Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:15 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 DO NOT assume that someone else will send us the details.

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 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).



FARMERS’ MARKETS

Vendors will be wearing masks and gloves, and customers must do the same. Please limit shoppers to one per family, follow the market’s social distancing guidelines, adhere to each market’s safety protocols, bring your own bags, and leave your pets at home. Also note that public restrooms will not be available.

  • Tri-County Farmers’ Market
    Gypsy’s Closet, 9488 Route 32, Freehold
    Thursday, October 22 & 29
    4-7 PM


CLOSURES, CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS

  • Hope Restoration Church in Windham has cancelled this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The Catskill Elks Lodge will not be hosting their annual trunks for treats event this year.
  • The annual Election Day oyster stew and turkey dinner at the Lexington United Methodist Church will not be held this year.
  • The annual Election Day turkey dinner at the Stamford First Presbyterian Church has been cancelled.
  • The Senior Angels’ 5th annual community Thanksgiving Day dinner has been cancelled.
  • Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson will tentatively hold in-person commencement ceremonies for 2020 graduates on Saturday, November 28 at 10 AM. https://www.sunycgcc.edu/student-life/about-graduation/
  • The New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center in North Blenheim is closed until further notice.
  • This year’s Victorian Stroll, which is held in Athens in December, has been cancelled.


OCTOBER

You can find press releases and documents in the “Files” and “Announcements” sections of the WRIP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/66208818746/

We all need to do our part during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are sick, not feeling well or currently under quarantine, please STAY HOME to help stop the spread and save lives. DO NOT visit public places. For anyone that has traveled to Greene County, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in your home community you MUST immediately contact the Public Health Call Center at (518) 635-5165 to register your presence and comply with self-quarantine regulations during your stay. All persons in Greene County are reminded to adhere to Social Distancing standards whether or not they are symptomatic, tested, or recovered, until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • The deadline for the Economic Impact Payment has been extended to Saturday, November 21. The IRS urges people who don’t typically file a tax return and haven’t received an Economic Impact Payment to register as quickly as possible using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here tool at https://www.IRS.gov. Anyone using the Non-Filers tool can speed the arrival of their payment by choosing to receive it by direct deposit. Those not choosing this option will get a check.
  • All individuals traveling to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from listed states and territories with significant community spread of COVID-19 are required to quarantine for a 14-day period upon arrival. The list of states, which will be updated as the data changes, includes anyone traveling from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Additionally travel to and from Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is discouraged. This list is updated on Tuesdays.
  • The deadline for health insurance special enrollment has been extended through Thursday, December 31, 2020. New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, or by connecting with a free enrollment assistor. http://NYStateOfHealth.NY.gov/.
  • New York State has launched an online portal where all registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they are worried about in-person voting due to COVID. There’s no need to wait. You can request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd election today by visiting https://AbsenteeBallot.Elections.NY.gov/ Please note that you must already be registered to vote at your current address. If you aren’t registered to vote, or need to change your voter registration address, visit https://www.Elections.NY.gov/ for more information. In addition to voting by absentee ballot, you can vote early, in-person at your Early Voting polling place from Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, November 1 (there are 9 days of Early Voting), or you can vote in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. Whatever option feels safest is up to you; just make sure your voice is heard.
  • The Greene County Department of Human Services is desperately looking for volunteer drivers to assist homebound senior citizens by delivering meals and/or provide transportation to medical appointments. Call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 and let her know what days and hours you are available so they can create a schedule that fits you. Volunteers will receive mileage reimbursement.
  • New Yorkers are now allowed to visit nursing homes and long-term care facilities on a limited basis. Visits will be allowed at facilities that have been free of new COVID cases for at least 28 days. Only two people are allowed to visit each resident, and must undergo a temperature check, wear a mask, and social distance while visiting.
  • The number to call to file a complaint if a business is failing to protect its employees or customers by requiring that both groups wear face masks is (888) 364-3065 and press option 2.
  • The Greene County call center for general information, including testing, is (518) 635-5165.
  • Community Action of Greene County is offering a free weatherization assistance program based on household income. If you qualify for HEAP, you qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program. They will provide and install insulation and air sealing measures for free. Call (518) 943-9205 ext. 113 for an application.
  • Greene County Tourism has launched the website TakeOutInGreene.com listing all restaurants throughout the county offering take-out, curbside and/or delivery options. If you want to add your restaurant or update your listing, please call (518) 819-9471 or email Tourism@DiscoverGreene.com and provide your days and hours of operation, the services you offer (take-out, delivery, curbside, breakfast, lunch and/or dinner), and a link to your menu or a PDF. https://www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com/dining/take-out-and-delivery
  • Greene County Transit is accepting “on-call” route service only. All appointments can be made by calling (518) 943-3625 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM. If an appointment is needed on Monday, it must be made before 5 PM the Friday before. All requests for appointments must be along their published routes for pick up and drop off. Visit https://www.GreeneCountyTransit.com/ for more information.
  • New York State’s COVID-19 emotional support helpline at 1-844-863-9314 is a free service open 7 days a week from 8 AM until 10 PM.
  • WRIP has posted a document on our Facebook page listing churches that have moved their religious services to YouTube, other online venues or phone in options. Houses of worship are now allowed to open at 50% capacity and some offer drive-in options where you remain in your car and turn your radio on to listen to the service. Check your house of worship’s website or Facebook page for additional information.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/wrip-979-fm-mountaintop-radio-from-windham-hunter-ny/religious-services/10159820280278747/
  • Saint Theresa’s in Windham will hold one weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5 PM. You must call (518) 734-3352 or email StcjWind@rcda.org to register. Attendance will be limited. Those who cannot be accommodated indoors can still attend by remaining in their car and tuning their radio to 90.5 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on their website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • The Windham Town Hall is now open from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.
  • The Windham Town Court has resumed regular court hours on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 3 PM.
  • The Windham Public Library is open Monday-Friday from 10 AM until 5 PM, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. They are offering no contact, curbside pick-up. Call (518) 734-4405 for more details.
  • A free Wi-Fi hot spot has been set up at the entrance to C. D. Lane Park in Maplecrest for those who need internet access to do school work or work remotely. Users should park in the designated area. The pavilion area is still closed at this time.
  • The Ashland United Methodist Church has reopened. Masks and social distancing are required.
  • Jewett Town Court has resumed regular court hours on Mondays at 4 PM. All persons are required to have a face covering and abide by social distancing rules.
  • The Town of Jewett offices are open to the public with limited access by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted. Please call (518) 263-4646 to schedule an appointment with your respective department. Residents are encouraged to conduct business over the phone or through email when possible.
  • The Town of Hunter Town Hall is now open, but you are asked to do whatever business you can via phone, email or through the mail. The number to call is (518) 589-6151. Department extensions are as follows:
    Supervisor’s Secretary – 300
    Court / Tickets – 306
    Building Inspector / Code Officer – 307
    Planning Board – 308
    Assessor – 309
    Highway Department – 310
    Town Clerk / Tax Collector – 311
    Supervisor – 312
  • The Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter is now open 7 days a week. Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 AM until 4 PM; Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 PM; and Thursdays from 12-6 PM. Face coverings, hand sanitizer use upon arrival and social distancing per state guidelines are enforced. Library cards may be requested online or in person. Visit http://HunterLib.org/ to search the catalog or call (518) 263-4655 for more information.
  • Rip’s Stitchers knitting and crochet group will meet in the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter on Thursdays at 2 PM. Face coverings, hand sanitizer use upon arrival and social distancing per state guidelines are enforced. Any potential cancellations will be posted on http://HunterLib.org/ and on the library’s Facebook page.
  • As the reconstruction project at the Hunter Transfer Station continues, all construction and demolition debris must be disposed of at the Windham or Catskill Transfer Stations. The Hunter Transfer Station will continue to accept recycling, bagged garbage, and commercial MSW (municipal solid waste). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation as we work to improve services. The project at the Hunter Transfer Station is currently scheduled to be completed in early November.
  • The grounds of the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville are open from sunrise to sunset, but the Education Center and restrooms remain closed.
  • The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville is collecting non-perishables for the Tannersville Food Pantry, Monday-Saturday from 12-4 PM. Please call (518) 589-5707 before stopping by.
  • The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville has begun curbside service. Pick up times will be Monday-Saturday from 12:15-3:45 PM. Place your order as you normally would from their catalog, or email your request to TanMtTopLib@aol.com, or call (518) 589-5707. There will be a limit of 10 items per library card. Pick up times will be at 15 minute intervals. Your items will be left on a table outside the library.
  • Do-it-yourself craft kits may be picked up at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville every Friday from 12-4 PM.
  • If you need food during this difficult time, stop by the Tannersville Food Pantry, 1 Park Lane, behind the firehouse, on Wednesdays from 1-3 PM and/or Saturdays from 11 AM until 1 PM. You can also call (518) 589-5942 and leave a message to arrange for delivery.
  • A drive-in Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Haines Falls on Sundays at 11 AM. You must call (518) 589-5577 or email ICHaines@rcda.org to register. Please remain in your car and tune your radio to 107.5 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on Saint Theresa’s website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • Prattsville residents who are in need of essentials such as food, water and prescriptions, are asked to call Crystal at (518) 291-3557 for assistance.
  • Prattsville town offices are closed, but residents can contact officials either by phone or email.
    Office of Supervisor, Bookkeeper and general questions – (607) 435-5166 or BchaseTownOfPrattsville@gmail.com
    Town Clerk – PrattClerk@gmail.com
    Highway – (518) 299-3394
    Tax Collector – (518) 299-3542 or PrattsvilleTaxCollector@gmail.com
    Assessor – PrattsvilleAssessor@gmail.com
    Code Enforcement – PrattsCodeOfficer@gmail.com
    Cemetery – (814) 558-1774 or Chitester@gmail.com
  • Town of Lexington residents should contact Peggy Rappleyea at (518) 989-6491 or Charlotte Jaeger, Town Clerk at (518) 989-6476 ext. 101 if you or someone you know needs assistance. Your Town officials recognize that people may be in need of help getting medication, medical supplies, groceries, etc.
  • Margaretville Telephone Company, along with Municipal Officials, have dedicated the Pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, located at 3542 Route 42 in Lexington, as a Wi-Fi hot spot. Please respect the social distancing recommendations.
  • The Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Church has resumed holding services in the church on Sundays at 9 AM. Please bring your own Bible. Masks are required and social distancing must be observed.
  • The Cairo Public Library is now open for contactless curbside service. Access the online catalog to order up to ten books, music CDs or DVDs. You can also place an order by emailing CairoLibrary720@gmail.com or by calling (518) 622-9864. New temporary hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM until 1 PM, and Thursday from 4-7 PM. Please use the book drop for all returns. Do not hand items directly to the staff. Your pickup time will be scheduled after you place your order. Items will be placed outside the front door or in your trunk.
  • The Cairo food pantry at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo has new hours. They are now open on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM.
  • Community Action of Greene County, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill has resumed regular office hours from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM, closed from 12-1 PM for lunch. Food pantry hours are Monday through Friday from 1-4 PM. For information on the mobile pantry or any other services, please call (518) 943-9205. For domestic violence services please call the 24 hour hotline (518) 943-9211. Please wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing.
  • Do you have COVID-19 related expenses? Behind on your rent, utility bills, mortgage payments, need help with daycare cost, etc.? Community Action of Greene County may be able to help. Call (518) 943-9205 for more information.
  • The Grow it Forward Greenhouse Project is selling locally grown, pesticide-free microgreens at 5806 Route 23 in Acra on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 AM until 2 PM. Curbside pickup will also be offered at the Coxsackie Farmers’ Market, 1 Betke Boulevard in Coxsackie on Wednesdays from 4-7 PM; and at Community Action of Greene County, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill on Fridays from 10 AM until 2 PM. Visit https://GrowItForwardGreenhouse.org or call (518) 622-5555 or (518) 943-9205 to place your order. Sales provide Community Action of Greene County with much needed discretionary funds to assist with various programs, emergency services, and advocacy, helping low income and other vulnerable individuals.
  • Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville on Sundays at 9 AM. You must call (518) 589-5577 or email ICHaines@rcda.org to register. Attendance will be limited. Those who cannot be accommodated indoors can still attend by remaining in their car and tuning their radio to 95.3 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on Saint Theresa’s website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • Senior farmers’ market nutrition booklets are now available at the Greene County Department of Human Services, 411 Main Street in Catskill. Please call (518) 719-3555 to pre-register and make an appointment, and remember to bring ID. Eligibility is determined by age (60 or older), and monthly income (at or below $1,967 for one, combined income of $2,658 for two, or an additional $691 per person for larger households). Booklets contain $20 worth of checks that can be used at participating farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout New York State to purchase locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables (no baked or processed foods, including honey). No walk-ins.
  • The Village of Catskill Local Development Corporation has set up the website https://www.WelcomeToCatskill.com/ where you can purchase $20 gift certificates to Catskill area businesses to use now for delivery, pick up and online purchases, or for in-store purchases when they reopen. 100% of the proceeds will go to the designated recipients. No fees or expenses will be deducted from your purchase.
  • All Senior Citizen Centers operated by Greene County are closed until further notice. The Meals on Wheels program will continue to operate uninterrupted. All Senior Nutrition Sites will be offering TAKE-OUT meals only for anyone over the age of 60. You must call your local center 24 hours in advance if you would like a take-out meal.
    Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street, Athens, (518) 945-2700
    Acra Senior Service Center
    , Acra Community Center, Old Route 23, Cairo (518) 622-9898
    Catskill Senior Nutrition Site
    , Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy Street, Catskill (518) 943-1343
    Coxsackie Senior Nutrition Site
    , Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, 127 Mansion Street, Coxsackie (518) 731-8901
    Jewett Senior Service Center
    , Town of Jewett Municipal Building, 3547 Route 23C, Jewett (518) 263-4392
  • The DMV office in Catskill is now open by appointment only. Please call (518) 719-3279 to make an appointment. They will continue to accept DMV mail/transactions and dealer work at the front door drop box.
  • Greene County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters who would like to be poll workers on Election Day. There are 2 required training sessions and you get paid $30 for completing each. Poll workers also get free meals and are paid $225 each day they work. Contact the Greene County Board of Elections, 411 Main Street, Suite 437, Catskill, NY 12414; call (518) 719-3550 or email Elections@DiscoverGreene.com to learn more about this opportunity to earn extra income. More information and an application form will be found at https://www.Elections.NY.Gov/BecomePollworker.html
  • The Greene County Clerk’s Office in Catskill is now open by appointment only, as is access to the record room. Please call (518) 719-3255 to make an appointment. They will continue to accept mail/transactions and work at the front door drop box. The Clerk of Greene County is responsible for the recording, filing, storage and upkeep of a variety of documents including deeds, mortgages, criminal records, and all court records for the Supreme Court and County Court.
  • The Community Pantry, 42838 Route 28 in Margaretville is now open on Mondays from 10 AM until noon, and Fridays from 4-6 PM. Recipients will be welcomed into the pantry one at a time and must wear a mask while in the pantry. Masks will be provided to those who do not have their own. Homebound recipients will have food delivered to them once a month. Call (845) 586-2233 with any questions.
  • The Roxbury Library has reopened on a limited basis and is also offering curbside service. They are open on Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM until noon. Masks must be worn and social distance practiced. The staff recommends calling (607) 326-7901 in advance of each visit to verify that the library is open.
  • The 47th annual Christmas Feeling distribution of food, toys and warm clothing will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 96 Main Street in Stamford on Saturday, December 12. This program serves families living in Bloomville, Gilboa, Grand Gorge, Harpersfield, Hobart, Jefferson, South Kortright, Stamford and Summit. Families with last names beginning with the letters A-G will be served at 9 AM, G-M at 9:30, M-R at 10:30, and the rest at 11. Checks payable to the Christmas Feeling Fund may be sent to 108 Main Street, Stamford, NY 12167. Donations of clothing, non-perishable food, toys and other suitable items will also be accepted.
  • Senior farmers’ market nutrition booklets are now available at the Delaware County Office for the Aging, 97 Main Street in Delhi Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 4 PM, or call (607) 832-5750 to see if alternate arrangements can be made. Eligibility for New York State residents is determined by age (60 or older), and monthly income (gross income of $1,968 or less per month for one person; $2,658 combined income for two; $3,349 combined income for three; or currently receiving or eligible for SSI, public assistance or Section 8 housing subsidy). Booklets contain $20 worth of checks that can be used at participating farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout New York State to purchase locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables (no baked or processed foods, including honey). Coupons can only be used through November 30, 2020. Other distribution sites include senior dining centers and senior housing units.
  • Residents of the FASNY Firemen’s Home would appreciate receiving cards or pictures as they have been restricted to the home for several months, have not been allowed to have visitors, and these gifts would brighten their day. This would be an excellent arts and crafts project for homeschoolers. The address is The FASNY Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534, Attention: Matthew Plew.
  • Due to space limitations at the pet food bank, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA as requested that monetary donations be mailed to CGHS/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534 or through their website, https://cghs.org/ so that they may purchase food as needed.
  • New York State has begun enforcing the state’s plastic bag ban effective Monday, October 19. A ban on the distribution of plastic bags in New York was signed into law last year with a start date of March 1, 2020.

Through Saturday 10/31

  • The Greene Walks Contest, a free 8-week program to help you create lifelong habits to reduce obesity and other chronic diseases, will run through Saturday, October 31, and is open to all Greene County residents. For more information please email TCarrollRHN@gmail.com. There will be chances to win cash prizes every week. All participants who complete the program will receive a Greene Walks t-shirt.

Mondays

  • Confidential Nar-Anon meetings will be held on Mondays at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall, back of the church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham on Mondays from 7-8 PM. Nar-Anon provides hope, education and support to family and friends who are affected by drug addiction. All are welcome. Call (518) 573-6882 or (516) 314-8186 for more information.

Through Monday 12/7

  • The Medicare open enrollment period runs through Monday, December 7. One-on-one counseling assistance is available from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) counselors at each local office for the aging or through their toll-free line at 1-800-701-0501, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM until 5 PM.
    https://www.Medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10050-Medicare-and-You.pdf

Wednesday 10/21

  • Robin Williams will give a presentation on their 2021 Medicare advantage plan options at the North Barn at Vanderbilt Park, 25 Town Park Drive in Greenville on Wednesday, October 21 from 3-5 PM. Call (518) 410-1829 or email RoWilliams@EmblemHealth.com to RSVP or with any questions.

Thursday 10/22

  • Robin Williams will give a presentation on their 2021 Medicare advantage plan options at the Ashland Town Hall, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30-7 PM. Call (518) 410-1829 or email RoWilliams@EmblemHealth.com to RSVP or with any questions.
  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a drive-thru flu clinic for Columbia County residents, 2 years of age and older, at the New Lebanon Town Hall, 14755 Route 22 in New Lebanon on Thursday, October 22 from 10 AM until noon. Pre-registration is required to receive your flu shot. A separate registration form must be completed for each individual. Photo ID is required for each adult vaccinated. If you are sick with any symptoms associated with the flu or COVID-19, please DO NOT come to the drive-thru clinic. Call your primary care doctor or the Department of Health at (518) 828-3358 for further guidance. The cost is $42 exact cash or check, no debit or credit cards. The Department of Health also accepts several insurance plans. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for a lower fee or no fee vaccine. The registration form for this clinic will be found at ColumbiaCountyNYHealth.com. If you don’t have access to the internet you can call (518) 828-3358 extension 1310 and leave your name and phone number. https://www.ColumbiaCountyNYHealth.com/news/2904/

Friday 10/23

  • A drive-thru Farmers to Families food box event will be held at the Greene County YMCA, 35 Route 81 in Coxsackie on Friday, October 23 from 2-3:30 PM. The free boxes of food contain an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy including cheese, butter, cream cheese and 1 gallon of milk. (Contents are subject to change based on availability.) This program is free and open to the community.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, October 23 from 2-7 PM at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 80 Mansion Street in Coxsackie. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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.

Saturday-Sunday 10/24-11/1

  • Early voting will take place in New York State from Saturday, October 24 through Sunday, November 1, 2020. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.

Saturday 10/24 – Saturday 10/31

  • Enjoy the fall colors when you visit the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, October 24 through Saturday, October 31 to read Plop’s Hat, a wonderful book about mushrooms by Patricia Keeley Murphy. Enjoy the story walk at your leisure. Supplies for a related craft will be available.

Saturday 10/24

  • An outdoor winter holiday market and final farmers’ market of the season will be held under tents at the Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, October 24 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Vendors include Arc Ceramics; knitted creations by Bev Dezan and Gayle Hoffman; Jack and Cathy Jordan’s Beeswax Candles; Lynn Byrne’s hand-crafted jewelry; Deb Beckworth’s handmade masks and kitchen helpers; Heather Ridge wool comforters, socks, Icelandic and Dorse lambskins; Francis Driscoll’s images of the Northern Catskills; Josie Pelham’s healing tonics; Glenda Lauten’s hand-crafted ornaments; and all of your favorite farmers and producers from the 2020 season. Masks and social distancing are required, no pets allowed.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 8 AM until 1 PM at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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.
  • Local police agencies will be collecting unused and expired prescription medication during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Drop-off sites in WRIP’s listening area are the Hannaford Pharmacy, 223 Main Street in Cairo and the Coxsackie Police Department, 119 Mansion Street in Coxsackie. Visit https://TakeBackDay.DEA.gov/ for additional locations.
  • The annual haunted house will be held at D. M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Saturday, October 24 from 5-9 PM. Masks and social distancing are required. Only 4 people will be allowed inside the haunted house at a time. Lines will be formed outside, and candy and water will be handed out from the tent. No food will be served and restrooms are not available.
  • The Greene County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit will hold a chicken barbecue dinner at 370 Mansion Street in West Coxsackie on Saturday, October 24 from 2 PM until sold out. This is a takeout only, drive-thru style event. Dinners are $13. Tickets are available at the Greene County Sheriff’s office or from the K9 handlers. There will be K9 demonstrations and t-shirts will be available for sale. Please respect social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering. Funds raised will help support the K9 Unit.
  • The Capital Region NY Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold an Out of the Darkness experience on Saturday, October 24. Participants will choose their own course and time for their walk. Individuals who raise $150 or more will be invited to join AFSP at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson to pick up their shirts and other materials. Visit AFSP.org/ColumbiaGreene for more information and to register.
  • A pet food drive to collect dry and canned dog and cat food for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA will be held at ShopRite, Fairview Avenue in Hudson on Saturday, October 24 from 9 AM until 3 PM. The food bank is available to any resident of Columbia and Greene Counties who are having trouble feeding their pets because of financial hardship. The food bank is a free service that’s open every day, except holidays, from 11:30 AM until 4 PM. Visit https://CGHS.org/Services/Food-Bank/ for information on satellite locations.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Palatine Park and Youth Activity Building, Palatine Park Road in Germantown. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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 10/25

  • A drive-thru steak bake dinner will be held at the M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, October 25 from 4-7 PM. The menu includes steak, potato, a side, drink and dessert. Dinners are $25, pre-sale tickets only. Call (518) 331-7797 to order your tickets.

Tuesday 10/27

  • The 20th annual Greene County Chamber of Commerce recognition gala will be held virtually on Thursday, November 5 at 7 PM. This year’s honorees are Spring Kelsey of Salon 255 (Business Woman of the Year), Sean Meagher of Creekside Restaurant / Hop-O-Nose Marina (Businessman of the Year), National Bank of Coxsackie (Large Business of the Year), The Cask & Rasher (Small Business of the Year), Columbia Memorial Health Foundation (Not-for-Profit of the Year), and Rene Van Schaack from the Greene County IDA (Distinguished Service Award). The Chamber is offering a cocktail gift pack of local foods and beverages for $37 that can be picked up at the Chamber office, 327 Main Street in Catskill or delivered to your home. The ordering deadline is Tuesday, October 27. Email Pamela@GreeneCountyChamber.com with your name, pick-up or delivery address, and phone number.
  • A chicken parm dinner will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, October 30 with pick-ups starting at 4:30 PM. The menu includes chicken parmigiana, pasta, salad, bread and dessert for $13. Face coverings required. This is a drive-thru, take out only event. Orders must be placed by no later than Tuesday, October 27 by calling (518) 894-0271.
  • Cornell Hook & Ladder Auxiliary will hold a drive-thru Election Day chicken barbecue at their firehouse, 77 Gill Road in New Baltimore on Tuesday, November 3 from 3:30 PM until sold out. Dinners include a half chicken, potato, vegetable, coleslaw and roll for $13. Call (518) 756-8312 to pre-order your dinner by Tuesday, October 27. A limited number of dinners will be available at the door.

Thursday 10/29

  • A free virtual workshop to help you save time, save money and eat healthy will be held on Zoom on Thursday, October 29 from 10-11 AM. Email KMS369@Cornell.edu to register. The next workshop will be held on November 5. This program is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Friday 10/30

  • A drive-thru Farmers to Families food box event will be held at the Greene County YMCA, 35 Route 81 in Coxsackie on Friday, October 30 from 2-3:30 PM. The free boxes of food contain an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy including cheese, butter, cream cheese and 1 gallon of milk. (Contents are subject to change based on availability.) This program is free and open to the community.
  • Pizza and wings night will be held at Cornell Hook & Ladder, 77 Gill Road in New Baltimore on Friday, October 30 from 3:30-7 PM. Wings (hot, mild, garlic parmesan or barbecue) are $10 per order. Sixteen inch cheese pizza is $10, toppings are $1 each and include extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, onions, mushrooms, peppers, jalapeños, black olives, tomatoes and broccoli. Call (518) 756-8222 after 3:30 PM to place your order. Please wear masks when you enter the building to pick up your order.

Saturday 10/31 – Daylight Savings Ends. Set your clocks back 1 hour & change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors.

  • A safe trunk or treat, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greenville, will be held in the GNH Lumber parking lot, 11513 State Route 32 in Greenville on Saturday, October 31 from 3-5:30 PM. All adults and children over the age of 2 years will be required to wear face masks. All foot traffic will be one way and directed by Rotary Club volunteers. Children and parents are required to stay within their family groups, and groups will be asked to proceed individually to one vehicle at a time. All vehicles will be socially-distanced and volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves, have hand sanitizer available, and will distribute candy to each child individually.
  • Wake the Dead: A Halloween Haunt will be held at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill on Saturday, October 31 from 4-9 PM. Music by The Deadbeats, Monster Mash dance party, trick or treating, alchemist’s haunted house, carnival games, food trucks and more.


NOVEMBER

Monday 11/2

  • A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Sunday, November 8 with seatings at 9, 10 and 11 AM. The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, coffee and tea. Free for veterans, $8 for all others. Masks and reservations required. Reservations must be made by no later than Monday, November 2 by calling (518) 965-2089.

Tuesday 11/3 – Election Day, Polls Open 6 AM – 9 PM

  • The Cairo Hose Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Election Day spaghetti dinner at the Cairo Firehouse, Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Tuesday, November 3 from 4-7 PM. The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Adult dinners are $9, children’s dinners (ages 5-12) are $5. Take-outs only.
  • The Earlton Fire Department, 1567 Route 81 in Earlton will hold an Election Day pot roast dinner on Tuesday, November 3 from 12-6:30 PM. The menu includes pot roast, potato pancakes, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert for $13. Take-outs only.
  • Cornell Hook & Ladder Auxiliary will hold a drive-thru Election Day chicken barbecue at their firehouse, 77 Gill Road in New Baltimore on Tuesday, November 3 from 3:30 PM until sold out. Dinners include a half chicken, potato, vegetable, coleslaw and roll for $13. A limited number of dinners will be available at the door if you didn’t place your order by Tuesday, October 27.

Thursday 11/5

  • The 20th annual Greene County Chamber of Commerce recognition gala will be held virtually on Thursday, November 5 at 7 PM. This year’s honorees are Spring Kelsey of Salon 255 (Business Woman of the Year), Sean Meagher of Creekside Restaurant / Hop-O-Nose Marina (Businessman of the Year), National Bank of Coxsackie (Large Business of the Year), The Cask & Rasher (Small Business of the Year), Columbia Memorial Health Foundation (Not-for-Profit of the Year), and Rene Van Schaack from the Greene County IDA (Distinguished Service Award). Email Pamela@GreeneCountyChamber.com to register.
  • A free virtual workshop to help you save time, save money and eat healthy will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 5 from 10-11 AM. Email KMS369@Cornell.edu to register. The final workshop will be held on Thursday, November 12. This program is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Monday 11/9

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, November 9 from 12-6 PM at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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 11/11

  • The winner of the Windham Rotary Foundation’s annual heating fuel raffle will be drawn on Wednesday, November 11. A check for $1,000 will be written to the winner’s fuel supplier. It doesn’t matter what type of fuel you use: propane, electric, fuel oil, natural gas or wood. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from John T. Moss, CPA (518) 734-5303, Windham Hardware, Windham Wine & Liquor, and Brandywine Restaurant.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, November 11 from 1:30-6:30 PM at the Margaretville Fire Department, 77 Church Street in Margaretville. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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 11/12

  • A free virtual workshop to help you save time, save money and eat healthy will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 12 from 10-11 AM. Email KMS369@Cornell.edu to register. This program is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Wednesday 11/18

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, November 18 from 12-6 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 102 North Washington Street in Athens. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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 11/19

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, November 19 from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM at Cairo-Durham High School, Route 145 in Cairo. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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.

Friday 11/20

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, November 20 from 1-6 PM at Columbia-Greene Community College’s PAC Building, 4400 Route 23 in Hudson. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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.

Saturday 11/21 – Saturday 11/28

  • Enjoy the quiet solitude of the mountains in winter when you visit the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, November 21 through Saturday, November 28 to read The Earth Book by Todd Parr. Learn how you can help save our planet. Enjoy the story walk at your leisure. Supplies for a related craft will be available.

Friday 11/27

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, November 27 from 1-6 PM at the Town of Ashland Ambulance, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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.

Saturday 11/28

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, November 28 from 9 AM until 1 PM at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5830 Route 81 in Greenville. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now 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.


DECEMBER

Friday 12/4

  • Coxsackie Fire Department’s annual parade of lights will be held on Friday, December 4. Line up on Apple Blossom Lane at 6 PM, the parade steps off at 6:30 and proceeds down Mansion Street, ending at Coxsackie-Athens School, 24 Sunset Boulevard in Coxsackie. A fireworks show, which can be watched from the comfort of your own vehicle, will take place after the parade. Email FireChief@VillageOfCoxsackie.com if you are interested in participating.

Saturday 12/12 – Saturday 12/19

  • Reconnect with nature when you visit the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, December 12 through Saturday, December 19 to read The Lonely Polar Bear by Khoa Le. Learn about climate and its effect on polar bears. Enjoy the story walk at your leisure. Supplies for a related craft will be available.

Saturday 12/12

  • The 47th annual Christmas Feeling distribution of food, toys and warm clothing will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 96 Main Street in Stamford on Saturday, December 12. This program serves families living in Bloomville, Gilboa, Grand Gorge, Harpersfield, Hobart, Jefferson, South Kortright, Stamford and Summit. Families with last names beginning with the letters A-G will be served at 9 AM, G-M at 9:30, M-R at 10:30, and the rest at 11. Checks payable to the Christmas Feeling Fund may be sent to 108 Main Street, Stamford, NY 12167. Donations of clothing, non-perishable food, toys and other suitable items will also be accepted.