What's going on in arts, leisure and community December 3 to 9
ONLINE — On Sunday, December 6 at 7 p.m., The Cooperage is hosting an interactive Zoom concert starring Don White as part of RiverVibes Concerts.
White is an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author and a storyteller. He’s been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for 30 years, released 10 CDs, three live DVDs and a book, “Memoirs of a C Student.” For more information about Don’s work, visit www.donwhite.net.
This event will be interactive. At the end of the show, there will be an after-party with Don and maybe a surprise guest or two.
The show is free. There will be a virtual tip jar. A portion of the money will be donated to The Cooperage Project.
If you want to be in the interactive Zoom concert, use this access information: Meeting number 856 6623 8071, password 793408.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Visit the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) for socially distanced selfies with Santa on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Here’s how it will work: Drive to Main Street, where you will be directed to the line of cars waiting to see Santa. While waiting, you can listen to stories told by Santa on your car radio. Upon reaching the HPAC lobby doors, your party will get out of the car to share your wishlist through the ticket booth window, speak to Santa on a special microphone and take socially distanced selfie photos with Santa through the big glass windows. You must stay in your car at all times until reaching the lobby doors.
To participate in “Give a Gift, Take a Treat,” bring brand-new winter clothing items for HPAC’s annual clothing drive, sized for school-aged kids, and leave with a sweet treat.
For more information, visit www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org.
BEACH LAKE, PA — On Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 from 7 to 8 p.m., the Beach Lake United Methodist Church invites you to enjoy a free drive-through living nativity. The church is located on Milanville Road, across from the Beach Lake Fire Hall, and is visible from Route 652.
This event can be enjoyed by all. The drive-through living nativity will allow attendees to experience the journey to the manager from the safety and warmth of their vehicle.
Church services can be viewed online through www.BeachLakeUMC.com. This Christmas Eve, at 7 p.m., one service will be offered simultaneously in four different locations: socially distanced in-person in the church sanctuary; socially distanced in-person simulcasted in the church fellowship hall, simulcasted via radio from the safety of one’s vehicle in the church parking lot, or simulcasted on Facebook or YouTube from the safety and comfort of one’s home.
For more information, call the church office at 570/729-7011.
ROCK HILL, NY — The Sullivan County SPCA presents its annual “Pet Pictures with Santa” event on Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the SPCA, located at 104 Rock Hill Dr.
All pets and family members are invited. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Guests will be asked to wait in their cars to follow a limit of one pet-owner at a time.
The cost for a digital download is $15. All proceeds benefit the Sullivan County SPCA, an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)3 shelter that is not affiliated with nor receives funding from any animal welfare organizations or government.
For more information, contact the shelter at 845/796-3120.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Thirty years ago, Brandi Merolla began buying vintage Christmas ornaments at yard sales here in the region. After amassing a huge vintage ornament collection, Merolla started making wreaths with her acquisitions. With a long career in display-making for FAO Schwarz and the record industry, she began assembling vintage elements in her wreaths, hearkening the nostalgia of holidays gone by while recycling all at the same time.
The Narrowsburg Union is showing scores of Merolla’s newest Vintage Ornament Wreaths in its Eagle, Owl and Hawk Galleries until Monday, January 4.
The Vintage Ornament Wreath Show hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All wreaths are for sale and include a gift box.
For more information, visit www.narrowsburgunion.com.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Look out for multiple drop-off locations for the Sullivan West annual toy drive: the outside entrance of the elementary school lobby or the high school mailroom during school hours, the Dollar General in Jeffersonville and the lobby of the Narrowsburg Union.
All monetary donations and gifts will remain within the school district. Gifts are being accepted until Friday, December 11. All donations will be quarantined before distribution.
If you are a family in need or know a family who may need help this season, contact Tara Brey at 845/482-4610 ext. 2132.
HONESDALE, PA — The Grace Episcopal Church is collecting the following items for those in need: fruit cups, canned soup or pasta, boxed stuffing or potatoes, instant rice, soap, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, men’s socks and men’s gloves.
Drop off items on the porch of St. James House, located at 210 9th St.