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Week of December 6 2012

Eventdate: December 6, 2012
All terms
Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Banquet

Presentation will be by Ross the Mentalist, who will amaze and amuse the audience with his unusual ability to predict their actions, read their thoughts, and subliminally persuade his subjects to do as he wishes. The evening will include a brief business meeting and recognition of Extension Volunteers. At Shawnee Inn, 1 River Rd. 6-9pm. $10 volunteers, $20 public/guests. 570-421-6430 or MonroeExt@psu.edu.

Shawnee on Delaware, Meeting
Book reading and signing

Local author Helena Clare Pittman will read and sign her new novel "Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn," Liberty Public Library, 6-7:30pm.

Liberty, Readings
Bookworm Club

Grades 2-4 enjoy stories, games, crafts & snacks at the library, Thurs., 2:30-4pm. RSVP: 845/292-6070.

Liberty, Meeting
Call for artists

Alliance Gallery is calling for poetry and photography submissions for “Be Mine Forever,” due by Dec. 15. Email rocky@artsalliancesite.org or 845/252-7576.

Art, Narrowsburg
Christmas rummage sale

First Presbyterian Church, 9am-noon. 845/856-1231 x10.

Port Jervis, Community Events
Coat and toy drive

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Volunteer Program launches a Coat and Toy Drive to benefit the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless. Donations can be made at the Museum at Bethel Woods through Tuesday, December 18 during regular museum and event hours. BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Bethel, Community Events
Holiday book and toy exchange

Bring a gift and exchange it for a new one in the lobby at Mackenzie Elementary School, 4:30-7:30pm. Free.

Eldred, Community Events
Liberty Middle School Winter Concert

Annual Middle School Winter Concert, 7/8 Orchestra, 7/8 Chorus 7/8 Band and Jazz Ensemble, 7pm, High School Auditorium. 845/292-5400 x5117.

Liberty, Music
New "Stageworks" production at Old Stone House

“Stageworks” Starts New Production at Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, 282 Hasbrouck Rd. Autumn rehearsals will be scheduled for a new play to be staged in early January. Starting October 18th, young thespians are invited to meet at 5:30-7 pm every Thursday, training for their theatrical roles. Registration forms are available at www.TheOldStoneHouseOfHasbrouck.org. For more detalis, contact Ms. Eddings at 845/985-0419, or by email request to oshya@peoplepc.com.

Hasbrouck, Meeting
Quit smoking course

The group will meet for 3 consecutive Thursdays at Belle Reeve, 6-7pm. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. 570/296-3400.

Milford, Lectures/discussions
Seminar on shale

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center will hold the seminar “Shale Gas 101 for Small Business” at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Community Room, 6-8pm. Free. Must register: www.scrantonsbdc.com or 570/941-7588.

Honesdale, Lectures/discussions
Eventdate: December 7, 2012
All terms
'Argo'

'Argo' at the Callicoon Movie Theater, Mon. thru Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2 & 7:30pm. Runs until December 13.

Callicoon, Film
2nd Annual Town of Liberty Holiday Parade

Liberty- 6pm. Register a float or organization, 845/292-7690, p.r.dept@townofliberty.org

Liberty, Community Events
4-H Palette of Fun Art Club

4-H is open to youth ages 8-18. At Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive. 5-6:30pm. Contact (570) 296-3400 or PikeExt@psu.edu.

Dingmans Ferry, Meeting
4-H Pony Pals Meeting

4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. On Broadway Dance Studio, 106 Dingmans Pl, Route 739. 6:30pm. Email PikeExt@psu.edu. Call 570-296-3400.
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Dingmans Ferry, Meeting
A Town-wide Small Biz Holiday Party

The Mansion at Noble Lane- $45/person, $40/person for group of six or more, 6pm. RSVP 866/466-3855

Bethany, Community Events
Christmas rummage sale

First Presbyterian Church, 9am-noon. 845/856-1231 x10.

Port Jervis, Community Events
First Friday at the Calder Cafe

The cafe is in the new annex of the Equinunk Historical Society, and features coffee, tea, cocoa, pastries and fruit. Doors 6pm, live music 7:15pm. To perform, call 570/224-0223.

Equinunk, Community Events
First Friday poetry open mic night

First Fridays Contemporary Author Series at the Western Sullivan Public Library, 7pm open mic sign up, 7:30pm open mic, 8pm visiting authors Kanaska Carter and Regie Cabico. Free. 845/252-3360.

Narrowsburg, Readings
Graham Parker & the Rumour

Newton Theatre, Newton NJ - 8pm. Tickets are $29, $39 or $49. www.thenewtontheatre.com, 973/383-3700

New Jersey, Theatre
Holiday open house

PCDC Craft Store holiday open house at The Pike County Developmental Center, noon-2pm. Complimentary tea, coffee and desserts will be served. All proceeds benefit adults with disabilities. 570/296-6319.

Milford, Community Events
Pike County Library benefit dance

“Bell, Book and Kindle” dinner and dance to benefit the new Dorothy E. Warner building of the Pike County Public Library at the Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing, 6-11pm. Tickets $60, at the Milford and Dingman Township branches of PCPL, or pcpl.org.

Matamoras, Community Events
SUNY Sullivan Hurricane Sandy relief concert

SUNY Sullivan Glee Club, live skits by the Performing Arts Club, and a presentation by the college Step Club at the Seelig Theater, 7pm. Admission is a donation of either cash or physical items that can be used in the relief effort to be donated to the Red Cross. www.sunysullivan.edu.

Loch Sheldrake, Music
The Santaland Diaries

Tri-State Actors Theater presents The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris at the Foundation Room of the PCHS. 8pm. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door. Call 973/383-0510 or 570/296-8126.

Milford, Theatre
Eventdate: December 7, 2012 - December 9, 2012
All terms
Winterfest

Family craft project at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 6-7:30pm, free. pplpreserves.com

Hawley, Community Events
Eventdate: December 8, 2012
All terms
18th Annual Children's Ornament Hunt

Central Park, Honesdale- For children preschool to 4th grade. 570/253-5492

Honesdale, Community Events
1st Annual Indie Holiday Market

A collective of local artists are coming together to bring you an exciting holiday market full of handmade art, jewelry, cards, knitwear, accessories, furniture, food and more. Buy directly from the artists! Saturday & Sundays through December 16. At The Dock (behind Main Street). 11am-6pm. Contact madamefortuna@gmail.com.

Narrowsburg, Community Events
4-H Rough Riders Horse Club Meeting

4-H is open to youth ages 8-18. At Pocono Ranchlands Stable in Bushkill, 10am. For more information, call 570-296-3400.

Bushkill, Meeting
Art After Dark

Special holiday events at ARTery Gallery, Artisan Exchange, Bluestone Studios, Goldenfish Gallery and Highlands Photographic Guild, 6-9pm.

Art, Milford
Art opening

The Highlands Photo Guild opening reception for “Peace on Earth,” 6-9pm during Milford’s Art After Dark. The exhibit will be displayed through January 6. highlandsphotoguild.com or 570/296-2440.

Art, Milford
Book sale

Annual blowout book sale at the Manchester Community Library, 9am-noon. Paperback books are 5 cents, hardcovers, two for $1. 570/224-8500.

Equinunk, Community Events
Breakfast & photos w/ Santa

Central Vol. Fire Dept., time TBA.

Hawley, Community Events
Christmas celebration

Join local families for a holiday meal and an evening of carols and holiday folk songs at the Delaware Youth Center, 6pm. RSVP: 845/583-4157.

Callicoon, Community Events
Holiday book wrapping

First Book-Wayne/Pike’s annual “Wrapping for Reading” gift wrapping event at the shops at Maude Alley. Proceeds benefit literacy-based children’s programs in Wayne and Pike counties.

Honesdale, Community Events
Holiday craft sale

First Presbyterian Church, 9am-2pm. 570/226-4835.

Hawley, Community Events
Holiday open studio

Joyce Ellen Weinstein art studio open house, 1-5pm. joyceellen@joyceellenweinstein.com.

Art, Milford
Intro to snowshoeing

Basics of using snow shoes at PEEC, 9-11am, $10. Equipment provided. Hike if there's no snow. 570/828-2310.

Dingmans Ferry, Outdoors
Jewish Film Festival

7:30PM at CJ Hooker Middle School, 41 Lincoln Avenue. Entry is a suggested donation $5 per adult children under 14 free. Lineup features genres for all ages and interests, including a documentary, an animated short and an Academy Award nominated film. Contact sharon@jewishorangeny.org.

Goshen, Film
Jewish film festival

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County will screen "A Film Unfinished" and "Seltzer Works" at the CJ Hooker Middle School, 7:30pm. Suggested donation $5. 845/562-7860.

Goshen, Film
Kids' Christmas fun day

Games, Bible story time, crafts and snacks at Beach Lake United Methodist Church, 9-10:30am. All children age 3 to grade 5 are invited. 570/729-7011.

Beach Lake, Community Events
Live Music - Richard Parkinson at Bakers Tap Room

Richard Parkinson performs on guitar with vocals (originals and covers) at Bakers Tap Room, 184 Yulan Barryville Road October 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. Future dates include 11/24, 12/8, 12/22

Barryville, Music
Noah Barker trio

Pianist Noah Barker and his jazz trio at the Janice Center. Performances at 4pm and 8pm. $10 or $8 for Janice Center customers and students. Reservations recommended, 845/482-3324.

Jeffersonville, Community Events
Performance: The Coal Town Rounders

Four piece traditional bluegrass band at the Silk Mill, 7:30pm. $9. silkmillharmony.com or 570/588-8077.

Hawley, Music
Rabies clinic

The Pike County Humane Society is offering low-cost rabies and other vaccines, tests and microchipping for PA, NY and NJ dogs and cats priced from $10 to $28. 10am-3pm at Dingmans Township Municipal Bldg. 570/296-7654.

Milford, Community Events
Santa Express

Begins at 5pm at the Corner, then moves to Glen Spey, Barryville, Yulan and Narrowsburg. 845/557-3321.

Eldred, Community Events
Santa in Jeffersonville

Come visit Santa and his elves and have your photos taken. Photos will be available online for you to order holiday prints. The proceeds from the $4.00 photo fee will go to our local food pantry. Event sponsored by the Jeff Bank and The Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. 12-4pm.

Jeffersonville, Community Events
Story Time with Mrs. Claus

The Ann Street School will be hosting Story Time with Mrs. Claus. Hear a special story from Mrs. Claus, make a holiday craft, eat yummy treats, and even have a chance for your child to have a picture taken with Mrs. Claus! 206 East Ann Street, Milford, PA at 10am. $5.00 per child. Contact (570) 296-6124.

Milford, Readings
The Santaland Diaries

Tri-State Actors Theater presents The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris at the Foundation Room of the PCHS. 8pm. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door. Call 973/383-0510 or 570/296-8126.

Milford, Theatre
Transformation Choir perform

Christmas cantata "Let the Whole World Sing" by Joel Raney at the White Sulphur Springs Methodist Church, 7:30pm. 845/887-4346.

White Sulphur Springs, Community Events
Tree lighting and holiday open houses

Tree lighting with refreshments, carols led by Stuart Hirsch on the Overlook Deck on Main Street, 6:30pm. Open House in most shops with refreshments, discounts, kids' favors. Walk up to meet Santa's sleigh on Bridge Street.

Narrowsburg, Community Events
Winter fun for kids

Stories, songs, crafts and snowman building at the Liberty Public Library, 1pm. For grades pre-K to 2. RSVP: 845/292-6070

Liberty, Community Events
Winter survival hike

Hike while learning survival skills at PEEC, 1-3pm, $10. 570/828-2310.

Dingmans Ferry, Outdoors
Winter Survival Hike

Enjoy a hike that teaches survival skills as you journey through the fields and forests. Build a shelter, try your hand at fire making and learn other useful skills for the wintertime. Adults only please. 1-3pm, cost $20. Call PEEC at 570/828-2319 for more information

Dingmans Ferry, Community Events
Winter Survival Hike

Enjoy a hike that teaches survival skills as you journey through the fields and forests. $20/person. 1-3pm. RSVP at mcheck@peec.org or www.peec.org.

Dingmans Ferry, Outdoors
Eventdate: December 8, 2012 - December 9, 2012
All terms
Indie holiday market

First annual Indie Holiday Market will be held every Saturday and Sunday through December 16 from 11am-5pm at The Dock. Featuring art, furniture, fashion, knits, jewelry, folk art, holiday cards, local pancake mix and honey.

Narrowsburg, Community Events
Eventdate: December 9, 2012
All terms
1st Annual Indie Holiday Market

A collective of local artists are coming together to bring you an exciting holiday market full of handmade art, jewelry, cards, knitwear, accessories, furniture, food and more. Buy directly from the artists! Saturday & Sundays through December 16. At The Dock (behind Main Street). 11am-6pm. Contact madamefortuna@gmail.com.

Narrowsburg, Community Events
Children's holiday event

The Women in Business Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce children’s holiday event at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing, 2-4pm. RSVP: 570/296-8700.

Matamoras, Community Events
Equinunk Historical Society open house

Open house at the Calder Museum, noon-4pm. Come for holiday music, delectable goodies, and a chance to shop at the Calder Gift Shop. Please bring a plate of something good to share. 570/224-6722.

Equinunk, Community Events
Hibernation hike

Learn how plants & animals survive the winter while hiking at PEEC, 10am-noon, free. 570/828-2310.

Dingmans Ferry, Outdoors
Holiday open studio

Joyce Ellen Weinstein art studio open house, 1-5pm. joyceellen@joyceellenweinstein.com.

Art, Milford
Internationally touring Ball in the House to perform in Milford

Touring a cappella group Ball in the House (www.ballinthehouse.com) will be performing their Christmas concert to benefit the Good Shepherd church in Milford, Sunday, 3pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd & St John the Evangelist, 110W Catherine St. Tickets are $15.00 adults/$10.00 students
Contact 570/296-8123 or office@goodshepherdmilford.com. Seating is LIMITED!

Milford, Music
Sullivan County Farmers’ Markets Announces Holiday

Delaware Youth Center - Every Sunday in December. 11am-2pm. www.sullivancountyfarmersmarkets.org 845/292-6180 ext. 115.

Callicoon, Community Events
Transformation Choir perform

Christmas cantata "Let the Whole World Sing" by Joel Raney at Hortonville Presbyterian Church, 7:30pm. 845/887-4346.

Hortonville, Community Events
Eventdate: December 10, 2012
All terms
Holiday tours at Grey Towers

Grey Towers National Historic Site guided holiday tours of the decorated mansion from Monday, December 10 through Saturday, December 22 at 1pm and 3pm.

Milford, Community Events
Eventdate: December 11, 2012
All terms
Childcare provider training

Wayne County Extension Office, 6:30-8:30pm. Topic: Working with Mixed Age Groups. Participants will learn how to extend lesson plans through different age groups. Cost: $5. Registration is required by December 8, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. 570/253-5970, ext 4110.

Honesdale, Workshop
Short story discussion

"The Fly," a short story by Katherine Mansfield, will be discussed at the next meeting of the great books discussion program at the E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. 845/794-4660.

Monticello, Lectures/discussions
Short story discussion

“The Fly,” a short story by Katherine Mansfield, will be discussed at the next meeting of the great books discussion program at the E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. 845/794-4660.

Monticello, Lectures/discussions
Sullivan County Workforce Development Board meeting

Rubin Pollock Center Career & Tech Dining Room, 8-9am. 845/807-0385.

Liberty, Meeting
Eventdate: December 12, 2012
All terms
Artist’s reception

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Art, Port Jervis
Childcare provider training

Commissioners’ Meeting room of the Pike County Administration Bldg., 6-8pm. Topic: Planning a Curriculum to Fit Your Space. Participants will identify ways to best utilize their environment to maximize children's potential to learn. Cost: $5.00. Registration is required by December 7, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. Call 570/296-3400.

Milford, Workshop
Free Quit Smoking Course

Group will meet for 3 consecutive Wednesdays. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. At 2512 Route 6, Suite 2 from 3-4pm. Contact 570-296-3400 or PikeExt@psu.edu.

Hawley, Meeting
Hanukkah Party

7pm at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue. $5 cover charge. RSVP contact Brenda 917-509-2928, Dena 845-434-7075 or Mindy 845-798-8091.

Monticello, Community Events
Liberty Middle School Winter Concert

Annual Middle School Winter Concert, MS Woodwind Ensemble, 5/6 Orchestra, 5/6 Chorus 5/6 Band, 7pm, HS Auditorium. 845/292-5400 x5117.

Liberty, Music
Eventdate: December 13, 2012
All terms
Artist reception

Welcome the work of artist Jaruwan Ponmak, Port Jervis Free Library, 6:30-8:30pm in the library’s community room. On display until January 18. Her artwork is available for purchase.

Port Jervis, Community Events
Bookworm Club

Grades 2-4 enjoy stories, games, crafts & snacks at the library, Thurs., 2:30-4pm. RSVP: 845/292-6070.

Liberty, Meeting
Holiday networking party

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce networking party at Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing, 5:30-7:30pm. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. $5 for Pike Chamber members or $10 for non-members. 570/296-8700.

Matamoras, Community Events
New "Stageworks" production at Old Stone House

“Stageworks” Starts New Production at Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, 282 Hasbrouck Rd. Autumn rehearsals will be scheduled for a new play to be staged in early January. Starting October 18th, young thespians are invited to meet at 5:30-7 pm every Thursday, training for their theatrical roles. Registration forms are available at www.TheOldStoneHouseOfHasbrouck.org. For more detalis, contact Ms. Eddings at 845/985-0419, or by email request to oshya@peoplepc.com.

Hasbrouck, Meeting
Patriot Connectors meeting

The Patriot Connectors will gather in the library at Wallenpaupack High School, 7pm.

Hawley, Meeting
Quit smoking course

The group will meet for 3 consecutive Thursdays at Belle Reeve, 6-7pm. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. 570/296-3400.

Milford, Lectures/discussions