What's going on in arts, leisure and community March 11 to 17
ONLINE — The 34th annual Hortonville Talent Show will take place online on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Hortonville Presbyterian Church, the talent show offers an evening of music, poetry and performance from local youth and community members.
River Reporter’s own Jonathan Charles Fox will be judging. The evening will benefit the Youth Economic Group of Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc.
For more information and to tune in, visit www.bit.ly/RMMTalentShow.
ONLINE — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s (DVAA) 2021 Salon Series features a series of short-form documentaries spotlighting three local female artists as they create new works of art. Narrowsburg-based filmmaker Oriel Danielson will direct the series. Part documentary, part artist talk and demonstration, the second video in the series features a visit to the Narrowsburg, NY studio of woodworker Alexandra Climent.
Climent first discovered the powerful beauty of rare tropical hardwoods exploring the jungles of Central and South America in 2009. Since then, she has dedicated her life to sustainably sourcing these woods and bringing them back to New York. Climent is proud of her efforts in sharing the power of these materials as well as her active work in aiding the reforestation of the jungles from which she sources materials.
View this episode of “Salon Series | On Location” starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 at www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.
ONLINE — On Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m., “Jazz, an American Art” will be presented by the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. NY.
Barry Wiesenfeld, bassist, lecturer and author, presents his program on jazz. This presentation delves into its origins, styles, evolution and milestones. Wiesenfeld discusses the components that are common to all eras of jazz history, and, interestingly, those elements that are common to other styles of music.
Wiesenfeld is on the music faculty on SUNY and Ramapo Colleges. Registration is limited to 100 people.
For more information and to register, visit www.ebcpl.org and click on “March 2021 Adult Calendar.”
HONESDALE, PA — Workforce Alliance, the Wayne County PA CareerLink Affiliate office, is sponsoring an online job fair for local summer camp jobs. To hear more about these job opportunities, there are two live information sessions with Wayne County summer camps on Thursday, March 11: an afternoon session from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and an evening session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join for a live information and question-and-answer session with five Wayne County summer camps about job opportunities and to schedule an interview. Detailed information and registration can be found on the Workforce Alliance website at www.wpworkforce.org/job-fairs.
ONLINE — On Sundays, March 14, 21 and 28, the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) is hosting three class sessions via Zoom titled “Hula for the Family.”
Explore the theme of Mālama Honua (“to care for our planet Earth” in Hawaiian) through mele and hula, the song and dance of Hawai’i. All ages and levels welcome. This workshop, originally designed for grandparents and their grandchildren, is a multi-generational, multidisciplinary, experience of the traditional arts and cultural practices of Hawai’i now open to everyone. The class will be taught by John-Mario Sevilla, former director of 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Dance Education Laboratory and New York City Ballet Education, who hails from Ka’ehu, Maui.
Registration is required and attendance for all three sessions is strongly suggested. All classes are one hour. The last class will include a 15-minute performance for your family and friends.
This is a free event; donations are welcome.
For more information and tickets, visit www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org.
ONLINE — On Thursday, March 18 from 7 to 8 p.m., the Sullivan County NAACP and the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will host a virtual community forum on the COVID-19 vaccine.
The program will begin with a short video from “The Root,” featuring Congresswoman Cori Bush from Missouri’s first Congressional District interviewing public health physician, researcher and anti-racist activist Dr. Camara Jones about the vaccine. The film will be followed by remarks from Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw and local nurse practitioner Dr. Chyrise Taylor.
The following are some of the questions that will be addressed: Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe to take? What are the side effects? Will it protect me? When and where can I receive it? How much will it cost? Can I trust the vaccine? There will be plenty of time to ask questions and express your concerns.
To attend the meeting, email email@example.com and request the Zoom link.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Agricultural Literacy Week has been celebrated by New York Agriculture in the Classroom (NYAITC) for the past 17 years as a way to promote agricultural literacy and learning to students across New York State. Each year, with the help of county-based coordinators, thousands of volunteers visit schools to read an agriculture-themed book to elementary students. This year NYAITC and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County will continue this state-wide event through virtual engagement. Volunteer readers will have access to pre-recorded videos developed by NYAITC or will have the option to read to students live via video feed.
CCE Sullivan County is partnering with the Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello and Tri-Valley school districts to host Ag in the Classroom in 2021 for nearly 800 students across Sullivan County.
The dairy industry will be supported in 2021 as the book Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish (Tales of the Dairy Godmother) by Viola Butler will be read to students.
For more information about Agricultural Literacy Week in Sullivan County, contact CCE Sullivan County Healthy Schools Coordinator SueAnn Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the New York Agriculture in the Classroom website at www.agclassroom.org/ny.