Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association

Location:239 Route 292, Holmes, New York, 12531
Phone:(845) 878-6302

Upcoming events

  • Apr/Sat/2019 2:00 PM - Apr/Sat/2019 5:00 PM

    Saturday, April 27
    2:00-5:00 pm

    This special presentation will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. http://www.hwlca.com/

    All participants will have the opportunity to read their essays with a discussion led by Dr. Robin Lester, author and former headmaster of the Trinity School in New York City.

    Special thanks to our juror Thomas Walogorsky,editor of The Pawling Record.

    Inspired by the PBS documentary American Creed, this writing contest asked young writers to examine the question, “Who gets to be counted as ‘American’ and why?” The film can be viewed at americancreed.org

    $100.00 cash prize will be awarded for 1st place.
    $50.00 2nd place.
    $25.00 3rd place.

    Winners will be notified on Sunday, April 13.

    All winning essays will be published in The Pawling Record.

    Have a voice in your community. Let your words be read and heard. Please join us by participating in this program.

    About our speaker: Robin Lester is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in history and went on to become an award winning historian. In 1996 he was awarded Book of the Year by The North American Society for Sport History for his book STAGG'S UNIVERSITY: The Rise, Decline, and Fall of Big-Time Football at Chicago. His writing has appeared in such publications as the Journal of American History, the Journal of Sports History, and The New York Times. In his youth he was a semi-finalist in the national VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars, essay contest.

    To register for the awards presentation at the HWLCA please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

  • Jun/Sat/2019 2:00 PM - Jun/Sat/2019 5:00 PM

    Opening Reception: June 1st at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association
    2:00-5:00 pm

    The HWLCA is located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY.

    Slide Slam: Making a Difference Digital Art Exhibition

    Theme: Using your artistic abilities, express how you could make a positive change in your own community. This change could be helping someone in need; creating a garden to beautify your village or town; befriending a person or family whose background is different from your own; or any manner of expressing change to help better the world in which you and your neighbors live. Simply allow your heart and talent to guide you.

    At this interactive art exhibit each work is projected onto a screen. The artist has 5 minutes to present their artwork, explaining each piece to the audience and their fellow artists. Artists may use work they have previously created that reflects the theme, or create art specifically for the show.

    15 artists will have the opportunity participate.

    Artists may submit up to five works of art.

    Email jpeg images of your artwork to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Only images submitted by email will be accepted.

    Deadline: May 4, 11:59 pm.

    Artists notified of accepted work: May 17-19.

    Audience members will have the chance to interact with the artists following the viewing.

    By participating in this exhibition you are impacting the lives of others.

    Inspire our community and contribute your dreams and reflections for all to experience.

    This fast-paced art exhibition is designed to encourage community conversations and its inspiration is based on questions that arise from the PBS documentary American Creed.

    This presentation has been made possible through a grant awarded to the Pawling Library by the American Library Association and a partnership with the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association and the Pawling Library.

    To register for the Opening Reception please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.