As we gear-up for the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial in 2016, Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 NPS units to celebrate the 99th birthday of "America's Best Idea" with an Entrance Fee Free Day. Train ride fares are not included.
The annual Jeffersonville Firehouse book sale will be held for three days, 9am-3pm. Thousands of used and new books. All proceeds go to support the three library branches. A special members-only pre-sale for Friends of the Western Public Library on Aug. 12, 3-5pm.
Lava Volunteer Fire Department annual pancake breakfast, 8am-1pm. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Cost: $8, under 5 free.
Presentation by Dr. Joyce Conroy, Town of Rockland Historian, "Craigie Clare: Castles & Crooks" will be given at the Roscoe O&W Railway Museum, 7 Railroad Ave., 1pm. Free, donations accepted. Get information on the Town of Rockland Historical Group.
Lackawaxen’s second annual Good ol' Fashioned Block Party, 12noon–7pm. Games, ice carving, food, DJ, vendors, tricky tray baskets and more. Car, truck and bike display, $5 registration starts at 11am. All proceeds from the car display will be donated to a local contractor with medical expenses incurred from a motorcycle accident this past May.
Vacation Bible school Camp Discovery at Drew United Methodist Church, 49-51 Sussex St. Fri. from 6-8pm, and Sat. from 9am-3pm. For children age 4-grade 6. 845/856-3423.
Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department tricky tray, doors open at 5pm; calling at 7pm. Admission: $1. Thousands of dollars in valued prizes. Some free refreshments with an opportunity to purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries with or without cheese, nachos, chili and beverages. 570/775-7355.
Manchester Community Library holds book sale, 3879 Hancock Hwy., 9am-12noon. Hard cover $2, paper back $1, 5/$1. 570/224-8500.
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital/Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 47th annual antique and flea market in the Margaretville Village Park (behind the Freshtown Marketplace), 9am-4pm. 607/326-4136.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Claryvilleʼs past and present at the Claryville Reformed Church, 946 Claryville Rd., 10am-3pm. Activities for all ages, cookie walk, local artisans, and history exhibits. Lunch available. 845/985-2041.