Program on elephants and their plight in today's world, 7pm at new Thai restaurant Sweet Basil, 19 John St., by Richard Chiger. The Chigers recently returned from a visit to The Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary. Matted, framed photos by noted photographer Jackie Chiger will be for sale; proceeds will benefit the elephants at the sanctuary.
5K run/walk around the lake in Gold Key, 9am. Fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project and the community swim team, the Gold Key Gators. Register online https://raceroster.com/events/2015/5786/gold-key-5k. Registration on race day at 8am for $25.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy leads a two-hour guided hike on the Tusten Mountain Trail, 10am-12pm. Learn about the ecology and history of the area. Free and open to the public, but registration required. Call 570/226-3164, 845/583-1010, or email email@example.com to register.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski hold a free Star Watch program, 7:30-9:30pm. Free and open to the public, but registration required. www.DelawareHighlands.org.
A non-competitive cycling event to benefit The Youth Scholarship program at The Catskill Recreation Center. Choice of five routes, from 11 to 100 miles. Rain or shine. Includes lunch, water bottle, T-shirt and free entry to CRC. $35 until Sept. 12. 845/586-6250 or register at www.bikereg.com/catskill-mountain-cycling-challenge.
Sullivan County Conservation Club Daniel Boone Family Day at 140 Kortright Rd., 9am-3pm. Target shooting/raffle/trophy events for youth/adults. Vendor tables, Civil War Living History presentation. Free admission, nominal charge to participate in events to benefit club's programs. www.SullivanCountyConservationClub.org.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a free guided nature walk at the office in Bethel, 1pm. Special "Family Day" hike has activities including a treasure hunt and craft project especially for kids. www.DelawareHighlands.org.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski for a free Star Watch program. Watch the stars and planets, observe deep sky objects, and learn how to locate the constellations. Bring binoculars and/or telescope (limited number available) and folding chairs. Registration required. 845/583-1010.
Annual free picnic outdoors at the Bethel Delaware Highlands Conservancy office, 12noon-4pm. Crafts, games, live bluegrass music, a guided nature walk on the woodland trail, monarch butterflies with Ed Wesely, live animals with the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, local food, and fun for all ages. RSVP requested. 845/583-1010.
Downtown birdwalk with Sullivan County Audubon member Lance Verderame, 10:30am. The walk begins at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St., and continues to Renaissance Park along Willowemoc Creek. An exhibit of Verderame's photographs, “Catskill Birds,” is on display in Morgan Outdoors’ Catskill Park room until August 16. 845/439-5507.