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KINGSTON — We know it’s still chilly outside, but start dreaming. Luscious berries, evergreens, nut trees, and native flowering shrubs, there’s something for everyone in this year’s seedling sale. New this year we are offering edible fruit packs with four blueberries, two blackberries, two red raspberries and two June-bearing Honeoye strawberries! This pack of 10 plants will create wonderful fruit garden. We also have extra June bearing strawberries and blueberry pairs to add to your fruit desires, along with the popular Red Haven peach tree. Since the peach trees are self-fertile, you need only one. Our popular prepacks are back with the all native flowering shrubs, evergreen trees (grow your own Christmas trees) and native nut trees. That’s ten to a pack with five different species in each. The deadline for orders is March 15. Pick up is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 and April 30 and 9 a.m.-noon May 1 at the red mini-barn behind the office at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. You’ll be able to select your date and time during check-out. For complete details and to order from our online store, visit ulster.cce.cornell.edu/2021SeedlingSale.

Feb. 16

ALBANY — Take Control of Your Personal Finances by Joining CCE Albany for Budgeting on a Limited Income via Zoom 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Advanced registration is required at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApfu6uqzgrHd2ajpvqLFrg3hSz39IYhSxN or email mkd59@cornell.edu or call/text 518-598-9937.

Managing personal finances can be stressful, especially if you have recently faced job loss or income fluctuations. Creating a working budget is crucial in helping you reach future goals. This workshop will provide tips and strategies to improve your basic budgeting skills. We will discuss how to best set financial goals, track monthly expenses (both fixed and variable) and create a budget that helps maximize all available resources. Join us to take control of your current financial situation and plan for a bright future.

Feb. 18

WINDHAM — Mountain Top Cares Coalition in Windham, is hosting its monthly virtual Narcan Training at 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Help us defeat opioid use disorder by volunteering for training and distribution of Narcan. Register by going to mountaintopcarescoalition.com.

Feb. 19

CATSKILL — Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill will host Lenten Fish Fry Fridays Feb. 19 through April 2, take out/drive thru only. Dinners are fish, shrimp, clams or a combination and includes choice of mac and cheese or fries; cole slaw, sauces and lemon. The cost is $13-$15. Must pre-order by calling 518-945-1179.

Feb. 20

TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Arboretum presents Winter Tree ID, a webinar scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 20. Admission is free. Sign up at www.mtarboretum.org. Trees take on a different life in winter. With the leaves gone from the deciduous trees, their forms contrast crisply against the winter landscape. Evergreens now shine in the winter sun. Without leaves we must look closely at distinguishing factors such as buds and bark. Join Executive Director Marc Wolf and Horticulturist Ryan Moore for an indepth look at Winter Tree Identification. For information, call 518-589-3903.

Feb. 22

GREENPORT — Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, will serve a pasta fagioli with sausage meat for pickup lunch and dinner 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 22. Call in orders 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. day of, 518-828-8775. One quart with bread and butter, $8. Take out from the Shrine.

Feb. 25

CATSKILL — The 19th Annual CHS March for Peace and Justice will be held Feb. 25. The march will step off at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of the Second Baptist Church on Main Street in Catskill and proceed to the Greene County Court House and then to the steps of the Catskill Middle School. Because of the pandemic, the entire event will take place outdoors. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required. All are welcome. For information, call 518-943-2590,

March 2

ALBANY — New NYS Laws for Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning and Long-term Care 1 p.m. March 2 via Zoom. Join us for a Zoom training with Former NYS Assemblywoman and Asset Protection Attorney,

Ann-Margaret Carrozza, and Director of Outreach at NYSARC Trust Services, Sarah Szewczyk, to learn how to prepare for changing NYS laws in order to protect assets and income for Medicaid planning and long-term care purposes. The virtual host is Shaker Place, the Capital District’s premier rehabilitation and nursing center. Visit www.shakerplace.org to learn about the newly renovated facility located in Albany. Call 518-869-2231 or email info@shakerplace.org for further information. You must register to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and call-in details: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfu6qpjkvG9DZfRiFc2JopEatQ22FC4B5

March 6

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will hold a take out only corned beef and cabbage dinner 3:30-6 p.m. March 6. Cost is $13. Orders must be made by March 3 by calling 518-421-1384.

March 11

EAST BERNE — Helderberg Christian School, 96 Main St., East Berne, will hold a Brooks’ Barbecue fundraiser 4-6:30 p.m. March 11, drive thru/take out only. COVID guidelines apply. Chicken dinner, $13 preordered or $14 day of event. Call by March 9 to preorder, 518-499-5416.

March 12

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave, South Bethlehem, will host a take out only by reservation corned beef and cabbage dinner 3:30-6:30 p.m. March 12. Dinner includes dessert. The cost is $12. 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.

March 13

CAIRO — Round Top Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary second annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, take out only, 3-6 p.m. March 13 at the Round Top Firehouse, 1507 Hearts Content Road, Cairo. Menu includes corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, rye bread, soda bread and dessert. Cost is $15. Snow date is March 20.

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