'Zoe Comes Home,' pop art selfies and more

What's going on in arts and leisure, October 6-12

Posted 10/3/22

'Zoe Comes Home’ at the Tusten Theatre

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, the play “Zoe Comes Home,” by Melissa Bell, will be performed at the …

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'Zoe Comes Home,' pop art selfies and more

What's going on in arts and leisure, October 6-12


'Zoe Comes Home’ at the Tusten Theatre

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, the play “Zoe Comes Home,” by Melissa Bell, will be performed at the Tusten Theatre.
Both shows begin at 7 p.m. The box office and concession stand open at 6:30 p.m.
The play is described as a “dark comedy about depression, backyard junk, art and one errant pooch.”
It is directed by Laurie Guzda, is produced by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), and will be shown with the community art installation titled “A Piece of Garbage.”
For the installation, artists were asked to create a sculpture from recycled and found objects; the smaller sculptures are combined to create a large one. Once complete, the work will be taken to the Tusten Theatre, to become part of the set.
“A Piece of Garbage” is sponsored by the DVAA and Pocono Secrets.
Tickets to the show cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door for nonmembers. The cost to DVAA members is $20 and $25 respectively.
Kids aged 12 and under are admitted free.
The Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge St.
Purchase tickets by calling 845/252-7576, or buy them online at delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.
For details about the show, visit delawarevalleyartsalliance.org/event/zoe-comes-home-10-7-2022.

Pop-art selfies at the library

CALLICOON, NY — Pop on over to the Delaware Free branch on Saturday, October 8—during Callicoon’s ArtWalk—from 12 noon to 4 p.m., and color yourself.
Library staff will take a photo of you, turn it into an outline, and challenge you to create a pop-art selfie.
In work inspired by artists like Andy Warhol, Corita Kent and Keith Haring, participants can create fun, bright and colorful versions of themselves using markers and collage.
All pop-art selfies will be photographed and emailed to you, so you can share them on social media. Originals will be entered into the pop-art selfie challenge, where nine will be chosen to be enlarged and become giant pop-art selfies in the library’s windows throughout the winter.
All ages are welcome.
For more information, call the library at 845/887-4040.

Start a nonprofit

NARROWSBURG, NY AND WALDEN, NY — Law firm Jacobowitz and Gubits (J&G) will host two events for those interested in starting or running a nonprofit.
The first presentation, titled “Nonprofit 101,” is hosted by Gary Schuster, a partner at the firm, and will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 at the Narrowsburg Union.
The presentation will be held again at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the law firm’s Walden office.
The Union is located at 7 Erie Ave. in Narrowsburg.
The J&G office is located at 158 Orange Ave. in Walden.
To register for either of these events, visit www.jacobowitz.com/events.

Return ‘To the Mountains by Rail’

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Historical Society will present a talk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 by local historian Myron Gittell. It will be held at the Sullivan County Cultural Center and Museum.
The topic is Gittell’s reprint of “To the Mountains by Rail.”
The book chronicles the Catskills Mountain resorts in Sullivan County, as well as the New York, Ontario & Western railway that carried visitors from New York City to the mountains.
“The book was a labor of love for Wakefield and his wife Barbara,” said Gittell in a press release from the county manager’s office. “It brought local history to life. The fact that it had gone out of print in 1989 bothered me.”
So he contacted Wakefield’s wife Barbara for permission to republish it.
“Resurrecting the book, with 29 chapters, 32 original line drawings, 11 maps and more than 500 photographs was a formidable task,” he said. “I owe a debt of gratitude to Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society members Jeff Otto and Mark Kennaugh, whose tireless efforts helped bring this wonderful book back to life. It is a treasure trove of railroad history, social insight and Catskills… nostalgia.”
The talk will be held in conjunction with Hurleyville’s first-ever scarecrow festival. The festival, a family-friendly event, takes place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. It will showcase scarecrows designed by local businesses, along with live music, raffles, food trucks, sidewalk sales and more.
The Sullivan County museum is located at 265 Main St. For information, call 845/434-8044, or visit www.facebook.com/scnyhistory.

‘Book of Mormon’ stars make debut performance at Eldred Preserve

ELDRED, NY — John Pinto Jr. and Jaron Barney—the stars of the 2017 tour of “The Book of Mormon”—will continue the Bradstan Coming Home cabaret series on Sunday, October 9 at 8 p.m. with a night of show tunes, ‘80s hits and more.
Pinto, a graduate of Delaware Valley High School in Milford, PA, and Barney performed together for nearly two years after meeting on the tour. Pinto still performs in “Mormon” on Broadway, while Barney sings internationally.
The duo is reuniting for one night at the Eldred Preserve.
“Not only am I performing just a few minutes from where I grew up, but I am also performing in a space that I was able to watch—and help—go from a construction site to the beautiful place it is today,” said Pinto. “That’s right! During the Broadway shutdown in 2020, I went back home to be with my family, and ended up helping my father install tile at the Eldred Preserve… Being able to perform there really brings the whole thing full circle, and that’s just so cool.”
Tickets are on sale now at theeldredpreserve.com/2022cabaret.
For information about the Eldred Preserve, or about upcoming shows, visit theeldredpreserve.com, or call 845/557-8316.

Eagles and habitats at DHC talk

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION, PA AND NY — The Upper Delaware River region is home to one of the largest wintering populations of bald eagles in the northeast. Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) at the Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, PA on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a presentation titled “Eagles and Their Habitat.” The presentation is led by Don Hamilton, National Park Service biologist and natural resources chief, and Paul Gamer, eagle watch volunteer and bus tour guide.
Participants will learn about the bald eagles that live here year-round, and the migrants that arrive in the winter from Canada and upstate New York. You’ll learn all about bald eagles from Hamilton and Gamer, about the habitat eagles need to thrive, the best places to view wintering eagles, and “eagle etiquette” tips for safely viewing the birds without disturbing them.
After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. The fee is $5 for conservancy members and $10 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the natural heritage and quality of life of the Upper Delaware River region.
For more information, call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010, or visit www.DelawareHighlands.org.

 PEEC’s 50th anniversary

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting both its annual harvest festival and its 50th anniversary. The event takes place on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 538 Emery Rd.
There will be games, crafts, and tie-dye. The EcoZone will be available for guests, as will numerous vendors and local partners. There will also be two bands on campus. Guided hikes will be offered and canoeing will be available on the pond.
Also included is the Earthwalk explorer exhibit. The interactive map comes to PEEC from the National Scenic Visitors Center. It highlights the Lenni Lenape the Indigenous tribe that lived here. The exhibit also features Indigenous petroglyphs, or painting symbols, that were used for communication and education by the tribes.
For transportation, a hayride shuttle will be available. Other points of interest are tours of the new cabins-on-wheels and a ceremony and award presentation.
This is a free event but donations are appreciated.
For more information call 570/828-2319.

Literary loot at the book swap

HONESDALE, PA — Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS) brings back the free book swap at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It takes place at the Wayne County fairgrounds, 270 Miller Dr.
There are no requirements and no limitations. The rules? Bring as many books as you want. Take as many books as you want. Whether you bring 10, one or none, you are welcome to browse the red metal building on the fairgrounds and fill your arms (and bags and boxes and trucks) with literary loot.
SEEDS invites everyone to join the fun–community neighbors, families, visitors, organizations, agencies, businesses, groups, artists and collectors.
If you have lots of books to donate, you can bring them early to the fairgrounds. Follow the signs on these days and times: Thursday, October 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
For more information, visit www.seedsgroup.net/news.

‘Metamorphosis’ from the WCAA

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance’s new exhibit, titled “METAMORPHOSIS: Becoming Something New,” is on display until Saturday, November 5 at the Main Street Gallery.
The gallery is located at 959 Main St., and the hours are Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the new exhibit, a press release from the WCAA noted, artists explore physical change as self-reflection. It’s illustrated by the addition of new forms, or layering to create an evolving image.
WCAA artists have investigated the idea in a variety of ways, through drawing, painting, collage, photography and sculpture.
For more information, visit www.waynecountyartsalliance.org.

Discuss economic development over breakfast

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Economic Development Authority will host a breakfast presentation on Pike County's economic development and other factors influencing Pike’s future.
The breakfast will take place on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:30 a.m at the Tom Quick Inn, 411 Broad St.
The cost is $20 per person, and breakfast is included in the price.
To register, email tammy@pikepa.org or call 570/296-7332.

Teens: post a poster about compost

ONLINE — In honor of International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) in 2023, the committee in charge of the celebration will hold its annual poster contest.
The theme is “For Healthier Soil, For Healthier Food… Compost!”
Teens aged 14 and older can submit a poster highlighting the theme. A video contest is also available; kids aged 10-13 can submit a short video about compost and its role in growing healthy food.
The deadline to submit entries is Tuesday, November 1 by 12 midnight (ET).
For more information and to submit an entry, visit https://bit.ly/3rk6pt5.

Music meets art

MILFORD, PA — CreArtBox, an ensemble that marries classical and contemporary music with art and theatrical design, will present a multimedia show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the Milford Theater, 114 E. Catharine St.
The ensemble’s mission is described as crafting multilayered productions centered around classical music. It employs, a press release stated, a roster of world-class musicians.
Founders Josefina Urraca, on the piano, and Guillermo Laporta on woodwinds will be joined in this performance by violist Matthew Cohen. Tao Ho will weave in photography and sonic art.
Tickets cost $25, and can be purchased at www.themilfordtheater.com.

Awards to be presented at CFOS reception

MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) will present the David T. Cocks Commitment to Community award to John Rath and Foster Supply Hospitality at its annual reception.
The event will take place on Wednesday, October 12 at the West Hills Country Club, 121 Golf Links Rd.
“Our 2022 honorees lead by example, making significant contributions to enrich the lives of others, through their dedication to multiple charities and causes as community leaders and corporate philanthropists,” said Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS president and CEO.
Tickets cost $160 or $1,500 for a table of 10, and can be purchased at www.cfosny.org/annual-reception-2.
For more information, email nicole@cfosny.org or call 845/769-9393.

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, Milford Theater, Pike County Economic Development Authority, Wayne County Arts Alliance, SEEDS, book swap, PEEC, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Book of Mormon, Eldred Preserve, Delaware Free Library, Zoe Comes Home, Tusten Theatre,


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