Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:35 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.

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 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).




  • 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.
  • The Alliance for Positive Health, Community Action of Greene County, and the Healthcare Consortium will be at the Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street in Prattsville every Friday from 10 AM until 3 PM to offer healthcare assistance and LGBTQ services.
  • 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.
  • 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 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM until 1:30 PM. They will be offering clothing for men, women and children, small appliances, dishes, glassware, jewelry, stuffed animals, and more.
  • A food pantry will be open at the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 10 AM until noon, thanks to Delaware County Opportunities, Inc.
  • 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.

DECEMBER

Please submit your Christmas week services and events. The deadline is this Saturday, December 15 at midnight.

  • Do you need help providing gifts for your children? Would you like to help a family in need? Please call Community Action of Greene County’s Here Comes Christmas Program at (518) 943-9205 for more information or to register.

Through Monday 12/31

  • The annual Festival of Trees will take place at the NY Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim throughout December from 10 AM until 5 PM daily. Enjoy dazzling trees decorated by local schools and community groups. Parking and admission are free.

Through Tuesday 1/15

  • Margaretville Central School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) are looking for performers for their Margaretville’s Got Talent show that will be held at the school, 415 Main Street in Margaretville on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 PM. Admission is $5 or a children’s book. Proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in loving honor of Andrew James Durkin. Open to all ages and schools. Email ECullen20@MargaretvilleCS.org to sign up or for more information.

Saturday & Sunday 12/15 & 12/16

  • The Haines Falls Cub Scouts Pack 54 will be selling Christmas trees and holiday wreaths across from the Haines Falls Stewart’s Shop on Route 23A on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16 from 9 AM until 9 PM.
  • The Gilboa-Conesville Central School Drama Club will present a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol in the M. Matthew Murray Auditorium, 132 Wyckoff Road in Gilboa on Saturday, December 15 at 7 PM, and Sunday, December 16 at 4 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, free for children 5 and under.

Saturday 12/15

  • The 1964 Walt Disney musical, Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, will be shown at the Mountain Cinema, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, December 15 at 1 PM. Admission is free.
  • The Lexington / West Kill United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas party in the Lexington church hall on Saturday, December 15 at 5 PM. There will be a covered dish supper and grab-bag gift exchange. All are welcome.
  • The 3rd annual homemade cookie sale and handmade craft fair will be held at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, December 15 from 10 AM until 2 PM.
  • The 1954 musical, White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kate and Vera-Ellen, will be shown at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Saturday, December 15 at 2 PM. Admission, hot chocolate and cookies are free.
  • The annual Festival of Wreaths vendor and craft fair will be held at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson on Saturday, December 15 from 10 AM until 3 PM. Admission is free.
  • The Nutcracker will be performed at Taconic Hills High School in Craryville on Saturday, December 15 at 2 and 6 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children.

Sunday & Monday 12/16 & 12/17

  • Gift wrapping for the 15th annual VA Christmas celebration will be held at the Gurley home, 13457 Route 23A in Prattsville on Sunday, December 16 at 1 PM. The gifts will be delivered to Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany on Monday, December 17. You can help with monetary donations or by purchasing gifts on the hospitalized veterans’ wish lists. Email RobGin@mhcable.com or call (518) 299-3219 to make a contribution or for a wish list of items you can purchase directly.

Sunday 12/16

  • Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Sunday, December 16 from 9 AM until noon.
  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the West Athens Fire Company, 933 Leeds-Athens Road in Athens on Sunday, December 16 from 8 AM until noon.
  • An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Becraft Firehouse, 257 County Route 14 in Hudson on Sunday, December 16 from 7:30 AM until noon.

Monday 12/17

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, December 17 from 1-6 PM at the Cairo Town Hall, 512 Main Street in Cairo.

Tuesday 12/18

  • The WAJ Booster Club and WAJ basketball program will host a food drive at their home game against Gilboa-Conesville Central School on Tuesday, December 18 at 5:30 PM. Spectators are asked to bring canned goods and/or non-perishable food items as admission. All items collected will be donated to the food pantry at Hope Restoration Church in Windham.

Wednesday 12/19

  • A slide show and chat about Stamford’s skiing, golf and swimming clubs and lodges will be held at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, December 19 at 1 PM. All are welcome.
  • The Gilboa Historical Society will hold its annual bottle auction at the Gilboa Town Hall, 373 Route 990V in Gilboa on Wednesday, December 19 at 7 PM. Tony Van Glad will be the auctioneer.

Thursday 12/20

  • Rent an elf to wrap your presents in the Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School cafetorium on Thursday, December 20 from 2:30-7:30 PM. The cost of this service is determined by you, just please keep in mind that the 7th-12th grade band and chorus members are working hard to raise money for an exciting new adventure.
  • The WAJ Booster Club and WAJ basketball program will host a food drive at their home game against Middleburgh Central School on Thursday, December 20 at 5 PM. Spectators are asked to bring canned goods and/or non-perishable food items as admission. All items collected will be donated to the food pantry at Hope Restoration Church in Windham.
  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, December 20 from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. This event takes place every Thursday through March 2019.

Friday 12/21 – First Day of Winter

  • A Blue Christmas service will be held at the Gilboa United Methodist Church, 199 Route 990V in Gilboa on Friday, December 21 at 5:30 PM.

Saturday 12/22

  • A free Christmas dinner will be held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, Main Street in Windham on Saturday, December 22 at a time to be announced.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, December 22 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Palatine Park Activity Building, Palatine Park Road in Germantown.

Sunday 12/23

  • An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held at the D. M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, December 23 from 8 AM until noon. Free will offering.
  • The Margaretville cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast with Santa at the Margaretville Firehouse, 77 Church Street in Margaretville on Sunday, December 23 from 8 AM until noon. $5 for adults, $2 for kids under 10. Breakfast baked goods will be for sale and there will be photo opportunities with Santa.

Monday 12/24 – Christmas Eve

  • A Vigil Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham on Monday, December 24 at 5 PM, and an evening Mass for Christmas will be held at 10 PM.
  • A Christmas Eve service will be held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, Main Street in Windham on Monday, December 24 at 9 PM.
  • A candlelight service will be held at the Ashland Community Church, Main Street in Ashland on Monday, December 24 at 7 PM.
  • A Vigil Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception in Haines Falls on Monday, December 24 at 6:30 PM.
  • A Vigil Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville on Monday, December 24 at 4 PM.
  • A Christmas Eve service will be held at the Gilboa United Methodist Church, 199 Route 990V in Gilboa on Monday, December 24 at 6 PM.
  • A Christmas Eve service will be held at the Flat Creek Baptist Church, 849 Flat Creek Road in Gilboa on Monday, December 24 at 7 PM.
  • A candlelight service will be held at the Medusa Church, Route 351 in Medusa on Monday, December 24 at 6 PM.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, December 24 from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Hudson City Firehouse, 95 North 7th Street in Hudson.

Tuesday 12/25 – Christmas Day

  • A Christmas Day Mass will be held at St Theresa’s Church in Windham on Tuesday, December 25 at 12:15 PM.
  • A Christmas Day Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception in Haines Falls on Tuesday, December 25 at 10 AM.
  • A Christmas Day Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville on Tuesday, December 25 at 8 AM.

Thursday 12/27

  • Windham’s fare-free shuttle system will begin operations on Thursday, December 27 and run through Sunday, March 17. The continuous loop will be in effect from 7 AM until 11 PM on weekends and holidays. Visitors can park their cars and take the shuttle to the slopes, eateries, shops and lodging. A new mobile app will enable riders to request pickups. Visit https://www.WindhamMountain.com/ and click on the Getting Here tab, and then on Windham Village Shuttle for route maps and other information. https://www.WindhamMountain.com/Maps-Directions/Windham-Village-Shuttle/
  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Firehouse, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursday, December 27 from 4-7 PM. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 after 3 PM to place your order. This event takes place every Thursday through March 2019.

Friday 12/28

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, December 28 from 2:30-7:30 PM at Gospel Community Church, 121 Mansion Street in Coxsackie.

Saturday 12/29

  • Singer-songwriter and guitarist Patrick Collins will perform folk, indie and blues at The Windham Local, 5410 Main Street in Windham on Saturday, December 29 at 8 PM. Admission is free.

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve

  • There will be New Year’s Eve fireworks at Windham Mountain Resort on Tuesday, December 31 at 10 PM.

2019

JANUARY

Wednesday 1/2

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

Saturday 1/5

  • The HTC Alumni basketball tournament will be held at the Hunter-Tannersville Middle High School, 6094 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, January 5 from 5:30-8:30 PM. All participants must register before the event. Registration is $10 and can be paid the night of the tournament. Spectator admission is $3, $2 for students. Call or text (518) 821-2792 or email Cole2574@yahoo.com to register. In case of inclement weather, the game will not be rescheduled.

Saturday 1/12

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, January 12 from 7:45 AM until 1 PM at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill.
  • The 1955 film Mister Roberts, starring Henry Fonda, James Cagey and Jack Lemmon, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, January 12 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.

Tuesday 1/15

  • Margaretville Central School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) are looking for performers for their Margaretville’s Got Talent show that will be held at the school, 415 Main Street in Margaretville on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 PM. Admission is $5 or a children’s book. Proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in loving honor of Andrew James Durkin. Open to all ages and schools. Email ECullen20@MargaretvilleCS.org to sign up or for more information.

Friday 1/25

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, January 25 from 1-6 PM at the Rensselaerville Public Safety Building, 380 Fox Creek Road in Medusa.

Thursday 1/31

  • Photographer Elaine Warfield will present a slide show of various locations on the mountain top, spanning from the 1900s to the present, at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Thursday, January 31 at 6 PM. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

FEBRUARY

Monday 2/4

Saturday 2/9

  • The 1951 musical Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ava Gardner, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, February 9 at 7 PM. There will be a potluck supper at 6. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.