Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:20 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).




JANUARY

  • The Windham Rotary Club’s “Souper” Bowl food drive to support our local food pantries runs through Monday, February 3. Canned soup and dry soup mixes can be dropped off at any of the following locations in Windham: Key Bank, NBT Bank, Coldwell Banker-Village Green Realty, Windham Pharmacy, or the Mitchell Hollow Mission Church.
  • Registration is now open for Greene County’s 8th annual Biggest Loser contest. The contest starts on Monday, February 3 and ends on Friday, May 22. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories, percentage of weight lost and total pounds lost. All contestants must be 18 or older and live in Greene County to participate. Go to GreeneHealthNetwork.com to register. https://www.GreeneHealthNetwork.com/healthy-weight-initiative/biggest-loser-contest/
  • Pre-Kindergarten and new Kindergarten registration for the incoming September 2020 school year will be held at Hunter Elementary School, 7794 Main Street in Hunter on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26 from 9:30 AM until 3 PM. Registration usually takes about 20 minutes and consists of paperwork, and interviews with the school nurse and guidance counselor. Your child does not have to be present. Pre-K students must be 4 years old and Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2020 to register. If your child is eligible, please call the school office at (518) 263-4256, ext. 2000 to set up an appointment. Registration packets MUST be picked up in advance and completed before your appointment.
  • New York State’s mandated ban on single-use, plastic bags goes into effect on Sunday, March 1. This new law applies to retail outlets required to pay sales tax. There are exemptions for several types of plastic bags: bags used to wrap uncooked meat or fish; bags used to package bulk items like produce and bulk candy; bags that contain food sliced or prepared to order; bags used for newspaper delivery; bags sold in bulk at point of sale; trash bags; food storage bags; garment bags; bags prepackaged for sale to a customer; bags used to carry out or deliver restaurant food; and bags provided by a pharmacy to carry prescription drugs. While individual businesses may choose to charge their customers for paper bags, the Greene County Legislature has opted not to impose the optional 5¢ fee on paper bags.
  • 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 not maintained 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.

Thursday 1/23

  • The Greene County Council on the Arts’ 2020 Beaux Arts Ball will be held at the Copper Tree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, April 4 from 6:30 PM until midnight. This year’s honorees will be Steven Patterson and John Sowle of Greene County, Elena Mosley of Columbia County, and Cornelia McGiver of Schoharie County. Call (518) 943-3400 for information on various ticket levels and to RSVP for inclusion on the program by Thursday, January 23.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Legislative Forum at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 PM. Elected officials scheduled to appear include Congressman Antonio Delgado, 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.
  • 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

  • A Brooks’ chicken barbecue will be held at the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, 5942 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, January 24 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $12, take-outs only. Call (518) 263-6069 for tickets.
  • 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.

Saturday & Sunday 1/25 & 1/26

  • Collegiate athletes from the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania will be at Windham Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26 for alpine and snowboard competitions. Schools include Army, Barnard, Columbia, Drexel, Fairfield, Kean University, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lehigh, Moravian, Princeton, Rutgers, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania. Come out to support your teams.

Saturday 1/25

  • The Community of Windham Foundation will sponsor a free CPR-AED training class in the conference room at the Windham Wastewater Treatment Plant, South Street in Windham on Saturday, January 25 from 9:30 AM until noon. The class is open to 15 participants. Advance registration is required. Email DeniseMeehan14@gmail.com or JRWest4335@gmail.com to sign up.
  • A free community meal will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, Route 23 in Windham on Saturday, January 25 at 6:15 PM.
  • Backyard Sugaring, a program for beginners that will show you how to make your own maple syrup, will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, January 25 from 10 AM until noon. Free for members, $10 for non-members. No reservations necessary.
  • A non-partisan meeting to help create the future of Lexington will be held at the Lexington-West Kill United Methodist Church, Route 13A in Lexington on Saturday, January 25 from 6-7 PM. Liza and Paul Dwon will talk about Lexington’s emergency services and the flycar, get an update on the status of the comprehensive plan, find out about the progress on the reshaping of the website, get an update on the rehab center application, vote on projects to pursue, and discuss town current events.
  • The Freehold Volunteer Fire Company will hold a spaghetti and meatballs dinner with salad, garlic bread and dessert at the Freehold Firehouse, 9502 Route 32 in Freehold on Saturday, January 25 from 3-7 PM. Eat in or take-out. Free will offering with all proceeds going to Nathan, a young boy who has some developmental issues, and his family. There will also be a Chinse auction.

Sunday 1/26

  • The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual breakfast fundraiser at the Firehouse, Route 145 in East Durham on Sunday, January 26 from 8 AM until noon. The final breakfast will be on February 2. Full menu, free will offering, take-outs will be available. All proceeds will benefit the fire company and auxiliary.
  • The first of four Sunday Salons at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will be presented by Maggie M. Cao, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who will speak about environmental concerns in the landscapes of Martin Johnson Heade. It will be held at Thomas Cole’s New Studio building, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, January 26 at 2 PM. General admission is $12, $10 for members. Tickets may be purchased online at http://ThomasCole.org/events/.
  • The 2019 film Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith, will be shown at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, January 26 at 2 PM. Admission, refreshments and parking are free. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJs.

Wednesday 1/29

  • Celebrate National Puzzle Day at Robinson Terrace, 28652 State Route 23 in Stamford on Wednesday, January 29 from 4-6 PM. Solve all kinds of puzzles to win prizes. Puzzles include crossword, jigsaw, word search, Sudoku and more. Free fun for the whole family.

Thursday 1/30

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Women in Business dinner at the Bavarian Manor Country Inn, 866 Mountain Avenue in Purling on Thursday, January 30 from 5-8 PM. Beth Davenport will be the featured speaker. Spring Kelsey will be this year’s recipient of the Suzanne Oldakowski Woman of Excellence award. Registration is $35 per person. Email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com with January 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, 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.

Friday 1/31

  • Portraits in Strings, a timeless portrait of the guitar for fans of all musical genres, will take place at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, January 31 at 7 PM. Guitarist Gabe Schnider leads this study of the foundations of modern guitar music and beyond, taking a nonlinear approach to the instrument’s various styles, key composers, and influences throughout history. Admission is free.
  • Hot meatball or pepperoni subs, with or without cheese, will be available at the D. M. Hamilton Steamer Co. No. 2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Friday, January 31 from 4-6 PM. $8 each, take-outs only. Phone orders will be taken starting at 3:30. Call (518) 731-7772 to place your order.
  • The 2nd annual Margaretville’s Got Talent will be held in the Margaretville Central School auditorium, 415 Main Street in Margaretville on Friday, January 31 at 6 PM. Admission is $5. 80% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in loving honor of Andrew James Durkin. The remaining 20% will go to the FCCLA’s Community Emergency Fund.

FEBRUARY

  • Pre-Kindergarten and new Kindergarten registration for the incoming September 2020 school year will be held at Hunter Elementary School, 7794 Main Street in Hunter on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26 from 9:30 AM until 3 PM. Registration usually takes about 20 minutes and consists of paperwork, and interviews with the school nurse and guidance counselor. Your child does not have to be present. Pre-K students must be 4 years old and Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2020 to register. If your child is eligible, please call the school office at (518) 263-4256, ext. 2000 to set up an appointment. Registration packets MUST be picked up in advance and completed before your appointment.

Saturday & Sunday 2/1 & 2/2

  • Those who attend Mass at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham on Saturday or Sunday, February 1 or 2 are invited to bring a can or package of soup and $1 with them. All donations will benefit the Jewett Food Pantry. This is the eighth year that the Soup-er Bowl of Caring project has been held.
  • Collegiate athletes from the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania will be at Belleayre on Saturday and Sunday, February 1 and 2 for alpine and snowboard competitions. Schools include Army, Barnard, Columbia, Drexel, Fairfield, Kean University, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lehigh, Moravian, Princeton, Rutgers, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania. Come out to support your teams.

Saturdays 2/1 – 2/22

  • The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library is offering free fly-tying classes at the Phoenicia Fish & Game Club, 5419 Route 28 in Mt. Tremper on Saturdays, February 1, 8 and 22 from 10 AM until 2 PM. The Saturday, February 15 class will be held at the Phoenicia Library, 48 Main Street in Phoenicia. Classes are open to all aged 14 or above. Participants must provide their own equipment. There will be a number of vises for youngsters to use. Feathers and hooks will be supplied. Bring a lunch. Registration is required by emailing TyeFlys@hvc.rr.com or calling (845) 254-5904.

Saturday 2/1

  • A winter festival will be held at McQuade Park, 119 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Saturday, February 1 from 12-8 PM. There will be ice skating, hot chocolate, vendors, and a bonfire.
  • 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.

Sunday 2/2

  • The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual breakfast fundraiser at the Firehouse, Route 145 in East Durham on Sunday, February 2 from 8 AM until noon. Full menu, free will offering, take-outs will be available. All proceeds will benefit the fire company and auxiliary.

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

  • Motor City Soul, a performance by bassist Endea Owens, will take place at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, February 7 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • 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

  • A cut-a-thon will be held at Salon 255 Ltd., 255 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Saturday, February 8 from 1-4 PM. All proceeds from haircuts and raffles will be donated to the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. Call the salon at (518) 731-2559 with any questions.
  • 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 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.

Friday 2/14 – Valentine’s Day

  • The annual Brooks’ chicken barbecue will be held at the Lexington-West Kill United Methodist Church, Route 13A in Lexington on Friday, February 14 from 3-6 PM. Eat in or take-out dinners are $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10, free for kids under 5, and $7 for chicken halves.
  • Pizza, wings and fish will be served at the Greenport Number 1 Fire Station, 216 Green Street in Hudson on Friday, February 14 from 5-8 PM. Call (518) 828-1719 to place your order.

Saturday 2/15

  • Animal Tracking in the Snow, for beginners and experts, will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, February 15 from 10 AM until noon. Learn how to identify animals by their tracks, gait, patterns and other signs. Dress in warm layers and be sure to wear proper footwear. Free for members, $10 for non-members. No reservations necessary.
  • The annual children’s ice fishing derby, sponsored by the Catskill Mountain Fish & Game Club and the Stony Clove Rod & Gun Club, will be held at Rip Van Winkle Lake in Tannersville on Saturday, February 15 from 10 AM until noon. Registration begins at 9 AM. Open to children up to 16 years old. Children 16 years of age must have a valid fishing license. You may fish with up to three tip ups or hand lines, and use single hooks only. Live bait and some tip ups will be available or use. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish and the most fish in both the junior and senior division. Call (518) 488-0240 for more information.

Sunday 2/16

  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Firehouse #2, Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, February 16 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering.
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast will be held at the Becraft Pumper Company #2, 257 County Route 14 in Hudson on Sunday, February 16 from 7:30 AM until noon.

Monday 2/17 – Presidents Day

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.

Sunday 2/23

  • The second of four Sunday Salons at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will be presented by Elizabeth W. Hutchinson, Associate Professor of American Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University, who will discuss the complex meaning of Native Americans in Cole’s art. It will be held at Thomas Cole’s New Studio building, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, February 23 at 2 PM. General admission is $12, $10 for members. Tickets may be purchased online at http://ThomasCole.org/events/.

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.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, February 24 from 9:30 AM until 2:30 pm at Columbia-Greene Community College’s PAC Building, 4400 Route 23 in Hudson.

Tuesday & Wednesday 2/25 & 2/26

  • Pre-Kindergarten and new Kindergarten registration for the incoming September 2020 school year will be held at Hunter Elementary School, 7794 Main Street in Hunter on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26 from 9:30 AM until 3 PM. Registration usually takes about 20 minutes and consists of paperwork, and interviews with the school nurse and guidance counselor. Your child does not have to be present. Pre-K students must be 4 years old and Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2020 to register. If your child is eligible, please call the school office at (518) 263-4256, ext. 2000 to set up an appointment. Registration packets MUST be picked up in advance and completed before your appointment.

Wednesday 2/26 – Ash Wednesday

  • 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.

Friday 2/28

  • The Enigmatics, a performance by bassist Russell Hall, will take place at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, February 28 at 7 PM. Admission is free.

Saturday 2/29

  • A cabin fever dinner dance will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, February 29 from 6-10 PM. There will be live music and a hot and cold buffet. Call (518) 291-0185 for tickets.

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.

Friday 3/6

  • New Year, a performance featuring Caleb Curtis, Noah Garabedian Vinnie Sperrazza, will take place at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, March 6 at 7 PM. Admission is free.

Sunday 3/8 – Daylight Saving Time begins, set your clocks ahead 1 hour

Wednesday 3/11

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, March 11 from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

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.

Saturday 3/14

  • The 1942 musical Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney as composer, singer and dancer George M. Cohan, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, March 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.

Sunday 3/15

  • The third of four Sunday Salons at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will be presented by Jean Dunbar, leading historic interiors expert overseeing the restoration of Thomas Cole’s 1815 main house, who will reveal new sources for Cole’s designs. It will be held at Thomas Cole’s New Studio building, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, March 15 at 2 PM. General admission is $12, $10 for members. Tickets may be purchased online at http://ThomasCole.org/events/.

Monday 3/16

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, March 16 from 12-6 PM at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill.

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.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 1:30-6:30 PM at Mountainside Residential Care Center, 42158 State Highway 28 in Margaretville.

Saturday 3/21

  • Winter Tree Identification will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, March 21 from 10 AM until noon. Learn how to identify deciduous trees by their buds, bark and other distinguishing factors. Dress warmly, bring a notebook and camera. Free for members, $10 for non-members. No reservations necessary.

Wednesday 3/25

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, March 25 from 1-6 PM at the First Reformed Church, 1663 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

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.

Friday 3/27

  • Winds of Change, a performance featuring jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, will take place at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, March 27 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, March 27 from 10:30 AM until 4:30 PM at Gilboa-Conesville Central School, 132 Wyckoff Road in Gilboa.

Saturday 3/28

  • The Cairo-Durham Little League will hold a nickel social at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, March 28. Doors open at 11 AM, drawings begin at 12:30. There will also be special tables, a 50/50, and food available for purchase.

Friday 3/31

  • The Ecumenical Stations of the Cross will be presented at the Ashland Church, Main Street in Ashland on Tuesday, March 31 at 11 AM.

APRIL

Saturday 4/4

  • The Greene County Council on the Arts’ 2020 Beaux Arts Ball will be held at the Copper Tree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, April 4 from 6:30 PM until midnight. This year’s honorees will be Steven Patterson and John Sowle of Greene County, Elena Mosley of Columbia County, and Cornelia McGiver of Schoharie County. Call (518) 943-3400 for information on various ticket levels.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 8 AM until 1 PM at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill.
  • A flea market and craft fair will be held at Catskill High School, 341 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Saturday, April 4 from 11 AM until 3 PM. Admission is $2, $1 for students and seniors. Proceeds go to the Catskill Central School Parent Teacher Student Organization in an effort to support programs and activities for students and staff of the Catskill Secondary Schools.

Monday 4/6

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

Tuesday 4/7

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 10 AM until 4 PM at Catskill High School, 341 West Main Street in Catskill.

Thursday 4/9

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, April 9 from 7:30 AM until 1:30 PM at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, 2025 Route 9W in Ravena.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, April 9 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

Saturday 4/11

  • The 1964 romantic comedy Father Goose, starring Cary Grant and Leslie Caron, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, April 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.

Sunday 4/19

  • The final Sunday Salon at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will be presented by Dorothy M. Peteet, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, who will illuminate the ecology of our contemporary landscapes in connection with our 2020 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which will be presented in partnership with Olana and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. It will be held at Thomas Cole’s New Studio building, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, April 19 at 2 PM. General admission is $12, $10 for members. Tickets may be purchased online at http://ThomasCole.org/events/.

Wednesday 4/22

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM at Cairo-Durham High School, Route 145 in Cairo.

Saturday 4/25

  • Ryan Trapani of the Catskill Forest Association will lead a practical demonstration on apple tree grafting at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, April 25 from 10 AM until noon. Free for members, $10 for non-members. No reservations necessary.

Monday 4/27

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, April 27 from 1-6 PM at Hawthorne Valley School, 330 Route 21C in Ghent.

Thursday 4/30

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, April 30 from 8 AM until 2 PM at Onteora High School, 4166 State Route 28 in Boiceville.

MAY

Friday 5/1

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, May 1 from 1-6 PM at the Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main Street in Roxbury.

Friday 5/8

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, May 8 from 8 AM until 3 PM at Taconic Hills High School, 73 Route 11A in Craryville.

Wednesday 5/27

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, May 27 from 8:30 AM until 2 PM at Margaretville Central School, 415 Main Street in Margaretville.

Friday 5/29

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, May 29 from 8 AM until 1 PM at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, 1738 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

JUNE

JULY

Friday 7/24

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 24 from 2-6 PM at Sgt. James F. Carty, D.S.C. VFW Post 1545, 5565 State Route 23 in Windham.



  • 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.