That's Entertainment: Events from May 28 - June 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 28
The Andes Roundtable presents the Ecuadorian Escapades of Mel and Peggy Bellar, Part II! Mel and Peggy Bellar had previously entertained us with their presentation of the “Other Andes” gardening techniques.  This will be a follow-up of their new gardening and cultural adventures, how they became godparents to an indigenous child, their luxurious trip to a cool extreme sports town and their REAL adventure into the Amazon.  It should be a fun night. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 30
Bird watching on the Andes Rail Trail at 8 a.m. Join Catskill Mountain Club member Fred Reckner for a quiet hike on the Andes Rail Trail in search of our avian neighbors. Early starts provide the best chance of success. Because quiet is a virtue, there will be no dogs allowed on this hike. You may want to bring binoculars and a spotting scope with tripod. Contact Fred at  ftreckner@frontiernet.net. Directions: The trailhead is on Depot Street in the hamlet of Andes, just to the west of its intersection with Route 28. Parking is roadside on the south side of the highway.

Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7
Community Chorale of the Catskills will present its spring concert. Variety of songs including numbers honoring The Beatles and remembering Pete Seeger. Please contact Richard Tucker for more info at rtucker@catskill.net or phone 607 326-4692.  

Saturday, June 7
Concert at 1 p.m. on the porch, John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury. John Burroughs Memorial Locust and Wild Honey Mountain Orchestra performing a set of original songs inspired by the writings of naturalist John Burroughs. Bring a chair. Free. This is a Headwaters History Days event. Lodge open for tours Sat. and Sun. 11- 3.  www.headwatershistorydays.org.
 
Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8
Headwaters History Days, celebrating the history, culture, folk life and landscape of the East Branch Delaware River towns of Middletown, Roxbury and Andes. Fifteen museums, landmark structures and historic sites will be open to the public at no charge for one or both days for tours, exhibits, and activities. For schedule, map and visitor info, visit the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, 724 Main St., Margaretville; www.headwatershistorydays.org; 845-586-3300.

Sunday, June 8
Walking Tour at noon of the Hamlet of Roxbury. Meet behind Gould Church, Main St. Forty-minute tour, led by Carolyn Faracci, Roxbury town parks coordinator, on Main Street Historic District, Kirkside Park; the DURR station and museum. Timed to allow DURR riders to take the 11 a.m. train from Arkville, get off in Roxbury, take a walk through history, and catch the return train at 3. This is a Headwaters History Days event. Free. www.headwatershistorydays.org.

Presentation and free concert at 2 p.m., Historical Society of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. “The Good Old Way: Music and Memories of the Old School Baptist Church.”  Ethnomusicologist Ben Bath will give a short history of the OSB, followed by an a cappella concert of tunes from an OSB hymnal used by local congregations. If you have OSB memories, photos or songbooks, please bring them! Grounds and HSM hall open at 11 a.m. This is a Headwaters History Days event. www.headwatershistorydays.org.