Rising Stars cabaret, the Civil Air Patrol and more

What's going on in arts and leisure, May 12-18

Posted 12/31/69

Rising Stars cabaret to support performing arts

HONESDALE, PA — The promising talent of Honesdale Performing Arts students will be showcased at the first annual Friends of Operetta Night of …

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Rising Stars cabaret, the Civil Air Patrol and more

What's going on in arts and leisure, May 12-18


Rising Stars cabaret to support performing arts

HONESDALE, PA — The promising talent of Honesdale Performing Arts students will be showcased at the first annual Friends of Operetta Night of the Rising Stars cabaret.
It will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the Honesdale Golf Club.
The event will let shine the talented performers from Wayne Highlands Middle School and Honesdale High School.
Cabaret stars include Emma Agis, Robert Ammann, Eric Berkihiser, Seth E. Buckwalter, Kyle Deron, Brynn Derrick, Trysten Joseph Evanitsky, Calvin T. Feustel, Danielle Gager, Maria Kannebecker, Willow Mimi McDonnell, Abby Mizwinski, Lexi Pinto, Alina Shanfelder and Hailey Tyler.
Regular tickets cost $40 and student tickets cost $35. The ticket will include dinner and the cabaret-style show with favorite show tunes.
All proceeds benefit Honesdale performing arts programs.
Performances are recommended for a general audience, but is best for ages 10 and up. All guests entering, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Appropriate attire is required in the clubhouse at all times for participants, members and guests aged 10 and up. For information about what to wear, go to the Honesdale Performing Arts website at honesdalepac.com.
The golf club is located at 121 Golf Hill Rd.
For more information, visit honesdalepac.com. To purchase tickets, visit hpacfriends.ticketleap.com/broadwaystars22/.

Civil Air Patrol squadron holds open house

BETHEL, NY — Sullivan County’s Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will hold an open house on Saturday, May 21 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Sullivan County International Airport, building H7. The entire community is welcome to attend and learn more about the cadet squadron and the CAP, said Capt. William Mason, squadron commander.
Members of the squadron will be present to greet visitors and explain CAP’s missions for America. CAP welcomes children aged 12-18 to join as cadets; adults can join as mentors to the cadets.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Established in 1941, the Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. CAP operates a fleet of 555 single-engine aircraft and 2,250 small unmanned aircraft systems. It performs about 90 percent of all search and rescue operations within the contiguous United States. CAP’s 56,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education resources.
For more information, visit www.CAP.News or GoCivilAirPatrol.com.

Saving the bees

HONESDALE, PA — A free screening of the documentary “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” and a Birds, Bees and Blooms party will be held at the Cooperage on Saturday, May 21.
The event is sponsored by the Wayne County Public Library and the Cooperage Project. It will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids and their families will learn about the beauty and biodiversity of native bees and how to support these local pollinators. The Cooperage will hold a Romping Radishes program for kids in grades k-2, and kids can try honey from local apiaries. There will be a beekeeping demonstration.
Bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in nature, pollinating fruits, vegetables, grains and flowers that are essential to both human agriculture and wild ecosystems. But these important pollinators are facing challenges from habitat and food supply decline, pesticides and more.
The screening of “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” is part of the nationwide #PlantWildflowers campaign, highlighting the critical role bees and other pollinators play in healthy ecosystems.
To learn more about the event, visit https://bit.ly/3LiIPV0 or thecooperageproject.org.

A ghost story challenge for teen writers

ONLINE — The Deep Water Literary Festival is holding a writing studio for teens on Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, May 26. Both sessions take place on Zoom and begin at 8 p.m.
The point? It’s a challenge: write a ghost story. Just like Lord Byron challenged his friends to produce a story, and “Frankenstein” was one of the results.
Your story can be a graphic narrative or flash fiction.
The sessions will explain the challenge, the influence of “Frankenstein” and what influenced Mary Shelley. And what you learn will help you get started writing.
Writers must be 13 to 18 years of age and have the permission of a parent or guardian. You must register to receive the link. You can attend one session or both.
Entries will be celebrated at the Deep Water Literary Festival in Narrowsburg, June 17 to 19. The festival is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and One Grand Books.
If you have questions about the writing studio, email Alison Green Myers at AlisonGreenMyers@gmail.com
To register for the writing studio, visit https://bit.ly/3wuVjU6.
For more information about the Deep Water Literary Festival, visit deepwaterfestival.com.

Second weekend of suspense

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — There’s still time to see “Wait Until Dark,” a performance by the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, at the Rivoli Theatre.
The performances are Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, at
2 p.m. General admission costs $15. Tickets for seniors, students and veterans cost $12.
The story revolves around a recently blinded woman who is terrorized by criminals.
Following Sunday’s performance, a Q&A will be held with the cast and crew; that’s a chance for the audience to ask questions about the play, how a play is put together, or how actors do their jobs. There is no charge for the Q&A, but you must show a paid ticket from a performance of “Wait Until Dark.” Donations are also appreciated, a spokeswoman said.
For more information, visit www.scdw.net.

Voter rights sessions at Crawford Library

MONTICELLO, NY AND ONLINE — The NAACP and the E.B. Crawford Public Library will hold two forums on voter rights.
The first forum will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19; the second will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26.
Both will be held in person at the library and online.
The first forum will focus on the local election process. Dr. Sean Wall-Carty and Barbara Van Benschoten will also discuss voting in school board elections, the process of getting elected at the local level, the data on voter turnout in Sullivan County, and why local elections are as important as national elections.
Dr. Wall-Carty serves on the Town Council in Fallsburg and the Fallsburg school board. He was the CEO, president and board chairman of Nana’s House Child Care Center.
Van Benschoten has volunteered with the League of Women Voters of New York since 2015. She also held the position as the chair of voter services and currently serves on the board of directors.
Register for virtual attendance by 5:30 p.m. that day via the library website at ebcpl.org.
Masks and social distancing strongly recommended for in-person attendees.
For more information and to learn about the second session, visit ebcpl.org.

Commemorating Honesdale native Gen. Lemnitzer

HONESDALE, PA — A state historical marker will commemorate Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, who was born and raised in Honesdale.
The marker will be unveiled on Saturday, May 28 near the Lemnitzer family homestead at 15th and Main Streets in Honesdale.
The ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
Gen. Lemnitzer is internationally recognized for his many accomplishments in an Army career that spanned more than five decades, according to a release from the Lackawanna County Historical Society (LCHS).
Scheduled speakers will include Honesdale council president James Hamill; Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission head Robert Savakinus; Lemnitzer’s grandson, William Lemnitzer; Honesdale National Bank trust department vice president Charles Curtin and Lemnitzer living historian Stan Pratt.
The LCHS nominated the marker last year at the request of member Ray Pilch, an “avid fan” of the general who first learned about his local ties when working for the Honesdale National Bank.
A special Stourbridge Line Lemnitzer LTD excursion will also be offered on May 28 to coincide with the dedication.
For details about the excursion, call Jeffrey Hiller at 570/470-2697 or email jhiller@thestourbridgeline.net.
For more information about the event, call the LCHS at 570/344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Annual dinner at fly-fishing museum

ROSCOE, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will hold its annual dinner banquet and fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday May 28 at the Rockland House.
This year the center is honoring its Catskill legends for 2022, Mike Canazon and John Hoeko.
This year will also feature live and silent auctions, the Rockland House prime rib and the Lee Wulff Conservation Award recognition ceremony.
Tickets cost $75 for non-members, $65 for members and $600 for a table of eight.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cffcm.com.

Vendors wanted for maker’s mart at the Columns Museum

MILFORD, PA — The Columns Museum will host the second annual maker’s mart on the grounds of the museum. The event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. Organizers called it a festival of music, arts and crafts and local history.
There will be vendors of original arts and crafts on hand all day. If you are interested in being a vendor, email Roxanne at roxannescott50@yahoo.com, or call the museum at 570/296-8126. The cost for a table is $50 and admission to the event is free.
For more information, call the museum at 570/296-8126.

Finding wellness at WSPL

ONLINE — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) is drawing attention to the need for care.
Wendy Blanchard, holistic health coach and mental health educator, will hold a wellness workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 on Zoom.
Titled “S.P.E.A.R. and S.W.I.M. Into Wellness,” the workshop will “rais[e] awareness of self through the body/mind connection, using mindfulness and writing,” Blanchard said.
She is a survivor of lifelong addiction and co-occurring disorders. Blanchard is the author of “Write Pray Recover: A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions and Self Care.”
To join the workshop, visit the WSPL website calendar at www.wsplonline.org. and register for the Zoom link.

Find your howl

HORTONVILLE, NY — If you want to connect with your intuitive voice, practice deep listening and find your inner howl, there is a series of workshops that might help.
The workshops, said leader Hilary Melcher Chapman, bring you closer to a relationship with the natural world around and within you.
Chapman is a performance artist who has danced and taught with LAVA, a feminist acrobatic dance company, since 2012.
Howl Walks are both rejuvenating and grounding.
The cost is $57 per workshop.
To join, email Hilarychapman@gmail.com or by Venmo @Hilary-Chapman.

Pond science at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — It’s Kids to Parks Day at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. And the subject is pond exploration.
The event begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.
The 12th annual Kids to Parks Day, the event offers a short hike around the PEEC grounds and a chance to explore the banks for the creatures that live in and around the water.
There is no charge. Participants should wear boots and clothes that can get muddy or wet.
For more information, visit peec.org.

Pride at CAS

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will celebrate Pride Month with a series of ongoing programs for people of all ages.
New York is the birthplace of Pride, a spokesperson for CAS said. It was created in 1970, just one year after the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village. For over three days, the LGBTQIA+ community resisted police discrimination outside the Stonewall Inn, jumpstarting the modern gay rights movement.
The Pride at CAS multidisciplinary program presents an array of celebrations of queer identity and creativity.
There is no charge for the events. Pride shows will take place at the Laundry King, 65 Main St. in Livingston Manor.
For the first event, Trey Speegle will present a collection of paintings. He uses one of the world’s largest collections of vintage paint-by-number paintings, the spokesperson said, and given the humor, affirmations and wordplay, the paintings have a broad pop appeal. The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, June 26.
Also on May 28, CAS will host an artist talk from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a reception.
For gallery hours and more information, visit catskillartsociety.org.

Artists wanted for byway banners

BARRYVILLE, NY — The banners along Route 97 in Barryville need replacing and the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce has a plan.
The chamber is seeking artist submissions. It’s an opportunity to immortalize one’s artwork along the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, a spokesperson said, where residents and 300,000 to 400,000 visitors pass by year-round.
The theme is Emergence. Visuals can be natural—flora, fauna, landscapes, riverscapes, etc.—or cultural, or could be another inspiration from the environment here.
There will be 20 banners in all. Each selected artist’s piece will be on both sides of a single banner. The banners will hang 10 feet above the ground. Banners can be sponsored; see below.
Each banner will be part of a numbered art show that will also be exhibited online on the “Barryville Banners on the Byway” page on BarryvilleNY.com.
Works that can be identified at a distance are recommended.
Friday, May 27 is the deadline for submissions.
Download applications and submission requirements at barryvilleny.com/banners
To become a banner sponsor, contact the GBCC at gbcc@barryvilleny.com.

Making hearts in Wayne County art

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance is holding a heart-making workshop on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bodhi Tree. It’s for artists of all ages.
“Make a heart, have a heart, give a heart and wear your heart on your sleeve,” organizers said.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per family, but nobody will be turned away due to a lack of funds.
The Bodhi Tree is located at 214 6th St.
To learn more, call Debby at 570/798-3254 or email WayneCountyArtsAlliance@gmail.com.

Become a lake scientist

LAKE ARIEL, PA — The Pocono Lake Ecological Observatory Network (PLEON) is looking for kids and adults who want to volunteer and help monitor Lake Wallenpaupack’s water quality.
Community scientists, PLEON said, “can help understand how and why Wallenpaupack water quality changes over time.”
Volunteers attend a training workshop, sample the water from their dock or boat once a week during the summer, and upload the data.
The training workshop schedules are as follows: Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 22, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday, June 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Trainings are held at the Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station, 94 Sanctuary Rd.
For more information, visit https://www.lacawac.org/lake-monitoring.html.

Books for kids at the SUPLA youth book festival

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Youth Book Festival will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the E. B. Crawford Public Library.
Authors and illustrators of books for infants through young adults will be on hand to talk and read from their works. Books will be available for purchase.
An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand as stories are read.
There will be music, crafts, face painting, character meet-and-greets, stilt performers and more.
The award ceremony for the Sullivan County BOCES Cross County Reading Challenge will take place midday. All are welcome to the festival and celebrate literacy and books.
The library is located at 479 Broadway.
For more information, visit scybookfest.org, follow @scybookfest on social media, call 845/794-4660 ext. 8 or email scybookfest@gmail.com.

HPAC’s Tango Cafe to open

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Beginning May 21, visitors to the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre or Gallery 222—or any of Hurleyville’s many offerings—can grab a drink or a bite at the Tango Cafe.
HPAC will hold a ribbon-cutting with the Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, followed by a grand opening that begins at 5 p.m.
For more information call the cafe at 845/520-5453 or email tangocafe@hacny.org.


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