| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:25

    Chester — The Friends of the Chester Library has planned a bus trip to the Park Avenue Armory on Saturday, March 26 for the “Infinite Variety” Quilt Show and a lecture/reception/book signing with famous quilters Alex Anderson and Paula Nadelstern. This trip will be leaving Chester at 11 a.m. and leave New York City at 7 p.m. The cost of the trip is $50, which includes bus and lecture. On April 19, the Friends have reservations for a tour and luncheon at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, followed by a stop at the Vanderbilt Mansion, for $75 a person. 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. Middle English love poetry as it was meant to be heard Warwick — The Northeast Poetry Center is offering a free program on Middle English Love Poetry on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. behind the Utopian Directions bookstore in Warwick. William Seaton will present a selection of medieval English love poetry, including both the sublime and the ribald. According to Seaton, the poetry is highly musical, reflecting the fact that most medieval poems were sung or performed. Seaton is the author of “Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems.” His Dada Poems from the German will be released in March from Nirala. He has spoken on medieval literature before such scholarly gatherings as the International Convention on Medieval Studies, the Medieval and Renaissance Collegium, the Courtly Literature Society, and the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, but this talk is for a general audience and will require no prior knowledge. For more information, contact Seaton at New shows added to the Lycian Centre spring schedule Sugar Loaf — Several new shows added to the Spring line-up at the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf. On Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m., the New Shanghai Circus will appear. Organizers said these athletes “defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show.” Also added is the “Piano Jazz Summit” on Sunday, March 27 at 7 p.m., starring Cedar Walton, Jacky Terrasson and Hiromi Uehara. On Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m., there will be a performance of Alfred Hitchcock’s award-winning “The 39 Steps,” Broadway’s longest-running comedy thriller. Performed by a cast of four, the play follows a man with a boring life as he meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon after, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 469-2287. Warwick AME Church events 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. 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 for the class,and for further information about the Southeastern Beekeepers Club,please contact John Graham at 845-726-4231,or 845-551-6386,or e-mail