That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment: Events from March 11 - 21, 2015

Wednesday, March 11
The Andes Roundtable presents Dr. Linnea Goodwin who is an associate professor of history at SUNY Delhi.  She earned her PhD in Russian history from Binghamton University.  She is a Fulbright Scholar and spent a year teaching and conducting research in Russia.  Dr. Goodwin continues with academic contacts in the Russian Federation. Her presentation will be on the impact of sanctions on Russia, the falling ruble, and the new discussion about a more permanent ceasefire with Ukraine as the Russians have a military presence near Luhansk and Donetsk. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a general meeting on Thursday, March 12 starting at 4 p.m. in Club Med at Mountainside, which is located at 42158 State Route 28, Margaretville. All are welcome. Call 586-3737 for more information.

Movie night at the Andes Public Library at 7 p.m. Please join us for a 2014 award winning romantic drama that chronicles the life of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. One of the world’s greatest living minds, Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disorder at the age of 21. The movie is based on the memoir of his wife, Jane Hawking. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Light refreshments will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.

That's Entertainment: Events from March 4 - 14, 2015

Wednesday, March 4
The circus is coming to Margaretville: Families, friends, and neighbors of S.A.D.D. , get your tickets now for the Mike Naughton’s Yankee Doodle Circus. Experience family fun as amazing performers from around the globe dazzle you with astounding acrobats and thrills of wonder at 6:30 p.m. in the Margaretville Central School gymnasium. Tickets are limited and if you order now, Adults pay $14.75 per ticket and also will receive two free children and teen tickets. Go to: for advanced tickets.

The Andes Roundtable will begin its scheduled Wednesday night meetings with an appropriate presentation on “Spring Birds in the Catskills” given by Andy Mason. Andy will discuss the soon-to-return spring migrant birds and resident species, with songs and images. Andy is co-president of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society  He is past chair of the Audubon Council of NYS and past president of the NYS Ornithological Association.  Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 7
Members of the Andes Fire Department will practice ice-rescue skills at Big Pond in the Town of Andes beginning at 11 a.m. Anyone interested, including potential members of the fire department, is invited to watch. Call AFD Chief Joe Berghammer at 676-3835 for more information.

That's Entertainment: Events from Feb. 28 - March 13, 2015

Saturday, Feb. 28
Please plan to attend the first general membership meeting of the Middletown Republican Club at 10 a.m. at the Arkville Fire Department Meeting Hall, 43365 State Highway 28, Arkville. Club members and full- or part-time Middletown residents are welcome. “Coffee and …” will be served.

Sunday, March 1
“Trout Tales.” Spillian in Fleischmanns continues celebrating Voices from the Catskills, a series of music/spoken word performances beginning at 4 p.m. Running through the end of March, the series highlights acoustic music and stories, both historic and contemporary, rooted in the Catskills with a special evening of Trout Tales, a not-to-be-missed historic opportunity to sit around the table with some of the living legends of fly fishing as they join together in an evening of anecdotes, recollections and reminiscences of friendships and time spent with legendary names like Art Flick, Frank Mele, the Darbees and the Dettes, Herman Christiansen, and others of the great fish and the great streams from the birthplace of American fly-fishing, the Catskills Mountains. Trout Tale panelists include: Tony Bonavist, John Hoeko, Mark Loete, Lenny Millen, Roger Menard, and Judd Weisberg. For more information and dinner reservations, please call 800 811-3351 or

That's Entertainment: Events from February 18-28, 2015

Through Feb. 21
“Buy One / Get One” Sale at the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop February 14-21. Buy any item in the shop and get any other item of equal or lesser value free! Loads of items from which to choose. The Thrift Shop is located at 850 Main St. in Margaretville. Info: 845 586-3737.

Thursday, Feb. 19
The public is invited to a reception at the Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) in Arkville from 4 to 6 p.m. to honor Dana Lamsal, CEO. Dana is leaving her post and this will be an opportunity to say goodbye and thank her for her help in getting the center established in the community. Refreshments served. Info: 845 586-6250.

Saturday, Feb. 21
Louisiana Saturday Night, a fundraiser for the MARK Project. The hottest dance party of the season. Black Rock Zydeco, Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo, Jambalaya and Cornbread. BYOB. Also, great Cajun/Creole Cook-off. Roxbury Arts Center, 6 – 10 p.m. Reservations required for this annual sellout, call 586-3500.

That's Entertainment: Events from Feb. 11 - 21, 2015

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Thursday, Feb. 12
Movie Night at the Andes Public Library, 7 p.m. This month, music is on the menu! We’ll be showing a 2014 biographical film about four New Jersey guys from “the wrong side of the tracks” who become Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. There is sure to be some heads bopping, toes tapping, and plenty of doo-whopping! Light refreshments will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. Call the library at 676-3333 for more information.

Friday, Feb. 13
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.  We play most tunes at a slower pace so everyone can join in.  All acoustic instruments welcome!  Please call 254-5469 FMI.