2014-09-18 / Coming Events

Coming Events...

Barbecues

Chicken Barbecue, Sept. Benefits Class of 2015. Selling halves for $6 at Wyalusing Pen- Mart and Laceyville Fire Hall. Ready by 11 a.m. R37p

Benefits

American Cancer Society Bark for Life. A canine event to fight cancer on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Towanda Riverfront Park. Dog walk, prizes, canine demos, entertainment, food and more. Fundraiser to benefit the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life teams. Contact Roy Woodruff at 570- 265-8497 for information.

Blood Drive

Guthrie Clinic will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from noon until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie Sayre campus. To schedule an appointment, call the Guthrie Volunteer Services Dept. at 570-887- 4241.

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Sept. 28, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat: pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. Adults, $7.50; children to 12 years, $3.50; preschool, free. Benefit: Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co. - Dept. 4.

Car Shows

LeRaysville’s First Annual Fall Drive-in Car Show, Sunday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Muscle, Hot Rods, For Sales, Ol’ School, Vintage, Antiques, Rats, Cruzers, Tractors, Bikes, Classics. Vendors, food, fun, music, prizes. 50/50 Raffle, Tshirts and more. Pre-registration: $8/$10 at gate (registration at 8 a.m.). Vendors wanted. Sponsored by Dept. 6, LeRaysville Pike Vol. Fire Dept., 570-746-3154.

Ninth Annual Olde Time Cruise-In and Family Day. Sun., Sept. 21, 9 a.m. - ? Warren Township Community Center, Warren Center, PA. Free Admission, no entry fee. Antiques, classics, customs, hotrods, ratrods, bikes, tractors, chicken BBQ, salt potatoes, steak sandwiches, hot dogs, beverages. Live entertainment with Rich Wilson. For more information, call 570-395- 3221, email tread40@yahoo.com.

Church

Are you looking for a lifeline? Do you need the tolerance and acceptance offered in liberal religion? Do you need a community to support and encourage your growing soul? If so, we offer you a place of shelter. We promote, peace, tolerance and justice. Towanda Universalist Unitarian Fellowship, 305 Second St., 1-570-744-2823.

Sing to the Lord, Friday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rt. 6 west of Tunkhannock. Multi-church singing groups. For information, call Diane at 570-836-5423.

Moxie Community Church 70th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 10, 11, 12. Friday night - open house with light refreshments. Saturday afternoon evening, the history and catered dinner. Sunday, the future and continued mission, potluck dinner after service. Located at 315 Benjamin Road, just off Wyalusing-New Albany Road. Details available at 570- 746-2228 and in future issues of Rocket-Courier.

Classes

Hunter Trapper Education Class. New two-day class. Register for class, then go to website: www.pgc.state.pa.us and take the online study. You must complete the online Today’s Hunter & Trapper in PA course before attending the class. Held at Tri-County Sportsman’s club, Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Light lunch. For more information, call Pat Beebe, 570-746-3869 or Carl Yurgatis, 869-1706. You must be at least 11 years old.

Disaster Preparedness Training in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch provided. It will be held at the American Red Cross Building, 256 North Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre. Pre-registration required. Call the Disaster Recovery Coalition of Luzerne County Office at 570-823-5144.

Improve Memory and feeling of Well-Being: a 45-minute class of gentle movement (seated or standing—no steps) on Monday, Sept. 29, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at 197 Main St., East Smithfield, East Smithfield Holistic Healthcare Building. RSVP 570-596-7076. For more information, call 570-637-7171.

Craft Bazaars

The Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains will hold their annual arts and crafts show on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Forksville Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. The craftsmen articles are all homemade items. Free entertainment both days. Free admission and free parking. For information, call 570-924-4264.

The Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church will hold a Craft Show/Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Indoor and outdoor vendors and homemade food.

Rome Craft and Vendor Show, Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters, vendors, Chinese auction, and refreshments. Homemade cards and crafts and more.

Dances

Round and Square Dance will be held at the Wysox Fire Hall, Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 until 11 p.m. Music by Sara. Refreshments available. Benefit Wysox Fire Company.

Dinners

The WVHS Class of 1951 will meet for lunch on Friday, Sept. 19 at noon at Mark’s Valley View in Laceyville.

Annual Roast Beef Dinner, with corn relish at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rt. 6W, Tunkhannock on Saturday, Oct. 4, 4 to sold out. Takeouts, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Donation: Adults, $9.50; under 12, $4; preschool, free. Everyone welcome. Basket Raffle.

Entertainment

LeRaysville Minstrel Show practices will begin Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the LeRaysville Community Hall. For more information, call 570-744-2636 or 744- 1251.

Endless Mountains Rendezvous Muzzleloader Show, Oct. 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Black Walnut American Legion. $3 admission, under 16, free. For more information, call Robin, 570-499-6758. Raffle tickets, live shooting and more. R36- 4c/S37-4c

Festivals

A community Pumpkin Fest is being held Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in New Albany. The event will be free of charge to the public and will consist of pumpkin carving with pumpkins provided, hayrides, games and a light lunch. The event will be held in the parking lot at the New Albany Methodist Church, 220 Front Street. Any questions call Tui at 570-924- 3959.

For Your Information

Salt Springs State Park Happenings: Sept. 20, rain date, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. Autumnal Equinox.

Bradford County Heritage Assoc. will hold its Annual Membership-Public Meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the museum, Alparon Park, Troy. Ice cream social, meeting and program by BCHA President Ralph Knapp, who will host a history of the Troy Fire Department and historic Troy fires.

Come and enjoy the Fall foliage on the Pumpkin Trail. Follow the pumpkins on Route 267 and 367 to visit our local and unique businesses. www.pumpkin.webs.com. R37- 5c/S38-4c

Restaurants for Literacy, Sunday, Sept. 21 at Mark’s Valley View. This participating restaurant will donate a portion of their income on Sunday, Sept. 21 to the Bradford- Wyoming Co. Literacy. Program. For more information, contact the Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program at 570- 297-3375. Email them at: bwcliteracy@bradfordco.org.

Meeting Notices

AA Meeting—Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the basement of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.

S.O.S. Al-Anon—Family Group will meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hopkins Street, Sayre.

TOPS PA #1134—Laceyville, meets each Tuesday evening at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Weigh-ins from 5:15 to 6 p.m., meeting from 6-7 p.m. For more information, call 570-965-2493 or 570-869-1834. Toll-free 1-800-932-8677.

Recovery House Meetings— AA Group of Towanda meets Mon.-Fri., noon; Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. NA meetings are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Speaker meeting every first Sunday, 8 p.m. All meetings at 205 Main St., Towanda (please use rear, lower entrance).

Compassionate Friends—of the Endless Mountains will hold their meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Endless Health Community Center, Montrose. TCF is open to all families who have lost a child from any cause at any age. There are no membership dues or fees of any kind. For more information, call 570-965-0901 (evenings) or 570-278-1658 or email tcfendlmts@hotmail.com.

MOPS—(Mothers of Preschoolers) meet every first and third Wed. of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., September through May. Meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda. All mothers of preschoolers are welcome. Child care is provided for children, ages infant through five years old. For more information, contact the church at 570-265-5575.

Al-Anon meetings in Tunkhannock—Endless Serenity Al-Anon Family Group on Monday, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7 p.m., Saturday, noon. All meetings are held at the Tunkhannock UM Church Education Bldg., second floor.

Diabetes Support Groupmeeting the first Thursday of every month at the Guthrie Clinic office in Towanda beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge and all diabetics and family members are welcome. For more information, call Dawn at Guthrie Clinic at 570- 265-6165 during regular business hours.

The Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Lodge Hall, 158 Church St., Wyalusing. For more information, call 570-721- 0008.

Memorial Hospital’s monthly bereavement support group schedule for 2014 will continue to meet on the last Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m., located in the library on the lower level of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. The group follows the book by James Miller, What Will Help Me? and other authors’ writings related to grief and loss. The support group is open to those who have experienced loss and is facilitated by Trudy Ventello, LSW, a social worker with Memorial Hospital’s Hospice program. For more information call 570-268-2233.

Addictions to Victory— Faith-based support for addictions. Program will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at New Generation Church, Milan, 570-888-1967.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, 3832 State Route 6, Tunkhannock. For more information, visit www.mops.org or www.stpetestunkhannock.org. Call 570-836-2233.

AA meeting–Friday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Standing Stone Vesper Church spiritual building, River Road, Standing Stone Township. Open meeting, non-smoking.

Al-Anon meetings on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the upstairs kitchen of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.

Al-Anon at the Old Bridgewater Baptist Church, Rt. 706, Montrose, Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.

Come join the M.O.M.S. group starting this fall. All MOMS welcome. Meetings are held at the Rome Presbyterian Church in Rome from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 will meet on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the post home due to the fact that President and Secretary’s Conference will be held on Sept. 11. Dues are now payable.

The Fall meeting of PSEARetired, Endless Mountains Chapter, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Villa Sena in Towanda. Members of the Endless Mountains Chapter of Pennsylvania State Education Association-Retired should call in their reservations to 570-836-0173 by Sept. 19. The program will feature Attorney Leslie Wizelman of Wyalusing, She will present information on Elder Law. Lunch ordered from menu.

Wyalusing Musical Society will hold its annual dinner at the Wyalusing Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 23. There will be a social time starting at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.

Caregivers’ Support Group sponsored by the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman and the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Library at Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home in Towanda. Anyone taking care of a family member or loved one, be it at home or as a resident of a longterm care facility welcome. For information, call Donna Benjamin at the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman, 570-746-3844 or Carol Dieffenbach at Area Agency on Aging, 570-265-6121. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Penny Socials

Penny Social, Oct. 17 at the VFW 6824, located at Haigh’s Pond. Proceeds will benefit Cancer Aid and Research. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Drawing at 7:30 p.m. Drop-off items on 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16 after 6 p.m.

Reunions

WVHS Class of 1984 will be holding their 30th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Wyalusing American Legion starting at 6 p.m. Please check the Facebook page (WVHS Class of 1984) for further information. Reservations are due by Sept. 19. No formal invitations are being sent out. spread the word if you know of people who do not have Facebook. For further information on the reunion, contact Amy Hepp at 570-746-3196.

The banquet reunion for the alumni of the former Auburn Center School will meet on Sept. 27 at Mark’s Valley View, Laceyville. Reservations by Sept. 23 to Virginia, 570-934- 1166 or Loretta, 570-934-2260.

The Repsher Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Tri-County Sportsmen’s Club in Silvara. Lunch will start at 1 p.m. Please bring dish to pass, table service, beverage and a game of bingo has been purchased, so bring your quarters.

Sports

Ole Dead-Eye Shoot on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Tri-County Sports Club in Silvara. Fiveman teams. Contact Dean Bennett at 570-869-1294 or Patrick Beebe, 570-746-3869 for more information. Get a team together and come on down for a full day of fun in archery, clay birds, flintlock, pistol and 22 rifle. Proceeds to benefit Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

2014 Paul Mosier Memorial Horseshoe Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sign-ups from 12 to 12:45 p.m. Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Wyalusing American Legion. $10 per person. Random drawing for partners. Trophies awarded top three places. 50/50. Food available. Proceeds donated to DAV. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 21. More information, call Tony, 570-721-0761 or Betsy at 570-250-5965.

An RTL meeting will be held on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laceyville Fire Hall. Re-election of officers’ meeting.

Turkey Shoot

VFW Post #6824, Cargill, Fall Turkey Shoots, noon to 4 p.m., Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19. Lucky X, Shotgun Shoot, food, Showdown, 50 Cent Bingo, Pull Tabs, Raffles, 1468 Haigh’s Pond Road, Rome. 570-744-2215. S36- 6c/R36-6c

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Hello. I would like to list

Hello. I would like to list a meeting in Coming Events. If this is not the right place to do that, please let me know at dcamp62@gmail.com The grief support program, GriefShare, will meet each Thurs eve, 7-8:30 PM. There will be 13 separate sessions, beginning Oct 16 through Jan 29 (excluding holidays). You can attend one, some, or all. The workbook is $5, but if you cannot afford that, come anyway. Meetings are in the Loft at the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville. Enter at the handicapped entrance on Church ST. For info and a brochure, call 570-869-1350. This is open to all in the community who have lost a loved one, whether recently or some time ago. To RC: Please let me know the cost. Thanks for your service. Dick Camp.

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