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Calendar of Events

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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.

March 24
Song and Dance at Montour Falls Library,10:30 a.m. Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.

March 25
Essential Oils at Montour Falls Library, at 10 a.m. Learn about essential oils from local educator Keri Greenberger.

March 25
Pork Roast Dinner, 4:30-Until, Reading Comunity Church, State Route 14A, Reading Center. Adults $10.00, Kids 5-12 $5.00. Take-outs available. Serving Pork Roast with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, Roll, Salad Bar, Drink, and Assorted Desserts. Meal prepared by Winners Circle Deli.

March 28
Montour Falls Library Board monthly meeting, 6:00 p.m. at the library.

March 30
Celebrity Chef Pasta Dinner, Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Winery, 5- 8:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Humane Society of Schuyler County.

March 31-April 1 & 2
“Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Watkins Glen High School Auditorium, 12th Street, Watkins Glen. Tickets $10 per adult, $8 per student or senior citizen. Note: Show is PG-13. Presented by The Watkins Glen High School Class of 2017. Call (607) 535-8950 for information.

April 2
Local Authors Series at Montour Falls Library, 1 p.m.. Local author Alexi Zentner will be reading from his books and answering questions. “The Lobster Kings,” inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear, is the story of Cordelia’s struggle to maintain her island’s way of life in the face of danger from offshore.

April 5
Classics Reading Group at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m. meeting to discuss "Nickel Mountain" by John Gardner. An unlikely couple experiences courtship and marriage, the birth of a son, isolation, forgiveness, work, and death in a small Catskill community in the 1950s.

April 7
Montour Falls Library First Friday Concert: Cornell University Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 6 p.m. CUMEME performs traditional Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek, and other music from the Middle East (aka Near East). Instruments played include oud, saz, qanun, nay, violin, viola, cello, bass, keman, mandolin, guitar, voice, many percussion instruments such as tabla, riq, darbouka, djembe, and duf, as well as Arabic accordion, saxophone, and clarinet. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

April 7
Montour Falls Library Raffle Drawing, 6 p.m., for the winners of library's fundraising gift baskets. These baskets are full of gifts and gift certificates donated by local businesses. Buy your tickets before the drawing for a chance to take home some special items.

April 8
Wine and Design presents Paint Your Pet, 2-5 p.m., Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls. To register visit Registration closes April 1. $55pp. 25% of the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Schuyler County.

April 8
Rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets, 10 a.m.- 12 noon, Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls. Animals 3 months of age. Cats in carriers. Dogs on leashes. Free. However, donations are appreciated.

April 8
Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. Household and other miscellaneous items. This sale will take place along with our regular second Saturday of the month Many Hands Thrift Shop which features clothing and shoes for all ages at bargain prices.

April 8
Montour Falls Library Bus Trip to Philadelphia. At 6:00 a.m., hop on the bus to Philadelphia and spend the day exploring the city. There are dozens of museums of science, history, and culture, and you can visit them all. The city has the great Philly Phlash Center City Shuttle, which costs $5 for a day pass (seniors and children under 4 are free) and takes you right to many great museums. Call the library soon to reserve your spot. The bus costs $75 per person. Bring the whole family! 535-7489.

April 9
Community Walk with Montour Falls Library. At 12:00 noon, meet on the library steps for the first community walk of the season. Join your neighbors and walk along the beautiful, historic Catharine Valley Trail. We will be walking every second Sunday at noon.

April 12
Havana Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss "The Theoretical Foot" by M.F.K. Fisher. A late-summer idyll at a Swiss farmhouse in 1939, with the forces of darkness gathering.

April 14
Song and Story at Montour Falls Library. At 10:30 a.m., Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, will be bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs. Children of all ages are welcome.

April 15
Easter Egg Hunt Indoors (rain or shine), 10 a.m., Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen. Bring your own baskets/bags. Door prizes, coloring contest, snacks, goodie bags and fun. 535-4802. Kids ages: 2-10.

April 18
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club at Montour Falls Library, 6 p.m., meeting to discuss "Consider Phlebas" by Iain M. Banks. A motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, find a fugitive Mind, and with it their own destruction.

April 19
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, at Montour Falls Library, 5 p.m., meeting to discuss "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways ... but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.

April 21
Storytime with Corning Science and Discovery Centern at Montour Falls Library. At 10:30 a.m., the Corning Science and Discovery Center will present an hour of science and stories. All ages are welcome.

April 28
Young Dragonettes’ Book Club at Montour Falls Library. At 3:30 p.m., the middle school reading group will meet to discuss "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen. Can the awkward new kid save the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant?

April 29
Schuyler County Hospital Auxiliary presents: A driving tour of historic sites and local attractions. $50 fee covers car, driver and navigator. Tour begins with coffee and sweets at the WG Golf Course and ends with lunch at Glen Club at WGI. Participants eligible to win door prizes. Tickets available at Schuyler Hospital Gift Shop or call 607 546 5404.
All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Schuyler Hospital and Seneca View.

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.

October-Dec. 10, 2016
Hats, Scarves & Other Accessories Collection for Teenagers, FiberArts in the Glen is collecting homemade or store-bought items for local teenage boys and girls to be distributed through the schools. Suggested items include hats, scarves, cowls, headbands, boot toppers, fingerless mitts. Bring your items to FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY. 607-535-9710,

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