Arts digest

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:36

    WVCC offers eating well, being well cooking series beginning Oct. 19 with Gar Wang Warwick — Warwick Valley Community Center, located at 11 Hamilton Ave., will host a series of cooking classes focusing on eating well and being well led by Gar Wang. The classes will be held Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The fee is $25 per class. For more than 10 years Wang’s popular lectures on organic gardening and sustainable practices have inspired many local residents to grow their own vegetables. As a natural outgrowth of these lectures, her cooking classes focus on the health benefits of a plant-based, low-fat diet that incorporates seasonally fresh produce and whole grains. Inspired by ethnically diverse recipes, Wang will demonstrate that eating healthfully does not mean a boring diet of deprivation. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information please contact the Warwick Valley Community Center at 986-6422. Land Trust to hold natural fence building workshop on Oct. 15 in Warwick Warwick — The Orange County Land Trust will hold a natural debris fence building workshop in Warwick on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Led by renowned rustic artist Daniel Mack, this hands-on educational workshop will begin at the artist’s Warwick studio, and end at Fuller Mountain Preserve, the Land Trust’s 255-acre nature preserve off Bowen Road. Participants will first learn the mechanics of constructing a natural materials fence, with the opportunity to view the artist’s 60-foot debris fence located on the grounds of his village studio. Participants will then travel to Fuller Mountain Preserve where they will collect blown down, fallen down and debris wood, and transform it into a beautiful and useful work of art, which will remain on the preserve. To register, call Orange County Land Trust at 343-0840, ext. 12 or e-mail Workshop fees are $20 per person, or $15 per person for Orange County Land Trust members, with proceeds benefitting land preservation and farmland protection in Orange County. Participants should bring work gloves and plenty of water. For more information and directions, contact the Orange County Land Trust at (845) 343-0840, ext. 14 or To view artist Daniel Mack’s work, including rustic furniture and outdoor art, visit Jackets are required but masks are optional at the Greenwood Lake Lions anniversary ball Greenwood Lake — Members of the Greenwood Lake Lions Club will be celebrating their 60th anniversary with a masquerade ball and fund raiser on Saturday, Oct. 22. The event will be held at the GWL American Legion from 7 to 11 p.m. The price is $35 per person, which includes a dinner buffet, soda, coffee and dessert and live music. For tickets, call 845-987-8568 or e-mail Jackets are required masks are optional.