VFW, doors 1:30pm, games at 2:30pm. Win baskets of groceries. Benefits Order of the Eastern Star. Raffle, 50/50 and door prizes. Refreshments. Donation: $5. 845/888-0996.
The Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library present novelist, essayist and journalist Nicholas DiGiovanni who will read from his novella "Rip," 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Visit www.nicholasdigiovanni.com or call 845/856-7313.
"Greek Folk Stories Old & New" a book reading/signing by author Mary Ziavras at The Port Jervis Library, 7pm. Free. Refreshments will be served. 845/856-7313.
The Wilkes University Chorus at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church as part of their spring concert tour, 7:30pm. Free. 570/430-1755.
St. Peter’s Church Chili Cook-Off, 11am-2pm. Up to 15 varieties of chili (including vegetarian). $5 tasting fee. $2.50 buys a bowl of chili with cornbread, for eat-in or takeout. Visit www.stpetersportjervis.org or call 845/856-1033.
Lunch and a guest speaker at Drew United Methodist Church, noon. Menu: soup, bread, beverage and dessert. Cost: $3. 845/856-3423.
The Business and Professional Women's Club of Port Jervis will host the 12th annual "Stars Of Tomorrow" Tricky Tray at the Port Jervis High School, doors open at noon with calling at 2pm. No admission fee, tickets $1 per sheet. Proceeds are used to award scholarships. 845/858-7898.
A local smoke shop was targeted as New York State Police launched a series of statewide searches to determine if so-called bath salts or synthetic marijuana are being sold illegally. Clyde Beach, the owner of the Jamaica Junction Smoke and Gift Shop in Port Jervis, said that his store was searched, but he has not broken any laws because his establishment voluntarily stopped selling synthetic marijuana when the state outlawed it back in August 2012. Read more
At St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4-7pm. Proceeds benefit the youth choir camp fund. Menu includes choice of soup, bread, homemade dessert and choice of beverage. Adults $5, children ages 6-12 $3, children 5 and under free. Takeout available. www.stpetersportjervis.org or call 845/856-1033.
Part of the Backyard Series at The Hub @ The Port Jervis Free Library, 6:30-8pm. 845/772-7586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.