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CAIRO — Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, hosts Make It! Crafts, Beading and Building for children 4 and older, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. This is a drop-in program; no preregistration required but caregivers should plan to attend with children under 8. Children under 10 must have caregiver on premises. For information, call Cairo Public Library at 518-622-9864.
CAIRO — Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, presents Game On! Learn to play classic board games – and to design your own for children 5 and older, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays. This is a drop-in program; no preregistration required but caregivers should plan to attend with children under 8. Children under 10 must have caregiver on premises. For information, call Cairo Public Library at 518-622-9864.
CAIRO — Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, presents Shake, Rattle, and Read 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Join Miss Alex for an hour of music, dance, fingerplays, stories, and open play. Designed for children 4 and younger with their caregivers. Drop-in program. No preregistration required. For information, call 518-622-9864.
CATSKILL — Catskill Second Saturdays held 4-8 p.m. July 13 in the village of Catskill. There will be music, crafts for kids, food, drink and more. For information, go to welcometocatskill.com.
CATSKILL — The Greene County Federation of Sportsmen Annual Youth Fishing Derby & Activity Day will be held July 13 at Historic Catskill Point. Sign up runs from 8-9 a.m. and the Fishing Derby runs from 9 a.m.-noon. Activities will start at noon and end at 3 p.m. Event is for children 5-15 accompanied by an adult. Free food and drink will be available and prizes will be awarded for the smallest fish, biggest fish and the most fish. Bait will be provided so bring a fishing pole and enjoy a fun day. For additional information, contact Tom Holleufer at 518-772-2173 or Han Coons at 518-943-0644.
COXSACKIE — Greene Land Trust will host a program and walk on dragonflies and damselflies at 10 a.m. July 13 behind the Serta plant, Route 9W, Coxsackie. Dragonflies and damselflies are some of the prettiest and oldest insects around. As both damselflies and dragonflies spend a portion of their early life in water, loss of wetland habitat has reduced their populations in parts of the world. The walk will be led by Greene Land Trust board member Larry Federman at the ponds behind the Serta plant. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 518-731-5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
COXSACKIE — Downtown Horns perform 6-8 p.m. July 14 at Coxsackie Riverside Park, Betke Boulevard, Coxsackie. Admission is free.
ALBANY — The German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany will host their Old-Time Picnic beginning with the parking opening at noon July 14. Enjoy German food, drink and music. Tasty German and domestic food and drink are available for purchase. Live music provided by Greg’s Brauhaus Band. Admission is $3. All events are open to the public.
HAINES FALLS — A Rock Walk Platte Clove with NYS Geologist, Dr. Charles Ver Straeten will be held at 10 a.m. July 14. Meet in the KRT parking lot at the MTHS campus in Haines Falls to carpool to the Catskill Center property in Platte Clove. Ver Straeten will share some of his extensive knowledge about the rocks of the Catskills on this hike to the quarries in the Devil’s Kitchen area and on to Codfish Point. Pack water and a lunch. This is a moderate hike of about 5 mile round trip with an elevation change of approximately 1000 feet. We will not be descending into Platte Clove. Most of the hike is along the trail toward Overlook Mountain and visiting the quarry at Codfish Point with a possible bushwhack to a quarry on Plattekill Mountain. MTHS does not require membership for hike participation however, we encourage you to join as a member or make a donation to the MTHS to support our work. We do request that you register for each hike. Participants can register on our contacts page or by calling 518-589-6657. Leave your name, phone number and number in your party. Schedule subject to change. The latest information is available on our web site http://www.mths.org. Notification of changes, including cancellations due to weather will be made on the web site up to the day of any given hike.
CATSKILL — The Catskill Fire Company will host a chicken barbecue 4-7 p.m. July 18 in the parking lot in front of Beer World, 170 West Bridge St., Catskill. Full chicken dinner, $13.
EAST JEWETT — The seventh annual Ice Cream Social and Christmas in July will be held 3-7 p.m. July 19 at the East Jewett United Methodist Church, 2252 Route 23C, East Jewett. Old fashioned gas engine ice cream maker, make your own sundae bar, bake sale with homemade pies, Santa lunch with hot dogs and chips. A spaghetti supper will be at 5:30 p.m., free will offering.
TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Arboretum hosts Story Time in the Shade 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 20 at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Join library staff for a story-filled hour of reading aloud in the Fairy Garden and Outdoor Amphitheater. After the stories get creative with a themed craft to match what was read. In case of inclement weather, story time will be held inside the Arboretum’s Education Center. Admission is free. For information, call 518-589-3903.
COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie Village wide yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20 and July 21.
COXSACKIE — The Lustre Kings with Mark Gamsjager perform 6-8 p.m. July 21 at Coxsackie Riverside Park, Betke Boulevard, Coxsackie. Admission is free.
CATSKILL — Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St., Catskill, will hold their annual rummage sale 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21. Furniture, household goods, leather goods, garden supplies, and brand new shoes and clothing will be available at incredible prices. Also on July 21, a pancake breakfast will run concurrently with the tag sale. Delicious plain, chocolate chip, or blueberry pancakes will be served from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost of the breakfast for adults is $7 and $4 for children 10 and younger. For information, call 518-943-5758.
CATSKILL — Hearthstone Care, 1187 Route 23A, Catskill, will hold an open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24. Gather to celebrate the nation and honor parents with games, music and more.
PALENVILLE — The Palenville Fire Ladies Auxiliary will hold a sub sale 5-7 p.m. July 24 at the Palenville Fire Department, 719 Route 32A, Palenville. Meatball or pepperoni with sauce and cheese, $8. Combo, $9. For information, call 518-678-3311.
WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Shakespeare Festival this summer presents “Pericles, Prince Of Tyre” every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from July 26 through Sept. 1. A romantic odyssey with an evil queen, pirates and goddesses rarely produced today, “Pericles” was one of the Bard’s most popular plays in his lifetime. It will be presented on the festival’s outdoor Elizabethan stage, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. Show time is 5:30 p.m. Bring a chair, bring a blanket, bring a picnic, bring a friend. There is no charge for admission, but donations are encouraged.
LEXINGTON — The 18th annual Thunder in the Mountains Car Show sponsored by the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association, will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Lexington Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42, Lexington. Vehicles 1995 or newer will have their own class. Trophies will be awarded. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese Auction, food and beverages. Contact Mary at 518-989-6813 if you need more information. Proceeds benefit the WKLCIA.
DELMAR — Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, will offer “It’s Easy Being Green,” a free event highlighting creative ways to be environmentally friendly 10 a.m.-noon July 27. Five Rivers staff and volunteers will provide you with some easy (and fun!) ways to be better consumers. There will be educators from DEC as well as the Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci) who will present methods for composting, raising insects, recycling paper, and more. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by July 24 to register.
COXSACKIE — Rick Surrano and 145 perform 6-8 p.m. July 28 at Coxsackie Riverside Park, Betke Boulevard, Coxsackie. Admission is free.
GREENVILLE — St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 Route 81, Greenville, will be hosting an Ice Cream Social 4-7 p.m. July 30 at St. John’s Hall. A free-will offering will be accepted.
TANNERSVILLE — The fifth annual Walter G. Gallagher Memorial BBQ presented by Rip Van Winkle Lions Club will be held 2-7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Tannersville Lake Pavilion, Rip Van Winkle Lodge, Tannersville. The Party at the Lake is held to benefit the Mountain Top community. Entertainment by DJ Frankieokie with barbecue by J&K Dileo. Tickets are $30.
WINDHAM — The Patchworkers Quilt Show will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the WAJ Central School, 5411 Main St., Windham. On site parking west of school. Admission, $3; complimentary refreshments. Proceeds to benefit the food pantries. Show and sale quilts, special exhibit of award winning quilts, auction dream baskets, raffle quilt, vendor section featuring local artisans, patchwork boutique and notions.