What's going on in arts, leisure and the community March 16 to 22
Contributed by the Fall Music Festival
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Losing a loved one is the hardest thing one can go through as a family or a friend.
All of us at the Fall Music Festival are truly amazed and inspired by families, like the Burkhardt family, to whom our hearts go out, deeply and sincerely, as we share in their grief. Their strength, love, and faith know no limit. Their unimaginable loss doesn’t define them.
The memory of and love for Jake guides them to do great things for others. It’s a remarkable purpose to honor the one taken so soon.
Jake Burkhardt passed away in 2016 at age 19, after a car accident.
The Burkhardt family and friends continue to honor Jake via the Jake Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides a scholarship for a Western Wayne High School senior who is planning to obtain a degree in the science field.
The scholarship is also available for mini-grants for Western Wayne Science teachers, to fund labs, dissections, supplies, etc.
Making a difference in people’s lives in memory of a loved one is a cause all of us at the Fall Music Festival stay strongly behind.
Thus we are honored to present this incredible family with a $4,000 donation to the Jake Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund, made possible by our caring and generous community.
Save the date to attend an upcoming annual blood drive/pulled pork lunch fundraiser for the Jake Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund on Saturday, June 24 at the Waymart Church at 596 Honesdale Rd. in Waymart. Tickets will be available soon.
The blood drive continues Jake’s legacy in honor of his last selfless act as an organ donor. We hope to see you there.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Tusten Humor Committee (THC) announced its first open mic night on Wednesday, March 22 at Estelita’s Restaurant, located at 251 Bridge St. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m. and the THC show begins at 6 p.m.
There are no cover charges or food/drink minima for the audience.
Fred Feibusch will emcee the evening. Feibusch is a regular with the Yarnslingers, at Rafter’s open mic and anywhere humor is appreciated.
For more information, email email@example.com.
BETHEL, NY — Registration is now open for the 25th anniversary of the Making Healthful Decisions conference, which takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
Titled “Envisioning a Culture of Community: supporting families and the individual needs of their children,” the conference addresses parenting, healing, somatic experiences and much more.
The cost to attend is $65, with a discounted rate for seniors and students of $45.
Following the comprehensive agenda, a celebration will take place to commemorate the 25th anniversary of this conference and recognize its “founding mothers,” Linda Byster, Pat Chisamore, Mary Jalloh, Darlene Price, Denyse Variano and Betty White,
It also recognizes longtime planning committee members, Annie Colonna and Stephanie Sosnowski.
The goal is to share information and give parents the chance to find joy and respite through community connections, organizers said.
The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at 200 Hurd Road.
To register, visit www.cceorangecounty.org/events.
For more information, call Carol McLaughlin at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845/344-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Jeffersonville branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library offers a hands-on program at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 17, that teaches teens to make all-natural recipes that they can take home for a spa night. This program is for ages 11-17.
The Jeffersonville branch of the library is located at 19 Center St.
For more information and to register, visit wsplonline.libcal.com/calendar.
MATAMORAS, PA — The Pike County Area Agency on Aging will hold a dance at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 17 at the Matamoras Firehouse.
The firehouse is located at 506 Avenue Q.
The cost is $3 per person, and includes the dance, food and live music by The Parting Glass Band.
Register by calling 570/775-5550.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Alexander Markov will perform at the Dingman Delaware Middle School Auditorium on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The school is located at 1365 Rte. 739.
Markov will perform a program titled “From Baroque to Rock.” Admission is free, but donations at the door would be greatly appreciated, a spokesperson said. Markov will also offer presentations and workshops for the students at Delaware Valley High School and for the middle school.
The performances are sponsored by Kindred Spirits Arts Programs.
For more information, visit www.kindredspiritsarts.org.
CALLICOON, NY — On Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ENGN, shop at a yard sale and support the second annual Sullivan County Youth Poetry Festival.
Support youth poetry in Sullivan County—and enjoy some poetry yourself.
All proceeds will provide award money for the young poets, and will go toward the publication of a booklet of their work.
Items for sale will include household items, furniture, clothing, photographs, books, art, gift certificates to local establishments and special services such as individual consultation for your poetry or manuscript with Dr. Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, Sullivan County Poet Laureate 2022-23.
The event will include poetry readings and live music. And attendees can enjoy the Bards’ Bake Sale with poetry-inspired baked goods.
The Youth Poetry Festival is funded only through donations. So, your support—of any size!—is critical. And very welcome.
The festival itself will take place on Saturday, April 15 at Bethel Woods.
For more information, visit Sullivan County Poet Laureate on Facebook, or email email@example.com.
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan health sciences program will host a two-day health care conference on Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24, at Resorts World Catskills.
The conference offers students and medical practitioners—including respiratory therapists, EMTs, and nursing and medical assistants—the opportunity to learn firsthand from experts in the field about topics that are vital to the delivery of quality patient care. Practitioners can receive continuing education units and continuing medical education units.
The event also includes a networking and recruitment reception at 6 p.m. on March 23 at Resorts World Casino.
“Health care is a quickly changing environment, which has highlighted the essential roles of the frontline health care workers,” said Brandon Bedenbender, SUNY Sullivan director of clinical education. “We are looking to help provide education on these changes, and build a community network for all health-related fields.”
Resorts World Catskills is located at 888 Resorts World Dr.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — On Thursday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to the monthly “Sit around the Map Table” gathering at Morgan Outdoors’ new location at 234 Main St. Participants will brush up on the basics of how to read topographic maps and gain a valuable and enjoyable skill, organizers said.
If your map-reading skills are rusty or you “don’t know how but would like to learn,” this relaxed session could be for you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845/693-4181 to register.
ONLINE — SUNY Sullivan will host a free virtual information session on the Sullivan Promise scholarship and Presidential scholarship programs on Thursday, March 16, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Both scholarships offer 2023 Sullivan County high school graduates and GED recipients the ability to attend SUNY Sullivan for two years at little or no cost.
In addition to learning more about these free tuition-scholarship opportunities, join SUNY Sullivan admission advisors to learn how high school courses taken for college credit can apply toward your degree and find out how easy it is to transfer to a four-year college after graduating from SUNY Sullivan.
The scholarship info session is free, but registration is requested. For more information or to register visit www.sunysullivan.edu/scholarship-information-session.
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