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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
TREES ARE TERRIFIC program, Wednesday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 2 1/2 to 5, with adult. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, May 18, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Borough building. All are welcome.
“SOULFIRE” concert, Friday, May 19, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome.
LASAGNA/FISH DINNER, Friday, May 19, 6 – 8 m at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
May 19 & 20
TREASURE, RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, May 19, 8 – 3 and Saturday, May 20, 9 – noon at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Light refreshments available. All are welcome.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon (bag sale) at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Lunch available both days. All are welcome.
May 19 – 21
LADIES’ SCRAPBOOKING weekend, May 19 through 20 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Registration fee. Call 278–1001 for info.
YARD SALE, Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fourth St., Hallstead (follow signs). Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. until gone at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Sponsored by the Canawacta Lodge No. 360. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, May 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
PLANT SALE, Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gazebo on The Green, Montrose. Hosted by the Garden Club of Montrose. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, car wash, bake sale, yard/tent sale, Saturday, May 20 at Hallstead Plaza. sponsored by the Blue Ridge Girls’ Basketball Booster Club. All are welcome.
3 ON 3 BASKETBALL Tourney, Saturday, May 20, at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. 8-14 year olds at 8:30, 14 and up at noon. Registration fee. Rain date May 21. All are welcome.
BRADFORD COUNTY Quilters picnic, Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Heron Gallery. Bring a dish to pass and a show-and-tell project. Call 746–4922 for info.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, May 20, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
BASHA KILL field trip, Saturday, May 20 at 8 a.m. For info call the NE PA Audubon Society, 679–9969.
BIRDING with Evan Mann, Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. For info call 879–4244. All are welcome.
MEMORIAL RIDE & BENEFIT for the family of Wayne Merritt, Saturday, May 20 at Legion Post 86, Susquehanna. Ride registration at noon, benefit begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments, live bands, raffles, Chinese auction. Admission. Must be 21 for both events. All are welcome.
YARD SALE, Saturday, May 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lion’s Pavilion at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. Sponsored by the Hallstead-Great Bend Civic Club. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 20, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
RIGATONI DINNER, Saturday, May 20, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Dept. Presale tickets available from any Auxiliary member, at Sharon’s Design Studio or Gifts & More. Tickets also available at the door. All are welcome.
MS WALK, Sunday, May 21 in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. For info call the Central PA Chapter, National MS Society, 1-800-227-2108.
SPAGHETTI LUNCH, Sunday, May 21, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Freedom Lodge, Thompson. Eat in or take out. Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 81. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST with Bill Flynn, Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Sunday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community School. Arts and Crafts, Flea Market. Proceeds benefit the Education Association scholarship program. Admission. For info call (607) 775–9043. All are welcome.
OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, May 21, 1 – 4 p.m. at the Wyoming County Historical Society, Tunkhannock. For info call 836–5303. All are welcome.
VOICES FOR VICKI Victoria Webster Scholarship benefit, Sunday, May 21, 1 – 6 p.m. at Munley’s Grove. Live bands, all you can eat barbecue. Admission. For info call 289–8708 or 465–3825. All are welcome.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. Call 222-4240 or 289-4054 for info. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
ANIMAL BABIES program, Wednesday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Especially for kids 2 1/2 to 4 years, with adult. Hands–on fun and outdoor exploration. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, May 24, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 25, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
FARMERS’ MARKET, every Friday beginning on May 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Green in Montrose. All are welcome.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 26 for the Rush Alumni Banquet to be held on June 3 at St. Francis Church, Friendsville. For info call Mary Keenan, 553–2431.
PORK/FISH Dinner, Friday, May 26, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
May 26 – 28
PENNY Bluegrass Festival, May 26 – 28 at the Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY. For info call (607) 775-4163.
LAMB CEMETERY ASSOCIATION annual meeting, Saturday, May 27, 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery. All lot owners and interested persons are urged to attend.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH yard sale, Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford, rain or shine. Lunch available. All are welcome.
YOUTH FEST, Saturday, May 27, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Pool Park, New Milford. Entertainment, games, food, crafts, prizes, more. Free. For info call 278–1000.
BOOK SALE, Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Refreshments available. Call 798–2444 for info. All are welcome.
BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society. All are welcome.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montrose Square Apartments Community Room. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 27, noon to 2 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Ararat Cemetery Association. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 28, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, May 28, beginning at noon at the Green Gables, New Milford. Sponsored by the Columbia Hose Co. All are welcome.
VETERANS PARADE, Monday, May 29 at 10:00 in Montrose. Memorial Tribute to follow on the Green, hosted by VFW Post 5642. All are welcome.
BUFFET DINNER, Monday, May 29, beginning at noon at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Fr. Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. For info call 222-4240 or 289-4054. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Monday, May 29 in Montrose, beginning after the conclusion of the Veterans’ Memorial Service on the Green. Drive-up at André’s Mill, Cherry St., or sit down at the Montrose Fire Hall. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 30, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
Monday, May 15: vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, peas, orange, rye bread, fresh apple.
Tuesday, May 16: Blue Ridge Center closed for Election Day; Italian marinated chicken, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, peaches.
Wednesday, May 17: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh orange.
Thursday, May 18: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce.
Friday, May 19: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
Senior Menu May 22 – 26
Monday, May 22: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad, honey wheat bread, apricots, graham crackers.
Tuesday, May 23: baked white fish, mashed potatoes, orange juice, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, graham crackers, Boston cream pie/diabetic chocolate pudding.
Wednesday, May 24; char broiled beef patty, home-style beens, pickled beets, hamburg bun, tropical fruit, chocolate chip granola bar.
Thursday, May 25: stuffed cabbage roll, buttered noodles, apple juice, cooked California blend, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding/diet butterscotch pudding.
Friday, May 26: sweet and sour chicken, long grain brown rice, cooked broccoli, wheat bread, fresh orange.
Celebrate Memorial Day on May 29, at Montrose Bible Conference. This will be an afternoon of fun for the whole family.
Their annual all-you-can-eat chicken barbecue will be served from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The heated swimming pool will be open, weather permitting, and an inflatable slide for the children will be set up near the Rec Hall.
To conclude the day on a joyous note, Billy and Laurie Walker of "One Voice" will present a Southern Gospel concert at 3:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket for this outdoor program. In case of inclement weather, some events will be moved indoors.
The only charge for this fun afternoon is for the barbecue. Contact Montrose Bible Conference at (570) 278-1001 for barbecue reservations or further information.
VFW Ayres-Stone Post 5642 will be honoring veterans with a 10:00 a.m. parade followed by a Memorial Tribute on The Green in Montrose, with a special speaker, Colonel Benjamin W. Margolius (Retired), US Army.
Colonel Margolius earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC and his Masters Degree in Management from Webster, University, St. Louis, MO. He was commissioned in 1963 and graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College in 1976 and the US Marines Corps Command and Staff College Extension Course in 1979. In addition to serving as the Chief of Joint Operations for the US Transportation Command, he held important positions in the fields of transportation management and operations planning in The Netherlands, Korea, Germany, Okinawa, Vietnam, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Kansas, and Illinois.
Following his military retirement in 1991, he was at different times a senior logistics engineer, senior systems analyst, deputy program manager, and trained Six Sigma Black Belt for CEXEC, IBM Federal Systems, Loral, and Lockheed Martin Corporations. A former resident of Brackney, PA, he currently lives in Vestal, NY.
Colonel Margolius’ awards include medals for Defense Superior Service, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service, Meritorious Service, Joint Service Commendation, Army Commendation, and Navy Commendation.
He is a member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA).
Scout groups, ball teams and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the parade. Floats are welcome. Lineup will be at 9:30 a.m. at the East end of town, near Tom Kerr’s. For information, contact Parade Chairman, Commander John Miner at 278–2746.
South Gibson will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with events from Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29.
There will be yard sales and garage sales throughout town and along Route 92.
On Friday and Saturday, the United Methodist Church will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be bake sales, refreshments and a variety of sale items.
On Saturday, area youth will be hosting fun and games at the big upper ballfield.
All are welcome.
Continuing with the Heritage Valley Station Stops program begun several years ago, the Steamtown National Historic Site will be running a diesel-powered excursion to the borough of Jessup, PA for participation in “La Festa dei Ceri,” on Saturday, May 27. This will be the first time a Steamtown train has run to the annual ethnic fair, which encompasses most of Jessup and its streets. Due to most activities taking place in the early evening, the train will leave the Steamtown boarding platform in downtown Scranton at 3:30 p.m. Return to Scranton is approximately 9:15 p.m.
On the leisurely trip to Jessup, passengers will be serenaded by authentic costumed Italian singers and children and learn about the fascinating history of “La Festa dei Ceri” and how Jessup became the sister city to Gubbio, Italy.
La Festa dei Ceri, an annual celebration brought to America by Italian immigrants in 1911, is still honored in its home of Gubbio, Italy, to pay tribute to the many works of their patron saint, St. Ubaldo. Among the highlights of the fest, in both Gubbio and Jessup, is the Race of the Saints. Carnival rides, artwork, ethnic gourmet food, wine tasting and historic town tours are available in Jessup for the guests traveling on the Steamtown train.
Ticket reservations can be made by calling (570) 340-5204. Additional details regarding interpretive and educational programs and activities may be obtained by calling (570) 340-5200 or toll free (888) 693-9391.
The holy day of “The Ascension of the Lord,” Thursday, May 25 will be celebrated at the Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, with a vigil Mass on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. Masses on Thursday will be at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
On Friday, June 2, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and conclude with Mass at 7:00 p.m. 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.
TOWANDA - Endless Mountains Heritage Region Inc. (EMHR) is sponsoring a workshop on researching local history and writing for exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 25 at the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies, 75 Church St. in Montrose.
Workshop topics include gathering and working with oral histories and archival research and introduces writing exhibit labels. Registration is limited to 25. Contact EMHR to register or for more information at 265-1528, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop is the first in a special series for those interested in researching and interpreting local history. The workshops will be especially helpful for people involved with local museums, educational organizations, historical societies and sites throughout the Endless Mountains Region.
Presenters will be Linda Norris and Joann Lindstrom. Lindstrom is an independent museum professional who works with museum and archival collections. Most notably she conducted research on the history of the "spiedie" (it's a type of sandwich) for the Encyclopedia of New York State and environmental issues surrounding Route 17 construction.
The Susquehanna County Drug and Alcohol Commission will sponsor a free Youth Fest on Saturday, May 27, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Pool Park, Church Street, New Milford.
The purpose of the event is to promote healthy living and positive choices for children. Entertainment will be provided by local youth bands. There will be local dance companies, games, food, educational materials, sports, murals, arts and crafts, prizes, and much, much more.
The District Attorney’s office is sponsoring two $75.00 gas cards to parents who bring their children to the event supporting healthy living and positive choices for the youth of Susquehanna County.
For more information, call 278–1000.
Allow nine very talented high school students (pictured above) to help you capture those very important moments in time and in your life when they present a gripping, musical revue entitled “Songs for a New World” on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 and Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 at 7:00 in the Blue Ridge District Theatre. This cast of seasoned performers will invite you on a journey as they present musical vignettes through time ranging from the American Revolution to a contemporary New York ghetto and even Mrs. Claus at the North Pole. Some are comical, some are touching, but all are beautifully crafted by Jason Robert Brown who said of his hit show, “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” The seasoned ensemble cast directed by Mr. Jeff Burkett will present you with high school musical theatre at an unprecedented level. Tickets will be available at the door, adults $4.00, students $2.00.
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