'Herd the Curd' event, poetry festival, goblins and ghosts and more

What's going on in your community August 29 to September 4

Posted 8/28/19

What's going on in your community August 29 to September 4

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'Herd the Curd' event, poetry festival, goblins and ghosts and more

What's going on in your community August 29 to September 4


Registration open for 5k run/walk

MILFORD, PA — On Sunday, September 8, the Gold Key County Club is hosting a 5K run/walk to celebrate first responders and military-service members. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation is named to honor firefighter Stephen Siller and his sacrifice on September 11.

The Pike County Gold Key 5k Run/Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 106 Long Tavern Way.

For more information and to register online, visit www.t2trun.org.

Landscaping alternatives to invasive plants

LIBERTY, NY — On Wednesday, September 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Renaissance is hosting a seminar about invasive plants and alternative choices for your landscape. This free seminar will take place at the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Gerald J. Skoda Education Center located at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

“Some plant species were introduced intentionally for use in landscaping. Little did our ancestors know that the transport of plant seeds, roots and stems would become an environmental problem for Sullivan County in the future,” said Diana K. Weiner, Sullivan Renaissance horticulture program manager, who will lead the seminar.

Light refreshments will be served and seating is limited, so registration is suggested by visiting www.sullivanrenaissance.org/events-seminars.

Library card sign-up month

CATSKILL REGION — The American Library Association (ALA) is holding a #GetLibraryCarded promotion from Sunday, September 1 through Sunday, September 22, and the Western Sullivan Public Library is taking part.

Snap a selfie with your library card and post it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. Entries can also be posted as a comment or wall post on the “I Love Libraries” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ILoveLibraries). Be sure to cover up any personally identifiable information.

Visit www.iLoveLibraries.org for official rules. For information on programs, services and materials at the library, contact library director Audra Everett at 845/482-4350.

Deadline to enter poetry festival approaches

LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Museum and Arts Center invites poets to participate in its 12th annual poetry festival to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at the Museum on 46 South Main St. Poets, published and unpublished, working in all styles, are welcome.

Organized and moderated by poet Marilyn Laufer, the festival “highlights the talents of the region’s finest poets, and the readings range from light humorous pieces to free verse to intense Gothic and expressionistic work.”

The last date to submit poems is Monday, September 9. Submit poems for consideration to Marilyn Laufer at mbfrumess@gmail.com. Submissions must include your full name, address, telephone and email contact information. 

For more information, call Marilyn Laufer at 845/292-6628.

Seeking veterans for ‘Hudson Valley Honor Flight’

WALDEN, NY — Hudson Valley Honor Flight is seeking veterans for its fall flight taking place on Saturday, October 12. The flight will depart from New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor and will take veterans on an all-expenses-paid trip to visit our nation’s war memorials. Veterans will travel by a police-escorted bus convoy while in D.C. for the daylong tour and fly back to NY that evening.

All area World War II, Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam-era veterans, also including those who served between WWII and the Korean War, from the following counties who have not previously taken part in a Hudson Valley Honor Flight are eligible to participate: Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan, Putnam and Pike (PA).

To learn more and apply, call 845/391-0076 or visit www.hvhonorflight.com.

Calling all goblins, ghouls and ghosts

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop is holding open auditions at the Rivoli Theater for its “Haunted Theater” program on Friday, August 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 31 from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Dawn Perneszi at nyx6117@yahoo.com.

‘Herd the Curd’ 5k run/walk and 10k

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, August 31, the families of Calkins Creamery invite the community to its Seventh Annual Herd the Curd 5k run/walk and 10k taking place at Highland Farm located at 288 Calkins Rd. The 10k will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5k starting at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

Participants will run or walk through a 3.1 mile scenic race course on the farm or run a challenging 6.2 miles. Those who can’t make it to the event are welcome to log their miles at home.

To register for the Herd the Curd races, visit www.calkinscreamery.com or www.facebook.com/herdthecurd5k.

Ninety-seven backpacks filled

ROSCOE, NY — On Wednesday, August 21, the “Ready-Set-Go” back-to-school project offered fully stocked backpacks to families in need through the Shepherd’s Pantry program at the Roscoe United Church. In the inaugural year for the project, 97 backpacks were filled with books and school supplies. The project was dedicated to the memory of Martha Wilcox, R.N.


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