Farm Arts Collective celebrates Earth Day and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 22 to 28

Posted 4/21/21

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 22 to 28

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Farm Arts Collective celebrates Earth Day and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 22 to 28

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Farm Arts Collective celebrates Earth Day

ONLINE — In celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, Farm Arts Collective is partnering with The Pocono Arts Council on presenting a public film broadcast of the 2020 live performance of “Dream on the Farm,” which was filmed on location at Willow Wisp Organic Farm in August 2020.

The film, along with a live question-and-answer session with the artists, will be presented via Zoom at 6 p.m.

“Dream on the Farm” is part of the Pocono Arts Council exhibition “Earth Speaks,” which gives artists a platform to capture their concern regarding the climate crisis, as well as an opportunity to offer possible solutions.

The film captures the live site-specific eco-drama that took place on Willow Wisp Organic Farm in August 2020. The play was created and performed by 20 members of the Farm Arts Collective ensemble of actors, stilt-walkers and musicians, directed by artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk and co-director Mimi McGurl. Dream on the Farm invited audience members to walk the farm and witness scenes and stories about survival and extinction in a changing world of extreme global disruptions due to human activity.

For more information and to tune in, visit www.poconoarts.org/opportunities/earth-speaks.

CADE launches a business-planning workshop series for farm and food entrepreneurs

ONLINE — The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) is now accepting registrations for a free five-week online business-planning workshop series beginning Tuesday, April 27.

Business Planning for a New Era reflects the changing needs of farm and food entrepreneurs in a new era.

The curriculum consists of 12 lessons, organized into four modules: introduction to business planning, marketing planning, operations planning and financial planning.

Each week, participants will prepare a key component of their business plan and will have the opportunity to share, learn from peers and receive individual feedback and guidance from the course instructors.

The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase the number and diversity of successful farm enterprises and related businesses in upstate New York.

For more information and to register, visit www.cadefarms.org/new-era, email jim@cadefarms.org or call 315/272-9529.

Women’s support group meeting in-person with virtual option

HONESDALE, PA — Stronger Together – Women Supporting Each Other Across the Lifespan, will hold an in-person meeting on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Hospital’s David Katz Conference Room. The meeting can also be attended virtually.

Attendance is free. However, registration is required by emailing stongertogether@wmh.org. Masking and social distancing will be observed. Those wishing to attend virtually should email at least one day in advance.

For more information, call the women’s health center at 570/253-3005 or visit www.wmh.org

Celebrate National Poetry Month

ONLINE — Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Western Sullivan Public Library’s (WSPL) poetry reading/virtual open mic on Tuesday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m.

If you’d like to read a poem by your favorite poet, or perform an original work, visit WSPL’s calendar to register for a five-minute spot.

For more information, and to register for the Zoom link, visit the calendar on www.WSPLonline.org,  or call 845/252-3360.

Garnet Health to host free webinar on head and neck cancer

ONLINE — As part of its Community Health Self-Care Series, Garnet Health, formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, will host a free webinar on head and neck cancer on Tuesday, April 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.

About 550,000 cases of head and neck cancers will be diagnosed worldwide this year, according to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. Education on the importance of screenings, how to assess signs and symptoms, and prevention tactics are all vital when it comes to reducing your risk of head and neck cancer.

Join an expert, multi-specialty team for an informative panel discussion on how to reduce risk, diagnostic and treatment techniques and coping strategies that help you ensure quality of life post-diagnosis. The forum will also feature a patient testimonial to provide insight and perspective and provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions and get answers about head and neck cancer.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.garnethealth.org/events.

Hanna Q Dance Company to present outdoor performance series

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Coming from New York City, Hanna Q Dance Company will be performing on three dates, featuring different choreography each date, outdoors at “The Stage in our Woods” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. This opening-night performance features a full dinner and costs $70. The following performances on Saturdays, May 22 and September 25, cost $35, with a glass of wine and a snack provided.

Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson will premier her two new choreography works, “Andare” and “Hope,” on April 24. “Andare,” which means “to go,” features music composed by Ludovico Euinado. The piece is about restlessness, frustration and wanting to go—a feeling many people share during the pandemic. “Hope” is full of positive energy with a sense of empowerment and strength.

Actress, comedian and model Wendy Stuart Kaplan will emcee the evening. Learn more about her at www.WendyStuartTv.com.

“The Stage in our Woods” is located on the LjungQvist-Brinsons’ country estate and historic house, built in 1797. Attendees needs to bring their lawn chairs or blankets. Wearing a mask and social distancing is mandatory.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.hannaqdancecompany.com/upcoming-performances.

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