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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
FUN DAY, May 13, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford.
RUEBEN SANDWICHES, Wednesday, May 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
WORKSHOP, Sparking Kid’s Curiosity, Thursday, May 14, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Children and Youth Conference Room, Montrose. Fee.
5TH/6TH GRADE CONCERT, Thursday, May 14, 7:00 p.m. at Elk Lake School.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 14, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, May 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
MEETING, Harford Historical Society, May 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Harford Village Apts. All welcome.
BAKE SALE sponsored by Gibson Gaitors team, May 14, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Rob’s Market benefiting Relay for Life.
D.A.R. MEETING, Thursday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. at the VFW in Montrose. For info call 570-395-3477.
DINNER, Friday, May 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All Welcome.
FAMILY STORY NIGHT, Friday, May 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Library, Montrose. For info call 570-278-1881.
MEETING, Lyon Street Cemetery Association, Friday, May 15, 7:30 at the home of Thelma Frederici. For info call 570-679-2386.
BOOK SALE, Saturday, May 16, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Soldier’s Orphan School. All welcome.
CHICKEN/BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, May 16, 5:00 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. All welcome.
CHOCOLATE/WINE FESTIVAL, Saturday, May 16, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. along Chestnut Street, Montrose. Fee. For info visit www.chocolatewinefestival.com.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, May 16, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All welcome.
CHICKEN BBQ, Saturday, May 16, noon at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All Welcome.
CHICKEN BBQ/FUN DAY, May 16, 11:00 a.m. sponsored by the Port Crane Fire Co. Auxiliary.
MEETING, Quaker Lake Cemetery Association, May 16, 10:00 a.m. at the Silver Lake Presbyterian Church, Laurel Lake.
PROGRAM, Wildflower Photography, Sunday, May 17, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All welcome. Fee for non-members.
SIGN-UPS, Susquehanna Community Soccer, Sunday, May 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Center. Ages 4-12 as of July 31, 2009 invited to sign up. Fee. New players bring copy of birth certificate.
OPEN HOUSE, Wyoming Co. Historical Society, Sunday, May 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the corner of Bridge & Harrison Sts., Tunkhannock.
GOOD NEWS, gospel music group, Sunday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of New Milford.
AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.
ELECTION DAY DINNER, Tuesday, May 19, noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. All welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 19, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
DINNER, Tuesday, May 19, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clifford United Methodist Church. Donation. Eat in or take out.
SANDWICHES, Wednesday, May 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD, Holy day services, Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. & Thursday, May 21, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.
DOCUMENTARY, Market to Market to Buy a Fat Pig, May 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theatre.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, May 21-22, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend. For info call 570-727-3346.
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, May 22-24 at Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY. Fee. For info call 607-699-3623.
BIRDING with Evan Mann, May 23, 8:00 a.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thomson. Wear appropriate footwear. For info call 879-4244.
MEETING, Lamb Cemetery Association, May 23, 11:00 a.m. at the cemetery in Jackson Township.
PROGRAM, stone wall restoration and construction workshop, Sunday, May 24, 1:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee.
SAMPSON/WHITAKER REUNION, May 25, 10:00 a.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Descendants of Lt. Ezekiel and Luranna Sampson & Squire and Elizabeth Whitaker welcome.
MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES in Starrucca, May 25. Program at Memorial Board, 9:30 a.m.; Cemetery Association meeting, 11:00 a.m. at former Methodist Church; Dinner, noon at Baptist social rooms.
Monday, May 11: pineapple juice, beef stew, tossed salad, biscuit, banana.
Tuesday, May 12: cranberry juice, roast turkey, sweet potatoes, peas & onions, grain bread, pears.
Wednesday, May 13: chicken rice soup, Italian hoagie on wheat, lettuce& tomatoes, fruited jello, cookie.
Thursday, May 14: spaghetti & meatballs, Italian green beans, Caesar salad, Italian bread, ice cream.
Friday, May 15: baked ham/ sauce, sweet potatoes, peas, roll, orange, yellow cake.
The Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension Association is seeking nominations for membership on our Board of Directors. Board members provide oversight of extension office operations and finances, promote and advocate for extension programs and serve as advisors to the County Extension Director. The full board usually meets four times per year and board committees meet as needed. Board members serve a three year term with the option of a second consecutive term.
Nominations must be submitted to the County Extension Director by Monday, June 22. Nominations should contain enough information for the nominating committee to evaluate the candidate regarding their representation of the geographic, demographic and programmatic diversity of the county. The nominating committee will review submitted materials, contact prospective candidates and recommend a slate of candidates for approval at the Association’s annual meeting in November. Feel free to contact Terry Schettini, County Extension Director, with any questions you may have about this position. Nominations may be submitted to our office at 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA, 18801. For more information call 278-1158 and ask for Terry.
The Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension Association is seeking nominations for their Friend of Extension Award. The Friend of Extension Award recognizes a volunteer or organization that has made a worthy contribution to the mission of Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County. Our mission focuses on extending education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, youth development and economic and community development to county residents, businesses and communities.
Nominations must be submitted to the County Extension Director by Monday, June 22 and should contain enough information for the committee to evaluate the nominee’s contributions to Penn State Extension’s mission. Volunteers are eligible for the individual award. Community groups and agencies are eligible for the organization award. If specific staff within an organization played a critical role in their organization’s contributions toward the extension’s mission please indicate this on the nomination application. Nominations may be submitted to our office at 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA, 18801. For more information call 278-1158 and ask for Terry.
Save the date September 19 & 20 for Susquehanna County’s third annual “Harvest of the Arts.” This two day show will feature a Fine Art & Crafts Exhibit by artisans from Northeastern PA and the Southern Tier of New York, at the historic Starrucca House in Susquehanna Depot, PA. To culminate the weekend activities there will be a Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception followed by a Live Auction. Jay and Sally Krimmel, well known artisans in the area, co-chair this event. “Proceeds benefit and promote the Arts in Susquehanna County, and we are proud to be part of this yearly endeavor,” stated Jay.
This year we have added a Juried Fine Art & Craft Show & Sale on Saturday, with awards for best of show, 1st & 2nd place in Fine Arts and 1st & 2nd place in Fine Crafts.
“We have a panel of distinguished judges from Lackawanna College and Keystone College who will determine the awarding of prizes,” stated Alice Deutsch, Chair of the “Harvest of the Arts.”
The Youth Art Show will be housed in the Susquehanna Borough Building with all six school districts participating. “Talent abounds in our area and we are fortunate to have excellent teachers in our local schools, who have the ability to inspire and develop the love of art and bring to life objects of interest and beauty, by these students,” stated Barb Gallagher, Youth Art Chair.
New this year will be the International Foods that will showcase culinary skills by staff and students from the Career & Technology Center at Elk Lake School District. “If you have experienced the taste sensations from the Touch of Class Restaurant on their campus, you know you are in for a real treat,” stated Margaret Biegert, Coordinator of Events.
If you are interesting in joining in the preparations for these events, please contact Margaret at 570-853-5016 or www.susquehannadepot.org or Alice at 570-756-2044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar now to attend a great weekend as we take time to appreciate the Arts in various fashions. There will be music and other entertainment provided during this festive time as we “Harvest the Arts.”
Penn State Cooperative Extension will be holding a workshop, “Natural Gas and Private Drinking Wells” on Tuesday, June 2, at the Montrose High School, 80 High School Rd., Montrose, PA 18801. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at approximately 9:30 p.m. Speakers include Extension, industry experts, and DEP who will discuss natural gas exploration in regards to drinking wells, geology and regulatory measures to protect groundwater. Please contact the Susquehanna County Extension Office to register to attend at (570) 278-1158. Most prior participants of these workshops have obtained a greater understanding of the Marcellus shale, natural gas exploration, regulations and players involved. This course is intended to provide information you may need to address concerns as a landowner with property held within the Marcellus Shale.
Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Joann Kowalski at (570) 278-1158 in advance of your participation or visit.
The Browndale Fire Company Junior members will be conducting a Flea Market on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire Company Grounds and baseball field, 620 Marion Street, Route 247, Browndale.
Rain date is Sunday, May 24, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vendors are welcome to reserve a 10 X 10 space or a 20 X 20 space. Table rentals are also available. Food will be available for purchase.
To reserve your space, please call 570-499-4908 by May 22.
All proceeds benefit the Browndale Fire Company junior members. Junior members are 14 to 18 years of age.
The Blue Ridge Theatre Department will present the musical “Willy Wonka” on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The forty member cast made up of 6th – 12th graders will bring the 1962 story of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” to life on stage in the Blue Ridge Theatre.
Starring the talents of senior Nick Smith in the role of Willy Wonka and 7th Grader Austin French as the energetic Charlie Bucket, they lead this cast of great performers in a very entertaining and musical journey through the tour of the Wonka chocolate factory.
Directed by Mr. Jeff Burkett and Miss Amy Zakarauskas, this production is perfect for a family night out for the young or old. Full of songs and dances choreographed by Theresa Whitehead and Emily Guinan, the audience will be entertained the whole show. For more information, contact Blue Ridge High School at 465-3141.
TOWANDA – A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Susquehanna County Courthouse Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose on Friday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to noon, and at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library from 2-3 p.m. to meet with area constituents and respond to questions concerning state government.
Yaw encourages anyone with a state-related inquiry or problem to stop by; no appointments are necessary.
Constituents unable to meet with Yaw’s staff that day may also call the Senator’s Towanda office at 265-7448, or his toll-free number at 1-800-443-5772 with questions and concerns.
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