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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 6

STONE RIDGE — Registration is now open for the Herbert H. & Sonia P. Reuner Library Writers Series event with author Gabriel Bump at 1:15 p.m. April 6 via Zoom. The event, moderated by Goretti Benca, Professor of English at SUNY Ulster will include a reading, interview, and question and answer period. Copies of Bump’s book will be available for purchase online at the SUNY Ulster bookstore. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, Registration form and Zoom information will be provided upon registration via a confirmation email. Visit to learn more, or contact Kari Mack by email at

April 8

GREENPORT — Sacred Heart-Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, Pizza Takeout April 8. Call in orders noon-6 p.m., 518-828-8775; pick up from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Pizzas are $10, $1 each for extra toppings. Bake at home also available.

April 9

CATSKILL — The Pines at Glens Falls, Heartwood and Catskill are collaborating with The Veterans & Community Housing Coalition to hold a food drive series to assist veterans from the Adirondacks to the Catskills. The series will conclude at The Pines at Catskil, 154 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9. Each facility has picked a specific day for the local businesses and community to drive thru with either non-perishable items or monetary donations. For information, call Marie Gjergji, admissions coordinator at The Pines at 518-943-5151.

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, will serve a chicken and biscuits dinner 3:30-6:30 p.m. April 9. Dinners are $12 and include dessert. Take out only and by reservation. Reservation cut off date is April 6. Call/text Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661 or Cathleen McCullough at 518-265-8684. Visit South Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Facebook and leave a message with your reservation.

April 14

NEW BALTIMORE — The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program will be held noon-1 p.m. April 14 at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, 52 Church St., New Baltimore. The menu is Half-Moon Chicken, Orange Rice and Broccoli Spice Cake. Due to the current COVID risk, the luncheons 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, 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 April 10. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

April 15

WINDHAM — Mountain Top Cares Coalition, headquartered in Windham, is hosting its monthly virtual Narcan Training at 7 pm. April 15. Help us defeat opioid use disorder by volunteering for training and distribution of Narcan. Register by going to the website,

April 17

CATSKILL — The Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill, will host an American Red Cross blood drive 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17. To schedule an appointment, visit; call 1-800-RED-CROSS or Ernie Moss at 518-943-5477.

April 24

ALCOVE — The annual Alcove Community Yard Sale will be held April 24. Registrations may be picked up at the front of the Little Red School House, Route 143, Coeymans Hollow; Alcove Post Office (outside wall) or the Coeymans Town Clerk’s Office. The registrations should be returned by mail to Alcove Preservation Association, P.O. Box 81, Alcove, NY, 12007, by April 17. Treasure maps (donation $1) available the day of the Yard Sale at the Coeymans Hollow Fire House, starting at 8 a.m. The Little Red School House will also hold a yard sale and the museum will open at 8 a.m. Coeymans Hollow Fire House will be selling breakfast sandwiches and will hold a take-out chicken barbecue in late afternoon.

May 2

CATSKILL — Until further notice, effective May 2, 2021 Greene County Solid Waste Management will be implementing the following changes to its operating schedule: Windham Transfer Station: closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Hunter Transfer Station: closed Wednesday and Thursday.

The new hours will be posted on the county’s website at and residents may address any questions to the Solid Waste Department at 518-943-4600 or

May 12

CAIRO — 2021 Rabies Clinic, drive-up only clinic will be held at the Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D. Spencer Lane, Cairo on the following dates 5-7 p.m. May 12, June 16 and Aug. 25. Call 518-719-3600 to pre-register. This is a drive-up only clinic; you must wear a face mask and remain inside your vehicle at all times. Bring record of pet’s previous vaccination for 3-year certificate; if no record is present, pet will be given 1-year certificate. Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs, and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies starting at 12 weeks old. If you are feeding a stray, bring them to be vaccinated.

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