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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
WORD OF LIFE CLUB begins on Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at South New Milford Baptist Church, for teens grades 7-12. For info call 434–2101.
KIDS’ CLUB begins on Wednesday, September 13, 7-8 p.m. at South New Milford Baptist Church, for ages 5 through grade 6. For info call 434–2101.
SENSE OF WONDER program, Wednesday, September 13, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 2 1/2-5 (with adult). Hands-on fun and outdoor exploration. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.
STEAMED CLAMS or steak sandwich, Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
GIRL SCOUT sign-ups, Wednesday, September 13, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Mt. View Elementary School. Girls ages 5-17 welcome.
GIRL SCOUT sign-ups, Wednesday, September 13, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Choconut Valley Elementary School. Girls ages 5-17 welcome.
PACK 50 sign-ups, Wednesday, September 13, 6 p.m. at the Choconut Elementary School. For info call Cindy Seeger, 663-9263.
PACK 90 & 91 sign-ups, Wednesday, September 13, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Elementary School. For info call Trudi Hepler, 465-3259.
PACK 98 sign-ups, Wednesday, September 13, 6 p.m. at the Mt. View Elementary School. For info call Michelle Allen, 434-2384.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 14, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY with Steve Youngs, Thursday, September 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
CLIFFORD TWP. VOLUNTEER Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary meeting, Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m. New members welcome.
CHRISTIAN CLOWNS (mime and sign language set to music), Friday, September 15, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.
STUFFED PEPPERS or fish dinner, Friday, September 15, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
LAYETTE OUTREACH meeting and kit assembly, Friday, September 15, 2 p.m. at the TREHAB Center Conference Room, Montrose. For info call (607) 743–9969.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, September 16, 7 to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, September 16, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.
BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, September 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, September 16, noon until gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, September 16, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church.
SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY, Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. to noon at the main library in Montrose. Learn about free and open source software.
MUSHROOM FORAY, Sunday, September 17, 1 – 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Look for wild mushrooms, identify them and cook them up to sample. Led by mycologists David Fischer and Julie Dugan. Fee. Limited enrollment, pre-registration required. Call 967–7275.
GET MOVIN’ HIKE, Sunday, September 17, 2-4:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join a park guide on a moderately paced, four-mile hike. Learn about natural history during rest stops.
TREASURE HUNT Run, Sunday, September 17 from Union (Wayne County) to Union Dale. Sign-up noon at the Union United Methodist Church. All vehicles welcome. Entry fee. Sponsored by the Union UMC and Union Dale UMC.
GIRL SCOUT sign-ups, Monday, September 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lathrop Street Elementary School. Girls ages 5-17 welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PACK 81 sign-ups, Tuesday, September 19, 6 p.m. at the Susquehanna Elementary School. For info call Cheryl Hubal, 727-3358.
FOOD FOR PROFIT seminar, Wednesday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Evans Hall, Keystone College. For info call 945-8009.
FEATHERED FRIENDS program, Wednesday, September 20, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 2 1/2 -5 (with adult). Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT supper, Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
September 21 & 22
AARP DRIVER TRAINING course, September 21 and 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. For info or to register (required), call Irene Messinger, 798-2938.
ROAST BEEF/FISH DINNER, Friday, September 22, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, September 22, 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange. All you can eat!
September 22 & 23
ENDLESS MTS. THEATER CO. presents Lust, Lugers and Larceny, Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School. (PG-13) For info call 278–7828.
BAKE SALE, Saturday, September 23, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Lanesboro Community Hall. Sponsored by the Lanesboro Cemetery Association.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, September 23, beginning at noon at the Lanesboro Community Hall. Takeouts only. Tickets available now, call Bill, 853–4524. Sponsored by the Lanesboro Cemetery Association.
HARVEST DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, September 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, Brooklyn.
CABBAGE ROLL DINNER, Saturday, September 23, 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the Dimock Community Church. Takeouts available.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, September 23 at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Takeout only, noon to 4 p.m.
HARVEST FESTIVAL, Sunday, September 24, noon to 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Nicholson. Chicken barbecue, raffles, games, big six, specialty baskets.
NATURE WALK, “The Human Influence in Nature,” Sunday, September 24, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. For info call 727–4272.
AUTUMN EQUINOX Labyrinth Walk, Sunday, September 24, 6 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Fee. For info call 278–9256.
TAILGATE PICNIC, Sunday, September 24, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Meadowsweet Preserve, Dalton. Fee. For info call the Countryside Conservancy, 945–6995.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, September 24, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is September 26 for a bus trip to the Martin Guitar Museum in Nazareth, PA, departing from St. Paul’s Church, Montrose. At 7:30 a.m. . For info or to register, call 278–2954
BUD KAISER will present a program on 1838 World’s Fair, Wednesday September 27, noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Covered dish dinner. Sponsored by Senior Citizens. Public welcome.
SEEDS OF LIFE program, Wednesday, September 27, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 2 1/2 – 5 (with adult). Hands-on fun and outdoor exploration. Fee. Call 967–7275.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, September 27, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 28, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
HAM & CABBAGE/FISH dinner, Friday, September 29, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
September 29 – October 1
MEN’S RETREAT, September 29 to October 1. Paintball, indoor climbing wall, hiking, basketball, more. For info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, September 30, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.
SILENT SENTRIES program, Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Forester Jim Kessler will lead an exploration of the park’s old-growth hemlock forest.
TREES OF THE NORTHEAST nature walk, Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve. For info call Andy, 727–3362 or Carol or Dave, 879–4244.
NORTH JACKSON Cemetery Association meeting, Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. at the North Jackson United Methodist Church.
September 25 – 29
Monday September 25: sliced roast beef with gravy, mashed potato, baby carrots, coleslaw, rye bread, pears.
Tuesday, September 26: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday September 27: Italian sausage sandwich with onions and peppers, baked beans, cranberry juice, granola bar, vanilla pudding.
Thursday September 28: chicken parmigiana, spaghetti, salad, green beans, honey wheat bread, pumpkin pie.
Friday September 29: lemon pepper cod, brown rice, peas and carrots, whole wheat bread, peaches.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held September 23 to celebrate the official opening of a ten-mile stretch of the newly renovated D & H Rail–Trail. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Forest City Trailhead, Route 247, Industrial Park. There will be guest speakers, and bikers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend, to try out the new and improved trail around 10 a.m. A “walk for your health” presentation and walk will begin at 11 a.m., and a leisurely “walk and talk” will be held. The event will also feature informational booths, healthy drinks and snacks will be available, and free prizes will be raffled off to participants.
For more information, call 785–7245.
Hill Country Artists will present an interesting program on Chinese watercolor painting. The presentation will take place at their monthly meeting at the Claverack Building on 706, East of Montrose at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 5.
Chris Olson will demonstrate the techniques of Chinese brush painting using watercolor. She has had an interest in the art for years and enjoys it even more since having formal instruction. The audience will be encouraged to try this technique.
At their September meeting Hill Country Arts visited the Marywood Art Department. They toured the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society exhibit, the Renee Emanual and Bill Titsworth exhibit, the Marywood permanent collection as well as the Art Department. The Watercolor Society exhibit will be there only a short time longer and is very worthwhile to view.
Hill Country Artists meet the first Thursday of each month at the Claverack Building during the months of April through November. The public is always invited to attend. The group is always looking for new members, so it is hoped more artists in Susquehanna County will come and join them. For information call Rita Eddy at (570) 553–2500.
Paul Spencer Adkins, winner in the First Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, will be guest soloist at Historic St. Paul’s Church, Montrose, on Sunday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. Adkins, a world-famous tenor, will present several solo selections, including the stirring spiritual, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Adkins enjoys a career in the United States and abroad. He has performed with most of the major opera companies in the US, including Philadelphia, Miami, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Boston’s Lyric Opera.
Along with his operatic career, Adkins has a long list of symphonic engagements including the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Verdi’s Requiem); The Toronto Philharmonic; and, the RAI Orchestra in Milano, Italy. He has participated in a number of world premiers. His New York operatic debut took place at Alice Tully Hall in the title role of Virgil Thompson’s “Lord Byron.”
Adkins’ television credits include the co-producer and featured solo artist in the international PBS broadcast of “The Musical Legacy of Roland Hayes.” He is a frequent guest soloist on the worldwide telecast of “The Hour of Power” from the Crystal Cathedral in California. His appearance on “A Star for Kitty,” a children’s opera, on “Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood” is rebroadcast annually.
Paul Spencer Adkins is a senior lecturer for The University of Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His latest release, with Tom McCoy, is “How Can I Keep From Singing.” This classically inspired sacred music project combines their love for opera and classical jazz fusion.
The public is invited to join the congregation of Historic St. Paul’s, Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose, in welcoming Mr. Adkins to Montrose, at their 9:00 a.m. Worship Service on Sunday, September 24. For information or directions, call 278-2954.
On the third Thursday of every month, at 9:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their parents are invited to the Children's Room of the Main Library in Montrose for songs, stories, and rhymes. No registration is required and there's no fee – just enjoy some time with your little one! The next sessions of Toddler Time will be September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21.
If you have an older pre-school child, the weekly Story Hour program at the Main Library still had openings as of early September, and the branches in Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, and Susquehanna all have Story Hour programs as well.
Call 278-1881 for more information.
Trees have been called the "lungs of the planet." They take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, keeping the air clean. They provide habitat for birds and insects and prevent soil erosion, and they have been inspiring poets and painters from Homer to Winslow Homer. Trees abound in the 400-acre Florence Shelly Preserve, a protected wetlands in eastern Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. And on Sunday, October 1, at 2 p.m., retired forester Hank Hartman will lead a walk to identify some of these trees and discuss their special qualities.
One reason that area originally called the Thompson wetlands was of interest to The Nature Conservancy, which owns the preserve, was that a small stand of balsam fir had been discovered growing wild there. It is believed that this is one of the southernmost locations of this tree, which typically thrives in the northern woodlands of Maine.
Other indigenous trees at the preserve include maple, ash, a few species of oak, shadbush (named because they flower around the time the shad are running in the rivers), black cherry, and many others. There is even a rare American elm. Trees planted by humans in the past are also in evidence. For example, you will also notice a line of sugar maples along the main trail, planted by a farm family almost a hundred years ago for sugar tapping. Apple trees and a lilac half hidden in goldenrod and hardhack give further evidence of human habitation in what is now a wildlife preserve. Dense, dark areas of scotch pine and Austrian, or red, pine were plantations started by the Conservation Corps during the Depression and never thinned. Mr. Hartman will give tips for identifying trees by their bark, leaves, cones and other characteristics.
The Florence Shelly Preserve is located one mile north of Thompson on Route 171. Parking is available in the lot just opposite Stack Road. The walk will last about two hours and is free to the public. For further information call Carol or Dave Clemens at 879-4244, or Andy Gardner at 727-3362.
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