That's Entertainment:Events from May 2 - May 14
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 about the Spring Health Fair, please call 845 586-2631, ext. 3145.
Saturday, May 3
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. woodchucklodge.org.
An opening reception for a display of award winning art created by Margaretville students will be held Saturday, May 3 from 3-5 p.m. at the Commons Building, Margaretville. The paper dresses that will be exhibited throughout the month of May at the Commons won first-place in the Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) competition held April 10 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce is helping to sponsor this event. Info: 845 586-3300.
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.
Catskill Mountains Film Festival at The Open Eye Theater will open with the hard-hitting documentary “Brothers of the Blacklist” a film about racism at the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1992. Among the other films to be presented on Saturday will be “Letting Go” a powerful documentary about the loss one man experienced after Hurricane Irene and what happened next. Another film, “County Fair” takes a loving look at one of our most honored rural celebrations. We conclude our Saturday with “Tramway Trip in the Fog” by acclaimed filmmaker Roger Ross Williams.
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, woodchucklodge.org.
Sunday, May 4
CMFF at The Open Eye Theater opens the festival day with children’s films from 1 to 3:00 p.m. starting with the delightful “Pickin’ Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch.” Two of the other children’s films will be “A Rat’s Tale” by well known actor, story teller, and artist, Chris Durham, and “Generation Loss” a stop animation short featuring Craig, an analog radio, and Melody, his digital age daughter. Later on Sunday afternoon, The Open Eye Theater will present a feature length film by award winning director Scott Kawczynski, “Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon.” Five years after a simple heist goes awry, a group of thieves reconvene at a cabin in upstate New York, hoping to recover the diamonds they initially stole. Tensions rise as alliances are made and broken, backs are stabbed and the dirty past is dredged up as the group searches for the diamonds, and answers.
Saturday, May 10
Penny Social and Mothers’ Day Pie Sale to benefit Historical Society of Middletown. Doors open at 1 p.m., drawings start 2:30 p.m. Housewares, toys, gifts, restaurant meals and many other goods and local services up for grabs! Door prizes, refreshments. Purchase a home-baked pie or cake for Mom! HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville.
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.