Special Glass Blowing demonstrations and guided factory tours at the Gillinder Glass Factory, 39 Erie St. Guest Glass artists return on March 14 and April 11 from 10am-3pm (last tour at 2:30). $5.00 adults, $4.00 children & seniors. Group rates available with reservation. www.gillinderglassstore.com, 845/856-5375.
Special Glass Blowing demonstrations and factory tours at the Gillinder Glass Factory, 39 Erie St. Guest Glass artists return on February 7, March 14 and April 11 from 10am-3pm (last tour at 2:30). $5 adults, $4 children & seniors. Group rates available.
This writing workshop is for those who want to share their written work, either as a work-in-progress or as a fully developed piece, in a circle with other writers, at the Port Jervis Free Library, 7-8:45pm. Free. Register: 845/772-7586.
Back by popular demand the Backyard Series: Make a Sashay Scarf at The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library, 4-5pm. Learn to make a chain with your hands. Class is free and yarn is provided. 845/772-7586.
The TASC (GED) Preparation Class begins at the Port Jervis Free Library in the Community Room in the basement. This class meets Monday through Thursday in the afternoon (exact time TBA). Fee: $12. Must register in person. 845/772-7586.
At 4:19 AM on December 7, 2014, Port Jervis Police responded to a disturbance call at the Port Jervis Municipal parking lot on lower Pike Street. Upon arrival officers observed a large group of individuals watching two males engaged in a fight. Police arrested Kem Garland, age 26, of Mount William Street, Port Jervis, and Torey Posey, age 36, of 100 Sekani Trail, Albrightsville, PA, and charged them with the violation of Disorderly Conduct. Read more
Winter concert featuring the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s String Ensemble at Deerpark Reformed Church, 30 East Main St., 7pm. Snow date Dec. 14. Seasonal favorites performed in a holiday-decorated, historic church. Reception of homemade cookies follows. Sponsor: Port Jervis Council for the Arts.
The Port Jervis Free Library is offering a “Food for Fines” program to benefit a local food pantry. Erase your fines by donating non-perishable food items. The library will forgive up to $1.00 in fines for each item donated (max. fine limit of $10). Food for fines will not be accepted for damaged or lost item fees.
The Grace Choir of St. Peter's (31 W. Main St.), directed by Kathy Brink, will present a concert at 4pm of familiar and contemporary Advent and Christmas songs, accompanied by keyboards, Orff instruments and percussion. A free will offering is accepted and proceeds benefit the youth choir camp fund. Reception follows the concert.
Nearly 100 vendors feature handcrafted gifts and holiday treats for sale in this traditional German Christkindlemarkt downtown near Erie Trackside on Jersey Avenue, 10am-6pm. Live entertainment. www.facebook.com/ChristkindlmarktPortJervisNY. Santa Express arrives Front Street, 5pm. 845/557-3321.