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Monday, September 23, 2019


Community Calendar

Friday, September 20

Big Eddy Film Festival Sept. 20 - 22. Big Eddy Film Festival aims to advance the traditional art of storytelling by showing the newest and best independent films from around the world and our own backyard. For tickets and full lineup visit:

The 22nd Catskill Mountains Jeep® Jamboree Trail Rides: Friday, Sept.
20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Capture the action and speak with Jeep brand experts onsite. Rivas Farm, 72 Rapp Road, Monticello. For info visit

Classes at The Janice Center: Stepping Tones Pre-School, 9-11:30 a.m., Janice Center @ New Hope, 10:30 am -2:30 p.m., Instrumental/voice lessons, 11-4 p.m. To register, please call 482-3324.

Roscoe Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bag Day! Loaded with good quality clothing and household goods! Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Old Route 17, Roscoe. For info or to arrange for donation drop off, call Julie at (607) 498-5215.

POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony 1 p.m. Keynote Speaker will be John Liddle, Sullivan County Deputy County Manager. Held in the lobby of the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello. For info call 807-0233.

Classic Movie Matinee: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 1:30 p.m. Starring Marlon Brando (his breakout role!), Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter. Complimentary coffee/tea and popcorn provided. Call to register 888-8004. Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro.

Grover Hermann Hospital Auxiliary Meeting 3 p.m. Hospital Cafe, Grover M. Hermann Hospital, Rt. 97, Callicoon. All are welcome.
Fish Fry Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 1266, 92 Pine St., Wurtsboro. BYOB and take-out OK. $12 by reservation. Call 888-4958.

Happier Hours at Roscoe Beer Co. 5 - 9 p.m. Every Friday. Live music, Delicious Food & Drink specials Every Friday Night. For info call (607) 290-5002 or

Hudson Valley Bottle Club Meeting 7 p.m. Bottle Club is hosting the Ellenville Public Library and Museum, attendees can learn about the industry's unique history and view memorabilia as well. For info call 774-9856. Marlboro Presbyterian Church, 51 Grand St, Marlboro.

Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop “Savannah Sipping society” - a comedic play 8 p.m. Performances Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun at 2 p.m. Rivoli Theatre stage in South Fallsburg. General admission $15, Seniors, students, military $12. More at or call 436-5336.

Flint at Shadowland Stages 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 pm showing on Sunday. Tickets: $31 - $39. 157 Canal St., Ellenville. For info visit

Saturday, September 21

Veterans Coffee 7 - 9 a.m. American Legion Post 1266, 92 Pine St., Wurtsboro. Every Saturday morning. Meet some fellow Veterans young and old. Coffee and breakfast sandwich available for a donation of $3. Call 701-1175.

Classes at The Janice Center: Ballet 1, 8:30-9:15 a.m., Instrumental/voice lessons. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ballet 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Music Together, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Intermediate Ballet, 11:30 am-12:15 p.m., Lyrical Dance, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Hip Hop Yellow, 1:30-2;15 p.m. To register, please call 482-3324.

Jeffersonville Lions Club Charity Horse Show 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bridle Hill Farm, 190 Hemmer Rd., Jeffersonville. For info call 482-5568 or 482-3330.

Grahamsville United Methodist Church Thrift Sales 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Grahamsville United Methodist Church, 356 Main St., Grahamsville.

Book Sale at the Manchester Community Library 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. HC are 2 / $1.00, paperbacks are 20 cents each. Prices are reduced on Book Sale Day to hopefully move larger numbers of books because space is always a problem. Call 570-224-8500 for info. 3879 Hancock Highway in Equinunk, PA.

Metal Smithing with Sue Petry 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free Class. Call 341-3014 for info. John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro.

AARP Driver Safety Program 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. No walk-ins. Arrive at 8:45 a.m. To Register: call Sonny Smith at 434-8922 (Leave Message). $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Classes are limited to 35. South Fallsburg Senior Center, Laurel Avenue, South Fallsburg.

Roscoe Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bag Day! Loaded with good quality clothing and household goods! Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Old Route 17, Roscoe. For info or to arrange for donation drop off, call Julie at (607) 498-5215.

Audition notice 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop's Children's Theatre will hold auditions for “Santa's Cookie Problem”. Looking for boys and girls, ages 7 - 14. Performance dates are Dec. 6, 7, & 8. Auditions at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg. Call 866-3206 or email for info.

17th Annual Walk to Fight Hunger on the Walkway Over the Hudson 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. No registration is necessary - participants are encouraged to show up with family, friends and pets any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. With every donation of $25 or more, participants will receive a super-soft Walk to Fight Hunger T-shirt (while supplies last), and every donor will enjoy complimentary healthy snacks. 87 Haviland Road, Highland. For info visit or call 534-5344.

Child Passenger Safety Event 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by The New York State Police, Troop F Headquarters, 55 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. Child safety seat technicians will be on hand to install or check your child's safety seat, and provide educational information regarding child passenger safety. No appointment necessary. Any questions please contact Trooper Michael Belgiovene, Troop F Traffic, at 344-5300.

Chat with Charlie 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free class held every Saturday in September. Discover A Macaws Perspective Of The World. Charlie is a new housemate of our own Brian Meade. The Hub @ The Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis. Pre-registration required. For info call 856-7313 EXT. 5.

Sullivan County Long Beards 2019 Jakes Event 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. FREE for Children - up to 17 years old. Shooting Events: Archery, .410 Shotgun, Air Rifle and BB Gun. Food, drinks, snacks and prizes. Apple Cider and donuts. More info follow us on Facebook or email: Roscoe Fireman's Park, Gulf Rd., Roscoe.

Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild Meeting Setup at 9:30 a.m. Meeting at 10 a.m. Events from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. Hahn's Farm Festival at 32 Wahl Road, Jeffersonville. Demonstrations of yarn spinning, and there will be yarn and knitted goods for sale. Infinite Treadle weaving workshop with Nellie Burnham will meet at the Damascus Community Center at 10 a.m. To register with Nellie before the workshop call (607) 498-4614. For any questions or directions, call Lisa Rose at (845) 866-4354.

Neversink Parks & Rec. Dept. Huge Community Yard Sale, Craft & Vendor Fair 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. With over 50 families selling their gently used items plus 20 craft vendors there will be something for everyone at the 7th annual community yard sale, craft and vendor fair during the 20th Annual Neversink Rondout Antique Machinery Association Tractor Show & Swap meet. Stop by the Grahamsville Fairgrounds to inspect bikes, toys, tools, antiques, home décor and more! The Grahamsville Rod and Gun Club joins the event and offers a great opportunity for hunters and anglers. For all those treasure hunters this is the not to be missed event of the year! $3 a car load for admission and parking!

Toy Story 3 at Mamakating Library 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kids, bring your families to the Mamakating Library to enjoy some popcorn and this third installment of the classic Disney series! Call 888-8004 for info. Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro.

Walk/Hike with County Employees 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. We will be walking the trail around Hanofee Park on Sunset Lake Road in Liberty. We will all meet in the parking lot right at the park. Please come out and join your fellow County employees and their families. The walks are kid and pet friendly! Hanofee Park, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty.

Time and the Valleys Museum Joins Museum Day Live! the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum Day 12 - 4 p..m. Sat. and Sun. Free admission to Museum visitors as a participant in the Smithsonian Institution's Museum Day Program. Download a Ticket from the Smithsonian's website 332 Main Street in Grahamsville (St. Rt. 55).

Summer's End Plein Air Painting Reception 1 - 3 p.m. “Daily Life on the Farm” will be the theme of the reception, and will feature a display of the artwork created and brief presentation by Bethel Pastures Farm Bed and Breakfast. For info visit, or call 252-3360. Jeffersonville Branch of WSPL.

12th Annual Poetry Festival 2 p.m. Liberty Museum & Arts Center, 46 South Main Street, Liberty. 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. For info call 292-6628.

Farm Arts Collective: Shakespeare on the Rails 3 p.m. Held on the Hurleyville Rail Trail. Free event, goodies available for sale. Drawing from the best plays and characters from the Shakespearean canon, spectators will stroll along the Rails to Trails at Hurleyville Arts Centre and encounter scenes that draw parallels between human nature and the complexities and balance in the soil, water and sky. For info call 707-8047.

Two Exhibits Opening Reception at DVAA 3 - 5 p.m. “Lives Lived,” an exhibition of sculptural objects by Carole Loeffler and “Between Something and Nothing,” an exhibit of paintings by Gregory Curry. DVAA, 37 Main St, Narrowsburg.

Free Show! Northeasters Barbershop Chorus 4 p.m. Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon. Call 887-4040 for info.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Bratwurst Dinner 4:30 - 7 p.m. $12 ticket guarantees all-you-can-eat helpings of brats, sauerkraut, applesauce, breads of every color, German potato salad and apple crisp with hard sauce. Eat in or take out. 31 Erie Ave, Narrowsburg.

Catskill Talks: The Marvelists! 5 p.m. The Marvelists is a podcast with Peter Melnick and Eddie Wilson which talks about the massive Marvel universe. They will talk about their journey as podcasters, the art of podcasting, and how the comic book industry is dominating pop culture. John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.

Recovery from Addiction Observance at Grace Episcopal Church 5 p.m. A special service in celebrating those in Recovery as well as those affected by many and various forms of addiction. Grace Church invites the community to join with them in prayer and praise. Parish Hall at 827 Church Street, Honesdale, PA. For info call 570-253-2760, or e-mail to

Emerging Anglers Dinner Aperitivo Hour starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. A spirited night fueled by great food and fun intended to celebrate the youthful energy of the Catskills fly fishing community. All proceeds are to benefit the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum. Visit for ticket info and to register. The Beaverkill Valley Inn, Lew Beach.

Phillipsport Community Center Monthly Music Night 7 - 9:30 p.m. Marc Von Em followed by Gitesha's Jazz Experience: Featuring Diana 'Gitesha' Hernandez on Vocals with Steve Berger, guitar and John Menegon, bass. Doors open at 6:30. Suggested donation $3. Homemade food ($6 a plate) and desserts ($2) For info call 313-1772. 657 Red Hill Rd, Phillipsport.

Forestburgh Playhouse: Slam Allen 8 p.m. The internationally renowned Slam Allen is a messenger of love. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B, and a touch of Rock and Roll to deliver powerful soul stirring performances! $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Visit or for info/tickets!

Free Naloxone Training Event 9 p.m. Learn about the opiod crisis, addiction and how to respond to an overdose emergency. Seating is limited so pre-register early. To register call 292-5910, ext.0. Held at the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Building, 6509 NY-97, Narrowsburg.

Sunday, September 22

Recovery from Addiction Observance at Grace Episcopal Church 8 and 10 a.m. A special service in celebrating those in Recovery as well as those affected by many and various forms of addiction. Grace Church invites the community to join with them in prayer and praise. Church proper at the corner of Church and Ninth Streets, Honesdale, PA. For info call 570-253-2760, or e-mail to

Audition notice 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop's Children's Theatre will hold auditions for “Santa's Cookie Problem”. Looking for boys and girls, ages 7 - 14. Performance dates are Dec. 6, 7, & 8. Auditions at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg. Call 866-3206 or email for info.

Liberalism Talk and Discussion 10:15 a.m. Heidi Finkelberg will read an article by David Brooks about the true meaning of Liberalism that appeared in New York Times. Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. Directions can be found at

Bethel Woods Harvest Festival 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Featured Partner: Sullivan 180. Nearly 100 vendors engage in this shared experience on the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. Info:

Open House at the Farm Museum at the Wayne County Fair Grounds 12 p.m. This event coincides with the 13th Annual Tractor Show and Antique Tractor Pull also held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds that same day. For info call (570) 253-3240.

Fundraiser for Basha Kill Area Assocation 12 - 4 p.m. Enjoy beautiful scenery, local wine and beer, tasty treats, raffles and more at Bashakill Vineyards, 1131 South Road, Wurtsboro while supporting the Nature Watch program of the Basha Kill Area Association. Raffle for framed 18”x24” photo by nature photographer Kevin Kreischer, plus 50/50 for wine and beer. Live birds of prey show at 1 p.m. by Delaware Valley Raptors. $15 / person. Raffle tickets $5. For info/RSVP, call Kevin Keller, 434-6209 or Maryallison Farley, 888-0261.

13th Annual Coffee, Tea, and History 1 p.m. at the Cochecton Train Station, 8537 Rt. 97 in Cochecton. It is a two part program featuring “TREES!” presented by Fred Stabbert III followed by “One Room School Houses of Our Area” presented by Dr. Nancy Hackett. Free event. Rain or shine. For info call 932-8210 or email

Walking With the Water 2 p.m. Members: FREE, non-members: $5. The Rondout Neversink Stream Program will present a short history of community interactions with local rivers and their lasting impacts, as well as a review of how we harness the value of our creeks and streams today. Talk will followed by a tour of the water-powered shop and riparian area exhibit at the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm behind the Museum. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St, Grahamsville. Call 985-7700 for info.

Ghost Hunting 101 2 - 4 p.m. We will explore the basics of becoming a ghost hunter! Ages 12 & up. $25 per person. Foundry42, 42 Front St., Port Jervis. For info call 858-4942.

Bethel Woods P.LA.Y.: The Classics Series. 3 p.m., doors open 2 p.m. An Afternoon with Axiom Brass Quintet. Held in the Event Gallery, presented in collaboration with Shandelee Music Festival. 200 Hurd Road Bethel. Info at

Monday, September 23

Resume Reviews Free by appointment. Formats of resumes have changed over recent years. No one resume fits all positions so they should also be adaptable. If you would like some guidance, make an appointment for a review by CEO Fred Harding. The Hub @ The Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis. Pre-registration required. For info call 856-7313 EXT. 5.

Free Mental Health First Aid Course 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Catskill Regional Medical Center will host a two-day free Mental Health First Aid Course. The course will take place on September 23 and September 24 at Catskill Regional Medical Center's Community Health Education Center located at 68 Harris Bushville Road, in Harris. The course is an 8-hour training that teaches a 5-step action plan to help a person in crisis connect with professional, peer, social and self-help care. Registration is required and space is limited. To register call 1-855-321-2762.

High School Equivalency 11 a.m. Are you ready for your HSE Diploma? (HSE is the new GED!) Meet for FREE ongoing sessions with a certified instructor in the Community Room. Please call Sunny directly at 417-1666. Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro.

Medicare Monday 3 - 4:30 and 5 - 6:30 p.m. An interactive discussion about Medicare and its enrollment types, preventive benefits available, screening services available, and the annual wellness visit to your physician. Bring a friend or family member and have your questions answered at this educational seminar. Limited to 20 attendees. Register today to reserve your place. The Hub @ The Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis. Pre-registration required. For info call 856-7313 EXT. 5.

E. B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello Writers Group 6 - 7:45 p.m. Attend a twice monthly meeting of aspiring writers working together with others to hone their craft. For info call 794-4660.

Major Auction To Celebrate Woodstock 50th Anniversary 6:30 p.m. Join Guernsey's President Arlan Ettinger at Duggan Elementary (3460 Route 55, White Lake), where they will be encouraged to bring their own Woodstock stories and mementos to be considered for inclusion in the auction. From documents such as set lists, contracts, permits, and flyers, to signage and posters (both official and hand-made), to musical equipment like microphones and soundboards, to vintage photographs and more - anything relating to the festival is welcome, as are questions about what kinds of items the auction house is looking for and about the auction itself. for more info call at 212-794-2280 or email

Tuesday, September 24

WSPL Storytime 10:30 a.m. Join us for an hour of fun filled storytime. For ages 2-5, but all are welcome. Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the WSPL. Register online at

Learn to Use: Libby and hoopla 3 - 4 p.m. Libby and hoopla allow you to download ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and more for free with your Mamakating Library card. Bring your mobile device to this short introductory class and get started borrowing digitally! Call to register 888-8004. Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro.

Eating Bravely: A Nutrition Support Group 4:15 - 5 p.m. Join us to learn tips and tricks to eating healthy. Bring your questions and favorite healthy recipes. Ellenville Regional Hospital, Lower Conference Room. To sign up call Shanna Nigro at 647-6400 ext. 336.

E. B. Crawford Library Monthly Mindfulness Program 6 p.m. Pamela Zaitchick, RN, will present a Mindfulness program on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Making time for Mindfulness can be the beginning of new ways to positively adapt to your environment. Promptness is a must and space for this program will be limited. Please call 794-4660 x 2 to register.

UDC Project Review and Meeting 6:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting. All committee meetings are open to the public. For info call 252-3022 or visit UDC office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg.

Damascus Historical Society Wacky, Wild Wonderful Women of Wayne County 7 p.m. Presented by: Kay Stephenson & Ann O' Hara. Damascus Manor Community Center, 60 Conklin Hill Rd., Damascus PA.

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