A food distribution will take place in Laurens
LAURENS — St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will sponsor its monthly free food distribution for families in need on Thursday, March 17 starting at 4 p.m. while supplies last.
Motorists should enter the church parking lot along the driveway beside the Laurens Post Office on Brook Street.
Program featuring the wild animals of the park
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society’s online program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 will showcase Yellowstone National Park through the eyes of Bozeman, Montana-based interpreter guide Kyle Dudgeon.
According to a press release, described as a nature photographer, writer and naturalist, Dudgeon will recount his experiences in Yellowstone among wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolves and bison.
“A Summer in America’s First National Park” is free and accessible to the public.
The required registration can be done at www.doas.us/yellowstone-stories/
Sale of pulled pork for the benefit of the agency
UNADILLA — The First Presbyterian Church at 156 Main Street in Unadilla will welcome spring by serving pulled pork takeout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out on Saturday, March 19.
Pulled pork on a brioche roll with pickle and applesauce will sell for $4.50, along with a la carte items of broccoli slaw, coleslaw and cookies for 75 cents each.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Presbyterian Missionary Agency, One Great Hour of Sharing. Currently, the agency is supporting emergency relief for those fleeing violence in Ukraine.
Patrons must wear masks when entering the church and follow the social distancing instructions provided.
Presentation to present the return of Monarch
SHERBURNE — “Preparing for Monarchs” will be presented by the Friends of the Rogers Environmental Education Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 on Zoom.
Eric Diefenbacher, a Friends of Rogers board member and SUNY Morrisville professor, will speak about preparing for the monarchs’ return to New York, according to a press release. The history of monarch migration, timing of milkweed, and how to raise caterpillars in captivity for fall release will be included. Information about monarch butterfly citizen science groups will also be provided.
Email [email protected] to register.
America’s Food Basin Must Be Addressed
COOPERSTOWN – Friends of the Village Library and co-sponsor Cooperstown Food Pantry will host Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship Executive Director Phoebe Schreiner at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, who will address “America needs a new food basin – New York is the answer.”
The March presentation of its Sunday speaker program will take place on the third floor of the Party Hall at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown.
According to a press release, much of the food consumed in the United States is produced in California, but California is battling wildfires, experiencing drought due to climate change and suffering from labor shortages and supply chain issues. It has been suggested that the nation look elsewhere for long-term food production solutions for a growing population and a changing climate.
Schreiner will discuss CADE’s efforts to make New York State a primary food basin for the nation’s Northeast Corridor by 2050. She notes in the release that this can be accomplished by increasing the number of agricultural businesses and thriving and diverse food across the state.
Schreiner has over 20 years of international and national experience, from global to local, leading social and economic development programs, including working with the United States Agency for International Development, United Nations, and Open Society Foundations. .
Hobart bookstore to organize readings
HOBART – Liberty Rock Bookstore at 678 Main St. in Hobart will host the Stamford Library Writers’ Circle for afternoon readings of original works at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.
Authors will present short readings of their poetry, short fiction and memoirs. Circle members include Sandra Arnone, TM Bradshaw, Christine Hauser, Brian Kletchka, Priscilla Martin, Edward Lamb Nichols, Rhiannon Radu, Chris Santomassino and Rick van Valkenburg.