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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
STEAMED CLAMS or steak sandwich night, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 30, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
HAM & SCALLOPED POTATO dinner, Friday, December 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fairdale Methodist Church. Sponsored by local Granges, proceeds to benefit victims of the June flooding.
HARVEST DINNER, Friday, December 1, 5 – 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary.
ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Friday, December 1, 7-11 p.m. at the Elk Lake American Legion. Food available.
CAROLING BY THE BONFIRE, Friday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Sing in the holiday season with local musicians and friends.
POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m. at the Union Grange Hall. Installation of officers. Dinner will be served.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Friday, December 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. Crafts, baked goods, fresh wreaths, more. White elephant table, Chinese auction, raffle. Lunch available.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE Breakfast and Bake Sale, Saturday, December 2, 7 – 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat!
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, December 2, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA, Sunday, December 3, 3:00 p.m. at Thompson United Methodist Church. An ecumenical choir comprised of members of area churches will perform “Season of Praise.”
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE with Santa at the Susquehanna County Historical Society, Montrose, Sunday, December 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
BREAKFAST & RAFFLE, Sunday, December 3, 8 a.m. to noon at the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. Proceeds to help the needy during the Christmas holidays. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.
AL-ANON Family Group meeting, Monday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Fr. Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. For info call 470-3667 or 222-4240
FISH DINNER, Friday, December 8, 5 – 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead.
MAMMALS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY program, Saturday, December 9, 1 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Learn interesting things about our local, warm-blooded, furry creatures.
THE MONTROSE COMMUNITY CHORALE will present a program of sacred and secular Christmas music, Sunday, December 10, 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose High School auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.
AL-ANON FAMILY group meeting, Monday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. in the Fr. Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. For info call 470-3667 or 222-4240.
Senior Center Menu November 27 – December 1
Monday, November 27: beef stew, biscuit, graham crackers with peanut butter, pineapple.
Tuesday, November 28: goulash, tossed salad, Italian green beans, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, November 29: breaded cod fish, brown rice, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Thursday, November 30: stuffed cabbage roll, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, seeded rye bread, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh apple.
Friday, December 1: Italian marinated chicken breast, macaroni salad, baked beans, whole wheat bread, grape juice, vanilla pudding.
Senior Center Menu December 4 – 8
Monday, December 4: sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potato, green beans, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, cranberry juice, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
Tuesday, December 5: stuffed pepper with sauce, brown rice, baby carrots, seeded rye bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, December 6: chicken with gravy, egg noodles, succotash, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Thursday December 7: beef barbecue, hamburger bun, baked beans, cabbage salad, graham crackers, pineapple.
Friday, December 8: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, honey wheat bread, applesauce.
A tradition service of Christmas lessons and carols will be held at historic St. Matthew’s Church, Stevensville, on Sunday afternoon, December 3, at 2 p.m. “For the first time in many years, there will be a Christmas service at one of the treasures of our area,” reported Rachel Warriner Bartron, senior warden of St. Paul’s Church, Montrose, which is yoked with St. Matthew’s. “The Church was founded in 1799, and the current sanctuary was erected in 1820. It is a joy to celebrate Christmas in this historic church and welcome people from the area to join,” added Bartron.
A traditional, yet informal, service is planned. Included will be lessons drawn from the scripture, favorite Christmas carols and hymns, musical instruments, and the Church School Choir of St. Paul’s Church. Mary Ann DeWitt will be the organist and accompanist.
The current building still stands as it was built in 1820, but the only “modernization” has been the conversion of the whale-oil lamps to kerosene. The original large pot-bellied stove still stands in the rear of the church, but has been disconnected for safety reasons. The stones at the entrance are Pennsylvania Bluestone; they were purchased as a single flagstone, but had to be cut for transportation from the quarry. A balcony runs along the side and rear walls. The sanctuary will be decorated with greens and wreaths, as it would have been throughout the 1800’s.
The public is welcome to join in the festive event.
Historical Society Hosts Christmas Open House
The Susquehanna County Historical Society invites area children, their parents, grandparents and friends, to join them at their annual Christmas Open House with Santa, 2 to 4 p.m., December 3, at the museum, Two Monument Square, Montrose.
Marissa Zona visits with Santa at the Susquehanna Co. Historical Society's Christmas Open House.
Photographs with Santa will be provided free. Santa will also have a gift for each child.
The Christmas tree will be decorated with authentic Victorian ornaments. Enjoy homemade cookies, punch and the joy of the Christmas Season in the museum.
The Historical Society's museum will be open to celebrate "Montrose Country Christmas" on Friday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary
On Friday, December 1, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, 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.
The holy day of “The Immaculate Conception,” December 8, will be celebrated with a vigil Mass on Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. Masses on the holy day, Friday, December 8, will be at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Father Gerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church.
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