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Calendar of Events

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See repeating events at bottom of the page.

February 4-May 20
Extended Saturday hours, Dutton Peterson Library, Odessa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by the library for books, DVDs and other library materials. Wi-Fi available.

February 22
Young Dragonettes’ Book Club, 3:30 p.m. at the Montour Falls Library. The middle school reading group will discuss "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket. It is likely that A Series of Unfortunate Events is ill-suited for your personal use, but to the rarest of readers we say, “Proceed, but cautiously.”

February 24
Song and Dance at the Montour Falls Library, 10:30 a.m. Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.

February 28
Montour Falls Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting, 6 p.m., at the library.

March 1 & 4
Auditions, Old Havana Courthouse Theatre, 408 W. Main St., Montour Falls, from 7-9 p.m. on March 1 and from 10 a.m.-12 noon on March 4. Both men and women over 16, might be asked to sing. Contact or call 607-742-0850 for more information.

March 1
Classics Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert. Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair.

March 2
Brain Games with Montour Falls Library, 1 p.m. Join us for a meeting of the Brain Games group. Play games, be clever, be thoughtful, have fun. Laugh and wrap your brain around amusing, convoluted puzzles. Word games, board games, card games, logic games, and more. Meet at St. Paul's Parish House, 108 Genesee Street, every Thursday at 1:00.

March 3
First Friday Concert at Montour Falls Library: Hiroya Tsukamoto: Cinematic Guitar Poetry, at 6 p.m. Join us for an evening of cinematic guitar poetry. Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing. Internationally acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

March 4
Italian Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. Spaghetti, fettucini, ziti, meatballs, sausage, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Adults: $8.50. Children under 10: $4.50. Takeouts available at 4:30 p.m.

March 8
Havana Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m.,meeting to discuss "Etta and Otto and Russell and James" by Emma Hooper. This is a beautiful and sometimes hauntingly stark portrait of three WWII-generation lives, sprinkled with the wise counsel of a loyal coyote named James.

March 10
Song and Story at Montour Falls Library, 10:30 a.m. Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, will be bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs. Children of all ages are welcome.

March 11
Longwood Gardens Bus Trip with Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 a.m., join the library for a trip to beautiful Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Spend the day exploring their world-famous 4-acre conservatory. It’s just right for a cold winter day! Bus tickets are $75. Reserve your ticket soon. 535-7489.

March 12
Trumansburg's Empty Bowls fundraiser, Atlas Bowl, 12:30-3 p.m., Atlas Bowl, to benefit the Trumansburg-Ulysses Food Pantry. Donation of $25 will buy a handmade bowl made by Salmon Pottery and Trumansburg High School ceramics students. Guests can fill their new bowls with hearty soups from Good To Go and other local restaurants, and take them home to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Silent auction and raffles for items donated by community members and businesses. Anyone wishing to donate a raffle item can contact Mary Ellen Salmon at Atlas Bowl is offering half-price bowling during the event. Cash bar. Tickets available at Salmon Gallery, 79 E. Main St., Trumansburg on Saturdays and Sundays between 11-5, and at Good To Go all other times until March 11.

March 14
Environmental Literature Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6:00 p.m., meeting to discuss "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, the author has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities.

March 15
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, meeting at 5 p.m. at the Montour Falls Library to discuss "How to Hang a Witch" by Adriana Mather. Sam discovers that she is at the center of a centuries-old curse affecting anyone with ties to the Salem Witch Trials.

March 21
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club meeting at Montour Falls Library, 6:00 p.m., to discuss "Troubled Waters" by Sharon Shinn. Zoe unlocks the mysteries of her blood and the secrets of the royal family, and she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal court.

March 22
Young Dragonettes’ Book Club meeting at Montour Falls Library at 3:30 discuss "Runny Babbit" by Shel Silverstein. Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

March 22
Storytelling Circle meeting 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! The topic will be "The Power of Song."

March 24
Song and Dance at Montour Falls Library,10:30 a.m. Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.

March 25
Essential Oils at Montour Falls Library, at 10 a.m. Learn about essential oils from local educator Keri Greenberger.

March 28
Montour Falls Library Board monthly meeting, 6:00 p.m. at the library.

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 or check us out on Facebook for latest information.

October-Dec. 10, 2016
Hats, Scarves & Other Accessories Collection for Teenagers, FiberArts in the Glen is collecting homemade or store-bought items for local teenage boys and girls to be distributed through the schools. Suggested items include hats, scarves, cowls, headbands, boot toppers, fingerless mitts. Bring your items to FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY. 607-535-9710,

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

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.

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.

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,

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.

Free Health Clinic
Schuyler County Health Check free health clinic conducted every Thursday by Schuyler County Medical Professionals, 6 p.m. at Mill Creek Center, 106 Perry St., Watkins Glen. For uninsured individuals who do not qualify for government programs. For an appointment please leave a message at 535-8145. Walk-ins accepted from 6-6:30.

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.

Tuesday and Wednesday Nights
Zumba Latin dance exercise, 6:15 p.m., Watkins Glen Community Center. Fun, easy steps and no experience necessary. All ages welcome. $5 per class. Taught by licensed instructor. Call 607-857-0725 for more information.

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.

© The Odessa File 2017
Charles Haeffner
P.O. Box 365
Odessa, New York 14869