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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, September 26, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT or fish dinner, Friday, September 28, 6 – 8 m at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, September 29, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, September 29, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Tickets sold in advance or at the door. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
FROM HEART TO HAND exhibit and reception, Sunday, September 30, 2 – 5 p.m. at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. A celebration of traditional and folk arts in the Northern Tier. Entertainment, refreshments. For info call Alice at 756-2044.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, September 30, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. Proceeds benefit the Hallstead-Great Bend Lions Club.
NORTH JACKSON CEMETERY ASSOC. meeting, Monday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. at the North Jackson United Methodist Church.
October 1 – 28
FROM HEART TO HAND exhibit, October 1 through 28 at the Susquehanna Boro Building. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 – 5 p.m. A celebration of traditional and folk arts in the Northern Tier.
October 3 – 6
RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, October 3, 9:30 – 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 6 (bag day), 9:30 – noon at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.
OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, October 4, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club
CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, family style, Thursday, October 4, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 6223, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 4, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, October 5, beginning after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and concluding with 7:00 p.m. Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.
DINNER, Friday, October 5, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
HARVEST OF THE ARTS, Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Susquehanna Boro. Art exhibits, street performances, crafts, farmers’ market, wine tasting, demonstrations, more.
MT. VIEW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION annual dinner, Saturday, October 6 at the high school. Reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. For info or reservations call Dava, 289–4680
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, country style, Saturday, October 6, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 6, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
RABIES CLINIC, Saturday, October 6, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fairdale Grange. Proof of prior shot required for 3-year certificate. All animals must be leashed or caged. Distemper shots available.
HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 6, 3 – 7 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.
October 6 & 7
STUFFED CABBAGE and turkey soup sale, Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 at the St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall. Pre-orders preferred, call 756-3305.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 7, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
FINE ARTS AUCTION and Harvest of the Arts reception, Sunday, October 7, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. Donation. For reservations call Alice, 756–2044.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, October 9, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
CASINO NIGHT, Wednesday, October 10, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL Chapter harvest meeting, Wednesday, October 10, noon at the Summerhouse Grill, Montrose. For info or reservations, call 268–4093 or 596–2934.
NORTHERN SUSQUEHANNA RIVER Watershed Association meeting, Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. at the New Milford Township Building.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 11, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, October 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
DINNER, Friday, October 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 4:30 at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, October 13, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Council 356, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, October 13, beginning at noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
COMMUNITY DAY, Saturday, October 13, 12-4 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church. Food, games, music, more. Free. For info call 434-2101.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Kingsley United Methodist Church.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Clifford United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
ART EXHIBIT, Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nicholson United Methodist Church. Refreshments available. Call 942-6995 or 942-4489 for info.
TROUBLE AT THE TROPICABANA, Saturday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Union Dale Hall. Presented by The Lakeside Players. Call 226-6207 for ticket info.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, October 16, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
CANDIDATES FORUM, Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m. in the main courtroom, Courthouse, Montrose. Meet the candidates for county commissioners. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Free.
STEAK SANDWICH supper, Wednesday, October 17 at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, October 19, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
DINNER, Friday, October 19, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 20, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, October 20, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
Monday, October 1: chicken parmigiana, parsley potatoes, tossed salad, green beans, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, diced pears.
Tuesday, October 2: breaded cod fillet, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburg bun, tropical fruit.
Wednesday, October 3: sweet and sour meatballs, white rice, emperors blend vegetables, honey wheat bread, vanilla pudding.
Thursday, October 4: chicken casserole, cranberry sauce, California blend vegetables, rye bread, pineapple.
Friday October 5: Salisbury steak with noodles and gravy, green peas, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, cantaloupe cubes.
Senior Center Menu October 9 – 12
Monday October 8: chili, waxed beans, white rice, celery sticks, corn muffin, tropical fruit.
Tuesday, October 9: sliced ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip granola bar, pineapple.
Wednesday, October 10: barbecue chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, diced pears.
Thursday, October 11: beef stew with biscuit, graham crackers with peanut butter, mandarin oranges.
Friday, October 12: breaded chicken patty, macaroni salad, beets, honey wheat bread, apple.
Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to attend a special luncheon on Saturday, October 6 at the American Legion, 238 Main St., Susquehanna, at 11:30 a.m.
Come and see “Mother Goose and Friends” as she reads and encourages interactive participation by the children as they take a special adventure into books. Victoria Taylor, from the Susquehanna County Literacy Program, will star as Mother Goose. Program will start promptly at 11:30.
Lunch Menu will be served to 70 children, free of charge.
Following lunch, story teller and singer, Nancy Dennis from The Endless Mountains Theatre Company will involve and inspire the children in songs. Luncheon and entertainment should last approximately one hour.
For more information or questions please contact Alice Deutsch at (570) 756-2044 or email@example.com.
In James, God commands us to care for the widows and the orphans of the world. Learn how one organization is accepting this call, ministering to children in need both in America and abroad. David and Melba Harmon, who served as house parents in an Albanian orphanage for six years through Bethany Christian Services, are scheduled to speak at the First Baptist Church of New Milford on October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Hear their stories – stories of pain and stories of joy as God unites children in need with forever families.
Take a walk down memory lane with Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel when The Lakeside Players present “Trouble at the Tropicabana,” an audience participation mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose. The curtain rises on Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Union Dale Hall.
Marylou Ambrose appears as Lucy Bicardi in The Lakeside Players‚ original production, Trouble at the Tropicabana, playing in Union Dale Hall October 13.
What can you expect from an audience participation mystery show? Fun, the minute you walk in the door! The action takes place in Lucy and Ricky’s living room, then switches to Ricky’s club, the Tropicabana. You'll hear Ricky sing some Latin favorites, see the Cabana girls dance, join in a conga line, and take mambo lessons.
Besides Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel, you'll meet movie-mogul heiress, Celia B. DeMilo; Mr. Big, a notorious gangster; and Ricky’s cousin Rosita, an illegal alien. Will Ricky sign a movie contract? Is Celia who she claims to be? Will Lucy and Ethel ruin Ricky’s big chance with another harebrained scheme to get into show business? What’s the escaped convict, Mr. Big doing at Ricky’s club? How do the Cabana girls keep those fruit baskets on their heads? And, who committed the murder? The murder? That’s right – the murder! Someone will be ruthlessly murdered at the end of the show, and it’s up to you to solve the crime!
For ticket information, call (570) 226-6207.
Everyone knows how great church bake sales are, with their memorable pies, cakes, breads and cookies.
Well, this is an opportunity for each church in the area to encourage their pie makers to enter Susquehanna County’s “Harvest of the Arts” Pie Baking Contest on October 6 in Susquehanna Depot.
Three judges will have the difficult job of selecting first, second and third place pies.
Men, women and children who enjoy eating pie will have the opportunity to purchase slices of fresh-baked pies after the judging has been completed. The money from this sale will be used to promote the visual, musical and performing arts in Susquehanna County.
Your church or organization may be interested in setting up a tent and table in the Farmers Market area to sell pies, cakes, breads, cookies and candy. Contact Margaret Biegert at 853-5016 (day) 853-4640 (evenings) or firstname.lastname@example.org for Farmers Market information.
For other information, contact Alice Deutsch at 756-2044 or email@example.com.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day. All court related offices will be available.
Auditions for a new children’s community choir in our area, the Endless Mountains Children’s Choir, will be held Thursday, October 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Dr. Christine C. Sezer is the artistic director and founder, and Boyd Manzer is the manager. Children who love to sing, from grades 4 through 9 with unchanged voices (treble voices Soprano I, Soprano II and Alto) are welcome to try out. The choir will begin weekly Thursday rehearsals on October 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church. There will be two choir semesters – semester one will be October to January and semester two will be February to June and include any special summer performances that may be scheduled. Tuition includes vocal training, the choir uniform, music, music folders, and practice CD’s. The children will be taught various types and styles of music literature, including multicultural music. Singing in various languages, including American sign language, will be an exciting adventure for the children. Vocal technique, including intonation, tone quality, tone production, breath control, phrasing, musicianship, interpretation, memory skills, diction, singing posture and music reading skills, will be taught and focused upon during the choir rehearsals.
Members of the Endless Mountains Children’s Choir will also have an opportunity to participate in American Choral Directors Association events such as All State, All Eastern and National ACDA Honors Choirs. There will also be opportunities for various combined choir performances, both locally and out of state. A performance at the White House will be a main goal to work toward.
Dr. Sezer was artistic director and conductor of the NJ Chamber Singers Children’s Choir, a community children’s choir which during their tour of Austria had the distinct honor of performing with the Vienna Boys’ Choir at the Palais Augsburg in Vienna. The choir also performed in a televised presentation of the International Choral Festival in Salzburg, which included choirs from all over the world. Most recently, Dr. Sezer was artistic director and conductor of the NJ Children’s Chamber Choir, who performed a holiday concert at White House last December.
Dr. Sezer recently retired from 39 years of public school teaching. During those years, Dr. Sezer’s choral groups and concert choirs performed with the highest level of excellence in numerous choral festivals and competitions by consistently placing First with Superior ratings by festival and competition judges. Most noteworthy of competition festivals include the Heritage Invitational Festival in Winchester, Virginia and the Adjudicators National Invitational Festival performance at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
To schedule an audition time on Thursday October 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Dr. Sezer at (570) 756-2961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact choir manager Boyd Manzer at (570) 756-3047.
Wednesday, October 3 is full of events revolving around "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic which is being read across Susquehanna County. All are free with a "Susquehanna County Reads" wristband (which you receive, along with a book if you need one, for a $2 registration fee; you can sign up at an event or at any county library).
At 10 a.m. at the Hallstead/Great Bend Library, there will be a book discussion led by Literacy tutor David Van Duren.
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., it's 1920s Movie Afternoon at the four county libraries. A different movie will be shown at each location each week during October, so everybody will get a chance to see all five. The Forest City Library will show the Paramount adaptation of the book (1974, with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow); the Hallstead/Great Bend Library will show the A&E version (2000, with Mira Sorvino, Toby Stephens, and Paul Rudd); at the Main Library in Montrose, cartoons from the 1920s will be screened; and the Susquehanna Library will show a musical set in the 1920s (MGM, 1951, with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor).
At 6:30 p.m., at the Susquehanna Library, there will be a book discussion led by Elizabeth Gordon, Adjunct in Writing at the University of Scranton.
The Big Read/Susquehanna County Reads is organized by Susquehanna County Literacy and the Susquehanna County Library and made possible by a Big Read grant. The Big Read is a national program created by the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Arts Midwest, that encourages literary reading by asking communities to come together to read and discuss one book. To find out more, visit the Susquehanna County Reads website at www.susqcolibrary.org/bigread, or contact Literacy at 278-9027 (toll-free 866-300-5772) or the Library at 278-1881.
The Northern Tier Cultural Alliance presents “From Heart to Hand,” a celebration of folk and traditional arts in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier, at the Susquehanna Depot Borough Building, 284 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna Depot, PA.
October hours will be Fridays, 4 - 6; Saturdays, 10 – 5; Sundays, 2 –5.
Featured artists will be:
Ken Ely, Stone Wall Builder – Susquehanna County
Jim Hinston, Woodworker – Lycoming County
Debbie Lutz, Broom Maker – Bradford County
Deb Schildt, Fiber Artist – Tioga County
Don Shelton, Blacksmith Artist – Wyoming County
Christalyn Snyder, Quilter – Potter County
Linda White, Potter – Sullivan County
For further information, contact the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance at (570) 268–5055 or www.ntculturalalliance.org.
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