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Calendar of Events

Note: Listings on the Calendar Page are free of charge.

See repeating events at bottom of the page.

January 23
Workforce Development Information Session, 5 p.m., Montour Falls Library.

January 23
Mobile Food Truck giving out food to those who need it, 1-2 p.m., every fourth Thursday of the Month in the Schuyler County Human Services Complex parking lot, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls. Clients will be signing up inside the Silver Spoon Cafe rather than outdoors due to the cold weather. Also, the truck will be parked closer to the entrance of the cafe and not at the old location. Remember to bring your key tags and your own boxes and bags to carry your food items.

January 24
Fourth Friday Concert Series, Montour Falls Library, performance by Silver Lining. $10 donation at door supports local musicians.

January 25
Wine & Spirit event, J.R. Dill Winery, 4-7 p.m., with proceeds to the Spirit of Schuyler organization that provides emergency financing for residents in need. $20 ticket includes meal, music by Jaimie Lee and Adam Just, a wine glass, and more. Event will sell out. Tickets online at www.spiritofschuyler.org. Tickets might not be available at the door.

January 25
Monthly "Soup 'n' Sandwich" luncheon at the Burdett Presbyterian Church, 3995 Church St., Burdett, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade soups, made-to-order sandwiches, dessert and beverage. $7 per person. Take-outs available. All are welcome.

January 25
Center Conversation, "Nine from the Watkins Glen Drivers' Walk of Fame," 1 p.m., International Motor Racing Research Center. Drivers being discussed by Walk of Fame Committee members Bill Green, Rick Hughey and Jim Scaptura will include: Warren Agor, Jim Hall, Beulah Bailey, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Donna Mae Mims, Peter Giddings, Denise McCluggage, and Dan Gurney.

January 25
Odessa Mayor Gerry Messmer speaks about his historic western adventure last summer, re-creating an almost 2,000-mile journey made by fur trader Gen. William Ashley in 1825. Scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Odessa Municipal Building Community Room. Free and open to all. Presented by the Schuyler County Historical Society.

January 26
12th Annual Bridal Show at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, 12:00-3:00. Meet local wedding vendors while enjoying complimentary sparkling wine and touring our award-winning venue.

January 29
Havana Arts Series Adult Arts Program, 5:30 p.m., Montour Falls Library, "Vintage Valentines."

January 30
Celebrity Chefs Pasta Night at Veraisons at Glenora Wine Cellars featuring guest chefs from Schuyler Hospital. Will benefit the 2020 Family of Friends Campaign for the hospital and the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. $21.95 per adult, or $17.95 per child, plus tax and gratuity, with dinners served 5-8 p.m. Reservations strongly encouraged by contacting Veraisons at 1-800-243-5513.

January 30-31 and February 1
Annual Ice Bar celebration at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. The first night, Thursday, 5-9 p.m., is sponsored by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. Friday and Saturday traditionally large turnouts. Information available at watkinsglenharborhotel.com or by calling (607) 535-6116.

January 31
Movie Night, Montour Falls Library, 5 p.m., featuring "The Addams Family." Free. All ages welcome.

February 1
Odessa Catharine United Methodist Church Soup-to-Go Sale, 305 Church St., Odessa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Benefits summer camp scholarship fund. Pre-orders are not required, but are helpful. Leave message at 594-2271.

February 1
Winter Bird Watching with the Chemung Valley Audubon Society, 8-10 a.m., Mark Twain State Park, State Route 14, Horseheads. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the outdoors and learn about birds from an expert. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet in the farthest parking lot at Murray Athletic Center (the Elmira College Domes), State Route 14, about 0.3 miles south of Pine Valley. Information at cvaudubon.org and browncreeper9@gmail.com. Free.

February 7
"Turning 65 in 2020," 2 p.m., Silver Spoon Cafe, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls. Come and ask your Medicare, Marketplace or Retirement questions. Informal Q-and-A session. Pre-registration required. Call Schuyler County Office for the Aging at (607) 535-7108.

February 7
Scam Prevention Workshop, 1 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Public Library. This session is provided by Lifespan, an organization that helps older adults and caregivers take on the challenges and opportunities of longer life.



February 8
Block Printing Workshop, 1 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Public Library. Please call to register for the event. This workshop is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.



February 8
Block Printing with local artist Cynthia Harrington, 10:00 a.m., Peterson Library, Odessa. Space is limited; call to sign up: 607-594-2791. This will be repeated at the Watkins Glen Library on the same day at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the libraries and Community Arts grant administered by the ARTs Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

February 12
Books Sandwiched In series features musical performance by High Country, 12 noon at the Watkins Glen Public Library. High Country features fiddler Roy Litteer, guitarist Chuck Ackley, and Betsy Galbraith on vocals and autoharp.



February 13
Pout-Pout Fish (based on the stories by Deborah Diesen) is coming to town for a fun PJ Storytime at the Peterson Library in Odessa, at 6:30 p.m.. Come meet Pout-Pout Fish, read some fun stories, sing some silly songs and have your picture taken with Pout-Pout! Surprises, too! All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

February 15
LilySilly Puppet Show, 10 a.m. at the Watkins Glen Public Library. This event is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

February 14-16
Valentine's Weekend at Glenora Wine Cellars. Enjoy a romantic getaway at Glenora with great deals and packages available at the Inn, and stunning specials available at Veraisons Restaurant!

February 16
Humane Society Benefit Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Montour Falls Moose Lodge. Enjoy the famous Moose Breakfast Buffet: eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes or French toast, fruit, juice, and a bottomless cup of coffee. Vegan breakfast treats and breakfast burritos. Adults $7, Children 4-10 years, $4. Children under 4 free. All proceeds support the care of shelter animals.

February 27
Join us for some Lego building fun at our Lego Club meeting, at 3:15 p.m. at the Peterson Library in Odessa! You may bring your own Legos or use some of ours! All Lego builders are welcome! Light snack provided.


Repeating events

Every Friday and Saturday until Sept. 30.

The "Check It Out" Thrift Shop is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at 6069 Turnpike Road, just off Route 79 in Mecklenburg, NY.

1st Sunday of each month

Drop-In, Spin-In, Weave-In, 1-4pm, FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. Bring your spindles, wheels, looms and spend the afternoon doing what we love. No charge.

1st Monday of each month

Learn to Knit Class. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710, 5:30-7:30pm. New 4 week course starts each month, $45 includes needles and starter yarn.

Tuesday Tips and Tricks @ the Library: Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Dutton Peterson Library, in Odessa. Sign up one week in advance to learn computer basics, effective web browsing & email, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), device troubleshooting or other. Call the library at 607-594-2791 for more information or to sign up for a Tuesday evening.

Student Volunteer Program at the Montour Falls Library

Do you love libraries and books? Do you want to learn new skills? Would you like to volunteer at your local public library? This job requires a responsible and respectful attitude and a willingness to learn. Volunteer hours are available Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00. Contact Karin Thomas at the Montour Falls Library for more information. 535-7489.

Digital Resources at the Montour Falls Library

Borrow eBooks, digital magazines, and music with your library card. www.montourfallslibrary.org/services/digital

New York Times Online at the Montour Falls Library

Read any number of articles on your device or ours while at the Montour Falls Library. We have three computers available to the public. You will have free, unlimited access while at the library.

Seed Library at the Montour Falls Library

Take free packets of seeds and start a garden at home. Grow your own food; you don’t need acres. Anyone can come and take seeds. Limit of 15 packets per family.

Sundays:

From 8:00 to 12:00 at Montour Falls Library, every Sunday, local musician Gary Kline will be offering free music lessons in a variety of string instruments and tin whistle. You're welcome to bring in your own instruments, as well. Gary has 40 years of experience in folk music. Lessons are free and open to all ages and skill levels.

Mondays:

The Montour Falls Library is closed on Mondays.

Open Knitting and Crochet, 6-8pm. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. All are welcome. Bring your knitting, crochet, what-have-you and enjoy good company in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesdays:

8:00 is Yoga for Health at the Montour Falls Library. Anyone can practice and benefit from Yoga. One hour of instruction in yoga poses, breathing, and meditation. Care will be taken to provide safe practice for those who may have physical limitations. Please bring a mat and a small blanket to class. A donation to Selah Yoga and Music is needed to attend these classes. sue@selahyogaandmusic.com. (607) 703-0010. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at the Montour Falls Library.

Wednesdays:

From 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Montour Falls Library will have a table full of art supplies and instruction books for you to use. Draw, paint, fold, sketch, and imagine. Practice your skills and explore new techniques. Join us every Wednesday for a drop-in time of art and creativity. Free and open to all.

Accessories Club, 1-4pm. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. $10/month. Time to work on project of your choice with help and encouragement. 2nd Wednesday Technique Class taught by Master Knitter, Nancy Vandivert.

Pre-K Story Time at the Watkins Glen Public Library with Mrs. LaFever. Children and caregivers meet weekly for an hour of stories and songs, 10 a.m.

Thursdays:

8:00 is Yoga for Health at the Montour Falls Library. Anyone can practice and benefit from Yoga. One hour of instruction in yoga poses, breathing, and meditation. Care will be taken to provide safe practice for those who may have physical limitations. Please bring a mat and a small blanket to class. A donation to Selah Yoga and Music is needed to attend these classes. sue@selahyogaandmusic.com. (607) 703-0010. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at the Montour Falls Library.

10:00 is Infant Lap Time at the Montour Falls Library. We sing, dance, and read with newborns and siblings and share information and resources for parents. All ages welcome.

4:00-7:00 p.m. is the Montour Falls Farmers Market at 300 West Main Street, May through October. It is an agriculture-based market, with local farmers offering healthy, fresh and affordable food. All eligible vendors accept SNAP/EBT, and the market gives out $2 Fresh Connect Checks. Entertainment including live music and story time for the children will be scheduled. Food trucks will provide hot meals and treats. https://montourfallsfarmersmarket.com/

Open Knitting and Crochet, 6-8pm. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. All are welcome. Bring your knitting, crochet, what-have-you and enjoy good company in a relaxed atmosphere.

NY State of Health Navigator available from 1-4 p.m. (and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) at Watkins Glen Public Library for those needing help enrolling for health insurance. Please call Adrienne at (607) 962-8225 ext. 600 to schedule an appointment.

Fridays:

10:00 a.m. is Preschool Story Time at the Montour Falls Library. We will bring our stories to life with puppets, go ABC fishing, create art, and more! This program is open to all.

Open Knitting and Crochet, 1-3pm. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. All are welcome. Bring your knitting, crochet, what-have-you and enjoy good company in a relaxed atmosphere.

Saturdays:

10:00 is a rotating series of crafts and activities at the Montour Falls Library. Upcycle Society, Photo Fun, Library Garden and Outdoor Adventure. Reinvent books, bags, clothing, and other materials to make unique creations from discarded household items; take photos in a creative exploration; start seeds and help the garden grow; and enjoy free-range creativity outside. There will also be a discussion of the books that you're reading. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Upcycle: To process used goods or scrap material in order to produce something that is often better than the original.

4th Wednesday every month
Habitat for Humanity, 7 p.m., in the Human Services Complex, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls. The March, April and May 2015 meetings will be in room 118. Please join us.

First Wednesday of each month:
Odessa Tea Party meeting, 7:00 p.m., Odessa Municipal Building, Odessa, NY. All are welcome. Please come and bring your friends and family.

4th Thursday of each month:
Lake Country Players, Inc., local community theater group, monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Schuyler County Human Services Complex, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls. All individuals welcome.

Food Pantry
O-M Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-noon Fridays and 1-1:30 p.m. Sundays, Montour Falls First Baptist Church, 221 W. South St., Montour Falls.

Last Saturday of every month
Lunch on Us, Montour Falls First Baptist Church, 221 W. South St., Montour Falls, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

 

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