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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.

October 24
Monthly Montour Falls Library Board meeting, 6 p.m. at the library.

October 25
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!

October 25
CASA 101 training begins. Right here in the Southern Tier, over 1,000 children are abused and neglected. Each deserves a safe and loving home. You can give them hope by becoming a CASA volunteer. If interested, call (607) 936-2272 or email info@casasoutherntier.org. New website: www.casasoutherntier.org

October 27
Fourth Friday Concert at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m. Join the library for our monthly concert. Doolin O'Dey presents an exciting mix of traditional and original Celtic-inspired music. Instrumentation of violin, guitar, celtic whistles, octave mandolin, uilleann pipes, and keyboard combine to make your listening experience unforgettable. Jig, aire, reel, or waltz, and you’ll be drawn into the captivating arrangements of this band. Listen to Doolin O'Dey here. The library asks for a $10 donation to support it and the musicians.

October 28
Essential Oils at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., learn about essential oils from local educator Keri Greenberger. Essential oils, volatile liquids and aromatic compounds that are distilled or pressed from plants have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritual and emotionally uplifting properties. Every fourth Saturday at 10:00.

October 28
Halloween Party, 4-6 p.m. at the Mecklenburg Fire Station, 4495 County Route 6. Open to residents of the Mecklenburg Fire District. Games, snacks, trick or treat. Free.

November 1
Classics Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss “In the Skin of a Lion" by Michael Ondaatje. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario.

November 2
Game Night at Montour Falls Library. From 5:00 to 6:30, join us for the first session of our new series of game nights for everyone. Play modern games, traditional games, easy games, and challenging games. There are games for families, games for rookies, games for the experienced, games for the goofy, games for the serious, and games for the curious. Learn to win or lose with gracious dignity. First and third Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30.

November 4
High Country in Concert. Fiddler Roy Litteer performing, with vocals by Betsy Galbraith and Chuck Ackley, 7 p.m., St. James' Episcopal Church, Watkins Glen. Admission $10.

November 4
Mrs. Claus's Holiday Open House,
10 a.m.-5 p.m., FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen. Gift ideas, demonstrations, Make-It/Take-It Christmas ornament, great food, new yarns and kits. Plus a visit from Mrs. Claus!

November 8
Havana Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss “Autumn" by Ali Smith. This novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means.

November 10
Song and Story at Montour Falls Library. At 10:30 a.m., 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 10:30.

November 10-11-12
Lake Country Players production of "Sister Act, the Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12, Watkins Glen High School auditorium. Directed by Joel Wilbur. Tickets available at door for $12 adults, $10 senior citizens, $8 students.

November 14
Environmental Literature Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren. This memoir is a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist.

November 15
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, at Montour Falls Library, 5 p.m., meeting to discuss “The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die.

November 16
Game Night at Montour Falls Library. From 5:00 to 6:30, join us for a new game series for everyone. Play modern games, traditional games, easy games, and challenging games. There are games for families, games for rookies, games for the experienced, games for the goofy, games for the serious, and games for the curious. Learn to win or lose with gracious dignity. First and third Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30.

November 18
St. James Episcopal Church Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 112 Sixth St., Watkins Glen. Fall/winter decorations, handcrafted seasonal gifts, knitted & crocheted items, Santa collectibles, homemade baked goods, raffles (themed baskets, quilt, dollhouse kit). Lunch served 11:30-1:30 (soup, sandwich & dessert). Take-outs available.

November 21
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss “Provenance" by Ann Leckie. A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people.

November 22, 23, 24
Montour Falls Library will be closed for the holiday.

November 24
Fourth Friday Concert: CUMEME, at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., join the library for our monthly concert. The Cornell University Middle Eastern Music Ensemble was formed to study and perform the popular, classical, and folkloric music of the Middle East, a region that includes over 30 countries, over 20 languages, and dozens of religions. This semester’s music revolves around the experiences of outlaws, criminals, rebels, and prisoners, subjects universally considered taboo in the Middle East. Repertoire ranges from Kurdish women’s military music banned in the last decade to a 1000-year-old Bulgarian folksong that was sent into space on the Voyager probes. We ask for a $10 donation to support the musicians and the library.

November 25
Essential Oils at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., learn about essential oils from local educator Keri Greenberger. Essential oils, volatile liquids and aromatic compounds that are distilled or pressed from plants, have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritual and emotionally uplifting properties. Every fourth Saturday at 10:00.

November 28
Montour Falls Library Board monthly meeting, 6 p.m. at the library.


Repeating events

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.

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.

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/

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.

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.

Learn to Knit I:
Monthly 4-session class, Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m., FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY. Call 607-535-9710 to register and for materials needed. www.fiberartsintheglen.com

Open Knitting & Crochet:
All are welcome to sit and stitch Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and Fridays 1-3 p.m. Bring your fiber project and enjoy good company in a relaxed atmosphere. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. No charge.

Knitting Club, Accessories and Building Blocks:
Wednesdays 1-4 p.m. Jump in any Wednesday to start, $10/month. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY. Phone 607-535-9710 to register and for more information. Work on your choice of accessory (hats, mittens, scarves, socks), learn new techniques and tips. www.fiberartsintheglen.com

1st Sunday of the Month – Drop-In, Spin-In, Weave-In – 1-4pm. Free
Bring your spindles, wheels, looms and fiber and spend the afternoon in the company of other spinners and weavers. Or just come and see how it’s done. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710, www.fiberartsintheglen.com

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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