What’s Happening: Apr. 27 – May 5

APR. 27-28

Friends of Starrucca Creek spring clean-up weekend.

Kaleidoscope of Many Hands quilt show, hosted by Common Threads Quilters Guild at Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Endicott, NY. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Half proceeds from the event will benefit Salt Springs Park flood recovery efforts. Admission/$5; under 12/free.

APR. 27

Hometown Vendor Spring Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Susquehanna United Methodist Church dining room, Susquehanna. Spiecialty products, handmade items. Hosted by Susq. United Methodist Church Women’s Group. Info: email, Debby Benson, deb5bee@hotmail.com, or Nancy Narma, tenderheart@echoes.net.

Lyme Disease Informational Event, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mountain View High School auditorium, 11749 Rt. 106, Kingsley. Hosted by Susquehanna County Tick-Borne Diseases Task Force. Featuring Lyme expert Dr. Daniel Cameron, MD.

Spring Gardening Clinic, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Montrose Bible Conference, Lake Ave., Montrose. Several classes including tomatoes and their common diseases, weeds and invasive plants, therapeutic horticulture, and more. Plus make your own Boursin Cheese to take home. Demonstrations, educational material, and displays, plus a book sale. Concludes with a silent auction. Morning refreshments and lunch are included. Fee: $35. Info: 570-666-9003, www.montroseadultschool.org.

Trail Day – Spring Cleaning at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Franklin Forks. Clear trails, lawns, flowerbeds; clean buildings; attach invasive species. Free food, drinks, t-shirts for volunteers. Info: www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org; 570-965-7275.

Chicken Barbecue at Elk Lake High School, 11 a.m. until sold out.  Halves/$6.50. Drive-thru Service. Bake sale, too. Benefits the Dimock Community Church.

Clothe My Sheep, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 69 Pratt Street, New Milford. Clothing/25 cents.

Pancake supper, 5-7 p.m., Fairdale Community United Methodist Church. Free will offering.

Free community luncheon, noon-1 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Dundaff & Delaware St., Forest City.

21st Annual Library Auction Night at the Montrose VFW. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10 and include buffet dinner. Items include artwork, antiques, furniture, and gift certificates. Visit www.susqcolibrary.org/auction for a slideshow of items up for sale. 

Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., South Gibson United Methodist Church. Adults/$10; children/$7; halves only/$7. Eat  in or take out. Pre order by April 24: 570-396-5255. Proceeds benefit Trehab Food Bank, Interfaith, and local mission. Info: www.gibsoncharge.org

Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Woodbourne Forest Preserve, Rt 29, Dimock. Public welcome. No charge. Info: 570-278-4494.

Roast beef supper at Thompson United Methodist Church, 586 Main St., Thompson. Take outs available, 4:30 p.m.; dine in, 5 p.m. All are welcome.

APR. 28

Celebrate Earth Day at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Franklin Forks. Recycle Mania scavenger hunt, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., prizes for all; tree planting – bring gloves; first 20 participants receive bare-root sapling. Info: www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org; 570-965-7275.

Gun Bingo at Thompson Hose Co., Water St., Thompson, Doors open, noon; bingo starts, 1:30 p.m. Presale tickets available, $50; only 250 tickets will be sold. 20 games; and 3 specials offered. Info: 570-442-1107. Regular bingo resumes Sunday, May 5.


The Power of Pilgrimage – World Labyrinth Day at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose. Admission fee. International event, walk at 1 p.m.; class offered at 11 a.m., on significance of pilgrimage, well-known pilgrimage sites, and the labyrinth experience. Info: www.wellnessarts.com; email, wellness@epix. net; 570-278-9256.


Butterflies class, 6 p.m., Penn State Extension Office, 88 Chenango St., Montrose. Class fee. Identify common types, and learn how to attract them to your yard. Info: www.montroseadultschool.org; 570-666-9003.

National Day of Prayer service, noon, Harford Firehall gazebo. Please bring a chair; light refreshments available. Event will be held rain or shine.

National Day of Prayer service, noon-12:30 p.m., at the gazebo on the Green in Montrose.

Lanesboro Cemetery Meeting, 6 p.m., Lanesboro Church. All are welcome.

MAY 3-4

Indoor yard sale, at Little White Community Church at Heart Lake, Rt. 706, Montrose. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


First Friday Café, 7-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 69 Pratt Street, New Milford.  A relaxing hour of music, refreshment and faith.


Spring Tea & Quilt Show, 1-3 p.m., Old Mill Village Church, 49 Park Place, New Milford, located in Midtown Park. Teas, buffet of light fare; quilts on display in church sanctuary. Donations accepted.

Drum making workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, Belize Fund, 163 Melrose Rd., Susquehanna. Make a drum with red maple ring and elk hide. Choose size of drum, 10”/$95; 12”/$120; 14”/$130; 16”/$140. Early registration suggested. Info: www.TheBelizeFund.org; email, contact@TheBelizeFund.org; 570-727-3614.

Dream catcher workshop, 2-4 p.m., The Belize Fund, 163 Melrose Rd., Susquehanna. Craft your own dream catcher, $30 includes materials, refreshments. Early registration suggested. Info: www.TheBelizeFund.org; email, contact@TheBelizeFund.org; 570-727-3614.

Meshoppen Methodist Church will hosts a Concert of blue grass and gospel music with Canaan’s Land Band, with our own Tim Lyne at 7 p.m.  Refreshments and fellowship following the concert.  Everyone welcome.

Chicken & biscuit dinner at Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Delaware & Dundaff St., Forest City. Donation/$10. Take outs available, 4:30 p.m.; family style dine in, 5-7 p.m. Advance tickets available, call 570-785-3425 and leave a message.

Spring clean-up day at the Lakeview Cemetery, Jackson Twp., at 9 a.m.

Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Woodbourne Forest Preserve, Rt 29, Dimock. Public welcome. No charge. Info: 570-278-4494.

Chicken Barbecue, noon-2 p.m., at Kingsley United Methodist Church. Dinners/$10; halves/$6. Take outs only. To pre-oder call, 570-289-4411.

Women Helping Women fund is holding its Annual Mother’s Day Brunch event at the Community Foundation from 10:30-noon.  RSVP deadline to ensure a seat is April 26; e-mail to info@community-foundation.org or by calling 570-278-3800.  Suggested donation of $20 at the door.

Nature hike with retired district forester Jim Kessler on the D&H trail in Union Dale, at 10 a.m. Meet at the Rail-Trail office, 948 N. Main St. Union Dale. 2  hour hike will take us to places on and off the trail where we will discover hidden secrets of Spring.


Roadside clean-up at Salt Springs Park, 10 a.m., 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Franklin Forks. Bring a truck if you can; work in teams. Bags, safety vests, gloves provided. Info: www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org; 570-965-7275.

Wildflowers hike, 1 p.m., Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Franklin Forks. Wildflower guide, camera, notebook are handy but not necessary. Bring snacks and drinks; wear sturdy shoes and appropriate layers for 1.5 mile, moderate hike. Fee/$5; members/free. Info: www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org; 570-965-7275.

Breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-11:30 a.m., St. Lawrence Church, Trinity Center, of Most Holy Trinity Parish, Franklin St., Great Bend. Holy Mass at 9:30 a.m.

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