What's going on in arts, leisure and community May 6 to 12
COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA — This summer, local youths ranging from ages five through 13 will have the opportunity to participate in summer day camps, which are focused on connecting children to nature. They will take place at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center (LCEEC), located at 93 MacKenzie Rd.
Each weeklong camp takes place at LCEEC’s 211-acre property, which is home to native plants and wild animals, forested areas, a stream, a marsh, meadows, instructional gardens and both indoor and outdoor classroom space. Campers will spend time exploring natural habitats and playing summer games while the experienced staff guides campers through innovative experiential activities including hiking, stream and forest ecology, environmental activities, nature-based art projects and much more.
Camp themes change weekly and include honey bee conservation, wilderness survival, backyard habitats, closer look, eco explorers and eco quest. Camps will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and ACA.
For more information or to register, contact the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at 570/842-1506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Historical Society (PCHS) has put together another program for history seekers. “On the Road with Lincoln” will take participants to Forestry Camp, Apple Valley Village and High Point State Park in search of answers to the questions posed and photo ops with your bobble-head Lincoln doll.
Participants must register and obtain their own Lincoln bobble-head to complete the course. Tasks include answering questions and riddles and taking various pictures of your Lincoln doll at designated places at each location. Entry fee is $25 and includes the bobble doll to keep.
The contest runs through Wednesday, June 12.
Entry packets can be picked up Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 608 Broad St., or arrange for a pick up time by calling 570/296-8126 or emailing email@example.com.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance has announced “Self-Portraits; An Artist’s Interpretation” for the second exhibition of 2021. The exhibit opens on Friday, May 7 through Saturday, June 5 at its Main Street Gallery, located at 959 Main St. (upstairs from Missing Pieces). Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required.
Artists of all ages have significantly contributed to historic moments of change in the past. Seeing yourself as the world changes during this historic time of a pandemic, WCAA has encouraged the arts community to respond through the visual arts.
This exhibit features artwork by WCAA Member Artists: Dave Anderson, Norma Bernstock, Jane Biron, Barbara Briden, Elizabeth Castellano, Phyllis Chekenian, Susan Cottle, Richard D’ambrosia, Lauren de Leeuw, Lee Dekker, Nancy Dymond, Sierra Gaglione, Lindsay Barrett George, Pauline Glykokokalos, Jay Hostetler, Robert Kafes, Kristin Nalesnik, Daniel Nelson, Mark Partridge, Paul Plumadore, Debby Pollak, Lynn Potter, Matt Povse, Jeanne Ross, Ellen Silberlicht, Conner Simon, Tanner Simon, Julian Sparacino, Kevin Storms, Edwin Vera, Nancy Wells and Bill Westmoreland.
For more information, and to become a member of WCAA, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present “Spectral Evidence,” a sculptural installation by Brooklyn-based artist Nancy Bowen, at the Laundry King at 65 Main St. on Saturday, May 8. The exhibitions will be on view through Saturday, June 19.
Inspired by a true story of Colonial American judgment and repentance, Bowen creates a visual interpretation of guilt and remorse. Bowen’s ancestor Samuel Sewall was a judge in the Salem witch trials, who later publicly recanted and confessed his sins in church. The installation visually interprets his penitence and gives space for the people killed as witches as a result of the trials. Twenty gravestones face off their accuser while he bears the burden of their deaths.
Nancy Bowen is a mixed media artist known for her eclectic mixtures of imagery and materials in both two and three dimensions.
CAS will host an artist’s talk from 3 to 4 p.m., followed immediately by an opening reception from 4 to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org.
ONLINE — Sullivan Renaissance wants to equip people with the knowledge to create and maintain a successful garden. Join Sullivan Renaissance Beautification Program Manager Carmela Hugel and horticultural interpreter Jess Brey for a live-streamed Zoom presentation on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
The seminar will cover basics about health, plant selection, choosing a garden site, creating a design plan, and how to correctly plant and maintain your garden.
Questions are welcomed during the live event. To get a head start, download the info sheet How to Start a Garden from the “Resources” page on the Sullivan Renaissance website at www.sullivanrenaissance.org.
Pre-registration for this free Zoom event is required. You can register at www.SullivanRenaissance.org or by calling the office at 845/295-2445. Event details can also be found on the Sullivan Renaissance Facebook page.
ONLINE — SEEDS of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host The Highlights Foundation in a virtual presentation, where it will reveal its plan for special sustainability initiatives in the Boyds Mills retreat center.
Thanks to the COVID-19 Restart Grant it received from Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), The Highlights Foundation is able to accomplish many wanted sustainability projects that will improve energy efficiency and reduce costs for the center.
The Highlights Foundation is opening its doors for community members to learn about these initiatives in a Zoom presentation. Join via Zoom on Tuesday, May 11 at 8 p.m.
Program is free, but registration is required. To register for this event, visit www.bit.ly/339CIP4.
CALLICOON, NY — Rafter’s Tavern welcomes Lighten Up on Saturday, May 8. Expect to hear a diverse mix of music including blues, swing, country, folk and bluegrass. Show is from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Nest, Rafter’s backyard space.
Randy and Rose Light have been performing together for over 30 years. Multi-instrumentalist Randy Light plays both acoustic and electric guitar, as well as mandolin. Rose Light is the band’s rhythm guitar player. Besides her guitar playing, she leads the band with her powerful vocal stylings. Chip Forelli rounds out the band on bass. Together, Forelli and the Lights bring a pleasing blend of three-part harmonies to their music.
According to Lighten Up, “There is always an element of fun and inclusion throughout every show.” They are known for their high-energy component and occasional audience participation.
For more information, call 845/887-9882 or visit Rafter’s Tavern on Facebook.
ONLINE — The Pike County Conservation District and the Lackawaxen River Conservancy are holding a free webinar about how to manage the invasive species Japanese knotweed on Tuesday, May 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. Registration for this event is free but required. Visit www.pikeconservation.org.