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Senior Menu

Harvesting & Preserving Your Garden Program
Pollinator-Friendly Community Event
LCCC To Offer Local Courses
Nicholson Bridge Day


August 20

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.

August 21

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.

LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, August 21, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms.

August 22

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.

SQUARE DANCE, Friday, August 22, 7:30 – 11 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Community Center.

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.

August 23

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.

August 24

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.

August 25

AL-ANON Family Group meeting, Monday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

August 26

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

August 27

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, August 27, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

August 28

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 28, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, August 28, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

August 29

DINNER, chicken and biscuits or fish, Friday, August 29, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

August 30

END OF SUMMER Celebration, Saturday, August 30, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Thompson United Methodist Church. Garage sale, games, crafts, bake sale, entertainment, more.

SALT SPRINGS TRIATHLON, Saturday, August 30, 7 – 11 a.m., Lake Montrose to Salt Springs. 14-mile sprint or 32-mile Olympic. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.

SALT SPRINGS annual celebration, Saturday, August 30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Music, children’s activities, demonstrations, displays, exhibits, silent auction, food, more.

August 31

GARDEN TRACTOR PULL, Sunday, August 31, 11 a.m. at the Union Dale Carnival Grounds. Sign-up and weighing, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. For info call 727-4949, 434-2169 or 470-9459.

OLD HOME DAY, Sunday, August 31, at South New Milford Baptist Church. Pastor Ray Mitchell will preach for morning services. Fellowship dinner at 12:30 p.m. Ice cream social at Wolf Lake at 5:30 followed by baptismal service and campfire with Soulfire. For info call 434–2101.

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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.

Senior Center Menu August 25 – 29

Monday, August 25: hot turkey with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, seasoned broccoli, honey wheat bread, apricots.

Tuesday, August 26: goulash, wax beans, potato bread, applesauce, chocolate chip granola bar.

Wednesday, August 27: Salisbury steak, peas and carrots, parsley buttered potatoes, wheat bread, banana.

Thursday, August 28: pork chop, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, French style green beans, 12 grain bread, graham crackers, pineapple.

Friday, August 29: crab cake, California blend vegetables, rice pilaf, rye bread, cherry pie or cherries.

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Harvesting & Preserving Your Garden Program

Do you have a bountiful garden? Have more produce than you can use immediately? An upcoming two-part workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the County Office Building, lower level conference room.

The program will provide information, not only on harvesting the produce from your garden but also how to preserve it once you do for maximum quality and flavor.

Tina McCreary, Penn State Master Gardener in Susquehanna County, will present the morning program, which will cover how the texture, fiber, flavor and sweetness of garden produce are affected by stage of maturity. Harvesting too soon may result in only a reduction in yield; harvesting too late can often result in a poorer quality. Learn tips on the best time of the day to harvest and how to store the produce once harvested.

In the afternoon, Dawn Olson, Family and Consumer Science educator in Monroe County, will present information on recommendations for home canning fresh garden produce successfully.

This introductory workshop will review the basics of home canning: why preserve food, costs of food preservation, safe canning methods, equipment (both boiling water bath and pressure canning), jars and lids, tested guidelines and recipes.

By attending the workshop, you will increase your confidence in home canning, get up-to-date resources, obtain answers to your food preservation questions, and review common canning problems and remedies.

Pre-registration is required. Call 278-1158 to register for the program, registration is limited.

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Pollinator-Friendly Community Event

Do you love flowers, bees, ice cream and butterflies? You may be thinking… what do these things have in common? Find out by joining the Penn State Master Gardeners for a celebration at their newly-established pollinator-friendly garden at Arlo's Country Store on Route 171 in Thompson, PA, on Saturday, August 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The fun-filled community event will feature educational games for children, raffles and free ice cream, as well as demonstrations and information on pollinators and the pollinator garden.

Penn State was recently awarded a grant from Haagen-Dazs for research and education on honey bees and other pollinators. The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County have received funding under the grant to establish the pollinator garden. Master Gardener apprentice Glenn Stone planted the initial garden in early June. Since then, fellow Master Gardeners have planted additional varieties of pollinator-friendly plants for the purpose of public education and gathering data for the pollinator research program.

With recent concerns over the colony collapse disorder with honeybees, Haagen-Dazs has made a concentrated effort to help fund projects such as the Penn State Master Gardener pollinator-friendly garden. For more information on Colony Collapse Disorder visit Honeybees and other pollinators are very important for a healthy food cycle. Through pollination, honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply.

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LCCC To Offer Local Courses

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the fall, 2008 semester in Susquehanna and Elk Lake. Registration for courses in Susquehanna will be held at Susquehanna Community High School on Thursday, August 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for courses in Elk Lake will be held at Elk Lake High School on Wednesday, August 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Off-campus classes for the fall semester will begin on Tuesday, September 2.

For more information, call LCCC at (800) 377-LCCC, extension 835 or e-mail

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Nicholson Bridge Day

On Sunday, September 7, the town of Nicholson will celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct. Various events are being prepared by the Nicholson Women’s Club, who are planning a great family day with activities starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

There will be live entertainment during the day by the Nicholson Guitar Studio and the Wyoming County Players. Many vendors will be selling a variety of products on Main Street from crafts, collectables to various foods. The Ross Park Zoo will present live animals, and there will be pony rides and games for children. The Masons and the ladies from the Nicholson Women’s Club will start serving a chicken barbecue at 11 a.m.

For additional information, call 942–6747 or 942–4443.

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