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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
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.
TURKEY DINNER, Sat., August 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Eat in or take out.
BIRCHARDVILLE SCHOOL/HISTORICAL ASSOC. PICNIC, August 8, noon at the Grange Hall in Birchardville. Bring dish to pass.
ELIZABETH HALL CONCERT, August 9, 7:00 p.m. at Body of Christ, Starrucca. For info cal 570-396-6331.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, August 10-14, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, New Milford. Ages 5-12.
EMT CLASS, beginning August 10, 6:30 p.m. at Union Dale Boro Hall. Must register. For info call 570-679-5221.
WING NIGHT, Tues., August 11, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
APPLICATIONS DUE, Tues., August 11 for Master Gardener Training Program running every Tuesday beginning Sept. 8 - Dec. 1 at the County Office Building, Montrose. For info call 278-1158.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., August 13, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., August 13, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES food orders, Thurs., August 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Fri., August 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Sat., August 15, 10:00-12:00 noon at Susquehanna U.M. Church.
RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE, August 13 & 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and August 15 (bag day), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ Church, W. Main St., Susquehanna.
DINNER, Fri., August 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., August 15, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sat., August 15, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat U.M. Church. All welcome.
PROGRAM, GeoCaching, Sat., August 15, 9:00 a.m. - noon at Salt Springs State Park. Fee for nonmembers. Registration required, call 570-967-7275.
CHICKEN BBQ & BAKE SALE, Sun., August 16, noon at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
NATURE WALK, August 16, 2:00 p.m. at Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Thompson. Free. Wear appropriate footwear. For info call 756-2497.
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.
Senior Center Menu August 10 - 14
Monday, August 10: roast beef w/gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruited jello, honey dew melon wedge, ww bread.
Tuesday, August 11: baked Pollock, scalloped potatoes, steamed carrot coins, ww bread, sherbet.
Wednesday, August 12: cranberry juice, chicken salad on Kaiser roll, garden salad, chocolate chip cookie.
Thursday, August 13: pineapple juice, pork bbq, potato wedges, coleslaw, Kaiser roll, orange.
Friday, August 14: meatloaf w/tomato gravy, whipped potatoes, peas & carrots, multi grain bread, tapioca pudding.
Angel Food Ministries is excited to announce a change that will enable more people to benefit from their program. It is no longer needed to purchase a Signature Box, Allergen Free Box or Senior Meal Box to qualify for the monthly special boxes of produce or meat. Effective with August orders, any number of any of the boxes on the menu list may be purchased.
August orders will be taken at the Susquehanna U.M. Church on Thursday, August 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Friday, August 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 15 from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. Delivery will be at the church on Saturday, August 22 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
The Susquehanna Community School Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is holding a gently used back to school clothing sale. The committee is accepting donations of gently used clothing through Friday, August 7. There is a drop box in the administration lobby at the elementary school. All items will be available for sale on Saturday, August 8, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the elementary school gymnasium. There will be some great back to school items, and all clothing is in gently used condition. Come start your back-to-school shopping, and help support the Parent Involvement Committee. Any questions, please contact Andrea Braun at 853-4929.
The Area Agency on Aging for the Counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga will conduct a public hearing in the Area Agency Conference Room, 35 Spruce Street, Suite 1, Montrose PA, on Tuesday, August 11, at 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public of proposed aging services and program initiatives. It is also an opportunity for individuals to offer feedback and ask questions about aging services.
The Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive array of services geared to helping older persons remain in their own homes and offering support to caregivers.
For additional information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at (570) 265-6121 (in the Towanda area) or 1-800-982-4346 (toll free).
Many music venues will be on tap at the New Milford Township and Borough Centennial celebration. Local favorite, the Buddy Spencer Band, will provide music from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday August 7, at Midtown Park. For several years the band packed the banquet room once a month at the Basil Leaf Restaurant in Montrose. Come and enjoy the Big Band Sound with the group.
Saturday morning will showcase the New Milford Idol contest from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Gazebo in Mid Town Park. Come see who thinks they have the voice and/or music to win. Singer Patti Kenia performs at the Gazebo Saturday afternoon, offering her collection of Patsy Cline tunes.
Saturday night welcomes the world famous "Stanky & The Coalminers." Known as the "Gentleman of Polkas," John began his musical career in 1945. He formed his first band in 1950, changing its name to the "Coalminers" in 1962, as some of the players had worked in the mines. To date the group has recorded many albums and performed on cruise ships as well as numerous trips to Holland, Germany, Italy, South America, China and more. John has composed more than 40 songs. His most popular is the "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie Polka," and his "Hats Off to Pennsylvania Polka" is being considered for the state song. Local Polka King Bill Flynn, of WCDW Cool 100.5 FM, will host this Polka Party with Stanky & The Coal Miners from 5 to 9 p.m., at Midtown Park.
The fun continues on Sunday, August 9, with Bill Flynn and DJ Officer Bill Grace hosting a record hop from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Green Gables Restaurant, in tune with a classic car show beginning at 1 p.m., hosted by the Endless Mountain Cruisers. Also on Sunday, enjoy the "Endless Mountains Trio" from noon to 3 at midtown park.
The music is for everyone and there will be plenty of room to dance or just enjoy while visiting with friends and visitors at the New Milford Centennial Celebration. For more information visit www.newmilfordpa.
On Friday, August 7, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. mass and will conclude with mass at 7:00 p.m. A prayer service with the Men of the Sacred Heart and benediction will follow the evening mass. Father Gerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church, 60 South Main Street, Montrose.
The Counseling Staff at Trehab Drug and Alcohol Outpatient will be offering an Educational Workshop to community members in the Forest City area on the effects of addiction in our community. This event is free of charge and will take place at the Forest City Regional High School on August 12, from 5-6:30 p.m., with a question-answer session available at the end.
The 2009 Blueberry Festival will take place Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Village Green and Library Lawn in Montrose. The Blueberry Festival celebrates hometown living at its finest. Blueberries in every form from ice cream to pies, games for children and entertainment for all ages, a silent auction, food, fun, and crafts, all draw thousands of visitors every year. Proceeds from the festival help operate the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum and genealogy research center, a main library and three branches, and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels.
Varied entertainment is scheduled for the Festival - schedules will be posted on the Green and in the Library. On Friday, the fun begins at 10 a.m. with the Windwood Hill Dance Academy. John and Joan Hoffman will perform folk music at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Lonnie Griffiths Band at 12:45 p.m. On Saturday, Poor Boys/Living History Guild Civil War re-enactor Brian Swartz will camp on the Green near the Civil War Monument, answering questions about a soldier's life. Noelani's Hula School and Polynesian Revue is scheduled to bring the music and dance of the islands to Montrose at 10 a.m. At noon, John Adams and Todd Robinson will return to the Festival for the first time in many years and are sure to delight again.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, don't miss the 17th annual Massed Band Concert. The concert will bring back the good old days of the 1930s when Maurice Taylor assembled an audience of 10,000 in Montrose to enjoy great traditional music. Bob Orner and Suzanne Bennici are conducting again, with Johanna Reed as guest conductor. Bring a chair and enjoy the show.
The Book Sale is bigger than ever this year, with 15,000+ books arranged in categories. Hardcovers and trade paperbacks will fill the huge tent on the green, while paperbacks will be at the yellow Montrose Motors building on Grow Ave., offering more space to browse and easy parking. Books left over at 4 p.m. on Saturday are being shipped and sold, so there will be no free leftover books.
Children's games will keep your youngsters entertained for hours. There are skill games like cards-in-a-hat for the youngest - everyone wins a prize. The PriceChopper Bounce Castle is absolutely free
Older children will enjoy the contests, including the obstacle course, jump rope, and basketball, as well as arts and crafts.
Each year the Crazy Country Quilters make an heirloom quilt to be raffled off at the Festival. The 2009 pattern is Antique Fans. The popular Basket Raffle will be bigger and better than ever.
This Antique Fans quilt, handcrafted for the Blueberry Festival by the Crazy Country Quilters, will be raffled off to benefit the Susquehanna County Library & Historical Society.
"Every year, the Blueberry Festival continues to grow and improve," says Susan Stone, Administrator/Librarian of the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. "It's really wonderful how our community pulls together to make the Festival possible. Local businesses and individuals contribute time, supplies, advertising, and everything else that's needed, to help support the Library and Historical Society. I hope everyone will come and enjoy the Blueberry Festival with us on the 7th and 8th!"
For more information about the Blueberry Festival or the Library and Historical Society, please call 570-278-1881 or visit bluefest.susqcolibrary.org.
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