What's going on in arts, leisure and community October 22 to 28
MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) will present a concert series entitled, “Celebrating Ekkehart Trenkner and His Love of the Viola & Chamber Music.” Trenkner and his wife, Judith Pearce, founded the Weekend of Chamber Music, which collaborated for many years with the Monticello High School Music Department. This work was one of the incentives for the creation of Nesin Cultural Arts, which supported the initiation of the SCCO.
The concerts are Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Each concert will be open to a small audience of no more than 30 and will also be live streamed. Audience members must wear a mask upon entry and for the duration of the event and follow social distancing and sanitizing protocols. Temperatures will be taken at the door. The audience will be appropriately distanced in their seats and the performances will not have an intermission.
Tickets cost $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and students. Tickets should be purchased in advance online at www.nesinculturalarts.eventbrite.com or by calling 845/798-9006.
ROSCOE, NY — The Midnight Callers, a band out of New York City, have finalized negotiations with the Town of Roscoe and the Roscoe Brewery to hold a Midnight Callers Day on Saturday, October 24 at 4 p.m. at the Roscoe Brewery. The event is in celebration of the release of The Midnight Callers’ brand-new single called “41 Miles To Roscoe” from their debut album called “Red Letter Glow,” available on Friday, October 23.
The event will include a special concert by The Midnight Callers at the Roscoe Brewery. They will play two 45-minute sets for those in attendance.
For more information, visit www.roscoebeercompany.com.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting two events on Saturday, October 24 and two events on Sunday, October 25.
On Saturday, October 24, learn some beginner photography techniques on the PEEC campus from 1 to 3 p.m.. This workshop is free and great for children and those starting photography from scratch. Participants will need their own camera; a phone camera is sufficient.
Later is the Owl Prowl from 7 to 7:30 p.m. A handful of different species live around PEEC. This event costs $5.
On Sunday, October 25, take a hike and learn the science behind the season of fall, including changing animal behaviors and leaf colors. This event costs $5 and is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Later, explore the trails of PEEC to practice animal tracking from 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.peec.org.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County System of Care (SOC)—a vehicle to bring together members of the community to provide services for children—has moved ahead with plans for a drive-through community Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, October 25.
The event will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Route 191, just north of Honesdale, from 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Families are welcome to drive through the grounds where SOC partner organizations will be handing out candy.
Everyone must wear a mask or proper face covering while driving through to pick up goodies, and the “trunkers” will be masked and also wearing gloves.
For more information, contact SOC Coordinator Dave Hartung at 570/253-6758 or email SystemofCare@waynecountypa.gov.
ONLINE — Join Sullivan County Poet Laureate Lisa Colaro for a poetry workshop on Tuesday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m.
The Sullivan County Poet Laureate is an ambassador and leading voice for encouraging the appreciation of reading and writing poetry in the county. In this workshop, participants will get to share writings with other poets and receive some feedback while learning the art and craft of poetry.
For more information and to register, visit www.wsplonline.org.
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum has just created an informative, self-driving tour around the four reservoirs of the Delaware Water Supply System. The tour is a safe way to get some fresh air and experience history right from your car.
The tour includes an overview of NYC’s three water supply systems and an explanation of why NYC needs upstate water. All four reservoirs and the towns taken to build each of the reservoirs are explored through old photos and interesting text and facts, which help bring to life the lost towns and the building of the reservoirs.
Sponsored by Neversink Blooms, with funding made possible in part by a beautification grant from Sullivan Renaissance, the full-color, 12-page driving tour booklet is available for free at the Time and the Valleys Museum (currently open by appointment only) and by mail for $5. To receive a copy by mail, email email@example.com. It can also be downloaded from www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.
For more information, contact the Time and the Valleys Museum at 845/985-7700 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) is calling for entries for its 16th annual “Art in Sixes” small works exhibition to take place from Saturday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 23. Traditionally, this exhibit features more than 600 small-scale artworks by more than 175 local and regional artists.
Submission requirements are as follows: Artwork can be no larger than six inches in any direction (not including frame or base). Each artist may submit up to four works. All media will be considered. Artwork must be ready to hang and professionally presented. All artwork must be for sale; prices can start no lower than $60. Work previously exhibited at DVAA is not eligible. Each artist must completely fill out the entry submission form and art labels forms and bring them with the artwork when dropped off.
Artists may drop off work at 37 Main St. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The last day to drop off is Saturday, November 7 at 4 pm.
For more information and for all submission documents, visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.
MILFORD, PA — The Columns Museum is chock full of history and a good majority of it is rather macabre: from dead birds and morbid stories of murder, to blood stained artifacts and pesky entities possibly residing within the museum.
On the last two Wednesdays (October 21 and 28), Fridays (October 23 and 30) and Saturdays (October 24 and 31) of this month, at 7:30 and 9 p.m., the museum director will host two tours each night, sharing tales of murder, decapitation and blood and guts with guests.
Reservations are required and the cost is $15 per person. Each tour will be limited to six people and masks must be worn.
For more information or to reserve your spot, call 570/296-8126 or email email@example.com.