‘Zoe Comes Home’ at the Tusten Theatre and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community May 4 to 10

Posted 5/3/23

Fun Run to benefit PRASAD dental-health program

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its Leadership Sullivan class of 2023 will hold a Fun Run and other …

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‘Zoe Comes Home’ at the Tusten Theatre and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community May 4 to 10


Fun Run to benefit PRASAD dental-health program

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its Leadership Sullivan class of 2023 will hold a Fun Run and other events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the O&W Rail Trail. The event will benefit PRASAD Dental Program by helping them to sustain the quality of their services and to raise awareness for their brand.

Sponsors are needed for the event; the deadline is Monday, May 15. Sponsorships help PRASAD to continue its mission of bringing dental care to children aged six months to 18 years, who would not otherwise have access to care, according to a press release from Leadership Sullivan.

“PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program is celebrating 25 years of services,” said Dr. M. Cecilia Escarra, the executive director of PRASAD. “Dental care is essential to good health and well-being. Our mission is to give children healthy smiles and make a positive impact in their lives.”

For more information, visit bit.ly/3HmtiEE.

A dragon kite at a past SUNY Sullivan Kite Festival.
A dragon kite at a past SUNY Sullivan Kite Festival.

A kite festival and a day to discover SUNY

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The kite festival is back on Saturday, May 6, along with a chance to learn more about SUNY Sullivan; the kite festival begins at 11 a.m. and Discover SUNY Day takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; both are held at the college.

The kite festival has not been held since 2019. The free event features a professional kite festival, a gigantic active bubble show, a candy drop, a live DJ, food and craft vendors, an art show, a Fisher-Healy film festival and free kites for the first 200 kids who show up.

Discover SUNY Sullivan Day offers prospective students the chance to see what makes SUNY Sullivan a great place to learn, a college spokesperson said. The event includes campus tours, admissions presentations and opportunities to speak with staff about financial aid and billing.

Prospective students who bring a valid transcript or GED can apply on the spot and earn instance acceptance and register for classes. Sullivan County residents who earn a high school diploma or GED in 2023 can find out if they’re eligible to attend SUNY Sullivan with free tuition and fees for two years through the Sullivan Promise Scholarship.

The 30th SUNY Sullivan Kite Festival is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association.

For more information, visit sunysullivan.edu.

Become a community health champion

LIBERTY, NY — Get started volunteering with Sullivan 180 as a Community Health Champion, or join the Volunteer Corps; there will be an orientation session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at the CVI Building.

As a volunteer, you can beautify schools and public spaces, teach workshops and training sessions, lead health and wellness programs and do outreach support.

Policies, procedures and opportunities will be reviewed. Everyone has a role to play. The CVI building is located at 1 Cablevision Center Dr.

For more information and to register, visit www.facebook.com/sullivan180inc.

Sullivan County Historian John Conway will speak about murders past and their trials in the county.
Sullivan County Historian John Conway will speak about murders past and their trials in the county.

Famous murder trials of Sullivan County

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Join John Conway, county historian for Sullivan, on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at the Western Sullivan Public Library as he presents a new lecture on local famous murder trials.

Two of these trials took place in Jeffersonville.

The program is free but registration is required, as space is limited.

The library is located at 19 Center St.

To see the available programs and register for the Conway lecture, visit the calendar at www.wsplonline.org.

For more information, email wsplprograms@rcls.org.

Help ‘stuff the trailer’ and raise money for PAWS

MILFORD, PA — Feline rescue group Paws of the Hudson Valley, plus a Pike County fund, will host a fundraiser for PAWS at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the Delaware Valley High School, which is located at 256 U.S. Route 6. Look for the trailer at the boys’ varsity baseball game.

Donations, both monetary and of cat items, are welcome. Some of the items on PAWS’ wish list include Fancy Feast kitten and adult cat food; Friskies paté, filet, or shreds canned cat food; Purina Kitten Chow; Purina Cat Chow; bags of dry dog or cat food (open bags are OK); cat litter (Pelletized pine bedding); clay cat litter; and Clorox wipes. Food and supplies will be donated locally.

For more information, email pawshv@gmail.com.

Fly-fishing camp for kids

HANCOCK, NY — Every year, the Friends of the Upper Delaware River and the Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School partner on a summer camp program that teaches kids (aged 12-17) about the sport of fly fishing and the importance of river conservation.

There will be expert guides in a setting teeming with fish to inspire a lifelong passion for angling adventure and a commitment to sound conservation practices. Campers’ lodging, meals and other activities are provided by the French Woods sports and arts camp.

Session 1 runs from Sunday, June 25 to Sunday, July 2. Both beginners and those with experience are welcome.

For more information on the event and to register, visit www.fudrcanfieldcamp.com.

Planting and caring for young trees

LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County will hold an in-person, indoor class about young trees at the extension educational building on Friday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m. Registration closes on Thursday, May 11.

Katie Gasior, the horticulture program coordinator, and guest Emma Miller will discuss tree placement, species selection, proper ground and root preparation, basic tree anatomy and proper maintenance techniques.

The educational building is located at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

There is no fee, but preregistration is required to participate. To register visit sullivancce.org.

For more information, call 845/292‐6180 or email sullivan@cornell.edu.

Bring a pocket full of songs to open mic night

LIVINGSTON MANOR AND MOUNTAINDALE, NY — Faith Kelly hosts weekly open-mic nights, one on Mondays from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. at the Catskill Brewery, and one every Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Dale; see more information below.

All are welcome, the organizers said, to show up with their songs, poetry or some other artistic expression and share it with the community at the Brewery, and bring your songs and an open mind to the Dale. “You never know what will happen,” Kelly said.

There is no traditional sign-up sheet, but once you find Caswyn Moon or Faith Kelly “you will play your music until your heart is fulfilled,” Kelly said.

Not a musician? Show up and relax with an award-winning brew at the Catskill Brewery or a slice of delicious pizza at the Dale.

The Catskill Brewery is located at 672 Old Rte. 17 in Livingston Manor, and the Dale is located at 4 Old Post Hill Rd. in Mountaindale.

For more information, email FaithxKelly@gmail.com.

‘Zoe Comes Home’ at the Tusten Theatre

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) will hold an encore performance of “Zoe Comes Home” at the Tusten Theatre for three shows: Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The play is a dark comedy about depression, backyard art and one errant pooch. It was written by Melissa Bell, directed by Laurie Guzda, produced by the DVAA and premiered in October 2022 at the Tusten Theatre.

Starring in the play are Jess Beveridge, Thomas Cambridge, Susan Mendoza and R. Scott Porter.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. There is a $5 discount for DVAA members, and kids 12 and under attend for free.

Tickets are available online at www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

For more information, call 845/252-7576 or email info@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

Peppa Pig live at the New York State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — The North American tour of Peppa’s Pig Adventure includes a stop at Chevy Court at the New York State Fair, located at 581 State Fair Boulevard, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 26.

Peppa Pig is the number-one most-streamed preschool show for children of any age around the world.

Now, kids around New York State are invited to join Peppa and George on a camping trip with their school friends, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. Daddy Pig is driving the bus on the Chevy Court Stage.

The 60-minute live musical experience is packed with plenty of singing, dancing, games and surprises.

The show is free with admission to the state fair. Admission costs $6 for adults and is free for all children under 12 and those 65 years old and older.

The fair starts Wednesday, August 23, and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 4.

For more information visit nysfair.ny.gov/venue/chevy-court.

Conservation Leadership Academy at Lacawac

LAKE ARIEL, PA — A Conservation Leadership Academy (CLA) will be held from Sunday, June 18 to Friday, June 23 at Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Rd.

CLA is a week-long residential camp for middle- and high school students aged 13 to 17. There will be conservation activities at the Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station, letting kids experience hands-on science programs alongside local conservation professionals and resident university researchers.

Campers will kayak on the upper Delaware River, visit a fish hatchery, assist with bird banding, collect water samples on Lake Wallenpaupack, analyze samples in the lab, fishing and more.

The cost of the camp has three tiers. Tier A costs $200, Tier B costs $500 and Tier C costs $800.

To register, visit www.lacawac.org/conservation-leadership-academy.html.

For more information email jamie.reeger@lacawac.org or call 570/689-9494.

Poet Sean Thomas has been described as a "blue-collar, Rust Belt romantic."
Poet Sean Thomas has been described as a "blue-collar, Rust Belt romantic."

First Fridays at WSPL

CALLICOON, NY — The First Fridays contemporary author series is back at the Delaware Free branch on Friday, May 5 starting at 6:15 p.m.

That day, you can listen to national award-winning poet Sean Thomas Dougherty, participate in an open mic every month from April until December and more.

“Crack yourself out of hibernation, polish up your poems, and soak up some good words,” library staff wrote.

The event is best for teens and adults. There is no charge, but registration is required.

The library is located at 45 Lower Main St.  For additional information or to register, email Lmoran@rcls.org.

‘Twelfth Night’ plays at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Theater Arts Program will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6; and Wednesday through Saturday, May 10-13; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. All performances are held outdoors at Hope Farm—SUNY Sullivan’s community garden.

“Twelfth Night” is traditionally viewed as one of William Shakespeare’s most enjoyable comedies, a college spokesperson said. There are cases of mistaken identity, a pair of drunken fools, some lighthearted ribaldry and a happy ending.

The comedy is the theater arts program’s classical play offering for its 2022-2023 Sueñito/Little Dream season.

It is directed by Jessica López-Barkl and Nick López, SUNY Sullivan theater professors.

Attendees should park in Parking Lot 1 at 112 College Rd. Try to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 to the SUNY Sullivan Theater Program/Performing Arts Club.

For more information, email Jessica López-Barkl at jbarkl@sunysullivan.edu.

Help guide a trail-enhancement project

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCE) will hold a focus group as part of its Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CSHC) program on Saturday, May 6 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and on Wednesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. at the Hurleyville Trailhead on the O&W Rail Trail.

The CSHC works with community partners to improve health and physical activity standards in Sullivan County. Coordinator Wanda Cruz will also host a pedestrian count on those days.

Walkers, bikers, wheelers and all Sullivan County residents can attend and provide feedback on how often participants visit the trail, when they prefer to use it, how they use it, why they use it and whether they feel the trail is safe for pedestrians. Participants’ input will be used to plan future CHSC program projects.

There is no fee, and preregistration is not required to participate.

To find out more about this event, visit the events page on CCESC’s website at sullivancce.org/events. For related questions, email sullivan@cornell.edu or call 845/292-6180.

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