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Senior Menu

Area Agency on Aging To Provide Demonstration
Clover Pups Dog Club Welcomes Children
Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Rail-Trail Council Announces Trash Pick-Up
2009 Older Adult Spelling Championship
Tractor Safety Course Offered



April 22

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, April 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVANCY Stewardship Awards, Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Keystone College. Free.

April 23

LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 23, Noon at the Starrucca Baptist social room sponsored by Bag Ladies and Senior Citizens.

OPEN HOUSE, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Susq. Co., Thursday, April 23, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 570-278-4102.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 23, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out. All welcome.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, April 23, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

ARTISTS’ MEET, resuming fall sessions, April 23, 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Montrose. Bring your own materials. New members welcome. For info call 278-2141.

April 23-25

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, April 23 & Friday, April 24, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. - noon at the Lanesboro Community Center.

April 24

DINNER, Friday, April 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

WOMEN OF THE MOOSE first meeting, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. For info call 853-3929.

April 25

LITTER PICK-UP, Saturday, April 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. along a section of Route 191 north of Lake Ariel. Call 570-253-9599 to volunteer or for more info.

SILENT AUCTION, Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at McClure United Methodist Church. Bidding ends at 2:00 p.m. For info call 607-467-5455 or 607-467-3184.

WORSHIP SERVICE with Soulfire, Saturday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church. For info call 570-434-2101.

CHICKEN BBQ, Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. Call 289-4648 for tickets. Take out only.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, April 25, 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All welcome.

April 26

BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 26, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

April 27

HORSE PROGRAM on eye and lung diseases and diseases of the GI Tract, Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the County Office Building. Free. Call 278-1158 by April 24 to register.

AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

April 28

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

April 29

WORKSHOP for child care providers, Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Susquehanna County CARES/Family Resource Center, New Milford. Free. Registration required.

BASIC COMPUTER CLASS for adults (age 60+), Wednesday, April 29, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Mt. View High School. For info or to register call 1-800-982-4346 by April 22.

DINNER, Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

April 29-May 2

RUMMAGE SALE, April 29 - May 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & bag day May 2, 9:30 a.m. - noon at the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna.

April 30

SENIOR HIGH CONCERT, Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

May 1

DINNER, Friday, May 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

May 1-2

EVENT to benefit Susq. Hometown Days, Friday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Hall.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, May 1, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. - noon at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church.

May 2

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 2, 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All welcome.

PROGRAM, Salt Springs Memories, Old and New, Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Free.

CLEAN-UP DAY, May 2, 10:00 a.m. at the Lakeview Cemetery. Association members and interested persons welcome.

May 3

PROGRAM, Salt Springs annual Roadside Clean Up, Sunday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Supplies provided. Free.

CHICKEN BBQ, Sunday, May 3, 1:00 p.m. at the Hallstead American Legion, Post 357.

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Senior Center Menu April 20 - 24

Monday April 20: Breaded chicken, parsley boiled potatoes, peas, grain bread, applesauce.

Tuesday, April 21: Baked fish, mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, garden salad, grain bread, angelfood cake.

Wednesday, April 22: Juice, bbq riblet, perogies, mixed vegetable, roll, pie.

Thursday, April 23: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, 3 bean salad, grain bread, rice pudding.

Friday, April 24: Bbq chicken, scalloped potatoes, broccoli/cauliflower, grain bread, banana.

Senior Center Menu April 27 - May 1

Monday, April 27: hot dog, sauerkraut, baked beans, roll, citrus sections.

Tuesday, April 28: juice, tuna noodle casserole, green beans, grain bread, jello.

Wednesday, April 29: apple juice, vegetarian chili, broccoli, macaroni salad, corn bread, rice krispie treat.

Thursday, April 30: orange juice, chicken croquettes, au gratin potatoes, harvard beets, grain bread, peaches.

Friday, May 1: veal cutlet, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, garden salad, grain bread, cupcake.

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Area Agency on Aging To Provide Demonstration

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging is offering seniors a demonstration of the “PDA Virtual” videoconferencing program on April 22 at 12:20 p.m. at the Lanesboro Senior Center, Turnpike Terrace Apartments, 3006 Turnpike St., Susquehanna.

The “PDA Virtual” program enables seniors a way to do face-to-face visits with Care Managers using senior-friendly, hands free video equipment. This allows the senior access to social services support, counseling and advice about programs like Medicare Part D, PACE/PACENET, Apprise, property tax/rent rebate and long-term living services without travel to or from the AAA offices.

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Clover Pups Dog Club Welcomes Children
Submitted by Joseph Fuller, Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension

The Clover Pups 4-H Dog Club will be welcoming children to join their 4-H club on Monday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the United Fire Hall in Montrose. The Clover Pups 4-H dog club is an active, fun, hands-on 4-H club that your children and dogs can be part of. The club has activities such as obedience training, canine education and costume contests for you and your dog. This is the last chance to sign up. This will also serve as a pre-training meeting for those who have already signed up. You do not have to bring your dogs to this meeting. Call Renee Coy Daly at 278.4504 for more information.

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Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Hallstead Library was founded in 1916. Ten years ago, in 1999, it joined the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association and became the Hallstead-Great Bend Library. Over the past decade, the hours, the collection of items, and even the building have all expanded dramatically. Everyone is invited to a 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Library (135 Franklin Ave., Hallstead), from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a special Story Hour at 10:30, and music from Carl & Friends from 11 a.m. to noon. If you haven't been to the Hallstead-Great Bend Library recently, it's a great time to check out their wonderful collections of DVDs and CD books, the cheerful children's area, and the many computer resources they have available - all free to use with your library card! Call 570-879-2227 for more information.

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Rail-Trail Council Announces Trash Pick-Up
Submitted by Lynn M. Conrad, Rail-Trail Council

The Rail-Trail Council of NEPA will be conducting its annual trash pick-up on the D&H Rail-Trail on April 25 and is in need of volunteers.

The mid sections of D&H will be targeted, meeting at Herrick Center off Route 374. Volunteers can meet at 9:00 a.m. Bags & gloves will be provided.

The Rail-Trail takes place in the Great NEPA Cleanup every year. This year there are more than 20 organizations involved. The entire list and dates of other clean-ups is available on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority website, Call the Rail-Trail office at 570-785-7245 if there are any questions or any trail areas in need of attention.

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2009 Older Adult Spelling Championship

The Area Agency on Aging will be sponsoring an Older Adult Spelling Championship on Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Towanda American Legion, Post 42, 912 Main Street, Towanda, PA. The competition is open to adults 55 years of age and older who reside within the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga. Pre-registration is required on or before May 1, in order to participate in the event.

Competitors should use the Webster’s Third new international dictionary as their study guide (The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary-Eleventh Edition, copyright 2003 is the preferred alternative).

The local winner will advance to the 2009 Pennsylvania Older Adults Spelling Championship, which will be scheduled at a later date and a location to be determined.

If you would like to pre-register for the 2009 Older Adult Spelling Championship, or would like additional information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 (toll-free) or 570-265-6121.

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Tractor Safety Course Offered
Submitted by Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County is offering a youth tractor safety course for all youth ages 14 and up as of May 1, 2009. This course is being held the first 3 Saturdays in May, May 2, 9 and 16, at the County Office Building in Montrose from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Any youth operating a tractor of 20 horse power or more, for anyone other than their immediate family, are required to take and pass this course to legally operate that tractor until they reach the age of 16. The Penn State Cooperative Extension encourages all youth 14 and older to take this course. The cost for the course includes learning material and lunch each day. Register by calling 278-1158.

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