2014-08-07 / Coming Events

Coming Events...

Book Sale

Book Sale: Great variety of books at the Summer Book Sale at Mather Memorial Library on Route 220 in Ulster on Friday, Aug. 15 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 16 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).


Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Aug. 31, 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.


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, Aug. 10. A salad buffet will be served in the Parish House following the ecumenical service.


Thirteenth Annual Friends of Rep. Tina Pickett Barbecue at the farm of Diane and Tom Elliott, Rome Twp. on 6225 Lake Road, Towanda (SR 1029) on Aug. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Entertainment, food and friendship. Cost: $25 each, $40 couple and $50 family. Checks payable to Friends of Tina Pickett, RSVP and checks can be mailed to Diane Elliott, 6225 Lake Road, Towanda, PA 18848. Call Diane for directions at 570-265- 5310. Watch for Pickett signs at Wysox intersection of Rts. 6 and 187. Statewide candidates invited. Paid for by Friends of Tina Pickett.

The WVHS Class of 1951 will meet for lunch at noon on Friday, Aug. 15 at Mark’s Valley View in Laceyville.

Dupont Retirees’ Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wyalusing Hotel.

The Silvara Ladies Aid dinner, will be Thursday, Aug. 7 at noon. Turkey and dressing. Take-outs available at 12:30 p.m.


The Wyoming County Junior Players and Little Hams present “Pinocchio” at Theater Under the Stars on Aug. 8 and 9. Picnic and play at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock. Down-home picnic starts at 7:30 p.m. with play at dusk. Tickets, $10 adults; $7 kids, 12 and under. Bring lawn chairs and blanket. www.wyomingcountyplayers.com or 570-836- 6986 or email kimdwhip ple@frontier.com.

Ladies’ Day to Shop (formerly called Gridiron for Gals), will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 4 in the TW Community Room at 20 Main Street in Wyalusing. The Ram Zone is sponsoring the event and will provide some of the delicious food. More than 20 vendors. Tickets are $10 for food, wine tasting, door prizes, a favor and shopping. Contact the Chamber Office at 570-746-4922 for more information about attending or being a vendor.


Susquehanna Greenways is sponsoring a photography show for the month of August at the Blue Heron Gallery, 20 Main St., Wyalusing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty fantastic photos from all the award-winning photos taken for several years.

Food Available

Kitchen open Friday nights to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. No smoking from 6 to 9 p.m. Kids allowed. No one under 18 after 9 p.m. Guests must be signed in after 9:30 p.m. VFW Post 6824, Haigh’s Pond, Rome.

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: info@httm.org or call 570-247- 7175.

Making Stone Tools: Demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 9, noon to 4 p.m. at Wyalusing Valley Museum. See traditional techniques to shape stone arrowheads, knives and hammers by Dan Rhodes, Education Coordinator for Bradford Co. Conservation District. Visit exhibits of ancient stone tools in the museum. For more information, call 570-746-3979 or www.wyalusingmuseum.com.

Salt Springs State Park Happenings: Aug. 10, Full Moon Hike, 7:30 p.m. Bring a flashlight; Aug. 15, Perseids Meteor Shower, 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Aug. 17, Bike the Border, 1 p.m. Aug. 24, Family Fishing Fun, 9 a.m.; Aug. 30, Field, Forest and Falls Trail Race, 8:30 a.m.; Aug. 30, Salt Springs Celebration, 11 a.m.

Mt. Pisgah State Park swimming pool and snack bar will be closed for the season beginning Monday, Aug. 18. The boat rental concession will be available by reservation only, please call 570-529-3304.

Meeting Notices

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 — meeting will not be held on Aug. 14 due to the Wyalusing Firemen's Celebration.

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 tcfendlmts@hotmail.com.

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.

DAV Chapter 37 will meet Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 at 2:30 p.m. All veterans, 10 percent or more disability welcome. Election of officers will be held at this meeting.

Installation of officers of American Legion Post 534, Unit 534 and Sons of American Legion Squadron 534 will be held on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at the pavilion on the Legion grounds. All officers are urged to attend. Short legion meeting will follow. Refreshments after.

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, Aug. 12.


WVHS Class of 1969 will hold their 45-year reunion on Aug. 23, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Towanda Gun Club. Please contact Eugene Ryan at 570-869- 1903 with questions or for further information.

The Potter Reunion - will be held on Aug. 17 at noon at the home of Donald and Sharon Pickett in Sugar Run.

35th Annual Woodruff Reunion - will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at Keith and Rita VanDeMark’s on Golden Hill, Laceyville. Call 570-869- 1897 for directions. Bring dish to pass. Meat, drinks and tableware provided. Bring item for auction.

The 98th Annual Brotzman Reunion will be held on Aug. 9 at the South Auburn Grange Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m. and a carry-in lunch will start

about 12:15. A short business meeting will follow and White Elephant sale will be held. Bring an item along with your favorite potluck dish. For more information, call Rebecca Keefer at 717-413-4672.

The descendants of Charles and Nancy Ross Walker will hold their reunion on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Mosier’s Campground in Terrytown at noon. Follow signs. Please bring your table service, dish to pass and drink.

The annual Mowry Reunion usually held the second Saturday in August is cancelled. Family members are invited to attend the gathering of the sons of Rex Mowry on Sunday, Aug. 30 at noon at Lake Verex, South Auburn. It was first established to honor the memory of Duane Mowry. Come prepared with a large dish to share and beverage. Members are urged to bring any old pictures to share and new information, re: births, deaths and marriages, in order to update the family history.

The Hitchcock/Lines reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hickory Park, Owego, NY, starting at 11 a.m., eat at noon. Bring dish to pass and a gift to auction off.

The Tewksbury reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Elk Lake School pavilion. Bring a dish to share, beverage and your own table service.

The 98th Post reunion - Descendants of Aaron and Cynthia Landrus post will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Shores Hill home of Leona Westbrook Heath, 663 Barner Rd., Towanda. Dinner is at 1:30 p.m. Bring your table service and a dish to pass. Also, please bring information for the family history.


Homemade Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church on River Road. All homemade ice creams, pies, pork barbecue, salads, hot dogs and more. R31p


NEPA/Abington Wildcats Fastpitch Travel Softball will be hosting 16U and 18U team tryouts for their Fall 2014/Summer 2015 team on Aug. 9, 10, 16 and 17, 1 to 3 p.m. at Abington Heights High School. For more information or to schedule a private tryout, contact 570-351- 5187, 570-241-7030 or by email AbingtonWildcats@yahoo.com.

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