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NARROWSBURG, NY — The Town of Tusten Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) invites all to join Shannon Cilento, Sullivan 180 community development program manager, for a talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at the Tusten Town Hall, 210 Bridge St.
Cilento will discuss the health benefits of outdoor space.
A CAC is an advisory body provided for by New York State’s General Municipal Law. It helps town boards, planning boards and zoning boards of appeals consider the natural resources of their communities and acknowledge the potential impact of development plans.
To learn more, call 845/252-3864.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Three sets of local duos will perform at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, as the Frederick Cook Society presents an afternoon of live Americana, folk and bluegrass music.
Performers will include Anne and Mike Baglione, Steve and Clancy Lane, and Carol and Aldo Troiani.
Join them for a fun afternoon of Irish soda bread, coffee, tea and live old-time music. And while you are at the museum, you can check out the photography exhibition by Dr. Frederick Cook.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The museum is located at 265 Main St.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/littlesparrowny or call 845/434-8044.
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Theater Arts Program is performing Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina” in the campus’ Seelig Theatre at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, March 8 to 11.
The award-winning play focuses on heterosexual men who gather at a Catskills resort in 1962 to dress as women and explore their feminine side.
“Casa Valentina” is the Theater Arts Program’s contemporary play offering for its 2022-2023 Sueñito/Little Dream season.
All campus visitors who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear masks indoors at all times.
The cost of tickets is a suggested donation of $10 to the SUNY Sullivan
Theater Program/Performing Arts Club. For further information, email Jessica López-Barkl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE — The second annual International Women’s Day celebration will take place online on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on both days.
Organized and led by shamanic reiki master and wellness expert Amanda McCormick of Hortonville, NY, the event will feature women from Israel, California and Florida, as well as Sullivan County, NY.
There will be workshops and offerings on topics that range from persuasive communication to finding your purpose, from holistic skincare to aging joyfully, from writing your own book to herbalism, shamanism, yoga and much more.
In the spirit of accessibility, McCormick said, the cost of tickets is based on the honor system. Attendees should pay what they can. The range is $45 to $200 to both participate in the 20-plus hours of workshops and receive the recordings afterward.
Money raised through ticket sales will pay each of the facilitators “for their wisdom, expertise and time,” she said. “It is greatly appreciated.”
For more information about the event, facilitators and workshops, and to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-international-womens-day-celebration-virtual-event-tickets-559953886147.
MILFORD, PA — The ARTery Gallery will open a new show, titled “Elements”; an opening reception will be held at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.
All members of the ARTery Gallery contributed to the show.
The works are inspired by the four physical substances: air, earth, fire and water.
The gallery, located in the historic Forest Hall at 210 Broad St., is a cooperatively owned and operated fine art gallery that has served regional artists and art lovers since 1996. The gallery features a wide array of artistic talent, ranging from traditional oil, watercolor and photography, to sculpture, jewelry, textiles, pottery and collage.
There is no charge to attend the opening, and the ARTery will provide refreshments.
Gallery hours in March are Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Elements” will be on display through Monday, April 10.
Learn more at arterygallerymilford.com.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The closing party for a powerful exhibit by artists from Creativity Explored will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. at the Laundry King Gallery.
Exhibition curator Rodney Harder will speak at 5 p.m.
Creativity Explored is a San Francisco-based collective that works with developmentally disabled artists.
Founded by Florence and Elias Katz in the belief that art is essential to life, the collective has facilitated the art careers of hundreds of disabled artists—and changed the art world along the way, according to the group’s website.
The exhibit can be seen at the Laundry King, 65 Main St., until March 26.
Learn more about Creativity Explored at creativityexplored.org.
Learn more about the Laundry King Gallery, a project of the Catskill Art Space, on Facebook at Laundry King.
GRAHAMAVILLE, NY — “The Good Gift of Water,” a 30-minute film created by the Time and the Valleys Museum, will have a premiere showing on Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at the museum on State Route 55.
Created by filmmaker John Hazard, the film explores the importance of clean water, how much drinkable water there is on earth, and the many challenges that endanger clean water all over the globe.
Hazard will present the film and answer questions after the screening.
The film is narrated by museum president Richard Coombe, and was written by museum educator Phyllis Coombe.
Admission costs $5 for non-members, and is free for members.
For more information, visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org, or call 845/985-7700.
HONESDALE, PA — Thanks to the Honesdale Rotary and more than 150 other donors, individuals and organizations, the Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) met its goal of raising $75,000 in matching funds to buy a building on Main Street in Honesdale.
With its $5,000 donation, Honesdale Rotary was one of the groups that helped the WCAA over the top.
WCAA administrators and members agreed to look into helping Honesdale Rotary with some future projects, such as the club’s first-ever Beer & Wine Festival at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 23.
Honesdale Rotary is part of Rotary International, a service club of more than one million members worldwide. Other Rotary projects include fundraisers for Ukrainian refugees, painting the Fred Miller Pavilion on Honesdale’s Main Street, funding new shelves for the Wayne County Food Pantry, hosting an international exchange student (this year from Japan) and raising funds for Rotary International’s polio eradication program.
NARROWSBURG, NY — “Come as You Are” is an exhibition featuring artists from diverse backgrounds, and it opens on Saturday, March 11 at the Narrowsburg Union; an opening reception will be held that day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
The show, say organizers, celebrates the power of self-expression through color, composition, palette and unique vision.
Each artist has created a distinct body of work, showcasing their individual approach to composition, color and form. Through their pieces, the artists convey their personal experiences and emotions, inviting the viewer to experience their unique perspectives.
“Come as You Are” is a celebration of the power of art to communicate and connect, the organizers said. The exhibition highlights the importance of honoring and celebrating diverse perspectives, inviting viewers to explore new ways of seeing the world.
The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, April 29. The Narrowsburg Union is located at 7 Erie Ave. For more information, call 845/252-3100 or visit www.narrowsburgunion.com.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Virtuoso violinist Alexander Markov will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at the Dingman-Delaware Middle School auditorium, 1365 Rte. 739.
Sponsored by the Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, the concert will include some collaboration with a rhythm section of the school’s musicians.
The next day, Markov will offer presentations and a masterclass to area music students.
There’s no charge to attend, but donations are appreciated, organizers said. For more information, visit www.kindredspiritsarts.org.
PORT JERVIS, NY — Beginning on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m., kids aged 15 months to five years can join a nature playgroup at the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve, courtesy of Among the Ferns: Nature Connection for Budding Naturalists. The group runs weekly until Wednesday, May 10. Each session lasts until 11:30 a.m.
The preserve is located at 390 Minisink Tpk.
The weekly playgroup sessions provide hands-on, nature-based play for children and their favorite adult.
With support from Among the Ferns founding naturalist and nature-based educator Emily Woodmansee, the children and their adults will have outdoor adventures, experience child-led play, and try out seasonal activities.
The playgroups take place rain or shine, and messy play is encouraged.
“This is a wonderful way for families to slow down, unplug and enjoy wholesome nature play,” Woodmansee said. “Caregivers will also get a taste of how children benefit from nature-based education.”
The cost for one session is $15 per child, and $5 for additional participating siblings to join. There is no charge for siblings who are carried. The cost is $120 or $150 if you bring a sibling for all nine weeks.
For more information or to register, visit www.amongtheferns.com.
SWAN LAKE, NY — The Swan Lake Fire Department (SLFD) will hold its French toast breakfast on Sunday, March 12, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon at the firehouse.
The funds raised will support the fire department.
Tickets for adults cost $8, and the cost is $5 for kids aged six to 12. There’s no charge for children aged five and under.
The firehouse is located at 52 Stanton Corner Rd.
For more information, call 845/428-1660.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Teens in grades seven through 12 are welcome to submit poems to the second annual Youth Poetry Festival.
Poems are due Friday, March 10.
The theme is the challenges and joys of living in the Catskills, said county poet laureate Sharon Kennedy-Nolle.
Two more youth poetry ambassadors are also being recruited through their schools. Ambassadors will emcee at the festival and help support projects throughout the year.
There are three separate competitions, based on grade level, and prizes will be awarded.
Monetary donations toward the prizes and other poetry-related activities are badly needed, Kennedy-Nolle said. The YPF is funded entirely by donations.
To support Sullivan County’s young creative people, a donation can be made through the Sullivan Public Library Alliance (SUPLA) at the group’s Paypal link at bit.ly/3yh2BMo.
Checks can be sent to SUPLA c/o Sunshine Hall Free Library, PO Box 157, Eldred, NY 12732. Write “Youth Poetry Festival” in the check memo.
The festival will be held on Saturday, April 15 at Bethel Woods.
For more information, email Kennedy-Nolle at email@example.com.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Members of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania are coming to the Van Scott Nature Reserve on Wednesday, March 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. They’ll share their history, pre-colonial customs and discuss the tribe’s relationship with William Penn, the era of Penn’s sons and the Walking Purchase.
Other topics include the Lenape diaspora, where they are today and much more.
The program is hosted by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.
The presentation will include an opportunity to ask questions.
After the presentation, attendees are invited to witness as the conservancy’s executive director, Diane Rosencrance, signs the Lenape Treaty of Renewed Friendship.
The Van Scott Nature Reserve is located at 571 Perkins Pond Rd.
This event is free, but registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.delawarehighlands.org.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance extended the deadline for submissions for its Great Wall of Honesdale, which is located at 4th and Main Streets.
The theme for this year’s wall is “Home,” and the topic is open to the artist’s interpretation. The cost for one entry is $10, $15 for two entries, and $20 for three entries.
Members of the WCAA and all grade and high school students can enter without paying a fee.
Submit up to three images for consideration by emailing email@example.com.
For more information on the wall, or how to submit entries, visit www.waynecountyartsalliance.org/the-great-wall-of-honesdale.
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