Western Sullivan Public Library participates in 2021’s “Great Giveback” and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community October 14 to 20

Posted 10/14/21

Drew Kelly to perform at the Pumphouse

 COCHECTON, NY — What do you do when the music comes back? You take up your career again. Even if there’s a pandemic on, even if your life …

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Western Sullivan Public Library participates in 2021’s “Great Giveback” and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community October 14 to 20

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Drew Kelly to perform at the Pumphouse

 COCHECTON, NY — What do you do when the music comes back? You take up your career again. Even if there’s a pandemic on, even if your life has changed.

Singer-songwriter Drew Kelly will perform at the Cochecton Pumphouse on Friday, October 22. The show starts at 6 p.m.

Based in Dunmore, PA, Kelly is currently releasing three albums in six months.

Although he’s been involved in the music industry for a decade, he wrote in a press release, he struggled for a few years, drinking too much and eventually stopped writing. He got sober, became a father, a husband, a working guy.

In May of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the songs came back. Eventually, there was enough material for an album. Then another album.

He’ll be performing from that second one, “Way Down the River,” at the Pumphouse.

To learn more, visit http://linktree.com/drewkelly.

Trail run/woods walk

LAKE ARIEL, PA — The Lacawac Sanctuary is holding its 8th annual “8K Trail Run/Woods Walk/Dog Wag” on Sunday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Lacawac Sanctuary.

The outdoor course winds through 550 acres of wooded nature trails and access roads. Sections of the course are technical, rocky and steep. No dogs or strollers are allowed on the 8K course, but both are welcome on Woods Walk.

For more information, visit the Lacawac Sanctuary website at www.lacawac.org.

Virtual poetry workshop with Eric Baylin

ONLINE — Unearth the poet within at a workshop with Sullivan County’s poet laureate, Eric Baylin.

 
Sullivan County Poet Laureate Eric Baylin will conduct a poetry workshop with the Western Sullivan Public Library.
Sullivan County Poet Laureate Eric Baylin will conduct a poetry workshop with the Western Sullivan Public Library.

The workshop takes place on Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.

Baylin, a poet and visual artist with more than 50 years of teaching experience, will help students explore what makes a poem successful, and to learn more about poetry.

People with all levels of experience with poetry are welcome to join. Participants are invited to bring a poem they consider successful, one of their own, or by another poet.

For further information and to register, please visit our calendar located on our website at www.wsplonline.org. Register with your email address to receive the Zoom link.

Last chance to grab a 'You Are Here' photo panel.
Last chance to grab a 'You Are Here' photo panel.

Last weekend to acquire a “You Are Here” photo panel

ONLINE — The joys of summer are ending shortly, but you can savor the fun when your bid wins a photo panel created by the many artists in our county.

The Wayne County Arts Alliance photo panels have decorated the area all summer. Each one was designed and painted by a local artist.

But this is the final weekend. On October 17 at midnight, the winners will be announced. Delivery can be arranged for a small fee.

Go to https://bit.ly/3my00Yi and bid.        

For more information, see the Wayne County Arts Alliance at waynecountyartsalliance.org.  

Tusten Historical Society annual meeting

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Tusten Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m.on Wednesday, October 20 in the Narrowsburg Fire Department’s meeting room.

Organizers invite questions about the town’s history and say that they “will gladly try to answer them.”

Refreshments will be served afterward.

For more information, visit their Facebook page @ Tusten Historical Society   

Glow Run 5K on October 16

HAWLEY, PA — The Victims’ Intervention Program (VIP) Glow Run 5K is taking place on Saturday, October 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wallpaupack High School track and field complex.

VIP provides legal assistance, shelter and counseling for victims of abuse. The proceeds from the Glow Run will support that mission.

For more information, visit VIP at https://vipempowers.org.

Sullivan County Historical Society annual meeting and awards

ROSCOE, NY — This year, Mickey Barnett will be honored as a History Maker by the Sullivan County Historical Society.

His career as a singer, producer, radio personality and recording artist has spanned over 40 years. He’s won multiple awards and become deeply entrenched in Sullivan County’s culture.

The award ceremony will be held at the Rockland House in Roscoe on Sunday, October 24.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 2 p.m. and dinner begins at 3 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $40 per person.

Ads can be placed in the annual dinner journal.  Prices range from $25 to $150.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat or to learn about placing an ad, call the historical society at 845/434-8044.

Western Sullivan Public Library participates in 2021’s “Great Giveback”

WESTERN SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT — It’s a way for libraries to give back to their communities.

All branches of the Western Sullivan Public Library will hold drives to collect donated items that will help people with their basic needs.

These are essential items, used every day, such as toothbrushes, deodorant, soap and cleaning supplies.

Collection started October 1 in each of the three branches, and will be accepted through mid-November.

All donations will be distributed to local pantries.  

For more information, visit www.WSPLonline.org.  

Don’t miss SUNY Sullivan’s ‘Wild Thing’: 1613 play explores gender identity

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The next few days are your last chance to catch a performance of “Wild Thing,” a production of the SUNY Sullivan Theater Arts Program.

The show is Harley Erdman’s first-ever English translation of Luis Vélez de Guevara’s 1613 play “La Serrana de la Vera.”

The final shows are Thursday through Saturday, October 14-16 and begin at 8 p.m. It is performed outdoors in front of SUNY Sullivan’s Hope Farm.

The long-forgotten tragedy, translated by Erdman in 2019 as “The Mountain Girl from La Vera,” has come back into focus in recent years because of its extraordinary protagonist, Gila, a peasant girl who calls herself a man and takes fierce pride in doing things men do.

Gila, according to Erdman, “has been variously described as feminist, homosexual, bisexual, lesbian, transsexual, hybrid, queer, and transgender... It may be that the contemporary category ‘transgender’ offers the best frame for Gila—that is, someone at odds with the gender assigned to them at birth.”

Highly relevant today, “Wild Thing” features broad comedy, even slapstick, but in the end veers into violence and tragedy.

“Wild Thing/La Serrana de la Vera” is directed by Jessica López-Barkl, associate professor of theater and speech at SUNY Sullivan. Willahna Burdick, a founding member of Howdy Killers and New Visions Inclusive Performing Arts Company, is the assistant director.

Patrons should park in parking lot #1 and walk to the grassy area in front of the performance area. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Masks are required for the audience. Renaissance Faire garments are encouraged.

There are no rain dates.

For more information, contact Jessica López-Barkl at jbarkl@sunysullivan.edu.

Alice Tregay and Harper Lee and their ties to civil rights, in two online presentations

ONLINE —She was always something of a mystery.

Harper Lee, author of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” was close to her father and her childhood friend Truman Capote. Unlike Capote, she only wrote one book—until another was released.

On Thursday, October 14, starting at 6 p.m., Prudence Holmes will present “The Secrets of a Mockingbird,” exploring Lee’s life and why she made the choices she did. Holmes also discusses Lee’s long-time support for civil rights.

After the performance, there will be time for a Q&A.

Dig deeper into civil rights on Tuesday, October 19, in a virtual presentation about the film “Alice’s Ordinary People.” A documentary about Alice Tregay, it spans the period from the historic marches by Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Tregay was there and involved with all of it.

Producer Craig Dudnick will do a presentation and Q&A about the film.

The film can be viewed via the library’s Kanopy account by EBCPL cardholders, or the DVD of the film can be borrowed.

Both presentations will be on Zoom and YouTube Live. Registration is required and is limited. Visit ebcpl.org, hover over “Events” then click “Adult Calendar” to register.

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