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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.

Jan. 20
Finger Lakes Finns potluck lunch, 1 p.m., Newfield Fire Hall, followed by a lecture by Rainer Langstedt on "Finding Your Finnish Roots on the Internet." Langstedt will also dicuss history, explaining why things were recorded in a certain way. Public welcome. Canceled due to the weather.

Jan. 24-26, Feb. 1-2
Book sale hosted by Montour Library at 108 Genesee St., across from Shequagah Falls, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Books, DVDS. Make a considerate donation to support the library. Vintage postcards, MFL canvas totes, and brass ornaments also available for purchase.

Jan. 25
Fourth Friday Concert Series, 6 p.m., Montour Library, featuring Lisa Fenwick. A donation of $10 is encouraged to support the musician. Made possible by the QuickARTS grant program administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Feb. 2
Annual SOUP-TO-GO SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. Delicious homemade soups to choose from: Broccoli-Cheese, Corn Chowder, Hamburger or Chicken Vegetable. All soups $8 per quart. Stop by the day of the sale and buy some soup, or call 594-2271 to place your order ahead of time. Please leave a message with name, phone number, and variety of soup(s) desired. Proceeds to benefit our Kids Summer Camp Scholarship fund.

Feb. 7
Meet Llama Llama in Red Pajamas at the Dutton Peterson Library, Odessa! It’s our annual Valentine Pajama Storytime with very special guest, Llama Llama. 6:30 p.m., 106 First St., Odessa. We’ll have stories, a simple project, and refreshments. All kids and parents are welcome to join us for this fun evening. Wear your pjs, if you wish!

Feb. 9
Learn the art of Asian Paper Cutting with Mary Beth Dolan, 10:00 a.m. at the Peterson Library, Odessa (594-2791) and 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Library (535-2346). 2019 is the Year of the Pig in the Asian New Year. Learn the craft and a bit of the history, too. Call to sign up as space is limited. Sponsored by the libraries and the Community Arts Grant administered by the ARTs of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Feb. 9
“The Ancestry.com Family Tree and Ancestry DNA Test Results, Some Mysteries Unraveled” at 11 a.m. at the Schuyler County Historical Society’s Brick Tavern Museum, 108 N. Catharine St./Route 14, Montour Falls. Presented by John Potter. $10 per person; space is limited. Call (607) 535-9741 or email director@schuylerhistory.org
(See story on Features)

Feb. 16
Make Your Own Beaded Bracelet, 2:00-4:30 p.m., Humane Society of Schuyler County. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Cost $30 pp. All proceeds benefit The Humane Society. Visit www.schuylerhumane.org for details and registration.

Feb. 16
Wine and Spirit, the annual Spirit of Schuyler fundraiser at J.R. Dill Winery, 4-7 p.m. Limited tickets available.
Event includes food, live music by Pat Comstock and Scott Muir, souvenir wine glass, and more. Raffles and prizes. Only 200 tickets available. The event WILL sell out! Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at www.spiritofschuyler.org

Feb. 17
Humane Society of Schuyler County Benefit Breakfast, Montour Falls Moose Lodge, 8-11 a.m. 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 $7.00, Children 4-10, $4.00, Children under 4 free. All proceeds benefit the care of shelter animals.



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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