Memoirs of May 14, 2022 | Local announcements

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HAINES FALLS — The Mountain Top Historical Society presents A Hike to Latvian Camp at 9 a.m. May 14. Longtime MTHS member Nancy Allen will lead an easy hike on the grounds of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Summer Camp located in Elka Park. Learn about the history of the camp, tour the lake and buildings, and hike through the woods on camp trails. Meet at the car park on the left at the end of Green Hill Road, just past the camp entrance and before the entrance to Elka Park. See exact Google Maps location at: The hike will end around 11:30 PM. The constant rain will cancel out. Registration is required, email [email protected] or call 518-589-6657 to register.

WEST SAND LAKE — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener will hold his “Garden Hand Tool Sale” on May 14. A wide selection of soft-use garden tools, new spear-point shovels and CobraHead weeders, unique plant containers, glittering glass garden totems, English stone planters and other garden delights await you. proposed. This sale is in conjunction with the larger Garden Faire organized by the Sand Lake Garden Club. Sales begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine, at Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. For more information about Extension’s gardening programs, visit or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or [email protected]

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 65 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14. Breakfast and lunch will be available along with a bake sale in support of United Methodist women in the church. The Thrift Shop ‘Boutique’ will also be open. Contact Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661 for more information.

SELKIRK – Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a goulash dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 14. Dinner includes goulash with green salad, roll/butter and dessert for $14. Pick up dinner at Bethlehem Grange. Reserve dinner by calling Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384. Make sure the phone number is displayed to receive a confirmation phone call. Book your dinners before May 13.

KINGSTON — The Senate House, 296 Fair St., Kingston, will host Happy New Year: Starting a New Growing Season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14. Ulster County beekeepers will demonstrate beekeeping, there will be sheep shearing with Fred DePaul, and local cooking with Brittany Belz. The 3rd Ulster Militia Unit will also be on hand to show camp life in the 18th century. Planting in the herb and vegetable gardens will also begin. Colonial crafts and games will also be available. Guided tours of the Senate will be offered every half hour until 4:00 p.m. at a cost of $7 per adult and $5 per senior. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, call the site at 845-338-2786.

TANNERSVILLE — An inclusive bird walk with Martha Harbison will take place May 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. No prior reservation necessary. The Northern Catskills are a birding hotspot for native and migratory species throughout the region. Spring migration is one of the best times for birdwatching in the Catskills. You don’t have to be a hiker, however, to enjoy bird watching. Join us for a morning of birding accessible to all. We welcome people with reduced mobility or reduced mobility. This march will be led by Martha Harbison of the Feminist Bird Club. This program is in cooperation with the Catskill Center’s Taking Flight program. This is an in-person, outdoor program. Masks are mandatory to enter inside the education center during the programs. For information, call 518-589-3903.

CAIRO – The Cairo-Durham Booster Club is hosting a Frese Chicken & Rib BBQ to benefit the class on May 17, 2023 at Cairo-Durham Middle/High School, 1301 Route 145, Cairo. All orders must be picked up between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and are take-out and prepaid only. The barbecue chicken is $13 and includes coleslaw, half a barbecue chicken cooked in the famous house marinade, a baked potato, seasonal corn on the cob, buns/butter and cookies. BBQ ribs are $15 and include coleslaw, half rack of pork ribs, baked potato, seasonal corn on the cob, buns/butter, and cookies. To place an order, contact [email protected] or call 518-821-3364.

COLONY — The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie will perform the fourth concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Mark Cornell Auditorium, Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd., Colonie. The concert is free to the public (as always!) and donations will be accepted for the next season. Come join us for an evening filled with Oscar music. Selections include Colonel Bogey, Mary Poppins, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

CATSKILL – Frese’s Chicken BBQ will be served from 3-6 p.m. on May 19 for take-out only in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s, 66 William St. Catskill. Tickets are $14. For reservations, call 518-943-5235.

ATHENS — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third St., Athens, will host a fundraiser for sub-sandwiches from 4-6 p.m. May 20. Meatballs, sausage and peppers and pepperoni subs will be on sale for $8 each. Orders can be called at 518-945-2599 after 2 p.m.

GREENVILLE – The Clematis Garden Club, Greenville, presents Peter Bowden, popular radio, television and garden personality and spokesperson for Hewitt Garden Centers at the annual Spring Soiree at 1 p.m. on May 20 at the American Legion Post 291, 58 Maple Ave., Greenville. Peter is a well-known, knowledgeable and humorous presenter and the Clematis Club invites the public to enjoy Peter’s presentation. Peter will speak about “How Climate Change Affects Our Gardening” in our own local gardening environment via a PowerPoint program. A question-and-answer session will follow. Delicious refreshments will be served, followed by exciting raffles and 50/50 draws to complete the fun-filled afternoon. All invited to enjoy this free and fun afternoon on the theme of the garden. For information, call Jean Horn at 518-966-4260.

ATHENS – The TGM American Legion Post 187, 94 Second St., Athens, will host a Spring Fling flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 21 with set-up beginning at 7:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome and applications are available on the Facebook page. and at the Post Office. Interior space, 6′ by 8′ is $25; outdoor space, 10′ by 10′ is $35. Proceeds will be donated to the kitchen renovation project.

COXSACKIE – Coxsackie’s First Reformed Church, 285 Mansion St., Coxsackie, bake sale and jumble sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 21.

ALBANY – The Capital District Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. May 21 via Zoom. Registration is free and will be open to the public on May 16. See] under meetings and events. There is a limit of 100 people. Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie ​​Plate by Bonnie J. Lewis is a great opportunity to explore your options for saving the special pieces of an elderly person’s life and what to do with other “not-so-expensive” possessions. “. We encourage older family members to get their estates in order (power of attorney, medical power of attorney, will or trust), but what is the missing link? Family history and family artifacts. It only takes two generations for the memories of an ancestor to disappear from the memories of our descendants. What happens to family heirlooms, artifacts, stories and photographs is really up to you. This University of Minnesota Extension program provides people with practical information about inheriting and transferring untitled personal property (like a treasured pie plate, favorite shop tool, or fishing rod). It helps families communicate, make decisions and reduce conflict when transferring personal property.

TANNERSVILLE – The Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, will hold its grand opening and guided tours of the Native Tree Trail from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 28. Join us for the grand opening of our Native Tree Trail. The Native Tree Trail includes 33 tree species and over 50 labeled specimens that take visitors to all areas of the Arboretum. An easy-to-use guide and map contain descriptions of each species and illustrations of each tree’s foliage. Tours along the Native Tree Trail will be offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Celebrate our native trees this Memorial Day weekend. This is an in-person program, meeting indoors and outdoors. Masks are mandatory to enter inside the education center during the programs. Suggested admission is $10. For more information, email [email protected] or call 518-589-3903.

GREENVILLE – The annual plant and flea market sale sponsored by the Clematis Garden Club will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on June 4 at the GNH parking lot, Greenville. A large selection of perennials, shrubs, annuals, vegetables, herbs, beautiful potted containers and easy-to-grow houseplants are offered at reasonable prices. Antiques, crafts and collectibles will also be available. Club members are happy to answer questions about the garden, so come shop for bargains early before they’re gone and the sale will come rain or shine. For information, call Jean Horn at 518-966-4260.

ATHENS — The First Reformed Church, 18 North Church St., Athens, will serve Chicken Frese BBQ from noon to 1 p.m. on June 5, take-out only. The cost is $15. Tickets must be purchased by May 28 and can be purchased from any Church member or by calling 518-945-1801 to leave a message.

HYDE PARK — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum presents “MARY CHURCHILL’S WAR: A Conversation with Emma Soames and Erik Larson” at 2 p.m. June 8. DAUGHTER, will speak with best-selling author Erik Larson about his mother’s war diaries and will be available for a book signing after the program. Copies of the book can be purchased from the New Deal Store. The event will take place at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home (local health metrics permitting) and will be streamed live on the official FDR Library YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. This is a free public event, but registration is required for in-person attendance. Visit to register.

COEYMANS HOLLOW – Trinity United Methodist Church, 1313 Route 143, Coeymans Hollow, will serve a pork roast dinner from 4-6 p.m. on June 8, take-out only. The menu includes roast pork, dressing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, applesauce, a bun and a pie. Adults, $14; children, $5.

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