Join herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore for a walk around the preserves in search of medicinal plants in bloom, meet at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center's lobby, 10am-12 noon. www.pplpreserves.com.
Borough officials are calculating costs incurred during torrential rain in late June that damaged streets, businesses and residences. The storm dumped about four inches of rain there, overwhelming storm drains and catch basins. A state of emergency was declared, and the council hopes to receive financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read more
A week after July Fourth celebrations, Pennsylvanians rallied for independence from fracking across the state on July 11, in events organized by Food and Water Watch. Read more
The New York-based flamenco trio Segue will present "Ritmo, Color, y Pasion" at the Hawley Silk Mill, 2pm. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children under 15 are admitted free. Visit kindredspiritsarts.org.
Jorge Perez and Estela Rojas are inviting a limited number of visitors to tour their home and garden and enjoy wine and three different fine pasta dishes with fresh summer salads, 6pm. Benefits the Wayne County Historical Society, and reservations are available from the society. Cost: $45 for WCHS members, $50 for non-members. 570/253-3240.
Hawley has been named one of 20 communities throughout the United States and Canada to win a contest to have its downtown Main Avenue storefronts repainted—for free. The contest, called “Main Street Matters,” was sponsored by paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore. The contest involved having people vote online. Among the list of 100 towns nominated was Narrowsburg, NY. Read more
Free computer class at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library from 5-7pm; registration required. 845/482-4350.
Patrick Abrams Memorial Scholarship tricky tray in the Wallenpaupack High School gymnasium, doors open at 12 noon, calling starts at 2pm. Admission: $3, includes a free sheet of white/blue tickets. Children admitted free. 570/775-7377.
Basic course for business owners "Business Startup Fundamentals" at the Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab in the Silk Mill, 6-8:30pm. Fee: $15. Register: www.nepascore.org. 570/253-5334.
September 20-22, Hawley Women's Club bus trip to Washington, D.C. Call Judy Potratz at 570/226-6588 for details and pricing.