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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.

August 21
Technology for Seniors, 2 p.m. at the Montour Library. First in a monthly series of discussions on today’s technology. Topic will be Creating & Navigating an Email Account. We will be learning how to create a Gmail account, how to compose and send an email, and steps to organize your email folders. The focus is on Gmail but feel free to ask about other email services. Please see your librarian after the program to schedule individual appointments for additional questions or specific help.

August 21
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club, 6 p.m. at the Montour Library, meeting to discuss Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. Galapagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this inimitable novel, America’s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry -- and all that is worth saving.

August 23
Storytelling Circle, 5 p.m., led by And Two Makes Three storytellers, meeting at the Montour Falls Farmers Market. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share!

August 23
The "Paddle Smart" program, an introductory class for those interested in canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, 7-9 p.m., Watkins Glen Yacht Club on Boat Launch Road, Watkins Glen, offered by Finger Lakes Chapter of America's Boating Club, aka Seneca Sail and Power Squadron, in cooperation with Summit to Stream Adventures. Cost is $65 for general public, $50 for members of the Finger Lakes and Watkins Glen Yacht Clubs, $40 for Seneca Sail and Power Squadron members, and $15 for additional members of the same family (share materials). Registration fee includes an attendee workbook for note-taking and reference and "The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook" by Shelly Johnson. To ensure availability of materials, pre-registration is requested by email to xo@senecapowersquadron.us or phone (607) 535-4641.

August 25
Outdoor Adventure and Pimp Your Notebook, 10 a.m. An hour of free-range creativity outside. Get a free notebook and decorate it in your own style.

August 25
Back to School Clothing Giveaway, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Many Hands Thrift Shop, Odessa Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. Donations of gently used clothing and shoes may be brought in from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 20-22.

August 26
Hector Area Lions Club Chicken BBQ, 12 noon, Valois Logan Hector Fire Dept., Rte. 414 in Hector. Half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, brownie, $10.

August 27
Literary Reading, 401 Espresso, 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, by Miriam Lerner, Geneseo poet, as part of Watkins Glen Reading Series presented by Watkins Glen Writers Group. Gathering begins 6:30 p.m., reading at 7 p.m.

August 27-28
Auditions at Watkins Glen High School auditorium for Lake Country Players production of "Shrek the Musical." There are a few children's roles, so Director Casey Manzer Smith has asked that kids ages 10-16 come from 6-8 p.m., and adults 17 and older from 7-9 p.m. Anyone wishing to audition should prepare a song to sing a cappella that shows your vocal range. Show dates are Nov. 9-11. For further information, call LCP President Kim Laursen at 607-594-6565.

August 28
Library Board Meeting, 6 p.m.. The trustees will be at the Montour Library for their monthly board meeting.

Sept. 4-6, 8
Encore Players Community Theatre auditions, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 5 and 6; and 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 8 for an evening of one-act plays. All auditions at First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses chapel, 69 E. Main Street, Trumansburg. Auditions will be very relaxed! Dress to move comfortably. Performance dates are Oct. 19, 20, and 21. For more information, visit encoreplayers.org.

Sept. 22
Finger Lakes Health Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lakshmi Living Arts, 1966 Trumansburg Road, Trumansburg. Special one-day event focusing on health care. No admission charged, donations joyfully accepted. The event will host an outdoor vendor village with many local and regional vendors and practitioners sharing their healing knowledge, skills and products. Education workshops and live music throughout the day, under a tent and in a pavilion, as well as inside the Lakshmi studio. Schedule available in early September. Lunch will be available for purchase.



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.

10:00 is Blankets and Books at Havana Glen Park with Montour Falls Library in June, July, and August. Join us for a summer of stories. Hear stories, learn about nature, and play outside.. Open to all ages. Meet at the library in case of rain.

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. 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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