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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
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.
FOREST LANDOWNERS Assoc. annual meeting, Friday, November 18 at the Lanesboro Community Hall. Dinner at 6, meeting at 7:30. Presentation by Dave and Carol Clemens. For info call 853–3020.
STORIES WITH MOTHER GOOSE, Friday, November 18, 10 a.m. at the Children’s Room at the Susquehanna County Library, Montrose. Light refreshments. Free.
TURKEY RAFFLE, Friday, November 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Station. Food, refreshments available. 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.
TORREY HOME Christmas Boutique, Montrose will be open Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.
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
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sunday, November 20, 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
November 20 & 21
AUDITIONS for St. Martin of Tours and St. Paul’s Parish Arts Council’s production of TV Night, Sunday, November 20, 4-6 p.m. and Monday, November 21, 6-8 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall, Jackson. 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.
PIE SALE, Tuesday, November 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peoples National Bank, Hop Bottom. Sponsored by the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. 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.
November 24 & 25
THE COURTHOUSE will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. All court related offices will be available.
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.
November 25 & 26
TORREY HOME Christmas Boutique, Montrose will be open Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.
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.
ADVENT MEDITATION, Wednesday, November 30, beginning at noon at the First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Martha Denkenberger will offer organ music. Soup and bread luncheon to follow. All are welcome.
BBQ SANDWICHES, Wednesday, November 30, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS IN MONTROSE musical presentation, Friday, December 2, 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, hosted by Richard VanAuken. Proceeds benefit the local Ministry of Christian Service. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS DINNER CONCERT with Damaris Carbaugh, Friday, December 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
December 2 & 3
TORREY HOME Christmas Boutique, Montrose will be open Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. Lunch available. All are welcome.
SACRED & SOUP, a holiday celebration, Sunday, December 4, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. For info or to register, call 278–9256. All are welcome.
ORGANIC PRODUCE Growers’ Meeting, Tuesday, December 6, 7 p.m. at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, Avoca. For info call 963–6842.
CHRISTMAS TEA, Tuesday, December 6, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
ADVENT MEDITATION, Wednesday, December 7, beginning at noon at the First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Sarah Bertsch will present selections. Soup and bread luncheon to follow. All are welcome.
Monday, November 21: Thanksgiving dinner (except Lenoxville); cranberry juice, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, buttered peas and carrots, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie with topping.
Tuesday, November 22: seasoned pork chop, mashed potato, corn, grape juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, applesauce.
Wednesday, November 23: Italian sausage, home-style baked beans, hot dog bun, chewy granola bar, pears.
Thursday, November 24: closed for holiday.
Friday, November 25: closed for holiday.
Blue Ridge Middle School Musical Theatre will present Disney’s “Aladdin” on November 18, 19 at 7:00 in the district theatre. Support the arts in our schools as you tap your feet to familiar tunes, laugh at the quick wit of the Genie, fear Jafar, delight at Iago, and witness Jasmine and Aladdin whisk away on the magic carpet to “A Whole New World”. Tickets will be available at the door, adults $5.00 and students $3.00.Pictured above are: Vikki Hartt, Jillena Bennett, Alex Burkett, Greg Stonier and Kelsie Arthofer.
As part of the celebration of Children's Book Week, November 14-20, everyone is invited to "Stories with Mother Goose" at the Susquehanna County Library in Montrose on Friday, November 18, 10 a.m. The free program, an outreach provided by the Endless Mountains Theater Company, will be followed by light refreshments. Don't forget to pick up your free bookmarks, as well.
During Children's Book Week, children can enter a drawing to win exciting prizes by filling out a form saying what their favorite book is and why. Forms will be available in the Children's Room of the Montrose Library. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified the following week.
Make every week Children's Book Week by regularly visiting your library and sharing the joy of reading with your family. It's the gift that lasts a lifetime!
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!
The churches of the Tri-Boro Ministerium announce the annual Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Worship Service to be celebrated this Sunday afternoon, November 20, 3:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna.
The worship will be focused in music, prayer, and message so that people from all over the Susquehanna area will be able to join with their families, neighbors and friends in thanking God for His countless blessings.
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.
The Endless Mountains Business Association will hold its monthly meeting on November 22, 7:30 a.m. at Maloney's in Hallstead, PA.
Special guest speaker will be Amy Gruzesky, the Executive Director of the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau. In her role as Director, she is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the visitors bureau, as well as working with regional and state agencies and officials on initiatives aimed at increasing visitorship to the Endless Mountains region, and creating new opportunities for tourism, culture and recreation. "I believe that local businesses of all kinds can benefit from tourism", stated Amy.
For more information or if you are interested in attending the meeting of the Endless Mountains Business Association, please contact Lisa Kowalewski at (570) 879-4507.
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.
The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging Community Education program will sponsor a free program (for older adults age 60+) to be presented by the Susquehanna County Master Gardeners program.
The program, presented by Sue Seamans, will be planting an indoor holiday container garden. Participants will design their own garden to take home. Materials will be provided.
The program will be held at the Susquehanna Senior Community Center (Turnpike Terrace), 853-3967, December 6, 2:15 p.m.
Registration is requested by November 18, as there are limited spaces and to allow for adequate materials. If you would also like to eat lunch at the Senior Center, please also make your reservation with the Senior Center Manager at least one day in advance.
The Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 17 at Frank’s Restaurant in Simpson. Dinner will be available from the menu at 6 p.m. with the meeting following at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Trail construction work will be updated. Discussed will be the ongoing ATV patrol and resulting citations. Grants to continue the trail to the Thompson area are sought, along with funding to finish the Forest City trailhead. Ideas for the spring ribbon-cutting celebration will be discussed. Reservations for the Christmas dinner will be taken Call the office for details or questions 785-7245.
A traditional dinner of turkey and trimmings for senior citizens will be served on Sunday, November 20, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main St., New Milford, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The annual dinner is a part of the Good News Lunch program. “We are preparing a wonderful meal for our guests,” reports Doris Hollister of the First Baptist Church. “We value our senior citizens and this is our way of giving thanks for them, and the great contribution they have made to all of us in our community.”
The Good News Lunch (GNL) is a joint, community-wide outreach of the First Baptist Church, St. John’s R.C. Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church.
The annual community-wide Thanksgiving Service will be held immediately following at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The church will be open at 6:00 p.m. for an hour of music and hymns. The preacher will be the Rev. Olu W. Harding. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (UMC), Pastor Harding currently serves Calvary UNC on the Vestal Parkway, Vestal, NY.
The St. Martin of Tours and St. Paul's Parish Arts Council announce its second production auditions for TV Night, a collection of scenes based on famous classic television shows. Various size roles are available for men and women. Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 20 from 4-6 p.m. and on Monday, November 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the parish hall, Rtes. 92 and 492, Jackson, PA.
Directing this variety show will be Dr. Christopher Lake. Four different scenes will be presented on a black and white set, with a TV dinner served during intermission. Show dates are February 18 and 19, 2006.
Be the famous redhead, a witch with a twitch; send her spouse to the moon, or work for Alan Brady!
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.
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.
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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