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September 21, 2014
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Community Curriculum

Grant-writing workshop at Pike library

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library and The Greater Pike Community Foundation will host a grant-writing workshop for not-for-profits on Tuesday, October 7 at The Pike County Public Library, 119 East Harford St., 8 a.m. The four-hour workshop will be conducted by Kurt R. Bauman, MBA, executive director of the Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, and division manager, Community Services, NEPA Alliance.  Read more

Learn to play the harmonica

PORT JERVIS, NY — Learn to play the harmonica at the Port Jervis Free Library on Saturday, September 20 from12:45 to 2:30 p.m. This is a step-by-step “Learn How to Play the Harmonica” program for beginners with master harmonicist Patti Gessner.  Read more

Two-day orchard management workshop

LIBERTY, NY — Farmers, orchardists and home gardeners are invited to attend a two-day Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) workshop on Orchard Management and Production on October 3 and 4. The workshops include a tour of local orchards. Lunch is available.  Read more

GHP offers third free business seminar of 2014

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP), in conjunction with the University of Scranton, Small Business Development Center, will host “Become a Better Communicator” on Thursday, September 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dime Bank’s Operations Center Training Room, 1210 Sunrise Ave. The Dime Bank is the sponsor for this seminar, which is free of charge and open to the public.  Read more

A new high school equivalency prep class starts

PORT JERVIS, NY — A TASC Preparation Class (GED) will begin September 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room in the basement of the Port Jervis Free Library. This class meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from September 22 through January 21. New York’s GED test changed to the Test Assessing Secondary Education (TASC). If you passed sections of the GED exam from 2002 to the present, you might be able to get credit for those sections. Take this class to learn what the new test is all about, as well as prepare for it.  Read more

Free career counseling sessions at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will offer Career Counseling Sessions on Tuesday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, October 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, October 23 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Free one-on-one individualized career coaching sessions are available. Job seekers will meet with a career coach to get help writing their resume and/or cover letters, exploring career options, developing effective strategies for their job searches, or preparing for job interviews. Each session will be one hour long.  Read more

Learn how to forage for mushrooms

PORT JERVIS, NY — Nathaniel Whitmore will present “Autumn Foraging for Mushrooms,” a part of the Backyard Series, at the Port Jervis Free Library on Thursday, September 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will be held in the Community Room.  Read more

Learn home canning in new Sullivan County EaT Kitchen

LIBERTY, NY — A workshop on home food preservation using the hot water bath method is being offered on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this introductory class on the fundamentals of canning in its new Entrepreneurial & Teaching (EaT) Kitchen. The Eat Kitchen is located at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Fiduciary workshop for non-profits

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library and The Greater Pike Community Foundation will host a fiduciary workshop for board members and staff of not-for-profit organizations on Monday, September 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Pike County Public Library (PCPL), 119 East Harford St.  Read more

Seminar to prevent youth violence and bullying

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Police Department and Port Jervis City-Wide Neighborhood Watch will host a seminar titled “Youth Violence & Bullying” on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. at the Drew Methodist Church Hall. Members of the Port Jervis community will learn about the dangers of threatening behavior, such as bullying, both verbal and physical fighting, weapon use and aggression on social media.  Read more

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