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‘The Earth Speaks IV’

The deadline to submit to “The Earth Speaks IV” — a juried exhibition on the environmental crisis has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 9. This regional juried exhibition will run April 6-28.

Artists are invited to use their art as a vehicle for raising consciousness of these important issues.

• Man-made issues that pose a threat to our planet (litter, global warming, pesticides, GMOs, water pollution, over fishing, deforestation, fracking)

•Environmental disasters (tsunamis, hurricanes, oil spills, smog, nuclear meltdowns)

• Ideas for solutions (solar and wind energy, bio fuels, reduced carbon footprint, recycling, tree planting, organic farming)

Artists from the following states are invited to enter: ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, DE, DC. $1,000 in awards are available in a variety of mediums including 2-D, 3-D, photography, and printmaking. Students are encouraged to enter. A prospectus and entry form are available online at For further information, call 570-476-4460 or email

Greyhound Adoption

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will hold a meet and greet at the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, in the cosmetics entrance of Bonton, on the following dates: Saturdays, Feb. 3. 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greyhound sales dogs will be there selling community day books. To learn more about the event, or about adopting a greyhound, visit or call 570-856-0377.

Clymer Library Reopens

“It took a while, but we are dry after the pipe burst,” said officials at Clymer Library. “Two weeks is a long time to not see all of our lovely patrons.”

No fines were levied on materials during those two weeks. The library has all new computers with the newest versions of Office, an improved wireless connectionand new Chromebooks to use.

Black History Month at ESU

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events throughout February. The activities listed below are open to the public at no cost.

• Thursday, Feb. 15: Afro-Caribbean Percussion Workshop with Froilán Kali Ramírez, 6 p.m., Science and Technology Center Auditorium.

Artist, percussionist, photographer and writer Froilan Kali Ramirez will give a workshop. Ramírez will perform and teach Afro-Caribbean percussion rhythms, as well as discuss the history and culture of this music and the different instruments with which they are performed. For more information, email

• Wednesday, Feb. 21: Guest speaker Phillip Roundtree, 6 p.m. Beers Lecture Hall.

Phillip Roundtree, a social work professional practicing behavioral health and child welfare since 2005, will speak about his experience with depression and anxiety. Through his powerful presentation, Roundtree hopes to showcase how stigmatizing it can be to be an African American male with a mental illness. For more information about Roundtree, visit his website at

Monday, Feb. 26,: keynote speaker Albert Jones, 6:30 p.m. Beers Lecture Hall

Albert Jones, the current director of human resources for First Quality Products of Central Pennsylvania and former director of human and cultural diversity and assistant to the president for social equity at Lock Haven University. His presentation is intended to plant the seed of change for some, challenge others to do more and positively reinforce those looking for support. Email for more information.