LIBERTY, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), and naturalist Ed Wesely for a free monarch butterfly program at the CCESC office in Liberty on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
For 20 years, Ed Wesely and Barbara Yeaman rescued Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars from threatened habitats, reared and then released them. With the help of local school children, they nurtured and released over 6,000 adult monarchs. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering the mandated on-the-job security guard training on August 9 and 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Street Education Center. The cost of the course is $185. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library is announcing a series of “how-to” writer’s presentations covering topics such as self-publishing and memoir writing. Louis Alexander, author of “Echoes from a Small Country Town,” will present memoir writing on Tuesday, August 12 at the Delaware Free branch in Callicoon at 6 p.m. Local author Myron Gittell will discuss how to self publish on Wednesday, September 10 at the Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg at 6:30 p.m. Read more
REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library has added several new programs to the Public Computer Center. The following is the schedule for August.
Business Group meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon to discuss technology and marketing topics relevant to small businesses looking to advance their computer expertise. Read more
REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library system will hold a number of classes and programs throughout August at all of their locations. Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Individuals who would like to learn about “No Sweat Summer Gardening” are invited to a free Celebrating Sullivan Spaces event on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Hurleyville. Come for hands-on instruction about easy weeding and deadheading techniques and put these skills into practice in the public gardens that are cared for by Hurleyville-Sullivan First volunteers. Read more
EQUINUNK, PA — Teachers at the Manchester Community Library have devised an innovative, one-week program to aid children returning to school in the fall. A basic skills program will be presented in a review workshop from August 4 to 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This free program is for elementary school students who have completed kindergarten. Sign up deadline is July 30. Bring the child who is being enrolled to the library for a brief introduction on a Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. or on a Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Read more
HASBROUCK, NY — This month begins the season of ballet classes for kids at the Old Stone House of Hasbrouck. Ballet classes start Saturday, July 19 and are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and continue on the five subsequent Saturdays. A second class series is tentatively scheduled for Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m., when both kids and adults can study ballet together. Students work at their own pace and follow classic ballet discipline including floor exercises, barre and center-work, and across-floor practice. Read more
WHITE LAKE, NY — Literacy Volunteers and Sullivan County BOCES are working together to offer basic literacy classes at the Bethel Literacy Center located in the former Duggan Elementary School in White Lake. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar, “Treatment for Hand and Arm Pain,” on Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at Orange Regional’s conference center, 707 East Main St.
Dr. Samir Sodha will discuss diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common hand and arm problems as well as complex traumatic and arthritic conditions. For more information, or to register, visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call the Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).