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PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, January 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, January 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
NORTHERN SUSQUEHANNA WATERSHED Association meeting, Wednesday, January 25, 7:30 p.m. at the New Milford Township Building. For info call Steve Barondeau, 278–4600, ext. 289.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, January 25, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, January 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
HAM/HADDOCK dinner, Friday, January 27, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
MARRIAGE BUILDING Weekend, January 27 to 29 at the Montrose Bible Conference. John Soden, speaker, music by Robert and Joyce Hayes. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, January 28, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Dimock Community Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
COUPLES’ DINNER CONCERT, Saturday, January 28, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Performers will be Robert and Joyce Hayes. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
February 3 – 5
MARRIAGE BUILDING Weekend, February 3 to 5 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Speaker will be Michael Engford, with music by Greg and Jen Campbell. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
COUPLES’ DINNER CONCERT, Saturday, February 4, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Performers will be Greg and Jen Campbell. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, February 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI LUNCHEON, Sunday, February 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Hall. Eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna Junior Sabers Cheerleaders. All are welcome.
PIZZA & WING SALE, Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, noon to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. To pre-order call 727–2651. Day of, call 727–2431. All are welcome.
ANIMALS IN WINTER program, Wednesday, February 8, 1 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Geared for kids 2 ½ - 5 years. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS deadline for submissions for the 2006 Spring-Summer Calendar of Events is February 20. For info call the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, (800) 769-8999.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, January 26 at the Lawsville Grange. Serving 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. All you can eat! Takeouts available. All are welcome.
Monday, January 23: sliced ham, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, whole wheat bread, graham crackers and peanut butter, tropical fruit.
Tuesday, January 24: meat lasagna, tossed salad, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, January 25: Italian marinated chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, long grain brown rice, canned peaches.
Thursday, January 26: Swedish meatballs with noodles, baby carrots, coleslaw, honey wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh apple.
Friday, January 27: fish munchies, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cranberry juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, tartar sauce, Boston cream pie or diet chocolate pudding.
January 30 – February 3
Monday, January 30: sliced roast turkey with gravy, French style string beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, whole wheat bread, graham crackers and peanut butter.
Tuesday, January 31: Salisbury steak with gravy, noodles, tossed green salad, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.
Wednesday, February 1: stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, butterscotch pudding or diet butterscotch pudding.
Thursday, February 2; chicken marsala with long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, pears.
Friday, February 3: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.
The Friends of Salt Springs Park sponsor year-round programs at Salt Springs State Park. This year, we will be providing walks, talks, hikes, workshops, and special series of children’s programs. Some of the highlights are mentioned here, but there are many more scheduled too. To find out about all programs, check the Friends’ Web site (www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org), call the park (967-7275), and keep an eye on your County Transcript.
The “Little People Winter Series” is designed for kids aged 2 1/2 to 5, accompanied by an adult, and will be held Wednesday afternoons from February 8 through March 1. Discovery stations and group activities, such as songs, stories, role-playing, and outdoor exploration will introduce children to the wonders of nature in winter. Dress for fun and exploring. Topics include where animals go in the winter, how bunnies live in the wild, what bats are all about, and how to make a bird feeder. Pre-registration and fee are required.
For adults, a new series of “Walk in & Weave” sessions will be held on Saturday mornings in June. In the historic Carriage Barn, a master weaver will be available to show you how to weave on antique looms. There is no fee or registration for this series.
“Get Movin’ Hikes” are designed to get rid of those old treadmills no one uses anyway. Join a park guide on these moderately paced hikes, averaging 4 miles. During rest stops, learn about the surrounding natural and environmental history. There is no fee or registration for these hikes.
Informative “Talks” will begin in February, with a Saturday afternoon slide show and hands-on presentation featuring “Hawks and Owls of Susquehanna County.” In March, learn more about our “Wild Weird Weather.” This program will look at changing weather patterns worldwide as well as here at home. There is no fee or registration for these talks.
Special “Walks” will begin in April, when, at last, we can scout out signs of spring. Join “Spring Birds and Buds” and learn how to identify birds, wildflowers, and other harbingers of spring in the park. In May, the woods are carpeted with the delicate colors and scents of spring wildflowers. Join “What’s Growing Out There,” and discover their beauty. In June, join “It’s Not Just a Tree” and discover the park’s new tree identification trail. There is no fee or registration for these walks.
Our “Workshops” are hands-on classes. Interested in photography but don’t know a lens cap from an f-stop? Sign up for “Introduction to Photography” in March and learn the basics, from loading film to adjusting shutter speed and exposure. Come back in June for “Nature Photography Workshop.” You will gain digital photography know-how and learn special composition techniques. For those who want a “taste” of history, sign up for the “Open Hearth Cooking Workshop,” to be held in March. You will cook, eat, and go away with a full set of recipes and a newfound knowledge of early American life. Pre-registration and fee are required for all workshops.
On Wednesday mornings in May, there will be another “Little People Series” designed for kids aged 2 1/2 to 5, with an adult. These Wednesday morning programs will introduce children to the wonders of nature in the spring through discovery stations, group activities, and outdoor exploration. Dress for fun and exploring. Pre-registration and fee are required.
Favorite programs returning this year include “Poetry at the Park,” “Wool Fibers Day,” and “Llama Hikes.” The Llama Hikes have become so popular that, in addition to the ones held throughout the year, you can now schedule your own for a special group event. (Group llama hikes require a fee and registration.)
Remember, these are just the highlights! Make sure you never miss a program by becoming a member of the Friends of Salt Springs Park. You will receive our brochures through the mail as they become available and inserted into our newsletters.
A Parent Involvement Committee has been formed at Susquehanna Community School to foster increased interaction between the community and the school district. Their first project is taking place during the All Curriculum Expo, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on February 1 at the high school cafeteria. They will be sponsoring a “café” and Scholastic Book Fair, with free refreshments, door prizes, raffles, musical entertainment and more!
All are welcome to attend. For more info contact Joni Miller.
The Forest City Regional High School will host a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Forest City Regional High School Auditorium. This valuable financial aid information session will be presented by Don Shade, Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
Mr. Shade’s presentation will address the types of financial aid available and the process of submitting the necessary paperwork. This is the time period for filing financial aid forms for students who expect to begin post secondary education in the summer or fall of 2006. If you have already begun filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you have questions, feel free to ask the expert!
Forest City Regional seniors and their parents received an invitation to this program on Senior Information Night in October. However, all students and parents from surrounding districts who wish to become familiar with the financial aid process are invited.
The topic of “Predator hunting and the effects they may have on the deer herd population in you area” will be the subject of a talk given by guest speaker Chip Sorber. Mr. Sorber is well known in the Wyoming, Bradford, Luzerne and Susquehanna County areas as an outstanding big game hunter, trapper and deer management enthusiast. The talk on predators will be on Sunday, January 29, 2 to 4 pm. at the Canawacta Rod & Gun Club Bingo Hall in the Susquehanna/Oakland Boro area.
For any more specific information contact Al Cuevas at 853-3509 or Bob Wagner 278-9363.
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