That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment: Events from Sept. 3 - Sept. 13, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 3
The Andes Roundtable presents Sharon Ruetenik who will be discussing the landay, a folk couplet practiced by Pashtun women in Afghanistan.  How women in repressive cultures find ways to express themselves will also be explored.  Audience members will have an opportunity to create and share their own landays. Sharon Ruetenik is the international student advisor and Writing Center Coordinator at SUNY Delhi. She has taught various course in the liberal arts department of the university. Her poetry has appeared in several journals, most recently The Green Door. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6
Wild Saturday at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge: “What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?,” a display and talk at 1 p.m. by Diane Galusha marking the centennial of the bird’s extinction; with Rich Miskovsky of the Northern Catskill Pigeon Club and a few of his feathered friends. Sponsored by Crystal Brook Farm, New Kingston. 1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury (follow signs from NYS Rte 30). Bring lawn seating.

That's Entertainment: Events from August 29 - Sept. 6

Friday, Aug. 29
The Orphic Gallery in Roxbury will open an exhibition of photographs from legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen with a reception for the artist and book signing from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will present 46 photographs of rock greats including John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Debbie Harry, The Ramones and more. The show will hang until October 5. For further information on Rock Seen or the Orphic Gallery, please contact Phillip Lenihan at 607 326-6045 or The gallery is located at the corner of Main and Bridge streets.

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@ •