Welcome to The Catskill Chronicle’s Community page. This is a simple chronological listing of things going on in The Catskill Chronicle’s community. Just the details, short and sweet. If you would like your item to appear in the community page, please e-mail the brief details of your event (who, what, when, where, why and how much) in the body of your e-mail (no attachments, no photos please, no bold, italic or underlined font) at least two weeks in advance to: Catskill.Chronicle@yahoo.com.
Please note that some of these events have early registration deadlines.
BOOK ART WORKSHOP
Create a personalized, artful journal from a discarded library book at the Livingston Manor Free Library, 92 Main Street in Livingston Manor on Saturday, January 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. DIY artist Ramona Jan brings her high energy creativity to this craft-lovers’ workshop. Take apart an old book and freshen up the back and front covers using paint, stencils, paper layering and more. New blank pages will be added to your up-cycled journal, and two or more binding techniques will be demonstrated. A great valentine gift! Cost: $10/person. All materials provided. This program is intended for adults and teens. Space is limited, please call the library to register: 845-439-5440.
FOOD DEHYDRATION 101 – Learn to Make Healthy Snacks
A workshop on how to safely and successfully preserve food through the dehydration process is being offered on Saturday, January 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Food Preservation program will offer this program at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty, NY. Participants will enjoy various prepared, dehydrated food samples including dried fruit and jerky. CCESC Master Food Preserver volunteers, Karen Mariner and Jessica Gibbons, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of dehydration, one of the oldest forms of food preservation. Topics covered will include food safety, equipment, and methods suitable for New York State. Cost is $25.00 per person or $20.00 for CCESC Enrollees. Anyone can enroll in the CCESC association for an annual fee of $25.00 per household. Space is limited and pre-registration with payment is required in advance. Seats are only guaranteed with payment. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180 or emailing SueAnn Boyd at email@example.com.
the SUNY Sullivan Theatre Program is holding auditions for “Marisol” by Jose Rivera and “Hands on a Hardbody” by HANDS ON A HARDBODY by Doug Wright, with music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 1, Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Seelig Theatre on the SUNY Sullivan campus. Interested participants may call for an appointment, but drop-ins are also permitted. Contact Jessica Barkl for questions or to make an appointment at 505-270-6220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group – Tuesday, February 3, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St., Liberty. Open to the public to all caregivers/family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. For further info contact Vanessa Lescano at 292-4200, Ext. 3402.
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS
The Delaware Youth Center is hosting a six-hour NTSI Driver Safety Course from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 7. The course is sponsored by Catskill Hudson Bank and Chaljeri Meats. Upon completion participants will receive a 10% reduction in auto liability, no-fault, and collision insurance premiums each year for three years. Attendees must be the principal operator of a vehicle and a NY State driver. PA drivers may be eligible but should check with their insurance company first. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Attendees must be present for the entire class to receive credit. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be available. The course fee is $35 for DYC members and $40 for non-members. A seat is secured when payment is received. Lunch is also available for $7. Registration is requested. Download the registration form at www.delawareyouthcenter.org or call Creighton Drury at 914-760-3913 for more information.
YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
Come to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Saturday, February 7 for Take Your Child to the Library Day. Sign up your child for a library card, and pick up a few books to read. Craft supplies will be out all day for you to make your own creation, and there will be a movie at 2:30 p.m. In addition all children’s materials can be returned fine-free. If you have any overdue books or movies, February 7 is the day to return them. For more information on library programs, visit www.ebcrawfordlibrary.org, or call at 845-794-4660.
ZOMBIE VALENTINE PARTY FOR TEENS
Friday, February 13 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library in Jeffersonville. Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Zombie Way. Zombie themed games, cookie decorating, Valentine making & more. Ages 12+. Registration Required. Email KOHara@rcls.org or call 845-482-4350 for more information.
Crafting @ your library® Let Your Love Glow – This crafting program will be held on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14 at each of the 3 branches of the Western Sullivan Public Library. Tusten-Cochecton Branch in Narrowsburg from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Jeffersonville Branch in Jeffersonville from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Create a Valentine Candle Centerpiece to bring home. Best for ages 3-12 although all are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Email email@example.com or call 845-482-4350 for more information.
FISH FRY DINNER
Wednesday, February 18, sponsored by the Monticello Kiwanis Club. Held at Monticello Elks Lodge, 46 North St. from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner includes 8 oz cod fish, fries and coleslaw prepared by Tastefully British. Home made desserts and beverages also served. Cost is $13/person. Eat In or Take Out. Tickets sold at door. Call Jane Sorensen at 845-807-6332 for further info.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Do you love to read? Are you great at trivia? Join us Friday, February 27 from 3 -3:30 p.m. at the Delaware Free Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library for an informational meeting. Learn how you can become part of the WSPL team. Ages 12-18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-482-4350 for more information.
WINE & CHEESE TASTING
Friday, February 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Delaware Free Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library in Callicoon. This event is hosted by Eminence Farm Winery and Tonjes Dairy Farm. Registration required. Limited enrollment. Must be 21 or over to attend. Call 845-887-4040 for more information or to register.
MONTI ELKS SCOTCH DOUBLES BOWLING
Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 presents its 16th annual Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament at Kiamesha Lanes on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Each team will consist of 1 male and 1 female. There will be 4 games of No Tap bowling plus a full chicken barbecue including beer, wine and soda at the Elks Lodge following the tournament. There will be prizes for the top 3 teams. The donation is $40 per team. Please reserve by February 28 by contacting Dean Shattuck at 845-794-1172.
Mohegan Sun (Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, PA) Casino Trip on Saturday, March 21. Sponsored by Monticello Kiwanis Club. Bus leaves former Monticello Apollo Plaza site at 8:00 a.m. sharp and returns by 5:00 p.m. $30 per person – includes $25 Free Play plus $5 Food voucher. Must be 21 years or older and bring Photo ID. For reservations and info, call Lori at 794-2888 or 794-7050.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in conjunction with Live Nation, will present Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga on Saturday, July 25. Tickets for the performances will go on sale to the public starting Monday, January 26 at 10 a.m. These performances will feature songs from their Grammy-nominated album “Cheek To Cheek.” Visit www.ticketmster.com, all Ticketmaster Outlets, the Bethel Woods Box office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.