Come to the Port Jervis Free Library library to read to Shaeley the Reading Dog, 1-3pm. For beginning or reluctant readers to gain confidence and improve their reading skills. Free. For grades K-5. 845/856-7313.
An artists' reception will help welcome the work of artist Marika Robak to the Port Jervis Free Library, 6:30-8pm. Refreshments served. Free. 845/856-7313.
Pancake breakfast at VFW Post #161 to benefit VFW Ladies Aux #161/Sons of American Legion #685, 8am-12 noon. Cost: $8.
"Stars Of Tomorrow" Tricky Tray to be held at the Port Jervis High School, 10 Route 209. Doors open at noon, calling at 2pm. Tickets are $1 per sheet. 50/50 table, special tables, raffle prizes, door prizes, kids welcome, refreshments available. Sponsored by the BPW of Port Jervis. 845/856-5090.
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.