November 27, 2014
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August programs at Western Sullivan Public libraries

REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library system will hold a number of classes and programs throughout August at all of their locations.  Read more

Learn easy weeding and deadheading tips in Hurleyville

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

New Jump Start Program at Manchester Community Library

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

Summer schedule heats up at Old Stone House

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

Literacy classes for adults

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

Orange Regional to host free seminar on hand problems

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).

One room school goes hi-tech

HONESDALE, PA — For nearly eight decades the historic one-room Bethel School served students in all eight grades with one teacher who taught all subjects. But on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bethel School will go “hi-tech” and host an open house featuring Pennsylvania History Jeopardy Games, courtesy of Valerie Dux supplying electrical power.  Read more

Memoir-making at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — Gordon and Henry MacAdam will present a family memoir-making program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The MacAdam brothers grew up in Monticello and over the course of several years developed a detailed family history spanning four generations.  Read more

Train your pooch

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is now accepting students for its Dog Obedience Course starting on July 15. The course will run on Tuesdays, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Dogs must be over four months old with proof of rabies and canine distemper shots. The first session will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include a demonstration so do not bring your dog to the first session. After the first session, participants will be required to purchase a suitable collar and a leash that is appropriate for the individual dog. List dog’s name, breed and age.  Read more

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

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