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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 – 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna.
OPEN AUDITIONS for the Endless Mts. Theatre Co. production of “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m. at Mountain View High School. Adults 16+ welcome. Call 278–3333 for info.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER service, Thursday, May 3, noon at the gazebo in Harford. Prayers, music, and a history lesson. Bring a chair.
SPRING CONCERT, Senior High Band and Chorus, Thursday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Elk Lake School.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER service, Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at the gazebo in New Milford. Bring a chair.
May 3 & 4
RUMMAGE SALE, Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, 9:30 – 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Friday, May 4, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Gibson Grange #798.
ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Friday, May 4 at the Montrose High School café, 7 – 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Fairdale Grange.
HYMN SING with Charlie and Carol Reed, Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, May 4, after the 12:10 p.m. Mass, until 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 5, 12 to 3 p.m. at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Takeouts only.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 5, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Great Bend Alliance Church.
YOUTH SOCCER sign-ups, Saturday, May 5 at the Susquehanna American Legion, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PACKING WITH LLAMAS program, Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Demonstrations, video, followed by a hike. Registration required, call 967–7275.
BIRDING program, Saturday, May 5, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Woodbourne Forest Preserve. Meet in the parking lot on Rte. 29 for a walk led by a county naturalist.
GREAT PA CLEANUP with the Endless Mts. Business Association, Saturday, May 5. Meet at the Colonial Brick at 8:30 a.m. to help clean in the Great Bend, Hallstead and New Milford area.
COUNTRY STYLE pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday, May 5, 7 – 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.
D & H TRAIL CLEANUP, Saturday, May 5 in Forest City. Volunteers meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead, off Rte. 247, on Industrial Park Road.
TEA PARTY, Saturday, May 5, 2 – 4 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. RSVP to 222-3237 or 222-3654.
BAG SALE, Saturday, May 5, 9:30 – noon at the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna.
FAMILY FUN DAY, Saturday, May 5, 1-4 p.m. on the Green in Montrose. Games, refreshments, demonstrations, more in celebration of the library’s 100th anniversary.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, May 6, 11:30 – 2 p.m. at the Brookdale Fire Hall. Proceeds benefit Snake Creek Volunteer Fire Co.
HYMN SING and Choir Concert, Sunday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Refreshments afterwards at the Community Hall.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 6, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
ANYONE HOME? Program, Monday, May 7, 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. After-school program for kids 7-10. Hike to look for animals and see where they live. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.
THOMPSON CEMETERY Association annual meeting, Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. at the home of J. Saulo. Call 727–2179 for info.
SEED STARTING CLASS, Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. at the County Extension Office Building, Montrose. For info or to register (required) call 278-1158.
DINNER, Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Grounds, Montrose. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Heritage Preservation.
“MISS POTTER” movie, Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Heritage Preservation.
YOUNG AT HEART luncheon, Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Program is “How Does Your Garden Grow.” For reservations or info call 278–1001.
HARFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY meeting, Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m. at the Harford Church. Speaker will be Jack Race, aviator, minister, pilot of the Orbis Global Eye Clinic and author.
SPRING CONCERT, Junior High Band and Chorus, Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Elk Lake School.
BIRDING program, Saturday, May 12, 8 – 11 a.m. at Salt Springs Park. Meet in Wheaton House parking lot.
BIRDING with Ron Milliken, Saturday, May 12, 6 a.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve.
ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. at the LeRaysville Hall.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, May 12, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
GELATT CEMETERY ASSOC. meeting, Saturday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. at the home of William Wood. Call 756–2430 for info.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS annual dinner meeting, Saturday, May 12, 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 154. For ticket info call 278–9082.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.
WILDFLOWER WALK, Sunday, may 13, 2-4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Stroll along the pretties trails and look at the birds and flowers.
BUFFET & CONCERT with Reg & Gretchen Dunneman, Sunday, May 13, 12:30 at the Montrose Bible Conference. For reservations call 278–1001.
EAT OR BE EATEN program for kids 7-10, Monday, May 14, 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Discover how inhabitants of the natural world depend on each other. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.
Monday April 30: beef stew, biscuit, graham crackers with peanut butter, pineapple.
Tuesday, May 1: goulash, tossed salad, Italian green beans, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, May 2: breaded cod fish, brown rice, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Thursday, May 3: stuffed cabbage roll, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, seeded rye bread, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh apple.
Friday, May 4: Italian marinated chicken breast, macaroni salad, baked beans, whole wheat bread, grape juice, vanilla pudding.
Senior Center Menu May 7 - 11
Monday May 7: sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potato, green beans, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, cranberry juice, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
Tuesday, May 8: stuffed pepper with sauce, brown rice, baby carrots, seeded rye bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, May 9: chicken with gravy, egg noodles, succotash, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Thursday May 10: beef barbecue, hamburger bun, baked beans, cabbage salad, graham crackers, pineapple.
Friday, May 11: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, honey wheat bread, applesauce.
Don't miss a free afternoon of old-fashioned fun for all ages on Saturday, May 5, from 1-4 p.m., on the Green in Montrose. To celebrate the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's 100 years of service to Susquehanna County, everyone will be able to enjoy activities and refreshments from 100 years ago. Visit with a real cow, sheep, and chickens. Play with toys like Jacob's Ladder and the buzz-saw, and games including marbles and dominos. See machinery like a treadle sewing machine, old telephones, and a corn planter. Experience what it was like to do laundry in the old days, with a washtub and scrub board. Enjoy old-fashioned cookies and lemonade. Get your photo taken in the old library Book Car. Everything is free except the Penny Candy--which is just a penny! Be sure to stop by on Saturday between 1 and 4 and join in the fun.
On the weekend of May 4 – 6 the Blue Ridge Musical Theatre Department fill the stage with yet another musical production during this school year. Coming straight from the Disney TV movie that set off a million adolescent sing-alongs before its soundtrack went on to become the biggest-selling album of last year, the BR students will be bringing to Susquehanna County the smash hit, “High School Musical”. A show for the whole family, you will be entertained by a 40-member cast that will keep you “hoppin’ and boppin’” for two hours. Under the direction of Mr. Jeff Burkett, with the help of Mrs. Holly Snitzer and Amy Zakarakus, the Blue Ridge cast is set to go.
The story line is an inventive, poppy tapestry incorporating elements of “West Side Story,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Grease.” The two-act stage version was concocted by Mr. David Simpatico, who adapted the music just four months after the movie’s release in January of last year.
“High School Musical” charts the struggles of two teenagers, the basketball hero Troy (Nick Smith) and the egg-headed new girl Gabriella (Cassandra Summers). Both want to play parts in the spring play, “Juliet and Romeo” (“a feminist reworking of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ” Mr. Simpatico said) at the fictional East High School. Peer pressure from their respective cliques, the Brainiacs and the Jocks, keeps them from auditioning. A hypercompetitive drama club queen, Sharpay (Tiffany Jhingoor) and her brother Ryan (Josh Hartman), also work hard to stymie their ambitions.
Full of humor, song and dance, it is a sure winner for the whole family to come out to. Ask your school aged youngster (K – 12) if they want to go to the show and the answer will be, “Let’s go!”
Show time on Friday and Saturday is 7 p.m., and the Sunday show starts at 3 p.m. Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students/Senior Citizens. There will be a special family price for groups of five or more.
For questions, contact Jeff Burkett at BRHS, 465-3141 ext. 121.
The public is invited to hear US Representative Chris Carney of the 10th Congressional District address the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County (LWVSC) on Saturday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. The dinner meeting will be held at the American Legion Gardner Werner Post 154 on Elk Lake Road, Montrose. The Congressman will provide an update of accomplishments in Washington, DC.
This year the LWVSC is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a full-fledged League organization. The national League of Women Voters was founded in the 1920s. Since then members throughout the United States have been advocates on such issues as the first federal maternal and infant health care programs, the Social Security Act, Child Labor laws, the United Nations, civil liberties, anti-discrimination laws, the Clean Water Act, fair tax policies, Motor Voter Law and more. In the 1970s LWV sponsored the first televised Presidential debates.
Locally the LWV of Susquehanna County sponsors nonpartisan voter education, prints guides for local government, holds forums on local issues such as flood mitigation, state government reform, women’s history, and hosts candidate debates. LWV voter information on the upcoming May 15 election and ballot questions can be accessed by visiting www.susquehannaCIN.net.
For ticket information, call 278-9082.
Susquehanna County Heritage Preservation, in collaboration with the Edward L. Rose conservancy of Silver Lake and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, obtained grant funds to nominate Montrose to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Steering Committee directing the project is Susquehanna County Heritage Preservation, The Susquehanna County Historical Society and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region.
A dinner and film fund-raiser is scheduled for may 9, with proceeds to be used toward raising the required $1,500 community contribution to the grants awarded. These funds together will be used to compile an architectural survey of Montrose and complete the extensive process of nomination. There are no restrictions attached to being on the National Register. What it does doe is establish a recognition that will benefit Montrose and the surrounding areas for years to come.
The dinner will be held at the Downtown Grounds, Montrose at 5:30. Reservations are required, call 278-7005. The movie will be “Miss Potter,” shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Tickets are available at the events or may be pre-purchased at the Butler’s Pantry, Country Store, Craiges, Downtown Grounds and Little Leaf.
Tax-deductible contributions may be made to SCHP, Inc., P.O. Box 495, Montrose, PA 18801.
For further information call 278-1812, 934-2383, 278-3692 or 278-4265.
In the case of the Mountain View Elementary School theatrical players, the world is not a stage – their gym floor is. That’s right, in this new, original play, the gym floor is actually the stage.
The play that literally takes place on the gym floor is titled, "The Mild Misadventures of Millie Miggs." It’s the second play Will Hagenbuch has written and directed for Mountain View.
"Like last year’s show, this too will be silly and fun – we go for the laughs – but more importantly to me, we go for a message," says Hagenbuch.
That message is that everyone (especially children) has this absolutely incredible imagination. It’s this amazing gift.
Helping Millie (Caroline Miller) write her paper, clockwise from top are: Paul Chichura (fifth grade), Hannah Phillips (third grade), Laura Moser (sixth grade), Caroline Miller (sixth grade), Caitlyn Tague (sixth grade), Jordan Bomersheim (third grade).
It doesn't feel like a gift to title character Millie Miggs, however. Millie is played by sixth-grader Caroline Miller. This is Caroline’s third play and in the lead role, her character struggles with a writing assignment. That assignment is to write about either a serious or a silly adventure.
The trouble is, Millie just can’t seem to get past her "blank page syndrome."
To help her through her writer’s block, a host of off-the-wall characters help Millie, or try to help her. Super heroes, aliens and even a "hairy" godmother point out what every child has – and that’s a great imagination.
"Any script can stay light and goofy," Hagenbuch says, "but ones remembered go for something deeper." Hagenbuch capitalizes on his experiences in the classroom when aiming his play not just for the young, but the young-at-heart.
"Imagination is this amazing gift or tool," Hagenbuch continues. "We can be reminded of that as computer video games advance."
In a move to encourage our imaginations, he borrows the idea of “theater in the round.” Hagenbuch says, "Especially for our smaller viewers, there is not a bad seat in the house because the audience flanks both sides of the play area."
The daring idea allows for more actor/audience interaction. Sitting in one of the four corners of the gym, for example, allows for a unique proximity to (and view of) the players.
Speaking of the players, the cast is a delight. Lead Caroline Miller is excited because this is a showcase of what theater is about – imagination.
Hannah Phillips, a third grader who plays Clementine, looks forward to the performance. She says, "I think the audience will like it best when the cleaning crew first enters because it’s very fun to watch them play hockey!"
Acting requires a good bit of work though. "It was very hard to learn my lines," Super Hero third grader Hannah Richner admits. "But," she continues, "my favorite part is the fun we have."
Fifth grader Brianna Twining agrees. Brianna portrays Teddy Bear Cleo and says she’d act in another play because, "it’s a lot of fun."
Join the fun. "The Mild Misadventures of Millie Miggs" starts at 7 p.m. on May 4 and 5 at the Mountain View Elementary School. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students. Children under five are free.
Faith Mountain Christian Academy is holding an Open House for anyone interested in seeing the school, located at the former South New Milford Baptist Church on Rte. 848. The school offers grades K-10 in multi-grade classrooms. The school will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, for you to meet the teachers and learn about the curriculum. For information call 465-2220.
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