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Senior Menu

Calendar Of Events Submittal Deadline
Financial Aid Night At Forest City Regional
Fitness Class For Seniors
It's An Audition, Charlie Brown!
Kid Safe Night At Blue Ridge High
Knights Of Lithuania Celebrate St. Casimir
National Communicator To Address Community


February 21

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES, Wednesday, February 21, 10 a.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna.

PYROHY & FISH DINNER, Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge.

February 22

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 22, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

RAIL-TRAIL Council of NE PA meeting, Thursday, February 22, at Elegante Restaurant, Forest City. Dinner available at 6, meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Call 785-7245 for info.

February 23

FISH FRY, Friday, February 23, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. For info call 879–4277.

ROAST BEEF/FISH DINNER, Friday, February 23, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge. Music by Terry Rockwell.

PIZZA SALE, every Friday during Lent, from February 23 through April 16. Call-ahead service required, call the Susquehanna Fire Dept. Auxiliary, 853–3197 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Local delivery available.

February 24

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, February 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

PLANTING THE SEED TO READ exhibit opening, Saturday, February 24, 3 – 6 p.m. at the Butternut Gallery at the Montrose Library. Exhibit runs through March 26. Proceeds benefit the library’s 100th anniversary. For info call 278–4011.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SUPPER and bake sale, Saturday, February 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

February 25

BREAKFAST, Sunday, February 25, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

February 27

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE training program, Tuesday, February 27, 8:30 a.m. at the Downtown Grounds, Montrose. For info call Deb Mathers at the NTRPDC, 265-9103.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

February 28

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, February 28, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

March 1

OPEN AUDITIONS (adults and teens 16+) for the Endless Mountains Theater Co. production of the musical “Snoopy!”, Thursday, March 1, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Montrose. For info call 278-7828.

March 2

DAIRY DAY, Friday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Elk Lake School for info call the Penn State Ag Extension, 278–1158.

March 3

OPEN AUDITIONS (adults and teens 16+) for the Endless Mountains Theater Co. production of the musical “Snoopy!”, Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to noon at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Montrose. For info call 278-7828.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, March 3, 4 – 7 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church.

NAT’L WILD TURKEY Federation, NY State S. Tier Chapter, annual hunting heritage banquet, Saturday, March 3, 5 p.m. at the Owego Treadway Inn. For ticket info call (607) 642–8609.

CAREER WORKSHOP, Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. to noon at the Penn State Worthington Campus, Scranton. Free. For info or to register call 963–2685.

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. at the South Auburn Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

PENNY MIDWINTER FESTIVAL, Saturday, March 3 at the Vestal American Legion. Doors open at 10 a.m., music begins at 11 a.m. Admission.

IMPEACHMENT TEACH-IN workshop, Saturday, March 3, 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Grounds, Montrose. Co-sponsored by People for Peace. Discussion will include definition and its function in our governmental system.

March 6

INFORMATIONAL MEETING for Competitive Canoe Team for girls 11 – 17, Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m. at the community room at St. Paul’s Church, Montrose. For info call the Scranton Pocono Council Girl Scouts, 344-1224.

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Senior Center Menu

Senior Center Menu February 19 - 23

Monday, February 19: seasoned pork chop, green beans, sweet potatoes, stuffing, rye bread, applesauce, grape juice.

Tuesday, February 20: cube steak with tomatoes and onions, succotash, egg noodles, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, February 21: breaded chicken patty with bun, potato salad, broccoli, fresh apple.

Thursday, February 22: spaghetti and meatballs, Italian green beans, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.

Friday, February 23: chicken marsala, white rice, mixed vegetables, cabbage salad, whole wheat bread, pears.

Senior Center Menu February 26 – March 2

Monday February 26: beef stew, biscuit, graham crackers with peanut butter, pineapple.

Tuesday, February 27: goulash, tossed salad, Italian green beans, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, February 28: breaded cod fish, brown rice, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 1: stuffed cabbage roll, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, seeded rye bread, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh apple.

Friday, March 2: Italian marinated chicken breast, macaroni salad, baked beans, whole wheat bread, grape juice, vanilla pudding.

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Calendar Of Events Submittal Deadline

Events that take place between April 1 and September 30, 2007, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau 2007 Spring-Summer Calendar of Events.

Any public event that is sponsored by a community or non-profit organization can be submitted for the upcoming calendar free of charge. The events must take place in the Endless Mountains Region – Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

To get an event in the calendar, log onto and go to the “Calendar of Events.” Follow the instructions to fill out the online events form.

The event information will be sent to the visitors bureau via e-mail for review, before being placed on the website’s calendar. The bureau reserves the right to edit and/or delete any submission.

All events received by the March 5 deadline will be included in the printed calendar of events brochure.

Anyone without Internet access can contact the bureau and request a calendar of events form. All events must be submitted online or on the form provided by the bureau to ensure accuracy.

For more information or to request a form, call the visitors bureau at 836-5431 or 1-800-769-8999.

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Financial Aid Night At Forest City Regional

The Forest City Regional High School will host a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This valuable financial aid information session will be presented by Don Shade, Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).

Mr. Shade’s presentation will address the types of financial aid available and the process of submitting the necessary paperwork. This is the time period for filing financial aid forms for students who expect to begin post secondary education in the summer or fall of 2007. If you have already begun filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you have questions, feel free to ask the expert.

Forest City Regional Seniors and their parents received their invitation to this program on Senior Information Night in October. However, all students and parents from surrounding districts who wish to become familiar with the financial aid process are invited.

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Fitness Class For Seniors

The Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program is sponsoring a free Fitness Class for adults (age 60+) at the Great Bend Senior Community Center. PrimeTime Health is a preventive health maintenance program with the intent of preventing health problems and maintaining well-being in the 60+ population.

The class will combine strengthening exercises as well as stretches to improve strength and flexibility, and will be held Wednesdays, March 7 – April 11, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Staff of Montrose Health and Fitness Center will instruct the class.

Registration is required as class size is limited, call the Great Bend Senior Center at 879-2896 by March 1.

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It's An Audition, Charlie Brown!

Endless Mountains Theatre Company is kicking off the 2007 season by holding auditions for Snoopy!!!, a musical by Charles M. Schulz, Larry Grossman, and Hal Hackady. Auditions, which are open to all interested adults and teens 16+, will be held on March 1 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon, at St. Paul's Parish Hall, Montrose.

For nearly a decade now, EMTC has been providing quality dramatic entertainment to the people of Susquehanna County. The volunteer troupe has a knack for picking crowd-pleasing shows, and this musical celebration of America's best-loved comic strip characters is no exception. Now's your chance to get in on the fun by trying out for the play!

Performances will be April 20-22. More info is available at (570) 278-7828.

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Kid Safe Night At Blue Ridge High

Susquehanna County President Judge The Honorable Kenneth W. Seamans, the Susquehanna County District Attorney’s Office, Susquehanna County Juvenile Probation and the Blue Ridge School District are sponsoring “Kid Safe Night,” Thursday, March 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School.

County agencies, law enforcement, and other governing bodies will be on hand to present information on topics such as Internet safety, abduction prevention and child identification, child abuse/spousal abuse, gun safety and weapons laws, child and teen sex offenses, fire and emergency information, drugs and underage drinking, bullying, and more.

This event is free of charge, and all county residents are invited. Parents are especially encouraged to attend.

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Knights Of Lithuania Celebrate St. Casimir

Forest City Council #46 will gather on March 4, St. Casimir’s Day, to remember our deceased members and fellow Lithuanians. This will be a celebration of our heritage. We will attend 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Forest City and offer the Eucharistic Gifts. Mr. and Mrs. James McCusker will present the gifts. After Mass, we will have breakfast together at the Ben-Mar Restaurant in Carbondale.

Our council presently has 19 members and would welcome additional members at any time. Monthly meetings are held for business and fellowship. An annual picnic and Christmas dinner are also celebrated. Call (570) 756-3271 for further information.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Laske of Scranton Council #74 arranged for the Lithuanian Flag Raising Day at City Hall in Scranton on Saturday, February 17, to commemorate Independence Day, which is celebrated on February 16.

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National Communicator To Address Community

Bob Lenz is a national youth communicator who reached over 250,00 teens and their parents last year with the relevant topics of self-image, alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, broken family relationships, and misconceptions about sex and dating. He offers a sincere presentation as he intertwines his faith into a message that captivates audiences with humor, restoring hope at the same time. Bob emphasizes the need to own one’s choices, right or wrong, and motivates youth to see the worth and value of their lives and the lives of their friends.

Bob easily connects with his audiences by sharing valuable principals mixed with true-life stories and personal experiences that help youth deal with real-life issues. He explores sober issues with his unique gift of humor and his message of faith, hope, worth, courage and respect ignites an interest in young people. Somewhere between laughing at one of his embarrassing moments and getting choked up over one of his true stories, they realize their lives have been changed.

Bob’s special guest, AJ the Animated Illusionist, is a full-time, professional entertainer. What would you have if you combined the hilarious expressions of Mr. Bean with the creativity of Buster Keaton, the agility of Dick VanDyke, the spontaneity of Robin Williams, the gentleness of Red Skelton and the wonder of Houdini and rolled them all up in one? AJ the Animated Illusionist. AJ has opened for comedians such as Howie Mandel, Gary Shandling and Ray Romano, and has consistently captured the attention of youth while sharing a vital message that works in cooperation with Bob’s presentations.

This exciting event will be presented Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. Admission is free. For more information call Carl Batzel at 278-4500 or 853-4805.

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