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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
CASINO NIGHT, Wednesday, December 12, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Dinner available
CASINO NIGHT, Wednesday, December 12, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Fish and pierogies dinner.
MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB holiday party, Wednesday, December 12, 6 p.m. at the Crystal Pines Restaurant. Bring a gift to exchange and Adopt-a-Family gifts.
ENDLESS MOUNTAIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, December 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. For info call 756–2961 or 756–3047.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 13, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, December 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
OAKLAND BORO Holiday Decorating Contest judging will be the evening of December 14. Show your holiday spirit. Prizes will be awarded.
DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, December 14, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PANCAKE SUPPER WITH SANTA, Friday, December 14, 4:00 – 7:00 at the Lawsville Grange. Sponsored by the Lawsville Young Adult Grangers.
December 14 & 15
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT and calendar sales, Friday, December 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, December 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Sponsored by the SCDA.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, December 15, noon at S. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY, Sunday, December 16, 3:00 p.m. at the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. Buttons the Clown, face painting, sing-along, Santa Claus.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA, Sunday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead. “Do You Hear What I Hear” will be presented by the combined First Presbyterian and Franklin Hill Church choirs.
“CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS,” a Christmas Cantata sung by an ecumenical choir will be held on Sunday, December 16, 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson united Methodist Church.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, December 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
LAYETTE OUTREACH meeting, Tuesday, December 18, 10 a.m. at the TREHAB Center Conference Room, Montrose. For info call (607) 743-9969.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, December 19, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, December 20, 6 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. For info call 756–2961.
HOOF SCHOOL, Friday, December 21 at the Cooperative Extension, Montrose. For info or to register, call 278–1158.
DINNER, roast turkey or fish, Friday, December 21, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, December 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
WINTER SOLSTICE celebration, Saturday, December 22, 4-6 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. For info call 278–9256.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring the Borderline Brass Quintet and others, Friday, December 21, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Refreshments will follow.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 23, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE, Monday, December 24, 6:30 p.m. at Montrose Christian Fellowship. For info call Pastor Lou Pressman, 967–2176.
FREE CHRISTMAS MEAL sponsored by The Good Samaritan, Tuesday, December 25, noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Main St., Susquehanna.
CHRISTMAS DINNER, Tuesday, December 25, noon at the Montrose Senior Center. Sponsored by Endless Mts. Health Systems staff, employees and friends.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
DINNER, chicken parmesan or fish, Friday, December 28, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PEACE MEDITATION, Monday, December 31, 7 a.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose, followed by a vegetarian breakfast. Donation. For info or reservations call 278–9256.
Monday, December 17: glazed chicken, Normandy blend vegetables, white rice, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges, chocolate chip granola bar.
Tuesday, December 18: vegetable lasagna, cooked carrots, rye bread, fresh banana, cranberry juice.
Wednesday December 19: pork barbecue, potato salad, green beans, hamburg bun, graham crackers, diced peaches.
Thursday December 20: shell pasta and meatballs, tossed salad, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Friday December 21: lemon pepper cod, mixed vegetables, vegetable rice pilaf, honey wheat bread, Boston cream pie or sugar free chocolate pudding.
A Christmas concert of sacred music will be featured at the Stateline Evangelical Wesleyan Church, located one mile North of Great Bend, on Rte. 11, Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The service will include singing of carols, music by the church orchestra, and recitals by the children.
The public is cordially invited to attend and enjoy the sounds of the season. A special candy treat will be presented to those attending at the close of the service.
Does the approaching New Year have you thinking about what you meant to do that was new and different on your farm or agri-business that you just didn’t get around to? The first step in making business changes is to create a plan. Penn State Extension will be offering Tilling the Soil of Opportunity, a nationally recognized Ag Entrepreneurship Training Program customized for Pennsylvania farmers and ag business owners in Susquehanna County, beginning in early January. The course will focus on business plan development for established and start-up agricultural businesses.
Tilling the Soil of Opportunity will take you step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process. It will provide you with the information and skills to start or re-invent your farm. Basic planning, performing marketing research, and financial management are a few of the concrete tools taught by certified instructors and business experts.
Using proven adult learning methods, and a blend of curricula tailored to the unique needs of the Pennsylvanian marketplace, this class will guide you in evaluation of your business ideas and provide the tools necessary to complete your business plan – you can assess the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action (saving money and time).
Tilling the Soil of Opportunity will be offered in Susquehanna County on January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20, and March 5 and 19. Students should plan on attending all six class sessions to complete their plan. All sessions will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For a registration form, contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office in Susquehanna County at 570-278-1158 or email Extension Educator Winifred McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to weather conditions, the annual children’s Christmas party hosted by the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Co. originally scheduled to be held on December 16 has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 23 at 3 p.m.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day. All court related offices will be available.
The Endless Mountains Children’s Choir has been busily rehearsing and preparing many traditional holiday songs for upcoming holiday concerts. The children will be singing Christmas carol music in various foreign languages such as German, French, Polish, Italian, Latin and, of course English. They will also be performing one selection with American sign language (ASL).
On December 19, the choir will perform at the children’s evening Christmas party at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. The Christmas concert will be on December 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church – everyone is welcome to attend.
On December 22, the children will perform at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital at 11:00 a.m. and the senior citizen apartment complex on Turnpike Street at 12:30 p.m.
On Christmas Eve, the children will perform at the candlelight service at the South Gibson United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Christine Plonski Sezer is artistic director/founder of the Endless Mountains Children’s Choir, and Boyd Manzer is the manager for the choir. All are invited to hear the children perform some wonderful holiday music.
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, announced the following Christmas week services.
Monday, December 24: Vigil Masses for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25: the Holy Day of the Nativity of the Lord will be celebrated with Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 1: on New Year’s Day, Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. for the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God.
Father Gerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church, 60 South Main St., Montrose.
Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the spring, 2008 semester in Elk Lake and Susquehanna. Registration for courses in Susquehanna will be held at Susquehanna Community High School on Thursday, January 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for courses in Elk Lake will be held at Elk Lake High School on Wednesday, January 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Classes scheduled to be offered in Susquehanna include Anatomy and Physiology, Golf, History, Sociology, and Spanish.
Classes scheduled to be offered in Elk Lake include Advanced Composition, Nursing, and Psychology.
Off-campus classes for the spring, 2008 semester will begin on Monday, January 14.
For more information, call LCCC at (800) 377-LCCC, extension 835 or 826 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parish of Saint John the Evangelist Church, Susquehanna, invite all to continue the tradition of Midnight Mass, brought by Catholic immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century, with the following holiday Mass schedules.
December 24: Christmas Vigil Masses, 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.
December 25: Christmas Day Mass, 10:00 a.m.
December 31: Solemnity of Mary Vigil Mass, 4:00 p.m.
January 1: Solemnity of Mary Holy Day, 10:00 a.m.
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