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May 2013

Music festival hosts dinner-dance & auction

May 26, 2013

The Belleayre Conservatory will host its annual barbecue, dinner, dance and auction at Belleayre Mountain’s Overlook Lodge, 5pm. Cash bar and silent auction. Tickets: $65 for adults and $40 children under 14. Reservations: 845/254-5600, ext. 1344.

Master Gardener Q&A

June 4, 2013

Do you have a garden or lawn question you can’t find the answer to or a bug you can’t identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Pike County Extension office, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions for free. Email PikeExt@psu.edu or call 570/296-3400.

Container gardening workshop

June 1, 2013

Master Gardener Container Gardening Workshop at the Damascus Community Center, 11am. Covers initial setup and maintenance of the thrill, the fill and the spill. Learn to think outside your average pot of geraniums. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. 570/253-5970, ext. 4110.

Foraging For Food hike

May 25, 2013

The hike departs from the Coulter Visitor’s Center at Lacawac Sanctuary, 10am. Led by Nathanial Whitmore. The cost is $7 for the public, $5 for Lacawac members and children under age 9 are free. Group size is limited so reservations are recommended. Call 570/689-9494 or email info@Lacawac.org.

Western Sullivan Public Library Board of Trustees meeting

June 10, 2013
July 8, 2013
August 5, 2013
September 2, 2013
September 30, 2013
October 28, 2013
November 25, 2013
December 23, 2013
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June 9, 2014

Western Sullivan Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of the month at 5pm. Meetings rotate to all three branches. Call 845/482-4350 for location or more information.

Safe Kids Fair

June 1, 2013

The second annual Safe Kids Fair at the Wayne County Park Street Complex, 10am-1pm. Free. The mission of Safe Kids is to promote the prevention of childhood injuries in Pennsylvania through education, collaboration, and advocacy. Email cfaatz@co.wayne.pa.us.

Free Jazz Festival in Liberty

May 18, 2013

The 9th Annual Liberty Jazz Festival will be held at the Liberty Museum & Arts Center in Liberty, 7pm. 845/292-2394.

Milford Garden Club plant sale

June 8, 2013

The Milford Garden Club is sponsoring annual perennial plant sale on the property of 108 West Ann Street & Gooseberry Alley, behind the Wells Fargo Bank, 9am-1pm. Prices are from $3 to $15. All monies raised will be used for the beautification of Milford. 570/686-2168.

Art After Dark opening reception

June 8, 2013

The Artery Gallery celebrates The Milford Music Festival by exhibiting the bold, rhythmic, and colorful paintings by artist Al Bialos. All are invited to the opening reception during Milford's "Art After Dark," 6-9pm. Free evening of art, music and food. Contemporary jazz by Eric Hedick. 570/409-1234.

Toad Tunes

It’s been a couple of weeks now that I have heard a lot of trilling from nearby lakes and wetlands. The first thought from someone not familiar with the local habitat may be that there is a swarm of crickets or other insects that frequent waterways during spring. This is not the case however; the trilling is the courtship call of the American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus). This is a recent scientific name change as the old genus name was “Bufo”. Calling toads can be heard here: http://www.twcwc.com/toadsong.html.  Read more