That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment: Events from August 20 - August 31

Wednesday, Aug. 20
The Andes Roundtable presents “Anatomy of a New Yorker Cartoon.” Come participate in the 4th Digital Speaker Series at the Roundtable with a TED video presentation by Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine. Bob explains why certain cartoons merit publication while others do not. His presentation will make you laugh. Bring your humor, your laughter and a joke or two to share with the group. We can then have a discussion and analyze why some jokes are funny to some and not so funny to others. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Bovina Fire Department’s annual chicken barbecue at the fire hall on Maple Ave. Serving from 5 p.m. until sold out. $8.50 donation includes chicken, corn on the cob, homemade salads, and cupcakes. Takeouts available.

Catch the Wind, a fun art activity for ages five and up.  Come and make kites at Skene Memorial Library on Main Street in Fleischmanns from 1 to 3 p.m.  Program is free.  For more information call Skene Library at 254-4581.

That's Entertainment: Events from August 13 - August 24, 2014

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Public schools are as old as the USA. So, what’s a charter school? Will they work as saviors for our students or undermine their education? Are the hard-won gains of teachers, para- professionals, secretaries and custodial staff compromised or expanded in charters? Bring your questions. Bring your knowledge. Join the Andes Roundstable for an open discussion about charters and public schools led by Janelle Barabash. Janelle taught English and Creative Writing for 30 years in New York City  public schools. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 13 – 16
Annual Delaware County Fair, Fairgrounds, Walton. Daily admission, $8. A complete schedule of events is available at

That's Entertainment: Events from August 6 - 16, 2014

Wednesday, Aug. 6
The Andes Roundtable presents part-time Andes resident Stanley Fish. In 2002, two British academics, Steven and Hilary Rose wrote an open letter to the Manchester Guardian calling for a moratorium on scholarly interchange with Israeli universities. The intention was to put pressure on the state of Israel to alter its policies, especially with respect to the occupation of Gaza. Critics of the Roses’s proposal charged them with violating academic freedom. The Roses and their co-signers respond­ed that the boycott they were urging was an extension and re­alization of academic freedom. The question the Roundtable shall explore is, “how can both sides in the dispute be invoking the same value?” Stanley Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Florida International University and the Floerscheimer Visiting Professor at Cardozo law School. He is a literary theorist, legal scholar, author, and public intellectual. His blog, “The Opinion­ator” was featured in The New York Times. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Catch the Wind, a fun activity for ages 5 and up. Come and make mobiles/moving sculptures at Skene Memorial Library on Main Street in Fleischmanns at 1p.m.  Program is free and is funded by Fleischmanns First. For more information call Skene Library at 254-4581.

Thursday, Aug. 7
Belleayre Jazz Club — Hot Latin Nights II – Mexico. Alberto Solis and Gil Gutierrez, 8 p.m. Tickets: $26 table seating in the lodge. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Route 28, Highmount. 800 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@ •

That's Entertainment: Events from July 30 to August 8, 2014

Wednesday, July 30
The Roxbury Arts Group presents a concert in Veteran’s Memorial Park, Stamford at 7 p.m. with regional group “Harmony Street & Second Avenue”.  In case of rain, the performance will be relocated to Stamford Central School.  Come with family and friends, bring boxed dinners from home or pick up a bite to eat at a local restaurant, and don’t forget a chair or blanket to sit back on and enjoy an evening of doo-wopp and rhythm and blues in the park. Admission is free. For more information please visit, or call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607 326-7908.

The Andes Roundtable welcomes attorney and Middletown Town Justice John Fairbairn III.  John will speak on the experience of growing up, going away to school, returning to the same small town for a career, what it’s like to be a lawyer and a judge in Margaretville and the differences of dealing with the law as an attorney vs. a judge. John, the son of Dr. John and Sally Fairbairn, was raised on an ever-evolving farm right here in the Catskills. He graduated from Margaretville Central School, earned his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, and his law degree from Albany Law School in 2006, passing the bar exam on the first try.  He practices law in Margaretville and in January of this year he was elected town justice serving the Town of Middletown. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Retired teacher Deborah Olivero will lead a how-to bead program at the Fairview Public Library at 5 p.m. During the Beautiful Beads program, participants will use their imagination to create a unique piece of jewelry with beads.  Registration is required.  Contact the Fairview Public Library at 586-3791 or to learn more or to register.

That's Entertainment: Events from July 23 - August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 23-Friday, Aug. 1
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host a “Summer Clearance Sale” at its Thrift Shop on Main Street, Margaretville from July 21-August 1. The sale will include: adult summer outerwear, blazers and suits at $2; adult shorts, capris, short-sleeved and sleeveless tops and swimsuits at $1; adult sandals at $1 and children's sandals $0.50; all children's summer clothing $0.50. The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is located at 850 Main Street, Margaretville. Hours are: Monday-Saturday noon to 4 p.m., except Wednesdays open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For additional information, please call 845 586-3737.

Wednesday, July 23
The Andes Roundtable presents Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, herbalist, registered nurse, and outdoors educator who will give a talk on how some invasive plant species can be a dense nutritional food and have secondary medicinal benefits; how to use the Doctrine of Signatures - which looks at everything about a plant, from its habitat to their presenting patterns, shapes, colors and tastes, to determine their beneficial purpose for humans; what are plant energetics and how that reflects on ones wellness and lastly what the shamans always knew - plant signaling behavior and why we need to care about that. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.