What’s Happening for the week of April 15, 2018

What’s Happening – send dated church, school, social or non-profit event information (50 words or less) to the Owego Pennysaver, ATTN: Wendy Post, 181-183 Front St., Owego, N.Y. 13827, e-mail wpost@owegopennysaver.com or drop it off at our office. Please send your event at least ten days in advance, and we will run it, space available, a week or two prior to the event. If you need your event to run longer than that, please call our office at (607) 687-2434 and speak to a sales representative. 

MARCH 28 to APRIL 18

Learn ASL: Introduction to American Sign Language Class, four classes held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Inspire Community Center, 57 East Tioga St., Spencer. The cost is $35 for four sessions. Call 589-7688 for more information.


WWI Exhibit, Sayre Historical Society 103 S. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. 

APRIL 14 & 15

Whole Food Plant-based Free Cooking Class – Part II & III, Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Tioga County Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1088 Owego Rd., Candor. No pre-registration required.


Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon, South Side Fire Station, Waits Road, Owego. Cost is $7 adults, $5 for age five to 12, under five are free.

Meat & Greet: Vendors Interested in the Farmers Market, 2 to 3 p.m., Firehouse Family Eatery, 7 Mill St., Candor. 

Spring Paddle Auction, Preview at 12:30 p.m., Auction begins at 1 p.m., Candor American Legion Post 907, 90 Spencer Rd., Candor. A $5 entry fee gets you four paddles, to benefit Candor’s Independence Day Celebration. Food for purchase will be available. 

Art Splash Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Candor Free Library, 2 Bank St., Candor. For all ages from eight to 108! There is a $5 fee; ages under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 659-7375 or the library at 659-7258.


VFW Auxiliary Post 1371, 6:30 p.m., Main Street, Owego. 


The Susquehanna Valley Audubon Meeting, Dish to Pass Supper at 6 p.m., Program begins at 7:30 p.m., Page Manor Community Room, 502 Church St., Athens. For more info, call Inga at (607) 425-7426.

“Eating Heart Healthy” Program, 2 to 3 p.m., Elderwood, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly. Free program but registration is required, call 687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat. 

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tioga Opportunities Department of Aging, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego. Supervision for your loved one is available on-site during the support group. Register in advance if this service is needed. For more info call 687-4120, ext. 338 or 344. 


Candor Food Pantry, 3 to 5:30 p.m., 1 Water St., Candor. Bring proof of your residence in Candor. For more info, call 206-1060. 

LEGO Builders Challenge Club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Van Etten Library. 

Storytime, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Coburn Free Library, Main Street, Owego. 

Wild Things discussed by author Jaimee Wriston Colbert, 1 to 2 p.m., Coburn Free Library, Main Street, Owego. 

Mobile Food Pantry, 10 to 11 a.m., Tioga County Fairgrounds Barn, 1 Main St., Owego. Bring bags or boxes to carry your items. 


Supper Among Friends, 4:30 until gone, Nichols United Methodist Church, 59 S. Main St., Suite 1, Nichols. Free supper, but donations will be accepted.

“The Invasive Swallow-worts: What has been learned and how serious is their threat to natural areas? Presentation will take place at 7 p.m. at the Hubbard Auditorium, 56 Main St., Owego. Call (607) 372-5503 or email to riddleriddle@gmail.com for more information.

2018 Guys & Gals Fashion Gala, 5:30 to 9 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 225 Water St., Binghamton. Food, cash bar, vendor shopping, live and silent auctions and raffles. The cost is $35 per person or $350 per table of ten. For tickets and more info, visit mothersandbabies.org/2018-guys-gals-fashion-gala/.

Tioga County 2nd Legislative Workshop, 10 a.m., Ronald E. Dougherty County Office Building, 56 Main St., Owego.

Local Author Karen Bernardo Book Signing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Coburn Free Library, Main Street, Owego. 

Candor Central School Board of Education Regular Meeting, 7 p.m., High School Library Media Center, Candor. 


Job Fair – Looking for employers and educators to participate in providing career and education Information for Juniors and Seniors, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Spencer-Van Etten High School, 16 Dartts Crossroad, Spencer. No cost to participate; to register, call Robin at 795-5320 or email to rott@gsboces.org

VFW Friday Dinner Special: Surf and Turf, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Soup and Salad Bar, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Street, Owego. Regular menu also available.

Karaoke with Grover, 7:30 p.m., VFW, Main Street, Owego. 

Chamber Business After Hours, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tioga History Museum, 110 Front St., Owego. The cost is $5 for non-chamber members. Reservations are requested by April 18 by calling 687-2020, or register online at www.tiogachamber.com

Jaimee Wriston Colbert Book Reading, 6 to 8 p.m., Riverow Bookshop, 187 Front St., Owego. Jaimee is reading from her 6th novel, Vanishing Acts. 

Penny Social, doors open at 5 p.m., drawings begin at 7 p.m., North Orwell Community Hall, Route 187, North Orwell, Pa. Refreshments available, basket raffles, 50/50 and door prizes. To benefit the hall renovation fund. For questions, call Cathy at (570) 247-7280 or Bev at (570) 247-7484. 


Chicken BBQ, noon until gone, Richford Volunteer Fire Department. Dinners are $9, and $6 for a half dinner. Dinner includes BBQ chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw or macaroni salad (choice of two), roll, dessert, and a drink.

“It Was a Very Good Year” Tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands, 7 p.m., Ti-Ahwaga Community Players, 42 Delphine St., Owego. Tickets are $25, call 687-2130 or visit tiahwaga.com

Folk Art Paper Series 2 “Coptic Book Binding” with Laura Rowley, Bement Billings Farmstead Museum, Route 38, Newark Valley. All materials will be provided. The cost is $25 for Newark Valley Historical Society members and $30 for non-members. Register by April 4 by calling 642-5412. 

Spaghetti and Meatball Benefit Dinner for Cheryl (Cherie) Walker, 3 to 5 p.m., Tanner’s Bar & Grill, Athens, Pa. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages five and under. Cherie is currently hospitalized with complications from bladder surgery. 

Spring 2018 Craft and Vendor Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., New Beginning United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira. Free admission, 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction, and breakfast and lunch available by Church Ladies. For info, call Jan at (607) 737-5863 or email to javery@stny.rr.com

Clothes Clubhouse for Kids in the Tioga Central School District, 10 to 11 a.m., Tioga Center United Methodist Church. For info, call Carol at 687-4793 or Kathy at 687-3745. 

Earth Day Tree Trail Hike, 1 to 3 p.m., Wildwood Nature Reserve, Barton. Meet at the parking lot off Shepard Road. For directions, visit carantouangreenway.org or call (570) 888-0841. 

Acrylic Painting Workshop, 1 to 2 p.m., Coburn Free Library, Main Street, Owego.

Nichols Cemetery Spring Cleanup, 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your rake. Group will be removing ALL winter wreaths and decorations. Any donations and help are always appreciated. 

Chicken BBQ, noon until gone, Richford Volunteer Fire Department, Richford. The cost is $9 for dinners and $6 for halves. 

APRIL 21 & 22

Syracuse Gun Show, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center of Progress Building, New York State Fairgrounds – Expo Center, Syracuse. Cost is $7 per person. 


Paddle Party, preview from noon to 1 p.m., bidding starts at 1 p.m., Nichols American Legion Auxiliary Post 1624, 119 Dean St., Nichols. 

Fifth Annual Grilled Pork Chop Dinner, noon, Nichols American Legion, 119 Dean St., Nichols. Pre-sale tickets are $10 each and include two pork chops, salt potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce and a roll. The cost is $12 at the door. 

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, 1 p.m. until gone, Berkshire Fire Department, Berkshire. The cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for ages five to 13. Bake sale and basket raffles to benefit NTYL-Newark Valley Youth Baseball. 

APRIL 23 & 24

AARP Driver Safety Class, 1 to 4 p.m., Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guiles Blvd., Owego. Cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members; call 687-4120 to reserve your seat. 


Presentation on Veterans’ Services, 1 to 2 p.m., Community & Fitness Center, 57 E. Tioga St., Spencer. Free program but registration is required. Call 687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat. 


Ailsa Donnelley reviewing “My Family and Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell, 12:10 to 12:45 p.m., Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church, next to the library on Main Street, Owego. 

CASA-Trinity & The Berkshire Free Library present “Shawna has a Secret”, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire Community Hall, Jewett Hill Road, Berkshire. To register for this event, call 657-4418. 

APRIL 26 & 27

“Short & Sweet: Mini plays on Family, Friends & Love from Welcome to the Moon & Marcus Is Walking”, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Broome, Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre in the Student Center. 


VFW Friday Dinner Special: Fish Fry, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Street, Owego. Regular menu also available. 

Book Club Meeting, 12:15 p.m., Van Etten Library. 

APRIL 27 & 28

Rummage Sale, Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday Bag Sale from 9 a.m. to noon, Lounsberry Community United Methodist Church, 3586 East River Rd., Nichols. 

Bake and Rummage Sale, Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Harmony United Methodist Church, 726 Rte. 221, Harford. Accepting good clean items (no toys accepted) on April 25 from 2 to 5 p.m., and on April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

APRIL 27, 28, 29

10th Annual Daffodil Daze, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 292 Candor Hill Rd., Candor. Free event. 


Binghamton Pride Coalition Presents Twisted Broadway, 8 p.m., Ti-Ahwaga Community Players, 42 Delphine St., Owego. Tickets are $25. Visit binghamtonpride.org or email to binghamtonpride607@gmail.com for more information. 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, registration begins at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremony is at 10 a.m., followed by the walk that winds through campus, Binghamton University’s West Gym, Binghamton. 

Tioga County Rabies Clinic, 2 to 4 p.m., Hickories Park Road, Owego. A $10 donation per animal is requested, but not required. No animal will be turned away due to inability to pay. For more info, call 687-8565. Pre-registration is required, visit www.health.ny.gov/go2clinic/54.

Chicken and Biscuit takeout dinner, 3 to 6 p.m., 1st Congregational Church of W. Warren, 276 Wilson Rd., Warren Center, Rome, Pa. Cost is $8 per dinner, pre-orders requested by calling Carol at (570) 423-9617 or Lynn at (570) 247-2243 no later than April 22. 

Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church, 30 Glann Rd., Apalachin. Cost is $8 for ages 13 and older, $4 for ages three to 13, ages three and under are free. Family (immediate only) maximum is $30.

Chicken BBQ and Community Rummage Sale, begins at 8 a.m., BBQ begins at 11 a.m., Ransom Park, Route 17C, Tioga Center. Cost is $10 per dinner. Reserve a 10×10 space for free by calling 687-3173. Troop 36 can and bottle drive will also be taking place. 

Dusty Wayne and Mr. Pete Band, 7 to 11 p.m., VFW, Main Street, Owego. 

Swiss Steak Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. or until gone, North Barton Grange, 1363 Ellis Creek Rd., Waverly. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for ages five to 12, and age four and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Bluegrass Festival. 

Tioga / Nichols Area Lions Club Chinese Auction, doors open at 6 p.m., drawing begins at 7 p.m., Nichols Fire Station, Nichols. Envelopes with 25 chips for $2 can be purchased. 

Fantastic Ekphrastic Children’s Workshop, 1 p.m., Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front St., Owego. Free workshop but donations are appreciated. 

Movie Night, 6:30 p.m., Owego United Methodist Church, 261 Main St., Owego. Soda, water, popcorn provided. For movie title info, call 687-2417. 


Bradford County Democratic Committee Spring Dinner, Social hour at 4 p.m. with dinner and speakers to follow, Grille at the Train Station, 718 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre. Cost is $35 per person. For reservations or more info, call Diane or Jeff at 265-2499, or Maryanne at (858) 414-5558. 


Candor Food Pantry, 3 to 5:30 p.m., 1 Water St., Candor. Bring proof of your residence in Candor. For more info, call 206-1060. 


Folk Art Paper Series 3 “Nature Sketching” with Carrie Tornatore, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bement Billings Farmstead Museum, Route 38, Newark Valley. The cost is $40 for Newark Valley Historical Society members and $45 for non-members. Register by April 18 by calling 642-5412. 

Patsy Cline Tribute Show featuring Penny Eckman, 7 to 9 p.m., Sayre VFW, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door the night of the show. To purchase tickets, call (570) 247-7410. 

Chicken BBQ, 10 a.m. until sold out, First Presbyterian Church of J.C., 2 Main St., Johnson City. Cost is $6 per half and $8 for dinners. 

Fantastic Ekphrastic Part 2 Children’s Workshop, 1 p.m., Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front St., Owego. Email tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com to reserve your seat. Free workshop but donations are appreciated. 

1st Annual Candor Daffodil Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Candor Ball Field, Route 96, Candor. 

Annual Meeting of the Richford Highland Cemetery Association, 6:30 p.m., Richford Community Building, Richford. Purpose of the meeting is to elect officers, trustees and transact cemetery business. 

MAY 5 to 8

10th Annual Daffodil Daze, 5 to 7 p.m. on May 5, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 6-8, 292 Candor Hill Rd., Candor. Free event.


Mother’s Day Family Tea, 1 to 3 p.m., Owego Elks Lodge, corner of Front and Church Street, Owego. Cost is $10 per person, and ages five and under are free. For reservations, call Diane at 972-9779 or Jane at 761-9196 by May 4. 

Free bowling, pizza and soda for school aged children, 1 to 5 p.m., Owego Bowl, 1404 Taylor Rd., Owego. Sponsored by Owego Bowl, VFW Post 1371 and its Auxiliary. 

MAY 11 & 12

Annual Spring Rummage and Bake Sale, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, Vestal Center United Methodist Church, 478 West Hill Rd., Vestal. 

MAY 12

Chicken BBQ, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Newark Valley, 63 S. Main St., Newark Valley. Full dinner is $8 pre-sale, $8.50 day of BBQ. Half Chicken is $5.50 pre-sale and $6 on the day of the BBQ. For pre-sales, contact a church member. 

Extreme Raptors Show Aerial Extravaganza, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Waterman Center, 403 Hilton Rd., Apalachin. Cost is $13 for members and $15 for non-members; ages six to 12 are half price and under five are free. For more info, visit watermancenter.org/upcoming-events

MAY 19

Antique, Classic, Custom Car / Truck Show with BBQ, Craft and Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Crane Fire Co., Rte. 369 across from the State Park. Chicken BBQ begins at 11 a.m. For more information, email to gabethegear@aol.com or call Bob or Kathey regarding truck or car show registration at (607) 648-3262.

Chicken BBQ, Craft & Flea Market, 11 a.m. till sold out, Port Crane Fire Co., Route 369 across from State Park. For more info, visit www.American2012Cruisers.com

MAY 25 to 27

35th Annual Penny Country and Bluegrass Music Association’s Memorial Day Weekend Festival, 231 Ketchumville Rd., Berkshire and at the Busy Bird Festival grounds. Weekend tickets are $35, Friday is $10, Saturday is $20, Sunday is $10, and ages under 12 are free with an adult paid ticket. There is free rough camping with a weekend ticket. Entertainment will feature Laura Orshaw and the New Velvet Band, Mathews Family Tradition, Slewfoot, Gospel Way, The Young Brothers, Melanie and The Boys, Terry Patrick and The BusyBirds, Spare Parts, Doc Weismore and more!

MAY 26

“Pound the Ground for Ultrasound” 5th Annual Race, 8 a.m. 10K Trail Run, 9:30 a.m. 5K Trail Run, 10:15 a.m. Kiddie Fun Run, Riverfront Park, Sayre, Pa. Register online at www.runsignup.com. The cost is $25 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K, and $40 for both events. 


9th Annual Tri-Cities Drag Way Aircraft, Motorcycles, Show Cars and Trucks, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tri-Cities Airport, 351 Industrial Park Blvd., Endicott. For more event information, email to jmbgclubwb@stny.rr.com. You can also find Tri-City Drag-Way on Facebook.


Rummage and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a bag sale at noon. Nichols United Methodist Church, 59 S. Main St., Nichols.

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