A Life Worth Living
At 7 p.m. the Tappan Library welcomes Jennifer Probst, animal activist and multi-published author of A Life Worth Living. This book, written from a dog’s perspective, follows his journey from his initial abuse as a puppy, to a life-saving shelter, to his final home filled with love. Jennifer, owner of two rescued pets, will share both the day-to-day realities of shelter life and the process behind writing through the eyes of a dog. Online registration: www.taplib.org. Info: 845-359-3877.
At 6:30 p.m. at Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library in Garnerville, Chef Shawn and nutritionist Laura Hubbell will speak about superfoods and how to live healthy for the new year. In-person registration required. $2 fee payable at registration. Info: 845-786-3800.
Suffern’s Legion Meeting
At 8 p.m., Suffern’s American Legion Post #859 will be holding their next membership meeting at the Post on Pavillion Road located off Route 202 in Suffern. Eligible veterans who are not legion members are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served after the meeting. Info: 845-357-6707 for further information.
Nyack College Social Justice Day
At 12:30 p.m., at Nyack Seaport in Nyack, the annual Nyack College Social Justice Day luncheon will take place. A reception to introduce the luncheon honorees will be held at 11 a.m. in the office of Nyack President Michael Scales on the Rockland campus in Shuman Hall. Info: Earl Miller atEarl.Miller@nyack.edu or 845-675-4791.
American Legion Dinner
At 6 p.m. at the Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post, a dinner of chicken parm, spaghetti soup, salad, and a dessert will be served. $12 per person. Take-out available. Info: 845-354-9785.
Drawing for Beginners
At 2 p.m. at the Tappan Library, astonish yourself in a 2-hour workshop led by oil painter and art instructor, Helen Potter. Do you think you “can’t draw a straight line” but would like to try? Then this workshop is for you to bring out the artist within. Bring an orange or lemon, and a No. 2 pencil. Online registration: www.taplib.org.
At 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in the Palisades Mall, come see author Ilchi Lee for a book signing. He will discuss his book, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart. Reservations requested.
Jewish Love Songs
At 2 p.m. at New City Library, Jewish love songs will be sung by performers from the Capitol Heights Lyric Company accompanied by piano. Music will include popular opera and Broadway music by Jewish composers and songs sung in Yiddish. Info: 845-634-4997.
Carbon Farming Course: Workshops in Regenerative Agriculture
At the Threefold Educational Center at 260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, from hereafter until February 5, workshops about regenerative agriculture will take place. Presenters include Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm and author of numerous books including You Can Farm; Dr. Wes Jackson, founder and director of The Land Institute in Salinas, KS; Dr. Elaine Ingham, founder and director of Soil Food Web, Inc; Dr. Ann Adams of Holistic Management International; Darren Doherty, a leading Permaculture designer; Jason Aramburu, founder of Re: Char; and Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier, authors of Edible Forest Gardens. Evening lectures will be held at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY. $110 one-day workshops, $445 three-day workshops. Group discounts available. Info:518-610-1375.
AAUW Book Discussion
At 4 p.m. at New City Library, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Rockland Branch Book Group will meet to discuss the book “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain.
American Legion Dinner
At 6 p.m. at the Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post, a dinner of Baked Fisherman’s Platter, soup, salad, a dessert will be held. $12 per person. Take-out available.
French Film Showing
At 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, come to a filming of a French movies with subtitles called Le Havre,directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Admission: $9 for the general public, $8 for seniors or students, and $ for members. Film is not rated. Also being held January 21.
At 1:30 p.m. at New City Library, researcher Tony Lauriano will give a visual presentation concerning draft registration cards, military records in general, pension files and some key websites. Cosponsored by the Genealogy Society of Rockland County. Info: 845-634-4997.
Poetry Open Mic Night
At 7:30 p.m. at Olives located at 110 Main Street in Nyack, Suffern Poetry will present their monthly poetry open mic night, featured performer Justin Woo.
Ancient Order of Hibernations
At 8:15 a.m., a mass at St. Gregory’s RC Church in Garnerville will be held. A breakfast will follow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Terrace on the Hudson in Haverstraw. The guest speaker will be the honorable Thomas Zugibe, Rockland County D.A. A suggested $25 donation fee. Info: Jim McDonnell at 845-786-2089 for reservations.