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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.

Dec. 6
Game Night, Montour Library, 3:30-5 p.m. Bring your favorite game or share ours! Traditional and modern games available. Chess, Exploding Kittens, Mahjong, Watch Yo’ Mouth, Checkers, Cards, and more!

Dec. 7
Movie Night, Montour Library, 4:00 p.m.: "JANE." Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall -- a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. Rated PG. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/jane-the-movie/

Dec. 8
Make a Felted Snowman with Martha Gibbs, 10 a.m. at the Dutton Peterson Library, Odessa (594-2791) and 1 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Public Library (535-2346). Call to register as space is limited. Sponsored by the libraries and the Quick Arts grant administered by the ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Dec. 8
10th annual St. Nick Holiday Social & Auction, at Red Newt Cellars, Hector, presented by Hector Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with 7 p.m. Holiday Auction featuring Auctioneer Curtis Connelly. $12.50 per person includes light buffet and cash bar. Music by Southwind. Please bring a valued auction donation of your choice to be featured in live auction. Proceeds to benefit Hector Presbyterian Church, Schuyler Habitat for Humanity and the Hector Ambulance Association.

Dec. 9
All You Can Eat Breakfast fundraiser, 8-11 a.m., at the Moose Lodge, Montour Falls, to benefit Local Youth Robotics Team Mechanical Meltdown. $7 per person. Eggs, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon, home fries, coffee and juice. Robotics youth will be there talking about their team and running their robot.

Dec. 12
Book Club Holiday Gathering, Montour Library, 6:00 p.m. Join members of the library's evening book clubs sharing food and poetry. (Please note there are no book clubs in December. Stay tuned for title announcements!)

Dec. 13
Game Night, Montour Library, 3:30-5 p.m. Bring your favorite game or share ours! Traditional and modern games available. Chess, Exploding Kittens, Mahjong, Watch Yo’ Mouth, Checkers, Cards, and more!

Dec. 14
Song and Story, Montour Library, 10:00 a.m. with Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs with rhymes and reading. All ages welcome.

Dec. 14
Movie Night, Montour Library, 4:00 p.m.: "Elf." After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart. Rated PG

Dec. 14-15-16
Triple feature Christmas Variety Show, Watkins Glen Performing Arts Center, 906 Decatur St., 7 p.m. on Dec. 14-15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets at the door or pre-sale from cast. General admission $12, seniors/students $10. You can reserve your seats by contacting Kneelandenterprises.com@mail.com to request tickets. Local performers, three short Christmas plays, traditional Christmas carols, and skits.

Dec. 15
Southern Tier Maple School, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon, Tyrone Fire Department, 3600 State Route 226, Tyrone. Cornell Cooperative Extension's State Maple Specialist, Steve Childs, will lead this annual refresher to help maple producers of all levels improve the productivity, efficiency and profitability of their operations. This workshop will also qualify for certification for the new "NYS Grown and Certified Maple." Light refreshments provided. $5 donation at the door. Questions? Contact Brett Chedzoy of Schuyler CCE at 607-535-7161, or by email at bjc226@cornell.edu

Dec. 19
Cookies by the Pound Sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Schuyler Hospital Main Lobby. A fundraiser for the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, to benefit Schuyler Hospital and the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Questions? Call (607) 210-1950 or email info@schuylerhospital.org

Dec. 20
Game Night, Montour Library, 3:30-5 p.m. Bring your favorite game or share ours! Traditional and modern games available. Chess, Exploding Kittens, Mahjong, Watch Yo’ Mouth, Checkers, Cards, and more!

Dec. 24
Burdett Presbyterian Church, 3995 Church St., Burdett, NY, plans a candlelight Christmas Eve worship service at 7 p.m. The service will include special music. All are welcome.

Dec. 25-26
Montour Library is closed.

Dec. 26-27
Melissa B. Wilson Memorial Basketball Tournament, Watkins Glen High School Field House, with girls teams from WGHS, Newfield, Trumansburg and Elmira Notre Dame. Junior Varsity games 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., varsity games 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission $5 or $8 for both days for adults, and $2 each day for students and senior citizens.

Dec. 27
Game Night, Montour Library, 3:30-5 p.m. Bring your favorite game or share ours! Traditional and modern games available. Chess, Exploding Kittens, Mahjong, Watch Yo’ Mouth, Checkers, Cards, and more!

Dec. 28
Tanglewood Nature Center presents "How to Get There and What to Wear," Montour Library, 10 a.m.

Dec. 28
Fourth Friday Concert, Montour Library, 6 p.m., featuring Tim Ball and John Wobus.



Repeating events

Every Friday and Saturday until Sept. 30.

The "Check It Out" Thrift Shop is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at 6069 Turnpike Road, just off Route 79 in Mecklenburg, NY.

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.

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. 2nd 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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