Peoples State Bank Relay for Life team is sponsoring a Quilt Raffle. Tickets are on sale now at the bank on Rt. 6 and the quilt is on display there as well.
Memorial Benefit for Karson Riley Hopkins, son of Brian and Atisha Hopkins. Spaghetti dinner and live entertainment on Jan. 14, 2012, Wyalusing American Legion, 2 to 6 p.m. $3 at door, $7 w/dinner. All proceeds donated to the Hopkins family. Silent auctions and raffles. For more information, call Crystal and David Baltrusaitis, 570-88-0831 or Jonah and Danielle Eberlin, 833-4539. Contributions can be made at P&G Credit Unions, memorial fund for Karson Hopkins, c/o Atisha Hopkins. R48- 5p/S49-5p
Blood Drives: Dec. 15, Triton Fire Hall, Tunkhannock, 1 to 6 p.m. and Dec. 29, St. Basil’s Auditorium, Dushore, 1 to 6 p.m.
Card Shower for Theresa Huffman as she celebrates her 90th birthday on Dec. 23. Please mail cards to 411166 Route 6, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
Sherwood Groves Auto Group in Wysox is hosting their annual collection of toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts to needy kids in Bradford County. They are asking members of the community to help them fill a Ford F-150 with new unwrapped toys. Deadline to drop off toys is Friday, Dec. 16. Toys will be distributed by the Abuse Rape Crisis Center and the Children & Youth agency.
Elk Lake Christmas Concerts 5th and 6th Grade, Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at the Elk Lake Elementary School.
The Rushville Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual Christmas Eve Service at 5:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Wyalusing Valley High School Winter Concert Schedule:. Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m., featuring String Ensemble, Jr./Sr. Orchestra, Early Morning Jazz and Senior Chorus. Chorus alumni invited to sing the Hallelujah Chorus.
New Year’s Eve party. Make your reservations early for the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce “Hometown Holiday Party.” It has become popular and space is limited. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres in the T-W room (surrounded by the fantastic art of the latest show by the Blue Heron Gallery). A catered dinner begins at 7 p.m. The DJ, “All About Entertainment” creates a terrific party atmosphere from 8 until 12. The party is over not long after the ball drops. Tickets are $35/person and are available at the chamber office (570-746-4922). This could make a great Christmas gift. It is BYOB, some set-ups are provided. S50c/R50c
The Factoryville UMC choir and friends present an evening of Christmas music, featuring the cantata: “Once Upon a Night” on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
New Albany Community Library has an angel tree with boys and girls cards on it. Information on the card for their Christmas wish. Help a child have a nice Christmas. Library hours are Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. and Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Factoryville UMC Christmas Eve service at 9 p.m. This year, 100% of the offering will be donated, half going to Susquehanna Conference flood relief effors and the other half going to the Heifer Project.
Everyone is invited to attend a Blue Christmas Remembrance Service at the Rushville Church on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. During that time you may light a candle in memory of your loved one(s). Please submit names by Dec. 10 to either Pastor David at 570- 637-1269 or Marie Watkins, 570- 934-2248. All are welcome to attend.
Round and Square Dance will be held at the Wysox Fire Hall, Saturday, Dec. 17, 7 until 11 p.m. Music by Northern Harmony. Benefit Wysox Fire Company. R48-3c/S49-2c
New Era Community Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. Ham plus more. Donation taken. Christmas carols after lunch. New Era U.M. Church is off Wyalusing-New Albany Road. All welcome. For more information, call 570-363-2496.
For Your Information
George Lee and the Jericho Singers will be performing at Sullivan Terrace on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Second Floor Community Room.
To report animal abuse in Bradford County call (570) 888- 4763. You may also report stray or running dogs to the Bradford County Dog Warden by calling (570) 265-8191.
Bookmobile Schedule Dec. 19, Spire Nursery School, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; BLaST IU 17, 11 a.m.; Monroeton Library, 1:30 p.m.; Dec. 21, Sayre Senior Center, 9 a.m.; Sayre Library, 10:45 a.m.; Bradford Day Care, Sayre, 1 p.m.; Page Manor, 2 p.m.
T.A.C.O. Food Pantry Christmas closing dates. The Towanda Area Christian Outreach (TACO) Food Pantry will be closed for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday from Thursday, Dec. 22 throughSunday, Jan. 1. They will reopen Monday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. TACO serves the Northeast Bradford, Towanda and Wyalusing school districts and is normally open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. If the Towanda School District is closed due to bad weather, the pantry is also closed. For additional information, call 570-265-4422.
During December, New Era United Methodist Church will be collecting items to send to the Bath VA Hospital. Some of the items needed are: toothpaste and toothbrushes, liquid body soap, socks, crew socks, games/books (Western, Mystery), magazines, stationery, stamps, envelopes, shampoo, tshirts w/pockets, puzzle books, pencils, pens, gloves, one size fits all, small stuffed toys. They can be dropped off any Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.
S.O.S. Al-Anon — Family Group will meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hopkins Street, Sayre.
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 965-0901 (evenings) or 278-1658 or e-mail email@example.com.
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. Caregivers and family members of long term care facility residents are welcome. For information, call Bob Bachisin at the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman at (570) 746-3844.
Twelve Steps on the Way, a Christian recovery group, will meet at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church on Mondays at 7 p.m. Use door in the rear of the church.
Al-Anon meetings are held every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, S. Main St., Montrose.
Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania — Monthly support group meeting; first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library, W. Tioga Street. For more information, visit www.lupuspa.org or call 1-888-99LUPUS.
Diabetes Support Group - meeting 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.
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 965-2493 or 869-1834. Tollfree 1-800-932-8677.
AA Meeting — Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the basement of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.
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.
Towanda-Wysox Kiwanis Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Weigh Station Café at 7:30 a.m. in Towanda. They find ways to help the children in the community. Contact Eileen Sheets at 570- 265-2350 for more information.
Addictions to Victory. Faithbased 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.
Bradford County Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at Memorial Hospital in Conference Room A, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-227-5445, Option 3.
Wyalusing Senior Citizens will meet on Dec. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wyalusing Fire Hall. Carol Madill and 14 students from WVHS will present the program. People 50 and over are welcome. Come and enjoy a good dinner, good company and lots of music. Bring a dish to share, your table service and a friend or two.
Annual Northeast Bradford Alumni Boys’ Basketball game will be held on Friday, Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Bradford High School gym.
Towanda Elks #2191 is hosting the 40th Annual “Hoop Shoot” free throw competition Saturday, December 17 at St. Agnes School in Towanda. Registration (bring copy of birth certificate) and warm up will begin at 9 a.m. The Hoop Shoot event starts at 10. Last year, over 3 million youngsters from throughout the country entered the free throw shooting competition for boys and girls in age categories 8-9, 10- 11 and 12-13. All are welcome. For info, call 570-744-2188.
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