HAMLIN, PA — The presentation on reverse mortgages previously scheduled for the Hamlin Senior Center on February 6 (see our January 15 issue) has been rescheduled. Speaker Katrina F. Boyer, consumer outreach liaison for the PA Department of Banking and Securities, will now speak in Hamlin on Friday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The center is located at the Salem Township building on Route 590, 570/689-3766. For more information visit aging.co.wayne.pa.us.
MONTICELLO, NY — Richard Chiger, elephant expert, will be presenting a different kind of program at the Catskill Exotic Bird Club on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at 20 Crystal St. The talk will be about elephants and what is happening to them today in our world, including the horrors of the ivory trade and its effect on the extant populations of wild elephants. The talk will also focus on the conditions of captive elephants with emphasis on the ones that Chiger has known personally, where they live, how they live and what can be done to make their lives better. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Anyone looking to take control over what the family pet is eating, avoid unhealthy additives and tailor treats to a pet’s preferences is encouraged to attend a workshop on how to safely and successfully make pet treats at home presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Food Preservation program. The class will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen in its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — On Thursday, February 12, Rachael Arnone of “bachestinks” will lead “DIY: Upcycled Tee Shirt Tote Bags,” the first installment in a new a do-it-yourself workshop series presented by The Cooperage Project. The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main St. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Gloria Tabares and Pat Sanders will present a program with clips from a film about the worldwide educational situation for girls at a service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Univeralists at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 8 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. The stories told of individual girls can inspire thought and action. There will be conversation and refreshments after the program. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.
LIBERTY, NY — A farm tax workshop will be offered on Wednesday, February 4 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s (CCESC) Agriculture program. It will be held at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — There will be a free workshop on Thursday, February 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan, to help farmers and farmers’ market managers receive certification to accept Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks, including WIC (Women Infant and Child) FMNP checks, Senior FMNP checks, and WIC Vegetables and Fruits Checks. It will also discuss the advantages of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and how to accept SNAP benefits at a farmers’ market. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Ginny Nordstrom will share highlights from poet, novelist and Zen teacher Henry Shukman’s essay, “The Art of Being Wrong” at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 1 at the Berlin Township Community Center. “Being wrong can be the best thing that ever happened to us.” In both literature and spiritual life, when the expected view of the world is knocked away, the pivot itself, rather than a new view or a resolution, can be liberating, transformative and connective to others. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Youth Center will host a six-hour National Traffic Safety Institute (NTSI) Driver Safety Course from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 7. The course is sponsored by Catskill Hudson Bank and Chaljeri Meats. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — Individuals interested in making a difference in Sullivan County are invited to an open house for volunteeers on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the CVI Building at 165 Sullivan Ave.
The evening offers an opportunity to learn details about the variety of ways volunteers can share their skills, both as part of the Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Corps and directly in local communities throughout the county. Read more