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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.

June 1-30
Steamboats of Seneca Lake. Stop by the museum in June to check out our exhibit on Steamboats, once a popular mode of transportation on Seneca Lake. The Brick Tavern Museum is located at 108 North Catharine St. (SR 14), Montour Falls. June museum hours -- Tuesday thru Friday -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.schuylerhistory.org

June 27
Montour Falls Library monthly board meeting, 6 p.m. at the library.

June 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!

June 29
Lifeguard Qualifying Procedure, Watkins Glen State Park Pool, 9 a.m. Procedures evaluate practical lifesaving skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills. All items evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Candidates required to bring their picture ID and own pocket masks for the CPR portion of the qualifying procedure. Starting pay for lifeguards is $13.27 per hour. Candidates must pre-register by either calling the Finger Lakes State Parks Regional Office at (607) 387-7041 ext. 104 or by email at Andrew.Chouinard@parks.ny.gov

July 1-31
Steamboats of Seneca Lake. Stop by the museum in July to check out our exhibit on Steamboats, once a popular mode of transportation on Seneca Lake. The Brick Tavern Museum is located at 108 North Catharine St. (SR 14), Montour Falls. July museum hours -- Tuesday thru Friday -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. www.schuylerhistory.org

July 4
Montour Falls Library Closed on Independence Day.

July 5
Stories on the Porch at Montour Falls Library. At 2:00 p.m., join us for the very first day of stories outside. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in July and August, join us on our side porch for stories for all ages. We will read picture books and chapter books and poetry and more. Listen, imagine, and be transported, all on a summer afternoon.

July 5
Classics Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss “The Alchemist” by Paolo Coelho. An Andalusian shepherd boy journeys from Spain to Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

July 5
The Summer Reading program at the Watkins Glen Public Library will kick off at 10 a.m. with Tanglewood Nature Center's Live Animal Program. Meet an owl, a frog, a hedgehog and more, and learn about how they live. Understanding and respecting animals is one way to fulfill the Summer Reading theme of "Build a Better World". The program is free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 607-535-2346 or email to watkins@stls.org

July 8
The Lee School in Montour Falls, NY will be open on July 8th to the public. A historic one-room schoolhouse located on State Route 14 is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1884, the school was in service until 1937. Schuyler County Historical Society staff will provide local history during the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Brick Tavern Museum will also be open on the 8th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Historical displays of Schuyler County memorabilia have been recently reorganized featuring a new exhibition of local Veterans and Steamboats of Seneca Lake. Check is out! www.schuylerhistory.org

July 11
Environmental Literature Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss “Desert Solitaire” by Edward Abbey. The author vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah.

July 12
Havana Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. This novel is much more than the story of a runaway slave, Cora, who fights her way to the North; it is also a phantasmagorical look at race in America.

July 12
Build a Better World Summer Reading Program at the Dutton Peterson Library in Odessa: 2:00 PM: Singer/Songwriter Tom Sieling helps us kick off our summer reading program! All children & caregivers are welcome to join us! Snacks & surprises, too!

July 18
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss “The High Mountains of Portugal” by Yann Martel. After many strange adventures, a century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion.

July 19
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, at Montour Falls Library, 5 p.m., meeting to discuss “Dime” by E. R. Frank. The startling realities of teen prostitution are revealed in this eye-opening, heartbreaking story.

July 19
Build a Better World Summer Reading Program at the Dutton Peterson Library in Odessa: Weds., July 19, 2:00 PM: Animal Builders -- animal friends from Tanglewood Nature Center will visit us! All children & caregivers are welcome to join us! Snacks & surprises, too!

July 22
Walk through History with Montour Falls Library. At 9:00 a.m., meet on the library steps and walk through historic Havana along the Chemung Canal with historian Gary Emerson.

July 22
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.

July 25
Montour Falls Library Board. At 6:00 p.m., the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

July 26
Storytelling Circle at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m. meeting led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share!

July 26
Build a Better World Summer Reading Program at the Dutton Peterson Library in Odessa: Weds., July 26, 2:00 PM:  Conserving Our Earth -- let’s learn some things we can do for our planet! All children & caregivers are welcome to join us! Snacks & surprises, too!

July 27
Red Cross Blood Drive, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Conference Room #120, Human Services Complex, Montour Falls.

July 29
Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. During village-wide rummage sale day. White elephant items, bake sale, hot dogs, donuts & beverages.

August 2
Build a Better World Summer Reading Program at the Dutton Peterson Library in Odessa: Weds., August 2, 2:00 PM: Lego Fun at our program finale -- let’s do some Lego building! All children & caregivers are welcome to join us! Snacks & surprises, too!

August 1-31
Steamboats of Seneca Lake. Stop by the museum in August to check out our exhibit on Steamboats, once a popular mode of transportation on Seneca Lake. The Brick Tavern Museum is located at 108 North Catharine St. (SR 14), Montour Falls. August museum hours -- Tuesday thru Friday -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.schuylerhistory.org

August 12
The Lee School in Montour Falls will be open on August 12th to the public. A historic one-room schoolhouse located on State Route 14 is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1884, the school was in service until 1937. Schuyler County Historical Society staff will provide local history during the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Brick Tavern Museum will also be open on the 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Historical displays of Schuyler County memorabilia have been recently reorganized featuring a new exhibition of local Veterans and Steamboats. Come check is out! www.schuylerhistory.org

August 17
Steamboats of Seneca Lake presentation by Gary Emerson at the Human Services Building in Montour Falls (SR 14) at 7 p.m. The Schuyler County Historical Society is sponsoring this special presentation in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. www.schuylerhistory.org



Repeating events

Now Free at the Montour Falls Library
The New York Times Online. 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.

Handcrafters Circle
Every Wednesday at 1:00, bring your needlecrafts, beading, carving, coloring, sketching, or any other library-friendly handcrafts. Share ideas and techniques with other community crafters.

The Upcycle Society
Every Saturday morning at 10:00, 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.

Fridays during winter (not Nov. 25 or Dec. 23)
Watkins Glen Winter Farmers Market, 316 W. Fourth St., Fridays, 2:30-6 p.m. Fresh local produce, eggs, pastured chicken (raised on certified organic feed), 21-day dry-aged beef, baked goods fresh and to order, gourmet non-geo popcorn, natural handmade soaps and body care. We accept FMNP coupons, SNAP benefits. It's all local. Contact Jylle Benson-Gauss at 607-227-1333 phone or text; email watkinsglenfarmersmarket@yahoo.com or check us out on Facebook for latest information.

Tuesday Mornings
Preschool Story Hour will be held Tuesday mornings at 10 AM at the Dutton Peterson Library, Odessa. All are welcome.

Mondays
The Montour Falls Library is closed.

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.

Every Friday
Preschool Story Time at the Montour Falls Library, 10:30 a.m., open to all. We encourage older and younger siblings to choose books to have read to them, and to read to each other.

Thursday Mornings, 9 a.m.
Baby Cafe at the Montour Falls Library. A free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support from specifically-trained staff and to share experiences with other moms.

Thursday Mornings, 10:30 a.m.
Infant Lap Time! Montour Falls Memorial Library. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information and resources for parents.

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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