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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.

Sept. 12-Oct. 17
Connecting with your intuition. Are you feeling stuck in a rut with repeated patterns? Progressive classes designed to bring clarity and help enhance your life. Fun exercises, meditation and laughter are all included. Cost is $20/class. RSVP at www.mindfulinspirationsny.com or call 607-703-0011, 4032 Lake Ave., Burdett Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2.

Sept. 21
Finger Lakes Toy Library, 10-11 a.m. at the Montour Library. A community resource devoted to play! The mission is to improve the quality of life by increasing access to toys, supporting play, and encouraging a culture of reuse and sharing. https://toys.fingerlakestoylibrary.org/

Sept. 22
Finger Lakes Health Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lakshmi Living Arts, 1966 Trumansburg Road, Trumansburg. Special one-day event focusing on health care. No admission charged, donations joyfully accepted. The event will host an outdoor vendor village with many local and regional vendors and practitioners sharing their healing knowledge, skills and products. Education workshops and live music throughout the day, under a tent and in a pavilion, as well as inside the Lakshmi studio. Schedule available in early September. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Sept. 26
Storytelling Circle, 6 p.m. at the Montour Library. led by And Two Makes Three storytellers.

Sept. 29-30
Endless Mountains Quilt Club biennial Quilt Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, Athens, Pa. Admission $5. Lunch available. Special exhibits and vendors. Visit www.emqg.org for more information.

Sept. 29
Inaugural Schuyler County Family Fit Fest, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Montour Falls Fireman's Festival Grounds, SR 224. Free festival focused on health and wellness, including music, food, prizes, and featuring Strong Kids Safe Kids. Presented by Cayuga Health System and Schuyler County Public Health. For the latest festival schedule and information go to schuylerfitfest.org. Questions? Call (607) 210-1950 or email info@schuylerhospital.org.

Oct. 4
Turkey Dinner, Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee, 4:30-7 p.m. Chef: Steve Owens. Adults $10, Children $5. Eat in or take out.

Oct. 6
Rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets, Humane Society of Schuyler County, 10 a.m. to noon. Dogs on leashes. Cats in carriers. Please bring proof of prior vaccinations. Clinic is free. However, donations are appreciated.

Oct. 11
Musician Jim McCarthy will entertain, motivate and inspire with a sing-along, clap-along program complete with fun questions and answers, 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins Glen Public Library and 3:15 p.m. at the Dutton Peterson Library, Odessa. Come along and bring a friend! Sponsored by the libraries and Community Arts Grant program administered by the ARTs of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Oct. 11
Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will present a talk on the Willard Asylum, 7:00 p.m. at the Odessa Municipal Building Community Room, 300 E. Main St., Odessa. Sponsored by the Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library.

Oct. 13
The Spirit of Schuyler's annual Gathering, a fundraiser to help provide emergency financing for county residents, 5-9 p.m. at the Hidden Valley Lodge outside Watkins Glen. Live music, tons of food along with local wines and beer (included in the ticket price), and many tables of raffle items. Games of chance, and thousands of dollars in prizes to be won including event tickets, artwork and a flatscreen TV! Purchase advance-sale discount tickets (buy one, get one $5 off) online at www.spiritofschuyler.org  (or $20 each at the door).

Oct. 13
Third annual family-focused Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., front lawn of Shtayburne Farm, just off Route 14, Rock Stream. Mennonite farm owned and operated by Hostetler family for four generations. Several vendors; many varieties of cows' milk cheese and different types of homemade baked goods. Hayrides, guided farm tours, petting zoo, bounce house and play area, kids' games, and pumpkin decorating contest. Admission is free. Hayrides $1, games 50 cents, where kids can compete for farm-themed prizes.

Oct. 16
Active Shooter Workshop, at Burdett Presbyterian Church, 3995 Church St., Burdett, led by Lt. Todd Day of the Schuyler County sheriff's Dept. Two-hour program starting 6:30 p.m. Overall topic: Avoid, Deny, Defend. Lt. Day will discuss how to avoid active shooters, how to deny them access to you and how to defend yourself against them. There are several videos relating to different active-shooter events over the years. Lt. Day will discuss the different ways people reacted to them. The program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested. Contact Dick Evans at 607-546-8560 or dkevansbpc@aol.com



Repeating events

Every Friday and Saturday until Sept. 30.

The "Check It Out" Thrift Shop is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at 6069 Turnpike Road, just off Route 79 in Mecklenburg, NY.

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.

Sundays:

From 8:00 to 12:00 at Montour Falls Library, every Sunday, local musician Gary Kline will be offering free music lessons in a variety of string instruments and tin whistle. You're welcome to bring in your own instruments, as well. Gary has 40 years of experience in folk music. Lessons are free and open to all ages and skill levels.

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.

Wednesdays:

From 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Montour Falls Library will have a table full of art supplies and instruction books for you to use. Draw, paint, fold, sketch, and imagine. Practice your skills and explore new techniques. Join us every Wednesday for a drop-in time of art and creativity. Free and open to all.

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.

Pre-K Story Time at the Watkins Glen Public Library with Mrs. LaFever. Children and caregivers meet weekly for an hour of stories and songs, 10 a.m.

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.

10:00 is Infant Lap Time at the Montour Falls Library. We sing, dance, and read with newborns and siblings and share information and resources for parents. All ages welcome.

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, with local farmers offering healthy, fresh and affordable food. 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.

NY State of Health Navigator available from 1-4 p.m. (and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) at Watkins Glen Public Library for those needing help enrolling for health insurance. Please call Adrienne at (607) 962-8225 ext. 600 to schedule an appointment.

Fridays:

10:00 a.m. is Preschool Story Time at the Montour Falls Library. We will bring our stories to life with puppets, go ABC fishing, create art, and more! This program is open to all.

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 a rotating series of crafts and activities at the Montour Falls Library. Upcycle Society, Photo Fun, Library Garden and Outdoor Adventure. Reinvent books, bags, clothing, and other materials to make unique creations from discarded household items; take photos in a creative exploration; start seeds and help the garden grow; and enjoy free-range creativity outside. There will also be a discussion of the books that you're reading. 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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