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Backyard Chickens for Beginners
Interested in raising a small flock of hens for fun, profit, or both? Come learn all about
• Your town’s rules and regulations for backyard chicken-keeping
• Getting started with chicks or hens
• Housing, feeding, and watering needs
• Weather and predator concerns
Tuesday, April 7 from 5 to 7pm at Rockland County CCE Education Center, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point.
Registration deadline is April 6; cost is $10 per person; children 12 and under with an adult are free.
To register contact: Samantha Wilson, 845.429.7085 ex105 or e-mail email@example.com
For more info call Annie Christian-Reuter, Horticulture Community Educator 845.429.7085 ex108.
AT BIRCHWOOD CENTER
85 South Broadway, Nyack. Info: 845.358.6409 online at www.birchwoodcenter.com e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
• Saturday April 18 at 10am Harriman State Park
Price $35; Take a guided hike with Jerry Cincimino in Harriman State Park. The hike will be four to five hours and will include stopping for asana practice and meditation. Pre-registration required.
• Saturday April 11 from 2 to 4pm
Restorative Yoga. Price $40. This workshop offers students the opportunity to receive the benefits of complete relaxation while resting on comfortably supported poses. Appropriate for students of all ages, sizes and experience.
has been helping students prepare for New York State Regents Examinations for over 35 years. All classes are from 9am to 4pm.
Classes on Sun, May 3— U.S. History, European History, Chemistry, Psychology, Env Science.
Classes on Sun, May 10—US Gov’t & Politics, World History, Statistics, Biology.
Course location: Iona College, Rockland Graduate Center 2 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY. Visit www.passtheregents.com or call 914.420.0732 to enroll.
TWO-DAY BEE KEEPING EVENT
• Conscious Beekeeping: Special Session for Beginners: an orientation for beginning beekeepers, covering basics of working with bees: April 24 from 2 to 5:30pm at The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Road Chestnut Ridge NY. Price of admission: $50.
• Conscious Beekeeping: Practical Organic Approaches for Healthy Bees and Growing Apiaries
covers what can we do to help bees thrive and flourish in the present-day environment: April 25 from 9 to 5 at the address above. Admission: $95. For more info visit www.pfeiffercenter.org or telephone 845.352.5020.
CarFit driving safety for older drivers
Saturday, April 25 from 9am to 12pm at Parking Lot G,
Helen Hayes Hospital, Rte 9W West Haverstraw—
CarFit technicians will spend approximately 20 minutes with each driver and his or her vehicle, making changes to seat and mirror positions, helping drivers achieve proper foot placement, and aiding with other adjustments that tailor each car to its driver.
Drivers will also receive a packet of community resources, info about driving safety and options that may help the person find a better fit in his or her car. To make an appt, call 845.786.4809 or visit http://www.car-fit.org/
Nyack Community Cleanup & Earth Day
Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; raindate: April 19.
Join the Nyack Community Cleanup Event and help remove tons of litter from village streets, parks and waterways as part of Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup Campaign. Volunteers will meet up in the lot adjacent to Veteran’s Park in Nyack (Main & Cedar St.) to pick up supplies and exchange ideas with neighbors before heading out to a chosen site. Students earn community service credits for every hour they volunteer.
Join in the hunt for “Cleanup KiRBy”
Kids, of all ages—anyone who finds the garden gnome (KRB mascot) wins a prize.
Community Cleanup days currently scheduled for 2015 include: Nyack: Sat, April 18 / Central Nyack: Sat, April 25 / Valley Cottage: Sat, April 25.
Join in the fun—live music, craft projects, educational exhibits and games. More info: www.KeepRocklandBeautiful.org or telephone 845.708.9164.
Nyack’s Arbor Day Competition
Nyack’s Tree Committee plans an Arbor Day competition honoring local trees in pictures and words. Submit a photo of your favorite tree in Nyack, Central Nyack, Upper Nyack, or South Nyack with a brief statement (50-500 words) telling what makes the tree special to you.
Tree photos and messages will be added to a photo gallery and tagged on a map on the Village of Nyack website. You can use a smart phone, upload from a computer or mail your entry. The Tree Committee will evaluate the submissions and select winners based on photo quality and on effective storytelling through picture and words. Winners will be announced on Saturday
Park at the stump of the old elm tree. Prizes will be announced on the website in early April. Send photo and text entries with your contact information and the address of the tree to Nyack Tree Committee, Nyack Village Hall, 9 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960. We will get your tree into the gallery and on the map.
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Say No to the Bag Campaign
Isn’t it time to stop using plastic bags once and then throwing them away? In fact, do we really need to use them at all? Most plastic bags are used once and then discarded—yes, really!
So Maria Luisa Whittingham of Nyack is leading the charge to get people to simply pause, and ask, as a merchant, employee, or volunteer in a retail setting: “Did you bring your own bag today?” If no,”Will you need a bag today?”
As a consumer: “I pledge to forego a bag and bring my own bag when shopping.”