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What's going on in arts, leisure and the community December 9 to 15

Posted 12/8/21

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community December 9 to 15

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What's going on in arts, leisure and the community December 9 to 15


‘Christmas with the Coroner’ helps kids who just lost a loved one

WAYMART, PA — It’s a chance to remember our loved ones and to spend time with friends and neighbors.

Wayne County Coroner Edward Howell and his wife, Anna, will hold “Christmas with the Coroner” starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 13, at the Ladore Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Waymart.

Those attending are asked to bring a self-standing, framed photo of their lost loved one(s) to be displayed on a memorial table. The photo should be taken home at the end of the event.

Music will be provided by the Old Time Fiddlers and the Little Roy & Lizzy Show.

“Christmas with the Coroner” will raise funds for local children and families who are coping with the holidays after recently losing a loved one. Donations will help supply warm clothing, heating assistance, groceries and gifts for the children.

The cost of admission is a tax-deductible monetary donation of any amount to the Wayne County Community Foundation.  In the memo, write “Community Memorial Fund.”


Checks can be mailed to the Wayne County Community Foundation 214 9th St., Honesdale, PA 18431, or received at the event.  Cash donations will also be accepted.  

The Community Memorial Fund, established by Edward and Anna Howell, supports local individuals and families affected by the death of a loved one that results in a legitimate need, including but not limited to groceries, meals, home heating supplies, temporary safe housing, clothing, basic funeral, burial, memorial and cremation services and much more.

For more information, contact the Wayne County Community Foundation at 570/251-9993 or online at https://www.waynefoundation.org/.

Free Christmas trees for veterans

MONTICELLO, NY — Vet 2 Vet Sullivan County is offering free Christmas trees for veterans until December 22.

The trees are donated by Delaware Valley Farm and Garden in Callicoon. Quantities are limited and reservations are required.

Vet 2 Vet is a peer-networking program instituted by Action Toward Independence of Sullivan and Orange counties.

Call Ryan or Kevin at the ATI office, 845/794-4228, for more information or to reserve a tree.

Winter concerts at Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Sullivan West Central School District will hold two winter concerts on Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15 at the Sullivan West high school auditorium.

On Tuesday, the Junior High band will perform at 6:30 p.m. and the chorus at 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Senior High band performs at 6:30 p.m., followed by the chorus at 7:30 p.m.

The snow date is December 22.

For more information, see the Sullivan West home page at https://www.swcsd.org/.

Dickens on the Delaware in Callicoon

CALLICOON, NY — It’s a celebration of winter in a town usually known for summer fun.

But Dickens on the Delaware, which takes place this year on Saturday, December 11, from 12 noon to 8 p.m., has always drawn a good crowd. With horse-drawn carriage rides, vendors selling locally-crafted wares, and shopkeepers decked out in Victorian garb, the event takes Callicoon back to the 19th century.

This year, there will be holiday markets, seasonal treats, a holiday photo studio, caroling, live music, children’s activities, free theater and dance performances and much more.

Come in Victorian dress or arrive as you are, 21st-century style. Support your neighbors by shopping locally. And for a few hours, enjoy the holidays as they might have been.

For more information, email events.callicoon@gmail.com.

Getting ‘Richer by the Holidays’

ONLINE — Learn more about love, in its many forms, from one family in the midst of its holidays in this latest podcast from ACT Underground Theatre Company and the Western Sullivan Public Library.

The podcast is directed by Greg Triggs, with sound engineering and graphics by Alan Kehoe and podcast design by Dale Blagrove. It stars Thomas Cambridge, Tina Gordon, Wendy Kaufman, Kyoshin Lohr, Heidi Mollenhauer, Matt Nolen, Ken Parks, Charlie Trowbridge and the announcer, Warren Anschutz.

Episodes began December 1. You can tune in online at WSPL’s website, https://www.wsplonline.org, or at the podcast place of one’s choice.

A worship service conducted in German will be held at the Milford Bible Church.
A worship service conducted in German will be held at the Milford Bible Church.

German service at Milford Bible Church

MILFORD, PA — A worship service conducted totally in German will be held Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. at Milford Bible Church, 110 Foxcroft Dr. Milford, PA.  Included are Christmas music, songs, prayers  and a homily, all in German.  

For more information, call Pastor Rolf Buchmann 570/559-7608.

Santa's coming to the caboose in Shohola.
Santa's coming to the caboose in Shohola.

Santa at caboose in Shohola

SHOHOLA, PA — Santa will arrive by fire engine at the Shohola Historical Society’s caboose in Shohola at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. He will stay until 2:30 p.m.

The caboose is located at 132 Rte. 434, next to Midtown Convenience Store.

He’ll hear children’s Christmas wishes and distribute gifts to, he said, “good little boys and girls.”

Parents are asked to bring their own cameras and take photos.

After the caboose, Santa will go to Twin Cedar Senior Living, 360 Little Walker Rd., “to visit his long-time friends there,” according to a release.

For more information, contact Keith Raser  at 570/296-6191.

Holiday card-making at the WSPL

WESTERN SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES — Local libraries will spread a little holiday joy to residents of care centers and nursing homes this year.

It’s the second annual Holiday Card Shower.

Card-making kits can be picked up at the library and then the completed card should be returned to the library by Saturday, December 18.

An outreach grant from the Ramapo Catskill Library System ensured that more facilities will receive cards this year.

For more information or to pick up a kit, call the Western Sullivan Public Library at 845/252-3360 or visit their website at https://www.wsplonline.org.

What do we know about happiness?

ONLINE — Learn what it means to be happy, and how to get there, courtesy of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library.

“Cultivating Happiness” will be presented online by Diane Lang at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 16.

Participants might learn new ways of thinking and behaving that could make their lives happier.

The program will be presented on Zoom as well as on YouTube Live. Registration is required and is limited.  Visit https://www.ebcpl.org, hover over ‘Events’ then click Adult Calendar to register.

Mrs. Claus will read stories to the kids at the Bethany Public Library on Saturday, December 11.
Mrs. Claus will read stories to the kids at the Bethany Public Library on Saturday, December 11.

Winterfest, Mrs. Santa at the Bethany Public Library

BETHANY, PA — Join the residents of Bethany in the park and at the library to celebrate the season. It all happens on Saturday, December 11, starting at 3 p.m.

Winterfest in Bethany features live music, the lighting of the Bethany Borough Christmas tree, craft activities for the young and the not-so-young, a campfire complete with roasted chestnuts, cocoa and cookies. Mrs. Santa will read stories and help youngsters write letters to Santa.

Last weekend for in-person shopping for ‘Art under $100’

WHITE MILLS, PA — If you were hoping to buy some of the works on display in “Art under $100,” and you were hoping to do that in person, this is your last weekend.

The sale will close for in-person shopping after Sunday, December 12.

Until then, it’s still going on in the ground-floor Blue Room at the Dorflinger Glass Factory Museum in White Mills.

The hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Choosing art for your holiday gifts this year is a win-win-win,” according to a spokesperson from the Wayne County Arts Alliance. You’re “selecting unique and one-of-a-kind gifts, shopping local, and supporting talented artists and the Wayne County Arts Alliance.”

Online shopping will be available until Saturday, December 18.

For more information, visit the Wayne County Arts Alliance website at https://waynecountyartsalliance.org/.

Work with holiday greens at the Bethany Public Library

BETHANY, PA — Make a wreath or a centerpiece. Welcome the holidays with traditional greenery at a workshop at the Bethany Public Library, at 8 Court St.

The event takes place on Saturday, December 11 and begins at 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners Wanda Eisenhauer and Mary Fenton will assist and advise attendees on how to care for your greenery.

You can bring your own container to decorate. Bows, forms, accessories, greens and inspiration are supplied.

Pre-registration is requested and there is a $10 materials fee.

When you register, indicate your choice of wreath or centerpiece, or whether you’ll bring your own container to fill. Tell them your choice of time: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.

To register, call the library at 570/253-4349.

Holiday radio show from SCDW

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Come and enjoy the warmth and love of the holiday season, as the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) presents a comedic adaptation of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” performed by the SCDW Youth Theatre. The youth are directed by Bunny Wolosczcak and Sally Gladden.

The holiday spirit continues with the SCDW’s presentation of a radio show version of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

The radio show is directed by Ellie J.

Performances of “A Christmas Carol,” followed by  “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” are on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, beginning at 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 12, beginning at 1 p.m. All presentations will be at the South Fallsburg Senior Center in South Fallsburg. Desserts and refreshments are offered during intermission. General admission is $10.  

For more information, call the SCDW at 845/436-5336.

Holiday heritage shop at Time and the Valleys Museum

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Time and the Valleys Museum is holding its Holiday Shop on Saturday, December 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The shop is stocked with unique books, gifts, heritage toys, local crafts and more to fill shoppers gift giving needs. All shoppers receive a 10 percent discount off everything, and museum members get 20 percent off. They will also receive a free pair of historic notecards with each purchase.

The museum’s new 70 page “Heritage Farm Baking Book” will be available for sale; it includes tried-and-true old-time recipes for cakes, muffins, pies, cooking and more, all from local bakers of the past.  It also includes a history of baking, information and photos of many early local bakers.  The cost of the book is $15, $12 for museum members, and is a fundraiser for the museum’s second phase of the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm.

For more information or to set up other shopping times, please call 845/985-7700 or email info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.

Call for submissions at the Record Museum

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Union is seeking entries for the upcoming exhibition “The Record Museum: Moved by Music,” co-curated by Record Museum founder John Philip Hamilton and Galleries at the Union curator Krystal Grow.

Artists are encouraged to submit work in all mediums inspired by music, live or otherwise.

The exhibition is a celebration of the record album and will feature a curated selection of pieces from Hamilton’s traveling collection of musical artifacts and ephemera and original works by local artists.

It opens on January 15, 2022 and will be on display through March 12.

Artists are invited to submit five to seven images of new, in-progress, or past pieces/projects, preferably as 72dpi jpg files. Submissions should be emailed to curator@narrowsburgunion.com , along with a bio and artist statement that includes the artist’s name, contact information (including phone number, email, and physical address), the title of the work or project, dimensions, and year created.

Artists selected to show in the exhibition will deliver work on January 6, 7 or 8 and pick up work on March 13, 14 or 15. Work must be framed and ready to hang.

The submission deadline is January 1, 2022.

The Narrowsburg Union is located at 7 Erie Street, Narrowsburg, NY. For more information, email curator@narrowsburgunion.com or call 845/252-3100.

Art for the cold season at ‘Winter Spirits’

PORT JERVIS, NY — The River Valley Artists’ Guild is sponsoring an exhibition by Art About Tow, which celebrates winter in its icy glory.

“This exhibition is a beautiful celebration of paintings and pastels,” said curator Susan Miiller, “that celebrate the visual beauty of winter and those cold wintry days when snow fills the air and icicles glisten.”

The works can be found at various places around town.

Gio’s Gelato Cafe will house work by Joan Kehlenbeck, Jen Charton, Daniela Cooney, Judith Cramer, Roz Hodgkins, Neil Joyce, Joyce Lee, and Joe and Samantha Petrosi.

At Bon Secours Community Hospital, Susan Miiller and Gene Iovine will display their paintings.

Joe Petrosi will display his color pencil art at the mayor’s office.

The Deerpark town hall will showcase more of Joan Kehlenbeck’s work.

Exhibit hours are as follows:

  • Gio’s Gelato Café, Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Bon Secours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the first floor cafeteria
  • Mayor’s office, Port Jervis City Hall, Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Deerpark town hall, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, email susanmiiller@yahoo.com or visit https://www.rivervalleyartistsguildofportjervis.com.

A performance by Take3 will be streamed on Saturday, December 11, courtesy of Kindred Spirits Arts Programs.
A performance by Take3 will be streamed on Saturday, December 11, courtesy of Kindred Spirits Arts Programs.

Holiday Cheer concert to stream

MILFORD, PA — The Take3 piano trio will perform an online Holiday Cheer concert on Saturday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. This event, presented by Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, will be streamed at no charge on Facebook and YouTube.

Donations, however, are appreciated, according to a Kindred Spirits spokesperson.

Take3 is a trio of young musicians who, as soloists, have performed internationally and with orchestras throughout the United States. As a trio, they blend their classical backgrounds with pop, jazz, Americana, and, for this concert, music for the holidays.

The group includes violinist Lindsey Deutsch, pianist Jason Stoller and cellist Mikala Schmitz.

The concert will be featured on their Facebook page, Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, and on its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ksprograms1.

For more information, visit http://www.kindredspiritsarts.org, email kindredspir@yahoo.com, or call 570/409-1269.

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