HAWLEY, PA — The Pocono Lake Region, Southern Wayne Regional, and Wayne County Chambers of Commerce announce a Tri-Chamber Business Card Exchange/Mixer will be held at Cove Haven Entertainment Resort, located on Route 590 in Lakeville, on Wednesday, May 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening is sponsored and hosted by Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, and Bold Gold Media Group, who promise many surprises for the evening. Plan to attend this regional networking event. Bring your business cards, and enjoy a cash bar, hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres, door prizes, giveaways, and much more. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) and PPL will host a free workshop on how and why to clean your home and body without harsh chemicals at the PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Join the Wayne County YMCA and Wayne County Area Agency on Aging for a free six-week program, Living Well – Chronic Disease Self-Management, on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from May 9 to June 13. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s Marie Alexander and Carleen Faatz traveled to Waymart to present a program called Healthy Steps for Older Adults “Falls Prevention.” This program is a part of the Primetime Health program written by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The program is designed to help those who are 50 years of age and older take better care of themselves, stay healthy and prevent falls. The group learned how to make their homes safer, eat more healthily and what questions to ask their physicians. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — A new Caregivers Support Group will start shortly in Sullivan County. It is sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with volunteers and staff at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. The purpose of the support group is to provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or related disorders to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what they are going through because they’ve been there too. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — May is Mental Health Month, and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general wellbeing, Bon Secours Community Hospital will host an all-day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair. The festive event will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the hospital’s parking lot outside 160 East Main St. and will feature free refreshments, musical entertainment, valuable demonstrations, dietary and therapy information and handouts. Read more
FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Central School District Wellness Committee will hold its 2014 Wellness Day on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Fallsburg Junior/Senior High School front parking lot. Rain or shine, kids, students, parents, staff and community are invited to enjoy the morning with many healthcare providers offering free information. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Healthy Steps in Motion is an exercise program that incorporates warm-up, balance, weight resistance/strength training and cool-down segments as its program foundation. It was designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and is offered to area older adults at no cost. The classes will be held May 6 to June 26 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 Tenth St. Read more
This is the time of the year that we begin to find ticks on our clothing or pets and sometimes attached to our skin after we have been in fields and woods or clearing garden plots and fences. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Pageant is more than a beauty pageant. This pageant is for women who live, work, or go to school in Sullivan County. They participate in a private interview, an opening number dance routine, a themed fun fashion show, evening gown and onstage questions. Seven new titleholders are crowned every year in different age groups. All contestants are invited to go out and make a difference in the county. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Learn about “Weeds, Shoots & Flowers” during the second of three hands-on gardening trainings on Wednesday, May 7. The free instructional classes will be taught by Sullivan County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Gerald Skoda Education Center from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sullivan Renaissance and CCE are holding the trainings to assist individuals who want to volunteer but aren’t sure how to help with community gardens in their hometowns. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Despite all of our modern technology, successful communication still demands effective face-to-face interaction. The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is addressing this need by offering a basic communications course “Anyone Can: Steps to Effective Communication.” Classes will be held at the St. John Education Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 7 through May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class fee is $125. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at The Port Jervis Free Library will host Ken Greene from the Hudson Valley Seed Library for a seed talk on Monday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The talk will be held in the Community Room, which has a capacity of 50.
Greene will give a talk about seeds and spring sowing. He will also talk about what it means to garden with seeds that are meant to be grown in our region. Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds will be available for purchase. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — A DIY bicycle maintenance workshop, “Ride Your Bike,” will be presented on Monday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Whether you’re a road rider, a mountain biker, a commuter or an enthusiast of other sorts, an expert or a beginner, learn what you need to get your bike ready to ride this spring and how to do it yourself. Read more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Daniel Pierce Library will offer a series of career counseling workshops sponsored by the Ramapo Catskill Library System and the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy grant program. The workshops will be held at the library.
Resume Building Workshop will be held May 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by individual career counseling sessions from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Job Interview Workshop will be held May 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by individual career counseling sessions from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will hold a series of device workshops in Narrowsburg in May.
The workshops include “Learn How to Use Your New Device” on Saturday, May 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Windows 8 Workshop” on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Tips and Tricks for Your Tablet” on Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Tips and Tricks for Your iPad” on Saturday, May 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.; and “Preventing and Removing Viruses” on Saturday, May 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants should bring the device they would like to learn to use to each workshop. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — United Way of Sullivan County is accepting applications for community impact funding from not-for-profit agencies within Sullivan County that serve the county’s residents and meet the grant criteria. Organizations must have a paid executive director and community-based board of directors. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a service at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the Berlin Township Community Center (50 Milanville Rd. off Route 652). Sheila Vaswani will present a multimedia program on the topic of Eastern religions, encompassing Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam. Refreshments and a social gathering will follow the program.