Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 4:40 AM

Attention local organizations and nonprofits in the WRIP listening area.

The WRIP Datebook is compiled each weekend based on the information that has been received by noon on Saturday. Please DO NOT wait until the week your event is scheduled to take place to submit your information. Please DO NOT assume that someone else will send us the details.

If you would like to have your nonprofit and charity fundraiser events added to the WRIP online datebook and announced on the air, please send the information to WRIP979@gmail.com at least 3 weeks prior to the event, and certainly no later than 1 week in advance, to allow us time to sufficiently promote it. Information may also be mailed to WRIP, PO Box 979, Windham, NY 12496, or dropped off at our studio at 134 South Street in Windham. Please remember to include ALL of the following information:

  • WHO is sponsoring the event and who benefits from ticket sales? (Name of your organization.)
  • WHAT is the event? (Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner? Tell us what’s on the menu.)
  • WHEN is your event being held? (Day of the week, date and time.)
  • WHERE is it being held? (Name of building, street address and town.)
  • WHY is the event being held? (Is it a fundraiser?)
  • HOW MUCH is admission? (Prices for adults, children, seniors, members, donation, free-will offering, or free.)

Please include a contact number with area code, website and/or email address, and any other pertinent details. Make sure your website link works. Don’t make visitors click on half a dozen links before they can get to the information about your event.

Flyers for your event may be posted on our Facebook page, however, the attachment should be sent as a JPEG or PNG image. Facebook does not accept PDF images and screenshots are often too blurry to read. Please proofread them carefully to ensure that dates, times, addresses and prices are correct, and that nothing has been misspelled.

Submissions are welcome from area not-for-profit organizations, civic groups, local police, fire and rescue squads, and all local churches. If you can hear us, we want to publicize your events.

PLEASE NOTE: Organizations that seek our free publicity in the Datebook, but place paid advertising elsewhere, are asked to give equal consideration to WRIP. We will pull any public service announcement we see run as paid advertising elsewhere. Organizations with event marketing budgets are urged to contact us about extremely low-cost radio ads for your event(s).




Unofficial 2019 Election Results

Albany County, NY
http://app.albanycounty.com/boe/electionresults/default.asp?type=2019g

Columbia County, NY
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Delaware County, NY
http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/elec/election_night_reporting.htm

Greene County, NY
https://www.greenegovernment.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Contest_Overview_Data_2019_11_06T13_56_15_To-HTML.pdf

Schoharie County, NY
https://www2.schohariecounty-ny.gov/CountyWebSiteApp/faces/ElectionResultsIndex.xhtml




NOVEMBER

  • The winners of the Meadow Ridge Heritage Barn raffle will be drawn on Sunday, November 17. Cash prizes are $500, $250 and $150. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Make checks payable to GCHS and put Barn Raffle in the note section. Tickets may be purchased at the Bronck Museum and Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie, by calling (518) 731-1033, or by sending a check to the Greene County Historical Society, PO Box 44, Coxsackie, NY 12051. Proceeds will fund the relocation and restoration of this 19th century hay barn.
  • The winner of Windham Rotary’s annual $1,000 heating fuel raffle will be drawn on Wednesday, November 20. The Rotary Club will write a check to the winner’s heating supplier. It doesn’t matter what type of fuel you use (propane, fuel oil, electric, natural gas or wood). Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at Windham Hardware, Windham Wine and Liquors, or John T. Moss, CPA (518) 734-5303.
  • Families in need are asked to stop by Matthew 25 food pantry, 8 Union Street in Catskill to receive a turkey ticket that will allow you to receive a Thanksgiving basket on Saturday, November 23 at 10 AM.
  • Community Action of Greene County and Catskill Elks Lodge #1341 are looking for volunteers to help prepare, assemble and deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound and less fortunate people. Meals will be prepared at the Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Wednesday, November 27 from 1-5 PM, assembled on Thursday, November 28 from 8-11:30 AM, and delivered throughout the county on Thanksgiving Day from approximately 11:30 AM until 1 PM. Monetary and food donations are also welcome. Call (518) 943-9205 or email DMadera@CAGCNY.org to volunteer.
  • Gilboa’s 2019 holiday home decorating contest is open to all Gilboa residents who sign up by Friday, December 7 by calling Dottie Pickett at (518) 827-6390 or Linda Wyckoff at (518) 827-8091. Entry is free. Contest is for exterior decorations only. Holiday lights must be on display and lit every evening through the judging on Friday, December 20. Judging will be based on curb appeal, use of lights and animated decorations, and overall presentation. Three prizes will be awarded. Please see the Gilboa’s 2019 Holiday Home Decorating Contest document on WRIP’s Facebook page for complete details.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/wrip-979-fm-mountaintop-radio-from-windham-hunter-ny/gilboas-2019-holiday-home-decorating-contest/10159279355958747/
  • Community Action of Greene County is accepting donations for their annual Here Comes Christmas holiday drive. Unwrapped gifts for children, from newborn to 18 years old, or monetary donations for purchasing gifts may be dropped off at their office, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill. Call (518) 943-9205 for more information.
  • Full-time residents of the Towns of Ashland, Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Halcott, Harpersfield, Hunter, Jefferson, Jewett, Kortright, Lexington, Middletown, Prattsville, Roxbury, Stamford and Summit who own and live in their own home may be eligible for some repair work to be done through grant opportunities. Additionally full-time residents of the Town of Gilboa and Hunter who live in mobile or manufactured homes may be eligible for a mobile/manufactured home replacement. For information on eligibility requirements and program details contact the Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council by emailing Info@WesternCatskills.org or call (607) 652-2823.
  • The Town Board of the Town of Hunter will hold their regular monthly meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 PM at the Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A in Tannersville.
  • The Village of Hunter Water Department has determined that a water shortage may be developing. The Water Department is requesting that users take voluntary water conservation measures to help preserve the system’s water resources. Conservation measures that consumers should take are listed on the Village’s website at VillageOfHunterNY.org and printed copies are available at the Hunter Village Hall. This conservation is in effect until further notice.

Through Saturday 12/7

  • Medicare open enrollment will run through Saturday, December 7 for coverage beginning January 1, 2020. For further information, or to schedule an appointment with a health insurance counselor, call the Greene County Department of Human Services at (518) 719-3555.

Saturday & Sunday 11/16 & 11/17

  • The annual Chilly Willy Winter’s Eve tours at the Bronck Museum, off Route 9W in Coxsackie will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17 at 11 AM, 1 and 3 PM both days. The houses will be decorated for the holidays. Swedish and Dutch refreshments will be served. Warm attire is strongly suggested. Seating is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis. Adult admission is $8, $4 for children and Greene County Historical Society members.

Saturday 11/16

  • An opening reception for A Step Back in Time , featuring works by Scott Thomas Balfe, Kevin Cook, Mireille Duchesne, and Tatiana Rhinevault, will be held at Windham Fine Arts, 5380 Main Street in Windham on Saturday, November 16 from 5-7:30 PM. There will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, and a chance to speak with the artists.
  • The Ashland Historical Association will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Ashland Town Hall, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland on Saturday, November 16 from 7:30-11:30 AM. The menu includes eggs to order, pancakes, locally made maple syrup, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, juice, coffee, tea, milk and hot chocolate. $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10, free for kids under 5.
  • Author and local history buff, Larry Tompkins, will present a slideshow of mountaintop homes, businesses and points of interest from years gone by at the Ashland Town Hall, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland on Saturday, November 16 at 10 AM.
  • A ziti dinner will be served at the new Prattsville Firehouse, 47 Firehouse Drive in Prattsville on Saturday, November 16 from 4-7 PM. Take-outs will be available. The menu includes tossed salad, rolls, ziti, and dessert. $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12, free for kids under 5.
  • A Chinese auction will be held at the new Prattsville Firehouse, 47 Firehouse Drive in Prattsville on Saturday, November 16 from 3-6 PM. Proceeds will benefit the Prattsville Hose Company.
  • The Boy Who Grew Flowers will be performed by the Treehouse Shakers at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5052 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury on Saturday, November 16 at 11 AM. This stage performance is perfect for children ages 4-10. Admission is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit RoxburyArtsGroup.org to reserve your tickets.
    https://roxburyartsgroup.org/2018/02/14/november-16-the-boy-who-grew-flowers/
  • An afternoon of turkey Bingo will be held at the Conesville United Methodist Chapel Church, 1295 State Route 990V in Gilboa on Saturday, November 16 starting at 2 PM. Admission is a suggested donation of one non-perishable, non-expired item to donate to the food pantry. For each round of Bingo there will be a prize of a Thanksgiving dinner fixing, including a turkey.
  • A holiday craft and vendor fair will be held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23 in Hudson on Saturday, November 16 from 10 AM until 3 PM. There will be more than 65 crafters and vendors, live entertainment, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Columbia-Greene Community Foundation’s scholarship program.

Sunday 11/17

  • The annual Elsie Allan holiday boutique will be held at the Allan farmhouse, 1234 Allen Teator Road in Durham on Sunday, November 17 from 10 AM until 4 PM. You’ll find wooden signs, handcrafted jewelry and ornaments, wreaths, snowmen, Santas, and more. You could win a door prize, even if you don’t make a purchase. Bring a pair of gloves or mittens to drop in the box and donate for kids. Enjoy homemade cookies and punch.
  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, November 17 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering. Sponsored by the West Athens-Limestreet Fire Company.
  • The 9th annual, all-you-can-eat harvest breakfast will be held at the Stamford Firehouse, 111 Main Street in Stamford on Sunday, November 17 from 8 AM until noon. Joe’s fluffy pancakes and other delicious breakfast items will be served. Free will donation. All are welcome.
  • The documentary One Ocean, The Deep and Coral Reefs, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will be shown at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, November 17 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast will be served at the Becraft Pumper Company, 257 County Route 14 in Hudson on Sunday, November 17 from 7:30 AM until noon.

Monday-Monday 11/18-11/25

Monday 11/18

  • The Town of Prattsville’s regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, November 18 at 7 PM. The public is encouraged to attend.

Tuesday 11/19

  • The annual Mountaintop Community Interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, 5942 Main Street in Tannersville on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 PM. Refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Village Pizza II, 416 Main Street in Catskill on Tuesday, November 19 at 5 PM, followed by a business after hours meeting next door at Subversive Malting & Brewing, 414 Main Street from 5-7. Email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com with November Business After Hours RSVP to let them know you’ll be attending.

Wednesday 11/20 & 11/27

Wednesday 11/20

  • The winner of Windham Rotary’s annual $1,000 heating fuel raffle will be drawn on Wednesday, November 20. The Rotary Club will write a check to the winner’s heating supplier. It doesn’t matter what type of fuel you use (propane, fuel oil, electric, natural gas or wood). Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at Windham Hardware, Windham Wine and Liquors, or John T. Moss, CPA (518) 734-5303.
  • Medicare & You, a free information session, will be held at the Ashland Town Hall, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland on Wednesday, November 20 at 2 and 6 PM. Each approximately 45 minute session will cover the four parts of Medicare, when and how to enroll, avoiding penalties, qualifying for extra help, 2020 changes and updates, and a Q & A session. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Call (518) 734-3636 or (518) 410-1829 to RSVP or for more information.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM at Cairo-Durham High School, Route 145 in Cairo.
  • The 7th annual Run for a Claus will be held at Catskill High School, 341 West Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, December 7 from 10:30 AM until 1 PM. This 5K fun run/walk is sponsored by the Catskill Teachers Association. Toy donations and proceeds from the race will benefit Community Action of Greene County, God’s Storehouse, and Matthew 25 Food Pantry. Pre-registration is $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 18 and under until Wednesday, November 20. Prices then increase to $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Prizes for best individual holiday attire and best holiday group attire. Please bring a toy for a child in our community ages infant to 14. Long sleeve t-shirts guaranteed for all pre-registered runners. Email RunForAClaus@CatskillCSD.org to register.
    https://catskillcsd.org/2019/11/06/cta-run-walk-for-a-claus-dec-7/?fbclid=IwAR0iukOljG5kbrxGGtKuoaHly96UitkaOzN83QIwV9kXQiWOattGnvPm15c
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership meeting at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main Street in Catskill on Wednesday, November 20 at 9:30 AM to elect its Board of Directors for 2020, read the annual report, and approve the Chamber’s 2020 budget. Any Chamber member in good standing is invited to attend.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Grow It Forward Greenhouse Project, Inc., 5806 Route 23 in Cairo on Wednesday, November 20 at 5 PM.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 12:30-5:30 PM at Stamford Central School, 1 River Street in Stamford.

Thursday 11/21

  • Liz Lawrence will present a program on the Kidnapping of Frederick Schermerhorn of Round Top at the Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Thursday, November 21 from 7-9 PM. During the Revolutionary War the British Army in Canada was willing to pay a premium for able-bodied soldiers from America. Iroquois Indians would kidnap men, march them to Canada and collect the bounty. Frederick endured the long trek north and years of forced service before making his daring escape. This free program is hosted by the Cairo Historical Society.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Mahalo Gift Shop, 397 Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, November 21 at 5 PM.
  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, November 21. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Saturday 11/23

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 8 AM until 1 PM at the First Reformed Church, 1663 Helderberg Trail in Berne.
  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road in Hudson on Saturday, November 23 from 12-3 PM for photos with pets. No appointment necessary. Dogs will need to be leashed, cats and exotic pets must be in carriers. Due to time restrictions, visits are limited to pets only. Santa is asking participants for a $20 donation to the shelter. The holiday photo of your pet will be emailed to you. Email Jessica@CGHS.org or call (518) 828-6044 ext. 100 for more information.

Sunday 11/24

  • An early Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Kedemah Lodge #693 F&AM, 523 Main Street in Cairo on Sunday, November 24 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $15 at the door, $12 if purchased in advance, $10 for children ages 5-10. Eat in or take-out. Call (518) 751-0224 or email KedemahLodge693@aol.com for advance tickets.
  • What’s in a Name? Interpreting Thomas Cole’s Course of Empire, a lecture by Dr. Alan Wallach, will be presented in Thomas Cole’s New Studio, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, November 24 at 2 PM. Admission is $12, $10 for members.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-in-a-name-interpreting-thomas-coles-course-of-empire-tickets-75176921195?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served at the D. M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, November 24 from 8 AM until noon. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, toast, orange juice, coffee and tea. Free will offering.
  • The documentary Big Blue, Green Seas and Coasts, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will be shown at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, November 24 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
  • A Chinese auction will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Sunday, November 24 starting at 12:30 PM. Drawings begin at 2. All items are new. Refreshments will be available.

Monday 11/25

  • The Columbia County Honor a Veteran Committee will honor Private First Class Irving Philip Siegel of Hudson at the Columbia County Office Building, 401 State Street in Hudson on Monday, November 25 at 9 AM. The public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday 11/27

  • Cornell Hook & Ladder Fire Company, 77 Gill Road in New Baltimore will offer pizza and wings on Wednesday, November 27 from 3-8 PM. Hot, mild, garlic parmesan or barbecue wings are $10 per order. Sixteen inch cheese pizza is $10, toppings are $1 each and include extra cheese, bacon, black olives, broccoli, jalapeños, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni, peppers, sausage, and tomatoes. Call (518) 756-8222 to place your order.

Thursday 11/28 – Thanksgiving Day

  • The Senior Angels’ 4th annual community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street in Athens on November 28. Doors open at 11 AM, dinner served from 12-2 PM. Music, door prizes and conversation over coffee and pie from 2-4. Open to all seniors age 60 and over. If you would like to volunteer your time or make a donation to offset costs, please call the Department of Human Services at (518) 719-3555 and ask to speak to Ken.

Friday 11/29 – Black Friday

  • A tribute to music of the Caribbean, featuring trumpeter Etienne Charles and vocalist Shenel Johns, will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, November 29 at 7 PM. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
  • The annual Parade of Lights takes place along Main Street in the Village of Catskill on Friday, November 29 starting at 7 PM.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, November 29 from 1:30-6:30 PM at Mountainside Residential Care Center, 42158 State Highway 28 in Margaretville.

Saturday 11/30 – Small Business Saturday

  • The Knights Chamber Orchestra will perform an homage to Bach at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, November 30 at 8 PM. Advance tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $7 for students, higher at the door. Call (518) 263-2063 for tickets.
    https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=420363
  • A holiday sale will be held at Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, 5936 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, November 30 from 10 AM until 4 PM. Holiday decorations, gifts for all ages, new or nearly new items, bargain prices.
  • A holiday craft fair will be held at the Village Hall, 5974 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, November 30 from 10 AM until 4 PM. Visit with Santa, Frosty and Sparky the Fire Dog after 1. Put your letter in the Letters to Santa mailbox.
  • The 7th annual holiday happenings craft show will be held at the Red Rooster Roadhouse, 851 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, November 30 from 10 AM until 3 PM. Admission is free. There will be vendors, food, raffles and a chance auction. Proceeds will benefit the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid.
    http://greenecountywomensleague.com/2019/01/holiday-happenings-craft-fair/
  • A Christmas craft fair will be held at Gallagher’s Banquet Hall, 513 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, November 30 from 3-9 PM. There will be vendors, face painting, refreshments, and candy and pictures with Santa. The Parade of Lights will be held along Main Street. Hosted by the Cairo Hose Company and Cairo Chamber of Commerce.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, November 30 from 8 AM until 1 PM at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5830 Route 81 in Greenville.
  • The Greenville Fire Company Auxiliary’s 28th annual Christmas craft fair will be held at the Greenville Firehouse, Route 32 in Greenville on Saturday, November 30 from 10 AM until 3 PM. Food and baked goods will be sold by the Auxiliary. Hot dogs and chili will be available for lunch.

DECEMBER

Sunday-Tuesday 12/1-12/31

  • The annual Festival of Trees will be held at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim from Sunday, December 1 through Tuesday, December 31 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free.

Tuesday 12/3

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, December 3 from 7:30 AM until 1:30 PM at Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School, 2025 Route 9W in Ravena.

Wednesday 12/4

  • The Rip Van Winkle Brass Quintet will perform a Christmas concert at St. Theresa’s Church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 PM. There will also be a dessert buffet. All are welcome. Admission is free.

Thursday 12/5

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, December 5. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Friday 12/6

  • The Coxsackie Fire Department’s Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, December 6. Line up on Apple Blossom Lane at 6 PM. The parade down Mansion Street to Reed Street steps off at 6:30. Everyone is invited to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa.

Saturday 12/7

  • The Order of the Eastern Star will hold its Christmas bazaar and Chinese auction at the Masonic Lodge, Main Street in Windham on Saturday, December 7 from 10 AM until 3 PM.
  • The Village of Tannersville will hold its Winter Walk and holiday lights contest on Saturday, December 7.
  • Greenville Central School Class of 2022 will hold a holiday craft fair on Saturday, December 7. Local crafters and vendors should email BogusZC@GreenvilleCSD.org for an application.
  • A pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Friends of St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill, will be held at the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy Street in Catskill on Saturday, December 7 from 9 AM until noon. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and beverage. $10 for adults, free for children under 5 with a paid adult.
  • A Christmas and holiday craft fair will be held at Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, December 7 from 10 AM until 3:30 PM.
  • The Gilboa FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) will host a holiday pop-up market in the M. Matthew Murray auditorium at Gilboa-Conesville Central School, 132 Wyckoff Road in Gilboa on Saturday, December 7 from 12-6 PM. The Hoops for Hope basketball tournament will also be taking place that day.
  • The 8th annual Conesville community Christmas celebration will be held at the Conesville Firehouse, 1292 State Route 990V in Gilboa on Saturday, December 7. The hayride begins at 4:15 PM, weather permitting. Crafts, food and games at 4:30, tree lighting at 6, Santa arrives at 6:15. Admission is free for all ages. Volunteers and donations welcome. Email ConesvilleSundaySchool@gmail.com or call (607) 588-7718 if you would like to contribute.
  • The annual cookie walk, craft and vendor sale will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Saturday, December 7 from 9 AM until 3 PM.

Sunday 12/8

  • The Lexington holiday market will be held at the Lexington-West Kill Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road in West Kill on Sunday, December 8 from 10 AM until 2 PM. There will be knitwear, beer, tinctures, mushrooms, candles, woodworking, wreaths, pickles, garland making and more.

Monday 12/9

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, December 9 from 1-6 PM at the Cairo Town Hall, 512 Main Street in Cairo.

Thursday 12/12

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, December 12. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Friday-Sunday 12/13-12/15

Friday 12/13

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, December 13 from 1-6 PM at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake Street in Stamford.

Saturday 12/14

  • The 1954 comedy musical White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, December 14 at 7 PM. There will be a potluck supper at 6. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
  • The Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School PTO will hold its 2nd annual festival of wreaths vendor and craft fair at the school, 102 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson on Saturday, December 14 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Admission is free.

Sunday 12/15

  • The cantata Rhapsody in Bluegrass will be performed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 55 North Lake Road in Haines Falls on Sunday, December 15 at 4 PM.

Thursday 12/19

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, December 19. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Saturday 12/21

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, December 21 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Palatine Park Youth and Activity Building, Palatine Park Road in Germantown.

Sunday 12/22 – Winter Begins

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served at the D. M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, December 22 from 8 AM until noon. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, toast, orange juice, coffee and tea. Free will offering.

JANUARY

Thursday 1/9

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, January 9. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Saturday 1/11

  • The 1941 musical comedy Buck Privates, starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and the Andrews Sisters, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, January 11 at 7 PM. There will be a potluck supper at 6. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Thursday 1/16

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, January 16. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 1/23

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, January 23. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 1/30

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, January 30. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

FEBRUARY

Thursday 2/6

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, February 6. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 2/13

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, February 13. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 2/20

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, February 20. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 2/27

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, February 27. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

MARCH

Thursday 3/5

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, March 5. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 3/12

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, March 12. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 3/19

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, March 19. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Thursday 3/26

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, March 26. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.



  • The Windham Community Food Pantry, Inc. is seeking donations for its ongoing mission. The WCFP covers a 35 mile radius, 15 communities, and currently serves 350 families. If you would like to donate, the WCFP is a 501(c)(3) and your donations are tax deductible. Checks may be sent to WCFP, Inc., PO Box 788, Windham, NY 12496.
  • The Jewett Presbyterian Food Pantry is in dire need of volunteers to distribute food on Sundays from 12-3 PM, as well as someone very strong, with a truck, to pick up food at the Regional Food Bank in Catskill once a month. Call (518) 424-2919 for more information or to be put on the list of volunteers.
  • Children, from birth to age 5 and living in the Cairo-Durham School District, can receive free books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Register your child at ImaginationLibrary.com. The program is sponsored and funded locally by the Resurrection Lutheran Church.
  • The Greene County Department of Human Services is in need of additional volunteers to assist with the homebound meal delivery program on the mountain top. Meals are picked up at the Jewett Nutrition Site at 11 AM, Monday through Friday. The routes generally take an hour to an hour and a half to complete. The homebound medical transportation program also needs volunteers to drive ambulatory homebound clients to medical appointments. Volunteers for both programs are eligible to receive mileage reimbursement. Call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 for more information.
  • The Greene County Department of Human Services’ wheelchair accessible shopping bus has returned to normal operations. The bus is available to Greene County residents, age 60 or older, who live in the towns of Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Greenville, Hunter, Jewett, Lexington, Prattsville and Windham. Seniors are picked up at their door, brought to Catskill for shopping, and taken to a local senior service center for lunch before returning home. All trips are limited to 16 people on a first come, first served basis. There is a limit of two shopping bags per person. Those wishing to use the bus should call the Department at (518) 719-3555 at least one day in advance to make arrangements.
  • Community Action of Greene County is offering a free weatherization assistance program based on household income. Insulation, air sealing, ventilation, light bulbs, refrigerator, smoke and CO detectors are some of the things the program may be able to do for your home. Call (518) 943-9205 for an application.
  • The Grand Gorge United Methodist Church thrift shop, Route 23 behind the church, will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM until 2:30 PM. They will be offering clothing for men, women and children, small appliances, dishes, glassware, jewelry, stuffed animals, and more.
  • The food pantry at the Grand Gorge Civic Center, Route 30 in Grand Gorge will be open on the second and third Thursdays of each month from 10 AM until 2 PM.
  • The Delaware County Office for the Aging/NY Connects is seeking volunteer drivers for the non-emergency medical transportation program. Areas in the county that are currently underserved are Davenport, Delhi, Downsville, Grand Gorge, and Hancock. Transportation through this program can be used for medically related trips such as doctor and dental appointments, laboratory tests, X-rays, prescription pickups and dropping off clients for hospital stays. The program is open to seniors, age 60 or older, who are residents of Delaware County, non-Medicaid recipients, and are able to move about with minimal assistance. Drivers volunteer their time but are reimbursed for their mileage to and from their homes. For further information, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact the Delaware County Office for the Aging/NY Connects by calling (607) 832-5750.