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SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, craft fair/plant sale will be held May 22. Start saving your plant cuttings, rooting plants, small or large potted plants, and hanging plants you would be willing to donate. We’re always looking for the common ones, and the not so common ones. If anyone has a Purple Passion with the fuzzy leaves that are jagged, we would really appreciate some cuttings or rooted plants or potted plants. Of course any others plants are appreciated. We will also be accepting donations of flower pots, all sizes, hanging planters, plant hangers, bulbs, bushes, outdoor plants, small trees, yard tools, small garden tools, etc. Call Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384 or Charles Ryan at 518-227-8954 to arrange delivery or pick-up. The craft fair/plant sale will be indoors and outdoors, according to COVID 19 guidelines. Marks and social distancing required.

April 30

KINGSTON — Cornell Law School students will be hosting an Estate Planning Seminar in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension noon-2 p.m. April 30. The seminar will include an information session followed by a workshop in which attendees can create their own Healthcare Proxy and Living Will. The seminar will be guided by Jill Miller, Michael E. O’Connor, and Kimberly Rothman, Adjunct Professors of Law at Cornell University. This seminar will be online through Zoom and free. To get the Zoom link, you must register online by visiting If interested in attending, fill out the survey with any estate planning topics you would like covered in the seminar.

May 1

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, is serving a ham dinner with dessert 3:30-6 p.m. May 1 take out only. Masks and social distancing required. Dinners are $13. Pre-orders strongly recommended. To pre-order, call 518-421-1384 by April 28. Make sure your phone number is displayed, to get a return confirmation phone call.

May 8

TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Arboretum hosts Story Walk in the Woodland on May 8. Enjoy the story walk at your leisure. Cost of admission is free as an ongoing series. Visit Mountain Top Arboretum for a Story Walk. Journey through the Woodland Walk and read the pages of a story posted along the paths. Supplies for a related craft will be available. This program is part of the Story Time in the Shade series, a collaboration between Mountain Top Arboretum and Mountain Top Library. The Mountain Top Arboretum is located at 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. For information, call 518-589-3903.

GHENT — The Dairy Queen in Ghent will hold its 12th Annual Benefit for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8 at the Ghent Dairy Queen, 2319 Route 66, Ghent. There will be spring face masks, novelty signs, artwork, decorative animal pillows, dog items and more.

STUYVESANT — The Stuyvesant Railroad Station Restoration Committee is holding the annual Rhubarb Festival this year on May 8, after having canceled last year’s festival due to the pandemic. We are simplifying our event by holding a non-contact drive-by. We will be selling pies by the front door of the Stuyvesant Town Hall from 3-5 p.m. May 8. There will be 2 sizes of whole pies: large 9” and small 5”, as well as slices. Pie flavors will be rhubarb, strawberry-rhubarb, and blueberry-rhubarb. Large pies will cost $20, small ones $10, and individual pieces for $4 each. Call to reserve a pie or slices by May 6. The number is 518-758-6474.

May 9

CATSKILL — Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve a Mother’s Day Breakfast May 9. The cost is free to moms and children under 6; $9 for all others. Reservations for the full sit down breakfast with seatings at 9 or 10:30 a.m. can be made by calling Alison no later than May 5 at 518-821-5838.

May 12

NEW BALTIMORE — The New Baltimore Reformed Church, 52 Church St., New Baltimore, will hold the Food and Fellowship Luncheon program noon-1 p.m. May 12. The menu is oven barbecue chicken, potato chips, macaroni salad, three bean salad and rhubarb cake. The luncheon will be provided as takeout ONLY. Reservations are required for you to obtain your takeout luncheon. To make reservations, call the church at 518-756-8764, or email them at, or send your request as an instant message from the church’s Facebook site. Include your name, contact number and the number of reservations you are making for this meal. Reservations must be received by May 8. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

May 14

SAUGERTIES — The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society will hold a Yard Sale & Bake Sale, rain or shine, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14 and May 15 in the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. Household items, toys, books, jewelry and delicious homemade baked goods. Something for everyone. Masks required and social distancing, seven guests at a time.

May 15

TANNERSVILLE — Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden at Mountain Top Arboretum webinar will be held 10-11 a.m. May 15. Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program recounts their adventures in on-farm and in garden habitat management to encourage beneficial insects. They will discuss flowers and their insect visitors. They will give an overview of: What is a beneficial insect? What are they looking for? Why doesn’t one type of flower fit all beneficial insects? For information, email or call 518-589-3903.

May 16

ATHENS — The Athens Republican Committee will be holding a take out only chicken barbecue 1-4 p.m. May 16 at the Athens American Legion, 94 Second St., Athens. Tickets are $13. For tickets, call Ed at 518-945-1622.

May 18

CAIRO — The Cairo-Durham Booster Club is sponsoring a Frese’s Barbecue Chicken, Ribs and Pulled Pork Dinner to benefit the Class of 2023 2-6 p.m. May 18 take out only. For information, go to or call Bridget at 518-821-3364.

May 20

CATSKILL — The Knights of Columbus of Catskill will hold a take out only chicken barbecue 3-6 p.m. May 20. Pick up will be at the parking lot of St. Patrick’s Church parking lot in Catskill. Cost is $13 per person and includes half a chicken, baked potato, ear of corn, cole slaw, buttered roll and dessert. Reservations can be made by calling 518-943-5235.

CATSKILL — Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will hold a drive thru only chicken barbecue beginning at 4:30 p.m. May 20. The cost is $13 for a half chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw and dessert. Must pre-order by May 16; call Robyn at 518-894-0271.

May 21

COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie-Athens Drama Club will be performing “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. May 21 and 22 in the Coxsackie-Athens High School Auditorium, 24 Sunset Blvd., Coxsackie. Tickets will be sold at the Coxsackie-Athens High School Auditorium. Adults, and seniors, $10; students, $6.

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