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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
TODDLER TIME, Thursday, October 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Room, Montrose Library. Songs, stories and rhymes for children ages 2 to 3 1/2. Free. No registration required.
PIZZA/WING NIGHT, Thursday, October 13, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or takeout. All are welcome.
October 13 – 15
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, October 13, Friday, October 14 and Saturday (bag day), October 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. Lunch available each day. All are welcome.
October 14 – 16
LADIES RETREAT, October 14 through 16 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Guest speaker and musician will be Paulie Heath. For info call 278–1001.
BBQ SANDWICH special, Friday, October 14, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Morgan String Band, 7 – 11 p.m. (cover charge). All are welcome.
ROAST PORK DINNER, Saturday, October 15 at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Takeouts, 3:30. Serving time, 4:30. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, October 15, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Montrose High School. All you can eat! Sponsored by the Montrose High School Band. All are welcome.
BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, October 15, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Methodist Church. Takeouts only. For tickets call 289–4196. All are welcome.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, October 15 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 15, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
BINGO, Saturday, October 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 16, 7 a.m. to 11 a at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
PUMPKIN FEST, Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Hay rides, pumpkin painting, games, scarecrow contest, more. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, October 15, noon until gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
TURKEY SUPPER, Saturday, October 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford. For ticket or takeout info call 465–3451, 465–3295 or 879–2763. All are welcome.
October 15 & 16
HOME EXPO, Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley. For info call the Wayne County Builders Association, 775–7393. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, country style, Sunday, October 16, noon until gone at the Masonic Lodge Hall, Thompson. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 16, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 16, noon to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Hall, Little Meadows. All are welcome.
FULL MOON Labyrinth Walk, Monday, October 17, 7 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. For info call 278–9256. All are welcome.
SWISS STEAK DINNER, Tuesday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
THOMPSON BOROUGH CRIME WATCH meeting, Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Thompson Baptist Church. All members urged to attend. All are welcome.
WIMPIES LUNCHEON, Thursday, October 20 at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving at noon. All are welcome.
ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP annual awards dinner, Thursday, October 20 at the Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre. For info call 718–6507.
PIZZA/WING NIGHT, Thursday, October 20, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
FALL DINNER CONCERT, Friday, October 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Greg Buchanan will perform. For info or reservations call 278–1001. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, October 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Hosted by the Canawacta Lodge 360. All are welcome.
PA WILD TURKEY Woodlands Field Day, Saturday, October 24, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sorber property, Little Meadows. For info call (908) 319–6968. All are welcome.
Monday, October 10: Sloppy Joe, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburger bun, apricots.
Tuesday, October 11: brown bag day; seasoned pork chop, mashed potato, corn, grape juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, applesauce.
Wednesday, October 12: Italian sausage, home-style baked beans, hot dog bun, chewy granola bar, pears.
Thursday, October 13: chicken casserole, French style green beans, cranberry juice, honey wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.
Friday, October 14: macaroni and cheese, baby carrots, three-bean salad, whole wheat bread, fresh orange.
A Child Identification Program is being offered free of charge to students Pre-K to sixth grade at the Susquehanna Elementary School, October 17, 18 and 19.
The Chip Program is the most comprehensive service of its kind and is being sponsored by the Masonic Grand Lodge of PA, the Freedom Lodge of Thompson and the Canawacta Lodge of Susquehanna. Chip provides parents and guardians with the means to quickly get vital information to emergency responders. The digital video included on a mini CD is compatible with the Amber Alert System.
All the child’s ID information, the digital video mini CD and fingerprints are given to the parents. Only the permission slip is kept by the program provider. Your child can participate only with a completed permission slip.
The digital video records the child’s height, appearance, speech, mannerisms and other important characteristics by asking the child questions. The children’s fingerprints are taken using an inkless pad. Parents are given a DNA kit to be completed at home as soon as possible. The DNA kit includes plastic Ziploc envelopes for a hair sample, nail clippings, and oral swabs for saliva samples.
At Open House, September 16, 195 permission slips were signed for the October Program. Permission slips will be sent home with the remaining students to give them the chance to sign up. A child can only participate with a completed permission slip. The program will be done during normal school hours.
Call Chuck Welch at Hobbs’ Country Market at 727–2090 with any questions or visit: www.pagrandlodge.org and click on PA Chip.
A leading proponent of universalism and author of the book, “Destined for Salvation: God’s Promise to Save Everyone,” The Rev. Kalen Fristad, will speak at the Sunday morning service at the First Universalist Church, Brooklyn, on October 23 at 10 a.m.
A United Methodist minister, Rev. Fristad served churches in Iowa for 27 years before founding “Destined for Salvation Ministries” in 2003 and taking his message of God’s unconditional love and unlimited salvation on a speaking tour across the country, accompanied by his wife, Darlene.
Kalen has been touring the United States, speaking to a wide diversity of congregations from mainline denominations to small groups. “We have met many wonderful, loving, faithful, and dedicated people. We have found people to be very open to spiritual understanding and growth, to affirm the importance of salvation for all, and to live with love, respect, forgiveness, and affirmation of each other,” says Rev. Fristad. In his commitment to continue his national ministry he plans to be a beacon to the words of John Murray, Father of Universalism in America: “You may possess only a small light, go out into the highways and byways of life. Bring more light and understanding to the hearts and minds of men and women. Give them not hell, but hope and courage.” The public is invited to hear the Fristad’s message and have a chance to chat.
Senior Community Centers will again host flu shot clinics for older adults in Susquehanna County. Health Care Providers Endless Mountains Health Systems and Barnes-Kasson Hospital will be the providers.
Flu shots are free to those eligible for Medicare. Individuals must present their Medicare or Medical Assistance card for processing the claim. A nominal fee may be charged for those not eligible for Medicare/Medical Assistance and those presenting without these cards. Registration is preferred by calling the Senior Center you are interested in attending. Additionally, if you have flu symptoms or are allergic to eggs, you will not be able to receive the vaccine.
Schedule is as follows: October 17 – Forest City (785-3386) 1:00 p.m.; October 19 – Susquehanna (853-3967) 10:00 a.m.; October 26 – Great Bend (879-2896) 10:00 a.m.; October 27 – Lenoxville (222-9550) 10:00 a.m.; October 28 – Lawton (934-2575) 10:30 a.m.; October 31 – Montrose (278-4370) 10:00 a.m.
Senior Community Centers are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Services through a contract with the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in October 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 October 28, 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 Hallstead-Great Bend 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.
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 session of Toddler Time will be October 13.
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 reading and research for teens, there's something for your children at the library.
Gardening Revolution: Lecture on Earthbox
The Mountain View Garden Club is pleased to announce a lecture by Molly Philbin, education coordinator for the Earthbox Company, to be held on Wednesday, October 12, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Township Fire Company Hall on Route 106, Clifford. The hour-long presentation will touch on its development, test trials and the resulting product with its application for commercial and leisure gardeners.
The advanced system allows for simplified and automatic watering and fertilizing and the elimination of weeding. Equally suitable for flowers and vegetables, the Earthbox can be used on farms, at public sites, on patios, and even to adorn bridges.
The Mountain View Garden Club is inviting other area garden clubs and any interested individuals to attend at no charge. After the lecture, refreshments will be served. For those interested in Garden Club membership, please feel free to stay for a brief meeting afterwards.
For more information, please call Kathy Flora (570) 222-4451, or Meg Suraci (570) 679-9055.
The Mountain View/Harford Alumni Association proudly announces its second annual Mountain View/Harford Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Dinner on October 15, to be held at the Mountain View High School, Kingsley. There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m.
The distinguished alumni to be honored are:
Prudence Clark, a 1932 Harford High School graduate, will be recognized for 37 years of teaching dedication and leadership for elementary students, grades one through six, grades seven and eight and gifted students. Her entire teaching career was served at schools, in areas, now part of Mountain View School District. She will also be recognized for exemplary community service to her church and numerous not-for-profit organizations.
Curtis Stone, a 1940 Brooklyn High School graduate will be recognized for his many achievements, from 1948 to 1956, as a distance runner in US Olympics, Pan-American Games and National A.A.U. Championships. He will also be recognized for 27 years of teaching dedication and leadership for high school and college students. As an avid historian, he has published four books on the history of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Township, PA. He will be recognized for his exemplary community service to many not-for-profit organizations.
Cecil Kilmer, a 1960 Mt. View High School graduate will be recognized for a 44-year successful business career highlighted with Glenwood Stone Co. His love for the game of golf inspired him to help design and build Rock Creek Golf Course. He is a collector of Post War Lionel trains, Internation Farm tractors and 1950’s cars. He has many heroes of religion, business, politics and sports in his life. He is a generous supporter of Mt. View School District and numerous community projects.
Richard Butler, a 1967 graduate of Mt. View High School will be recognized for 27 years of military service for his country and fellowman. As a US Navy Chaplain for 24 years, he has traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, Iceland, Bahrain, Persian Gulf and 9/11 Pentagon crash site. He has been an educator at several colleges. He will be recognized for his counseling leadership for five children’s centers in Kansas and Butler home child care centers in Kansas and Virginia.
The dinner is open to the public. It is a wonderful opportunity to honor alumni who have brought distinction to the Mt. View School District and the community.
To make reservations, please call (570) 434–2033.
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 tomorrow (September 8th), October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th.
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 convenient hours (including Saturday), and library cards are free. From Babies and Books for infants, to Teen Summer Reading, there's something for your children at the library. Don't forget the amazing POWER Library resources for homework, school projects, and general knowledge! Visit www.susqcolibrary.org for more information.
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