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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
CHRISTMAS STORY HOUR, Wednesday, December 17, 10:30 a.m. at the Susquehanna Library. For info or to register, call 853–4106.
FUN DAY Christmas party, Wednesday, December 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.
FUN DAY covered dish Christmas party, Wednesday, December 17, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, December 17, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Takeouts available.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, December 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Friday, December 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Nicholson United Methodist Church. Spark Gospel Singers and the Lenoxville Community Band will perform.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, December 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
DINNER, baked ham or fish, Friday, December 19, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
HOLIDAY SPIRIT AWARDS in Oakland Borough. Judging will be held Saturday, December 20. For info call 853-2091.
BINGO, Saturday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, December 20, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 21, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.
WINTER SOLSTICE celebration, Sunday, December 21, 2 p.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278-9256 for info.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA, Sunday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, December 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, Wednesday, December 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE with Robbie and RaeBelle, Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 28, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
BINGO, Sunday, December 28 at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Doors open 11 a.m., play 1 p.m.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, December 30, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
WORLD PEACE MEDITATION, Wednesday, December 31, promptly at 7 a.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation, bring a vegetarian breakfast dish to share. Call 278-9256 for info.
Monday December 15: mild chili, brown rice, coleslaw, corn muffin, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, December 16: pork chop/gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli & cauliflower, multi grain roll, apple crisp.
Wednesday, December 17: bagged lunch.
Thursday, December 18: stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, multi grain roll, holiday cookies.
Friday, December 19: soup, tuna salad w/lettuce & tomato, red beet salad, pita bread, cake.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day. All court-related offices will be available.
Hill Country Artists recently held their final meeting of the year. The annual Christmas dinner was enjoyed by members and their spouses.
Hill Country Artists members decorate a tree to be auctioned at the Festival of Christmas Trees on December 20. Pictured (l-r) are: Rita Eddy, Jennie Bowen, Chris Lathrop, Maureen VanNostrand, Ethel Hollister, Nancy Reed.
Photo by Tom Reed
Following the meeting, members planned the Christmas tree to be decorated for the Festival of Christmas Trees, which will be held on December 20 for the benefit of Montrose Area Adult School. Miniature paintings by club members will decorate the tree. It will be on display and for purchase during a silent auction between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on December 20.
Regular sized original paintings are currently on display at Penn Star Bank, County Office Building and Endless Mountains Health Systems buildings. These will be rotated on a regular basis throughout the winter.
Hill Country Artists will reorganize in April of 2009, and are looking forward to another year of interesting meetings. New members are welcome at any time. For information contact President Maureen VanNostrand at 278-4590.
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, announced the following Christmas week services.
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, December 25 – The Holy Day of the Nativity of the Lord will be celebrated, with Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 31 – A Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Mary the Mother of God will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 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 Street, Montrose.
Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the spring, 2009 semester in Elk Lake and Susquehanna. Registration for courses in Susquehanna will be held at Susquehanna Community High School on Thursday, January 8, 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 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Classes scheduled to be offered in Susquehanna include Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology, English Composition, History, Human Services, Sociology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, and others.
Classes scheduled to be offered in Elk Lake include Nursing and Psychology.
Off-campus classes for the spring, 2009 semester will begin on Tuesday, January 20.
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 South Montrose Community Church invites the surrounding community to hear “The Wondrous Story,” presented by the Senior Choir. This program of music is a gift to the community this Christmas. The nativity will come to life before your eyes as the music and story unfold. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served following the program. “The Wondrous Story” will be presented on Sunday, December 21, 6:00 p.m. at the church.
The Worship Committee of the first Universalist Church, Brooklyn, announced its plans for their 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
The service will open under the illuminating light of a single Moravian star as organist Gloria Smith performs. Under the leadership of Linda Kulick and pianist Maddie Murray, the choir will bring forth joyous anthems announcing the Christ Child’s birth. Following the scripture reading by Ruth Rought, Pastor Christianson will deliver the evening message.
The joyous service will close with a moment with the children, a Christmas communion, and sharing the light for peace as the congregation sings.
All are welcome to attend.
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