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December 25, 2014
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AARP Driver Safety releases the 2014 Wayne County class schedule

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Office on Aging is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program. There will be several eight-hour sessions, taught by a volunteer instructor. Those completing the course will be given a certificate that is valid for three years. There will also be a four-hour classroom refresher course that is designed for drivers 50 and older.  Read more

Informational session on feral swine

LIBERTY, NY — Feral swine, also known as feral pigs or wild boars, have become a nuisance in New York along with many other states in the U.S. The term feral swine can be given to any domestic pig that escapes or is released, a wild boar native to Eurasia, or cross-breeds between the two. An informational session offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County, as part of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will take place on Tuesday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Education Center.  Read more

Career counseling workshops at library in Callicoon

CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will offer a series of career counseling workshops sponsored by the Ramapo Catskill Library System and the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy grant program. The workshops will be held at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon.  Read more

Literacy volunteers provide new classes

MONTICELLO, NY — Survival Spanish is being offered at The Literacy Center, 63 North St. beginning Monday, April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is held Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. The cost is $130 per person for 32 hours of instruction.  Read more

Stream & watershed professional development opportunity for teachers

LIBERTY, NY — Teachers from Tri-Valley, Fallsburg, and Liberty school districts are invited to attend a free professional development opportunity on Thursday, April 24. Sullivan County school teachers in the NYC Watershed can receive a free training on stream and watershed education offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County. This event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Special presentation on gambling for senior citizens

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will host a special program about gambling and gambling addictions for seniors. Wayne County has three Senior Center locations and will have two events at each location. The morning session will be for staff, caregivers and family members of seniors who would like to learn more about the problem signs of gambling. The second session at each center will be for seniors to be able to identify possible signs of gambling problems in their friends or loved ones.  Read more

Twitter, LinkedIn classes at Port Jervis Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — Sohn Social Media Solutions will offer a series of classes on Twitter and LinkedIn at the Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., in April and May. The instructor is Tim Sohn, founder of Sohn Social Media Solutions, which provides social media education and marketing services for small businesses and the public.  Read more

All about trout, a presentation

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Robbie Mulberger from the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club’s Trout Hatchery will give a presentation on trout and their life-cycle at Lackawaxen Inn (aka Lackawaxen House) at 188 Scenic Drive on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. He will discuss how trout are grown in the hatchery and will also explain some of the stream enhancement projects undertaken within the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club.  Read more

Terrariums at the library

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Library will host a terrarium-building workshop for adults and children 12 and over. The class will be taught by gardening expert Mia Koerner on Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Read more

Programs at The Hub

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library will hold two upcoming workshops. On April 7, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Ken Herbig and Nancy Conod will present “Using Ancestry.com.” They will show you the basics of locating ancestors you never knew you had using Ancestry.com. They will also use resources that your library offers and free websites to help you in your quest.  Read more

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