2013-06-13 / Coming Events

Coming Events...

Barbecues

A chicken barbecue to benefit the Wyalusing Valley Lady Rams softball team on June 23 at the chicken pit by PenMart, Rt. 6, Wyalusing. Hope to have chicken halves off grill by 10 a.m. Come out and support your Lady Rams.

First Annual “Eric’s Ride” Motorcycle Run. This is a 85 mile poker run on June 22, starting at Ernie’s Restaurant and Lounge, Stevensville. Registration, 9:30 to 10:30. Cost is $20 driver, $10 rider, includes tshirt, ride and pork BBQ dinner. All proceeds going to Eric Latini’s Scholarship Fund. (Eric tragically died in a motorcycle accident.) Register at jvlatini@frontiernet.net or call 570- 746-1897.

Father’s Day Lasagna Dinner on Sunday, June 16 at the New Albany Social Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Ages 12 and up, $8; 6 to 12, $5; ages 5 and under, free. Dinner includes salad, entrees, bread, drink and dessert. Take-outs available. All proceeds benefit 13-year-old LeAnn Kipp’s journey to Australia in July with the People to People program. Questions, call April Bair, 570-637-6140 or apie43@epix.net.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a Blood Drive on June 24, St. Basil’s, Dushore, 1 to 6 p.m.

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 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; children to 12 years, $3; preschool, free. Benefit: Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co. - Dept. 4.

Church

Calvary Chapel Endless Mts., Rt. 6 (Old Cornerstone Bookstore), Wyalusing. Friday Nite “Light,” family-based discipleship, Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Open to all who want to serve Jesus. Childcare for ages 0-12. Call Joe or Dawn Buttito, 570- 746-1689, dbuttito@epix.net.

Messengers, a contemporary Christian band from the Factoryville United Methodist Church, will be presenting the worship service at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church on June 23 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to hear the “word” in spoken and musical testimonies.

The Stevensville Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School is set for June 24 to 28, 9 to 11:30 a.m. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair. “The staff and youngsters will share Bible stories, crafts, science studies, games and snacks. Children, ages three through sixth grade are welcome. VBS leaders are seeking helpers. If you can help, call Vande Marks, 570-746-3188.

The Wyalusing Presbyterian Church on Church Street in Wyalusing will be celebrating their 220th birthday following the 10 a.m. worship service on June 30. Any church or community member willing to share photos, papers or memories should contact the church office, 570-746-3333 or Pam Quentin, 746-1064. This is a community event and everyone is invited.

The Moxie Community Church located at 315 Benjamin Road in Wyalusing will hold Vacation Bible School June 26 to 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Children will attend the regular service that next Sunday morning to share what they learned. This year’s program is SonWorld Adventure Park and children from preschool through sixth grade are invited. Call Mike at 570-746-3574 or Linda at 363-2360 for registration information.

Classes

The PSU Master Gardeners will discuss a variety of topics at their Open to the Public Class at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. The class will be held at the former Cooperative Extension, 701 S. Fourth St., Towanda. Bring a lawn chair. For information or directions, contact the office at 570-265-2896 during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30.

Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve in Dimock will offer classes for children, age 7 and older on wildlife and nature study to be held Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, call 570-278-3384.

Dances

Round and Square Dance will be held at the Wysox Fire Hall, Saturday, June 15, 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, June 21 at noon at Mark’s Valley View, Laceyville.

Entertainment

Gospel Jamboree at Spencer's Gazebo in Transue on Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. All are welcome.

Free family movie to be shown at Mt. Pisgah on Friday, June 28. Come to the Hilltop Pavilion at dusk to watch "Those Calloways." For more information, contact the park office at 570-297-2734.

Block party on Saturday, June 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, 5 Court St. Bring family and friends. Food, games, music, prizes, a petting zoo and much more and it is all free.

Festivals

Wysox EMS Strawberry Festival at the EMS building on Thursday, June 13, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Macaroni salad, sloppy joes, hot dogs and chili dogs, strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, coffee, tea, soda. Take-outs available. Benefits Wysox EMS, Rt. 187S, Wysox.

Annual Strawberry Festival and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to ? Vendors, crafters, silent auction, white elephant table. Chicken dinners or halves including strawberry shortcake. Dinners: Adults, $9; children, $5; preschoolers are free. Halves available for $5. Springville UM Church, off Rt. 29, between Tunkhannock and Montrose.

For Your Information

Endless Mountains Amateur Radio Club will hold their annual field day at the Emergency Services Building, 3880 SR 6 East, Tunkhannock on June 22 from 1 to 8 p.m. and June 23, 7 a.m. until noon. Learn about radio communications and become a ham yourself. For further information, call Al, 570-836-5030 or Joe, 207- 0070.

Bookmobile Schedule June 24, Monroeton Library, 11 a.m. June 26, Hopkins Commons II, 9 a.m.; Hopkins Commons I, 10:30 a.m.; Keystone Manor, 1 p.m.; Kozy Kastle, 3 p.m.

A pasture walk and workshop will be hosted by producer David Egge in Albany Township on June 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participation and lunch are free for those who register by June 21. To register or ask for directions, contact Laura Hewitt at 570-265-2717 or info@endlessmountainsrcd.org .

Home Textile Tool Museum Events: June 15, Historical plants; June 22, Rugs, Rugs and More Rugs; June 29, Flax Day; July 6, Young Hands and Young Hearts/Youth Day; July 13, Bobbin Lace; July 20, Tape Looms and Lucets; July 27, Indigo Dyeing. Workshops: June 15, Natural Dye Day; July 15, Housewife; July 22, Felt Hat or Scarf; July 26, Combined Cheese Making 1 and 2. For more information, contact Esther Welden at 570- 278-1886. The museum is located in Orwell on Route 1036.

A.C.S. Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3): Enrollment sites for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study are Thursday, June 13, at Towanda Memorial Hospital’s Conference Room A from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.; and Friday, June 14, at the Sayre Guthrie Clinic’s Conference Room on 4th Floor Blue from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eligible walk-ins (age 30-65 and have never had cancer) are also welcome and encouraged to participate.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

Grief Support Group: Jan.- Dec. 2013. A bereavement support group meets monthly, the last Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This 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. The meetings are located in the library in the lower level of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Any questions, call 570-268-2233.

Come Join the Depression Support Group at the Herrickville Fire Hall, first and third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Colleen Taylor, 570-746- 3021. R19f/pS20fp

The Susquehanna Beekeepers’ Association meeting on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Claverack Bldg., Montrose. For more information, contact James Wood at 570-934-1166.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 — will hold their monthly meeting on June 13 at the post at 6 p.m. Members are urged to attend as this will be election of officers.

Pig Roasts

Pig Roast (whole pig) on Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing. All you can eat and beverage provided, $15 per person. (Only 150 tickets available.)

Tickets can be picked up at Legion or call 570-746-1772. Horseshoe tournament-Draw for partners. Open to public. R21- 4c/S21-4c

Reunions

WVHS Class of 1983. This year’s reunion will be held on June 22 at the park in Wyalusing from 1 to 4 p.m. Meat, drinks and tableware provided. Families welcome to come, just bring a dish to pass. Any questions, contact Deb Sands, 570- 250-8030 or Dan Allen via facebook.

The WVHS Class of 1973 will be having a 40th reunion on Aug. 10 at Black Walnut Legion Post 510. Classmates interested should call Flora at 570-746-1077 or email Steve at sciprich@ptd.net.

The WVHS Class of 1998 will hold their 15th year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Towanda Rod and Gun Club. If you did not receive an invite, please contact Morgin Tewksbury Jones at 570-934- 2604 or mjjones@epix.net.

Sports

Wyalusing sports physicals will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 8 a.m. until noon for fall sports only (cross country, football, volleyball and soccer). Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for winter and spring sports and also for 11th graders.

Trap Shoot

There will be a Trap Shoot at the Silvara Gun Club on Sunday, June 23 from noon to 3 p.m. to benefit the Beaver Meadows Ladies Aid. The cost is $25 and bring your own shells. Refreshments served by the Ladies Aid.

Workshops

NTHA would like to invite loggers, foresters and first responder personnel to an upcoming event taking place on June 21 and 22. You can pick either day to participate in Advanced Logger Rescue. The program is designed to train first responders in dealing with logging accidents. There will be pastries at registration and a chicken dinner later in the day. Contact Connie Ridall, program manager to see how you can get this training at a discount or for free, call 570-265- 7753 or cell 570-240-1436, email nthapa@frontiernet.net. R23- 2p/S24-2p

Winding River Players will host their annual Summer Workshop Acting Troupe during the last week of June. The first session will be held on June 21 from 1:30 to 3:30. Auditions will be held at that time. The workshop will be held June 24 to 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two performances of Through the Looking Glass, June 28, 3 and 7 and a performance at French Azilum on July 14 at 1 p.m. Age range from 8 to 15 years. For more information, 570-265-3623 or julieln@epix.net.

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