What’s Happening for the week of Aug. 19, 2018

What’s Happening – send dated church, school, social or non-profit event information (50 words or less) to the Troy Pennysaver Plus, Attn: Wendy Post, 181-183 Front St., Owego, N.Y. 13827 or e-mail wpost@owegopennysaver.com. Please send notices at least three weeks in advance of event. Space available, your event will appear.

AUGUST

Recycling: Towanda Elks is accepting cans and bottles for recycling. The drop off spot is in the barbecue pit.

You Too Animal Rescue, now located behind the Towanda Creek Animal Hospital, is open to the public for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. For adoptions by appointment, call (570) 721-0605.

Sayre Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays at Howard Elmer Park, Downtown Sayre. The market runs through mid-October. The Greater Valley of Commerce sponsors it. Call (607) 249-6192 for more information. 

Veterans Support Group: 9 to 11 a.m., every second Saturday of the month at Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church in the lower level of the church. The group is open to all male and female veterans, regardless of age or branch of service. For more information, call or text Bob at (585) 944-6087.   

Family and Friends Weekly Support Meeting, 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Main Link, 17 Pine St., Towanda. For those who struggle with addiction, or for those who love someone who does. Refreshments provided. Call Keith at (607) 378-7182 or email kkinsman@casa-trinity.org with questions. 

WWI Exhibit, April 7 to Sept. 5, Sayre Historical Society, 103 S. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. 

Troy Town Cruisers Summer Cruise-in begins May 29, and runs every Tuesday through Sept. 25, 5 to 8 p.m., First Citizens Community Bank, Troy.

Five Stand, Skeet & Trap, each Wednesday through the summer, 5 to 9 p.m., Alparon Park, Gate 3, Troy. 

Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge Indoor .22 Rifle Shooting, Monday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Towanda American Legion in the Indoor Shooting Range, Route 187, one mile south of Rome and five miles north of Wysox. Guns and ammo provided, $3.50 per night, open to all youth ages ten to 18. For info, call Ray at 265-2728 or find the Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge on Facebook. 

GCCC Fit Club, every Saturday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Granville Center Church of Christ, 5753 Hwy. 514, Granville Summit. For info, call Lee or Robin at 364-5110.

Goodies for our Troops Packaging events, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 87 Main St., Wellsboro. For info, call 662-5601. 

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, last Thursday of every month, 6 to 8 p.m., Saint John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre. For info, call 888-9053. 

Lyme Disease Support Group Meeting, 1st Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Spalding Memorial Library, Athens. 

Lyme Disease Awareness and Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad St., Horseheads. For info, call Kelly at (607) 398-6207 or email to ahope4lyme@yahoo.com

Community Adult Swim (18 and up) Thursday evenings, $2.50 donation, 6 to 8 p.m., Martha Lloyd School, Troy.

Writer’s Group, third Thursday of the month at Allen Pierce Library, will recess until September. 

Free Common Law Education Classes, course and discussion; for questions, call Neva at 529-3502 or 463-5464. 

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous Weekly Meeting, for information on times and locations call (607) 595-7381, (607) 351-9504 or visit foodaddicts.org

Develop communication and leadership skills with Barrier Breakers Toastmasters International Club. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:15 p.m. at various locations between the Valley and Towanda. The nonprofit group is open to 18 years or older. Contact Jerry at (570) 423-2569 or Chris at (570) 888-1221 for more information.

Mosherville TOPS, weigh-in at 4:45 p.m. and meeting at 5:15 p.m., Mosherville Baptist Bible Church, Coryland Road, Mosherville, Pa. Stop in for a no obligation visit. Call Sonia for information at (570) 596-3060

TOPS: Real People, Real Weight Loss, every Monday, 5 to 7 p.m., Troy Vets Club. For info, call Betty at 673-8686.

North Orwell TOPS, 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday for weigh-in, followed by the meeting at 9 a.m., North Orwell Union Church. Please use the side-entrance door at the back of the church. For more information, call Marian at (570) 395-4103.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre. For information, call Lori at (570) 882-9716. 

GriefShare, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, North Street Community Church, 177 North St., Canton. Call 673-4298 for more information or visit griefshare.org

Support group for victims of sexual violence and their family and friends, Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m., 6 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro, Pa. Call 724-3549 for more information.

Free Breakfast, last Saturday of each month, 8 to 10 a.m., Fellowship Hall, First Christian Church of Alba. For more information, call 297-4051. 

Gold Wing Road Riders Meetings, 2nd Sunday of each month, breakfast at 9 a.m.

AUGUST 16 to 18

Riverfest in Towanda is planned for Thursday through Saturday, on the Merrill Parkway along the banks of the Susquehanna River. No admission fee. Rides, entertainment, crafts, food, games, 5K, contests and fireworks at 9 p.m. on Saturday. 

AUGUST 18

The Sayre Christian Church will host a Christian music festival, “Summerfest to Impact Hunger,” from 1 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the church at 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre. There is no admission. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry. For more information, call (570) 888-2683.

Dunking Booth will be open during Towanda Riverfest. Cost for adults is a donation to Grace Connection, while kids can play for free. Come to the lawn of the 1st Presbyterian Church on Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Rummage and Bake Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre. It will be held rain or shine.

AUGUST 19

The descendants of J.D., Herbert William and Richard Wilcox and any Wilcox family member will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. at the Old LeRoy School House. Bring a dish to pass, own table service and own beverage. For questions, call Carol Ann Carey at (570) 673-3247.

64th Annual Galilean Service and Dish to Pass Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. on the shores of Lake Ondawa and next to the Pavilion in Big Pond. Rain or shine! Bring your lawn chair for a day of worship, fellowship and food!

Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts will present a concert by star alumni of Music in the Mountains at 4 p.m. The concert will be held at the David DeWire Center, 891 Laporte Ave., Eagles Mere (corner of Laporte and Allegheny Aves). Tickets ($25) will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.emfoa.org or phone (570) 525-3248.

The Che-Hanna Rock and Minerals Club picnic: Geode Cutting 10 a.m., Rock Polishing and Pendant Making at 11 a.m. with games and contests during the day, Satterlee Creek Environmental Center in Litchfield Township.  A picnic meal will be at 1 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, your own table service and drink. Non-club members may attend via an RSVP to Inga at (607) 425-7426 to ensure that there are enough supplies on hand. For more information, visit www.chehannarocks.com.

AUGUST 20

Informational program “Beyond Google, Using NewsBank”, Bradford County Library, located on Route 6, one mile west of Burlington. This program is free and open to the public. Please bring a portable personal electronic device to enhance the presentation. For more information, contact the library at (570) 297-2436.

The Valley Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 118 S. Main Street, Athens. Included in the $4 cost will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. All proceeds will directly benefit the activities of the Valley Senior Center. For more information, call the Valley Senior Center at (570) 888-2387.

AUGUST 21

Endless Mountain Investment Club, 6 p.m., Great Wall Buffet Restaurant in Wysox. New members that wish to learn more about the stock market and the club are welcome and can attend two free meetings. Learn more by calling Ed Schmitt at (670) 265-3353, Ted Rieth at (570) 265-7321, or Mike Hoffman at (570) 637-0200.

Meeting for LeRaysville Minstrel Practice will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Hall. All interested are welcome.

AUGUST 22

The Orwell Bible Church will be showing “I Can Only Imagine” at 10 a.m., and again at 6:30 p.m. Call Julia at (570) 247-7101 to reserve your seat. Childcare and refreshments will be provided, and admission is free with limited seating.

AUGUST 23

Trivia at the Lake, 6:30 p.m., Lake Ondawa Pavilion, 301 North Lake Rd., Big Pond. Exercise your brain! Win a prize!

Free Community Dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Valley United Presbyterian Church, Waverly, N.Y. Meal includes macaroni and cheese, sliced ham, green beans, dessert and beverage.

A group of Athens Area retired school employees are planning a breakfast to be held at 9 a.m., VFW on Lockhart Street, Sayre. It will be a time of fellowship and to enjoy “not” going back to school. Any interested retirees of the Athens Area School District may contact Lori Hurd at 888-4107 for information and reservations by Wednesday, Aug. 16. Cost will be $9 including tax and gratuity. All reservations are to be honored.

AUGUST 25

History Under the Stars, 7 to 9 p.m., Sayre Historical Society, 103 S. Lehigh Ave., Sayre. For more information, visit sayrehistoricalsociety.org or Follow them on Facebook.

The Farmhands BlueGrass Quartet, 6 p.m., East Smithfield Federated Church, corner of Church and Main Street. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. A love offering will be received. In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the Federated Church sanctuary. 

Litchfield Township Volunteer Fire Company Annual Chinese Auction, 8 a.m., 1391 Hill Rd., Litchfield Township. Drawings begin at 6 p.m. Concession stand open all day. Anyone interested in donating a baked good should deliver it to the fire hall on or around 8 a.m. For more information, contact Patty Benjamin at (570) 247-7410, Steve Merrill at (570) 247-7406, or Joe Drake at (570) 888-4061.

The Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Assoc. Garden Tractor Pulls, 10 a.m. at their show grounds on Rt. 187 in Rome, Pa. Sign ups start at 9 a.m. Their antique night pull will start after garden tractor pulls are finished – approximately 4 p.m. There will be food provided by The Lunch Box all day and into the evening. For more information, contact Bob or Joan Ely at (570) 746-1794, or Dave Uhouse at (570) 247-5483.

AUGUST 26

Endless Mountain Antique Tractor Club’s Picnic and Meeting, 4 p.m., from Columbia Cross Roads take the Austinville Road, go through Austinville, look for Sugar Branch Lake on the left. For more information, call 549-6861. 

The Stevens Family at MPWC, 11 a.m., Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church located 1/4 mile south of Springfield Road on the Berwick Turnpike. For more information, call 596-4003. 

Back to School FOAM Party for ages 12 and up, 4 p.m., New Life Church, 299 McMurray Rd., Canton. Free food, and come prepared to get wet!

Ventriloquist Susan Klein and Breakfast, breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m., worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Susan Klein, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover.

Cody Spencer will visit at 10 a.m., New Life Church Canton. Cody, from Horseheads, N.Y., is over “Student Ministries.” He will engage the current generation in the reality of Jesus. 

AUGUST 28

The Sayre Public Library will have Carol Eichler presenting Rock Gardening: The Beauty and the Basics, at 5:30 p.m. Carol Eichler is a long-time member of the Ithaca based Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. The Sayre Library is located at 122 S. Elmer Ave. in Sayre. Call 888-2256 for more information.

AUGUST 29

The United Way 2019 Campaign Planning Workshop will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Animal Care Sanctuary, located at 353 Sanctuary Hill Rd., East Smithfield. RSVP by Aug. 20 to kerri.strauss@unitedwaybradfordcounty.org or call (570) 247-5569.

The Wysox Sewing Society Monthly Dinner will NOT be held during August. The next monthly dinner will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Ferguson Hall of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and will feature ham loaf.

AUGUST 30

Trivia at the Lake, 6:30 p.m., Lake Ondawa Pavilion, 301 North Lake Rd., Big Pond. Exercise your brain! Win a prize!

SEPTEMBER 1

All-Around-Town Yard Sales, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Warren Center. There will be a chicken BBQ to benefit the NEB Class of 2019.

SEPTEMBER 1 & 2

Dan Mohler will visit at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 2 at New Life Church Canton. Dan has a powerful revelation on who we truly are in Christ.

SEPTEMBER 7

The Valley Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., VFW Post 1536 Banquet Room, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre. All are welcome (18 and older) Small per person fee. Beverages and snacks provided, no alcohol permitted. Bring a dish to pass; for info, call 888-0145 or 888-0040. 

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

Rummage Sale and Lunch, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch at noon, Saturday Bag Day from 9 a.m. to noon, East Troy Baptist Church, Troy.

SEPTEMBER 8

Patriots in the Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nature Center Pavilion, Mount Pisgah State Park. This event is free for active servicemen, veterans and their families. Variety of activities, speakers and free lunch for participants. 

SEPTEMBER 9

The Monroeton Rodeo will take place at Mountaineer Park along Route 220. Gates open at 9 a.m. with vendors and the Little Buckaroos Rodeo, which is hosted by Rockin’ N Stables and Ranch for children of all ages and runs until 11 a.m. The main show begins at 2 p.m. in partnership with Rawhide Rodeo. The main rodeo will also feature kids competitions – stick horse racing for the younger group and a calf scramble for the older group. Proceeds benefit the Monroe Hose Company. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children between the ages of five and 15, and free for active members of the military, with proof, and children four and under.

The East Smithfield Federated Church will feature The Jacobs Brothers at 2 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 11 

The Wysox Sewing Society Monthly Dinner will be held at noon, in Ferguson Hall of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and will feature ham loaf.

SEPTEMBER 15

Wyalusing Valley High School Class of ’83 Reunion begins at 5 p.m., Wyalusing American Legion. Visit them on Facebook at WVHS Class of ’83 Reunion.

Webbs Mills Volunteer Fire Department Car Show, Vendor Fair and BBQ, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 18 Firehouse Lane, Pine City. Admission by donation. 

Woofrock Music Festival, noon to 6 p.m. on the lawn at Animal Care Sanctuary, located on Milan / East Smithfield Road, East Smithfield. The cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For tickets, visit www.animalcaresanctuary.org or call 596-2200, ext. 105. 

6th Annual Bridge for Literacy Card Game, 1 to 5 p.m., Patterson Nurses’ Building, Guthrie Campus, South Wilbur and West Packer Avenue, Guthrie Campus, Sayre. Cost is a $15 donation to reserve a seat, call 297-3375 or send a check to Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program, 200 Man St., Suite 5, Towanda, Pa. 18848 before Sept. 7. 

Towanda Area and St. Agnes Class of 1948 will be holding their 70th year class reunion at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Riverstone Inn in East Towanda. Lunch from the menu. Call (570) 265-3707 (Juanita Patterson) to reserve. 

WVHS Class of ’83 reunion, 5 p.m., Wyalusing American Legion. Visit WVHS Class of ’83 Reunion on Facebook. 

Third annual Valley Walk Against Suicide Round Top Park, registration begins at 10 a.m. with the walk at 11 a.m. in Athens. Donations accepted and may be mailed to: Valley Suicide Prevention and Awareness, 1766 Elmira St., #204, Sayre, Pa. 18840. 

2018 Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for the Cure®, registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. at 200 N. Washington St. in downtown Scranton. Visit www.komengreaterpa.org to register or call (412) 342-0500.

SEPTEMBER 16

The 13th Annual Olde Time Cruise-In and Family Day is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the Warren Township Community Center. Free admission, no entry fees. Andy Boardman will be singing. Donations appreciated; all proceeds to benefit Blake and Connor Jennings. Volunteers welcome; contact (570) 395-3221 or email wcpacruisein@yahoo.com

SEPTEMBER 17

Fall Rabies Clinic, registration at 5:30 p.m. and vaccines from 6 to 7 p.m., Western Station 21 (a.k.a. the Wysox Ambulance Garage), Route 187 South, behind Country Cottage ice cream. Fee is $12 per pet. All pets must be in carriers or on leashes. Please bring your pet’s current rabies certificate if a three-year vaccination is requested. Sponsored by Rome Veterinary Center, Rome. Proceeds benefit Western Alliance Emergency Services Training and Equipment Fund.

SEPTEMBER 22

Wilawana Old Home Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1192 Wilawana Rd., Sayre, Pa., next to the Wilawana United Methodist Church.  Along with a wide range of vendors selling their products, they will have a chicken barbecue, hot dogs, snacks, drinks and entertainment. Vendors may set up beginning at 7 a.m. Anyone interested in having a booth may contact Shirley Hammond at (607) 565-4657.

SEPTEMBER 29 and 30

Endless Mountains Quilt Guild biennial quilt show will be held Sept. 29 and 30. Hundreds of quilts will be on display at the Lynch-Bustin Elementary School. 

OCTOBER 13

Second Annual GTP 5K for the United Way, Larnard-Hornbrook County Park on Hornbrook Road, just off of Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin Township. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. The event will also include a free fun run for kids with a superhero theme. Companies are welcome to put together teams for this event. 

OCTOBER 28

Beverly McCann and Friends, 6 p.m., East Smithfield Federated Church. The performance will feature Jim Sheldon, a.k.a. as The Positive Cowboy from the Music City Show on RFD TV. The performance will feature southern gospel, contemporary and country gospel. For more information, visit www.bevmccannandfriends.com.

DECEMBER 9

The Needhams, a Southern Gospel Christmas concert, 6 p.m., East Smithfield Federated Church. For more information, visit www.theneedhams.com

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