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CHICKEN/HAM DINNER: Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner at Clifford UMC, Main Street. Take-out or dine-in Wednesday, 4 - 6pm. Donation includes dinner, drink & dessert.


COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE: Thursday, 1:30 - 6:30pm at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Walk-ins welcome.

FEATURED ARTIST: "Stories on Canvas" by Rita Eddy at Slanted Art Co-op, 180 Church Street, Montrose. Thursday, 5 - 8pm. Hear stories behind many of her works and learn the construction of a painting from its inception through to completion. Wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres will be offered.


CRUISE-IN: Friday, 5pm - 8pm, rain or shine at UMC, Main Street, Great Bend. No registration fee, awards, or admission fee. Free concert by Canaan's Land at 6pm. Scavenger Hunt for the kids. Food. Proceeds benefit UMC Roof Fund. Call 570-879-2933 or 570-879-4506 for more info.


CHURCH YARD SALE: St. James Church, Dundaff hosts a shared yard sale with Christ Church, Forest City at 2050 State Route 247, Crystal Lake. Saturday, 9am - 3pm.

RAIL EXCURSION: Steamtown NHS to Moscow, PA in the Pocono Mountains. Visit restored passenger station and freight depot. Light refreshments and souvenirs available. Sales support restoration of the Boston & Maine #3713 steam locomotive. Departs Saturday at 11am, return at 1pm. For park info call 570-340-5206, or visit the website.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: At Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River Street, Carbondale. Saturday, 12pm - 1pm. Everyone is welcome.

DRAGONFLIES, DAMSELFLIES, AND OTHER INSECTS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1pm. Presentation in the Wheaton House, then go out to the creek and catch insects. Nets provided. Bring sturdy, preferably waterproof, shoes or boots. Free for members and kids. Rain/cloud date: Sunday, July 21.


RAIL EXCURSION: Steamtown NHS to Tobyhanna, PA. Visit restored 1907 passenger station. Light refreshments and special activities available. Departs Sunday at 11am, return at 3pm. For park info call 570-340-5206, or visit the website.

NATURE WALK: Human and Natural Influences with Andrew Gardner at Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Thompson. Sunday, 2pm.


WIMPIE/SALAD SUPPER: At the Starrucca Baptist Church, social rooms. Serving Thursday, 5pm. Public welcome.


ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 10am. Based on the National Archery in the Schools Program. Equipment and targets provided. All ages welcome. Rain or shine.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: The Stone Soup Kitchen at Christ Church invites everyone to Christ Episcopal Church, Corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Servings are Saturday, 12pm - 1pm. Call 570-785-3425 to confirm lunch will be served, in case of weather or a church event.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER: At Thompson United Methodist Church, 586 Main Street on Saturday. Take-Outs at 4:30pm. Eat-In at 5:00pm. All are Welcome.


BEDROCK CRUISE-IN: Benefit for Windham Fire Co. Sunday, 9am - 4pm, rain or shine. Free to public. DJ, food, raffles, auction, vendors and kids games. South on Route 282 at the NY/PA state line or North on Route 187 before State Line Rd. For more info contact Doug Soden at 570-247-8082.

WORSHIP SERVICE: 11am at St. Josephs Church, 7279 North Rd at State Route 267, Choconut Twp. Guest speaker Mary Mushala, Endless Mountains Health Systems. For details contact Pastor McVaugh at: (570) 553-2137, or Church Parsonage Hours: 8am - 9pm daily.

FREE CONCERT: Featuring the family bluegrass group, Williamsom Branch. Sunday, 11am at Calvary Baptist Church of Alford, 74 Station Road, Kingsley. Lunch served after concert. No charge, but a Love offering will be taken for the group. For more info/directions:

METAL DETECTING FOR BEGINNERS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks, Williams Pavilion. Sunday, 2pm. Start detecting today. Experts Joseph Adrian and Michael Lettieri will introduce the equipment and do's and don'ts, including detecting on state lands. Bring your detector, if you have one.


CLAY JEWELRY CLASS: At Slanted Art Co-op, 180 Church Street, Montrose. Tuesday, 4 - 6pm. Clay artist Marina King teaches how to make Red Tiger Eye jewelry from clay. Create a pendant and earring set. Class fee includes materials cost.


FOREST FORENSICS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 10am. Jim Kessler leads a walk and talk about how to assess your land, identify trees and forest health. Free for members.

AUGUST 9, 10

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Friday and Saturday, 9pm. Meet at the Wheaton House and walk to an open field to enjoy falling stars. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, cameras or telescopes, snacks and drinks. Bonfire if the night is chilly. Free-will donation.


KIRKWOOD TOWN FAIR/CAR SHOW: Benefit for Project Paw & Catholic Charities Food Pantry at River Park, Main St, Kirkwood, NY. Saturday, 9am - 3pm, rain or shine. All types of vehicles welcome. Door prizes, plaques & awards. Parade, refreshment, rides, entertainment & fireworks. For more info contact Roger Studer at 607-775-4629.

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1pm. Learn to identify local species and the native plants that attract them. Free for members.


WORSHIP SERVICE: 11am at St. Josephs Church, 7279 North Rd at State Route 267, Choconut Twp. Guest speaker Jim Nowik. For details contact Pastor McVaugh at: (570) 553-2137, or Church Parsonage Hours: 8am - 9pm daily.

COMMUNITY FUN DAY: Sunday, 11:30am - 3:30pm. St. Lawrence Church, 380 Franklin St, Great Bend. Chicken bbq advance tickets: Irene 570-789-1837, Maria Cina 607-242-4239, Liz Landes 570-879-5175 or church office 570-853-4634. Free vendor space contact: Diana 570-434-3029. Bounce house, giant water slide, music, basket raffles, vendors, pie sale/contest and much more.

ENGLISH PAPER PIECING: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks, in the Carriage Barn. Sunday, 1pm. Artists Jayne Stoll and Barbara Merritt lead workshop teaching the technique of folding fabric over paper templates and hand sewing them together. All supplies provided. Free.


FULL MOON HIKE: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Friday, 8:30pm. Join us for a hike after dark. Bring a flashlight. Free for members.


MUSHROOMS & MYCELIA: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1pm. After a brief presentation and slideshow, walk the trails in search of fungi. Free for members and kids.


GOLF TOURNY: Captain & Crew Tournament honors 65-yr Lions Club members; Dick Berry, Lynn Maynard. Sunday, at Tomasso's Golf Course, Chemung, NY. Limited to 28 teams, send entry form asap. More info: Wayne Vandegrift 570-529-1471; David Rockwell 570-529-2763; or email


FIELD, FOREST & FALLS TRAIL RACE: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 8:30am. Race through meadows, old-growth forests, past Penny Rock and along the gorge overlooking waterfalls. 5K and 10K loop offered. Pre-register by August 29. T-shirts must be ordered by August 22.

SALT SPRINGS CELEBRATION: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 11am. An afternoon of free music, hikes, demos, vendors, silent auction, white elephant sale, displays and exhibits. See what's new and enjoy outdoor downtime with friends and family.


CLIFFORD PARKFEST: At the Township Parkgrounds, 119 Cemetery Road. Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Wild west show, crafts, antiques, basket raffle, chile cook-off, food vendors, games, bounce land, face painting, horse and carriage/pony rides, bake sale, and more! Questions


NATURE WALK: Trees, with Hank Hartman at Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Thompson. Sunday, 2pm.


The Pennsylvania Heritage Festival is looking for Antique Cars, Trucks & Farm Machinery to participate in this year's festival at the Heritage Farm Museum at Alparon Park in Troy, PA. FMI call 470-786-9482.


GOLF TOURNY: Captain & Crew Tournament, Traditions at the Glen, Johnson City, NY. Sunday, 8am. More info call 570-853-4921: Tom Adornato ext. 2239,; Lawrence Tompkins ext. 2236, Proceeds benefit SCEA Scholarship Fund.

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Senior Menu - July 22-26

Monday: Swedish Meatballs, Whole Wheat Noodles, Broccoli and Carrots, Fresh Melon.

Tuesday: Caribbean Fish, Brown Rice, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Caribbean Mixed Vegetables, Orange.

Wednesday: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Zucchini and Squash, Dinner Roll, Sorbet.

Thursday: Fiesta Pork Chop, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Chuckwagon Corn, Dinner Roll, Fresh Fruit Salad.

Friday: Centers Closed: Salt Springs Craft Fair and Picnic.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Meeting

Submitted by Dave Palmer, President

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Historical Society will be held on July 21, 2019, 2pm at the First Universalist Church of Brooklyn, Maple Street, Brooklyn. A major focus at this meeting will be discussion on efforts to include the Martins Creek Viaduct into the Viaduct Valley Way Scenic By-Way. A progress report of the effort to place a scenic overlook information site on Zick Hill for viewing the Martins Creek Viaduct, as well as the effort to obtain an official state historical marker will also be provided at the meeting.

Other items on the agenda include a presentation on a recent visit to the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day in Normandy, France, and discussion of the history of homes in Brooklyn Village. Election of officers will be conducted at this July meeting. If any member would like to place his or her name in nomination, please contact David Palmer at:; or 570-498-6637. The July meeting promises to be an interesting and informative one. Bring a friend…a new member.

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