The Liberty Museum & Arts Center hosts the 15th annual Catskills Preservation and History Conference, registration 9:30am. This year’s theme is “The Catskills – Miami Beach Connection: The People, The Hotels and the Architecture.” There are seven different presentations scheduled for the day-long event. Registration $45. 845/292-2394.
The Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County Past Perfect Bookstore is having a summer half-price sale at the Old Duggan School on Route 55 (right behind the Town of Bethel Offices), 10am-4pm. All books will be half price. All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County. 845/583-7191.
Play Scrabble at the Wayne County Visitors Center, 303 Commercial St., 2-5pm. Donations to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County. For more information, call Pearl at 272/777-4000.
Upstate Cycling & Group Fitness Studio is teaming up with the Allyson Whitney Foundation for the Upstate Cycle for Hope, 9am–11:30am. To benefit the Allyson Whitney Foundation and Trevor Loughlin Foundation. Tickets $25. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1147915585273011/ for event details.
Wayne County Historical Society's 4th annual Canal Festival at the Delaware & Hudson's Canal Park at Lock 31, Route 6, 10am-4pm. It features a Living History Stage, food, vendors, music, blacksmithing, plein-air painting demos, history and nature tours, children's activities, an archaeological dig and much more. 570/253-3240.
Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary Brown (R-Pike/Monroe) are inviting all area seniors and their families to attend a Senior Expo at the Dingman Township Fire Hall, 10am-2pm. Free admission. Light refreshments. 570/226-5959.
Back to school penny social at the Nutshell Art Center, doors open 6pm, calling at 7pm. Hot dogs, chili and soft drinks for sale. Dessert, soft drinks and coffee free after last drawing. School supplies, seasonal items, 50/50, special raffle tables, gifts and more. Hosted by the Cochecton Democratic Club. 845/932-8104.
Burn Brae Mansion presents a comedy festival and all-you-can-eat BBQ. Kevin Meaney, star of Saturday Night Live, Broadway's Hairspray and TV's Uncle Buck, will headline the show, which includes sets from Sandy Ehlers and John Sweeny, hosted by Chip Ambrogio. Craft beer and wine will be available for purchase from Shrewd Fox Brewery.
Meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society at 1 p.m. at the Ted Streobel Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St. There will be a ten-lot auction of U.S. and foreign stamps. Members are asked to bring something to sell. There will also be a discussion as to whether the group should do away with next year's July and August meetings.
Indoor yard sale, featuring a wide variety of new and gently used items plus a bake sale and farmer’s market (produce from the Beach Lake Community garden) at Beach Lake United Methodist Church, 7 Milanville Rd., 9am-3pm. Proceeds from all sales will help finance a 2017 mission trip to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, KY.