Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:25

    Emish coming to Warwick tonight and tomorrow evening Warwick - Emish, a high energy, six-piece band out of Port Jervis, that rocks original songs and Irish classics, will perform at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Warwick for two all-ages shows on Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, both shows starting at 7:30 p.m. Reserve a ticket by calling John or Kathy at 986-4326. Warwick AME Church hosts prayer breakfast tomorrow WARWICK — The Union AME Church in Warwick will hold a prayer breakfast tomorrow, Feb. 26, at 9:30 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Season Committee. Following the breakfast will be two presentations: real estate investing and entrepreneuralship by Adelta Upshur of Adel-Co Enterprises, Warwick; and cervical and breast cancer prevention by the Rev. Anne Marie Posey; followed by a closing Word given by Apostle Phillips. Donation is $15. Additional upcoming events include a “Young Ladies Roundtable” on March 12 at 1 p.m.; and the church’s Honorees Luncheon at The Dautaj Restaurant at 36 Oakland Avenue, Warwick on March 19 at noon, where several members of the community for their outstanding service and achievement. For further information please contact Channabel Latham-Morris at 914 772-8320 or Union A.M.E. Church Office at 986-3649. Florida Public Library to honor Black History Month Florida — The Florida Public Library will commemorate Black History Month with two special programs on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 and 2 p.m. Both are suitable for families with kids in grade 3 and up. At 1:30 p.m. special guest John Moultrie will present “Black Inventors and Their Extraordinary Inventions,” using photographs and other objects. At 2 p.m., he will join local resident Betty Lundy for “Pre-Civil Rights Era Experience.” Lundy was born in Memphis, Tenn., where she grew up, graduating from high school in 1962. She will relate her experiences as an eyewitness to the Civil Rights Movement from her viewpoint as a young girl coming of age during the height of that struggle. Over the years, she has been a featured guest speaker in Warwick classrooms. Moultrie was born in Charleston, S.C. and later moved to Brooklyn. He has been a guest lecturer on African American history for the Kiwanis Club, the NAACP and the Otisville Correctional Facility. He served as police commissioner in Middletown for 12 years, and was well known as a talk show host for 20 years on WALL radio. Call 651-7659 to register for these two programs. Roots program focuses on traditions Florida — A new program, Chicken Soup for Your Jewish Soul, begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Temple Beth Shalom in the Village of Florida. The first session offers a cooking demonstration on how to prepare a traditional Shabbat dinner. Afterward everyone will sit down together to share the meal. The public is welcome to attend. There is no fee but RSVP’s are requested so the congregation’s cooks and planners can prepare to have enough on hand. Call Temple Beth Shalom at 845-651-7817 to reserve a place. Why a series? Future events for this series include a program called Shabbat 101, in which each aspect of the Sabbath service is discussed; and a special musical Shabbat service. Both are planned for later in the spring. The Chicken Soup series sets out to achieve several goals: to help younger families, many of whom are interfaith, understand and participate in Jewish traditions; to allow all Jews, regardless of their level of knowledge or involvement, to feel connected to their Jewish heritage, and to have fun. For more information, call the temple at 651-7817 or visit the Web site: New Shanghai Circus plays the Lycian Centre on March 5 Sugar Loaf — The New Shanghai Circus will appear at the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Athletes defy gravity and execute feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this show, bringing 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions to the stage. Direct from China, this troupe has been wowing audiences for 16 years. The New York Times described the show as “feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill.” Tickets may be purchased by calling the Lycian Centre Box Office at 469-2287. 48th annual St. Pat’s dinner is March 6 Monroe - The Sacred Heart Men’s Holy Name Society and the Monroe Knights of Columbus Council 2079 will host the 48th annual St. Patrick’s corn beef and cabbage dinner on Sunday, March 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart School gym in Monroe. There will one seating at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under; and $35 for a family (two adults and two children), The price includes dinner, dessert, beverage and live entertainment featuring music by Jerry Sherman and Moondance as well as an appearance by AOH pipers and dancers. For ticket, call Tom Flynn at 845-783-6656. Introduction to beekeeping MIDDLETOWN — The Southeastern Beekeepers Club is offering its second class as part of its an Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar on Friday, March 4, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Middletown. Members of the Southeastern Beekeepers Club will be on hand to teach the class. To register, contact John Graham at 845-726-4231,or 845-551-6386,or e-mail Shabbat-Across-America at Temple Beth-El Monroe — Shabbat-Across-America takes place on Friday, March 4, and Temple Beth-El will open its doors to a diversity of Jews both affiliated and unaffiliated to experience a traditional Friday night observance. Along with hundreds of synagogues across the U.S. and Canada, Beth-El’s intent is to create a sense of unity for all Jews in its community, while taking a break from the rigors of every life. March 4 is also Shabbat Hallelu. Conducted on the first Friday of each month, it is designed to bring an upbeat, music-filled service to the congregation. Known for its spirited music and dancing in the aisles of the sanctuary, this joyful service is a special way to celebrate Shabbat-Across-America. Bring the entire family, along with a picnic-style dinner (dairy only) to commence the festivities at 6:30 p.m. in the Temple Social Hall. Beverages will be furnished. Shabbat services will commence at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. RSVP to 783-2626 by Monday, Feb. 28.