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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.

February 17
Success with Seeds: Planning the Garden, at Montour Falls Library. At 9:00 a.m., join gardening experts for the first of a three-part series on gardening. Library director and horticulturalist Roxanne Leyes and Deb Ball of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Teaching Garden will discuss planning the garden and choosing seeds. We will have a large selection of books on seeds and gardening for you to check out. Take home packets of seeds from our free seed library. Bring questions!

February 17
Photo Fun at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 p.m., take photos in a creative scavenger hunt.

February 17
Genealogy Workshop for Beginners, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Schuyler County Historical Society. Reservations required & fee. 607-535-9741 or info@schuylerhistory.org

February 17
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. $7 per person. Take-outs available. All are welcome.

February 18
Benefit Breakfast for Humane Society of Schuyler County, 8-11 a.m. at the Montour Moose Lodge, Rt. 14. All you can eat buffet breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fruit, juice and a bottomless cup of coffee. Vegan options available. Adults $7, children 4-10 $4, and children under 3 free.

February 20
Tanglewood Nature Center at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., Tanglewood Nature Center will give a presentation on Lizards, Snakes, and Frogs. Join us for stories, live animals, and a discussion of science and nature. Open to all ages.

February 20
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club at Montour Falls Library, meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss “The Golden Apples of the Sun" by Ray Bradbury. Here are thirty-two of Bradbury’s most famous tales -- prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which the author uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul.

February 21
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, meeting at Montour Falls Library at 5 p.m. to discuss “Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, a teenage boy scavenges for copper wiring just to make quota -- and hopefully live to see another day.

February 23
Fourth Friday Concert: Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore: The American Folk Tradition, 6 p.m. at the Montour Falls Library. Join the library for our monthly concert. Phil Shapiro, folksinger, guitarist, and longtime host of Bound for Glory, and Carrie Shore, fiddle player and singer, offer an unusual and delightful program of American folk music, old and new. They choose fascinating, energetic songs from the last couple of hundred years of American traditional folk song, and add newer songs written squarely in the folk tradition. We ask for a $10 donation to support the musicians and the library.

February 24
Freecyle at Montour Falls Library, 10 a.m. Join us for an hour of free-range creativity.

February 24
Brad Collins Band will perform country songs at London's Pub & Pizza, 8 p.m. Admission free. For additonal information, visit www.facebook.com/events/138429666860680.

February 24
Backbone Ridge Oral History Discussion at Montour Falls Library, 11 a.m. Join the Backbone Ridge History Group for a social hour and oral history discussion. Do you have interesting stories to tell? Folklorist Maria Kennedy will be on hand with a tape recorder to capture stories or take notes.

February 27
Montour Falls Library Board Meeting. At 6:00 p.m., the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

February 28
Storytelling Circle at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m. Led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share!

March 4
Trumansburg Community Nursery School Bid & Bowl, 1-4 p.m., Atlas Bowl, 61 W. Main St., Trumansburg. Price: $10. A fun adult afternoon to support the future of children at the Trumansburg Community Nursery School. Bowling, snacks, music, and automatic entry to raffle prizes. Silent Auction 1-3 p.m., Live Auction immediately following. All proceeds benefit the school's programming and scholarship fund.


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.

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.

10:30 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:

1:00 p.m. is the Handcrafters Circle at the Montour Falls Library. Bring your needlecrafts, beading, carving, coloring, sketching, or any other library-friendly handcrafts. Share ideas and techniques with other community crafters.

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.

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.

10:30 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.

Fridays:

10:30 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.

3:30 p.m. is What Are You Reading? at the Montour Falls Library. All ages are welcome to meet and discuss what you are reading. Share a favorite book, recommend a new author, discover another story.

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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