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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, August 27, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
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.
DINNER, chicken and biscuits or fish, Friday, August 29, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
August 29 & 30
FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE, Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church.
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.
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.
WORD OF LIFE Clubs will begin meeting Wednesday, September 3, 5-8:30 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church. For info call 434-2101.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS, family style, Thursday, September 4, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW #6223, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
AWANA CLUBS begin, Friday, September 5, 7-9 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church. Children ages 3 through sixth grade welcome. Call 434-2101 for info.
September 5 & 6
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday September 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; bag sale Saturday, September 6, 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, September 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, September 6, 9 a.m. to noon (bag sale) at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church.
POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, September 6, 10:00 at the Fairdale Grange Hall. Dinner will be served. Bring recipes for cookbook.
SOUL FIRE will perform Saturday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church. Refreshments available.
BENEFIT LASAGNA DINNER for Bob Burridge, Saturday, September 6, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Springville Fire Hall. Basket raffle and auction at 7:30. For info call 965-2146.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, September 6, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.
NICHOLSON BRIDGE DAY, Sunday, September 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Animal exhibit, entertainment, pet show, chicken barbecue, crafts, more. Sponsored by the Nicholson Women’s Club.
CONTEMPLATING WITH NATURE, Sunday, September 7, 2:00 p.m. at the Florence shelly Wetlands. Trebbe Johnson will lead. Call 727-4272 for info.
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.
Senior Center Menu September 1 – 5
Monday, September 1: centers closed, Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 2: meatloaf with brown gravy, whipped potatoes, spinach, multi-grain bread, apple crisp.
Wednesday, September 3: turkey with gravy, whipped potatoes, glazed carrots, bread stuffing, multi-grain roll, apple crisp.
Thursday, September 4: pork barbecue, whole wheat roll, potato salad, corn niblets, fresh fruit.
Friday, September 5: pierogies, cottage cheese with pineapple, stewed tomatoes, multi-grain dinner roll, sherbet.
Wayne/Susquehanna R.E.S.C.U.E. will host its annual public meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m. at the Forest City High School. This year’s topic is “Natural Gas Leases and Drilling: How will they impact our lives, our community and our environment?’’
Guest speakers scheduled for the event are Nathan Bennet of the DCNR; Harry Weiss, attorney representing NWPOA landowners association; David Yoxtheimer, a geologist from Penn State; and Elliott Ross, local property owner and organizer of the Elk Gas Group, a coalition of landowners.
For more information, go to www.rescue-nepa.org.
A Youth Art Show will be held on Saturday, September 20, at 225 Main St., Susquehanna during the annual Harvest of the Arts. The show will be open to the public from 10-5. The six public school districts in Susquehanna County have been invited to participate.
Young, talented artists will be given the opportunity to display their work along with other young artisans. It is hopeful that all interested two- and three-dimensional artists will present their work. Work should be framed for hanging or be backed so it could stand on its own. There is no charge for entry into this show.
If the young artist is interested in selling his/her art work, a suggested price should be indicated. The artist will set the price and therefore guarantee him/herself a minimum of 50% of that amount. As with the Adult Art Auction, 50% of the sale will go to the student and 50% would go into a fund to promote the arts in Susquehanna County – awards or promotions that would benefit the arts. If a work of art is sold, the HOTA committee will accept cash or check and after accounting is completed, a check will be sent to the young artist by mail, in a timely fashion.
If you are interested in participating in this event or have any questions, contact Youth Art Show chairman, Barbara J. Gallagher at (570) 756-2726 or Alice Deutsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 756-2044.
Entries are requested by September 17. Work will be picked up at the Administrative Office in each school district by a committee member, and will be returned to the same location within a week following the art show.
Mark your calendar for September 20 and 21 – Susquehanna Depot will host the second annual Susquehanna County “Harvest of the Arts” and showcase the talented artisans that live and work in its borders. A fun weekend is in store for you!
On Saturday, September 20, plan to attend the festival from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and enjoy a day filled with fun activities for children and adults. Stimulate your senses – seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, and enjoy the pleasures of the day, with art and craft displays, entertainment and, of course, food.
Sunday, September 21 there will be an Art Auction at the historic Erie Railroad Station, now the Starrucca House, from 6 to 8 p.m. with proceeds to benefit furtherance of the arts in Susquehanna County.
“Its just amazing how many artists, writers, actors, musicians, dancers, photographers, sculptors, wood workers, spinners and weavers, potters and other crafters we have in our county. Our goal is to promote art appreciation and awareness and showcase their diversity,” stated Alice Deutsch, chairman of the Harvest of the Arts Festival. The event is open to all artists and craftsmen, both amateur and professional. For more information send inquiries to email@example.com or call (570) 756-2044
“Lyra,” a vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform on September 14, 7:30 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church in Hallstead. This program is for all ages. Lyra is comprised of professional musicians, and sings in different churches in St. Petersburg. Some are also soloists at musical theaters in that city. Through their performances around the world, they introduce the enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditions of Russian folk music to all people taking a great interest in Russia, its history and its culture. Anyone curious to learn more about the group can check out their website at www.lyra-online.org.
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