Lenhard to read at Poetry on the Loose

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:42

    Warwick — Florence Lenhard will read her work at the next program in the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at 7 West St. in Warwick. Lenhard’s writing background includes work with City Island Artists Organization and Edenwald Writers and active participation in several College of Poetry workshops. She has read on City Island, in Brooklyn, and in Manhattan and at open readings of this series. Her work reflects her experiences as a social worker in Pittsburgh and New York City as well as her spiritual interests. This reading marks the 17th anniversary of the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series. Call 294-8085 for more information. Holiday open house at Goshen Library Goshen — The Friends of the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House at the Goshen Public Library from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. As in years past, holiday music will be provided by the Gravikord Duo and refreshments will be served. As a special treat for children, Friends will let each child choose a “gently used” book to take home as a gift. Drop by to enjoy the music, say hello to neighbors, make new friends, and get in the holiday spirit. The open house snow date is Dec. 19. Fire company to hold tree sale, Santa breakfast Chester — The Trout Brook Engine & Hose Company will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the firehouse, located at 712 Lakes Road (between Monroe and Greenwood Lake). The buffet-style, all-you-can-eat spread will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausages, juice, and coffee, tea, and milk. The suggested donations are: adults, $7; seniors and children, $5; and children less than five years old, free. Bring a camera for your child’s photo-op with Santa. The firehouse’s sale of Christmas trees, white pine roping, and wreaths — all freshly cut in New York State — starts Friday, Dec. 3, and runs until the trees are sold out. “Not only are you helping your local fire company raise, funds you are helping New York farmers earn a living,” the firefighters say. “So if you are pressed for time and in a rush, stop! Take a break! Have breakfast and buy a tree.” For more information call 783-1577. Wigilia dinner CELEBRATES HOLIDAYS THE POLISH WAY pine Island — The 20th annual Wigilia Supper sponsored by the Hudson Valley Polonaise Society will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the PLAV Hall in Pine Island. This traditional Polish Christmas Eve observance will begin at 5 p.m. The celebration will feature the sharing of Oplatek, prior to a traditional meatless family-style dinner. Following the dinner, Joan Poloniak Sullivan will be honored as the 2010-2011 Hudson Valley Polonaise Society’s Polish-American Citizen of the Year. Tickets are $20 per person, and $12 for children under age 12. Reservations are required as the event is limited to 120 people. For more information or reservations, call-258-4425.