Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5:50 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).




DECEMBER

  • Please submit your Blue Christmas, Christmas Week, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services to us by no later than Sunday, December 15 to ensure that they will be added to the WRIP Datebook and announced on the air.

    Email: WRIP979@gmail.com
    Mail: WRIP, PO Box 979, Windham, NY 12496
    In Person: WRIP radio station, 134 South Street, Windham

  • The Adaptive Sports Foundation in Windham is looking for weekend volunteers to drive their shuttle bus. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a clean driving record. Benefits include lift tickets and discounts at Windham Mountain. Visit https://www.AdaptiveSportsFoundation.org or call (518) 734-5070 to learn more.
  • The 16th annual Christmas celebration for hospitalized veterans at the Albany VA is underway. A list of suggested gifts is available by emailing GurleyRV@gmail.com or calling (518) 299-3219. Cash donations are always welcome. Gifts will be wrapped at the Gurley home, 13457 State Route 23A in Prattsville on Sunday, December 15 at 1 PM, and delivered to the hospital on Monday, December 16, leaving Prattsville at 8:30 AM.
  • Community Action of Greene County is accepting donations for their annual Here Comes Christmas holiday drive. Unwrapped gifts for children, from newborn to 18 years old, or monetary donations for purchasing gifts may be dropped off at their office, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill. Call (518) 943-9205 for more information.
  • Full-time residents of the Towns of Ashland, Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Halcott, Harpersfield, Hunter, Jefferson, Jewett, Kortright, Lexington, Middletown, Prattsville, Roxbury, Stamford and Summit who own and live in their own home may be eligible for some repair work to be done through grant opportunities. Additionally full-time residents of the Town of Gilboa and Hunter who live in mobile or manufactured homes may be eligible for a mobile/manufactured home replacement. For information on eligibility requirements and program details contact the Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council by emailing Info@WesternCatskills.org or call (607) 652-2823.
  • The Town Board of the Town of Hunter will hold their regular monthly meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 PM at the Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A in Tannersville.
  • Seasonal road closure in the Town of Hunter. Platte Clove Mountain Road, off County Route 16 in the Town of Hunter, has been closed. It is unmaintained and motorists must seek an alternate route.
  • A free 16-week program on diabetes will be held at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Thursdays from 2-3 PM. Call (518) 828-4886 ext. 103 to register.

Through Tuesday 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 through Tuesday, December 31 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy over 20 trees decorated by local school and community groups. Admission is free.

Thursday 12/12

  • It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie will be shown at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Thursday, December 12 at 3:30 PM. Admission is free.
  • 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.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, December 12 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

Friday-Sunday 12/13-12/15

  • Four performances of The Nutcracker will be held at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15 at 2 PM. Two Greene County dancers, Stephen Colon and Justice Leman, will have featured roles. Advance tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $7 for students, higher at the door, and may be purchased online at https://www.CatskillMtn.org or by calling (518) 263-2063.
    https://www.catskillmtn.org/events/performances/2019-12-06-the-nutcracker-1017.html

Friday 12/13

  • Caroling at the River will take place at Cornell Park, Mill Street in New Baltimore on Friday, December 13 at 6:30 PM. There will be hot cocoa, sweet treats, and a bonfire. This event is free and open to the public.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, December 13 from 1-6 PM at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake Street in Stamford.
  • Edie Mesick will narrate A Special Place for Santa: A Legend for Our Time at Sacred Heart Church, 27 Harper Street in Stamford on Friday, December 13 at 7 PM. This tale is a brief history of legends surrounding St. Nicholas, leading to his modern counterpart, Santa Claus. A cookie reception will follow in the parish hall. All are welcome.
  • A community Christmas tree lighting will be held at the Gilboa Town Hall, 373 Route 990V in Gilboa on Friday, December 13 from 5-7 PM. The evening will include caroling, cocoa, decorating Christmas cookies, games and activities. Please bring an item to donate to the animal shelter. Santa will be making an appearance, so don’t forget your camera.
  • Pizza, wings and fish will be served at Greenport Pumper #1 Station, 216 Green Street in Hudson on Friday, December 13 from 5-8 PM. Call (518) 828-1719 to place your order.

Saturday 12/14

  • The Greene Room Players Songbirds, under the direction of Linda Nicholls, will sing Christmas songs at the Windham Centre Church, Main Street in Windham on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 PM. Free will donation.
  • A tree lighting will be held in the Hensonville Park, Route 296 in Hensonville on Saturday, December 14 from 5:30-6:30 PM. There will be Christmas carols, refreshments at Nana Gail’s, and a visit from Santa.
  • The annual cookie walk will be held at the Ashland United Methodist Community Church, Route 23 in Ashland on Saturday, December 14 from 10 AM until 1 PM. Cookies for all your holiday needs will be $9 per pound.
  • A holiday makers market will be held in the barn at Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, December 14 from 9 AM until 3 PM.
  • The 1995 animated film, Balto, will be shown at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, December 14 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
  • Have breakfast with Santa at Kedemah Lodge #693 F & AM, 523 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, December 14 from 9 AM until noon. Free will offering. Don’t forget your camera. They will also have the Masonic Safety ID program.
  • Get your picture taken with Santa at the Cairo Firehouse, 30 Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Saturday, December 14 from 10 AM until noon.
  • Catskill Cub Scouts Pack 44 will host their 6th annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy Street in Catskill on Saturday, December 14 from 8-11 AM, snow or shine. The menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, milk, coffee and tea. $8 per person, eat in or take-out. There will be many door prizes.
  • The 4th annual homemade cookie sale and handmade craft fair will be held, even if it snows, at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, December 14 from 10 AM until 2 PM.
  • The Athens Victorian Stroll, featuring music, dance, art, food, craft vendors, carolers and much more, will take place at various locations throughout the Village of Athens on Saturday, December 14 from 12-5 PM. Admission is free. See the flyer on WRIP’s Facebook page or visit https://www.AthensCulturalCenter.org/ for a complete schedule of activities too numerous to mention.
  • 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.
  • Charlotte Valley Central School’s Mentoring Program will host the 7th annual holiday bazaar in the school gymnasium, 15611 State Highway 23 in Davenport on Saturday, December 14 from 9 AM until 2 PM. Free pictures with Santa from 11-1. Breakfast and lunch items will be available and those proceeds will benefit students going to Italy next summer. The National Honor Society students will offer free babysitting and free gift wrapping.
  • The 2000 holiday film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey, will be shown at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Saturday, December 14 at 2 PM. Enjoy free cocoa and cookies. Admission is free.
  • The Flat Creek Baptist Church will sponsor a Christmas outreach dinner in the fellowship hall, 849 Flat Creek Road in Gilboa on Saturday, December 14 at 5:30 PM. All are welcome.
  • 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. There will also be pictures with Santa. Admission is free.
  • Holiday Follies, a theater production that blends humor with more than 30 musical numbers and features singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, will be presented in the Columbia-Greene Community College Performing Arts Center, 4400 Route 23 in Hudson on Saturday, December 14 from 6:30-9:30 PM. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for students and seniors. Visit https://UpStageProductions.org/tickets/ for tickets.

Sunday & Monday 12/15 & 12/16

  • The 16th annual Christmas celebration for hospitalized veterans at the Albany VA is underway. A list of suggested gifts is available by emailing GurleyRV@gmail.com or calling (518) 299-3219. Cash donations are always welcome. Gifts will be wrapped at the Gurley home, 13457 State Route 23A in Prattsville on Sunday, December 15 at 1 PM, and delivered to the hospital on Monday, December 16, leaving Prattsville at 8:30 AM.

Sunday 12/15

  • Ya Ya’s holiday thrift sale will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 4752 Route 23 in Windham on Sunday, December 15, and every Sunday until Christmas, from 11 AM until 2 PM. There will be toys, jewelry, holiday decorations, housewares and more. Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and gift wrapping.
  • The cantata Rhapsody in Bluegrass will be performed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 55 North Lake Road in Haines Falls on Sunday, December 15 at 4 PM.
  • The Cairo Rotary Club’s annual breakfast with Santa will be held at Bavarian Manor Country Inn, 866 Mountain Avenue in Purling on Sunday, December 15 from 8-11:30 AM. Feel free to bring your camera. The breakfast buffet is $10 for adults, $5 for children. All proceeds benefit children’s projects in Cairo and Greene County.
  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, December 15 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering. Sponsored by the West Athens-Limestreet Fire Company.
  • The Margaretville Central School cheerleaders will host their 2nd annual pancakes with Santa at the American Legion Hall, 903 Main Street in Margaretville on Sunday, December 15 starting at 7 AM. The menu includes cinnamon buns, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea and cocoa. $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, free for kids under 5. No charge for seconds. Santa will come to visit and take pictures. There will be face painting, raffles and local vendors for last minute gifts. Accepting donations of new hats and mittens, gently used coats, and non-perishable food items.
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast will be served at the Becraft Pumper Company, 257 County Route 14 in Hudson on Sunday, December 15 from 7:30 AM until noon.

Tuesday 12/17

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Legislative Forum at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 PM. Elected officials scheduled to appear include Congressman Antonio Delgado, State Senator George Amedore, State Assemblyman Chris Tague, and Greene County Legislature Chairman Patrick Linger. Each one will speak on the priorities and work they will be doing in the upcoming 2020 legislative session, as well as what they see happening in their respective government bodies in the coming year. There will be a Q&A session featuring questions submitted from the audience after all of the officials have spoken.

Wednesday 12/18

  • A free soup lunch will be held at the Ashland Community Church on Wednesday, December 18 at noon, then take one or more to a shut-in.
  • The 1946 holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, will be shown at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Wednesday, December 18 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
  • The Greater Roxbury Business Association will hold its holiday party at Shephard Hills Golf Course, 562 Shepard Hill Road in Roxbury on Wednesday, December 18 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Cost is $15 per person. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, and holiday music. The GRBA Member of the Year Award will be announced.
  • The annual bottle auction will be held at the Gilboa Town Hall, 373 Route 990V in Gilboa on Wednesday, December 18. Please bring a wrapped bottle, no bleach or vinegar bottles, something you would be pleased to win. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday 12/19

  • The animated film, Happy Feet, will be shown at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Thursday, December 19 at 3:30 PM. Admission is free.
  • Pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, December 19. Orders may be picked up from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the Village. Call (518) 945-2599 between 3 and 7 PM to place your order.

Saturday 12/21

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be shown at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, December 21 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, December 21 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Palatine Park Youth and Activity Building, Palatine Park Road in Germantown.

Sunday 12/22 – Winter Begins

  • Ya Ya’s holiday thrift sale will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 4752 Route 23 in Windham on Sunday, December 22 from 11 AM until 2 PM. There will be toys, jewelry, holiday decorations, housewares and more. Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and gift wrapping.
  • A Christmas bazaar and bake sale will be held at the South Cairo United Methodist Church, 25 County Route 67 in South Cairo on Sunday, December 22 from 9 AM until 2 PM.
  • 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.

Monday 12/23

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, December 23 from 2-6 PM at the Hudson City Firehouse, 95 North 7th Street in Hudson.

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve

  • A Christmas Eve service will be held at the DeLancey United Presbyterian Church, 444 County Highway 2 in DeLancey on Tuesday, December 24 at 6 PM.

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas Day

Thursday 12/26

  • The 2019 ski movie, Return to Send’er, will be shown at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Thursday, December 26 at 7 PM, doors open at 6. Advance tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at https://HunterFoundation.org/. Proceeds will benefit the Hunter Mountain Competition Ski & Snowboard Team.
  • The animated film, Smallfoot, will be shown at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Thursday, December 26 at 3:30 PM. Admission is free.

Friday 12/27

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, December 27 from 2:30-7:30 PM at Gospel Community Church, 121 Mansion Street in Coxsackie.

Saturday 12/28

  • The 1992 comedy, Beethoven, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt and Dean Jones, will be shown at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, December 28 at 2 PM. Admission is free.

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve


JANUARY

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day

Wednesday 1/8

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, January 8 from 2-6 PM at Sgt. James F. Carty, D.S.C. VFW Post 1545, 5565 Route 23 in Windham.

Thursday 1/9

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, January 9 from 11:30 AM until 4:30 PM at Greene Meadows, 161 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.
  • 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.

Friday 1/10

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, January 10 from 1-6 PM at Sanctuary, 11693 Route 32 in Greenville.

Saturday 1/11

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, January 11 from 8 AM until 2 PM at Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill. Call (518) 943-5477 to schedule an appointment.
  • The 1941 musical comedy Buck Privates, starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and the Andrews Sisters, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, January 11 at 7 PM. There will be a potluck supper at 6. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Thursday 1/16

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

Saturday 1/18

  • Zvi Dance will present Maim, the Hebrew word for water, at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, January 18 at 8 PM. This new work seeks to raise awareness of the world’s diminishing water resources due to global warming. Advance tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $7 for students, higher at the door. Call (518) 263-2063 for tickets.

Monday 1/20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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.

Friday 1/24

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, January 24 from 1-6 PM at the Rensselaerville Public Safety Building, 380 Fox Creek Road in Medusa.

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

Saturday 2/1

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM at the Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main Street in Roxbury.

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.

Friday 2/7

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce’s Best of Greene County awards ceremony will be held at the Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts, 62 Water Street in Catskill on Friday, February 7 at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at https://greene-county-chamber-of-commerce-store.square.site/

Saturday 2/8

  • The 1954 romantic comedy Sabrina, starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, February 8 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.

Monday 2/10

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, February 10 from 1-6 PM at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake Street in Stamford.

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.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, February 13 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

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.

Monday 2/24

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, February 24 from 12:30-5:30 PM at Stamford Central School, 1 River Street in Stamford.

Wednesday 2/26

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 2-6 PM at Jefferson Central School, 1332 State Route 10 in Jefferson.

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.