The first of the 2015 Plain Speaking talks will be held at the Wayne County Historical Society's Main Museum, 810 Main St., 5pm. The speaker is Mimi Steffen, local researcher and author of several volumes about one-room schools. Her topic is, "Recalling the Rural Schools of Berlin Township." Free.
The Damascus Township Historical Society invites all to the first program of their 2015 speaker series, 7pm. Helen Adams, a Damascus resident, will present a program "Our History and Culture Through Toys." The program will be held at the Damascus Township Community Center, 60 Conklin Hill Rd.
Hear all about what was one of the world's great resort hotels: The Concord. John Conway the Sullivan County Historian, will give a talk "The Concord: Sullivan County's Acropolis" at the Sullivan County Historical Society, 2pm. Part of the new exhibit "The Concord Remembered." Free.
Sullivan County Child Care Council will hold a gathering for those interested in becoming child care providers at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant, 6:30pm. Sullivan County is on the horizon of massive development and there are only 54 registered or licensed child care programs currently operating. RSVP: 845/292-7166 ext. 309.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St., 6-7:30pm. Open to the public to all caregivers/family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. 845/292-4200, ext. 3402.
A free support group for individuals with hearing loss will be held at Catskill Regional Medical Center, 5-7pm. The support group provides individuals with the latest information about the impact of hearing loss and the technology options available as well as offers advice, encouragement and education. 845/794-3300.
Books and Brew, a book discussion group run through the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library in Monticello, will meet at Brew to discuss "Unorthodox" by Deborah Feldman, 7pm. The book is a memoir about a young woman who grew up in a Hasidic community. 845/794-4660 ext. 8.
Discussion on the topic of "How does art create social change?" with panelists Isaac Green Diebboll and Brandi Merolla at the The Artists’ Market Community Center, 3-4pm. Moderator: Claudine Luchsinger. Join the conversation or just listen. Refreshments provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s PrimeTime Health program is hosting a workshop to reduce falls at the Hawley Senior Center, 10am-2pm. The workshop is designed to help older adults make their homes safer, manage their medicines and learn how to improve their strength and balance. Register: 570/253-4262.
Deborah Chandler, Ph.D. will speak on meditation and psychology at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Program at the Berlin Township Community Center, 10:15am. Conversation and refreshments will follow the program. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.