Port Jervis Free Library hosts readings by two local authors: Joe DeMono from his book "Ciro" and Sheldon Scriggs from "Tyler, the Strongest Boy on the Block". Both books touch on the topic of bullying. The first is loosely biographical.The second is fiction and contains graphic language; it is for readers over 12.
Artist's reception for Marika Robak, in the community room of Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Thursday, 6:30-8pm. Robak’s work on display until February 15.
UpFront Exhibition Space will hold its holiday artists reception, 5-8pm. The public is invited to attend and buy local art at reduced holiday pricing. There will be live music by Walt Edwards along with refreshments. 845/856-2727.
Novels, non-fiction, large print, children's & special value books at the Community Room in the Port Jervis Free Library, 10am-3pm. Door prize and refreshments. 845/856-7313.
Santa Express at Front Street, 5pm. Visit www.facebook.com/santaexpress, call 845/557-3321.
Amidst local musicians providing seasonal music, a fire truck will bring Santa and Mrs. Claus downtown (Front St./Jersey Ave.), 6pm. The evergreen tree will be lit and the holidays will officially begin. Santa will spend time with the children to find out who’s been naughty or nice. 845/858-4017.
Come enjoy all-time favorite Christmas, Hanukkah and seasonal music performed by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra's String Ensemble, at historic Deerpark Reformed Church, 30 East Main St., 7pm. Reception follows. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door, students no charge. 845/858-7820.
More than 50 quality vendors offering unique handcrafted gifts and tasty holiday treats at Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market) in downtown Port Jervis, Front St/Jersey Ave. Live entertainment. The spectacular Santa Express arrives at 5pm. Vendors in the Erie Trackside, nearby outside in large tents, and street-side. 845/856-1611.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary #161 penny social, Owen St., doors open at 12 noon, calling at 2 pm. Refreshment stand available. 570/491-5440.
The Port Jervis High School Guidance Department annual Financial Aid Night in the HS auditorium, 7pm. Michael P. Fraher, the retired director of Financial Aid at Vassar College, will lead the presentation. 845/858-3100, Ext. 11601/11602.