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Children can learn to play the pennywhistle

REGION — Don Castellow will teach a pennywhistle workshop for beginners this summer for ages nine to 12 at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in Narrowsburg, NY and at the Delaware Youth Center (DYC) in Callicoon NY.

The pennywhistle is a member of the flute family and is a fun and easy instrument to learn. No previous experience or musical training is required. During the workshop, students will learn to read music and play tunes on the pennywhistle.  Read more

Security guard pre-assignment training course

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer an eight-hour Pre-Assignment Security Guard Training course on July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Street Education Center. The cost of the course is $80.

This course will satisfy the minimum criteria recommended by the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council and leads to a training certificate required for employment as a security guard.  Read more

SEEDS presents forum on high performance, passive and zero net-energy homes

HONESDALE, PA — The local non-profit group Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS) will host a free presentation on how to design, model and construct high performance, super-insulated, zero net-energy homes on Tuesday, July 15 at the Park Street Complex from 7 to 9 p.m.  Read more

Programs at Port Jervis Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — This July, the Port Jervis Free Library in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County will hold two free sessions in its continuing summer Backyard Series.

“Introduction to Food Preservation, “presented by Master Food Preserver James Thomas, will meet on Thursday, July 10 from 6:30 to -8 p.m. The class will cover food safety, equipment, canning basics, high-acid and low-acid canning, preserving jams and jellies, pickling, freezing foods, as well as drying foods and herbs.  Read more

CCE offers Elder Law Forum for Estate Planning

MONTICELLO, NY — Caregivers, seniors and the public are invited to attend a free Elder Law Forum on Thursday, July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center. The forum will share the knowledge and expertise of four esteemed attorneys on various aspects of estate planning. Presenting will be Frances Clemente, Esq., Stefanie A. Sovak, Esq., Steven N. Mogel, Esq. and Richard Zirt, Esq.  Read more

Library announces website design series

CALLICOON, NY — On Wednesdays, July 9 through July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. the Western Sullivan Public Library will host a series of website design workshops at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon. Workshops will begin with the basics of Word Press, a web-design, template-based tool, and will work through the process of creating a professional website with graphics, subpages, and a modern design. By the end, participants will have built a website. Visit the library on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.WSPLonline.org or call 845.887-4040 for more information or to register.

Summer series on local history

HONESDALE, PA — The Plain Speaking Summer Series is back at the Wayne County Historical Society, located at 810 Main St. Plain Speaking is a summer series of informal talks on Wayne County history by local individuals who have spent years studying their topics. Although the subjects may be serious, the mood is intended to be light. No presentation will take more than an hour and some will be shorter. The talks will take place each Friday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Museum.  Read more

Free summer reading program at E.B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — The annual summer reading program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is right around the corner. This year, the theme for kids is “Fizz Boom Read,” and “Spark a Reaction” for teens.

Every week, the library will have Hebrew and Spanish story times, family read-alouds, weekly science experiments, craft times and book clubs. Teens can join the Steampunk and Sci-Fi book clubs, Teen Advisory Group, be part of the team for the Minecraft Challenge, and sign up for filmmaking and media arts programs.  Read more

Greenhouse & high tunnel series offered at Cornell Extension

LIBERTY, NY — An educational program series for people interested in extending the summer growing season by using a greenhouse or high tunnel will start on July 10, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale Loomis Rd.

In 2014, CCESC partnered with Sullivan BOCES with support from Sullivan Renaissance to build a greenhouse and high tunnel on site with the goal of actively engaging the community in agriculture through education.  Read more

Relaxing fitness classes for the summer

MONTICELLO, NY — This July, the Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer two fitness classes. All classes are held at St. John Street Education Center in Monticello.

Tai Chi Chuan classes will start on July 2 and run through August 20 on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost of the class is $65. Tai Chi Chuan has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and an unsurpassed form of self-defense. It is gentle and easy to do. It can help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.  Read more

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