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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
TRICK OR TREAT time in Thompson Boro will be on Wednesday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TRICK OR TREAT time in Susquehanna Boro will be on Wednesday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TRICK OR TREAT time in Lanesboro will be on Wednesday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE update, Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School auditorium. Speaker will be Dr. Walter O. Cottrell, wildlife veterinarian, PA Game Commission. For info call 879-4981.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, family style, Thursday, November 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 6223, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, November 1, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Call 756-2961 for info.
TURKEY & HAM PARTY, Friday, November 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Co. refreshments, games, door prize. Proceeds benefit the fire company.
HAM & TURKEY RAFFLE, Friday, November 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Refreshments available.
TURKEY DINNER, Saturday, November 3, at the Nicholson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available, beginning at 3:30, dining room service begins at 4 p.m.
BAZAAR & CRAFT SHOW, Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. For info call 727–4949. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR and quilt display, Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elk Lake School. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Springville Area Women’s Club.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakland Park. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit park projects. Rain date, November 10.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, November 3, 7 – 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, November 3, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
HAM DINNER, Saturday, November 3, beginning at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
CRAFT FAIR/BAKE SALE, Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Faith Mountain Christian Academy. Lunch will be available. For info call 756–2187 or 575–3652.
November 3 & 4
BAZAAR, Friday, November 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nicholson United Methodist Church.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 4, 8-11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
LUCKY X AND TRAP SHOOT, Sunday, November 4, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.
PUBLIC MEETING of the Garden Club of Montrose, Monday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Montrose Square. Guest speaker will be Dave Clemens, recipient of the 2005 NE Regional Tree Farmer of the Year Award. Light refreshments. Free. For info call 278–3184.
BAKE SALE and gift items, Tuesday, November 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Proceeds benefit the Oakland park.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 – 9 at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
ROAST BEEF DINNER, Tuesday, November 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 8, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, November 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Call 756-2961 for info.
CART (County Animal Rescue Team) meeting, Friday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office Montrose. Public welcome.
DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, November 9, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
BAZAAR, Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Breakfast and lunch available, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, November 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend.
SPAGHETTI DINNER benefit for Ted Batzel, Saturday, November 10, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Harford Fire Hall. Chinese auction, raffles.
NATURAL HOLIDAY DECORATIONS program, Saturday, November 10, 2 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.
ROAST BEEF DINNER and bazaar, Saturday, November 10, at the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna. Takeouts, 4 p.m., serving begins at 5 p.m. Bazaar opens at 1 p.m.
November 10 & 11
ON GOLDEN POND, presented by The Lakeside Players, Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m. at the Union Dale Hall. For ticket info call 226–6207.
BENEFIT for Marty Shauger, Sunday, November 11, beginning at 3 p.m. at The Summit Tea Room, New Milford. Call 727-2325 for info.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, November 11, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brookdale Fire Hall. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit Snake Creek Volunteer Fire Co.
HARVEST HOME DINNER, Sunday, November 11, at the Great Bend Alliance Church. Breakfast at 9 a.m., Sunday school classes follow. “Redeemed” in concert at 10:30 a.m., dinner following. For info call 879–2741 or 879–2758.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
CASINO NIGHT, Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Dinner, refreshments available.
NEW LIBRARY for Susquehanna County Campaign Kickoff and building plans unveiling, Thursday, November 15, 1 p.m. at the building site, High School Rd., Montrose. Call 278-9082 for info.
TURKEY PARTY, Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Free admission. Refreshments.
CART (County Animal Rescue Team) Disaster Preparedness Informational Session, Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office, Montrose. Free. Call 278-6396 to register (required).
HISTORIC PRESERVATION SEMINAR, Thursday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. at the Towanda Country Club. Call NTRPDC for info or to register, 888-868-8800.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 15, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, November 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, November 15, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Call 756-2961 for info.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, November 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
DINNER, meatloaf or fish, Friday, November 16, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, November 17, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
Monday , October 29: chicken marsala, long grain rice, cooked carrots, wheat bread, pears, orange juice.
Tuesday, October 30: Italian marinated chicken breast, peas and carrots, macaroni salad, rye bread, butterscotch pudding.
Wednesday, October 31: goulash, tossed salad, broccoli, whole wheat bread, applesauce.
Thursday November 1: seasoned pork chop, coleslaw, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, graham crackers, lemon meringue pie or angel food cake.
Friday, November 2: chicken cacciatore rustica, Italian green beans, noodles, honey wheat bread, pears.
Senior Center Menu November 5 – 9
Monday, November 5: meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, orange.
Tuesday, November 6: Blue Ridge Senior Center closed; sweet and sour chicken, brown rice, stir fry vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail, chewy granola bar.
Wednesday, November 7: stuffed cabbage roll, noodles, green beans, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, chocolate pudding.
Thursday, November 8: Italian sausage with peppers and onions, scalloped potatoes, emperor’s blend vegetables, hot dog bun, chocolate chip granola bar, diced peaches.
Friday, November 9: macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, carrot sticks, rye bread, cherry pie or cherries.
The Susquehanna County Animal Response Team (C.A.R.T.) will be hosting their first of many informational sessions in an on-going disaster preparedness series. The first session is entitled “Getting Informed.” Everyone is welcome to this education event at no cost to the attendee. The classes will be located at the Susquehanna County Annex Building, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15. Anyone who is interested in registering for this informational session, contact (570) 278-6369.
The second program is entitled “Emergency Planning and Checklist” and will be presented some time in January. This class will provide a checklist of things to do when an emergency is occurring. This is vital information for any family with or without animals to know about when a disaster happens. Additional sessions are on tap, weather permitting throughout the winter.
Becoming educated in these topics will help prevent the threat of a tragedy occurring within your family structure and animal population. Learning the essentials of disaster preparedness can help prevent injury or death to you, your family, your pets, and your livestock or equine.
The Susquehanna C.A.R.T. is an all volunteer organization which was established to aid people in evacuation situations with their pets, livestock and equines in times of a disaster. In the aftermath of past disasters, it has been shown that the main reason people would not evacuate their homes is due to their pets or livelihood (livestock) being left behind. In other circumstances, some people left their pets behind, believing that they would return shortly and that the animals would be able to fend for themselves until their return. This caused another problem. Numerous abandoned animals were on the loose and dog packs emerged. The sad part of the story is that many owners and their pets were never reunited as a result of this separation.
Susquehanna C.A.R.T. is currently ascertaining shelter sites for both small and large animals in emergency situations. When a disaster occurs, most people want to reach out and help others in need. Here is an opportunity to help before a situation occurs and to know that you have helped in some way. Perhaps you have a barn that is no longer used that can house some cows or other large animals, or a place to kennel some small pets. Anyone who would like to help or to obtain additional information about this newly formed group, call 289-4402.
The 41st annual Susquehanna County Farm City Feast will be held on Saturday, November 17. This event is widely recognized as one of the largest farm-city celebrations in the state. The Susquehanna County feast typically draws several hundred visitors and residents each November at the Mountain View High School on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
The Farm City Feast is hosted by a group of local volunteers, assisted by Penn State Cooperative Extension. Many local businesses, both agricultural and otherwise, contribute gifts, door prizes and financial support to help sponsor the program.
This year’s master-of-ceremonies will be local farmer Louis Hawley, whose farm is a traditional farm, but he has launched into the future with alternative agricultural styles. The Chimettes, a group of bell ringers from the Mountain View sixth grade will be performing. The special program for the evening will be the Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Wolff, who will speak on a variety of topics having to do with where agriculture is today.
The doors open at 7:15 p.m., followed by a roast beef dinner prepared by the Harford Willing Workers.
As in the past, the Farm City Feast will incorporate the annual meeting of the Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County. A short meeting of this organization will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountain View H.S. Auditorium. Penn State Cooperative Extension has been a proud sponsor of the Farm City Feast since its inception.
In order to accommodate all, there will be special needs tables and priority seating for those who need such assistance, contact the Susquehanna County Extension Office at 278-1158. You can also obtain tickets from the office or from anyone on the Farm City Feast committee (a list of committee members is available from the Extension office). The Farm City Feast provides neighbors with a chance to catch up with each other and continue the very important rural-urban partnership.
As you watch your child grow, you notice when he or she rolls over, holds a spoon or walks and talks. You may also see that he or she is growing or developing differently than a cousin, a friend’s child or a sibling. If you are wondering about your child’s development, call for a free screening.
Monday, November 12, representatives from Tri-County Human Services Early Intervention and Northeastern Educational Early Intervention will provide screenings at Forest City Elementary School from 12:30 until 6 p.m. Families with children aged birth to four are encouraged to take advantage of this free service.
While there is no cost to participate, you must schedule an appointment. Screenings take about a half hour. To schedule a screening, please call Stephnie Thornton, Susquehanna County CARES at (570) 879-8766 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hayrides, free food, and an exciting time worshipping God are planned for Sunday, November 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. and continuing into the evening at Lanesboro Community Church, on Main Street in Lanesboro.
It’s called “Harvest Fest 2007” and the excitement is planned to begin at 4:00 p.m., with hayrides offered to young and old, followed by free food, and culminating with contemporary worship indoors featuring the band, “Soulfire,” and a challenging message by speaker, Kevin Setzer. Afterwards, folks will be able to re-gather out-of-doors for an inspirational campfire.
For more information, call (570) 853-4805.
The Susquehanna Big Read plans a Bon Voyage fete for Jay Gatsby on Sunday, November 4. The event will mark the end of the two-month, countywide program in which over 700 people from across the county joined in reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel The Great Gatsby. The party will begin at 3 p.m. at the Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Church, which is on Main Street (Route 11), New Milford.
Charleston dance lessons were one of many events held during The Big Read: Susquehanna County Reads The Great Gatsby, which culminates in a Finale Party on Sunday, November 4, at St. Mark's in New Milford.
“It’s hard to believe it is time to say ‘good-bye’ to Gatsby,” mused Sue Stone, Susquehanna County Library’s Administrator/Librarian. “But, we are going to bid him a fond adieu in the style he would expect. We will have a jazz pianist and a variety of hors d’oeuvres to celebrate his successful time with us. All are invited to join in the fun.”
A special guest of the event will be Joseph (Joe) Welden, who created the special logo for the program. The logo has become so popular that the Library has produced a limited number of the original sketch to be sold. Also available will be the popular tee shirt with the logo, at a reduced price.
The Big Read program is a nationwide effort by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to promote literary reading by engaging communities to read and discuss one book. The Susquehanna County Literacy Program and the Susquehanna County Library was awarded a grant from NEA, and Susquehanna County began the program on September 8.
“What an incredible two months it has been,” reports Marilyn Morgan, Executive Director of the Susquehanna County Literacy Program. “The response by people all over our county has been outstanding. Not only did they sign up to read the book, but also they joined book discussion groups, attended special viewings of the movie versions, and even learned the Charleston. Not only did we have a wonderful response among our readers, but also we had an outpouring of talent to assist with the many activities. We plan to thank them all at the reception on November 4.”
By the way, “23 skidoo” was a popular catchphrase among the theater community in the early twentieth century, often used to mean, “It’s time to leave while the getting is good.” There are many theories about the origins and derivation of the slang expression. Whatever the origins, Susquehanna County is putting a very positive spin on the slang and saying, It’s been great having you, Jay!”
For further information about the Gatsby Farewell, contact Literacy at 278-9027 (toll-free at 866-300-5772) or the Library, 278-1881, e-mail email@example.com.
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