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Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Community Calendar

PLEASE NOTE: These calendar items were sent to the Sullivan County Democrat during the past weeks and months. Some events may be canceled on a moment's notice. Please call to confirm.

Tuesday, December 1

ONLINE EVENT - Make a Gingerbread House 6 - 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM.
Ready to bake and decorate for the holiday? In the first class, learn everything you need to know to make an amazing gingerbread house. Bring your own baked sections to the second class (or purchase a gingerbread house kit) and assemble everything with personalized guided instructions by local cooking teacher and chef Debra Bigelisen. To register and to receive the Zoom information, send an email to:

Wednesday, December 2

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Virtual Teen Hangout with WSPL 4 p.m. Join us via Zoom as we find creative ways to unwind and hang out with friends virtually. Visit for the Zoom meeting code on our calendar.
Sullivan 180's Walkthrough Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Each Wednesday, guests can explore Peace, Love & Lights up close and personal, out of the car, and in the midst of the magic. Sullivan 180 is also challenging our community to walk a collective 500 miles of Peace, Love & Lights, with a goal to draw 500 residents to walk the one-mile route over the course of the six Wednesdays. So strap on your sneakers, zip up your winter coat, and get ready for a socially- distant, outdoor winter exercise! Cost of admission is $5 per person, or bring a new, unwrapped toy to get in for free! All toys will be donated to the SCFH to help support their children's holiday gift program. For more information about Peace, Love & Lights at Bethel Woods or to purchase tickets for Sullivan 180's Walkthrough Wednesdays at Peace, Love & Lights, please visit:
Shohola Railroad and Historical Society Meeting/Could this be Your Kin? Photo Archive 7 p.m. The Shohola Railroad and Historical Society has fallen heir to numerous old photos. Many are unlabeled, but some have the following family names: May, Hess, Case, Rizzo, Hinkle, Daumann, Depuy, Brandt, Hipsman, Wood, Steinke, and Drake among others. Come have a look at these pictures of people from days gone by, along with other treasures being brought to the meeting by SRHS members. The public is cordially invited to view local artifacts and join the hunt to uncover the mysteries of these nameless individuals at the Shohola Twp. Bldg., 159 Twin Lakes Rd., Shohola, PA. Stay for refreshments after the presentations. Meeting to follow.
Buddhist Meditation Course Online 7 - 8:30 p.m. Held every Wednesday. Everyone can find something of practical benefit in Buddha's timeless wisdom, class includes guided meditation. Attend online or in person. Info:

Thursday, December 3

Gray Basnight Book Launch at Liberty Public Library 3:30 p.m. The sequel to Gray Basnight's Flight of the Fox is being released/debuting nationally right here in Sullivan County at the Liberty Public Library! Titled Madness of the Q, readers will enjoy a good roller-coaster thriller filled with espionage, politics, action, mystery, and theological history. Meet the author and be one of the first to read it by coming to this hybrid event, limited in person numbers or Zoom. Registration required by emailing or calling (845) 292-6070. Can't come in person, but would like to buy an autographed copy? Stop by with your advance payment of $20 and we will save one for you. The library will, of course, also have a copy for you to borrow.
Online Meditation Class for Beginners 7 - 8 p.m. Held every Thursday. Guided meditations, a short teaching and practical inner tools to apply to your daily life. Connect with an experience of inner peace through meditation. Info:

Friday, December 4

Peace, Love & Lights at Bethel Woods. Running nightly (including all holidays) thru Jan. 3rd from 5 - 10 p.m. A drive-thru holiday light experience. The light show features a spectacular 120-foot Twinkle Tunnel and themed areas, including: Groovy Way, an Enchanted Forest, Snowflake Alley and Santa's Workshop. Dinners with Santa, discounted tickets to The Museum at Bethel Woods, and special promotional nights will also be available. Tickets are sold as one carload, one price. For tickets/info visit
ONLINE EVENT - Poetry Night feat. Lisa Caloro 7 p.m. via ZOOM. Join Poet Laureate Lisa Caloro as she shares some of her original poems. Fellow poets are welcome to share works during the open-mic portion of the evening. To register and to receive the Zoom information, send an email to:
Living Nativity 7 - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Beach Lake United Methodist Church invites you to enjoy a free drive-through Living Nativity. The church is located on Milanville Road, across from the Beach Lake Fire Hall, and is visible from Rt. 652, Beach Lake, PA. The drive-through Living Nativity will allow attendees to experience the journey to the manger from the safety and warmth of their vehicle. For more information about The Living Nativity and other upcoming events, please call the church office at (570) 729-7011.

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