What's going on in your community January 9 to January 15
CALLICOON, NY — On Saturday, January 11 at 1 p.m., River Family Wellness is hosting a free CBD community information session. Kristen Hallett and Andrew M. Rosner are local organic hemp growers and producers of Source Botanica. They will share their process of discovery in growing this amazing plant. They also work directly with the state to ensure that only safe and effective products come into New York.
Hallett and Rosner will discuss what to look for when purchasing hemp products and how best to approach using CBD. For more information, visit www.sourcebotanica.com.
BETHANY, PA — The Bethany Public Library is hosting its slow jam for Second Saturday celebration on Saturday, January 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. All levels of acoustic musicians are welcome.
There will be a potluck during the break.
For more information, call 570/253-4349.
MONTICELLO, NY — Diane Lang is an author, educator, therapist, and positive-living coach. She will present at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Thursday, January 16 at 6 p.m.
Lang suggests and teaches strategies for making the New Year a great one: stop beating yourself up and take action, stop taking things so personally and, by all means, love yourself.
This event is free and open to the public.For more information, call 845/794-4660 or visit www.ebcpl.org.
MONTICELLO, NY — On Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m., the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is hosting artist Chris Parrow. Join in learning about color, composition, technique and the spontaneity of watercolor paint. No previous experience is necessary, all levels are welcome, and everyone will go home with a masterpiece of their own.
Space for this program is limited (priority given to those residing in the library’s service area) and a $5 (cash only) materials/registration fee must be collected with pre-registration.
For more information and to register, call 845/794-4660 ext. 2 to register.
HONESDALE, PA — Starting on Saturday, January 11, the Stourbridge Project will host an adult software engineering workshop for people over age 15. Learn all the skills you need to begin developing software with web technologies.
This program will run every other Saturday until June 6 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
The six-month course costs $200.
HONESDALE, PA — Curators Paul Plumadore and Jim Tindell are seeking submissions for the next edition of The Great Wall of Honesdale, a project of the Wayne County Arts Alliance, premiering in May of 2020.
This year’s theme is “character portraits,” and works in all mediums are sought. Artists may submit up to three images. Photos of sculptural pieces are acceptable.
The deadline is Friday, February 7.
For more information, visit www.thegreatwallofhonesdale.com.
CALLICOON, NY — Sullivan County’s first-ever poet laureate Mark Blackford will be joined by special guests Bizzy Coy and William Fellenberg for a reading on Saturday, January 18 at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library at 2 p.m.
For more information, visit www.wsplonline.org, or call 845/252-3360.
CALLICOON, NY — On Friday, January 10 at 2 p.m., Heather Ferber will teach how to make her twisted paper stars that are hanging in the library. All supplies will be provided, so registration is required.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Pat Sanders will lead a service entitled “To Whom it May Concern” about reflections on prayer. How do Unitarians deal with the question of prayer? Does prayer have a significant place in the life of religious liberals? With insights from some Unitarian ministers, Anne Lamott bestselling author of “Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers” and others, we will explore the nature, essence and potential application of prayer in our lives.
All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union.
For more information, visit www.uduuf.org.
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided eagle-viewing bus tour, scheduled for Saturdays, January 11 and 18 and February 1 and 8.
Learn from an expert guide and take a scenic drive on a heated bus throughout the Upper Delaware River region to look for and learn about bald eagles and their habitat.
Trips commence at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center in Lackawaxen, PA (located inside the Zane Grey Museum at 135 Scenic Dr.) and run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera and snacks.
Seats on these trips are limited, and reservations are required. Tickets cost $15 for conservancy members and $25 for non-members. Purchase tickets at www.delawarehighlands.org/events or call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010.