Makers market, fall festival and more

Autumnal activities in your area November 5-11

Posted 11/4/20

‘Meet the Funders’ free Workshop for nonprofits 

MILFORD, PA — Nonprofit organizations have an opportunity to meet some of the most philanthropic funders in the area to …

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Makers market, fall festival and more

Autumnal activities in your area November 5-11

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‘Meet the Funders’ free Workshop for nonprofits 

MILFORD, PA — Nonprofit organizations have an opportunity to meet some of the most philanthropic funders in the area to learn about grant opportunities and best ways to apply for them. Co-sponsored by Greater Pike Community Foundation and Penn State Extension, “Meet the Funders” is a free, hour-long webinar from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10.  

Representatives from the Moses Taylor Foundation, the Weinberg Foundation, the Nonprofit Community Assistance Center, the federal government and Greater Pike Community Foundation will be available following the panel presentation for a Q&A session.   

Staff, volunteers and board members of community nonprofits, local governments and other community organizations large and small are invited to register for the hour-long session.

Visit www.extension.psu.edu/meet-the-funders to register; must register by the end of Friday, November 6.

Links to the webinar address will be given after registration is completed. For more information, contact Peter Wulfhorst at ptw3@psu.edu.

Fall festival

WURTSBORO, NY — On Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Mamakating Environmental Education Center is hosting its fall festival to celebrate the best of what autumn has to offer.

Enjoy plenty of activities for everyone including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, camping demonstrations, wooly bear exhibit, guided saunters through the forests (only at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), crafts, raffles, vendors, campfire, cider, donuts and more.

Attendees must call to register for a time slot; there will be a 15 people maximum per hour. Choose 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p..m or 3 p.m.

The costs is $5 per person with a $15 cap per family.

For more information, visit www.mamakating,org.

Main Street Farmers’ Market returns

HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage Project announced the return of the Main Street Farmers’ Market. This market brings food directly from the local farmer or artisan to the customer. Preorder from the online vendor list and pickup at the market for your safety and convenience.

The Cooperage Project will host an open-air market gathering experience outdoors on fair winter days. During inclement weather, they will host the market indoors with capacity restrictions. 

The market will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, November 14, 21 and 28; December 5, 12, 19 and 26; January 2 and 23; February 6 and 20; and March 6 and 20.

For more information, visit www.thecooperageproject.org.

Outdoor fun at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — On Sunday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting a fire building workshop. The workshop costs $5 and is geared towards children ages 10 and up. 

Later that day, from 1 to 3 p.m., participate in a lesson in beginner conservation photography. The class costs $5. Participants will learn some beginner techniques on how to frame a picture, and we’ll take you out to practice those skills on our campus. Great for children and those starting from scratch. Participants will need a camera for pictures, even a phone camera will do.

For more information and to register, visit www.peec.org.

Wayne Memorial offers help with new health insurance marketplace

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers’ Outreach and Enrollment office is ready to help consumers navigate a new state-based system called www.pennie.com that replaced the federal government’s www.healthcare.gov on November 1. 

Enrollment began on November 1 and lasts through January 15, 2021—an additional 4 weeks from previous years under www.healthcare.gov. However, in order to have coverage effective January 1, 2021, eligible consumers must have coverage selected and first payment made by Sunday, December 15.

Outreach and enrollment services remain free of charge to everyone, not just patients of WMCHC physician practices. However, one notable change for this year is the increase in telephone appointment availability due to safety restrictions brought on by COVID-19. All appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 570/251-6569 or 570/251-6554. Only a limited number of in-person appointments will be offered. 

For more information, call either 570/251-6554 or 570/251-6569 or visit  wmchc.net and search Outreach and Enrollment.

For more coverage, see River Reporter’s Annemarie Scheutz’s article on Pennie and the outreach and enrollment office at www.bit.ly/pahealthmarketplace.

Coffee filter pumpkin workshop

ONLINE — On Thursday, November 12 at 6 p.m., the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library asks you to join Raina Bowers, virtually, for this workshop.

Raina has been conducting crafting classes for the Western Sullivan Public Library for five years and has been conducting virtual crafting lessons during the pandemic. Join her with your own materials from home and create this pumpkin.

You will need one eight-to-12-cup basket-style coffee filter, one nickel, at least .25 ounces of orange paint, a paint brush, four single-use plastic bags, a small wooden stick, hot glue, scissors, twine and one three-by-three-inch sheet of green felt (optional). Follow along with Raina as she shows you how and what to do. 

This virtual program is limited to 100 registrants.  To register, visit www.ebcpl.org and click on adult calendar. This program will also be presented on YouTubeLive.

For more information, visit www.ebcpl.org.

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ radio show auditions

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) will be holding auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a 1940s radio show aiming to bring back the sparkle and the magic of the holidays from days long past.

SCDW is excited to offer a virtual production which will be performed online, in costume, with COVID-19 precautions and regulations in place. Live auditions will be scheduled individually (masks required) on Friday, November 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Rivoli Theater.

Individual auditions can be arranged via zoom prior to November 6 with Director Harold Tighe. All actors will be required to demonstrate multiple voice characterizations as all will portray multiple characters. Four males and two female actors are needed. 

For more information or to set up a time, call Director Harold Tighe at 845/807-7212 or email him at haroldtighe50@gmail.com.

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