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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
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.
HARVEST DINNER, Thursday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Lecture Hall, Harford, hosted by the Harford Historical Society. Bring a dish to pass and table service. For info call 434–2860. 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.
VETERANS FOR PEACE and their supporters will gather on The Green in Montrose, Friday, November 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to join in honoring all veterans.
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.
MONTHLY MEETING of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford, Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Open membership. 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.
SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Boro Building. 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.
HOLLYWOOD HILLBILLIES, Friday, November 18, 8:00 p.m. at the Windsor High School auditorium. For ticket info call Linda, (607) 755–8250. 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.
BINGO, Saturday, November 19, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. 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.
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.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 20, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. 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.
MEATLOAF DINNER, Wednesday, November 23, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
LABYRINTH WALK, Friday, November 25, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. For info call 278–9256. All are welcome.
HUNTERS’ PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 27, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.
SIGHT-IN DAY, Sunday, November 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Instructor on-site to assist. Sight-in targets provided free. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 29, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
Monday, November 14: barbecue chicken breast, home style baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, pineapple bits, granola bar.
Tuesday, November 15: beef stew, cranberry juice, biscuit, graham crackers and peanut butter, vanilla pudding/diet vanilla pudding.
Wednesday, November 16: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, orange juice, whole wheat bread, pears.
Thursday, November 17: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
Friday, November 18: breaded cod fillet, brown rice, peas and carrots, honey wheat bread, tartar sauce, mandarin oranges.
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!
A few weeks short of Veterans’ Day, our country marked a grim milestone with the number of U.S. casualties in the Iraq War topping 2,000. We have, locally felt this loss all too well.
Local members and supporters of Veterans For Peace are organizing a gathering on the Green in Montrose, on Friday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The purpose of the gathering will be to honor all veterans with special emphasis on those lost in the Iraq War. A local member of Veterans for Peace said that it is his goal to honor these soliders and he is hopeful that there will be a strong community turnout to pay tribute and perhaps foster discussion and voice opinions. He went on to add that the Veterans For Peace mission is “working together for peace and justice through non-violence.”
At the gathering, the names of each fallen solider will be read aloud so that they may be honored. Also, an impactful visual display will be on hand.
Blue Ridge High School will once again host the seventh annual Susquehanna County Health Fair on November 19, 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.
An open house celebration for Merle Colwell's 80th birthday will take place Sunday, November 13, at the Lanesboro Community Center, 1:30–5:00 p.m.
Please come and join the celebration.
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.
The upcoming League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County public program will feature state legislators reporting to voters and answering their questions. State Senator Roger Madigan, and State Representative Sandra Major and Tina Pickett will be present at the New Milford Borough Hall, 175 Main Street on Thursday, November 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Senator Lemmond has health problems and will most likely be unable to attend. Representative Jim Wansacz also cannot join us this year since he will be getting married that week.
This year’s legislative agenda is full of controversial major initiatives that affect us all. With elections approaching in 2006, this is an opportunity for face to face voter-legislator communication. Some of the issues which the League expects to be discussed include tort reform, sunshine laws at local meetings, property rights, Act 72 school funding and tax reform, new voting machines and the recent legislators’ and judges’ pay raises.
League of Women Voter events are free. All are welcome– young and old, men and women, people of all political persuasions – to come raise your political IQ. This will be the last of six 2005 events the League has sponsored. Come early. This event usually fills the house. These gathering are informative, lively, and a great place to meet your neighbors as well as the politicians who represent you in Harrisburg.
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.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in November 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 November 18, 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.
The choir of the First Baptist Church, Main Street, New Milford will be singing “Jesus Is Coming,” a musical written by John W. Peterson presenting the joy and excitement of the Christian experience and its final eternal fulfillment. Come and join on November 20, at 10:45 a.m. and be richly blessed and moved by this cantata which expresses the joy and promise of knowing God in a personal way.
Looking for that perfect holiday gift for a loved one or family member? One which matches that person’s personality and likes? Want to avoid the hassle of Holiday shopping, while saving money and gas?
The New Milford United Methodist Church will host a Holiday basket and services auction at the church on Saturday, November 12 beginning at 11:00 a.m. This innovative auction features over 40 specialized theme baskets, donated by church members, which will go to the highest bidders. According to New Milford UMC Pastor Joyce Allen, this auction is designed to conveniently serve the holiday shopping needs of communities from Montrose to Susquehanna. “Our goal is to allow residents to pick up unique theme gift baskets without having to drive long distances to the malls or specialty shops. These baskets have been put together and donated by our church members and contain items they made themselves or purchased from Susquehanna County businesses”.
Additionally, the auction will include a number of “services” donated and performed by church members; from cooking a holiday meal to household services and even music lessons. Pastor Joyce commented that this part of the auction will serve the community in another important way. “People need all types of services but may not know who to call or trust. This aspect of the auction allows people to purchase a number of services for friends or loved ones and then give that service as a holiday gift. Imagine their surprise when someone finds out that they will have their sidewalks cleaned all winter, or their whole house cleaned just in time for the holidays.” Pastor Joyce said this also allows church members to help those who may need it most. “If you know of someone who is elderly and can’t undertake these services by themselves, our arrangement allows a friend or loved one to give these services through a third party without needing to do it themselves.”
So whether you’re looking for a specialized theme basket for pet lovers, teachers, students, sports lovers, or even a side of beef for a group dinner, you’ll find it all at the auction. Be at the new Milford United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 12 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
For a complete list of baskets and services, please contact the New Milford UMC at (570) 465-3500.
The Eastern Coyote (Canis latrans thamnos) will take center stage at the annual meeting of the Wayne-Lackawanna Forest Landowners Association in mid November. The public is invited.
Tom Tasber, a professional naturalist and expert on the Eastern Coyote, will give a slide-illustrated talk on this predator that's surrounded by myths and misconceptions. Along with his slides and expert commentary, Tasber will bring furs, mounts, skulls and other artifacts to illustrate his points.
The meeting is Thursday, November 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Center, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield.
Refreshments will be served before and after the program, so reservations are a must. If you'd like to attend the meeting, please call Lois at the conservation district office (570) 281-9495 by November 11. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Col. Benjamin W. Margolius, USA – Ret. will speak at the November 10 meeting of the Montrose Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Montrose House. Colonel Margolius, a former chief of operations for the US Transportation Command, has been invited to address the luncheon meeting in observance of Veterans Day. During his career, Margolius held important positions in the fields of transportation management and operations planning for the Army in The Netherlands, Germany, Okinawa, and Vietnam, as well as at bases in the US. A former Brackney resident, he now resides in Vestal with his wife, Sue, and their younger son, Russ.
Montrose area church choirs and community will present choral and instrumental works of the season. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose.
The evening program hosted by Richard VanAuken, will begin with a brass quartet prelude, and the choir will process to On This Day Earth Shall Ring. Choral music will include While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, John Rutter's Candlelight Carol, Still A Bach Christmas and African Noel. There will be several instrumental numbers as well as congregational singing of familiar carols.
The evening’s program will conclude with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
Piano and organ accompaniment will feature Evelyn VanAuken, pianist, and Richard VanAuken, organist.
Two Advent meditations will be offered at the First Presbyterian Church, Montrose, PA. On Wednesday, November 30. Mrs. Martha Denkenberger will offer organ music; on Wednesday, December 7, organist Mrs. Sarah Bertsch will present selections. Both meditations begin at 12:00 noon and will be followed by a soup and bread luncheon.
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