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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
CATERPILLAR THREAT meeting, Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m. at the Damascus Elementary School. For info call the PA Bureau of Forestry, 253-0930.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, July 26, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CATERPILLAR THREAT meeting, Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Elementary School. For info call the PA Bureau of Forestry, 253-0930.
LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, July 27, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
DINNER, Friday, July 28, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge Kirkwood. Swedish meatballs or fish. All are welcome.
HEMLOCK CHALLENGES, Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 7-12, but all are welcome to take an exploratory hike to examine trees, the soil, and critters that live under fallen logs.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, July 29, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
BLUEGRASS CONCERT by “Spare Parts,” Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Starrucca Civic Association. All are welcome.
FLEA MARKET, Saturday, July 29, 9 – 3 at the Mountain View High School. Crafts, refreshments, more. Donations will be accepted for the Hop Bottom Methodist Church Food Bank. For info call the Mountain View Band Association, 222-4783 or 222-9695.
EVANGELISTIC MEETING with speaker Ken Lynch, Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. at South New Milford Baptist Church. For info call 434-2101. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, July 30, beginning at noon at the Loyal Order of Moose 794, Susquehanna. Proceeds to benefit AnnMarie Wilber, to offset medical expenses. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Sunday, July 30, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Proceeds to benefit victims of the 2006 flood. All are welcome.
August 1 – 3
PLANT DYEING WORKSHOP with Ester Welden, August 1, 2 and 3 at the Village Presbyterian Church on the Green, New Milford. Call 278–1886 for reservations.
August 4 & 5
BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The Green, Montrose. Food, entertainment, crafts, silent auction, more. For info call the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library, 278–1881.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, August 5, 7 – 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, August 5, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Sponsored by Canawacta Lodge No. 360. All are welcome.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER Preparedness program, Saturday, August 5, 1 – 3 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Learn how severe weather develops and safety tips to deal with summer’s worst weather.
MUSIC IN THE PARK, Sunday, August 6, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clifford Fireman’s Fairgrounds. Ecumenical worship service at 10:30 a.m. Contemporary and traditional Christian music. Bring chairs/blankets. Refreshments available. All are welcome.
CRAFTS PROGRAMS: plant dyeing with Esther Welden, spinning with Cecily Roe, chair caning and rushing with Tom LaMont, quilting with Phyllis Goodrich and Dixie Russell, Sunday, August 6 at the Village Presbyterian Church on the Green, New Milford. All are welcome.
Monday, July 24: beef stew, biscuit, graham crackers, pineapple.
Tuesday, July 25: goulash, tossed salad, Italian green beans, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, July 26: breaded cod fish, brown rice, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Thursday, July 27: stuffed cabbage roll, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, seeded rye bread, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh apple.
Friday, July 28: Italian marinated chicken breast, macaroni salad, baked beans, whole wheat bread, grape juice, vanilla pudding.
Senior Menu July 31 – August 4
Monday, July 31: sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potato, green beans, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, cranberry juice, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
Tuesday, August 1: stuffed pepper with sauce, brown rice, baby carrots, seeded rye bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, August 2: chicken with gravy, egg noodles, succotash, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Thursday, August 3: beef barbecue, hamburger bun, baked beans, cabbage salad, graham crackers, pineapple.
Friday, August 4: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, honey wheat bread, applesauce.
Wayne/Susquehanna R.E.S.C.U.E. will host its annual public meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Visitors Center in downtown Honesdale, PA. This year’s feature presentation is by Bill and Stephanie Streeter, wildlife biologists and founders of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center (DVRC), a not-for-profit rehabilitation center in Milford, PA. “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey” will feature five live raptors, including a hawk, a falcon, two owls, and an eagle. The Streeters will discuss various issues facing wildlife today including predator/prey relationships, wildlife rehabilitation, and specific adaptations of the birds present.
Most of the birds treated at the center are returned to the wild. However, due to the severity of their injuries, some birds are unable to survive in the wild and must remain in captivity. These birds become an important element in DVRC educational programs, offering both young and old a joyful and unforgettable experience.
This event is free and open to all ages. For more information contact (570) 798-2530.
It’s time to get your items entered in the 149th Harford Fair.
Entry deadline for entering items for competition is quickly approaching. Entries must be postmarked by August 1. Those entering three items or more will receive a one-day pass to the Fair. If you are in need of a Fair Entry Book and Entry Form you can call the fair office at 434-4300 or check the website at www.harfordfair.com.
Reserved seating, along with free seating is available for evening entertainment programs. To order tickets call the ticket office at 434-4318 or check the website for schedule and order forms.
Harford Fair is known as an agricultural, educational, family-oriented fair. Whether entering a competition or coming to enjoy the exhibits and top entertainment, there is always something for everyone to enjoy at the 149th Harford Fair, August 21 through 26.
A quarterly Hymn Sing will be held at the Thompson Baptist Church on Sunday, July 30, at 6:00 p.m. The Fleetville Baptist, West Lennox Baptist, Finch Hill Baptist, Thompson Baptist, and Kingsley Community Churches are gathering together for a special night of sacred music, both traditional and contemporary. If you love to sing praises to God plan on joining. All area musicians who love the Lord are invited to bring their instruments and play along for a night of favorite hymns and choruses. There will be many special numbers (including a harp solo). Following the Hymn Sing there will be refreshments in the basement (bring a finger food dish to pass), and outside in the tent where there will be ice cream and lemonade. If there are any questions please call Pastor Wyman at (570) 727-2225.
Ira Reynolds, a Susquehanna resident for 80 years will receive special recognition at this year’s Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, given by The Baden-Powell Council, Delahanna District of the Boy Scouts of America. Ira will be honored along with Dick and Eloise Masters, this year’s Distinguished Citizen Award recipients.
Ira celebrated his 104th birthday in January of 2006 and has been actively involved in scouting since 1914. The Boy Scouts of America will be presenting Ira with an 80-year service award. Ira helped to organize the first Boy Scout Troop, Troop 81, in Susquehanna in 1934; was the member of the site selection committee in 1952 and 1953 that recommended the current Camp Tuscarora location; and has served at the unit, district, and council level in the Baden-Powell Council. Ira received the Silver Beaver award in 1948 and took the Woodbadge Course in 1950. In 1987, Ira received the District Award of Merit for his service to the Delahanna District.
Ira is involved in the greater Susquehanna community and is a member of Canawacta Lodge No. 360 F. & A.M.; a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church; and a faithful member and supporter of the Susquehanna Depot Historical Society.
R. G. Dealaman, a recipient of the Silver Antelope award, the highest volunteer award bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America on a regional level, sums it up best by stating, “Ira Reynolds is the living example of the Scout Motto, ‘Be Prepared’ and the Scout Slogan, ‘Do a Good Turn Daily.’ He has always lived the Scout Oath and Law in all that he has done”.
The Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner honoring Dick and Eloise Masters and Ira Reynolds will be held on August 11 at the Summit in New Milford. Information or questions on the event may be received by contacting Loren Stone, Delahanna District Finance Chair, at 278-3801 ext. 329.
Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the fall, 2006 semester in Elk Lake and Susquehanna. Registration for courses in Susquehanna will be held at Susquehanna Community High School on Thursday, August 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for Elk Lake will be held at Elk Lake High School on Wednesday, August 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Classes to be offered in Susquehanna include Accounting, American Government, Biological Science, Human Services, Marketing, Psychology, and others.
Classes scheduled to be offered in Elk Lake include English Composition, Writing, and others.
Off-campus classes for the fall semester will begin at both sites on Monday, August 28.
For more information, call LCCC at (800) 377-5222, ext. 835 or 833.
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