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October 01, 2014
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Community Curriculum

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

Aerobic Walking: Changing Your Chemistry

HONESDALE, PA — Dr. Mort Malkin will present a lecture-demonstration on “Changing Your Chemistry” on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Wayne Memorial Hospital in the second floor David Katz Conference Center.

Dr. Malkin, who has come to be known as “The Walk Doctor,” will define the term “aerobic” and list the few exercises that qualify as high-grade aerobic according to the definition. He will demonstrate how ordinary brisk walking can be turned into a strongly aerobic activity by changing form to employ the large muscles of the upper legs and mid-body.  Read more

Tips and tools to preserve scenic views

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Planning and zoning board members, local officials and community volunteers are invited to attend a planning seminar on “Preserving Scenic Views.” It will take place on Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. in the Cochecton Town Hall, 74 Smales Rd.  Read more

Healthy Choices course offered in Sullivan County

MONTICELLO, NY — HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare), a nonprofit, federally-qualified healthcare system offering a range of medical services for underserved areas throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island, is teaming with the Sullivan County NYConnects to present a free six week Healthy Choices program, starting September 8.

The workshops will be held between 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoons at 2 Jefferson St., Room 2. The dates are September 8, 15, 22 and 29, and October 6 and 20.  Read more

Farmers can earn pesticide credits at free field day

COCHECTON, NY — A free educational Corn Plot Field Day for producers will be offered on Monday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). The day includes lunch. The site and demonstration plot are located near Cochecton Mills on My Place Road.  Read more

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