2013-11-21 / Coming Events

Coming Events...

Auction Items Needed

Auction items needed for Laceyville Christmas Auction held on Dec. 7. Items can be dropped off at Laceyville Hardware. Contact Karen, 570-869- 1277. Proceeds benefit Oldest House repairs.

Benefits

A Day for Chris, Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 154, Elk Lake Road, Dimock. Chris (Radwanski) Wilbur is fighting breast cancer. Chicken barbecue halves and dinners, 50/50, bake sale, door prizes, Chinese auction. Music by Krazy Tunez. Questions, call Cindy at 570-934-1168 or Charlie, 570-278-4081. R45- 3p/S46-2p

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a Blood Drive at Claverack Rural Electric, Rt. 6, Wysox on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments suggested. Call 570-265-2167.

Breakfasts

Herrickville Hunters’ Breakfast, Sunday, Dec. 1, 7 to 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and real maple syrup. Adults: $7.50; children to 12, $3.50; preschool, free. Gun raffle drawing at 11 a.m. Benefit: Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co.

Christmas Events

Holiday Vendor Blender, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Parish House, Main St., LeRaysville. Various vendors will have items on display for all your shopping needs. Guaranteed to find something for everyone on your list. Lunch will also be available. Eat in or take it home.

Gingerbread house party on Dec. 6 at the South Auburn Grange Hall. Please bring your candies for decorations. Party starts at 7 p.m.

Christmas Carol Sing and Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Hope Baptist Church, 229 Hiduk Road, Wyalusing. Buffet line opens at 5:45, hymn sing to start at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to 570-746-9064.

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce will host its fifth annual tea party on Sunday, December 1. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Pediatric Therapy Clinic, the tea party will feature a fairy theme and will be held in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room at 20 Main Street, Wyalusing at noon. Little girls and ladies, young and old, are invited to dress up and enjoy snacks, dessert, tea and lemonade served on china and in teacups. Tickets are available now by calling 570-746-4922 and leaving a message. Tickets for adults are $10.00 each; tickets for children 12 and under are $8.00 each. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be coming to town aboard Wyalusing’s vintage 1939 fire engine to take part in the community’s annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. The Wyalusing Adult Band, under the direction of Bob Shumway and Larry Gehring, will provide accompaniment for singing Christmas Carols. After the tree lighting, Santa will lead a procession to the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room on Main Street where he and Mrs. Claus will greet children and pose for photos. The evening includes many kid-friendly activities, along with cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Wyalusing Hotel. Wyalusing’s community Christmas tree lighting is cosponsored by the Wyalusing Rainbow Club and the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce.

The Montrose Community Chorale will present their annual program on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School, under the direction of David Andre, accompanied by Kristen Burkhardt. Special guests are Mountain Aire Bass group.

Annual Route 706 White Christmas Trail, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit The Cabin Country Store, Shades of White and Ernie’s Restaurant and Lounge in any order you choose and receive a free gift at your last stop. Call for details, 570-746-3461. R47c

The 56th Annual Vesper Service will be held at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church on Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. The choir will offer several selections proclaiming the anticipated birth of the Christ Child. There will be solos, duets and trios, along with some instrumentals.

Sweets with Santa, Wilmot Fire Co., Inc., Sugar Run on Dec. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Have your camera ready to take that traditional holiday photo of your child with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donation of $4 per person will include an assortment of various sweets and beverages of hot chocolate, coffee, hot tea and milk. R47-3c/S48- 2c

Hometown Holiday Party, New Year’s Eve. Plans are underway by the chamber (GWCC) to create another memorable evening. Increasingly popular, tickets are on sale now at the chamber office at 20 Main St., Wyalusing and will be limited in number. Starting at 6:30 with a social time including assorted hors d’oeuvres. Full course meal by “Catering the Wright Way” and dancing with the popular DJ “All About Entertainment.” BYOB, $35/person.

Church

December Vesper Service on December 1 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Simple supper served afterward in the Parish House.

Contests

Baking Contest open to public. Make your favorite bar or pan cookies to be entered to win a gift certificate. All entries must be dropped off at Laceyville Hardware on Dec. 7. Call 570-869- 1277 to pre-register.

Dinners

Turkey Harvest Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 23, 11:30 a.m., New Era United Methodist Church on Wyalusing-New Albany Road. Adults, $6; under 12, $3; preschool, free. Bazaar and bake sale.

Wysox Sewing Society hold their monthly dinner noon, Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Ferguson Hall of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Rt. 187N, Wysox. Swiss steak will be featured with many side dishes of vegetables, gelatin salads, breads, and finished with a delicious variety of homemade pies. Take-outs upon request, call ahead. Call 570-265-6119 and leave message for reservations. R47c

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 570-965-2493 or 570-869-1834. 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, non-smoking.

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, 3832 State Route 6, Tunkhannock. For more information, visit www.mops.org or www.stpetestunkhannock.org. Call 570-836-2233.

The Tunkhannock Junior Women’s Club will hold a general meeting on Nov. 26 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.

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, Nov. 26.

Bradford Salon 747 Eight and Forty will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing. Theme is Ride 4 Respiratory. This is for special children to help with cystic fibrosis and other respiratory problems.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 — will hold a meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the post home. Members are reminded that their 2014 are now due and payable. If you wish to bring a snack, we will celebrate the Christmas holiday together.

Al-Anon meetings on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the upstairs kitchen of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.

Towanda Area Senior Citizens will have their Christmas banquet on Thursday, Dec. 5 at noon in Ferguson hall, Wysox Presbyterian Church. The Wysox Ladies Sewing Society will prepare the roast pork and dressing meal. Reservations will be taken at the Nov. 21 meeting or by contacting Ruth Ann Cleveland, 570-265-2581. Andy Boardman will provide entertainment.

Notice

The Towanda Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry (T.A.C.O.) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The pantry will reopen Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. For addition information, call 570-265-4422.

Seminars

Holiday Grief Seminar - The Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Tunkhannock is sponsoring a seminar, Dealing with Grief at Christmas on Monday evening, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at the church. This program is designed to help individuals who are grieving meet the challenges of the season. Anyone who is grieving or wants to learn how to help a loved one or friend who is grieving, is invited to attend this free program. Light refreshments will be served. The Tunkhannock United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Warren and Church Streets, Tunkhannock. For more information or to register, please call the Church office at 570-836-1229.

Soup Sales

Soup Sale, Sunday, Dec. 1, 11:30 to sold out at the Towanda Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out. Large variety of homemade soups and desserts. Need not be a member. Everyone welcome. R47p

Free soup supper at Hollenback United Methodist Church on Dec. 11, from 5 to 6 p.m. with a Bible Study from 4:30 until 5. All welcome.

Sports

RTL meeting on Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laceyville Fire Hall.

Turkey Party

Turkey Party benefit of St. Brigid Parish, Friendsville (St. Francis Xavier and St. Augustine Churches) on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments.

Volunteers Wanted

Notice T.A.C.O. Volunteers Needed: T.A.C.O. Food Pantry would like to thank the community for their wonderful support, the pantry has served 2,098 families totaling 5,146 individuals for the first ten months of 2013. If anyone would like to volunteer, please call 570-265-4422 during normal hours of Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10:00 am and Noon. T.A.C.O. serves the Towanda, Wyalusing and Northeast Bradford school districts. Mailing Address, PO Box 463, Wysox, PA 18854.

Coming Events Fee Policy

Published free of charge: Meeting notices and other public service events are published at no charge. Non-Profit Organizations hosting dinners, dances, barbecues or any type of event where an admission is charged will be assessed a $5.15 fee for the first insertion in this column and $2.10 for each additional insertion. For-Profit Organizations and Private Businesses wishing to run items in our Coming Events column such as dinners, dances, barbecues or any type of event where an admission is charged will pay the business classified ad rate of $6.20 per insertion. To place an item in Coming Events call: 570-746-1217, FAX 570-746-7737 or Email: rocket@epix.net. Please be sure to include billing information if your item does not qualify for a free listing.

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