UPDATED: NOVEMBER 19, 2014

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- The Maplecrest Post Office will be closed until further notice. Post office box customers must pick up their mail at the Hensonville post office located on Rt 296, will be open Monday-Friday from 8 am until 12:30 pm, and 3-5 pm; and on Saturdays from 9 am until noon. Call the Windham post office at (518) 734-6956 for further information.

- 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.

- The Windham-Ashland-Jewett School Alumni Association is asking alumni to help them update their records. Please click on this link and fill out the form. iNeedYourAddress.com/WAJAlumni/

- 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.

- The Roxbury Arts Center is seeking vendors for their holiday arts market, which will be held at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury on Saturday, December 6 from 10 am to 5 pm. The market will highlight vendors whose products are made in the Catskills including fine arts, crafts, books, and food products. To register as a vendor call (607) 326-7908 or visit RoxburyArtsGroup.org.

- The South Kortright Central School Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund is just $800 short of qualifying for a $5,000 matching grant. Without the grant they will not be able to fund the number and amount of scholarships they have traditionally awarded. Your donation can help. Send your check payable to SKCS Dollars for Scholars to South Kortright Central School Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 31, Hobart, NY 13788.

-  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.


Thursday 11/20

  • A golden jubilee, celebrating more than 50 years of public library service in the Town of Cairo, will be held in the library’s community room, 15 Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Thursday, November 20 at 6 pm. The event will include a historical presentation, an art exhibit, special recognitions, music, refreshments, and a raffle of a handmade doll. The public is invited to attend.

  • The French Club at Catskill High School will host a holiday vendor fair in the school cafeteria, 341 West Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, November 20 from 3:30-7:30 pm.

Friday 11/21

  • The Grand Gorge Fire Department will hold a chili supper, Chinese auction and bake sale to benefit Lori Brownell who was diagnosed with breast cancer. It will be held at the firehouse on State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge on Friday, November 21 from 5-8 pm. The chili supper includes cornbread and soda for $5. A kids’ meal of hot dogs, chips and soda is $3. Donations can be mailed to Contessa Nebesnik, PO Box 243, Hobart, NY 13788.

  • The Schoharie Valley Hay Shakers will hold a mainstream level western square dance in the Middleburgh elementary school cafeteria on Friday, November 21 from 7:30-10 pm. The dance theme is patriotic night. The caller is Ray Taylor and the cuer is Dolores Randall. Please wear soft sole shoes.

Saturday & Sunday 11/22 & 11/23

  • The Schoharie Creek Players present a dinner theater experience with the female version of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple at the Villa Vosilla, 6302 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23. The Saturday performance and dinner is $50, which includes gratuity and taxes. Cash bar at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 6:15. Showtime is at 7:15. Sunday’s performance and brunch is $35, which includes gratuity and taxes. Doors open at noon, curtain time is 1:15. Door prizes will be awarded at both shows. Reservations are required. Call (518) 589-5060.

Saturday 11/22

  • Planet Arts presents Michael Benedict’s Bopitude playing music of Kenny Dorham, one of the great trumpet pioneers of the be-bop era, on Saturday, November 22 at 8 pm in the Bridge Street Theatre’s Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill. Admission is $10. For advance tickets and further information call (518) 945-2669 or visit PlanetArts.org.

  • A spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction to benefit Brandon Ostrander and Ronnie Medico, who survived a horrific motor vehicle accident, will be held at the Jefferson Fire Department, 207 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, November 22 from 4-8 pm. The menu includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, bread and beverages. Eat in or take out. $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 55+, $4 for kids ages 4-12, and free for kids 3 and under. For dinner tickets or to donate needed items call Sara at (607) 652-9040. Chinese auction drawing begins at 6 pm. If you would like to donate items for the auction or to the dinner, call Connie at (607) 237-1276. Monetary donations to the Ostrander-Medico fund may be made at any area NBT Bank.

Sunday 11/23

  • The New York State Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the 1998 Robin Williams film, Patch Adams, on Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

  • The annual Elsie Allan holiday boutique will be held at 1234 Allan Teator Road in Durham on Sunday, November 23 from 10 am to 4 pm. You’ll find unique handcrafted items, ornaments, homemade cookies, and you might even win a door prize. Bring a pair of children’s gloves or mittens to drop in the box.

Monday 11/24

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, November 24 from 1-6:30 pm at the First Reformed Church, 1663 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

Wednesday 11/26

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, November 26 from 11 am to 4 pm at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • A Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at the Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Church in Lexington on Wednesday, November 26 at 7 pm.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, November 26 from 1:30-6:30 pm at Mountainside Residential Care Center, 42158 State Highway 28 in Margaretville.

Friday 11/28

  • The annual Catskill Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, November 28 at 7 pm. The parade begins at the top of Main Street in Catskill, proceeds to Bridge Street and ends at Cone-E-Island with a tree lighting and visit from Santa.

Friday & Saturday 11/28 & 11/29

  • Christmas at the Creamery, Creamery Road in Bovina Center will be held on Friday, November 28 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, November 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be local products, antiques, collectibles, Christmas trees and ornaments, handmade gifts, wreaths, food, clothing, pottery, baked goods, and door prizes. Email MapleShade@hotmail.com or call (607) 746-8866 for more information.

Saturday 11/29

  • The Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, Robert Manno, conductor, will perform at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, November 29 at 8 pm. The program will include music by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart and Haydn. Advance tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $7 for students. Tickets at the door are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $7 for students. Reservations may be made by calling (518) 263-2063 or visit CatskillMtn.org.or app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=180451

  • Tannersville’s annual holiday craft fair will be held at the Village Hall in Tannersville on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am until 4 pm and will include visits from Santa, Frosty, and Sparky the Fire Dog. Tree lighting at the Veterans monument at 5 pm.

  • The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church in Tannersville will hold a holiday fair on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be baked goods, glassware, clothing, crafts, gifts and toys.

  • A pop-up farm and gift market will be held at the West Kill Community Hall on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am until 2 pm. There will be farm products, produce, meat, cheese, hot and cold foods, homemade bread, knitted and sewn items, rustic wood furniture, jewelry, holiday wreaths and cards, art, photography, and more. Artists and artisans have been invited to sell their wares.

  • The Mountain Top Small Animal Sanctuary, a not-for-profit rescue located in Haines Falls, will hold its annual Christmas fair fundraiser at Hunter Elementary School on Saturday, November 29 from 9 am until 4 pm. New vendors are welcome. For information call Linda at (518) 589-5760.

  • The Greenville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold its 23rd annual Christmas craft fair at the firehouse at the intersection of Routes 81 and 32 in Greenville on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am to 3 pm. All items are handmade and include knitted, crocheted and embroidered items, massage oils, aromatherapy soaps, jewelry, fleece clothing, rag dolls, teddy bears, small quilts, pillows, painted wood, pocketbooks, decoupage, floral arrangements, and Christmas ornaments and decorations. Homemade chili, fudge, hot dogs, baked goods and other food will be available throughout the day.

  • A holiday craft fair will be held at the Cairo Public Library on Saturday, November 29 from 3-7 pm.

  • The Cairo Hose Company’s parade of lights will be held on Saturday, November 29. Line up at Hannaford Plaza starting at 4:30 pm. The parade steps off at 5:30 and ends past the firehouse on Railroad Avenue. Have your class, family, or organization bring a float. For more information or to register as a participant please call Brian at (518) 821-6511 or Debbi at (518) 622-9486.

Sunday 11/30

  • The New York State Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the 2006 Robin Williams film, RV, on Sunday, November 30 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Tuesday 12/2

  • An ecumenical meeting will be held at the Ashland United Methodist Community Church in Ashland on Tuesday, December 2 starting at 11 am with a speaker, followed by a covered-dish luncheon at noon. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass. For more information call Lula at (518) 734-5360

Friday 12/5

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual holiday party at the Catskill Golf Club, 27 Brooks Lane in Catskill on Thursday, December 11 from 5:30-8 pm. Fireworks by Young’s Explosives. This event is free for members, $15 for non-members, and there will be a cash bar. Please RSVP by Friday, December 5 by calling (518) 943-4222 or email Rebecca@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Saturday 12/6

  • The Cairo United Methodist Church will hold its annual St. Nicholas bazaar in the Fellowship Hall on Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, December 6 from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be assorted Christmas items, crafts, baked goods and homemade soups.

  • Cub Scout Pack 44 will hold their 3rd annual pancake breakfast at the Washington Irving Senior Center on Academy Street in Catskill on Saturday, December 6 from 8-11 am.

  • The Catskill Teachers Association will hold their 2nd annual 5K run and walk for a Claus at the Catskill high school on Saturday, December 6. Registration at 10:30 am. This event benefits local food pantries. Call (518) 943-2300 for more information.

  • Planet Arts presents trumpeter/composer Chris Pasin’s Random Acts of Kindness at the Bridge Street Theatre’s Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. Admission is $10. For advance tickets and further information call (518) 945-2669 or visit PlanetArts.org.

  • A holiday arts market will be held at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury on Saturday, December 6 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. The market will feature products created by regional artists and artisans, decorated wreaths, holiday treats, and a trombone-tooting Santa for the kids.

Friday-Sunday 12/12-12/14

  • Scrooge & Son: A Catskill Christmas Carol will be performed at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, Main Street in Tannersville on Friday and Saturday, December 12 and 13 at 7 pm, and Sunday, December 14 at 2 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Saturday 12/13

  • The Windham Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday craft fair, tree lighting, and visit with Santa will take place on Saturday, December 13.

 



- 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.

- The Mid-Hudson Region Small Business Development Center is providing information on the steps small businesses can follow immediately with respect to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the State of New York. Beginning on October 28, 2012, federal aid may be made available to NY businesses to supplement state and local recovery assistance in the areas affected by the storm. Contact the Mid-Hudson Region SBDC at (845) 339-0025.

- 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.


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 to donate blood. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in NY), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Identification is required at the time of donation.

  • Monday, November 24: 1-6:30 pm at the First Reformed Church, 1663 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

  • Wednesday, November 26: 11 am to 4 pm at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • Wednesday, November 26: 1:30-6:30pm at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Rt 28 Margaretville.

  • Saturday, November 29: 8am-1pm at the Norton Hill Methodist Church, Route 81 in Norton Hill.

  • Monday, December 1: 2-7pm at St. Luke’s Church, 50 William Street in Catskill.



 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

Mountaintop Ecumenical monthly meetings start at 11 AM with a speaker, followed by a covered-dish luncheon. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass.

  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Ashland United Methodist Community Church

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

  • New works by ceramic artists Susan Beecher and Susan Bogen are now on view at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter. Gallery hours are Friday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Call (518) 263-2060 for more information.
  • Colors of the Catskills will be on exhibit at the Frisbee Agency Gallery, 384B Main Street in Catskill through Friday, December 5.
     
  • The Greene County Council on the Arts’ annual members’ fine art and crafts exhibit and sale will take place at their gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill from Saturday, November 22 through Saturday, January 3.
     
  • Crafting the Holidays at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter will showcase one-of-a-kind crafts for the holidays featuring woodwork by John Franklin, glass by Mary Certoma, jewelry by Liliya Kochergina, and pottery by Susan Bogen. Fine art, photography, sculpture, plus a wide selection of children’s books will also be available from Saturday, November 22 through Monday, January 5. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 3:30 pm.

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