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Calendar of Events

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See repeating events at bottom of the page.

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.

August 1-31
NEW Wickham Rural Life Center is open to the public. The Center focuses on rural life in Schuyler County featuring exhibits of hand tools, agriculture and more. The new building is located behind the Brick Tavern Museum at 108 North Catharine St. (SR 14), Montour Falls, NY. August Hours -- Tuesday thru Friday -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and  Saturday, August 12th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

August 15 & 22
“Beads & Baskets” -- two fun craft programs for teens and tweens! On Tuesday, August 15th -- Make a Polymer Bead bracelet with Kaitlin Joensen: 11:00 a.m. at the Peterson Library, Odessa (594-2791) or 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Library (535-2346). On Tuesday, August 22nd -- Basket Weaving with Cynthia Cratsley: 11:00 a.m. at the Peterson Library, Odessa (594-2791) or 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Library (535-2346). Space is limited, so please call to register! Programs sponsored by the libraries and Quick Arts Grant administered by the ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes.

August 16
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, at Montour Falls Library. At 5:00 p.m., our young adult book group will meet to discuss "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher. Clay Jensen receives several cassette tapes recorded by his classmate, telling him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them.

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

August 17
Art Show, 5-8 p.m. at Hector Handmade, new gift shop and gallery (607-703-1228). Meet Zac Rood, Hector Handmade's Artist of the Month for August, and see his cross sectional wood block relief art. Light snacks and refreshments.

August 18
Red Cross blood drive, 12 noon-4 p.m., Schuyler Hospital, 250 Steuben St., Montour Falls.

August 18
Ryan Pruitt Memorial Benefit, 6 p.m., Clute Park Community Center, Watkins Glen. A night to remember Ryan and raise money for expenses and for the 2017-18 Ryan Pruitt #24 Athletic Scholarship. Raffles. DJ Miller Time will provide entertainment.

August 19
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.

August 19
Seneca Swim, Clute Park, fundraiser for Volunteer Firefighters. Join us on Facebook Seneca Swim for Emergency Volunteers of Schuyler County. Questions? Contact or 607-742-2441.

August 19
Pints for Paws, Heavily Brewing Company, 6-10 p.m. Dance to the music of the Zydeco Trail Ryders from 7-10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds of each pint will benefit The Humane Society of Schuyler County.

August 19
Chicken Barbecue fundraiser, in Atlas Bowl parking (former Save-A-Lot supermarket lot) on Trumansburg's Main Street, sponsored by Trumansburg Rotary Club, 11:30 a.m. until gone. Chicken dinners (Cornell recipe) sell for $9, consisting of half chicken, cole slaw, salt potatoes and bread.

August 20
Wounded Warriors in Action fundraiser, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Trumansburg Amerian Legion. Chicken BBQ and Craft Fair. BBQ is $10, and vendors are needed for Craft Fair. Raffle baskets and 50-50.

August 21
It’s a TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC! The Odessa Peterson Library presents its 6th annual tea party on Saturday, September 16th, 1:00-3:00 PM, Montour Falls Fire Hall. Food, entertainment, quilt raffle, crafts, prizes & more for kids of all ages! Call the library for more info and to register: 594-2791.

August 22
Montour Falls Library Board Meeting, 6 p.m. The library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

August 23
Storytelling Circle at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Storytelling Circle will meet, led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share!

August 26
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.

August 31
Doug's Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Trumansburg Fair Grounds, SR 96, Trumansburg. Pre-orders can be placed day of event by calling 607-423-5995. Also, bake sale, and water available. Benefit of Mecklenburg United Methodist Church.

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.

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.

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.

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