Biodiversity Jam in Honesdale and more
History of the Bald Eagle at the Ten Mile River Scout Museum
NARROWSBURG, NY – The Ten Mile River Scout Museum is hosting a video presentation of the American Bald Eagle and its comeback in the Delaware River Valley on Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. on the museum grounds. The presentation will be carried out by the National Park Service ranger Susie Kaspar.
COVID-19 protocols are followed.
For more information, contact the museum at 845 / 252-2063
Homesteading and crafts from the chicken librarian
STARLIGHT, PA – Kristin White, the chicken librarian and writer for The River Reporter’s Our Country Home magazine, will be teaching her fall homesteading classes starting August 21. All courses take place on their homestead in Starlight and start at 10 a.m.
Most events include refreshments.
For more information, see the Chicken Librarian’s website at Chickenlibrarian.com or call 607 / 760-5271.
Natural history and kitchen tips at PEEC
DINGMANS FERRY, PA – Learn about local natural history at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry on Saturday, August 14th at 1pm. Paul Kovalski, known as Dr. Dinosaur, leads a hike on the PEEC campus. The event is free for PEEC members and costs $ 5 for non-members.
On Sunday, August 15th, PEEC will host a cooking class with chef Erin Taylor. Participants learn basic cooking and craft skills. The course starts at 1:00 p.m. and there is a $ 10 fee.
For more information, visit peec.org.
Firehouse Book Sale returns
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY – The Firehouse Book Sale runs Thursday, August 12th through Sunday, August 15th.
The sales hours are Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bags can be filled for $ 2 on Saturday.
Everything is free on Sunday.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Western Sullivan Public Library.
For more information call 845 / 482-4350 or visit her facebook page.
History of a family business
WAYMART, PA – The Cooperage is sponsoring a storytelling session at Robinson Farm, a fifth generation family farm. There will be a tour with activities for the younger participants.
It is part of the Cooperage’s Radish program and is aimed at children in preschool through second grade and their families.
Further information and registration at https://bit.ly/3fIoVFV.
Heavy MeNtal music at the Rock Valley Schoolhouse
ROCK VALLEY, NY – Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux and singer / songwriter / storyteller Colin Dempsey perform as So We Are, also known as the Acoustic Amygdaloids, at the Rock Valley Schoolhouse on Sunday, August 15 at 4 p.m. Music will be from their Heavy MeNtal catalog, and LeDoux will provide interspersed commentary on the brain and mind.
The performance takes place outdoors. Seating is provided, or bring your own blankets or chairs.
A donation of $ 10 is requested.
For more information, please call 845 / 887-6569
‘Young Frankenstein’ in the Rivoli Theater
SOUTH FALLSBURG – The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop will present Young Frankenstein at the Rivoli Theater in South Fallsburg in August.
Evening shows on Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14, August 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. Afternoon shows on Sunday, August 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
The shows are sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Tickets are $ 18 for adults and $ 15 for seniors 60 and older, students with valid ID, members of the military, and veterans.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office up to an hour before the curtain. To buy tickets online, see www.SCDW.net. Visit the website or call 845 / 436-5336 for more information.
‘Pick up stones’ at the Narrowsburg Union
NARROWSBURG, NY – “Picking up the Pieces,” the Narrowsburg Union’s new exhibition, opens on Saturday, August 14th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
It shows the art of collage and shows the work of many artists.
“Picking up the Pieces” runs from August 14th to October 2nd in the galleries of the Narrowsburg Union.
No reservations are required for the opening. visit https://www.narrowsburgunion.com/events for details.
Biodiversity Jam in Honesdale
HONESDALE, PA – The Pike Wayne Conservation Partnership is hosting a night of drinks, food, and discussion about the plants and animals that live in our world.
The program takes place on Thursday, August 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the adjoining room of the Here & Now Brewing Company in Honesdale.
The members of the partnership will give short presentations on biodiversity in our region.
The Biodiversity Jam is the first in a series of Science on Tap programs that will run through fall 2021.
The Pike Wayne Conservation Partnership is made up of local conservation organizations: the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Keystone Clean Water Team, the Lacawac Sanctuary, and more.
Live music and dance at the EB Crawford Public Library
MONTICELLO, NY – EB Crawford Public Library will be welcoming entertainer Chuck James with companion Leon Hilfstein on Monday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Flamenco dancer and choreographer Juana Cala will perform on Wednesday 18th August at 6pm. The show will also feature flamenco singer Mario Rincon and flamenco guitarist Greg Melnick. The rain date is Wednesday, August 25th.
The duo Fisher and Kean will perform on Thursday, August 19 at 6 p.m. Deborah Anne Fisher and Paul Kean will play songs from their new album “Pure Local Honey”. The rain date is Thursday, August 26th.
Registration is limited to 50 people for all performances, and masks and social distancing are required. Bring your own chair or blanket.
To sign up for all programs and for more information, go to ebcpl.org and click on the August adult calendar.
Joel Hill Sawmill opens for tours
LOOKOUT, PA – The 150-year-old Joel Hill Sawmill will open for tours on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th. Both days start at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The number of participants is limited to 18 people per tour.
The tours are free, but donations are welcome.
The Cleveland Museum next door is also open and shows industrial facilities from the early 20th century.
The mill and museum are on Creek Road. in the lookout. To register, call Greg at 570 / 798-2420.
‘An Evening of Chamber Music’ in Shandelee
SHANDELEE, NY – The Sunset Concert Series continues with three new performances.
The Ulysses String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 12th. The music is played by Haydn, Schubert and Tailleferre.
On Saturday, August 14th, the Neave Trio will play the music of Rachmaninov, Ravel and Brahms.
And on Tuesday, August 17th, Steven Lin will play works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt.
All concerts take place in the fully accessible, air-conditioned Sunset Concert Pavilion of the Shandelee Music Festival in Livingston Manor.
The shows start at 8 p.m. and are followed by a specialty dessert reception. Tickets are $ 35 for adults, $ 30 for SMF members, and $ 10 for students under the age of 17. Concerts can be visited virtually for $ 20. Prior reservations are required; Call 845 / 439-3277.
For more information or to buy tickets online, go to www.shandelee.org.
Summer Vibes weekend at Harmony in the Woods
HAWLEY, PA – J. Robert Spencer will perform outdoors at Harmony in the Woods on Friday, August 13th. Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers will follow on Saturday, August 14th.
The music ranges from Broadway to funk to Americana groove and soul.
On Friday, Spencer will play radio and Broadway songs on his show “7,000 Miles to Broadway”. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. and opens at 5:00 p.m.
On Saturday it’s the turn of Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, a “6-piece soul, Americana groove, funk and pop band,” says Jill Carletti from Harmony in the Woods. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. and opens at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for the performances cost $ 25 or $ 35, depending on the seat you choose; Guests are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and drinks from local restaurants. Chairs are included for stage side seats and cost $ 35; Hillside seating is $ 25 and chairs can be rented for $ 5 or guests can bring their own seating. Hillside Seats guests at $ 25 can rent a chair for $ 5 or bring their own seating.
Parking spaces are available on site. When it rains, these two performances will take place at Hawley United Methodist Church.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.harmonyinthewoods.org, or call 570 / 588-8077. Tickets can be purchased in person on Thursdays and Fridays at 508 River Street in Hawley, PA from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.