VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, 3212 Church St., Valatie, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School and Adult Education begins at 9:30 a.m.
RHINEBECK — Rhinebeck Reformed Church Food Pantry, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck, is open 10 a.m.noon Tuesdays. Open to residents who live in the Rhinebeck School District as well as Hyde Park, Clinton Corners, Milan, Red Hook, Tivoli, Pine Plains and Stanfordville residents. Pantry guests may receive food only one time each month. ID’s for all adults and children in the household are required. (ID’s for children may include any document from the school, birth certificate and benefits card.) Spread the word to others who may not know that help is available, 845-876-3727.
Valentine’s Italian Buffet
WEST GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will host its annual Valentine’s Italian Buffet on Feb. 15. The buffet will be held at 6 p.m. Takeouts will be available for pick-up at 5 p.m. This all-you-can-eat buffet includes numerous Italian dishes, salad, rolls and desserts. The cost is $16 for adults and $8 for children under 10. To reserve tickets, contact the Dick Leggett at 518-392-2062 or the church at 518-828-5946.
Treasures and Trifles Sale
CHATHAM — Treasures and Trifles Sale to Benefit a Community in Haiti will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. James Church, 117 Hudson Ave., Chatham.
Soup and Sandwich Nights
HUDSON — The First Reformed Church, 52 Green St., Hudson, will hold free soup and sandwich nights 5-6 p.m. Thursdays through March. Dine in only. The schedule is Feb. 20, March 5 and March 19.
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, will serve a pasta fagioli with sausage meat lunch and dinner on Feb. 20. One quarter with bread and butter, $8. Call in orders 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 518-828-8775. Pick up between 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
WEST GHENT — A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent. All are welcome. Bring a friend. If schools are closed that day due to weather, there will be no dinner.
Soup Sampler and Bake Sale
VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church, 3212 Church St., Valatie will hold the annual Soup Sampler and Bake Sale 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 22. This event offers more than 15 All You Can Eat Soups, with Crackers and a Beverage. Adults, $9; children 5-11, $5; children under 5, free.
NIVERVILLE — The Niverville-Chatham Center United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Niverville, will serve a lasagna buffet dinner 5-7 p.m. Feb. 22. The menu includes lasagna (traditional meat, vegetarian and seafood), salad, bread and ice cream sundaes. The cost is $12.
CHATHAM — Conversation Pieces: How three world-renown artists, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly and Marc Chagall, employed their art to create places of worship; with Christopher Rothko, Bella Meyer and Roberta Bernstein at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah, 1536 County Route 28, Chatham Center. Q&A with panelists after presentation. Open to all, no admission fee. Refreshments.
STUYVESANT — The congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 159 Route 26A. Stuyvesant, will commemorate their 150th Anniversary on Feb. 23. A celebratory worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to join us on this momentous occasion. If you plan to join us for lunch, RSVP at 518-758-1891 or email email@example.com. This is so we have an approximate number for planning our food. If the deadline is missed, give a call or email anyway, because we would love to have you join us if possible.
STUYVESANT FALLS — Emanuel Lutheran Church on Route 9 in Stuyvesant Falls will serve their Pancake Supper 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 25. Snow date will be Feb. 29. The church is located at the corner of Route 9 and County Route 46. The supper will offer pancakes, bacon, sausage, applesauce, coffee, tea, milk and juice. This event is beloved by many, so mark your calendars. All are welcome. There will be a free will offering which supports local benevolence, individuals with special needs, fire victims, Valatie food pantry, free dinners during the winter and others. For information, call Richard Frick at 518-799-3384.
RED HOOK — Christ Church Parish, 7423 South Broadway, Red Hook, hosts Irish Dinner and Celtic Heels Feb. 29 in the Parish Hall. Corned beef dinner and dessert at 6 p.m. followed by the dance performance featuring Celtic Heels Dance Troupe 7:30-8 p.m. by candlelight. Reservations recommended by Feb. 16 by calling 845-876-7306. Adults, $20; seniors, $15; children, $10; 5 and younger, free. Paypal available at www.christchurch-redhook.org, click events and scroll down.
ALBANY — Jewish Genealogical Workshop will be held 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 1 at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. This meeting will be in a workshop format for members of the public seeking hands-on assistance in conducting Jewish genealogical research. For information, contact David Barnet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-573-8966.
Winter Tag Sale
CATSKILL — Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St., Catskill, annual winter tag sale will be held 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1. Included will be lots of costume jewelry, furniture, household items, collectibles, some winter clothing, lamps, lamp shades, yarn and various items too numerous to mention. All items are price to sell. A soup lunch will be served from noon-2 p.m. for $6. Choice of three soups, with various accompaniments and beverage included. Bake sale will take place all day during the tag sale. Soup will be available to go from noon-2 p.m. To go soups priced accordingly. Gift baskets will be raffled off and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Tickets are 10/$5 or 1 ticket for $1. For information, contact the temple office at 518-943-5758.
Pizza Take Out
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, pizza takeout noon-6 p.m. March 6. Pizza is $10, extra toppings, $1 each. Call 518-828-8775. Pick up between 3:30-6:30 p.m. Bake at home also available.
KINDERHOOK — A First Friday Free Community Meal will be served at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join us for delicious meal and fellowship. All are welcome. For information, call 518-758-6401 or kinderhookreformedchurch.com.
KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook will hold a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8. Take out only. The menu includes half a chicken, baked potato, “secret recipe” cole slaw and dinner roll. Desserts are available for free will offering. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance ticket purchase is recommended by March 2. Proceeds to benefit KRC beautification. For information and tickets, call 518-336-0859.
OLD CHATHAM — The Old Chatham Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, presents a screening of “Respect for All” March 14. Potluck at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m. Respect For All, by award-winning filmmaker, John Pritchard, celebrates respect for all of humanity and the natural world. Respect For All promotes the end of racism and climate change by caring more for each other and our earth. The movie features Drum Circle Facilitator/Community Builder, Otha Day; Native American Storyteller, Ken Little Hawk; 4th Generation Farmer and GMO Expert, Ed Stockman; High School Junior and Student activist, Charlotte Sanford; and Master Drummer/ Artist, Brian Colbert. The film also features inspirational words from President Obama’s final press conference in 2017, as well as an original surround-sound score by Miles Davis keyboardist, Adam Holzman, and Sam Rivers bassist, Rich Damone. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-610-3735.
Parents’ Night Out
KINDERHOOK — Parents’ Night Out will be held 5-8 p. m. March 14 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Free child care for children 3 and older. Registration is required. Fun evening of age appropriate crafts, story-time and movie in a safe and nurturing environment. Dinner is provided. Call 518-758-6401 for information and to register.
Easter Egg Hunt
KINDERHOOK — The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held beginning at 10 a.m. March 28 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Crafts, snacks, cookie decorating, story telling and Easter Egg Hunt in a family friendly setting. Discover the true meaning of Easter. Free and open to ages through Grade 5. For information, call 518-758-6401 or kinderhookreformedchurch.com.
Craft Festival Seeking Applicants
RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Applications are currently being accepted for the 41st Annual Friendship Craft Festival sponsored by the Church Of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs. It will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13 in Spring Park on Scenic US Route 20. For information, an application and festival details go to www.rschurchofchristuniting.com or call Carla at 315-858-1451 or Sue at 315-858-2681.