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Brain health and nutrition class to offer tips on healthy aging

LIBERTY, NY — A free educational program to address how diet impacts brain health will be offered on Tuesday, May 27. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center will hold a “Brain Health & Nutrition” class to offer tips on healthy aging with a demonstration and sampling of healthy food included. This event will occur from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching Kitchen of the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Crime prevention seminar in Port Jervis

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Police Department (PJPD) and Port Jervis Citywide Neighborhood Watch will host a crime prevention seminar titled “Keeping Our Community Safe” on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Drew United Methodist Church. This will be just one of three seminars organized by the PJPD Neighborhood Watch for the community.  Read more

CCE offers workshops to Save Energy, Save Dollars

LIBERTY, NY — Homeowners and renters can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a free Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Tuesday, May 20. This EmPower New York class is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at 5:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Learn to plant for pollinators: Free workshop

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Sullivan Renaissance, and a Sullivan County Master Gardener for a free workshop on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the conservancy’s New York office at 120 Segar and Rosenberg Road. Learn how to convert lawn to meadow and to create pollinator gardens using native plants favored by butterflies and bees.  Read more

Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will present a free six-week program at the Honesdale Senior Center on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from May 23 to June 27.  Read more

Free workshop on green cleaning

HAWLEY, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) and PPL will host a free workshop on how and why to clean your home and body without harsh chemicals at the PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m.  Read more

Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

HONESDALE, PA — Join the Wayne County YMCA and Wayne County Area Agency on Aging for a free six-week program, Living Well – Chronic Disease Self-Management, on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from May 9 to June 13.  Read more

Learn gardening for free

LIBERTY, NY — Learn about “Weeds, Shoots & Flowers” during the second of three hands-on gardening trainings on Wednesday, May 7. The free instructional classes will be taught by Sullivan County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Gerald Skoda Education Center from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sullivan Renaissance and CCE are holding the trainings to assist individuals who want to volunteer but aren’t sure how to help with community gardens in their hometowns.  Read more

Learn to communicate effectively

MONTICELLO, NY — Despite all of our modern technology, successful communication still demands effective face-to-face interaction. The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is addressing this need by offering a basic communications course “Anyone Can: Steps to Effective Communication.” Classes will be held at the St. John Education Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 7 through May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class fee is $125.  Read more

Seed talk at The Port Jervis Free Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at The Port Jervis Free Library will host Ken Greene from the Hudson Valley Seed Library for a seed talk on Monday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The talk will be held in the Community Room, which has a capacity of 50.

Greene will give a talk about seeds and spring sowing. He will also talk about what it means to garden with seeds that are meant to be grown in our region. Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds will be available for purchase.  Read more

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