2011-12-22 / Coming Events

Coming Events...

Benefits 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, 570-833-0831 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. Blood Drive Blood Drives: Dec. 29, St. Basil’s Auditorium, Dushore, 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 3, Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 10, Claverack Rural Electric, Wysox, 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 12, Athens Twp. Fire Hall, 150 Herrick Ave., 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 12, Skinners Eddy UM Church, Laceyville, 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 18, Emergency Operations Center, Tunkhannock, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Jan. 26, Wyalusing Fire Company, Second Street, 1 to 6 p.m. Card Showers Card Shower for Theresa Huffman as she celebrates her 90th birthday on Dec. 23. Please mail cards to 411166 Route 6, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Card Shower for Bill Wyda as he celebrates his 82nd birthday on Jan. 8, 2012. Please mail cards to: 42 Lyon St., New Albany, PA 18833. Christmas Events The Rushville Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual Christmas Eve Service at 5:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. 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. The Wysox Presbyterian Church will be holding a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invisted to attend this very special service to celebrate our Savior’s birth. There will be no service on Sunday, Dec. 25. Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda Christmas Eve services: 4 p.m., Candlelight Holy Communion, Sunday School play; 10 p.m., special music; 10:30 p.m., Candlelight Holy Communion. Christmas Day Services, 10 a.m., Sunday, Holy Communion. 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 dinner by Just Wright Catering 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, but the memories will serve you well ’til next new year. Tickets are $35/person and are available at the chamber office (570-746- 4922) or call Bill Snyder evenings/weekends (746-1452). It is BYOB, some set-ups are provided. R51c Judging of Christmas House Decorations in the village of Camptown will take place on the evening of Monday, Dec. 26. Please have outdoor lights on by 5 p.m. if you wish to be included in this annual event. Merry Christmas from the sponsor, Camptown Civic Club. New Year’s Eve party with band at Towanda Elks Club. Non-members, $18; members, $15. Tickets available at the Elks Club. Church The Moxie Community Church would like to invite the community to their Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. They are on Benjamin Road, off the Wyalusing-New Albany Road. For Your Information 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. 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. Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra auditions will be held on Jan. 18, 5 to 9 p.m.; Jan. 25, 5 to 9 p.m.; Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tunkhannock. Positions open for: principal clarinet, clarinet III/bass clarinet, bassoon II, contra bassoon, violin I and II, viola, bass, percussion. Substitutes—all instruments. Contact them at 570-289- 1090 or visit the website at www.NorthernTierSymphony.o rg. Meeting Notices 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 tcfendlmts@hotmail.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. Toll-free 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 CafĂ© 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. Open House Book Signing Open House at the Wyalusing Library on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Welcome K-9 trainer and author, Joseph Buttito as he presents “No Fences,” an inspirational guide to understanding Human/K-9 relationships. Meet the author and get all your K-9 questions answered. A portion of book proceeds will be donated to the Bradford County Humane Society and the Wyalusing Library. Sports 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.

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