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always in 3-D! By Dan Hust here’s nothing quite like the magic of live plays and musicals, and there’s nothing quite like the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW), established in 1950. This is a place where every performance is vibrantly alive – or as they boast, completely in 3-D! To do that, they assemble a cast of community volunteers of all ages – from kids to senior citizens – to design and build sets, sell tickets, write press releases, rehearse lines and then put it all together on the stage of

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the historic Rivoli Theatre. The moment the curtain rises, you’re witness to the culmination of all that effort, and the results are often amazing. These are, after all, unpaid actors, set designers, musicians, stage crew and house staff who are working in sync to ensure you have an unforgettable visit. You are indeed the reason this nonprofit community theater group exists. So mark these shows on your calendar this year (Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., while Sunday performance start at 2 p.m.):

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which is about to unveil the latest, greatest mummy find – and a whole lot more • October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 – “Haunted Theatre Tours,” where the normally comfortable and attractive Rivoli Theatre takes on a decidedly darker, occasionally terrifying atmosphere – and you won’t believe what’s in the basement! • December 8, 9, 10 – “Holiday Show,” the perfect way to get in the spirit of things.

• May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 – “One-Act Festival,” a series of short plays to whet the appetite for the rest of the season • June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 – “The 39 Steps,” a lively take on an early Alfred Hitchcock film – with a dash of Monty Python hilariously mixed in • July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 – “Noises Off,” the classic, raucously funny play within a play • August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 – “Sweeney Todd,” Stephen Sondheim’s acclaimed version of the fable about that magnificently murderous barber • September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 – “How I Met Your Mummy,” a spine-tinglingly witty farce set within the O. Howe Dulle Museum,

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wide array of talent on display f all you’ve ever seen of the Catskill Art Society (CAS) is the wonderfully unique Trout Parade held in Livingston Manor, NY each June, you’ve only witnessed a fraction of the incredible creativity within and without its handsome brick walls. CAS is an artistic and community hub for the southern Catskills, with exhibits, classes, performances, the Trout Parade and the holidaythemed Trains on Main, to name but a few. Here’s what’s in store in upcoming weeks: • On display now: – MaryKate Maher, Sui Park and Elizabeth Riggle join forces in “Three Dimensions,” an exhibit of three-dimensional objects and paintings

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(through April 9 in the CAS Arts Center) – Albert Kresch’s “The Dog of Art” showcases the New York School painter’s landscapes and still life compositions (through April 9 in the Elevator Gallery) – Rohan Patrick’s “iTraits of (H.I.M.) Haile Selassie I” merges technology with old photos of Ethiopia’s regent and emperor (through March 25 in the Laundry King)

Albert Kresch, detail from “Abstract Still Life,” 2009, oil on linen.

a season of theater to savor t’s almost spring – and that means the Tusten Theatre will soon come to life with a new lineup of concerts presented by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). This season will be the first curated by Program Director Bizzy Coy. “My challenge was to maintain the high level of quality established by [Executive Director] Elaine Giguere and the programming committee,” she said. “I think we’ve succeeded in finding extraordinary talents for every taste: high-octane soul, Brazilian bluegrass, a heart-breaking Tom Waits cabaret, jazz you can sink your teeth into, and even Argentine tango combined with chamber orchestra.” • On Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m., soul-funkR&B powerhouse Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People will kick off the spring season. The band features Avis Reese on keyboard, Timm Cash on guitar, Corey Owens on drums and Andres Rivera on bass. But the indisputable heart of the group is Ponder, a fireball of a vocalist with charisma to spare. She blows the roof off with pipes as impressive as Big Mama Thornton’s – and lyrics

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as meaningful as Nina Simone’s. Of her debut EP, “Blow out the Sun,” music critic Jeff Spevak says, “Ponder’s vocals combine the spirit of the church with the speaktruth-to-power assertiveness of a movement leader. The title track feels custom-built as a room-shaking anthem for women in the audience.” As a public defender and community organizer in Rochester, New York, Ponder sings big songs about issues that matter. She tackles themes of justice and oppression, equality and empowerment, liberation and love. “Soul music that will make you think, make

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Left image: MaryKate Maher, "Map for the Temporary | Inhabitant: Orange Line," 2016, collage. Center image: Elizabeth Riggle, "Overture, for Bob and Ray," 2013, oil on canvas. Right image: Sui Park, detail from "Her Contour," 2013, cable ties. (contributed photos)

– Architects Bade Stageberg Cox have created models of CAS’ future upstairs exhibition hall, displayed in that to-be-renovated space (through December) • April 13-May 21 – P.J. Gilman’s “Save This Too” is a collection of paintings and found objects, merging text with imagery to examine social issues (CAS Arts Center) A wide range of other fascinating exhibits – including artwork by high-schoolers and de-

velopmentally disabled residents – is coming in April and later this year. For the full schedule, visit catskillartsociety.org/exhibits. Or just stop in! The CAS Arts Center (including the Elevator Gallery) is located at 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor, while the Laundry King exhibition space is just down the street in a renovated laundromat. Both are free admission. To find out more, call 845-436-4227 or visit CAS on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

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you feel and make you dance,” is the band’s mantra. • On Saturday, April 29 at 4 p.m., the Tusten Theatre welcomes world-music band Matuto. A collision of Brazilian and bluegrass, this group exudes a dance-friendly festival vibe with infectious rhythms. Matuto was formed by guitarist Clay Ross and forró accordionist Rob Curto, and the band’s core members share a combined obsession with connecting the dots between Brazil, rural America and creative reinterpretation of long-standing “party-hardy” forms. Audiences will hear Brazil in the rich tones of Curto’s accordion playing, in the rural rhythms of maracatu (from the Pernambuco region), in the urban beats of Rio’s samba, and SPRING 2017

in the intricate, chorinho-inspired melodies. All of this is balanced with hints of American jazz, blues, bluegrass and folk. Matuto revels in the collision of cultures and the ongoing exchange of musical ideas. “The tension of cultural intersection is an exciting place to exist,” says Ross. “With the music we can ask: What does it mean to be human? Why create imaginary borders? Music offers a safe place to live with these questions.” • On Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m., award-winning cabaret singer Marissa Mulder will present her Tom Waits performance, “Tom… In His Words.” • The Thurman Barker Quartet will play jazz standards and originals on Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. • And the season will come to a close on Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m., when Argentine composer and bandoneonist J.P. Jofre is joined by the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra for “Save the Last Tango.” Tickets to all events are $20 advance/$25 at the door and can be purchased at www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org and at 845-252-7272. Performances take place at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, NY. C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

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Dive into one of the most unique and enjoyable meals you’ll find in Sullivan County’s Catskills, inside the Airport Café and Bake House. The Sullivan County International Airport’s recently refurbished terminal – where Woodstock performers flew in for the famous 1969 concert series – serves as the café’s home, complete with Southwest decor and a divebombing plane. Among the delicious offerings are quesadillas (upper right), made to order by proprietor and baker Jane Axamethy, who brings a literal world of experience to the role (plus a few fresh ingredients).


wing your way to one very special café Story and photos by Dan Hust llustrator, chef, baker, farmer, manager, world traveler. If Jane Axamethy hasn’t lived life to its full extent, then few have. An artist in the best sense of the term, Jane and husband Matt Burns have reoriented the tastes of the region – and created a destination in the process. Make that multiple destinations. For while Jane’s Airport Café and Bake House remains a fixture of Sullivan County International Airport in Mongaup Valley, NY, Matt’s Beaver Dam Brook Farm stand can be found at farmers’ markets in some of the most intriguing communities in the Catskills: Callicoon, Monticello, Rock Hill, Kauneonga Lake and Barryville. “Matt grows five acres of produce at our home in Ferndale,” Jane points out, and those vegetables make their way to the café’s menu as often as they do to the farmers’ markets. “It’s true farm-to-table,” she affirms. “We

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pick it in the morning, and it’s on the table that day!” One taste of the café’s hand-cut fries (sliced from Beaver Dam potatoes, then seasoned with Himalayan pink salt) confirms that. But perhaps the biggest attraction is Jane’s bread and pastry. “My multigrain loaves are a big seller. That’s my signature,” she says. “One customer claims her husband lost 45 pounds eating my bread, so she now buys four loaves every week!” Also available are French, rye, challah and cinnamon raison walnut, along with croissants, scones, cookies and pies. Even the burger buns are her own. Credit Jane’s great-grandparents – on both sides of her family! – who were bakers in Paterson, New Jersey a century ago. Jane herself began baking in high school and worked at the Wyckoff Bakery in New continued on page 12

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Jersey, near where she was raised. “I baked myself through college!” she laughs. Baking, however, evolved into backpacking around the world, spending a year in Asia and six months in Europe shortly after earning joint degrees in art and biology. She became an illustrator for Temple and Cornell universities and eventually the Associated Press, where her drawings accompanying news and feature stories were seen by millions. Through a friend, Jane discovered a oneroom schoolhouse for sale north of Livingston Manor, and she couldn’t resist buying it. “I was the fourth person who’d owned it since 1868,” she relates. “I renovated it in 1993 and used it as a weekend studio.” After a three-month adventure working alongside archeologists at a pyramid excavation site in Egypt, Jane decided to move to the Catskills full-time.

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57 Airport Road (the Sullivan County International Airport) Mongaup Valley, NY 845-583-5800 Open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, inside the quiet and comfortable Sullivan County International Airport terminal. For breakfast, try the Bake House Sandwich (two eggs, three slices of bacon, pepper jack cheese on multigrain bread or a bagel), or pancakes with Catskills maple syrup, or “loaded” oatmeal (cinnamon, apples, raisins and walnuts). For lunch, the Bake House BLT is a simple but original delight, while quesadillas (chicken, chicken & bacon, veggie) are rightfully listed as “awesome” on the menu! Hand-cut French fries, tossed salads and daily soups add color and taste to every meal, and all ingredients are as locally sourced as possible, with fruits and vegetables arriving from her and Matt’s property – Beaver Dam Brook Farm – in season. “In the spring,” tempts Jane, “I put wild ramps with spinach and feta cheese in my croissants – un ... be ... lievable!” 12

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Her original plan was to “just sit in the woods and paint. “Within a month of being here,” she remembers, “I was asked to run the Bethel Woods Harvest Festival.” There she met Matt, and the two found they loved more than good food, marrying in 2009. In the meantime, Jane was asked to open a bakery in Livingston Manor, which was awash in a renaissance. A year later, the downtown was awash in floodwaters, damaging the storefront she’d spent months outfitting and perfecting. Slogging through two-and-a-half feet of muddy water, Jane almost called it quits. But an opportunity arose in Kauneonga Lake, where The Bake House became a star attraction. In 2015, The Bake House added “Airport Café” to its title, and Jane moved into the freshly renovated terminal building just east of Kauneonga Lake – and less than a mile from Beaver Dam Brook Farm (as the plane

flies). She still caters to the pilgrims who trek to the Woodstock festival site in Bethel, but now she also meets, greets and eats with the stars who perform at Bethel Woods every summer. Last year, that included Brad Paisley, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. They’re flown in by pilots and crew who also stop by the café. “Some guys come in with epaulets!” she marvels. The café is a popular stopover for fall foliage aficionadoes, New England-bound travelers, summer campers and their families, NYPD pilot trainees, even the crew that tested out the new Marine One (the president’s helicopter). “I have a flying club that comes here from Long Island,” Jane nods. Of course, the regulars come by car, too. “A lot of people followed me here from Livingston Manor,” Jane appreciatively notes. “I love it!”

Jane’s signature offering is her fresh-baked bread, most particularly her multigrain loaves (seen above coming out of the oven). Lightly toasted, that bread becomes the key ingredient in her mouth-watering BLTs (right). Or you can grab her homemade cookies and steal away to a quiet nook (opposite page) for a truly relaxing experience. SPRING 2017

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The Funky Hippy Chic Boutique is a cornucopia of fascinating finds, from men’s and women’s clothing personally selected by owner Patti Greco Sunshine to home decor, incense and jewelry. Patti (opposite page) is an accomplished singer, musician and headlining performer – and a warm, charming host who makes you immediately feel at home within her Monticello, NY shop. Her world travels are reflected in the diversity of her wares, including this exotic fragrance bottle from Nepal (right). 14

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your style, her way verything here,” says Patti Greco Sunshine, “is like taking a trip around the world.” And that includes Patti, the infectiously effervescent proprietor of The Funky Hippy Chic Boutique, a one-of-a-kind clothing and gift shop right next door to the under-construction Montreign Resort Casino. She is, after all, the “funky, hippy chick” who not only created but grew up at this unique destination. “My grandfather, who was a cab driver in the city, purchased this property for his father in the early ‘40s and spent summers here, like many did,” she relates. And like many more, Sam Chanin rented out bungalows to summer boarders. “He had a candy store right on the corner. It was a little shack, with sodas, candy and newspapers – he even sold Coca-Cola with a

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little hooch in there for a quarter to his ‘special customers’! “So,” she laughs, “there has always been hospitality on this property!” Indeed, Funky Hippy Chic Boutique’s very spot was once occupied by a saltbox farmhouse where Patti spent many happy childhood hours creating memories with her grandparents and family. After traversing the globe as a performer, she returned home, inherited this picturesque corner of Thompsonville and Chalet roads from her mother, Joan Chanin, and together with husband Jonathan, (who gave her the name Sunshine), replaced the farmhouse with the Boutique – using the original, late-1700s beams throughout, in displays and art. In the intervening years as a headline encontinued on page 16

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The Funky Hippy Chic Boutique is a cornucopia of fascinating finds, from men’s and women’s clothing personally selected by owner Patti Greco Sunshine to home decor, incense and jewelry. Patti (opposite page) is an accomplished singer, musician and headlining performer – and a warm, charming host who makes you immediately feel at home within her Monticello, NY shop. Her world travels are reflected in the diversity of her wares, including this exotic fragrance bottle from Nepal (right). 14

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your style, her way verything here,” says Patti Greco Sunshine, “is like taking a trip around the world.” And that includes Patti, the infectiously effervescent proprietor of The Funky Hippy Chic Boutique, a one-of-a-kind clothing and gift shop right next door to the under-construction Montreign Resort Casino. She is, after all, the “funky, hippy chick” who not only created but grew up at this unique destination. “My grandfather, who was a cab driver in the city, purchased this property for his father in the early ‘40s and spent summers here, like many did,” she relates. And like many more, Sam Chanin rented out bungalows to summer boarders. “He had a candy store right on the corner. It was a little shack, with sodas, candy and newspapers – he even sold Coca-Cola with a

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little hooch in there for a quarter to his ‘special customers’! “So,” she laughs, “there has always been hospitality on this property!” Indeed, Funky Hippy Chic Boutique’s very spot was once occupied by a saltbox farmhouse where Patti spent many happy childhood hours creating memories with her grandparents and family. After traversing the globe as a performer, she returned home, inherited this picturesque corner of Thompsonville and Chalet roads from her mother, Joan Chanin, and together with husband Jonathan, (who gave her the name Sunshine), replaced the farmhouse with the Boutique – using the original, late-1700s beams throughout, in displays and art. In the intervening years as a headline encontinued on page 16

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As intriguing as what it holds, this cabinet contains candles, candleholders, incense and more.

tertainer aboard cruise ships, Patti developed her unique style incorporating worldly wares and soon began creating her own, first with jewelry and then with entire outfits. “People wanted what I was wearing, and I soon became known for my clothing style as well as my singing,� she explains. “I credit my fashionista mother for my love of unique style, making many of our clothes growing up and all my gowns for stage. She would modify these worldly clothes into one-of-akind outfits for me.� A boutique was inevitable! The first one was born in Kauneonga Lake, by her husband Jonathan Sunshine’s restaurant, Luzon Station. When they closed Luzon, Patti moved across from the Farmers Market in Monticello. Just this past October, Funky Hippy Chic Boutique settled into its permanent home, on the family property known as Chanin Acres. Here in the shadow of tall pine trees and an 18-story casino hotel, Patti’s love of color, cloth and craft combine in fascinating fashion. “The same colors that are in this room are in our home,� she says. “I love living with these colors!� What might you love living with? Perhaps a

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ting adventures, while the hand-dipped incense and ethnic jewelry affirm her abiding love of peace and beauty. But perhaps her greatest love is the clothing, reflected in the racks of carefully curated, colorful tops, flowing dresses, tie-dyed skirts, cozy outerware, jackets and funky slacks from around the globe. “Everything in here I wear,” she nods (with the obvious exception of the menswear). “And I don’t suspect I’ll ever have a plain black blazer in here!” Indeed not. Patti encourages customers to take inspiration from her unique style. “What I want you to get here,” she explains, “is something that will go with what you already have in your closet, so you can create your own unique style. “You’re going to walk out of here,” Patti promises, “and all you’re going to hear is, ‘You look GREAT!’” No matter what you seek, no matter what you find, you’ll want to return. “It’s not ‘come in and buy something’,” she affirms. “I want this to be your favorite place African-made mud cloths and head scarves offer to visit!” a unique array of patterns and colors.

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March 15, 2017

Exhibit: “iTraits of (H.I.M.) Haile Selassie I,” a multi-media exhibition by Rohan Patrick that combines video, digital audio production and digital imagery. The exhibition which is presented by the Catskill Art Society will be at the Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. 5:00 p.m. through March 26. Phone 845-436-4227 Exhibit: The Catskill Art Society will present “The Dog of Art,” an exhibition of paintings by Albert Kresch, in the Elevator Gallery at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. 5:00 p.m. through April 9. (845) 436-4227 Exhibit: “Three Dimensions,” a group show with MaryKate Maher, Sui Park, and Elizabeth Riggle, presented by Catskill Art Society, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Exhibit runs through April 9. 845-436-4227. Exhibit: Albert Kresch, Landscapes in the Elevator Gallery presented by Catskill Art Society, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Exhibit runs through April 9. 845-436-4227. 9th Annual Art Exhibit: SullivanArc is proud to present its 9th annual art exhibit. Through March 24 at The Ethelbert B. Crawford Library 479 Broadway Monticello, NY After School Riding Program: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Recurring Event, $20 The after school riding educational program is held Monday-Friday from September through June from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The cost is $20 per child per class (pay as you go each week.) Discounts are available for a prepaid $300 riding package which reduces the fee to $15 per day/student. The class includes a group riding lesson, feeding, grooming, tacking, barn activity, and cleanup. The farm has an indoor and outdoor riding so come rain, snow or shine. Bridle Hill Farm, 190 Hemmer Rd. Jeffersonville, NY 12748 845-482-3993 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner: Presented by the Kiwanis Club from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, cost $10.00 per person. Presented by the Roscoe Chamber of Commerce. Call 607-4985222 x-306 or 498-5464

starting at 9:00 p.m. 204 State Rte 17B NY Thrift Sale: Grahamsville United Methodist Church Thrift Sale, 9 a.m. - noon, 356 Main St., Grahamsville. Call 9852283 for info. Recurring Event

March 19, 2017 Callicoon Farmers’ Market: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Recurring Event Free At the Callicoon Farmers’ Market, you will find many farms in addition to food producers and artisans offering wine, hard cider, pasta, condiments, prepared foods, baked goods, ice cream, jam, honey, maple syrup, herbal tea blends, skin care products, pottery, woodwork and much more. At the Delaware Youth Center, 8 Creamery Rd., Callicoon, NY 12723.

March 24, 2017 Live Music @ Monticello Casino & Raceway: Midnite Image starting at 9:00 p.m. 204 State Rte 17B NY

March 25, 2017 The Met: Live in HD: IDOMENEO (Start – 12:55 pm) Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzosoprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness. SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Drive Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759. 845-434-5750 ext 4472

Mozart’s “Idomeneo”

March 16, 2017 Fairy Gardens: Program at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library 6:30 p.m.presented by Friends of the Garden Sullivan County Learn about miniature gardening by creating your own Fairy Garden with miniature live plants and “things” that fairies might use. Free and open to the public. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED. Please call to register 845 794-4660 Snow date March 23rd

March 17, 2017 Beauty and the Beast: (PG-13) Emma Watson. CineArt @ The Callicoon Theater, 30 Upper Main St. Callicoon, NY 12723. Fri. 7:30, Sat. & Sun. 2 & 7:30, Mon. 7:30, Closed Tue., Wed.,Thurs. 845-887-6020 Live Music @ Monticello Casino & Raceway: Soul City starting at 9:00 p.m. 204 State Rte 17B NY March 18, 2017 Live Music @ Monticello Casino & Raceway: Cloud NYne

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Live Music @ Monticello Casino & Raceway: M8O: A tribute to the 80's starting at 9:00 p.m. 204 State Rte 17B NY

Shop at CFFCM. Take a pause from opening day casting and join in 100-year-old tradition. Till the soup runs out.

March 26, 2017

10:00 AM – “Fly Fishing in the Catskills” display at the Museum. Be the first to see the new traveling exhibit on fly fishing that will tour six libraries in Sullivan County. One day only, then it’s on the road. Made possible in part through a NYSCA Decentralization Grant Administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.

Propagating Heirloom Perennials: 2:00 pm. Members: FREE, non members: $3 Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St., Grahamsville, NY 12740, 845-985-7711 Callicoon Farmers’ Market : See March 19 for details. Recurring Event

March 30, 2017 Film: -Martin Luther King “Still I Rise”Part I Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Presented by Pamela Zaitchick 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Free and open to the public 845 7944660

March 31, 2017 Live Music @ Monticello Casino & Raceway: The Other Band starting at 9:00 p.m. 204 State Rte 17B NY

April 1, 2017 Opening Day at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum: 31 Old Rt. 17, Livingston Manor, NY 12758, 845439-4810 7:00 AM – Celebrate Opening Day First Cast at Junction Pool in Roscoe. Join with the Roscoe Rockland Chamber of Commerce and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for the Official First Cast of the 2017 NYS Trout Fishing Season. Everyone is welcome – including first-timers and beginners. 9:00 AM – “Come and Meet Your Maker” at a Catskill Cane Revival Demonstration at the Roscoe Central School in Roscoe. Try casting a classic cane rod or a new modern bamboo rod. Bring your own or join with Mike Canazon and the Bamboo Guys who will provide rods and offer skilled advice. Runs until 12:00 noon. 10:00 AM – Soups On! Enjoy warm soup and tasty treats made by Agnes Van Put in the Gift

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1:00 PM – Fly Tying by the Legendary Dave Brandt at the Museum. Join with Dave Brandt, President of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, as he carries on the Catskill tradition of fine tyers. He will be inducted as a Catskill Legend at a dinner in the evening. Runs till 3:00 PM. 2:00 PM – How to Make Your Own Bamboo Rod at the Her itage Rod Workshop at CFFCM. Mike Canazon and Rick Miller will be demonstrating how to saw and mill materials for a bamboo rod. Learn about upcoming classes and workshops. Till 3:00 PM. 5:30 PM – Catskill Legends Dinner and Silent Auction at the Wulff Gallery. This year CFFCM will recognize: Dave Brandt, Ralph Graves and Sue Post. Reception begins at 5:30 PM (beer and wine, cash bar); Silent Auction from 5:30 to 7:00 PM; buffet dinner 6:30 PM. The recognition ceremony is immediately following dinner. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members.

April 2, 2017 Heritage of Wool & Its Connection to Local History: 2 p.m. Members: FREE, non members: $3 A presentation by Marylin Jones on the history of wool, the science behind the fiber and local developments in the fiber industry. Participants will try a simple needle-felting activity and make a small decorative coaster to take home. Refreshments are included. Time C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

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and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St., Grahamsville, NY 12740 845-985-7711 Callicoon Farmers’ Market : See March 19 for details.

April 6, 2017 Film: -Martin Luther King “Still I Rise”Part Il Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Presented by Pamela Zaitcheck 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Free and open to the public 845 794-4660

April 9, 2017 Workshop: Skincare Botanicals. 1:00 pm Plan a spring garden that’s good for your skin. Learn how you can use these plants to nourish, revitalize and repair your skin. Moxie Alley, 6 Pearl St. Livingston Manor, NY 12758 917-407-8065 www.moxiealley.com Creating Your Own Barn Quilt: 2:00 p.m. Dave Moore and Barbara Purcell, members of the Neversink Renaissance, will give a history of the barn quilts of Neversink including a “How To” demonstration for creating a barn quilt. Refreshments are included. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY 12740 Free

Maple Syrup Festival: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jeffersonville, NY Maple Syrup Festival 5K Sap Run 9:00 AM. Pancakes in the park 8:00 AM, Festival 11:00 AM Concert: An Afternoon of Chamber Music w/the Aeolus Quartet. 3:00 pm $17 - $37. The concert is preceded by an enjoyable introduction to the music being performed, and followed by a specialty dessert reception where you will have the opportunity to relax, see friends and make new acquaintances. 2 p.m. doors open, 3 p.m. showtime. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Event Gallery. 200 Hurd Rd. Bethel, NY 12720 866-781-2922

April 25, 2017 Grahamsville United Methodist Church Thrift Sales and Luncheons. Thrift Sales 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and Luncheons 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 356 Main St., Grahamsville. Call 9852283 for info. Recurring Event

May 7, 2017

The Met: Live in HD: “Eugene Onegin” (Start – 12:55 pm) Tickets are on sale now. Prices for the 2016-2017 season are $20 for adults, $10 for children age 13 and under, and $10 for students with valid IDs. To order tickets, call the SUNY Sullivan Box Office, at 434-5750, ext. 4472.

Andrew Arceci Baroque Ensemble. The concert is preceded by an enjoyable introduction to the music being performed, and followed by a specialty dessert reception where you will have the opportunity to relax, see friends and make new acquaintances. 2 p.m. doors open, 3 p.m. showtime. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Event Gallery. 200 Hurd Rd. Bethel, NY 12720 866-781-2922.

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Chicken Bar-B-Que, Texas #4 Fire Co Grove St. Honesdale, Take-outs, drive up from noon till 2 p.m. Tickets $10, call 570-253-0782 or from any member.

The Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon offers the National Traffic Safety Institute six-hour New York State Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information call 887-4120.

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