2013-10-17 / Coming Events

Coming Events...


Chicken Barbecue, Friday, Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m. until gone at the traffic light in Dushore. Everyone welcome. Proceeds benefit local activities. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Dushore, Wyalusing and Mildred Council 12406. S41- 2p/R41-2p

Basket Raffles

Stevensville Community Club Basket Raffle is planned for Nov. 14, 15 and 16. (Details later.) Friends, neighbors, club members are invited to create a basket with an irresistible theme for the show. Bring your creations to the hall by Nov. 12 or 13, between noon and 3 p.m. Call Jean, 570-746-3188 or Harriet, 746-3523 with questions.


Benefit for the Lane/Anderson family, which the mother and two children were in car accident will be held on Oct. 26 from 1 to ? at the Black Walnut American Legion, Laceyville. Food, music, raffle, bake sale, ticket drawings, silent auction. Drawings at 5 p.m. For information, call Lori 570-250-0872 or loriv2203@yahoo.com. S38-6p/R38- 6p


Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Oct. 27, 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.

Christmas Events

Get a Head Start on your Christmas shopping on Sunday, Oct. 20 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Towanda American Legion Banquet Room, 912 S. Main St. Door prizes, cash and carry items.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Springville Area Women’s Club will sponsor its annual Christmas Bazaar. With over 130 vendors, and a handcrafted quilt display. The Christmas Bazaar is held at the Elk Lake school. For more information, call 570-278-3365.


The Redeemed, a country gospel trio will be singing in concert at the Evergreen Christian Church, just outside of New Albany on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

Craft Bazaars

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Holiday Bazaar, “The Biggest Little Bazaar in the Area,” on Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 to 4 at St. Mary’s Hall in Wyalusing. Chicken and biscuit lunch. Hot dogs. Turkey raffle, pick a gift raffle, bake sale. Tables are available for vendors, call Dennis at 570-746-1006 if interested.

Laceyville’s Oldest House Annual Fancy Fair on Friday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Soup and sandwich lunch served. Art gallery, handcrafted goods, attic antiques, stitchery niche, collectible corner, jelly cupboard, Christmas trimmings, dried plants and flowers. Tours during sale time.

Tunkhannock Jr. Women’s Club will sponsor the 27th Annual Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will be held at the Tunkhannock High School on 135 Tiger Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 and children under 12 are free. Over 100 artisans and crafters are expected. Delicious, homemade lunch and dessert options will be available for purchase in the school’s cafeteria. All proceeds benefit local charities and community programs.


Round and Square Dance will be held at the Wysox Fire Hall, Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 until 11 p.m. Music by Sara. Refreshments available. Benefit Wysox Fire Company.


WVVFD Appreciation Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Wyalusing fire hall. Happy hour: 6 - 7 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow.

This dinner is held for the volunteers who helped during the Wyalusing Firemen’s annual celebration. Reservations are required. Please call 570-746- 4904 and leave a message of who and how many will be attending.

Free soup suppers are back at Hollenback United Methodist Church. They will be held on Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. The suppers will be from 5 to 6 p.m. with a Bible Study from 4:30 until 5. All welcome.

Wyalusing’s Relay for Life will hold their annual kick off event on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Wyalusing fire hall. A spaghetti dinner will be served, 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.; Adults-$5, school age - $3; Preschool are free. The community is welcome to attend.

Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 4 p.m. at the Mehoopany United Methodist Church. Menu consists of roast beef, “smashed red potatoes,” gravy, Harvard beets, peas, three bean salad, bread, homemade pies and desserts. Take-outs available.

The WVHS Class of 1951 will meet for lunch on Friday, Oct. 18 at noon at Mark’s Valley View in Laceyville.

Annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Spring Hill Community Hall, 4 p.m. to ? Turkey with all the trimmings. Adults, $8; students, $4; preschool, free.


Singing in the Barn, Sears’ Melody Mountain, 487 Tiffany Road, Kingsley on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. Call 570-289-4172 for more information.

Magic of Bill Dickson at the Dietrich Theatre in downtown Tunkhannock on Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. for all ages. Free Admission. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.


Stamp Exhibit and Bourse - Oct. 18 and 19 at the American Legion Post, 45 S. Olcott Rd., Big Flats, NY (just off I-86, Exit 49). Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits, 10-15 area stamp dealers. U.S. Post Office, Pictorial Cancel and show cachet. Junior activities. Sponsored by the Elmira Stamp Club. Free admission and parking.

For Your Information

Fall has come again, so has the Candy Corn Contest at the Monroeton Public Library. Guess the correct number in the pumpkin and win a $50 gift card from Kmart. Tickets are 50¢ each or 3 for $1.

The LeRaysville Minstrel practices will be held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Community Social Hall. Shows will be Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. Please note time change. All are welcome. Chorus members needed.

Salt Springs State Park Happenings: Oct. 19, Full Moon Hike, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, Movie Night, 7 p.m.; Game On, Nov. 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, email Debra Adleman dadleman@stny.rr.com.

Apple Butter Day at Mt. Pisgah on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 570-297-2734 or email mtpisgahee@pa.gov.

Halloween Events

Trick or Treat Night - in Laceyville will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Towanda Fire Department’s annual Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. Line-up at 6 p.m. and start time at 7 on Main Street, Towanda. Anyone wanting to register a float can call 570-265- 2222. Deadline is Oct. 23. All dignitaries, area fire and EMS personnel are invited. ATV’s, motorcycles and bicycles are to be with a float or group. Kids and costumed marchers need not be pre-registered. As always, throwing candy from floats, cars and trucks is prohibited.

Meshoppen Holiday Fund Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 25. Registration starting at 5 p.m., parade at 7 at Meshoppen Ball Park. Three age groups. Pumpkin carving decorating. Judging three age groups. Scarecrow judging, three age groups. Fun, prizes, refreshments.

Halloween party, Oct. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hollenback U.M. Church. Children under 13 in costume. Come for an afternoon of fun, candy, games, prizes and fellowship.

Halloween party, Saturday, Oct. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mehoopany United Methodist Church.

Laceyville’s Annual Scarecrow Contest starting Oct. 5. Laceyville area businesses, organizations and residents are encouraged to decorate lamp posts with a scarecrow. Contact Carmen at Eb’s Market for further information. Sponsored by Laceyville Business Assoc.

Wyalusing Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs will have a Halloween party at the Wyalusing Fire Hall on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The Leo Club will have activities starting at 12:30. Judging of costumes at 1:15 sharp.

Wyalusing Borough’s official trick or treat day will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Turn porch light on if you wish to welcome trick or treaters.

New Albany will be having Trick or Treating on Oct. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The New Albany Children’s Fund will host costume judging immediately afterwards at the New Albany Social Hall with prizes and refreshments.

Pumpkin Trail, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour various shops in Silvara and the Auburns. Come enjoy the Fall foliage and follow the pumpkins on Route 367 to visit our local and unique businesses free. Raffle will be held at each shop. Participants: Silvara Valley Farm, Cathy’s Antiques, Bendolynn Woods Alpacas, Sible and Sons Bait and Tackle, Jayne’s Orchards, Chaos Acres and 4 Seasons Farm Market (free hayrides 10 and 2).

Wysox EMS Kids’ Halloween party at the EMS Building, Wysox on Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Stevensville Community Halloween party, set for Friday, Oct. 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. Look for games to play, pumpkins to paint, scary stories to hear and back by popular demand, the Mad Scientist’s laboratory.

Wysox EMS Haunted House, Old Creamery Bldg., Rt. 187, Wysox on Oct. 18, 19, 25, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 after Towanda parade from 8 to 11 p.m.

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.

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

Endless Mountains Railroad Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the club building, 7837 Route 29, Dimock. Visitors and new members welcome. All club members available for a work session, should meet at 4 p.m. to load up modules for show at Radisson on Sunday the 27th in Scranton. For more information, see the website at http://emmrrc.wix.com/trains.

Laddsburg Cemetery Association will meet on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Gary Miller home in New Albany. For more information, call 570-363-2841.

The next AARP meeting will be held on on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Executive meeting at 1:15 p.m. and regular meeting at 1:45. The meetings are held at the Wysox EMS Building, Rt. 187S, across the railroad tracks. Any questions, contact Secretary Merna Colwell, 570-833-2567.

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, Oct. 22.

The Wyalusing Musical Society will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Hostesses are Sue Waterhouse and Nancy Wilson.


The Tunkhannock Junior Women’s Club will hold a general meeting on Oct. 22 at Perkins in Tunkhannock at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for optional social dinner). All women 18 years and older are welcome. Visit the club on facebook at tjwc.tripod.com for more information.

Penny Socials

Penny Social on Friday, Oct. 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the LeRaysville Community Hall. Drawing at 7:30. Door prizes, bake sale, food baskets, 50/50 drawing. Refreshments for sale. Complimentary cookies and drink after social. Benefit LeRaysville Order of the Eastern Star #498.

Rome OES Chapter #26 Penny Social, Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Rome Presbyterian Church Educational Building. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food for sale also. R42p


Lucky X Shoots at the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 on Oct. 27 at noon.

RTL meeting on Oct. 20 at Laceyville Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. New ideas, parent information, concerns and goals for the 2014 season will be discussed. Meeting is open to the public.

Vendors Wanted

Vendors Needed. Festival of Crafts, Laceyville Fire Hall, Dec. 7. Call or email Melissa Kunkle, 570-240-1411 or Kunkle_ melissa@yahoo.com.

The next free training workshop in the Non-profit training series will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 9 to 12 at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. Vendors of any shape and size are invited and set up a table. Interested in signing up, contact Kerri Strauss of United Way, 570-247-5569 or email kerri.strauss@unitedwaybradfordcounty.org.

Veterans' Day Services

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 is hosting a Veterans’ Day dinner on Saturday, Nov 9 at 6 p.m. Social hour is 5 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the post home at 570-746- 1772 by Nov. 4.


Northern Tier Hardwood Assoc. will hold a seminar on establishing Golden-wing Warbler Habitat. Oct. 26, 2013, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wayne Conservation District office, 648 Park St., Honesdale, PA. Free event. Space is limited so please register early. This event qualifies for SFI continuing education credit. Lunch provided. To registration write to: NTHA, 200 Lake Road, Suite C, Towanda, PA 18848. For questions, please contact Connie Ridall at 570-240-1436;or email at nthapa@frontiernet.net.

Penn State Extension will hold a workshop, How to Interpret Water Test Results on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Hall on SR 487, Mildred. Pre-registration required by Oct. 21 by calling 855-394-7534.

Introduction to Government Contracting workshop on Oct. 29, 9 to 11 a.m. at the NTRPDC Office, 312 Main St., Towanda. To register, contact Laurie Lentz at the following: lentz@northerntier.org. Call 570-265-1538.

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