That's Entertainment: Events from July 9 to July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 9
The Andes Roundtable presents Lisa Tesier, assistant prof­essor at SUNY Delhi, Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, who will discuss art and health, exploring their connections, mov­ing chronologically from ancient to contemporary times. How was art used historically in healing practices? How did art help educate medical practitioners? What lessons can be found for our contemporary lives in the images from the past? Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.
 
Thursday, July 10
Molly Marquand of the CRISP at the Catskill Center will lead a hike starting at 10 a.m. to Giant Ledge to examine a grove of American Ash trees for the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that is devastating ash trees in the Catskills. You will learn to identify the insect and the signs of its presence. Giant Ledge is one of the most spectacular spots in the Catskills, offering incredible views both east and west. It’s a short hike out with a huge payoff. Whether you haven’t been or if you know it well, you won’t want to miss this hike! Pre-registration is required. Contact Molly at mmarquand@catskillcenter.org or call 586-2611.

The Roxbury Arts Group announces The Essential Thursdays Performance Series 2nd Installment with Brass & Ivory: a trumpet, trombone and piano at 7:30 p.m. The Old School Baptist Church, 6424 County Highway 36 (Denver-Vega Road), Denver.

Friday, July 11
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Artists Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at this year’s Hospice Celebrity Party at Wright National Soccer Campus(formerly Soccer Hall of Fame) in Oneonta. Doors will open at 5 p.m. This is a charity event benefiting patients and families in Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties served by Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care. Tickets on sale now for $39.50, $55 and $125. Information and ticket purchase at: lynyrdskynyrd.com or hospicetickets.com

A Summer Soiree at The Raven’s Nest, 5 to 8 p.m.. Fine food and libations, Victorian house and garden tours, music on the player piano, lawn games. Proceeds benefit Historical Society of Middletown. $40 single, $75 couple. Period attire welcomed! Reserve by July 5 by calling 586-4878.

Catskill Mountains 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.  We play most tunes at a slower pace so everyone can join in. All acoustic instruments welcome!  Please call 254-5469 FMI.

Saturday, July 12
Big Indian/Oliverea Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary is sponsoring a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehouse In Big Indian. Vendors welcome. To reserve space call 254-5354.

The second annual Arkville Fair is set to return from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the area surrounding the fire hall at 43355 State Route 28 in Arkville. There will be a parade featuring floats, vintage cars and tractors, fire departments and more at 11 a.m. There are more than 30 vendors coming with everything from pickles to homemade handbags as well as a band, a DJ, face painting and a bounce house. There is no admission for the fair, so bring the family and enjoy the day! Info: 845 667-0306 or e-mail: Arkvilleday@gmail.com

A Great Train Robbery by the Catskill Mountain Bushwackers will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. trains at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville. Info: 845 586-2929 or visit: durr.org

Blues Night at Belleayre. Buddy Guy with special guests Quinn Sullivan and Slam Allen. 6 p.m. Tickets: $95/76/66/ 56/46/26 lawn. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Rt. 28, Highmount. (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@gmail.com, or visit: belleayremusic.org

Sunday, July 13
  The Pine Hill Community Center will hold its  annual membership meeting at 1 pm. The agenda includes a review of the year’s past activities and plans for the future. Everyone who has donated to the Center during the past year is considered a member. There will be a discussion about volunteer opportunities.   Refreshments will be served. The meeting is always a good way for members to connect with other supporters of the Center and to meet the board of directors.  

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 19, and 20
The Phoenicia/Shandaken Studio Tour. Art in every style, primordial to post-post-modern, from Boiceville to Belle­ayre. Open studios from July 19-20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spoken Word performance at Mama’s Boy in Phoenicia 6:30 p.m. July 18. Gala potluck reception at The Arts Upstairs 6 p.m. July 19 at 60 Main St. Phoenicia. Outdoor sculpture at Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper and Brunel Park in Boiceville. Free map and catalog at shops all over Shandaken. Info: www.ShandakenArt.com. Call 688-2977.

Saturday, July 19
Third annual Car Show 4 A Cause held in historic Kirkside Park, Roxbury. Vehicle entries into the show include over a decade of cars, motorcycles, tractors, and trucks. On top of the spiffy cars on display there are raffles, 50/50, bounce house and dunk tank, children’s activities, kids’ coloring contest, DJ Jason Cammer, vendors, food and desserts, antique gas engine demos, and awards for Top 20, Best of Show, Farthest Traveled, People’s Choice, Top Motorcycle, Top Tractor, Loudest Exhaust, Best Stereo, and new to this year, Lawn Chair Drag Race Champion. All proceeds from the Car Show 4 A Cause event are donated to locals in need due to a medical condition. Admission is a $2 minimum donation and children under 10 are free! The show begins at 9 a.m. Car registration is $10 per vehicle; which includes admission for two people. The first 100 vehicle registrants will receive a free goody bag with regis­tration. Vendor sections are $20 per section. Contact Danyelle Greene at 607 267-8186.