New Albany VFW Post #384 will hold its Annual Turtle Race and Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, July 6. Chicken barbecue at noon, turtle registration starts at 11 a.m. for kids 12 and under, race at 1 p.m.
Softball Tournament and Benefit at Rush Athletic Field in Lawton on July 19. This benefit will assist 13-year-old Andryannah DeLong of Lawton in recovering from a UTV accident. Softball, basket raffles, bake sale and more. Donations will be accepted for raffle items, baked goods and monetary donations as well. Enter your softball team for $75. Contact Norma Lewis at 570-396- 6901 for more information or to help.
Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, July 27, 2014, 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, $7.50; children to 12 years, $3.50; preschool, free. Benefit: Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co. - Dept. 4.
Sullivan County Library Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser on Saturday, July 12, 8 to 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Hall, Mildred. Live auction with Auctioneer Jerry Keiffer. Book table, baked goods, theme baskets. Complete breakfast by MaryBeth’s WestSide Deli. Tickets available at library. Reservations, call 570-928-8838, 570-363-2382, 570-924-4761 or at the library, 206 Center St., Dushore. Adults, $10; children 6 to 11, $4; six and under, free. Sponsored by the Tuesday Book Club.
All-you-can-eat Breakfast on Sunday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing American Legion. Ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, pancakes, toast, juice and coffee. Adults, $7.50; children to 12 years, $3.50; preschool, free. Open to the public.
Weird Animals Vacation Bible School hosted at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church will be held from July 7 to 11, from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Kids from three years old to sixth grade, as well as high school and adult volunteers and special class for adults to attend. For more information, call 570- 746-5088 or visit www.wyalusingpc.org.
The Second Sunday Vesper Service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 13. Hayden Brunges will offer special music. A simple meal will be served in the Parish House following the ecumenical service.
Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, Rt. 6 Black Walnut, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children ages 3 to entering 6th grade are invited to attend. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Standing Stone Vesper Church is having an old-fashioned Hymn Sing on Sunday, July 6 at 7 p.m.
Dupont Retirees’ Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the the Blue Dolphin Restaurant in Apalachin, NY.
Calling All Kids. Plan on coming to the Troy Fair on Saturday, July 26 and stop by the large tent in the lower meadow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Kids’ Day. Two bicycles will be given away and helmets donated by Talisman Energy USA Inc. A tea party will be held at 2 p.m. with the 2014 Troy Fair queen. For more information, visit www.troyfair.com.
Hearthstone’s Art in the Garden, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 12 (in case of rain, indoors). Paintings, photos, pressed flower art, jewelry and textile art, and plant sale. Free painting lessons and digital camera tips. Door prizes. A fun day for gardeners, artists and photographers. Browse with a cool drink or come and paint our terrific scenery. Details - email@example.com m or 570-744-2758.
Food Vendor Wanted
The Sullivan County Fair has a food booth available at the annual fair. The building comes equipped with refrigerators, commercial gas range, hot & cold running water and 110 & 220 electrical outlets. The Blue building is set up for sit down meals and also has air conditioning. It would make an excellent fund raiser for a church, youth group, fire company, or for-profit business. Please call fair secretary Jody Lambert at 924-3843 for further information. Fair dates are August 27th to September 1st. www.sullivancountyfair.com
For Your Information
Home Textile Tool Museum now open Saturdays through August 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Orwell. Admission: $5; children, 12 and under are free. Details on Saturday events and workshops in July and August, go to www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-247- 7175.
Shingles Vaccine from 10 a.m. to noon on July 10 at Meshoppen United Methodist Church. Please call PA Dept. of Health at 570-836-2981 to register or for more information.
Mt. Pisgah Happenings: July 4 “Fish for Free” on Stephen Foster Lake. No fishing license needed; Family Movie Night, “The Goonies” on July 11 at dusk; Cooking with a Dutch Oven on July 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Snack Bar. Pre-register with Park Office at 570-297-2734 or email email@example.com.
Salt Springs State Park Happenings: July 11, Full Moon Bike ‘n Hike, 6 p.m.; July 12, Butterflies and Moths, 8:30 p.m. July 20, Boulder Hike, 1 p.m.
Raptors Up Close at Dietrich Theater on Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. To find our more go to www.dvrconline.org.
Gospel Jamboree at Spencer’s Gazebo in Transue on Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. All are welcome.
July 4th Events
Herrickville Fourth of Celebration. Ham dinner you can eat), serving begins at 11:30 a.m. Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, applesauce, roll, coleslaw, beverage and dessert. Auction begins at 1:30 p.m. Adults: $8; children to 12 years, $4; preschool, free. Raffle drawing, 5 p.m. Games for all ages, bazaar booth, raffle, food. Bingo after lunch. Benefit: Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co. S24-3c/R24- 3c
FWM Mehoopany Fire Co. will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration in Mehoopany on July 4. The parade will start at 10 a.m. followed by chicken barbecue at the fire hall. R24- 3c/S25-2c
AA Meeting—Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the basement of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.
S.O.S. Al-Anon—Family Group will meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hopkins Street, Sayre.
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.
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 570-965-0901 (evenings) or 570-278-1658 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Groupmeeting 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.
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.
Memorial Hospital’s monthly bereavement support group schedule for 2014 will continue to meet on the last Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m., located in the library on the lower level of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. The group follows the book by James Miller, What Will Help Me? and other authors’ writings related to grief and loss. The support 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. For more information call 570- 268-2233.
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.
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.
AA meeting–Friday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Standing Stone Vesper Church spiritual building, River Road, Standing Stone Township. Open meeting, nonsmoking.
Al-Anon meetings on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the upstairs kitchen of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, non-smoking.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 — meeting will be held on July 10 at 6 p.m. at the post home.
The July meeting for the Oldest House Historical Society will be held this Thursday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the house. All members are welcome.
The Susquehanna Beekeepers’ Association will meet at the Claverack Building, Montrose at 7 p.m. on July 11. Jim Perkins will be discussing queen rearing and demonstrating different techniques. Contact Jim at 570-967-8634 for more information.
The Towanda Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry (T.A.C.O.) will be closed Friday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Pantry will reopen Monday, July 7 at 10 a.m. T.A.C.O. serves the Towanda, Wyalusing and Northeast Bradford school districts and is open from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For additional information, call 570-265-4422.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, July 13 on the parish grounds at the St. Mary’s Church, Wyalusing, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chicken and biscuit dinner. Money raffle, basket raffle, happy wagon. Something for everyone. Take-outs available.
The Fassett Reunion is being held at the Creek Junction Park in Forkston on July 27 at 12:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, table service, beverage, tablecloth 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.
Lines Reunion - Descendants of W. Earl and Lena Lewis Lines of LeRaysville on Sunday, July 13 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 Sands Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, July 13 at The Gathering Place in Tunkhannock. Dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. Come and enjoy the family.
The Benninger Reunion will be held at Pine Cradle Lake, near Rome, July 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring dish to pass, own table service, gift for auction. Please try to attend, as it will be disbanded if there is not enough interest this year. Check out the lake at www.pclake.
Homemade Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church on River Road. All homemade ice creams, pies and food for your entire meal. Free drinks and good fellowship.
The Wyalusing Youth Football and Cheerleading board meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Coaches are asked to attend.
Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department is looking for donations of glassware for the dime pitch tent for this year’s carnival. Donations can be left outside the fire hall. Pick-up is available to the elderly and/or disabled by calling 570-721-1265. Your donations are greatly appreciated.