2014-08-14 / Coming Events

Coming Events...


Annual Auction & BBQ: Saturday, Sept. 6 at Creek Junction Park, Forkston. Auction at noon; dinner, 4:30 p.m. $9 adult dinner; $6 child under 12. Take-out orders also available. Sponsored by the Community Center of Mehoopany. Please come out and support our local community park! Auction items will include gift certificates and new merchandise donated by many local businesses. Also good used items donated by area residents. Something for everyone. R32- 4p/S33-3p

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, 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.


North Orwell Old Home Day Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 23 on Route 187, North Orwell starting at noon. Variety of food, including pig roast beginning at 1 p.m. Games, contest, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, music by Andy Boardman, gun raffle drawing at 5 p.m. Variety show beginning at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit hall renovations.


The PA Motorcycle Safety Program is offering free motorcycle safety classes at the Harlan Rowe Middle School in Athens. Class schedule available online at www.pamsp.com.

Cathy Guffey, Nutrition Health, Food Safety Educator for the PSU Cooperative Extension will offer tips on freezing vegetables and fruits at the Master Gardeners’ Public Class at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Y Youth Garden, 4th Street and College Ave., Towanda. For further information, contact the extension office at 570-265-2896 during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Round and Square Dance will be held at the Wysox Fire Hall, Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 until 11 p.m. Music by Sara. Refreshments available.


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. R30-

New Era United Methodist Church community dinner will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Lasagna plus more. Donation required. Bag game after lunch. Rienze Road off Wyalusing-New Albany Road. For more information, contact 363-2496.


Ladies’ Day to Shop (formerly called Gridiron for Gals), will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. 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.

Third Anniversary Celebration of Woofstock on Saturday, Aug. 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. True Friends Animal Welfare Center is holding its fundraiser with many food vendors, live bands, raffles, etc. For more information, call 570-396- 6011 or visit truefriendsawc.com. R32p

Summer Dessert Theater with the Wyoming County Players at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock on Aug. 23 and 24. Homemade desserts and play, “The Wild and Woolly West.” Matinees at 3 p.m. each day. Tickets, $15. Reservations, 570-836-6986 or email kimdwhipple@frontier.com. Visit www.wyomingcountyplayers.c om.


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 August, go to www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org. Email: info@httm.org or call 570-247-7175.

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.

The Towanda Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day. The pantry will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. TACO serves Wyalusing, Towanda and Northeast Bradford school districts and is normally open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Questions, call 570-265- 4422 during operating hours.

Salt Springs State Park Happenings: 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.

Astronomy Night at Mt. Pisgah State Park on Aug. 22 at the Lakeside Pavilion, weather permitting (rain date, next evening). The program begins after dusk. Arrive early and visit and talk astronomy. Preregister by Aug. 19, call the park office at 570-297-2734 or email mtpisgahsp@pa.gov.

Bully Problem Addressed at Dietrich on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. John Filer of High Energy Fitness in Tunkhannock invites students, families and teachers to attend this free program. For more information, contact Filer at 570-836- 0156.

Meeting Notices

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


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.

Al-Anon at the Old Bridgewater Baptist Church, Rt. 706, Montrose, Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.

Twin Tier Antique Tractor Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. It will be held at the show grounds, Rt. 187, Rome on Aug. 21. This month’s pull is on Aug. 23 with signups at 9 a.m. and pull begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call Robert Ely, 570-746-1794.


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.

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

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.

Open House and Card Shower for Leona Westbrook Heath, 100 years young on Aug. 22, 2014. Address is: 663 Barner Road, Towanda, PA 18848. An open house will be held Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23, 1 to 6 p.m. No gifts please, just the pleasure of your company.


NEPA/Abington Wildcats Fastpitch Travel Softball will be hosting 16U and 18U team tryouts for their Fall 2014/Summer 2015 team on Aug. 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.


Good Salable Items Wanted for the Annual Auction to be held on September 6 at Creek Junction Park, Forkston. If you have any “good” items you would like to donate, please contact: Ron Furman, 570-833- 4635; Cliff Furman, 570-833-4641 Cindy Robinson, 570-833-4421. Please no stuffed furniture, no electronics, no tires, no clothing or exercise equipment. We reserve the right to refuse any items. No unauthorized dropoffs. Sponsored by the Community Center of Mehoopany.

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