Datebook – Events Calendar

Updated Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 10:05 PM

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 proofread your submission to ensure that everything is correct and complete.

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 2 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 265 South Street in Windham. Please DO NOT send notices of events through Facebook Messenger.

Flyers for your event may be posted on our Facebook page, however, the attachment must be sent as a JPG or PNG image only.

Please remember to include ALL of the following information, if applicable:

  • 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.

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).



NOVEMBER

  • A new website, Mountain Top Resources, has links to lots of everyday useful information. https://www.MountainTopResources.com/
  • To find a location where you can get a Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster, call 1 (800) 232-0233, text your zip code to 438829, or visit https://www.Vaccines.gov/.
  • Take a story walk on the Windham Path, starting at the Route 23 entrance, and enjoy reading the children’s book A Very Big Fall by Emmy Kastner. Sponsored by the Windham Arts Alliance and Briars and Brambles Books.
  • The Windham Pharmacy, 61 Route 296 in Windham has free Moderna COVID-19 booster shots. You may also receive your first or second Moderna shot if you still need it. Vaccine shots are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10 AM and 3 PM, no appointment necessary. Please call (518) 734-3033 with any questions or for more information.
  • Flu shots are once again available at the Windham Pharmacy, 61 Route 296 in Windham on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10 AM and 3 PM, no appointment necessary.
  • The Greene County Department of Human Services is always looking for volunteer drivers to assist Homebound Senior Citizens. Your schedule will be made around your availability, and you will receive a tax-exempt mileage reimbursement of 62.5 cents per mile. Please call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 for more information.
    Here’s how you can help:
    —– Home Delivered Meals – Deliver meals county wide
    —– Medical Transportation – Transport clients to appointments in nearby counties
    Other ways you can help:
    —– Department of Human Services – Congregate meal helper, Rivertown Thrift Shop Volunteer
    —– Outside Agencies – Libraries, Nursing Homes, Athens Cultural Center, Community Action, Community Hospice, Greene Medical Arts Center, AARP
  • Hours for the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville are Mondays-Fridays from 10 AM until 5 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM. Non-perishable items and personal care products may be dropped off during those hours. Email Info@MountainTopLibrary.org or call (518) 589-5707 with any questions.
  • Free weekly English as another language classes for adult learners, 18 years of age or older and from any language background, will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Tuesdays at 3 PM. Classes will be ongoing. Students must register in advance of attending by emailing ColGreene@LiteracyConnections.org (foreign language emails accepted) or by calling (518) 828-1792 extension 104.
  • A local history round table will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Mondays at 3 PM. Please feel free to bring in photos or stories to share. Refreshments will be served.
  • Piano hour will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Tuesdays at 4 PM. Looking for a venue to showcase your talent? Stop by to sign-up or call (518) 589-5707.
  • Get digital help at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Thursdays from 3-5 PM. Please bring your phone, laptop or tablet. No appointment necessary.
  • The Friends of the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville is holding a “Buck A Book” sale that continues indefinitely. Select books, movies, games, DVDs and CDs from their ongoing book sale fundraiser for only $1 apiece.
  • Purchase your copy of Simply Homemade, a community cookbook, at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville. Your $15 donation will help support the library.
  • Get assistance with healthcare. The Healthcare Consortium will be at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on the third Friday of each month. Please call (518) 822-9600 ext. 300 to schedule an appointment.
  • The Coxsackie Transfer Station has temporarily relocated to 370 Mansion Street in Coxsackie. The temporary location will accept bagged garbage and limited recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and glass only. Any customer who needs the scale may use the Catskill Transfer Station located at 183 Route 385 in Catskill.
  • Community Action of Greene County, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4:15 PM, closed for lunch from 12-12:30 PM. Food pantry hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-3:30 PM.
  • Community Action of Greene County’s domestic violence hotline is (518) 943-9211.
  • The Roxbury Library, including the Irma Mae Griffin History Room and RLA Thrift Shoppe, 53742 State Highway 30 in Roxbury has returned to full operating hours. They will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM; and Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM. Notary Public Service is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM until noon. Currently the Roxbury Library Association does not require masks but recommends them for at-risk individuals. Curbside pick-up service will be provided upon request. Please call (607) 326-7901.
  • Message in a Bottle Can and Bottle Redemption Center, 9 Healy Boulevard in Hudson continues to accept recyclable beverage containers to benefit the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA. People can drop off their empty bottles and cans and ask them to credit the CGHS/SPCA. Visit Message in a Bottle redemption center on Facebook or call (518) 929-9418 for their hours.
  • The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road in Hudson is now open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM until 4 PM each day. Please call (518) 828-6044, email info@cghs.org or visit https://cghs.org/ for more information on adoptions or any of the other programs and services they offer.

Through the end of November

  • The Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin Street in Catskill and the Palenville Branch Library, 3303 Route 23A in Palenville are accepting food donations in lieu of overdue fines through the end of November. Bring in pantry items for God’s Storehouse Food Pantry in Catskill and get overdue fines waived. Expired, open and perishable food items will not be accepted. Does not include fines for lost, damaged or replacement items nor for manual charges.
  • Robinson Terrace, 28652 Route 23 in Stamford is collecting new toys for the Toys for Tots program through the end of November. Please place them in the donation box at the reception desk.
  • All adoption fees for cats, dogs and guinea pigs at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road in Hudson will be waived during the month of November. Families interested in adopting should visit https://cghs.org/ or call (518) 828-6044 ext. 106 to get a pre-approved application on file. For more information or to schedule a meet-and-greet session, email info@cghs.org or call (518) 828-6044 ext. 100.

Through Thursday 12/15

  • A dollhouse raffle will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville through Thursday, December 15. Tickets are $2 apiece or 3 for $5.

Through Saturday 12/17

  • Sullivan-Teator VFW Post 770 and Auxiliary are holding a Christmas raffle with all proceeds going to the family of a veteran currently deployed in the war on terrorism while his expectant wife and 3 children await his return. Prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. Tickets are available from any member or at the Post, 539 Main Street in Catskill Monday through Saturday after 3 PM. The drawing will be held on Saturday, December 17.

Though Thursday 12/22

  • The annual holiday bazaar will be held at the Roxbury Library, 53742 State Highway 30 in Roxbury through Thursday, December 22. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase quality Roxbury Library Association Thrift Shoppe merchandise, as well as the ongoing fill-a-bag sales ($3 for a small bag of merchandise, $5 for a large bag, and $1 for a box or bag full of books). Donations of new or gently used gift items are welcome. The bazaar will be open during the library’s regular hours of operation: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday; 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturdays. Face masks and social distancing are recommended. Raffle tickets for the queen-sized “Squares of Many Colors” quilt and the lap-sized “Victorian Hearts and Flowers” quilt are $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The raffle drawing will be held at the library on Saturday, December 3 at 1:30 PM.

Through Saturday 12/31

  • Time to nominate your favorites in the annual Best of Greene County contest. Visit https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/site/bestofgc.html#// to nominate the best of the best in over 50 categories. Round two will take place from Monday, January 9 through Monday, February 20. The winners will be announced in March.

Sunday 11/27

  • A community-wide brunch with breakfast foods from Higher Grounds, the Catskill Mountain Country Store and Albergo Allegria will be held at Windham Manor, 1161 County Route 10 in Windham on Sunday, November 27 with seatings at 12, 1 and 2 PM. Tickets are $10 and are available at WindhamManor.com/event-details-registration/breakfast-with-santa. There will be a complimentary photo booth with Santa. All proceeds from the brunch will be donated to the Berkshire Foster Care Program. Vendors will also be on site.
  • A tree lighting will be held at the Ashland Community Church, 12216 Route 23 in Ashland on Sunday, November 27 at 6:30 PM. There will be Christmas carols, snacks, warm beverages, and a mini Christmas concert with local musicians.
  • DM Hamilton Steamer Company #2 will serve breakfast at the firehouse, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, November 27 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering.
  • The 10th annual farm and flea holiday market will be held at Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street in Hudson on Sunday, November 27 from 10 AM to 6 PM. This market features over 80 Hudson Valley local makers, farmers and collectors with a focus on homemade and vintage goods. Passes are $5, free for kids under 12. Pay by cash at the door or purchase passes online at https://BasilicaHudson.org/Programs/FarmAndFlea/. No dogs, please. Service dogs permitted with appropriate paperwork. For a list of vendors, visit https://BasilicaHudson.org/events/bff-holiday-market-2022/.

Monday 11/28 – Cyber Monday

  • Letters to Santa letter kits are currently available at the Windham Public Library, 5379 Main Street in Windham. Letters can be put in Santa’s very own mailbox inside the library through Saturday, December 10. All letters will be answered. If you have any questions, please call (518) 734-4405 to speak to an “elf”.

Tuesday 11/29

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, November 29 from 1-5 PM at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, 60753 State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Wednesday 11/30

  • Dining Out for Others will take place through Wednesday, November 30. Dine in or get take-out from the following restaurants on the dates indicated and a portion of their day’s earnings will be donated to Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties to support the Emergency Assistance program as well as food pantries located in Hudson and Catskill. Reservations recommended. Please mention Catholic Charities when placing orders and making reservations. To make a direct donation, visit https://www.CatholicCharitiesCG.org or text DiningOut22 to 41444.
  • Wednesday, November 30
    Hunter Mountain Brewery, 7267 Route 23A in Hunter


DECEMBER

Thursday 12/1

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at CMH – Greene Medical Arts Building, 159 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Thursday, December 1 at 3 PM. Please email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222 to RSVP.
  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.
  • Open studio Stamford will be held at the Headwaters Arts Center, 66 Main Street in Stamford on Thursday, December 1, and the first Thursday of each month, from 6-8 PM. Bring any creative endeavors you may be working on. Try new hobbies and projects, share ideas and techniques, and pass on your knowledge to others. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Friday 12/2

  • A Christmas concert featuring the Rip Van Winkle Brass Quintet will be held at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Route 23 in Windham on Friday, December 2 at 7 PM. All are welcome. Admission is free.
  • First Friday will be held in the Village of Catskill on Friday, December 2 when many Main Street businesses will be open until at least 8 PM.
  • The Coxsackie Fire Department’s Parade of Lights will take place on Friday, December 2. Line up on Apple Blossom Lane at 6 PM. Enter from Kings Road. The parade steps off at 6:30, goes down Mansion Street and ends at the Village Hall, 119 Mansion Street in Coxsackie with cookies and hot chocolate. If you wish to add your float please email FireChief@VillageOfCoxsackie.com.

Saturday & Sunday 12/3 & 12/4

  • Three performances of The Nutcracker will take place at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, December 3 at 2 and 7:30 PM; and Sunday, December 4 at 2 PM. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.CatskillMtn.org, by calling (518) 263-2063 or at the door. Please bring a toy for the toy drive. Dress in your finest holiday garb for the post-show reception on Saturday, December 3.
    https://www.catskillmtn.org/events/performances/2022-12-02-the-nutcracker-1106.html

Saturday 12/3

  • Windham Hose Company and the Windham Chamber of Commerce will host the town’s first parade of lights on Saturday, December 3. The parade lines up at NBT Bank on Route 296 at 4:30 PM, steps off at 5 PM, proceeds to Route 23, then west down Main Street to the Centre Church where the annual holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony will take place. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides through the village, pictures with Santa, gifts and crafts for the kids. Free hot chocolate, hot dogs, popcorn and cookies will be provided by the Windham Hose Company, the Hensonville Fire Department and the PBA. Donations accepted. If you are interested in entering a decorated car, truck, trailer, golf cart, etc., please email WindhamFire@Yahoo.com to register your vehicle. All are welcome to join in the parade.
  • An afternoon of monologues and music, featuring Richard Kolb on lute and monologues written by Horton Foote, will be presented at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, December 3 at 1 PM. Cookies and eggnog will be served.
  • Tree lighting and caroling with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 3. Meet at the West Kill-Lexington Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road in West Kill at 6:30 PM. Walk to the tree for the lighting, then follow Santa back to the Community Hall for hot chocolate, coffee, cake and hot dogs.
  • Have breakfast with Santa at the Freehold Volunteer Fire Company, 9502 Route 32 in Freehold on Saturday, December 3 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering. Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa.
  • The Catskill Teachers Association’s 9th annual 5K run/walk for a Claus will be held on Saturday, December 3. Registration at Catskill High School, 341 West Main Street in Catskill is from 9:30-10:15 AM, the race begins at 10:30 AM. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $15 for kids ages 18 and under. Toys for children in our community, from infant to 14 years old, will be collected on the day of the event. Toy donations and proceeds from the race will benefit Community Action of Greene County, God’s Storehouse and Matthew 25 Food Pantry. Email RunForAClaus@CatskillCSD.org or visit https://tinyurl.com/ynuncecr for the registration form.
  • The annual Conesville community Christmas will be held at the Conesville Firehouse, 1292 Route 990V in Gilboa on Saturday, December 3 at a time to be announced. Music by DJ Patrick del Rosario.
  • A Holly Jolly Party will be held at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM to 3 PM. There will be free photos with Santa in historic Lansing Manor, carriage rides, holiday-themed crafts and cookies. Write a letter to Santa, leave it in the special mailbox and receive a reply from Santa himself. Parking and admission are free.
  • The 26th Winter Walk street festival along Warren Street in Hudson will take place on Saturday, December 3 starting at 5 PM. Enjoy performances, art installations, family-friendly attractions, local food and drinks, holiday shopping, and fireworks. Admission is free. Visit https://HudsonHall.org/event/winter-walk-25th-anniversary/ for more details.

Sunday 12/4

  • A holiday vendor event, hosted by DM Hamilton Firehouse Auxiliary, will be held at the firehouse, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, December 4 from 10 AM to 3 PM.
  • Christmas by the River will be held in downtown Coxsackie on December 4 from 8 AM until 4:15 PM. Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Hose Company #3, will take place from 8 AM until noon. There will be vendors, Santa and Mrs. Claus on their sleigh, a petting zoo, pony rides, street performance by Victorian Voices, food trucks, children’s story walk, special offerings at shops and eateries, and a performance by the Coxsackie-Athens Community Band at The Wire, 60 South River Street at 4:15 PM.

Mondays 12/5, 12/12 & 12/19

  • A children’s yoga class for kids in grades 1-3 will be held at the Main Street Community Center, 5494 Main Street in Windham on Mondays, December 5, 12 and 19 from 3-4 PM. Cost is $30. Register online at https://MainStreetCenter.org/registration.

Monday 12/5

  • Letters to Santa letter kits are currently available at the Windham Public Library, 5379 Main Street in Windham. Letters can be put in Santa’s very own mailbox inside the library through Saturday, December 10. All letters will be answered. If you have any questions, please call (518) 734-4405 to speak to an “elf”.
  • A holiday wreath making class, hosted by Columbia and Greene County Master Gardeners Jackie Hayden and Dede Thorpe, will be held at the Hunter Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Monday, December 5 from 10-11:30 AM. All wreath forms, greens and pinecones will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own adornments. A donation to the library is requested in lieu of a workshop fee. Please call the library at (518) 263-4655 to sign up. Class size is limited to ten people.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a holiday business after hours networking event at Sawyer Chevrolet, 351 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Thursday, December 8 from 5-8 PM. Please email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222 to RSVP by Monday, December 5. Admission is one dry or canned food item for both the Catskill Food Pantry and the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or a $10 donation. There will be food stations, specialty beverages and live music, as well as a 50/50 raffle and a wagon of cheer raffle.

Tuesdays 12/6, 12/13 & 12/20

  • A winter crafts class for kids in grades K-3 will be held at the Main Street Community Center, 5494 Main Street in Windham on Tuesdays, December 6, 13 and 20 from 3-4 PM. Cost is $30. Register online at https://MainStreetCenter.org/registration.

Wednesday 12/7

  • TGM American Legion Post 187 will hold its annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at Athens Veterans Park, next to 5th Street in the Village of Athens on Wednesday, December 7 at 9 AM.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, December 7 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge #787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Thursday 12/8

  • The WAJPL Golden Ager Club will hold its holiday luncheon at the Winwood Inn, 5220 Route 23 in Windham on Thursday, December 8 starting at 11:30 AM. Call (518) 734-4164 or (518) 622-3397 for more information.
  • Main Street Tannersville businesses are invited to brighten their neighborhood and share the holiday spirit by participating in a holiday decorating contest sponsored by the Hunter Foundation. You must sign up by Thursday, December 8 by calling (518) 589-5050 or email Holly@HunterFoundation.org. The winner will be announced at the Village tree lighting, next to Last Chance Cheese, on Saturday, December 10 at 5:30 PM. First place winner gets a traveling trophy and bragging rights.
  • Have breakfast with Santa at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Sunday, December 11. Seatings at 9 and 10:30 AM. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, toast and refreshments. Santa will visit each table and listen to your Christmas lists. Kids 12 and under eat free and will receive a goodie bag. The cost is $10 for all others. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (518) 945-1179 by no later than Thursday, December 8 to select your seating time.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a holiday business after hours networking event at Sawyer Chevrolet, 351 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Thursday, December 8 from 5-8 PM. Please email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222 to RSVP. Admission is one dry or canned food item for both the Catskill Food Pantry and the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or a $10 donation. There will be food stations, specialty beverages and live music, as well as a 50/50 raffle and a wagon of cheer raffle.
  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Friday 12/9

  • A spaghetti dinner will be held at Greenville American Legion Post 291, 54 Maple Avenue in Greenville on Friday, December 9 from 4:30-7 PM. Linguine with red and white clam sauce will also be available. Eat in or take-out. Open to everyone.

Saturday & Sunday 12/10 & 12/11

  • Three performances of The Nutcracker will take place at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, December 10 at 2 and 7:30 PM; and Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.CatskillMtn.org, by calling (518) 263-2063 or at the door. Please bring a toy for the toy drive. Dress in your finest holiday garb for the post-show reception on Saturday, December 10.
    https://www.catskillmtn.org/events/performances/2022-12-02-the-nutcracker-1106.html

Saturday 12/10

  • The annual cookie walk to benefit the Ashland Community Church will be held at the church, 12216 Route 23 in Ashland on Saturday, December 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM or until sold out. Purchase cookies at $9 per pound for all your holiday needs.
  • A holiday market will be held at Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, December 10 from 9 AM until 5 PM. There will be 20 local vendors, Christmas carolers, and Booster Club cookie walk. Visit with Santa from 10 AM to 5 PM.
  • Local author Linda Schultz will be signing copies of her new book, Cat Tales, at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, December 10 at noon.
  • A holiday craft fair will be held at TGM American Legion Post 187, 94 Second Street in Athens on Saturday, December 10 from 12-4:30 PM. Proceeds will go toward their kitchen renovation.
  • The annual Victorian Stroll will be held in Athens on Saturday, December 10 from 1-5 PM. There will be family-friendly activities, free goodies to eat, and entertainment galore along Second Street, at Athens Riverfront Park and around the Village. Bring your ice skates.
  • A kids Christmas party drive thru for Town of New Baltimore residents (children up to 10 years of age) will be held at Cornell Hook & Ladder, 77 Gill Road in New Baltimore on Saturday, December 10 from 3-6 PM. You will drive through the engine bay and receive snacks, crafts and surprises along the way. Santa will be waiting at the end to greet each child with a gift. There will also be a photo-op with Santa this year. All cars are asked to come onto Gill Road from State Route 144 to line up. Please fill out a registration form for each child. The link to the registration form will be found on the Cornell Hook & Ladder Auxiliary’s Facebook events page.
    https://www.facebook.com/CHLAuxiliary/events
    https://tinyurl.com/45wezcua
  • The Roxbury Fire Department’s community Christmas party will be held at the Firehouse, 53613 State Highway 30 in Roxbury on Saturday, December 10 from 4-7 PM. Santa arrives via truck parade at 4. Come enjoy refreshments and visit with Santa.

Sunday 12/11

  • A walk through Bethlehem will take place outside Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo on Sunday, December 11 from 2-3:30 PM. All ages welcome. Bring the whole family for a unique way to experience the Christmas story. Admission is a non-perishable item for the Cairo Food Pantry.

Monday 12/12

  • A free concert by the Greene Room Players’ Songbirds, followed by a sing-along, will take place at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Monday, December 12 at 6 PM. Admission is free. Please feel free to donate a canned good to support the local food pantry.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, December 12 from 1-6 PM at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake Street in Stamford. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Wednesday 12/14

  • The annual raffle and bottle auction will be held at the Gilboa Museum, 122 Stryker Road in Gilboa on Wednesday, December 14 at 6 PM.

Thursday 12/15

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Friday 12/16

  • The Town of Gilboa will hold its tree lighting and holiday celebration at the Gilboa Town Hall, 373 Route 990V in Gilboa on Friday, December 16 at 5:30 PM. Kids of all ages are welcome to do some craft activities, decorate cookies, and visit with Santa. If you would like to have your children attend this event, please call (607) 588-6400 in advance. All are welcome, even if you don’t live in Gilboa.

Saturday 12/17

  • A Toys for Tots event for those in need in the Cairo-Durham School District will be held at the Cairo Community Food Pantry at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, December 17 from 9-10:30 AM.
  • A children’s community Christmas drive thru will be held at Leeds Hose Company #1 Firehouse, 970 County Route 23B in Leeds on Saturday, December 17 from 1-3 PM. Santa is planning to visit. All children under the age of 13 in the Leeds Fire District are welcome.
  • Sullivan-Teator VFW Post 770 and Auxiliary are holding a Christmas raffle with all proceeds going to the family of a veteran currently deployed in the war on terrorism while his expectant wife and 3 children await his return. Prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. Tickets are available from any member or at the Post, 539 Main Street in Catskill Monday through Saturday after 3 PM. The drawing will be held on Saturday, December 17.
  • A children’s Christmas party will be held at the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company, 28 County Route 351 in Medusa on Saturday, December 17 from 1-3 PM.

Sunday 12/18

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, December 18 from 8 AM until noon. Future breakfasts will be held on the third Sunday of the month through April. Free will offering. Sponsored by the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company.
  • Vendors Day will be held at the American Legion Middletown Township Post 216, Main Street in Margaretville on Sunday, December 18 from 8 AM until 2 PM. There will be breakfast sandwiches from 8-11 AM, meat or vegetarian chili with a roll or corn muffin from 11 AM until 2 PM, an all-day bake sale, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, vendors for last minute gifts, and information tables for local events and services.

Thursday 12/22

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, December 22 from 9 AM until 2 PM at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Sunday 12/25 – Christmas Day

Wednesday 12/28

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, December 28 from 2:30-7:30 PM at Gospel Community Church, 121 Mansion Street in Coxsackie. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Thursday 12/29

  • FPizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Saturday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve



JANUARY 2023

Sunday 1/1 – New Year’s Day

Thursday 1/5

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.
  • Open studio Stamford will be held at the Headwaters Arts Center, 66 Main Street in Stamford on Thursday, January 5, and the first Thursday of each month, from 6-8 PM. Bring any creative endeavors you may be working on. Try new hobbies and projects, share ideas and techniques, and pass on your knowledge to others. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Wednesday 1/9

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold an info night for their 2023 and 2024 trips to Europe at Millrock Restaurant, 5398 Route 23 in Windham on Wednesday, January 11 from 5-7 PM. Please email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222 to RSVP by Monday, January 9.

Wednesday 1/11

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold an info night for their 2023 and 2024 trips to Europe at Millrock Restaurant, 5398 Route 23 in Windham on Wednesday, January 11 from 5-7 PM. Please email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222 to RSVP.

Thursday 1/12

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Sunday 1/15

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, January 15 from 8 AM until noon. Future breakfasts will be held on the third Sunday of the month through April. Free will offering. Sponsored by the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company.

Thursday 1/19

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Thursday 1/26

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Monday 1/30

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, January 30 from 1-6 PM at the Town of Ashland Ambulance, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.


FEBRUARY 2023

Thursday 2/2

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Thursday 2/9

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Thursday 2/16

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Saturday 2/18

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company, 28 County Route 351 in Medusa on Saturday, February 18 from 7-11 AM. Eat in or take-out. Free will offering.

Sunday 2/19

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, February 19 from 8 AM until noon. Future breakfasts will be held on the third Sunday of the month through April. Free will offering. Sponsored by the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company.

Thursday 2/23

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.


MARCH 2023

Thursday 3/2

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Thursday 3/9

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Thursday 3/16

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Saturday 3/18

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company, 28 County Route 351 in Medusa on Saturday, March 18 from 7-11 AM. Eat in or take-out. Free will offering.

Sunday 3/19

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, March 19 from 8 AM until noon. Future breakfasts will be held on the third Sunday of the month through April. Free will offering. Sponsored by the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company.

Thursday 3/23

  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens every Thursday through March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.

Tuesday 3/28

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 1-6 PM at the Town of Ashland Ambulance, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Thursday 3/30

  • The final pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, March 30. Please call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. Free delivery within the Village. Orders can be picked up from 4-7 PM. A baker’s dozen of plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, honey or garlic parmesan boneless wings is $10. Mozzarella sticks are six for $6. Cheese pizzas are $12. Add $2 for extra cheese and each meat topping (bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage), add $1 for each veggie topping (mushrooms, onions, peppers). The crew special with all 7 toppings is $18. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are $18.


APRIL 2023

Saturday 4/15

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company, 28 County Route 351 in Medusa on Saturday, April 15 from 7-11 AM. Eat in or take-out. Free will offering.

Sunday 4/16

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, April 16 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering. Sponsored by the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company.

Friday & Saturday 4/28 & 4/29

  • Gilboa-Conesville Central School Drama Club will present their spring production in the school auditorium, 132 Wyckoff Road in Gilboa on Friday, April 28 from 7-9 PM, and Saturday, April 29 from 4-6 PM.


MAY 2023

Saturday 5/20

  • A nickel social will be held at the Freehold Fire Hall, 9502 Route 32 in Freehold on Saturday, May 20. Doors open at 11 AM, calling starts at noon.
  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company, 28 County Route 351 in Medusa on Saturday, May 20 from 7-11 AM. Eat in or take-out. Free will offering.


JUNE 2023

Thursday 6/8

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf tournament at Thunderhart Golf Course, 2740 County Route 67 in Freehold on Thursday, June 8. Please email Nancy@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222 for more information.


American Red Cross Blood Drives

Please note that appointments should be made as soon as possible. Time slots are quickly filling up and the blood drive you wish to attend may have a limited number of remaining time slots available or may already be full.

Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation. The need for blood is constant – patients need your help.

Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in NY), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

  • Tuesday, November 29 from 1-5 PM at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, 60753 State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge.
  • Wednesday, December 7 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge #787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.
  • Monday, December 12 from 1-6 PM at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake Street in Stamford.
  • Thursday, December 22 from 9 AM until 2 PM at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.
  • Wednesday, December 28 from 2:30-7:30 PM at Gospel Community Church, 121 Mansion Street in Coxsackie.
  • Monday, January 30 from 1-6 PM at the Town of Ashland Ambulance, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland.
  • Tuesday, March 28 from 1-6 PM at the Town of Ashland Ambulance, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland.