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Get Out There: Eastern Poconos event listing, June 21-Aug. 5, 2014

June 19, 2014

Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, Pa.

June 19--June 21

--Multi-community yard sale -- 213 Hortons Road, Westtown (Town of Minisink), N.Y., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.June 21 (rain date June 22). Thousands of items for sale. Fundraiser to help family of James Hanson, who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Hosted by Karin Flynn, 845-629--9056. Email

--Chess Tournament -- Patisserie Fauchere, 403 Broad St., Milford, 9:30 a.m.June 21. All skill levels welcome. Bring set and clock if you have them. $15 cash and United States Chess Federation membership, if not currently a member (available on site or at Prizes $40 per quad. For more information, email or visit

--Chicken barbecue -- Blooming Grove Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, 484 Route 739, Lords Valley, 1 p.m.June 21. $12, $5 for ages 10 and under, free for ages 3 and under. 570-775-7355.

--Free outdoor family film -- Grey Towers National Historic Site, 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, 7 p.m.June 21. "Epic" is first in a series of free films with an environmental theme that will be shown this season at Grey Towers. 570-296-9625.

June 22

--Upper Delaware GLBT Family Pride Picnic -- Camp Akenac Park in Dingmans Ferry, Pa., noon-5 p.m.June 22. Swimming, craft tables, games and food. For more information, go to

--Indoor flea market -- Roosa-Fleming VFW Post 161, 47-51 Owen St., Port Jervis, N.Y., 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.June 22. Table rentals $10 each. Refreshments sold. 845-856-7633.

June 24

--Walker International Events' Big Top Circus -- Greenville Town Park, Route 6, Greenville, N.Y., 5 p.m.June 24. Kasey's Cast-A-Ways of Greenville/Port Jervis is partnering with Walker International Events to bring the circus to town as a fundraiser. $15 for adults, $12 in advance; two children can be admitted free per paid adult. Proceeds to benefit Kasey Andro. 800-528-6577.

June 25

--Senior Citizens Club of Port Jervis meeting -- Farnum Building on Ulster Place, Port Jervis, N.Y., 1:30 p.m.June 25. Membership open to any person over 60 years of age and a resident of Port Jervis or Town of Deerpark. Call President Judy Gray for more information at 845-856-8827.

--3rd Ward Neighborhood Watch meeting -- Neversink Firehouse, Orange Street, Port Jervis, N.Y.7 p.m.June 25. Meetings will be held every fourth Wed. through October 2014, then Nov. 19; cancelled in December.

--Milford Valley Quilter's Guild -- Meets in Delaware Valley Middle School cafeteria, 258 Route 6/209, Westfall, 7 p.m.June 25. New members and guests are welcome. For more information or to join, send email to

June 26

--Backyard Series: Herb Gardening -- The Hub at Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis, N.Y.6:30 p.m.June 26. Learn agricultural requirements for growing herbs and best methods for displaying them in a garden. Preservation and culinary uses will also be covered. Cornell Extension Master Gardener Kate Hinders will discuss which plants are easy to plant, harvest, dry, and preserve. Call 845-722-7586 for more information or to register.

--Workshop: "Power of Positive Change" -- Empowering Port Jervis, 11 Fowler St., Port Jervis, N.Y., 7 p.m.June 26. Make your life what you want it to be. Workshop given by Tammy Wykoff. Free. Register at 845-856-3991 or send email to

June 27

--"Game Away" video and computer gaming night -- Colesville Volunteer Fire Department, 1202 Route 23, 6 miles north of Sussex, N.J.5 p.m.June 27. Younger children's games start at 5 p.m., continuing with more mature games until 9 p.m. Varied dinner menu and free entertainment available. $5 per session. 973-875-5788.

June 28

--Milford United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival -- 206 E. Ann St., Milford, Pa.9 a.m.June 28. More than 30 vendors, Granny's Attic, bake sale, hot food, strawberry shortcake, free children's activity area. Event held rain or shine. Free to the public. 570-296-6124.

--"Good Companions Make a Happy Garden" -- Pike County Public Library, 119 East Harford St., Milford, Pa., 10 a.m.June 28. Plants can work together to help themselves grow better and they can repel harmful animals and insects. Registration required by June 25. To register for this free workshop and to find out about five more gardening workshops being offered this season, go to

--Minisink Valley Historical Society presentation -- Fort Decker, 127 W. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y., 1-4 p.m.June 28. "A Little-Known Incident From the American Revolution: One of the Darkest Days for the Delaware Indians," by Frank Salvati, at 1 p.m. Visit or Minisink Valley Historical Society (MVHS) Facebook page for further information. Site opens on last Sat. each month through October. Tri-States Railway Museum, which has exhibits reflecting the area's railroad heritage at the Youth/Community Center at 134 Pike St., will also be open 1-4 p.m.

--Neversink Valley Museum presents an evening of Americana and Bluegrass music -- D&H Canal Visitor's Center, 58 Hoag Road (just off Route 209), Cuddebackville, N.Y., 7:30 p.m.June 28, featuring Hudson Valley favorites Annie and Mike Baglione, and friends banjoist Gene Mueller and guitarist Jane Keitel. $7 general admission, $5 for museum members. Call 845-754-8870 or go to

July 7

--Tri-State Dog Obedience Club orientation -- Tri-State Dog Obedience Club facility at Shohola Business Center, Route 6, Shohola, Pa., 7 p.m.July 7. Registration recommended. 570-296-5594.

July 10

--"Introduction to Food Preservation" -- The Hub at Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis, N.Y.6:30 p.m.July 10. Want to preserve some of your garden harvest for winter? James Thomas of Cooperative Extension will cover food safety, equipment, the economics and nutrition of preserving, canning basics, high acid canning, jams and jellies, pickling, freezing foods, drying foods and herbs, and low acid canning. Call 845-722-7586 for more information or to register.

July 12

--St. Joseph's Church Multi-Family Yard Sale -- St. Joseph's Church, 309 Ave. F, Matamoras, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.July 12. Reserve a spot to sell your own items. $25 a table. Call Mary Carroll at 570-296-6129 or email Bette Pike at

July 17

--Workshop: "Hardy Cacti and Succulents" -- The Hub at Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis, N.Y.6:30 p.m.July 17. Broaden your garden design choices by including winter-hardy cacti and succulents. Call 845-722-7586 for more information or to register.

July 18

--Comedy Night -- Riverview Inn, 400 Shay Lane (past Home Depot), Matamoras, Pa., 7 p.m.July 18. Pike County Chamber of Commerce presents Brian Cichocki and Sandy Marks. DInner and show $45 per person; $25 for show only. Reservations required by July 15. 570-296-8700.

July 19

--16th Annual Arts Walk and Summer Street Fair -- Front Street, downtown Port Jervis, N.Y., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.July 19 (rain date July 20) with a movie at 9 p.m. Event is free to public, offering fine artists, crafters, musicians, dancers, performers and tri-state businesses opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. Contact Tri-State Chamber at 845-856-6694 or

July 20

--"History of the D&H Canal" -- Join naturalist Gary Keeton for a walk through time. Participants meet at DEC access road across from Hometown Deli on Route 209 in Westbrookville, N.Y., 10 a.m.July 20. Everything from mastodons to steam locomotives moved on Delaware and Hudson Canal. Discover history of first million-dollar project in U.S. and people who lived and worked around it. Keeton can also answer questions about woods and wildlife along towpath today. This event is free, sponsored by Basha Kill Area Association. For more information, go to or call 845-386-4892.

July 21

--Nepera Breakfast Club -- Deer Park Grill, 104 Route 6, Port Jervis, 10 a.m.July 21. 845-692-6805.

July 24

--Port Jervis Seniors bus trip and river cruise -- Bus leaves Burger King parking lot, 100 Pike St., Port Jervis, N.Y., at 10:30 a.m.July 24. Lunch at Mariner's Harbor in Kingston, followed by scenic cruise up Hudson River. Return at about 5:30 p.m.$43 for members, $48 for nonmembers. For information, call 845-856-8827.

July 26-27

--"Fast and Fun Landscape Painting" -- Empowering Port Jervis, 11 Fowler St., Port Jervis, N.Y., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.July 26-27 with Donna Jeanne. No experience needed. All welcome. $3 to cover cost of canvas. Reservations required because seating is limited. Call the center at 845-856-3991 or email at to register. 15 spots per class.

Aug. 5

--National Night Out -- Riverside Park in Port Jervis, N.Y., 6 p.m.Aug. 5. Family fun night promoted by law enforcement agencies. Food, music, and information about services available in the community. Free.

Highlighted event

Whate: Chicken barbecue

Where: Blooming Grove Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, 484 Route 739, Lords Valley

When: 1 p.m.June 21, 2014

Cost: $12, $5 for ages 10 and under, free for ages 3 and under.

Information: 570-775-7355.


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