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CATSKILL — Honeyford Memorial American Legion Post 110 and Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Heights, Catskill.
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart-Mount Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, will be having pizza takeout Dec. 6. Orders can be called in from noon-6 p.m. with pickups from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Call 518-828-8775. Pizzas are $10 with additional toppings $1 each. Bake at home pizzas will be available.
CATSKILL - The Treble Choraliers annual Holiday Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill. This season’s program includes works by John Rutter, Elliot Levine, Amy Grant, and G.F. Handel! Our guest artists “After Hours”, a women’s barbershop quartet, promise a fun and certainly harmonious musical set. The Treble Choraliers is guided by the baton of conductor Julie Carney and accompanied by pianist Joanne Sammon. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The audience is invited to join us for an Afterglow reception immediately following the concert. For information, call Lori at 518-943-1030 or check us out on Facebook.
WEST COXSACKIE — The Greene County YMCA, 35 Route 81, Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie, will host the Holiday Bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7. Support local crafters and vendors. Unique, one of a kind hand-made crafts are sure to amaze even those hardest to shop for. There will be a concession stand and children’s craft table. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 518-731-7529.
NEW BALTIMORE — The New Baltimore Democratic Club annual holiday bus trip to NYC will be held Dec. 7. Everyone is welcome to join in the holiday festivities in NYC. The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7 from the Hunter Bus Garage. The bus garage is located on Scheller Park Road off of Route 9W in Coxsackie. Passengers can also pick up the bus at the Catskill Thruway entrance at 7:45 a.m. There are 2 drop offs; near Radio City Music Hall and Canal Street (Little Italy and Chinatown). Experience the excitement of the city, the finest holiday decorations, shopping, museums, plays, or restaurants. The bus will pick up passengers near Radio City Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33. Contact Eilleen at 518-756-8113 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations.
CAIRO — The Cairo United Methodist Church annual St. Nicholas Bazaar will be held 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Fellowship Hall, 488 Main St., Cairo. There will be baked goods, holiday items and homemade soup and sandwich lunch. Eat in or take out. There will also be a baby shower with all items going to the neo-natal unit at a local hospital.
CATSKILL — Friends of St. Patrick’s Church Catskill Inc. will serve breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 at the Robert Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill, to benefit the legal fund. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee cake, juice and coffee. Adults, $10; children under 5, free with adult ticket. They will also be holding a raffle that day for a 50” Phillip’s Smart TV with Google assistant, $100 in local gift cards and a Holiday Basket. Raffle tickets are $5. Tickets can be obtained at Jefferson Cafe in the old hospital or by messaging Patricks Church on FB.
WINDHAM — The Windham Hensonville United Methodist Church, 5296 Main St., Windham, annual Christmas Tea will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. There will be gifts for all, baskets, crafts, floral and more. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m. for visits with the children.
CATSKILL — The Catskill Glee Club will present their 92nd annual Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the First Reformed Church, 310 Main St., Catskill. Under the direction of Michael Wright, the Club will present a variety of traditional and contemporary seasonal songs. The Glee Club’s guest artist this year is the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School “Harmonics.” The collaboration of men’s and women’s choruses will sing Adolph Adam’s treasured classic “O Holy Night” and G.F. Handel’s majestic “Hallelujah Chorus.” An array of complimentary home-baked treats and fellowship will be offered. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Visit www.CatskillGleeClub.org for further details.
ALBANY — The Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society annual meeting will be held 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. CRJGS will be hosting a respected expert from New York City, who will deliver a presentation, “Post 1492 Sephardic Dispersion and A Guide to Sephardic Genealogy.” Sarina Roffé, the author of the book “Branching Out from Sepharad,” will provide an overview of how Sephardic Jews dispersed around the globe after 1492 and will discuss Sephardic resources for genealogy. Following the presentation, please join us to celebrate the holiday season (refreshments and goodies will be served).
DELMAR — The Delmar Community Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Michael Blostein, will present a Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will feature classical selections, pops and holiday favorites. For information, contact DCO President Janet Behning at email@example.com or 914-271-2055, or visit the DCO website at www.delmarcommunityorchestra.org.
DURHAM — Christmas in Durham, sponsored by the Durham Task Force, will be held 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Michael J. Quill Cultural Center, 2267 Route 145, East Durham. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be escorted by the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company. There will be a hayride and bounce house, pizza, Christmas caroling, hot cocoa and cookies, cuupcake decorating, face painting, cotton candy and decorating and lighting the town Christmas tree.
NEW BALTIMORE — The Hudson-Mohawk Chorale will perform its fifth annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, 52 Church St., New Baltimore. The Chorale is directed by founder Susan Hermance Fedak and accompanied by Alfred Fedak, also the group’s composer in residence. Fedak will accompany on organ and piano, and the group will perform one of his newest compositions. During part of the concert, Hermance-Fedak will invite the audience to join in singing well-known holiday favorites. The singers, drawn from the larger, 75-member Chorale, come from throughout the Capital Region, including New Baltimore. All are welcome. A free-will offering will be accepted at the door. For information, call 518-756-8764 or nbrchurch.org.
LATHAM — The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly 24 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co., 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham. All persons, 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic, are welcome. For information about the organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.
NEW BALTIMORE — The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program will be held noon-2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, 52 Church St., New Baltimore. The menu (subject to change) is baked ham, escalloped potatoes, French style green beans and bread pudding. Following the meal, Shannon Friel (harpist) will be performing. This luncheon is open to all members of the community. To facilitate planning, reservations are encouraged by the Sunday before the luncheon. To make reservations, call the church at 518-756-8764 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, contact number, and the number of reservations being made for this meal. If transportation or physical assistance is needed, leave that information as well. Dining space is limited to 60 seats. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.
CATSKILL — Hearthstone Care, 1187 Route 23A, Catskill, will hold the Safeguarding Your Personal Information to Prevent Identity Theft workshop 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13. Sponsored by Hearthstone Care and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, Winter Craft Fair will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14. Breakfast and lunch will be available, plus a bake sale to support Church Women United. Thrift Shop ‘Boutique’ will be open as well. For information, call Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661.
CATSKILL — Cub Scouts Pack 44 2019 Annual “All You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held 8-11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Eat in or take out, snow or shine. Tickets are $8. Holiday music playing in the background and the large holiday raffle tables will be set up with gifts donated from local community businesses. Raffle tickets are available to purchase right at the front door. Tickets for the annual “Parent Sponsored” 50/50 cash raffle will be available. Tickets are $10 each with a maximum of 300 being sold. There will be 2 drawings at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 for two cash prizes. The first drawing will be for a grand prize of $1,000 and the second drawing will be for a prize of $500.
WEST ATHENS — Breakfast with Santa will be held 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 15 at the West Athens Firehouse 2, Leeds-Athens Road, Athens. Breakfast includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, home fries and beverage. Freewill offering accepted. There will be a 50/50 drawing to benefit Town of Athens Fire Service Drum Line.
CATSKILL — Hearthstone Care, 1187 Route 23A, Catskill, will host a holiday open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18. Gather and celebrate the upcoming holidays with games, music and more. For information, call 518-678-2030.