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Calendar of Events

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See repeating events at bottom of the page.

May 5 & 19
Learn to Crochet, 2-session class, 1-3 p.m., FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY, 607-535-9710. Call to register & for supplies needed.

May 15
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club, Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss “Deer Life” by Ron Sexsmith. A wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat.

May 16
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, Montour Falls Library. At 5:00 p.m., our young adult book group will meet to discuss “Moxie” by Jennifer Mathieu. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

May 17
Doug's Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Trumansburg Fair Grounds. Pre-order by calling 607-423-5996 by 4 p.m. the day of the event. Bake sale, too. This will benefit the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church.

May 18
The Odessa American Legion Auxiliary will be at the Mechanic's Club in Montour Falls during their Friday night Fish Fry. We will be accepting donations for Poppies, and we'll have tickets available for several themed baskets. Please come and join us in supporting our local veterans and their families.

May 19
Library Garden. At 10:00 a.m., join us as we begin a new season in the Montour Falls Library's garden. Start seeds and help the garden grow.

May 20 & June 10
Gansey Knit Sweater Class, 2-session class, 1-4 p.m., FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. Call to register & for supplies needed.

May 21
Literary Reading, 7 p.m., Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, featuring poets Michael Czarnecki and Steve Coffman. Open reading to follow. Optional dinner before reading, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant and Grill, 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Charlotte Dickens at 910-988-2268 or email charlottejanedickens@outlook.com

May 22
Montour Falls Library Board Meeting. At 6:00 p.m., the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

May 23
Storytelling Circle, Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Storytelling Circle will meet, led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share!

May 24
Ribs and Riesling Early Literacy Fundraiser. At 5:00 p.m. at Seneca Lodge, the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club will hold a fundraiser for the Montour Falls Library Early Literacy Program. Wine, dine, and socialize, and support your local community. Call 535-4300 to reserve a seat.

May 25
Corning Science and Discovery Center, at the Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., the Corning Science and Discovery Center presents a program on weather and the seasons.



May 25
Fourth Friday Concert: Sé Leigheas: An Irish Evening, at the Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., join the library for our monthly concert. Join us for a lively evening of jigs, reels, marches, and airs from the Emerald Isle and other Celtic Nations. Listen to the rousing sounds of fiddle, guitar, concertina, and mandolin. We ask for a $10 donation to support the musicians and the library.

May 25
On National Poppy Day, the Odessa American Legion Auxiliary will be at the Watkins Glen Walmart from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will be accepting donations for Poppies and Poppy pins, and we'll have tickets available for several themed baskets. Please come and join us in supporting our local veterans and their families.

May 25
Mecklenburg United Methodist Church "Check It Out" Thrift Shop opening for the season Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 6069 Turnpike Road.

May 26
Freecycle, Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join us for an hour of free-range creativity.

May 26
Chicken BBQ, 11 a.m. until gone, eat in or carry out, Burdett United Methodist Church, State Rte. 79, Burdett, NY. Half-chicken, salt potatores, roll, baked beans, coffee, tea, punch or juice, with homemade pie for dessert. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children under 12, or 1/2 chicken only, $7. Pre-order by calling Sherral at 607-535-6507 or Dorothy at 607-546-4255. Leave a message if you get the answering machines.

May 27
The Odessa American Legion Auxiliary will be at Tops Friendly Markets in Watkins Glen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be accepting donations for Poppies and Poppy pins, and we'll have tickets available for several themed baskets. Please come and join us in supporting our local veterans and their families.

June 1
Open House, Schuyler County Historical Society Brick Tavern Museum, 108 N. Catharine St., Montour Falls, 12 noon-3 p.m., together with Augustsson-O'Neill Gallery next door, 104 N. Catharine St. Historical Society's Wickham Rural Life Center is open for season.

June 1
First Friday Movie Night at Montour Falls Library. At 4:00 p.m., kick off the weekend with a free movie and snacks. No reservations required; just show up. We will be watching “Black Panther.” We will be showing new movies every first Friday.

June 2
Morning on the Catharine Valley Trail with Montour Falls Library. At 8:00 a.m., meet at the library steps for a walk on the Catharine Valley Trail. We will meet every first Saturday of every month to walk, talk, and be outside.

June 2
Walk through Historic Montour with Montour Falls Library. At 9:00 a.m., walk with county historian and local author Gary Emerson along Main Street and learn about the history of Montour Falls.

June 2
Upcycle Society at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join the Upcycle Society to 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.

June 2
Aquatic Invasive Species at Montour Falls Library. At 12:30 p.m., Hilary Mosher and Patricia Wakefield-Brown of the Finger Lakes Institute will present a workshop on aquatic invasive species. Topics covered will include identification and control tips for hydrilla, starry stonewort, and others. A light lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Schuyler County Water Quality Coordinating Committee in cooperation with the Finger Lakes Institute and the Montour Falls Library. Free and open to all who are interested in preventing invasive aquatic species.

June 5
Blankets and Books with Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join us at Havana Glen Park as the Tanglewood Nature Center brings live animals and gives an exciting presentation on Amazing Animals. This will be the first day of our summer Blankets and Books outdoor storytime series, which will meet at Havana Glen Park every Tuesday morning in June, July, and August. Hear stories, learn about nature, and play outside.

June 5
The Futurists: Next Generation Readers, at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., our young adult book group will meet to discuss “Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green. Sixteen-year-old Aza is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

June 6
Meditation at Montour Falls Library. At 8:00 a.m., before the library opens, join certified yoga instructor Sue Silhan, R.N., for an hour of meditation. Meditation is an individual practice but also has an effervescent quality when done in a group. We will have time together each month to explore meditation practices and share with one another our own experiences with this ancient practice. We suggest a donation of $10 to support the instructor and the library. Please bring a small blanket to class. This group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month.

June 6
Classics Reading Group at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams. A gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat.

June 7
Day Book Club at Montour Falls Library. At 11:30 a.m., the Day Book Club will meet to discuss “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote. As Truman Capote reconstructs a murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy.

June 7
Montour Falls Farmers Market. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the pavilion at 300 West Main Street will be the Montour Falls Farmers Market. Local farmers will offer healthy, fresh, local, affordable vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, and more. All eligible vendors accept SNAP, 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. Thursdays, 4:00 to 7:00. May through October. montourfallsfarmersmarket.com

June 9
Photo Fun at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., take photos in a creative exploration.

June 9
Montour Falls Library Float with the Montour Falls Firemen's Parade. At 11:00 a.m., join us to decorate our float for the Montour Falls Firemen's Parade. Line up for the parade at 4:00. Dress as a literary or historical figure and help pass out free books. Contact Karin at the library for more information. 535-7489.

June 10
Wounded Warriors in Action Benefit Antique Car Show and BBQ Lunch, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., American Legion Post 770, at 4431 Seneca Road, Trumansburg. Car registration is $25, which includes BBQ lunch. BBQ from 11-3. Chicken $10, Ribs $12, or quarter chicken (dark meat) and half rack ribs, $14. Includes Amish Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Roll and Butter, Beverage and Cookies. Vendor show and raffles, too. For tickets or more information, contact Carol at cbc1@hughes.net.

June 12
Environmental Literature Reading Group at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Environmental Literature Reading Group will meet to discuss “The Peregrine Returns” by Mary Hennen. The author uses a program in Chicago as a case study for the peregrines' journey from their devastating decline to the discovery of its cause, through to recovery, revealing how the urban landscape has played an essential role in enabling falcons to return to the wild -- and how people are now learning to live in close proximity to these captivating raptors.

June 13
Havana Book Club at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss “Quiet Until the Thaw” by Alexandra Fuller. Two Native American cousins are pitted against each other as their tribe is torn apart by infighting.

June 16
Walk through History with Montour Falls Library. At 9:00 a.m., walk with county historian and local author Gary Emerson along the Chemung Canal towpath and learn about the history of the canal.

June 16
Library Garden at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join us as we begin a new season in the library's garden. Start seeds and help the garden grow.

June 19
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss “Wild Seed” by Octavia E. Butler. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.

June 22
Fourth Friday Concert at Montour Falls Library: Dara Anissi: Oud Music. At 6:00 p.m., join the library for our monthly concert. The music of Dara Anissi was written for the ancient Middle Eastern instrument the oud and for the Dumbek, a Middle Eastern drum. The songs are original and were influenced by Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Celtic, and elements of Jazz and Classical music. The songs have structured melodies with areas of improvisiation for both instruments. The inspiration for these songs came from current world events, poems, history, and nature. Dara Anissi and Nikolai Ruskin will be performing songs from their current CD "Cages." We ask for a $10 donation to support the musicians and the library.

June 23
Outdoor Adventure at Montour Falls Library. At 10:00 a.m., join us for an hour of free-range creativity outside.

June 24 & July 1
Learn to Spin, 2-session class, 1-3 p.m., FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 607-535-9710. Call to register & for supplies needed.

June 26
Montour Falls Library Board Meeting. At 6:00 p.m., the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

June 27
Storytelling Circle at Montour Falls Library. At 6:00 p.m., the Storytelling Circle will meet, led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share!

July 13
Trumansburg Rotary Club's 20th annual Golf Classic, Trumansburg Golf Club. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Format is "captain and crew." Registration is $85 per player, $75 for those who get their registration forms in by June 13. Registration fees include 18 holes of golf, golf cart use, ninth-hole snack, grilled-steak luncheon, and plenty of prizes. Registration forms are online at www.clubrunner.ca/trumansburg. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club's community and international projects.



Repeating events

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.

10:00 is Blankets and Books at Havana Glen Park with Montour Falls Library in June, July, and August. Join us for a summer of stories. Hear stories, learn about nature, and play outside.. Open to all ages. Meet at the library in case of rain.

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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