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Community Curriculum

Holiday table arrangement

LIBERTY, NY — A unique opportunity to hand craft table arrangements will be offered on Tuesday, December 9 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., participants will receive instruction on designing their own table arrangements at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Hancock methane level study

HANCOCK, NY — A study of ambient methane levels in ground-level air in the Town of Hancock has been completed by Gas Safety Inc., and will be presented to the public on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main St. Presenters will be Gas Safety president Bob Ackley and Bryce Payne, PhD, Gas Safety’s director of science and technology. The study is sponsored by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.  Read more

Youth winter workshops

LIBERTY, NY — Open to youth ages five and above, the annual Winter Workshops of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s 4-H Youth Development program is an opportunity for families to get crafty before the holiday season. On Saturday, December 6, participants can enjoy 10 stations of make-and-take activities including a community service project. This program will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. The snow date for this program is Sunday, December 7.  Read more

Fund and develop your farm or agricultural business

LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) and Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management will present a farm funding program on Monday, December 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Participants will learn to develop their agricultural businesses.  Read more

Growing Older Together

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a service on Sunday, November 23 based on a shared reading from the book “Aging in Community,” edited by Janice M. Blanchard at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. They will discuss the realities and shortcomings of today’s public policy with respect to health and social services, particularly for middle-class baby boomers, a rapidly growing group.  Read more

Beautification ‘best practices’ from around the United States

LIBERTY, NY — “Lessons Learned from America in Bloom” will be the focus of a seminar on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the CVI Center. Sullivan Renaissance horticultural coordinator Diana K. Weiner will take participants on a photographic road trip to see what volunteers are doing to beautify their communities throughout the United States.  Read more

Only two grant-writing workshops left

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — There are two dates remaining in a series of six grant-writing seminars sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), based in Narrowsburg. Artists and non-profit cultural groups based in Sullivan County that wish to create, produce, or present cultural programming in Sullivan County are eligible to apply for 2015 “decentralization grants” administered by the DVAA. The seminars provide hands-on information for crafting an effective grant narrative, making a budget, and networking with other artists and cultural groups.  Read more

Firearm safety course

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering a Home Firearm Safety Course on November 15 at the Kauneonga Lake Fire Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $65. The next class will be on December 20.  Read more

Green training workshop for teachers and others

MILFORD, PA — Teachers, students, school support staff and education partners in the tri-state region are invited to attend a free workshop on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) GreenSchools! is a nationwide environmental service learning program that helps improve students’ academic performance in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects, while providing a blueprint for creating more green and healthy learning environments for students.  Read more

Free seminar on Aspergers

HONESDALE, PA — “Aspergers 101,” a free seminar, will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Center in the Holmes Building, 61 Commercial St. Basic information will be provided, such as: What is it? Who has it and who doesn’t? Can it be mixed with other symptons? Can it be cured? How do I get help? What can families do? The seminar is presented by licensed professional counselor Susan Thompson. Pre-registration is required, by calling 570/352-4997.  Read more

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