Memoirs of May 12, 2022 | Local announcements

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CATSKILL – Columbia and Greene Counties Youth Clubs are announcing free public naloxone/Narcan® training at 5 p.m. May 12 at the Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill. For more information, email [email protected] or call 518-751-8001. Participants will receive a free Narcan® kit to take home.

CASTLETON — The Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties Cooperative Educational Services Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in person at the Administration Building Conference Center. This meeting will allow virtual participation for any public and board members wishing to join through the Zoom link provided on the Questar III Board of Directors webpage at -education/meeting-agendas-minutes/ .

CATSKILL – The First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main St., Catskill, will hold its spring clearance sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14. On Saturday, items will be sold at $4 a bag.

CATSKILL – Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve a chicken parm dinner from 4:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on May 13, eat in or take out. Complete 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 a.m. May 13 at Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar and via Zoom. We will be holding a general meeting and member Helen Ernst will demonstrate EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8), a computerized quilt design program. QUILT, Inc. is a non-profit quilt guild interested in learning more about the art of quilt making. Members live in the Capital Region and surrounding communities. All levels of quilters are welcome. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month from September to June. Visitors are welcome. This will be an experimental in-person/virtual meeting hybrid. Visit for details.)

ALBANY – The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will perform its traditional spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the historic Chancellor’s Hall of the New York State Education Building, 88 Washington Ave., Albany. Jason Dashew will make his concert debut as the new bandleader of the Mendelssohn Club. The theme for the evening is “A Night of Romance”, and the concert will feature a wide range of music from Renaissance to rock eras and everything in between. To help celebrate the arrival of spring, the Williams College Octet will join the club as a special guest. In keeping with tradition, the club will introduce Albany’s new tulip queen and her court at intermission. The club will also perform at the Albany Tulip Festival on May 7. Tickets for the concert – A Night of Romance – are available in advance or at the door for $22. To purchase tickets in advance, contact [email protected] for more information. The entrance to Chancellor’s Hall is located near the corner of North Hawk Street and Washington Avenue. Covered parking is available one block from the State Education Building.

ALBANY — The annual Hagia Sophia Greek Festival will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 13; 12pm-10pm on May 14; and from noon to 6 p.m. May 15 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany. Daily admission is $5; children under 12 are free. Greek festival activities include continuous live Greek music and Greek dancers in native costumes; “E Kouzina” – Casual dining room offering authentic homemade Greek dishes; Greek pastry; Food shops under the tent; Souvenir and jewelry shops; Church visits and more. There will be a continuous shuttle available for additional FREE parking at the Disability Services Center, 314 So. Manning Boulevard, Albany.

HAINES FALLS — The Mountain Top Historical Society presents A Hike to Latvian Camp at 9 a.m. May 14. Longtime MTHS member Nancy Allen will lead an easy hike on the grounds of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Summer Camp located in Elka Park. Learn about the history of the camp, tour the lake and buildings, and hike through the woods on camp trails. Meet at the car park on the left at the end of Green Hill Road, just past the camp entrance and before the entrance to Elka Park. See exact Google Maps location at: The hike will end around 11:30 PM. The constant rain will cancel out. Registration is required, email [email protected] or call 518-589-6657 to register.

WEST SAND LAKE — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener will hold his “Garden Hand Tool Sale” on May 14. A wide selection of soft-use garden tools, new spear-point shovels and CobraHead weeders, unique plant containers, glittering glass garden totems, English stone planters and other garden delights await you. proposed. This sale is in conjunction with the larger Garden Faire organized by the Sand Lake Garden Club. Sales begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine, at Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. For more information about Extension’s gardening programs, visit or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or [email protected]

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 65 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14. Breakfast and lunch will be available along with a bake sale in support of United Methodist women in the church. The Thrift Shop ‘Boutique’ will also be open. Contact Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661 for more information.

SELKIRK – Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a goulash dinner from 3-6 p.m. on May 14. Dinner includes goulash with green salad, roll/butter and dessert for $14. Pick up 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. Book your dinners before May 13.

KINGSTON — The Senate House, 296 Fair St., Kingston, will host Happy New Year: Starting a New Growing Season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14. Ulster County beekeepers will demonstrate beekeeping, there will be sheep shearing with Fred DePaul, and local cooking with Brittany Belz. The 3rd Ulster Militia Unit will also be on hand to show camp life in the 18th century. Planting in the herb and vegetable gardens will also begin. Colonial crafts and games will also be available. Guided tours of the Senate will be offered every half hour until 4:00 p.m. at a cost of $7 per adult and $5 per senior. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, call the site at 845-338-2786.

TANNERSVILLE — An inclusive bird walk with Martha Harbison will take place May 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. No prior reservation necessary. The Northern Catskills are a birding hotspot for native and migratory species throughout the region. Spring migration is one of the best times for birdwatching in the Catskills. You don’t have to be a hiker, however, to enjoy bird watching. Join us for a morning of birding accessible to all. We welcome people with reduced mobility or reduced mobility. This march will be led by Martha Harbison of the Feminist Bird Club. This program is in cooperation with the Catskill Center’s Taking Flight program. This is an in-person, outdoor program. Masks are mandatory to enter inside the education center during the programs. For information, call 518-589-3903.

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

COLONY — The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie will perform the fourth concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Mark Cornell Auditorium, Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd., Colonie. The concert is free to the public (as always!) and donations will be accepted for the next season. Come join us for an evening filled with Oscar music. Selections include Colonel Bogey, Mary Poppins, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

CATSKILL – Frese’s Chicken BBQ will be served from 3-6 p.m. on May 19 for 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 Ladies Auxiliary of the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third St., Athens, will host a fundraiser for sub-sandwiches from 4-6 p.m. May 20. Meatballs, sausage and peppers and pepperoni subs will be on sale for $8 each. Orders can be called at 518-945-2599 after 2 p.m.

GREENVILLE – The Clematis Garden Club, Greenville, presents Peter Bowden, popular radio, television and garden personality and spokesperson for Hewitt Garden Centers at the annual Spring Soiree at 1 p.m. on May 20 at the American Legion Post 291, 58 Maple Ave., Greenville. Peter is a well-known, knowledgeable and humorous presenter and the Clematis Club invites the public to enjoy Peter’s presentation. Peter will speak about “How Climate Change Affects Our Gardening” in our own local gardening environment via a PowerPoint program. A question-and-answer session will follow. Delicious refreshments will be served, followed by exciting raffles and 50/50 draws to complete the fun-filled afternoon. All invited to enjoy this free and fun afternoon on the theme of the garden. For information, call Jean Horn at 518-966-4260.

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