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*CALENDAR FUNDRAISER: A beautiful 2019 calendar with Master Gardener's photos and helpful gardening tips. Proceeds used to host Master Gardener events/programs in Susquehanna County. Pick up at the Extension Office after October 25th. For order forms email: susquehannamg@psu.edu, call 570-666-9003, or at the Penn State Extension Office, 88 Chenango Street, Montrose.

*CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER: Order deadline was: Nov. 8th. Pick up: Thursday, Nov. 29th, 2-6pm at the Penn State Extension Office, 88 Chenango Street, Montrose. Proceeds go to community educational programming. For questions call 570-666-9003, or email susquehannamg@psu.edu.

*CALENDAR: The South Creek Lions Club 2019/20 Community Calendar will be available on February 1, 2019. To have birthdays, anniversaries or meeting dates listed, call 570-529-2763. Available to anyone for a small fee. The deadline for changes is November 30th. Visit on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthCreekLions/.

NOVEMBER 17

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, 9 - 2pm at the VFW Post 6223, 386 Main Street, Great Bend. Gift ideas, crafts, baked goods, 50/50, basket raffles, hourly door prizes. Santa will be there 11 - 1pm. Craft Vendors wanted, call Liz at 570-879-5175 for more information.

CRAFT SHOW: The South Creek Lions Club Craft Show, Saturday, 9am-3pm at the South Creek Fire Station, Fassett. Many vendors will be on hand and the kitchen will be open. Visit on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthCreekLions/.

FREE LUNCH: Good News Lunch Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Free meal Saturday at noon. All are welcome.

FREE LUNCHEON: At the Stone Soup Kitchen at Christ Episcopal Church, Corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Saturday, serving 12 - 1pm. Bring your family & friends to share a hearty lunch & wonderful camaraderie.

NOVEMBER 18

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE/CRAFTS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks; Sunday, 1pm. Take a walk to gather some of nature's treasures and create a natural piece of art—a wreath, centerpiece, ornament, or other. Some tools provided; bring yours if you can. Members are free.

NOVEMBER 22

THANKSGIVING DINNER: Enjoy a free traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings, at the UMC, Main Street, Susquehanna, from 12 - 4:00pm. For questions contact Pastor Vince Chiaramonte at: 570-756-2420, or email: Clearmountain2158@gmail.com.

NOVEMBER 25

GIFT WRAPPING: Free Gift Wrapping at UMCC, Great Bend. Label all your gifts and we'll do the wrapping. Drop off packages at 5:00pm, pick them up at 7:30. Join us for worship, 5:30-7:30pm, while your gifts are being wrapped. For questions, contact the Church Office at 570-879-4506.

LIGHT AGAINST THE DARKNESS: At the Harford First Congregational UCC, front lawn on Sunday. Prayers and indoor carols begin at 5:30 with the tree lighting to follow at 6pm. Free food and fun games for kids.

NOVEMBER 26

FREE HUNTER'S COFFEE STOP: Warm up inside Lakeside Community Church, three miles east of New Milford, on Route 492 across from Stump Pond.

NOVEMBER 30

HOMEMADE SOUP: Soup supper at Christ Episcopal Church, Dundaff & Delaware Streets, Forest City. Friday, Take-Out: 3:30 - 4:30pm; All-U-Can-Eat Soup Buffet: 5:00 - 7:00pm. For a full list of available soups or to reserve your take-out order, call 570-785-3425.

DECEMBER 1

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The SCDA invites you to their annual Free Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, 8:30-10:30am, at St. John's Parish Hall. There will also be prizes and pictures with Santa.

DECEMBER 2

ALIVE TOGETHER: The four Sundays in Advent have different opportunities for giving back to the community at UMCC, Great Bend. At Alive Together worship, 5:30-7:30pm, bake cookies for the local First Responders. Learn to worship through servant hearts as we give/receive these gifts For-Giving!

DECEMBER 8

WINTER SNOW FUN: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks; Saturday, 1pm. Snowshoes or ice cleats and poles provided—just wear your winter boots—and basic instruction as needed. Free.

DECEMBER 9

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE/CRAFTS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks; Sunday, 1pm. Take a walk to gather some of nature's treasures and create a natural piece of art—a wreath, centerpiece, ornament, or other. Some tools provided; bring yours if you can. Members are free.

ALIVE TOGETHER: The four Sundays in Advent have different opportunities for giving back to the community at UMCC, Great Bend. At Alive Together evening worship, 5:30-7:30pm, stuff stockings for homeless. Learn to worship through servant hearts as we give/receive these gifts For-Giving!

DECEMBER 15

DROP AND SHOP: Drop the kids off for holiday fun, Saturday, 9am - 1pm, while you enjoy free time to prep for the holidays! Activities include games, cookie baking/decorating, gingerbread houses, movies and more. Must be pre-registered. Contact Tammy Stout at (570) 396-7081 for more info.

WINTER SNOW FUN: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks; Saturday, 1pm. Snowshoes or ice cleats and poles provided—just wear your winter boots—and basic instruction as needed. Free.

DECEMBER 16

ALIVE TOGETHER: The four Sundays in Advent have different opportunities for giving back to the community at UMCC, Great Bend. At Alive Together worship, 5:30-7:30pm, make toys for local animal shelters. Learn to worship through servant hearts as we give and receive these gifts For-Giving!

DECEMBER 18

HOLIDAY PARTY: Tuesday, 11am - 2pm, at United Way, 693 Main St., New Milford. Lunch and refreshments provided. RSVP by Monday, December 10th by clicking "Register Now". Bring non-perishable food items, to be donated to First UMC's "Feed My Sheep" pantry, New Milford; or health/beauty aid products, to be donated to the Nurse's Pantry, at SCSD. If Blue Ridge School is closed due to weather, the party will be canceled.

DECEMBER 23

ALIVE TOGETHER: The four Sundays in Advent have different opportunities for giving back to the community at UMCC, Great Bend. At Alive Together evening worship, 5:30-7:30pm, celebrate and practice forgiveness. Learn to worship through servant hearts as we give/receive these gifts For-Giving!

DECEMBER 24

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Monday, 8pm, at the Harford First Congregational UCC.

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Senior Menu - November 19-23

Monday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, Zucchini and Peppers, Chocolate Brownie.

Tuesday: Baked Pork Chop, Parslied Carrots, Cabbage with Noodles, Margarine, Black Forest Pudding.

Wednesday: Chicken à la King, Lemon Pepper Broccoli, Herbed Brown Rice, Margarine, Scalloped Pears.

Thursday: Centers Closed for Thanksgiving.

Friday: Centers Closed for Thanksgiving.

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Creating Your Own Winter Arrangement

Join Penn State Master Gardener Nancy Dooling on Saturday, November 24 from 10am-noon to design your own winter outdoor arrangements using evergreens and other gifts from nature. Bring your own large urns or large containers (don't dump the potting soil this fall) to the program being held at the Penn State Extension Office, 88 Chenango Street, Montrose.

You will learn basic design principles and identify and use the beautiful evergreens that surround us during winter. Evergreens will be provided, as well as a limited number of large pots. This is a great way to enjoy some greenery during our long winters and it's just in time for the Christmas decorating. There is a nominal fee.

For information or help registering call Penn State Extension Office at 570-666-9003, or email: susquehannamg@psu.edu.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Submitted by Nancy Narma

The Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main Street, Susquehanna is, once again, opening its doors this Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22nd) and inviting you to come and join us to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all of the trimmings. The dinner starts at noon and continues to 4:00pm. If you have previously enjoyed the monthly Community Dinners, you know that friendship, kindness, hope and good conversation will be served up, as well as the turkey and dressing with a smile and warm welcome.

Please, invite a friend or neighbor, but by all means bring your appetite. There is no charge, Y-O-U are our guest. Any questions, please contact Pastor Vince Chiaramonte at: 570-756-2420, or email: Clearmountain2158@gmail.com. We hope to see you on the 22nd!

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Local Deer Group To Host Deer Talk

Submitted by Bob Wagner

The Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will hold a meeting, open to everyone interested in making their deer herd better, with presentations on various aspects of "Deer Management" on November 18th. The meeting, with free food before the meeting, with be held at the Central Conservation Club (CCC) just west of South Montrose on Sterling Road. The doors will open at 4pm, meeting starting at 5pm and ending by 7:30pm.

The Branch will be hosting guest speaker Private Forestry and Wildlife Habitat Management Consultant Robert Hobbes, who will talk about how good forestry management is good for the whitetail deer and many other species of wildlife. The Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Manager Phil Kasper and Food and Cover Corps Foremen Chuck Wiseman and Darren Pettyjohn will take part in the talks to tell how habitat improvements are being made on local State Game Lands 35, 70 140, 175 and 219. If time permits, there will be a question and answer session with a local deer habitat management expert panel. The Branch will hold a 50/50 drawing and the drawing for their locally, custom-made rifle (Reel Field Sports) Viper .214 (tickets can be purchased by contacting Bob Wagner).

Mike Koneski, President of the Susquehanna Branch of QDMA stated, "This meeting is open to everyone, you do not have to be a QDMA member to come to the meeting and take part. We want as many people to come on out and find out things to think about while you are out on your property this fall and winter." The Branch asks that you let them know if you will attend by calling Bob Wagner at home 570-278-9363, or work at 570-278-1197 x108, or emailing him at eaglexc@epix.net, or robert.wagner@pa.usda.gov. The CCC bldg. will hold about 50 people. We want to make sure we have enough 'free' food and seating for all.

The Central Conservation Club can be located with GPS Central Conservation Club - South Montrose North 41º 47.819 West 75º 54.281, or 1463 Sterling Road, South Montrose, PA 18843.

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Deer Group Offering Special Presentation

Submitted by Bob Wagner

The upcoming annual meeting for the Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will feature special presentations with updates on land management from the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) Land Manager Phil Kasper; Darren Pettyjohn and Chuck Wiseman from the PGC's Food and Cover Corps. Special Guest Speaker will be Private Consulting Forester Robert Hobbes, who has written forestry management and Wildlife/Forestry Plans for hundreds of thousands of acres of forests in Northeast and Northcentral Pennsylvania.

The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 18th, from 4pm to 6:30pm at the Central Conservation Club,1463 Sterling Road, South Montrose.

QDMA Board President Mike Koneski states, "The meeting is open to everyone. We will be talking about deer, deer habitat improvement, hunting. shooting, free food. Who could ask for more?" QDMA members will also be electing several directors to their Board.

Members of the Susquehanna QDMA Board of Directors will be making some wild game meals, venison ziti, Branch President Koneski's "special" chili and more. Dessert items will also be on the tables. If you have questions or need directions, call QDMA Branch Secretary Bob Wagner at 570-278-9363.

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