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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 2, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
LASAGNA/FISH dinner, Friday, February 3, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. 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.
COUNTRY STYLE pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday, February 4, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, February 4, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. 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.
“SOUPER BOWL” Sunday canned food drive, February 5 at the Methodist Church, Hop Bottom, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to benefit the Food Pantry. Cash donations also accepted. All are welcome to drop off a donation on the way to pick up your barbecue chicken.
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.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 7, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. 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.
KIELBASA/PIEROGIE dinner, Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. 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.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 9, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in ortake out. All are welcome.
CHICKEN/HADDOCK dinner, Friday, February 10, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
February 10 – 12
MARRIAGE BUILDING weekend, February 10 through 12 at the Montrose Bible Conference featuring Dow Pursley as speaker, music by Robert and Denise Grimes. For info call 278–1001.
BUS TRIP to Franklin Mills, Saturday, February 11, leaving Mt. View High School at 7 a.m. For reservations or info call Kelly at 289–8708 or Marion at 465–2905. Proceeds benefit the Victoria Webster Memorial Scholarship Fund. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, February 11, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.COUPLES’ DINNER CONCERT, Saturday, February 11, 6 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Performers will be Robert and Denise Grimes. For info or reservations (required) call 278–1001.
ORGAN/KEYBOARD artisan public workshop, Sunday, February 12, 2 – 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford. For info call 743–9969.
FULL MOON Get Movin’ hike, Sunday, February 12, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.February 13
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, February 13, 7:30 in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 14, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
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 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.
Senior Menu February 6 – 10
Monday, February 6: barbecue chicken breast, home-style baked beans, coleslaw, pineapple bits, granola bar.
Tuesday, February 7: beef stew, cranberry juice, biscuit, graham crackers and peanut butter, vanilla pudding/diet vanilla pudding.
Wednesday, February 8: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, orange juice, whole wheat bread, pears.
Thursday, February 9: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
Friday, February 10: breaded cod filet, brown rice, peas and carrots, honey wheat bread, tartar sauce, mandarin oranges.
There will be a meeting to plan a reunion for the Class of 1956 on Saturday, February 4, at 3:00 p.m. at the Turnpike Terrace, 400 Turnpike Street, Susquehanna. If you have any questions, please call Shelby at 853-4227.
On Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m., the Blue Ridge Kindergarten will present Colors Come Alive! The kindergarten students have been working with dancer and choreographer Billye Kersey Kubiak studying rhythm and movement which are criteria under the Pennsylvania Standards in the Arts. Funds for this program are made possible through Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and NEIU # 19 and the Blue Ridge School District.
Pictured (l-r) are: Alexa Stanley, Ms. Kubiak, Austin Beach; front – Hunter Renwick.
Ms. Kubiak has been a professional dancer, singer, and actress. She performed in principle and chorus roles on Broadway, in National Tours, and on television. Billye was trained at the School of American Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet. She has choreographed over 20 musicals. She directs and choreographs show choirs, concerts and musicals for the Stroudsburg Area School District. She is rostered by the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts as an Artist in Residence and travels throughout the country teaching, choreographing and conducting workshops to performers of all ages. Billye now lives in Stroudsburg, PA with her husband and son.
The kindergarten students will present their performance at the elementary school on Thursday afternoon and then do another performance for family and friends in the evening in the Blue Ridge Theater.
On Friday, February 3, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and conclude with Mass at 7:00 p.m. Blessing of throats in honor of the Feast of Saint Blaise will occur at the 12:10 and 7:00 p.m. Masses. A prayer service with the Men of the Sacred Heart and Benediction will follow the evening Mass. Father Gerard Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church.
Parents and guardians are invited to bring their children to free Masonic Child Identification Programs (CHIP) that will be held in February at the following dates and locations in Susquehanna County: February 10, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Community Bank & Trust, 521 Main Street, Forest City, for more information please contact: Brian Urbas, Branch Manager, (570) 785-3181; February 11, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at Community Bank & Trust Co., 61 Church Street, Montrose, for more information please contact: Mark Caterson, Branch Manager, (570) 278-3824.
If you have an interest in gardening and feel you have a special knack and would like to share your knowledge with others, you might consider becoming a Master Gardener. Penn State Cooperative Extension is now accepting applications for an upcoming training program consisting of approximately 36 hours of instruction designed to provide experienced home gardeners with the information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with other like-minded gardeners. Weekly classes are beginning on Monday, February 6 at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in Lackawanna County from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There is a training materials fee for the course.
In exchange for 30 hours of instruction, candidates must agree to donate 50 hours of volunteer service to Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County. Volunteer activities currently being carried out include answering home gardeners questions in the Extension office or via e-mail, conducting educational programs for adults, seniors and children, or writing informative articles for the newspaper or Extension’s monthly newsletter.
Applications are available from the Extension office at 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801 or by calling Joann Kowalski 278-1158.
The Pasture Pie Meetings, a series of informal gatherings of local grazers as well as grazing, pasture, and conservation specialists, will be held on Fridays in a different location each week throughout February and March. These meetings bring grazers together for a chance to share grazing experiences and discuss questions with other experienced grazers while enjoying some really good pie!
Following is the schedule.
February 3: Gillies Restaurant, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
February 10: J.P.’s Restaurant, 10:00 to 12:00 Noon, Wayne County.
February 17: Thompson Dairy Bar, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Lackawanna County.
February 24: Louis Hawley farm, 10:00 to 12:00 Noon, Susquehanna County.
March 10: Diana’s Restaurant, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Wayne County.
March 17: Chef Schiavone’s Restaurant, 10:00 to 12:00 Noon, Lackawanna County.
For more specific directions or other questions call the Susquehanna County office:
NRCS – 278-1011 ext: 108 Bob or ext: 101 Marlene; Conservation District – 253-4600 ext: 283 Jim.
Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced its plans to recruit local business people to serve as one-day mentors on February 2, as part of Groundhog Job Shadow Day for Elk Lake, Forest City Regional, and Mountain View High School students. The purpose of the event is to encourage young people to see the connection between what they are learning in school and what skills are needed in the workplace. Volunteers in Susquehanna County businesses will join their counterparts nationwide in hosting one million student "shadows" for the day.
This is a great way to reinforce what teachers are teaching by taking kids to work. The importance of reading, writing, and math take on a whole new meaning through this program.
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