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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
LAPTIME PROGRAM for infants age 0-1 year, Wednesday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna Branch Library. Free. Call 853–4106 for info.
HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS meeting, Thursday, July 3 at Pop’s Hobby Lake. Plein aire painting, followed by potluck supper. Call 663-3019 or 663-3036 for info.
July 4 & 5
ANNUAL PICNIC, Friday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 5 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. Parade at 11:30 and fireworks at 10 p.m. Friday; food, games, entertainment both days.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, July 5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, July 6, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, July 7, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.
July 7 – 11
GOD’S WILD KINGDOM Vacation Bible School, July 7 – 11, 6:30 p.m. at Brushville Baptist Church. Call 465–3861 for info.
July 7 – 11
TAPESTRY WEAVING for children, Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hallstead. Ages 4 years through sixth grade welcome. Call 879-4676 for info.
FUN DAY, Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.
July 10 – 12
FIREMEN’S FIELD DAYS at the Silver Lake Firemen’s field, July 10 - 12. Rides Thursday, July 10, beginning at 6 p.m. Live entertainment, chicken barbecue Friday and Saturday. Ride special Saturday, 2-5. Fireworks Saturday.
FIREMEN’S PICNIC at the Union Dale Fire Co., Thursday 6 p.m. - midnight, Friday, 6 p.m. - midnight and Saturday, 2 p.m. - midnight, July 10 – 12. Live entertainment, games, parade Friday at 7 p.m., fireworks Saturday at 10 p.m.
LIBRARY FEST, Saturday, July 12, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Flea market, bake sale, book sale, pig roast. For info call 798–2859.
POMONA GRANGE #7 picnic, Sunday, July 13, 12:30 at the Elk Lake School pavilion. Covered dish. Meat provided.
July 14 – 18
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, “God’s Big Back Yard,” Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. for ages 3 1/2 years through sixth grade at South New Milford Baptist Church. Music, bible stories, crafts, snacks games.
LAPTIME PROGRAM for babies, Wednesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. at the Forest City Library. Free. Call 785–5590 for info.
CHRISTMAS TREE field meeting, Thursday, July 17, 6:00 p.m. at the Beezups Tree Farm, Clarks Summit. Call the Extension office for info, 836–3196.
OLD TIME FIDDLERS will be performing at the Thompson United Methodist Church, Friday, July 18, 8:00 p.m. Admission. Refreshments available.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, July 18, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, July 19, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.
WEINER ROAST, Sunday, July 20, beginning at 5 p.m. a the Fairdale Township Park. Live music.
July 21 – 25
BIBLE SCHOOL at the Lakeview Mennonite Church, July 21 – 25, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for ages 4 to 16. Call 756-2400 for info.
Monday, June 30: hot turkey with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, seasoned broccoli, honey wheat bread, apricots.
Tuesday, July 1: goulash, wax beans, potato bread, applesauce, chocolate chip granola bar.
Wednesday, July 2: Salisbury steak, peas and carrots, parsley buttered potatoes, wheat bread, banana.
Thursday, July 3: pork chop, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, French style green beans, 12 grain bread, graham crackers, pineapple.
Friday, July 4: centers closed, Independence Day.
Senior Center Menu July 7 – 11
Monday, July 7: chili, pineapple juice, green beans, white rice, corn muffin, diced peaches.
Tuesday, July 8: barbecue chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, rye bread, graham crackers, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, July 9: sliced ham, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, honey wheat bread, granola bar, tropical fruit.
Thursday, July 10: beef stroganoff, orange juice, parsley buttered carrots, noodles, dinner roll, pumpkin pie or sugar free butterscotch pudding.
Friday, July 11: breaded chicken patty, Italian blend vegetables, macaroni salad, hamburg roll, fresh apple.
On Sunday, July 13, three Episcopal Churches in Susquehanna County will be gathering in food for the county’s food bank. St. Paul’s, Montrose; St. Mark’s, New Milford; and, Christ Church, Susquehanna have distributed grocery bags to parishioners with a list of needed items for the food banks in the county.
“All the parishioners of Christ Church, Susquehanna have taken grocery bags to begin filling them for Food Bank Sunday,” said Jeanette Saulo, parish coordinator. “They will take advantage of weekly sales at local markets, and fill the bags to the brim, using the Food Bank Wish List as a guide. We know we are responding to Our Lord’s command to feed His flock.”
“We are coping with two major issues this summer,” reports Lynn Senick of the Trehab Food Bank. “We have all the children out of school, who otherwise get their nutrition during the school day; and, we have a significant increase in the cost of food in the area markets. This presents serious problems for families and individuals on fixed and limited incomes.”
The three Episcopal parishes have joined together to make a significant donation of food and other items, such as diapers, to the food bank this summer. The parishes are also looking ahead to the cold weather and will be collecting blankets.
“Blankets, afghans, and comforters are very important during the cold winter months,” stated Brenda Loubet, Directory of Interfaith in Montrose. “We present every client with a blanket during the winter. With the cost of heating, many of our clients, especially the elderly, save by lowering their thermostat. The blankets, sweaters, and afghans are a blessing.”
The Episcopal parishes will have simultaneous in gatherings on Sunday, July 13.
Area artists and crafters will be gathering in Montrose to display their talents and selling their creations, as St. Paul’s supports the Blueberry Festival with their Christmas in August Arts and Crafts Festival. The event, which will coincide with the Blueberry Festival, will take place on August 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in St. Paul’s Parish House, at the corner of Church and Chestnut Streets in Montrose.
“Some space is still available,” reports Nancy Finlon, coordinator of the event. “The event is open to artists, potters, and crafters from Northeastern Pennsylvania.” Finlon explained that a rental fee will be charged for a 10’x6’ space, with all fees collected donated to the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library. A 30” x 8’ table will be provided if requested. Participants must limit their displays to their designated space and insure that any display boards or tables do not extend beyond this space. Multiple spaces may be rented, contingent upon availability.
“All products sold must be the creation of the participating artist or crafter,” said Finlon, “ although they may have a designee sell on their behalf. This event is intended to feature the many talents of artists and crafters throughout Northeastern PA, so manufactured or items purchased for resale are not eligible for this event.”
Applications can be obtained by contacting the church office at 278-2825.
The Susquehanna County Library is once again holding a special summer reading program at all four locations, and at the Pratt Memorial Library in New Milford. "Catch the Reading Bug @ Your Library" (ages 0-12) and "Metamorphosis" (teens) is sponsored in part by the United Way of Susquehanna County. The program is underway, with special events and story times each week. Each registered participant will receive a free book.
Summer reading helps children develop their reading skills, find books they enjoy, and participate in exciting special programs every week. Special activities are also planned for teens; check for details at each library. As usual, the highlight of summer reading is a special event – this year it's a bug hunt at Salt Springs Park, with free admission for registered summer readers. Register now at your local library to enjoy this six-week program. There's no charge. From board books to young adult novels, there's something for all youngsters at the library. Check www.susqcolibrary.org for more information.
The Old Time Fiddlers a group from Equinunck, PA will be performing at the Thompson UM Church in Thompson PA, on Friday, July 18, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Steve Jacobi, Craig Gehrig and Dale Teeple began the group in 1992 and have been performing traditional tunes in concerts throughout the tri-state area. Steve has been playing fiddle for 27 years. Craig is well known for his guitar work, and Dale is a master at the piano. Jay Brooks joined the group in 2002 and is on bass. The group, which can have as many as 25 members playing fiddles, guitars, banjo, bass, clogging, etc. at any one time, put on a memorable show. The group plays a variety of bluegrass, old-time, western swing, Irish and Scottish tunes.
There is an admission charge; refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission.
The descendants of Daniel Q. and Rachel Owens Price will hold their 104th annual Price reunion on July 19 at the Union Dale Firemen’s Field.
Events begin at 11 a.m. for registration, address updates and any new information for the secretary.
Covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m., followed by a business meeting, children’s games and auction. Family members are asked to bring auction items with proceeds going to the Price Reunion Scholarship Fund. The first annual scholarship has been awarded to Bonnie Thompson, a graduate of Mountain View High School, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Daniel and Rachel Price. Students (family members) who wish to apply for a Price Reunion Scholarship may contact Danny Price at 607 655-1921 or email: email@example.com.
Reg and Gretchen Dunneman will present a concert of gospel music on Sunday, July 20, at the 10:00 morning worship service of the First Presbyterian Church at 71 Church Street in Montrose.
Pastor Chuck Link invites everyone to join them for this special service.
The Dunnemans, from Binghamton, NY, sing their own special blend of gospel music including southern gospel, traditional, hymn, classical, country, bluegrass and contemporary Christian styles. They present over 350 concerts a year, from Maine to Florida to Arizona.
Reg Dunneman, a native of Stratford, Ontario, grew up in a musical family and played piano at an early age. He organized the Victors Trio and then The Tabernacle Trio, which sang in Ontario for ten years. For 20 years he sang with Canada's Galileans, a Southern Gospel quartet that toured Canada and the United States.
Gretchen has been a member of the Broome County Savoyards, performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. She also sang in the choruses of the BC Pops, the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra and the Tri Cities Opera of Binghamton.
The both have sung with The Binghamton Madrigal Choir, which performs a cappella choral works.
They have produced several recordings, which will be available at the service. For more information call the church at (570) 278-3296.
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