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On Thursday, Feb. 7 there will be a bake sale at the hospital lobby by the DVH Volunteers from 9 a.m.- sold out. Get your favorites from the regular bakers.

Soup and Sandwiches for Seniors at the Trout Creek Schoolhouse on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $5 per person includes soup, sandwich, drink and dessert. Come together with other senior citizens for games, cards, fun and lunch. If you identify as a senior, go enjoy!

Club Anarchy Wrestling will sponsor a movie night at the Walton Grange on Friday, Feb. 15. “Ralph Broke the Internet” will be presented at 6 p.m. for an admission price of $5 that includes a popcorn and a soda. The movie is geared toward grades K-5 aged children and there will be chaperones if parents want to drop off. Other snacks will be available for purchase.

Pennies from Heaven is underway again at the Townsend School. This fundraiser benefits Delaware Valley Hospital. Students bring in pennies to collect in milk jugs and other containers in their rooms. The class with the most pounds of pennies wins a pizza and ice cream party from the hospital. It is a very friendly, but competitive event, and we have been enjoying this for many years now. If you have a child in Townsend School, or if you would like to donate, send them in with them in any amount of pennies to weigh. While silver is appreciated, it’s a weight competition not a dollar amount so we just deal in pennies. The DVH Volunteers use this money to buy things at the hospital that is above or beyond the budget. In the past, the money has helped redecorate patient rooms and buy patient televisions, and some medical equipment has been purchased with the funds the volunteers raise.

Christ Church (Episcopal) had another successful year selling peanut brittle thanks to a generous community and church members. They reported a net profit of $2360.22 in this “signature event” fundraiser that the community looks forward to each year. It’s not Christmas until you grab your bag of “Episcopal Church peanut brittle.” Thanks from the church committee to those who helped make it, sell, it, buy it and eat it! Everyone’s help is sincerely appreciated.

The Ogden Library informs us that the month of February is Great American Pie Month. The cookbook for the February 28 potluck event will feature recipes for both savory and sweet pies. It will be available at the circulation desk for recipe selection. Come pick a recipe and join the for the February supper.

At Ogden Library Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., guest speaker Sarah Williford will present strategies of communication designed to improve connections with others. Participants will meet in the library’s private meeting room on the lower level.

Delaware Opportunities will be at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. for roll, toss, drop & bounce activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Children must come with a caregiver. Join them in the lower level of the library as they say “YES” to throwing, bouncing and rolling balls. Activities include snowman ball drop, winter bean bag toss and snowman bowling. Nice activity for a February morning after being cooped up by the cold.

On Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m., Coffeehouse at the Theatre welcomes to the Walton Theatre the Franco-American duo Whispering Tree. The trio performs a combination of folk, rock, and gypsy jazz and bluegrass. Sponsored by Music on the Delaware, Coffeehouse at the Theatre events run from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month and are free to the public. Coffee/tea and desserts are served and donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, see www.waltontheatre.org; www.whisperingtree.com or call 607-865- 6625.

The Walton Central School District invites the community to a forum to discuss the search for the next high school principal and the characteristics and qualities we desire in such an individual. The forum was postponed due to weather last week but has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. To ensure there are enough materials for those in attendance, contact Corey Phraner at cphraner@waltoncsd.org or 607-865-4116 ext. 6130 to RSVP and get the new date and time.

Girls on the Run is about to start again and registration is this week until Friday, Feb. 8. You must sign up online - it is a software-driven lottery system. Go to www.girlsontheruncny.org and follow the instructions. No registrations can be taken locally as this is a national program that runs by its own rules. Cost is $25 per girl, for any girl in grades 3-5 and the Walton Teacher’s Foundation will pick up the balance for each interested girl. You will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 27. GOTR meets twice a week for 10 weeks and teaches life skills using an interactive curriculum and running to build self esteem and inspire self respect in preteen girls. It helps girls choose a healthy lifestyle and engage in regular physical activity. This year the club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:15 p.m. at the Townsend School and will start the week of March 4. Head coaches this year will be Avi Brimstein and Vanessa Armstrong. Assistant coaches will be Jodie Day, Sally Cranston and Judy Ogden. Girls who have participated in the past have loved the experience and at the end they compete in a 5K run in Cooperstown. If you have any questions about the program (but not to register) contact Judy Ogden at 865-4412 or email jogden@waltoncsd.org.

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