UPDATED: April 1, 2015

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- 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 reminder that residential brush burning is prohibited through Thursday, May 14.

- American Pickers is searching for collections to purchase. If you’re interested in being on the show call 1 (855) OLD-RUST and leave a message, or email your name, number, city, state and description of the collection, including photos, to AmericanPickers@cineflix.com.American Pickers is searching for collections to purchase. If you’re interested in being on the show call 1 (855) OLD-RUST and leave a message, or email your name, number, city, state and description of the collection, including photos, to AmericanPickers@cineflix.com.

- Residents of the Town of Lexington are encouraged to fill out a survey on broadband Internet access before Saturday, April 18 to show potential providers their interest in high-speed cable Internet. Copies of the survey are available at the Lexington Town Clerk’s office, the Lexington and West Kill post offices, and online at LexingtonBroadband.org .

- Prom dresses are available at Community Action of Greene County’s thrift store, Pay It Forward, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill. The cost is $10 per dress with a student ID. Call (518) 943-9205 for more 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.

- Visit agroforestrycenter.org to register for a variety of free and low cost classes offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.


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 for religious services during the week of March 30 through April 5.

Wednesday 4/1

  • 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.

  • A community night fundraiser for Sgt. James F. Carty, DSC VFW Post #1545 will be held at Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 1202 Ulster Avenue in Kingston on Wednesday, April 1 from 4-10 pm. Five Guys will donate 10% of all sales to the VFW Post in Windham.

  • A free, preschool music program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, April 1 from 10-11 am.

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.

  • Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a spring pop-up farmers’ market at the Grand Gorge Civic Center, 60933 State Route 30 in Grand Gorge on Thursday, April 2 from 3:30-6 pm. Vendors will have baked goods, cheese, eggs, locally-raised meat, lamb and poultry, homemade pottery, jams and jellies, fudge, handmade bags and purses, and much more.

Friday 4/3

  • The 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. The menu includes fried fish or clam on a roll, coleslaw, handmade fries, and tartar or cocktail sauce for $8.50. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

  • 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

  • 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.

  • An Easter egg hunt will be held at Young’s Agway Store in Prattsville on Saturday, April 4 at 11 am. Light refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary, Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327.

  • An Easter egg hunt will be held, rain or shine, at Kedemah Lodge, 523 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, April 4 at 1 pm. Children 10 and under are welcome.

  • Stamford Rotary will hold an Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under on Saturday, April 4 at 11 am. Meet in the parking lot next to Tops.

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.

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a women in business meeting at Angela’s Italian Family Restaurant and Rip Van Winkle Brewery, 4545 Route 32 in Catskill on Thursday, April 16 from 5-8 pm. Cost is $25, which includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, coffee and tea. There will be a cash bar. Payment must be received prior to the event to secure your reservation. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Rebecca@GreeneCountyChamber.com. Claire Parde, director of the Healthcare Consortium, will be the guest speaker.

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.

  • A chili and cornbread dinner will be held at the Palenville Firehouse on Route 32A on Tuesday, April 7 from 5-8 pm. Call (518) 678-3311 for more information.

  • Catskill Watershed Corporation will hold its 18th annual meeting of member towns at the CWC Office, 905 Main Street in Margaretville on Tuesday, April 7 from 1-2:30 pm. The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors will be held immediately following the annual meeting. The public is cordially invited to attend both meetings.

Friday 4/10

  • Author and internationally-known garden designer Kerry Mendez will speak on How to Downsize Large Gardens at the Greenville-Norton Hill Methodist Church auditorium on Friday, April 10 at 1 pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call Jean at (518) 966-4260 for more information.

Friday-Sunday 4/10-4/12

  • The WAJ Drama Club will present Little Shop of Horrors on Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11 at 7 pm; and Sunday, April 12 at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door or they can be purchased in advance by calling (518) 734-3400.

Saturday 4/11

  • U.S. passport day will be held at the Windham post office on Saturday, April 11. Routine processing costs $110 for adults, 16 and older; and $80 for children up to age 15. There is an additional $25 fee for the Postmaster, $15 for photos, and $1.25 for the money order fee. Payment must be made by cash, debit card or check, no credit cards. Expedited processing fees are $226.80 for adults and $196.80 for children. Passport cards for ground travel and certain cruises are $30 for adults and $15 for children, plus the $25 postmaster fee.

  • American Dream, a 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 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $12 at the door, and $7 for children and students. Call the Catskill Mountain Foundation at (518) 263-2063 for more information. To purchase advance tickets visit app.arts-people.com/.

  • The Greenville Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a nickel social at the firehouse at the corner of Routes 32 and 81 in Greenville on Saturday, April 11. Doors open at 3:30 pm, drawings begin at 4:30. Refreshments will also be sold.

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.

  • West Kill/Lexington Improvement Association will host a maple brunch at the West Kill Community Center on Spruceton Road on Sunday, April 12.

  • American Legion Mohican Post 983 will hold a breakfast at the Masonic Temple, Main Street in Cairo on Sunday, April 12 from 8 am until noon. Adults $8, children (ages 4-10) $5, and free for kids under 4. Proceeds to support local veterans, children, and youth scholarships.

Sunday-Wednesday 4/12-4/15

  • Sacred Heart Church in Cairo will hold a family mission from Sunday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 15. Each evening begins at 7 pm. The theme is bringing peace to your home and family.

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.

  • Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church will be selling chicken salad sandwiches, macaroni salad, chips, brownie, and soda or water on Friday, April 17 from 11 am until 2 pm. Lunches are $8. Order 3 or more for deliver within Windham only by calling Linda at (518) 734-3044.

Sunday 4/19

  • West Athens Fire Company #2 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. All proceeds will go to a cause chosen by the Fire Company.

  • A psychic dinner fundraiser for the Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School District support staff union scholarship fund will be held at the Brandywine Restaurant in Windham on Saturday, April 19 from 1-5 pm. Readings will be done by Sharon St. Clair, Lorry Salluzzi, and Lois Martin. Cost is $40 for dinner and a reading, $20 for dinner only, or $25 for just a reading. Seating is limited. Call Ann at (518) 369-2608 to make your reservation, or drop off checks made payable to The WAJ Support Staff to Joanne Conlin in the WAJ main office Monday through Friday from 2-3:15 pm.

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.

Wednesday 4/22

  • A rabies clinic will be held at the Summit Town Highway Garage on Charlotte Valley Road in Summit on Wednesday, April 22 from 6-8 pm. Vaccinations are available free of charge. Donations to offset clinic expenses are appreciated. Pets must be at least 3 years of age. Dogs should be on a leash. Cats and ferrets must be brought in a carrier or a well-sealed, sturdy container. Proof of previous vaccinations must be shown to receive a 3 year vaccination. Call (518) 295-8382 for more information.

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.

  • A wine tasting fundraiser for Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Knock Shrine will be held at St. Mary’s Community Center, Route 145 in East Durham on Friday, April 24 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Tickets are $20 per person, 21 and older. Wine from Eagle Crest Vineyards of Hemlock Lake, NY, and cheese from Goats and Gourmet in Westerlo will be featured.

  • 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.

  • Lexington Fire Company will hold a takeout chicken barbeque at the Lexington fire station at the Municipal Building on Route 42 on Saturday, April 25 at 2 pm. Dinners includes a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and cookie for $10. Chicken halves $6. Seating available under the pavilion. They will also hold an open house from 1-4 pm. There will be a children’s safe house, fire extinguisher demonstrations, blood pressure screenings, and more. 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.

  • Friends of the Cairo Public Library will sponsor a nickel social at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo on Saturday, April 25. Doors open at 1 pm and the drawing begins at 2. Items include gift certificates, handmade items, new and gently used items. This event benefits the Cairo Public Library.

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.

  • A fundraiser for the Altamura Center for the Arts will be held at the Brandywine Restaurant in Windham on Sunday, April 26 from 2-6 pm. Tickets are $45 per person, which includes gratuity. Seating is limited. Call (518) 610-3332 or (201) 863-8724 to reserve your seat. Checks payable to Intercities Performing Arts may be sent to M. A. Tarpinian, PO Box 311, Acra, NY 12405.

  • Confessions of a Reading Woman, Part II, a presentation by Deidre Larkin, will be given at Adams’ Antiquarian Book Shop, 602 Main Street in Hobart on Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm. There is no charge, but seating is limited. Given the uncertainty of weather and illnesses, please call (607) 538-9080 to confirm date and topic.

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.

  • An Irish afternoon featuring The Hunger, a play about the Great Potato Famine in Ireland, will be performed at Gallagher’s Banquet Hall, Main Street in Cairo on Sunday, April 29 at 2 pm. Dancers from the Farrell School of Irish Dance and the Pipe Band of Greene will also perform. Call (518) 622-0123 for tickets.

  • Dr. Brian Fallon will give a presentation on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases at Columbia-Greene Community College’s Fine Arts Theatre in Hudson on Friday, May 1 at 7 pm. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required by Wednesday, April 29 by calling (518) 622-9820 ext. 0, or click the link pub.cce.cornell.edu

Friday 5/1

  • The WAJPL Golden Age Club will travel to Proctor’s in Schenectady on Thursday, June 18 to see the Tony award winning musical Kinky Boots. Lunch will be at Buca DiBeppo Restaurant in Colonie. The cost is $70 per person. Please call as soon as possible as tickets must be purchased in advance. For reservations call Mary at (518) 622-3397 or Opal at (518) 750-8380 by no later than Friday, May 1. Payment should be sent to WAJPL Golden Age Club, PO Box 101, Ashland, NY 12407.

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.

Monday 5/11

  • The 11th annual Greene County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will be held at Christman’s Windham House in Windham on Friday, May 15. The entry deadline is Monday, May 11. The tournament fee is $110 per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and free raffle entry. Prizes include $10,000 for a hole-in-one. Check-in and continental breakfast start at 8:30 am, shotgun start at 10, lunch at the turn, mixer cash bar at 3, and awards banquet at 4. For more information contact Rebecca@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222.

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.

  • 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

 

Golf Tournaments

Monday 5/11

  • The 11th annual Greene County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will be held at Christman’s Windham House in Windham on Friday, May 15. The entry deadline is Monday, May 11. The tournament fee is $110 per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and free raffle entry. Prizes include $10,000 for a hole-in-one. Check-in and continental breakfast start at 8:30 am, shotgun start at 10, lunch at the turn, mixer cash bar at 3, and awards banquet at 4. For more information contact Rebecca@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222.

Friday 6/5

  • VFW Post 1545 will hold its 7th annual golf tournament at Christman’s Windham House on Friday, June 5. Registration begins at 8 am, tee off at 9:30. The cost is $90, which includes continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, soft drinks on the course, cart, and 18 holes of golf on the mountain course, followed by dinner and awards in the clubhouse. Dinner only is $40 per person. Preregister by emailing VFWPost1545@gmail.com or call Jim at (518) 589-5849, Dick at (518) 755-2032, Stephen at (914) 714-0594, or Marc at (201) 741-6534. Make checks payable to VFW Post 1545.

 



- 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

  • Greene County Rural Health Network has drop boxes at the following locations for the disposal of expired and unwanted medication, no questions asked.

·      Windham Police Department, Windham Town Hall in Hensonville from 9 am to 3 pm. Call (518) 734-3151 to ensure that the office is open.

·      Greene County Sheriff’s Office, 80 Bridge Street in Catskill, Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. (518) 943-3300

·      Coxsackie Police Department, 119 Mansion Street in Coxsackie, every day from 8 am to midnight. (518) 756-6128

 

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

  • 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.
  • 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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