake sale, fill-a-can cookie sale, and the church bazaar will be sure to satisfy even the most discriminating shopper.
The Attic Treasures will be open with a variety of items both old and new at prices that can’t be beat.
The Sidewalk Café will again be open for the lunch bunch. Some items on the menu are hot dogs, hamburgers, whimpies and homemade pies, all prepared by church members.
Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the day; games will also be available for the children.
As a service to visitors, parking will be available at the Thompson Firehouse on Water Street, with transportation available to bring participants to the church.
Come shop, eat and enjoy the entertainment and the community spirit of the town.
Anyone interested in obtaining an application to secure a craft space for the day can do so by contacting Tootsie Stone at (570) 727–2158 or Mary Gray at 756–2652.
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