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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
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.
VEAL/FISH dinner, Friday, August 4, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
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.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC, an outdoor production, Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours, Jackson. For ticket reservation call 756–3402. All are welcome.
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.
STEVENS FAMILY Reunion, Sunday, August 6, 12:30 p.m. at Hareridge Sportsmen’s Club, Lawton. Bring table service, covered dish to share. For info or to RSVP call 278–3948.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 8, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
R.E.S.C.U.E. annual meeting, Wednesday, August 9, 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Visitors Center. For info call 798–2530. All are welcome.
CLAMS/STEAK, Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
OPEN MIC Country with Steve Youngs, Thursday, August 10, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
BEEF/FISH dinner, Friday, August 11, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Music with Terry Rockwell. All are welcome.
August 11 – 13
PERIL ON THE HIGH SEAS, a comedy, Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 13, 3:00 p.m. at the Mountain View High School. For info call the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., 278–7828. All are welcome.
BIRCHARDVILLE SCHOOL and Historical Assoc. picnic, Saturday, August 12, noon at the Grange Hall, Birchardville. Bring a dish to pass, dessert and table service. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, August 12, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
STONE WALL Building Workshop, Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275. All are welcome.
ALL ABOUT HERBS nature walk with herbologists Len and Gerry Janus, Sunday, August 13, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve. For info call 727–4272. All are welcome.
WEINER ROAST, Sunday, August 13, 5 p.m. until dark at the Fairdale Township Park. All are welcome.
SUNSET STROLL with the Llamas, Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 – 8:30 at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
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.
Senior Menu August 7 - 11
Monday, August 7: sloppy Joe, hamburger bun, scalloped potatoes, corn, chewy granola bar, fresh orange.
Tuesday, August 8: barbecue chicken, mashed potato, cabbage salad, Italian blend vegetables, butter top whole wheat bread, graham crackers, fruit cocktail.
Wednesday, August 9: Salisbury steak w/gravy, brown rice, spinach, seeded rye bread, pears.
Thursday, August 10: sliced ham, sweet potato, green peas, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, chocolate pudding.
Friday August 11: breaded chicken cutlet, macaroni salad, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, peaches.
Thompson Baptist Church on Rte. 171 in Thompson is holding its Vacation Bible School/Backyard Bible Club from August 7– 11. The club will be held daily from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the backyard of the parsonage (rainy days will be held inside) for children ages 3 to grade 6. Miss Jennifer Walker, Director-in-Training of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Susquehanna County, Inc. and Mr. Lee Caterson (Summer Missionary) will be conducting the club. They will also be the featured guests on Sunday morning, August 6, at the worship service at 10:45 a.m. There will be Bible stories, games, snacks and crafts each day. No registration is required but it would be helpful to call ahead to let the church know how many children are attending. Call Pastor Mark Wyman if you plan to attend or with any questions, (570) 727-2225.
The Endless Mountains Cruisers will be hosting their tenth annual Car & Truck Show on Sunday, August 20, at the Montrose High School, starting at 9:00 a.m.
The Featured Car this year is owned by Bill and Nina McCullough, Montrose, PA.
The non-profit organization donates the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House in Scranton, as well as to the Kiwanis Club of Montrose which distributes food and toys during the holiday season to local families. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Donations are accepted at the gate. DJ will be Ryan Bombard, and Ronald McDonald will entertain from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. There will be a Chinese Auction. Trophy presentations will be at 3:00 p.m. There will be food and fun.
The Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club of New Milford will be hosting a Children’s Fishing Derby on August 5 at Page’s Lake. Children from the ages of 4 to 15 will be able to fish with the supervision of their parents. Sign-in time is 8:30 a.m., with the day continuing on with fishing, food and lots of prizes for all. The derby will end at 3 p.m. after all have had a great time. Contact Kathy Osterhout at (570) 879–9010 for more information.
A century ago, "melodramas" were serious stories of heroes, heroines, villains, adventure, danger, rescue, and love.
In contemporary theatre circles, melodramas are alive and well . . . but with a twist. Nowadays, it's all played for laughs, and a melodrama like Billy St. John's “Peril on the High Seas” is nothing short of an over-the-top send-up of the corny heroes-meet-villains premise. Come aboard for a boatload of laughs as you meet hilarious cardboard characters such as lovesick waiter Cary De Mille, innocent heiress Merry Ann Sweet (and her chaperone, Bea Goode), bumbling off-duty cop Willy Ketchum . . . and, of course, our cartoonishly comical villains, Snively Swine and Aracnia Webb!
Hollywood columnist Hedda Hooper (June Wootton, right) feels obliged to be cordial toward insufferable tourists Wanda and Willy Ketchum (Suzanne St. Pierre, David Schmidt).
Photo by Joe Facinelli
Peril on the High Seas takes place on a 1920's ocean liner, so watch out for ditzy flappers, pesky tourists, Hollywood celebrities, British nobility, and that smarmy entertainment director. Don't miss the boat! ("It's a ship," insists the stuffy captain.)
Peril on the High Seas will be staged August 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. and August 13 at 3:00 p.m., at Mountain View High School in Kingsley, PA. Reservations are not required for this show. For more information, call (570) 278–7828, or visit www.4emtc.org.
The Penn State Worthington Scranton Admissions Office invites future students and their families to attend “Spend A Summer Evening” on Tuesday, August 15. Hosted in the James D. Gallagher Conference Center, “Spend A Summer Evening” is an informal opportunity to explore Penn State Worthington Scranton. Students and their families can learn about the 160 Penn State majors, tour Penn State Worthington Scranton, speak with faculty, staff and students and enjoy an ice cream social.
The Program begins at 6:00 p.m. with a Welcome from the Chancellor of Penn State Worthington Scranton, Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Ph.D.
“Spend A Summer Evening” will provide information on academic majors, student research, internship opportunities, honors programs, athletics, student clubs, financial aid, housing, student leadership, career services, advising, admissions criteria and more.
Campus representatives will be available to explain the application process and discuss ways to help make college more affordable through scholarships and other financial aid.
To register, go to www.sn.psu.edu/Admissions/admevents.htm?cn1125 or call us at 963-2500.
One of the highlights of the annual Blueberry Festival for most people is delicious food, which will be available in abundance Friday, August 4, and Saturday, August 5, during the 27th annual festival. The Blueberry Festival began in 1980 as a fundraiser for the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Susquehanna), Books-By-Mail, and Books-On-Wheels.
Breakfast and lunch will be served on the Village Green during the Festival. For breakfast (8-10:30 a.m.) there will be pancakes with blueberry sauce, sausage, and fruit. At lunchtime, the choices will include hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, and more.
Members of the community will provide a variety of food and snacks all day on Friday and Saturday, starting of course with fresh, local-grown blueberries. There are new options for snacks this year, cotton candy and snow cones! Blueberry muffins, ice cream, pie and other baked goods will be for sale, as well as lemonade. Jams, jellies, and produce of all sorts are donated by local people to benefit the Association. You can even keep the Festival flavor going all year by purchasing one of the popular cookbooks featuring local recipes.
Once again there will be a Blueberry Muffin Contest. The muffins will be judged at 10 a.m. Friday by a panel of local celebrities. Afterwards, winning muffins will be available to buy! To enter, please submit two dozen home-made (no mixes) blueberry muffins by 9:30 a.m. Friday, accompanied by a form available at the Montrose Library ahead of time, on the library's website (bluefest.susqcolibrary.org) or at the Muffin Table on Friday morning. You don’t have to enter the contest to bring muffins for the table, and mixes are fine for those! Baked goods of all kinds are needed (please bring to the Library starting Thursday evening), as are volunteer workers. If you can spare an hour or two either day, please call 278-1881 or stop by the library.
Saturday of the Festival will be a special day for teens and tweens! The Upper Green will be the center for teen events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live bands scheduled to play in the Gazebo include East Bay View, Flutterkick, Cootie Shot, and Thesis Statement. A Dodgeball Tournament will also be held, with two age groups: 12-14 and 15-18. Registration is from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and a parent must be present. On the main Green, near Kids' Games, tweens can enjoy new activities this year from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., pie-eating and bubble-gum blowing contests and water balloons! The 27th annual festival promises to be fun for all ages.
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