UPDATED: March 14, 2015

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- Windham Village Shuttle – If you’re staying locally and want to be dropped off at Windham Mountain’s front door, take the shuttle. If you’re at Windham Mountain and want to enjoy Windham’s shops and restaurants, take the shuttle. The shuttle operates weekends and holiday weeks from 8 am until 5 pm. Call (518) 470-7071 for more information and service. Brought to you by the Windham Chamber of Commerce and Majestic Mountain Taxi. A map of the shuttle route is posted on the WRIP and Midday in the Mountains Facebook pages.

- Hunter Elementary School will hold its Pre-K and Kindergarten registration from Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9 from 9 am until noon each day. Registration includes 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, 2015 to register. If your child is eligible, please call the school at (518) 263-4256, ext. 2000 to set up an appointment. Registration packets should be picked up in advance and completed before your appointment.

- A collection box for unexpired, nonperishable food donations will be set up at the Lexington United Methodist Church on the last Sunday of each month. Additional boxes have been set up at the Lexington post office, the West Kill post office on Spruceton Road, and the Lexington Municipal Building on Route 42. These donations will be collected and delivered to one of the food pantries in Prattsville, Windham, Tannersville and Jewett.

- Legendary Locals of Greene County, a new book by Greene County Historian David Dorpfeld and Wanda Dorpfeld is now available at local retailers, online bookstores, through LegendaryLocals.com or by calling (888) 313-2665.

-  Tracing Your Roots in Greene County, The First Fifty Articles from the Greenville Mountain View Pioneer, is a collection of pieces written by Sylvia Hasenkopf for this community newspaper covering northern Greene and southern Albany counties. The book is $24.99 plus $3 shipping. Checks made payable to Sylvia Hasenkopf may be mailed to her at 155 Edison Timmerman Road, Cairo NY 12413. Call (518) 821-3852 or email Sylvia@NorthRiverResearch.com to ask questions or arrange for local pick up.


Sunday 3/15

  • Sculptor Elyn Zimmerman will give a presentation at Temple Israel, 220 Spring Street in Catskill at 2 pm. Tickets are $9 per person or $7 for members of either the Thomas Cole site or Olana.

  • West Athens Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at the firehouse on the Leeds-Athens Road on Sunday, March 15 from 8 am until noon.

  • The annual Maple Fest will be held at Christman’s Windham House on Sunday, March 15 from 9 am until noon. Enjoy a complete pancake breakfast with 100% New York maple syrup. Pancakes topped with your choice of bananas, nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips or whipped cream. Tour the sap house and watch maple syrup being made. Adults $10, children $8. Proceeds to benefit the Windham Chamber of Commerce’s WAJ scholarship fund.

  • Hope on the Snow is a two-run ski or snowboard charity race that will be held at Hunter Mountain on Sunday, March 15. The race fee is $30 per racer. Proceeds to benefit Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization providing support for young women facing breast cancer. Visit http://www.HopeOnTheSnow.com/ for more information or to register online.

  • Cub Scout Pack 42 will hold a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Post on Maple Avenue in Greenville on Sunday, March 15 from 8 am until noon.

  • Pacific Crest Adventures and the Appalachian Trail, a presentation by naturalist and advanced hiker Mike Fagerstrom, will be given at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm.

  • Knights of Columbus will hold their annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner at Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Stamford on Sunday, March 15 from 1-4 pm. $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under.

Tuesday 3/17

  • A St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Shamrock House, Route 145 in East Durham, featuring a corned beef and cabbage dinner, will be held on Tuesday, March 17 from 4-7 pm. Take outs will be available. There will be music, dancing, a 50-50, and prize raffles. Free will offering. Proceeds to benefit the Durham 4th of July parade committee, the East Durham Volunteer Fire Department, and the Durham Reading Room.

  • Guided meditation classes are held every Tuesday from 5-6 pm at Mountain Breeze Yoga, 11245 Route 23 in Windham. Class is by donation with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center.

Thursday 3/19

  • Every Thursday night the Athens Fire Department serves pizza, wings, fried ravioli, and mozzarella sticks at the firehouse on Third Street in Athens from 4:30-7 pm. Call (518) 945-2599 to place your order.

Friday 3/20

  • Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 20 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, March 20 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

  • Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday during Lent at St. Theresa’s in Windham at 6:30 pm, weather permitting. All are invited to participate in this wonderful spiritual practice.

  • The annual parish Lenten dinner will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Stamford on Friday, March 20 at 6 pm. The menu includes soups, salad and bread. Free will offering. Seating is limited to 75 people, so sign up early. Signup sheets are on the table at the entrance of the church.

Friday & Saturday 3/20 & 3/21

  • The Gilboa-Conesville Class of 2017 is sponsoring an indoor soccer tournament in memory of their classmate, Brittany Paes on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21. Community volunteers are needed to make food ahead of time, baked goods to sell, cook hamburgers and hot dogs at the tournament, work the food concession stand, and referee the modified games. Cash donations for food, varsity referees, trophies and t-shirts for the players may be sent to Gilboa-Conesville Central School, 132 Wyckoff Road, Gilboa, NY 12067. Please email DHotzler@gccs.us or JArmstrong@gccs.us or call (607) 588-7541 if you can help out.

Friday-Sunday 3/20-3/22

  • The Hunter-Tannersville Theater Department will present the musical, Legally Blonde, Jr., at the Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center, Main Street in Tannersville on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seats are $12, general admission is $10, and $8 for students and seniors. Call (518) 589-5400 ext. 1002 to reserve your seats.

  • The musical Grease will be performed at Catskill High School, 341 West Main Street in Catskill on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21 at 7 pm, and Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

Saturday 3/21

  • The annual Twin County science fair will be held in the Columbia-Greene Community College gymnasium in Hudson on Saturday, March 21 from 10 am until 2 pm. Open to the public. Admission is free.

  • Ashland Fire Department will be holding a chicken barbeque at the firehouse on Saturday, March 21 from noon until sold out. Take outs only, $7 per half. First come, first served. Sorry, no reservations.

  • Stamford Fire Department will hold a chicken and ribs barbeque on Saturday, March 21 from 11 am until they’re sold out. Chicken halves are $6, half rack of ribs is $8, and a rack of ribs is $15. Take outs only.

  • An all you can eat breakfast will be held at the Medusa Firehouse on Saturday, March 21 from 7-11 am.

  • A rummage sale will be held at the Medusa Church Hall on Saturday, March 21 from 8 am until 2 pm.

  • A staged reading of Sarah Treem’s play, The How and the Why, will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road in Kingston on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free, contributions appreciated.

Sunday 3/22

  • Cairo Rotary will sponsor a breakfast with the Easter bunny at the Bavarian Manor in Purling on Sunday, March 22 from 8 am until noon. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds to benefit community hospice.

  • Lady in Mourning, a presentation of what life was like for women in the mid nineteenth-century and how they mourned the men in their lives, featuring historical re-enactor Maxine Getty, will be held at the Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie on Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm. This program is free and open to the general public, but donations would be appreciated in support of the Beecher Scholarship – a $1,000 annual scholarship awarded to a Greene County senior high school student who writes a paper related to Greene County history.

  • Climbing Mt. Baker, a presentation by Dr. Tom Denham about Washington State’s dormant volcano renowned for its glaciers and massive amounts of snow and ice, will be given at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm.

Monday 3/23

  • WAJPL Golden Age Club will hold their first meeting of the year at the Senior Center at the Windham Town Hall in Hensonville on Monday, March 23 at 1:30 pm.

Tuesday 3/24

  • Guided meditation classes are held every Tuesday from 5-6 pm at Mountain Breeze Yoga, 11245 Route 23 in Windham. Class is by donation with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center.

Wednesday 3/25

  • A free, preschool music program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, March 25 from 10-11 am.

  • A rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse on Route 51 in New Baltimore on Wednesday, March 25 from 6-8 pm. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3 year certificate. If no record is shown, your pet will be given a one year vaccination. Please call (518) 719-3600 for ferrets. Donations are highly encouraged.

Thursday 3/26

  • Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours meeting at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, March 26 from 5-7 pm. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

  • American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 10 am to 3 pm at Robinson Terrace, Route 23 in Stamford.

Friday 3/27

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will hold a PJ Shabbat on Friday, March 27 at 6 pm with a service geared toward families. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to services. Shabbat will be welcomed by the lighting of candles, singing songs, and sharing a potluck dinner. A PJ Shabbat service will be held on the fourth Friday of the month through April. Each service will focus on a different Jewish concept. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to attend.

  • Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday during Lent at St. Theresa’s in Windham at 6:30 pm, weather permitting. All are invited to participate in this wonderful spiritual practice.

  • Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, March 27 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

  • American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, March 27 from 1-6 pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 81 in Greenville.

  • Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 27 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, March 27 from 1:30-6:30 pm at Mountainside Residential Care Center, State Highway 28 in Margaretville.

Saturday 3/28

  • A women’s group day retreat will be held at Huntersfield on Saturday, March 28 from 10 am until 5 pm. Please bring a bag lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided. There will be speakers, fellowship, praise and worship.

  • The 27th annual Beaux Arts Ball will be held at the Copper Tree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, March 28. Silent auction, cocktails and dancing with Lex Grey’s Cabaret at 6:30 pm, dinner at 8. Dancing until midnight to the music of Nite-Time. Call Kay at (518) 943-3400 for tickets, or visit GreenrArts.org

Sunday 3/29

  • An all you can eat pancake breakfast will be held at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom on Sunday, March 29 from 8 am until noon.

  • Have your photo taken with the Easter bunny at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, March 29 from noon until 2 pm. There will also be face painting. Admission and photos are free.

  • A reminder that Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference applications from sophomores at Windham-Ashland-Jewett and Hunter-Tannersville Central Schools must be submitted to the Windham Rotary Club on or before Wednesday, April 1. The conference will take place on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh from Sunday, June 28 through Thursday, July 2. Applications were mailed to all WAJ sophomores. HTC students should see your guidance counselor for applications and more information.

Tuesday 3/31

  • Guided meditation classes are held every Tuesday from 5-6 pm at Mountain Breeze Yoga, 11245 Route 23 in Windham. Class is by donation with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center.

Thursday 4/2

  • Mountain Top Golden Agers will be going to the Westchester Broadway Theater on Thursday, April 2 to see Camelot. The cost is $60 per person, which includes transportation, lunch and the show. Call Kathie at (518) 589-5293 for more information or to book your reservation.

  • Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business education seminar, Propelling Success by Maximizing Your Internet Visibility at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30-7 pm. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Friday 4/3

  • Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, April 3 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, April 3 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

  • Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday during Lent at St. Theresa’s in Windham at 6:30 pm, weather permitting. All are invited to participate in this wonderful spiritual practice.

Saturday 4/4 – Passover

  • A glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt will be held at the CrossPointe Wesleyan Church, 3 Bogardus Ave. in Catskill on Saturday, April 4 from 10 am until noon. This event is free for kids through 5th grade. Games will also be played.

Monday 4/6

  • The WAJPL Golden Age Club will travel to the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga on Tuesday, April 21. Pick up times are as follows: Prattsville at the junction of Routes 23 and 23A at 8 am; Ashland Community Church at 8:10; and St. Theresa’s Church in Windham in the back left part of the parking lot at 8:15. Cost is $10 per person. Lunch at the Garden Buffet is an additional $5.95. For reservations please call Mary at (518) 622-3397 or Opal at (518) 750-8380 by no later than Monday, April 6. Payment should be sent to WAJPL Golden Age Club, PO Box 101, Ashland, NY 12407.

 

Tuesday 4/7

  • The Mountaintop Ecumenical meeting will be held at the Jewett Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 7 starting with a guest speaker at 11 am, followed by a covered-dish luncheon at noon. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to share. Call Lula at (518) 734-5360 for more information.

Saturday 4/11

  • The Daring Project: American Dream, a free performance featuring talented student dancers of American Dance Stars Victoria Rinaldi and Valentina Kozlova will be performed at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, April 11 at 3 pm. Call the Catskill Mountain Foundation at (518) 263-2063 for more information or visit app.arts-people.com/.

Sunday 4/12

  • Stephen Hannock, landscape painter and co-curator of the upcoming exhibition, River Crossings, will offer a sneak preview of the exhibit and an insider’s look at how contemporary artists continue to be inspired by 19th-century American landscape painters. His presentation will be given at Temple Israel, 220 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, April 12 at 2 pm. Tickets are $9 per person or $7 for members of either the Thomas Cole site or Olana.

Tuesday 4/14

  • A community forum on drug abuse will be held at the Mountaintop Library in Tannersville on Tuesday, April 14 from 6-8 pm. Topics will include teen drug abuse; criminal statistics; personal recovery experience; addiction and links to mental health, Hepatitis C, HIV and STDs; proper use and disposal of medications; safe storage; and withdrawal. For more information call Twin County Recovery Services at (518) 943-2036, ext. 315.

  • The NYCA Soccer Club of Cairo-Durham will hold signups at Cairo-Durham Elementary School on Tuesday, April 14 from 5-7 pm.

Thursday 4/16

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a women in business meeting at Angela’s Italian Family Restaurant and Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company, 4545 Route 32 in Catskill on Thursday, April 16 from 5-8 pm. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Sunday 4/19

  • The West Athens Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at the firehouse on the Leeds-Athens Road on Sunday, April 19 from 8 am until noon.

Tuesday 4/21

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will be discussing the book An Exclusive Love, by Johanna Adorjan, on Tuesday, April 21 at 1 pm. Described as a haunting book, the author tries to understand why her grandparents, Hungarian-Jewish Holocaust survivors who fled Communist Budapest in 1956 and settled in Denmark, committed double suicide. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to be part of this discussion group. To participate, read the book and come to the meeting prepared to share your thoughts and reactions. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday 4/24

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will hold a PJ Shabbat on Friday, April 24 at 6 pm with a service geared toward families. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to services. Shabbat will be welcomed by the lighting of candles, singing songs, and sharing a potluck dinner. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to attend.

  • Dancers from the Schoen Movement Company will showcase their new works, Storyboard and Robotic Love, in a free performance at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, April 24 at 3 pm. Call the Catskill Mountain Foundation at (518) 263-2063 for more information or visit app.arts-people.com

Saturday 4/25

  • The Delaware County Relay for Life will take place at the Delaware Academy in Delhi on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am until 10 pm.

  • Lexington Historical Society will host its annual Patriots’ Day covered dish dinner, featuring recipes from the Lexington Bicentennial Cookbook, at the Community Hall in West Kill on Saturday, April 25 at 6 pm. Michael Barcone will give a presentation on the history of the town’s name.

  • An open house will be held at the Lexington fire station at the Municipal Building on Saturday, April 25 from 1-4 pm. Come meet the volunteers of the Lexington Fire Company and Rescue Squad.

  • The Lexington Fire Company will hold a chicken barbeque at the Lexington fire station at the Municipal Building on Route 42 on Saturday, April 25 at 2 pm. Dinners are $10 and take outs will be available. They will also hold an open house from 1-4 pm. Come meet the volunteers of the Lexington Fire Company and Rescue Squad.

  • A cabin fever dance will be held at the Windham Country Club on South Street in Windham on Saturday, April 25 from 7-11 pm. Music by The Blitz. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and food to purchase. Admission is $10 per person. Proceeds to benefit the ongoing community events hosted by the Windham Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday 4/26

  • The 14th annual Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley will be held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck on Sunday, April 26. Visit AutismWalkHV.org for more information. Donations payable to Hudson Valley Autism Awareness may be sent to Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley Region, 1 East Surrey Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Tuesday 4/28

  • The NYCA Soccer Club of Cairo-Durham will hold signups at Cairo-Durham Elementary School on Tuesday, April 28 from 5-7 pm.

Wednesday 4/29

  • A rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at the Lexington Firehouse on Route 42 in Lexington on Wednesday, April 29 from 6-8 pm. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3 year certificate. If no record is shown, your pet will be given a one year vaccination. Please call (518) 719-3600 for ferrets. Donations are highly encouraged.

Thursday 5/7

  • The 2nd annual Buy Local Expo: Home & Garden, sponsored by the Greene County and Columbia County Chambers of Commerce, will be held at Historic Catskill Point, Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, May 7 from 4-7 pm.

Sunday 5/10

  • A day of exploration, music, food and friends will be held at the Blue Deer Center, 1155 County Road 6 in Margaretville on Sunday, May 10 from 10 am until 4 pm. Talk with people from ancestral ways, listen to the Spirit of Thunderheart Drummers, tour this sacred land, participate in a ceremony, buy indigenous art, gather around the fire, and meet Eliot Cowan, author of Plant Spirit Medicine. Admission is free.

Friday 5/15

  • The 5th annual Greene County senior day will be held at the Freight Master’s Building, Main Street in Catskill on Friday, May 15 from 12-2 pm. There will be vendor booths with information pertaining to senior citizens and a special luau-themed lunch. Transportation is available. Call (518) 719-3555 for reservations. The Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen winners will be named.

Wednesday 5/20

  • A rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at the Leeds Firehouse on Route 23B in Leeds on Wednesday, May 20 from 6-8 pm. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3 year certificate. If no record is shown, your pet will be given a one year vaccination. Please call (518) 719-3600 for ferrets. Donations are highly encouraged.

Saturday 5/23

  • The Lexington-Westkill United Methodist Church will hold a Brooks’ barbeque on Saturday, May 23 at 5 pm.

Thursday-Sunday 6/4-6/7

  • The 11th annual Mountain Jam will be held at Hunter Mountain from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6.

Friday & Saturday 6/5 & 6/6

  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greenville will be held at the Town of Greenville Highway Department on Grapeville Road in Greenville from Friday, June 5 at 12 pm until Saturday, June 6 at 6 am.

Saturday 6/6

  • The Lexington-Westkill United Methodist Church will hold a strawberry supper on Saturday, June 6 at 5 pm.

Thursday 6/11

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 15th annual recognition gala at the Villa Vosilla Boutique Resort in Tannersville on Thursday, June 11. Awards will be presented to the business man, business woman, large business, small business, and not-for-profit of the year. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Wednesday 6/17

  • A rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at the Earlton Firehouse on Route 81 in Earlton on Wednesday, June 17 from 6-8 pm. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3 year certificate. If no record is shown, your pet will be given a one year vaccination. Please call (518) 719-3600 for ferrets. Donations are highly encouraged.

Saturday 7/4

  • Live music by Bended at 7 pm, followed by a fireworks display at 9, will be held at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill on Saturday, July 4. Admission is free.

Thursday-Sunday 7/16-7/19

  • The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival will be held in Oak Hill from Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19. This year the festival will partner with Community Action of Greene County to help feed the hungry in area communities.

Saturday & Sunday 8/1 & 8/2

  • The Patchworkers will hold their annual quilt show at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2.

 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.
Call
1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.

  • Thursday, March 26 from 10 am to 3 pm at Robinson Terrace, Route 23 in Stamford.

  • Friday, March 27 from 1-6 pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 81 in Greenville.

  • Friday, March 27 from 1:30-6:30 pm at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Rt. 28 in Margaretville.

  • Wednesday, April 8 from 12-6 pm at Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave. in Catskill.

  • Thursday, April 9 from 1-6 pm at the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Ave. in Hudson

  • Monday, April 13 from 1-6 pm at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake St. in Stamford.

  • Friday, April 17 from 2:30-7:30 pm at Coxsackie Ambulance Service, 117 Mansion St in Coxsackie

  • Saturday April 18 from 7:30am-12:30 pm at Rensselaerville Volunteer Ambulance, Routes 352 & 357 in Medusa

 



- If you live in the Tannersville area and you’re caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, there is help available. The Alzheimer’s Association is starting a support group for caregivers in the region. If you feel overwhelmed by caregiving, a support group could be the answer. These monthly gatherings provide a place to share your challenges, exchange information, express your feelings, and talk to others like you. Call Erica at (518) 867-4999, ext. 303 to find out more.

-   Customers experiencing a financial hardship this winter are encouraged to apply for a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grant through their local Department of Social Services. Eligibility is determined by income and family size. Visit your energy provider’s website or http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/ for more information.

- Greene County has two economic development loan programs that provide funding for job-creating projects. The Quantum Fund and Microenterprise Assistance Program can assist businesses of all sizes with low-interest financing and technical assistance that can make your business dream a reality. For further information call (518) 719-3290 or go to www.GreeneEconomicDevelopment.com.

- Do you own a rental property? Are you a landlord who needs a little help fixing up your investment property? Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. is accepting applications for a HOME Rental Rehabilitation grant in Harpersfield, Kortright, and Stamford (including the Villages of Hobart and Stamford) in Delaware County; Ashland and Prattsville in Greene County; and Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County. This program provides funds to address housing health, safety and accessibility issues, improve energy consumption and more. Tenant incomes in improved apartments must be 60% or below of your county’s HUD median income limits. This is an opportunity that should be considered by all landlords in the eligible towns and villages. This program provides funding to rehabilitate apartments or the common areas of an apartment building. While a landlord match is required, the grant pays for most of the work. Applications and fact sheets for these programs are available by calling (607) 652-2823. For more information visit WesternCatskills.org.

- Volunteers are needed, especially in the Windham area on Mondays and Fridays, to deliver meals and to provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers generally work one day a week or every other week. If you’re interested in volunteering or need more information, call Ruth Pforte at (518) 719-3555 or toll-free at (877) 794-9266, or email RPforte@DiscoverGreene.com. You can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at (518) 263-4392.

- Family Support Service, an organization that helps families supporting an individual with autism or a developmental disability living fulltime in their home, has expanded their services into Greene, Orange and Ulster counties. Their toll-free number (888) 750-2266 is manned 24/7 to answer questions about the program and the services they provide. Visit Occupations.org for further information.

- Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is asking for donations of food to support their pet food bank. The shelter’s current need is for dry cat and dog food. Donations may be dropped off on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM, or on Wednesday or Sunday from 9 AM to noon. They are also accepting gift cards and cash donations to purchase food. The address is 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534. The Food Bank is open for those in need of assistance on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. For more information call (518) 828-6044 or email RonPerez@cghs.org.

The Catskill Watershed Corporation has extended eligibility guidelines for its septic rehabilitation and replacement program. Homeowners in the five county NYC watershed west of the Hudson River, whose homes were built prior to November 2, 1995 and whose property is within 300 feet of a watercourse, are eligible to participate in the program. This program is voluntary. Homeowners who agree to participate will be reimbursed for the cost of pumping and inspecting the septic system to determine its condition. If repairs are needed, the CWC will pay for 100% of eligible costs of repairs for permanent residences, and 60% for non-primary residences. If you feel your property may be eligible, please call toll free (877) 928-7433 or (845) 586-1400 to arrange for a staff visit.


 Town Directory

Ashland

  • A free wellness clinic for Greene County residents, sponsored by the Windham Rotary and the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, will be held at the Ashland Town Hall, Route 23 in Ashland every third Thursday of the month from 5-8 PM. Free clinic services to be offered include acupuncture, massage, reiki, yoga, chiropractic services, mental health and nutrition counseling, and feldenkrais (gentle pain-relieving movement). Call Peg at (518) 989-6491 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be seen if scheduling is available.

  • Sunday services are held at the Ashland United Methodist Church at 9 AM.

  • A breaking habits support group meets every Friday night in the Ashland Community Hall, across from the post office, from 7-8 PM. Call Gary at (518) 819-9554 for more information.

Cairo

  • Cairo Rotary meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM for a dinner meeting at The Bavarian Manor Country Inn in Purling.

  • The women’s group for breast cancer patients and survivors meets every third Monday of the month from 6-7:30 PM at the Cairo Town Hall Court Room, 512 Main Street in Cairo. For more information call (845) 339-4673.

Catskill

  • The fitness center, located in the Catskill High School, is open for public use Monday thru Friday from 5-9 PM and weekends from 7 AM to 4 PM. The cost is $1 per use. Please use the entrance located on the side of the building between the auditorium and the gym. An attendant is on duty during the times the facility is open.

  • The Community Action of Greene County’s Food Pantry at 53 South Jefferson Avenue in Catskill is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4 PM.

Coxsackie

  • Lighten the Load, a weight loss support group, meets every Monday at 6 PM at the Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Avenue in Coxsackie. Wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation is $5. Call Jeffrey at (518) 478-5414 for more information.

Durham – Durham, East Durham, Oak Hill

  • The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Knock Council #6439 meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Council Hall located on Route 145 in East Durham. New members are always welcome.

Greenville – Freehold, Greenville

  • The Freehold Church, located on County Route 67 in Freehold, is offering a free soup night on Thursdays from 4-6 PM. Free soup, bread, coffee and tea to anyone in need. All are welcome.

  • A 12-Step Workshop for individuals who want help with hurts, hang-ups, or habits they would like to break takes place at the Greenville Christian Life Center on Mondays from 7-9 PM. Sessions are free. Call (518) 966-4519 with questions.

  • The Northeast Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Greenville Library on the first Saturday of each month at 12:30 PM.

Hunter – Elka Park, Haines Falls, Hunter, Onteora Park, Platte Clove, Tannersville, Twilight Park

  • First Friday Shabbat services and Oneg (potluck meal) will be held on the first Friday of every month at the Hunter synagogue on Main Street in Hunter at 7 PM. Skiers welcome. Bring a dish if you like. Email Mike Alpern at AlpernM@aol.com for more information.
     
  • Hunter Chamber of Commerce meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.
     
  • A free creative writing workshop is offered at 2 PM every Saturday at the Village Square Bookstore & Literary Arts Center, 7950 Main Street in the Village of Hunter. Call (518) 263-2050 to sign up.
     
  • The Mountain Top Golden Agers meet at the Tannersville Village Hall the fourth Thursday of the month.
     
  • Earn Money - Share What You Know Do you have a skill or knowledge that you would like to share with others, while getting paid for your efforts? Become an instructor in the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District's Adult Education Program. You choose the days and times. HTC does the paperwork of advertising, registering participants, finding a location for your class, and handling fees. Contact HTC Adult Education Coordinator, Barbara at BSlutzky@HTCSD.org; (518) 589-5400, ext. 1520; or call (518) 263-4061.
     
  • Story time for children ages 3-6 is held at the Hunter Public Library Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11 AM. Call (518) 263-4655 for further information.
     
  • Bunt-Brewer American Legion Post 165 meets the first Wednesday of the month, April through January, at 7:30 PM at the legion headquarters in the Tannersville Firehouse. For information call Jim at (518) 263-5184.

  • The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church food pantry, located behind the Tannersville Village Hall, is open every Wednesday from 1-3 PM. If you have an emergency need or would like to donate non-perishable items, please call Bernice at (518) 263-4865.

Jewett – East Jewett, Jewett

  • The Jewett Senior Center, located on Route 23C just off Route 296 in Jewett, holds blood pressure clinics the second Tuesday of the month and also on the fourth Friday of the month at 11 AM. Call (518) 263-4392 for information.

  • The Jewett Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM in the upstairs meeting room in the Jewett Firehouse.

  • Sunday services are held at the Jewett Presbyterian Church at 9 AM.

  • The Jewett Food Pantry is open every Sunday from Noon until 2:30 PM at the Jewett Presbyterian Church.

Lexington – Lexington, West Kill

  • Every Wednesday morning a pre-school program will be held in the Lexington Mission food pantry meeting room from 10:30 AM to noon. There are stories, crafts, snacks and lots of fun. Call (518) 299-3227 for information.

  • A 12-step support group meets every Friday night in the Lexington Mission food pantry meeting room from 7-8 PM. Call Andy at (518) 487-8270 or Gary at (518) 819-9554 for more information.

  • The Lexington Mission Community Food Pantry will be closed for the winter. If you have an emergency need please call (518) 299-3227.

  • Sunday morning worship services are held at the Lexington Mission at 9 AM.

  • Sunday services are held at the Lexington United Methodist Church at 9:30 AM.

Prattsville

  • The Reformed Church of Prattsville holds Sunday Worship and Sunday School in the parsonage chapel, 14537 Main Street, across from Jim’s Great American, every Sunday at 11 am. All are welcome.

  • The Prattsville food pantry, in the Methodist Community Church, is open on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-6 PM.

  • Rebuild Prattsville magnetic car signs are available for $15 at the Prattsville Town Hall. All proceeds go toward that cause.

  • A community dinner is held in the Prattsville United Methodist Church hall on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 PM. Please bring a food dish to share.

  • Sunday school classes have resumed at the Prattsville United Methodist Church and are held on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 AM. Ages 3 and up are welcome and there is also an adult class that meets at the same time.

Windham – Hensonville, Maplecrest, Windham

  • VFW Post #1545 has partnered with the American Clothing Company of Glens Falls to have a clothing drop box located at the west end of the Post property on Route 23 in Windham. Area residents are encouraged to drop off any usable clothing and shoes that will go to needy persons throughout the state. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the Post that also benefits those in need of assistance.

  • Volunteers are needed, especially in the Windham area on Mondays and Fridays, to deliver meals and to provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers generally work one day a week or every other week. If you’re interested in volunteering or need more information, call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 or toll-free at (877) 794-9266, or email RPforte@DiscoverGreene.com. You can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at (518) 263-4392.

  • Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties WIC Program will be assisting families the third Tuesday of every other month from 10 AM to 2 PM at St Theresa’s Church in Windham. The WIC program is a nutrition education program available to pregnant and postpartum women and their children under the age of 5. Each family member is eligible for $70-$130 worth of food vouchers per month. Participants need to be income eligible for the program. Please call the Catskill WIC office at (518) 943-9082 to see if you qualify or have questions about your current WIC benefits. The office at 82 Woodland Avenue in Catskill is open 5 days a week.

  • A self-help program for young adults will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, Route 23 in Windham every Wednesday at 7 PM. Visit alateen.org to learn more. Anonymity is the basis of this program.

  • The Community of Windham Foundation is selling streamers to commemorate all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. They are $10 each and are available at Legacy Bank, Route 296 in Windham, or by calling Chris at (518) 734-5011. Proceeds will support youth and community programs.

  • The WAJPL Golden Age Club meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Windham Town Hall in Hensonville at 1 PM.

  • The Knights of Columbus Council 8533 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the church hall of St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • Sgt. James F. Carty VFW Post 1545 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Dugout, lower Main Street, Windham.

  • Al Anon meetings are held every Wednesday at 6 PM at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • St. Theresa’s Women’s Guild meets the first Friday of each month at 11 AM in the church hall at St. Theresa’s Church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham. All parishioners are welcome.

  • The Windham Food Pantry at Hope Restoration Church is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Call (518) 734-3826 for more information.

  • Sunday services are held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church, Hope Restoration Church, and Mitchell Hollow Missions Church at 11 AM. Mitchell Hollow Missions Church holds Sunday school every Sunday at 10 AM. For more information about Mitchell Hollow Missions Church go to MitchellHollow.org.

Columbia County

  • A new breast cancer support group will meet in Hudson on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings will take place at 6 PM in the second floor conference room of the Columbia Healthcare Consortium, 325 Columbia Street. Space is limited, so please call (845) 339-4673 to reserve a spot. If you have any questions call that number or email Hope@BreastCancerOptions.org.

Delaware County

  • The Roxbury Library, located at 53742 State Highway 30 in Roxbury, directly opposite the United Methodist Church on Main Street, has new hours. The Roxbury Library, RLA Thrift Shoppe and the Irma Mae Griffin History Room will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Call (607) 326-7901 for further information.

  • CORE Values Thrift Store in Stamford is located at 112 Main Street, across from the Grand Union. CORE welcomes donations of clean, usable clothing, household items, toys, and furniture. No old computers, please. All donations are tax deductible. Money received through the sale of merchandise is distributed back to the community. Open Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. The phone number is (607) 652-4772.

Greene County

Schoharie County

  • The Gilboa Historical Society meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Gilboa Town Hall on Route 990V in Gilboa. There are no meetings in January and February. There is a short business meeting prior to a guest speaker and refreshments are served.

  • The Schoharie Valley Hay Shakers Square Dance Club hold dances at the Middleburgh Central Schools on the first and third Friday of the month from September through June, except January and February. All dances run from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Contact them by email at SVHayShakers@gmail.com or call (518) 595-9213 if you have any questions.


 Art Exhibits

  • Local Landscapes of the Mountaintop and Beyond: Paintings, Watercolors and Photographs by 15 Notable Artists of the Northern Catskills, will be on display at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter through Sunday, March 29. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Artists include Athena Billias, Vincent Bilotta, Dan Burkholder, Patti Ferrara Birnbaum, Robert Cepale, Steve Dolan, Francis X. Driscoll, Larry Gambon, Linda Nicholls, John P. O’Grady, Karen Rhodes, Robert Selkowitz, Carol Slutzky-Tenerowicz, Sheila Trautman, and Mary Ann Tully.
     
  • Outside the Lines, an exhibit of works by area students and youth, will be on display at the Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill through Saturday, April 18. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 12-5 pm.
     
  • The Catskills, Winter and Summer, landscape paintings by Mara Lehmann, will be on display at the Gallery on Main, 5380 Main Street in Windham through Monday, March 23. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 12-6 pm, and Sunday from 12-5 pm.
     
  • River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home will open on Sunday, May 3 and run through Sunday, November 1 at both the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Spring Street in Catskill and the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson. The exhibit will highlight the pivotal role that these two historic properties – and the artists who lived and worked there – played in shaping America’s culture of contemporary art. The artists whose work is included in the exhibition are Romare Bearden, Elijah Burgher, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, Gregory Crewdson, Lynn Davis, Jerry Gretzinger, Don Gummer, Duncan Hannah, Stephen Hannock, Valerie Hegarty, Angie Keefer with Kara Hamilton and Kianja Strobert, Charles LeDray, Maya Lin, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Rashaad Newsome, Thomas Nozkowski, Stephen Petegorsky, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Shields, Kiki Smith, Joel Sternfeld, Letha Wilson, and Elyn Zimmerman, in addition to selected complementary work by Thomas Cole and Frederic Church from the permanent collections.
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