That's Entertainment: Events from April 9 - April 29

Wednesday, April 9
The Andes Roundtable asks; can you solve the world’s most pressing problems and have fun doing it? With good cheer, the worldwide Transition movement unleashes the collective power of community on climate change, high energy, food prices, and the lackluster economy. It’s been a long winter! Come engage in some cabin-fever brainstorming with members of Transition Catskills. Together, we can make a difference. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, April 10
The Andes Public Library will hold Movie Night at 7 p.m. While our movie license prohibits us from publicizing the name of the movie, we can tell you that it is a recent award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and it takes place in outer space! Admission is free, although donations are always appreciated! Some light refreshments will be available but attendees are encouraged to bring their own snacks as well. Call the Library at 676-3333 for more information.
 
Friday, April 11
Catskill Mountain Acoustic Slow Jam from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center. Come play music with your friends and neighbors!  A friendly group of local musicians meets on the second Friday of every month to play Irish, Bluegrass, Old Time, Catskill fiddle tunes, and Western Swing in a low-key, no-pressure, relaxed atmosphere. Please call 254-5469 FMI.

Saturday, April 12
2014 Roxbury Burroughs Lecture: “John Burroughs in the Catskills,” with Dr. Daniel Payne of SUNY Oneonta at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge. Historic Masonic Hall, Bridge St., Roxbury. Freewill offering, reception to follow. www.woodchucklodge.org.

Mountainside Residential Care Center Spring Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked goods, soups, and sandwiches, raffles and much more. Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Seeking vendors to set up and sell their wares. All children will pick an egg filled with goodies from our Easter egg tree! FMI contact Kathy Roberts at Mountainside at 586-1800. Vendor forms available at the front desk. Benefits the residents’ Sunshine Fund and is organized by the staff and residents of Mountainside.

The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) will give thanks to volunteers at a "Just Desserts" appreciation event at 3 p.m. on at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road. The RAG staff and board of directors will recognize and honor the many volunteers who collectively logged in over 2,000 hours of service last year, as well as announce the two volunteers who will be presented with the first annual Nancy Harding Volunteer Service Award. Come to the potluck dessert event, bring a dish, be inspired and perhaps discover how you might volunteer! For more information, please visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607 326-7908.

Sunday, April 13
The Easter Bunny will make his annual visit to the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Sunday, April 13, from noon to 2 p.m. The Bunny will pose for free photos with children and parents may bring their cameras.
Free face painting by Karina Marvelina will be available, also be a free raffle for several baskets filled with Easter goodies and various outdoor children’s activities, weather-permitting. The visitors center is located on Route 30 five miles north of Grand Gorge.

Monday, April 14
Catskill Women’s Network will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Gabriella’s in Stanford. The guest speaker will be Leigh Melander, co-owner of Spillian’s, the former Fleischmanns Park House. She  will  talk about Catskills energy and the opportunity that is emerging, the next generation of businesses that are starting up, how we can work together to build bridges and increase the tourism industry here. For reservations call Agnes at 586-2728.

Friday, April 25
The American Cancer Society invites cancer survivors to join Relay For Life on April 25. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Delhi American Legion, 41 Page Avenue. After a "survivors" lap, participants will be able to honor their caregivers by walking a lap with them. After the opening ceremony, survivors who register are invited to partake in a dinner and will receive a T-shirt. Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, and walk or run around a local track “relay” style to fight cancer. To register, go to the web­site www. relayforlife.org/delawarecountyny or email dcrelay@delhitel.net. Survivors can also register the day of Relay. Honor survivors or those who have succumbed to the disease by purchasing luminaries, which will be lit about 10 p.m.You can purchase a luminary on the website, from a Relay For Life team member or during the event up until 8 p.m. 
 
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. Info: 586-3054 or cfa@catskill.net.

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 toconsider 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.

Tuesday, April 29
The Town of Middletown will host a meeting at 6 p.m. at the town hall to discuss the revitalization of the town’s apple orchards as well as gauging interest in coordinated community-wide methods for bringing back Middletown’s historic cider press as a tourist destination, amenity and economic engine for those who grow apples and love cider. Among those participating in this initial discussion will be Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller, Hubbell Brothers, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the MARK Project, Delaware County Economic Development, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Delaware County Planning. Landowners who are interested in reviving or establishing orchards should attend. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call Supervisor Miller at 586-2462 or email her at middsuper@catskill.net. The town hall is located at 42339 State Route 28 in Margaretville.