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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.

April 21
Ken Kolodner & Friends concert, 7:30 p.m., St. James' Episcopal Church, 6th and Decatur Streets, Watkins Glen. Old-time, Celtic, Quebecois, world and original music on hammered dulcimers, mbira and fiddle. Adults $15; children under 14, $10; kids under 5 are free.

April 24
Montour Falls Library Board Meeting. At 6:00 p.m., the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

April 25
Storytelling Circle at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Storytelling Circle will meet, 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 "Humor."

April 27
Tanglewood Nature Center: Birds of Prey, at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., the Nature Center will give a presentation on birds of prey. They will bring live animals and tell stories. Free and open to all ages.

April 27
Fourth Friday Concert at Montour Falls Library: Lisa Fenwick: Treasures of the Celtic Harp. At 6:00 p.m., join the library for our monthly concert. Lisa Craig Fenwick will present a concert of treasures of the Celtic harp as well as traditional American Folk Songs and other calming, reflective, tranquil harp music. She will perform on the Celtic lever harp. We ask for a $10 donation to support the musicians and the library.

April 28
Freecycle at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join us for an hour of free-range creativity.

April 28
Backbone Ridge Oral History Discussion at Montour Falls Library. At 11:00 a.m., join the Backbone Ridge History Group for a social hour and oral history discussion. Come learn and chat about the history of the Backbone Ridge and the group's programs. Learn about how you can participate. Do you have interesting stories to tell? Do you know a friend, neighbor, or family member who knows about life on the Backbone Ridge? Bring them too! Folklorist Maria Kennedy will be on hand with a tape recorder to capture stories or take notes. We are always looking for first-hand knowledge, tall tales, family legends, and local history.

April 28
Pork Dinner, Hector Presbyterian Church, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Pulled Pork & Roll, Mac & Cheese; Baked Beans; Cole Slaw; Brownie Sunday, and Beverage. Pre-Purchase Tickets available or pay at the door $10 adults, $6 ages 5-12, kids under 5 free. Live music and Hazlitt Wine. Dine In or Take Out.

April 28
Open House and Ice Cream Social, Valois Logan Hector Volunteer Fire Company, 1-4 p.m. Firetruck rides, firefighter demonstrations, and ice cream. In addition to looking for a large turnout, the company is also seeking department volunteers in various capacities for the future: firefighters 16+, Emergency Medical Technicians 18+, Auxiliary members, Library volunteers, Fair volunteers.

May 2
Meditation, Montour Falls Library. At 8:00 a.m., before the library opens, join certified yoga instructor Sue Silhan, R.N., for an hour of meditation. This group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month.

May 2
Classics Reading Group, Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

May 3
Montour Falls Farmers Market. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the pavilion at 300 West Main Street, join us for the opening day of the Montour Falls Farmers Market. Local farmers will offer healthy, fresh, local, affordable vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, and more. All eligible vendors accept SNAP, 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. Thursdays, 4:00 to 7:00, May through October. montourfallsfarmersmarket.com

May 4
First Friday Movie Night, Montour Falls Library. At 4:00 p.m., kick off the weekend with a free movie and snacks. No reservations required; just show up. We will be watching “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” May the Fourth be with you. We will be showing new movies every first Friday.

May 5
Morning on the Catharine Valley Trail. At 8:00 a.m., meet at the Montour Falls Library steps for a walk on the Catharine Valley Trail. We will meet every first Saturday of every month to walk, talk, and be outside.

May 5
Upcycle Society, Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join the Upcycle Society to 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.

May 5
IPM Workshop, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Learn about deer protection, rodent control. IPM (Integrated Pest Management), pollination, new tree planting. You will receive a copy of the Apple IPM booklet ($15 value). The workshop is held at Reisingers Apple Country, 2750 Apple Lane in Watkins Glen. The workshop is $25 and pre-registration (by May 2nd) is required. Register here https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/IPM2018_244. For more information contact Roger Ort at rlo28@cornell.edu

May 5
Spring Time Fun at the Library. Presenting the Art of "Jazzy Bugs" with artist Kaitlin Joensen, Odessa Library, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Learn how to create your own keepsake wearable pin or garden stake for all. Sponsored by the Library and Quick Arts Grant program. Call for more information, or to sign up today (594-2791).

May 8
Environmental Literature Reading Group. At 6:00 p.m., the group will meet at the Montour Falls Library to discuss “Raising Wild” by Michael P. Branch. The author tells of his life off the grid with his wife and two curious little girls in the wild and extreme landscape of Nevada's Great Basin Desert.

May 9
Havana Book Club. At 6:00 p.m., the club will meet at the Montour Falls Library to discuss “The Hidden Light of Northern Fires” by Daren Wang. A town on the Underground Railroad secedes from the Union after it becomes fractured by the politics of the American Civil War.

May 10
Thursday evening supper series, turkey dinner, 4:30-7:00 p.m. Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee. Adults $10; children ages 5-11 years $5; children under 5 free. Includes buffet line, beverage and homemade desserts. Take-outs and deliveries are available -- call 607-243-5935. Or call 607-243-7313 the afternoon of the dinner.

May 11
Song and Story, 10 a.m., Montour Falls Library. Join us for a new season of songs and stories. Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, will be bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs with rhymes and reading. All ages are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Every second Friday at 10:00.

May 12
History Walk, starting at the Montour Falls Library. At 9:00 a.m., walk with county historian and local author Gary Emerson along the Chemung Canal towpath and learn about the history of the canal.

May 12
Photo Fun, Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., take photos in a creative scavenger hunt.

May 15
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club, Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss “Deer Life” by Ron Sexsmith. A wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat.

May 16
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, Montour Falls Library. At 5:00 p.m., our young adult book group will meet to discuss “Moxie” by Jennifer Mathieu. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

May 19
Library Garden. At 10:00 a.m., join us as we begin a new season in the Montour Falls Library's garden. Start seeds and help the garden grow.

May 22
Montour Falls Library Board Meeting. At 6:00 p.m., the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

May 23
Storytelling Circle, Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Storytelling Circle will meet, led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share!

May 24
Ribs and Riesling Early Literacy Fundraiser. At 5:00 p.m. at Seneca Lodge, the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club will hold a fundraiser for the Montour Falls Library Early Literacy Program. Wine, dine, and socialize, and support your local community. Call 535-4300 to reserve a seat.

May 25
Corning Science and Discovery Center, at the Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., the Corning Science and Discovery Center presents a program on weather and the seasons.



May 25
Fourth Friday Concert: Sé Leigheas: An Irish Evening, at the Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., join the library for our monthly concert. Join us for a lively evening of jigs, reels, marches, and airs from the Emerald Isle and other Celtic Nations. Listen to the rousing sounds of fiddle, guitar, concertina, and mandolin. We ask for a $10 donation to support the musicians and the library.

May 26
Freecycle, Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join us for an hour of free-range creativity.


Repeating events

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.

10:00 is Toddler Story Time at the Montour Falls Library. Join us for an hour of stories and play for curious young minds. Make friends and learn something new. Open to all ages.

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. 1st 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. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information and resources for parents.

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, providing our community with healthy, fresh, local, and affordable food. Local farmers will offer vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, and more. 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. This program is open to all. We encourage older and younger siblings to choose books to have read to them, and to read to each other.

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 the Upcycle Society at the Montour Falls Library. 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.

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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