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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE, sponsored by the Susquehanna County Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Thursday, November 3, at the Montrose Bible Conference. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Vincent Monastra. For info or to register call 278–3889 or 679–2697.
“NORTHERN ELECTRIC” book signing by Norm Brauer, Thursday, November 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at First Liberty Bank & Trust, Clarks Summit. Call 945–6995 for info. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
PENNY BINGO, Thursday, November 3, 6 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace community room. All are welcome.
November 4 – 6
POST-ABORTION Healing Retreat, November 4 – 6 in Clarks Summit, hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Scranton. For info call 877-HOPE-4-Me. To register call 207–2283. All are welcome.
WEEKEND RETREAT, November 4 – 6 at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Clarks Summit, for those who have struggled with the pain of abortion. Hosted by Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries. For info call 207–2283.
HARVEST DINNER and Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, November 5 at the Nicholson United Methodist Church. Bazaar opens at 10 a.m. Dining room service begins at 4. Takeouts begin at 3:30. All are welcome.
HAM DINNER, Saturday, November 5, 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Call 879–4506 for info. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elk Lake School. Sponsored by the Springville Area Women’s Club. Food, beverages available. All are welcome.
BAZAAR & CRAFT SHOW, Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thompson Fire Hall. For info call Kim at 727–2911. Lunch available. All are welcome.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, November 5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, November 5, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Springville United Mountain View. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, November 5, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Gibson Charge Youth Group. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER Benefit in support of the 204th Association, Saturday, November 5, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Music, raffles, fun. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 6, 7 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, Nicholson. All are welcome.
NORTHERN TIER Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting, Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Hallstead American Legion. All are welcome.
WINGS NIGHT, Tuesday, November 8, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PENNY BINGO, Tuesday, November 8, 6 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace community room. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF DINNER, Tuesday, November 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
HANDS AROUND THE GREEN, Wednesday, November 9, 1:30 p.m. in Montrose, in support of local libraries and of library services in PA. For info call 278–1881. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 10, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
CHINESE AUCTION, Thursday, November 10, 1:00 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace community room. All are welcome.
PENNY BINGO, Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace community room. All are welcome.
CHINESE AUCTION, Friday, November 11, 1:00 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace community room. All are welcome.
THE BEETHOVEN BASH, a concert by the NE PA Philharmonic, Friday, November 11, 8:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Musicologist Peter Wynne will lead a pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. For ticket info call 457–8301. All are welcome.
CARD SHOWER, Friday, November 11 for Wayne Williams’ 80th birthday. Send to: RR 1 Box 493, Jackson, PA 18825.
COURTHOUSE CLOSED, Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. All court related offices will be available.
LASAGNA/FISH DINNER, Friday, November 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
THE BEETHOVEN BASH, a concert by the NE PA Philharmonic, Saturday, November 12, 8:00 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. Musicologist Peter Wynne will lead a pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. For ticket info, call 457–8301. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, November 12 at the United, Methodist Church, Susquehanna. Takeouts available at 4:30, serving starts at 5:00 p.m. Bazaar opens at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome.
COUNTRY & HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mountain View Elementary School. Raffles, baked goods, refreshments, child sitting available. For info call 222–3464.
All are welcome.
FALL BAZAAR and bake sale, Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Luncheon until 2 p.m. All are welcome.
SILENT KILLERS OF THE NIGHT program, Saturday, November 12, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Learn about PA’s amazing owls. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snake Creek Fire Hall, Brookdale. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit the Snake Creek Fire Co. All are welcome.
PARENT-CHILD BOOK GROUP, Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m. at the Montrose Library. Inaugural book is "Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis. Sign up at the Library to check out your copy. For info call 278-1881.
WINGS NIGHT, Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PENNY BINGO, Tuesday, November 15, 6 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace community room. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, November 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
TURKEY PARTY, Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Free admission. Refreshments. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
PENNY BINGO, Thursday, November 17, 6 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace community room. All are welcome.
HAM/FISH DINNER, Friday, November 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
November 18 & 19
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, a small standard flower show, Friday, November 18, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, beginning at 10 a.m. at the CASS House, 75 Church St., Montrose. Hosted by The Garden Club of Montrose. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, November 19, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
GARDEN CLUB GALA, Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the CASS House, 75 Church St., Montrose. For ticket info call 289–4781. All are welcome.
TRAIN & TOY SHOW, Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montrose High School. Lunch available. For info call 278–3471. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF DINNER, Wednesday, November 19, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Music by Senior Sounds, 7-10 p.m. All are welcome.
November 19 & 20
ARTISANS’ MARKETPLACE, Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. For info call 586–8191. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 20, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
WINGS NIGHT, Tuesday, November 22, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
Monday, November 7: sliced roast turkey with gravy, French style string beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, bread, graham crackers and peanut butter.
Tuesday, November 8: brown bag day; Salisbury steak with gravy, noodles, tossed green salad, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.
Wednesday, November 9: stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, butterscotch pudding or diet butterscotch pudding.
Thursday, November 10: chicken marsala with long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, pears.
Friday, November 11: centers closed for veterans holiday.
The Great Bend Alliance Church located on Randolph Street in Great Bend, PA, will host a Fall Celebration on November 13. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Continental Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. At 10:30 a.m. the celebration continues in the sanctuary with songs of worship, words of encouragement from the District Superintendent, Rev. David Phillips, and a Southern Gospel Concert given by Redeemed of Hughesville, PA. The Celebration concludes with a Harvest Home Dinner in the Fellowship Hall. There is no charge for either the concert or the Harvest Home Dinner. However, a free will offering will be taken during the concert for Redeemed. The Pastor and the congregation welcome the community to rejoice in God’s goodness and faithfulness.
For more information or directions to the church please phone (570) 879–2741.
The Stateline Evangelical Wesleyan Church, located one mile north of Great Bend, PA, on Rte. 11 will be featuring their annual Fall Revival services of old-fashioned gospel preaching and singing, beginning on Monday, November 7 to November 13, each evening at 7:30 p.m., and 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The guest evangelist for the services will be the Rev. Tim Hamaker, whose ministry is also to the homeless in Washington, DC. He is a dynamic speaker with a true passion for the souls of needy men and women. The services will include special singing nightly. You will be inspired by the evangelistic emphasis and the word of God that will be proclaimed.
Pastor, Rev. Donald D. Snedeker extends a cordial invitation for the public to attend.
For more information you may call the church at (570) 879–2699, or (570) 222–3600.
On Saturday, November 19, the oldest federated garden club in the state of Pennsylvania is throwing a party. Not just any party, but a semi-formal Gala celebrating 100 years of gardening education, scholarship and service. Members of The Garden Club of Montrose are trading their gardening smocks for sequins as they plan to enjoy a festive evening of music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The evening will also hold a few surprises for members and guests. Valet parking will be available.
The Gala will be held at the CASS house, 75 Church St., Montrose, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are a limited number of tickets available to the public. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can contact Ticket Chairman Pamela Oleniacz (570) 289-4781 or a Garden Club member. Proceeds from the ticket sales and donations will benefit the Club’s scholarship and civic beautification programs.
A Small Standard Flower Show will be held at the same venue as the Gala. The public is invited to attend on Friday, November 18 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Flower show exhibits will remain on display during the Gala festivities.
Don’t wait to order your tickets – they will disappear as fast as the last flowers of fall!
Next Wednesday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m., everyone is invited to join a very special event on – or rather around! – the Montrose Village Green. Hundreds of people will be linking hands to form a circle around the Green in support of their local library and of library services in Pennsylvania.
Children's Book Week falls during November, and it's also the peak month for the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's membership drive. Since the leaves will have fallen from the Green's trees, but presumably it won't be snowing yet, the view of the community joining together will be ideal.
Children from Lathrop Street Elementary School will walk down Lake Avenue to the Green, giving a "jump start" to the crowd. But your help is needed! Everyone is invited to join in and make the circle as big as possible. Participants will each be handed a poster sheet to hold up and form the words I LOVE MY LIBRARY circling around the Green. (It's also a certificate you can keep!) Library songs will be sung, and for those who have time, there will be an open house afterwards with refreshments inside the building (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.). While you're at the library, don’t miss your chance to enter the "I'm Thankful for My Library" contest (also at the branch libraries; visit www.susqcolibrary.org or your local library for details).
Blue Ridge High School will once again host the seventh annual Susquehanna County Health Fair on November19, from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. This will be held in conjunction with the PTO Holiday Bazaar and craft show.
A poster contest was held for the seventh grade art students of Mr. Mark Harvey. This year’s winner was Courtney Ucci. A $25.00 award was presented by Donna Doyle, Susquehanna County Assistance Office. All posters will be on display at the Health Fair.
As in the past, this years Health Fair will bring you information from government and non-profit agencies, area businesses and health care providers, including Endless Mountains Health Systems and Barnes Kasson Hospital.
Some of last years features were free health screenings for cholesterol, skin cancer, glaucoma, bone density, blood pressure, hearing, colon cancer, visual acuity, tetanus shots and blood sugar. There was also an appearance by the STAT Medevac Helicopter. Watch your local papers for information on what we will be offering this year.
If you have limited or no health care coverage, this stop should be a must for you and your family.
If you are interested in being a participant in this years festivities, please contact Grace Magill at (570) 278-3277.
County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren will be available on Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3 to offer County residents an opportunity to share their concerns, questions, and ideas for Susquehanna County. Commissioner Warren, in an attempt to represent all the people of Susquehanna County, encourages County residents to meet with her in an informal setting at the New Milford Borough Building during the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. “I believe that I am a resource to the taxpayers of Susquehanna County for any matters that may affect them. The services available in our County do not always reach the ones that need it most and I would be pleased to assist you,” states Warren.
There have been many moments to remember during the 100-year history of The Garden Club of Montrose. Some of the most beautiful ones have been at the numerous flower shows presented by the club through the years.
Themes from past shows have included children’s books, quilts, scents, butterflies, the working woman, and the wizard of Oz, to name but a few. This year the club will present “Moments to Remember” to celebrate its members and the contributions of the club through the years.
The public is encouraged to participate in and enjoy viewing the flower show at the CASS House, 75 Church Street, Montrose on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. The hours on Friday are from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For information about entering a design or container plants, call Shirley Andre at 278-1814 or Gladys Bennett at 278-3106.
For beauty and nostalgia, be sure to visit “Moments to Remember.” There is no charge for admittance.
The 39th Annual Farm City Feast will be held at 7:30 p.m., November 19 at the Mountain View High School. Farm City Feast was established to continue the important connection between farm people and city people to create bonds of friendship and get a first hand look at each others’ way of life.
The Pennsylvania Farm-City Program was created in 1955 to bridge the communication gaps between rural and urban neighbors. Without farms, cities would have no food. Without cities, farmers would have no markets and processing facilities for their products. The link between farms and urban dwellers is vital to economic opportunity and progress throughout the state.
The program not only includes a delicious meal but special awards, door prizes, and fabulous entertainment. This year’s entertainment features cowboy poet and storyteller Ken Krieg. Ken lives in Fairbanks, Alaska in the spring, summer and fall and he spends his winters in Arizona and Missouri. The poems Ken writes and recites range from just plain silly to some that pull hard at your heartstrings. He began setting true and “almost true” stories to verse thirty-five years ago. Ken is a retired Agricultural Agent with thirty years of Extension work. Ken has entertained audiences in Alaska, Canada, and a few of the “48 little states.” His original poetry and stories touch on everything from kids to cowboys and promise to tickle your funny bone, make you think and may even draw a tear or two.
Special accommodations will be made for those with disabilities. If you require special needs or would like to purchase tickets to this fun-filled event, call the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 278-1158.
In celebration of Children's Book Week, a Parent-Child book club is starting at the Montrose Library. The first book is "Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis and the meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, at 7 p.m. "We're going to start with this book and see how many people are interested in participating," says Outreach Library Mary Beth Manns. "If it's successful, we'll continue here and also investigate starting clubs at the branch libraries in Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, and Susquehanna."
There's no charge to participate in the club. Simply stop by the Montrose Library and sign up with the names of the adult and child who will be reading, and you'll be able to check out a copy of the book with an extended due date of November 15. For this first meeting, the cut-off will be 15 parent/child pairs (which will allow each family to borrow one copy of the book).
The first meeting will be held in the Children's Room of the Montrose Library (7 p.m., November 15) and will be an enjoyable exploration of the book, its characters, and what it's "really about," following a technique developed by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone in their book "Deconstructing Penguins." Parent/child book clubs have become popular recently because they are a fun way to connect more deeply with reading and with each other. Children and adults share their thoughts and opinions and learn from each other – everyone's opinion is valued.
For more information about the book club and other library services and programs, call 278-1881.
Hop Bottom United Methodist Church will be holding a Stuff The Truck at People's National Bank in Hop Bottom on November 5, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations are welcome. This is for all the less fortunate families in Brooklyn, Kingsley, Hop Bottom, and surrounding areas.
Contact Donna Potter, at 289-4196 for more info
The Friends of Susquehanna County will be holding their ninth annual fund raiser on Saturday, November 12, at the Hallstead American Legion according to Chairman Nancy Hinkley. This year's theme is Country Western Hoedown. Dress is casual. Following a Texas BBQ themed dinner, there will be square dancing and country music by Just Us Country Duo (Ray and Carol Rockwell). Johnny Montana will also be on hand for some line dancing.
Nancy Hinkley stated that in the past eight years, Friends of Susquehanna County (Barnes Kasson) have raised about $80,000. They have bought a dialysis chair, two birthing beds, a transesophageal echocardiogram probe used for the cardiology program, and an APT upper extremity arm ergometer for the occupational department of Barnes Kasson Hospital. The chapel for Barnes is complete and was dedicated on July 3, 2005. It is open to the public and can be found off the lobby next to the coffee/gift shop. Anyone is welcome to use the chapel.
According to Mrs. Hinkley $15,000 (matching funds) of the $80,000 was used for start-up and operational costs for the Community Foundation of Susquehanna County. The committee has started an Endowment Fund and given monies to several charities, including Women's Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, Endless Mountain Theatre Company, and Creative Adventures for Education.
Mrs. Hinkley and the committee urge the public to please come, enjoy the dinner and music and help support our efforts to support our local charities. For tickets, please contact Beverly Updyke at 465-3637.
The Susquehanna County Drug and Alcohol Commission on behalf of the Tobacco Initiative, announces mini-grant applications are available to community groups, schools, and health organizations.
Grants must address programs committed to the prevention and education of tobacco use in Susquehanna County. The group looks for innovative, creative ideas inspired and facilitated by youth that outreach into the schools and community.
The deadline for applications is November 11.
If you are interested in receiving a grant application contact the Susquehanna County Drug & Alcohol Commission at (570) 278–1000.
The Thompson UM Church would like to announce that the Clothes Closet, which is located in the Church, on Route 171 in Thompson, will not be opened on the first Saturday of each month for the winter months, beginning in November.
It will remain open each Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00. There is a large selection of men’s, women’s, teen’s and children’s clothing available. The clothing is free of charge, thanks to generous donations.
If there is an emergency need for clothing, requests can be made by contacting Pastor Barbara Pease at 727–2341, Joy Mead, 727–2518 or Mary Gray at 756–2652.
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