In the spirit of shopping local, merrymaking and offering helping hands November 26 to December 2
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) announces its annual holiday art sale, Art Under 100. This year, the organization has expanded the sale by featuring two different shopping opportunities: Art Under $100 Online will begin Friday, November 27 at www.waynecountyartsalliance.org. Art Under $100 & More! will take place at the organization’s WCAA Main Street Gallery, located at 959 Main St., starting Thursday, December 3. Both shopping opportunities will end on Saturday, December 19. Different artwork will be available online and in-store.
Art Under 100 showcases artworks by Wayne County Arts Alliance’s member artists and is priced $99 and under, offering shoppers an opportunity to choose original and unique artwork for holiday gift-giving. At the Main Street Gallery, along with artwork priced $99, there will be a number of works priced over $100. Choosing art for your holiday gifts this year is a win-win-win: selecting unique and one-of-a-kind gifts, shopping local, supporting talented artists and the Wayne County Arts Alliance.
Art Under 100 features the artwork of more than 30 WCAA artists and includes a wide variety of choices in painting, ceramics, collage, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more.
Hours at the gallery are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For more information, and to shop online, visit www.waynecountyartsalliance.org.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Hop on the horse-drawn wagon for a free ride with Santa down Main Street on Small Business Saturday, November 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The celebration of Small Business Saturday will feature much more than the wagon ride with Santa, compliments of The Secret Garden and Jeffersonville JEMS. Several Main Street businesses will offer activities to usher in the holiday spirit.
Michelangelo’s Restaurant and Pizzeria will offer half-price cheese pizza slices from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Every customer of Jeff Bake Shoppe that day will receive a raffle ticket for a gift basket filled with treats.
Surprise gifts can be drawn from Santa’s bag at The Vintage House. Patrons of Tavern on Main will receive a raffle ticket for a “Dinner for Two.” 52 & Vine will host a special holiday wine tasting. The Secret Garden will gift a $1 coupon for children to use in the shop and will offer a nice selection of 50 percent off special items. Hot chocolate and cookies will be offered at Samba’s Restaurant, compliments of the restaurant.
Masks and social distancing are required.
For more information, call 845/482-5354.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre and Gallery 222 present the fourth annual 2020 Holiday Artisan Market, a pop-up shop that will allow shoppers to get some holiday shopping done early and safely.
There will be an assortment of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints and sculpture, all created by local artists: Dasha Ziborova, Kali Seastrand, Nick Clemente, Joan Nicole Schlafer, Charley Gips, Naomi Teppich, Stephanie Marquette, Alyce Barr, Robert Cotnoir, Sharon Molloy, Louis Marquette and Jay Brooks.
The gallery, located at 222 Main St., is open 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Appointments are also available by calling 845/693-4119.
MILFORD, PA — The board and staff of GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center hopes that the community will join them in focusing attention on a special program, Horses 4 Heroes, between now and the end of the year, and especially on this Giving Tuesday, December 1.
Horses 4 Heroes is a national program implemented locally by GAIT for veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders, law enforcement officers and their families. The program improves the symptoms of PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression and burnout through equine-assisted activities and therapies.
Horses 4 Heroes is free to participants, but there are costs for GAIT.
Anyone interested in participating in Horses 4 Heroes at GAIT should call 570/409-1140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support the program, you may donate at www.gaittrc.org (be sure to apply your donation to Horses 4 Heroes) or mail a check to GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, PO Box 69, Milford, PA 18337 (indicating that you would like the donation to go to the Horses 4 Heroes program).
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library is collecting gently used coats for community members of all ages. Anyone can stop by either the Milford or Dingman Township locations to donate or to take a coat. The Milford location (E. Harford Street) will keep the coat rack outside on the front porch at all times. Community members should feel free to stop by at any time and take a coat if they are in need. Dingman Township will have a coat rack set up in their lobby during regular hours of operation.
The library plans to donate any remaining coats to a local organization in need at a later date.
For more information on the Pike County Public Library and programs, visit www.PCPL.org.
HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership invites the community to watch a pre-recorded virtual star and tree lighting ceremony on Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m. The recording will feature a performance of “Winter Wonderland,” an ode to winter originally written about Honesdale, by the Honesdale High School choir. Santa will then countdown to the lighting of the tree and star on Irving Cliff.
For more information, and to watch this event from home, visit www.visithonesdalepa.com.
On Saturday, November 28, it’s “Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Safe,” a celebration of Small Business Saturday. The locally owned and operated small businesses are eager to make shopping experiences special.
Starting at 10 a.m., visitors can take a winter wagon ride. The wagon will take its last turn around town at 2 p.m. The blacksmith and chainsaw carver will be back by popular demand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also during that time, socially distanced photo opportunities with Santa will be available by the Park & Shop lot.
Additionally, the Stourbridge Line rail excursions will offer Santa Express rides every weekend until Christmas, or you may schedule a special train for your school or organization. For more information, visit www.thestourbridgeline.net or call 570/470-2697.
ONLINE — The Forestburgh Playhouse (FBP) is presenting a winter master class workshop series as part of the FBP Academy.
There is a total of six classes aimed toward students ages 8 to 18: “Creating a Character - Acting with Roque Berlanga,” “Musical Theatre Choreography with Julio Rey,” “Acting Through Song with Brian Michael Hoffman and Andy Hudson,” “Fosse Masterclass/All That Jazz Choreography with Stephanie Pope,” “The Actor Tool Box with Hannah Stephens” and “Let’s Talk about Tap! witha Chaz Wolcott.”
Tuition is $50 per class or $250 for all six.
For more information, including class descriptions, and to sign up, visit www.fbplayhouse.org/winter-education-series-2020.
ONLINE — On Wednesday, December 2, Judith A. Hummer will present a free art master class that involves pushing the limits of traditional watercolor techniques to achieve creative and unusual effects. This 5:30 to 8 p.m. session via zoom is planned to accommodate both hands-on artists and relaxed observers.
Yupo is a high gloss, synthetic, tree-free, recyclable material. It is also a correctible surface, meaning that if after trying an idea the artist does not like the result, the paint can be wiped off. Consequently, no paper is wasted. Hummer believes, “Yupo is a perfect surface with which to play; a lot of times we forget to play and just have fun with our art. Yupo is the answer.” However, Yupo is slippery. During the master class, Hummer will share some easy ways to handle this art surface. In addition, she likes to be adventurous by using common, household items to add texture.
Participants should put “Yupo Supplies” in the subject line and email email@example.com to request a list of suggested supplies for the class.
For more information and to register, visit www.bit.ly/sunypaint48. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
BETHEL, NY — Peace, Love & Lights is a merry and bright socially distant activity to enjoy with family and friends.
From the week of Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, experience the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car: just turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow, more than a mile of an illuminated light display. The light show opens at 5 and ends at 10 p.m.
The wonderful variety of lights includes a spectacular 120-foot Twinkle Tunnel and themed areas, including Groovy Way (taking you on a trip back to ‘69 with custom displays), an Enchanted Forest highlighting the beautiful Sullivan Catskills, Snowflake Alley, Santa’s Workshop and so much more.
In addition, guests can enjoy a Dinner with Santa, discounted museum admission, caroling from Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (only on Saturdays, December 12, 19, and 26) and fun add-ons, including Santa hats, light-up necklaces and a Treats & Sweets Snack Box—all available at check out.
For more information; to purchase tickets; and to view all the different features, ticket deals, add-ons and special events, including a FAQ, visit www.bit.ly/peacelovelights.