Briefs for April 27, 2022 | Local Announcements

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CAIRO — The Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, will hold Botanical Drawing with Ruth Leonard 4:30-6:30 pm four Thursdays beginning April 28. Materials will be provided. Admission is free. For information and to register, call 518-622-9864.

GREENPORT — Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Blvd., Greenport, the regular Shabbat Service will be held at 7 pm April 29. It will include a special guest speaker, Robert W. Linville, who will be appearing in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day. Linville was educated at Haverford College and later graduated from Columbia University. He was Counsel to UNDP economic development missions in Ghana and Kyrgyzstan. From 1998 to 2013 Linville was a private attorney in general practice in New York and Massachusetts. In addition, during those years he was the public defender in Columbia County managing a legal office of eight attorneys and four support staff. Following the Shabbat Service, Linville will be remembering his late father who was assigned by the United States Treasury Department to track down and locate stolen Nazi assets following World War II.

SAUGERTIES — The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society will hold a Yard Sale & Bake Sale 9 am-3 pm April 29 and April 30, rain or shine, in the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. Tables full of household items, books, toys, games, jewelry, etc. and delicious homemade baked goods. Visit church website at

ASHLAND — The Ashland Fire Department, 12096 Route 23, Ashland, will serve a roast beef dinner on April 30. Take outs start at 4:30 pm Starting at 5 pm seating will be available inside. Adults, $15; children 5–12, $6; under 5, free.

CAIRO — The Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid will host their first Cancer Patient Aid Mother’s Day Craft Fair 10 am-3 pm April 30 at the Red Rooster Restaurant, 851 Main St., Cairo. More than 24 handcraft vendors, chance auction, 50/50 and food available. Admission is free. For information, email

ATHENS — The West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company, 933 Leeds Athens Road, Athens, will hold an all you can eat breakfast 8 am-noon May 1. All proceeds will benefit the family of deceased West Athens-Lime Street Firefighter William K. Kohler Jr. Freewill offering accepted.

CAIRO — The Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid (GCWL) will meet at noon May 3 at Red Rooster, 845 Main St, Cairo. Greene County Women’s League (GCWL) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide Greene County Cancer patients (men, women and children) with assistance in paying medical expenses resulting from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. For information, call 518-819-1249, visit GCWL at

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a chicken barbecue dinner 3-6 pm May 5 in the Grange Hall. The dinner will include half a chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter for $15. Home made baked goods will also be available for additional purchase of $1.50 each. To reserve dinners, call Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384, no later than May 4. Make sure the phone number is displayed, for a confirmation call back.

EAST BERNE — Helderberg Christian School, 96 Main St., East Berne, will be hosting a garage sale fundraiser 8 am-3 pm May 7. Vendors are being sought for the run your own table sale. Bring it in and take what’s left when you leave. If you donate all your proceeds to the school there is no table fee. The table fee is $10. Sign up by April 14 to secure a table. For information, email

CATSKILL — The Catskill Glee Club will present their annual Spring Concert “A Night on Broadway!” at 7:30 pm May 7 at the First Reformed Church, 310 Main St., Catskill. The 25-voice all male chorus will be directed by Michael Wright and accompanied by Lisa D’Arcangelis. The guest artist will be Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes. Suggested offering is $10 at the door. Information can be found at

CATSKILL — Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve Mother’s Day breakfast May 8 with seatings at either 9 am or 10:30 am Reservations must be made by May 4 by calling Debbi at 518-610-1301. Mons and kids under 6 are free; all others, $9.

DELMAR — The Delmar Community Orchestra, under the direction of Vincent Bonafede, will present a Spring Concert performed by the Orchestra’s string section at 7:30 pm May 9 at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar. The concert, which will include classical selections and pops, is free and open to the public. For information, contact DCO President Janet Behning at or 914-271-2055, or visit the DCO website at

CATSKILL — The First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main St., Catskill, will be holding their Spring Rummage Sale 9 am-5 pm May 13 and 9 am-1 pm May 14. On Saturday items will be sold for $4 a bag.

CATSKILL — Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve a chicken parm dinner 4:40-6:30 pm May 13, eat in or take out. Full dinner, salad and dessert, $14. Reservations must be made by May 9 by calling Brenda at 518-945-1179.

DELMAR — QUILT Inc. will meet at 9:45 am May 13 at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar and via Zoom. We will be holding a general meeting and member Helen Ernst will be demonstrating EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8), a computer-based quilting design program. QUILT, Inc. is a not-for-profit guild of quilters interested in learning about the art of making quilts. Members live in the Capital Region and surrounding communities. All levels of quilters are welcome. Meetings are held the second Friday of each month September through June. Visitors are welcome. This will be an experimental hybrid in person/virtual meeting. Visit for more details.)

HAINES FALLS — The Mountain Top Historical Society presents A Hike at Latvian Camp at 9 am May 14. Longtime MTHS member Nancy Allen will lead an easy hike around the grounds of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Summer Camp located in Elka Park. Learn about the history of the camp, visit the lake and buildings, and take a walk through the woods on the camp’s trails. Meet at the parking area on the left at the end of Green Hill Road, just past the camp entrance and before the Elka Park entrance. See the exact Google maps location at: The hike will end at approximately 11:30 pm Steady rain will cancel. Registration is required, email or call 518-589-6657 to register.

WEST SAND LAKE — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener will hold their “Garden Hand Tool Sale,” May 14. A wide selection of gently-used garden tools, new Spearhead Spades, and CobraHead Weeders, unique plant containers, glittering glass garden totems, English stone trough planters and other garden delights will be offered. This sale is in conjunction with the larger Garden Faire hosted by the Sand Lake Garden Club. Sales start at 8 am, rain or shine, at the Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. For more information on Extension’s gardening programs visit or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 65 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, will hold a Vendor Craft Fair 9 am-2 pm May 14. Breakfast and lunch will be available plus a bake sale to support the church’s United Methodist Women. The Thrift Shop ‘Boutique’ will be open as well. Contact Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661 for further information.

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a goulash dinner 3-6 pm May 14. Dinner includes goulash with tossed salad, roll/butter and dessert for $14. Pick-up the dinner at Bethlehem Grange. Reserve dinner by calling Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384. Make sure the phone number is displayed to receive a confirmation phone call. Reserve your dinners by May 13.

TANNERSVILLE — An Inclusive Bird Walk with Martha Harbison will be held 7:30-10 am May 15 at Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. No advanced reservations necessary. The Northern Catskills are a birding hotspot for both native and migrating species throughout the region. Spring migration is one of the best times to go birding in the Catskills. You need not be a hiker, however, to enjoy birding. Join us for a morning of birding accessible to all. We welcome those who are mobility or vision impaired. This walk will be led by Martha Harbison of the Feminist Bird Club. This program is in cooperation with the Catskill Center’s Taking Flight. This is an in-person, outdoor program. Masks are required for entry inside the Education Center during programs. For information, call 518-589-3903.

CAIRO — The Cairo-Durham Booster Club is hosting a Frese Chicken & Rib Barbecue to benefit the Class of 2023 May 17 at the Cairo-Durham Middle/High School, 1301 Route 145, Cairo. All orders must be picked up between 2 and 6 pm and are take out and prepaid only. Chicken barbecue is $13 and includes cole slaw, half a barbecue chicken cooked in the famous house marinade, baked potato, seasonal corn on the cob, rolls/butter and cookies. Barbecue ribs is $15 and includes cole slaw, half a rack of pork ribs, baked potato, seasonal corn on the cob, rolls/butter and cookies. To place an order, contact or call 518-821-3364.

CATSKILL — A Frese’s Chicken Barbecue will be served 3-6 pm May 19 take out only in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s, 66 William St. catskill Tickets are $14. For reservations, call 518-943-5235.

ATHENS — The Athens Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 39 Third St., Athens, will be holding a sub sandwich fundraiser 4-6 pm May 20. Meatball, sausage and peppers, and pepperoni subs will be for sale for $8 each. Orders can be called in to 518-945-2599 after 2 pm

ATHENS — The TGM American Legion Post 187, 94 Second St., Athens, will host a Spring Fling Flea Market 9 am-4 pm May 21 with set up starting at 7:30 am Vendors are welcome and applications are available at the Facebook page and at the Post. Indoor space, 6′ by 8′ is $25; outdoor space, 10′ by 10′ is $35. Proceeds to benefit the kitchen renovation project.

COXSACKIE — The First Reformed Church of Coxsackie, 285 Mansion St., Coxsackie, bake sale and rummage sale will be held 9 am-1 pm May 21.

ATHENS — The First Reformed Church, 18 North Church St., Athens, will serve a Frese’s Chicken Barbecue noon-1 pm June 5, take out only. The cost is $15. Tickets need to be purchased by May 28 and they may be purchased from any Church member or by calling 518-945-1801 to leave a message.

COEYMANS HOLLOW — Trinity United Methodist Church, 1313 Route 143, Coeymans Hollow, will serve a roast pork dinner 4-6 pm June 8, take out only. The menu includes roast pork, dressing, potatoes, gravy, vegetable, applesauce, roll and pie. Adults, $14; children, $56.

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