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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
RUEBEN SANDWICHES, Wed., July 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
LAWN SUPPER, Thurs., July 30, 5:00 p.m. at Starrucca Baptist Social Rooms. Donation plus item for food pantry. All welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., July 30, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., July 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
DINNER, Fri., July 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
July 31 - August 2
“GYPSY” presented by EMTC, Fri., July 31 & Sat., August 1, 7:00 p.m. and Sun., August 2, 3:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School Theater. Fee.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat,. August 1, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat U.M. Church.
JOHN POTTER BENEFIT, Sat., August 1, 4:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Fire Hall.
MUSIC IN THE PARK, Sun., August 2, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. behind Clifford Fireman’s Fairgrounds. Rain or shine. Bring chairs and blankets.
PROGRAM, Measure Up, Sun., August 2, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee.
STEVENS FAMILY REUNION, Sun., August 2, 12:30 p.m. at Hareridge Sportsmen’s Club, Lawton. Bring table service and covered dish or dessert. RSVP/info call 570-278-3948.
HAWAIIAN PIG ROAST, August 2, 1:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Tickets available at the club.
SOUTH PACIFIC, August 1, 8:00 p.m. and August 2, 3:00 p.m. at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info call 570-283-2195.
DEADLINE to submit events for the 2009-10 fall/winter Endless Mtns. Calendar of Events, Mon., August 3. For info call 836-5431.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, August 3-7, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at South Montrose Comm. Church. Grades K-6. Preschooler session 6:00-7:15 p.m. For info call 278-9403.
WING NIGHT, Tues., August 4, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., August 6, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., August 6, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, August 6 & 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Turnpike Terrace Senior Center. For info call 570-727-3346.
DINNER, Fri., August 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, August 7 & 8, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Village Green, Montrose. For more info call 570-278-1881.
NEW MILFORD CENTENNIAL, August 7-9, along Main St., Rt. 11 and Midtown Park, New Milford. For more info visit newmilfordpa.org.
PASTA DINNER, Sat., August 8, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at the Clifford U.M. Church. Take out.
OPEN HOUSE/BOOK SIGNING, August 8, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Pratt Memorial Library, New Milford.
CANNING/FREEZING CLASSES, Sat., August 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose. Fee. Sign up by August 6 by calling 278-1158.
FALLEN HEROES RUN sponsored by American Legion Riders Post 86, Sat., August 8. Sign up 10:00 a.m. at PJ O’hares, Oakland Twp. All riders welcome.
EMT CLASS, beginning August 10, 6:30 p.m. at Union Dale Boro Hall. Must register. For info call 570-679-5221.
Monday, July 27: picnic burger, roasted potatoes, vegetable soup, wheat bun, sliced peaches.
Tuesday, July 28: sausage & peppers, pierogies, pickled beets, roll, angel food cake w/mixed berries.
Wednesday, July 29: Swedish meatballs w/gravy, green beans, noodles, grain bread, fruit pie.
Thursday, July 30: boneless pork loin w/gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetable medley, rye bread, tropical fruit.
Friday, July 31: Salisbury steak w/gravy, oven potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, orange juice, applesauce cake.
Senior Center Menu August 3 - 7
Monday, August 3: dinner salad w/grilled chicken strips, ww dinner roll, Chinese noodles, summer fruit.
Tuesday, August 4: stuffed pepper w/sauce, whipped potatoes, Italian cut green beans, pineapple chunks, grain bread.
Wednesday, August 5: ham & Swiss wrap, potato salad, chilled dilled carrots, chunky applesauce.
Thursday, August 6: orange pineapple juice, hot dog on wheat bun, corn cobette, macaroni salad, sliced peaches.
Friday, August 7: herbed chicken breast, seasoned orzo, broccoli florettes, fruit ambrosia, grain bread.
The 30th Annual Blueberry Festival, which will take place Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) on the Village Green in Montrose, will feature dozens of events and activities. All proceeds from the event help operate the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches, and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels. Because state funding is in jeopardy, the Festival is even more important this year.
At 9 a.m. sharp on Friday morning the book sale opens in the book tent on the Green. More than 15,000 books and other items will be organized into categories for easy browsing. Paperbacks may be at a separate location this year, allowing more room for browsing. Donations of good-quality used books are being accepted through Friday, July 31. New books, both children's and adults, will also be for sale.
New khaki aprons will join the wide range of Festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items. Once again, artist Sarah Miller has done a limited-edition print for the Festival - sprays of blueberries and other berries - and there is a new pottery design. To commemorate the 30th anniversary, large hand thrown bowls and plates will also be for sale.
Volunteers are always needed to help with the Blueberry Festival, and donations of handcrafts, items for the Silent Auction, preserves, and baked goods are also eagerly sought. Anyone interested should call 570-278-1881 or email email@example.com.
Nationally known whitetail deer manager, researcher, educator and author, Dr. James C. Kroll, aka “Dr. Deer,” will be conducting a series of free deer management and hunting seminars across Northern PA in early August. One stop will be at Montrose High School on Saturday, August 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Kroll and other deer and habitat management experts will be available for “meet and greet” before the seminars begin.
Dr. Kroll is arguably the father of modern deer management. His accomplishments include the first food plot research and development of infrared triggered scouting cameras. His groundbreaking deer behavior discoveries include signpost rubs, sanctuaries, travel corridors and staging areas. He has conducted or supervised landmark research on deer genetics, antler development and deer nutrition. He writes regularly for several deer and outdoor magazines including “North American Whitetail” and appears on several outdoor TV shows. He is the author of the best selling book and video “Aging and Judging Live Whitetails.”
Topics to be covered by Dr. Kroll in this workshop include: building your own deer factory; the buck forage management system; electric fences (around food plots) for whitetails; nutrition, age and genetics - the 3 keys to producing trophy deer; aging and judging live whitetails; hunting trophy bucks.
RSVP to reserve your place at Dr. Kroll’s seminar by calling Andre & Sons, Inc. at 570-278-1131.
One of the highlights of the annual Blueberry Festival for most people is delicious food, which will be available in abundance Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, during the 30th Annual Festival. The Blueberry Festival began in 1980 as a fundraiser for the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Susquehanna), and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels.
Breakfast and lunch will be served on the Village Green during the Festival. For breakfast there will be pancakes with blueberry sauce, sausage, and fruit. At lunchtime, the choices will include hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, and more.
Members of the community will provide a variety of food and snacks all day on Friday and Saturday, starting of course with fresh local-grown blueberries. Snacks include blueberry shortcake, cotton candy, funnel cakes from the BC Community Wagon, and popcorn (new this year). Blueberry muffins, ice cream, pie and other baked goods will be for sale, as well as lemonade. Jams, jellies, and produce of all sorts are donated by local people to benefit the Association.
The Blueberry Muffin Table is one of the highlights of the festival, featuring muffins made by members of the community. Muffins, as well as baked goods of all kinds, are needed (please bring to the Library starting Thursday evening), as are volunteer workers. If you can spare an hour or two either day, please call 570-278-1881 or stop by the library.
Luzerne County Community College will hold an Open House at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center on Wednesday, August 5, at 6 p.m.
College representatives will provide information on course offerings, tuition costs, financial aid, educational opportunities, and admission procedures.
The Open House is free and open to the public. For more information, call LCCC at 740-0482 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 482.
The New Milford Centennial celebration planned for August 7- 9 includes safety and fun for children.
On Saturday, August 8, beginning at 10 a.m., the 15th Masons District CHIP team from Bluestone Lodge No. 338 will be in place to register children. The local masons have processed 10,000 children since starting the program in March 2005. The Masonic Child Identification Program helps parents get vital information to emergency responders should their child become missing or abducted. Any child in Pennsylvania may participate, free of charge. A CD video and digital still photographs are taken of the child, and the child is finger printed. A DNA sampling kit is given to the parent. All information gathered is given to the parents only and is not kept, copied or provided to any governmental agency. Only the permission slip, signed by the parents, is kept on file by the Masons. Visit http://www.pagrandlodge.org/pyf/pgm/chip/ for more information.
Children can also have great fun August 8 and 9 at the children's interactive mural, which will be set up along the tennis courts at the pool park. Children of all ages are invited to record their centennial celebration memories in bright colors. In addition, kids can enjoy a visit with Ronald McDonald beginning at 2 p.m. in Midtown Park. The happy clown will also be part of the grand parade which begins at 3 p.m., at the north end of town.
The August Second Sunday Vespers service will be held at Historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Sunday, August 9 at 5:00 p.m. Duane Hinds will welcome the congregation to the service. Linda and George Gardner will be greeters and the Reverend Jane Pykus will be the lector for this service. Susan B. Lewis is guest organist for the meditation. Mrs. Lewis is a former Montrose Area School District music teacher. She now serves as director of Choral Ministries at St. John United Methodist Church in Sebring, FL. A light supper will be served in the Parish House. St. Paul’s is located at the corner of Church and Chestnut Streets,
Montrose, PA. All are welcome.
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