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October 13, 2017 11:39 am

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LEEDS — The Leeds Ladies Auxiliary is hosting an ovarian cancer fundraiser. The group has sweatshirts, t-shirts and long-sleeve tees available in sizes S-5X. Fifty percent of profits will be given to Ovarian Cancer Research. Contact Tina at 518-947-4743 or Danielle at 518-701-3168 to order. Orders, picture and prices can be found at Orders will be taken until Nov. 30.

CATSKILL — The Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid is holding a membership drive during the regular monthly membership meeting held at noon on Nov. 7 held at Ambrosia Diner in Catskill. Membership meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month from April through December. Lunch is at noon and the meeting is called to order at 1 p.m. Yearly dues are $25. Greene County Women’s League (G.C.W.L.) is a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide Greene County Cancer patients with assistance in paying medical expenses resulting from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. One-hundred percent of donations are committed to patient care. For information, visit, find us on FACEBOOK or via mail at P.O. Box 341, Round Top, NY 12534.

HUNTER — The Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main St., Hunter, holds a Coloring Club 1-3 p.m. every Saturday. All ages welcome. Contact the library at or 518-263-4655.

GREENVILLE — A chess club meets 1-3 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Greenville Library, 11177 Route 32, Greenville. This is ongoing and all are welcome.

Oct. 14

ATHENS — The American Legion Post 187, 61 Second St., Athens, annual Flag Retirement Ritual Ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the post. The event is being hosted by the On-Ti-Ora Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Athens American Legion Post No. 187 and the Greene County Blue Star Mothers. At this ceremony, torn, tattered, faded, or damaged American Flags will be retired (burned). The public is invited to attend the ceremony. There is ample parking at the back of the American Legion Hall. A light lunch will also be served. Also assisting are the Athens and West Athens Fire Departments, the Athens Police Department, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, a children’s choir and the Greenville quartet. Place damaged American flags in the “mail box” in the front of the American Legion Hall, Second Street, Athens. For information or questions, contact Wanda Traver at 845-453-0188.

ATHENS — The Athens Volunteer Fire Department presents A Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the fire department, 39 Third St., Athens. Dinner includes chicken, potatoes, vegetable, roll and dessert, soda, water and beer included. Adults only. Advance tickets, $40; at the door, $50. For tickets, contact any member of the fire department or call Tammy at 518-965-7083 or Paula at 518-528-5282 or email

ATHENS — The One World Music Series presents the Peggy Delaney Trio at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St., Athens. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

COXSACKIE — A take out roast beef dinner will be held 3-7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Coxsackie Hose Company No. 3, 218 Mansion St., Coxsackie. Menu includes roast beef with gravy, veggies, roasted potatoes, roll with butter and dessert. The cost is $10. A fundraiser to benefit victims of a recent fire at 333 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

CATSKILL — “Lost Catskill: Off Main Street,” a slide show by Ted Hilscher, will be presented at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Beattie Powers House off Upper Bridge Street in Catskill. Hilscher and his audience will discuss buildings and places in the village outside of the commercial district which no longer exist. Highlights include the waterfront along the Catskill Creek, and early-automobile-era development on the west side of the village. Admission is free.

Oct. 15

CAIRO — The Community Cares Ministry at Resurrection Lutheran Church and the Cairo-Durham Imagination Library Program will host a fall family carnival 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main St., Cairo. There will be games and prizes, door prizes, reptile demonstrations, animals, crafts, movies, hay rides and food. For information, call 518-622-3286.

ATHENS — A chicken barbecue will be served 1-5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the West Athens Fire Station 2, Leeds-Athens Road, Athens. Eat in or take out. The cost is $12. To benefit West Athens-Lime Street Fire Co.

NEWBURGH — Mount Saint Mary College’s Catholic and Dominican Institute and Division of Education will present How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story at 2 p.m. Oct. 15. The free screening will take place in the college’s Hudson Hall Auditorium, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. Seating is limited and must be reserved by calling 845-569-3467 or emailing How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story is the extraordinary untold tale of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the decades old “Troubles” in Northern Ireland.

OLIVEBRIDGE — The Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, will sponsor the premiere performance by Arm of the Sea Theater of “City That Drinks the Mountain Sky, Part Two” at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Ashokan Reservoir fountains, 2389 Route 28A, Olivebridge. This family show is free and open to the public, in observance of the centennial of the delivery of Catskill water to all five boroughs in the City. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the show will be staged at 1 p.m. Oct. 15.

Oct. 16

GREENVILLE — The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Community Room of the Greenville Public Library, 11177 Route 32, Greenville. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. The program explores the difference between memory loss brought about by normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. Registration can be done at the library, or call 518-966-8205 or just drop in.

Oct. 17

COEYMANS HOLLOW — NYSAFC will be holding a free best practices training program 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Coeymans Hollow Volunteer Fire Company, 1290 Route 143, Coeymans Hollow. This 2.5-hour program will help fire chiefs and officers assure that their department properly addresses the Recommended Best Practices for Fire Department Training Program.

SCHENECTADY — Gently used items will be accepted for the Schenectady JCC (SJCC) Garage Sale 9:30 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m. Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 and 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 20. Items, including furniture, baby items including toys, houseware and decorative items, kitchenware, sporting goods, bags and personal accessories, should be clean, usable and in good condition. Newer electronics (excluding tube TVs, outdated computers, and VHS tapes) that are in good working order will be accepted. Clothing should be wearable (shoes or undergarments will not be accepted). All donations are tax deductible and may be dropped off at 2565 Balltown Road in Niskayuna in the SJCC auditorium.

The SJCC Garage Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22. Presale is available at 8:30 a.m. for $5 early bird entry fee, with a bag sale scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Early Childhood Education and After School programs. For information or for those interested in volunteering, contact Andrea L. at 518-377-8803.