What’s Happening for the week of December 23, 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.


The Pennsylvania Careerlink Bradford/Sullivan counties will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 in observance of Christmas day. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. They will be closed again on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

The Towanda Public Library and Carriage House Children’s Library will close Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Both libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. They will also close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve and close all day on Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day. Both libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Mather Memorial Library in Ulster will be closed during the holidays on Tuesday, Dec. 25, Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Tuesday, Jan.1, 2019. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only on Saturday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018.


Caregivers’ Support Group, sponsored by the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman and the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, will meet at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Wellness Room, 3rd floor of the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home in Towanda. Anyone taking care of a family member or loved one, be it at home or as a resident of a long-term care facility are welcome. For information, call Kathy Morrison at the Law Office of

Leslie Wizelman at (570) 746-3844, or Carol Dieffenbach at the Area Agency on Aging at (570) 265-6121. Their next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.

Weekly indoor farmers markets: Local vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, bakery items and more will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in November and December in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria.

T.A.C.O. Food Pantry will gladly accept any donation of deer meat that has been commercially processed and marked. The pantry is located at 1876 Golden Mile Rd., Wysox, Pa. 18854. T.A.C.O. is open 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For information, call the pantry at (570) 265-4422.

Sayre Historical Society Museum and gift shop will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays in December.

The Guitar Club at the Sayre Christian Church will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre. Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. All levels of experience welcome, as well as other stringed instruments and voices. Children are welcome with adult supervision. The format is learning music by playing (and singing) together. Parking available across from the church. Enter at side entrance on Lincoln Street. For more information, call (570) 888-2683.

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.

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.

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, 3 to 5 p.m., Allen Pierce Library.

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 second and fourth 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 for more information.

Mosherville TOPS, Thursdays, weigh-in at 4:45 p.m. and meeting at 5:15 p.m., Mosherville Baptist Bible Church, Coryland Road, Mosherville. 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.

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, second Sunday of each month, breakfast at 9 a.m.


Christmas Service, 7 p.m., Athens Wesleyan Church, 3903 Wilawana Rd., Sayre. All are welcome.

Athens United Methodist Christmas Cantata “Mary Did You Know” will be presented at 10 a.m. during worship service at Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens. This multimedia musical celebration of the birth of Christ features the voices of the Athens UMC Cantata choir. All are welcome. Contact the church office at (570) 888-2241 for more information.


The First Presbyterian Church of Troy will present its annual music service at 4 p.m. The performance will feature a community choir, soloists, brass and pipe organ.

Athens United Methodist Christmas Eve Services will be held at Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens. Family-friendly service, 5 p.m.; Holy Communion, 6 p.m.; Musical Prelude, 6:30 p.m.; Traditional Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. All are invited. Contact the church office at (570) 888-2241 for more information.

Harvest House Community Fellowship will celebrate the birth of Jesus at its annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. In addition to Christmas Carols, KIDZ chorus, readings and a special Christmas message, there will also be candle lighting. Everyone is invited. A time for greeting each other and a Birthday cake for Jesus with additional snacks will be served after the service. Harvest House is located at 2695 Sheshequin Rd. in Hornbrook. Learn more by calling (570) 637-1782.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:30 p.m., Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, 1/4 mile south of Springfield Road on the Berwick Turnpike.

The Sayre Christian Church, located at 427 S. Keystone Ave. will host a Christmas Eve Service of “Carols, Candles, and Communion” at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call (570) 888-2683.

Wysox Presbyterian Church annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church at (570) 265-6119.

A Candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Music will be held at 7:30 p.m. at East Troy Baptist. Music will include special numbers and the adult and children’s choirs. The service will conclude with traditional candle lighting. Their birthday party for Jesus will be held for those wishing to stay after the service has concluded.

An early Christmas Eve worship will begin at 4 p.m. at the Pathway Worship Campus, 81 Parsonage Rd., Towanda (off of Route 6 in North Towanda). A traditional Christmas Eve service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at French Asylum United Methodist Church, French Asylum Road.

A modern worship service will be held at 11:15 p.m. at the Pathway Ministry Center, 105 Main St., Towanda. All are invited.


Social Gaming Club, 5 to 7 p.m., Spalding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St., Athens.


The Forte Vocal Quartet will perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Towanda Area High School Class of 1979 will have their second reunion-planning luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the stone room at the Riverstone. All class members interested in helping plan the reunion are encouraged to attend.


Troy Junior Sportsmen will be hosting Sporting Clay Shoot, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Troy Rod & Gun Club, Alparon Park, Gate #3.


Pancake Supper and Bake Sale, 5 to 7 p.m., Troy Vets Club. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for ages 12 and under. Pre-school age is free.

The Wysox Sewing Society will hold their monthly dinner at noon in Ferguson Hall of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Rt. 187 N., Wysox. Call (570) 265-6119 and leave message for take-out orders or reservations.

DuPont Retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at The Riverstone Inn in East Towanda.


Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Sayre High School, Sayre. Hands on workshop teaching plastic lacing. Free of charge and open to the public.


The Practical Nursing Program, located at the Northern Tier Career Center, will administer a pre-entrance exam at 8:15 a.m. To register or for more information, contact Tina at (570) 265-8113 or email tmathers@ntccschool.org.


March for Life in Washington, D.C. – Charter bus sponsored by Bradford County Pennsylvanians for Human Life will depart Athens Township at 5 a.m., and will then stop in Wysox, Wyalusing, and Tunkhannock and return that night. Required reserved seats are $30 each.  For more information, contact Rob at rshoward1@frontiernet.net or call (570) 395-3417.


Pancake Supper and Bake Sale, 5 to 7 p.m., Troy Vets Club. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for ages 12 and under. Pre-school age is free.


The Practical Nursing Program, located at the Northern Tier Career Center, will administer a pre-entrance exam at 8:15 a.m. To register or for more information, contact Tina at (570) 265-8113 or email tmathers@ntccschool.org.


Bradford County in Florida Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Manatee Room at Homer’s Smorgasbord in Sebring, Florida, 1000 Sebring Parkway. The cost is $12 per person; no reservation required. Door prizes, cash prizes. Surrounding counties welcome. Questions? Call (570) 855-5426.


Pancake Supper and Bake Sale, 5 to 7 p.m., Troy Vets Club. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for ages 12 and under. Pre-school age is free.

MAY 4 & 5

2nd Annual Athens Arts4All, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Harlan Rowe Middle School, Athens. Free to the public, will be held both inside and outside of the middle school building.

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