Rudy’s Second Annual Poker Run, for his 40th birthday celebration on July 27. $25 per hand. $10 for non-players for dinner. 1st-3rd place, cash prize and mugs. First top and registration at 11 a.m. to noon at Lovelton Hotel on Rt. 87; second stop, Wyalusing Hotel; third, Hayloft in Lawton; fourth, Shanna and Frank’s Pub in Montrose; fifth, Pump & Pantry in Tunkhannock; sixth and final, return to Lovelton Hotel. Benefits Suicide Awareness and Prevention. 50/50, Chinese Auction, Prizes, Featured Singer and Band. Call Gail, 1- 570-250-3150 or Hawk, 1-570-250- 8801. R27p
Pampered Chef Bingo, Sunday, July 21, 1 p.m., Wyalusing Fire Hall. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Reservations: $20 for 20 games ($25 at door). Call Beth Trowbridge, 570-746-2076 or Noreen Keeney, 637-8203 to make reservations. Hosted by Wyalusing Lioness Club. Raffle, food, over $1,000 in prizes.
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a Blood Drive at Claverack Rural Electric, Rt. 6, Wysox on Monday, July 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments suggested. Call 570-265-2167.
Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, July 29, 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.
Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, Rt. 6 Black Walnut, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p/m/ Children ages 3 to entering 6th grade are invited to attend. Questions? Contact Amy Day at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Herrickville United Methodist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School at the church from July 8 to 12. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. with dismissal at 11:15 a.m. On Thursday, Kevin from the national religious recording group, The Farmhands, will be doing a special performance at 10:45. Call Janine 570-744-2929 or Joyce 744-2635 for more information.
The Second Sunday Vesper Service will be held on July 14 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose. A salad buffet will be served in the Parish House immediately following the service.
Dimock Camp Meeting will open the 138th season on Sunday evening, July 7 with their traditional hymn sing. The service starts at 7 p.m.
Home Canning and Freezing Classes Offered Learn how to can or freeze fresh foods at classes offered by Penn State Extension. Home Canning Basics: July 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Penn State Extension Office, Towanda; July 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Penn State Office, Dushore; July 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Athens UM Church; July 17, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Susquehanna Co. Office Bldg., Montrose. Freezing Vegetables and Fruits: July 12, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Penn State Extension, Dushore; July 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Athens UM Church; July 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Susquehanna Co. Office Bldg., Montrose. Register online http://extension. psu.edu/food/perservation/ courses or call toll-free, 1- 855-394-7534.
Carrie Hooper Concert on Friday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Bradford County Historical Society. Admission free. Reservations needed, call 570-265- 2240.
Dupont Retirees’ Luncheon will be held on July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Grace’s Chinese Buffet in Athens, PA.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Annual Picnic and Chicken and Biscuits Dinner on Sunday, July 14 on the parish grounds at the St. Mary’s Church, Wyalusing, 11:30 a.m. until ??? (Rain or shine). Dinner: adults, $8; children (under 12) $4.50. Cash Raffle, Basket Raffle (baskets on display two weeks before at the parish hall.) 50/50 Bingo. R27- 2c/S28c
Arts in the Garden presented by Endless Mountains Council of the Arts and Creekside Gardens. Juried Artists, Demonstrations, Food and Music. Saturday, July 27, 10 to 5 and Sunday, July 28, 11 to 4. Held at Creekside Gardens, located 2 miles south of Tunkhannock on Rt. 29. Contact info: Endless Mountains Council of the Arts, 570-836-3622.
Laceyville Community Day - Saturday, July 13, starting at 1 p.m. 1 p.m., pedal tractor pull; 3 p.m., turtle race and chicken barbecue; 3 to 6 p.m., music by Doug Walton; 3:30 p.m., baby parade; 7 p.m. firemen’s parade; 8 p.m., live music by Eddie & The Outlaws. Sponsored by Laceyville Business Association.
VFW Post 6824 Community Appreciation Day, July 13, Haigh’s Pond. Professional DJ - Rod Humphrey at the pavilion from 2 to 6 p.m. Inside 8 p.m. to ?? Horseshoe/bean bag tournament, $5 entry/person. Food, burgers, hot dogs, sides. R27- 2c/S28c
The Eagles Mere Civic Club, Inc. will hold a Flower Show on Wednesday, July 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Community Hall on Laporte Avenue. Parking available, admission free and refreshments.
Hearthstone’s Art in the Garden, 10 to 4, July 13 (rain date July 20). Paintings, photos and plant sale. Free painting lessons and digital camera tips. Door prizes. A fun day for gardeners, artists and photographers. We have several artists with many different mediums of art. Browse with a cool drink or come and paint our terrific scenery. Details - email@example.com or 570-744- 2758.
Flea Market, Saturday, July 13, 8 to 2 at Calvary Chapel, Browntown. $10 space; $15 space w/table (limited amount available). Benefits youth group trip in August. More information, contact Dawn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-746- 1689.
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Home Textile Tool Museum Events: July 6, Young Hands and Young Hearts/Youth Day; July 13, Bobbin Lace; July 20, Tape Looms and Lucets; July 27, Indigo Dyeing. Workshops: 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.
The New Albany Community Library will sponsor a summer reading program with “Focus on Pennsylvania.” All elementary school children are invited Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m., July 10 through Aug. 21. Must sign up at the library. Hours are Tuesday evening, 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. and Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Bookmobile Schedule July 5, Wysox C&N Bank Parking Lot, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; July 11, Mather Memorial Library, Ulster, 10:45; Sayre Lockhart apts., 12:15; Bradford Co. SAM Head Start, 2:30 p.m.; Athens Chemung View Apts., 3:30 to 5.
Mt. Pisgah Happenings: Hunter-Trapper Education, July 10 and 11, 1 to 5 p.m. each day at the Nature Center. On Wednesday, July 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., participate and learn how to cook using a Dutch oven at The Snack Bar at the Hilltop Pavilion. Pre-registration is required for both programs. Register online at www.pgc.state.pa.us or call the park office at 570-297-2734. Hunter-Trapper program limited to 50 participants.
Mother’s Apron on Thursday, July 11 at noon at the Wyalusing Senior Center. Marcella Yasharian will present a historical and fun-filled talk while emptying an old battered suitcase of beloved antiques. The public is invited. For more information, call Marcella at 1- 800-334-3671 or email@example.com. To enjoy lunch, contact center director, Connie Wilson at 746-2333 a day ahead of time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 long term 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, July 9.
The Wyalusing Senior Citizens will meet on Tuesday, July 16 at the Wyalusing Fire Hall at 11:30 a.m. Bring a dish to pass and table setting. Pastor Dolly Tertera will be there as special guest to sing. Also, sign-up and pay for dinner in August. Seniors are always welcome.
The Camptown Civic Club will hold its annual picnic on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at the home of Ned and Francine Batch. Meat and beverage provided. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Guests and community members welcome to attend.
PARSE: The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees will meet at noon on July 9 at the Green Gables in New Milford for their annual chicken barbecue. If you have questions and/or want to make a reservation, contact Bernice Landmesser, 570-265-8812 or John Benio, 570-278-2380.
Bradford/Sullivan Counties Intellectual Disabilities Program will hold a Quality Improvement Council meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Human Services large conference room. RSVP by July 8 to Diane Bahr at 570-265-1760 or 1- 800-588-1828.
Endless Mountains Railroad Club will meet Saturday, July 20 at 6 p.m. at the home of Mike DePaola, just north of Dimock on Rt. 29. Watch for sign. New members always welcome. For more information, see the website at http://emmr rc.wix.com/trains.
2013 Herrickville’s Community Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at O’Connor’s Pond. Bring a dish to pass.
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 email@example.com.
Stoddard Reunion - will be held on Sunday, July 7 at 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Fire Hall in Sugar Run. Bring a wrapped item for the Chinese Auction, covered dish to pass, table service and beverage. Meat will be provided and door prizes drawn. For further information, contact Leona Fitzgerald at 570-746-3076.
Lines Reunion - Descendants of W. Earl and Lena Lewis Lines of LeRaysville on Sunday, July 14 at Haigh’s Pond outside of LeRaysville. Dinner at 1 p.m. Bring your own table service, a dish to pass and beverage. Swimming and fishing are available. Chinese Auction. Bring a small item for each family member attending. Any questions, call Marilyn Stalford Ross at 570-746-1701 and leave a message or Ronnie Wickwire for directions, 570- 744-1286.
The Fassett Reunion is being held at the Forkston Grange, off of Rt. 87 in Forkston on July 21 at noon. Bring a dish to pass, table service, beverage and a silent auction item, wrapped to auction off. Please bring any history in writing of any marriage, birth or death announcements to update Fassett family records.
The WVHS Class of 1998 If you are planning on attending the Aug. 3 Class Reunion at the Towanda Rod and Gun Club, please return your reservation form, along with payment to Morgin Tewksbury Jones. Any questions or for those who did not receive one in the mail, please contact Morgin Tewksbury Jones at 570-934-2604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sands Family Reunion will be held on July 14 at 12:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place in Tunkhannock. Any questions, call 570-240-6485.
The Wyalusing Area classes 1958 and 1959 are planning an alumni gathering the first week of October. They invite other classes to join in. Anyoned interested, please call Alice Allyn, 570-746-1764; Bonnie Baker, 869-2023; Midge Kershner, 265-3315 or Lynn Westover, 746-3134.
Ice Cream Social to benefit Standing Stone United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Homemade ice cream and pies, sloppy Joes, pork barbecues.
Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Assoc. have cancelled their July 6 antique tractor pull at Rome. The next pull will be in August. Members will receive a postcard. Others may call Floyd at 570- 637-1311.
American Cancer Society offers women with cancer a workshop to Look Good . . . Feel Better on Monday, July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library at Towanda Memorial Hospital and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Guthrie Cancer Center Conference Room on the 5th floor in Sayre.
Honey Bee Workshop offered by the North Branch Land Trust on July 13 at 1 p.m. at the Howland Preserve, 5 miles west of Tunkhannock. Reservations requested. Register online at www.nblt.org or email email@example.com or call 570-696-5545.