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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
FUN DAY, Wednesday, August 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.
FISH DINNER, Wednesday, August 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 14, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, August 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, FRIDAY, August 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
ROAST BEEF OR FISH dinner, Friday, August 15, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, August 16, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, August 16, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.
SUNSET LLAMA STYLE, Saturday, August 16, 6 – 8 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Lead one of these surefooted animals as the heat of the day fades into evening. Fee. No pre-registration required.
CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, August 16, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
BENEFIT for Kevin Mead, Saturday, August 16, noon to 6:00 p.m. at P.J. O’hare’s, Oakland Township. Food, music, raffles, bake sale, more.
FULL MOON LABYRINTH WALK, Saturday, August 16, 8:00 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278-9256 for info.
19TH CENTURY SCHOOL DAY, Sunday, August 17, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Children of all ages are invited to a recreation at the one-room school house. No fee or pre-registration.
BENEFIT golf tournament and picnic for the families of Gina Olsham and Bridgette Perfetti, Sunday, August 17, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Maple Hills Golf Course, Springville. Call 965-2324 for info. Baked goods/donations may be dropped off at the Binghamton Optical in Montrose until 1 p.m. on August 16
POMONA GRANGE #7 will be serving dinner on Monday, August 18 at the Harford Fair dining hall, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds to benefit Pomona Grange Scholarship Fund.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, August 18, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT or ham dinner, Wednesday, August 20 at the Clifford United Methodist Church. Takeouts 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., dinners 4:30 – 6 p.m.
DINNER, chicken parm. sandwich, Wednesday, August 20, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, August 21, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, August 21, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro building. Donald Day will speak on hog butchering methods and tools.
SQUARE DANCE, Friday, August 22, 7:30 – 11 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Community Center. Sponsored by the Starving Farmers’ Club. Admission. Refreshments available.
DINNER, ham or fish, Friday, August 22, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
August 22 – 24
TENT MEETINGS, Friday, August 22 (Jeffrey Keyes), Saturday, August 23 (Soul Fire) and Sunday, August 24 (On Our Way Home), 7:00 p.m. in Susquehanna between the fire station and boro building. Speaker, Kevin Setzer. Call 396-6331 for info.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, August 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. Eat in or take out.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, August 23, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.
10TH ANNIVERSARY Celebration, Saturday, August 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Lectures, demonstrations, more. Call 278-9256 for info.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 24, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
WILD & FREE FOR THE EATING program, Sunday, August 24, 2 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Herbalist Julie Casey will lead a walk looking for wild edibles. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.
Monday, August 11: hot roast beef sandwich with gravy, mashed potatoes, parsley buttered carrots, white bread, graham crackers, diced pears.
Tuesday, August 12: sweet and sour chicken, emperors blend vegetables, white rice, honey wheat bread, grape juice, pineapple.
Wednesday, August 13: lemon pepper cod, scalloped potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, graham crackers, mandarin oranges.
Thursday, August 14: meat lasagna, garlic seasoned green beans, tossed salad, Italian bread, chocolate éclair or sugar free chocolate pudding.
Friday, August 15: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, honeydew melon.
Senior Center Menu August 18 – 22
Monday, August 18: chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, brown rice, rye bread, pineapple.
Tuesday, August 19: beef stew, pickled beets, biscuit, graham crackers, fresh orange.
Wednesday, August 20: breaded cod, emperors blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, harvest flavor rice, chocolate pudding or sugar free chocolate pudding.
Thursday August 21: beef barbecue, potato salad, hamburg roll, granola bar, tropical fruit.
Friday, August 22: breaded veal patty, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, sweet potatoes, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, applesauce.
The Harford Fair will begin its week-long festivities with an inspirational “Ministry of Music” opening program on Sunday, August 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Arena.
The Spark Gospel Singers will bring a variety of Christian music, including traditional and contemporary gospel. Spark is a group of dedicated singers who have been spreading God’s word for 20 years. Started in 1981, the group has traveled extensively throughout Pennsylvania and parts of New York and New Jersey.
A program of new music is prepared every year and debuts on the boardwalk in Ocean Grove, New Jersey where the group has traveled for the past 10+ years. They also prepare a program of Christmas music for the holiday season.
Spark currently consists of about 15 singers, and over the years that number has varied from 8 to 18.
“all for One” is a male quartet from Montrose. The group is committed to a ministry of music that encourages believers and shares the good news of salvation to the lost. Their music is a mix of hymn arrangements, some contemporary arrangements, as well as southern gospel style songs that honor and praise the God they serve. Blending music, humor, and the spoken word, they have ministered in churches, senior citizens’ homes, banquets, fellowship suppers, wedding receptions, funeral and memorial services in the Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey area.
Join for this special “Ministry of Music” program and be a part of the official opening of the 151st Harford Fair!
On Wednesday evening, August 20, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Susquehanna Community High School will have an open house for all incoming seventh grade students and their parents.
At this time, seventh grade students will receive a copy of their schedule for the 2008-2009 school year, and locker number and combinations.
Parents and students will be introduced to various student activities for the year, including an overview of schedule information, student handbooks, homework policy, grading and class requirements.
Students and parents are asked to meet in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.
Students will be able to tour the school before leaving to locate classrooms and their lockers.
The fifth annual Endless Mountains Fiber Festival is planned for September 6 and 7 at the Harford Fairgrounds. The annual fiber and fiber-related show will include raw and processed fibers, yarn, clothing, spinning and weaving supplies, fiber arts and crafts, sheepskin products and more. Gates are open on Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The two-day event will feature demonstrations and educational programs, as well as products from the vendors participating in the event. Demonstrations include needle felting, English wool combs, angora rabbits: from fleece to spinning, sheep shearing and finger braiding. There will also be a border collie demonstration on both Saturday and Sunday. An educational program called How To Select & Purchase Hay will be offered on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. The program presenter is Dave Messersmith, agronomy educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Wayne County.
Vendors from throughout Pennsylvania and the Northeastern US will be on hand with products for sale such as hand spun yarn, fibers, fiber crafts, hats, spinning equipment, antiques related to the fiber industry and hand-woven clothing. Food, refreshments and a silent auction will be available as well.
For additional information visit www.pafiberfestival.com or call Penn State Cooperative Extension at (570) 278-1158.
The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg, PA, will appear in concert at the Great Bend Alliance Church on August 31 at 10:30 a.m. The Jacobs Brothers, veterans of gospel music, are dedicated to the ministry of spreading the gospel through music. Since 1962, the group has traveled millions of miles, produced more than fifty albums, and hosted many international tours.
Presently, the Jacobs Brothers’ weekly television program is seen on WGCB, Red Lion, PA. The King’s Kids’ Camp, another branch of their ministry, provides a Christian camping experience for many underprivileged children each summer and also brings thousands of people to Central PA each July for a week of gospel music.
The group is comprised of two brothers, Bob and Mike Jacobs, who are the original members of the group that started in the small town of East Berlin, PA in 1962. The third member, Mike Lawver, who joined the group in 1972, comes from McClure, PA. The word “versatility” best describes the Jacobs Brothers program. Although they specialize in traditional and sacred music, their approach to the gospel is varied by using the diversified talents of the singers throughout the concert. The end result is a program which is appealing to all ages in the audience.
A free will offering will be taken for the Jacobs Brothers during the concert. For more information call 879–2741.
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