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Senior Menu

Hill Country Artists May Meeting Set
Spring Bird Walks In Shelly Wetlands
Duane Campbell To Speak At Luncheon



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.

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

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

May 1

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, May 1, beginning after 12:10 p.m. mass & finishing with mass at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

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.

BIRD WALK, Birding with Ron Milliken, May 2, 6:00 a.m. at Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. Wear appropriate footwear. For info call 879-4244.

TEA PARTY, with worship music by Anna Racine & Rachel Magargal, Saturday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. For info call 853-3205 or 853-4805.

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.

May 4

AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

May 5

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

May 7

HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS meeting, May 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Montrose. For info call 278-4590. All welcome.

JUNIOR HIGH CONCERT, Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, Thursday, May 7, noon at the Harford Volunteer Fire Co. & 6:00 p.m. at Mid-Town Park, New Milford. Bring a chair. For info call 570-434-2507.

May 8

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

May 8-9

LIBRARY BLUEBERRY BUSH SALE, Friday, May 8, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. & Saturday, May 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 at the Library in Montrose. For info call 278-1881

BLOOD DRIVE, Friday, May 8, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Clifford Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Clifford Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary

May 9

WALK TO CURE Juvenile Diabetes, Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. (register 9:30 a.m.) beginning at Pump ‘n Pantry parking lot, Montrose. For info call 570-278-1881.

LIBRARY AUCTION NIGHT, May 9, 4:00 p.m. at the Montrose VFW. Fee includes dinner, auction begins at 6:00 p.m. For info call 570-278-1881.

CHOOSE THIS DAY Concert, Saturday, May 9, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Clifford Township Building. Fee. For info call 222-3331.

WAVERLY WADDLE, 5K walk/run, Saturday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. at the Waverly Community House. For info or to register call 570-586-8191.

PROGRAM, Morning Bird Walk, Saturday, May 9, 8:00 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee (free for members).

PROGRAM, Salt Springs Triathlon Training, Saturday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Free.

LABYRINTH WALK, May 9, 6:00 p.m. at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. For info contact

CHICKEN BBQ, Saturday, May 9, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the East Ararat U.M. Church. Eat in or take out.

ANNUAL MEETING for Gelatt Cemetery Association, Saturday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. at the home of William & Elaine Wood. Lot owners & interested parties welcome. For info call 756-2791 or 756-2430.

May 10

RESERVATION DEADLINE for the SOL (Susquehanna, Oakland, Laurel Hill) Reunion to be held on June 6 at the Starrucca House is May 10. For info call 853-3720.

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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.

Senior Center Menu May 4 - 8

Monday, May 4: meatball hoagie, potato puffs, broccoli, hoagie roll, pineapple chunks.

Tuesday, May 5: cranberry juice, roast pork, mashed potatoes, seasoned spinach, grain bread, vanilla pudding.

Wednesday, May 6: seafood salad, lettuce & tomatoes, cole slaw, kaiser roll, cookie.

Thursday, May 7: stuffed cabbage, whipped potatoes, green beans, grainbread, fruit cocktail.

Friday, May 8: orange juice, pork bbq, oven potatoes, vegetable medley, roll, vanilla pudding.

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Hill Country Artists May Meeting Set

The busy season for Hill Country Artists is underway. The April meeting featured a very interesting presentation by George Schreck explaining his wonderful nature photography.

The May meeting will be held on May 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building in Montrose. The program will be a discussion of reference materials for artwork. The process of copyright protection for an artist’s work will be covered as well as how to choose references that do not infringe on the copyrights of others.

Often artists are stumped for ideas for a painting and where to find references for inspiration and technical help. This program will attempt to solve some of these issues. For fun, each person in attendance is asked to bring a painting and the references used to complete it.

Interesting and informative programs are planned for each meeting during the year (April through December). New members are welcome at any meeting. Dues for the year are $25 for exhibiting members and $15 for non-exhibiting members. Several exhibits are planned and members’ works are currently on display at Pennstar Bank, County Office Building, and J&J Restaurant, as well as Endless Mountains Health System buildings.

For more information contact President Maureen VanNostrand at 278-4590 or movanno@epix.

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Spring Bird Walks In Shelly Wetlands
Submitted By Trebbe Johnson

Spring 2009 has been a long time arriving. There were still patches of fresh snow in shady north-facing patches of woodlands in the first week of April, and robins were searching for worms in frozen lawns. Nevertheless, spring has reached our area at last, and once again the stewardship committee of Florence Shelly Wetlands nature preserve in Thompson, PA will host its two annual bird walks. Dedicated birders and curious amateurs alike will enjoy exploring the woods, fields and wetlands of the 400-acre preserve as they identify birds by sight and song.

On Saturday, May 2 at 6:00 a.m., Ron Milliken will present his twentieth-second annual walk in the preserve. Especially popular among birders, this walk focuses on migratory birds, with an emphasis on identifying different species according to their songs. Milliken’s excursion often lasts the entire morning and covers virtually every corner of this diverse preserve, which includes native woodland, overgrown farmland of a century ago, a glacial pond, streams, and a swamp. Participants can expect to spot between 60 and 65 species of birds.

On Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 a.m. Evan Mann, a local birder and amateur naturalist, will conduct a leisurely walk around a smaller area of the preserve. Besides identifying the birds that are nesting in the preserve’s diverse ecological niches by both sight and song, Mr. Mann will discuss the habits of the various species that the group spots.

Diversity is the key to the Shelly Preserve’s beauty and value and also the reason it hosts so many species. The brushy meadows are home to tree swallows, wrens and sparrows, while the deep boreal bog attracts eastern bluebirds nesting in dead snags, swamp sparrows, and belted kingfishers. Hawks can be spied hunting in open areas, while the preserve’s pristine brook and dense woodlands provide habitats for the northern waterthrush, Baltimore orioles, scarlet tanagers and least flycatchers. Plews Swamp is the preferred habitat for families of wood ducks, mallards and red-winged blackbirds. Participants can expect to see both familiar species and some surprises.

Both walks begin at the parking lot one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, where Stack Road intersects. The trails are likely to be wet, so wear warm, protective footwear. Don’t forget your binoculars, and come prepared to spend a morning–or mornings–exploring the fascinating world of birds. For further information, contact Carol or Dave Clemens, 570-879-4244.

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Duane Campbell To Speak At Luncheon

Towanda resident, Master Gardener and Columnist Duane Campbell will speak at a Luncheon on May 6 at the Elkview Country Club, sponsored by the Mountain View Garden Club.

Duane has taught Master Gardener courses at Broome County Community College, made numerous radio and television appearances, judged gardens for Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and writes articles for “Green Space” which appears weekly in newspapers throughout the northeast and a column for regional newspaper supplements.

Hospitality begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at 12:30 p.m. followed by our speaker. Anyone interested in gardening is invited to attend. Reservations may be made by calling 222-3591 or 563-3148 by April 27.

The next meeting of the Mountain View Garden Club will be held on April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Clifford Fire Hall. Dan Bantell will speak on Landscape Design/Lawn Care. Pubic is invited.

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