Performance workshops, massive indoor yard sale, and more happening in the community.
New visitors map for Pike County
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new Pike County visitors guide map with the help of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and mapmaker James Levell. The map is currently available at the Milford community house and will also be distributed to various Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau locations and businesses throughout the region.
For more information, call 570/296-8700 or visit www.pikechamber.com.
Rock-a-billy dance party pays off
NARROWSBURG, NY — Rock-a-billy organizers, Cecilia Coacci, left, and Tom Coacci, present a check for $3,752.16 to Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Iris Helfeld and chamber president Martin Higgins. The '50s themed winter dance party was held on February 16 at the Narrowsburg Union. The proceeds were a result of dance admission, food and marketing donations, a 50-50 raffle, a tricky tray and volunteer efforts.
Volunteer tutors needed
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is looking for tutors. Tutors are trained to teach basic reading and English as a second language. Most tutors dedicate two to four hours a week to the program, and can meet students at the Past Perfect Bookstore in Bethel or their local library.
Massive indoor yard sale at Camp Ladore
WAYMART, PA — On Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Performing Arts and Recreation Center at Camp Ladore is hosting its annual early spring yard sale at its 287 Owego Tpk. location. There will be more than 70 vendors. There are no parking or admission fees.
For more information, call Camp Ladore at 570/488-6129.
Raise a pint to help eradicate polio worldwide
HAWLEY, PA — On Thursday, March 14, the Wallenpaupack Brewing Company invites you to raise a pint and join a game of trivia to help Honesdale Rotary fight polio worldwide. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Entry is $10, but comes with a beer and a ticket for a door prize. Adam Owens from the Bold Gold Radio Group will host the trivia game, which costs $25 per team (two to six people) to participate. The funds will go toward the International Rotary's End Polio campaign, which has reduced polio cases by 99.9% since the 1980s.
Techniques for dealing with a planet in crisis
BEACH LAKE, PA — Skip Mendler will present a talk titled “Techniques for Dealing with a Planet in Crisis” at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, March 10 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. The one-hour talk will surround methods aimed to prevent “the spread of a world crisis into one’s own personal life.” The talk will be followed by a social time with refreshments.
For information, visit www.uduuf.org.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Farm Arts Collective holds performance creation workshops every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Narrowsburg Union. New participants are invited to attend and join in skill building in performance skills, stilt walking, music, and prop and costume creation. Drop-ins are welcome.
For more information contact Tannis at 917/566-7698 or go to www.farmartscollective.org
DAMASCUS, PA — Farm Arts Collective invites male and female singers to participate in madrigal choir, an ensemble that is learning ancient 15th century choral music. The choir meets Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at 12 Tammany Flats. Madrigal Choir will perform this summer in Farm Arts Collective’s performance events.
For more information, contact Tannis at 917/566-7698 or go to www.farmartscollective.org.
Historic locomotive Peppersass on view in Steamtown
SCRANTON, PA — The Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) is celebrating 150 years of operation by welcoming Peppersass, the 153-year-old steam locomotive that helped conquer the White Mountains of New Hampshire by enabling the construction of the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway. Peppersass will be on display from Monday through Wednesday, March 11 to 13, during park operating hours. Steamtown NHS is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 570/340-5206 or visit www.nps.gov/stea.