DVAA hosts two new art exhibits and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 8 to 14

Posted 4/7/21

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 8 to 14

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DVAA hosts two new art exhibits and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 8 to 14


DVAA hosts two new art exhibits

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Paper Trail,” paper montage by Paul Plumadore, and “Inside/Out,” constructed canvases by Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer, are on display at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), located at 37 Main St., through Saturday, May 8 and are free and open to the public. 

Plumadore is the author and illustrator of several books, including the fairy tale “Unthinkable, the off-beat alphabet Anomalies,” and “Archive 1957-1974,” a memoir of his dancing years, as well as collaborating on books with fellow artists Brandi Merolla and Eva Drizhal. Plumadore is currently a curator of The Great Wall of Honesdale with partner Jim Tindell. They live and garden in Milanville, PA.

Lehrer is a New York City painter, animator and media artist who produces still and moving images that encompassing a myriad of methods. Her body of work in painting and performance art inform her practice. Her moving and still artworks have been represented in international galleries, venues and festivals .

Walk-ins are welcome; there is no advance registration required for these shows. Building capacity is currently limited to 15 guests.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or call 845/252-7576.

Create a butterfly habitat

ONLINE — On Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, NY will host a virtual program, Creating A Butterfly Habitat, a presentation by Pamela Golben.

Learn how simple it is to create a space that will support all stages of the butterfly life cycle. By creating habitat, you will help support declining butterfly populations. Golben will focus on 10 common butterfly species, their larvae and essential host plants.

Golben holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Biology from SUNY New Paltz; she is a licensed veterinary technician and an NYS-licensed wildlife rehabilitator. In addition, Golben served as the Director of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Center for 15 years and has continued teaching environmental education through beekeeping and hiking. Her most dedicated work is her ownership of Golben Farms, a native plant nursery located in the Hudson Valley.

Registration is limited to 100 people.

For more information and to register, visit www.ebcpl.org and then click on “April 2021 Adult Calendar.”

Sullivan Renaissance volunteer open house

ONLINE — With the 2021 grant program in full swing, Sullivan Renaissance is looking for volunteers to get involved with a variety of projects; those interested can attend the annual open house to learn more about these opportunities. The open house will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Sullivan Renaissance staff will speak about initiatives, beautification projects, gardening workshops, youth internships and community service opportunities. Current volunteers will share their personal experiences.

Pre-registration for this free Zoom event is required.

For more information and to register, visit SullivanRenaissance.org or call 845/295-2445. Event details can also be found on the Sullivan Renaissance Facebook page. Everyone is welcome.

Catholic Charities to recognize community champions at 2021 Celebration of Charity Event

ONLINE — Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster’s 15th annual Celebration of Charity will pay tribute to 21 community members from throughout Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties whose professional and volunteer contributions during the pandemic fulfilled the agency’s mission to provide help and create hope. Dubbed “Charities’ Community Champions,” the honorees were selected from nominations made by community members. Catholic Charities will recognize the Community Champions at its annual Celebration of Charity, which will be held virtually on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

The link to join in will be available at www.cccsos.org and on Facebook @CatholicCharitiesOSU closer to the date.

For more information, visit www.cccsos.org.

Students celebrate Agricultural Literacy Week

MONTICELLO, NY — Second-grade students at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School and George L. Cooke Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in a sweet activity to celebrate Agricultural Literacy Week.

During Agricultural Literacy Week, volunteers throughout the state visit classrooms to read a story about agriculture and engage elementary students in a hands-on activity. This year’s book was “Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish: Tales of the Dairy Godmother,” written by Viola Butler and illustrated by Ward Jenkins. The book gives students insights into the dairy industry, connecting a favorite summer treat to the farmer and the process that produced it.

Cornell Cooperative Extension donated the book, as well as 10 ice cream kits, to bring the program to Monticello. EPIC Family Engagement Program Manager Jane Sorensen visited second-grade classrooms to read the book and lead students in making their own ice cream.

RISE Program moving to Fearless! Hudson Valley

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc. has announced that starting April 1, the Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) Program is transitioning to Fearless!.

The RISE Program, under Fearless!, will continue its longtime partnership and collaboration with Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, supporting anyone suffering the physical, emotion al and medical impacts of rape and other sexual trauma. The program will remain in office space on the Harris, NY hospital campus and will continue to serve individuals of all ages in Sullivan County through the 24-hour rape and sexual violence hotline at 845/791-9595. For victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other forms of crime victimization throughout Orange and Sullivan County, call 845/562-5340.

The transition of the program is aligned with the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM nationwide is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual violence is an umbrella term that includes any unwanted sexual contact, either in person or online, including sexual assault, harassment and abuse.

For more information, visit www.fearlesshv.org/RISE or @fearlesshv on Facebook and Instagram.

Training for Delaware River mapping application

ONLINE — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) and the National Park Service (NPS) Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will offer virtual training on Monday, April 12 in the use of a new, publicly available Upper Delaware Corridor mapping application.

The 6:30 p.m. Zoom workshop will feature Dr. Claire Jantz, director of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability (CLUS) at Shippensburg University, providing an instructional overview and answering questions about the tool’s capabilities.

This free public session is particularly appropriate for code enforcement officers, planning and zoning board members, county GIS technicians and land use consultants in the bi-state river valley region.

To register and receive the Zoom link for the April 12 training, visit www.bit.ly/3rNnp8W. Members of local planning and zoning boards will receive one training credit hour for attending the session. UDC will send certificates following completion of the seminar.

For more information, contact UDC Resources and Land Use Specialist Shannon Cilento at 845/252-3022 or shannon@upperdelawarecouncil.org.

Spring bulb sale as Bethany Library reopens

BETHANY, PA — A spring bulb sale, beginning March 31, helps kick off a new phase of activities as Bethany Public Library reopens.

After months of being closed for restricted and/or curbside service, Bethany Public Library has opened its doors once again for patrons to come in, browse and check out materials. Curbside service will continue for those who prefer it. The spring bulb sale will take place from now through the middle of May. Other spring activities include a scavenger hunt/road rally in May, an annual outdoor plant sale Memorial Day weekend and a return of a one- or possibly two-day music camp in July.

For more information, call 570/253-4349.

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