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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.

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.

May 24
Storytelling Circle meeting at the Montour Falls Library at 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 to be announced.

May 25
Paint Your Pet with Wine and Design, 6-9 p.m., Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls. Create your own pet portrait. Register at www.wineanddesign.com/ithaca. $55 pp. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Schuyler County.

May 26
Young Dragonettes’ Book Club meeting at the Montour Falls Library, 10 a.m. The middle school reading group will discuss "The Chicken Squad" by Doreen Cronin. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are busy solving mysteries and fighting crime.

May 26
Book Barn Fridays begin again at Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library, Odessa. Great selection of used books for all ages. Open each Friday during open hours through Oct. 27.

May 26-27
Grand Re-opening of the Check It Out Thrift Shop -- best thrift store in Mecklenburg!! Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and every Friday & Saturday until September 30. Located at 6069 Turnpike Road, Mecklenburg. Phone 607-387-5915. Run by and for the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church.

May 27
Essential Oils at the 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 a.m.

May 27
Chicken BBQ, Odessa Legion Post, Rte. 228 & Steam Mill Road, Odess. 12 noon until gone. Dinners $8, chicken 1/2, $6.

May 29
Memorial Day Services: 10:30/11 a.m., Watkins Glen Waterfront with parade to County Courthouse; 11 a.m., Schuyler County Veterans Memorial Park. Speaker: Maj. Russell Gardner, Marine Corps Retired.

June 2
"What Are You Reading?" at Montour Falls Library, 3:30 p.m. every Friday. All ages welcome to meet and discuss what you are reading. Share a favorite book, recommend a new author, discover another story.

June 3
Chicken BBQ fundraiser, 4:30 p.m. until gone, Reading Community Church, Church Road and 14A, Reading Center. Menu: BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, salt potatoes, baked beans, rolls, dessert and beverage. Adults $10; children (6-12) $6; children 5 and under free. Half-chicken only $6. Take-outs available. Meal prepared by Winners Circle Deli.

June 3
Bicycle through History with Montour Falls Library. At 9:00 a.m., meet at the Tops in Watkins Glen and bicycle along the Catharine Valley Trail with historian Gary Emerson, from Watkins Glen to Pine Valley and back.

June 3
Chicken BBQ, 12 noon, Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. Full chicken dinner, $9, includes 1/2 chicken, beans, salad, roll and dessert. Half-chicken only, $6. Take-out only. Presale tickets available. Contact Sharon Stadelmaier at 594-2094.

June 6
Blankets and Books with Tanglewood Nature Center and Montour Falls Library. At 10:30 a.m., join the Montour Falls Library at Havana Glen Park for the first Blankets and Books story hour of the season. Tanglewood Nature Center will give a special presentation on What To Wear and How To Get There, about how animals move in the wild, and why animals are covered with so many different kinds of "outfits."

June 7
Classics Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf. This brilliant novel explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life.

June 13
Blankets and Books with Montour Falls Library. At 10:30 a.m., meet at Havana Glen Park for an hour of stories, nature, and play. Every Tuesday in June, July, and August.

June 13
Environmental Literature Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Bailey. The author discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious snail brings.

June 14
Havana Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner. The author transforms her childhood experiences living through the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia into the finest of literary fiction.

June 20
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m. meeting to discuss "Shadow and Claw" by Gene Wolfe. An apprentice torturer is exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession--showing mercy toward his victim.

June 21
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, at Montour Falls Library, 5 p.m., meeting to discuss "Glory O'Brien's History of the Future" by A. S. King. Glory can see the future, and she'll do anything to make sure this future doesn't come to pass.

June 24
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.

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!



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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