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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.

November 16
St. Mary's Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mary's of the Lake Parish Center, 10th Street, Watkins Glen. Free admission. Variety of vendors. Raffles. Cake Booth. Santa's Workshop for the kids. Homemade foods. Christmas Cafe. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at noon.

November 16
Soap Making program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Montour Falls Library, part of its Havana Art Series. Allison Duncan from Craft Farm will instruct two melt & pour soap-making classes. Participants may customize their soap with natural colorants and essential oils. Registration required. $10 per person. Appropriate for ages 12+.

November 16
Burdett Presbyterian Church, 3995 Church St., Burdett, will host its monthly “Soup n’ Sandwich” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. Homemade soups, made-to-order sandwiches, dessert and beverage. $7 per person. Take-outs available. All are welcome.

November 16
Saint James' Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. James' Parish House, Watkins Glen. Specialty handmade items for sale, along with sweets of every kind and breads. A delicious lunch, including homemade desserts, available from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Themed baskets will be raffled. Drawings will be held at 2 p.m. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

November 17
Country Style Breakfast served 7:30-11:00 a.m. at the Mecklenburg Fire Station, 4495 County Route 6. Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Homefries, Toast, Juices, Coffee, Door Prize. Adults: $8, 5-12: $5, Under 5: Free. Breakfasts served third Sunday of each month, Oct.-May.

November 17
First rehearsal, from 3-5 p.m., at Montour Falls Baptist Church, for Dec. 22 performance there of A Celtic Christmas Celebration by Joel Raney. All singers welcome. $10 for score and rehearsal CD. For more information call Kim Laursen, director, at 607-857-5252.

November 19 & 21
Neighborhood Conversation ... about how tobacco impacts lives and communities, at Schuyler County Human Services Complex, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls. Two dates: from 12 noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Seats limited. Call 607-737-2858 to reserve your seat.

November 23
Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mecklenburg Fire Station. Vendors Wanted. Contact jrussell7522@yahoo.com or call 607-546-5717 by Oct. 27.

November 23
Odessa Catharine United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar. 305 Church Street, Odessa. 9am-2pm. Lunch, Bake Sale, Vendors, Door Prizes. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10am-12noon.

November 24
All You Can Eat Buffet Breakfast, a Youth Robotics fundraiser, 8-11 a.m., Montour Moose Lodge, Route 14 in Montour Falls. Menu includes eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, home fries, coffee and juice. Cost $7 per person.

November 28
Burdett Presbyterian Church, 3995 Church St., Burdett, NY, will host its annual FREE Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, 1 p.m. -3 p.m. The menu will include roast turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread-apple-sausage stuffing, traditional stuffing, gravy, squash, corn, fruit salad, cranberry relish, rolls, and homemade pies. Take-outs will be available. Deliveries will be made in the Burdett area. Reservations are requested by November 22nd. Call 607-546-8560.

November 30
Shop Local Saturday in Odessa. Bucket Bar and Grill will be offering Christmas Arts and Crafts, 12 noon-2 p.m. Hot cocoa. If Santa has time he might drop by to say Merry Christmas.

December 5
Cris Johnson will present “Christmas Magic” at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins Glen Public Library and for an afterschool program at 3:15 p.m. at the Peterson Library in Odessa. Join in for fun-filled holiday magical adventure with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch and more! Programs sponsored by the libraries and Community Arts Grant administered locally by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

December 14
Make a fun & whimsical snowman holiday ornament at the Peterson Library in Odessa at 10:00 a.m., with clay artist Amanda Cady. This ornament will make a nice addition to your Christmas tree, a gift for your favorite teacher, or a topper for a present to someone special. Space is limited, so call the library at 594-2791 to sign-up for this fun class, sponsored by the library and the QuickArts Grant program administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

December 22
A Celtic Christmas Celebration by Joel Raney, 7:30 p.m., Montour Falls Baptist Church. All singers welcome. First rehearsal Sunday, Nov. 17 from 3-5 p.m. $10 for score and rehearsal CD. For more information call Kim Laursen, director, at 607-857-5252.


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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