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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 18
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers meeting at 5:00 pm,, Montour Falls Library, to discuss "Paper Towns" by John Green. When Margo beckons Quentin in the middle of the night, dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge, he follows her, and when day breaks, she has vanished.

January 19
Meeting, Southern Tier Parkinson Disease Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Silver Spoon Cafe at the Human Services Complex, Montour Falls. Speaker Elizabeth Watson, who will review the benefits of healthy living and introduce us to an upcoming workshop series especially designed for those with chronic disease. This six-week series will be held in Schuyler County starting in Febrary 2017. Please RSVP to Gretta Preston at 607-546-2167.

January 21
Burdett Presbyterian Church, 3995 Church St., Burdett, will host its monthly “Soup 'n' Sandwich” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade soups, made-to-order sandwiches, dessert and beverage. $6 per person. Take-outs available. All are welcome.

January 24
Monthly Montour Falls
Library Board meeting, 6 p.m.

January 25
January 25
: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club meeting, 3:30 p.m., Montour Falls Library, to discuss "The Twits" by Roald Dahl. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world.

January 25
Storytelling Circle meeting at 6 p.m., Montour Falls Library. Led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share! The topic will be "Evolution."

January 27
Song and Dance, 10:30 a.m., Montour Falls Library. Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.

January 30
Red Cross Blood Donations, 1-6 p.m., BPOE Elks Lodge, 300 North Madison Avenue, Watkins Glen.

January 31
Storytime with the Corning Science Center, 10:30 a.m., Montour Falls Library. An hour of science and stories. All ages are welcome.

February 4
Soup-to-Go Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. Delicious homemade soups, $8 per quart: Broccoli-Cheese, Cream of Corn, Hamburger, or Chicken Vegetable. Proceeds of this sale benefit our "send our kids to summer camp" scholarship fund -- a great experience for our kids at beautiful Camp Casowasco. Reserve your soup by calling 594-2271 after 10 a.m. on the day of sale.

February 6
Red Cross Blood Donations, 1-6 p.m., Tyrone Fire Department, 3600 State Route 226, Tyrone.

February 9
VALENTINE PAJAMA STORY HOUR, 6:30 p.m., at the Dutton Peterson Library, Odessa. Dress in your PJs and bring your teddy bear for some heart-to-heart stories, a simple craft, and a Valentine treat with hot cocoa! All moms, dads, and kids are welcome!

February 12
Breakfast for benefit of Humane Society of Schuyler County, 8-11 a.m., Montour Moose Lodge, State Rte. 14, Montour Falls. Breakfast buffet of eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, fruit salad, juice, coffee and a selection of vegan baked goods and bean and rice burritos. Adults $10. Children 10 and under $4. Children 3 and under free.

February 15
Red Cross Blood Donations, 1-6 p.m., Montour Moose Lodge, 2096 State Route 14, Montour Falls.

Repeating events

Now Free at the Montour Falls Library
The New York Times Online. 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.

Handcrafters Circle
Every Wednesday at 1:00, bring your needlecrafts, beading, carving, coloring, sketching, or any other library-friendly handcrafts. Share ideas and techniques with other community crafters.

The Upcycle Society
Every Saturday morning at 10:00, reinvent books, bags, clothing, and other materials to make unique creations from discarded household items. 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.

Fridays during winter (not Nov. 25 or Dec. 23)
Watkins Glen Winter Farmers Market, 316 W. Fourth St., Fridays, 2:30-6 p.m. Fresh local produce, eggs, pastured chicken (raised on certified organic feed), 21-day dry-aged beef, baked goods fresh and to order, gourmet non-geo popcorn, natural handmade soaps and body care. We accept FMNP coupons, SNAP benefits. It's all local. Contact Jylle Benson-Gauss at 607-227-1333 phone or text; email or check us out on Facebook for latest information.

October-Dec. 10, 2016
Hats, Scarves & Other Accessories Collection for Teenagers, FiberArts in the Glen is collecting homemade or store-bought items for local teenage boys and girls to be distributed through the schools. Suggested items include hats, scarves, cowls, headbands, boot toppers, fingerless mitts. Bring your items to FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY. 607-535-9710,

Tuesday Mornings
Preschool Story Hour will be held Tuesday mornings at 10 AM at the Dutton Peterson Library, Odessa. All are welcome.

The Montour Falls Library is closed.

Learn to Knit I:
Monthly 4-session class, Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m., FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY. Call 607-535-9710 to register and for materials needed.

Open Knitting & Crochet:
All are welcome to sit and stitch Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and Fridays 1-3 p.m. Bring your fiber project and enjoy good company in a relaxed atmosphere. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. No charge.

Knitting Club, Accessories and Building Blocks:
Wednesdays 1-4 p.m. Jump in any Wednesday to start, $10/month. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY. Phone 607-535-9710 to register and for more information. Work on your choice of accessory (hats, mittens, scarves, socks), learn new techniques and tips.

1st Sunday of the Month – Drop-In, Spin-In, Weave-In – 1-4pm. Free
Bring your spindles, wheels, looms and fiber and spend the afternoon in the company of other spinners and weavers. Or just come and see how it’s done. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710,

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.

Free Health Clinic
Schuyler County Health Check free health clinic conducted every Thursday by Schuyler County Medical Professionals, 6 p.m. at Mill Creek Center, 106 Perry St., Watkins Glen. For uninsured individuals who do not qualify for government programs. For an appointment please leave a message at 535-8145. Walk-ins accepted from 6-6:30.

Every Friday
Preschool Story Time at the Montour Falls Library, 10:30 a.m., open to all. We encourage older and younger siblings to choose books to have read to them, and to read to each other.

Thursday Mornings, 9 a.m.
Baby Cafe at the Montour Falls Library. A free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support from specifically-trained staff and to share experiences with other moms.

Thursday Mornings, 10:30 a.m.
Infant Lap Time! Montour Falls Memorial Library. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information and resources for parents.

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.

Tuesday and Wednesday Nights
Zumba Latin dance exercise, 6:15 p.m., Watkins Glen Community Center. Fun, easy steps and no experience necessary. All ages welcome. $5 per class. Taught by licensed instructor. Call 607-857-0725 for more information.

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.

© The Odessa File 2017
Charles Haeffner
P.O. Box 365
Odessa, New York 14869