Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:45 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).




Road Construction

It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully in work zones, for their own safety and the safety of workers. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

  • Mitchell Hollow Road (County Route 21) in Windham will be closed on Tuesday, October 15 at 8 AM so that the Greene County Highway Department can pave the area where they repaired a culvert, weather permitting. This should be completed by 3:30 PM. Detours will be posted.



AARP Smart Driver Courses

These 6-hour driving courses are geared toward drivers age 50+, but may be taken by New York State licensed drivers of all ages. The cost is $20 for AARP members, and $25 for non-members, exact cash, or check or money order made payable to AARP. All classes will be held from 1-4:30 PM each day, and you must attend both days. Please arrive 15 minutes before class begins. The Smart Driver Course covers defensive driving techniques, changes in health, and up-to-date information on new changes in laws and road markings. Drivers will learn how to operate their vehicles more safely and will receive a multi-year discount on their insurance premiums. Please bring your valid New York State license and proof of AARP membership, if applicable, to the class. Register early as space is limited and classes fill quickly. Call (518) 945-2122 or (917) 656-0425 or email KokomoMike@hotmail.com to register.

  • Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 & 24 – Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street, Athens
  • Wednesday & Thursday, October 30 & 31 – Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, Mansion Street, Coxsackie



OCTOBER

  • A Brooks’ eat in or take-out chicken dinner will be held at the VFW Hall, Main Street in Windham on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5 from 5-8 PM. Dinners include a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and roll for $12. Checks made payable to WAJ PTA can be mailed to PO Box 311, Hensonville, NY 12439. Payment can also be made through PayPal to SKE8810@aol.com. All tickets must be purchased by Friday, November 1. Proceeds will support the WAJ PTA’s events and trips. Email WAJPTA@WAJCS.org with any questions.
  • 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.
  • Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning Center for income eligible 3 and 4 year olds is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Call (518) 622-8382 or visit https://ECLCGreeneCounty.org/ for an application form and more information.
  • The Roxbury Arts Group is looking for actors, dancers, gymnasts, clowns, makeup artists, set designers, and prop building volunteers for their CarnEvil haunted house that will be held at the Catskill Veteran’s Outreach Center in Stamford on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. Send a message to the Roxbury Arts Group through their Facebook page or email Programs@RoxburyArtsGroup.org.

Tuesday-Saturday 10/15-12/7

  • Medicare open enrollment will run from Tuesday, October 15 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.

Tuesday 10/15

  • The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church will hold a roast pork dinner with homemade pies at the Tannersville Rescue Squad building, Main Street in Tannersville on Tuesday, October 15 starting at 5:30 PM. Take-outs will be available at 5. Free will offering.
  • The Schoharie County Department of Health will hold a rabies clinic at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds, 173 South Grand Street in Cobleskill on Tuesday, October 15 from 6-8 PM. Proof of previous vaccination must be shown to receive a 3-year certificate. Vaccinations are available free of charge. Donations to offset clinic expenses are appreciated. Animals must be at least 3 months old and properly restrained or they will not be vaccinated. Cats and ferrets must be brought in a carrier or a well-sealed, sturdy container. Pre-register online at Health.NY.Gov/GoToClinic/48.

Wednesday 10/16

  • The Ashland Community United Methodist Church, 12216 Route 23 in Ashland will serve a free soup lunch on Wednesday, October 16 from 12-1 PM. On the way out you’re encouraged to take a cup of soup for a friend.
  • The Northern Catskills Occupational Center, 2020 Jump Brook Road in Grand Gorge will hold an open house on Wednesday, October 16 from 6-7:30 PM. Meet the instructors and staff. There will be classroom presentations and door prizes. All are welcome.
  • The No Strings Marionette Company will present Nick of Time at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Wednesday, October 16 at 3:45 PM. Advance tickets are $10, $7 for students, higher at the door. Call (518) 263-2063 to purchase tickets. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=427196
  • A slide show and chat on Mt. Utsayantha will be held at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, October 16 at 1 PM.
  • Gilboa-Conesville Central School Superintendent Jack Etter will give a presentation on the school for the Gilboa Historical Society at the Gilboa Town Hall, 373 Route 990V in Gilboa on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 PM. Refreshments will be served.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, October 16 from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM at Columbia-Greene Community College’s PAC Building, 4400 Route 23 in Hudson.

Thursday 10/17

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Women in Business dinner at the Washington Irving Inn, 6629 Route 23A in Tannersville on Thursday, October 17 from 5-8 PM. Licensed Massage Therapist Lenora Freese and Physical Therapist Dr. Katrina Lee will speak on Staying Healthy in a Busy Women’s World. Admission is $35 per person. Email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com with Women in Business RSVP in the subject line to let them know you’ll be attending.
  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, October 17. 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 & Saturday 10/18 & 10/19

  • The Snow White Variety Show, a modern twist on the classic tale, as seen through the eyes of the Seven Dwarfs, will be performed in the Hunter-Tannersville High School gymnasium, 6094 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19 at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Friday-Sunday 10/18-10/20

  • HalloWeekend Fest will be held at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20. On Friday from 5-8 PM there will be a haunted village, hayrides, Lansing Manor Halloween tours, free apple cider and donuts. On Saturday there will be a children’s costume parade with prizes from 11 AM until noon; crafts, hayrides, pumpkin patch and food trucks from 11 AM until 4 PM; and a haunted village from 12-4. On Sunday there will be a paranormal party at Lansing Manor with free psychic and tarot card readings (for entertainment purposes only, first come, first served, ages 18 and over), and free guided tours from 11 AM until 4 PM. Parking and admission are free.

Friday 10/18

  • Mayi will perform the work songs of Haiti at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, October 18 at 7 PM. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
  • A pancake supper will be held at the South Cairo United Methodist Church, 24 Route 67 in South Cairo on Friday, October 18. Call (518) 622-3552 for details.
  • A nickel social will be held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse, 1352 County Route 51 in Medway on Friday, October 18. Doors open at 6 PM, drawings begin at 7. There will also be a bake sale and refreshments.
  • Stop by Robinson Terrace Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 28652 State Highway 23 in Stamford on Friday, October 18 from 7-9 AM for a free cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Sit and chat or take it to go.

The Columbia County Health Department will hold flu clinics at the following locations:

  • Friday, October 18 – Philmont Nutrition Site, Main Street in Philmont from 10:30-11:30 AM
  • Friday, October 18 – New Lebanon Town Hall, Route 22 in New Lebanon from 1-2:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday 10/19 & 10/20

Saturday 10/19

  • Please drop off any of the following items at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, October 19 from 12-4 PM: can openers, deodorant, microwaveable bowls, shampoo, soap, new socks, tampons, toothbrushes, toothpaste and wipes. Donations will be given to Community Action of Greene County in Catskill to be distributed to the homeless in Greene County.
  • The Mountain Top Library, in partnership with the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, presents The Great Give Back. Bring in any of the following items, canned foods, cereals and paper goods to the library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville, on Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM until 6 PM, and receive a free book voucher for every item you bring in, redeemable at their ongoing book sale.
  • Archival Day will be held at the Town of Lexington Historical Society building, Church Street in Lexington on Saturday, October 19 from 1-3:30 PM. There will be a bake sale, door prize, and a presentation by a porcupine expert.
  • The Friends of the Cairo Public Library will hold a used book sale, weather permitting, in the shed behind the library, 15 Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM until 2 PM. The winning ticket for the Halloween basket raffle will also be drawn at that time.
  • A free fall festival and trunk or treat will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, October 19 from 1-4 PM. There will be nine different zoofari stations, each with a unique activity or game.
  • The 3rd annual fall craft fair and bake sale will be held at Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, October 19 from 9 AM until 3 PM.
  • A free outdoor art workshop for children, families and visitors of all ages will be held at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM until 1 PM. Enjoy painting and drawing in nature. All necessary materials will be provided. Drop-ins are welcome, but advance reservations are appreciated by emailing MHamm@ThomasCole.org. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A Totally ‘80s! Totally Murder! mystery dinner theater, for adults only, will be held at the Athens firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Saturday, October 19. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $45 and include dinner, dessert, and beverages. Prizes for best dressed. Call (518) 610-3556 or (518) 634-2035 for tickets.
  • A haunted house will be held at the First Reformed Church of Athens, 18 North Church Street in Athens on Saturday, October 19 from 7-10 PM. There will also be treats and family activities. Admission is free. You’re asked to please bring a donation for the food pantry.
  • An open house for current and future students, their families and community members will be held at Columbia-Greene Community College, Route 23 in Hudson on Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM until noon.
  • A soup sampler will be held at Greenport Pumper #1, 216 Green Street in Hudson on Saturday, October 19 from 11 AM until 2 PM. There will also be baked goods, and take-outs will be available.
  • The Mental Health Association of Columbia and Greene Counties will hold its 13th annual pumpkin walk at the Federation of Polish Sportsmen Club, 400 Newman Road in Hudson on Saturday, October 19. Food and entertainment begin at 4 PM, the walk at 6.
  • A pumpkin party will be held at Palatine Park, 26 Palatine Park Road in Germantown on Saturday, October 19 from 5-10 PM. There will be pumpkin and face painting, and a slightly spooky Halloween story. Bring your carved pumpkin or your best pumpkin sweets by 6 to enter the carving and bake off contests. A short, guided witch walk through the haunting woods trail, bonfire and dance party will be held later in the evening. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. There’s a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family to participate in the witch walk. Food and beverages may be purchased from vendors.

Sunday 10/20

  • Spiders and Salamanders, an exploration of the curious procedures and utensils used to prepare food in times past, will be presented at the Bronck Museum, off Route 9W in Coxsackie on Sunday, October 20 at 2 PM. Adult admission is $8, $4 for children and members of the Greene County Historical Society.
  • Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid will hold an afternoon tea at the Washington Irving Inn, 6629 Route 23A in Tannersville on Sunday, October 20 from 2-5 PM. Tickets are $25 per person on a first-come, first-serve basis. Festive hats are encouraged. There will also be a silent auction. Money from the auction and a percentage of ticket sales will help fund the organization’s operational costs. Please call (518) 819-1249 to let them know you will be attending.
  • The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will hold its annual meeting and luncheon at the HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Road in Margaretville on Saturday, October 26 at noon. Guest speaker Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn will talk about Growing Up in Fleischmanns in the 1950s and 1960s. Cost is $20 per person. Space is limited so reserve your spot by Sunday, October 20 by calling (845) 586-2860 or emailing History@Catskill.net.
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast will be served at the Becraft Pumper Company, 257 County Route 14 in Hudson on Sunday, October 20 from 7:30 AM until noon.
  • Jay Simpson will give a presentation on Simpson’s Ski Slope: 1936 the First in the Catskills at the Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia on Sunday, October 20 at 2 PM. Attendees will receive a free copy of John Ham’s 16 page booklet, Catskill Mountain Snow Trains of the New York Central Railroad 1936-1947. There will be refreshments afterward. Admission to this event is free, but donations to the museum to help defray costs are requested and greatly appreciated.

Monday-Friday 10/21-10/25

The Schoharie County Department of Health will hold adult flu clinics at the following locations, dates and times. Please bring your Medicare card if you are a Medicare recipient. Donations are graciously accepted for non-Medicare recipients.

  • Monday, October 21 from 5-6 PM at the Charlotteville Firehouse
  • Tuesday, October 22 from 10:30-11:30 AM at the Jefferson meal site
  • Thursday, October 24 from 10-11 AM at the Conesville Firehouse
  • Friday, October 25 from 1-2 PM at the Sharon Springs Firehouse

Monday 10/21

  • A Brooks’ eat in or take-out chicken dinner will be held at the VFW Hall, Main Street in Windham on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5 from 5-8 PM. Dinners include a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and roll for $12. Checks made payable to WAJ PTA can be mailed to PO Box 311, Hensonville, NY 12439. Payment can also be made through PayPal to SKE8810@aol.com. All tickets must be purchased by Friday, November 1. Proceeds will support the WAJ PTA’s events and trips. Email WAJPTA@WAJCS.org with any questions.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, October 21 from 1-6 PM at the Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, 53837 State Route 30 in Roxbury.
  • The Columbia County Honor a Veteran Committee will honor Corporal Howard Wayne Krambeck of Hudson at the Columbia County Office Building, 401 State Street in Hudson on Monday, October 21 at 9 AM. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Tuesday 10/22

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Smitty’s Nursery & Landscape, 4681 Route 23 in Windham on Tuesday, October 22 at 5:15 PM.
  • An Italian dinner will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 50 William Street in Catskill on Tuesday, October 22. Take-outs will be available at 4 PM, dinner will be served from 5-7 PM. The menu includes pasta with meatballs, penne ala vodka, chicken Francaise, and eggplant parmesan. Proceeds will benefit a local teen who is fighting cancer.

Wednesday & Thursday 10/23 & 10/24

  • A 6 hour AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street in Athens on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24 from 1-4:30 PM each day, and you must attend both days. The cost is $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members, exact cash, or check or money order made payable to AARP. Courses are geared toward drivers age 50+, but may be taken by New York State licensed drivers of all ages. Drivers will learn how to operate their vehicles more safely and will receive a multi-year discount on their insurance premiums. Please bring your valid New York State license and proof of AARP membership, if applicable, to the class. Register early as space is limited and classes fill quickly. Call (518) 945-2122 or (917) 656-0425 or email KokomoMike@hotmail.com to register.

Wednesday 10/23

  • A rabies clinic for Greene County dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at the Hensonville Firehouse, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville on Wednesday, October 23 from 6-8 PM. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3 year certificate. If no record is shown, your pet will be given a 1 year vaccination. Please call (518) 719-3600 if you are bringing a ferret or have any questions. Donations are highly encouraged.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, October 23 from 11:30 AM until 5 PM at Hunter-Tannersville High School, 6094 Main Street in Tannersville.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours meeting at Pioneer Bank, 440 Main Street in Cairo on Wednesday, October 23 from 5-7 PM. Email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com with October Business After Hours in the subject line to let them know you’ll be attending.

Thursday 10/24

  • The Greene County Department of Human Services will hold a public hearing to review and comment on its 2020 service plan at the Tannersville Firehouse, 21 Park Lane in Tannersville on Thursday, October 24 at 1:30 PM. This meeting is not only of interest to senior citizens and their families, but also to community agencies and policy makers who have interest, questions or concerns about services in support of the elderly. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, October 24. 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.
  • A skit on Old Gilboa will be presented by students in the Gilboa-Conesville Central School auditorium, 132 Wyckoff Road in Gilboa on Thursday, October 24 from 4:30-5:30 PM. This is a Lights on Afterschool Celebration, a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Refreshments prepared by the CROP students will be served.
  • The annual Lights on Afterschool showcase will be held at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson on Thursday, October 24 from 6-7:30 PM. There will be free food, activities, a rock climbing wall, student presentations and performances.

Friday & Saturday 10/25 & 10/26

  • The Jewett Presbyterian Church, 53 Church Street in Jewett will hold its fall rummage sale on Friday, October 25 from 5-8 PM, and a bag sale on Saturday, October 26 from 9 AM until noon.
  • The Roxbury Arts Group’s annual charity haunted house will be held in Stamford on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. All proceeds help the Catskill Veterans’ Outreach Center.

Friday 10/25

  • Music of the New Millennium will be performed in the Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School cafetorium, Main Street in Windham on Friday, October 25 starting at 6:30 PM. This WAJ2K concert will feature hit songs from the years 2000-2009 by such artists as Coldplay, Green Day, Train, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Rascal Flatts, and many more. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.
  • Trick or Treat, hosted by the PTA, will be held at Catskill Elementary School, 770 Embought Road in Catskill on Friday, October 25 from 6-7:30 PM. Admission is $2 per trick-or-treater. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, October 25 from 2-7 PM at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 80 Mansion Street in Coxsackie.
  • A harvest festival carnival will be held at Coxsackie Elementary School, 24 Sunset Boulevard in Coxsackie on Friday, October 25 from 6-7:30 PM. There will be a costume contest, Whoopsy Daisy the clown, a fire-breather, a fortune teller, trunk or treat, carnival games, hay rides, photo booth and more. Hot dogs, chips, popcorn and cotton candy may be purchased at the concession stand.

Saturday-Sunday 10/26-11/3

  • New York State has adopted early voting. This year you will be able to cast your ballot from Saturday, October 26 through Sunday, November 3. Any registered voter in New York can vote early. To find out if you’re a registered voter, visit the New York State Board of Elections website at https://VoterLookup.Elections.NY.gov/ or contact your county Board of Elections. Each county will have at least one polling place, and hours will vary by location. Visit https://www.VoteEarlyNY.org/ to find the location of polling places in your county.

Saturday 10/26

  • A job fair will be held in the Mountain Express Cafeteria at Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Drive in Windham on Saturday, October 26 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Seasonal positions include culinary, mountain operations, hospitality, cleaning, maintenance, parking, retail and rentals, snow sports school, and many more. Walk-ins welcome or apply in advance online at WindhamMountain.com/careers. Call (518) 734-4300 ext. 1346 with any questions.
  • Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band, will perform at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM. Advance tickets are $30, $35 at the door. Call (518) 263-2063 to purchase tickets. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=420366
  • A celebration of life for Bonnie Blader will be held at the West Kill-Lexington Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road in West Kill on Saturday, October 26 at 1:30 PM. A covered dish to share is appreciated, but not necessary. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Bonnie’s honor may be made to the West Kill-Lexington Community Hall.
  • The Cairo-Durham Teachers Association will hold its 7th annual 5K run/walk at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo on Saturday, October 26 at 9 AM. Money raised goes toward student college scholarships. Visit https://www.active.com to pre-register for $20 or $25 the day of the race. Children participating with a paid adult are free.
  • Catskill’s spooktacular Halloween family fun day will be held in the Greene County parking lot on Water Street in Catskill on Saturday, October 26 from 11 AM until 4 PM. There will be a hay ride to Dutchman’s Landing to pick a pumpkin, a costume contest at 2, pumpkin and face painting, candy apple decorating, a bounce house, ghost story circle, and a haunted house at the police station. Admission is free.
  • The 2nd annual trunk or treat will be held at The Pines, 154 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Saturday, October 26 from 2-5 PM. Bring the kids in costume for games, fun activities, entertainment and treats.
  • A trunks for treats and haunted house will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, October 26 from 2:30-5 PM. There will also be lots of children’s activities. Admission is free.
  • The annual haunted house will be held at the D. M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Saturday, October 26 from 5-9 PM. This is a free event for kids of all ages.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 7:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Rensselaerville Public Safety Building, 380 Fox Creek Road in Medusa.
  • The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA will host an open house and free pet adoption day at their shelter, 111 Humane Society Road in Claverack on Saturday, October 26 from 11:30 AM until 4 PM. All pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested, and have a 24PetWatch microchip. All adult pet adoptions include 30 days of pet insurance. There will be free hot dogs, and pet or human costumes are welcome. To find out how you can take your new pet home on the same day, please call (518) 828-6044 or have your application pre-approved by visiting https://CGHS.org/.

Sunday 10/27

  • The 13th annual great pumpkin parade will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Sunday, October 27 starting at 4 PM. There will be face painting, pumpkin carving, a photo booth and cotton candy, a pizza party at 5, and the parade at 5:30. Admission is free.
  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served at the D. M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, October 27 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. Proceeds benefit the D. M. Hamilton Auxiliary.
  • Hudson’s annual Halloween trick or treat, parade and costume contest will be held on Sunday, October 27 from 2-5 PM. Trick or treat on Warren Street from 2-4. The parade starts at the 7th Street Park and 4, and ends at Hudson Hall with a costume contest.

Monday 10/28

  • A Brooks’ eat in or take-out chicken dinner will be held at the VFW Hall, Main Street in Windham on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5 from 5-8 PM. Dinners include a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and roll for $12. Checks made payable to WAJ PTA can be mailed to PO Box 311, Hensonville, NY 12439. Payment can also be made through PayPal to SKE8810@aol.com. All tickets must be purchased by Friday, November 1. Proceeds will support the WAJ PTA’s events and trips. Email WAJPTA@WAJCS.org with any questions.

Tuesday 10/29

  • A job fair will be held in the Mountain Express Cafeteria at Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Drive in Windham on Tuesday, October 29 from 4-7 PM. Seasonal positions include culinary, mountain operations, hospitality, cleaning, maintenance, parking, retail and rentals, snow sports school, and many more. Walk-ins welcome or apply in advance online at WindhamMountain.com/careers. Call (518) 734-4300 ext. 1346 with any questions.

Wednesday & Thursday 10/30 & 10/31

  • A 6 hour AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Wednesday and Thursday, October 30 and 31 from 1-4:30 PM each day, and you must attend both days. The cost is $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members, exact cash, or check or money order made payable to AARP. Courses are geared toward drivers age 50+, but may be taken by New York State licensed drivers of all ages. Drivers will learn how to operate their vehicles more safely and will receive a multi-year discount on their insurance premiums. Please bring your valid New York State license and proof of AARP membership, if applicable, to the class. Register early as space is limited and classes fill quickly. Call (518) 945-2122 or (917) 656-0425 or email KokomoMike@hotmail.com to register.

Wednesday 10/30

  • Delaware County Public Health will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic at the Bloomville Fire Department, 243 Scotch Hill Road in Bloomville on Wednesday, October 30 from 6-8 PM. Cats and dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age. Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for 3 year coverage. Dogs must be on a leash and under proper control. Cats and ferrets should be in a carrying case. Call (607) 832-5200 with any questions.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 9 AM until 2 PM at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

Thursday 10/31

  • The Hunter Chamber of Commerce and HTC SPTO will host their annual Halloween Spooktacular along Main Street in Tannersville on Thursday, October 31 from 6-8 PM. Trunks, vendors and booths set up from 4:45-6 PM. There will be a haunted firehouse, inflatables, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Put on your best costume and stroll Main Street for Trick or Trunk treats.
  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, October 31. 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 annual Halloween party will be held at the Stamford Firehouse, 111 Main Street in Stamford on Thursday, October 31. Music provided by DJ Fast Eddie. More details to follow.

NOVEMBER

Friday 11/1

  • The 21st annual free Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Hope Restoration Church, 117 Route 296 in Windham on Friday, November 1 from 4:30-7:30 PM. Reservations are not necessary. Take-outs for shut-ins only.
  • The locally-produced documentary, Smacked! Heroin Addiction & Recovery in Rural America, will be shown in the Stamford Central School auditorium, 1 River Street in Stamford on Friday, November 1 from 7-9 PM. A panel discussion will be held afterward. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Viewer discretion is advised due to strong language and graphic images.

Saturday & Sunday 11/2 & 11/3

Saturday 11/2

  • Ya Ya’s fall bazaar will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 4752 Route 23 in Windham on Saturday, November 2 from 10 AM until 3 PM. There will be over 15 vendors, crafts, jewelry, wood crafts, honey, candles, maple syrup, paintings, holiday decorations, Christmas gifts, door prizes, raffles, a Chinese auction, treasure tables, Greek pastries and desserts. A large variety of lunch items will be served. Proceeds will benefit the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid.
  • A roast beef dinner will be held at the Lanesville United Methodist Church, 1513 Route 214 in Lanesville on Saturday, November 2 from 5-7 PM. Take-outs will be available from 4:15-5. $12 for adults, $6 for children, free for kids under 5.
  • A fire truck pine box derby will be held at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson on Saturday, November 2 starting at 10:30 AM. The Wheel of Fire Trucks game show will help you learn all about fire trucks. Pick your favorite to build and decorate, then send your racer down the track. Kids will be able to keep their racers, and prizes will be awarded for the fastest times. Reservations are required by calling (518) 822-1875 ext. 17 to ensure your child has a derby car. Reservations will be taken until all spots are filled. Admission is free for Columbia County residents and Museum members.
  • The Columbia County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic at the Kinderhook Town Hall, 3211 Church Street in Valatie on Wednesday, November 2. Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated from 2-3 PM, dogs from 3-4 PM. All dogs must be on a leash, all cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Vaccinations are free of charge, but donations are appreciated.

Sunday 11/3 – Daylight Saving Time Ends at 2 AM – Set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday and test your smoke detector batteries.

  • The annual harvest dinner will be held at the Kiskatom Reformed Church, 4865 Route 32 in Catskill on Sunday, November 3. Dinner will be served at 3 and 5 PM, reservations required. Take-outs will be available from 3-6 PM. The menu includes fresh ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, red cabbage, salad, applesauce, dinner rolls and dessert served family style. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-12. Call (518) 678-3391 or email LenoraFreese9@gmail.com for reservations.

Tuesday 11/5 – Election Day – Polls Open 6 AM – 9 PM

  • The Ashland Community United Methodist Church, 12216 Route 23 in Ashland will serve a chicken and biscuit Election Day dinner on Tuesday, November 5 at 5 PM. Take-outs will be available at 4:30.
  • The annual Election Day dinner will be held at the Lexington United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 5 from 11 AM until 6 PM.
  • The Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide Greene County cancer patients with assistance in paying medical expenses resulting from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, will hold its monthly meeting at Angel’s Family Restaurant, 4385 Route 23 in Cairo on Tuesday, November 5. Lunch is at noon, followed by a meeting at 1 PM. Call (518) 819-1249 for more information or visit GreeneCountyWomensLeague.com/Become-A-Member/.
  • An Election Day spaghetti dinner will be held at the Columbia County VFW Post, 544 Union Street in Hudson on Tuesday, November 5 from 12-6 PM. Call (518) 858-9212 for tickets.

Wednesday 11/6

  • An Ecumenical luncheon will be held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, 5296 Main Street in Windham on Wednesday, November 6 at 11 AM.
  • The Catskill Veterans Outreach Center, 56 Main Street in Stamford will hold an events on Wednesday, November 6 from 10 AM until 2 PM. The day will include VA benefits counselors, free flu shots and blood pressure checks, free haircuts, and other services for veterans in need, homeless vets, and general veteran assistance. Call (607) 832-5345 for more information.

Thursday-Sunday 11/7-11/10

  • The Fortnightly Club of Catskill’s 24th annual Festival of Trees will be held at Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 746 Route 23B in Leeds from Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 10. Holiday photo night will be on Thursday from 6-8 PM. The opening night gala will be held on Friday from 7-10 PM. The public exhibition will take place on Saturday from 11 AM until 5 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM until 4 PM. Call (518) 943-2044 or email TheFestivalOfTrees@yahoo.com for more information.

Thursday 11/7

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, November 7. 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 11/8

  • The Fortnightly Club of Catskill’s 24th annual Festival of Trees gala will be held at Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 746 Route 23B in Leeds on Friday, November 8 from 7-10 PM. Tickets are $25 per person. Light hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be offered, and there will be a silent auction. All proceeds are donated back into the community.
  • Pizza, wings and fish will be served at Greenport Pumper #1, 216 Green Street in Hudson on Friday, November 8 from 5-8 PM. Call (518) 828-1719 to place your order.

Saturday 11/9

  • Aritmia: Miroslav and Merima will perform traditional Balkan and classical music at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, November 9 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=420362
  • The 20th annual vintage snowmobile show and swap meet, and an all-you-can-eat breakfast, sponsored by the Northern Star Riders Snowmobile Club, will be held at the Oak Hill / Durham Firehouse, 103 County Route 22 in Oak Hill on Saturday, November 9 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering.
  • A nickel social will be held at the D. M. Hamilton Pumper Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Saturday, November 9. Doors open at 2 PM, drawings begin at 3.
  • The 1934 comedy musical The Gay Divorcee, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, November 9 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.

Sunday 11/10

  • A Veterans Day breakfast, prepared by the VFW and Windham Hose Co. #1, will be held at VFW Post 1545, 5565 Main Street in Windham on Sunday, November 10 from 8 AM until 1 PM. The winner of the raffle drawing will be announced afterward. Good will donation.
  • The Lexington Mission will sponsor a free dinner in appreciation of all Veterans’ service at VFW Post 1545, 5565 Main Street in Windham on Sunday, November 10 at 4 PM. All are welcome.

Monday 11/11 – Veterans Day

  • The annual Veterans Day parade will be held in Hudson on Monday, November 11. A service will be held in the 7th Street Park at 10:15 AM, followed by a parade down Warren Street to the veterans’ monument in Courthouse Park.

Thursday 11/14

  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, November 14. 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 11/16

  • 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.

Sunday 11/17

  • The annual harvest breakfast will be held at the Stamford Firehouse, 111 Main Street in Stamford on Sunday, November 17. More details to follow.
  • 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.

Wednesday 11/20

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Sunday 11/24

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Saturday 11/30

  • 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.
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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.

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.

Saturday 12/7

  • 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 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.