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What's going on in arts, leisure and community February 18 to 24

Posted 2/17/21

What's going on in arts, leisure and community February 18 to 24

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'Future of local radio' and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community February 18 to 24


Call for entries, 2021 edition of The Great Wall of Honesdale

REGIONAL — An open call has been announced for artists to appear on the 2021 edition of The Great Wall of Honesdale, the Wayne County landmark of billboard-size art. Now entering its sixth season, the wall’s theme for this year is “Saturated” (as in color), and artists in all mediums are encouraged to submit their work. A grant from the John and Helen Villaume Foundation allows artist participation in 2021 to be free of charge.

The twelve 11-by-17-foot vinyl panels installed at the end of Main Street in downtown Honesdale, PA will premiere in June and remain on display for a year, being seen by more than 100,000 vehicles a week. All artists are permanently featured on the Great Wall website and are invited to participate in “Off the Wall,” a show of their original art at the WCAA’s Main Street Gallery in Honesdale.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 15.

For more information and complete details about how to submit, visit “The Great Wall” at

Future of local radio

ONLINE — “The Challenges and Future of Local Radio: Implications for Democracy” will be held Wednesday, February 24 at 6 p.m. The virtual program will be presented on Zoom and is open to the public with pre-registration. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Marking the 30th anniversary of WJFF Radio Catskill, the symposium will feature an address by Paul Cheung, director of Journalism and Technology Innovation at the Knight Foundation and a panel of local news professionals: Vince Benedetto, founder, president and CEO, Bold Gold Media Group; Duncan Cooper, former editor-in-chief of The Fader and member of the WJFF Board of Trustees; Jason Dole, program director of WJFF Radio Catskill; Edward Lundquist, associate editor of Manor Ink and Laurie Stuart, publisher of River Reporter. Participants will be able to pose questions through the Zoom chat function. Thane Peterson, of Waymart, PA and president of the board of trustees will moderate the panel discussion.

James Lomax, of Bethel, a former president and long-time volunteer for WJFF, will close the 90- minute program.

For more information and to register, visit

SCDW calling for original plays

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) is calling for original plays to be presented at the Rivoli Theatre from Friday, May 7 through Sunday, May 16. In the event that theatres are not allowed to open due to New York State COVID-19 restrictions, SCDW will present these plays in a virtual format.

All plays chosen must meet the following requirements: Running time must be no longer than 10 minutes from curtain to curtain (strictly enforced). Plays must be presented in a black-box format with minimal set and prop needs (the executive director reserves the right to determine if the chosen plays meet this requirement). Vulgar language and topics will not be accepted for submission.

Play submissions must be in an electronic format and submitted to the executive director no later than Thursday, April 1. Scripts must be double spaced and use Calibri 12 or Times New Roman 12 fonts. Authors will be notified of their play being selected for performance no later than Thursday, April 8.

SCDW reserves the right to present the selected plays without payment of a royalty to the author. Twelve to 16 plays will be selected at the discretion of the executive director and reading committee. Each selected play will be performed three times.

For more information, contact Executive Director Harold Tighe at

Diamond Delirium Gala Celebration

ONLINE — On Wednesday, February 24, the Forestburgh Playhouse will present its Diamond Delirium Gala Celebration. A VIP pre-show cocktail party, hosted by Morgan James and Nicholas Rodriguez, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The main event, hosted by Tom Hewitt and Ed Staudenmayer, begins at 7 p.m.

The gala is a celebration of the Forestburgh Playhouse’s 75th anniversary, featuring performances by Kate Baldwin, Graham Rowat, Kyle Taylor Parker, Christina Bianco, Paige Turner and more.

Ticket donations are available at five different tiers. Proceeds support the Forestburgh Playhouse’s ability to bring live theatre, music and arts education to Sullivan County in 2021 and beyond.

Watch a promotion for the event at

For more information and to make a reservation, visit or check out the event posted on the Forestburgh Playhouse Facebook Page.

King of the Ice, ice fishing competition

WHITE LATE, NY — For more than 30 years, the Sullivan County Conservation Club has hosted the area’s premier ice fishing event, King of the Ice. In cooperation with the White Lake Fire Company, this year’s contest is scheduled for Sunday, February 21. While last winter’s event had to be canceled due to poor ice conditions, the current cold weather is promising. There will be more than $2,000 in cash and prizes, including $500 for the largest eligible fish.

The tournament is one of the conservation club’s largest fundraising activities, and proceeds from the day’s activities go toward helping to fund its ongoing youth and adult education and conservation efforts within the community. 

For more information about the event, visit or the Conservation Club’s Facebook page.

Glaciers of the Catskills

ONLINE — On Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m., the Time and the Valleys Museum is hosting “Glaciers of the Catskills,” led by Haley Springston, watershed planning coordinator for the Rondout Neversink Stream program. This free, virtual event will cover how glaciers have impacted Catskill landscapes and waterways and how to track the geologic trails left behind by glaciers across the present-day landscape. Springston will review the events and effects of the Ice Age in the Catskill region and provide a closer look at the local history of glaciers within the Rondout-Neversink watershed.

For more information or to register, email or call 845/985-7700.

How our diet affects climate change

ONLINE — Can what we choose to eat affect the world’s climate and ecology? Members of the Philadelphia branch of The Climate Reality Project will be on hand to present a presentation entitled “How Our Diet Affects Climate Change.”

This free presentation is part of Farm Arts Collective’s Farm Days Workshop Series 2021, set to take place Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m. and presented via Zoom.

For more information and to receive the zoom invitation, visit

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