That's Entertainment: Events from April 23 - May 14, 2014

Wednesday, April 23
The Andes Roundtable presents choreographer, animator, and filmmaker Pooh Kaye who will talk about the adventures and influences that she experienced as an artist working in experimental dance and media since 1973 in the downtown New York scene. It will be presented as a video/talk with archival documentation dating back to 1975. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 24
Blue Deer Center’s monthly open mic will be held at the Center, 1155 county Rt. 6, Margaretville, and continue to be held every fourth Thursday of each month. You are invited to bring out your song and/or musical performance, read poetry, a bit of acting or anything creative that will release the inner you. Showtime 7-10 p.m. For more information see or call 586-3225.

Saturday, April 26
Tree Planting, 10 a.m. to noon. There’s a saying, “The best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago.”  An apple tree planted today can provide benefits for many years. We’ll demonstrate how it’s done. Catskill Forest Association (CFA) members free; $10 non-CFA members.
Pre-registration required. Contact CFA at 586-3054 or

The Delhi Historical Society will open an exhibit of model trains and memorabilia at the Cannon House at 47 Main Street from 10 a.m until 4 p.m.  This is a fun, free event for the whole family to enjoy. Local collector, Bill Cash, will display trains that ran to Delhi. Contact Delhi Historical Society program coordinators, Mary Jane Henderson at 607 746-2570 or Sue Pearson at 607 746-2898 for more info.

Seniorize or Sell, a free seminar at M. Gerard Country Home, 44310 Route 28, Arkville. 11 a.m. to noon. Coffee and sweets served. As we age, there are many questions we face regarding our homes.  Perhaps we need to make modifications for ease and safety.  Maybe we want to
consider selling but want to ensure that we do it wisely.  Please join Peggy Bellar, licensed real estate salesperson from Keller Williams Upstate NY Properties and Gerry Murphy, Interior Designer and owner of M. Gerard Country Home for an informative program that explores these issues.

“Reading the Land: Underground Arkville,” an illustrated talk at 1 p.m. on a 2005 archaeological excavation near Arkville, by Linda Carroll of the Public Archaeology Program, Binghamton University.  Historical Society of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. $2 HSM members, $4 non-members.

Sage Health and Wellness Festival, Cold Spring Lodge, 530 Oliverea Rd., Big Indian. Margaretville Hospital In Motion, Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, and other popular healing modalities will be featured.  Free parking and admission.  Open to everyone. Rain or shine.

Join us for a day of camaraderie, reunion and fly tying at the Fly Tyers Rendezvous, Rockland House, Roscoe 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild. Silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s free to everyone.  Lunch can be bought from the Rockland House, usually between noon and 2 p.m. Contact Judie for info: or 607 498-6024.

Orphic Gallery will open a new exhibit Music For Films, an exhibit of eight-track motion picture soundtracks celebrating the Catskill Mountains Film Festival. The exhibit will showcase eight tracks from the museum’s original Dallas location as well as recent acquisitions of the Roxbury institution.  The tracks on display will range from Easy Rider to 2001: A Space Odyssey, from Godsend to The Godfather, and the museum will play a choice selection of music from the soundtracks throughout the reception. The Orphic Gallery is located at the Roxbury Corner Store at 53525 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY, at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets.  The exhibit will continue through May 18 and be open to the public during the gallery’s normal business hours, Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 27
Have some history with your soup! Learn about the Fleischmann family (and Molly Goldberg!) while supporting the Historical Society of Middletown. At 3 p.m., “A Special House, A Special History,” with Leigh Melander. At 4 p.m., Soup Sunday, all you can eat soup, salad and bread $25. A portion of proceeds goes to HSM Roof Fund. Spillian (former Fleischmann mansion), 50 Todd Mtn. Rd., Fleischmanns. FMI: 800-811-3351 or email

Tuesday, April 29

The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) "Dare to Share" monthly business mixer and networking event at 5:30 p.m., at The Orphic Gallery, corner of Main and Bridge streets in Roxbury, will feature a panel giving a brief overview of available programs followed by an open panel discussion and Q & A. The panel will include Peg Ellsworth, executive director, MARK Project and Southern Tier Regional Council Member; Barbara Puglisi, director of economic development, Catskill Watershed Corporation; Lori Paulson, program administrator, Delaware County Economic Development and Glenn Nealis, director, Delaware County Economic Development. Light refreshments and adult beverages will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 2

“Honoring Our Seniors” is the theme of the Margaretville Hospital Spring Health Fair which will be held on Friday, May 2 from 9 a.m.-noon. The Spring Health Fair will be held in the hospital lobby and adjacent areas. This year’s fair will have place a special emphasis on the healthcare needs of senior citizens. The fair is sponsored by Margaretville Hospital and the Auxiliary Wellness Committee. Free screening services offered at the Spring Health Fair include: A1c blood test to asscess glucose, blood pressure and pulse readings, oxygen screening, bone density, weight and balance assessment. Visitors will enjoy free refreshments and the chance to enter raffles and win door prizes. Margaretville Hospital is located at 42084 State Highway 28, Margaretville. For additional information, please call 845 586-2631, ext. 3145.

Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4
The Catskill Mountains Film Festival promises to be a sterling weekend for local cineastes with the screening of over 100 films, workshops, and appearances by notable film professionals. The film festival takes place on May 2, 3, and 4 at Farrell Hall at the SUNY Delhi campus, the Open Eye Theatre in Margaretville and The Walton Theatre in Walton.  For more information on the festival see

Saturday, May 3 

Delaware County Historical Association’s (DCHA) Volunteer Work Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the museum’s site on state Highway 10, three miles north of Delhi asks for your help in preparing DCHA’s site and historic buildings for our summer season. Chores will include cleaning the numerous historic buildings at the museum and sprucing up the grounds. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The museum will have cleaning supplies, and volunteers are also invited to bring gardening tools. Call 607 746-3849 or e-mail for more info.

Wild Saturday at Woodchuck Lodge, “John Burroughs in the Adirondacks” with Dr. Barbara Kearns at 1 p.m. Based on the essay “The Adirondacks,” written by Burroughs in 1866 about his travels to the Adirondacks in 1863. Dr. Kearns will retrace his hiking route in this illustrated talk from the porch at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury (follow signs from Route 30). Excerpts from the essay will be read by Karen Underwood, Woodchuck Lodge trustee. Bring lawn seating.

The Roxbury Arts Group Celebrates 35 years of great arts programming with The Jammin’ Divas at the Roxbury Arts Center at 7 p.m. Call 607 326-7908 for information.

Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4
Free guided tours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) of Woodchuck Lodge, the summer home of naturalist John Burroughs. Picnic facilities, Boyhood Rock and Burial Site (Burroughs Memorial Field) nearby. 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, two miles off Route 30, north of Roxbury, follow signs. Call 254-6025,

Saturday, May 10

The Middletown Republican Committee will hold its second GOP Dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the firehouse on Church Street, with a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner catered by Mary’s Cookin’ Again and program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Congressman Chris Gibson and State Senator Jim Seward will be guest speakers at this sold-out event. Also attending the dinner are Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills, Delaware County Treasurer Bev Shields, Delaware County Clerk Sharon O’Dell as well as officials from the Delaware County Republican Committee. Eleanor Mager and Nina Johnson will each be awarded Republican of the Year plaques.

Wednesday, May 14

Bag Ali will present its Fabulous Spring Collection of Handbags and Accessories at Margaretville Hospital on Wednesday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital lobby. The Bag Ali Collection includes the hottest handbags styles made from buttery-soft leathers and fashion materials. Also being featured are chic metallics and prints, all in the latest colors and shapes. The Bag Ali Collection also includes elegant bags for evening, briefcases, scarves and small leather goods for women and men (including wallets). Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Information: 845 586-4028.