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Science on Tap next event: The Science of a Healthy Forest

HONESDALE, PA — A group of local environmental organizations has launched a new series called “Science on Tap” to share information about scientific topics in a casual setting. For each event, an expert in a particular field leads a discussion at a different restaurant location. The next session, “The Science of a Healthy Forest” will be on Thursday, October 16 at KCPepper Bar and Grill, 182 Ski Run Rd. The expert will be consulting forester Paul Kowalczyk, owner of Pocono Forest & Wildlife Service of Hawley, who manages 100,000+ acres in Pennsylvania and New York.  Read more

Guest lecture: ‘Dinosaur CSI: Who or What Murdered the Dinosaurs?’

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will present a guest lecture to explore what could have been responsible for the disappearance of the dinosaurs. Ralph E. Taggart, Ph.D, of Michigan State University (MSU), will speak in SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theatre on Tuesday, October 7, at 12:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Read more

Workshop on growing micro-greens with Master Gardeners

LIBERTY, NY — Micro-greens are young, nutritious seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs that are harvested and eaten in less than 14 days. A workshop on growing micro-greens at home will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Thursday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants can join CCESC Master Gardener volunteer Jackie Saunders at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Intro to Pinterest class at the Port Jervis library

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library will host “Intro to Pinterest & Paper Crafting – Make Your Own Holiday Cards and Decorations” on Tuesday, September 30 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. It is the first of a three-part series.  Read more

Home energy efficiency workshop helps to find and fix it

MILFORD, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern PA and Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) and the Pike County Public Library will present “Find It – Fix It!” a home energy efficiency workshop on Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at The Pike County Public Library, Milford Branch, 119 E. Harford St. This event is free and geared for the whole family.  Read more

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

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