Kingfisher Project seeks help with ‘Hearten for the Holidays’ and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community December 10 to 16

Posted 12/9/20

What's going on in arts, leisure and community December 10 to 16

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Kingfisher Project seeks help with ‘Hearten for the Holidays’ and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community December 10 to 16

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Kingfisher Project seeks help with ‘Hearten for the Holidays’

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Kingfisher Project substance-use-awareness project seeks volunteers and donors for the 2020 Hearten for the Holidays initiative, where volunteers create and deliver care packages for those who are spending the holidays in a substance-use rehab facility. Hearten for the Holidays care packages are designed to let individuals pursuing recovery know they have the support of the community and they are not alone.

Volunteers at Hearten for the Holidays will fill custom-made bags with a few items such as hair-care products, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip balm, gloves, writing paper, stamps, journals, pens, puzzle books and more. Volunteers might also consider including a card with a note of encouragement.

To participate, email your name and the number of bags you will fill (suggested number is four to eight) to jpisall@icloud.com, or call Julie at 845/807-7510. A Kingfisher Project volunteer will contact you to drop off the bags to you in a contact-free way by Monday, December 14. A volunteer will then pick them up on Sunday, December 20 for delivery to the local rehab center by December 24.

To donate funds to help buy supplies or cover general expenses, visit the donation page at www.cfosny.org/the-kingfisher-project-fund.

‘Holiday Card Shower’ to support local nursing-home residents

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library (SWPL) is sponsoring an initiative to “shower” residents at local nursing homes with holiday cards. Pick up a holiday card kit from any branch of WSPL—Callicoon, Jeffersonville, or Narrowsburg—and return it by Tuesday, December 15 for delivery to a local nursing home.  

For more information or to pick up a kit, call WSPL at 845/252-3360 or visit www.wsplonline.org.

Nonperishable food, gifts for children needed

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Ecumenical Food Pantry in Narrowsburg is asking for nonperishable food or monetary donations. Food donations can be dropped off at St. Francis Church on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; someone will be there. You can also use the donation barrel at Pete’s Market.

At Pete’s Market, there will also be a tree set up with tags for gifts for children. A box will be there to drop off gifts. The Narrowsburg Post Office and St. Francis Church will also have drop-off boxes. Monetary donations to the food or toy drives should be addressed to Ecumenical Food Pantry, P.O. Box 54, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. In the memo part of the check, please write “food” or “toys” so the money goes to the right place. For larger food donations, call Joanne at 845/252-3971.

‘Solstice Saturnalia’ outdoor performance

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY AND DAMASCUS, PA — Farm Arts Collective, based at Willow Wisp Organic Farm, will present a new, outdoor performance, “Solstice Saturnalia,” on Thursday, December 17 at Upward Brewing Company in Livingston Manor, NY and Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19 at Willow Wisp Organic Farm in Damascus, PA. Each day will offer a showing at 5:30 p.m. and again at 7. Tickets cost $20; shows on December 19 are sold out.

“Solstice Saturnalia” takes inspiration from the pagan winter Saturnalia festivals of ancient Rome that paid homage to Saturn, the god of agriculture. This performance takes place around a large bonfire to keep audiences of 20 people cozy while providing the setting and natural stage lighting for the performances.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.farmartscollective.org.

Songs of peace, hope and love—and rice

FORESTBURGH, NY AND ONLINE — On Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m., in the gardens of the Foretburgh Playhouse (FBP) or streamed online, join FBP to celebrate the holidays: trim the tree, light the Menorah and be led in song by FBP alumni performers. There is a rain date of Sunday, December 13.

FBP is also accepting donations on behalf of the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless food pantry. All non-perishable food items are welcome, but the pantry is in desperate need of rice; consider buying a bag or two to provide the pantry with this vital staple. Bins will be located through Saturday, December 12 at the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association and at FBP’s front entrance and general store. Donations will also be accepted at the event.

This event is free, but you must RSVP to attend. Social distancing and mask-wearing is required.

For more information and to RSVP, visit www.fbplayhouse.org./holiday2020.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ 1940s virtual radio show

ONLINE — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) presents “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the 1940s radio show by Joe Landry. Tickets cost $7.95. Showtimes are Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m.

The show will be broadcast through www.BroadwayOnDemand.com. Tickets can be purchased through www.BroadwayOnDemand.com or www.scdw.net.

For more information, call 845/436-5336.

Holiday lights at HHS

HONESDALE, PA — From Wednesday, December 16 to Monday, December 21, visit the Honesdale High School parking lot for a holiday light show anytime from 6 to 9 p.m. Tune your radio to 107.7 FM.

Donations to the show will support local charities in Wayne County.

Sullivan 180 kicks off Walkthrough Wednesdays at Peace, Love & Lights

BETHEL, NY — Sullivan 180 has announced Walkthrough Wednesdays as part of Peace, Love & Lights. Peace, Love & Lights is a drive-thru holiday light experience hosted by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. It is open seven days a week until Sunday, January 3. Each Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., guests can explore Peace, Love & Lights up-close and personal, out of the car and in the midst of the magic. Masks will be required.

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. Tickets include admission to the walkthrough only. If you are opting for the drive-thru experience on a Wednesday, this will begin at 6 p.m. with a separate ticket required.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/peace-love-lights. For more information about the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless, visit www.scfederation.org.

Catskills Curated holiday market

NARROWSBURG, NY — Catskill Curated invites shoppers to a holiday market, hosted by The Narrowsburg Union, featuring regional artists, artisans, makers and craftsmen. There are six days left: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 11, 12 and 13 and 18, 19 and 20.

The market is taking place in the Delaware Hall, a 4,500-square-foot event space. To comply with pandemic-related safety protocols, there will be 10 makers and no more than 40 shoppers in the Delaware Hall at any time. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be required.

For more information, visit www.narrowsburgunion.com.

Upper Delaware River shirts make great gifts, benefit UDC

NARROWSBURG, NY — T-shirts featuring a map of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Valley in New York & Pennsylvania and the Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) Land-Water-People partnership logo offer an affordable gift for river enthusiasts during the holiday season. They are available in all adult sizes for a $15 donation to support the nonprofit’s mission to conserve the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Images of the t-shirts can be found at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.

Place an order by contacting UDC Secretary Ashley Hall-Bagdonas at 845/252-3022 or ashley@upperdelawarecouncil.org.

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