Fresh Ham Dinner
WEST GHENT — A fresh ham dinner will be served at 5 and 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent. Take outs will be ready at 5:30 p.m. Adults, $14; seniors, $12; children 5-10, $6; children under 5, free. To reserve tickets, call the church at 518-828-5946 or Dick Leggett at 518-392-2062.
VALATIE — The Presbyterian Church, 3212 Church St., Valatie, annual Plant, Bake and Book Sale will be held 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 18. Many plants including annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs, ground covers and houseplants will be available. If you have any plants to donate, contact Nancy at 518-758-9596. There will be used books for sale. A variety of homemade baked goods will be for sale. The Cafe’ menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, coffee, cider and donuts. It will be held rain or shine.
HILLSDALE — The Hillsdale United Methodist Church, Routes 22 and 23, Hillsdale, annual Memorial Day Weekend Bake Sale will be held 9 a.m.-noon May 25. There will be a large variety of delicious homemade pies, cakes, cookies, and other types of baked goods.
All proceeds will be used for the church’s Fuel Fund. For information, call Carolyn at 518-329-2415 or Lois at 518-325-5613.
Spring Yard Sale
HUDSON — Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Group will be holding the spring yard sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25, May 26 and May 27 at the church, 555 Joslen Blvd., Hudson. Lunch will be available Saturday. For information, call 518-965-3273 or 518-755-7851.
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook, will serve a pancake and sausage breakfast 8-11 a.m. June 1.
The menu includes plain, strawberry, blueberry and chocolate pancakes and sausage with orange juice and coffee.
Donations accepted to benefit the KRC Camp Fowler Scholarship Fund. Stop by the tag sale and raffle table to support our youth REACH Mission Trip in July. For information, call 518-758-6401.
ELIZAVILLE — The Elizaville United Methodist Church, 740 County Route 2, Elizaville, tag sale and take-out chicken barbecue will be held June 8. The tag sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and the take out barbecue will begin at noon, first come, first served. For information, call 845-756-5192 or 845-756-2338. On the day of the event, call the Church Hall at 845-756-5602.
OLD CHATHAM — “A Suitcase Full of Chocolates” will be screened June 8. Potluck at 6 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. “A Suitcase Full of Chocolate” is the life story of the late pianist, Sofia Cosma (1914-2011), who survived every cataclysmic event of the last century, to become one of the most celebrated pianists of Eastern Europe. In the beginning of the film, its producer, local composer and pianist Lincoln Mayorga, plays and talks about the great Russian pianists, to set his subject in a historical perspective. Every student can learn the meaning of the word “dedication” from Sofia, and all of us can come to appreciate the ordinary freedoms we take for granted. This documentary is an inspiration for all ages. It is a story that follows this extraordinary woman into maturity speaking powerfully to students, artists and to the Jewish community. The film will also be a source of encouragement and uplift to immigrants from all parts of the world. Free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-794-3048.
KINDERHOOK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6 Silvester St., Kinderhook, will hold the annual strawberry festival 1-6 p.m. June 15. The festival will include chicken dinners, music, kids games, raffles and pony rides. Dinner with strawberry shortcake is $15. Dinner only is $12. Strawberry shortcake only is $6.
VALATIE — Emanuel Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant Falls will be holding their annual pre-Father’s Day pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. June 15 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Route 9, Valatie. The all you can eat pancake breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, applesauce, blueberry sauce, coffee, tea and juice. The free will offering at this event will go toward supporting Veterans.